September 7, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Health & Wellness

Arthritis support group to meet

The Conejo Valley Arthritis Support Group will meet at 12:15 p.m. Sat., Sept. 9 at the Goebel Senior Adult Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Guests are welcome. More...

Make sure kids are immunized

With the start of a new school year, state Public Health Officer Dr. Mark Horton has reminded all parents to make sure their children are fully immunized before classes begin. More...

Recent studies show lung cancer diagnoses leveling off for women

There's encouraging news for women in the fight against lung cancer. Although the incidence of lung cancer in women increased rapidly after World War II as more women began to smoke, that trend may finally be reversing. More...

Dining & Entertainment

Country gospel concert is free

A free country gospel concert featuring award-winning country music artists will be presented by Newbury Park First Christian Church from 7 to 9 p.m. Sat., Sept. 23 at 801 Knollwood Drive, Newbury Park. More...

Channelaire Chorus to entertain in Thousand Oaks

Ventura County's award-winning Channelaire Chorus will present "Celebration of Champions," at 2:30 p.m. Sun., Sept. 17 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. More...

Mixed musical acts on tap at Borchard Community Center

Fireside Concerts will present four musical acts at 8 p.m. Fri., Sept. 8 at Borchard Community Center, 190 N. Reino Road, Newbury Park. Admission is $5 per person at this adults-only venue. More...

Schools

Neighborhood for Learning opens new preschool at University Elementary

Conejo Valley Neighborhood for Learning has opened a new preschool and family center on the campus of University Elementary School, 2801 Atlas Ave., in Thousand Oaks near the campus of Cal Lutheran University. More...

Publication ranks CLU in top tier of best colleges list

California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks has been ranked 17th on the More...

T.O. Teen Center offering wide variety of programs

The fall program season at the Thousand Oaks Teen Center begins the week of Sept. 11. Most classes are priced from $25 to $35. To register, call (805) 4945156 after 2 p.m. or visit www.thousandoaksteencenter.com. More...

Business

Night to remember at Cosmos Grill dinner

Cosmos Grill in Calabasas will host the Justin Vineyards and Winery Winemakers Dinner at 6:30 p.m. Mon., Oct. 16. More...

Pets

SUPERSIZED- A pair of mastiff-mix dogs, Delilah, left, and Samson, both 4, are strays. They can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. To take Delilah home, ask about identification No. More...

Family

Mothers and More offers slate of events this month

Mothers & More of Conejo Valley will host the following activities in September. The group supports all mothers, including those with newborns, grade school children or women who continue to work for pay for raising their children. More...

Kids can learn about nutrition at Farmers' Market in T.O.

Children encouraged to ask questions

Children are back in school, which means busier schedules, eating on the run and time for parents to start packing lunches. More...

Columns

The New Hire at St. Peter's Press

Hiking partners come and go. The one who went most recently never actually set one perennially slipper-shod foot on a dirt trail with me. More...

The Big Question

Why are you going to college? In the frenzy to get into a competitive school, students often forget to stop and ask themselves what they want from a college educationIn many families, there is no ques More...

He's Not With Me

Sometimes, my 3-year-old son comes out with embarrassing comments, things that make me want to say to others nearby, "He's not with me." More...

Candidates to square off in forums

Voters so far have two opportunities to get to know the Thousand Oaks City Council candidates before the Nov. 7 election, and another forum is in the works. More...

Test scores mostly 'good news' for Conejo Valley public schools

The numbers are in. It's another year of high test scores to help cement the Conejo Valley's reputation for top-notch education for kids learning everything from their ABCs to calculus. More...

Senior center's Marquee Café makes lunch a special date

It's not the decorations or menu items that attract Fritz Tolbert, 91, of Thousand Oaks to the newly redecorated Marquee Café at Goebel Senior Center. More...

Community

Classes for disaster preparedness set to launch in Thousand Oaks

The Thousand Oaks Disaster Assistance Response Team is an all-volunteer disaster response and community action team dedicated to training its members and educating the citizens of the community in emergency prepa More...

