June 23, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Health & Wellness

Seminar on how diet may affect memory

Senior Concerns will host a community seminar on “Diet and Memory: The MIND Diet Plan” from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tues., June 28 at 401 Hodencamp Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

Ways to manage stress and reduce risks

The Cancer Support Community Valley/ Ventura/Santa Barbara will host a free workshop, “Stress Management and cancer: A natural health expert’s exto perspective with Dr. Kathy Gruver” from noon to 1:30 p.m. More...

Schools

Local school districts create vision for education accountability

The use of abbreviations in education is extensive, and behind the letters are government mandates and targets for student achievement that by law must be met. More...

Sports

Showcasing the repertoire

Restocked, reloaded Calabasas squad wins passing league tournament

Football season never really ends. Before the pads go on and the games count in the standings, local players showcased their skills at the Conejo Classic 7-on-7 passing tournament on June 18 at Newbury Park, Thousand Oaks and Westlake high schools. More...

Webb gem: Oak Park football team hires coach

Eagles promote from within after Kenney resigns to take gig at Rocklin in Sacramento area

The Eagles didn’t have time to throw a conniption, to wallow in self-pity. Tim Kenney resigned as head coach of Oak Park High’s football team last week, telling his players the news on June 17. More...

Eagles’ Adam Parks is CIF-SS Division 2 boys’ volleyball player of year

Athletes from Acorn country earned All-CIF accolades for their efforts during the spring season. More...

Police

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

Agoura Hills A thief stole a pepper spray container, a stun gun and a flashlight from a car parked on United Road June 9. Someone took $700 worth of clothing from a car parked on Tarrytown Lane June 9. More...

Eyes open

The Sheriff’s Teenage Traffic Offender Program (STTOP) wants you to be the eyes and ears of the community. If you witness a case of reckless driving, call STTOP at (818) 880- 5420. To learn more, visit www.sttop.net. More...

Family

AT THE LIBRARY

Calabasas Library The Calabasas Library will offer the following free programs and activities at 200 Civic Center Way. More...

Kids’ basketball league taking sign-ups

The Triunfo YMCA is signing up participants for a new co-ed fall basketball league. The eight-game season begins Sun., Sept. 25. Games will be played Sundays at Medea Creek Middle School. Skills assessment and sign up dates are Wed., Aug. More...

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THURS., JUNE 23 Portuguese Fraternal Society 11:30 a.m. at Main Street Restaurant, 3159 E. Main St., Ventura. No-host luncheon, meeting. For anyone of Portuguese descent or interested in the culture. RSVP requested. Contact: Cora Corella. More...

Letters

Frustrated over freeway repair

When oh when will they ever complete the construction project on the 101 Freeway between Hampshire Road and the 23 Freeway? More...

Readers discuss voting protocol

In response to the letter, “Confusion at the ballot box,” I am afraid that Mr. Burch may not quite understand how he is registered. In California you cannot be registered as an independent voter. It does not exist. More...

Disgruntled over development

With the exception of Councilmember Maurer, the Calabasas City Council sent a clear message that they’ve heard the public outcry and couldn’t care less. We’re going to have hotels on the west side, period. More...

New school bond in Oak Park?

District will ask for voter approval in November

The Oak Park Unified School District’s Board of Education wants to place a new school bond on the November ballot to pay for campus facilities and technology. More...

Time runs out on major watch theft ring

Federal authorities indicted nine Los Angeles men June 8 in connection with a series of smash-and-grab robberies that targeted millions of dollars worth of Rolex and other high-end watches being sold at retail outlets across Southern California, incl More...

Community

‘True gentleman’ helicopter pilot remembered for duty and service

Family, friends and fellow pilots gathered at Camarillo Airport June 21 to pay tribute to Charles Aaron, a 35-year-old Westlake Village man who was killed in a solo motorcycle crash on Kanan Road earlier this month. More...

Calabasas High ends year on down note

Parents and students packed the Las Virgenes Unified School District board room last week to lodge a number of complaints against Calabasas High School. More...

Noell must face charges

The case against a Lake Sherwood man accused of trying to kill his estranged wife will enter its next phase after a judge decided there was enough evidence to proceed with a trial. More...

Business

Las Virgenes Municipal Water District budget takes cautious approach

Spending plan covers the next two-year period

The Las Virgenes Municipal Water District approved a two-year budget through mid-2018 that starts at $84.4 million in the first year and decreases to $70.9 million in the second. More...

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Easy Does it with Rootementary

A new Westlake Village salon is getting to the root of the problem. More...

Pets

Shadowy cormorants spook slug sliders

My rural Agoura community of Seminole Springs has a small lake that’s home to some sizable red-eared slider turtles. More...

Pet of the week

MIXING IT UP—Junior is a male black and brown longhair Chihuahua mix about 12 years old. He is housebroken and good on a leash. He is a very affectionate guy. If you would like to adopt Junior ask for ID No. More...

Faith

How does one find the right path in a world of bad choices?

Roots of Faith

Regarding the recent Orlando mass shooting, many have tried to determine the reason behind the heinous act. But of all the possible motives suggested, no one has yet offered this one: The killer chose to do evil. More...

Family fun at Gateway Church

CHILD’S PLAY—Above, Agoura resident Zoey Walker, 4, checks out her new face painting at the Gateway Church Family Fun event June 18. Left, Brad Lyon, 6, of Carlsbad indulges in a sweet treat at the Calabasas event. More...

On the Town

School theater program sweeps awards

To a sold-out audience, Oaks Christian High School performed “Magic To Do” from the musical “Pippin” at the recent National Youth Arts and Jerry Herman Awards presentation at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood. More...

Greeks are in a festive spirit this weekend

St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church will host the annual Ventura County Greek Festival Fri. to Sun., June 24, 25 and 26 at Freedom Park in the Camarillo Airport, 480 Skyway Dive, Camarillo. Hours are 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. More...

TV comics hit the stage for ‘Whose Live Anyway?’ in T.O.

Evening of improv comedy Sept. 9

The cast members of the Emmy nominated TV show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” will perform a live show, “Whose Live Anyway?” at 8 p.m. Fri., Sept. 9 at the Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd. More...

Columns

Panama Canal expansion complete

Flying Squirrel

One of the most unusual destinations in the world will soon become greatly more interesting. The Panama Canal, opened over 100 years ago, will celebrate a new and significant milestone June 26. More...

Editorials

Never become complacent about water conservation

We just survived a week of record-high temperatures and, not surprisingly, talk of a new drought is rumbling across the land. More...

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Guest opinion /// Oak Park water conservation is rewarded

Let’s congratulate ourselves for taking water conservation seriously here in the Conejo Valley. More...