June 29, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Feelin' the LoVE

A SUMMER TOAST- Rica Gove of Newbury Park enjoys a glass of 2002 Diamond Oaks Vineyards' Carneros merlot during LoVEFest 2006, a benefit for Lily of the Valley AIDS Foundation held Sunday at the Gardens of the World in Thousand Oaks. More...

Health & Wellness

Twenty years, many feet

On March 1 this year I celebrated the 20th year of my Agoura podiatry practice. I know it's a clich, but how quickly the time has passed. More...

Physician helps patients with weight loss

Dr. David Medway, originally from Woodland Hills, has opened a T.O. office for patients in need of weight management. More...

Amgen recognized for providing work to the disabled

Thousand Oaks-based Amgen, a leader in biotechnology, was recognized on Thurs., June 22 from the floor of the California State Assembly for their work with people with disabilities. More...

Dining & Entertainment

Readers Theater Television invites creative volunteers to join

Ever wanted to work a television camera, sharpen your acting skills or write an original play and see it come to life? This group is for you. More...

Overseas travel made easy

Millions of Americans will soon be heading off for the Fourth of July holiday. Many will be traveling overseas. More...

"A Prairie Home Companion"

D i r e c t e d b y : Robert Altman S t a r r More...

Schools

New superintendent Contini shares some inventive views on education

Born with a bright mind and a thirst for science and technology, Mario Contini Jr. grew up outside of Cleveland dreaming of becoming a famous inventor. More...

Local woman makes dean's list

Thousand Oaks resident Dana DiProspero has been named to the spring semester dean's list at the University of Portland, a Catholic university in Portland, Ore. She is a freshman majoring in secondary education. More...

Conejo residents graduate from Boston College

Two Thousand Oaks residents recently graduated from Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Mass. More...

Business

Executive director chosen to oversee CareNow

Sharpshair served as a project manager at Amgen Ed Bjurstrom, founder of CareNow Foundation Inc. has appointed Carrie Sharpshair to serve as executive director for the organization. More...

Pizzeria takes unique approach

Hungry Howie's, the 11th-largest pizza chain in the U.S., is located at 77 Rolling Oaks Drive, Suite 101 in T.O. More...

Way to the heart

ENTICING DISHES- Heidi Rae Weinstein of Newbury Park won a national competition involving 100 women for career makeover achievement with Redbook magazine. More...

Family

Swedish folks dance

CULTURAL CELEBRATION- Karl Swann of Thousand Oaks dances with his relatives Wilma and Bodil Jansson, who are visiting from Sweden. The three are at the Swedish Midsummer Festival held recently at Vasa Park near Agoura. More...

Channel Islands Harbor celebrates Fourth

Channel Islands Harbor in Oxnard will be hosting its ninth annual Fireworks by the Sea celebration. More...

SHORT STUFF- Minnie, a black-and-white Chihuahua mix, 5, will make a loving pet. Minnie can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. To take Minnie home, ask for ID No. #A3526888. More...

Columns

Help, anyone? Why isn't potty training a 2year-old as easy as they make it sound in all the books? More...

Frank's Story It was the first week of April. Four of my students had applied to USC and three had been admitted. But the one I was most concerned about still hadn't received a decision. More...

Grand jury scolds council over insults, disrespect

Report cites lack of transparency Although there was no evidence of Brown Act violations by the Thousand Oaks City Council in the firing of former City Manager Phil Gatch, according to a recent report issued by the Ventura County grand jury More...

City rejects developer's gamble over affordable housing

In an effort to increase the city's affordable-housing stock, the Thousand Oaks City Council More...

Several indicate interest in panel's three open positions

The official nomination period for the three open seats on the Thousand Oaks City Council won't begin until July 17, but five people have already filed initial paperwork indicating their interest in running in the Nov. 7 election. More...

Newbury Disposal will delay trash collection for the holiday

In observance of the Independence Day holiday, employees of Newbury Disposal will be taking the day off July 4. More...

Community

McCain calls on Republicans to remember the lessons of Reagan

During his five and a half torturous years as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam's notorious "Hanoi Hilton," Sen. More...

Bus riders offered free 'Stars and Stripes' to honor transportation independence

Thousand Oaks Transit giving away American flags After enjoying the largest ridership in its history during the first five months of 2006, Thousand Oaks Transit (TOT) is recognizing its customers-many of them recent acquisitions-by offering al More...

Activists hope to save fourth Mount Clef lot

The recent deal the city of Thousand Oaks made to purchase most of the Mount Clef Ridge as open space is a great step, but it's not enough, say local open space advocates. More...

Calendar

Wine social to be held

St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church invites widowed, divorced or separated men and women of all faiths to the inaugural wine social from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Fri., July 14 in O'Reilly Hall at the church, 5801 Kanan Road, Westlake Village. More...

Official listing of local events

The following holiday events will be offered in the area on Tues., July 4: More...

FRI., JUNE 30 Bard Arrives at CLU Annual Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival kicks off at 8 p.m. tonight on the campus of California Lutheran University, 60 W. More...

Sports

Sharpen skills at Zoran's Soccer Camp

Players ages 5 to 13 are invited to sign up Youth are invited to attend Zoran's Soccer Campand improve theirskills for the upcoming soccer season. More...

A team for the ages?

Oaks Christian's roster is loaded with seniors who'll play Division I More...

Little Sisters learn how to ride

Foxfield program teaches kids the basics Over the past four decades, the Little Sisters program at Foxfield Riding School in Westlake has helped young ladies develop the skills, knowledge and confidence needed to effectively train horses. More...

Police

Newbury Park Someone was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon at 6:15 a.m. June 12 in the 600 block of Paseo Esmeralda. More...

Faith

Thirty-six people There is an old Jewish legend that after the biblical flood, God was very distressed at what he had done and promised Noah that he would never again destroy the world as long as there were 36 righteous people in it. More...

Course explores Judaism

Temple Adat Elohim is offering "A Taste of Judaism" course in July in the temple's social hall, 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. More...

Called to the Torah

Alexis Rosenthal was called to the Torah as a bat mitzvah on Sat., June 17 at Temple Etz Chaim. She is the daughter of Rochelle and Jon Rosenthal of Westlake Village and a ninth-grader at Westlake High School. More...

Letters

Dunn is to blame for the 'regrettable incident' in Conejo

Regarding the Thousand Oaks Acorn editorial and Mike Dunn's letter in the June 15 edition, the More...

Believes Dunn poll constituted free speech

Is free speech dead, or is it only reserved for union bosses? More...

Even school board members require education

Let me see if I have this correct. Mr. Dunn said, he does not need any "re-education," the term he used for the training that new school board members traditionally receive from the California School Board Association. More...

Editorials

Reflect and enjoy the show

It's that magical time of the year again, the period from the end of June when school has let out and the days seem like they last forever-until July Fourth when Americans celebrate their national birthday party until well after dark. More...

Real Estate

Mountain Views From This House

There are mountain views from this house, a one year new upgraded Dos Vientos 3-bedroom,2.5-bathvilla. More...

This House Has A Private Backyard

This house has a pool and spa in private backyard and is close to a community park. It has nearly 3,000 square feet of living space and 3-car garage. In More...

Nate Harimoto

The award for Top Listing Agent from Prudential California Realty's Thousand Oaks Regional office for April, 2006 was won by Nate Harimoto. More...