June 22, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Two men get into altercation at graduation ceremony

Two men have charged each other with battery after an altercation that occurred before Thursday's Westlake High School graduation ceremony. More...

Health & Wellness

Smart tips on how to be careful at the beach

There's nothing better than a day at the beach. The sun, the surf . . .what could be more fun? More...

Community blood drives scheduled

Maintaining an ample and steady supply of blood is difficult in summer. Summer holidays such as the Fourth of July put an added stress on the local blood supply due to increased usage. More...

Sleep apnea affects many who don't know they have the disorder

Little did Jay Sendyk know his tossing and turning every night was caused by a common sleeping disorder called sleep apnea. More...

On the Town

Drugs, alcohol issues discussed

The Ventura County Alcohol Drug Advisory Board meets every last Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at 1911 Williams Drive, Oxnard. Residents interested in learning more about alcohol and drug-related issues are invited. More...

Dance team offers camp for youth

The Newbury Park High School Dance Team is offering its week-long summer dance camp from Aug. 7 to 11 for youth ages 6 to 14. The camp offers an opportunity to learn ballet, jazz and hip-hop taught by award-winning dancers. More...

Libraries launch summer reading programs for book lovers of all ages

Children and teens are invited to participate in the Summer Reading Program at the Grant Brimhall/Thousand Oaks Library and Newbury Park Branch from Thurs., June 29 through Aug. 13. More...

Calendar

THURS., JUNE 22 Chamber Networking The Agoura/Oak Park/Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce hosts a networking meeting at 5:30 p.m. at The Alamo, 5617 Kanan Road, Agoura Hills featuring food and door prizes plus a 50/50 drawing. More...

Sports

He's a swell type of guy

Newbury Park resident is the chief forecaster for WetSand.com More...

After much anticipation, large southern waves arrive at area beaches

BIG SURF- Left, an unidentified surfer drops into a thick right at Malibu. Above, broken boards are often part of the deal when braving large waves. More...

UC Irvine a nice fit for former Thousand Oaks baseball star Lundahl

While he showed good promise at Thousand Oaks High, Chad Lundahl knew it would take a major adjustment to play baseball at the NCAA Division I level. More...

Police

Notice Due to a change in the paperwork process at East Valley More...

Police patrol program plans open house

The T.O. Police Department will host a 6:30 p.m. open house on Tues., June 27 to provide information on the Volunteer in Policing program and other volunteer opportunities. More...

CHP to offer Explorer program

The California Highway Patrol in Moorpark will begin accepting applications in mid-July for its new Explorers volunteer program set to begin later this summer. More...

Family

How to make your backyard party-friendly

Summer barbecue time is here There's nothing quite like a party in the backyard with friends and family sitting out on the deck, taking a dip in the pool or enjoying treats from the grill. More...

June 22, 2006

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Beyond the Horizon I never understood what it was my father was looking for out of life and he died without telling me. More...

Columns

The location: At Los Robles Regional Medical Center at the exit onto Janss Road nearest Lynn Road in Thousand Oaks More...

DREAM CAT- Whitby, a domestic male medium hair black-and-white cat, was surrendered by his owner. Whitby can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. To take Whitby home, ask about identification No. A3529744. More...

Cal Lutheran University names its 6th president

John Sladek has been selected as the next president and chief executive officer to lead California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks. More...

Councilwoman denied chance to rescind vote

She voted yes along with the rest of the Thousand Oaks City Council, but shortly afterward, Councilmember Claudia Bill-de la Pea changed her mind. Last week she asked the council to allow a new vote, but was turned down by a 3-2 vote. More...

Not quite ready for a union card

QUITE A THRILL- Bryce Thomas, 3, of Westlake Village gets a little help from Gary Brown as he operates a backhoe at last Saturday's Touch a Truck event at the Thousand Oaks Community Center. More...

Community

Libraries to be closed on July Fourth

The Ventura County Library community libraries will be closed Tues., July 4 for the Independence Day holiday. More...

City hopes to alleviate parking at The Lakes

Finding a parking space may soon become a little easier at The Lakes shopping center in Thousand Oaks. More...

