February 2, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Health & Wellness

Medication taking made easier

My friend Lloyd, who has a demanding full-time job, is helping to care for his in-laws, who’ve moved closer to him due to their declining health. More...

On the Town

Mega-selling Chicago blows into T.O.

Since 1967, the hit songs have been many, as have been the membership changes. And yet the pop-rock institution known as Chicago—which has sold 100 million records and scored 21 Top 10 hits, 11 No. More...

‘Dirty Dancing’ star dishes on career

When the musical version of “Dirty Dancing” opens at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza tonight, Feb. More...

Country ‘Goldmine’

AT THE CAP

The Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza’s Scherr Forum will host country star John Anderson at 7:30 p.m. Sun., Feb. 12 at 2100 E. More...

Sports

Leaping ahead

Surging Warriors climb girls’ water polo standings

GIRLS’ WATER POLO /// Westlake 20, Newbury Park 13   In a must-win Marmonte League game for Newbury Park and Westlake, the Warriors rose to the occasion Tuesday.  The Westlake High girls’ water polo team showed off its offensive More...

Syd the kid

Oaks Christian girls’ basketball star bound for Princeton

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL /// Oaks Christian Lions Sydney Boyer’s eyes lit up like Christmas in Whoville. More...

Graf reaches big game

SUPER BOWL 51 /// Atlanta Falcons Six months ago, Kevin Graf suffered an ankle injury in the preseason. The setback cost him a shot at making the Indianapolis Colts’ roster. More...

Pets

Organizers saddle up for Night of the Horse

Night of the Horse: A Dream Of Equus, the third annual benefit for California Coastal Horse Rescue, will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Thurs., Feb. 23 at the Conejo Valley Art Museum, 275 N. More...

Pet of the Week

WHAT A FINE GIRL—Brandi is an altered female brown tabby domestic shorthair mix about 5 years old. She is very sweet. If you would like to adopt Brandi, ask for ID No. A4391706 at the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter, 29525 More...

Family

Locals welcome Year of the Rooster

COLORFUL FESTIVAL—Celebrating Chinese New Year on Sunday at the Conejo Valley Botanic Garden’s Kids’ Adventure Garden are, clockwise from top, the Ang sisters, Florence, 2, and Tiff More...

Y soccer leagues get kicking soon

The Southeast Ventura County YMCA will host its spring soccer league for boys and girls ages 3 to 9. Games and practices will take place Sundays at the Conejo Valley YMCA, 4031 N. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks.  No experience is required. More...

Letters

Kirby article revived fond memories

This is in reference to the magnificent article on Jack Kirby by Michael Aushenker (Acorn, Jan. 19). This representation of a genius artist-cartoonist deserves national exposure. The writing is superb and research accurate.  More...

Gathering places at Triunfo have been lost

For all of the Conejo Valley, Triunfo Park has been a gathering place for a wide variety of activities: sports, social gatherings, home-schooled children’s playground, nature hikes, lunches in the park and a great place for all the kids to lear More...

Removing grass is a profitable business

As someone who lives close to Triunfo Park and visits on an almost daily basis, I have followed CRPD’s turf-removal project at the park closely. More...

Editorials

Mowing through Triunfo Park’s great grass debate

After three years of pulling up grass at nearly every park within its boundaries, did the Conejo Recreation and Park District finally go too far with its water-saving efforts at Triunfo Park? More...

The Wild Bunch

Tropical birds make themselves at home in the Santa Monica Mountains

Newbury Park resident Kelly Bond says she’ll never forget the day last July she was driving down Lynn Road near Wendy Drive with her two children in the back seat when a flock of wild parrots flanked both sides of her car and flew alongside her More...

Mighty oak loses battle with wind

Del and Lois Schulz have lived in their Newbury Park home for 52 years. And for 52 years, they’ve lived under the shade of a valley oak growing along the northern edge of their property. More...

Community

Groups gather to discuss homelessness

About 40 people from organizations throughout the city and county met last week to address the homeless situation in Thousand Oaks. More...

City attorney pay hike is open-and-shut case

Litigator will earn $243,000 a year defending city

Tracy Noonan is getting her third raise as Thousand Oaks city attorney. On Jan. 24 the City Council approved a $15,875-a-year pay hike—retroactive to July 2016— following Noonan’s yearly review, which she received Jan. 10. More...

Teen mental health highlighted

The Thousand Oaks Youth Commission will host an educational evening for parents that explores teen mental health from 7 to 9 p.m. Mon., Feb. 6 at the Muvico theater at The Oaks mall.  More...

Calendar

Calendar

THURS., FEB. 2 Business-Professional Women Of Conejo Valley 7 p.m. at Camboni restaurant, 75 W. Thousand Oaks Blvd., T.O. Men and women welcome. Lalaine Braime, CPA, presents latest tips on 2016 taxes. Contact: Lydia Steadman. Phone: 818. 889.4953. More...

Schools

Empty classrooms at issue

District discussing what to do with undercapacity schools

After publicly challenging the school superintendent at a recent board meeting over whether she planned to close an elementary school in the next year, Conejo Valley Unified board president Mike Dunn said this week he’s confident another closur More...

Teen is sharing love of STEM

Whether it’s designing BMWs or mixing makeup, seeing is believing for girls enrolled in Sequoia Middle School’s after-school science, technology, engineering and math program. More...

Teaching duo has kids thinking local

Visitors to Conejo Valley Unified School District board meetings this past fall might have noticed an atypical crowd in attendance: high school students. More...

Business

Economy under microscope over breakfast

Local experts share 2017 outlook

The Rotary Club of Thousand Oaks will host its 2017 Economic Outlook Forecast breakfast from 6:45 to 9 a.m. Fri., Feb. More...

BUSINESS BITS

Have a sip   DeLiese Cellar, a winetasting business, opened at 1850 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd.  More poke   Poke Land, a sushi restaurant, took the former spot of Subway at Conejo Valley Plaza, 1396 N. Moorpark Road.  Hypnosis   More...

Police

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

Newbury Park  Jan. 23  In the 800 block of N. Wendy Drive, a 25-year-old woman was arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia.   More...

Faith

Man’s faith inspires art

The morning Mike Amato turned 49, he woke up in Los Robles Hospital lucky to be alive. The Newbury Park resident had suffered a “widow-maker” heart attack. More...

Baptism:The gateway to a brand-new life with God

When Christians speak of a “watery grave,” they don’t mean they’re sleeping with the fishes.  A friend once told me she’d been baptized as an infant and wondered if the ritual was still valid even though she no long More...

Columns

An epic battle with sycamore leaves

There is a mound of damp sycamore leaves the size of a beached whale—Ahab’s mighty mega-size Moby Dick no less— looming on my horizon. More...

A smile and a kick in the rear

This is a story about a world electrified by a delightfully crazy person who works in a place I frequent on Sunday mornings. Don’t ya know, it’s the crazy ones I love, and this one scores at the top of my “looney-ometer.” More...

Special dates make for special trips

There’s a particular Beatles’ song many of us hear once a year on a special day. I’ve heard it today because this is a special day for me.  More...