March 31, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Reunited and it feels so good

CLU closes deal to host franchise, signaling return of NFL to Thousand Oaks

Nearly 30 years after the city last hosted a professional football team, the NFL is returning to T.O. More...

Cabrillo director makes plea to supporters: Turn affection into action

Asks community to attend final 2 shows

From across the country, arts lovers are reaching out to offer condolences and best wishes to the staff of Cabrillo Music Theatre, which announced last week that it will suspend operations at the end of its current season due to financial struggles. More...

Health & Wellness

Foundation expo bigger than ever

Event is April 9 at Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center

Early detection of high cholesterol, blood pressure, glucose and other health conditions could lead to disease prevention or the creation of a management plan that delays the onset of an illness or chronic condition.  More...

Miller Y offers spin class

The Miller Family YMCA of Newbury Park is holding its first “Cycle-Delic” spin class with music, black lights and neon from 6 to 6:50 p.m. More...

These ‘hacks’ make life easier for seniors

If you’ve been reading howto ideas on the Internet lately, you’ve probably come across the term “hack.” One definition of the word is a new technique that solves an old problem. More...

Calendar

Calendar

THURS., MARCH 31  10-Year Reunion  2 p.m. at Mimi’s Cafe, 400 N. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. For Robinsons-May Co. and The Oaks mall associations. No host. RSVP required. Contact: Carolyn Kolar Elsenbach. Phone: 805.376.0129. More...

Schools

OCHS opens new hub for students

Center made possible by donation

Oaks Christian School in Westlake Village recently opened its Luo International Centre, a new hub for both international and domestic students on the campus.  The 1,150-square-foot facility was made possible by a gift from Lin Luo of Chengdu, Ch More...

HIGH SCHOOL HIGHLIGHTS

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Fantastic Voyage

Students play role of immigrants to learn history

ON HIS WAY—At right, third-grader Benjamin Sachs, 8, waits on a “boat” during Conejo Elementary’s Ellis Island Experience on March 23. More...

Business

High school freshman’s YouTube channel a hit

15-year-old lands big-time interviews

William Weinbach, 15, has found a creative way to meet his favorite athletes, actors and other noteworthy people in person and share his conversations with them online. More...

McKay makes partner at Mustang

Mustang Marketing has named longtime vice president Dianne McKay as its new partner and chief operating officer.  Scott Harris, who founded Mustang in 1986 and serves as the agency’s president, will now have joint ownership over the firm.& More...

Local law firm offers paid internships

DK Law Group & Creative Dispute Resolution in Thousand Oaks is bringing back its successful Summer Internship Program for 2016.  The law firm is inviting local high school students who competed in the finals or semifinals of the 2016 Ventura More...

Police

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

Newbury Park  March 17 A 52-year-old man was cited in the 900 block of N. Ventu Park Road for drinking alcohol in public. More...

Faith

Purim Packs the House

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Locals earn Soaring Star award

On April 7, Bonnie Olson of Buena Vista Hospice, Judy Pepiot of Simi Valley Council on Aging Housing Liason, and Ann Sobel, executive director of Community House of Hope, will receive the Soaring Star Award presented by the Moving Seniors Forward Com More...

Family

Seminar for seniors looks at downsizing

The Goebel Adult Community Center and The Reserve at Thousand Oaks will host a seminar on “What To Do with Your Stuff” from 2:15 to 3:15 p.m. Fri., April 8 at the Goebel center, 1385 E. More...

HOP INTO SPRING

Families enjoy Promenade egg hunt
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Storyteller can’t be beat

Percussionist captivates child audiences here and abroad

Wielding a cowbell, mallet and woodblock, Cory Hills of Thousand Oaks tells stories in music to children.  “Anything you strike with something else to make a sound is a percussion instrument,” Hills said. More...

Columns

The early broad gets the worm

This just in: Happy hour starts at 6 a.m. No, we don’t serve tequila shooters at the gym, but I can’t say we haven’t considered the thought. More...

Know these dating deal-breakers

In one of my former lifetimes— like in the 1980s and ’90s—I used to love watching Oprah’s show for the advice and inspiration she offered her audiences as well as the usually heart-warming (and sometimes heartbreaking) intervi More...

