April 14, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Husband accused of stabbing wife

A Thousand Oaks man accused of trying to kill his wife with a kitchen knife April 7 was in court this week to answer to the charge of attempted murder.  Daniel Reyes, 69, pleaded not guilty Monday during his arraignment. More...

Health & Wellness

Second-half choices matter

If soap operas taught me anything, it’s that bad choices result in bad outcomes.  As a teenager, I’d arrive home from school just in time for “General Hospital.” I can still remember the lies of omission Luke made to Laur More...

Free class on diabetes

Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association will present a free class on diabetes from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Wed., April 27 at the Goebel Adult Community Center, 1385 E. More...

On the Town

Alisan Porter’s voice heard loud and clear

Agoura Hills mom a fave on ‘The Voice’

After Alisan Porter belted out Janis Joplin’s classic song “Cry Baby” on NBC’s “The Voice” Monday, the judges gushed and implied that the Agoura Hills mother of two was the one to beat as the popular television sin More...

Art talk planned April 16

The Conejo Valley Art Museum will host a talk by Susan Lasch Krevitt on her encaustic artwork from 5 to 7 p.m. Sat., April 16 in Ste. 193C, by the food court at Janss Marketplace, 275 N. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

The Gambler plays his last hand

Kenny Rogers’ farewell tour will make stop in Thousand Oaks this summer

Grammy Award winner and Country Music Hall of Fame member Kenny Rogers brings his final world tour, “The Gambler’s Last Deal,” to the Kavli Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Thurs., June 30 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. T.O. More...

Sports

Listen up: Gallant is a star

La Reina senior was born deaf, but she carries a big stick for school’s lacrosse team

Kiley Gallant has plenty of things in common with her fellow high school seniors. More...

Dodger blue heaven

Local fans trek to Chavez Ravine for opening day

Dodger Stadium couldn’t contain all the excitement of Opening Day. More...

Finding the sweet spot

Oaks Christian boys’ volleyball team seeks elusive winning formula BOYS’ VOLLEYBALL /// Oaks Christian Lions

The end of Adam Snyder’s high school volleyball career looms.  Snyder, a senior co-captain and outside hitter for Oaks Christian, is the youngest of three brothers who played for the Lions. More...

Police

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

Newbury Park  April 1 A 42-year-old man was cited in the 2400 block of W. Hillcrest Drive for being under the influence of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. More...

Faith

Passover traditions are a celebration of freedom

While the story of Passover began thousands of years ago, the significance of the holiday’s origin is still celebrated today.  More...

Churches join forces for ecumenical service

Scott Spindel, Ventura County musician and worship leader, along with Cantor Paul Dorman, actor, singer and songwriter, will present their ecumenical musical experience at 11 a.m. More...

Family

Fresh air featured at Trail Days

Volunteers needed to repair five miles of path

The 35th annual Santa Monica Mountains Trail Days will be Fri. through Sun., April 22 to 24 at Danielson Ranch in Point Mugu State Park.  Each year, Trail Days volunteers repair up to five miles of trail during the weekend.  More...

Laps of Love

CLU hosts annual Relay For Life
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Sweet 60: CVD goes big for bday

New thrills in store for Conejo Valley Days

Conejo Valley Days is turning 60 this year, but don’t expect the long-running community celebration to apply for a senior discount anytime soon. More...

Editorials

Editorial

Students set a fine example for us to follow

It’s been said before, but let us say it again: Conejo Valley residents are at their best when things are at their worst. And that includes our often maligned teens and preteens. More...

Rain delay

‘WHAT’S THIS WET STUFF?’—Brandon Bauman, 11, a pitcher for the Newbury Park PONY Baseball Bronco Red Sox, stands in the rain Saturday before the contest was postponed due to a More...

Attorney wins case for commission

Price makes pick; council confirms 3-0

City government’s second-most influential panel has its newest member. More...

Armed robbery thwarted by store owner with gun

They came for gold but left with lead

Authorities are trying to track down two individuals who attempted to rob a local jewelry store around 1:15 p.m. More...

Community

New finish date for freeway work: August

Funding problem delays progress

Construction on the 101-23 freeway interchange in Thousand Oaks, originally slated to finish this spring, is now expected to end in August. More...

Planned Parenthood saga nears its end

An Oxnard man has pleaded guilty to trying to burn down Planned Parenthood in Newbury Park last fall.  Alvaro Perez Jr., 24, admitted in court last Thursday to setting fire to the clinic in the late evening of Sept. More...

‘Walk the Channel’ in Newbury Park

Ventura County Supervisor Linda Parks, Ventura County Transportation Department and Watershed Protection District, and the Casa Conejo Municipal Advisory Council will host a ribbon-cutting celebration for the new traffic signal at Wendy and Gerald dr More...

Calendar

Calendar

THURS., APRIL 14 Woodland Hills Republican Women Fed. 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Woodland Hills Country Club, 21150 Dumetz Road. Annual fundraiser fashion show“Don’t Worry, Be Happy.”Lunch, shopping, socializing. Cost: $55. More...

Schools

CSU strike avoided, deal reached

Staff and students at Cal State Channel Islands are breathing easier after a tentative contract deal was reached last week that averted a strike by faculty members. More...

Administrator leaving CVUSD for county job

Antonio Castro has been named new associate superintendent of educational Services for the Ventura County Office of Education.  Castro will replace Valerie Chrisman, who is retiring in June after 14 years of service to the county.  More...

Oaks Christian welcomes new headmaster

Black has served as CFO/COO at the private school

The board of directors of Oaks Christian School recently announced the appointment of Rob Black as the new head of school. More...

Business

Smart & Final Extra store takes place of former Haggen

The remnants of the failed experiment that was Haggen Food & Pharmacy are starting to disappear from the Conejo Valley.  Smart & Final, a value-oriented food and everyday supplies retailer, opened Wednesday in place of the former Haggen More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

SWEET BOY—George is a male tricolor short-hair Chihuahua mix about 3 years old. He is easy on a leash and very sweet. If you would like to adopt George ask for ID No. A4932666 at the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road.   More...

Ground squirrels eying gardens

CRITTER TAIL /// Our furry friends   Deep in the middle of a misty night when the moon was a strange blur of tarnished silver drifting among fog clouds, Nature provided the antidote to my sleepless night.  More...

Letters

Teens show their best selves at friend’s funeral

Hoodlums. Derelicts. Loiterers. Narcissists. More...

Rent control needed for assisted-living

There’s a major reason why developers are so eager to build assisted-living communities in Thousand Oaks on land not designated for such.  That reason is there is no rent control in Thousand Oaks.  More...

Moorpark Road’s new on-ramp is a fiasco

The individual responsible for the design of the northbound 101 slow lane at the northbound Moorpark Road on-ramp should be fired.  Anyone associated with this fiasco should be banned for life from working on road projects. More...

Columns

On the topic of grand things

You can’t miss ’em.  Before they join the FBI’s Most Wanted List, here’s the down and dirty: They talk at the same time. Their shoes walk away without them. One of ’em has green toes.  More...

On radical eating, praying, loving

Don’t you sometimes feel like you want a do-over or a complete overall readjustment of life as you know it? In my case, the idea of initiating some radical changes has been lurking in the recesses of my mind for some time now. More...