February 16, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Changing course

Board now leaning against CVHS-to-TOHS move

In its latest course reversal, the Conejo Valley school board appears ready to reject a plan to move Conejo Valley High School onto the campus of Thousand Oaks High School and instead keep CVHS on Kelley Road for another two years. More...

Mixed use passes muster

Apartment, retail project approved

Work could begin as soon as this summer on a first-of-its-kind development in the city. More...

Health & Wellness

Speaker series looks at future of food

The future of food and related ethical questions with be the topic of Cal Lutheran University’s annual Harold Stoner Clark free lecture series.  More...

BRIEFS

CSC introduces iRest Yoga Nidra The Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara is hosting a free series of workshops on iRest Yoga Nidra. The six-week session, which has already started, will continue Wed., Feb. More...

Solutions to decline of senses continue to be developed

We humans tend to take our senses for granted—until they stop working as well as they had in the past. It’s a well-known fact of life that our senses (sight, hearing, touch, smell and taste) all decline as we age.  More...

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THURS., FEB. 16 Assistance League Of Ventura County 10 a.m. at Chapter House, 913 E. Santa Clara St., Ventura. Social time at 9:30 a.m. Group sponsors several philanthropic programs. Guests welcome. Phone: 805.643.2458. More...

Schools

Spanish spelling bee puts students to the test

Activity exposes kids to other cultures

How do you spell 16 in Spanish? More...

With OPEN Arms

Leadership conference helps teens with team building

SCHOOL SPIRIT—Colina Middle School students belt out their Cougar cheer at the start of thefifth annual CVUSD Leadership Conference on Feb. 6 at Thousand Oaks High School. More...

Business

Amgen assets top $77 billion

Company may add 1,600 jobs

Ventura County’s largest private employer continues to make its shareholders very happy.  According to its year-end report, Amgen Inc. brought in $23 billion in revenue in 2016, a 6 percent increase over 2015.  More...

Fast-casual organic food comes to Skyline

Grabbagreen, a fast-casual food and juice chain specializing in organic food, is open at Skyline Plaza, 2835 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd.  The entire menu is naturally gluten free, preservative free and GMO free.  More...

Pets

Wildlife Center saves starving sea lion pups

California Wildlife Center rescued its first California sea lion of the year Jan. More...

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Family

After-school van reservations open

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley is taking reservations for after-school van transportation to four Boys & Girls Clubs throughout the Conejo Valley. Transportation is provided for these clubs:  More...

Westlake Village Garden Tour about to bloom

Proceeds go toward scholarships

The Westlake Village Garden Club will present its upcoming 2017 Garden Tour from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun., April 23.  The 44th annual event will spotlight four unique gardens in North Ranch, Oak Park, Agoura Hills and Westlake Village.  More...

Candy helps family learn to deal with temptation

This past Valentine’s Day reminded me of something real, something good, something lacking in my house: a candy jar.  After polishing off the last of the red and pink M&Ms from the Valentine’s candy jar on Feb. More...

Columns

Let’s restore respect

The Staple Singers sang about it. Aretha did too. Despite their efforts, there’s one thing our world seems to be short on, and that’s respect. Sounds like a pretty serious subject for a column titled “Hot Flashes,” yes? More...

Rain yields big result at Yosemite

You may have noticed we’ve had some different weather this winter. Instead of sunshine and 70 degrees, we’ve actually had rain. Lots and lots of rain.  More...

Hikers pulled from rain-soaked Arroyo Conejo

Swift water rescue team brings trio to safety

Three hikers stranded on a small island in the center of the rain-soaked Arroyo Conejo had to be pulled from the water this afternoon in Newbury Park. More...

Search continues for man swept away by raging creek waters in Newbury Park

Victim described as male in his 20s from Thousand Oaks

Authorities are searching late into the evening for a man swept away in the Arroyo Conejo today after heavy rains quickly flooded the “barranca” area west of the 1200 block of Camino Dos Rios in Newbury Park. More...

