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Health & Wellness

Newbury Park ‘survivor’ chosen to lead Amgen’s Breakaway Mile

Woman shares her own fight to benefit others

As cycling enthusiasts cheer for an exciting breakaway from the pack during the Amgen Tour of California bike race on May 18 in Thousand Oaks, another kind of breakaway, one that inspires a different kind of hope, will be taking place. More...

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Arthritis support group to meet

The Conejo Valley Arthritis Support Group will meet from 12:15 to 2 p.m. Sat., May 10 at the Goebel Adult Community Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks.  Rheumatologist Dr. More...

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Schools

Getting kids in the swing of things

OCS sophomore organizes golf clinic for children with special needs

A local Girl Scout has been giving kids with special needs some rough times. She’s also been providing time on fairways, greens and the occasional bunker at a Simi Valley golf course. More...

WLV private preschool hires head of marketing

Carden Conejo School, a private preschool-through-sixth-grade school in Westlake Village, has appointed Silvia Scally to the position of marketing and communications manager.  More...

La Reina names new head of schools

Bates will take charge July 1

La Reina High School has announced the appointment of Michael Bates as head of school effective July 1. Bates was selected following a national search that brought forth a number of qualified candidates. More...

Business

Cronies expanding into Agoura Hills

Though it offered lunch and dinner at moderate prices and received positive reviews online, the Angel Cafe in Agoura Hills has closed.  Cronies Sports Grill will open in the restaurant’s location at the Agoura Meadows Shopping Center on T. More...

A fine Mother’s Day find

  ON THE HUNT FOR HANDBAGS—Karen Weissman of Newbury Park holds up a purse she found at the Got Purseonality booth inside Raffia Boutique during the Not Just a Girls’ Night Out Mother’s Day event at the Westlake Village shop on More...

EYE ON LOCAL AREA STOCKS

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Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park  April 24 A 25-year-old man was arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance in the 2400 block of W. Hillcrest Drive.   More...

Faith

Crenshaw Choir uplifts attendees of National Day of Prayer breakfast

Speaker promotes serving children

For a number of religious Americans, May 1 this year wasn’t just May Day; it was Pray Day.  More than 300 Conejo Valley residents representing various religious faiths gathered at California Lutheran University’s Gilbert Sports Cente More...

Double down for St. Paschal’s

The St. Paschal Baylon Men’s Club will host a poker tournament and casino night fundraiser Sat., May 17 at 155 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks.  Doors will open at 6:15 p.m. More...

Letters

Go back to old tree policy

In regard to the “Westlake Plaza Lumber Yard,” why has this catastrophe occurred in our beautiful city? More...

Protect our natural resources

In hopes of changing the way oaks and other landmark trees in the community are managed, I will be attending the May 13 City Council meeting and would like to urge every citizen to do the same.  More...

Oaks make city what it is

I moved from Northridge into Thousand Oaks in 1979, and at first thought, “Why did I do this?” Less than a week later, I said, “Why didn’t I do this sooner?”   I fell in love with the ambience and the feel of a smal More...

Columns

Eye on the Conejo

Variety is the spice of life   I’m a sports fan.  I believe that my love of sports enhances my quality of life. More...

Flying Squirrrel

Jet lag is a drag   The average U.S. worker in a private company receives only 10 to 12 days of paid vacation every year. So that time better count, right?  More...

Developer scraps plan for assisted living on Hillcrest

A plan to build an assisted-living facility on E. Hillcrest Drive just north of Thousand Oaks Boulevard has been abandoned due to resistance from neighbors, the developer said this week. More...

Calleguas calls on residents to conserve

60-hour shutdown amid heat wave could spell trouble

First it was Mother Nature. Then it was the State Water Project. Now the Metropolitan Water District is withholding the state’s most precious resource from the residents of Southern California. More...

Community

Results of second public opinion poll satisfy CVUSD board

Survey: 65 percent say they’d support $197-million bond

With the news that likely voters would probably support a school bond similar to the one it hopes to pass in November, Conejo Valley Unified School District will move forward with drafting a ballot proposal. More...

Queries persist about Tree 49

Tree ordinance to go before council for review Tuesday

Why was tree No. 49 chopped down? More...

Frustration grows over pace of investigation into cyclist killed by patrol car

Five months after a patrol car from the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station hit and killed cyclist Milton Olin Jr. More...

On the Town

‘Hold On’ for Wilson Phillips’ first Thousand Oaks performance

Concert is May 22 in Kavli Theatre Courtesy of Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza

The female vocal group Wilson Phillips will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thurs., May 22 at the Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. T.O. More...

'Real' mermaid to promote Pacific Ballet

Two shows planned for May 17

Pacific Festival Ballet is hosting a special promotion with a “real-life mermaid” for its upcoming production of “The Sea Princess” at 2 and 7 p.m. Sat., May 17 at the Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. More...

Young Artists take the town

Kid actors present ‘Busytown’

The Young Artists Ensemble presents “Busytown: The Musical” through May 18 at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks.  Performances are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. More...

Sports

Warriorsfind way

Deep, talented Westlake boys’ golf team wants to earn trip to state tourney

The Westlake High boys’ golf team features arguably the best nine golfers in the area.  Unfortunately for the Warriors, only six get to compete in varsity matches.  Westlake, which has shuffled its starting lineup this season, needs t More...

Lion boys’ tennis team caps brilliant decade

Oaks Christian has captured 10 straight league crowns

Oaks Christian High’s boys’ tennis team isn’t satisfied with one milestone.  The Lions captured their 10th straight Tri-Valley League championship last week with a dominant performance during league finals.  Next on the Li More...

How the west was won

The sun had set, but the stadium sizzled with excitement throughout the Ventura County Track and Field Championships on May 2 at Moorpark High.  More...

Pets

Lucky canine taps power of Mom

After my mother moved West, she graciously became my No. 1 choice as dog-sitter. Although in her late 70s by then, she was still robust.  Well, Frisbee tosses and trail runs were a bit beyond her fitness level.  More...

Pet of the week

PLAYFUL—Taffy is an altered female tan short haired Chihuahuaterrier mix. She is playful and gets along with other small dogs. She has high energy and needs attention. More...

Giving their wings a rest

OUT FOR A STROLL—Merrilee Griffin, a resident of the North Ranch area, sent in these photos of a family of geese walking past her house last Saturday morning on Tam O’Shanter Drive. More...

Family

Baseball tourney named in honor of late T.O. youth entering 5th year

Event raises cash for scholarships

The Conejo Valley Rattlers of Conejo Valley Little League will host the fifth annual James David Street Classic baseball tournament over two weekends at the end of May and beginning of June.  The 14-and-under division will compete May 23 to 26, More...

Clubs offer summer camp programs

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley will present a free open house to discuss summer programs and camp options from 2:30 to 8 p.m. Fri., May 16 at the Marion and John E. More...

Family Men

Mother’s Day planning   Our house is loud. Conversations bounce all over the place, usually a few at a time. There’s little focus. More...

Editorials

Offer Mom the gift of time

In case you’ve been living in a cave and have missed the nonstop ads from chocolate purveyors and jewelry stores, Mother’s Day is Sunday. If that’s news to you, don’t panic!  More...

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