February 5, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Hospital, nurses union reach deal over pay, staffing

Nurses picketing over pay and staffing issues at Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center late last month have since reached a tentative agreement with the Thousand Oaks hospital that includes 3 percent pay raise for nurses.  More...

Have a say on the next superintendent

Public can provide input at Feb. 10 meeting in T.O.

Conejo Valley Unified School District will offer a public forum to assist in the decision of the district’s next superintendent at 6:30 p.m. Tues., Feb. 10 in the south building board room at the district offices, 1400 E. More...

Health & Wellness

The OTHER Side of 50

When the doctor won’t talk to you

Recently my niece Sammie, a freshman at USC, contracted mononucleosis, better known as “mono.”  Five days after her diagnosis at the campus infirmary, and after taking all of her meds and beginning to feel better, Sammie relapsed and More...

Briefs

Support pancreatic cancer research The Westlake Village Pancreatic Cancer Run/Walk in support of the Lustgarten Foundation, America’s largest private foundation funding pancreatic cancer research, will take place Sat., Feb. More...

On the Town

‘Everyone can relate to rhythm’

Actress explains appeal of ‘Stomp,’ coming this month to the Kavli Theatre

Broadway’s most unusual hit comes to Thousand Oaks next week when Theater League brings “Stomp” to town for a two-day run on Feb. 11 and 12 at the Fred Kavli Theatre.  More...

The power of percussion

The “Stomp” percussion show will take place at 7:30 p.m. Wed. and Thurs., Feb. 11 and 12 at the Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd.  More...

Community theater stars get their due

The regular parade of performing arts awards shows began in January and will continue throughout the winter and spring.  Eight years ago, the consortium of Ventura County community theaters known as the Four Star Theater Alliance decided to hono More...

Sports

A beautiful game

Coach with Brazil World Cup team now leads La Reina soccer program

La Reina High head coach Rick Figueiredo compares playing soccer to being thrown into a pool of sharks. “You have to be calm; you have to see where they’re coming from, and you have to fool them,” the first-year coach said. More...

Fight to finish line

Thousand Oaks girls’ water polo team ready to rebound in pool

Thousand Oaks High’s girls’ water polo players aren’t ready to call it a season just yet. The Lancers dropped their fourth straight Marmonte League match, a 6-4 setback to Newbury Park on Jan. More...

Dazzle on defense

Oaks Christian girls’ basketball team is ranked No. 2 in CIF-SS Division 4AA poll

The full-court press appeared innocuous at first.  Over the course of the game, the Lions’ press moved like an amoeba. Passing lanes closed. There was nowhere to dribble, nowhere to shoot, nowhere to hide. More...

Pets

Pet of the week

THE WONDER OF ALICE—This sweet, older gal is mellow and likes to play. Alice is an altered female calico domestic medium-haired mix. If you would like to adopt Alice ask for ID No. More...

Faith

St. Max fills local food pantries

St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church in Westlake Village once again helped fill the food pantries and clothes closets of more than two dozen charities that assist the poor. More...

Parishes sponsoring adult ed

100 classes, concerts offered during Lent

The University Series is a multi-parish, adult education program offering 100 courses during the season of Lent, from Feb. 19 through March 27.  Classes meet one time from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday or from 12:15 to 1 p.m. More...

Church dedicating new prayer garden

Quiet place in WLV has labyrinth, fountain and benches

Westminster Presbyterian Church will dedicate a new prayer garden and labyrinth at 3 p.m. Sun., Feb. More...

Letters

Zeanah made a difference

It is so sad to hear of Elois Zeanah’s passing. I enjoyed working with her as a colleague and fellow appointee on the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy representing Ventura County, she on the SMMC board and I on the advisory board.  More...

Put a stop to pot smoking in park

I took my 2-year-old son to play recently at Borchard Park.  I was greeted by softball fields full of middle school girls getting ready for softball season. More...

‘Secret project’ made no sense

A couple of years before the city started the secret project that turned out to be the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, Elois Zeanah contacted me to see if I wanted to be on a committee to get the city to tell the people what they were going to do wit More...

Editorials

When the offer is too good to be true, it probably is

Consumer scams come in all shapes and sizes. In the mail, on the telephone and through the Internet, they fool people and trap them into giving up their valuable personal information and hard-earned money.  More...

