August 18, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

City Council field set

Although seven pulled papers, just four qualify

The field is set for the 2016 City Council race—and it’s the smallest in Thousand Oaks general election history. More...

Health & Wellness

Knowing the symptoms of heart failure can save lives

Most of us know what a heart attack is and how important it is to get medical help as soon as possible. More...

Party for a Cure this September

The Greater Los Angeles Chapter of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America will host its inaugural Let’s Party for a Cure fundraiser on Sun., Sept. 18 at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza, 880 S. More...

Workshop looks at mindful living

The Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara will host a free workshop, “Mindful Living: Discovering Your Inner Super Hero Powers,” taught by Lindsay Leimbach from 6:15 to 8 p.m. Thurs., Aug. More...

Calendar

Calendar

THURS., AUG. 18 Channel Islands Maritime Museum Speaker Series More...

Schools

Newsweek showers Westlake with love

School ranked among top in nation

Two local schools have again been identified among the nation’s best in Newsweek magazine’s annual analysis of high schools across the country.  Recognition of the top 500 high schools in the United States was based on Newsweek&rsquo More...

School district making digital strides

Unveils app, web streaming of board meetings

Conejo Valley Unified is joining the digital age as the district ramps up its online presence ahead of the new school year.  With classes back in session Aug. More...

Global awareness

Kids learn about Chinese culture

Summer campers at Earths Magnet School in Newbury Park crowd around several tables to participate in something that’s a little different from their usual activities.  More...

Pets

CRITTER TAILS

Night riders drive writer batty

I’ve never had my own personal bat before.  How did we meet? More...

Pet of the Week

STARING CONTEST—Ally is a female tortie domestic shorthair mix about 2 years old. She is very sweet and loves to cuddle. If you would like to adopt Ally, ask for ID No. A4980831 at the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road. More...

SQUIRREL OF THE MONTH

HANG IN THERE— Harvey and Kathy Youngman of Newbury Park captured this fantastic shot out of their kitchen window. More...

Family

Night of fine dining benefits Senior Concerns

Senior Concerns’ 31st annual Ultimate Dining Experience fundraiser will be at 5 p.m. Sat., Sept. 24 at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza. More...

Kid takes after mom . . . or does he?

Two 14-year-old girls at the mall approached my 13-year-old son and gave him their phone numbers. More...

Columns

Fulfilling the need for touching

This column might come across to some as a tad risqué and perhaps politically incorrect at times. Either way, hopefully it’ll evoke some thought, further discussion and maybe a little fun as well. More...

Editorials

EDITORIAL

Waning interest in city business doesn’t bode well

It’s hard to imagine, but there was a time when four daily newspapers provided regular coverage of the Thousand Oaks City Council. And that was only 25 years ago. More...

PUC calls for new 805 area code

Region running out of available #s

The California Public Utilities Commission has begun a two-year process of introducing a new area code into the 805.  More...

Fearless Feats at Fair Rodeo

MAN VS. NATURE—At right, 6-year old Konner Carrasco of Agoura Hills participates in the Mutton Busting contest Sunday, the last day of the 2016 Ventura County Fair. More...

Newbury Park teen cleared of wrongdoing in college threat case

The case against a Newbury Park resident accused of making threats and stalking classmates at his Rancho Cucamonga technical school has been dropped—less than two weeks after charges were filed.  More...

Community

T.O. robbery suspect arrested in Calabasas after standoff

A man wanted in connection with an armed robbery in Thousand Oaks was arrested this week in Calabasas after a nearly nine-hour standoff with police.  The Mobil gas station at Thousand Oaks and Westlake boulevards was robbed at gunpoint Aug. More...

Distracted driver guilty of two counts vehicular manslaughter

The Camarillo woman responsible for a double-fatal car crash in Moorpark last September was found guilty of two counts of vehicular manslaughter, according to Ventura County Superior Court records.  More...

Woman hit by CHP car while in crosswalk

A 66-year-old Thousand Oaks woman was struck by a California Highway Patrol car while crossing a street in Thousand Oaks on the morning of Aug. 10.  More...

On the Town

Theater therapy

Special needs actors shine in the spotlight

Anew but different theater company makes its debut this weekend at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts. Allwayz On Stage puts on shows featuring performers with special needs. More...

Dixieland jazz coming to Westlake Village

The Night Blooming Jazzmen will perform an evening of Dixieland jazz from 6 to 8 p.m. Sat., Sept. 10 in the sanctuary of the United Methodist Church of Westlake Village, 1049 S. More...

T.O. part of comedian’s comeback tour

Two years after a car accident nearly cost him his life, comedian Tracy Morgan is back on tour—and he’s coming to Thousand Oaks.  The wild and unpredictable actor, best known for his roles on “Saturday Night Live” and &ld More...

Sports

Disc jockeys

Ultimate Frisbee fanatics relish fun and frivolity of offbeat sport

Oh, how times have changed.  Laid-back free spirits can still be found at local Ultimate Frisbee pickup games throughout Acorn country, but talented (dare we say serious) athletes are also joining the fun.  More...

Business

WLV shopping center lands Dunkin’ Donuts

East Coast chain to openfirst Conejo Valley location

A makeover at the North Ranch Gateway shopping center in the city of Westlake Village is almost complete and, adding to the center’s new aesthetic appeal, city officials have approved mosaic art pieces for installation on the buildings.  More...

BUSINESS BITS

Coffee on the run Starbucks opened a new drive thru location at 560 N. Ventu Park Road. More...

Police

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

Newbury Park Aug. 5 A 36-year-old man was charged with possessing and being under the influence of methamphetamine in the 1500 block of Newbury Road. Aug. More...

Faith

Temple hosting summertime picnic

Event at splash pad in Oak Park

The Temple Adat Elohim Early Childhood Center will host a family picnic from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sun., Aug. 21 at the splash pad at Oak Canyon Community Park, 5600 Hollytree Drive, Oak Park.  All are welcome. More...

Bringing The Sale Indoors

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BRIEFS

‘Shofarpalooza’ comes to temple   Musician and comedian David Zasloff will present “Shofarpalooza” at 8 p.m. Sat., Aug. More...

Letters

Restaurant’s founder ‘turning in her grave’

Lupe’s Restaurant is closing for no other reason than greed.  Martha, whom I knew very well, would be turning in her grave knowing her beloved property will become a lot of retail stores.  This place is a landmark and should be preser More...

Vote ‘no’ on both open space ballot measures

We will be having the opportunity to reevaluate how SOAR is written this election cycle.  We will have an alternative to SOAR with Sustain VC.  Neither SOAR nor Sustain VC will have an answer to available new housing for a growing populatio More...

Band together to preserve 805 area code

The California Public Utilities Commission has recently informed the public that they have scheduled a group of three public hearings and will strongly consider an area code overlay or split of the 805 area code next year (see related story on page 1 More...