November 23, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Early American history in the spotlight during Harvest Festival

The waters flowing through the creek at Conejo Community Park could barely be heard over the gleeful cries of the young students who gathered for last Friday's Harvest Festival. More...

Health & Wellness

Alternative medicine guru says keep an open mind about your health

Dr. Andrew Weil, a Harvardtrained physician, bestselling author and world-renowned expert on healthy living, has been called an alternative medicine guru, but it's not a title he embraces. More...

T.O. resident gets American Heart Association award

Thousand Oaks resident Dr. Jeffrey L. Saver, professor of neurology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and director of the UCLA Stroke Center, received the American Heart Association Stroke Council Award on Nov. More...

Pedometers help dogs make great strides

Play is an important part of any dog's day. As a fun form of exercise, play is key to maintaining healthy body weight and promoting strong joints. Now there's a way to determine just how active a pooch is: a pet pedometer. More...

Calendar

Male chorus will perform holiday concert

The San Fernando Valley Male Chorus will present holiday concerts. More...

Schools

What the Shy Student Needs to Know

Just be yourself. You hear it from counselors, this column and Mom. It's good advice. But what if being yourself means being rejected by your favorite college? More...

Los Robles Hospital medical staff gives Moorpark College money for nurses

The Los Robles Medical Staff organization has donated $10,000 to the Moorpark College Foundation to be used for scholarships for Moorpark College nursing students. More...

William Craddick named Very Important Student

Col. Patrick Carey presented William Craddick with the Very Important Student Award before he addressed members and guests of the World Affairs Council of America, California Central Coast at the council's Nov. 15 dinner in Agoura Hills. More...

Business

Networking at a mixer

SHARING GREETINGS AND BUSINESS CARDS- Thousand Oaks/Westlake Village Regional Chamber of Commerce ambassador Dr. Ron Goldstein, center, is flanked by Harold and Carol Reniger, owners of Baskets and Bows. More...

Retailers gear up for sales-and shoplifters

Norma Ramirez, 27, of Los Angeles allegedly helped Carlos Cardon, 25, of L.A. fill up his baggy pants-tied at the cuffs-with Vons merchandise around 6 p.m. Fri., Nov. 17. More...

Ready to serve the community

HOSTING AN OPEN HOUSE- Carrie Nebens, president of Equis Financial Staffing of Calabasas, left, greets Jeffrey Evans, Lisa Knupp and Jamie Cipriani. More...

Faith

Conejo Valley houses of worship

CHANGING SEASONS- Autumn colors surround the Church of Latter-day Saints at 3645 N. Moorpark Road in Thousand Oaks. Services are offered at 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Sundays. For more information, call (805) 241-9416. More...

Boutique at temple

Temple Etz Chaim will host its annual holiday boutique from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wed., Nov. 29 at the temple, 1080 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

Free living nativity to be presented

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will reenact a free living nativity portrayed by more than 40 youth and adult members from 7 to 7:30 p.m. Fri. and Sat., Dec. 8 and 9 at the Newbury Park Stake Center, 35 S. More...

Letters

Let's try to understand those we don't agree with

As a longtime resident of this community, I'd like to express some thoughts on the recent school board election. More...

Candidate calls for spirit of cooperation

As we approach Thanksgiving, I want to give thanks for the recent city election. I want to thank my many friends and supporters who were the engine of my campaign. More...

Challenger congratulates those who won

The elections are now over and the votes have been counted. Congratulations to Tim Stephens, Pat Phelps and Mike Dunn for being elected to another four-year term. More...

Vacation Photos

Take Your housand Oaks Acorn on Vacation

UP IN THE SKIES, IT'S A PLANE-Seymour Horowitz of Thousand Oaks is ready to take off at Airventure, the world's largest air show, in Oshkosh, Wis. More...

Real Estate

Single Story Home With Incredible Views of Mt. Boney

This one-story home on a quiet street is the best priced 4-bedroom in the area with incredible views of Mt. Boney. This home is highlighted with hardwood floors in entry and kitchen. The kitchen has More...

