March 12, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

In the path of a killer

T.O. victim of May 2014 shooting was in ‘the wrong place at the wrong time’

Struck seven times by a gunman’s bullets, 19-year-old college freshman Veronika Weiss lay dying on an Isla Vista sidewalk. More...

Health & Wellness

Whole-health expo back again

Event offers free screenings, blood drive, tons of vendors

This year’s health expo hosted by the Conejo/ Las Virgenes Future Foundation will be bigger and more comprehensive than in years past, featuring new interactive programs for the entire family. More...

Free clinic seeks support for mammogram program

Donations will pay for diagnostic tests

The Conejo Free Clinic has launched its first online fundraising campaign through GoFundMe to provide free mammograms to underserved Ventura County women.  Donors can go to www.gofundme.com/conejofreeclinic and donate any amount.  More...

Briefs

Conejo Free Clinic gets new board member Cynthia J. Johnson, registered nurse and chief nursing officer at Los Robles Hospital in Thousand Oaks, has joined the board of directors at the Conejo Free Clinic. More...

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Schools

Going Pink

Redwood students send colorful anti-bully message

  UP, UP AND AWAY—Above, Redwood Middle School students release pink balloons at a schoolwide event centered on anti-bullying and spreading kindness on Feb. 27. The balloons carried quotes of kindness in biodegradable pink balloons. More...

Regents continue run of mock trial dominance

La Reina wins county contest

La Reina High School is the winner of the 2015 Ventura County Mock Trial. More...

A real page-turner

FANCY HAT—Faith Gnagy, 9, a third-grader at Madrona Elementary School in Thousand Oaks, models her crazy hat in honor of Dr. Seuss and Read Across America Day on March 2. More...

Business

Huddle Campus wins praise from City of WLV

Center offers workspace for start-ups

The City of Westlake Village and its business community recognized Huddle Campus and California Lutheran University for their innovative approach in promoting Conejo Valley entrepreneurship.  The Westlake Village City Council started the busines More...

Eye On Local Area Stocks

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Insurance agent reopens office across from The Lakes

Local businesses and the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber were on hand to celebrate the reopening of the Nancy Cannon State Farm office in February.  Cannon, a Thousand Oaks resident, has moved her State Farm office to the Clear Oaks Plaza, 1879 Th More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park   Feb. 25  A 45-year-old man was cited for occupying property without the consent of the owners in the 1500 block of Newbury Road.   Feb. 26  More...

Family

When children lie, parents must match response to cause

Although lying can create concern for parents, it actually is quite normal for children to do—and to begin it at an early age.  Children lie for several reasons:  More...

The fun gets hoppin’ at Ventura Harbor

Cottontail Day is March 28

The annual Cottontail Day Festival will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Rock, paper, scissors the stars of one-act play

Young Artists Ensemble’s Hillcrest Players will present the world premiere of a one-act play, “Rock, Paper, Shoot! A Seriously Fun Story About Not Taking Things Too Seriously,” at 1 and 3 p.m. More...

Columns

Flying Squirrel

Mindful photography

With spring break now only weeks away and summer travels just around the corner, it’s time to make your vacation photography shot list.  Wait, what?  Spring break and summer mean vacation time. More...

Life in the Single Lane

Poppin’ profiles, Part 2

Anyone who’s noticing that dating after a certain “more mature” age is way tougher than it used to be, please raise your hand.  In my case, just the process of getting enough “beauty rest” before I meet someone, for More...

Squirrel of the Month

BLENDING IN— Bonnie Clarfield-Bylin snapped this adorable photo of a red fox squirrel on a tree in the backyard of her Thousand Oaks home. More...

Battle of the Ages

It’s how you play the game

ON THE GO—At left, Janice Guzman, 12, runs after the ball during the Youth vs. Experience Intergenerational Sports Exhibition at California Lutheran University on March 6. More...

The race is on

Four familiar names in running for special election

Thousand Oaks voters will have but one decision to make when they head to the polls in June for the city’s first City Council special election in 20 years: Who will serve out the remaining 18 months on Jacqui Irwin’s term? More...

