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Man refused service minutes before fatal crash

Oak Park resident, 56, killed Sunday on Lindero Canyon Road in Westlake Village

An Oak Park man was denied liquor at not one, but two local businesses just before getting into a fatal accident Sunday in the city of Westlake Village, according to eyewitnesses.  More...

Ranch legal battle enters year 3

After costing taxpayers more than $450,000 in legal fees, a lawsuit filed three years ago by residents of Ranch Mobile Home Park against the City of Thousand Oaks remains in litigation.  The protracted dispute erupted in 2011 when the city, unde More...

Health & Wellness

Threat of West Nile outbreak still present even during drought

Best move is to avoid being bitten

As the drought continues to plague California and the ground thirsts for water, mosquitoes may be thriving in stagnant puddles, fountains and water left in buckets.  Many think drier weather decreases the potential for West Nile cases, but the m More...

The OTHER Side of 50

Going mainstream

My 40-something-year-old friend received a call from her husband while she was at work.  “Your yoga pants arrived,” he said, referring to a package that came that day in the mail.  “I didn’t order any yoga pants,&rdq More...

Miller Y hosts speaker series on health

Topics include parenting, strokes

The Miller Family YMCA will hold a free summer speaker series to improve health on Sundays from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the Y, 320 Via Las Brisas, Newbury Park.  Residents do not have to be a YMCA member to attend.  Free child care is provided. More...

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THURS., JULY 30  Camarillo Community Band   More...

Schools

Hillcrest Christian hosts open house

Hillcrest Christian Preschool will have a fundraiser barbecue bash and open house Sat., Aug. 8 at the school’s new Little Oaks campus, 101 N. More...

Redwood springs a leak

Conejo Valley Unified School District authorities were alerted to a leaking pipe at Redwood Middle School on the afternoon of July 18 when a passer-by noted water coming from under the school’s front office door.  More...

Educator earns presidential honors

WHS teacher gets nod from Obama

A Westlake High School teacher is among 108 math and science educators in the country who’ve been honored by President Barack Obama for their achievements in the classroom.  Scott Holloway, who came to the school in 2007, teaches physics&m More...

Business

T.O.-based Teledyne working on super sensor for NASA

Device bound for International Space Station

Teledyne Technologies Incorporated is working on a project to benefit the International Space Station, the company announced last week.  More...

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Pets

Cat lovers have purrfect opportunity to volunteer at pet shelter

Working in a back room at the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter, volunteer Pat Stimpfl specializes in the care of cats and kittens.  In addition to feeding and nurturing cats and cleaning their cages, she helps prospective pet owners choose animals th More...

Pet of the week

FURRY COMPANION— Bailey is an altered female red golden retriever mix about 13 years old. She is sweet and lovable and likes to give affection. If you would like to adopt Bailey ask for ID No. More...

Family

Horsin’ around

Newbury Park’s Circle K hosts rare rated competition

  IN THE SADDLE—Above, Peyton Wadley, 12, of Newbury Park competes with her horse Sebastian at the Dos Vientos Summer Horse Show at Circle K Stables in Newbury Park on July 26. More...

Regional Y office names new CEO

Ronnie Stone has been named president/CEO of the Southeast Ventura County YMCA by the Y’s board of directors.  The organization oversees four branches: Conejo Valley YMCA, serving Thousand Oaks, Moorpark and Santa Rosa Valley; Miller Famil More...

Disney receives warm welcome in return to Oaks mall

Stars come out for opening

IN CHARACTER—Above, Mickey and Minnie Mouse welcome guests to the Disney Store grand opening celebration at The Oaks mall on Saturday. More...

Columns

Life in the Single Lane

A many-splendored thing

Well, folks, I think I’ve finally found my perfect-for-me partner!  I’ve actually known him for quite some time, and he seems to have a wonderful capacity to entertain me, teach me and show me things about the world I never even imag More...

Editorials

Auto dealers should pay the difference to get job done

The City Council’s hopes of tying a neat bow on long-held plans to add parking and make other improvements at the Thousand Oaks Auto Mall appear to be at risk of unraveling (again).  As the sale of its property on Kelley Road is to Conejo More...

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Janss mall the site of late-night attack

Woman assaulted after she left nightclub around 2 a.m., police say

A 25-year-old Thousand Oaks man is facing sexual assault charges after he attacked a woman at the Janss Marketplace early Wednesday morning, police said. More...

