November 21, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Local congresswoman breaks ranks with party on healthcare reform

Brownley one of 39 Dems to vote for GOP-sponsored bill

U.S.Rep. More...

Health & Wellness

Being a caregiver rewarding but stressful

November is National Family Caregivers Month, when the nation recognizes the more than 65 million family caregivers who each year are providing care to aged, chronically ill or disabled family members. More...

World AIDS Day to be observed at CLU

Panel, vigil planned for Dec. 3

California Lutheran University’s Center for Equality and Justice will observe World AIDS Day with a free panel discussion and candlelight vigil on Tues., Dec. 3.  An HIV-positive speaker panel is scheduled from 2:15 to 3:55 p.m. More...

Free diabetes classes offered

Livingston Visiting Nurse Association will present the following free diabetes classes to introduce basic information regarding diet, medication, exercise, blood sugar monitoring, new developments and common problems. More...

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THURS., NOV. 21  Holiday Boutique Fundraiser  9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at Horizon Hills Parenting Program, 33 Greta St., Thousand Oaks. Also from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday. 20 vendors, raffle, bake sale to raise funds for school. More...

Schools

High School Hi Lights

Newbury Park Panthers Fri., Nov. 22: Data field trip/ Moorpark College/8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Girls’ aquatics pasta party/ faculty cafeteria/4:30 p.m. More...

Sports

Who will be kings of court?

The shuffling can stop now. It’s time to play some hoops. There are new faces in new places. Familiar foes have joined forces with old adversaries. It’s a brave new world for Marmonte League high school boys’ basketball teams. More...

Westlake, Oaks Christian football teams stumble in Pac-5 first round

The end arrived quickly for many local high school football teams. Agoura, Oaks Christian and Westlake lost in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Pac-5 Division playoffs last weekend. More...

Brothers reunite with Lancers

Hausers fortify Thousand Oaks boys’ basketball team backcourt

The Hauser brothers are back home in Thousand Oaks.  Matt and Josh Hauser reunited to lead the Thousand Oaks High boys’ basketball team’s backcourt. More...

Pets

Family seeks missing pooch

The search is on for Dexter, a 3-year-old male white poodlewheaten mix who’s been missing in the Lake Lindero-north Westlake Village area since last week. More...

Okapi calf first to be born at L.A. Zoo

The Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens has announced the birth of the first okapi calf to be born at the zoo. The male calf was born at 9 a.m. Aug. 26 to first-time parents, Jamal (father) and Baraka (mother). More...

Pet of the Week

CLASSIC BLACK AND WHITE—Crash is a female black-and-white domestic medium-haired mix about 6 years old. She is a sweet girl that likes to take things slow. She really does not like dogs. More...

Faith

Nominations accepted for Tikkun Olam Awards

The Helen Diller Family Foundation is accepting nominations for the 2014 Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards, a program that recognizes up to 10 Jewish teens with $36,000 each for exceptional leadership and visionary actions that are helping to repair the More...

No Room at the Inn in Camarillo

No Room at the Inn, the annual display of hundreds of nativity scenes made from a variety of materials, will host its opening gala from 6 to 9 p.m. Fri., Dec. More...

Cal Lutheran serves up a ‘Gift of Winter’

California Lutheran University will present its annual free Christmas Festival concert, “Gift of Winter,” at 8 p.m. Fri. and Sat., Dec. 6 and 7, and at 4 p.m. Sun., Dec. More...

Columns

Ask The DMV

Q: I’ve seen recent news coverage of pedestrian- and vehicleinvolved crashes. Do you have information online about pedestrian safety? More...

Eye on the Conejo

A day never forgotten

If you're 56 or older, you almost certainly remember where you were 50 years ago on Fri., Nov. 22, 1963. It was the day John F. Kennedy, 35th president of the United States, was assassinated. More...

Life in the Single Lane

Release your inner magnet   There’s a popular school of thought nowadays that expounds something called a “universal law” that I think is tailor-made for singles. It’s called the “law of attraction.”  More...

Sheriff back at home following heart attack scare

Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean is recuperating at home after suffering a mild heart attack last week. More...

An uncomfortable situation

Drawn-out legal battle over rent increase is taking its toll on the residents of Ranch Mobile Home Park

Dorothy Brooks eats through a feeding tube and breathes with an oxygen tank. Her voice is barely audible as she gasps for air. More...