Foxmode Home In Westlake Village

Here is a "Foxmode" home in Westlake Village on a sweeping corner lot in a cul-de-sac neighborhood. Light and bright throughout, there are 3 bedrooms and 2 baths upstairs and 1 bedroom/office and 1 bath downstairs. This house has a sepa More...

This Home Has Park-like Backyard

This contemporary twostory paired home offers a spacious interior of 2,458 square feet and privacy and serenity from its woodsy, park-like rear grounds nestled by the North Ranch Country Club golf course in Westlake Village. More...

The price of water may be going up

California American Water, the drinking water provider for parts of T.O. and Newbury Park, filed for a general rate case last Wednesday that would increase residents' monthly water bills beginning in 2008. More...

Police detective fatally shoots man who tried to run him over

Edgar de Jesus never imagined there would be a fatal shooting outside his Thousand Oaks apartment. More...

Community

Appeal denied

Cellphone antenna for North Ranch is approved

The Thousand Oaks City Council denied an appeal to the decision of the planning commission to uphold the installation of a Cingular wireless antenna device on the southwest corner of Westlake Boulevard and Cresthaven Drive. More...

City to hire consultant to evaluate service of fire department

It's been 13 years since the city took a good look at what Thousand Oaks is getting for the money it pays for services provided by the Ventura County Fire Protection District. More...

The real fireworks begin Friday

KICKING OFF THE HOLIDAY SEASON- Fireworks fill the sky at More...

Dining & Entertainment

Ballet companies compete for resident status

Recommendations from the board of governors of the city of Thousand Oaks and local philanthropist Richard Carpenter carried a lot of weight when the City Council voted to designate The Pacific Festival Ballet as the city's resident ballet More...

Tony Bennett's 80th birthday raises funds for children

The starstudded benefit concert that celebrated musical legend Tony Bennett's 80th birthday will help brighten the lives of countless children who endure chronic or life-threatening illnesses. More...

GOP women to hold luncheon, boutique

The Westlake Village Republican Women Federated installation of officers will take place 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fri., Dec. 8 at Sherwood Country Club. Cost is $55. A Christmas boutique and luncheon are planned. More...

Sports

Runner quit smoking cold turkey

Rick Hermelin, 65, was up to two-and-a-half to three packs a day when he suddenly decided to quit smoking almost 35 years ago. More...

Local cross country teams gearing up for state championships

Area cross country programs will be well represented at Saturday's CIF State Championships in Fresno. More...

WHS football squad remains perfect

WHS NOW 11-0-Westlake quarterback Ryan Campbell, left, hands the ball off to Cooper Shockley during last weekend's CIF-Southern Section first-round playoff game against Oxnard. More...

Pets

BRIGHT EYES- Founder, a 5-year-old female black and white More...

Police

Another bank robbed in Thousand Oaks

A lightning-fast response by deputies to a 911 call of a bank robbery in progress at the World Savings Bank in Thousand Oaks wasn't fast enough. More...

Thousand Oaks Police responded to a burglary Nov. 13 on the 1500 block of Windy Mountain Avenue. More...

Deadly force: When is it justified?

Lethal force is any action that creates a substantial risk of death or serious bodily injury. More...

Family

Keep family safe

Accidents common on Thanksgiving

As Americans prepare Thanksgiving meals, it is imperative that they keep safety in mind since cooking fires are more likely to occur on Thanksgiving than on any other day of the year. More...

On a Christmas mission

HANDCRAFTED EYE-CATCHER- Thousand Oaks resident Claudine Schooley and her daughter, Jordane, 8, a thirdgrader at Weathersfield Elementary School, look at ornaments made of goose eggs at the Mission Council of Emmanuel Church annual Christmas More...

Prepare your house for winter

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, heating accounts for almost half of the average family's winter energy bill, making it by far the largest energy expense for most homes. More...

Editorials

Investigations will reveal whether police shooting incident was justified

It's always a concern when a police officer kills someone, but it's also a fact of life in America. Violence is far too common in the United States. Our country is the most violent industrialized nation on earth. More...

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