July 28, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Transit tax headed for vote

The Ventura County Board of Supervisors has taken the final step to put a half-cent sales tax hike on the upcoming ballot. Shoppers in Oak Park will be paying higher retail prices if the tax passes. More...

Health & Wellness

Making plans early to deal with end-of-life intervention choices

COMMENTARY /// Senior healthcare

My mom, 88 stubborn years old, still lives on her own in a big house with a cat that loves to get underfoot. Because I work in healthcare, I have an all-too-vivid recognition of the perils that can befall someone in her situation. More...

Dinner seminars provide information on peripheral neuropathy and treatment options

Program avoids using medication or surgery for patients

The Ventura Spine and Nerve Center offers monthly seminars for patients suffering from peripheral neuropathy. More...

Support group for diabetic women

Diabetes Sisters PODS group of Ventura County/San Fernando Valley is a support group for women with type 1 diabetes seeking to connect with others who are living with the disease. More...

Schools

Ascension students have a whale of a time with model mammal

Students at Ascension Lutheran Early Childhood Center had the opportunity to explore a 56-foot-long blow-up Fin Whale at school July 21. The Thousand Oaks school is a science-based program offering students a hands-on approach to learning. More...

Simi Valley Adult School offers fall classes

The Simi Valley Adult School and Career Institute offers occupational training, high school diploma, General Education Development examination preparation and testing, Adult Basic Education, parent education and English as a second language training. More...

Astronomy lesson at star festival

The National Park Service, in partnership with the Ventura County Astronomical Society, will present the annual Summer Star Festival from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Sat., July 30 at Paramount Ranch, 2903 Cornell Road, Agoura. More...

Pets

Pet of the week

GENTLE GIANT—Brutus is a male blue Mastiff about 2 years old. He gets along with other dogs. If you would like to adopt Brutus ask for ID No. A4833646 at the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road. More...

Moth teaches human an important lesson

CRITTER TAIL /// Insect friend

If a piano had wings, it would be an elegant sphinx moth, Sphinx perelegans, a moth of great size whose body’s blackand white pattern resembles a keyboard. More...

Faith

Book serves as pastor’s guiding light

This article is part of a series highlighting the books, both fiction and nonfiction, that have shaped the thoughts and beliefs of local leaders in the faith community. More...

Jewish Federation takes pulse of community

Community members invited to complete online survey

The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles and MMR Strategy Group is conducting a survey to learn more about the wants and needs of the Jewish community in the San Fernando and Conejo valleys to help shape future planning. More...

Obituaries

JOE NAPOLITANO

November 22, 1948 – July 23, 2016

Joe Napolitano, age 67, resident of Westlake Village, passed away on July 23, 2016, in Los Angeles, CA after he lost his battle with cancer. Joe was born in New York, NY to Ralph and Phyllis Napolitano. More...

On the Town

Show is flush with musical satire

PLAY REVIEW /// ‘Urinetown’

The musical “Urinetown,” with its message of a capitalist society run amok, is especially potent now that the political season is in full swing. More...

Jazz pianist David Benoit comes to Thousand Oaks

Grammy-nominated jazz pianist David Benoit will play at 7:30 p.m. Fri., Aug. 5 in the Scherr Forum Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. T.O. Blvd. More...

Village Voices seek singers

The Village Voices Chorale will host open auditions for its holiday concert season beginning Sun., Aug 14. Choral singing experience and good sight-reading skills are a plus. The group rehearses Tuesday evenings in Westlake Village. More...

Columns

Travel is getting easier every year

Flying Squirrel

There’s a lot to complain about in the world of travel. More...

Don’t overlook matching-gift benefit

Other Side of 50

Paid vacations, sick leave, health insurance and retirement plans are benefits companies commonly offer their employees. More...

Bamboozled by some garden plants

On the Trail

Gardeners are like poets— they can fall into rapturous rhapsodies at the sight of a plant. More...

Petition to halt Calabasas Canyon Oaks development goes forward

Opponents appear to have gathered enough signatures on a petition against Canyon Oaks, halting the hotel and homes development in eastern Calabasas for the time being. More...

Agoura Hills to align local election with state

Future City Council elections will be in even, not odd years

The November election is coming and voter turnout will again be under the microscope. The state is hoping a new law that consolidates city, state and federal elections will help boost civic involvement. More...

Community

Oak Park’s Valley View Park gets new playground

The playground at Valley View Park in Oak Park is about to undergo a major overhaul. More...

Violent attack

A 23- year- old man was charged with trying to kill his former girlfriend with a machete last week in Agoura Hills, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said. The incident occurred just before 7 a.m. More...

District says supplies adequate, for now

Las Virgenes Municipal Water District announced it has complied with the State Water Resources Control Board’s new requirement to meet a three-year water supply “stress test” without adopting additional water conservation measures, More...

Business

Student earnings won’t escape IRS notice

COMMENTARY /// Summer employment

Many students have already begun their summer jobs. While their earnings may not be appreciable, they will still face tax implications. Here are some tips that student workers should follow: More...

EYE ON LOCAL AREA STOCKS

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Sports

A fun fight club

Locals get their kicks—and punches, arm bars, strikes— at Elite MMA Gym

There’s a common misconception when it comes to fighters. More...

Fighting for respect

Former Calabasas star gets ready for senior season at CLU

It’s about time Casey Kurtenbach gets the credit he’s due. More...

Kerner, Rudd earn all-state honors

Two Oaks Christian High baseball stars were named to Cal-Hi Sports all-state underclass teams. Adam Kerner, a catcher, is on the first team. His teammate, pitcher Carson Rudd, is on the second team. More...

Police

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

Agoura Hills A vandal caused $ 200 in damage shattering the window of a car parked in the 28900 block of Marlies Street July 11. A thief removed fuses from the engine of a car parked on Oak Creek Lane July 7. More...

Family

New West Symphony announces 2016/2017 concert schedule of classics

The New West Symphony’s 2016-17 Masterpiece Concert Series will take place at 8 p.m. on upcoming Saturdays at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. T.O. More...

Players make up the laughs at improv show

The Conejo Improv Players will present shows at 8 p.m. Sat., Aug. 6 and 7:30 p.m. Sun., Aug. 7 at the Conejo Players Theatre, 351 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

AT THE LIBRARY

The Calabasas Library will offer the following free activities at 200 Civic Center Way. Pumpkin Patch storytime will not meet in August and will restart Sept. 1. For more information, call (818) 225-7616 or visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/library. More...

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FRI., JULY 29 Bella Vita Italian- American Social Club 6 p.m. at St. Jude Church social hall, 32032 Lindero Canyon Road, Westlake Village. Champagne bingo bash with raffle and prizes. Lemon chicken piccata dinner served. RSVP required. More...

Letters

Don’t ban all guns on campus

I would like to respond to the article from July 21 regarding Oak Park gun control on school grounds. Board members Allen Rosen, Barbara Laifman and Denise Helfstein voted to close all loopholes allowing guns on campus. More...

Regret over apartments

I totally felt the resentment and note of betrayal Ms. Silver expressed in her letter about the development at Driver and Cheseboro roads. More...

Las Virgenes development

Win, lose or draw, the citizen effort to gather sufficient signatures to put a referendum on the November ballot is an example of the best our way of life has to offer. More...

Editorials

Augmenting one’s reality can be risky

Like all cities in the United States, ours have become an augmented reality playground. More...

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Guest opinion /// How we can help avoid future water cutbacks

The following opinion was provided by general managers Susan Mulligan of the Calleguas Municipal Water District and David Pedersen of the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District. More...