November 27, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Health & Wellness

Tour to feature live entertainment

Lineup includes array of musical styles

The 22nd annual Holiday Homes Tour to benefit the Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/ Santa Barbara is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat. and Sun., Dec. More...

Help available to cure astigmatism

Most readers will be familiar with the term astigmatism. For those who are unaware of this medical term, I will give a brief description.  More...

Diabetics face threat of vision loss

Diabetes is a serious disease that can affect many aspects of the body: the heart and kidneys, blood circulation and even the eyes.  Diabetic eye disease has increased in prevalence by 89 percent between 2000 and 2010, and is a leading cause of More...

Schools

WHS show loads of fun

Dialogue part of musical’s charm

Of all the Broadway musicals that area high schools choose to stage, the two most frequently performed are “Bye Bye Birdie” and “Guys and Dolls.”  The choice of “Birdie” is understandable, with a cast populate More...

High School Hi Lights

Newbury Park Panthers Fri., Nov. 29: Thanksgiving holiday-no school Sat., Nov. 30: TEDx Youth/ PAC/2 to 7 p.m. Sun., Dec. 1: TEDx Youth/PAC/8 a.m. to 8 p.m. More...

Community Foundation offering scholarships

Deadline to apply is Jan. 10

The Ventura County Community Foundation is accepting applications for more than $1.2 million in scholarships for the 2014-2015 school year.  Applying for a VCCF scholarship is a two-step process with an online and paper component.  More...

Business

Doctors financing 12,000-square-foot medical building near 101 Freeway

Newbury Medical Plaza could be open by December 2014

The Thousand Oaks Surgery Center will be at the heart of a new, state-of-the-art medical building slated for completion in Newbury Park next year. More...

T.O. resident joins Lamia Financial Group

Cal State Channel Islands alumnus David Seery has joined Lamia Financial Group LLC as a client service specialist.  He provides client-related support to the firm’s wealth management team and handles vital operational functions for the fir More...

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Police

Local soccer coach found guilty of sex with minor

He was 25, she was 16

A former youth soccer coach will face up to six months in jail and five years of supervised probation when he is sentenced next month for having sex with a 16-year-old girl, according to authorities. More...

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park Oct. 14 Near Via El Toro and Via Pisa, a 26-year-old woman was cited for driving under the influence of alcohol. Nov. More...

Family

Finding little Ben a buddy

Family raising funds to buy tumor-stricken boy a therapy dog

For one whole week last summer, Ben Hillard lay in his bed at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles with dozens of tiny electrodes affixed to his scalp. More...

Family Men

Pumpkin pie   Last year before Thanksgiving, my son, who was 9 at the time, tried to convince me that Mommy hated pumpkin pie.  How can you hate pumpkin pie?  More...

Editorials

All Hale the mother of Thanksgiving

Turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing and all the trimmings: It’s tough to beat the delectable fare served on Thanksgiving.  This year, though, as you’re heading back for another piece of Grandma’s pumpkin pie, don’t forget t More...

Political Cartoon

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Arrival of holidays means open season for scammers targeting seniors

The woman who called Ernest Mueller on his home phone last Monday was posing as an agent with the U.S. Social Security Administration’s Department of Medicare. More...

Tiger’s tourney takes last turn in T.O.

Premier golf event moving to Florida after 15-year run at Lake Sherwood

This year, local residents will have one last chance to see Tiger Woods and fellow golf pros take their swings in Thousand Oaks, before the annual World Challenge tournament moves across the country in 2014. More...

Community

Teen driver in fatal April accident pleads guilty

Crash killed 23-year-old Nick Cwayna

The teenage driver who was arrested in connection with a Newbury Park car crash that killed one passenger and injured another on April 9 pleaded guilty Tuesday to felony gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, according to Ventura County Supe More...

Getaway driver pleads guilty in return for reduced sentence

Co-defendants due in court for preliminary hearing next month

The Los Angeles woman who drove the getaway car during two bank robberies in Thousand Oaks earlier this year will serve a maximum sentence of five years in state prison, according to the Ventura County district attorney’s office.  More...

Developer abandons plan to build affordable housing near Amgen

Site to be slated for industrial use

The City of Thousand Oaks has given up a decade-long effort to see affordable housing built on an empty lot near the Amgen campus in Newbury Park. More...

On the Town

Pianist to perform music from ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’

The Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Foundation will present a performance by jazz and piano legend David Benoit in “A Charlie Brown Christmas” at 8 p.m. Thurs., Dec. 12 at the Fred Kavli Theatre, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. More...

Choral concert includes carol’s premiere

Los Robles Master Chorale will present its “Holiday Presence” concert at 7:30 p.m. Sat., Dec. 14 at St. Julie Billiart Catholic Church, 2475 Borchard Road, Newbury Park.  More...

Calendar

THURS., NOV. 28  Shawn Rishko Memorial Turkey Bowl   More...

Sports

Lions strike first, but fall to Sharks

The Oaks Christian High girls’ volleyball team showed no fear against undefeated and unscathed Santiago of Corona. Oaks Christian entered last weekend’s CIF-Southern Section Division 2AA championship as underdogs against the Sharks, No. More...

CLU volleyball falls in NCAA Division III finals

The Cal Lutheran University women’s volleyball team was a whisker away from winning its first NCAA Division III national championship. More...

Road Warriors ready for final test: the state meet

WHS boys’ cross country team ready to defend Division 2 state championship

Cross country isn’t like any other sport.  More...

Pets

Nonprofit cooks up support for rescues

WhatCanWe.org releases cookbook

WhatCanWe.org, a nonprofit dedicated to raising funds and awareness to help licensed, nonprofit animal rescues pay for veterinary care, has released “Kitchen Rescues: Recipes For People and Their Pets,” a 400- page cookbook.  More...

Pet of the week

A REAL PAL—Brandy is a male black-and-tan Rottweiler mix about 7 years old. He is an engaging, sweet dog who likes to ride in cars. More...

Former Simi K-9s honored by police department

Rocco is loving his welldeserved retirement.  The 10-year-old German shepherd, a former K-9 for the Simi Valley Police Department, now spends his days relaxing in SVPD Officer Vince Allegra’s backyard.  More...

Faith

Happy Thanksgivukkah!

Tomorrow we will experience a phenomenon that hasn’t occurred since 1888 and will not occur again for 75,000 years. Hanukkah and Thanksgiving fall on the same day. More...

Menorah Making 101

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New Shul to light menorah outside Agoura Deli

Community is invited

The New Shul of the Conejo in Agoura Hills will host a community menorah-lighting to celebrate Hanukkah on Sun., Dec. 1 at 4:30 p.m. in the parking lot outside Agoura Deli on Kanan Road.  More...

Columns

Flying Squirrel

Holidays on parade   Thanksgiving Day is the traditional kickoff to the holiday shopping season—at least that’s what the folks at retail giant Macy’s say.  Their Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade in New York City is now More...

Hot Flashes

Only the bony  Have you examined the new bike path on Lynn Road?  Holy bony butts, Batman!  More...