July 6, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Back on solid ground

T.O.’s Chumash museum makes dramatic turnaround

The Chumash Indian Museum is thriving again after a brief closure late last year to save the failing operation, according to members of the museum’s board. More...

‘This is a great occasion for us’

Principal, students laud future home of Conejo Valley HS

Closing the door on a year and a half of debate over where to move Conejo Valley High School, district officials held a groundbreaking ceremony late last month in front of the school’s new home: a soon-to-be-converted administrative building. More...

Health & Wellness

New Los Robles-connected urgent care opens in Westlake

Westlake area residents who need medical help in a hurry have a new option.  In affiliation with Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center, CareNow Urgent Care opened its doors at 3967 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. on May 30.  More...

On the Town

Rocker mom to play Canyon

She drums with AC/DC cover band

Stephanie Leigh is ready to shake The Canyon all night long on Saturday.  The rocker mom, who hails from Westlake Village, is a founding member of the all-female AC/DC tribute band ThundHerStruck, which will open for ’80s cover band the Sp More...

Elliott, Prepon ride tall in sentimental ‘Hero’

What can you say about a story of a 71-year-old man dying of pancreatic cancer? That it’s occasionally painful to watch? That it wanders around a bit trying to find its sense of direction? More...

Margarita lovers mix it up

Soroptimist International of the Conejo will present its 16th annual Margarita Mixoff and More from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thurs., July 13 at The Gardens at Los Robles Greens, 299 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks.  More...

Business

Economy is improving under Trump, economist says

CHAMBER FORECAST   The economy under President Trump is doing just fine—maybe even better than fine.  That was the message shared by economist Sung Sohn of Cal State University Channel Islands at the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of C More...

BRIEFS

Royal Staffing reaches milestone Royal Staffing is celebrating 50 years in the staffing industry. The company, which opened in 1967, has offices in Westlake and Sherman Oaks. More...

BUSINESS BITS

Promenade opening   William B + friends, a women’s clothing store, opened at the Westlake Promenade  Expansion complete   Cheesecake Factory at The Oaks mall completed its dining room and outdoor seating areas expansion. More...

Police

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

Newbury Park May 23 A woman, 25, was arrested for failing to stop at the scene of an accident on Potrero Road near Wendy Drive. June 21 A woman, 35, was arrested for shoplifting at Kohl’s on Newbury Road. More...

Obituaries

ROY SHEPPARD

Roy Sheppard, a longtime resident of Thousand Oaks, died June 24 at home with his family by his side. Roy was known for his love of the outdoors and spent his free time backpacking, hiking,fishing, off-roading, boating and biking. More...

Jack Clement Cunningham

Jack Clement Cunningham, a longtimeThousand Oaks resident, passed away peacefully on Feb. 12, 2017 at the age of 86. Over a period of a few days, he simply lost the ability to swallow. More...

Zanne Kibbee

Zanne, 57, passed away quietly at Ronald Reagan UCLA Hospital on Fri., June 23. She grew up in the San Fernando Valley where she lived until 1998, when she moved to Oak Park. More...

Letters

Marijuana not always a safe alternative

I was one of the parents who gave personal testimony during last week’s City Council hearing about the wrath of marijuana and my oldest son’s overnight descent into what (today) is called cannabis-induced-psychosis.  More...

Meeting shone spotlight on Dunn leadership

Last week’s front-page article, “Board has books on brain heading into summer,” caught my attention. So I watched the recent Conejo Valley school board meeting online and was surprised and saddened by what I saw.  More...

Book-approval process should be transparent

I was eagerly awaiting the June 27 school board meeting hoping to get answers as to why the book “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian” was not on the agenda and when would it be an agenda item. More...

Editorials

Don’t forget to make this summer a memorable one

The way time flies, summer will be over before we know it. Will you have made the most of it?  More...

Eyewitness account triggers warning of venomous snake on the loose

Neighbor recalls seeing red-bellied snake in his backyard two weeks ago

A venomous red-bellied black snake—typically found only in Australia—may be on the loose in Thousand Oaks. More...

