January 30, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Auto mall seeks new funding source

Dealerships look to city to help revive plan to add parking

Long-held plans to improve parking and signage at the Thousand Oaks Auto Mall have hit a roadblock after the project lost out on $7.2 million in former redevelopment agency funding, prompting the dealerships to again turn to the city for aid. More...

Park officials propose new off-leash areas

District releases maps of nine sites under consideration

Conejo Recreation and Park District officials will fetch feedback from the public this spring regarding a proposal to create off-leash areas for dogs at nine local parks. More...

Health & Wellness

Chlamydia concerns cause county to act

Common STD is easy to treat; free antibiotic offered

Ventura County Public Health has launched a new expedited partner therapy program intended to treat the sexual partners of people diagnosed with chlamydia, a common sexually transmitted disease, as well as stem the tide of new infections.  More...

Ventura County has first flu-related death

The first flu-related death in Ventura County has occurred. According to Dr. Robert Levin, Ventura County public health offi cer, a resident under age 65 died last week after having been hospitalized with complications related to the H1N1 virus. More...

Screening to raise funds to fight malaria

CLU will show film ‘Mary and Martha’

California Lutheran University will screen the film “Mary and Martha” to raise awareness of malaria at 7 p.m. Thurs., Feb. More...

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THURS., JAN. 30  Rhetorical Link Toastmasters Chapter   More...

Schools

Lancer band offers unique night of dinner and dancing

The music starts and the Thousand Oaks High School AM Jazz Band is playing the memorable tune of “Come Fly With Me.”  Come fly with me, let’s fly, let’s fly away.  More...

High School Hi Lights

Newbury Park Panthers Fri., Jan. 31: ASG leadership/ Disneyland ComedySportz/PAC/5 p.m. Sat., Feb. 1: Speech and debate tournament/7 a.m. to 10 p.m.  More...

Lemonade sold for charity at NPHS

The Newbury Park High School FHA-HERO chapter will sponsor an Alex’s Lemonade Stand during lunch from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wed., Feb. 5 on the campus quad, 456 N. Reino Road. More...

Business

New restaurant in Dos Vientos

Newbury Park’s newest restaurant, The Local Table, will celebrate its grand opening in February at the Village at Dos Vientos, 360 Via Las Brisas.  On hand will be chefs Danielle Keene and Rob Bracaliello.  Keene was a finalist on TV& More...

BUSINESS BITS

Luxury bikes O’Gara Coach, owner of the Bentley/Rolls Royce/ Maserati dealerships at 3610 E. Thousand Oaks Boulevard, added a Ducati motorcycle dealership to their showroom. More...

Scratch Food Truck joins farmers market

Scratch Food Truck is a new vendor at the Thousand Oaks Farmers’ Market, which takes place Thursdays from 1:30 to 6 p.m. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park  Dec. 3 A man, 27, was arrested in the 1300 block of Ramona Drive for commercial burglary.  Dec. 23 A 32-year-old man was arrested in Ventura for battering his wife in the 100 block of Pepper Road in Newbury Park.   More...

Faith

Singers fill chapel with their voices

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Jewish identity is topic of academy course

The Conejo Jewish Academy will offer a new six-week course titled “To Be a Jew in the Free World: Jewish Identity Through the Lens of Modern History” that will begin at 8 p.m. Wed., Feb. More...

Family

BATTER UP!

HOME RUN HOPEFULS—Clockwise from left, Landon Raskin, 10, has a hit and then shows off his pitching arm. John Bryarly, 10, powers through his swing. Ethan Pennock, 9, demonstrates hisfielding skills. More...

Poster contest taking entries

The fifth annual poster contest for the 2014 Ventura County Fair is open to Ventura County artists in grades five through 12. The theme of the 2014 fair, “A Country Fair with Ocean Air,” is the guideline.  More...

Family Men

Flowers  I don’t give my wife flowers. After only a few days, they’re drooping, smelly and dead.  I even hate the process of buying flowers.  More...

Editorials

Super knowledge for Super Sunday

The Super Bowl and parties go together like chips and dip.  Chances are you’ll either be hosting a pigskin-themed celebration on Sunday afternoon or attending somebody else’s bash.  It’s never a bad idea to show up with fo More...

Political Cartoon

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FOR THE RECORD

Last week’s story about the proposed pension reform measure inaccurately stated that about 80 percent of Ventura County retirees receive more than $100,000 a year. More...

