August 3, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Mayor visits Thousand Oaks Kiwanis

UPDATE ON THE CITY- Mayor Dennis Gillette gives members of the Thousand Oaks Kiwanis Club the latest news about the city. Thousand Oaks, he said, has acquired a substantial amount of open space. More...

Health & Wellness

Smokers needed for drug study

UCLA researchers seek smokers over age 18 for a national study using an experimental vaccine to help them quit smoking. More...

Dentist Kathleen Carson takes over for retired Michael Rieder

Dentist Kathleen Carson has taken over the dental arts practice of Michael Rieder of Westlake Village, who has retired. Rieder was in practice in the Conejo for more than 30 years. More...

Multitasking adversely affects the brain's learning systems

Multitasking affects the brain's learning systems, and as a result, we don't learn as well when we're distracted, UCLA psychologists report this week in the online edition of More...

On the Town

Writers to meet

The Ventura County Writers Club will host author Michael Mallory as the featured speaker at its 7 p.m. meeting on Tues., Aug. 8 at Borders Books and Music, 125 W. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. More...

Hospice to host casino night

Hospice of the Conejo and supporters will host the organization's annual fundraiser, "Las Vegas Cool," casino night at 7:30 p.m. on Sun., Sept. 10 at The Oaks mall in Thousand Oaks. More...

'Beauty and the Beast' on stage at Pepperdine

Chamberlains' Performing & Fine Arts Academy will present "Beauty and the Beast" at 7 p.m. from Tues. to Thurs., Aug. 15 to 17, in Smothers Theatre on the Pepperdine University campus in Malibu. More...

Schools

Robotics camp taking enrollment

The second annual Conejo Valley Robotics Camp will be from Mon. through Fri., Aug. 7-11 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. More...

Award-winning radio drama has local connection

The Every Now and Then Theatre's radio drama adaptation of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol-A Ghost Story," broadcast in December 2005 on KVTA, has won a 2006 international "Gabriel" award for local radio entertainment. More...

Thousand Oaks Teen Center lists variety of choices for fall classes

The Thousand Oaks Teen Center has announced its fall program of classes beginning the week of Sept. 11. Most classes cost between $25 to $35. To register or for more information, call (805) 494-5156 after 2 p.m. More...

Business

Service topic of breakfast meeting

The Thousand Oaks-Westlake Village Regional Chamber of Commerce will host a Networking Breakfast of Champions from 7 to 9 a.m. on Fri., Aug. 4 at Los Robles Greens Banquet Center, 299 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

Restaurant offers anniversary specials

Sushi Ko Japanese Cuisine and Grill in The Lakes shopping center in Thousand Oaks, adjacent to the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, will celebrate its first anniversary on Aug. 4, 5 and 6. More...

Pets

ONE OF A PAIR- Mike, a brown tabby and white Maine coon cat mix, 10, needs to be adopted with his pal, Mac. See both at the Agoura Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road. To take Mike and Mac home, ask about identification No. A3539504. More...

Course to teach pet owners how to save lives of cats, dogs

The Conejo Recreation & Park District invites dog and cat lovers to learn more about their best friend's health by taking their "Petsaver" class from 1 to 5 p.m. Sat., Aug. 5 at the Hillcrest Center, 403 W. More...

'YOU CAN'T POSSIBLY SEE ME'- A brown furry coat is nearly perfectly camouflaged by the tree branches that surround our August Squirrel of the Month. More...

Columns

Creek Crawlers When it is 103 degrees, a wind-sheltered, sun-blasted hiking trail is not the safest place to be. More...

A Fencer in the Family What's the point of having grandchildren if you can't brag about them? More...

"A Scanner Darkly"

D i r e c t e d b y : Richard Linklater S t a More...

Real Estate

Stunning And Awesome Morrison Highlands Estate In Agoura

Stunning and awesome describe this totally upgraded Morrison Highlands estate in Agoura. There are 5-bedrooms and 5-bathrooms. The home is more than 4,600 square feet with hickory Pecon, travertine and European marble floors. More...

Darling Detached Townhome

This darling detached townhome with 3-bedrooms and 2.5-bathrooms is highlighted with mountain views and backs to a greenbelt and has nearly More...

