May 12, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Health & Wellness

On the straight and narrow

Recovering addict, convict shares his story of change

Daniel Raaf had a bright future ahead of him working as one of the youngest real estate agents in the Conejo Valley. More...

Feats of Strength

Locals compete infitness challenge at Moorpark College

UP AND OVER—Above, Moorpark College student Allison Byars of Thousand Oaks conquers the Barrier Rabbit Challenge on April 27 at the fourth annual Raider Pentathlon and Expo event on the Moorpark College quad. More...

PEDAL POWER

Cyclists ride for a cause

SAVOR THE SCENERY— Cyclists ride along Potrero Road in Newbury Park during the 32nd annual Cruisin’ the Conejo on May 6. More...

Calendar

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THURS., MAY 12 Woodland Hills Republican Women 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Woodland Hills Country Club, 21150 Dumetz Road. Tom Del Beccaro, former chair of the Calif. Republican Party, gives talk. Lunch cost: $25. RSVP required. Contact: Jane Leisure. More...

Schools

Elementary school students on odyssey to the Midwest

Group to compete this month in Ames, Iowa

Fifth-graders from Lang Ranch Elementary School are going global as they prepare to compete with other students at an international competition later this month.  More than 800 teams will converge on Ames, Iowa, on May 25 for the Odyssey of the More...

Panthers head down the rabbit hole

The Newbury Park High School Panther Players will present “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” at 7 p.m. May 12, 13, 14, 19 and 20 with one matinee at 2 p.m. Sat., May 14 at the school’s performing arts center, 456 Reino Road. More...

BRIEFS

TOHS strings present concert   The Thousand Oaks High School strings orchestra will perform a spring concert at 7 p.m. Mon., May 16 at the school’s performing arts center, 2323 N. More...

Business

UCLA buys T.O. building for $10 million

UCLA Health is making a long-term investment in Thousand Oaks.  The university’s Board of Regents last month completed the purchase of a 23,614-square-foot medical office building at 100 Moody Court, just south of Thousand Oaks Boulevard, More...

BRIEFS

Lawfirm presents classic car show   The law offices of Manfredi, Levine, Eccles, Miller and Lanson will host its 10th annual Boulevard Cruisers Car Show from 5 to 8 p.m. Wed., May 25 the back parking lot of its offices at 3262 E. More...

BUSINESS BITS

Brazilian chophouse  Cut 360 Steakhouse, a Brazilian style restaurant, opened at Northgate Plaza, 101 S. Westlake Blvd., in the building formerly occupied by Napa Tavern.  Fine threads   More...

Police

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

Newbury Park  April 27 A 29-year-old man tried to evade arrest after he was caught in the act of burglarizing a home in the 100 block of Charla Court. More...

Faith

University Village residents share Holocaust experience

Six Holocaust survivors were honored during a National Day of Remembrance candle-lighting ceremony May 5 at University Village retirement community in Thousand Oaks.  “I wish that all who are here agree with me that we don’t want to More...

Dennis Prager will be Chabad’s guest

Friends and supporters of Chabad of the Conejo from across L.A. More...

He lived to tell the tale

Temple welcomes Auschwitz survivor
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Letters

Approval of development ‘unethical’

We have an ethical duty to protect our environment.  I attended the recent City Council hearing on Highgate homes, a proposed development on open space between Southshore Hills and Three Springs.  The development was approved by a 3-2 vote. More...

Find a safe place for homeless to sleep in cars

Apparently Thousand Oaks has an ordinance that doesn’t allow people to sleep in their vehicles. This seems unnecessarily harsh and punishes people simply for being poor. More...

Keep parenting program at Horizon Hills

Very soon, the Conejo Valley school board is expected to decide whether to relocate the Horizon Hills Parenting Program in order to house Conejo Valley High School and a future Career Technical Education Program there. More...

Editorials

Editorial

Clean bill of health for Cancer Support Community

As with the battle against cancer itself, there were doubts about the future. More...

It’s almost Tour time

Professional cycling race rolls through town next Tuesday

The Amgen Tour of California will once again be rolling through town, but this year, if you blink, you might miss them. More...

