June 26, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Bond proposal headed to voters

Board of Education votes to put tax increase to benefit schools on ballot

Since April of last year, Conejo Valley Unified School District has been exploring the idea of putting a bond measure on the November ballot. At last week’s June 17 meeting, it voted to do so. More...

Home Depot targeted by armed robbers

When confronted about stolen merchandise, one man brandished gun

The group of people who robbed the Home Depot in Newbury Park on Tuesday used a gun to make their getaway, according to police.  Around 9:30 p.m. More...

Health & Wellness

Meet ginger, the spice of life

Folk medicine is a class of health treatments that were handed down in a family, tribe or culture. They are empirical in nature, meaning they were derived by trial, error and observation.  More...

Connecting

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On the Town

Singer to appear at library

Singer-songwriter Vonda Shepard is scheduled to perform at 8 p.m. Sat., July 12 at the Grant Brimhall Library, 1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks.  More...

Meet the Wonderettes

Show features music from ’50s, ’60s

Conejo Players Theatre will present the musical “The Marvelous Wonderettes” July 5 through Aug. 3 at 351 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks.  Show times are 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. More...

Cisco’s still the place for food, fun

Forty years later, Mexican eateryfinds ways to stay fresh

Cisco’s Mexican restaurants in Westlake Village and Thousand Oaks are all about fabulous food, fun and family. More...

Business

Hot dog haven headed for T.O.

Dog Haus plans summer opening

The names of the hot dogs, sausages and burgers at Dog Haus, set to open in Thousand Oaks this summer, are as inventive as the recipes.  More...

Actress, philanthropist moves HQ to Westlake Village

Actress, artist and philanthropist Jane Seymour has moved her business headquarters to Westlake Village.  Her new executive office and fine art gallery—the JS Art and Design Center—is in the Townsgate Business Center at 2637 Townsgat More...

Workforce board appoints newest members

The Ventura County Board of Supervisors appointed Tim Allison and Gregory Barnes on June 3 for three-year terms on the Workforce Investment Board of Ventura County  Allison is executive secretary/ treasurer of the Tri-Counties Central Labor Coun More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park June 4 A 34-year-old man was arrested in the 800 block of Via Sedona for burglary and receiving stolen property. More...

Faith

Mixing science, bluegrass and faith

July 26 program to host live music and discussion of evolution

Westminster Presbyterian Church will host its third annual “Draw Your Fish in the Sand” event on Sat., July 26 at 32111 Watergate Road, Westlake Village.  The evening will begin with a coffee and dessert bar from 6 to 7 p.m., followe More...

Church offers traditional Latin Mass

The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass/traditional Latin Mass is offered weekly at 10 a.m. Sundays at the 100-year-old St. More...

Longtime pastor to deliver final sermon

The Rev. Dr. Elroi Reimnitz will deliver his last sermon at 9 a.m. Sun., June 29 at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 667 Camino Dos Rios, Thousand Oaks. Reimnitz has served as pastor at Redeemer since April 1, 1986. More...

Letters

Principal set high standards

I was saddened, but not surprised, when I heard this weekend that Ron Lipari was stepping down as principal of Westlake High School. I hope his successor will take some cues from Ron Lipari’s playbook. More...

Happy to see Lipari go

It was appalling to attend this beautiful graduation ceremony on June 12—to see the excitement in the eyes of the graduating class as they marched into the stadium after four years of study and hard work—only to hear the major address fro More...

What is family’s motive at WHS?

I am writing this letter as a longtime resident (since 1972) of Thousand Oaks and the parent of two children, both graduates of Westlake High School. More...

Columns

Flying Squirrel

Does your bag measure up?   The official start of summer, June 21, is upon us. People are launching into their vacation travels. More...

Brush fire burns next to million-dollar homes in Lake Sherwood

Water from lake used to extinguish fire

Firefighters quickly knocked down a small brush fire today that ignited next to Sherwood Lake. More...

Unwelcome deposit

Woman arrested after car crashes into credit union

DRIVE-THRU—Above, firefighter Martin Gonzalez with the Ventura County Fire Department inspects a Jeep that crashed into the Kinecta Federal Credit Union at 2751 W. Hillcrest Drive in Newbury Park on Wednesday morning. More...

