State parks to lift ban on e-bikes?

Assisted-pedal bikes subject to a patchwork of restrictions

Tom Robbins is 73. Until his mid-60s, the Thousand Oaks resident was an avid cyclist, riding both mountain and road bikes. But eventually, he says, his knees wore out. After multiple surgeries to address the pain in his joints, he found himself out of shape and unable to take part in the sport he loved. Then a friend recommended he […]

Westlake Village mayor pro tem to help run T.O. dispensary

A group that includes Westlake Village City Council member Ned Davis has won the rights to Thousand Oaks’ first-ever medical marijuana dispensary permit. Davis’ group, Legendary Organics, was selected by the T.O. City Council on July 10 from a field of two applicants; a third applicant chose not to show up for the hearing and was dropped from contention. The […]

Pet of the Week

SHY ONE—Frozen in fear when he first arrived, Auggie now enjoys attention and affection from visitors to the Habikat room. If you would like to adopt Auggie ask for ID No. A5149645 at the Agoura Hills Animal Care Center, 29525 Agoura Road. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so check Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control before visiting the […]

Church says the jokes are on us

Congregation to host clean comedy show Sat., Aug. 4

Ten years ago Dan McGowan jumped into the Denver comedy scene, where he worked in clubs and at corporate events. He wanted to be funny. He didn’t want to be raunchy. “I worked clean,” McGowan said of his wholesome jokes and comedic sets. “It was a great exercise for me to write material that didn’t rely on filth to be […]

Facebook threats lead to schools shutdown

Man arrested on suspicion of threatening Oak Park schools

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 74-year-old Agoura Hills man in connection with criminal threats made against the Oak Park Unified School District over the recent death of his son. Deputies, with the help of officers from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, found Morton Green in Laughlin, Nev., where they took him into custody July 10. According to […]

Large cat collars provide lots of data

When it comes to technology, smaller is better. But size is dependent on power—a pocket-size computer is possible because the battery can be recharged. For scientists working in the field, recharging isn’t an option. Their equipment has to be powered by big, bulky batteries that will stay charged for a long time, maybe even years. Such is the case for […]

Westlake YMCA is back on track

Family donation supplies needed funds

It’s been 11 years since the City of Westlake Village embarked on a joint venture with Triunfo YMCA to build a community park and YMCA sports complex. While the community park, near Lindero Canyon Road and Thousand Oaks Boulevard, opened earlier this year, the 60,000-square-foot YMCA facility has sat incomplete since 2015, when the organization ran out of funding to […]

Acorn on vacation

Malibu Creek neighbor reports more gunfire

More gunfire has been reported near Malibu Creek State Park. Deputies from the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station responded to a call about a gunshot that was heard in the vicinity of the park on the night of July 12. Sgt. J. Covarrubias said the caller reported hearing a single gunshot. “At approximately 11:09 (p.m.) we did get one single call […]

Senior Concerns receives grant

Senior Concerns, a private nonprofit, recently received a $35,000 grant from the Ventura County Community Foundation for building repairs needed as a result of severe rain last year. The facility in Thousand Oaks provides many services including an adult day program for seniors with cognitive or physical impairments, Meals On Wheels, a caregiver support center, senior advocacy, pro bono legal […]