January 5, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Former T.O. city manager secures new public role

Mitnick named chief administrator of Sutter County, CA

Six months after being let go as Thousand Oaks city manager, Scott Mitnick has landed a new job in the public sector. More...

Health & Wellness

Doctor’s order is best gift of all

With a yearlong waiting list to enter a skilled-nursing facility for long-term care, my father was placed on palliative care at home recently. While it may not seem so, it was an early Christmas gift for our family.  More...

Bereavement support group meets at temple

Temple Etz Chaim will host a bereavement support group for people in the Conejo Valley from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wed., Jan. 11 at the synagogue, 1080 E. More...

On the Town

The secret’s out

New taco shop fueled by street cred, family feel

Street tacos have a new home in Thousand Oaks.  After a few years of drawing after-hours crowds to the Thousand Oaks Meat Locker for their authentic Mexican fare, Manuel and Julissa Lopez have opened their own restaurant a few blocks down T.O. More...

Artist’s portraits celebrate women’s strength, courage

Cal Lutheran University will present a free exhibit titled “Rebecca Campbell: You Are Here” from Jan. More...

First-time director helms ‘Starcatcher’

Play tells the origin of Peter Pan

Young Artists Ensemble Alumni and Friends will present “Peter and the Starcatcher” at 7:30 p.m. Thurs. through Sat., Jan. 12 to 14 and 2 p.m. Sat. and Sun., Jan. 14 and 15 at Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. More...

Sports

Dynamic duo

Guards boost Oaks Christian girls’ basketball team

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL /// Oaks Christian Lions   The Lions don’t rebuild. More...

Westlake baseball team will honor Yelich

Christian Yelich’s high school baseball number will finally get its day in the sun.  Nearly a year after the ceremony was rained out, Westlake will retire No. More...

Saints go marching to perfection

PARTY ON T.O. BOULEVARD—The Saints won the Conejo Valley Flag Football senior division championship and completed a perfect 9-0 season. More...

Police

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

Newbury Park  Dec. 23  A 27-year-old man was arrested for petty theft in the 1900 block of Newbury Road.  Dec. 24  A 23- year- old woman was arrested for public intoxication on Albion Place.  Dec. 25   More...

Faith

Rebbe’s book can help people to find meaning in their lives

Rabbi Aryeh Lang of the Chabad of Camarillo said he has boxes of “Toward a Meaningful Life: The Wisdom of the Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneerson” in his home to give as gifts. More...

Heaping blessings on Chanukah

JOYOUS CELEBRATION—Members of the Thousand Oaks Chabad Center celebrate the fourth night of Chanukah on Dec. 27 at the Janss Marketplace in Thousand Oaks. More...

Letters

Triunfo Park a victim of CRPD’s mismanagement

In the ’70s the brilliant Joni Mitchell had an arresting lyric in one of her great songs: “They paved paradise and put up a parking lot.”  More...

T.O. traffic lights should be synchronized

There was an article on the CNN website last week about a New York taxi driver who set a “record” of traveling through 236 consecutive green lights in NYC. More...

Our culture seems to lack common sense

I’m baffled that a homeowners board would waste time and association money to fight the DeProspos for using common sense and installing drought-tolerant landscaping (“The drought defense,” Acorn, Dec. 29).  More...

Editorials

Conejo Valley High’s worst-case scenario

EDITORIAL

The path of broken promises made to Conejo Valley High School stretches as far as the eye can see. Problem is, most folks in town don’t care to look. More...

NPHS teacher killed in crash near Baker

The Newbury Park High School community is in mourning over the loss of a longtime teacher and coach. Darrin Carr, 54, an English teacher and former softball head coach, died Dec. More...

First day of 2017 fades away

BREATHTAKING—Thefirst Thousand Oaks sunset of 2017 as seen through the lens of a Canon 80D from Wildwood Regional Park. More...

Community

Not guilty plea entered in child porn arrest

A 39-year-old Oak Park man pleaded not guilty after his arrest last month on suspicion of 21 felonies involving child pornography and inappropriate social media contact with a dozen local teens.  More...

Waverly residents working with city to address traffic

Study shows 5,000 cars use Montgomery Road each day

Galvanized by their victory over Conejo Valley Unified’s plans to transform the adult school campus in their neighborhood, the residents of Waverly Heights are now working with the city to address a longstanding issue with traffic. More...

FOR THE RECORD

The tire tracks featured in a photo on last week’s front page were not made by the truck driven by Justin Stalberg. They were made by the tow truck sent out to retrieve the vehicle. We regret the error. —KJ   More...

Schools

Noted author to speak at OCS Justice Week

As part of the school’s annual Justice Week, the Oaks Christian Spiritual Life Department will present Bob Goff, best-selling author of “Love Does,” at 7 p.m. Tues., Jan. More...

Arts students to be honored

The 12th District PTA will honor Ventura County students at its Reflections Celebration, 6 p.m. Mon., Jan. 9 at the Ventura County Office of Education Conference Center, 5100 Adolfo Way, Camarillo.  More...

Panther band warms holiday hearts

HERE WE COME A- CAROLING— Above, Steven and Mary Liz Savini are visited by members of the Newbury Park High School band on Dec. 16. More...

Business

Credit union donates funds for bookmobile

Premier America Credit Union presented a $50,000 check to the Ventura County Library Foundation on Dec. More...

Annual show features latest trends

What are the latest wedding trends in gowns, photography, makeup and more?  Brides-to-be can find out at the 34th annual Bridal Premiere show Sun., Jan. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

JUST CHILLIN’—Toby is an altered male orange tabby domestic shorthair mix about 7 years old. He is a sweet boy who gets along with other cats. If you would like to adopt Toby, ask for ID No. More...

Obituaries

Kelly Ladwig

Margaret Kelly Ladwig was born in Long Island City, New York on April 18, 1943 to George and Ethel Kelly. She lived in the city through thefirst grade and then, due to illness, moved to Madison, Wis. More...

Family

All charged up for the new year

When my son was born 13 years ago, my wife and I couldn’t even pay someone large sums of cash we didn’t have to get an invite to a New Year’s Eve party. It was that way for years. More...

Columns

Trying to be more ‘tolerant’ in ’17

We’re just days into 2017, and at my age, aiming to look like Christie Brinkley by Feb. 1 means I might need to consider other options. Seems my New Year’s resolution of losing between 10 and 3,000 pounds is somewhat trite. More...

Resolving to bring back the postcard

We’re several days into the new year, and I have a question for you. How many resolutions do you still have? When it comes to travel, many people start the year with an obvious one. See more, do more, visit new places, try new things. More...