Popular Westlake spot robbed on Mother’s Day

A man armed with a handgun robbed Cisco’s Mexican Restaurant in the Westlake portion of Thousand Oaks Sunday night, police said.  The man entered the popular nightspot at 925 S. Westlake Blvd. around 10:50 p.m. More...

Community

Travel, training costs a wise investment, city says

UP, UP AND AWAY Part two of a two-part series The old adage that you have to spend money to make money is generally applied to private business, but executive staff members of the City of Thousand Oaks say it holds true for the public sector as well More...

Expansions, additions on tap for The Oaks mall

New restaurants set to open by fall

Retailers are looking for a bigger bite of the apple at The Oaks.  Some at the mall, like the Apple store, are expanding—or hope to expand—while a handful of new businesses are slated to open their doors before the end of the year.&n More...

Bike to work next week

The City of Thousand Oaks invites the community to celebrate National Bike to Work Week.  This year, the annual event will be held at the site of the completed Los Feliz sidewalk project from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. More...

On the Town

Show’s lead actors bring depth to their performances

Play Review /// ‘Amadeus’

The grand rivalry between Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Antonio Salieri is mainly apocryphal, generated for dramatic effect by playwright Peter Shaffer in his 1979 play, “Amadeus.” The idea was, nevertheless, a brilliant one. More...

Folksinger croons to benefit mountains

Longtime resident of the local mountains, musician Timothy B. Schmit, will perform at this year’s Santa Monica Mountains fundraiser from 5.30 to 8.30 p.m. More...

A star in her own right

AT THE CAP

Priscilla Presley will bring an open conversation to the Scherr Forum at 7:30 p.m. Fri., June 10 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. T.O. More...

Sports

Warriors get a boost from Johnson’s magic

Westlake boys’ volleyball team wins Division 1 playoff opener with help from super sub

BOYS’ VOLLEYBALL PLAYOFFS /// Westlake 3, Irvine 0   Thank goodness for Devon Johnson.  The sophomore stepped up for Westlake High’s boys’ volleyball team in the Warriors’ first-round sweep of Irvine on Tuesday at ho More...

T.O. keeps trying

The Marmonte League hasn’t been kind to the Thousand Oaks High boys’ volleyball team.  More...

Fire up the bus

Balanced offense propels undefeated Oaks Christian softball team past Agoura on the road

SOFTBALL SHOWDOWN /// Oaks Christian 9, Agoura 2   Taylor Burns heard voices from every direction.  Her coach, Peter Ackermann, called timeout to offer advice.  The words of her dad, Rich, lurked in the back of her mind: “Take a More...

Pets

Egret visits displaced tree

CRITTER TAIL

The great egret deserves a great tree such as a deodar cedar to roost in. More...

San Miguel Island reopens

San Miguel Island, part of Channel Islands National Park, will reopen to the public Tues., May 17 in time for Memorial Day. More...

Pet of the Week

LITTLE BUDDY—Roy is an altered male tan Chihuahua mix about 4 years old. He is house trained, good on a leash and good with other dogs. Ask for ID No. A4813058 at the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road. More...

Family

Kids can play for the day in June

The Conejo Recreation and Park District will host a play day in the park with live music from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thurs., June 2 at the Conejo Creek North Park, 1379 E. Janss Road, behind the Grant Brimhall Library.  More...

Kids Rule at this Parade

Return of CVD Children’s Parade welcomed

SADDLE UP— Above, secondgraders in cowgirl costumes march in the Conejo Valley Days Children’s Parade at Conejo Creek Park North on Saturday. More...

He doesn’t just read you your rights

Police chief takes part in ‘Take 5’ reading event
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Columns

El Niño no-show spells tree trouble

It seems now more than ever I get asked questions about trees that are dead, appear dead or are dying. It’s not surprising, I guess, considering the wet winter we almost had. More...

Aboard the Magical Menopause Tour

You couldn’t miss it. As the stretch limo rolled into the parking lot of Tobin James Winery, Grumps commented, “That’s a column.” Even when wine tasting in Paso Robles, he takes his role seriously as my chief topic solicitor. More...

Alien footprints or contrails over Westlake?

In a pale, eggshell blue sky over an outdoor Westlake Village cafe recently, a series of jet contrails put on quite a spectacle.  Seemingly emanating from the same point, each gleaming streak began, tidily and purposefully, as a fluffy white str More...