January 9, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Dog owners working to develop more canine-friendly rec areas

A group of local dog owners is working to form a nonprofit foundation that would directly benefit Thousand Oaks’ Conejo Creek Dog Park and help develop other canine recreation activities in the city. More...

Health & Wellness

A permanent solution to astigmatism

In a previous article we discussed how astigmatism, an imperfection of the eye, can lead to eye strain, redness and headaches. For those under 45, Lasik is a good option. Here, I will cover the options available for people over 45. More...

Support for arthritis sufferers

The Conejo Valley Arthritis Support Group will meet from 12:15 to 2 p.m. Sat., Jan. 11 at the Goebel Adult Community Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks.  Vicki Wilson, a registered yoga instructor, will be the guest speaker.  More...

On the Town

Theaters offer musical interludes

The Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza at 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. will present the following musical events on Fri., Jan. 24.  The Tony-nominated “Forever Tango” will appear in the Kavli Theatre at 8 p.m.  More...

The Movie Nut

In a season when other “based on a true story” movies showcase drugs, duplicity and Disney, along comes quiet little “Philomena,” a film that will have you laughing —and will break your heart—in ways that none of t More...

NWS hosts ‘Meet the Artist’

New West Symphony League will present a “Meet the Artist” event at 10 a.m. Thurs., Jan. 23 at the Scherr Forum Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd.  More...

Sports

On the prowl

Panther boys’ basketball team surges on hardwood, winning 11 offirst 14 games

Newbury Park High’s boys’ basketball team has transformed from the Washington Generals to the Harlem Globetrotters.  The Panthers struggled for years on the hardwood. More...

Oaks Christian seeks winning formula

Girls’ soccer team eager to conquer Tri-Valley League

The Lions are still finding their way through the jungle.  Oaks Christian High’s girls’ soccer team, which started 2-3- 2 overall, still hasn’t found its identity on the pitch.  More...

Teams want to squash Agoura’s 109-game streak

Agoura High girls’ water polo has dominated the Marmonte League for a decade.  No Marmonte squad is at the Chargers’ level, but the gap is closing.  Royal and Newbury Park want to dethrone the Chargers, who have won nine straigh More...

Pets

Is it a varmint or a superhero?

The splendid, exemplary weasel   If there’s any critter that is more maligned than the rat, it’s likely to be the weasel.  There’s a whole catalogue of pejorative rodent-related remarks. More...

Pet of the week

SWEET BOY—Archer is an altered male tan-and-white Chihuahua about 7 years old. He is well-mannered and very quiet. He is a great apartment or condo dweller. More...

Family

Mom: New Year baby was fashionably late

Eden Vendrell-Buitrago was due to be born on Christmas Day. But Clarissa Buitrago and Oscar Vendrell’s 8-pound, 6-ounce bundle of joy apparently wanted to wait for a 2014 birth date, the baby girl’s mother said. More...

Pigskin fever

FUN AND GAMES—Herb Chase and his son Andrew, 7, play football together on afield in front of Newbury Park High School on Jan. 3. More...

California sledding

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Columns

Hot Flashes

My deep thoughts are far and few between. Sort of like my hormones and my desire to go cliff diving. But through last month here in our windy valley, I wondered as I wandered just like the song says. More...

Editorials

Should T.O. be dog friendlier?

A new special interest group could be emerging in Thousand Oaks, and this one’s armed with squeaky toys, tennis balls and small plastic bags. More...

Political Cartoon

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Public servants

City Council  Al Adam (805) 449-2102 albertcadam@gmail.com  Claudia Bill-de la Peña (805) 449-2103 claudia4slowgrowth@roadrunner.com  Andy Fox (805) 449-2101 cnclmanfox@aol.com   More...

Men linked to 2012 burglaries in Westlake portion of T.O.

Police believe the pair are responsible for a string of robberies

Two men believed to be responsible for a string of residential burglaries that occurred more than a year ago in the Westlake portion of Thousand Oaks have been arrested, police say. More...

