July 13, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

T.O. Boulevard improvement plan to require increased assessments

Plans to upgrade a portion of Thousand Oaks Boulevard continue to move forward with the recent city council approval of a five-year management plan. More...

Health & Wellness

New director joins board of hospice

Loving Hearts Hospice Foundation of Ventura County has announced the addition of Sharon Titcomb to the foundation's board of directors. She brings a wealth of experience and knowledge of the needs of the senior community to the foundation. More...

Vacationers can reduce the chances of being victimized by crime

Planning a family vacation? Whether your destination is Disney World, Denver or Denmark, there are certain things to keep in mind to make the trip fun and enjoyable for everyone. More...

New vision treatment available

Has your vision lost the luster it once had or have you been diagnosed with a cataract? Are you having difficulty in seeing near? If you are over 45 years of age, there may be new hope. More...

Dining & Entertainment

Young Artists Ensemble to present 'City of Angels' at T.O. Civic Arts Plaza

The Young Artists Ensemble will present the Tony Award-winning play "City of Angels" from July 21 to 30 (no performances on July 24 or 25) in the Scherr Forum Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. More...

Widow sues Beverly Hills matchmaker for failing to find the love of her life

Los Angeles Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse has announced one of its monthly "Loony Lawsuit" awards.The month's frivolity looks at how you can sue someone for anything-even a broken heart. More...

Astronomical Society to meet next Friday in Somis

Wally Pacholka will speak on "Images of Our Night Skies over National Parks" at the next meeting of the Ventura County Astronomical Society at 7:30 p.m. Fri., July 21 in the multipurpose room at Mesa Union School, 3901 N. Mesa School Road, Somis. More...

Calendar

THURS., JULY 13 Amateur Radio Club The Simi Settlers Amateur Radio Club hosts Richard Tate who will discuss the principles of WINLINK, its values and uses in amateur radio, at the 7:30 p.m. More...

Sports

Wheelin' in Wildwood

TEAMWORK- Jon Dutton of Thousand Oaks leads his co-workers Karl Bowers and Brian Martasin on a bike ride through Wildwood Park. All three work at Source Group, an environmental consultancy business in Thousand Oaks. More...

Good times continue for Little League All-Stars

Tom McNutt's three-run home run in the bottom of the fourth inning capped a nine-run rally Monday as the Conejo West All-Stars defeated Thousand Oaks American 12-3 in a Little League elimination game at Colina Middle School. More...

Three OCHS football players crack ESPN's top 10

The preseason accolades just keep piling up for the Oaks Christian football team. More...

Police

Newbury Park Graffiti vandals caused $300 in damages between 1 and 3:30 p.m. June 28 in the 200 block of Moonridge Avenue. More...

Family

Families to remember lost loved ones

Buena Vista Hospice Care Inc. is hosting its inaugural Butterfly Remembrance Ceremony to honor past patients and their families at 10 a.m. Sat., July 15 at Triunfo Community Park, 980 Aranmoor, Westlake Village. There's no cost to attend. More...

Vacation travel advice offered

Summer is here and even with higher gas prices, many drivers will be hitting the road for vacations and weekend getaways. More...

Santa Barbara Maritime Museum will host summer events for children

Maritime culture comes alive for youth this summer at the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, located on the waterfront at Santa Barbara Harbor, 113 Harbor Way. More...

Columns

Mutiny on the summer bounty Ah, the fruits of summer. Or, in my case, the vegetables. More...

"Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest"

D i r e c t e d b y : Gore Verbinski S t a r r More...

'WHO'S THIS IMPOSTER WHO'S TRYING TO EAT MY SUNFLOWER SEEDS?'- More...

Practice makes perfect

STYLE AND GRACE- Melani Meister, 16, a member of Dive Thousand Oaks, a club team, works on a complex dive at the Newbury Park High School swimming pool. More...

Conejo school district predicts its first decline in two decades

If estimates from district officials hold true, enrollment in Conejo Valley Unified School District will fall for the first time in about 20 years this August, when the number of students is expected to drop from 22,587 to 22,377. More...

