February 22, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Demand for commercial real estate stays strong

Industrial, retail and office real estate in Ventura County remains in high demand throughout the region, said experts at last month's Ventura County commercial real estate symposium hosted in Oxnard by Camarillo-based CB Richard Ellis. More...

Health & Wellness

Are you hiding?

There appears to be a lot of hiding in relationships these days. By that I mean hiding oneself from the other while making a strong attempt to maintain the appearance of a relationship. More...

Facts about multiple sclerosis

Every hour, someone is newly diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, the most common neurological disease leading to disability in young adults. More...

Los Robles Hospital presents latest info on colon cancer

Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center will present a lecture to explain the latest information on the prevention, diagnoses and treatment of colon cancer. More...

Calendar

THURS., FEB. 22 Roses In Bloom Ventura County Rose Society meets at Cowan Conference center, 550 Airport Way, Camarillo. 7 p.m. Visitors welcome. Janet Sklar (818) 993-6622, Dawn-Marie Johnson (805) 523-9003. More...

Schools

Dedicated drummer finds cool temperatures no obstacle

PASSIONATE PERCUSSIONIST- Joey Martone, 16, plays tenor drums for the Thousand Oaks High School Spring Drumline. About 30 students are participating and competition will start soon. More...

Camel donates kisses for charity

'IT'S TIME TO PUCKER UP'- Westlake High School competition cheerleader Sarah Hagey, a junior, right, gets a kiss from "To Know Me," a young camel (only a year old), while teammate Erica Albritton cheers her on during the squad's "Kiss a Camel" fund More...

Spring boutique

Sycamore Canyon School's fourth-grade Sacramento Trip Booster Club will host a spring boutique from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., March 3 in the multipurpose room at 4601 Via Rio, Newbury Park. More...

Business

California Oaks posts increase in net income

California Oaks State Bank reported fourth quarter earnings of $511,700 or 35 cents per share for fourth quarter 2006, which is down 15 percent when compared to $600,100 or 41 cents per share in the fourth quarter 2005. More...

Weiser Creative Group earns 13 Addy Awards

Weiser Creative Group of Westlake Village earned 13 awards for its 13 submissions at the 200607 Advertising Federation Addy Awards. More...

Whole Foods back in the scrip business

Whole Foods Market has announced the return of its scrip program that allows nonprofits and schools to purchase Whole Foods Market gift cards at a 5 percent discount. More...

Faith

Legal course offered by Jewish Academy

The Conejo Jewish Academy will present a four-week course titled "You Be the Judge" at 8 p.m. Wednesdays beginning Feb. 28 at 30345 Canwood St., Agoura Hills. More...

Lutherans invite residents to class for new members

Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church invites the community to attend its new member class and luncheon from 12:15 to 2:30 p.m. Sun., March 11 in the Fireside room, 1 W. Avenida de Los Arboles, Thousand Oaks. The Rev. More...

'10 Questions' movie presented at Church of Religious Science

The Westlake Church of Religious Science will present the film "10 Questions for the Dalai Lama" by cinematographer, director, writer and producer Rick Ray at 3 p.m. Sat., March 3 and 1 p.m. Sun., March 4 at 880 Hampshire Road, Ste. More...

Letters

Appeasement never worked in U.S. foreign policy

In his letter expressing condolences to the family of Lance Cpl. Anthony Melia, Douglas Crocket stated that this war is "Vietnam all over again." Unfortunately it appears that statement is one of the few things in his letter Mr. More...

Global warming or global alarming?

People do not "deny" that global warming may be occurring. Warming and cooling cycles over millions of years have been natural events on earth. More...

Money the biggest consideration in Thousand Oaks land-use decisions

In response to the letter from Eileen Harris in the Feb. 15 Thou sand Oaks Acorn ("Can we please do something for our preteens and teens?"), we did have a bowling alley--it's now Borders. We did have an ice rink at the now vacant Home Depot. More...

Vacation Photos

Take Your Thousand Oaks Acorn on Vacation

YEAR OF THE PIG- In honor of the Chinese New Year, local resident Guy Masuda visits the Great Wall of China and the Ming Tombs in Beijing. This year is known to the Chinese as the Year of the Boar. More...

Real Estate

This Single Story Home Has Curb Appeal, Lush Landscaping And Lovely Gardens

This 3-bedroom, 2-bath home has curb appeal, lush landscape and gardens, as well as new exterior shutters, front door with leaded glass inlays and a roll-up garage door. More...

