April 14, 2005 RSS feed / Front Page

Garden and Patio Tour will be Sunday

PATRICK SHELBY/Acorn Newspapers GARDEN PARTY-John Nelson enjoys the lush backyard setting at his home in North Ranch, one of several exteriors to be featured at the 32nd annual Garden and Patio Tour this Sunday from 11:30 a.m. More...

Health & Wellness

Lake Sherwood Design Showcase helps cause

The Wellness Community Valley/Ventura More...

Free health assessments offered

From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mon., April 11, free comprehensive health assessments for those ages 55 and up will be offered at Goebel Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. A public health nurse will assist in developing a personal health plan. More...

Los Robles to host homecare meeting

Los Robles Regional Hospital and Medical Center, in conjunction with the Ventura County Homecare Association, Inc., will present an educational symposium, "Options for Care When a Family Member Becomes Ill," from 9 a.m. More...

Schools

Making College Decisions

While high school juniors are thinking about colleges they want to apply to, many seniors need to decide which college they want to attend. More...

Newbury Park Panthers

Fri., April 15
Term 2, Subterm 1 finals/periods 2, 3, 1

2005-06 ASG Board applications due/main office/2 p.m. More...

Looking pretty

GIRL CURL-Lea Landeen helps style the hair of Colina Middle School eighth-grader Taylor Barrett before she models in the school's fashion show fundraiser last Friday. JANN HENDRY Acorn Newspapers More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

PATRICK SHELBY/Acorn NEWSPAPERS WANTS TO GO HOME WITH YOU--Rascal, a 7-month-old border collie mix, loves to be the center of attention and is ready to be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. More...

Family

Kids can help support diabetes research

School children all across the nation are being encouraged to rise from the couch and "rise to the challenge!" More...

Storytelling festival coming to Ojai

The Village of Tales Storytelling Festival will return to Ojai for its sixth year from Fri., April 29 through Sun., May 1, with performances at the Libbey Bowl and Ojai Arts Center. More...

The Internet a new source of bullying for some students

The Internet is becoming the 24/7 playground for bullies looking to humiliate their peers. i-SAFE America, an Internet safety education foundation, announced results of a national study among 1,566 students (grades four to eight) who are online. More...

Thousand Oaks crime drops even more

In what may be his last official action as Thousand Oaks police chief, Keith Parks presented a police overview of last year to the city council last week. More...

To enable more training for teachers, Colina Middle School may start classes earlier

Colina Middle School students may begin their day slightly earlier next year. More...

Sport Chalet goes ahead despite appeal

Despite residents More...

Community

Sides square off in Lowe’s debate

Full Story

Study describes housing as ‘overpriced’

Ventura, along with 13 other California metropolitan areas, has been ranked among the top 20 overpriced housing markets in the nation in the May 2005 issue of Consumer Reports magazine. More...

Students win at art festival

Students from the art and photography departments of Newbury Park, Thousand Oaks and Westlake high schools participated in the Sierra Cahuenga District Art Festival sponsored by the California Federation Women More...

On the Town

"Sahara"

Least suited for: those who have to wonder why 100 machine-gun-blazing extras can More...

Free outdoor dance concerts return

This spring, the Music Center of Los Angeles County will again host free outdoor dance events on the Plaza on select Friday evenings April through May. More...

Father, son to perform in Agoura Hills house concert

John McEuen, founding member of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and his son, Nathan, 24, will perform a family show at 8 p.m. Sat., April 23 at the Bodie House in Agoura Hills. More...

Sports

Lancers’ senior discus thrower is turning heads

T.O. track star is a favorite to win state

Not since Marion Jones was setting national high school sprinting records in 1992 has a Thousand Oaks track and field athlete garnered as much attention as current discus thrower Margaret Giuffre. More...

OC netters maintain dominance over Oak Park

With the Lions riding an eight-game win streak and the Eagles a seven, something had to give Tuesday night in the first meeting of the season between the Oaks Christian and Oak Park boys More...

For the record

Last week More...

Business

Journey’s End opens new office in Westlake

Journey More...

Balloon Designs celebrates 10 years

Balloon Designs by Jeanne will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a party from 1 to 5 p.m. Sun., April 17 at the store, 2844 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. More...

Police

Newbury Park

Vandals caused $1,000 in damages to someone More...

Faith

Annual golf tourney a tribute to retiring priest

The 11th annual St. Maximilian Kolbe Golf Classic is scheduled for Mon., May 2 at North Ranch Country Club, 4761 Valley Spring Drive, Westlake Village. More...

Faith-based 12-step program expands

Calvary Community Church will host "City Lights," a new "Celebrate Recovery" event designed to reach out to churches and groups within a 30-mile radius of the local "Celebrate Recovery" program. More...

Local rabbis to lead Israel tours

Rabbi Gershon Johnson of Temple Beth Haverim in Agoura Hills and his wife, Sharene, will take guests to Israel June 29 through July 12. The tour will visit ancient and modern sights. More...

Letters

City council in

T.O. has abused
its city manager

I want to express my appreciation and respect for Thousand Oaks City Manager Phil Gatch. I quote Dennis Gillette More...

Fox, not Gatch, should resign

If Andy Fox did indeed violate Thousand Oaks city code by requesting Mr. Gatch More...

Assemblyman has selective memory

State Sen. Tom McClintock must have a broken record playing in his head, and I guess intellectual honesty is in short supply in Sacramento. More...