June 22, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Agoura site is the front-runner

Water district officials have their eyes on a 7-acre site in Agoura Hills for construction of their new Pure Water treatment plant that would turn reclaimed sewer water into drinking water.  More...

Beach report a mixed bag

The much-needed winter storms last season put an end to California’s historic drought, but all that rain came at a cost—poor beach water quality during the winter months.  Bacterial pollution at some of California’s most popula More...

Health & Wellness

Let’s learn how Medicare works with other insurance

COMMENTARY /// Senior health

If your family is anything like mine, everyone has a certain specialty or role in keeping the household running.  More...

Los Robles Hospital offers special procedures to diagnose possibly cancerous lung lesions

Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center, as part of its comprehensive lung health program, offers a spectrum of minimally invasive procedures that may aid with earlier diagnosis for patients with lung lesions, so those with cancer can get treated as s More...

New support group forming for those with brain injuries

The Brain Injury Center of Ventura County, a nonprofit organization serving the needs of the brain injured and their families, has started a new brain injury/stroke support group that serves the southern portion of Ventura County.  The current g More...

Business

Chamber’s June 23 report will guage economic health of the region

Morning program to include breakfast

The Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce will host the annual 2017 Regional Economic Forecast from 7 to 9 p.m. Fri., June 23 at the Hyatt Regency Westlake, 880 S. More...

Water district honored for sound financial reporting

Las Virgenes Municipal Water District was recognized with a certificate of achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada.  More...

Eye On Local Area Stocks

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Sports

Throw it down

Local football teams, sans pads, compete at passing tournament

Cameron Rising was MIA.  Rising, the premier prep football player in Acorn country, did not attend the 12th edition of the Conejo Classic 7-on-7 passing tournament on June 17.  More...

Wave goodbye

Dunphy steps down as Pepperdine men’s volleyball head coach after 34 seasons at helm

It’s tough choosing a favorite.  Marv Dunphy has a special place in his heart for every team he’s guided through 34 seasons at the helm of the Pepperdine University men’s volleyball program.  More...

Lion basketball star signs with Abilene Christian

NEW PATH—Paul Hiepler, a recent Oaks Christian graduate, signs his Letter of Intent to play Division I men’s basketball for Abilene Christian University. More...

Faith

Keeping the faith when it all seems lost

The Rev. Duncan Filmer believes faith is trusting that God will provide, even when all seems lost.  “Believing is not a head thing, it’s something in the heart,” said the pastor of Grace Harvest Ministries in Moorpark.  More...

A gathering of joy

Festival is a time for family fun

The Oxnard Buddhist Temple will host the annual Obon Festival, also called “A Gathering of Joy,” from 1 to 8:30 p.m. More...

Memorizing Scripture–there’s an app for that

Roots of Faith

In recent columns I discussed how the ability to recall favorite Bible verses can help in one’s daily walk with God. So how do we go about memorizing Scripture? More...

On the Town

Drama draws attention to abused women

play review /// ‘When We Were Young And Unafraid’

There was a time in our history when women who had been abused by their male partners had few places to turn. More...

Queen Nation kicks off concert series

WE WILL ROCK YOU—Above, Queen fans enjoy the tribute band Queen Nation at the first of five Agoura Hills Concerts in the Park for 2017. The next show is July 9 featuring Hollywood U2 and a fireworks display. More...

Dog and Marine, a true love story

The Movie Nut

In terms of enduring value, the domestication of dogs may be the world’s greatest achievement. When a human and a canine really understand each other, the bond they form is like no other.  More...

Editorials

Irwin needs to tip her hand regarding sanctuary state bill

In her two successful campaigns for state office, Assemblywoman Jacqui Irwin (D-Camarillo) has frequently cited public safety as a top priority, pointing voters to her 10 years as a city council member of one of the nation’s safest cities, Thou More...

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101 Freeway lane closures planned this week

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) plans to close all northbound lanes of U.S. Highway 101 (the Ventura Freeway) from 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. on three nights this week, beginning tonight, in the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles. More...

