Poll: T.O. majority supports access to medical pot

Council to vote soon on marijuana regs

Fifty-six percent of residents responding to the city’s most recent community attitude survey said they would support a limited number of medical marijuana dispensaries opening in Thousand Oaks. Asked about allowing delivery of medical pot to local homes, 63 percent were in favor. The numbers were not as kind to recreational pot, with only 39 percent saying they’d like to […]

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Retaining Rams remains priority one, council says

Determined to keep the Los Angeles Rams in Thousand Oaks, members of the City Council have declared it their No. 1 priority for the coming fiscal year. During their annual goal-setting meeting held May 9 at Grant Brimhall Library, council members said helping the franchise stay put beyond the two years it’s committed to practice at Cal Lutheran University is […]

Actor to challenge Brownley for congressional seat

Political newcomer is ardent Trump supporter

Clint Eastwood, Sonny Bono, Arnold Schwarzenegger. Now Antonio Sabato Jr. has taken the first step to add his name to the list of entertainers turned politicians in the Golden State. The former soap opera star and underwear model announced last week that he intends to challenge incumbent U.S. Rep. Julia Brownley (D-Thousand Oaks) for her seat in the House of […]

Warmer weather brings out bikers

CHP urges caution on roadways

It happens every year. The weather gets warmer and Southern California streets get a little bit more crowded with motorcyclists cruising the coastline and mountain roadways. To help prevent the number of motorcycle-related collisions, injuries and fatalities from increasing as they typically do during the warmer months, the California Highway Patrol is recognizing the month of May as Motorcycle Safety […]

Traffic is top of mind for T.O. residents

Part one of a two-part series

ATTITUDE SURVEY Reducing traffic congestion (18 percent) was the most popular response when residents were asked the one change they’d make to improve the city, according to the results of the latest Thousand Oaks Community Attitude Survey. Other choices: not sure/can’t think of anything (12 percent), limit growth (12 percent) and engage in economic development (11 percent). Conducted since 1968, […]

DTSC says Jewish institute safe from field lab toxins

Contamination from the Santa Susana Field Lab does not pose a health risk to users of the neighboring Brandeis-Bardin Institute in Simi Valley, according to a report released this month by the Department of Toxic Substances Control. The institute, a 2,800-acre center for Jewish learning founded in 1941 that includes Camp Alonim for kids and teens, is north of the […]

Survey leaves little doubt where city stands on pot


If there’s one thing the Thousand Oaks Community Attitude Survey has continued to do, it’s confirm what we already know. Residents, the survey has revealed time and time again, hate traffic, love open spaces and can’t agree on economic development. We also desperately want our own membership discount store (like Costco) and see public safety as our top priority. One […]

City leaders are grandstanding the deficit

Incompetence. That is the word used by experts to describe city administrations (Los Angeles) that have a budget deficit in times of record-high tax revenues and record-high property values. This can then also be used for the City of Thousand Oaks. Finance Director John Adams said the $30.3 million in sales tax revenue was the highest for the city on […]

Tax increases would cover pension costs

The April 11 discussion surrounding a half-cent sales tax increase by the city’s finance director and Councilmember Rob McCoy was disingenuous. They say the money will go to streets and roads, but, in reality, it would be nothing more than a pension tax. The money already included in the budget for streets and roads would be moved to pay the […]