August 7, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Final day to file

Tomorrow is the last day to file the necessary paperwork to run for one of three open seats on the Thousand Oaks City Council. More...

Health & Wellness

Making Strides for Cancer Walk is Saturday

5K leaves from Civic Arts Plaza

The Ventura County chapter of the American Cancer Society will host the third annual Making Strides fundraising 5K walk on Sat., Aug. 9 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Center Plaza Park, 2100 E. T.O. More...

Fundraiser off and running

Racers compete to benefit leukemia society

STEPS TO SAVE LIVES— Above, runners take off for the inaugural 805 Dash 4 A Cure 5K/10K Fun Run from the Road Runner Sports store in Newbury Park on Saturday. More...

On the Town

A hit of biblical proportions

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s “Jesus Christ Superstar” was one of three musicals that came out between 1968 and 1973 to combine religious themes with a rock score, a trend Broadway was following to attract younger audiences.&nb More...

The Movie Nut

“A Most Wanted Man” is the antidote for all of those effectsladen espionage thriller movies you’ve seen through the years; it’s the way the spy game is most likely actually played. Slowly. Methodically. Carefully. More...

Stagecoach Inn hosts screening of classic western

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Conejo Valley Historical Society, the movie “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance” will be screened at 8 p.m. Fri., Aug. 15 on the lawn of the Stagecoach Inn Museum, 51 S. More...

Sports

You can go home again

Melissa Skiba finds niche with Cal Lutheran women’s track andfield team

Melissa Skiba ran with purpose during her decorated career at Oak Park High.  Skiba wanted nothing more than to earn a scholarship to UCLA’s women’s cross country and track and field teams.  Every Oak Park record she broke, ever More...

Shake, rattle and roll

JJ Koval of Oaks Christian feels highs and lows of life as MLS rookie with San Jose Earthquakes

JJ Koval can’t guarantee he’ll suit up for the San Jose Earthquakes when they take on the Los Angeles Galaxy at the StubHub Center on Friday.  Koval, an Oaks Christian High graduate, hopes to make his Southern California professional More...

Pets

Pet of the week

YOUNG AT HEART—Madison is a female Shih Tzu about 10 years old. Her owners gave her up for younger pups. She is a mellow dog and is healthy aside from needing a little medical attention. More...

Trails ‘n’ Tails held in Santa Barbara

In honor of National Dog Day, the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden will host the fifth annual Trails ‘n’ Tails for pet owners and their fourlegged friends from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., Aug. 23 at the garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Road.  More...

Faith

Lutheran Social Services introducing new program to help the homeless

Circles Initiative requires community support

Despite a strong effort by area nonprofit organizations to help the local homeless get back on their feet, stories of success have been rare. A program new to the Conejo Valley aims to change that. More...

Churches unite to feed, shelter Conejo homeless

Many residents are unable to obtain the necessities of life.  To address this need, the Conejo Valley Meals program has enlisted the services of local houses of worship and service clubs, including the Rotary Club of Westlake Village, to make di More...

The Art of Being

“To be properly expressed a thing must proceed from within, moved by its form: it must come, not in from without but out from within.”  — Meister Eckhart  Your life is a masterpiece and you are the artist   More...

Letters

Why no veterans’ banners in T.O.?

I’ve lived in Thousand Oaks for many years, perhaps 31 or so. More...

Tilted Kilt on a slippery slope

I was shocked and dismayed when I saw the story about the Tilted Kilt coming soon (Acorn, July 24). I’m appalled that city leaders would allow a second such establishment after the outrage expressed over the opening of Hooters.  More...

Adjust sprinklers to reduce waste

Every morning when I drive by the park at Borchard Road and Michael Drive I see full-circle rotary pop-up sprinklers watering the sidewalk and street. More...

Editorials

In wake of Amgen layoffs, T.O. must be more biz-friendly

If this is Amgen’s 50th birthday present to the City of Thousand Oaks, let’s hope someone held on to the receipt.  More...

Political Cartoon

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FOR THE RECORD

Last week’s article regarding Conejo Pregnancy Center stated that the center does not offer information on abortions. That is incorrect. While the center does not offer abortion services, it does offer information on abortions.   More...

Into the wild blue

Clyde East, legendary WWII fighter pilot, dies at 93

Famed fighter pilot Lt. Col. Clyde East, a flying ace who shot down 13 enemy planes during World War II and earned a record-breaking 43 Air Medals, died July 30 at the age of 93. More...

