Walter Francis Kelley Jr.

Walter Francis Kelley Jr. was born to Walter Francis Kelley and Teresa Elisabeth (Betty) Kelley on January 10, 1932 in Washington Heights, New York. Walter joined the United States Army in 1952 after graduating from Washington Heights High School. He served as a Corporal for an Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit stationed in Germany during the Korean War from 1952 to […]

Family trains guide dog ready to serve

Golden Labrador presented to new owner April 16 in San Rafael

Greg Mitchell and his wife, Diane, of Woodland Hills, and Gina Mamelak and her son, Aaron, of Calabasas, co-raised a 2-year-old yellow Lab mix dog and delivered it to a new blind owner at the April 16 Guide Dogs for the Blind graduation ceremony in San Rafael, Calif. The Mitchells and the Mamelaks raised the puppy, Gumbo, since he was […]

Police drummer teams with NW Symphony

New West Symphony will present its season finale, which will include the West Coast premiere of Stewart Copeland’s “Tyrant’s Crush,” at 8 p.m. Sat., May 14 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 T.O. Blvd. Copeland was the drummer for the rock band Police. He will join the orchestra on drums for the performance. The program will also include […]

Local football stars bound for NFL

Two players with local ties got drafted by NFL teams, and another top prospect got picked up by the Los Angeles Rams. Jordan Payton, an Oaks Christian High grad, was selected in the fifth round, at No. 154 overall, by the Cleveland Browns in last weekend’s NFL Draft. Payton starred at wide receiver for UCLA. Payton is UCLA’s all-time leader […]

Know your options for June 7 primary

All registered voters can vote in California’s June 7 presidential primary election. Voters who are registered with no party preference, formerly known as decline-to-state, have the option to request a presidential ballot for the Democratic Party, American Independent Party or the Libertarian Party. The Republican, Green, and Peace and Freedom parties have prohibited decline-to-state voters from taking part in their […]

For breakfast: Jim Murray and Cheerios

Hot Flashes

Well, you never know. As a kid, my friends got lullabies at bedtime or stories about a cross-dressing wolf. At my house, Mom tried to read “Treasure Island” to me but I fell asleep when Long John Silver still had two legs. Never the quitter, she switched to “Little Women” when the chickenpox attacked, and after I conked out in […]

Pet of the Week

Side-by-side with two jazz greats on tour

Musicians boast Grammy noms, wins

Jazz artists Dave Koz and David Sanborn will present their summer tour, Side by Side, at 7 p.m. Sun., Aug. 21 at the Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd. In the 25 years since the release of his self-titled solo debut album, saxophonist Koz has received nine Grammy nominations, nine No. 1 albums on Billboard’s […]

Eagles capture Redondo volleyball tournament title

Loss of Carden school not an attractive alternative

It turns out $2 million in bond money, $6.3 million from T.O.’s former redevelopment agency and over $10 million from the sale of public property isn’t enough to buy Conejo Valley Unified a new school on Janss Road. Word this week that first-year CVUSD Superintendent Ann Bonitatibus and her staff had cooled to the idea of committing millions to a […]

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