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Health & Wellness

The OTHER Side of 50

A future look at caregiving

A 2009 study concluded that the majority of family caregivers are white, female, employed, average 50 years of age and help in the care of a relative, often their mother.  The support systems for seniors and their family caregivers are built aro More...

Water fitness classes free at Miller YMCA

Free water fitness classes are available to the community in the heated indoor pool at the Miller Family YMCA, 320 Via Las Brisas, Newbury Park. YMCA membership is not required. Classes are ongoing and there is no need for reservations. More...

Greywater workshop broadcast live on Twitter

The Ventura County Building and Safety Division and Calleguas Municipal Water District will host a free workshop to teach homeowners how to use wastewater from clothes washers to irrigate shrubs, flowers and trees in their yards at 6:30 p.m. More...

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Schools

Oaks Christian School graduates launch into the world

Grads live up to motto: ‘Preparing minds for leadership and hearts for service’

Exploration, choices, disappointments and victories are all part of growing up, graduating senior Christian Hill said during his opening remarks at the Oaks Christian School commencement ceremony last week.  On June 4 the auditorium at Calvary C More...

SENIOR STANDOUTS •

OAKS CHRISTIAN

Editor’s note: Senior standouts are selected by their respective schools and profiles are compiled from questionnaires filled out by the students.  Jasmeene Burton   More...

Small class, BIG HEART

Newbury Park Adventist Academy honors Class of 2015

THE END OF A NEW BEGINNING—Above, Alexis Ramirez leads Newbury Park Adventist Academy graduates down the aisle during the school’s 67th annual commencement ceremony on Sunday. More...

Business

Official to offer update on tourism efforts

Insiders provide regional outlook

The Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Regional Economic Forecast from 7 to 9 a.m. Tues., June 16 at California Lutheran University’s Lundring Events Center, 60 W. More...

T.O. caregiver company wins award

Homewatch Caregivers of Thousand Oaks recently received both the Best of Home Care Provider of Choice and Employer of Choice awards from Home Care Pulse, the industry’s leading satisfaction management fi rm.  The awards are based on client More...

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Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park  May 22 A 20-year-old man was arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance in the 1800 block of Newbury Road.   More...

Family

Purses donated in honor of ‘Mamaw’

A group of longtime friends recently honored the memory of the late Betty “Mamaw” Hinsley of Westlake Village by organizing Mamaw’s Purse Project.  The group collected gently used and new purses and travelsize toiletries to don More...

Academy for the gifted opening in T.O.

Revo Academy, a gifted learner school for kindergartners through eighth-graders, will host an open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sun., June 14 at Temple Etz Chaim, 1080 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks.  The academy will open Tues., Sept. More...

Troop promotes healthy beverage

Scouts bring hydration stations to school

The 11 members of Junior Girl Scout Troop 60641 recently completed their community service project: encouraging the students of Sycamore Canyon School to drink water instead of sugary drinks such as sodas.  More...

Columns

Flying Squirrel

Upgrade your flight

If you’ve flown recently, you know the experience isn’t the pleasure it used to be 20 or 30 years ago. It’s more of an endurance challenge, as in: Can I endure this flight until I arrive at my destination?  More...

Life in the Single Lane

I think of you in silence, I often speak your name.  All I have are memories and a picture in a frame.  Your memory is a keepsake from which I’ll never part.   God has you in His arms, I have you in my heart.   More...

Squirrel of the Month

WE FEEL YOU—Ann Woolsoncroft of Thousand Oaks provided us this rare glimpse of one of our favorite furry friends at rest—possibly done in by the heat—on the lattice fence in her bac More...

Tacos, Anyone?

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High school hoops coach loses libel case against critical parent

Ventura County judge says criticism was protected speech

A Westlake High School basketball coach’s $1-million lawsuit against a vocal parent critic has been rejected. More...

Community

Bust brings down alleged burglary crew

Group responsible for home invasions in California, Nevada sheriff says

Four members of a group suspected of committing home invasion robberies and burglaries in Ventura, Los Angeles and Santa Barbara counties are now off the streets, police announced Tuesday at a press conference in Thousand Oaks hosted by the Ventura C More...

