November 12, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Cancer nonprofit in fight of its life

Donations drop, CEO leaves office

Running a nonprofit organization and surviving the fierce competition for donations isn’t easy. But for one local organization that helps thousands of individuals affected by cancer, the work must go on. More...

Health & Wellness

Speaker discusses why cancer may be so prevalent in county

Epidemiologist visits with AAUW Thousand Oaks

Cancer is the leading cause of death in Ventura County, ranking above heart disease, which is the No. 1 killer in California and the United States, according to Erin Slack, epidemiologist at Ventura County Public Health. More...

Join the conversation on LGBT and aging

The Other Side of 50

In many communities, LGBT ( lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) older adults are a forgotten population.  More...

Los Robles earns ‘A’ for patient safety

The Leapfrog Group, an independent, nonprofit hospital watchdog that gives letter grades to hospitals to rate them on errors, injuries, accidents and infections, awarded an “A” rating to the 400-bed Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center More...

Calendar

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THURS., NOV. 12  Woodland Hills Republican Women Fed.  10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Woodland Hills Country Club, 21150 Dumetz Road. Speaker is Kathryn Barger, chief of staff for Supervisor Michael Antonovich. Lunch and shopping. Cost: $25. More...

Schools

District completes deal for future M&O site

$6-million purchase gets CVUSD a step closer to moving off Kelley Road

Conejo Valley Unified School District has purchased two properties near the Amgen campus that will serve as the new home of its maintenance and operations center, which currently resides at Kelley Road in Newbury Park.  More...

CLU dedicates week to celebrate foreign students

Cal Lutheran University will celebrate International Education Week Nov. 16 through 20 with free activities on its Thousand Oaks campus.  A joint initiative with the U.S. More...

HIGH SCHOOL HIGHLIGHTS

Newbury Park Panthers  Fri., Nov. 13: Casa Pacifica school supply drive through Wed., Nov. 18  Football playoffs lunch activity/ quad/11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  More...

Business

Big changes for Baxter International

Company gone from T.O., but spinoff remains

Baxter International, a Fortune 500 company with a long history in Thousand Oaks, received an overhaul this summer, splitting into two separate entities, each handling different aspects of the healthcare industry.  More...

Award honors women in business

National Association of Women Business Owners-Ventura County (NAWBO-VC) is seeking nominations for nine local, outstanding businesswomen.  To make a nomination, go to www.NAWBOVC.org and click on the 17th annual Bravo Awards found under Events. More...

BUSINESS BITS

Discounted fashions   Nordstrom Rack opened a new location at the Janss Marketplace on Hillcrest Drive. More...

Police

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

Newbury Park Oct. 30 A woman, 40, was arrested in the 500 block of N. Ventu Park Road for shoplifting and being under the influence and possession of a controlled substance. More...

Family

Local child actress staying busy

Ten-year-old has scored several roles on TV,film

Ten-year-old Conejo Valley resident Isabella Crovetti-Cramp is already a show-business veteran. More...

Letters

Don’t misuse the Stars and Stripes

This is in response to Trisha Finn’s Nov. More...

Native Americans were here first

I only have one thing to say regarding the extremely offensive rant by Trisha Finn.  Just what Native American tribe do you belong to?  As far as I can tell, these are the only people in this country who have the right to complain about inv More...

Girl’s campaign an inspiration

Every week, when reading the newspaper, I go on what I call a “treasure hunt” to find stories that are more uplifting than the usual fare of angry political discussions and criminal reports. More...

Editorials

Tackling transgender question no easy matter

Hate him or love him, Conejo Valley Unified School District board member Mike Dunn knows how to get people talking. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Home Depot to give it another go?

Company submits paperwork to build on same site council said it couldn’t

Six years after it was denied permission by the Thousand Oaks City Council to open in the location of a former Kmart store, Home Depot appears poised to give it another go on Hampshire Road. More...

Cause of mountain lion’s death confirmed

Lab tests done on a female mountain lion found dead in Point Mugu State Park Sept. 30 have confirmed the animal died as a result of rodenticide poisoning.  More...

