May 11, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Panther marching band shows spirit

PATRICK SHELBY/Acorn Newspapers FLAG-WAVING MOMENT-The Newbury Park High School Band performs a memorable number during this year's Conejo Valley Days Parade last Saturday morning. More...

Health & Wellness

Helping others

CELEBRITY HONORED- The Los Angeles Chapter of the Freedoms Foundation of Valley Forge honors Connie Stevens, actress, entrepreneur and humanitarian, during its 42nd annual celebration "Wings of Freedom" at Sherwood Country Club last Sunday afternoon. More...

Older adults need special doctors

A geriatrician is a physician with special training and expertise in caring for older adults, especially those with complex health problems. Like children, older adults have unique healthcare needs. More...

Fewer prostate screenings reported in California

Annual prostate cancer screening rates in California dropped slightly this year. More...

Calendar

THURS., MAY 11 Gem Club Shines Conejo Gem and Mineral Club invites public to learn about shiny stones and much more at 7:30 p.m. at Hillcrest Arts Center, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. More...

Sports

Track and field athletes shine at Marmonte League Championships

There were several standout performances by local track and field athletes during the Marmonte League Championships last Friday afternoon at Moorpark High. More...

Local hockey star dreams of playing professionally

Earlier this month in Rochester, N.Y., Max Nicastro, a sophomore at Westlake, realized a life dream. More...

TOHS frosh/soph team wins league title

TOP TEAM IN T.O.-The Thousand Oaks frosh/soph boys' volleyball team finished the season 28-4 overall and won the Marmonte League championship with a 13-1 record. The squad also captured the Oxnard Tournament title in April. More...

Pets

WANTS NEW HOME- Nadia, a domestic female medium hair gray tabby and white cat, is very affectionate. Nadia can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road. To take Nadia home, ask about identification No. A34946561. More...

Faith

Lutheran theologian to discuss book of Revelation

Dr. James Kallas, former professor and chairman of the theology and philosophy department at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, will give a presentation on the Book of Revelation, "The Last Word," from 8:30 a.m. More...

Service times change at Redeemer

Redeemer Lutheran Church has has changed the time of its worship service and Sunday School from 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. for both events to attract more young couples with small children and the unchurched. More...

Bat mitzvah raises funds for autism

Sarah Persichetti, 13, decided to use the opportunity of her bat mitzvah celebration to perform a charitable deed. The seventh-grader recently became a bat mitzvah at Temple Adat Elohim in Thousand Oaks. More...

Letters

School board -minus Dunn- responds to debate over winter break

In response to Diane Marie's and Jo Anne Cobasko's letters in the More...

Likes Gibson for supervisor

Ventura County will face an election this June for supervisor. Our District 2 is fortunate to have an excellent candidate, Joe Gibson, for whom to vote. More...

Put cellphone antennas on top of city hall

As a citizen of Thousand Oaks, a homeowners' association manager and a former planning commissioner, I've been quite involved with the cellphone antenna issue which has come before us once again. More...

Editorials

Dirty political campaigns need to be cleaned up

Mudslinging during political campaigns is as American as baseball and apple pie. It's just not as nice. More...

Election-related letters have early deadline

Due to the volume of election-related letters, we will not print items about the June 6 primary election after the issue date of May 25. More...

Real Estate

This Home Features Dual Paned Windows And Fresh Paint

This single-story 4-bedroom and 2-bathroom home is move-in ready. The bathrooms are updated and upgraded as is the kitchen with ample storage. More...

Joanne Nelson

Joanne Nelson, an award-winning agent with Prudential California Realty, was recently honored at the company's annual awards banquet held on Feb. 24. More...

This Newbury Park Home Features A Fireplace And A Wet Bar

This Newbury Park house has 5-bedrooms, 2.5-baths, lots of oak, ce More...

Council calls for added disclosure on campaign bank accounts

Thousand Oaks City Council candidates who raise $10,000 or more for a campaign will now be required to disclose their campaign bank account statements. The council approved the municipal code amendment earlier this week. More...

District revises wellness policy after draft draws criticism

Conejo Valley Unified School District continues to work on a wellness policy to comply with federal law. The last draft, which drew criticism from some parents and teachers for being too drastic and far-reaching, has been revised. More...

High schools emphasize firsthand job experience

A recent article gave an overview of the School to Career program at Thousand Oaks, Westlake and Newbury Park high schools. More...

Community

City transit continues to attract more passenger

More people are riding the buses in Thousand Oaks but a city transportation official isn't exactly sure why. More...

Riders can get accurate arrival times on TOT system

As of May 5, transit riders could schedule their time more efficiently when taking Thousand Oaks Transit (TOT), thanks to the NextBus Information System. More...

T.O. man to sign copies of his cover art

Celebrity and sports artist Michael Joseph, a Thousand Oaks resident, will be at Artagraphix gallery from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. More...

On the Town

Poetry, song of the West celebrated at musical event

Conejo Players Theatre, Inc. will present its eighth annual Cowboy Poetry and Western Music event on Fri. and Sat., May 12 and 13 at 351 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

Work training agency benefits disabled

Work Training Programs, Inc. will celebrate more than 40 years of service to the Ventura County community with the third annual "Moonlight & Music" from 5 to 10 p.m. Sat., May 20 at the San Buenaventura (Ventura) City Hall. More...

Soroptomists host Margarita Mix-off

Soroptimist International of the Conejo will host its fifth annual Margarita Mix-off from 6 to 8 p.m. Thurs., May 18 at Conejo Creek Park, Thousand Oaks. More...

Schools

Superintendent praised at benefit

Conejo Valley Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Robert Fraisse was the honored guest at a fundraising reception sponsored by Adopt-A-Future Foundation at Boccaccio's Restaurant in Westlake Village on May 2. More...

CLU professor honored

Jamshid Damooei, PhD, a professor of economics in the School of Business at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, received the President's Excellence in Teaching Award on April 28 at the university's Honors Day banquet. More...

Elks reward top students

Thousand Oaks Lodge No. 2477 will celebrate Elks Youth Appreciation Week by honoring its young scholarship and essay winners with a spaghetti and meatball dinner on May 12 at the lodge, 158 Conejo School Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

Business

Salon offers new hair process

Salon owner Tony Ina of Tony Hairtron Haircutting and Design in Newbury Park has developed an innovative technology for tresses that is a natural alternative to the harsh chemicals used in permanent waves. More...

Think Vitamins announces discount

Think Vitamins and Sports Supplements announces a 10 percent discount on all nutrition products for student/athletes attending any school in the Conejo Valley, in support of the excellent athletic programs in Agoura Hills, Oak Park, Thousa More...

Police

Newbury Park Police arrested a shoplifter at 1:40 p.m. May 1 at Ralph's supermarket in the 500 block of N. Ventu Park Road. More...

Family

Guide your child's TV viewing

Your child may be devoting less time to reading because he or she is watching too much television. But TV watching and reading don't have to cancel each other out. More...

I lub you, Mommy It's going to be tough to top last year's Mother's Day for my wife. More...

Book giveaway promotes literacy

The National Council of Jewish Women/Los Angeles has announced its participation in the Kids' Court at the NoHo Arts Festival from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat. and Sun., May 20 and 21, in the NoHo Arts District of North Hollywood. More...

Columns

The pause before the bloom Is spring a little late this year? Or is it just that I'm waiting for its arrival with the expectancy of a kid counting down the days till Christmas? More...

Meadow Lark Old maps and older memories stuff my backpack. More...

Mental Health on Campus Many adults fondly remember college as a time of football games, fraternity parties and midnight pizza with roommates. More...