Thousand Oaks HS senior killed in accidental explosion at local elementary school

Victims were working with homemade propane rockets when something went wrong

A Thousand Oaks High School senior was killed and another TOHS student injured in an explosion tonight at Madrona Elementary School in Thousand Oaks involving homemade propane rockets. More...

Journey to Cuba

Local painter makes trip with group of artists

Anette Power of Newbury Park wasted little time taking advantage of the new open relationship between the United States and Cuba.  Power and other artists joined art publisher Eric Rhoads to pay a visit to the island nation in February as part o More...

Council turns up heat on Kettle

Local reps question transit director over proposed tax hike

The head of the Ventura County Transportation Commission faced tough questions from the Thousand Oaks City Council last week during his presentation on a possible countywide half-cent sales tax increase being floated for November. More...

Community

TOT talking change

New routes to be unveiled at workshops

Riders have the opportunity to see what the future holds for the city’s bus system during a series of five public workshops scheduled in the coming days. The workshops will be held Fri., Sat. More...

Latest assisted-living plan surfaces

Site is just north of T.O. Boulevard

Another developer is taking a stab at building an assisted-living facility in Thousand Oaks. At the March 22 T.O. More...

Community is their business

Acorn owners celebrate special milestone

The Acorn is middle-aged at 42, but owners Jim and Lisa Rule have kept the publication forward-thinking and young at heart since buying it 20 years ago. On April 3, the Rules will celebrate two decades of owing the business. More...

On the Town

Dancers hit Staples stage with pop superstar

Girls ‘Sorry’ (not sorry) for time spent with Justin Bieber

A group of local dance students had the chance to perform in front of thousands in a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that saw them make moves alongside pop star Justin Bieber.  More...

‘Children of Eden’ opens next week

Musical is from writer of ‘Wicked’

Cabrillo Music Theatre will present the musical “Children of Eden” April 8 to 17, including a signed performance at 8 p.m. April 15, at the Kavli Theatre in the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd.  More...

WLV wine, jazz fest moves to Four Seasons

The California Jazz and Wine Festival presented by the Rotary Club of Westlake Village Sunrise has a new home this year, the Four Seasons Hotel, and one of the great saxophone players of all time to headline the show, Tom Scott.  The fifth-annua More...

Sports

All aboard the Warrior Express

Westlake baseball team is on fast track despite off-field distractions

BASEBALL /// Westlake Warriors Sound the train horn and get aboard the Warrior Express. More...

Local squad channels Hammerin’ Hank

‘YOU’RE KILLING ME, SMALLS!’—The Ventura County Baseball Academy U-13 team won the Triple Crown Spring Championships on March 22 in Scottsdale, Ariz. More...

Pick up sticks

Local boys’ lacrosse teams ready for second half of spring season

BOYS’ LACROSSE REPORT   High school boys’ lacrosse teams are making a push for postseason action.  Defending Marmonte League champion Westlake continues to dominate, while teams from Calabasas, Newbury Park, Oak Park, Royal, Sim More...

Pets

Animal abandonment rises in spring

COMMENTARY /// Wildlife care   The busiest time of year for the California Wildlife Center is upon us. More...

Squirrel to the rescue

CRITTER TAILS A search and rescue operation took place in my rural Agoura backyard recently. It didn’t make the television news, but not for lack of drama or emotion. Both victim and rescuer were gray tree squirrels. More...

Pet of the Week

STANDING UP TO GREET YOU—Junior is an altered male cream-colored terrier mix about 2 years old. He is spunky and lots of fun. If you would like to adopt Junior, ask for ID No. More...

Obituaries

David Haldane

August 4, 1969 - March 18, 2016

On March 18, David Haldane passed away from natural causes at his home in Thousand Oaks. Dave was born Aug. More...

Letters

Village Voices keeps on keeping on

Will Village Voices Chorale follow Cabrillo Music Theatre? More...

Loss of Cabrillo will be felt in community

The community has been fortunate to have a taste of “Broadway in its own backyard,” and my fear is that it won’t be truly appreciated until it’s gone forever.  More...

Music theater participant bids a fond farewell

It’s been a tough couple of days since hearing this dreadful news: Cabrillo Music Theatre will be closing its doors this summer after the production of “The Little Mermaid.”  More...

Editorials

Editorial

Council questioning in question

By all indications, local voters will be asked in November to decide on a half-cent sales tax hike that would raise $70 million a year to address Ventura County’s transportation needs. More...