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Conejo School Board releases final book selection/opt-out policy

Conejo School Board releases final book selection/opt-out policy

By George Miller As reported last week, the Conejo Valley Unified School District board approved a new book selection and opt-out policy, or as they call it: “Selection and Evaluation of Instructional Materials.” It was a messy meeting, since the version submitted for approval by board member Sandee Everett was disputed, as the Superintendent’s committee […]

Thousand Oaks Rotary Donates $10,000 to Southeast Ventura County YMCA’s “Safety Around Water” Program

Thousand Oaks Rotary Donates $10,000 to Southeast Ventura County YMCA’s  “Safety Around Water” Program

Thousand Oaks, Calif.—The Rotary Club of Thousand Oaks has donated $10,000 to the Southeast Ventura County YMCA’s Safety Around Water (SAW) program, designed to teach children water safety and basic swimming skills. The one-week classes will be held at the Conejo Valley YMCA indoor pool. All classes are offered at no cost to the participants […]

You don’t want to miss the Tony ® Award-winning musical A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder!

You don’t want to miss the Tony ® Award-winning musical A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder!

  Theater League presents See the 2014 Tony Award® winning Best Musical in all its lavish satire – A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER. Hailed as “The new undisputed king of musical comedy” by Time Out New York, you won’t want to miss this hit! Getting away with murder can be so much fun… and […]

Conejo Valley School District passes new book selection/opt-out policy

Conejo Valley School District passes new book selection/opt-out policy

By George Miller After a long, hard, bitterly fought battle, the Conejo Valley Unified School District board passed a sweeping new book selection and parental opt-out policy. Like last week’s meeting,  there was an overflow crowd. Opposition outnumbered the advocates and was composed mostly of faculty, some parents and lots of kids, mostly from Newbury Park […]

Articles on Conejo Valley school books dispute- vote is Tuesday 11-14-17

Articles on Conejo Valley school books dispute- vote is Tuesday 11-14-17

By George Miller  . For your perusal, here’s a collection of articles, pro, con and right down the middle, mostly from local media, on the Conejo Valley Unified School District book controversy.   Discussion and vote on a proposed policy on the core literature list and providing parental/student opt-outs will take place at 6 pm on […]

Adult-rated literature for minor children at CVUSD – if parents want it

Adult-rated literature for minor children at CVUSD – if parents want it

By Tony Dolz If you are a parent of 15-17 year old minors in grades 9-12 at CVUSD, and you want your child to read and discuss in class adult-rated literature written for adults – you are in luck. The teachers’ and parents’ task of choosing books that contain explicit references to (1) private parts […]

Paula Nathan: Conejo Valley PTA’s Voice for the Controversial

Paula Nathan: Conejo Valley PTA’s Voice for the Controversial

. Staff Writers   Though late, the 11-7-17 Conejo Valley Unified School District Board meeting began — albeit only with the aid of a gavel. Following announcements from the closed and open sessions, the agenda was approved — and an already heated display increased its intensity not long thereafter. While the discussion item (11A) concerning […]

T.O. Residential burglary suspect on home video surveillance arrested in City of Ventura.

T.O. Residential burglary suspect on home video surveillance arrested in City of Ventura.

Ventura County Sheriff – Incident Press Release On November 6, 2017, at about 8:15 am, the Thousand Oaks Police Department responded to a report of a residential burglary in the 1300 block of Calle Crisantemo. The victim reported two unknown suspects entered his home and stole thousands of dollars’ worth of property which included motorcycles […]

Live! Stand-Up Comedy On The Hill

Live! Stand-Up Comedy On The Hill

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – Live Standup Comedy on the Hill returns Saturday, November 11 at 8:00 pm at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Dr, across from The Oaks Mall.  November’s lineup includes Jim Short and Don McMillan.  The Center teams up with professional local comedian Jason Love to produce a top-tier show with a […]

Trio Arrested for Fraudulent Prescription Conspiracy

Trio Arrested for Fraudulent Prescription Conspiracy

During the months of September and October 2017, numerous pharmacies in Oxnard and Thousand Oaks determined fraudulent prescriptions had been passed or attempted to be passed at their pharmacies. An investigation for fraudulent or forged prescriptions used to obtain a controlled medication was initiated in both cities. The Pharmaceutical Crimes Unit (PCU) began an investigation. […]

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