March 9, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Costs continue to mount at M&O site

Bringing buildings up to code a bigger task than expected

Receipts are piling up at the Conejo Valley Unified School District’s new maintenance and operations center in Newbury Park. More...

Health & Wellness

Agoura Hills boy keeps moving despite rare spinal condition

Nothing stops 9-year-old Edgar Navarro.  The Agoura Hills boy doesn’t have the use of his legs and gets around in a wheelchair, but emboldened by loving parents and three siblings, Edgar remains fearless in his approach to life and is keen More...

Woman shares story of living with rare disease

Cal Lutheran University will offer a presentation by Marty McCambridge titled “The Nordic Princess Breaks the Ice: A Tale of Indomitable Fragility” at 8 p.m. Fri. More...

Los Robles hosting clinical trials for valve replacement

The Cardiovascular Institute of Los Robles Hospital in Thousand Oaks has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration to replace failing aortic heart valves using a minimally invasive procedure rather than traditional open heart surgery.  I More...

Calendar

Calendar

THURS., MARCH 9 Conejo Gem And Mineral Club More...

Schools

Principal headed back to classroom at year’s end

Change coming at Newbury Park HS

After three years as top Panther at Newbury Park High School, Principal Josh Eby announced last week that he will be returning to his first love: teaching.  Eby told the NPHS community Friday that this would be his last year as principal.  More...

‘Under the Rainbow’ dance is all about inclusivity

The Newbury Park Gay-Straight Alliance, in conjunction with the GSAs and allies from Thousand Oaks, Westlake, Agoura, Oak Park, Camarillo and other area high schools, will sponsor the fourth annual “Under the Rainbow: A St. More...

BATTLE of the MINDS

Conejo Valley schools had a strong showing at the Odyssey of the Mind Regional Tournament at Westlake High School Feb. 25. More...

Business

Survey reveals residents’ credit scores

Local residents, on average, are good about paying their bills on time and keeping their credit records clean, according to a survey out this week.  More...

Credit union to unveil Westlake Village branch

Ribbon-cutting is March 14

Premier America Credit Union will unveil its new Shoppes at Westlake Village branch to community leaders, Chamber of Commerce members and media representatives with a ribbon-cutting at 5 p.m. Tues., March 14 at Ste. G, 30730 Russell Ranch Road. More...

Pets

Sessions will teach proper dog park etiquette

Workshops held in T.O., Newbury Park

Want to take a pet to the dog park but unsure about how he or she will react while there? Conejo Recreation and Park District, in cooperation with Conejo Off Leash Areas Friends, is offering canine communication workshops this spring. More...

Pet of the Week

MORE TO LOVE—Hank is an altered male orange tabby about 12 years old. He is mellow and likes to play with toys. If you would like to adopt Hank, ask for ID No. A4996963 at the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road. More...

Family

At least the kid has taste in movies

The arts are among the core building blocks of a child’s development, and since the birth of my son I’ve aimed to give him an edge in the cinematic arts.  More...

Letters

District of Choice policy should not be extended

Is it true that Oak Park Unified School District has high test scores? Yes. Does this mean that its schools are superior to those in the surrounding districts? No, far from it.  More...

DOC improves education in the Conejo Valley

Our local students, families and the Conejo Valley community at large would be tragically impacted if the District of Choice law sunsets this summer.  More...

Alternative schooling meets students’ needs

In the March 2 article regarding the District of Choice debate, Simi Valley school board member Dan White protests that Oak Park USD unfairly discriminates against children with special needs.  More...

Editorials

Help council decide how to regulate marijuana

EDITORIAL

“Reefer” jokes aside, how the City of Thousand Oaks decides to answer the marijuana question is an extremely serious policy discussion that requires every resident’s attention (see related story on Page 1). More...

Sparking debate

March 28 workshop part of city effort to develop marijuana policy

Residents of Thousand Oaks will soon have the opportunity to weigh in on the city’s as-yet-to-be-determined policy on marijuana. More...

Baby lions found in Simi Hills

Two new mountain lion kittens have been discovered in an undeveloped portion of the Santa Susana Field Lab in the southern hills of Simi Valley.  A camera monitoring the area captured video footage Jan. More...

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...

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...

On the Town

A king-sized quandary

Operetta navigates royally complex tale

There’s a new king in town, but no one knows who it is.  Determining the identity of the royal ruler drives the plot of Gilbert and Sullivan’s “The Gondoliers,” which the Ventura County Gilbert and Sullivan Repertoire Co. More...

Country legends join forces for show

Vince Gill and Lyle Lovett aren’t big on making plans—at least not when it comes to their joint Stories and Songs Tour, which stops at 7:30 p.m., Wed., March 22 at Civic Arts Plaza’s Kavli Theatre, 2100 E. More...

Community theater stars shine

IN THE SPOTLIGHT—Above, Blythe Renay, left, and Randi Saxer Redman, right, from Conejo Players Theatre perform songs from “Side Show” during the Four Star Theater Alliance’s a More...

Sports

Title town

Thousand Oaks girls’ basketball team seizes first CIF crown since 1992

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL /// Thousand Oaks 62, Glendora 52 The Lancers nearly missed the playoffs. Thousand Oaks High’s girls’ basketball players are now CIFSouthern Section champions. More...

The next chapter

Lions’ baseball team wants to contend for section glory with new skipper at the helm

BASEBALL /// Oaks Christian Lions The Royce Clayton era didn’t start with a bang. More...

Outlaws hockey team makes playoffs for first time

HOCKEY /// East County Outlaws The East County Outlaws knew that this season would be different. Last year, the team was happy to develop skills and on-ice chemistry during its inaugural season in the Los Angeles Kings High School Hockey League. More...

Police

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

Newbury Park  Feb. 21  Felony vandalism causing $1,500 in damage was reported at Mapleleaf and Cloverwood avenues.  Feb. 27  Vandalism was reported at Maple Elementary School on Kimber Drive.  Feb. 28   More...

Faith

Familiar face picked to lead Ascension

Delkeskamp made senior pastor

The Rev. More...

Way of the Cross can lead to inner peace

People with ashes on their foreheads, special midweek soup and salad study groups, eating fish on Fridays, rehearsals for the Easter cantata—yes, Lent is here. More...

Ascension hosts global water justice conference

Ascension Lutheran Church will be a partner site for Trinity Institute’s 46th National Theological Conference on Water Justice from March 22 through 24 at the church, 1600 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks.  More...

Columns

Fire not the only danger we face

For those of us who live in the Santa Monica Mountains of rural Agoura, it was the threat of wildfire that had posed danger during the drought years.  Suddenly that threat was replaced by the arrival of a hyperabundance of the precipitation we&r More...