Illegal immigrant convicted of fraud

Thousand Oaks resident Ricardo Negrette-Diaz, 38, was recently convicted of auto insurance fraud and sentenced to felony probation after serving 60 days in Ventura County Jail and paying restitution. More...

Dining & Entertainment

Travel and safety tips for off-roading fans

Americans are known for seeking the roads less traveled and, in many cases, continuing to journey even after the road ends. More than 50 million Americans went offroading in 2005, a 42 percent increase since 2000. More...

Cowabunga! Surf music's up in summer event series

The city of Westlake Village's summer special event series continues with a concert by The Surf City Allstars Band at 7 p.m., tomorrow, Fri., June 23 at the Westlake Village Civic Center Courtyard, 31200 Oak Crest Drive. More...

"The Lake House"

Directed by: Alejandro Agresti Starring: Sandra Bullock, Keanu Reeves, Christopher Plummer, Shohreh Aghdashloo and Lynn Collins More...

Schools

Cost of lunch may be going up in public schools

It looks as if school breakfast and lunch prices are on the rise again in Conejo Valley Unified School District (CVUSD). More...

Conejo Elementary wins award

Conejo Elementary School was recognized at a recent board meeting of the Conejo Valley Unified School District for winning a Title I 2005-06 Academic Achievement Award. More...

Excellent educators

EDUCATORS GET AN 'A'- Steve Smith of Lindero Canyon Middle School and Nancy Schroeder of Thousand Oaks High School share smiles after being named Teachers of the Year. More...

Business

Motorcycle manufacturer moves into Newbury Park

Senior vice presidents Bob Flink and Bob Shafer of the Calabasas office of Lee & AssociatesLA North/Ventura have completed the $5.4 million sale of a 51,000-square-foot industrial warehouse at 770 Lawrence Drive, Newbury Park. More...

Newbury Park store offers anim world of Japanese pop culture

As summer vacation begins for the thousands of kids in the Conejo Valley and parents are bombarded with the inevitable "We're bored" chants, JPOP, a new anim store in Newbury Park, could be a lifesaver. More...

Association honors area chef

Sharon Simpson, owner/chef of Sayrelyn's Culinary Classics, was voted "Emerging Businesswoman of the Year" by the National Association of Woman Business Owners during a recent luncheon at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley. More...

Faith

Priest happy to be back at St. Paschal

Since he was installed about four years ago as senior pastor of St. Paschal Baylon Catholic Church in Thousand Oaks, Father Dave Heney said he is "very happy and honored" to be back in his home parish. More...

Christian Church of the Hills hires interim senior pastor

Christian Church of the Hills has hired former pastor Dave Crouse as interim senior pastor, replacing Pastor Rex Wolins, who resigned in May. More...

Methodists offer yoga, meditation

A woman's yoga and Christian meditation class meets every Friday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the United Methodist Church of Thousand Oaks, 1000 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

Letters

Trustee unwilling to learn from his mistakes

Your June 15 editorial ("Teachers' union, school board trustee should stop acting like children") is somewhat misguided. It is not a minor matter that Mr. Dunn broke the law. More...

Dunn blatantly disregarded a call for compromise

I was disappointed to read the Thousand Oaks Acorn's More...

Vote in November for a return to decency

We should get to the root of why people don't vote. What we should do is ask the people who didn't, why. More...

Editorials

In praising the Class of 2006, let's not forget average students

High school graduations were on the schedules of many families the past two weeks. More...

Real Estate

This Home Has Newer AC/Heat, Newer Electrical And Newer Copper Plumbing

This one-story house sits on a large flat lot. The back yard has lush landscaping and goes on forever. This house has newer AC/heat, newer More...

Valerie Fitzharris

Chuck Leko and Michael Schaller, broker/owners of Century 21 Adobe Realty, recently congratulated Valerie Fitzharris for receiving the company's coveted Centurion Producer Award following her 2005 sales success. More...

Jeb Adams

Jeb Adams of Re/Max Olson and Associates Inc., North Ranch office, has been commended by broker/ owner Todd C. Olson and President Keith Myers for his sales production in April totaling over $2.4 million. More...