August 31, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Picture perfect Conejo Valley day

ENJOYING THE GOOD LIFE- Terri McCormick, left, of Oak Park and Regina Charles of Thousand Oaks sample wine on the balcony of the Westlake Yacht Club. More...

Health & Wellness

Many mental illnesses go untreated

A recent survey by the American Psychiatric Association found that many people know little or almost nothing about the warning signs, causes and effective treatments for mental illnesses-even though in any given year, one in five Americans suffers f More...

Helping anxious kids

A community education program titled "How to Help Your Anxious Child: What Every Parent Needs to Know" is scheduled for 6 p.m. Tues., Sept. More...

'Adults Living with Epilepsy' addressed

Parents of Children with Epilepsy is an education and support group sponsored by the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater L.A. More...

On the Town

Liver, pancreas transplant surgeon to speak in Westlake

Ronald W. Busuttil, MD, PhD, will be the guest speaker at the next meeting for Transplant Recipients International Organization's Ventura County West Valley Chapter from 7 to 9p.m., Fri., Sept. More...

UCLA to host writing fair

UCLA Extension will sponor a free Writers Faire from 11 More...

Republican Women Federated to hear about terrorism

Guest speaker at the next meeting of the Westlake Village Republican Women Federated will be Joseph Loconte, 2006 Distinguished Visiting Professor at More...

Calendar

THURS., AUG. 31 Toastmasters' Contest Simi Valley Toastmasters Club hosts annual "Humorous Speech and Evaluation Contest" at 7:30 p.m. at Sunrise Senior Living facility, 5300 Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. More...

Sports

Tim Lins might be the last guy on the planet who wants to be featured in the newspaper. It just isn't his style. More...

Oil companies continue to post record profits while consumers get hosed at the pumps. Politicians spend millions of dollars on losing campaigns, yet underprivileged children go to bed with their stomachs grumbling. More...

Seven schools chasing Moorpark

Colby Cameron More...

Pets

Owners spend a fortune on pets

A growing admiration for pets has Americans buying increasingly creative pet products, from self-washing, toilet-bowl-shaped cat litter boxes and dog strollers to tennis-ball-launching doggie golf-club drivers, treat launchers and high-t More...

ALERT KITTY- Tinkerbella, an 8-year-old female gray-and-white tabby, needs to be adopted with her friend, Mascara. Both animals are at the Agoura Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road. To take Tinkerbella home, ask about identification No. A3552040. More...

Family

Parents learn fun ways for their children to exercise

Parents know your children should be active, but often they can be found hunkered down in front of the TV, video game or computer while the sun shines outside. It's a scene parents everywhere have lamented. More...

Cheer squad already helping others

BAGGIN' IT- Tara Larson, 17, of Westlake is one of about 45 Westlake High School cheerleaders who are helping a worthy cause. More...

Editorials

Profiles of candidates can help you make wise decisions on Election Day

In less than 10 weeks, voters in Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park and Westlake Village will decide (among other things) who will represent us on the Thousand Oaks City Council. More...

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Free county health services get a shot in the arm

At 80, Mary Bambeck has kept the healthy look that distinguished her as an Estée Lauder model in her younger years. That's because the Camarillo resident takes good care of her health. More...

Better late than never for T.O. shopping center's builder

What should have been a standard one-year construction project turned into a long nightmare for the developer, residents and businesses near the site, and for the city of Thousand Oaks. More...

Deadlines advance due to holiday

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

Community

Former member of board of education wants a seat on T.O. City Council

With her background in education and her lengthy volunteer experience, Thousand Oaks City Council candidate Elaine McKearn believes she has what is needed to be an effective councilmember. More...

Council on Aging to hear about financial abuse of senior citizens

The Thousand Oaks Council on Aging will begin its 2006-07 meeting schedule at 1 p.m. Wed., Sept. More...

Trash collection to be delayed next week

In observance of the Labor Day holiday on Mon., Sept. 4, Newbury Disposal collection of trash and recycling for Thousand Oaks and Newbury Park customers will be one day later than usual the week of Sept. 4 to 10. More...

Dining & Entertainment

'Rumours' of a tribute concert to rock singer Stevie Nicks

The Conejo Recreation and Park District will present its final Summer Concert in the Park at 5 p.m. on Labor Day, Mon., Sept. 4, at Conejo Community Park, 1175 Hendrix Ave., Thousand Oaks. Admission is free. The More...

Wine tasting/food event to include entertainment

The Kiwanis Club of Thousand Oaks will present the third annual ConejoFest on the lawn of the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza from noon to about 5 p.m. Sun., Sept. 24. More...

Conejo Players present a fast-paced farce

The Conejo Players' play, "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum," opens with two characters invoking the favor of the ancient Roman deities and appealing to Thespis, the Greek actor who created tragedy (and also the word More...

Schools

Doctor tells students how to safely wear heavy backpacks

While it seems that every child carries a backpack during the school year, most parents and children are unaware of the potential injury that too-heavy packs can cause. More...

Ways to prepare children for kindergarten

One of the best ways to prepare children for anything-going to kindergarten, going to the supermarket or anywhere else-is to help them understand what to expect. More...

Effective communication with counselors at school can make life a lot easier for students

A new school year can bring a host of challenges, but recent research shows that a school counselor's involvement in a student's life can make a difference. More...

Business

Law firm's free roundtable discussions to focus on business laws

Local business owners will learn the importance of staying up-to-date on wage and hour laws at the first in a series of free roundtable seminars offered by Ventura County's largest law firm, Nordman Cormany Hair & Compton LLP. More...

Special events firm to give Hospice a hand

Westlake Village special events production and performance improvement company 11H will oversee production of the Hospice of the Conejo's "Las Vegas Cool" casino night on Sun., Sept. 10 at The Oaks mall in More...

Police

Newbury Park A motorist was arrested for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol at 5:50 p.m. Aug. 17 in the 400 block of Ventu Park Road. More...

Faith

Lutheran church to offer course on Christianity

Westlake Lutheran Church will present the Alpha Course beginning Sun., Sept. 10, a program for those not active in the Christian faith or those with questions about religion. More...

Sermon topic is 'Where is God?'

The Rev. Gary Alan Dickey's communion message will be "Where is God?" at the 8, 9 and 10:30 a.m. worship services Sun., Sept. 3 at the United Methodist Church of Westlake Village, 1049 Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. More...

Acorn says goodbye to a friend

There aren't enough people like Claire Vereczky Malis. Now there's one fewer. She died on Sunday at 83 and the sun isn't shining as brightly now that she's gone. More...

Letters

Trustee only listens to the voices he wants to hear

I have been following the saga of Mike Dunn versus the Conejo Valley Unified School District Board of Education for lo these many months and I am sick and tired of him constantly making reference to the "majority" of parents who were against More...

Dunn's agenda is incompatible with public education

I left Thousand Oaks, one year ago this week for a one year assignment in New York. More...

Returning books a problem at the T.O. Library

For our family, one of the truly important and well-run amenities of the area has always been the Thousand Oaks Library, and the recent opening of the new children's section shows that the organization is up to the challenge of keeping up w More...

Real Estate

Single-Story Ranch Opens To Nearly An Acre Zoned For Horses

This property has everything. More...

Lisa Topor

Top Selling Agent honors for May went to Lisa Topor at Prudential California Realty's Camarillo office, where she has topped the list for several years. More...

Exclusive Wood Ranch Gated Community Home

This 4-bedroom, 4.5bath house of about 4,000 square foot is on an about 11,000-square-foot lot on a cul-de-sac in an exclusive More...