February 20, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Dancing in the Chinese New Year

LITTLE PRINCESSES—Students from Thousand Oaks Chinese School perform “Joy to the World” at the Conejo Chinese Cultural Association’s Lunar New Year celebration at the Thousand More...

Health & Wellness

Diet author debuts book tour in T.O.

‘The New Lean for Life’ just released

Cynthia Stamper Graff, the author of a new book that tells readers how to lose 20 pounds in four weeks, will kick off her nationwide book tour for “The New Lean For Life” at 6 p.m. today, Thurs., Feb. More...

Training offered to caregivers

The Alzheimer’s Association, Ventura County Regional Office will host a six-session Savvy Caregiver training program from 1 to 3 p.m. on Thursdays starting March 20 at 80 N. Wood Road., Ste. More...

Dentist offers free cleanings andfillings this Sunday

Volunteers, donations needed

Dr. Amy’s Dental will host Free Smiles: Dentistry from the Heart to provide free cleanings, fillings and simple extractions for people who otherwise are unable to afford these services on Sun., Feb. 23 at Dr. More...

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THURS., FEB. 20  Conejo Valley Garden Club  9:30 a.m. at United Methodist Church of Thousand Oaks, 1000 E. Janss Road. Program on getting ready for upcoming flower shows. Contact: Sherry Molinari. Phone: 805.498.2778. More...

Schools

RDA dollars continue to benefit CVUSD—for now

Funding source is going away

Capital projects at 12 schools in Conejo Valley Unified School District will be paid for with millions in former redevelopment agency funds. More...

Program looks at ways to deal with learning problems

A program on the best practices for students on the autism spectrum will be given from 4 to 6 p.m. Fri., Feb. 21 at the Grant Brimhall Library, 1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks.  More...

High School Hi Lights

Newbury Park Panthers Fri., Feb. 21: Last day of You Matter Week Focus on the Arts/performing arts center/9:45 a.m. Safe schools committee/ A2/2:15 p.m. More...

Business

Work resources abound for young people with disabilities

Second of two parts

Students start their learning young, and that includes children with disabilities, who find out quicker than most about the importance of long-range goals.  Luckily, there is support.  More...

EYE ON LOCAL AREA STOCKS

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Pets

The mysterious chorus at dawn

As dawn peels back the darkness of the rural Agoura countryside, an invisible choir director raises aloft his arms. Song replaces silence in as momentous and startling a transition as daylight replacing darkness.  More...

Arrest made in animal abuse case

After a seven-month investigation, the Los Angeles Police Department Animal Cruelty Task Force has arrested 41-year-old Carlos Duarte of North Hollywood on suspicion of animal cruelty in the case of “Indy” the pit bull.  Indy was sav More...

Pet of the week

PLAYFUL—Coco is an altered female silver pit bull about 1 year old. She is very playful and gets along with children and other pets. If you would like to adopt Coco, ask for ID No. More...

Letters

Democracy missing at CVUSD

Although I have lived in the Conejo Valley for 35 years, I attended my first school board meeting ever Feb. 4. More...

Conti and family are heroes

In my casual but daily search for heroes I was pleased to find four heroic members of one family in Darleen Principe’s Feb. More...

School board out of line

This morning I had the opportunity to view portions of the Feb. 4 school board meeting on the Internet. More...

Editorials

More Kelley Road frustration

This week Assistant City Attorney Chris Norman called Conejo Valley Unified School District’s Kelley Road site “one of the last remaining pieces of prime property left in the city.”  More...

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Local man killed in wrong-way crash

Father of four was driving south on northbound side of Ventura Freeway

A father of four from Newbury Park who was driving on the wrong side of the 101 Freeway in Carpinteria was trapped and killed inside his burning vehicle early Monday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.  Tim Morhar, 44, was drivi More...

Bank robbers sentenced

Exactly one year ago this week, the first in a string of local bank robberies rocked the city.  A total of six heists at four different Thousand Oaks banks occurred over a six-month period in 2013. More...

No deal for Kelley Road

School district officials are going back to the drawing board yet again in their plan to move Conejo Valley High School from its deteriorating campus in Newbury Park.  More...

Community

Man convicted of T.O. shooting gets 50 to life

Moments after the popping sounds of gunshots were heard in the parking lot of a local motorcycle repair shop, Darren Ziegler lay face up on the pavement, bleeding from the bullet wounds to his abdomen.  It was near closing time Sept. More...

Council lays out foundation for 50-year plan

Priorities include traffic, open space, housing

The Thousand Oaks City Council has embarked on a plan to guide T.O.’s next 50 years— one that includes fulfilling future housing needs, preserving oak trees and open space, keeping the air clean and increasing the use of alternative energ More...

Supervisor’s son pleads guilty to drug, money laundering charges

Nine-year sentence expected

Peter Charles Foy II, son of 4th District Supervisor Peter Foy, pleaded guilty last week to felony charges of money laundering, transportation of drugs and willful failure to file a state tax return.  More...

On the Town

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Saddle up for Year of the Horse

Dance, performance feats mark Chinese New Year

TRADITIONS— Thousand Oaks Chinese School faculty perform “Colorful Yunnan: Scenes of Ruili,” a dance performance in swirling painted skirts, for attendees at the Conejo Chinese Cult More...

Westlake Village gourmet burger shop is a hit with foodies

Burgerwerkz: A hidden gem

Going to Burgerwerkz in Westlake Village is like setting out on a hunt for buried treasure: When you finally find it, you know it was worth the quest. As far as location goes, one really has to look for this hidden gem. More...

Sports

Grapplers’ delight

There’s no easy road to a Marmonte League high school wrestling championship.  Grapplers shed blood, sweat and tears during the league finals at Moorpark High last weekend.  Ben Haronian of Calabasas and Rogan Wells of Thousand Oaks c More...

Soto is the man in middle and on perimeter

Senior Warrior helps boys’ hoops team capture two straight league titles

Marcos Soto, who is 6-foot-8 and 190 pounds, is physically imposing. Off the basketball court, he’s a gentleman.  More...

Lions rule the pool

Oaks Christian’s girls’ water polo squad winsfirst Tri-Valley League championship

Oaks Christian High’s girls’ water polo team has arrived.  On Feb. 11, the Lions battled Malibu for a Tri-Valley League title. Hailey Benton, an Oaks Christian freshman, looked up at the home stands during halftime.  More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park Jan. 13 A man, 41, was arrested for spousal battery and carrying a concealed dirk or dagger in the 500 block of Debbie Street. Feb. 2 A 32-year-old man was arrested in the 1700 block of W. More...

Faith

Church teen group is ‘redeeming’

Teens have taken the lead for Friday night fun at Calvary Community Church in Westlake Village.  Christine McKee and Peyton Corrigan, seniors at Oaks Christian High School, launched a program called “Redeem” at the end of January, al More...

Family

Agencies team up to screen film

Presentation suitable for ages 10 and up

Reid’s Gift, the Transitions Support Group and CRPD Therapeutic Recreation Unit will screen “Be Safe: The Movie” from 5 to 9 p.m. Fri., Feb. 28 at the Goebel Adult Community Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

Families invited to Carnival Night

The Thousand Oaks Community Center invites residents to the inaugural Carnival Night from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sat., March 8 at the center, 2525 N. More...

Prancing with Passion

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Columns

Eye on the Conejo

It’s an election year   City Councilmember Joel Price will face his first election this November. More...

Hot Flashes

Miss Mel   Her name is Mel. She doesn’t own a diner or serve cheeseburgers on roller skates. She doesn’t write movies about young Frankenstein. She doesn’t smoke cigars or work in the Catskills.  More...