September 14, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Young people want more entertainment venues in Thousand Oaks

Realizing they'll probably be grown up before it happens, Thousand Oaks teens still are letting the City Council know they'd like an ice skating rink, a bowling alley, a miniature-golf course and a stadium-style cinema center in the city. More...

Health & Wellness

Nutritious meals take common sense

With holidays, vacations and family celebrations seemingly upon us all year long, eating healthfully can sometimes be a challenge. More...

Run to fight cancer

The Conejo Valley Relay for Life will begin 10 a.m. Sat., Sept. 30 and end 10 a.m. Sun., Oct. 1 at Newbury Park High School's Panther Stadium. The event is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. More...

Hospital will offer free prostate screenings

Los Robles Hospital will offer free prostate screenings in recognition of September as Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. More...

On the Town

Another equestrian event coming to Ventura Farms

David Murdock will host a fundraising event at Ventura Farms in Thousand Oaks on Sat., Sept. 16 to benefit Ride On and the services they offer the disabled. More...

'Evening on the Conejo' historical reenactment at Stagecoach Inn expected to sell out

Organizers of the Conejo Valley Historical Society's 17th annual production of "An Evening on the Conejo" expect the event to be sold out again this year. More...

Santa Monica Mountains free butterfly program

Margaret Huffman, programs chair for the Los Angeles Chapter of the North American Butterfly Association, will present "Butterflies of the Santa Monica Mountains" at 7:30 p.m. Tues., Sept. More...

Schools

Candidate has a Top 10 list for the school board

Peggy Buckles has already determined her goals for the school board. In fact, the Conejo Valley Unified School District candidate has a Top 10 list to be reckoned with. More...

Newbury Park High gets bomb threat

Police continued to investigate a bomb threat yesterday after someone called Newbury Park High School Tuesday night and left a message that a bomb on campus was set to go off on Wednesday. More...

Eighth-grader's dad inspires winning essay

Thousand Oaks eighthgrader Rhen Bass II has been selected a national winner in the "Young Authors" writing competition sponsored by the international Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. More...

Business

Offices leasing briskly in Thousand Oaks

The Ventura office of CB Richard Ellis recently assisted several property landlords and tenants with lease negotiations of office spaces throughout the city of Thousand Oaks. More...

Pets

Building the bond between dog and person

Teamwork, competition and fun attracted Kristy Netzer to dog agility training in 1989, and today the Newbury Park resident makes a living sharing her knowledge of the sport with other canine lovers. More...

SNUGGLES- Ralphie, a 5-year-old male domestic shorthair gray and white cat, needs a home. Ralphie can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road in Agoura Hils. To take Ralphie home, ask about identification No. A3553186. More...

Faith

Coming to local temple

JOURNEY- To mark the beginning of the High Holy Days, Vicki Juditz will present the L.A. Dramalogue award-winner "Teshuvah Return," the compelling story of one woman's personal journey toward Judaism. The one-woman show will be presented at 8 p.m. More...

Actress Olivia Hussey to be honored for portrayal of Mother Teresa

Actress Olivia Hussey will receive the "Mother Teresa Award" at a screening of the biographical film "Mother Teresa." Hussey stars as the internationally renowned nun who won the Nobel Peace Prize for her humanitarian work in India. More...

Camarillo Rabbi Michael Lotker to speak at Temple Adat Elohim

On Mon., Sept. 18, Camarillo Rabbi Michael Lotker will speak about the message of the High Holidays at the regular Haverim B'nai B'rith gathering at Temple Adat Elohim in Thousand Oaks. More...

Letters

Conejo schools not that good when compared to communities with similar demographics

Where is the investigative reporting on the 2005 API Similar Schools Ranking for Conejo Valley Unified School District? More...

Bicyclists, like motorists, should show courtesy

There are few things that get me more upset then the bike riders who think they More...

Editorials

City should approve expansion plans for The Oaks

The smartest thing the city of Thousand Oaks can do is approve the plan for expansion and renovation of The Oaks mall and get on with it. (See story on page 7.) More...

Guest opinion

Keep criminals in prisons --not in neighborhoods

To many of us, the idea of a household budget and making all efforts to make ends meet is familiar. More...

Real Estate

Zoned For Two Horses

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 More...

This House Rests On More Than One Half Acre And Is Zoned For Horses

This house has 4-bedrooms, 5-baths on more than a half acre zoned for horses on a cul-de-sac. The house has about 4,000 square feet and is in an exclusive area. More...

Kim Gill

Prudential California Realty's Thousand Oaks Regional office recognized Kim Gill as its Top Selling Agent for June 2006. More...

