Mixed-use boulevard may include tall buildings

Multistory buildings averaging 55 feet in height would be part of the Thousand Oaks Boulevard Association’s mixeduse proposal, which will be presented to the City Council in May. Some buildings would be taller, some smaller, to provide variety, said Rick Principe, TOBA chair. Tall buildings aren’t new to Thousand Oaks Boulevard, where hotels, office buildings, and the Civic Arts Plaza […]

Fitness and fun go together

LEADER OF THE SACK—Josh Sternlight, 7, a first-grader at Conejo Open School, leads the sack race with Moorpark College Exotic Animal Training and Management program (EATM) students Samantha Levitt, left, Jill Van Kempen and Molly Andrews. The college hosted a Teaching Zoo Spring Spectacular last Sunday in Moorpark. Officially the first day of spring is tomorrow, March 20.

Council again says the city pays too much for fire protection

A discussion with the fire department about fire station locations last week became heated when City Council members demanded equity for county taxes paid versus services rendered. “I want to make absolutely certain that there’s no misunderstanding that any comments I have or any sentiments expressed in any way question the quality of service that residents receive from the Ventura […]

School board hears options remaining in the wake of budget cutbacks

Conejo Valley Unified School District board members heard from several district groups Monday in the aftermath of issuing 160 pink slips last week. Unions representing teachers, classified employees and counselors all sent spokespeople to plead with the trustees to spare jobs. The District Advisory Council and district principals also shared their ideas and listed their priorities. Jeanne Foster, labor relations […]

Cats demand and get repainted walls

A NEW LEAF—The cat room refurbishment project at the Agoura Animal Shelter features a handpainted wall mural, thanks to volunteers Sorelle Fluke, 16, a Newbury Park High School junior, left, and Sandy Glover. The two were working earlier this week at the shelter in Agoura Hills.

Hours increased at Manna food bank to accommodate increased demands

Manna is expanding its hours on Tuesdays to help serve more people who come to the local food bank for assistance. Manna, at 3020 Crescent Way, just south of Thousand Oaks Boulevard, is now open to distribute food to those in need from 1 to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays; from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays; and from 10 […]

New sculptures to be unveiled in T.O.

Unusual shapes called “Curved Air,” “Uranus” and “Oracle in Stone” will be on display in Thousand Oaks. At 3 p.m. Sat., March 22, two monumental sculptures by artist Alexander will be unveiled on the front grounds of the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. The hour will also mark the formal opening of an interior show at the Fred Kavli Theatre […]

Two pedestrians struck by car in Westlake portion of Thousand Oaks

A woman holding a child in her arms was struck by a car while crossing Westlake Boulevard at Devonshire Avenue in Thousand Oaks last week. Argelia Rojas, 49, of Westlake Village was holding her 2-year-old nephew, Mitchell Ito, and crossing the street inside a crosswalk. They were struck by a 1997 Toyota Corolla driven by Linda Ellsworth, 60, of Newbury […]

Woman killed in freeway crash

A woman died March 12 in Thousand Oaks after the car she was riding in veered from the 101 Freeway and crashed. Elisa Laura Failauga, 22, of Oxnard was a passenger in a 1991 Toyota Roadrunner driven by 20-year-old Desirie Osuna, also of Oxnard, that abruptly swerved to the right for unknown reasons and left the freeway, hit a tree […]

Supervisor to host a dinner

Supervisor Linda Parks will host the fifth in her Quarterly Dinner Series at 7 p.m. Thurs., March 26 at Mama Rita’s Mexican restaurant, 360 Via Las Brisas, Ste. 110, Newbury Park. State Sen. Fran Pavley will speak on greenhouse gas emissions, the effort to limit them and the movement toward a green economy. Discussion will include how transportation and land […]