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Ventura County Homeless in the COVID-19 Era

Ventura County Homeless in the COVID-19 Era

By Lang Martinez and George Miller (with major assistance from Tara Carruth) With astonishing speed for government, the Ventura County Continuum of Care, State of California and FEMA have quickly reacted to help protect the most at-risk homeless people from the COVID-19 pandemic. The most visible manifestation of this is the county leasing and taking over […]

Pair arrested for multiple vehicle burglaries and identity thefts in Thousand Oaks

Pair arrested for multiple vehicle burglaries and identity thefts in Thousand Oaks

Ventura County Sheriff – Incident Press Release Two suspects were arrested for committing multiple vehicle burglaries and identity thefts in Thousand Oaks and the Los Angeles County area. On 3-21-20, two victims parked and locked their vehicles at a trailhead in Thousand Oaks (Lynn Road at Ranch Dos Vientos). After going on a hike, the […]

CVUSD Superintendent and Board President Embroiled in Scandal Regarding Tuesday’s Board Meeting

CVUSD Superintendent and Board President Embroiled in Scandal Regarding Tuesday’s Board Meeting

By Nic Rivera On Friday, April 3, the Conejo Valley Unified School District (CVUSD) posted the agenda for the board meeting coming up on Tuesday, April 7. The plans for Tuesday’s meeting were met with outrage by many members of the community for a variety of reasons. First, board members apparently have the option of […]

Arrest of Embezzlement Suspect in Thousand Oaks

Arrest of Embezzlement Suspect in Thousand Oaks

Ventura County Sheriff – Incident Press Release An office manager for 5-Star Theatricals has been arrested for embezzling money and other charges following a month long investigation. On February 25, 2020, an employee of 5-Star Theatricals reported they suspected their office manager, (S) Mary Urias, embezzled money from the non-profit organization’s bank account. Urias was […]

Pastor Rob McCoy: “We’re essential; Communion is ‘assembly of the saints’”— Palm Sunday observes Jesus’ Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem

Pastor Rob McCoy:  “We’re essential; Communion is ‘assembly of the saints’”— Palm Sunday observes Jesus’ Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem

By Michael Hernandez  NEWBURY PARK—Pastor Rob McCoy resigned his Thousand Oaks City Council seat Saturday night taking a stand that the church is an essential service in the community and going ahead with a livestream message on Palm Sunday followed by a public communion which some allege is in violation of county and state ordinances […]

Thousand Oaks Pastor Resigns Council Seat Over In-Person Church Communion, Makes National News

Thousand Oaks Pastor Resigns Council Seat Over In-Person Church Communion, Makes National News

    By George Miller and Debra Tash Calvary Chapel Godspeak Thousand Oaks (GCCTO) Pastor Rob McCoy resigned his position on the Thousand Oaks Council last night. He had a conflict with the City over its order to ban nearly all public gatherings, which resulted in his resignation. “Is the church going to sit back […]

Free Online Kids Fitness, Dance and Art Classes Through Southeast Ventura County YMCA

Free Online Kids Fitness, Dance and Art Classes Through Southeast Ventura County YMCA

Thousand Oaks, Calif.—Between now and the end of the school year, the Southeast Ventura County YMCA is offering free physical education, dance, art and other enrichment classes designed for children preschool through high school. No YMCA membership is required. Instructors from the three local branches, Conejo Valley YMCA, Simi Valley Family YMCA and Yarrow Family […]

Southeast Ventura County YMCA Is Offering Free Online Exercise And Enrichment Classes

Southeast Ventura County YMCA Is Offering Free Online Exercise And Enrichment Classes

Thousand Oaks, Calif.—The Southeast Ventura County YMCA, with branches in Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village and Simi Valley, is now offering free, live online youth, family and adult exercise and enrichment classes. No YMCA membership is required. “We launched these online programs in response to the COVID-19 stay-at-home directives,” says Ronnie Stone, YMCA president and CEO. […]

Thousand Oaks | Suspect steals car – Attempts to make off with Janss Marketplace ATM

Thousand Oaks | Suspect steals car – Attempts to make off with Janss Marketplace ATM

Ventura County Sheriff – Incident Press Release On 03-29-20, the Thousand Oaks Investigations Bureau served a residential search warrant in the 700 block of Warwick Avenue, Thousand Oaks after arresting Ricardo Herrera for multiple charges related to property crimes. On 03-29-20, at about 7:30 AM, patrol deputies from the city of Thousand Oaks were dispatched […]

Thousand Oaks | Suspect in Attack of Oak Park Teen Arrested for 2017 Burglary/Sexual Assault

Thousand Oaks | Suspect in Attack of Oak Park Teen Arrested for 2017 Burglary/Sexual Assault

Ventura County Sheriff – Incident Press Release The Thousand Oaks Police/East County Investigations Bureau has arrested Edgar Rodriguez Ruelas for a 2017 sexual assault that occurred during the commission of a first degree residential burglary. Ruelas was linked to the crime through DNA. On March 6, 2020, detectives arrested Edgar Rodriguez Ruelas for the attempted […]

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