March 22, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Parents and kids upset because school's principal won't be back

Parents and students of Wildwood Elementary showed up in full force at the district's March 13 board meeting after news leaked that Principal Darlene Hale's contract wouldn't be renewed. More...

Health & Wellness

Farrell offers bioidentical hormone replacement

After the Women's Health Initiative was published, women became aware that synthetic hormone replacement carried risks that they had not previously been aware of. More...

First 5 kicks off poster contest

First 5 Ventura County is sponsoring its second annual countywide poster contest for high school students. This year's theme is "Healthy Teeth Begin at Birth." Poster entries are due Fri., April 20. More...

Men, women exhibit different heart attack symptoms

Knowing that women often experience different heart attack symptoms than men is important information for women and for those who love them. More...

Calendar

THURS., MARCH 22 Polyantha Roses Ventura County Rose Society meets Cowan Conference Center, 550 Airport Way, Camarillo. 7 p.m. questions/answers by consulting rosarians. 7:30 p.m. feature speaker James Delahanty, club past president. More...

Schools

Students fill Azusa dean's list

The following Azusa Pacific University students made the academic dean's list: +Laura M. Anderson of Thousand Oaks, graduate of Thousand Oaks High School, sociology +Sean M. More...

Panther girls growl out a victory

JUST KIDDING ABOUT THE GROWLING- The Newbury Park High School Competition Cheer Team took first place in both group stunt and junior varsity categories at the Showcase of Champions. The event took place at Sea World in San Diego. More...

Conejo Valley students make the grade in college

The following area residents were named to the dean's list for the fall 2006 semester. +Megan Spehar of Thousand Oaks attends Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Conn. More...

Business

Mixed martial arts center opens in Newbury Park

Sensei Kru Ken Rose has recently opened the Ken Rose Mixed Martial Arts Center at 1200 Lawrence Drive, Unit 430, Newbury Park. More...

Ventura County Marketing Professionals begin work

Ventura County Marketing Professionals is a new networking and professional development group dedicated to supporting those working in the fields of marketing, public relations and graphic design. More...

EYE ON LOCAL AREA STOCKS

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Police

Newbury Park A police officer arrested a male, on a charge of disturbing the peace by fighting at 11:37 p.m. March 2 in the 700 block of Newbury Road. More...

Family

Modeling for Charity League

PASSIONATE PLAYER- Jessica Kane, a longtime volleyball player, uses a volleyball as an accessory during her walk down the runway at Modelette 2007, a fashion show presented by the Conejo Valley chapter of the National Charity League, on Sunday in More...

Vendors sought for Party in the Park

Vendors are needed for the ninth annual Stand for Children Day "Party in the Park," which will take place S u n . ,May 20 a t Conejo Creek Park i n Thousand Oaks. More...

Get the facts before buying a car

A significant longterm investment, such as purchasing an automobile, is no time for succumbing to whims. When car shopping, take time to research the options. More...

Editorials

Like it or not, personnel matters a private matter, even in public agencies

A popular principal at Wildwood Elementary School won't be returning next fall despite an outpouring of support at last week's Conejo Valley Unified School District Board of Education meeting. More...

Political Cartoon

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Doggone fast

WHIPPING AROUND THE PARK--Tom Morr and his son, Garrett, enjoy some quality time together with Teko, the family's whippet, at the dog park. The popular "Park and Bark" is on Avenida de Las Flores, just west of the 23 Freeway overpass. More...

Leaving valuables visible in vehicles a bad idea, police say

Complacent Thousand Oaks residents are becoming crime magnets, attracting gang members from the Los Angeles area to their city and providing opportunities for local youths to also become criminals. More...

Teacher trainees help Manzanita

LOVE LEARNING--Ginger Roberts of Thousand Oaks is one of 10 Pepperdine University students participating in the Professional Development Program offered at Manzanita Elementary School. More...

Community

Construction worker dies after trench collapses

Daniel Contreras, a 32yearold construction worker, was killed Monday morning when a trench he was digging in Thousand Oaks collapsed on him. More...

For the record

Virgilio Garcia, winner of the Conejo Valley Boys & Girls Clubs Youth of the Year award, is in the eighth grade at Los Cerritos Middle School, not seventh. More...

City says more are taking buses

The number of people on the bus grows and grows. Thousand Oaks Transit has made improvements that have resulted in an increase in ridership. More...

Dining & Entertainment

"The Ultimate Gift"

March is always a little interesting for avid film folk- - too soon after the Academy Awards to think about next year's contenders and too early for summer blockbusters. More...

New West Symphony to present audiovisual concert

Fusing symphonic music with photographs of the Yosemite National Park landscape, the New West Symphony and Larry Janss have created a unique series of concerts geared to transport the audience into the wild beauty of the West. More...

Larry Janss is film's executive producer

Larry Janss is a Conejo Valley native who works in real estate development and banking. More...

Sports

Locals lead the way as USA Field Hockey qualifies for Pan American Games

By beating Mexico in a bestof-three game series last week, the United States Field Hockey team has earned a chance to compete in the 2007 Pan American Games this July in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. More...

T.O. takes down WHS, 4-1

WINNING IN THE RAIN- Thousand Oaks first baseman Karli Adkins, right, makes a play on Westlake's Nora Sobczak during Tuesday's 4-1 Lancer victory at TOHS. The Lancers are now 3-3. More...

Newbury Park All-Stars secure Section 10 title

MARCHING ON- The Newbury Park AYSO girls' U-12 All-Star soccer team won the Section 10 playoffs in Bakersfield. The team's final game against North Hills was a tough battle and went to penalty kicks before Newbury Park prevailed. More...

Pets

SHY AND SWEET- Sarah, a 5-year-old female black Labrador/retriever mix can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road, just west of Kanan Road. To take Sarah home, ask about identification No. A3629572. More...

Faith

Local youth called to the Torah

Hanna Madell was called to the Torah as a bat mitzvah on March 10 at Temple Etz Chaim. She is an honors student at Los Cerritos Middle School and the daughter of Gina and Dale Mandell of Thousand Oaks. More...

Second Night Seder at Temple Adat Elohim

Temple Adat Elohim will celebrate Passover with a Middle Eastern Second Night Seder at 7 p.m. Tues., April 3 at 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. The public is invited. More...

Free movie night at Westlake Lutheran

Westlake Lutheran Church will host a free movie night 6:15 p.m. Sat., March 24 at 2630-A Townsgate Road, Westlake Village. More...

Letters

Science trumps dogma in the classroom

If you watch "Law and Order," then you know that detectives have to balance testimony, evidence and probability. A wife explains that her husband is innocent, but the police suspect him because they see blood on his shirt. More...

Trustee's wife spreads the same tired agenda

First we have to tolerate Mike Dunn's unprofessional, troublemaking tactics on our kids' school board, and now we Acorn readers get to hear from his wife pushing the same agenda: religion in the public schools. More...

Defends religion against an outspoken critic

In the Thousand Oaks Acorn March 8 article "Evolution versus creationism under the microscope again," Moorpark physics teacher Clint Harper was quoted: "Fossil records prove that evolution is true. More...

Real Estate

Exclusive Horse Property

Here is a single-story property with more than .5 acre that has an large, gated, paved side space currently used as an RV pad. More...

Ruth Rose

Ruth Rose of White House Properties, Westlake Village, has been congratulated by owner/ broker Marty Williams for her production for January. She has been named top producer with more than $17 million in listings and sales. More...

Shirley Richards

Broker associate Shirley Richards of Coldwell Banker Westlake Village Regional attended the annual seminar for Certified Residential Specialist designees. More...