Alligators, venomous snakes found in search of Thousand Oaks home

Man is suspected owner of white cobra that escaped for four days in 2014

A Thousand Oaks man has been taken into custody after officials with the Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control raided two properties this morning in search of deadly reptiles kept in violation of a special permit. More...

Grade fire results in smoky Fourth

Camarillo incident impacts Conejo Valley

Firefighters were working Wednesday to fully encircle a brush fire that broke out on the Fourth of July in Camarillo and burned about 47 acres of dry hillside vegetation right next to the 101 Freeway. More...

Community

Cars collide in Newbury Park

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

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...

Schools

Walnut Elementary educator receives double recognition

Leah Oviedo’s passion for teaching resonates far beyond the four walls of her Walnut Elementary School classroom.  More...

OCS student is a medical delegate

Megan Mosquera of Newbury Park, a 10th-grader at Oaks Christian School, was a delegate to the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Lowell, Mass., which took place June 25 to 27. More...

Sports

The dudes abide

Locals boost Conejo Oaks college baseball team

BASEBALL /// Conejo Oaks The dog days of summer invoke memories of camping trips, barbecues . . . and Conejo Oaks baseball games. More...

Panther legend joins Oak Park

Park-Sherman is rookie head coach for Eagle girls’ basketball program

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL /// Oak Park Eagles   Doris Park-Sherman is still in awe of how quickly her dream came to fruition.  The former Newbury Park High girls’ basketball star, who played hoops at Pepperdine University, began her coa More...

Go, Gaucho, go

Melissa Baker of Thousand Oaks thrives with UCSB women’s tennis

WOMEN’S TENNIS /// UCSB Gauchos Melissa Baker possesses two important traits for any athlete. She is passionate, and she knows how to motivate teammates. More...

Pets

SQUIRREL OF THE MONTH

HORSY HIGH JINKS—Scott Hallock of Thousand Oaks submitted these photos of a squirrel trying to figure out how to get the peanuts out of a horse-head feeder Hallock placed in the backyard. More...

Faith

Prayers for safe passage

Methodist church hosts vigil for refugees, immigrants

UNITY—A group of worshipers hold hands as they pray during a vigil for immigrants and refugees at United Methodist Church of Thousand Oaks on July 1. More...

Special service accompanies camp

Weeklong event starts Monday

Emmanuel Church will host its annual Camp Joy summer day camp from 9 a.m. to noon Mon. to Thurs., July 10 to 13 at the church, 588 Camino Manzanas, Thousand Oaks. The camp will have art and science activities, music and stories. More...

Thousand Oaks church offers free VBC

Oakbrook Bible Church is hosting a free Vacation Bible Camp from 9:30 a.m. to noon July 10 through 14 at the church, 480 W. More...

Family

STEM camp starts next week in Agoura Hills

Robotics & Things of Simi Valley has scheduled its 15th annual Robotics Hands-on STEM Summer Camp Enrichment and Code Instruction Camp for boys and girls at Homewood Suites in Agoura Hills.  The camps begin the week of July 10 and run for fi More...

Reading club expands reach

For first time, adults can join

All across the city, children and adults are burying their noses in books. It’s the start of the Thousand Oaks Library Summer Reading Club, a tradition that’s almost as old as the library itself. More...

Tour bus bound for Skirball

The Friends of the Thousand Oaks Library has scheduled a bus trip to see the Paul Simon Exhibition: Words and Music on Sat., July 29 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.  The bus will leave at 9:45 a.m. More...

Columns

The Conejo Valley’s boys of summer are just right

I’ve learned a few things on the baseball field this year trying to keep up with the baby-faced grandkids. Maybe you’ve traipsed around a few ballfields taking notes, too. How’s that hot dog addiction going, by the way? More...

Beach comparison is a matter of degrees

It’s summer. You’re lying on a towel at one of our local beaches. The blazing sun has warmed you up and it’s time to cool off in the ocean. More...