August 6, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Health & Wellness

Clearing up the concussion confusion

If you watch any medical drama on TV for more than five minutes, it seems, someone is going to show up with a concussion. More...

Briefs

Catch a free ride to Braille Institute The Braille Institute in Santa Barbara offers free classes in cooking, ceramics, technology and mobility training for legally blind people in the Conejo and Simi valleys. More...

Don’t ignore a persistent cough

Do you have a persistent dry cough and difficulty breathing? Don’t ignore it. You could have a serious condition called interstitial lung disease. Let me tell you of my mother’s battle with this debilitating condition. More...

Calendar

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THURS., AUG. 6  TOTAL Toastmasters Club  Noon to 1 p.m. in Oak Room, third level, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. T.O. Blvd. Newly elected president Andrew Dragotto presides. Open to public at no charge. Contact: Richard Gaz. More...

Schools

Shuttles take kids to B&G Clubs

Starting in late August the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley will offer van transportation for children in Agoura, Newbury Park and Thousand Oaks from their schools to the various B&G Clubs for after-school activities.  The co More...

Home-school charter launches new program

River Oaks Academy, a Thousand Oaks home-school charter, has been awarded a grant from Career Technical Education to develop and launch a new program to assist students in learning the components required for establishing a career in today’s co More...

Free program helps educate adult students about options

Karen Gorback will present a free program titled “Headed for the Future—Tips for Adults Going Back to School” from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thurs., Aug. 13 at the Grant Brimhall Library, 1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks.  More...

Business

It’s a new ‘Frontier’ for Verizon broadband and FiOS customers

If federal and state regulators approve a $10.5-billion buyout deal, millions of Verizon broadband and FiOS customers in Ventura County and across California should experience a seamless transition to Frontier Communications next year, a senior Front More...

Business resource center opens in T.O.

The SCORE Ventura County Chapter has opened its new Small Business Resource Center off Moorpark Road at 516 Pennsfield Place, Ste. More...

NAWBO announces next meeting date

The National Association of Women Business Owners Ventura County will meet from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Tues., Aug. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park   July 25  A 22-year-old man was arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance and possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia in the 100 block of Jerome Avenue.  A man, 53, was cited for drinki More...

Family

New Big Brothers Big Sisters president walks the walk

Marvin rises from mentor to leader

Sure, the statistics on its website attest to Big Brothers Big Sisters’ effects on young lives, but Wilmer “Chip” Marvin has seen it happen firsthand in more subtle, intangible ways, sometimes while just driving and talking.  More...

Reel fun time

CRPD event allows local youth to experience fishing

GO FISH!—At left, Gemma Huey, 3, of Camarillo shows her off her catch at the annual Fishing Frenzy held Saturday at Conejo Creek North Park in Thousand Oaks. More...

Letters

Cabrillo Theatre a bit too PC

We just saw a classic version of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “ Oklahoma!” presented by Cabrillo Music Theatre. There were no major changes in the show from other versions I’ve seen in theater and TV.  More...

Treatment of hunter excessive

Regarding Cecil the Lion, many years ago I was watching late-night cable when a short and obviously dated travelogue came on.  More...

Stop auto mall favoritism

The City of Thousand Oaks has overstepped its bounds.  When they break the municipal code that says businesses should provide their own offstreet parking, they are taking our tax dollars to favor one business over another, and that is not right. More...

Editorials

Savor the sweetness of summer while you can

Somewhere in a warehouse not far from here is a collection of costumes, masks and other spooky decorations just waiting to fill those temporary Halloween stores that somehow populate every empty storefront across town before autumn has even begun. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

FOR THE RECORD

The above rider was misidentified in last week’s paper. More...

Overturned big rig the cause of morning log jam

Traffic backs up from Wendy Drive through Agoura Hills

An overturned big rig played havoc on the morning commute through Thousand Oaks. More...

Fire behind Carlson’s set on purpose, police say

T.O. resident, 45, accused of arson

A 45-year-old man has been charged with arson for allegedly starting a fire near one of the oldest businesses on Thousand Oaks Boulevard.  Black smoke was reported about 10 p.m. Sat., Aug. More...

New face will shepherd libraries into the future

Vacant post filled by library veteran

Thousands of books line the shelves at the city’s two public libraries, but the scholarly tomes and beloved stories printed in ink are no longer the sole attractions. More...

Community

Attack at Janss mall thwarted by female victim

A 25-year-old Thousand Oaks man is facing sexual assault charges after he allegedly attacked a woman at the Janss Marketplace on July 29. More...

Council orders staff to create zoning regs for rehabs

Treatment centers not currently mentioned in municipal code

The Thousand Oaks Community Development Department is working to craft a zoning policy for substance-abuse treatment facilities, better known as “rehabs,” deciding where they should go and how they should be defined.  More...

DNA left on joint used to solve armed robbery

A suspected stickup artist’s bad habit led to his undoing. DNA left behind on a smoked marijuana cigarette helped police track down and arrest the man they believe robbed six teens at gunpoint in Newbury Park earlier this year. More...

On the Town

Benatar, Giraldo play Kavli Friday

She sings the songs, and he plays them. Along the way, the union of Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo has become one of the most successful in rock music history. More...

Participants will dance till they drop for Cabrillo

24-hour marathon starts Friday

Cabrillo Music Theatre will host its second annual 24-hour dance marathon from 6 p.m. Fri., Aug. 7 to 6 p.m. Sat., Aug. 8 at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. More...

JAZZ blooms at Gardens

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Sports

Summer of slam

Conejo Oaks baseball team goes 35-16 on strength of high-octane offense

The Conejo Oaks’ batting lineup supplied offensive fireworks this summer.  “We had a great team this season compared to last year,” said Jack Kruger, the former Oaks Christian High catcher. More...

Conejo Valley Big League All-Stars win U.S. title; fall to Puerto Rico in World Series

Conejo Valley Little League’s Big League All-Stars came oh-soclose to World Series glory.  The District 13 squad, made up of local student-athletes, lost 3-1 Guayama, Puerto Rico in the championship game on Tuesday in Easley, S.C. More...

Cruz control

Former Thousand Oaks star plays professional soccer for Seattle Reign

Michelle Cruz was a special player. More...

Pets

Fighting against dog farming

Documentary explores dark world of puppy mills

How much is that cute doggie in the window?  When the price is $1,000 or more, buyers ought to consider asking more important questions, such as where and how the puppies were bred, say animal rights advocates.  More...

Pet of the week

NO J OR—Carl is a male black and white domestic longhaired cat about 2 years old. He is very affectionate and lovable. If you would like to adopt Carl ask for ID No. More...

Faith

Spirit & Sound

HARMONY IN NATURE—Above, Eric “Medicine Wind” Alvarado plays theflute at the Satwiwa Native American Indian Cultural Center’s free evening concert of inspirational music on Sa More...

Briefs

Free convention looks at Jesus’ life Jehovah’s Witnesses invite the community to the 2015 “Imitate Jesus!” convention Fri., Aug. 7, 14 and 21 at the Long Beach Convention Center, 300 E. Ocean Blvd. More...

Giant mosquitoes ‘land’ in church members’ front yards

Connie Halpern was pleasantly surprised when she learned she had two unexpected visitors at her business last month.  More...

Columns

Hot Flashes

Camp Yaya

It’s summer. And they always leave something at Yaya’s.  Now I take a close-up photo of the lost and found and send texts from here to Cucamonga. More...

Flying Squirrel

Airline lounges

Many people think airline lounges are only for mega-fliers who rack up millions of air miles—guys like George Clooney’s character in the movie “Up in the Air.”  Not true.  More...