August 10, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

So Cal beaches may pose risk to swimmers, surfers

With millions of people flocking to Southern California beaches to cool off during the recent record heat wave, Los Angeles-based environmental organization Heal the Bay has released a list of the beaches that violated federal standards recentl More...

Health & Wellness

Health Fair for veterans comes to Oxnard

The 2006 Veterans Health and Resource Fair is coming 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., Aug. 12 at the Ventura Adult Day Care parking lot, 1700 N. Lombard St., Oxnard. More...

Doctors offer ways to manage symptoms of mental stress

The foremost researcher and authority on stress, Hans Selye, MD, defined stress as the rate of wear and tear on the body. More More...

State warns residents of disease spread by rodents

The death of a 52-year-old man earlier this month from hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, a disease spread by rodents, has prompted State Public Health Officer Dr. More...

Dining & Entertainment

Theater presents comedy

Witches can't fall in love or cry...or can they? More...

Argentine tango can keep partners in step with romance

Courtship between men and women has changed dramatically over the decades. But when a man and a woman engage in romantic dance, time falls away. More...

Curtain Call Youth Theatre to present 'The Mikado'

Curtain Call Youth Theatre in association with the Camarillo Community Theatre will present Gilbert and Sullivan's operetta/ musical "The Mikado," from Fri. More...

Calendar

THURS., AUG. 10 'A Chorus Line' Golden Performing Arts Teen Theatre presents "A Chorus Line" tonight through Aug. 13 at the Madrid Theatre, 21622 Sherman Way, Canoga Park. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. with a 12:30 p.m. More...

Sports

Thousand Oaks Big Leaguers win national championship

Last year Cole Kahle opted to buy his Thousand Oaks Big League jersey and keep it as a More...

When Charlie Wegher went to Cal State Northridge in 1983, he envisioned a career in television and filmmaking. More...

Pets

Pet and people nominations being accepted for ASPCA's Humane Awards

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is inviting the public to nominate extraordinary pets and people for its annual Humane Awards. More...

DOUBLE YOUR PLEASURE, DOUBLE YOUR FUN- A pair of male long-haired dachshunds, Frankie, left, and Howie, both 8, are seeking a new home because their owners have moved. Workers at the shelter hope the dogs can be adopted together. More...

Family

Tips on choosing video games for varied ages

Computer and video games are a favorite pastime among people of all ages, especially youth. More...

Take the family to City Wok

City Wok, the newest addition to the Thousand Oaks dining scene, is an East-meets-West collaboration. More...

Getty Center hosting children's events this month

August is children's month at the Getty Center, featuring a special series of outdoor concerts in the central garden area at 4 and 5 p.m. on Aug. 12 and 13, 19 and 20, 26 and 27. The center is at 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles. More...

Columns

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

Application Tips One way to lower the stress of applying to college is to complete one application this month. More...

The Barber's Guinea Pig My son, now 3 years old, has developed quite an imagination. I really revel in the fact that my son can wander into imaginary worlds or create imaginary games and beings. More...

A buzz about a bee

SUMMERTIME MOMENT- If people are enjoying relief from the scorching weather of two weeks ago, so are insects. Here a bee homes in on a hibiscus flower near the lake in Westlake Village on Monday. More...

Laws on trees, townhomes and sports courts to be reviewed

The Thousand Oaks City Council has approved the review of several city ordinances that involve oak trees, existing townhomes and condominiums, and sports courts. More...

Community

California is ready for November's election, secretary of state says

California is better equipped to deal with the coming general election than at any other time in the state's history, Secretary of State Bruce McPherson told local government and business leaders last week in Westlake Village. More...

Chorale seeking new singers

Los Robles Master Chorale will host its annual auditions for the upcoming 2006-07 season at 7 p.m. Tues., Aug. 15 and at 10 a.m. Sat., Aug. 19 in the Music Building at Moorpark College. Auditions are by appointment only. More...

Master plan to improve Old Town moves forward

One of the oldest sections of Thousand Oaks is on its way to being improved after the city council agreed to the development of a $120,000 master plan. More...

On the Town

Auditions planned for Conejo Players comedy

Conejo Players will host auditions for "Whose Wives are They Anyway?," a comedy by Michael Parker, at 7 p.m. Sun., Aug. 27 and at 7:30 p.m. Mon., Aug. 28 at the theater, 351 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

Specialists host open house for people afflicted with speech impediments

The Oaks Rehabilitation Specialists is a comprehensive clinic providing physical, occupational and speech therapy as well as vocational counseling. More...

Art proposals sought

The Ventura Music Festival is seeking proposals from local artists for a collection of 12 art pieces that will be commissioned by the festival to promote its 2007 season, titled "Impressions." The upcoming musical season will showcase the lush More...

Schools

CLU to dedicate new athletic complex

California Lutheran University will dedicate the longawaited Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center at a special public ceremony at 11 a.m. Sat., Oct. 21. More...

Getting ready for school

REPAIRS WILL PAY OFF IN GREEN-- The irrigation system at Los Cerritos Middle School in Thousand Oaks at Erbes Road and Avenida de Las Flores is being repaired. More...

Program helps disabled adults

For the majority of students, high school graduation presents an opportunity to step out of the classroom and into the real world by pursuing advanced study or joining the work force. More...

Police

Newbury Park Someone stole a laptop computer from a business at 12:15 p.m. July 31 in the 900 block of Tourmaline Drive. The dollar loss wasn't reported. More...

Faith

Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels to host Catholic Prayer Breakfast

The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels will host the 2006 Los Angeles Catholic Prayer Breakfast on Tues., Sept. 19 at 555 W. Temple St., Los Angeles. More...

A 'Celebration of Peace' to be presented at Westlake Church of Religious Science

A "Celebration of Peace" will be presented at 7 p.m. Thurs., Aug. 17 at the Westlake Church of Religious Science, 880 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. More...

Thousand Oaks pair to be called to the Torah

Ariana Yazdizadeh will be called to the Torah as a bat mitzvah on Sat., Aug. 12 at Temple Etz Chaim. More...

Letters

Council critic an asset to Thousand Oaks

As a former 20-plus-year resident of Thousand Oaks, I am compelled to respond to Ken Ramsey's letter attacking Debbie Gregory. More...

Board member sees the world in black and white

Regarding Mike Dunn's letter "Embattled trustee attacks the teachers union" in the July 27 More...

Won't be going to Oktoberfest

In response to your Aug. 3 article about the upcoming Oktoberfest, last year's Oktoberfest was a very big disappointment to me and my friends as well as many seniors, so it looks like it will be again this year. More...

Editorials

Thank you, Tex Ward, for doing a great job with our city parks

Plenty of reasons make Thousand Oaks a wonderful place to live, but none are more important than our public parks. A neighborhood park is just a short walk from your home and the city's big parks are also close to home. More...

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Real Estate

Some Rooms In This Home Have Crown Molding And The Interior Doors Have Been Replaced With Raised Paneled Doors

This is a 4-bedroom, 2bath home with more than 2,000 square feet of living space. The house sits on an oversized corner lot with possible RV access. More...

Tastefully Upgraded Throughout

Nestled within the beautiful Stone Canyon section of Wood Ranch, this immaculate 3,600square-foot 4-bedroom, 4bath home has been tastefully upgraded throughout. More...

Joan Osborne

Prudential California Realty (PCR) agent Joan Osborne was among the recipients of the Gibraltar Circle award for 2005. This places her among the Top 20 in the company for the year. More...