April 7, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Donning green for lost Lancer

Community shaken by student’s accidental death

A sea of green washed over Conejo Valley Unified campuses Wednesday in a show of solidarity with Thousand Oaks High School. More...

Candidate calls for change

Ed Jones says party spending altered outcome of 2015 race

Does the city’s current campaign finance law allow political parties to exert undue influence over the outcome of local nonpartisan elections? At least one well-known recent City Council candidate says it does. More...

Health & Wellness

Cancer community planning biggest gala of the year

Benefit will honor nonprofit’s many volunteers

The Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara will recognize several area residents at a gala fundraiser next month for the support they provide to patients and families affected by the disease.  More...

Lifestyle change can make all the difference with diabetes

COMMENTARY Given the enormous surge in Type 2 diabetes over the past few decades, the prospect of being diagnosed with the disease strikes fear in the hearts of most people. More...

A hand to Hospice

CONTRIBUTION—Dan Reider, president of the Conejo Valley Optimist Club, presents a check for $500 to Susan Murata, newly named executive director of Hospice of the Conejo. More...

Calendar

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THURS., APRIL 7 Marines/FMF Corpsmen 6 p.m. at Elks Lodge, 1571 Kuehner Drive, Simi Valley. President Ronald Reagan Marine Corps League Det. 597 meets for business and dinner. Contact: Ken Honaker. Phone: 805. 416.4063. More...

Schools

Let’s meet at 8

Club offers recess alternative

While many of her classmates head toward the jungle gym or the handball courts, 10-year-old Emily Searway goes straight to Room 8 at Banyan Elementary. More...

NPHS sings in spring

The award-winning Newbury Park High School Choral Music Department will present its annual Spring Concerts at 7 p.m. Thurs. and Fri., April 7 and 8 in the NPHS Performing Arts Center at 456 Reino Road  More...

Students sing among region’s best

Nine singers from Los Robles Children’s Choir participated in the Feb. 17 Western Regional Honor Choir concert, hosted in Pasadena by the American Choral Directory Association. More...

Business

BRIEFS

PR chapter meeting to feature speaker   The PRSA California Gold Coast Chapter will have its meeting from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Wed., April 27 at the Cal Lutheran University Center for Entrepreneurship, 31416 Agoura Road, Ste. More...

Acorn owner wins advocacy award

VOICE FOR THE PEOPLE—Lisa Rule, center, associate publisher of the Acorn Newspapers, receives the Community Advocate of the Year Award from the National Association of Women Business Owners Ven More...

Police

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

Newbury Park  March 25 A woman, 25, was arrested in the 1500 block of Newbury Road for being under the influence of a controlled substance.  A 19-year-old man was cited in the 500 block of N. More...

Faith

Community invited for Passover

Temple hosting its annual Seder for all

Temple Etz Chaim invites the community to participate in Passover services and a community Passover Seder. More...

BRIEFS

Event set for moms and daughters Inspired 31 will present “Consider It All Joy!,” an afternoon for mothers and their teenage daughters, from 3 to 5 p.m. Sun., April 10 at Christian Church of Thousand Oaks, 301 W. Avenida de Las Flores. More...

Family

105-year-old credits faith, family

Matriarch still loves to sing

A cheerful woman who loves to sing, Caterina Calandra reached a milestone April 2 when she turned 105 years old.  Though her cognitive abilities are diminishing, her spirit shines brightly in vibrant and telling eyes.  More...

Down and Dirty

Inaugral Boys & Girls Clubs mud run puts youngsters to the test

   DIRTY FUN—At top, Cole Beeman, 12, exits the mud pit during the inaugural Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley’s 2K Mud Dash on April 2 at Redwood Middle School. More...

Spring is prime for bird watching

While on sabbatical last year I started hiking to lose weight and get into shape. And in order to make the hikes more interesting I decided to reactivate my birding skills, which had rusted since I took up the hobby 30 years ago.  More...

Columns

Consider seeing Hawaii by sea

As spring break trips recede in the rearview mirror, many travelers begin to set their sights on summer vacations.  For many of us from California, Hawaii is a place to which we say, “Aloha.” In fact, for 2014, over 3.2 million peopl More...

Look sharp, step with care

“I’m a humanist; I’d rather kill a man than a snake.”— Edward Abbey, being ironic, in “Desert Solitaire.” Warming temperatures signal more reptile activity, including lizards, rattlesnakes and nonvenomous sn More...

