January 18, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Developer faces delay while city reconsiders closure of Silas Avenue

A resolution to close Silas Avenue between Borchard Road and Cindy Avenue in Newbury Park was stalled last week, pending a formal traffic study. More...

Health & Wellness

When we lose someone we love

I lost a good friend over the holidays. It happened very suddenly. He was 79, without any obvious health issues, active and engaged in the world, and he just didn't wake up one morning. More...

Preventing a stroke

Nearly 5 million people in the United States today have survived a stroke. Of the 750,000 strokes that occur in the U.S. each year, 600,000 of these could be prevented. More...

Angry women may face higher risk for heart disease

While previous studies have shown that anger and hostility in and of themselves can increase risk of heart disease in men, little of the research has included women. More...

Calendar

THURS., JAN. 18 Soroptomists Meet Inaugural meeting of Soroptimist, club for professional, business women. Lead service projects to benefit women, girls. 6:30 p.m., Mavericks Restaurant, 5225 Cochran St., Simi Valley. More...

Schools

School district offers seminar on children's behavioral disorders

A four-part seminar hosted by parent-teacher organizations in the Conejo Valley Unified School District will help parents identify and tackle behavioral disorders their children may exhibit. More...

Residential colleges

While I'm a big fan of smaller colleges, many of my students want to attend large universities. More...

Nominations for teacher of year due by March 1

Nominations for the California 2006-07 Teacher of the Year award are being accepted through March 1, according to award sponsor Teachers' Insurance Plan. More...

Business

HR professionals to meet

The Ventura County affiliate of the National Human Resources Association will host guest speaker Ron Elsdon, PhD, at the organization's monthly membership meeting on Wed., Jan. 24 at the Los Robles Golf Course Events Center, 299 S. More...

EYE ON LOCAL AREA STOCKS

Prices are updated weekly from the Internet Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. PST. For accuracy check prices with your stock broker. More...

Police

Thousand Oaks A home was burglarized Jan. 6 in the 200 block of Hodencamp Road. A vehicle was stolen Jan. 6 in the 600 block of W. Hillcrest Drive. Police responded to a fight Jan. 6 in the 600 block of Paseo Esmeralda. More...

Family

Hoop fanatic enjoys practice

'WATCH OUT, KOBE'- Francesco Setola, 17, of Newbury Park practices layups at Borchard Community Center. More...

A shiny lowrider

EYE-CATCHER- Thousand Oaks siblings Greg Ohmer, 14, a Westlake High School freshman, and Donald, 11, a Los Cerritos Middle School sixth-grader, inspect a customized chopper owned by Orange County Chopper's Mikey Teutul at the Rock Store More...

Russian ballet comes to T.O.

BEAUTY AND GRACE- The Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Foundation will present Moscow Festival Ballet's "Sleeping Beauty" in the Fred Kavli Theatre at 2:30 p.m. Sun., Feb. 4. More...

Real Estate

A Single-Story Three Bedroom, Two Bath Home In Thousand Oaks

This single-story home in Thousand Oaks features 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. It has been upgraded with true maple hardwood floors, base and crown molding, and recessed lighting. It is freshly painted and is in move-in condition. More...

This Lovely Home Has Enclosed Courtyard With A Fountain

This corporate-owned 4 bedroom home in Simi Valley has an enclosed courtyard with a fountain. There is wood laminate flooring throughout except for the bedrooms. The family room has a fireplace. More...

Single-Story Cape-Cod Home

This single-story Cape Cod home is on a culdesac street in the Sunset Ridge Community of Thousand Oaks. It has a private, pool-sized lot with a view of the hills and valley. More...

Frigid temperatures freeze crops, will hit consumers in the wallet

Ventura County farmers found themselves once again at the mercy of Mother Nature as an arctic front engulfed Southern California last weekend. More...

Not a common sight

Water in the fountain at the Grant Brimhall/Thousand Oaks Library froze early Saturday. Many residents saw sights this week they'd never seen before in Southern California, including icy streets and frosted windshields. More...

Council grants mobile home park residents another year at site

Homeowners hope to buy the facility

Conejo Mobile Home Park residents were relieved when the City Council unanimously extended for one year an urgency ordinance that protected the park from an impending closure. During the Jan. More...

Community

What would you like to see built or improved on Thousand Oaks Boulevard?

NAT STEIN Gardens of the World docent "I wish there were more restaurants open after 10 p.m. so I could get a cup of coffee and a piece of pie after a show at the Civic Arts Plaza." More...

Exercising First Amendment rights

STANDING FOR A CAUSE- Ed Calaba, an attorney from Newbury Park and a veteran of the Vietnam War, participates in a protest with about 120 other people opposing the president's call to send more troops to Iraq. More...

Developers may grade before filing project maps

The City Council voted to amend the municipal code to allow developers to grade property prior to recording final project maps with the county. More...

On the Town

Pianist O'Riley to appear with New West Symphony

Pianist Christopher O'Riley will perform with the New West Symphony for the fourth Masterpiece Series concert of the 200607 season. The concert is at 8 p.m. Sat., Jan. More...

We sometimes forget- we Americans who've been sanitized and coddled by cute Disneyesque versions of such things- that the fairy tale (from the French word feerie, meaning illusion) was originally meant as a cautionary fable, a More...

Sports

New outdoor courts dedicated

A NEW PLACE TO PLAY A GAME OF FIVE-ON-FIVE--Players with the Westlake chapter of the National Junior Basketball Association are celebrating the dedication of new outdoor courts at Westlake High School last Friday. More...

Local boy races with Supercross crowd

Tyler Weyman, 7, of Newbury Park was selected to compete Jan. 6 in the Anaheim 1 ride in the KTM Junior Supercross race for young bicycle motocross racers. Anaheim 1 is the first and one of the biggest events of the Supercross series. More...

Pro cycling teams will compete in Amgen Tour

Three top professional road cycling teams will compete in the 2007 Amgen Tour of California Feb. More...

Pets

'TAKE ME HOME'- Baby Kitty, a 10-year-old female gray and white cat, was surrendered by her owner. Baby Kitty can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. To take Baby Kitty home, ask about identification No. A3619323. More...

Faith

Are your mind and body in the same place?

"Our most basic assumption is that we are the way we see our selves and the world is the way we see it. We are taught to believe life should be a certain way and we should be a certain way. More...

Letters

Departing resident says he won't miss California

After 20-plus years, my wife and I are leaving Thousand Oaks for a new chapter in our lives. We are moving to the great state of Texas--Austin to be exact. More...

She will be cleaning up after her horse

After reading "Riders should clean up after their horses" in the Jan. 4 Opinion section of your paper, I had mixed feelings. At first I was angry. Then, after thinking about the writer's comments, I agreed. More...

Editorials

What questions would you ask in our Soundoff?

In today's issue, we enthusiastically reintroduce Acorn Soundoff. It's on page 2. From the publisher and editor's perspective, it was a favorite feature of the Thousand Oaks Acorn in years gone by. More...

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