A legacy written in green

City’s first female mayor was champion for open space

Thousand Oaks would be a much different city were it not for Frances Prince. More...

Power poles poised to come down

Over 50 utility poles lining Thousand Oaks Boulevard will be removed between now and the end of March as crews put the finishing touches on a yearlong construction effort meant to improve the look of the city’s namesake thoroughfare. More...

Community

Arrest made in death of LAPD officer

A Simi Valley woman suspected of causing a New Year’s Day collision that killed her wife and injured two others has been released from Ventura County Jail pending a Feb. 17 arraignment on charges of vehicular manslaughter.  More...

Powers declines potential raise

New T.O. city manager says he has work to do first

Thousand Oaks City Manager Andrew Powers received a status change last month—from interim to permanent city manager—but he won’t receive a raise as a result, an outcome of his own choosing. More...

Activists furious over missed cleanup deadline at field lab

A recent announcement that the cleanup of the contaminated Santa Susana Field Lab will miss a 2017 completion deadline has activists fuming. More...

On the Town

Former late-night star to make Arts Plaza debut next month

Arsenio Hall fans, get ready to bark. The comedian, who was greeted with a boisterous chorus of “Woof! Woof! Woof!” when he hosted his own syndicated late-night talk show from 1989 to 1994, will perform at 7 p.m. More...

Actress to make cameo at CPT gala

Conejo Players Theatre will present its 2016 benefit gala, Encore! An Evening Celebrating Theatre, on Sat., March 4 at the theater, 351 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks.  The evening will begin with drinks at 5:30 p.m. More...

Classic Shakespeare comedy debuts at Camarillo Skyway

One of William Shakespeare’s best-regarded comedies, “Much Ado About Nothing,” made its debut earlier this month at Camarillo Skyway Playhouse in a production directed by local actress/producer Vivien Latham. More...

Sports

Cabral pulls off balancing act

La Reina honors student will play field hockey at Yale

GIRLS’ FIELD HOCKEY /// La Reina Regents   It takes a master juggler to balance school and two sports. Iliana Cabral has made it look almost effortless the past six years.  More...

T.O.’s Hollomon seizes wrestling league title

JUMP AROUND—Thousand Oaks High senior wrestler Austin Holloman, left, won a Marmonte League title at 147 pounds on Feb. 11 by defeating his opponent 3-2 in the tournament finals at TOHS. More...

Brand new day

Local teams gear up for CIF-Southern Section postseason, but one team is notably absent

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL /// CIF-SS playoffs   Cats have nine lives, but life still isn’t fair for the Panthers who stalk North Reino Road.  More...

Police

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

Reported crimes in the city of Thousand Oaks

Newbury Park Feb. 3 An 18-year-old man was arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance in the 600 block of Avenida del Platino. Feb. 7 More...

Faith

Helping the forgotten of Ukraine

T.O. woman runs ministry to help the disabled overseas

When Thousand Oaks resident Nita Hanson visited a Ukrainian orphanage for the first time in 1996, she entered a dark room where bumper to bumper cribs lined the walls. More...

Loss of beloved rabbi reverberates throughout Jewish world

Opened first U.S. Chabad House at UCLA in 1970s

commentary The world lost one of the brightest lights of our generation to heaven Feb. More...

Letters

Making the case for medical pot dispensaries

Marijuana is safer than alcohol, so why is Thousand Oaks dragging its feet in setting up safe and secure medical marijuana distribution? More...

Let’s not forget what brought us here

In support of the Downtown Revitalization Plan (Thousand Oaks Acorn, Feb. 2), a bit of local history should be considered. It comes from residents of Thousand Oaks for nearly four decades.  More...

Navigating city oak tree laws can get tricky

We have an oak tree in our front yard that our gardener says is slowly dying. It’s growing on one side only, with the opposite side having multiple dry branches and little growth.  More...

Editorials

Pack up the kids and move in with Mom and Dad

Making housing affordable for today’s young buyers seems like the can that just keeps getting kicked down the road. It’s always somebody else’s problem.  More...