Community

Pranksters caught stealing U.S. flags in Westlake

Jay Perry, the manager of Johnny P's restaurant on Westlake Boulevard, helped catch a group of four people who allegedly stole 800 miniature American flags placed in front of the restaurant for the July Fourth holiday. More...

The city of Thousand Oaks will be conducting the following meetings this month, according to the city manager's office. All contact telephone numbers are in the 805 area code. More...

Congressman to discuss the environment

The Democratic Club of the Conejo Valley invites the public to hear U.S. Rep. Henry Waxman discuss global warming and other critical issues facing the U.S. at 4:30 p.m. Sun., July 16 at the Hillcrest Community Room, 403 W. More...

On the Town

Gardens of the World to host jazz concerts

Gardens of the World community park will add the sound of music to its exquisite international gardens as it hosts the fourth annual program of summer jazz concerts. More...

Local parks feature fun summer events

Local park agencies have a wide range of activities planned to help anyone coping with a bad case of those summer doldrums. And you don't even have to be an avid hiker or ardent nature lover. More...

Youth car wash coming Saturday

The high school youth of the United Methodist Church of Westlake Village will sponsor a car wash on Sat., July 15 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the church parking lot at 1049 Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. More...

Schools

Agoura High students support hospice program

Students in Kim Speth's clothing construction class at Agoura High School recently reached out to the community- inspired by an article they read in a June 2005 issue of More...

CLU to host various summer camps

Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth is one of several academic camps on the campus of California Lutheran University this summer. More...

Young academic

A TOP PERFORMER- Aleksa Kantar, a Colina Middle School student, has been honored in a statewide competition by the John Hopkins University for Talented Youth. More...

Pets

Cat, dogs to seek loving homes at adoption event

The Woodland Hills-based organization Rescue Me, Inc. will host a super adoption event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun., July 16 at the Ventura County Animal Shelter, 600 Aviation Drive, Camarillo. More...

Golf tournament to help Guild Dogs of America

A golf tournament to benefit the Guide Dogs of America Foundation will tee off on Mon., Aug. 28 at North Ranch Country Club in Westlake Village. More...

'CUDDLE ME'- A stray female bichon frise,10, will follow you like a puppy. More...

Faith

Westlake Church of Religious Science plans special programs

Westlake Church of Religious Science presents the following services and special programs this month. The church is at 880 Hampshire Road, Suites V and W, Westlake Village. Further information is available at www.westlakecrs.org. More...

CLU invites youth to explore church vocations at 'Invitation to Service'

Young people who are interested in a vocation in the church will have an opportunity to explore a variety of church vocations at the 15th annual "Invitation to Service" event to be presented from Thurs. to Sat., Aug. More...

St. Patrick's to host Vacation Bible School

St. Patrick's Episcopal Church will host Vacation Bible School from 9 a.m. to noon Mon. through Fri., July 17 through 21 at the church, 1 Church Road in Thousand Oaks, about a block north of Janss Avenue. More...

Letters

School district would work better without Michael Dunn

I wonder if (Conejo Valley Unified School District trustee) Mr. (Michael) Dunn and the few who are mistakenly supporting him have ever heard of the saying "If it's not broken, don't try to fix it." Before Mr. More...

Principal at Maple Elementary was a a key to school's success

As a former parent of a student at Maple Elementary School, it was of no surprise to me that Conejo Elementary won the Academic Achievement Award Title No. 1 school-a large part due to their new principal, Mr. Bob Iezza. More...

Editorials

Slipping enrollment a new challenge for Conejo Unified

Enrollment is declining in the Conejo Valley Unified School District, a trend that is creating new challenges for administrators. More...

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Real Estate

Diana Lees

Century 21 Adobe Realty recently announced that Century 21 Real Estate Corporation recognized More...

Situated On A Large Corner Lot

This 3-bedroom, 2.5bath one-story home features a large corner lot of approximately 12,070 square feet, with a permitted detached 2-car garage, RV access possible, and fruit trees. More...

Lynn Coates

Lynn Coates was commended by Dilbeck branch manager Chuck Lech for her production in the first half of this year. More...