April 20, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Man gave co-worker THC laced chocolate, police say

A Rosemead man is facing a felony poisoning charge after he allegedly gave a Thousand Oaks co-worker a bite of a THC-laced chocolate while she was on the job. More...

Health & Wellness

CWC sponsors wig giveaway

Diagnosed with stage three breast cancer two months ago, Karin Hochevar knows she’s going to lose her hair when she starts chemotherapy in a few weeks. More...

Walk raises mental health awareness

Event is May 6 at Ventura Promenade

The 13th annual NAMI Ventura County Walk benefiting the National Alliance on Mental Illness will take place Sat., May 6 at the Ventura Promenade.  Check-in and registration will begin at 9 a.m., followed by the 5K walk at 10:30 a.m. More...

Country, rock show serves as kickoff for RFL

Give Cancer the Boot is Friday at Borderline

The second annual Give Cancer the Boot benefit concert, a kickoff for next month’s Conejo Valley Relay For Life, will be Fri., April 21 at Borderline Bar, 99 Rolling Oaks Drive, Thousand Oaks. Doors open at 7 p.m. More...

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THURS., APRIL 20 Spring Spectacular 7 p.m. today and Friday in worship center, Calvary Community Church, 5495 Via Rocas, Westlake Village. Concert with Oaks Christian School band, orchestra, choir and vocalists. More...

Schools

Team’s bot to take on the world

It was a gutsy move. More...

Free cardiac screenings offered

Open to teens and young adults

The Conejo Council PTA in collaboration with Saving Hearts Foundation will host a free teen cardiac screening from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., April 22 in the Westlake High School gym, 100 N. Lakeview Canyon Road.  The event is open to the public. More...

Art show open to juniors, seniors

The Westlake Village Art Guild and the City of Agoura Hills Cultural Arts Council are hosting the guild’s annual juried art show for high school juniors and seniors. More...

Business

Home show offers glimpse to future

The 43rd Conejo Valley Home Remodeling Show returns to Westlake Village Sat. and Sun., April 22 and 23 with more than 170 vendors including local contractors, landscapers, interior designers and smart home experts. The show runs from 10 a.m. More...

BUSINESS BITS

Tastes from the Middle East  Kabob Plus, a Mediterranean restaurant, opened at 50 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd.  Not super-sized   Burgerim, a restaurant specializing in mini burgers, opened at Ventu Park Center, 587 N. More...

Pets

Newborn cougar found in mountains

National Park Service researchers, together with biologists from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, recently marked a 4-week-old mountain lion in the Santa Monica Mountains. More...

Pet of the Week

LET’S PLAY BALL—Boots is a black, altered male potbelly pig about 2 years old and about 200 pounds. He is very social and likes to play ball. He needs a yard to play in. If you would like to adopt Boots, ask for ID No. More...

Shelter hosts Help a Horse Day

The Agoura Animal Care Center will celebrate the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals’ national Help a Horse Day from noon to 4 p.m. More...

Letters

No one wants gas tax, but Irwin voted for it

As of 2016, Caltrans had an annual budget of $17 billion. That’s a lot of money. More...

Diversity makes Thousand Oaks stronger

I read with what was at first amused interest Mr. Wissot’s April 13 letter, assuming it was tongue-in-cheek.  I kept looking for the “wink, wink” portion of the letter. But I was wrong: Mr. More...

McCoy doesn’t deserve attacks on character

I’m distressed by the unrelenting character assassination of Pastor Rob McCoy by people who don’t know him and who twist his most innocent comments and actions into something darkly sinister.  More...

Columns

Wise old plants make comeback

What does “back from the brink” look like in the world of chaparral shrubs? More...

Happy belated Singles Awareness Day

Oh darn. It seems I forgot to celebrate Singles Awareness Day this year.  As a matter of fact, somehow this past quarter of 2017 has slipped by so quickly that I’ve missed a boatload of other festivities as well.  More...

Sales tax hike suggested

Topic comes up during capital budget discussion

With the city facing a recurring deficit in its streets and roads budget, Finance Director John Adams and Councilmember Rob McCoy seemed to indicate at last week’s council meeting their support for a possible citywide half-cent sales tax that w More...

NEIGHBORLY VISIT

Rams chief executive fields questions from residents of neighboring retirement community

If good fences make good neighbors, the Los Angeles Rams must be the best of associates. More...

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...

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...

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...

On the Town

Guthrie channels dad, Dylan at T.O. gig

CONCERT REVIEW It’s hard to believe, but Woody Guthrie’s precocious, shaggy-haired son Arlo turns 70 in a few months. More...

Classical concert on The Hill

The Hillcrest Center for the Arts will host an afternoon of chamber music by the Luminoso Piano Quartet at 2 p.m. Sun., April 23 in the large rehearsal room at 403 W. Hillcrest Drive. More...

Church hosting ‘Bach-stravaganza!’

Epiphany Music Guild will present its “Bach-stravaganza!” concert at 5 p.m. More...

Sports

Unfamiliar terrain

Westlake boys’ golfers will try to bounce back from first league losses in five seasons

BOYS’ GOLF /// Westlake Warriors   Empires fall, but Westlake High’s boys’ golf team isn’t sifting through the rubble reminiscing about the glory days.  More...

Black Cat Attack feasting on foes

FIRST PLACE IN LEAGUE—Newbury Park High baseball senior outfielder Ben Lech beats the tag by Agoura during the Panthers’ 5-0 win on March 17. Newbury Park, which is ranked No. More...

A Noble effort

Newbury Park multisport star will play football for Arizona State

Andrew Noble isn’t a chocolate and vanilla guy. He’s a Sioux City Sarsaparilla float with a double scoop of goat cheese beet swirl ice cream kind of athlete. More...

Police

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

Newbury Park  April 10  A 23-year-old man was arrested for the unlawful transfer of a firearm and possessing a firearm in violation of probation in the 500 block of N. Ventu Park Road.   More...

Faith

Jews, Muslims discuss their ‘intertwined’ religions at local temple

It’s not every day that Jews and Muslims sit down to break bread together and openly discuss their faiths, but it happened on a recent Sunday at Temple Etz Chaim in Thousand Oaks. More...

Obituaries

Mary M. Vose

Mary made her transition on Sat., April 1, 2017. Mary Joyce Moster was born in New York on Nov. 30, 1931. She moved to California in the 1950s and married Robert Vose. More...

Family

Diving into family history

The Newbury Park Stake Family Discovery Day will run from 8:30 a.m. to noon Sat., April 29 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 35 S. More...

Easter joy with the Elks

A HOPPING GOOD TIME—Amparo Murvin of Oxnard and her daughter Alexandria, 3, have their picture taken with the Easter Bunny on Sunday at the Elks Lodge in Thousand Oaks. More...

Walking the walk

Program director makes life’s simple joys accessible to all

Does your son or daughter have any friends outside the family? Cecilia Laufenberg knows that if you have a child with a disability, the answer might not be yes. More...

Editorials

Mom is picture-perfect, no matter what

In the Acorn community, family comes first, and that means a scenario in which both the mom and the dad are equal contributors in the nurturing of the household. More...

GUEST OPINION

Senate bill would make us less safe

Recent conversations surrounding federal immigration policies have caused fear among segments of the population and debate at all levels of government. More...