June 15, 2017 RSS feed / Community

Demonstrators call on Irwin to take stand on immigration bill

A demonstration in Camarillo in late May supporting a bill to make California a sanctuary state got heated when one woman, waving a “yes” sign above her head, slipped behind a group of people protesting the proposed law.  “Dona More...

Trustees vote to raise their pay $20 per month

For the first time in 10 years, Conejo Valley school board trustees are getting a raise. More...

Committee discussing ‘downtown’ in private

Ad hocs not subject to Brown Act

A City Council ad hoc committee has begun meeting in private to discuss the future of the immediate area around Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, an area city planners dubbed “the downtown zone.” More...

Applications open for city’s social services committee

The City of Thousand Oaks seeks applicants who are interested in serving on the social services ad hoc committee.  This recruitment is for nine scheduled openings with a term running through September 2018.  Committee members will convene t More...

Elswick out as B&G Clubs CEO

Search is on for next person to lead Conejo nonprofit

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley is on the hunt for a new CEO. Mark Elswick, who headed up the local nonprofit for the past nine years, submitted his resignation May 5. More...

Volunteer has done ‘amazing things’

Longtime resident receives rare honor

The Senior of the Year Award in Thousand Oaks was preceded by a surprise last week when a 95-year-old volunteer was recognized for decades of serving his community.  “We have a real superstar here,” said Francine Sprigel, community s More...

Salaries, police remain city’s top costs over next 2 years

Council agrees to make big investment in roads

If there’s a big loser in the city’s next two-year budget, it’s local tire repair shops. More...

School employees to see increase in pay, benefits

Deal includes retroactive raise

CVUSD Members of the local teachers union will receive an additional $4 million in compensation next school year under a deal approved by the Conejo Valley school board last week. More...

Citizenship talk taboo for schools

Law requires that even non-citizens be educated

ACORN SERIES Part two of a two-part series Since her husband was deported last year, Martha has had plenty to worry about, like keeping food on the table for her two young children. More...

Brush removal deadline has passed

Local firefighters say they’re prepared to face what could be the worst fire season in years.  Steve Swindle, a Ventura County Fire Department spokesperson, said firefighters throughout the county train year-round, practicing hands-on work More...

Inventor’s patch for potholes put to work on local streets

After a year of experimenting, efforts pay off

Ever since the advent of paved roads, potholes have been the bane of city officials and motorists alike. Not only costly to fix, and often fix again, potholes damage tires, shocks and struts. More...

Ushers wanted

Next round of training starts in September

Training for new ushers at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza theaters will begin in September.  Ushering will give volunteers an opportunity to support a community theater, meet new people and see the shows.  More...

An exhibit of ‘Titanic’ proportions

As it was lifted off the back of a truck and into a room at the Reagan Library, the heavy titanium sphere known as “Alvin” shimmered under the sun. More...