February 8, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

The Oaks' remodeling begins with a blast

RENOVATIONS BEGIN--Fireworks explode as a wrecking ball smashes against the old Robinsons-May building, signifying Tuesday's start of remodeling at The Oaks mall. More...

Health & Wellness

Cancer society donates money to Wellness Community program

The Jennifer Diamond Cancer Foundation has donated $5,000 to help underwrite a portion of the Wellness Community Valley/Ventura Kid's Circle program for 2007. More...

Jayme Barrett to speak on life feng shui

The Westlake Village After Breast Cancer Support Group will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. tonight, Thurs., Feb. 8 at Commercial Capital Bank, 973 S. Westlake Blvd. More...

ALS support group to meet

A free support group for people with ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) and their families and friends will meet from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sat., Feb. 24 at the city of Westlake Village community room, 31200 Oak Crest Drive, Westlake Village. More...

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THURS. FEB. 8 Rocks Of Ages Conejo Gem and Mineral Club meets 7:30 p.m., Hillcrest Arts Center, 4093 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Special guest Albert Badel, mechanical engineer, describes various machines, techniques for rock cutting. More...

Schools

Trying something new

FOUR ON THE FLOOR- Westlake Montessori School student Gabrielle Boland, 4, tries roller skating for the first time with help from Oaks Christian sophomore George Youmans, 15, during the recent Centennial Guild of Childrens Hospital Los Angeles roll More...

Car cleaning singers

TAKING A BREAK- From left, Sally Doering, Brittany Garcia, Ashley Burns, Hannah Davey and other members of the Thousand Oaks High School Choir hold a car wash last Sunday to raise funds to attend the Heritage Festival competition in San Diego near More...

Admissions update at selective schools

Getting up at 6 a.m. More...

Business

Another retail building is coming to Thousand Oaks

Plans for a new $6.5 million retail building in Thousand Oaks were announced by Tony Principe, president of Westcord Commercial Real Estate Services of Westlake Village, the brokers marketing the property. More...

Economic outlook conference slated

The 2007 Ventura County Real Estate and Economic Outlook Conference, hosted by Chicago Title Co., will be from 7:45 to 10:30 a.m. tomorrow, Fri., Feb. 9 at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza, 880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. 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...

Family

Mike Scioscia autographs for YMCA

SIGN FOR THE 'Y'- The manager of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Mike Scioscia, left, autographs a baseball for YMCA board member and former Thousand Oaks councilmember Judy Lazar. More...

Letters

Fallen Marine must never be forgotten

Now we cry. There is no greater loss than that of a child. Anthony Melia was a child of all of us. More...

Global warming is mostly hot air from environmentalists

It's truly interesting to read the letters to the T.O. Acorn regarding global warming. Of course they are written by people who believe Al Gore invented the Internet and don't realize he financed his movie with money from big tobacco. More...

Agrees that global warming is a hoax, but admits extra land would be nice

I agree with Mr. Van de Walle's comments that global warming is a hoax. As with Mr. Van de Walle, I own property that will become oceanfront property when the polar ice caps melt and the seas rush in. More...

Real Estate

This Home Is Situated One Block From The Lake In Westlake Village

This renovated townhome is one block from the lake in Westlake Village. The residence has 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, a two-car garage and nearly 2,000 square feet of living space. More...

Is In A Good Location On A Quiet Street

This pool home is in a good location on a quiet street. It features many upgrades, including hardwood floors, Spanish pav ers and custom tile work, French doors, newer dualpane windows, baths with newer fixtures, tile and glass, More...

Judy Lewicki

Judy Lewicki has been commended for her listing and sales production of more than $3 million for the month of January. More...

Environmental impact report on Home Depot available for review

The public may review a draft of what's called the mitigated negative declaration of the proposed Home Depot in Thousand Oaks through Fri., Feb. 16. More...

Optimism prevails at city goal-setting study session

Pictures of a bright future for Thousand Oaks were painted by officials attending the Citywide Goals Setting Study Session last week in the Los Robles Golf Course Community Room. Suits and ties were left at home. More...

Community

Family hopes to start scholarship fund

The Melia family has set up a fund in memory of Anthony C. Melia and hope to start a scholarship in his honor. For more information about the Anthony Melia Fund, call Santa Barbara Bank and Trust at (805) 384-5321. More...

Drive-by shooting wounds teenager in Newbury Park

Gunshots from a dark-colored car left a 17-year-old high school student with a badly injured left arm at about 6 p.m. Sat., Feb. 3 in Newbury Park. According to Capt. More...

Man held in possession of illegal weapons after disturbance of peace

Kenneth Scheum, 26, is suspected of possession of a variety of illegal weapons after police were summoned to the 500 block of Hampshire Road at about 9 p.m. Sun., Feb. 4 because of a disturbance of the peace complaint. More...

On the Town

The Movie Nut

How's this for irony? One evening last month I spent several hours poring over the American Film Institute's poll to determine the Best 100 Movies of All Time. More...

Run your name up their flagpole

PERSONALIZED- As part of the Mardi Gras Ball live auction, guests can bid to name the flagpole at Community Conscience, whose board of directors is pictured at left. The Mardi Gras Ball, planned for Sat., Feb. More...

From soaps to scholar

Actor/writer John Loprieno of Westlake Village is excited to share his insights with theater students at Moorpark College. More...

Sports

Monarch's Gym athletes bring home the gold

Gymnasts from Monarch's Gym in Agoura Hills and Newbury Park fared well in recent competitions in the Southland. More...

OCHS girls' basketball team peaking at the proper time

Commitment to defense has helped the Lions reel off nine straight wins

The new year was less than two weeks old, yet 2007 was already becoming a disaster for the Oaks Christian girls' basketball team. On Jan. 11 the Lions allowed 72 points in a loss at Fillmore High. More...

Football players sign on the dotted line

CLASSY GROUP- Wednesday was the first day football recruits could sign NCAA national letters of intent. A ceremony featuring area players was held at Clarion Palms Hotel in Newbury Park. More...

Pets

ENERGETIC- Sammie, a 4year-old female black-and-white shepherd mix can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. To take Sammie home, ask about identification No. A1136956. More...

Police

Newbury Park Police responded to a violation of a restraining order Jan. 29 in the 3100 block of Theresa Drive. Thousand Oaks Police responded to a fight Jan. 28 in the 600 block of Via Vista. Shots were fired Jan. More...

Faith

"Knowing the place for the first time . . ." - - T.S. Eliot I am just now coming out of a weeklong physical challenge dealing with a nasty little virus that snuck up on me and whacked me upside the head. More...

Church celebrates Scouting Sunday

The United Methodist Church of Westlake Village, 1049 Westlake Blvd., will celebrate Scouting Sunday during the 9 and 10:30 a.m. services. Sun., Feb. 11. A casual 8 a.m. service will meet in Alton Hall. More...

Editorials

A Valentine's Day game plan

Here's a good starting point for this year's Valentine's Day: Men, get a clue. Women, lighten up. After eons of trying you'd think that husband and wife, boyfriend and girlfriend would get it right. More...

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