June 4, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

BID reveals bold plan for boulevard

The Thousand Oaks Business Improvement District will request that the city allocate all of its remaining housing units—about 406 of them—allowed under Measure E to the Thousand Oaks Boulevard Specific Plan Area, which stretches from Moorp More...

Health & Wellness

FIELD SUPREMACY

Field hockey teams battle in Moorpark

IT’S MINE!—Above, Daphne Voormolen of Team Jolie Pitts in Thousand Oaks passes the ball as she falls to the ground during the 44th California Cup International Field Hockey Tournament at More...

Seminar looks at end-of-life planning

Hospice, palliative care explained

Senior Concerns will present a community seminar on Value- Driven Planning for Aging and End-of-Life Choices from 5:30 to 7 p.m. More...

Pregnancy center hires new director

Teresa Menchaca has been named the new executive director of the Conejo Pregnancy Center.  Menchaca has a bachelor’s degree in organizational leadership and has worked in both the corporate and nonprofit sectors.  The CPC is a nonprof More...

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THURS., JUNE 4  Marines And FMF Corpsmen   More...

Schools

NATIONAL CHARITY LEAGUE INTRODUCES 2015 DEBUTANTES

The Conejo Valley Chapter of National Charity League Inc. introduced its 2015 Debutantes as part of its 43rd annual Announcement Tea and Senior Ticktocker Recognition on May 17 at Sherwood Country Club inThousand Oaks.  More...

'SIN excusas'

Event imparts value of education to Spanish-speaking parents

Maria Elena Plaza, director of human resources and public relations for Oxnard School District, taught in the same firstgrade classroom where she was a student. More...

Century Academy receives NCAA approval

Conejo Valley Unified School District’s Century Academy, an online, blended-learning high school with digital curriculum and supplemental teacher support, is now a National Collegiate Athletic Association-approved campus. More...

Business

Local residents named top female biz owners in state

Moms turned passion for shaved ice into thriving business

Karen Bain was working as a flight attendant in 2004 with regular runs to Hawaii when she tasted a flavorful frozen dessert on the Islands. More...

Learn to be self-employed

Women can learn how to run their own business and how to expand an existing firm with Women’s Economic Ventures Women’s Business Center.  WEV will hold a free, one-hour informational session from 6 to 7 p.m. More...

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Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park   May 16  A 46-year-old man was cited in the 900 block of Ventu Park Road for drinking alcohol in public.   May 21  Two men, 28 and 29, were cited for drinking alcohol in public in the 900 block of N. More...

Faith

Casino NIGHT

ALL IN—Above, Leslie Lenko, Linda Pappas Diaz and Mary Curtis of Thousand Oaks try their luck at the craps table on May 16 at St. More...

Briefs

WLV church offers fellowship hour The United Methodist Church of Westlake Village will offer a new opportunity for worship and fellowship from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. starting Sun., June 7 at the church, 1049 S. Westlake Blvd. More...

Letters

Provide separate WC for transkids

As a parent of eight children who have either gone through or are currently going through CVUSD, I’m absolutely disappointed in the lack of consideration for the safety of our children with regard to the school board’s recent modification More...

Sound walls not welcome

Does anyone remember the 101 Freeway through Westlake Village and Thousand Oaks back when you could see the hills around us? It was glorious.  As I write this, the 101 Freeway is being turned into a giant gutter. More...

SB 277 takes away rights

Are you OK with the government having final say about medical treatment of your child?  Not your doctor. And definitely not you. More...

Editorials

Graduation brings students to a crossroads

It’s no surprise that commencement, a word we always hear at graduation, comes from a French word that means beginning.  More...

Political Cartoon

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FOR THE RECORD

An incorrect date was published in an article about the Conejo Recreation and Park District’s upcoming pickleball tournaments. More...

EXTREME MEASURES

Council enacts drought action plan, restricting water use citywide

Thousand Oaks residents must comply with a host of new water use restrictions or face heavy fines, both individually and collectively.  More...

