August 24, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

'Look out, Tiger -here comes Charlie'

MIGHT HAVE PGA IN HIS FUTURE- Westlake Elementary School fifth-grader Charlie Keith, 10, an avid golfer, hit a recent hole-in-one on No. 7 at Westlake Golf Course. He aced the 75yard hole in a Junior Cup golf tournament using a 7 iron. More...

Health & Wellness

Advance directive can ease difficult end-of-life decisions

It's difficult to imagine yourself in a situation in which prolonged life is meaningless and possibly painful. Should extreme measures be taken to extend a fragile life, or should the course of dying be allowed to continue peacefully? More...

Residents are urged to donate blood due to diminishing supply

The blood supply for this area dipped critically low again this week, in spite of the public's response to the Blood Center's recent appeal for blood. The supply of Type A-positive blood is critically low. The other types are also needed. More...

Camp enables cancer patients to relax

Cancer Hope Foundation's fifth annual Camp Keepsake Weekend Camp Retreat is scheduled from Fri. through Sun., Oct. 6 through 8 at Camp Mt. Crags in Malibu Canyon, Calabasas. More...

On the Town

Singles group meets weekly

The Thousand Oaks Chapter of One Again meets at 8 p.m. Thursdays at the United Methodist Church of Westlake Village, 1049 Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. The group is not churchaffiliated. More...

Calendar

THURS., AUG. 24 Chamber Mixer The Agoura/Oak Park/Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce hosts a mixer at 5:30 p.m. at Patioworld, 419 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. featuring food and door prizes. More...

Sports

Double trouble

They look nothing alike, yet the similarities are striking. More...

Redmond set to lead NPHS girls' volleyball squad

Many of the girls on Newbury Park High's volleyball team have already played for new head coach Brock Redmond. Now Redmond is trying to get his team familiar with winning again. More...

Newbury Park resident captures Irwindale Speedway championship

Jeff Williams of Newbury Park has clinched the overall More...

Police

Notice Due to a change in the aperwork process at East Valley More...

Trio arrested in home burglaries

Two 18-year-old men and a boy, 15, were arrested for burglary and grand theft auto charges Aug. 21. More...

Family

Learning about college life

HER FUTURE IS IN THE BAG- Megan McCarley of Thousand Oaks gets a book bag from student volunteer Ellie Afshar, an Oak Park resident, during Freshman Orientation at Moorpark College last week. More...

'Backovers' in driveways are a continuing hazard

Vehicle backover injuries and deaths occur when someone, without a driver's knowledge or awareness, is positioned behind a vehicle as the driver is backing out of a driveway or other parking spot. More...

Columns

"Snakes on a Plane"

"Snakes on a Plane" is a wickedly, deliciously, delightfully bad flick-the kind of movie that's almost so bad it's great. This one comes close, almost so bad that it's pretty decent. More...

Am I "Old"?

At age 30, I already feel like I'm getting old. It's the middle of the summer, and the heat is hitting hard. Regardless, my 3-year-old son wants to play outside. I tell him, "It's too hot. Let's go outside when it cools down." More...

Real Estate

This Property Has More Than Enough Space To Build A Resort Size Pool

Here is a single-story property with nearly half acre complete with a paved side space currently used as an RV pad. This property has more than enough space to build a resort size pool and it is zoned for two horses. More...

Tastefully Renovated Townhome

You are invited to come have a look at this tastefully renovated townhome, just one block from the lake in Westlake Village. More...

Caroline and Steven Aslanian

Steven and Caroline Aslanian of The Aslanian Team from Re/Max Olson & Associates Inc., Westlake office, have been commended by broker/owner Todd C. More...

Proposed merger won't affect Los Robles Hospital

Although the parent company of Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center in Thousand Oaks has agreed to a multibillion-dollar merger, the move will have no effect on hospital jobs and patient care, officials said. More...

Ventura County organization lends a hand to businesses that need help

Job and business growth benefits everyone, according to the Economic Development Collaborative of Ventura County. The organization works in partnership with local cities to attract, retain and expand businesses throughout the county. More...

Amgen workers help family build 'Habitat'

Amgen employees, working in partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Ventura Countyhave assisted in building a home to shelter a local family. More...

Labor Day forces early deadlines

Mon., Sept. 4 is Labor Day, which creates early deadlines for the More...

Community

Sister publication gets new editor

Acorn staff writer Kyle Jorrey has been named editor of the More...

Dell announces recall of batteries for notebook computers due to fire hazard

Dell Inc., the world's largest producer of personal computers, is booting up to recall 4.1 million notebook computer batteries. More...

Citizen's tip in T.O. results in drug arrest

After narcotics officers heard from a concerned citizen regarding suspicious activity, detectives conducted surveillance in the vicinity of Conejo School Road and Los Feliz Drive in Thousand Oaks. More...

Dining & Entertainment

UCLA Live to host a series of classical music events

UCLA Live announces its classical, chamber and vocal performances for the 2006-07 season with concerts that include the new national orchestra of the "new Russia," the reemergence of a legendary pianist 40 years after a neurological co More...

Cabrillo Theatre announces season of musicals at Plaza

Cabrillo Music Theatre, the resident musical theatre company of the Countrywide Performing Arts Center at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, has announces its 2006-07 season. More...

Schools

Carrying a full load of classes

LOTS OF KNOWLEDGE AT THEIR FINGERTIPS- Westlake High School sophomores Aria DiGiovanni, left, Lily Espinosa, center, both of Thousand Oaks, and Faryar Ghaemi, a Westlake Village resident, complete registration for fall classes on Tuesday after leavi More...

Ways to develop good homework study habits

With so many distractions tugging at youth these days, it's no wonder it's hard for some students to develop good homework and study routines. More...

TOHS graduate to become President's Scholar at Long Beach

Randy Jokela of Thousand Oaks will be a President's Scholar with the incoming Class of 2006 at California State University, Long Beach. More...

Business

Mid-State Bank opens local branch

Mid-State Bank & Trust recently opened a new branch at 2663 Townsgate Road in Westlake Village. Mid-State has 41 branches including nine in Ventura County. More...

Pets

READY TO SHARE LOTS OF FUN- Spock, a stray black-and-white boxer about 8 years old, is friendly and fun. Spock can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road. To take Spock home, ask about identification No. A3548184. More...

Faith

Inspirational speaker Paula White to bring message of hope and faith

She has been called "Dr. Phil Meets Mother Teresa." She has graced the covers of major magazines, been featured in the international media, and had audiences with numerous world leaders and policy makers. More...

Promise Keepers cancel Los Angeles men's conference

Promise Keepers has canceled its Los Angeles men's conference scheduled for Oct. 20 and 21. The L.A. cancellation is only the second time in 16 years and 220 events that a scheduled conference has been canceled. More...

Evangelical News offers informative website

Evangelical News announced recently the availability of the new search facility for its website, www.evangelicalnews.org. More...

Letters

Board member tells what he stands for

In response to David Dolnick's letter in the Aug. 10 More...

Little League says 'thank you'

The city recently hosted a World Series celebration for the Thousand Oaks Big League World Champions. More...

Attack conflict's roots to solve the Mideast crisis

Some think the key to resolve problems is to defame Islam and Muslims. They seem to think by repeatedly threatening some dictators or elected officials from Muslim countries is the key to peace in the Middle East. More...

Editorials

Back to school, spending money go hand-in-hand

It's Aug. 24. Do you know where your summer went? In another week, kids will be back at school, days will be getting shorter and traffic will snarl at every campus. More...

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