Judge: voters can’t change pension system

Ruling removes reform proposal from Nov. ballot

An effort to change Ventura County’s pension system for future employees was derailed this week after a judge ruled that a measure introduced by taxpayer advocates is illegal and cannot go before the voters.  More...

Traffic accident problem persists near 101-23 construction zone in T.O.

But statistics show safety measures may be starting to help

The number of traffic collisions on the freeway near the 101-23 intersection continued to rise in May, June and July over the previous year, according to California Highway Patrol statistics, evidence that drivers are still struggling to adjust to th More...

Community

War chests continue to swell ahead of November election

Irwin nearing $500,000 in donations

Democrat Jacqui Irwin continues to maintain a sizeable fundraising advantage over Republican Rob McCoy in the race to represent the 44th District in the California Assembly.  The 44th covers most of Ventura County, including Thousand Oaks, Newbu More...

The show will go on

Private donations keep Cabrillo from closing

Cabrillo Music Theatre is moving forward with its next season after shortfalls in fundraising and subscription sales threatened to shutter the longrunning nonprofit arts company.  Cabrillo surpassed its fundraising aim, receiving $211,000 in don More...

Driving range presents a danger

North Ranch CC seeks permission to raise nets

Ryan Bentley, golf course superintendent at North Ranch Country Club, is coming under fire. More...

Calendar

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THURS., AUG. 7  Democratic Club Of Camarillo  6:15 at Orchid Building, 816 Camarillo Springs Road, Camarillo. Banker Ray Freeman discusses problems faced in the world today. Q&A follows. Phone: 805.484.6601. More...

Schools

Parents, not just kids, must prepare for return of class

Parents, admit it. You’re kind of excited.  It’s finally August. More...

Woodcrest Preschool hosts family fun days in August

School has location in Newbury Park

Two Woodcrest Preschools in the Conejo Valley will hold a free community-wide family fun day from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sat., Aug. 16 at these locations: 107 Teardrop Court, Newbury Park and 28370 Roadside Drive, Agoura Hills.  More...

Back 2 School ready

Rotary clubs stuff backpacks
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Business

Total Woman opens in Westlake

New gym/spa is 13,000 square feet

Total Woman Gym + Spa has opened the doors to a new, more than 13,000-squarefoot flagship facility at 30800 Russell Ranch Road in Westlake Village.  The full-service gym and day spa has an expansive exercise floor featuring stateof the-art cardi More...

Get to know the facts and faces of disability

Eligibility requirements are strict

Perhaps the most misunderstood Social Security program is disability insurance, often referred to as SSDI.  Some people mistakenly think that beneficiaries are “on the dole” and getting easy money for minor impairments.  That&rs More...

$ BUSINESS BITS

Fresh fruit Nektar Juice Bar opened at the North Ranch Mall, 3835 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Unit H.  Vapor lounge Cloud Candy Vapor opened at La Siesta Plaza, 1362 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd.   More...

Police

Newbury Park resident, 19, accused of selling cocaine

Two Newbury Park residents have been arrested in connection with a cocaine bust in the 1800 block of Dorrit Street in Newbury Park on Aug. 1. More...

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park July 18 In the 2700 block of Teller Road, a 58-year-old woman was cited for petty theft. July 19 A 45-year-old man was cited for petty theft in the 2700 block of Teller Road. More...

Family

Family Men

To make a long story sport   Sports—my 11-year-old son never really got into any of them. More...

Popcorn and a movie: the perfect combo

GLUED TO THE SCREEN—Blake Gibson, 6, from Newbury Park is glued to the screen as he eats his popcorn at the Pleasant Valley Recreation and Park District’s Movie in the Park event featurin More...

Is your teen ready for the road?

The Thousand Oaks Police Department will host Start Smart, a program to educate newly licensed and future licensed drivers, from 6 to 9 p.m. Wed., Aug. 13 at the Thousand Oaks Police Station, East County Community Room, 2101 E. Olsen Road.  More...

Columns

Eye on the Conejo

My take on Assembly race   I will be voting in November for Jacqui Irwin in the race for 44th Assembly District.  This endorsement is mine as a columnist and mine alone. More...

Flying Squirrel

Traveling by the book   When you go on vacation, do you take anyone with you? Besides your family or friends, that is. Have you ever taken Arthur Frommer on vacation? Rick Steves, possibly? More...

Connecting

Take a hike   The Japanese call it “Shinrinyoku.” In the Western world, we refer to it as “forest bathing.”  A walk in the woods is what some Japanese scientists are prescribing for weary, burned-out executives as we More...