March 9, 2017 RSS feed / Community

Tanning bed tycoon looking at 5 years

The Ventura County district attorney’s office said this week it will seek the maximum penalty for a local businessman found guilty of molesting a minor 15 years ago. Tan LA founder Gary Haw, 54, was convicted Feb. More...

Voucher system would have far-reaching impact on public ed, county supe says

The confirmation last month of Betsy DeVos as the U.S. Secretary of Education was so close that for the first time in history the vice president was required to cast the tie-breaking vote for a presidential cabinet appointment. More...

Water rate hike on agenda in Casa Conejo

The Casa Conejo Municipal Advisory Council will meet at 6 p.m. More...

Riding program hit hard by storms

Nonprofit forced to cancel lessons

They say you can lead a horse to water, but in the case of a nonprofit equestrian program in Thousand Oaks, water may force the horses to leave. More...

RAISING FUNDS FOR FOOD

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GOOD VIBES

GOOD VIBES—Phyllis Rickert, president of Community Conscience, whoops it up at the nonprofit’s annual Mardi Gras Ball on Saturday at the North Ranch Country Club. More...

Tales of the Serengeti

SHARING THE WORLD—Above, storyteller Michael McCarty spins yarns from African, African American and international folktales Feb. 18 at the Grant Brimhall Library in Thousand Oaks. More...

Driver guilty of manslaughter in fatal Dos Vientos crash

This feature keeps our readers apprised of criminal cases we’re tracking out of Thousand Oaks. Josue Hernandez More...

N. Hollywood crew linked to 7-11 robbery

Police say they’ve identified the four people responsible for robbing a Newbury Park 7-Eleven convenience store in December. More...

Thousand Oaks Boulevard power line project complete

Dedication ceremony planned for March 16

Fifty-two weeks and 53 poles later, the Thousand Oaks Boulevard Undergrounding Project is complete. More...

Former president practices artful democracy

PORTRAITS OF VETERANS— Above, moderator Fred Ryan, left, receives a fist bump from former President George W. More...

Local publishers helped open door to ‘The Shack’

Best-selling book now a major motion picture

“The Shack” is the stuff dreams are made of.  Brad Cummings, who helped turn the tale into a best-selling book and now a major motion picture, so believed in the story of a man’s meeting with God that he maxed out a dozen perso More...

Seminar will look at end-of-life decisions

Senior Concerns will present a community seminar titled “Consider the Conversation” for family caregivers of aging loved ones from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tues., March 28 at 401 Hodencamp Road, Thousand Oaks. The program will be led by Lanyard K. More...

Grim Sleeper prosecutor to speak

The Conejo Valley chapter of Brandeis National Committee will present “Truth is Stranger than Fiction,” with Deputy District Attorney Beth Silverman discussing the case of the Grim Sleeper at 1 p.m. More...

Teen fashion show has Gatsby theme

National Charity League Inc. Conejo Valley chapter will present the 46th annual Modelette Fashion Show from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Sun., March 19 at O’Reilly Hall, St. More...

BRIEFS

Earth Day booths free for nonprofits The City of Thousand Oaks will accept Arbor/Earth Day exhibitor applications until Fri., March 10 for the 20th annual celebration from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., April 8 at Thousand Oaks Community Park. More...