February 18, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

County line development up for a vote

Proposal calls for three estates built on 5 acres

The planning commission is expected to decide Monday on a developer’s request to subdivide 24 acres of land southwest of Westlake Lake for the purpose of building three “spectacular” multimillion-dollar estates. More...

Health & Wellness

Indigestion has many causes

commentary /// Abdominal pain More...

Reality of death is hitting baby boomers hard

We all know that death is a part of life, but as a baby boomer today, it can uncover new emotions.  I think my personal experience might reflect what some boomers are experiencing.  More...

Author to speak on ethics of Olympic ‘sex testing’

A Stanford University researcher will discuss the ethics of testing athletes to determine their sex Wed., March 2 at Cal Lutheran University.  More...

Calendar

Calendar

THURS., FEB. 18  Channel Islands Gulls   More...

Schools

The right chemistry

Colina MS hosts parent-child science class

Just how far has science education come in the last 30 years? Parents of Colina Middle School students had the chance to see for themselves this month when they were asked to join their children in the lab for a day of experimentation and learning. More...

Weathersfield worried over effect of inaccurate test results

Issues have come to light with California’s new form of statemandated testing.  More...

Essential Arts

MATES students show off their creations at annual exhibit

WINTER ART GALLERY— Joella Denove, 9, points out her Chumash Village at Meadows Ar ts and Technology Elementary School’s Winter Art Galler y Jan. 28. More...

Business

In business for business

WLV entrepreneur turned $100 domain into $20 million

Rather than merely dreaming of hitting it big, Westlake Village resident Nellie Akalp has caught lightning in a bottle not once, but twice. In 2005 Akalp and her husband, Philip, sold—for $20 million—a website they’d developed. More...

Beauty school’s sudden closures leaves students scrambling

About 200 cosmetology students attending Marinello’s Simi Valley campus have been left in the lurch.  More...

Calabasas resident to head fund

The Santa Monica Mountains Fund recently named Calabasas resident Sara Nelson Horner as its new board president. A UCLA graduate, Horner has served on the fund’s board for over two years.  More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park

Feb. 5   A man, 24, was arrested in the 900 block of N. Ventu Park Road for being under the influence of a controlled substance and violating his parole.  A 39-year- old woman was arrested in the 300 block of W. More...

Faith

Churches dispute edict that priests don’t have to report abuse

Directive from French monsignor deemed ‘opinion’

News reports claiming that new Vatican guidelines excluding bishops from being liable for reporting clerical child abuse cases to the police are being refuted by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and by some local churches.  According to recent med More...

Anti-genocide rally educates, unites

Hundreds will gather for Jewish World Watch’s fourth annual Conejo Valley Walk to End Genocide from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sun., March 13 at Temple Etz Chaim, 1080 E. More...

UMC’s gospel event honors Black History Month

In recognition of Black History Month, United Methodist Church of Thousand Oaks will host a special gospel concert from 5 to 7 p.m. Sat., Feb. 27 at 1000 E. Janss Road. The public is invited to attend.  More...

Letters

Oakmont opponents aren’t ‘tyrants’

I was quite surprised by the inflammatory tone of your Feb. More...

‘Anti-senior’ majority bowed to pressure

Thank you for the front-page article about the “not-in-my-backyard” crowd versus residents who are concerned about our seniors having a quality assisted-living option close by. More...

Decision to reject project was ‘no-brainer’

This is in response to your editorial regarding Oakmont Senior Living. More...

Developer appeals Lowe’s decision on basis of signs

Unable to convince the Thousand Oaks Planning Commission to allow it to exceed the city’s uniform sign policy, the developer of a proposed Lowe’s home improvement store will instead take its case to the City Council. More...

Courting the Rams

CLU in the running to host NFL training camp

Thousand Oaks might become Rams territory. More...

Community

Rainfall or not, CRPD keeping up conservation

Even with the promise of an impending El Niño—a promise that appears more flimsy with each passing day—the Conejo Rec and Park District’s drought-related conservation efforts haven’t waned. More...

No DUI arrests at checkpoint

No individuals were arrested for drunk or drugged driving during two three-hour checkpoints conducted Saturday night in Thousand Oaks. Thousand Oaks police offi- cers set up a checkpoint from 9 p.m. More...

Council asked to clear path for substance abuse treatment

Set of zoning regulations coming for a vote

The Thousand Oaks City Council is expected to vote Tuesday on a list of proposed zoning regulations for facilities that treat individuals dealing with drug or alcohol addiction. More...

On the Town

Cabrillo Theatre’s next season features popular characters

‘Evita,’‘Tarzan’ and ‘Peter Pan’ coming to CAP stage

SEASON PREVIEW   Cabrillo Music Theatre’s 2016-17 season has three Cabrillo debuts and one classic favorite not seen in nearly 15 years.  All productions are produced, auditioned and rehearsed locally and presented at the Thousand Oak More...

‘Wicked’ actress brings solo show to T.O.

Performance will include songs from popular musicals

Broadway and television star Kristin Chenoweth, best known for her role of Glinda the Good Witch in the musical “Wicked,” will perform at 8 p.m. Fri., March 11 at the Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. More...

Hear Augustana in February

Choir from Illinois college making six stops in California

Cal Lutheran University will host a free concert by the Augustana Choir at 7:30 p.m. Sat., Feb. 20 on campus in Samuelson Chapel, 165 Chapel Lane, Thousand Oaks.  More...

Sports

Every minute matters

Amman Asfaw makes the most of his time in Lancer basketball uniform

At the west end of Thousand Oaks High’s gym, Amman Asfaw shoots free throws.  Practice is almost over, but Asfaw remains focused at the stripe. Asfaw, with quiet intensity, takes a couple dribbles, bends his knees and releases the ball. More...

Local squads ready to mix it up on hardwood

It’s time for the CIF-Southern Section high schools girls’ basketball playoffs to begin. Agoura, La Reina, Newbury Park, Newbury Park Adventist, Oak Park, Oaks Christian and Thousand Oaks have their dates with playoff destiny. More...

Panthers celebrate athletes on national signing day

CAT WALK—Newbury Park High honored Panthers who committed to play sports in college. More...

Pets

The joy of wildlife discovery

It’s astonishing how an item purchased for 99 cents at a thrift store can develop a life of its own. More...

Show raising cash to pair vets with pets

The Pets for Vets Comedy Show will be at 7 p.m. Thurs., Feb. 25 at the Elks Lodge, 158 N. Conejo School Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

Pet of the Week

LAID BACK—Maggie is an orange female domestic shorthair mix about 6 years old. She is a mellow cat that likes to play. If you would like to adopt Maggie ask for ID No. A3994986 at the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road. More...

Family

A Swing Around

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TRAVELING IN PAIRS

Couples run benefits VHL Alliance, raising funds tofight rare cancer

     VALENTINE RUN—Clockwise from top:first-place couple Mic More...

Youth Summit is this Saturday

Teens will address city, school leaders at the library

Bullying and substance abuse are just some of the issues affecting Thousand Oaks teens, issues that will be discussed at length during a half-day summit this Saturday at the Grant Brimhall Library in Thousand Oaks.  More...

Editorials

Editorial

A lesson in the high cost of college

Not all young people are cut out for higher education. Not all of them must go to college to succeed in life. But the real fact of the matter is this: Many graduating seniors can’t afford to go to college even if they wanted to. More...