City accepts $1 million in lieu of affordable housing units

The Thousand Oaks City Council has settled an affordable housing issue concerning Centex Home's 14-acre housing project in a redevelopment area in Newbury Park near Stagecoach Inn Museum. More...

Ventura County agency also involved in helping public education

The mission of the Ventura County Office of Education is often misunderstood by residents. "People don't understand how the county interacts with the school districts," said Dean Kunicki, Ventura County Board of Education trustee. More...

'Day of the Horse' celebrated in T.O.

HOOFIN' AROUND IN THE SUMMER SUN- Glenwood Elementary School third-grader Leah Merville, 7, rides her pony Noel while cart riders Bob Olson and driver Lisa Dunah, a Newbury Park resident, navigate Silhouette, a 34-inch-tall miniature horse, a More...

Community

Candidate wants to carry tradition of his father

When Louis Edward Masry goes door to door campaigning to become a city council member, he encounters many residents who loved and respected his father, late City Councilmember Ed Masry. More...

Fun Run will affect traffic, businesses

The second annual Kids and the Arts Fun Run will launch the Thousand Oaks Arts Festival on Sat., Sept. 16 at The Lakes shopping center, adjacent to T.O.'s Civic Arts Plaza at 2200 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. More...

Goebel Senior Center needs new commissioner

Goebel Senior Center Commission Inc., a nonprofit community service agency, is seeking a new commissioner. As the result of a vacancy, an individual is needed to fill the remainder of the term through June 2008. More...

Dining & Entertainment

ConejoFest helps charities with food, wine, fun

Conejo Valley's premier wine-tasting event, ConejoFest, will include more than a dozen food vendors this year. The third-annual event, a fundraiser for the Kiwanis Club of Thousand Oaks, will be from noon to about 5 p.m. Sun., Sept. More...

Golf tournament to support K-9 cops program

The Ventura Sheriff's K-9 Foundation, a nonprofit organization that helps support the Ventura County Sheriff's Department K-9 program, will host its second annual golf tournament at Sterling Hills Golf Course in Camarillo on Mon., Sept. 18. More...

Scandinavian event coming Sunday

The Scandinavian Autumn Fest and Marketplace will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sun., Sept. 17 in Vasa Park on Triunfo Canyon Road in Agoura. More...

Sports

The Acorn's High School Football Game of the Week

Thousand Oaks Lancers (0-1) at Atascadero Greyhounds (2-0)

After a tough 30-12 loss to Loyola last week, Thousand Oaks High's football team will need to regroup when they play at Atascadero High Friday for the first time in the school history. More...

Other local football matchups

Saugus (1-0) at Westlake (1-0) Outlook: The Warriors enter this contest well-rested following a bye week. Saugus won its opener 20-6 over Antelope Valley last weekend. More...

Man behind the machine

OCHS coach Bill Redell enjoys Lions' share of national spotlight

At 10 a.m. Friday morning Bill Redell meets me in the front office at the Oaks Christian campus. Rather than sign in, as I'm asked to do like everyone else, Redell says, "He's with me," and we move through the lobby quickly without protest. More...

Police

Thousand Oaks Goods valued at $300 were stolen in a commercial burglary on the night of Aug. 26 in the 800 block of E. Thousand Oaks Boulevard. More...

Police investigate possible child predator in T.O.

The Thousand Oaks Police Department continues to investigate two incidents that occurred last week. More...

Shopping for gifts

GETTING HELP- Ventura County Dep. Gene Martinez and his German shepherd companion, Ben, a 6-year-old who serves in K-9, shop for fundraiser gift items at Trader Joe's in the North Ranch Mall on Friday. More...

Family

Thousand Oaks-Westlake Village Regional Chamber of Commerce to present After 5 Mixer

The Thousand Oaks-Westlake Village Regional Chamber of Commerce will present the After 5 Mixer from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wed., Sept. 20 at Selvin Properties, which is hosting the event, at The Courtyard at Westlake, 3625 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. More...

Open house will celebrate launching of new Youth Hall

At 10 a.m. on Sun., Sept. 10, Conejo Valley Community Church hosted an open house and barbecue to celebrate the launch of the church's new Youth Hall and to thank neighbors for their patience while the hall was being built. More...

Columns

Bolf

Guys need to gather every once in a while. More...

Season finale A garden is all about rhythmLike the ebb and flow of a single wave as it comes to meet the shore, then recedes, a year in the garden has a buildup, an explosion, a recession then a pause before the cycle begins again. More...

The Wellness Community Valley/Ventura Beate Christina Waggoner of Camarillo will chair The Wellness Community Valley/Ventura's 15th annual Holiday Homes Tour, a self-guided tour that is the organization's largest fundraiser. More...