Arrest made in home invasion robbery

Van Nuys man, 37, allegedly held 90-year-old woman at gunpoint

The man suspected of robbing a 90-year-old woman at gunpoint in her Thousand Oaks home has been arrested. More...

Woman, 90, robbed inside T.O. home

The man responsible for robbing a 90-year-old woman at gunpoint in her Thousand Oaks home last week remains on the lam. About 2:30 p.m. Jan. More...

City Council considers water rate hikes Jan. 14

The Thousand Oaks City Council will consider both water and wastewater rate hikes for residents who purchase their water from the City of Thousand Oaks at a public hearing next week.  More...

Community

Los Robles Hospital searching for next CEO

Greg Angle leaves following promotion

Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center is still searching for a chief executive officer, more than a month after the hospital’s parent company, Hospital Corporation of America, announced the appointment of Greg Angle as president of its Salt La More...

TOPD deputy injured in weekend crash

The cause of last Saturday’s Newbury Park collision, in which a Ventura County sheriff’s deputy crashed his patrol car into a vehicle driven by a 54-year-old Arcadia man, is still under investigation. More...

T.O. getting a second helping of Chick-fil-A

El Torito demolished to clear the way

Thousand Oaks residents will get their second fix of Chick-fil-A’s Southern-style chicken sandwiches and waffle fries by summer. The city’s second Chick-fil-A is under construction at the former site of El Torito at 449 N. More...

Calendar

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THURS., JAN. 9  Woodland Hills Republican Women   More...

Schools

Director taking fresh approach

CVUSD cafeteria experience changing for kids

Something new is cooking inside Conejo Valley Unified School District’s central kitchen. More...

High School Hi Lights

Newbury Park Panthers Fri., Jan. 10: Chinese bake sale/ quad/2 p.m. ComedySportz/performing arts center/5 p.m. Sat., Jan. 11: NPBA boosters meeting/cafeteria/8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. More...

Business

Former Gorell aide earns position with Chamber

The Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce has hired Adam Haverstock, former aide to Assemblymember Jeff Gorell, as the director of government and economic affairs.  Haverstock will oversee relations with local, state and federal government o More...

Briefs

Local landscaper earns safety award Greg Epstein, an Oak Park resident and owner of Enhanced Landscape Management, Inc., earned the Insurance Company of the West’s Annual Commitment to Safety Award for demonstrating an exemplary safety record More...

EYE ON LOCAL AREA STOCKS

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Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park Dec. 20 A man, 51, was cited for being under the influence of a controlled substance in the 3400 block of Melvin Court. A 27-year-old man on probation was arrested for being under the influence of drugs. More...

Faith

The Art of Being

“Life is a blackboard upon which we consciously or unconsciously write those messages which govern us. We hold the chalk and the eraser in our hand but are ignorant of this fact. More...

Jewish Academy offers range of religious studies

The Leonard Bergstein Conejo Jewish Academy will offer the following courses for its winter semester at 30347 Canwood St., Agoura Hills.  Classes will start at 8 p.m., unless otherwise indicated.  For more information or a catalog, call (81 More...

Cantor explores ‘splitting of the sea’

Cantor Doug Cotler of Congregation Or Ami will lead a musical exploration of the biblical story of the splitting of the Red Sea at 7:30 p.m. Fri., Jan. More...

Letters

Proposed rate hike questioned

The City of Thousand Oaks is once again proposing to raise our water rates. Having reviewed the city water report and conferred with several of our neighbors, we thought it would be prudent to highlight a few areas of concern.  More...

Increase based on assumptions

Regarding the proposed water rate increases, the report provided to Thousand Oaks by Rafetlis Financial Consultants Inc. More...

Irwin’s affiliation questioned

Some people are saying that Jacqui Irwin is a strong candidate for state Assembly. More...