2015-10-15

Thousand Oaks aims for gun store on boulevard

Business is ‘inopportune,’ but legal, one official says


Qualified buyers will soon be able to buy firearms in the city of Thousand Oaks. VC Defense, Inc., a gun sales business, plans to open before the end of November. It will be the only gun shop in the city as well as the greater Conejo Valley. The nearest is in Simi Valley. Business owner John von Colln, a 13-year […]

Ned Davis in Westlake Village



I am writing to provide my endorsement for our current City Councilman and Mayor Pro Tem Ned Davis. I feel I am qualified to provide such an endorsement as my family has been in the Conejo Valley for nearly 60 years. Over that span of time, we have been privileged to have been served by many great people. Ned Davis […]

Dashers and dawdlers



Even a recreational pursuit such as hiking can become as categorized and graded as a major Olympic sport. This came home to me recently when an acquaintance shared her experiences after participating in a group hike in the Santa Monica Mountains. The excursion was labeled by the online organizers as appropriate for “advanced beginners.” Even though the hike was not […]

Fall Fest and car raffle



The St. Paschal Baylon Catholic Church Men’s Club will host the annual Fall Fest from 6 to 9 p.m. Fri. through Sun., Oct. 23 to 25 on the church grounds, corner of Janss and Moorpark roads in Thousand Oaks. The grand prize giveaway Sunday evening will be either a 2015 BMW X1 or $25,000 in cash. The family-friendly festival will […]

Invitation to a ‘pawty’



Paw Works Inc. will host an inaugural Howlloween Pawty to help raise funds for rescues and to celebrate the adoption center’s first anniversary from 7 to 11 p.m. Sat., Oct. 17 at the Best Halloween Store Ever, 28505 Canwood St., Ste. B, Agoura Hills. The adoption center opened Nov. 1, 2014, in The Oaks mall in Thousand Oaks. The party […]

Agents see Halloween as opportunity



This weekend, Berkshire Hathaway Home- Services California Realty will host a costume donation event to support Casa Pacifica. The donation events will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. at the company’s Camarillo office Sat., Oct. 17 and at its Thousand Oaks office on Sun., Oct. 18. Organized by sales professionals Emilia Marie and Julie Lomakka, the events will also […]

Mountain lion identified as big cat on Newbury Park backyard wall




A mountain lion found dead Sept. 30 within the boundaries of Point Mugu State Park has been identified as P-34, a juvenile female who was photographed last year walking across a backyard wall in Newbury Park. Based on the preliminary results of a necropsy, which showed significant amounts of free blood in the lion’s chest cavity and around its heart, […]

For seniors, it takes a village



Two free meetings are planned for Mon., Oct. 26 for residents to learn about and discuss bringing the Village to Village concept to Thousand Oaks. Village to Village is a national program designed to help seniors remain in their homes as they age by providing services like transportation, home repair, home visits, meal prep and pet care. In California, 29 […]

Net result: Warriors win the league



SAND ACES—The Westlake High School Boy’s Varisity Sand Volleyball team went 8-0 to win the Marmonte League, making it to the quarterfinal match of the playoff. The Warriors placed fifth out of 24 teams. Back row from left: Head coach Carrie Wright, Brett Kallman, Everett Schuett, Troy Magorien, Grigory Manyak. Front row: Brian Russo, Jake Simon, Stephen Maxey. Brent Rasmussen […]

Animals blessed during church service in Newbury Park



ALL GOD’S CREATURES—The Rev. Steve Simpson preaches while holding his dog, Emma Lu, during a Blessing of the Animals service Oct. 10 at King of Glory Lutheran Church in Newbury Park. Pet blessings are often given in early October to coincide with the feast day of St. Francis, the patron of animals.


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