June 1, 2017 RSS feed / Community

Closing arguments complete in crosswalk case

Victims of 2012 car accident are suing City of T.O.

A 12-person jury will decide in the coming days whether the City of Thousand Oaks shares culpability for a 2012 accident that happened in a crosswalk on T.O. Boulevard. Three victims are asking for millions of dollars in damages from local taxpayers. More...

Public transit not a high priority for takers of online budget poll

City buses in competition with police services, open space

The city, which is forecasting future deficits, should stop spending so much on public transit. So say the Thousand Oaks residents who completed the city’s first online budget survey. More...

Park officials peeved over ‘promposal’

Sandstone Peak defaced

Vandals may think it’s art, but for park rangers and open-space advocates, graffiti is a plague that can harm the beauty of the Santa Monica Mountains. More...

New Ventura County medical examiner appointed by supervisors

Young served in Oregon for 13 years

The Ventura County Board of Supervisors approved the appointment of Dr. Christopher Young as the county’s new medical examiner. Young will begin his duties on July 2 with an annual salary of $320,000. More...

Guided hike series part of open space agency’s anniversary

COSCA turns 40 this year

Thousand Oaks is a city known for open spaces. More...

Art museum adds 3 board members

The California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks welcomes three new board members: Richard Reitzell, Nancy Chappell and Carla Blanco.  Reitzell is recently retired from the pharmaceutical and biotech industry. More...

Groups gathering to plant trees

Volunteer effort planned for Saturday

Volunteers will have the opportunity to lend a hand at two different tree-planting projects taking place Sat., June 3 in the city.  Groups will meet at 8 a.m. More...

Summertime is concert time

MEMORIAL DAY OPENER—Stevie Brock of the LA Allstars performs during the first Summer Concert in the Park of the season May 29 at Conejo Community Park. More...

New park exhibit features works of LA painter

June 3 event will include ranger talk, dance performance

As part of the Santa Monica Mountains’ Arts in Parks program, Los Angeles painter Kim West has installed new artwork in the empty 650,000-gallon pool at Peter Strauss Ranch.  More...

Veteran council member calls for accurate housing count

Measure E baseline a mystery, Fox says

Measure E, Thousand Oaks’ strict voter-enacted growth-control policy, is going under the microscope. More...

Cyclists pumped about repair stations

RIDE ON—Approximately 70 cyclists rode from Giant Bicycles in Newbury Park to the Sherwood firehouse for the opening of a bike repair station on May 15. More...

Anti-gun rally planned in T.O.

June 2 is the annual observance of National Gun Violence Awareness Day, also known as “Wear Orange Day.” Orange is the color worn by hunters to stay safe.  More...

Women suspected of burglarizing cars

Crimes occurred in April in T.O., Oak Park

Purchases made on stolen credit cards led police to the individuals they believe are responsible for a string of Conejo Valley vehicle break-ins over the past month, the sheriff’s department said.  Mariah Moya-Long, 24, and Tabitha Bernhar More...

Grants provide path to college

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded Cal Lutheran University two grants totaling $3 million that will be spread over five years.  More...

Dinner salutes standout citizens

Senior of the Year to be announced

The Thousand Oaks Council on Aging invites the public to attend the 2017 Senior of the Year Dinner and Award Ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Thurs., June 8 at the Goebel Adult Community Center, 1385 E. Janss Road.  More...

BRIEFS

Musician will discuss brain injury The Grant Brimhall Library will host musician and author Rick Roberts at 7 p.m. Wed., June 21 at the Thousand Oaks library, 1401 E. Janss Road. More...

SEE THE SNAKE

SEE THE SNAKE—Natural Solutions trainer Anthony Harper uses a tool to move a baby rattlesnake as he works with Cole, an 8-month-old black Labrador retriever, during rattlesnake avoidance traini More...

‘Aaarbor Village’ hosts Pirate Days

Gather yer crew and head to Ventura “Aaarbor” Village for some swashbuckling fun at the 12th annual Pirate Days Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat. More...

Farmers market welcomes new vendors

The Ventura County Certified Farmers’ Market Association welcomes the following new vendors.  Lark Ellen Farm makes a natural, organic and non-GMO granola that is grain-free, prepared from sprouted nuts and seeds, dehydrated instead of bak More...

Chumash museum hosts volunteer training

The Chumash Indian Museum will host a new volunteer orientation at 9 a.m., Sat. More...