June 1, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Son-in-law takes stand in fatal DUI prelim

Overcome with emotion, man tells of discovering grisly scene

Shaking on the witness stand as he sobbed and struggled for breath, Amr Abdel Dayem recounted the night last year when he found his father-in-law dead. More...

Health & Wellness

Tips to survive allergy season

COMMENTARY /// Allergies   Spring is the peak of pollen season and Southern Californians find themselves dealing with the discomfort of seasonal allergies.  Cherlin Johnson, M.D., founder of Exer More Than Urgent Care, an ER alternative, sa More...

Diabetes dog gets grand introduction

SAYING THANKS—Mocha, a chocolate Labrador, sits and listens as owner Emma Goldberg (not pictured), a former Lang Ranch Elementary School student, thanks members of the Thousand Oaks school&rsqu More...

Life is never the same after suffering a stroke

A widow with no children, Linda has volunteered for Senior Concerns’ Bargain Boutique and Thrift Shop for the past three years. On Jan. More...

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THURS., JUNE 1 Marines And FMF Corpsmen Dinner 6 p.m. at Elks Lodge, 1561 Kuehner Drive, Simi Valley. President Ronald Reagan Marine Corps League Det. 597 meets. For all Marines, corpsmen. Contact: Ken Honaker. Phone: 805. 416.4063. More...

Schools

Rotary honors student citizenship

Continuing a long-held tradition, 23 students representing each middle and elementary school in Conejo Valley Unified School District were honored last month at Rotary Club of Thousand Oaks’ 31st annual Youth Citizenship Awards.  The award More...

Ban-tastic birthday

Elementary celebrates 50th year

When it first opened its doors for the 1966-67 school year, Banyan Elementary was on the leading edge of technology. More...

Colina teachers win grant

Kari White and Christa Lamb, English teachers at Colina Middle School, won a $500 grant through the Ventura County Office of Education’s IMPACT II grant program.  The grants are funded by local businesses and organizations that wish to pro More...

Business

New creative studio launched in Westlake

Date to Create specializes in ‘Maker Movement’ parties

Entrepreneur Donna Lowy has launched Date to Create in Westlake Village.  Date to Create is a new studio providing private custom-crafted parties, company parties and teambuilding events as well as date night, girls’ night out, guys’ More...

Pets

SQUIRREL OF THE MONTH

TERRITORIAL—Bill Speidel bowled us over with this photo, taken at his Thousand Oaks home, of a squirrel he calls Earl. More...

Local pup is wellness ambassador

Landon the Sheltie, a certified therapy dog that lives in Thousand Oaks, was recently appointed as the Wellness Ambassador for ISD Innovations, a nonprofit organization that supports projects to improve mental health and well-being.  The dog rep More...

Errant bug flies in, but it doesn’t fly out

CRITTER TAILS How the convergence of my innocent right ear and a teensy diabolical insect came to pass remains a mystery. More...

Family

Father-in-law brings chicken soupfix

I got the flu that’s going around, so my wife made a call to her dad. Within 15 minutes, he was at our doorstep with a package.  How does he manage to keep his freezer stocked with homemade chicken soup at all times?  More...

Event features Native American dance demo

Program is 6:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday

The public is invited to attend a powwow dance demonstration from 6:30 to 8 p.m. More...

Columns

It’s time for acts of kindness

As a former Canadian with a case of SAD (seasonal affective disorder), who purposely sought out the sunny climes of this area, I think I’m affected by what people here refer to as “May gray.” I noticed only because my generally sunn More...

Showing Respect

Scouts place flags on gravestones of veterans for Memorial Day

  FOR THIS FLAG THEY FOUGHT—Cub Scout Michael Fischbach, 10, of Pack 3765 in Thousand Oaks places an Americanflag on the grave of a veteran on May 27 at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks cemetery in Westlake Village. More...

Grannies get cold reception from council

Detached flats will be allowed, per state mandate, but only up to 600 square feet

Thousand Oaks homeowners are now able to build unattached living units on their property, but they will be limited in size to about that of the smallest average one-bedroom apartments in the city. More...

Deportation fears rise among city’s undocumented

Part one of a two-part series

One night 10 months ago, Martha’s husband went to work and never came home.  She learned the next day that immigration officials had arrested him during a raid on the commercial printing factory in Chatsworth where he worked the graveyard More...

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...

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...

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...

On the Town

Rose ending career on sweet note

Choral director leaves huge legacy

“How sweet the sound” is a line from the hymn “Amazing Grace,” a song that is a favorite of Westlake High School choral director Alan Rose, who is retiring to Colorado after a 37-year teaching career, the last 32 at WHS.  More...

You’ll fall for Tavern 101’s fall-off-the-bone barbecue

RESTAURANT SPOTLIGHT   It was love at first bite at Tavern 101 Grill & Tap House in Agoura Hills. This restaurant serves up amazing American classics and grilled barbecue that can heat up any occasion.  More...

Conejo Players maxes out comedy benefits with ‘Social Security’

play review With shades of “Where’s Poppa?,” Andrew Bergman’s comic play “Social Security” focuses on an elderly widow who wreaks havoc on the normal lives of her daughters when she comes to live with them. More...

Sports

Say cheese: CLU wins World Series

Baseball team earnsfirst NCAA Division III crown

BASEBALL /// College World Series   The Kingsmen are national champions after impeaching the Presidents.  It might seem surreal, but it’s no dream.  More...

Gold standard

O.C. boys’ golfers seize Marmonte League, CIF titles

BOYS’ GOLF /// Oaks Christian Lions   Tom Placke didn’t mince words when he described this year for Oaks Christian High’s boys’ golf team.  “We had the most successful season we’ve ever had,” the he More...

Rams’ defense comes into focus

Ogletree shows leadership during offseason workouts at Cal Lutheran

FOOTBALL /// Los Angeles Rams   The Los Angeles Rams’ offense hogs all the attention.  That’s fine with the defense.  More...

Police

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

Newbury Park  May 21  Someone shoplifted from Target on Teller Road.  May 22  A 31-year-old man was arrested for possession of drugs for sale at Michael Drive and Newbury Road.   More...

Faith

Readers share their favorite Bible verses

A previous column on memorizing Scripture, in which I asked readers to share their favorite Bible verses, brought some responses.  The favorite verse of L.F. More...

Synagogue does Shabbat outdoors

Valley Outreach Synagogue will present Shabbat in the Park Fri., June 9 and July 14 at Oak Canyon Community Park, 5600 Hollytree Drive, Oak Park.  A picnic will begin at 5:30 p.m.  Rabbi Ron Li-Paz and Chaplain Jennifer Nye will lead the se More...

Letters

Let’s clean up freeway brush, weeds in T.O.

I’d love to know why the freeways in Thousand Oaks are lined with weeds and overgrown brush?  You drive one mile north or south and you see beautiful flower beds and rock beds in Camarillo and Westlake Village with amazing landscaping and More...

City is doing ‘outstanding’ job with traffic

I say that the Thousand Oaks attitude survey was faulty. It asked respondents to rate the importance and their satisfaction with the city’s “managing traffic congestion” The word “congestion” messed things up. More...

Slow growth rate is a good thing for residents

Regarding “Local growth at standstill in 2016,” (Acorn, May 25), I say, “Oh, boo hoo.” Another year and another chance for the Cal Lutheran University economists to pull their hair out over the slow growth rate we enjoy here i More...

Editorials

What about Bob?

EDITORIAL

Is the Conejo Valley school board making its search for an interim superintendent more difficult than it needs to be? More...