City says lessons learned on Erbes

For the first time in two years, the color of bright orange no longer dominates the southern end of Erbes Road in Thousand Oaks.  Construction cones, loose stone and heavy equipment have been replaced by a perfectly manicured roadway, the end re More...

Community

Full closure of 101-23 connector coming Friday

Southbound 23 bridge to southbound 101 shutting down at 7 p.m.

Drivers will want to be aware of several road closures planned for this weekend as part of the ongoing expansion of the 101-23 interchange in Thousand Oaks.  Beginning Friday at 7 p.m., Caltrans will completely shut down the southbound 23 Freewa More...

Funds approved for freeway memorial to deputy killed in line of duty

Funding is in place to install memorial signs dedicating a section of the 101 Freeway in Camarillo to a deputy killed by a drunk driver last year. Now it’s up to Caltrans to determine when the signs will be installed.  More...

Officials see uptick in wildlife sightings

Kristina Goldberg lost her beloved family pet in a split second doing the same thing most every other dog owner does nightly.  Goldberg, who lives in the Lang Ranch area of Thousand Oaks, let Coco, a Pomeranian, out to do his business and, altho More...

On the Town

Conejo’s new pizza place a slice above

Remember Dean Martin’s signature song from the 1950s?— “When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that’s amore.”  More...

Isaak makes third trip to T.O.

The Kavli Theatre will host a performance by singer-songwriter Chris Isaak at 7:30 p.m. Thurs., Aug. 13 at 2100 E. More...

Vegas show features nothing but hits

The local premiere of the musical “Four By Four,” a tribute to the music of the Beach Boys, the Beatles, the Bee Gees and Motown, will take place at 3 and 7:30 p.m. Sat., Aug. More...

Sports

Standing tall: Quinn conquers new sport

Cornerback played one year of high school football, but he’s already a star for Cal Lutheran

Lucas Quinn was new to the area heading into his freshman year at Moorpark High.  His father, Lance Quinn, a pastor, got a job offer in California, so the family left their Arkansas home for the Golden State.  More...

Conejo Valley All-Stars win World Series opener

The Conejo Valley Little League Big League All-Stars are alive in the World Series.  Conejo Valley, which represents the West, topped South Carolina 4-2 in eight innings on Tuesday in Easley, S.C.  Thousand Oaks High catcher Ben Martz singl More...

Like a comet

Haley Halpert of the Westlake girls’ volleyball program will deliver spikes in the Bay Area

Haley Halpert used to execute split jumps and sit spins to perfection as a competitive figure skater.  “I was naturally good at it when I first started, so I just stuck with it,” Halpert said.  More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park   July 7  A 46-year-old man was arrested for planting, cultivating, harvesting, drying or processing marijuana and conspiring to commit a crime in the 800 block of Mitchell Road.  July 14  More...

Faith

Longtime head of Ascension Lutheran bids farewell

‘Pastor Larry’ began at T.O. church in 1978

Pastor Larry Wagner says he fell in love with Ascension Lutheran Church in Thousand Oaks when he first visited in 1978. It was a trip he almost didn’t make. More...

Rare Vatican exhibit coming to Reagan Library in 2016

Tickets already going on sale

The Reagan Library will be the exclusive West Coast destination of “Vatican Splendors: A Journey Through Faith and Art,” a special exhibit that will run March 6 through Aug. More...

CLU pastor to fill new vice president position

The Rev. Melissa Maxwell-Doherty, a CLU alumna who has served as a campus pastor for 15 years, has been promoted to the newly-created position of vice president for mission and identity. More...

Letters

Vote should have been tabled

The article on Dick’s Sporting Goods coming to The Oaks mall (Acorn, July 23) caught my eye, and your staff writer, Anna Bitong, captured the planning commission meeting with a wellwritten synopsis of the outcome of the meeting, which approved More...

Would like ‘local’ sports store

How long has it been since we had a locally owned sporting goods store in Thousand Oaks?  The kind where kids bought gloves for Little League and mouthpieces for Pop Warner football.  I can’t recall.  More...

City Hall off the mark, again

There seems to be something radically wrong with the project management skills of anyone related to road or paving projects in Thousand Oaks.  The latest example is that of construction bids for parking improvements to the auto mall coming in wa More...