July 6, 2017 RSS feed / Community

Cars collide in Newbury Park

  FLIPPED— The Vent u ra County Sheriff’s Office and Ventura County Fire Department respond to the scene of an accident Sunday afternoon around 1 p.m. at the intersection of Broadbeck Drive and Camino Dos Rios in Newbury Park. More...

Flags lowered for former T.O. mayor

The founding father of the city’s Adopt-an-Oak program, Dan Del Campo, has died. Del Campo, who served on the Thousand Oaks City Council from 1998 to 2002, passed away at his Lake Nacimiento home June 16 from natural causes. He was 69. More...

County escapes Fourth without fireworks-related injury, VCFD says

Ventura County celebrated a safe and sane Independence Day, according to the Ventura County Fire Department. More...

Guilty verdict reached

A jury found convicted drug dealer John Creech guilty of voluntary manslaughter Monday in the May 2012 death of Gavin Smith, a 20th Century Fox executive working in Calabasas.  More...

Love in life's darkest hour

Newbury Park convalescent home is run by nuns

Christy Borchard walked down the sunlit hallway of the convalescent hospital where her sister had been admitted hours earlier and grabbed both of Sister Mary Lourdes Lara’s hands.  “It’s a miracle,” she said with tears in More...

Journalist has interviewed 4 presidents

Award-winning journalist and author Robert Scheer will speak at 6:30 p.m. Wed., July 12 at the North Ranch Center, 1400 N. More...

‘Can you hear me now?’

OVER AND OUT—Above, 7-yearold Meredith Goodkin, call sign KM6GIK, takes part in the Conejo Valley Amateur Radio Club’s Field Day exercise June 24 at Maple Elementary School in Newbury Par More...

Hummingbirds spring to life

A look at the development of two chicks in Newbury Park

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Pro-ISIS group hacks county ed web server

CVUSD site taken down as precaution

Conejo Valley Unified School District was among the websites that went offline last Wednesday morning after pro-ISIS hackers targeted the Ventura County Office of Education computer system. More...

T.O.’s Many Mansions gets $5M grant to build veterans housing

Apartments will be in Oxnard

A Thousand Oaks-based nonprofit provider of affordable housing has received over $5 million from the state to build 40 apartments for homeless veterans. Many Mansions is scheduled to complete the project in Oxnard by January. More...

FOR THE RECORD

Last week’s story about the rising cost of the city’s police contract listed the incorrect date of the last audit comparing the cost of contract services with the Ventura County Sheriff ’s Office to the cost of the city starting its More...

Westlake hike offers lake views

THE TRAIL LESS TRAVELED This summer series will seek to shed a light on some of the Conejo Valley’s lesser-known trails/hikes. More...

Sheriff’s office deploys drones

Up in the air—it’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s . . . a police drone? In Ventura County, it just might be.  More...

Nonprofits honored by state reps

Two Thousand Oaks nonprofits have received recognition from the state Legislature for their service to the community.  Affordable-housing provider Many Mansions and public education benefactor Conejo Schools Foundation were honored last week in More...

Scratchy subjects

Book details life of Hollywood animal trainer

The treacherous private road in the hills of Westlake Village that leads to the home of Hubert Geza Wells is emblematic of a man whose life was filled with danger.  Wells, a wild animal trainer who’s worked with lions and bears, chimps and More...

Local to head college foundation

The Ventura College Foundation has appointed Anne King as the interim executive director of its board of directors following the resignation of Norbert Tan, effective July 7.  King has served as the foundation’s development director for th More...