June 12, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Golden oak to be planted at City Hall

The Thousand Oaks City Council will participate in a valley oak tree planting in front of City Hall to commemorate the city’s 50th anniversary. The planting will take place from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. More...

Health & Wellness

Conejo Valley MD to share cancer research

The UCLA Lecture Series will present a talk titled “Demystifying Cancer: Latest Research and Breakthroughs” from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thurs., June 26 at Belmont Village Senior Living, 3680 N. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks.  More...

Caregivers offer lessons learned in thefield

Seminar is June 24 in Thousand Oaks

Senior Concerns will host a free seminar titled “Advice From the Experts: What I Wish I’d Known About Caring for An Aging Loved One” from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tues., June 24 at 401 Hodencamp Road, Thousand Oaks.  More...

Free diabetes info to be shared

Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association will host a free diabetes class from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Wed., June 25 at the Goebel Adult Community Center, 1385 E. More...

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THURS., JUNE 12  Independent Writers of Southern California  10 a.m. to noon at offices of Supervisor Linda Parks, 625 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Casual gettogether for writers. No fees. Contact: Sharon Schnell. Phone: 805. More...

Schools

Two decades of doing things differently

OCLM celebrates 20th anniversary

About 100 students at a local school have no desks, but it’s not due to a shortage or lack of funds. More...

Would you like sour cream with that?

Wildwood students earn right to turn principal into burrito

FIRST ONE UP—The school’s top money raiser, secondgrader Sophia Vicente, kicks off the human burrito process by dumping a can of nacho cheese onto Principal Doug Hedin’s head during More...

Professor receives award for excellence

A California Lutheran University English professor who pioneered the use of technology in the classroom has received the 2014 President’s Award for Teaching Excellence.  Joan Wines of Thousand Oaks was selected by a committee of past honor More...

Business

Can you regain your peace of mind?

IRS problems have a way of ruining all aspects of your life. They take a toll on you financially, physically, and emotionally.  You can never really forget about them. They creep out of that mental compartment to keep you awake late at night. More...

Website aids VC businesses

The Ventura County Grows Business website now provides local businesses information in one spot about no- and low-cost resources in the county.  The website, www.VenturaCountyGrowsBusiness.com, was created with support from the Workforce Investm More...

$ BUSINESS BITS

Here comes the bride Wisteria Bridal shop opened at 2388 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd.  Work together A co-working space and business center, officeLOCALE opened at 1710 N. Moorpark Road.   More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park  May 30 A man, 33, was arrested in the 400 block of Ventu Park Road for being under the influence of a controlled substance.   More...

Faith

Christians take ACTION in service

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VBS offers kids a walk on the wild side

Camp starts June 16 at Living Oaks

A summer kids’ event called Weird Animal Park Vacation Bible School will run from 9 a.m. to noon Mon. through Fri., June 16 to 20 at Living Oaks Community Church, 1033 Business Center Circle, Newbury Park.  More...

Drag and drop worries of life into Jesus’ hands

Steam from my coffee cup swirls and I rub the sleep from my eyes. More...

Letters

An ode to my burglars

Have you ever made something special for your mom when you were a kid? More...

If you don’t vote, don’t complain

I’m embarrassed when I realize the kind of friends and acquaintances I have who stand around and talk with me about the sad situation of our state. More...

Story needed more details

I’m writing in regard to your May 22 article “Man hit by car expected to survive.”  As the father of the man that was hit, I wish to thank the emergency room personnel and the staff in the ICU at Los Robles Hospital for the exp More...

Editorials

Drawing Dad is easier than defining Dad

What is a dad?  The answer seems simple: a male parent. But those who are dads know the real answer is much more complex.  More...

Political Cartoon

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Group threatens lawsuit to block pension reform

A pension reform measure that could be headed to the November ballot has hit a snag just days after more than the required 26,000 signatures were certified to get the proposal in front of voters. More...