Report: Enrollment projected to hit 20-year low by 2016-17 school year

Enrollment in Conejo Valley Unified School District is down and will likely continue to drop at least through 2020, according to staff projections. More...

Community

Fire forces residents from homes

Repairs are underway at a four-unit condominium complex in Newbury Park that caught fire last week and forced the evacuation of 19 people. The fire was reported at 2:11 p.m. More...

Triunfo YMCA begins final fundraising push

State-of-art facility between T.O., Westlake still $12M short of goal

Triunfo YMCA said it is in the final stages of a fundraising campaign that is giving rise to a new 60,000-square-foot building in Westlake Village.  More...

Judge asked to toss out coach’s lawsuit

Westlake High School head basketball coach Rob Bloom and the parent he is suing for $1 million will have to wait a few more weeks to learn the fate of the lawsuit.  Attorneys for both Bloom and the parent, James Clark, were in court March 10 to More...

On the Town

Tribute recalls the early days of rock ’n’ roll

“The day the music died,” as Don McLean famously wrote in his 1972 hit “American Pie,” took place on Feb. More...

Popular comic returns at Kavli

Comedian Kathleen Madigan will return to the Fred Kavli Theatre at 8 p.m. Sat., March 21 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. More...

Show features well-known routines

There once was a time when, in hotel lounges in the Catskill Mountains of upstate New York, the most popular entertainment involved Jewish comedians telling jokes about Jewish life to Jewish audiences.  More...

Sports

Close, but no cigar

This was supposed to be a rebuilding year for Oaks Christian High’s girls’ soccer team.  The Lions were mere cubs at the start of the season. More...

Lancers believe they can knock Agoura off perch

The Lancers politely rapped on the door for two seasons.  They’re now slamming a battering ram into the palace gates of the Marmonte League fortress.  More...

Lion girls’ hoops team still alive in CIF playoffs

Oaks Christian High’s girls’ basketball team won the consolation championship of the CIFSouthern Section Open Division bracket after topping Serra 45-40 last weekend.  The Lions (24-6 overall) earned a bye in the first round of the C More...

Pets

New kitty in town rejuvenates the neighborhood

There is a sense of curiosity, playfulness and delight that seems to be the exclusive province of the very young, be it kids or kittens.  A neighbor in our rural Agoura community recently acquired a kitten brimming over with that magical mix.&nb More...

Pet of the week

GENTLE BY NATURE—Nick is an altered male quarter horse about 22 years old. He is gentle soul in need of a good home. If you would like to adopt Nick ask for ID No. More...

Faith

Islamic leader consecrates mosque

Rabbi participates in procession

His Holiness Dai al-Mutlaq Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin, spiritual leader of the Dawoodi Bohra, visited Woodland Hills last week to consecrate the Mohammedi Center’s mosque.  The Dawoodi Bohra is a subsect of Shia Islam based out of Mumbai, I More...

Lecture tells story of diplomat who saved Jews during WWII

Writer and performer Corinne Copnick of Los Angeles will present “Forever Remembering Raoul Wallenberg: Moral Courage in a Time of Darkness” at 2 p.m. More...

Center hosts Season for Peace talks

The third annual Season for Peace and Nonviolence interfaith council panel discussion will take place at 7 p.m. Wed., March 18 at the Center for Spiritual Living, 880 W. More...

Letters

Hillcrest stripes are misleading

For a “safer ride on Hillcrest Drive” as the article states (Acorn, March 5) the restriping needs fixing. More...

Doesn’t see work on 101-23

According to the city’s website (toaks.org), the 101-23 interchange improvement project is slated to continue until early 2016.  More...

Repeal OK on auto mall sign

How disingenuous.  The city just announced the Thousand Oaks Auto Mall sold 1,417 new vehicles in January— up 35 percent from the previous January. And they sold 521 preowned vehicles.  More...

Editorials

We’re having an election, and everyone’s invited

The ink has not even dried on the final candidate’s nomination papers and some are already predicting a dreadfully low turnout for the upcoming Thousand Oaks City Council special election.  More...

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An open letter to the community

Editor’s note: This is being reprinted with permission from pantherprowler.org. The response to our special edition magazine has been unprecedented. More...