Community

How they all ended up Under One Roof

Father, son wanted human services to be housed in one place

As Ronald Reagan took his oath of office to become the 40th president of the United States, a 26-year-old Thousand Oaks man was busy taking care of his own presidential business. More...

Council warned of threat of violence at meetings

In the midst of gun violence happening around the country, Police Chief Randy Pentis and Assistant Police Chief James Fryhoff are advising local government, businesses and hospitals how to protect themselves.  Pentis and Fryhoff addressed Thousa More...

City gives $2-million loan to jump-start phase two of affordable housing project

Apartments are currently under construction on Los Feliz Drive

The Thousand Oaks City Council has agreed to loan the Area Housing Authority of the County of Ventura $2 million to complete construction of an $8-million, 56-unit affordable housing project at 1976 Los Feliz Drive. More...

On the Town

PLAY REVIEW

‘The Drunkard or The Fallen Saved’ Student actors learn about old-time theater

The students in Joe Donia’s drama department at Thousand Oaks High School got a taste of what theater was like in the 1840s when they staged the ancient temperance melodrama “The Drunkard or The Fallen Saved” at the school’s p More...

Songs help tell the story in ‘Spamalot’

Conejo Players Theatre

The Conejo Players Theatre gave its opening night audience the full Monty (Python, that is), in “Spamalot,” an uproarious attack on sanity that is one of the funniest and most expertly presented shows in recent memory.  More...

It’s wine, dine and jazz at the harbor

Admission, parking are free

With the holidays approaching, Ventura Harbor Village and Ventura Harbor will host Wine, Dine and Jazz Sunday at three art galleries and 10 seaside restaurant venues from noon to 3 p.m. Sun., Nov. More...

Business

Step up and place your bets

Tavern patrons can now wager on horse races

Local horse-racing enthusiasts who can’t make it out to Hollywood Park or Santa Anita can now place their bets to win, place or show at the Mermaid Tavern in Thousand Oaks.  More...

Window, door dealer honored by magazine

Agoura Sash and Door Inc. More...

Martial arts studio gets a kick out of charity

Center is collecting goods to send to troops

Newbury Park Martial Arts Center is sponsoring Project Holiday Stockings. The program will run through Dec. 13.  In support of U.S. More...

Police

Caretaker accused of stealing $8K in jewelry

Victims were from T.O., Camarillo

A Northridge woman suspected of stealing about $30,000 worth of property from two elderly couples in Thousand Oaks and Camarillo while working as their caretaker pleaded not guilty to elder abuse charges Tuesday, Ventura County court records show. More...

Rx drug use played role in injury wreck, police say

A Thousand Oaks woman was arrested last week after a traffic accident on Erbes Road in Thousand Oaks. About 11:30 a.m. Nov. 13, northbound traffic on Erbes Road was stopped near Hauser Circle. More...

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park Nov. 8 A man, 32, was arrested at an undisclosed location in Newbury Park for fleeing the scene of an accident and driving on a suspended license. He was also arrested on six outstanding warrants. More...

Family

Thousand Oaks library’s new quiet place to read

Colorful mosaic bench dedicated to late teacher in ceremony Nov. 12

A GIFT FOR GRANDMA—Cousins Ella Rose, 3, and Ryan John McManama, 2, at right, play on the bench at the Grant Brimhall Library that honors the life of their grandmother, Rosemarie McManama, a local teacher, who died in 2010. More...

Lights on parade at the lake

The Westlake Yacht Club will host its annual Parade of Lights on Sun., Dec. 1 at 32123 W. Lindero Canyon Road, Westlake Village.  The community is welcome to attend. Hot dogs, chili and cookies will be sold at the event.  More...

YMCA hosting three-night trip to Mammoth

The Miller Family YMCA of Newbury Park will host a threenight winter caravan to Mammoth Lakes for teens in grades nine through 12. Campers will depart at 7 a.m., Thurs., Jan. 2 from the Miller Y, 320 Via Las Brisas, with pickup at 4 p.m. Sun., Jan. More...

Editorials

Solution for Ranch lies with us

While the wheels of justice turn ever so slowly in the case of Karen Montana v. More...

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Letters

‘How about less pay for Mitnick?’   More...