April 20, 2017 RSS feed / Community

Court rules in city’s favor in Ranch case

Judge says law is working

A protracted, and sometimes ugly, legal battle between the City of Thousand Oaks and the residents of a low-income mobile home park for seniors is over. More...

Council pledges unexpected revenue to fix city roads

FY 2015-16 was best ever for sales tax in the city

The city of Thousand Oaks is on the road to better streets. More...

City attitude surveys available online

Let government know how it’s doing

The City of Thousand Oaks is conducting a Community Attitude Survey to sample resident satisfaction and sentiment on a variety of local issues.  By completing the 12-minute survey online, residents will help the city to gauge performance and bet More...

Helping others is all in a day’s work for T.O. resident

Local man is VCFD Dispatcher of the Year

Mark Sackenreuter may spend his days behind a desk, but the Thousand Oaks resident has helped hundreds of thousands of people as a public safety dispatcher for the Ventura County Fire Department.  The 45-year-old said he will never forget the da More...

Foster care center addresses addiction

Building rehab facilities for teens

Wearing a tie and a hard hat, William Kearney walked across a dirt plot at Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families, where work is underway on two new residential cottages for teens with drug and alcohol addictions.  More...

Garden tour is Sunday

The 44th annual Westlake Village Garden Tour will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Nonprofit offering free seminar on end-of-life care

Senior Concerns will host a community seminar titled “End of Life Planning” from 5:30 to 7 p.m. More...

Local woman named to figure skating HOF

A Thousand Oaks resident has been elected to the World Figure Skating Hall of Fame as a choreographer. Sarah Kawahara is a member of the Colorado Springs, Colo.-based Hall of Fame’s Class of 2017, which was announced last week. More...

Conejo art show taking entries

Residents ages 18 and up can enter their artwork for the Arts Council of the Conejo Valley’s annual May show.  Take-in will run from 4 to 6 p.m. More...

Wildflower of the Week

BIRD FLOWER—This week’sflower, provided by the Conejo Open Space Foundation, is owl’s clover (Castilleja exserta), so named for the image of owl faces that appear within their petals. More...

Teachers make case for raises

Frustrations made public at meeting

Fueled largely by Monster energy drinks, Sequoia Middle School music teacher Karla Stevenson regularly works early mornings and late nights. She said she puts in longer hours than required by her contract out of a passion for her job. More...

Tax rate for cigarettes is $2.87 per pack of 20

California voters approved Proposition 56, which increased the excise tax rate on cigarettes and expanded the definition of “tobacco products” to include any type of tobacco, nicotine, little cigars and electronic cigarettes sold in combi More...

Council votes to shoulder cost of community park

Work on Sapwi Trails to start soon

The City of Thousand Oaks is making good on a decade-old promise to help pay for a community park in the Lang Ranch area. More...

Golf tourney benefits former CVUSD teacher

Golfers, grab your range finder and tee up for a good cause.  The seventh annual Help Hope Live golf tournament Mon., April 24 at Sterling Hills Golf Club in Camarillo will raise money for a former Conejo Valley Unified School District special e More...

Olympian still active in local pools

Biondi a part of competitive swim club for adults

The “California Condor” landed in Thousand Oaks for the fourth annual Matt Biondi Masters Classic swim meet on March 19. More...

BRIEFS

Program highlights Chumash chief A program for people of all ages about Chumash Chief Charlie Cooke will take place from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Sat., April 22 at Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center at Via Goleta and Lynn Road in Newbury Park. More...

Calleguas chief to discuss status of statewide drought

Eric Bergh, manager of resources for Calleguas Municipal Water District, will share his thoughts on the question “Is the drought over?” during a talk to the Thousand Oaks Tea Party at 6:45 p.m. Thurs., April 20. More...

La Reina senior wins essay contest

A WAY WITH WORDS— Sarah Edwards, 17, a senior at La Reina High School, was selected the winner of the Optimist Club’s annual essay contest. More...

Experts to gauge value of heirlooms

California Museum Art of Thousand Oaks will host its second Valuation Day with John Moran Auctioneers from 4 to 7 p.m. Thurs., April 20 at the museum, 1948 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. More...

T.O. pack rats take note: Free dump day is here

Event happens just once a year

Residents from the city and unincorporated areas of Thousand Oaks can drop off their extra trash and bulky items at no charge from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun., April 23 at the Simi Valley Landfill and Recycling Center, 2801 N. Madera Road.  More...

Fresh Coat

Volunteers fix up community room

  BRUSH UP—Mike McDermont of Thousand Oaks helps paint the 850 Warwick Ave. apartment's community room April 8. More...