Path to pure water

Agoura Hills likely site for new sewer-to-tap plant

The Las Virgenes Municipal Water District said it has received a permit renewal for its Tapia water reclamation plant in Malibu Canyon, a move that will open the door to construction of a $100-million water purification facility designed to turn Tapi More...

Lawmakers extend controversial District of Choice Program

Oak Park officials are much relieved

Despite opposition from school districts across the state, Sacramento legislators have opted to preserve the District of Choice program for another five years. More...

Community

Hotel deal is finalized in Calabasas

Malibu developer Richard Weintraub announced he will build a Cambria Hotel at the vacant corner lot where Las Virgenes Road meets the 101 Freeway in Calabasas. More...

Iceland steps down from Triunfo board

The Triunfo Sanitation District board of directors is seeking applicants to fill a vacancy that was created by the recent resignation of board director Steve Iceland, who stepped down after seven years of service on the panel.  More...

A story etched in stone

How an ancient river of magma forever shaped the Conejo Valley

As it travels west out of the Conejo Valley, the 101 Freeway works its way down the Conejo Hills in the shadow of Conejo Mountain. At 1,800 feet tall, the peak separating Thousand Oaks from Camarillo is the highest point in the Conejo Hills. More...

Schools

Student entrepreneurs get down to business

Who doesn’t like a good cup of Joe? Especially if it satisfies the caffeine craving while also accomplishing some good. More...

Calabasas High seniors worthy of scholarships

Three-dozen Calabasas High School students received recognition for their hard work and determination at Senior Award Night June 5 at the school’s performing arts education center.  Principal C.J. More...

CHS seniors onward, upward

I DID IT!—Graduate Sophie Himmelstern displays her diploma after the Calabasas High School commencement June 15 in the school’s Keith Ritchie Stadium. The school produced 460 grads.   More...

Pets

Pet of the week

NICE GIRL—Kiwi is an tabby about 5 years old. She is kind and is good with small children. Kiwi is litter box trained and should be in a single pet home. If you would like to adopt Kiwi ask for ID No. More...

Butterflies, kids in joyful flight

Magical things can happen when least expected. More...

Police

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

Agoura Hills   A thief stole a $40 flashlight, a charger and a $ 75 pair of binoculars from a car parked on Defender Drive June 7.  Calabasas   Someone stole a registration card from a vehicle parked on Veva Way June 3. More...

Family

Stage is set for a fantastic Fourth

Conejo Valley residents have plenty of activities to choose from this Fourth of July, presented by the Conejo Recreation and Park District at various sites in Thousand Oaks and Newbury Park. More...

Calabasas is ready, too

The 40th annual Calabasas Fourth of July Lakeside Fun Run will take place at Calabasas Lake, 23400 Park Sorrento.  The event will have a 4-mile run, 2-mile run, 2-mile family walk and a quarter-mile youth run for ages 12 and under. More...

Obituaries

Lee Taft

LeeTaft, 89, passed away June 3, 2017 at his home in Thousand Oaks. He was born September 15, 1927 in Norwood, Ohio to Roy and Elizabeth Taft and was the eldest of 3 sons.   More...

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Letters

Talking guns and politicians

Regarding “Weapons raised in road rage incident,” we can only imagine the fatalities if those angry motorists had guns instead of a knife and a baseball bat.  Held up to the shooting of Republicans at batting practice recently, polit More...

Middle East onus on the Arabs

What is commonly called the “Palestinian-Israeli conflict” is, in fact, the “Arab-Israeli conflict.” The Arab states rejected Israel’s independence in 1948 and made war against it multiple times.  More...

Columns

Fun bowl for dog seems to be no fun at all

Family Man

Our pet beagle eats his food fast—really fast. I wondered if we should do something about it.  More...

The art of the summer throwdown

Hot Flashes

I’m a cold rainy night, ribs in the slow cooker, fuzzy slippers, where’s my pillow kind of girl. And I’m not known for booting up very quickly—just ask the frequently pregnant daughter and the artsy fartsy kid. More...