Political Cartoon

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Potential candidates emerge with filing period days away

Fight to replace Jacqui Irwin begins in earnest Feb. 9

Voters in Thousand Oaks will see some familiar names on the City Council special election ballot coming this spring. More...

'Snow' much fun

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Measure E: under the microscope

Private interests pushing city to allow more housing

As developers clamor to build living units on Thousand Oaks Boulevard, a law overwhelmingly passed by voters in 1996 is being put under the microscope. More...

Community

A good deal?

Council expected to vote Tuesday on plan to spend millions in taxpayer money to add parking at auto mall

A multi-million-dollar plan to add parking and make improvements at the Thousand Oaks Auto Mall may have found new life. More...

Popular local deli dealing with aftermath of salmonella cases

Brent’s is sued by woman who got food poisoning in August

A Ventura County woman is suing a popular Westlake eatery, claiming she got sick after eating there in August.  As of Feb. More...

Traffic stop yields 1/4 pound of ‘honey oil,’ police say

Drug more potent, less detectable than pot

Two young adults were arrested on suspicion of drug-related crimes Jan. 28 after they were pulled over in Thousand Oaks while in a car belonging to an Uber driver.  More...

Calendar

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THURS., FEB. 5 Marines And FMF Corpsmen 6 p.m. at Elks Lodge, 1561 Kuehner Drive, Simi Valley. Dinner and business meeting. Open to all Marines and Corpsmen. Contact: Ken Honaker. Phone: 805. 416.4063. Email: JrViceMCL597@gmail.com. More...

Schools

St. Patrick’s students get an ‘A’ for altruism

At private T.O. school, service is part of the curriculum

St. Patrick’s Episcopal Day School is on a Super Bowl streak.  For three years running, the Thousand Oaks school’s Soup-er Bowl canned goods contest has been dead wrong at predicting the winner of the big game.  More...

Juniors invited to city-sponsored Internship Fair

Local high school juniors are encouraged to attend an internship fair hosted by the City of Thousand Oaks from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thurs., Feb. 19 in the lobby of the Civic Arts Plaza’s Fred Kavli Theatre, 2100 E. T.O. Blvd. More...

Speaking Up For Freedom

INDOCTRINATION—At left, Sequoia Middle School eighth-grader Hailey Washington talks about freedom of speech with Team Madison during “We the People: The Citizens and the Constitution Eigh More...

Business

Bacon, eggs and the economy

Business leaders offer forecast at CLU breakfast

Two Ventura County economic experts—Dr. More...

$ BUSINESS BITS

Fine dining Pearl District, an American cuisine restaurant, opened at Westlake Plaza (in the former spot of Fins Seafood).  Farm-to-table Mendocino Farms, a fresh sandwich market, opened at Westlake Plaza.   More...

Mendocino Farms comes to new-look plaza

Mendocino Farms, a sandwich shop and marketplace, has opened its ninth restaurant at 966 S. Westlake Blvd., Thousand Oaks.  A community social hour with complimentary appetizers and $1 beer and wine will run from 2 to 6 p.m. Fri., Feb. 6.  More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park  Jan. 24 A burglary from a construction site was reported on Ramona Drive.  Jan. 25 Two men, 18 and 20, were cited for petty theft at Kohl’s department store at 1960 Newbury Road.   More...

Family

A magic carpet ride

Young Artists present Disney’s ‘Aladdin Jr.’

The Young Artists Ensemble is presenting Disney’s “Aladdin Jr.” through Feb. 15 on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. More...

University ushers in year of the sheep

California Lutheran University will host a Chinese New Year celebration from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thurs., Feb. More...

Scouts go in search of food

Conejo Valley Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts will be asking for food donations to help out hungry families in the community as part of the Scouts’ nationwide service project Scouting for Food from Feb. More...

Columns

Hot Flashes

They’re golden

“I’d never be a good old lady.”  Mom tossed out this line after learning she was terminally ill. More...

On the Trail

Vanquishing the unvanquishable

There is a bench outside the Luigi Basile men’s clothing store on Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Thousand Oaks that is a perfect place to view a row of eucalyptus trees high above.  One of the tallest eucalypts has a split trunk. More...