Ed Jones appears the winner by razor thin margin

SPECIAL ELECTION COVERAGE

The phone wouldn’t stop ringing at the Jones residence on Cherry Valley Circle in the Westlake portion of Thousand Oaks. It was just after 11 p.m. More...

Community

City’s homeless count shrinking

Figure is lowest in five years

The number of homeless people in Thousand Oaks is falling, according to a survey conducted by volunteers in January.  The 2015 Ventura County Homeless Count, part of the county’s 10-year plan to end homelessness, revealed 83 people living More...

Area beaches suffer fallout from oil spill

Zuma affected

The command group in charge of the Refugio oil spill cleanup has extended its shoreline watch into southern Ventura and northern Los Angeles counties in response to hundreds of tar balls spotted on beaches as far south as Malibu.  Shoreline team More...

Proposal seeks to name stretch of 101 after fallen deputy

Irwin made bill her first in office

The office of freshman California Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin sits just up the street from a roadside memorial for a deputy who lost his life in the line of duty seven months ago in Camarillo. More...

On the Town

Chef offers flavors from Kiwi nation

It’s no surprise to learn that the personable, creative young chef and co-owner of Aroha New Zealand Cuisine in Westlake Village has rubbed elbows with some of the biggest celebrities in the restaurant world, including Bobby Flay. More...

Broadway in your backyard

Cabrillo presents ‘Oklahoma’

Cabrillo Music Theatre will present Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic “Oklahoma” from July 17 to 26 at the Kavli Theatre in the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd.  More...

Enjoy surf ’n’ suds in Ventura

The Trek Bikes of Ventura will host a Surf ’n’ Suds Beer Festival on Sat., June 13 at the Ventura Harbor Village, 1583 Spinnaker Drive.  Designated driver and VIP entry is 11:30 a.m.; general admission entry is 12:30 p.m. More...

Sports

Balancing act

Newbury Park gymnasts take gold, bronze at Junior Olympic National Championships

Superheroes do not exist solely in comic books.  Joe Dixon and Christopher Osgood are sports superheroes who catapult, jump, fly, flip, stretch and contort to vertigoinducing heights and M.C. Escher depths in gymnastics.  More...

No suspense with Spence

Westlake senior leadoff hitter and shortstop is a rock for softball team

Taylor Spence does it all.  The senior is a proven leader on the Westlake High softball team that went 21-10 overall this season. She’s a sure-handed shortstop. She can also light up the scoreboard from the batter’s box.  More...

Track and field stars gear up for state meet

Multiple high school track and field stars from Acorn country qualified for the CIF State Championships this weekend in Clovis. Kendall Mader, a Newbury Park senior, will compete in the girls’ shot put and discus events. More...

Pets

Leave the light off for the finch family

A defunct outdoor lighting fixture may pose a nuisance to a human, but to another species it may provide an invaluable service. More...

Pet of the week

BOUNCY BOY—Hughes is an altered male black Labrador retriever mix about 5 years old. He is a happy, bouncy boy who likes to play ball. He gets along best with only dogs. More...

Family

Honest adults raise honest kids

“My 14-year-old has started to lie to us. It began with simple things but recently it has gotten worse. She even lied to us about where she was last Saturday. More...

Saluting Our Scouts

Michael Maga of Boy Scout Troop 753 in Newbury Park recently celebrated his 18th birthday and attained the rank of Eagle Scout. More...

High school hoops leagues

The Thousand Oaks Teen Center will host two high school basketball leagues for boys in grades nine through 12 this summer.  The first league will run June 24 through July 16. The second league will run July 22 through Aug. 13. More...

Columns

Hot Flashes

The un-concert

Don’t bring a survival kit, a bulletproof vest and an infinite supply of Sinatra for a two-hour trek into Dodger Stadium. More...

The OTHER Side of 50

Improving senior nutrition

It’s a well-documented fact that the majority of older adults would prefer to live at home. What you may not know is that nutrition problems are widespread among those who choose to do so.  More...