Maria Quiles

The honors for top producer in November 2006 for Prudential California Realty's Oxnard/Channel Islands office went to Maria Quiles. More...

Large Single-Story House With Too Many Features To List

This property is designed with the best layout one could want with a more than 13,000-square-foot lot and a single-story residence with 3,300 square feet. More...

A helping hand for new parents

PAMPHLETS AND PROGRAMS- - Newbury Park resident Tania Inouye, hugging baby Abby, gathers information from March of Dimes representative Vicki Lombardo during the Conejo Valley Neighborhood for Learning First 5 Infant and New Parent Education Ce More...

Father of four runs down fleeing DUI suspect

Sounds of crashing metal and shattering glass triggered an untapped superhero instinct inside Thousand Oaks resident Dale Saiger. Saiger, 47, had returned home from work Feb. More...

Community

New 'bells, whistles and thrills' promised at shopping center in Newbury Park

Rumors are flying as residents try to guess what is going on with the shopping center reconstruction at 701 N. Wendy Drive and Old Conejo Road in Newbury Park. More...

Home Depot on agenda tonight

The Westlake Joint Board of Homeowner Associations is sponsoring a public meeting tonight regarding the proposed Home Depot at the former Kmart site on Hampshire Road just south of the 101 Freeway. More...

Here's how to reach your elected officials

           V e n t u r a C o u n t y        B o a r d o f S u p e r v i s o r s District 2: Linda Parks (Serving Thousand Oaks, New- bury Park, Westlake Vi More...

On the Town

Academy Awards recognizes diversity

Has Hollywood finally gone global? Lost its tightly knit inner sanctum? Shed its haughty domesticism? Call this the year of cultural diversity. Penelope Cruz, for instance, was born in Madrid. More...

Catch up with movie watching

Film and television author Randy Williams profiles the best of the latest movie, television, documentary and music pro grams now available for purchase online or at your local retail store. More...

Jazz brightens up the night on High Street in Moorpark

Jazz is a musical art form born and developed in the U.S., and thirdgeneration jazz musician Granville "Danny" Young has organized a series of live concerts at the Old Town Breakfast and Bakery in Moorpark. More...

Sports

Westlake boys' soccer squad drops a grudge match against Loyola

WHS ousted on late score

The two may be located 41 miles apart, but Westlake and Loyola High schools seem to be developing an intense rivalry in boys' soccer. More...

La Reina advances to CIF quarterfinals

BREAK ON THROUGH- La Reina guard Liz Kotake, center, splits the Oakwood double team during last Saturday's 74-69 overtime victory. On Wednesday night the Regents hosted Maranatha in the CIF-SS Division VAA quarterfinal round. More...

Warriors win one, lose one

BLOWOUT- Westlake point guard Kyle Olandt, left, gets around Downey's Bryan Lopez during the first round of the CIF-SS Division IAA playoffs last weekend. WHS won the game 60-33. More...

Pets

FRIEND- Gertie, a 9-year-old female black and tan cocker spaniel can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. To take Gertie home, ask about identification No. A3629354. More...

Police

Thousand Oaks Police responded to a robbery Feb. 12 in the 2800 block of Townsgate Road. A vehicle was burglarized Feb. 12 in the 2200 block of Moss Court. A home was burglarized Feb. 12 in the 600 block of Paseo Esmerelda. More...

Family

Dirty Harry: Bug Killer

I saw a flying insect the other night. As spring nears, more and more flying insects begin to occupy the night. Come summertime, they're everywhere. I hate when flying insects get into my home. More...

Lending a hand to Manna

KIWANIS HELP OUT AGAIN- Bob Rickards, left, and Don Bielke help build new shelves for the Conejo Valley food pantry, Manna. With more storage space, Manna can provide food to additional hungry people. More...

Credit Union donates money to food bank

Members of the Ventura County Credit Union donated $6,326 last year to FOOD Share Inc., a local food bank, topping 2005's total by more than $700. More...

Editorials

The end is surely near if the Smith and Spears media frenzy doesn't stop

If you ever doubted that the end is near, consider the media feeding frenzy over Anna Nicole Smith and Britney Spears. The more we read, see and hear, the more we're convinced that the Final Days are upon us. More...

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