January 14, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Freeway turns runway

Pilot forced to make emergency landing after plane runs out of fuel

Commuters on the 23 Freeway had their drive interrupted Monday when a small single-engine plane had to make an emergency landing during the middle of rush hour after it ran out of fuel.  More...

Health & Wellness

Caregivers get to have their day

Conejo Cares event returns for a second year

Caregivers Matter . . . Conejo Cares will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sat., Jan. More...

Professionals take the floor at T.O. library

The Grant R. Brimhall Library at 1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks, will present these special programs in January. Both events are free and open to the public.  More...

Norovirus surges through Ventura County cities

Seasonal stomach bug hits senior living facilities hard

Feeling lousy lately?  Blame the norovirus, a nasty seasonal bug that has shown up in dozens of communities around the state this winter, including Ventura County, health officials said.  More...

On the Town

Folksy satirist to play at CVUUF

Show offers political humor

Musical satirist Roy Zimmerman will present “This Machine,” his one-man touring show of political and social humor, at 8 p.m. Sat., Jan. More...

Cabrillo Music Theatre is headed to the ‘Forum’

Show opens Jan. 29 for two-week run

Cabrillo Music Theatre’s Broadway in Your Backyard program will present “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” Fri., Jan. 29 through Sun., Feb. 14 at the Scherr Forum in the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. More...

Comedy nights return to Hillcrest Center for the Arts

HashtagComedy has been bringing Hollywood headliners to Thousand Oaks each month for an evening of entertainment. The performances, presented in an intimate cabaret setting, will continue throughout the year. More...

Sports

The Answer 2.0

Boys’ basketball rookie sensation makes trek to Lions’ den from Roberto Durán Arena

Iverson Molinar has traveled 3,964 miles to join the Oaks Christian High boys’ basketball team.  The 15-year-old, who grew up in Panama City, Panama, moved to the United States four months ago.  He’s thankful for the smallest tr More...

Mullaney wins NCAA title

The Lancer has made the Conejo Valley proud.  Former Thousand Oaks High receiver Richard Mullaney helped the University of Alabama capture the College Football Playoff National Championship on Jan. 11.  More...

Viva Las Vegas

ON A ROLL—The Ventura County Baseball Academy U-13 team won its sixth tournament (out of eight) by going undefeated at a Las Vegas event. More...

Police

SHERIFF'S BLOTTER

Newbury Park  Jan. 1   A 20-year-old man was arrested in the 1500 block of Newbury Road for sexual battery.  Jan. 3   Fantastic Sam’s on the 1000 block of Broadbeck Drive reported a burglary.  Jan. 4   More...

Faith

Finding freedom, joy in life

During my seminary studies, I’d be off campus on Fridays and return in the evening to say, “I just got out of jail!” That was true, because my field work experience was serving as the chaplain intern at DuPage County Jail in Illinoi More...

Jewish Academy begins winter session

The Conejo Jewish Academy is starting its winter semester with many learning opportunities offered to the community. More...

Hollywood to ‘Holy wood’

The Chabad Jewish Women’s Circle will host a luncheon and concert with s inger Judy Winegard in a performance titled “ From Hollywood to Holy wood” at 11 a.m. Sun., Jan. More...

Letters

Hoverboard photo, story don’t compute

On Page 2 of last week’s edition was a story with the headline “Hoverboards hit with restrictions.” The article states that riders must be 16 or order and wear a helmet.  Then on page 21 is a photo of two very unsafe kids under More...

Leaders ignoring medical science regarding pot

I have just one question for those who fail to accept the medical science regarding cannabis, specifically that it has been proven to help sufferers of countless diseases and neurological disorders: Are you willing to aid those who do not react well More...

Paper had hand in false accusations

On Sept. 30, 2015, a rock was thrown into the window of the Planned Parenthood facility in Newbury Park. A fire was ignited before the sprinkler system extinguished it. More...

Columns

There’s a time and a place

It’s not as if I’m stuffy.  Because you could say with some degree of accuracy that my childhood was colorful. More...

Sugar bush is a sweet sight

Just like humans, the native plant population of the Santa Monica Mountains appears to be holding its collective breath while awaiting the predicted big rains of winter. More...

