January 26, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Health & Wellness

Local man developing app to prevent suicide

Knowing what to ask helps, he says

Newbury Park resident Christopher Munch was a fourth-grader when his best friend, William, died by suicide in 1995. “We were both 10 years old,” said Munch, now 32. More...

Food’s relationship to cancer topic of workshop

The Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara will host a free workshop on healthy eating and cooking with Pam Braum from noon to 1:30 p.m. Tues., Jan. 31 at 530 Hampshire Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

Post-polio support group meets in T.O.

The East Ventura County Post- Polio Support Group will meet from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sun., Feb. 12 in the Wolfson Auditorium, Temple Etz Chaim, 1080 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks.  Dr. Susan L. More...

On the Town

Country Harvest stays true to its roots

RESTAURANT SPOTLIGHT

What do you get when you take a thriving, decades-old restaurant that serves tasty comfort food and add two new motivated owners and a loyal clientele? More...

Calendar

FRI., JAN. 27 Newcomers-Encore Club Of Conejo Valley More...

Folk icons are blowin’ into town

Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey bring their songs and stories to the Kavli Theater at 8 p.m. Fri., Feb. 17 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. More...

Business

Trees pose challenge for highly touted mixed-use project

A proposal to build Thousand Oaks Boulevard’s first mixed-use development is scheduled to go before the city’s planning commission next month. More...

Pets

Roly-poly dove trying to keep warm

CRITTER TAILS   Late one cold winter’s afternoon, I pulled into a parking spot at the Westlake Village Library on Oak Crest Drive. I was so chilled I lingered inside my toasty car a bit.  More...

Squirrel of the Month

SHE’S GOT A NAME—Credit Marie Meggs of Thousand Oaks for capturing this shot of a furry-tailed friend with a peanut in its mouth. More...

Pet of the Week

READY FOR A FRIEND—Figaro is an altered brown-and-white male Italian greyhound mix about 4 years old. He is very sweet. If you would like to adopt Figaro, ask for ID No. A5018146 at the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road. More...

Family

Hospital ‘bartender’ steals heart patient’s memory

There’s another dimension of surgery beyond that which is known to the patient. More...

SALUTING OUR SCOUTS

Zachary Mahon, 18, of Troop 730 in Newbury Park, achieved Boy Scout’s highest rank of Eagle Scout and was recognized Jan. 8 at his Eagle Court of Honor at St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church in Newbury Park.  More...

Community supports at-risk kids

The seventh annual Coats for Casa Pacifica clothes drive collected more than 2,500 articles of clothing for at-risk youths who are waiting for placement in kinship care or a foster home.  “The first year we collected 100, so we are thrille More...

Editorials

It’s the thought that counts this Valentine’s Day

Love makes the world go round—and it also makes Valentine’s Day one of the happiest holidays on the calendar. When Feb. More...

TOHS teachers take a stand

Educators speak out against planned CVHS move

Up to 240 special education students at Thousand Oaks High School will be displaced from their current classrooms if plans to move Conejo Valley High School to the TOHS campus by fall 2017 move ahead, a group of T.O. teachers said last week. More...

Things will get jumpin’ at Janss

Trampoline park provider signs 10-year lease with mall

The Janss mall is getting a big bounce—literally. More...

Community

Deputy arraigned on drug charges

Officer accused of dipping hands in Rx drop-off bin

A Ventura County sheriff’s deputy accused of stealing prescription drugs from one of the department’s drop-off bins was in court earlier this month. Senior Dep. More...

Grass removal sows seeds of frustration

CRPD stops work at Triunfo Park to gather more information from residents

Conejo Recreation and Park District has halted any further grass removal at Westlake’s Triunfo Park pending a board vote on how to proceed with landscaping efforts after residents complained the work had “eviscerated” their neighbor More...

Locals join the masses at women’s marches in D.C., L.A.

The Women’s March in Los Angeles and in cities around the world the day after Donald Trump was inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States demonstrated that democracy still has legs.  More...

Schools

Looking outside the laboratory

Westlake teacher is a ‘LifeChanger’

Westlake High School science teacher Jennifer Boyd has been nominated by one of her students for National Life Group’s LifeChanger of the Year Award.  Boyd, who was honored by the Greater Conejo Chamber of Commerce and Conejo Valley Unifie More...

Academy for gifted students to host information night for parents

Revo Academy, a K-8 highability and gifted learner school, will host a Parent Information Night at 6:30 p.m. Tues., Feb. 7. Revo Academy meets in the Temple Etz Chaim building at 1080 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

Sports

Agent Callahan, at your service

La Reina star senior is one of top scoring guards in Ventura County

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL /// La Reina Regents There’s no secret to the La Reina High basketball team’s strategy. Feed the ball to Sydelle Callahan. More...

Hair-raiser

Panthers, Lancers battle in Marmonte League girls’ soccer match on Tuesday

GIRLS’ SOCCER /// Newbury Park 3, Thousand Oaks 0   The Panthers made a statement in a Conejo Valley clash.  Newbury Park High’s girls’ soccer team erupted for three second-half goals in a 3-0 win against Thousand Oaks on More...

The long road

T.O. wrestlers face uphill climb to top of Marmonte League standings

WRESTLING /// Thousand Oaks Lancers It was bound to happen. Thousand Oaks High’s wrestling team had a tight grip on first place in the Marmonte League the past two years, earning back-toback league crowns. Even the mighty eventually stumble. More...

Police

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

Newbury Park  Jan. 10  A 47- year- old woman was arrested for inflicting corporal injury on a spouse or cohabitant in the 2200 block of Alice Ann Road.  Jan. 16   More...

Faith

Prison ministry seeks to break down walls

Every winter, the prison ministry at Emmanuel Presbyterian Church in Thousand Oaks assembles and delivers about 100 gift bags to the women at Malibu Conservation Camp 13.  More...

Cal Lutheran symposium to explore Reformation’s impact on history

The 18th annual Nordic Spirit Symposium, “All Power Is of God: Reform in Sweden and Finland,” will be held Feb. 10 and 11 on the Cal Lutheran University Thousand Oaks campus. More...

Letters

Freeway change has made for safer drive

I would like to commend Caltrans for the way the 101-23 improvement project turned out.  While I’m aware that the transition from the southbound 23 to the westbound 101 is bit more dangerous than it was before, I feel that all of the other More...

Moving CVHS to TOHS is a lose lose situation

In a meeting at Thousand Oaks High School on Jan. 11, Superintendent Bonitatibus was unable to answer the question: Who does this CVHS-to-TOHS move benefit? More...

As rain returns to normal, so should rates

As I type this letter, California is about halfway through the rainy season. The total water supply in the state reservoir systems is 97 percent of its historic average. Snowpack is on pace to match its best season since 1983. More...

Columns

Dipping into the online dating pond

Dating websites come and go as quickly as the people on those sites, who dip their toes into the mating pond, wade around a bit and leave as soon as they find a match they hope will work. More...