January 1, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Health & Wellness

Pickleball players earn medals

TRAVELING FAR TO COMPETE—Pickleball players, from left, Diane Chitwood, Sue Smith, Kitty Olson, Flo Trapani, Pippa Gossett, Jackie Hummel, Cathy Kaufman and Ann Wright, were among a group of ab More...

Cancer support community names new CEO

The board of directors for the Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara has named James E. Campbell as the organization’s next president and chief executive officer.  More...

On the Town

Lancers lift spirits during winter concert

The Thousand Oaks High School instrumental music program, under the direction of Marty Martone, presented its annual winter concert on Dec. 16, featuring an eclectic variety of selections highlighted by works befitting the holiday season.  More...

T.O. Philharmonic to feature young soloists

The nonprofit Thousand Oaks Philharmonic will showcase eight young Ventura County musicians in its Opus 40 concert at 7:30 p.m. Fri., Jan. 9 at the Camarillo United Methodist Church, 291 Anacapa Drive, and at 2:30 p.m. Sun., Jan. More...

In line for a limited release

CAUSE FOR COMMOTION— Moviegoers wait in line for tickets to the controversial movie, “The Interview,” released on Christmas. More...

Sports

Fighting for wins

Mike DuLaney smiles when talking about his Panthers.  It’s 48 hours until Christmas Eve, and his wife was home with their two young sons—who were both fighting ear infections—but the third-year head coach for the Newbury Park H More...

Kimball is clutch on pitch

Senior captain leads ranked Warrior girls’ soccer team

Kelsey Kimball has always been most comfortable in cleats and shin guards.  The Westlake High senior started playing soccer at 5. More...

Titans conquer Super Bowl

FOOTBALL CHAMPS—The Thousand Oaks Titans youth football team won the Pacific Youth Football League Pee Wee Super Bowl after defeating the Santa Clarita Chiefs 46-14 in the championship game. More...

Pets

CWC lists Top 10 most cared for animals

As a longtime volunteer at the California Wildlife Center, one of the things I always look forward to is seeing what animal we’ll get in each day.  Will it be a raptor with a broken wing, a migrating bird that is way off base or maybe a be More...

Pet of the week

BLACK BEAUTY—Tulip is an altered female black Labrador Retriever mix about 9 years old. She is an affectionate girl who is housebroken and good on a leash. More...

Squirrel of the Month

Chris Scott captured this shot in his Newbury Park backyard of a determined squirrel performing acrobatics to smuggle seeds from dried sunflowers. More...

Family

Class helps parents deal with defiance

The Thousand Oaks Police Department will offer a 10-week parenting class from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursdays starting Jan. 8 at Horizon Hills School, 33 Greta St., T.O.  More...

Nonprofit invites musicians to song circle

The nonprofit Songmakers will host the following acoustic music song circles in January. For addresses, call the respective leader of the circle.  The circles are for instrumentalists, singers and songwriters of all levels of ability. More...

Talk will focus on preparing for a new baby

Dr. Nimira Alibhoy will discuss the “Seven Keys to Successfully Preparing Baby’s First Home” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wed., Jan. 7 at Horizon Hills School, 33 Greta St., Thousand Oaks.  More...

Columns

Flying Squirrel

Travel journals

Spending time with family during the holidays has led to many happy remembrances. During and after the plentiful meals, we’ve recalled Christmases past, where we were during other holidays and important events like moves and vacations.  More...

Rival gangs make war in Thousand Oaks

Fight on Warwick results in the arrest of six people

Six people were arrested last week in connection with a Dec. 18 gang fight in Thousand Oaks in which one person was stabbed, according to the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office. More...

T.O. cobra exhibit opens at S.D. Zoo

The world famous Thousand Oaks cobra, which was loose in the city for four days in September, is now settled in its permanent home, an exhibit at the San Diego Zoo.  After a mandatory 90-day quarantine, the pearl-colored snake was moved Dec. More...

Community

Agoura Road to be widened

The Agoura Hills City Council and the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District hit a bump in the road last month concerning a plan to widen Agoura Road.  The project will expand the entire street—from Agoura’s western border with Westla More...

P-34 takes a tour of T.O. on Christmas Eve

A mountain lion known to the National Park Service as P-34, the same cat that visited a Newbury Park neighborhood earlier this month, was spotted in Thousand Oaks the evening of Dec. 24 in the 600 block of Hampshire Road.  More...

New year means new laws

Plastic bag ban among legislation

While the 113th Congress passed just 142 laws this year—the fewest in two decades—elected officials in Sacramento were their typical busy selves, adopting 931 bills into law in 2014.  Many go into effect Jan. More...

Calendar

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THURS., JAN. 1  SAT., JAN. 3  Hike With Dogs  9 a.m. at 3536 Lang Ranch Parkway, Thousand Oaks. Meet at the trailhead at the upper end. Easy to moderate hike of 3.6 miles. Trail is wide. Bring water for dogs. Admission: free. More...

Schools

High School Hi Lights

Newbury Park Panthers Fri., Jan. 2: Winter break-no school Mon., Jan. 5: Blanket and warm coat drive for the homeless through Fri., Jan. 23/8 to 10 a.m.  More...

College Planning Experts offers free workshop

College Planning Experts will open a new office on Thurs., Jan. 15 at 30700 Russell Ranch Road, Ste. More...

Business

Adventist Media Center hits market for $14.3M

Original headquarters was in Newbury Park

A 120,000-square-foot studio and production facility in Simi Valley formerly occupied by the Seventh-day Adventist church is on the market for $14.3 million.  “It’s a really state-of-the-art facility,” said Stacy Vierheilig- Fr More...

Pepperdine powers up

PLUGGED IN—Pepperdine University recently unveiled three new electric vehicle charging stations, thefirst set on campus for students, staff, faculty and visitors to recharge their plug-in vehic More...

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Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park  Dec. 14 Two women, 29 and 30, were cited for being under the influence of a controlled substance in the 2400 block of W. Hillcrest Drive, and a 52-year-old woman was cited for public intoxication.   More...

Faith

The Art of Being

‘Things’ may not change in 2015, but you can

“Tomorrow, you promise yourself, will be different, yet tomorrow is too often a repetition of today.” — James T. McCay   More...

Pastor to portray Jesus in Rose Parade

A local pastor is trying his best to portray Jesus accurately in the upcoming Rose Parade on New Year’s Day in Pasadena.  The Rev. Matthew Nolte of St. More...

T.O. mayor joins the fun at Chanukah Festival

A TIME TO DANCE— Thousand Oaks Mayor Al Adam and Rabbi Chaim Bryski of Chabad of Thousand Oaks join the Hassidic breakdancers at the Chanukah Festival at Janss Marketplace on Dec. 18. More...

Letters

It’s time to study some history

Regarding North Korea, Communist China, Putin’s Imperial Russia and Sony Pictures I say: Lest we forget.  Most likely Messieurs Rogan and Franco had little idea of where they were going or might actually end up, and what unintended consequ More...

Obamacare is not universal

In reading Mr. Canup’s wellwritten letter discussing and praising Obamacare, I was startled to find him positing that it would boost the nation’s economy “under our capitalist system, not a socialized one.”  More...

Writer not angry, just fed-up

Again the “progressive” liberals jump right out and apply labels and carry on with their vituperative rant.  More...

Editorials

New year, new law might bring cheap gasoline to an end

Quickly, name one new law that you think would be of great benefit.  Anything?  It’s not easy, knowing what protections are needed in a rapidly changing world.  Most people believe there are already enough laws on the books and t More...

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