July 27, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

City relaxes standards for massage therapy workers

City laws governing the practice of massage in Thousand Oaks were relaxed by the City Council earlier this month. More...

Health & Wellness

Ferrari car show will benefit Cardiac Kids

Cardiac Kids have HEART is a Thousand Oaks-based national nonprofit organization dedicating to (H)elping (E)ducate, (A)ssist, (R)esearch and (T)reat children and adults with congenital heart disease. More...

Recognizing early symptoms of strokes essential for survival

Stroke is the nation's No. 3 killer and the leading cause of long-term disability in the U. S. More...

Dining & Entertainment

Local band, Aspen, to perform at The Canyon

Aspen isn't a household name in music, according to band member George Rangel, but famed musicians often show their respect by requesting that the Thousand Oaks group open for them. More...

Ventura Harbor Village to host Pirate's Day

Following up on the popularity of the new "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" movie release, Ventura Harbor Village will host "Pirate's Day" from 1 to 5 p.m. More...

Bella Vita lunch to include card games

Bella Vita Italian Social Club will host a summer luncheon and card party from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wed., Aug. 9 in the parish hall at St. Jude's Catholic Church, 32032 W. Lindero Canyon Road, Westlake Village. More...

Schools

Teens raise money for aquarium

Teens can support the T.O. Library by raising money to feed the fish in the new 3,600-gallon saltwater aquarium at the Grant Brimhall Library, donated by the Friends of the Thousand Oaks Library. More...

Earns his degree

Christopher Dart recently received a bachelor's of arts degree in film and media, with minors in English and creative writing, from Washington University in St. Louis, Mo. More...

90.8 percent of students passed English, mathematics on 2006 California High School Exit Exam

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell recently announced the results of the May administration of the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE). More...

Business

Locally owned community bank shows significant growth in second quarter

California Oaks State Bank posted second quarter pre-tax earnings of $342,000, or $.23 per share, for second quarter 2006, up 142 percent compared to earnings of $141,000 for the second quarter of 2005. More...

Buy online to help local group

With an extra click of the mouse, Amazon.com shoppers can help support The Wellness Community Valley/Ventura. More...

Rotary Club finishes a great year

The Rotary Club of Thousand Oaks, for the year ended June 30, 2006, contributed a total of $140,000 to charities and other worthwhile causes, with $100,000 earmarked for 51 organizations in the Conejo Valley area, $30,000 to Rotary Inter More...

Pets

DOG DAYS OF SUMMER- Heidi, a female German shepherd, 8, is very sweet and friendly and obeys commands. Heidi can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road. To take her home, ask about identification No. A3550038. More...

Owners encouraged to obtain pet licenses

Ventura County is using a door-to-door canvassing plan to crack down on owners of unlicensed dogs, but Thousand Oaks residents aren't part of that program. More...

Family

Tips for keeping kids safe when they're surfing online

Keeping up with your children can be a challenge in an Internet world. More...

Lakes Kids Club releases schedule of entertainment at shopping center on Thousand Oaks Boulevard

The Lakes Kids Club will meet every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to noon for free children's entertainment at The Lakes Community Stage, 2200 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. adjacent to the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. More...

Columns

The location: West Olsen Road at Mountclef Boulevard in Thousand Oaks More...

Preparing Your Strongest Application Summer may not be over, but smart high school seniors who will be applying to college in a few months are already working on personal statements. More...

Real Estate

Ready to serve your real estate needs

CELEBRATING A MILESTONE --Mastermind Realty partners Armando Garcia, left, and Lindsay Wellman host a first-anniversary celebration at their firm. The office is conveniently located at 3625 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Ste. 6 in Westlake Village. More...

Located On The End Of A Cul-De-Sac

This single story 4-bedroom, 2-bath home has approximately 1,660 square More...

Tricia Onsgard

Tricia Onsgard has been recognized for being in the top 1 percent of Coldwell Banker agents in Southern California. She already has sold more than $20 million in properties as of July. In 2003, Onsgard was No. More...