Boat Dock And Patio On Lake

This house was rebuilt in 1998 and remodeled recently with dark walnut floors throughout, soaring ceilings, recessed lighting, French doors that open to lake, great room, sky lights, marble counter kitchen with Viking and views. More...

Deputies' new weapons will be a shock to suspects

The Ventura County Sheriff's Department is slowly phasing in stun guns, adding Tasers to its arsenal of nonlethal weapons. More...

Conejo Valley Days may face uncertain future

Rumors that Conejo Valley Days is dying are untrue, insist organizers. More...

Community

What's up with that?

A NEW STORE COMING TO T.O.?- The site of the former Kmart on Hampshire Road, south of the 101 Freeway, would become a new Home Depot store if the project is approved in Thousand Oaks. More...

So. Calif. Edison helps Many Mansions help kids

Local underprivileged children will benefit from a $20,000 grant awarded to Many Mansions by Southern California Edison. More...

Kidnapper found guilty in Lake Sherwood incident

A jury has found Dennis Elliot Shellhouse, 46, guilty of kidnap for ransom, criminal threats and residential burglary, all with the special allegation that he used a fireman, and resisting arrest with a firearm. More...

Dining & Entertainment

Rubicon Theatre presents two works by modern Irish playwrights

Rubicon Theatre Company presents two award-winning plays by modern Irish playwrights performing in rotation. More...

Concerts planned at Harbor

The sounds of rock, rhythm and blues, pop, swing, jazz and more will be heard during the fifth annual Concerts by the Sea Summer Concert Series at Channel Islands Harbor, Oxnard. More...

Kiwanis Club hosts 'Comedy in Conejo'

The Kiwanis Club of Thousand Oaks and its sponsor First California Bank will host "Comedy in the Conejo" on Sun., Aug. 13 at The Canyon, 28912 Roadside Drive, Agoura Hills. More...

Calendar

THURS., AUG. 3 Rotary Club Guests The Rotary Club of Calabasas/ Agoura Hills meets at 12:10 p.m. each Thursday at the Native Cafe, 23536 Calabasas Road, Calabasas. More...

Sports

Volleyball refs sought

The Channel Coast Volleyball Officials Association will have its first meeting for referees wishing to officiate high school girls' matches in Ventura County at 6:30 p.m. Mon., Aug. More...

The fantasy football phenomenon

On the surface, it appears Chad Swanson and Jerry Jones have little in common. More...

Mike Sanders was all but done with football. In 1980, after concluding his career as a two-way player at Salpointe Catholic High School in Tucson, Ariz., Sanders opted to look for a full-time job rather than go directly to college. More...

Police

Newbury Park Someone stole a laptop from an unlocked vehicle at 6:15 a.m. July 19 in the 3900 block of Greenwood Street. The dollar loss wasn't reported. More...

Faith

Bible school in progress at St. Maximilian

Vacation Bible School at St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church in Westlake Village is again a hit with kids this year. More...

Conejo Valley houses of worship

GUESTS ARE WELCOME- United Methodist Church of Westlake Village, at 1049 S. Westlake Blvd., offers services on Sundays at 8, 9 and 10:30 a.m. The congregation has fun, too. More...

Letters

Council critics should put up or shut up

This is an open letter to Debbie Gregory, Nick Quidwai, Susan Duckett and all of the people of T.O. who are unhappy with how the city is being run: Stop the whining and take out the proper papers to run for the City Council. More...

Boardmember needs lessons on the Constitution, separation of church and state

I've not been paying much attention to this Dunn versus Unified Association of Conejo Teachers (UACT) business what with my children being adults, but his letter in the July 27 More...

Appreciates Dunn

Thank you, Conejo Valley Unified School District trustee Mike Dunn. More...

Editorials

Conejo Valley Days must be preserved

It would be a major loss to this area if Conejo Valley Days were to come to an end. While there's no problem in the immediate future, the long term outlook isn't so bright. More...

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Vacation Photos

Take Your Thousand Oaks Acorn on Vacation

FAMILY FUN-The Vega family of Thousand Oaks and the Morgan family gather at the lower falls of the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, a natural pit formed over the centuries by volcanic eruptions, lava flows and floods from melting glaciers. More...