Small fire reported at Newbury Park's Sequoia Middle School

Electrical room fire out by the time engine arrived, VCFD spokesperson says

Firefighters responded to a report of a small fire at Sequoia Middle School just after 10 a.m. Tuesday morning. More...

Behind closed doors

Growing number of massage businesses rubs some the wrong way

The number of establishments offering massage services in Thousand Oaks has nearly tripled in the past five years, and local authorities say it’s becoming increasingly difficult to ensure the businesses are operating legally. More...

Fight over free paper nearly landed on the doorstep of U.S. Supreme Court

In the early 1960s, Thousand Oaks residents coming home from work would usually find on their doorsteps a small publication called the Valley News and Green Sheet. More...

Community

Agoura MD accused of running global drug distribution scheme

Police reportedly seized 25,000 ‘highly addictive’ prescription pills

An Agoura Hills doctor is being charged with 15 felonies related to overprescribing highly addictive prescription pills, a practice, police say, that led to at least two overdose deaths.  More...

Council to unveil T.O. 2064 project

City has begun planning for the next 50 years

The Thousand Oaks City Council is headed off-site again next month, when it will introduce a plan to map the future of the city.  More...

Love Notes deadline draws near

Valentine’s Day is special, and your loved one deserves to know they’re the No. More...

On the Town

Show takes steps to entertain all

Dancers move together, but apart

Exposure to the tango has, for many people, been limited to either ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” or Jack Lemmon and Joe E. Brown’s comic pas de deux in the film “Some Like It Hot.”  More...

Spyro Gyra perform at Kavli Theatre

The Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza will present Spyro Gyra in concert at 8 p.m. Fri., Feb. 14 at the Kavli Theatre, 2100 E. More...

Auditions coming for classic Tom Sawyer play

Auditions for the play “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” will take place at 7 p.m. Sun. through Tues., Feb. 9 to 11 at the High Street Arts Center, 45 E. High St., Moorpark  Callbacks will be by invitation only at 7 p.m. Wed., Feb. More...

Sports

Panther powers up in post

Forward finds her niche for surging Newbury Park girls’ basketball team

Kayla Overbeck is a feared post player on the hardwood. A sophomore forward for the Newbury Park High girls’ basketball team, Overbeck dominates foes with her brute strength and crafty moves at the rim. More...

Just another day in the pool for Agoura

Westlake girls’ water polo team can’t prevent AHS from making history

The Agoura High girls’ water polo team knew it was on the verge of making history. More...

Nobody can beat the Heat

PITCH PERFECT—The Newbury Park Soccer Club U-12 Heat defeated the Los Angeles Galaxy in the championship match of the Slammers Tournament of Champions in Irvine. More...

Pets

Regular dental cleanings put a sparkle in fido’s smile

Recently, a segment on the ABC television program “20/20” titled “Is Your Veterinarian Being Honest with You?” featured a Canadian ex-veterinarian who forfeited his license in 2010. More...

Pet of the week

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Mountain lion killed by car on Kanan

A mountain lion kitten was struck and killed by a car Jan. 20 on Kanan Road south of the 101 Freeway, the National Park Service reported.  A park service biologist picked up the body for genetic testing by UCLA. More...

Obituaries

Mary Ann D’Orazio-Miller

1926-2014

With deep sadness and heavy hearts, we share the passing of Mary Ann D’Orazio-Miller, 87, on January 23, 2014.  More...

Letters

Farmers should save water too

Regarding the state’s current drought, we’ve all already experienced the negative consequences of voluntary water conservation.  More...

AB 1266 needed to protect youths

I’m writing in response to the letter “Unhappy with transgender law,” published Jan. More...

Priest’s view of Serra misleading

It’s incredible that the Rev. Joe Scerbo maintains that Friar Junipero Serra treated California’s Indians with kindness (Thousand Oaks Acorn, Dec. 5). More...

Columns

On the Trail

Goofy over gooseberry   Despite lamentations by meteorologists about the lack of rain this winter, Mother Nature appears undeterred.  On recent hikes at Charmlee Wilderness Park in Malibu, Oak Canyon Community Park in Oak Park and Cheesebor More...

The OTHER Side of 50

A mother’s cooking lesson I am sitting here looking at all the beautiful cookbooks I have on my shelves: “The Way to Cook” by Julia Child, “Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics,” “The Silver Palate Cookbook” and More...

Life in the Single Lane

Going the distance How far would you go to meet the partner of your dreams? Would you want to meet the perfect match within 10 miles of home, 200 miles, or is the world your oyster? More...