Community

Park board votes to make off-leash dog areas permanent

CRPD deems pilot program a success, plans to add more

Three off-leash dog areas added to the local park system in March will remain permanently, the Conejo Recreation and Park District board of directors decided last week.  The vote came Nov. More...

Water restrictions tighten for winter

Outdoor irrigation limited to one day per week

The cold weather that blew through Thousand Oaks this week brought with it greater restrictions on outdoor watering. More...

Another MAC meeting

The next meeting of the Casa Conejo Municipal Advisory Council will be at 6 p.m. Wed., Nov. More...

On the Town

Conejo film fest highlights Westerns

Festival features films shot locally

The Conejo Valley’s rich contribution to Hollywood will be celebrated this weekend at the fourth annual Conejo Valley Classic Film Festival.  Each year, organizers select classic movies filmed in the area to feature at the three-day event. More...

Multimedia theater performance looks at lives of combat vets

Cal Lutheran University will present “Under Fire: Stories of Combat Veterans Across Generations” in its black box studio theater in the theater arts building, 141 Memorial Pkwy.  The show will take place at 8 p.m. Nov. More...

Cabaret comedy back at Hillcrest

HashtagComedy brings Hollywood headliners to Thousand Oaks each month for an evening of entertainment in an intimate cabaret setting.  The next performance will be from 8 to 9:30 p.m. Sat., Nov. 21 at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. More...

Sports

Super symmetry

Westlake girls’ volleyball sweeps Saugus in Division 1A playoff opener

The Warriors glided across the court in symmetry, everyone moving in unison, to the sound of their own music, to the right spot at the right time.  The ball danced in the air while the players orchestrated spikes, sets and serves with brilliant More...

Lions, Benkert sack Warriors

Oaks Christian football team stymies Westlake, but both teams reach Pac-5 dance

Jim Benkert stood victorious last weekend on the Westlake High football field, as he did so many times in his 26 years leading the Warriors.  This time was different. More...

It’s show time

Eleven of 12 Marmonte, Camino, Canyon football teams reach playoffs

Unfurl the pigs in blankets. Toss the tinder into the barbecue pit. Get crazy with the Cheez Whiz.  Everyone’s invited to the party.  Well, almost everybody.  More...

Pets

Come see the Barkley

The Barkley Pet Hotel and Day Spa and VCA Westlake Village Animal Hospital will celebrate a fifth-anniversary open house from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., Nov. 14 at 31166 Via Colinas, Westlake Village.  More...

SNAGGLEPUSS—

Jack is a male Chihuahua mix about 6 years old. He is playful and gets along with other dogs. To adopt Jack, ask for ID No. A4887159 at the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road. More...

Faith

Global effort puts the focus back on giving

Local nonprofit helps to promote Giving Tuesday

Americans frustrated with the growing commercialism of Thanksgiving—Brown Thursday, Black Friday and Cyber Monday—might rejoice in a new movement claiming the following day: Giving Tuesday.  Now in its fourth year, the purpose of the More...

Church marks decade in Newbury Park

Lifesong Christian Communities will celebrate 10 years in the Conejo Valley with a community service event from noon to 3 p.m. Sun., Nov. 15 at James Storehouse, 3541 Old Conejo Road, Ste. 117, Newbury Park.  More...

Get saturated in God’s word

Roots of Faith

Once upon a time, an official of the royal court of the Ethiopian queen was riding in his chariot and reading a scroll, a passage from the prophet Isaiah. More...

Columns

Choose your connection wisely

Flying Squirrel

If you travel by air, you may find yourself on a set of connecting flights. You might take off from Burbank or Los Angeles, fly to one airport, then change planes for a second flight to your final destination.  More...

Playing the survival game

On the Trail

An octet of elderly grapevines clings to life on the perimeter of my rural Agoura community. They were abandoned and struggling for survival when I moved to the area 21 years ago, and remain so today.  More...

Columnist still seeking suggestions

Single Files

This is officially the final installment in a trilogy of columns I’ve dubbed “The Singles Saga.” The gist of the last one was a call to singles in readerland who are interested in a local mixer to make themselves known. More...