Thousand Oaks man arraigned on charge of attempted murder

Police say 69-year-old stabbed his wife in the couple's home April 7

A Thousand Oaks man accused of trying to kill his wife with a kitchen knife pleaded not guilty today, according to court records. More...

Simi Valley man killed in Thousand Oaks crash

Driver left roadway near Sunset Hills Country Club, struck tree

A 26-year-old man from Simi Valley was killed Sunday night when the car he was driving in struck a tree on Olsen Road in Thousand Oaks, police said. More...

SOAR signatures in for county extension

City initiative still needs names

Advocates of Ventura County’s 20-year-old open space law have submitted over 35,000 signatures— thousands more than required— on petitions seeking to extend the initiative through 2050.  More...

Community

Classmates look for support at church service

As they entered Holy Trinity Lutheran Church on Tuesday, mourners were greeted with the photograph of a smiling Thousand Oaks High School senior who died Monday doing something he loved—science. More...

T.O. resident guilty of bilking Santa Paula library

The case of a Thousand Oaks woman charged with embezzling nearly $500,000 from Santa Paula’s public library is nearing an end after she entered a guilty plea last week.  More...

Proposal involves major modifications to city bus routes

Several changes are in the works for the Thousand Oaks bus system. More...

On the Town

‘Eden’ stars have extra motivation

A pall has been cast over rehearsals for Cabrillo Music Theatre’s “Children of Eden.”  The recent announcement of Cabrillo’s shutting its doors because of a lack of funds has hit its young cast hard.  More...

Pop corks, kegs in Dos Vientos for cause

Event benefits Pink Honey Badgers

For the second year in a row, The Village in Dos Vientos will host the Spring Corks and Kegs Fest, a wine, beer and spirits tasting event, from 6 to 10 p.m. Sat., April 23 at the center, 4801 Borchard Road, Newbury Park.  More...

Philharmonic brings music to Camarillo, Thousand Oaks

The nonprofit Thousand Oaks Philharmonic will showcase eight young Ventura County musicians in its upcoming Opus 45 concert.  Conducted by Dr. More...

Sports

Queen Victoria sets the record straight

Newbury Park freshman swimmer breaks school record in butterfly atfirst high school meet

One day. That’s all the time Victoria Dzieciol needed to make history with the Black Cat Attack. More...

Deep, talented rosters propel Panthers in the pool

Newbury Park High’s swim team is off to the races. More...

State of mind

Lion girls won state title in 2015; boys’ team is doing its best to keep up in new season

TRACK & FIELD /// Oaks Christian Lions Defending CIF state champs has a nice ring to it. More...

Pets

Hospice adds pet programs and support

Hospice of the Conejo is adding a new grief support group for people who are grieving the loss of a beloved pet. More...

Departed deer deserves final resting spot

CRITTER TAIL There is a gully tucked amid tangled native shrubs along a power line road near my rural Agoura home. The unpaved road runs through federal property that’s open to recreational users. More...

Pet of the Week

SILVERY MISS—Gray is an altered female gray domestic shorthaired cat about 12 years old. She is good with small children and gets along with other cats. She is also litter box trained. If you would like to adopt Gray ask for ID No. More...

Obituaries

Berneice Christine Risley

Berneice Christine Risley peacefully joined the angels on April 1, 2016, after 17 years of gracefully battling Alzheimer’s disease. More...

Loretta “Carri” Caroline Miller

was called home to Our Lord on December 9, 2015. She is forever loved and will be forever remembered for her love, dedication to family and selflessness. More...

Letters

VCTC intends to seek solutions for all residents

We appreciate your coverage and editorial regarding my appearance before the City Council on March 22.  The council members did have several good questions and comments that indicate just how important transportation issues— and how to pay More...

Save money for projects, don’t raise taxes

I’ve been following the reporting on the transit tax proposition. Numbers are interesting in that they may be described in many fashions.  More...

Temporary or not, conditions are unacceptable

I’m sure that when the 101 Freeway construction is finished, we’ll all be happy and satisfied with the results. More...

Editorials

Editorial

Stop me if you’ve heard this before

It’s easy to look at the beautiful green hills and blooming flowers all around us and believe the drought is over. It’s not. More...