June 9, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Fazio, Stern advance in state Senate battle to replace Pavley

CALIFORNIA PRIMARY

Tuesday’s primary for California’s 27th Senate District turned into a nailbiter, at least for two of the six candidates. More...

Health & Wellness

Buddhist monk to share secrets of meditation

As part of Cal Lutheran University’s Cultural Events series, Dr. Barry Kerzin, physician to the Dalai Lama, will give a talk on meditation and medicine at 7 p.m. Fri., June 17 at Samuelson Chapel on the university campus. More...

Uplifting wings of hope

UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL—Noah Zahn, 7, of Oxnard remains calm when a butterfly lands on his eye during the fourth annual Wings of Hope butterfly release June 4 at the Cancer Support Community in W More...

Speakers to discuss living with Alzheimer’s

Event hosted by Senior Concerns

Senior Concerns and the Alzheimer’s Association will host a seminar on “Living with Alzheimer’s Disease for Middle Stage Caregivers” as part of the association’s Confident Caregiver Series from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. More...

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THURS., JUNE 9 Woodland Hills Republican Women Fed. 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Woodland Hills Country Club, 21150 Dumetz Road. Author Betsy Speicher speaks. Awarding of scholarships. Lunch cost: $25. RSVP required. Contact: Jane Leisure. Phone: 818. More...

Schools

Rubik master visits Revo Academy

Students can all complete cube in less than 5 minutes
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OAKS CHRISTIAN

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Lion graduates look back and look ahead

The mood was energetic and full of anticipation as more than 200 Oaks Christian School seniors gathered to share a moment before the start of their graduation ceremony last Thursday.  Meanwhile, a crowd began to fill the Calvary Community Church More...

Business

BUSINESS BITS

Corporate move  L-Acoustics, a design and manufacturing company of sound systems for theaters, convention centers, sports arenas and amusement parks, relocated their headquarters, marketing and sales facilities from Oxnard to 2645 Townsgate Road More...

Credit union launches foundation

Goal is to raise $150,000 for charities by the end of 2016

Ventura County Credit Union, a community chartered financial institution with more than 70,000 members, announced the launch of its new Foundation of Ventura County Credit Union. More...

Local litigator wins Young Attorney Award

Randy H. More...

Police

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

Newbury Park  May 27 After being pulled over by police near W. More...

Obituaries

Karin Steger

Karin Steger, a resident ofThousand Oaks for over 50 years, passed away Sunday, May 29, 2016. She was 78. More...

Family

Children’s library turns 10

The Thousand Oaks Children’s Library will celebrate its 10th anniversary Sat., June 25. The children’s library, a dedicated wing of the Grant Brimhall Library, opened its doors in June 2006.  More...

All about that base

This is a story about love. And dirt. It’s a very American tale ending with sunburned cheeks, slider creep, crusty batting gloves, steamy hot dogs and sometimes innings that never end. Never. More...

Fostering love for music

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Editorials

EDITORIAL

Does summer vacation need to be so long?

Kids today are being asked to do more in school than at any other time in our country’s history.  From the requirement to read in kindergarten to the demands of Advanced Placement classes such as calculus or macroeconomics in high school, More...

MRT headquarters burned in Old Fire

Calabasas pledges to rebuild

City and fire officials spent the week assessing damage from the June 4 Old Fire in Calabasas, a fast-moving blaze that destroyed much of the scenic Headwaters Corner at Mulholland Highway and Old Topanga Road and caused the evacuation of some 500 ho More...

Green light for baseball grant

Money at center of city manager controversy

A check for $20,000 will be in the hands of the Westlake High School baseball booster club within the next three weeks, the city’s finance department said Tuesday, putting an end to a monthlong dispute between the boosters and Thousand Oaks&rsq More...

Community

Commission to review plan for more housing on boulevard

Proposal will allow 200 additional residential units

The only constant when it comes to Thousand Oaks Boulevard seems to be change—or the promise of it. More...

Bill would limit public input on housing developments

Tacked onto his May budget revise, Gov. Jerry Brown has proposed a bill that could fasttrack development throughout the state in the name of boosting the housing stock. More...

FOR THE RECORD

Although he was listed by name in the minutes, City Manager Scott Mitnick did not attend the May 12 meeting of the Westlake Baseball Boosters. The boosters were simply discussing his request for financial information.   More...

On the Town

Panic! ensemble unleashes a wild bedroom farce

play review /// ‘Figaro’   More...

Snider headlines ‘Songs of Freedom’

“Songs of Freedom,” a celebration of peace, freedom, justice and compassion by singersongwriter Merlin Snider and Pretty Good Acquaintances, will be presented at 8 p.m. More...

Saddle up for western art exhibit

Cal Lutheran University will present a free art exhibit, “Romancing the West: A Legacy of American Images,” through Aug. More...

Sports

One shining moment: Locals star on big stage

Williams, Palka seize gold medals for Oaks Christian girls’ track andfield team, which takes third place overall

CIF STATE TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS   Triple-digit temperatures couldn’t keep fans away from the CIF State Track and Field Championship last weekend in Clovis.  All who braved the heat were treated to a show, which included elit More...

The dynasty

Westlake boys’ golfers take second place at state after seizing back-to-back championships

BOYS’ GOLF /// Westlake Warriors There’s no question about it— the Warriors have built a dynasty. More...

Golfer wins Simi title

Brandon Kewalramani won the Simi Valley City Championship in a rout, seizing first place with a comfortable four-stroke victory last weekend at Simi Hills Golf Course.  More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

READY TO GO—Mattie is an altered female tan-and-white terrier mix about 9 years old. She is sweet, good on a leash and shows no interest in small children. If you would like to adopt Mattie, ask for ID No. More...

With spring, comes squirrels

WELCOME TO THE WORLD—A newborn litter of California ground squirrels emerges from beneath the rocks in Beth McClure’s backyard in Westlake Village in April. More...

Faith

Summer choir seeks singers

Rehearsals are this Sunday

Emmanuel Church in Thousand Oaks is seeking singers to join the summer choir that will provide music for worship services during June and July.  Rehearsals will take place 9 a.m. More...

Let it go for Father Joe

GOOD TOSS—Newbury Park resident Carisa Iezza takes her turn at the line at the Father Joe Scerbo Memorial Bocce Tournament held Saturday at St. Paschal Baylon Church in Thousand Oaks. More...

Suggestion: give God’s peace a chance

In 1969 John Lennon recorded his song “Give Peace a Chance,” urging an end to the Vietnam War, but at the time his life was anything but peaceful. The Beatles were barely speaking to each other. More...

Letters

City manager not properly punished

The actions of Thousand Oaks City Manager Scott Mitnick represent the sort of conduct that should not be excused in government.  More...

ArtWalk wrong to allow offensive painting

We have always enjoyed the Conejo Valley Art Museum’s ArtWalk.  This year we were shocked as we approached the Paz-Art booth.  We were very offended by a painting of the Blessed Mother of God portrayed with a low-cut gown showing clea More...

Culmination should be held after work

As parents of fifth-graders at Ladera Elementary, we have watched our children work hard since kindergarten, and we want to acknowledge them and their accomplishments. In the past there’s been a small 6 p.m. culmination program. More...