January 15, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

New law expected to curb creation of massage parlors in Thousand Oaks

A new state law regulating massage parlors will give local police and the City of Thousand Oaks greater power to prevent illegal activity at the businesses and limit the number of establishments that open in the city. More...

Health & Wellness

Confusion surrounds dementia

Speaker will discuss facts, myths about the condition Jan. 27

James P. Sutton, a boardcertifi ed neurologist with more than 30 years of experience in the diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and related conditions, will present “Understanding Dementia” from 5:30 to 7 p.m. More...

Donate blood at St. Julie’s

St. Julie Billiart Catholic Church will host its semiannual blood drive from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sun., Feb. 1 at 2475 Borchard Road, Newbury Park.  Sign-ups will be taken on Jan. 18 and 21 at the church. More...

On the Town

Landing ‘Jersey Boys’

Theater League president talks about upcoming season

Theater League’s latest production, Lerner and Loewe’s 1960 musical “Camelot,” plays this weekend at the Fred Kavli Theater in Thousand Oaks.  Along with Cabrillo Music Theatre, Theater League, a not-for-profit touring co More...

Local artist’s latest single climbing SiriusXM charts

Country singer-songwriter Annie Bosko’s new single has been climbing a radio station chart dedicated to promising new singers.  “Crooked Halo,” co-written and sung by Thousand Oaks native Ann Marie Boskovich under her stage nam More...

Comedy looks at life of pre-WWII family

Show has ‘timeless, universal appeal’

When watching the seriocomic play “Brighton Beach Memoirs,” which made its debut at Conejo Players Theatre on Jan. More...

Sports

Warriors honor Weiss

Westlake girls’ water polo team retires number of former player

Veronika Weiss loved the color purple.  It was only fitting that Westlake High girls’ water polo players released purple balloons to remember Weiss, one of seven people killed in the Isla Vista shooting near UC Santa Barbara last May. More...

Benkert leaving Westlake to become associate head coach at Oaks Christian

The first offseason coaching domino has fallen.  Longtime Westlake High football head coach Jim Benkert, the winningest coach in Ventura County history, is leaving the Warriors to become associate head coach at Oaks Christian.  More...

Catching fire

The Panthers can’t kick back and take it easy like Wooderson— aka Matthew McConaughey— from “Dazed and Confused.” All right, all right, all right. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park  Dec. 26 A dog was reported stolen in the 900 block of Lawrence Drive.  Dec. 31 A 30-year-old man was cited for being under the influence of a controlled substance in the 2700 block of Teller Road.   More...

Obituaries

Mariella Anne Palmer

75, passed away peacefully on Jan. 2, 2015 at her home surrounded by her loved ones. Mariella will be remembered for her strength, sense of humor, generosity and unconditional love for her family. More...

Letters

Business good despite sign?

Headline: “T.O. Auto Mall dealers report sales surge to end 2014.”  I just can’t believe my eyes.  How is this sales surge possible with such a small freeway sign?  Donald McCaffrey Newbury Park   More...

Kiwanis helps school library

Built in 1924, Conejo Elementary School was one of the first schools in the Conejo Valley Unified School District. More...

Wildlife belongs here too

I had to read Mr. Hicks’ Jan. 8 letter “Is cougar eating your pets?” several times to make sure I understood his position.  Assuming I’m right, it would appear that Mr. More...

Editorials

Managing wildlife means learning to live together

There seems to be no shortage of voices in our community who are willing to speak up for the plight of the area’s tiny population of mountain lions. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

FOR THE RECORD

The Jan. 8 editorial “ Ahem, please cover that cough” incorrectly reported Paul Russell of Ventura County Public Health as saying this year’s flu vaccine is a good match for the strain circulating. More...

Sending aloft fond memories

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Council answers cries of DV homeowners

The City of Thousand Oaks will come to the aid of six Newbury Park homeowners whose properties were damaged following December storms. The rest, it appears, will be left out in the rain. More...

Community

Powell switches plea to guilty

Newbury Park resident, 24, to be sentenced Feb. 6 for fatal DUI accident

There will be no trial in the case of a Newbury Park man who killed two people and injured another in a September 2013 drunk-driving crash on Potrero Road. More...

T.O. Starbucks robbed

Thief allegedly wielded shotgun

An armed man walked into a Thousand Oaks Starbucks early Sunday demanding and receiving money before running off, according to police.  More...

Big cat blamed in death of pygmy goats

Agoura resident granted kill permit

At least $1 million in taxpayer money will be spent to create a freeway underpass to protect local wildlife such as deer, coyotes, bobcats and mountain lions. If the animals are appreciative, they aren’t showing it. More...

Calendar

Calendar

THURS., JAN. 15  Channel Islands Gulls  11 a.m. at The Greek at the Harbor, 1583 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura. Social hour at 11 a.m., luncheon at noon. Membership drive; bring a friend. Raffle with prizes. RSVP requested. Contact: Shirley. More...

Schools

Scouting sibs achieve the highest honors possible

Camarillo pair attend Thousand Oaks High School

Siblings Rachael and Garrett Hempy share more than a last name. The Camarillo residents— both students at Thousand Oaks High School—each received the highest honors attainable to those involved in scouting. More...

Professors join forces for special benefit concert

Two California Lutheran University faculty members will present a recital, “Borrowed Gems,” at 7:30 p.m. Fri., Jan. More...

College Corner

Take control of your college admission process

If you are a high school junior starting to think about potential colleges, you have a choice to make about how you approach this process. You can read magazine rankings and lists of “best” schools. More...

Pets

A hawk on a cold tin roof

It’s a handy turn of events to have outgrown my childhood penchant towards queasiness at sight of icky things, because my backyard’s resident red-tailed hawk has really been pushing the gruesome envelope lately.  More...

Pet of the week

WONDERFUL DOG—Mokie is an altered male blue-and-white pit bull mix about 8 years old. He is good with small dogs and children. He is housebroken and walks well on a leash. More...

Pit bulls can get spayed, neutered for free

The Humane Society of Ventura County is offering free spay or neutering to pit bull and pit bull mixes for a limited time this month.  Funding is limited and the program will only last for a short time. More...

Faith

The Art of Being

2015: Explore the no-resolution solution

The road to success leads through the valley of humility, and the path is up the ladder of patience and across the wide barren plains of perseverance. As yet, no shortcut has been discovered. — Joseph. J. More...

Family

Out for a Spin

ATWIST ON GOLF—Above, Dustin Peterson tees off with a Frisbee while playing a round of disc golf at the Rabbit Flats Disc Golf Course at Thousand Oaks Community Park on Jan. 3. More...

Local YMCAs offering monthlong series on ‘mindful living’

The Conejo Valley YMCA and Miller Family YMCA of Newbury Park will offer a free four-week series titled “Healthy Mindful Living” held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. beginning Tuesdays on Jan. More...

Columns

Flying Squirrel

Time to travel

If you’ve been watching TV recently—playoff football, your favorite dramas or reality shows—you may have seen a TV ad or two (or more) from travel industry companies like cruise lines, all-inclusives and places like the Caribbean an More...