CRPD’s use of Roundup to remove turf upsets some

In an effort to reduce water use, Conejo Recreation and Park District is removing an additional 40 acres of grass from the area’s parks and replacing it with mulch. More...

Council OKs two-year budget

Spending to hit $190 million in 2016-17

The City Council approved the city’s estimated $364-million budget this week amid efforts to resolve shortfalls, including a lack of funding for street maintenance.  The council voted 4-0 June 9 to approve budgets of $174 million for 2015- More...

On the Town

Intrigue, friendships collide in drama

The truth hurts in “Pack of Lies,” the latest play by Panic! Productions, a community theater troupe based in Thousand Oaks. This 1983 drama by Hugh Whitemore may be unknown to many theatergoers but it is well worth the ticket. More...

Food, wine fest just around the corner

St. Paschal Baylon Church Men’s Club will host its fifth annual Conejo Food and Wine Festival fundraiser from 1 to 5 p.m. Sun., June 28 at 155 E. More...

Deep in the Heart

Country music fans delight at OakHeart Festival
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Sports

Warriors make California history

Westlake boys’ golf team isfirst to win consecutive state crowns

Westlake High’s boys’ golf team did the unthinkable this season.  The Warriors claimed the CIF/ CGA State Championship on June 3 at Poppy Hills Golf Course in Pebble Beach to become the first school to ever win back-toback state titl More...

Tornadoes rip through competition

ANYONE FOR TENNIS?—The Westlake Tornadoes tennis team won the Junior Team Tennis Sectional Championship in the U-14 advanced coed division in Rancho Mirage. More...

Oaks Christian digs for gold

Lion girls’ track and field team wins state; Mader snags a silver for Panthers

Athletes from Acorn country struck gold at the CIF State Track and Field Championships last weekend. Oaks Christian High’s girls’ 4x100-meter relay team helped the school claim its first state title. More...

Pets

Cancer cannot derail Agoura woman’s doggie devotion

We have often heard the phrase, “It was meant to be,” when some convoluted situation rights itself and proves that the wayward stars we wish upon can be brought back into alignment, and harmony.  So it was with a pair of rescued pupp More...

Pet of the week

LAID-BACK CAT—Ashley is an altered female shorthair tortie mix about 3 years old. She likes to play and cuddle. If you would like to adopt Ashley ask for ID No. More...

Faith

Letting their light shine

No proselytizing, church members just lend a hand at local school

The members of LightShine Church gather well, but they scatter better.  It’s a motto the congregants live by. More...

Special needs students welcomed into the fold

Local churches offer classes in receiving sacraments

Children with special needs have often been excluded from receiving the Catholic sacraments of reconciliation, Holy Communion and confirmation.  Priests have been wary of starting programs in the past because if a child is autistic and nonverbal More...

Secret donor pays off church mortgage

Congregation celebrates with ceremony, brunch

Redeemer Lutheran Church in Thousand Oaks is rejoicing over a special blessing bestowed by an anonymous donor.  Last month, the church’s mortgage loan, held by Lutheran Church Extension Fund, was paid off in its entirety by a member of the More...

Letters

Pack of coyotes showed no fear

Recently, my mother and I were walking our three dogs in the Lang Ranch neighborhood of Thousand Oaks around 10 p.m.  Just a block from my house, we noticed a coyote standing 20 feet ahead of us, staring. More...

You have to vote to be heard

Last week we had a special election in Thousand Oaks to vote for a City Council vacancy.  There are 70,323 registered voters in Thousand Oaks. Only 18,363 of us could be bothered to cast a vote. That’s one in four.  More...

Election results just crazy

So let me understand this. The city spends $200,000 on a special election to fill a vacant City Council seat for 18 months. Only 26 percent of registered voters cast ballots, and Rob Mc- Coy garners barely more than a third of the votes cast. More...

Editorials

What it lacked in turnout, race made up for in drama

Pleased or not with the results of last week’s special election to fill a vacancy on the City Council, one cannot deny that the race provided the excitement and drama that an appointment never could—and an ending none of us could have pre More...

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GUEST OPINION

Ventura County is home to some of the most exciting and cutting-edge companies in the world.  More...