Sherwood jeweler will have to spend some time on ice for insider trading

Lake Sherwood resident Bryan Shaw will serve no more than five months in federal prison for his part in an insider trading scheme involving him and his North Ranch Country Club golfing buddy, ex- KPMG partner Scott London of Agoura Hills.  More...

Community

Thousand Oaks deputy lauded for lifesaving actions

Authorities are crediting a Thousand Oaks police officer with saving a man’s life earlier this month. When Dep. More...

Speed limit reduced in construction zone

Drivers will be capped at 55 mph near 101-23 work

The speed limit will be reduced to 55 mph in construction areas near the interchange of the 101 and 23 freeways in an effort to lower the number of accidents at the project site.  More...

Meals on Wheels receives $20K boost

Program among grant recipients

Local nonprofits and lowincome homeowners are putting to use $557,289 in federal grants to help poor and underserved people in Thousand Oaks.  Last month the City Council approved a plan to distribute the Community Development Block Grants, prov More...

Calendar

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THURS., JUNE 26  Portuguese Fraternal Society Of America  Noon at Carrow’s restaurant, 2401 Harbor Blvd., Ventura. No-host luncheon. For anyone of Portuguese descent or interested in the culture. RSVP requested. More...

Schools

Tenure ruling won’t affect CVUSD teachers, at least not yet

A recent judgement regarding California public school teacher tenure won’t likely have a bearing on Conejo Valley schools any time soon, but it could eventually change the process by which the district terminates teachers’ employment.&nbs More...

Commission wants city to add crossing guard near Sycamore Canyon

K-8 campus is one of district’s most populous

A new crossing guard may be added at Via Mirabella and Via Rio in Dos Vientos, where hundreds of Sycamore Canyon School students travel before and after school.  More...

Sports

A big hitter

Oaks Christian golfer reaches state tourney for second straight season

Peter Griffith can’t avoid being teased.  An Oaks Christian High boys’ golfer, Griffith grew up with three older sisters who didn’t hesitate to throw a few zingers his way.  Griffith often receives flak for his full name, More...

An intense rivalry blossoms on links

The rivalry between the boys’ golf teams at Westlake and Oaks Christian high schools continues to reach new heights.  Westlake and Oaks Christian have made history at the CIF/ CGA state tournament the last two seasons. More...

Locals earn All-CIF recognition this spring

The CIF-Southern Section released its All-CIF teams for baseball, softball and boys’ volleyball.  More...

Pets

Canine odd couple forges friendship

I recently read a snippet of news about research that concluded that various animal species form friendships that are mutually beneficial.  Every human that has a multiple pet household has probably known this for eons.  More...

Pet of the week

QUITE THE PAIR—Daisy and Rosie are buddies. Daisy is an altered female gray-and-white tabby domestic shorthair mix about 3 years old. More...

Twitter account launched to reunite owners, lost pets

In an effort to quickly reunite animal owners with lost and found pets, Ventura County Animal Services has launched a new VCLostPets Twitter site, where information on stray animals brought into the adoption centers is uploaded within minutes of thei More...

Family

The world’s a stage

Teacher introduces aspiring thespians to the wonders of cabaret

Beginning a career in theater is a daunting prospect for many youngsters. Where does one start? Singing lessons? Acting lessons? School theater programs?  More...

Swing for the fences at Borchard

The Conejo Recreation and Park District Sports Office will have a softball Home Run Derby on Fri., July 4 at Borchard Community Park Field No. More...

Young WLV cancer patient attends World Cup, courtesy of Make-A-Wish

An 11-year-old cancer patient from Westlake Village recently had his wish granted by the Make- A-Wish Foundation.  Shane Perrigo, who has leukemia, is a sports junkie. More...

Editorials

Our local water is still a good bargain

While the Legislature battles it out in Sacramento over a pair of competing water bonds for the November ballot, consumers are left to wonder if they will have anything to drink at all this summer.  Of course they will.  More...

Political Cartoon

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