October 13, 2016 RSS feed / Community

Commission votes 4-1 to allow 40 apartments to proceed

Complex designed with millennials in mind

A new apartment complex slated for construction just off Thousand Oaks Boulevard won’t look like anything else in town. The developer says that’s a good thing. More...

City of WLV set against Blue Sun Music Fest

Westlake Village city officials are disappointed with the promoters of the inaugural Blue Sun Music and Wine Festival—which took place Sept. More...

Additional rape charge levied against Thousand Oaks man

COURT REPORT

This feature keeps our readers apprised of criminal cases we’re tracking out of Thousand Oaks. All defendants are considered innocent until convicted in a court of law. More...

Lectures look at hazing

The Department of Counselor Education in Cal Lutheran University’s Graduate School of Education will offer the following lectures by Elizabeth Allan, executive director of StopHazing.  •6 to 7:30 p.m. Fri., Oct. More...

No fright, just fun on Haunted Trail

The Conejo Recreation and Park District will offer a night of safe Halloween fun for children from 6 to 9 p.m. Sat., Oct. 29 at the soccer fields behind the Thousand Oaks Community Center, 2525 N. More...

Feel the Steel

Rides and Rods raises funds for local veterans

COUNTRY ROCK— The Ry Bradley Band performs during Newbury Park Rotary’s inaugural Rides and Rods fundraiser on Saturday outside the Thousand Oaks Inn. More...

Archaeology Day explores the past

Lovers of cultural history can take part in the second annual Archaeology Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., Oct. More...

Briefs

Chumash museum hosts gathering The Chumash Indian Museum will host the 2016 California Intertribal Gathering from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., Oct. 23 at 3290 Lang Ranch Pkwy., Thousand Oaks. More...

Writers club sponsors short story contest

The Ventura County Writers Club is taking submissions for its 17th annual short story contest. The fiction contest is open to all writers.  Winners will receive cash prizes. More...

Golf benefit to aid local girl with diabetes

Funds will go to train service dog

The 2016 Emma’s Dollars for Collars SDWR Charity Golf Tournament will be held Mon., Oct. 24 at Sunset Hills Country Club, 4155 Erbes Road, Thousand Oaks.  Check-in is 9 a.m. More...

Ranchers say they’re fearful of mountain lion attacks

Park Service: no evidence of livestock killed by big cats

Wendell Phillips and Murray Sumner live about a half-mile apart on ranches in the Santa Monica Mountains. They share a passion for raising goats, alpacas, sheep and other livestock on their properties. More...

Candidates split on countywide measures

COUNCIL RACE

A pair of forums in the past week have provided Thousand Oaks City Council candidates Al Adam, Anne LaFianza, Billy Martin and Rob McCoy a chance to highlight their contrasting viewpoints ahead of Election Day. More...

She’s a ‘miracle’

Tiny terrier mix survives two near death experiences

Shayla trembled but kept calm as Dr. More...

Shop, walk, eat at Street Fair

The Rotary Club of Thousand Oaks will present its annual Street Fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun., Oct. More...

Community park approved, but not without opposition

Lang Ranch promise to be fulfilled

After three hours of discussion— not to mention decades of public input, planning and court proceedings— Conejo Recreation and Park District has approval to develop a community park in Lang Ranch. More...

Brevity is name of the game

FICTION IN A NUTSHELL   The Acorn’s Fiction in a Nutshell contest returns for its ninth season this fall, and if you have a knack for good storytelling, you’re invited to take part.  More...

Absentee ballots arriving now

Vote-by-mail ballots for the Nov. 8 presidential general election were mailed earlier this week.  All registered voters have the option to vote by mail. More...

Halstrom has new director

Halstrom Academy has appointed Michael Radka as director of its Westlake Village campus.  Before coming to Halstrom, Radka spent several years in education management at Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions.  More...

Turning yard waste into gardener’s gold

Save time and money by turning landscape trimmings into a valuable soil amendment.  More...