The city of Thousand Oaks will be conducting the following meetings this month, according to the city manager's office. All contact phone numbers are in the 805 area code. More...

Commercial market shows growth

OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE SOON- Breaking ground on Westlake Park Place are, from left to right: Ralph Deppisch and Bob Searles, senior vice president and president respectively of Steadfast Cos.; Brad Broyhill, executive director of Amstar Group; senior More...

On the Town

Newcomers gather for coffee

The Westlake Village Newcomers Club will host its first coffee of the fall season from 10 a.m. to noon on Tues., Sept. 12 at Westlake Yacht Club, 32123 Lindero Canyon Road, Westlake Village. More...

Newbury Park basketball to host Classic Car Show

Newbury Park High School boys' basketball program will present the inaugural Panther Classic Car Show and Street Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., Sept. 23 at the school, 456 N. Reino Road, Newbury Park. More...

Calendar

THURS., SEPT. 7 Woodworkers Meet Dan Gallo leads discussion on use of scroll saw and will show some of his intricate designs at 7 p.m. meeting of Conejo Valley Woodworkers Association at the Redwood Middle School, 233 W. More...

Sports

The Acorn's High School Football Game of the Week

Camarillo Scorpions (0-0) at Newbury Park Panthers (0-0)

It wasn't long ago that the Camarillo and Newbury Park football teams used to wage yearly battles as Marmonte League rivals. More...

Other local football matchups

Loyola (0-0) at TOHS (0-0) Outlook: Thousand Oaks' fans will get their first look at a talented Lancer offense, which includes quarterback Ryan Cloney, wide receiver Taylor Malm, running back John Lister and Scott Luft, a tight end/wide More...

Last Week's Top Performers

Brent Moore, WR, Westlake: Moore, a junior, hauled in six receptions for 95 yards in the Warriors' 44-7 season-opening whitewashing of Basic at home. He averaged 15.8 yards per catch. More...

Faith

Professor contends the devil is misunderstood

He's not the enemy of God, his name really isn't Lucifer and he isn't even evil. And as far as leading Adam and Eve astray, that was a bad rap stemming from a case of mistaken identity. More...

United Methodist Church of Westlake Village to host fall kickoff celebration

The United Methodist Church of Westlake Village will host Fall Kickoff Sunday with one celebration service at 10:30 a.m. Sun., Sept. 10 in the sanctuary, 1049 Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. More...

Pepperdine to present 'As it is in Heaven' by Arlene Hutton

The Pepperdine University Fine Arts Division Theatre Department will present "As It Is in Heaven" by Arlene Hutton at 7:30 p.m. from Tues. to Fri., Oct. 10 to 13, and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. on Sat., Oct. 14 in the Helen E. More...

Letters

Everyone should have an attitude of gratitude

I had an economics teacher in high school and really enjoyed his class. He also taught us about how our country is run. More...

Not giving up on effort to name a street after Rosa Parks

In a recent conversation with Mr. Watkins of the Thousand Oaks city staff, I learned that changing the name of a street or boulevard in Thousand Oaks would create an uproar. Mr. Watkins spoke from experience. More...

Fairness not easily defined in the Mideast

In response to S. Moorhead's "fairness" opinion letter ("Attack conflict's roots to solve the Mideast crisis" Aug. 24 More...

Editorials

Test scores are important but life means more than grades

The academic performance index (API) scores in Conejo Valley Unified School District are, for the most part, moving up; a sign that public schools are going in the right direction. More...

Real Estate

Many Nice Features

With 5-bedroom, 2.5baths, this is a ranch style home. The property has been updated and has many nice features, from the custom front door with side lights to the French slider door that lead to the rear yard. More...

Views From Two Patios

This home is in the heart of the shadow ridge community. There are two patios which face the trees. Inside is a full laundry room, master bedroom with a walk-in closet, commu More...

Cielo Wolff

The Dilbeck Realtor team of professionals has welcomed Cielo Wolff to the Westlake Village office. She joined the team in March and already Cielo is busy with open houses and showings of the many properties Dilbeck has to offer. More...