5 arrested in prostitution probe at massage parlors

For the past six months a number of local Asian massage parlors have been under investigation by Thousand Oaks police, the Ventura County Sheriff's Department and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. More...

Safety first

GETTING IT RIGHT- Engineer Rich Macklin, left, supervises trainees Michael Cosio, center, and Jeff Seabrook as they work up a sweat practicing their ladder-handling skills at Fire Station No. 30 on Hillcrest Drive near The Oaks mall. More...

Pedestrian struck, killed in T.O.

A Thousand Oaks woman, 74, was killed last Friday as she crossed the street. More...

Community

T.O. man unconvinced that justice was served in shooting incident

The passenger who fired his 9 mm pistol several times at another vehicle that carried a young girl has been sentenced to three years in state prison. The road rage incident occurred March 4 in Thousand Oaks. More...

T.O. to explore possibility of creating a community More...

Power plays: lightning, outages

Lightning bolts above and blown transformers below, electricity exerted its special power in local neighborhoods last weekend. More...

On the Town

Yacht Club to host fundraiser

The Westlake Yacht Club will host a weekend devoted to benefiting area charities on Sat. and Sun., Aug. 5 and 6 at The Landing on Westlake Lake, near the yacht club at 32123 Lindero Canyon Road, Westlake Village. More...

National Night Out coming to Thousand Oaks

Neighborhoods throughout Thousand Oaks will observe National Night Out from 4 to 9 p.m. on Sat., Aug. 5. More...

Lupus support group to meet Tuesday in Westlake Village

At the next meeting of the Conejo Valley Lupus Support Group, a number of lupus patients will participate in round table discussions. More...

Calendar

THURS., JULY 27 Chamber Mixer The Agoura/Oak Park/Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce hosts a mixer at 5:30 p.m. at City National Bank, 2655 Townsgate Road, Westlake Village featuring food, door prizes. (818) 889-3150 More...

Sports

It may be one of the biggest mysteries in the history of Ventura County sports. More...

Taking it to Texas

WAGS U-12 team heads to the Lone Star State

A trip deep into the heart of Texas might not be the ideal destination for someone looking to beat the heat this summer, but the U12 All-Star team from WestlakeAgoura Girls Softball (WAGS) is more than happy to brave tripledigit temperatures if More...

Local youth football players get a few tips from the pros

Ten current and former NFL players were on hand Saturday morning for the Proactive High Performance Football Skills and Speed Training Clinic at Westlake High. More...

Police

Newbury Park Police arrested two suspects for possession of drugs and two suspects for drug intoxication at 8 p.m. July 15 in the 1500 block of Newbury Road. More...

Faith

Higher Education Research Institute launches second phase of spiritual study

The Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA's Graduate School of Education & Information Studies has announced that it will launch the second phase of a comprehensive, nationwide study of spirituality on college campuses. More...

Two services offered on Sunday

Worship services are at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. every Sunday at Westlake Lutheran Church, 2630A Townsgate Road, Westlake Village. Childcare will be provided all morning. More...

Letters

City in denial over that grand jury report

Regarding the grand jury report, finally we have something we can understand and sink some teeth into. Our majority council members are, at last, being held accountable. More...

Council can fool some of the people -but not everyone

The Thousand Oaks City Council's response to the grand jury report is denial and damage control. It is not unexpected. They should have taken responsibility for their actions. More...

Embattled trustee attacks the teachers union

We have a power struggle in Conejo Valley Unified School District between the Unified Association of Conejo Teachers (UACT) union bosses who control the district against the wishes of 85,000 parents and taxpayers who I give preference to. More...

Editorials

Alternative fuels offer advantages

Not everybody can afford a hybrid vehicle and not everybody is keen on having a car they must plug in before they can drive, but if we're going to save the planet from global warming then we must start somewhere. That usually means California. More...

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