May 7, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

School district names Baarstad’s replacement

CVUSD selects first female chief of schools

Conejo Valley Unified School District has selected a new superintendent, and for the first time in the district’s history, it’s a woman. More...

Health & Wellness

Is your kid hooked?

Pay-as-you-play video games present risk for addiction

Everything seemed perfectly normal with Ami and Michael Marchlik’s four young sons. The boys were doing well in school, they enjoyed sports and had plenty of friends. More...

The OTHER Side of 50

Unlocking a new kind of care

A few weeks ago my dad landed in the hospital.  Mom drove him to the emergency room because his blood pressure was fluctuating wildly. To be accurate, this blood pressure condition has been going on for some time now. More...

Briefs

Caregivers to learn about nutrition Senior Concerns will present a community seminar on Optimal Nutrition During Challenging Times for Caregivers from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tues., May 19 at Senior Concerns, 401 Hodencamp Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

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THURS., MAY 7  Conejo Valley Days   More...

Schools

Be my Study Buddy?

Church makes space for twice-a-week tutoring

When they’re not being used for Sunday school, the classrooms at the United Methodist Church of Thousand Oaks serve another higher purpose: education. More...

Race Day

Scouts, others compete in Pinewood Derby
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Educators, students and community leaders are honored

Ventura County group applauds innovation

The VC Innovates 2015 Award Luncheon took place on May 7 at the Spanish Hills Country Club in Camarillo.  The event honored this year’s most innovative students, educators, business partners, mentors and community leaders.  More...

Business

Federal funds fuel improvements at Camarillo Airport

Tarmac to be resurfaced

The Federal Aviation Administration announced last month that the Camarillo Airport will receive a $310,500 grant from the FAA Airport Improvement Program to resurface Durley Avenue and a quarter of the facility’s taxi lanes and tarmac.  More...

Rockin' Opening

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EYE ON LOCAL AREA STOCKS

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Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park   April 21  In the 1800 block of Hillcrest Drive, a 28-year-old man was arrested for grand theft.   April 24  A man, 29, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance for sale at Reino Road and Lesser Drive. More...

Obituaries

Marion Frances Pospisil

Marion Frances Pospisil of Mesa, ArizONA, passed away on April 22, 2015 in Mesa at the age of 76 after three challenging years of living with diabetes and kidney disease.   Marion was born to John and Frances Templeton in  More...

Family

Family Men

Dance, kid, dance!

My 11-year-old sixth-grader has become very serious—he’s dead set on getting a six-pack.  One night during dinner he said, “Relationships with girls are complicated these days. More...

Moms work out for free in May at Miller Y

All mothers can work out for free through the end of May at the Miller Family YMCA, 320 Via Las Brisas, Newbury Park. More...

Columns

Hot Flashes

The voice of Mom

Oh, how life before text messaging was different. So communications on Adair Street in 1962 went a little like this. More...

On the Trail

Piney pleasures in Thousand Oaks

Not far from the busy intersection at Erbes Road and Avenida de Los Arboles in Thousand Oaks, there’s a most beckoning vista framed in pines along Erbes Road. More...

Squirrel of the Month

TOAST OF THE TOWN—Ed and Taeko Markovich of Newbury Park often spot this squirrel passing through their backyard following a visit to a neighbor’s yard where hefinds regular meals. More...

Hilltop blaze no match for fire department's air assault

About 130 firefighters using air and ground support were able to knock down a hillside blaze in the Lake Sherwood area on May 1 before it could spread or damage any of the community’s multimillion-dollar homes. More...

Standing ovation: CAP ticket fees to drop

Patrons of the theaters at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza who buy their tickets over the phone or online will pay less in processing fees beginning July 1 under a new deal reached between the City of Thousand Oaks and Ticketmaster. More...

Community

Trailhead at Rancho Potrero open for business

Parking lot allows easier access to 326 acres of open space

Nearly seven and a half years after the intensely debated specific plan for the Rancho Potrero Open Space was finally approved, the area’s trailhead improvements will officially be open to hikers, bikers and horseback riders on Saturday. More...

Park & Rec board weighing drastic water-saving measures

Directors will tackle tough questions at tonight's meeting

The Conejo Recreation and Park District board of directors will tackle three major issues at its meeting tonight starting at 7:30 inside the Hillcrest Center, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive in Thousand Oaks. More...

Candidates open up at LOWV forum

Council hopefuls take on all the issues of the day

Is Thousand Oaks Boulevard headed in the wrong direction? How should the city amend its oak tree ordinance? What can be done to provide more senior housing? More...

On the Town

Conejo Valley Days opens today

Gates open today at 5 p.m. at Conejo Creek Park South for the 59th edition of Conejo Valley Days, the city’s annual westernthemed carnival and fair.  This year’s festival will run over four days, concluding at 8 p.m. More...

Grammy-winner headlines T.O. wine, jazz fest

Samples of wine, microbrews and boutique spirits will be served along with helpings of jazz during the fourth annual California Jazz and Wine Fest from 1 to 5 p.m. Sun., May 17 at Thousand Oaks Community Park, 2525 N. More...

Twisted. Definitely twisted

The Twisted Oak Tavern earns its name in more ways than one, starting with the beautiful gnarly old oak trees that seem to hover close by the building and reach out to patrons sitting on one of its two large patios.  More...

Sports

Unearthing the silver linings

No deficit discourages the Lancers.  The Thousand Oaks High softball team trailed Agoura 11-0 heading in to the bottom half of the sixth inning Tuesday afternoon, but the Lancer dugout remained as loud and boisterous as it was in the opening fra More...

Age of legends

Move over, Marion Jones.  The track legend’s 100- and 200-meter Ventura County Track and Field Championship records came crashing down on May 1 at Moorpark High.  More...

Pets

Snake season strikes early

The trend toward increasingly warm weather brings bliss to many people eager to explore the outdoors or work in their gardens.  Outdoor enthusiasts should be mindful that snakes, too, are inclined to be much more active now.  That includes More...

Pet of the week

SHY BUT SWEET—Sid is a male white terrier mix about 3 years old. He came to the shelter with an injury but has healed nicely. He is a little standoffish, but sweet when he gains trust. More...

Faith

Nonprofit gets a fresh start

Lutheran Social Services hires new director

Denise Cortes, the new area director of LSS Community Care in Thousand Oaks, recently met a homeless single mother and her 5-year-old daughter at the center.  LSS (Lutheran Social Services) staff found transitional housing for them in Camarillo, More...

The Art of Being

Words are labels that too often get in the way

“We should have a great many fewer disputes in the world if words were taken for what they are, the signs of our ideas only, and not for things themselves.”  — John Locke   More...

Briefs

Wine festival benefits ministries The 10th annual Taste of St. Francis food and wine festival will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. Sat., May 16 at the church, 280 Royal Ave., Simi Valley. More...

Letters

No time to waste in saving water

As a lifelong resident of this area of California (84 years), I’m greatly concerned with the present drought situation.  I recently had the occasion to observe Lake Cachuma. The lake is at about 20 percent capacity.  More...

Bring back aqueducts

You have surely noticed all the efforts to save water. That is as it should be. But have you noticed no one is talking about increasing the supply of water?  More than 100 years ago, a fellow called Mulholland brought water to L.A. More...

School should stop car washes

I was so frustrated last week as I drove by Thousand Oaks High School and witnessed the school having a car wash in the middle of our state’s historic drought.  What is wrong with the administration? More...

Editorials

Fall in love again with CVD, for the first time

As the old cowboy saying goes, “It’s not how many times you fall off the horse; it’s how many times you get back in the saddle.” More...

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