Fox says he’ll seek a sixth

Council member approaching 20th year in office

Veteran Los Angeles fire captain Andy Fox says that even after nearly two decades on the Thousand Oaks City Council, his passion for the office hasn’t been extinguished. More...

Community

Regency asked to revise plaza plans for a fourth time

Council enacts moratorium while changes to law are weighed

As the landscaping plan to preserve more trees at Westlake Plaza continues to be revised, the City Council has placed a moratorium on the ordinances that allowed the removal of about 200 trees at the shopping center in April.  More...

County moving to enact cell tower law

Public input sought at meeting tonight in T.O.

Ventura County’s proposed wireless communication ordinance, crafted in response to an increase in the number of applications to install cellphone towers in unincorporated areas, is expected to go before the Board of Supervisors for a vote in th More...

Alleged Muvico ‘groper’ in custody

Incident happened May 23

Investigators with the Thousand Oaks Police Department on Tuesday arrested the man they suspect committed sexual battery at a local movie theater last month.  More...

On the Town

Civic Arts Plaza’s 20th season boasts slate of hit-makers

The Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza will kick off its 20th anniversary season on July 3 with a highly requested performance by soft rock singer and songwriter Kenny Loggins.  More...

YAE presents ‘The Last 5 Years’

YA4Ever, Young Artists Ensemble Alumni and Friends, will present the musical “The Last Five Years” at 8 p.m. Fri. and Sat., June 13 and 14 at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. More...

Wine, food fest coming soon

The fourth annual Conejo Food and Wine Fest will take place from 3 to 7 p.m. Sun., June 29 at the St. Paschal Baylon school grounds, 154 E. More...

Sports

Warriors aren’t dreaming

Westlake boys’ golf teamfloats on cloud nine after nine-stroke victory at state tournament

The Warriors have had a hard time believing they’re state champions.  Spencer Soosman couldn’t stop looking at photos of his Westlake High boys’ golf team hoisting the CIF/SCGA state trophy. More...

Summer starts early

Some things never change.  Mel Brooks is a comedic genius. Charlie Sheen is a warlock. More...

Local baseball players get drafted

Major League Baseball teams selected three local players during last week’s draft.  Infielder Luke Dykstra of Westlake High is a seventhround pick by the Atlanta Braves.  Luke Eubank, a pitcher who helped Newbury Park win the CIF-Sout More...

Pets

Golfers can Putt for Paws

Golfers are needed for the inaugural Putts Fore Paws golf tournament and charity fundraiser to benefit Ventura County Animal Services on Mon., June 23 at Spanish Hills Country Club in Camarillo.  The tournament is a four-person scramble format. More...

Pet of the week

LAID BACK—Tabetha is a female gray-and-white domestic shorthair tabby mix about 1 year old. She is a mellow cat that likes to play. If you would like to adopt Tabetha ask for ID No. More...

VCAS unveils new app to aid adoptions

Ventura County Animal Services recently unveiled a new iPhone/iPad application that includes information on adoptable animals, allows users to report a lost or found pet, and offers an opportunity to donate to VCAS.  More...

Family

Columnist shares tales of parenthood

“My son’s well-being is my sworn duty, and I shall not rest if he is ill-informed,” writes Michael Picarella, a family humor writer for the Acorn Newspapers.  More...

Kids learn to prepare for disaster

STARTER KIT—Above, Emily Mason of Amgen asks Boys & Girls Club members what they should keep in a basic emergency kit during a handson disaster preparedness event in the clubhouse at Los Ce More...

Saluting our Scouts

Luke Anthony Wuesthoff, 16, center, of Boy Scout Troop 730, recently attained the rank of Eagle Scout. He was recognized for his achievement in May at St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church in Newbury Park.  More...

Columns

Squirrel of the Month

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Hot Flashes

Madras Bermudas   Dear Daddy-O,  Time for your sizzling annual report laced with useless thoughts from your favorite knucklehead, whose feet are still firmly planted in midair—as you so aptly described me. More...