May 7, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Residents raise a stink over sewer clog

Six Agoura families are coping with a major disruption in their lives following a sewer line clog near the Annandale townhomes on April 11. More...

Health & Wellness

Gala benefits cancer support group

The Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara welcomed an enthusiastic audience on May 1 at the Westlake Four Seasons Hotel for its Faces of Hope Celebration of Life Gala. More...

Arthritis group meets

The Conejo Valley Arthritis Support Group will meet from 12:15 to 2 p.m., Sat., May 9 at the Goebel Adult Community Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Dr. More...

Save a life by recognizing the signs of a stroke

May is National Stroke Awareness Month. Community Memorial Health System wants the community to better understand the risk factors and symptoms of stroke, a leading cause of death and long-term disability in the United States. More...

Schools

School offers home cooking with fresh foods

Oak Park Unified School District added another layer of health and innovation to its cafeteria fare. More...

Oak Park cheerleader wins award for Ohio State U.

Leia Washington of Oak Park High School has been named one of 10 recipients chosen from a national pool of applications for the Morrill Scholars Program Distinction Scholarship given by The Ohio State University. More...

Students, families fight to preserve career programs

Students and parents of the Las Virgenes Unified School District are joining the fight to keep funding in place for LVUSD regional occupation programs. More...

Sports

Legends are born

Move over, Marion Jones. The track legend’s 100- and 200-meter Ventura County Track and Field Championship records came crashing down on May 1 at Moorpark High. More...

Get out of a jam

BYE BYE BAYOU—The AYSO Warriors U-10 boys’ soccer team tookfirst place at the Apricot Jam tournament in Moorpark. More...

Coyote quick

Aren Barnes owns Calabasas track and field record in girls’ 800-meter run

Aren Barnes is a natural athlete. Gymnastics, tennis, karate, soccer—the 18-year-old Calabasas High senior has tried numerous sports, but nothing’s compared to her experience on the Coyotes’ track and field team. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

A thief stole a catalytic converter from a car parked near a home on Acanthus Court on April 23. The value of the loss was not declared. More...

Family

Family Men

Dance, kid, dance!

My 11-year-old sixth-grader has become very serious—he’s dead set on getting a six-pack. One night during dinner he said, “Relationships with girls are complicated these days. More...

Planting seeds to cure cancer

In honor of a boy who drew the support of an entire community as he underwent treatment for cancer, the Cordasco family of Calabasas is launching a foundation that will work to bring comfort and hope to teenagers who are affected by the disease. More...

Women can learn four-part singing

SONGBIRDS— The Agoura Hills Harmony Chorus will launch the AHH Capella Academy from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays from May 19 through June 23 at St. More...

Calendar

Calendar

THURS., MAY 7 Conejo Valley Days More...

Letters

Happy in Oak Park

Regarding your recent editorial about the attributes of Oak Park, well, it’s a pain to fill the gas tank and it costs $10 to get a good martini at the nearest bar (Rustico), but my wife and I love living here. More...

Painful reminder

Thanks for the commentary in the April 30 issue titled “Finding meaning in 1.5 million deaths” written by James Bozajian. It offered facts about the genocide that Turkey committed against 1.5 million Armenians. More...

Water-saving tips

Matthew Toomey’s letter last week made a great point. Those of us who have been actively conserving water are going to find it hard to cut down our water consumption compared to others who haven’t been conserving at all. More...

Editorials

Cartoon

Full Story

Digging for truth during the landscape drought

Recently this column discussed how “brown is the new green” when it comes to outdoor landscape. But as the drought gets worse, there’s less and less green to even talk about. Brown is the new brown. More...

Water awareness

Guest opinion

We live in a man-made oasis. More...

Third-row-seat thefts on the rise, sheriff says

Chevy, Cadillac and GMC vehicles are being targeted

Owners of sport utility vehicles, watch out: Thieves are targeting the third-row seats in SUVs, which can reel in a big profit on the resale market. More...

County brokers annexation dispute

Agoura, Calabasas still at odds

Negotiations are underway between Los Angeles County and the City of Calabasas to share the tax revenue produced by a business that moved out of the city and onto county-owned land at the Agoura Hills eastern city limit. More...

Community

Guitarists play in Malibu

Guitarists play in Malibu More...

Outreach is turning the tide

Law has been changed to allow victims more time to report abuse

Part three of a three-part series Last year, 11 victims of labor and sex trafficking in Ventura County called the Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking in Los Angeles for help. More...

Theater puts CAP on fees

Patrons of the theaters at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza who buy their tickets over the phone or online will pay less in processing fees beginning July 1 under a new deal reached between the City of Thousand Oaks and Ticketmaster. More...

Business

Local Guitar Center opens

HOT LICKS, HOT DEALS—Above, Steve Mehr of Thousand Oaks joins in the excitement at the Guitar Center’s grand opening in Westlake Village on April 30. More...

McGreevy earns promotion

STEPPING UP—John McGreevy has been promoted to the position of chief financial officer at Key Information Systems (KeyInfo) where he will be managing all financial and contractual responsibilities for the business. More...

EYE ON LOCAL AREA STOCKS

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Pets

Birds hang a ‘No Vacancy’ sign at this Agoura inn

This spring it seems that numerous bird species have found my humble—but heavily wooded—mobile home lot in rural Agoura listed in some type of avian “Fodor’s Guide to Best Places to Nest.” More...

Teaching dogs to avoid rattlesnakes

READY TO WORK—Julie Martin of Oak Park gives some love to her 9-year-old golden retriever, Riley, before a rattlesnake avoidance training class at Oak Canyon Community Park on May 3. More...

Pet of the week

SHY BUT SWEET—Sid is a male white terrier mix about 3 years old. He had an injury when he was brought into the shelter but has healed nicely. More...

Faith

The Art of Being

“We should have a great many fewer disputes in the world if words were taken for what they are, the signs of our ideas only, and not for things themselves.” —John Locke Words are labels that too often get in the way More...

Program eyes mental health options

The second program in the series on Faith, Family and Mental Health titled “Finding Mental Health Options for You or a Loved One” will be held at 7 p.m. Wed., May 13 at New Hope Lutheran Church, 29295 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills. More...

On the Town

Students give ‘bare bones’ story meaning

In his review of the 2013 revival of “Pippin,” The New York Times’ Ben Brantley characterized the show as “a 99-pound musical . . . in need of camouflage, a skeleton that requires savvy stagecraft to give it flesh.” More...

New name, same great wines

A FINE VINTAGE—SIP Wine Bar has reopened as SIP Malibu Grapes at 2598 Sierra Creek Road in rural Agoura. More...

Great menu, in-house brewery

The Twisted Oak Tavern earns its name in more ways than one, starting with the beautiful gnarly old oak trees that seem to hover close by the building and reach out to patrons sitting on one of its two large patios. More...

Columns

Hot Flashes

Hello?

In the ’60s, it was the toothygrinned, Brill-creamed, cheapsuited, clunker-driving Fuller Brush man who appeared without warning. We just slammed the door and sent him packing with his toilet bowl brush dragging behind his broken muffler. More...

Life in the Single Lane

“You'll know that you miss someone very much when every time you think of that person, your heart breaks into pieces.” —Anonymous Every day I get an inspiring quote sent to me by email, which, I find, usually sets up my day on a pos More...

On the Trail

Crawling back on the bike

Black widow spiders have been spending more time on my bicycle than I have. My mountain bike has been shed-bound amid scampering lethal spiders as various life crises pulled me off it.   More...