March 16, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Alternative high school may be housed at district offices on Janss

Latest CVHS solution appears to have support of students, staff

Thirteen months into the search for a new home for Conejo Valley High School, it turns out the now-likely location was in plain sight of the school board the whole time. More...

Health & Wellness

FOOD Share bolsters efforts to feed low-income seniors in Thousand Oaks

Kits delivered each month to Goebel Center

Every day, 10 million seniors in America worry about where their next meal will come from, according to a 2016 report from the National Foundation to End Senior Hunger.  While help is available through various programs, some seniors may feel emb More...

Learn latest on diabetes

Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association will offer a class on diabetes from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Wed., March 22 at the Goebel Adult Community Center’s Foothill Room at 1385 E. More...

Contest challenges teens to write letter to cancer

Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/ Santa Barbara is taking submissions for its fifth annual “Dear Cancer, It’s Me” high school essay contest till midnight Fri., March 17.  All students in grades nine through 12 who have d More...

On the Town

Garfunkel to mix hits, stories, poetry

Art Garfunkel, who propelled Simon & Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water” into the heavens with his soaring countertenor, will mix hit songs, career anecdotes and poetry when he performs a solo show at 7 p.m. More...

Do-it-yourself done right at Janchi Korean BBQ

RESTAURANT SPOTLIGHT

Conejo Valley residents have a unique and delicious culinary adventure in store for them at Janchi Korean BBQ in Thousand Oaks. More...

Gilbert & Sullivan opera takes aim at class struggles, politics

PLAY REVIEW /// ‘The Gondoliers’

Political junkies will roil at the view of “Republicanism” as expressed in “The Gondoliers,” but that’s just part of the topsy-turvy world of Gilbert & Sullivan, who wrote the 1889 opera satirizing class struggles an More...

Sports

Every minute matters

Lancer baseball team wins five of first seven games

BASEBALL /// Thousand Oaks Lancers Every action has a purpose. Every moment means something. There is urgency in every swing, suspense in every throw. More...

Cats find sweet spot on diamond

Newbury Park softball players dream of hanging Marmonte League title banner

SOFTBALL /// Newbury Park Panthers Fashion guru Mugatu would describe the Panthers in one way: They’re so hot right now. More...

Faith

Purim festival’s joyous revelry brings timely message

It marks defeat of plot to kill the Jews

Don’t be fooled by the carnival and the cookies. Purim is a study in contrasts.  More...

Finding the meeting point of science, faith

The Rev. Michael Dowd will talk about how science and religion must work together for the future of humanity during a community forum at 7:30 p.m. More...

Presbyterians offer Lenten services

Westminster Presbyterian Church will present Lenten Evensong services from 7 to 7:45 p.m. March 22 and 29 and April 5 in the sanctuary at 32111 Watergate Road, Westlake Village.  More...

Columns

Tap dancing into the golden years

About 35 years ago, a needlepoint pillow rested comfortably on our living room couch, strategically placed by Mom. “Screw the golden years,” it declared. More...

Weather makes all the difference

Imagine that you are a tourist from another country and you happened to be visiting Southern California during our recent stretch of thermostat-busting days of temps in the 80s and 90s. More...

When you suspect a friend’s parent needs help

A few weeks ago my husband and I were invited to a small dinner party. My friend wanted us to visit with his 90-year-old father, who was in town for a brief stay.  More...

Some Amgen shareholders leery of bad publicity

Investors ask drugmaker to detail its price increases

SPECIAL REPORT A shareholder group has been turned away in its attempt to force Amgen to reveal how it sets the prices of its top-selling prescription drugs. More...

‘Granny flats’ policy working its way to council

New state law says cities must make it easier for homeowners to build detached dwelling units

To comply with new state laws, the City of Thousand Oaks will soon change its policies regarding so-called “granny flats.” More...

Community

Detective outlines popular scams

Message is clear: ‘Don’t be fooled’

P.T. Barnum may have been right about a sucker being born every minute—but that doesn’t mean you have to be one of them. More...

City meets behind closed doors to discuss boulevard property

Site long considered for mixed use

When city officials last discussed their new vision for downtown Thousand Oaks, they spoke of the importance of leveraging publicly owned property on T.O. Boulevard. Touched on but not expounded upon was the possibility of buying more. More...

Rasnow open space donation now official

Land is free, but other costs total $500,000

A plan for the Conejo Open Space Conservation Agency to accept a donation of 82 acres of open space at the north end of Ventu Park Road cleared its last hurdle Tuesday. More...

Calendar

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THURS., MARCH 16 Antiques/Collectibles Study Group 9:30 a.m. meet on Susan Drive beside Stagecoach Inn Museum, 51 S. Ventu Park Road, Newbury Park. Carpool to vintage shops and lunch in Oxnard. Phone: 805.444.3610. Email: pen1@verizon.net. More...

Schools

Hazmat team responds to Newbury Park High School

Staff calls in fire department after batch of old chemicals found in science building

A hazmat team was called to Newbury Park High School this morning after school staff discovered a small batch of old chemicals inside a science class storage room and decided to contact the Ventura County Fire Department. More...

La Reina seizes mock trial crown

The queen has reclaimed her throne.  After La Reina High School’s streak of five straight Ventura County Mock Trial titles was snapped in 2016, it again captured the championship last week in Ventura, litigating its way past teams from Wes More...

Business

Work underway on giant industrial development in Newbury Park

After a long hiatus for construction in the area, a new industrial complex is underway in Newbury Park.  Sares-Regis Group last week broke ground on a nine-building development in the Rancho Conejo area, home of the Amgen campus.  More...

BUSINESS BITS

Tastes from India   Taj Express Indian Cuisine opened at North Ranch Mall shopping center, 3825 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., in the location previously occupied by Jinky’s Chili Cafe.  Beef, broccoli and more   More...

Police

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

Newbury Park  Feb. 26  A battery was reported in the 2800 block of Camino Dos Rios.  March 2   More...

Family

She thrives on a challenge

Local teacher has worked with special needs children for over 25 years

Hands down. Feet on the floor. Calm body. More...

Event encourages families to break a sweat

The Conejo Recreation and Park District Sports Office will host a free Family Fitness Fun Day from 9 a.m. to noon Sat., April 1 at Waverly Park, 1300 Avenida de Las Flores, Thousand Oaks.  More...

Letters

Mismanagement of funds is cause for recall

After reading last week’s front-page article “Costs continue to mount at M&O site,” I’ve come to only one possible solution— every CVUSD board member who voted for this fiasco should resign.  More...

Obstructions make roadway a hazard

There’s a hazard on Montgomery Road in the Waverly Heights neighborhood, and it’s not the traffic.  Some of the residents living on Montgomery have placed obstructions in the public right of way that runs beside the road. More...

Time to look at our similarities, not differences

It’s been four months since the election, and the people of this great nation are becoming more fully entrenched in their respective silos with each passing day.  It’s truly astonishing to me to watch breaking news on CNN and then fl More...

Editorials

Let’s address affordable housing crisis before state does

EDITORIAL

The Gov. Jerry Brown-led Legislature is sending a clear message to California cities: Address your lack of affordable housing, or we’ll address it for you. More...