Actor Jamie Foxx credited with pulling Newbury Park man from burning wreckage

Accident happened last night on Potrero Road

Hollywood actor Jamie Foxx played a real-life hero Monday evening when, according to the California Highway Patrol, he rescued a Newbury Park man from the wreckage of a burning pickup truck. More...

Boulevard shake-up

Principe ousted as BID president after Tuesday vote

Rick Principe, one of the architects of the Thousand Oaks Boulevard Specific Plan, is out as president of the Thousand Oaks Boulevard Association and its associated Business Improvement District. More...

T.O. to remain weed-free zone

Thousand Oaks on Tuesday became the latest California city to outright ban medical marijuana dispensing, delivery and cultivation within its borders. More...

School district deciding what to do with windfall from state

Administrators currently in negotiations with unions

After a difficult financial stretch marked by constant belt-tightening, Conejo Valley Unified is in the unfamiliar position of having to deal with a hefty surplus just as it negotiates with its public labor unions. More...

Community

Convicted heroin dealer had Mexican pipeline

A suspected member of the Mexican Mafia has been convicted of selling heroin in Ventura County, possibly on behalf of the Sinaloa Cartel, one of the world’s largest and richest criminal organizations.  More...

City holds up well in rains

El Niño delivers first blow

Thousand Oaks fared well during last week’s not-so-fair weather.  In the first of the heralded El Niño storms, the city saw few emergencies, authorities said.  The rescue of a woman from rushing water in Conejo Creek Jan. More...

Volunteers needed for homeless count

Training available Wednesday in Thousand Oaks

Ventura County is in need of volunteers 18 or older to complete the 2016 homeless count Tues., Jan. More...

Calendar

Calendar

THURS., JAN. 14 JNET Thousand Oaks More...

Schools

WHS choir director in final stretch

Passionate educator has created lasting legacy

Directing Westlake High School’s choral music department for over 30 years, Alan Rose hasn’t skipped a beat. More...

HIGH SCHOOL HIGHLIGHTS

Newbury Park Panthers   More...

Scholarships reward leadership

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation announces its 17th year of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation Scholars Program.  More...

Business

Business leaders support freeway improvements, community projects

COMMENTARY  A word from the Chamber   As 2015 comes to a close and we look forward to 2016, the Conejo Valley and its residents have much to be thankful for.  More...

BRIEFS

Seminar deals with contractors The Employment Development Department will present an Employee and Independent Contractor Seminar from 9 a.m. to noon Tues., Jan. 26 at the Ventura County SCORE Office, 516 Pennsfield Place, Ste. 206, Thousand Oaks. More...

Pets

Famous Griffith Park cougar recovering from case of mange

Big cat is on the mend, NPS says

National Park Service researchers recaptured the Griffith Park mountain lion known as P-22 last month, and report that he appears healthy and has recovered from a serious bout with mange believed to be caused by rat poison. More...

There's a turf war going down at the lake

CRITTER TAILS In my rural Agoura community, it’s rare to see more than one great blue heron plying our small lake. Great blues tend to be solitary birds except during breeding season. Its voice is not musical. More...

Pet of the Week

IN A PIG’S EYE—Stacy is a female black and white potbelly pig about 10 years old. She is an indoor pet needing some TLC. If you would like to adopt Stacy ask for ID No. A4909793 at the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road.  More...

Family

Families fleeing gas leak find their way to Conejo Valley

The Gas Co. is paying for displaced families’ housing

A natural gas leak at Southern California Gas Company’s Aliso Canyon facility in Porter Ranch has residents in the north San Fernando Valley fleeing. Many of the families have landed in the Conejo Valley. More...

Warm Coats, Cold Slides

Event collects jackets for Casa Pacifica

IT’S SNOW FUN—Above, Westlake Village resident Clare Bagnuolo, 6, sits behind her friend Cambria Richards, 6, of Agoura Hills, as they share a saucer Jan. More...

Keeping kids safe while letting them go

I was under the impression that when I became a dad, I could keep my kid from ever getting hurt. I didn’t ask for trouble. Living happily ever after sounded reasonable to me. More...