May 18, 2017 RSS feed / Community

Warmer weather brings out bikers

CHP urges caution on roadways

It happens every year. The weather gets warmer and Southern California streets get a little bit more crowded with motorcyclists cruising the coastline and mountain roadways. More...

DTSC says Jewish institute safe from field lab toxins

Contamination from the Santa Susana Field Lab does not pose a health risk to users of the neighboring Brandeis-Bardin Institute in Simi Valley, according to a report released this month by the Department of Toxic Substances Control. More...

Tobacco sting nets 11 arrests

Eleven city businesses sold tobacco to underage decoys during a recent sting conducted by the Thousand Oaks Police Department.  On May 4, the 18-year-old decoys hired by the department walked into 40 different retail establishments in T.O., West More...

Property owners ordered to remove brush

Conditions ripe for wildfires, department warns

Letters were recently sent to Ventura County homeowners and property managers to clear 100 feet of brush away from properties near open land where wildfires may occur. More...

FBI agent discusses terror threat

In this uncertain world, in these dangerous times, it’s comforting to meet the experts who have your back.  James Peaco, an FBI special agent with the rather formidable title of weapons of mass destruction coordinator, discussed his role i More...

Applicants needed to fill vacancies on city committees

The City of Thousand Oaks is seeking applicants to serve on the Community Funding Review Committee and the Ventura County Air Pollution Control District Advisory Committee. The deadline to apply is Mon., June 12. More...

Life in space

Astronaut shares incredible tale

SPEAKER SERIES From launch to landing, Capt. Scott Kelly took the audience on a motivational journey of personal discoveries through space and back down to earth. People often ask: What’s the best part of flying in space? More...

CONEJO VALLEY DAYS

FAIR SIGHTS—Above right, Shane Washburn, 5, of Thousand Oaks takes part in the annual Kiwanis Club of Thousand Oaks Conejo Valley Days Children’s Parade on Saturday. More...

New faces lead Assistance League

Assistance League of Conejo Valley has elected a new board for the 2017-18 fiscal year.  More...

The smiles say it all

Everyone’s a winner at Special Olympics

WINNER—With the crowd cheering him on, Michael Dempsey pushes himself to victory in the 25-yard dash at Saturday’s Special Olympics hosted by Newbury Park High School. More...

Fire captain gets ‘Naked and Afraid’ on television

As the small boat approached the Malaysian wilderness, Fernando Calderon was overwhelmed by the rainforest’s intimidating harshness and beauty.  More...

Traffic is top of mind for T.O. residents

Part one of a two-part series

Reducing traffic congestion (18 percent) was the most popular response when residents were asked the one change they’d make to improve the city, according to the results of the latest Thousand Oaks Community Attitude Survey. More...

Woman wanted for questioning

She is a suspect in home burglary

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a person who broke into an Oak Park home last week and stole items while the family inside slept.  Around 2 a.m. More...

Longtime CRPD director honored posthumously

TRIBUTE—Doris Granholm’s name is revealed on the Conejo Rec and Park District’s Gratitude Circle by CRPD Director George Lange during a special ceremony May 9. More...

Mountains fund celebrates champions of preservation

Pavley, Parks among 11 female honorees

Spring showers and a Chumash prayer ushered in the who’s who of environmental champions honored at the second annual Santa Monica Mountains Fund spring celebration May 7 at King Gillette Ranch in Calabasas. More...

Footage shows gas station thief

Man used cinder block to break in

The Thousand Oaks Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying a man seen on surveillance video breaking into a city gas station.   More...

Retiring captain a ‘firefighter’s firefighter’

While the paramedic and the fire engineer assisted with the final stages of delivery, Fire Capt. Randy Burdick held an oxygen mask over the face of a woman in her late 20s as she lay on her bedroom floor. More...

To the front of the line

Special Kids Day is a cherished CVD tradition

Imagine a carnival without the crowds. No waiting to ride the bumper cars or order a hot dog, just step right up to the front of the line. For children who have special needs, this dream becomes reality for one day every May in Thousand Oaks. More...

BRIEFS

Parking lot sale is indoors at church St. Julie’s Helping Hands Ministry will host its annual indoor parking lot sale Fri. to Sun., June 2 to 4. Hours are 9 to 6 p.m. Sat., June 3 and 9 a.m. More...

Senior ‘village’ up and running

Two membership options offered

For the men and women involved in the new Conejo Valley Village project, it’s all about maintaining their independence for as long as possible.  “We joined because we want to stay in our home,” said Rosa Lee Schentes, who, alon More...

Wildflower of the week

SKY HIGH—This week’s featured flower from the Conejo Open Space Foundation is purple sage (Salvia leucophylla), one of the area’s late bloomers. It differs from the local black sage because it has fuzzy gray-white leaves. More...