April 5, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Conejo Recreation and Park District hears suggestions from residents

Adding shade trees and restrooms to the equestrian park were suggestions made by horse advocate Marilee Ullmann during one of three Conejo Recre ation and Park District strategy planning meetings that heard from the public last week. More...

Citizen saved fire station from burning down

Brett Taylor didn't expect to find a smoldering fire inside empty Fire Station No. 34 in T.O. when he went to visit friends there about 7 p.m. Jan. 28. More...

Health & Wellness

Community Counseling Services Center open to Conejo residents

The Community Counseling Services Center at California Lutheran University serves as a resource and counseling office for area residents. More...

Black currant: This year's pomegranate

The good news about the health benefits of consuming antioxidantrich fruit has encour aged people to try new varieties. If 2006 was the year people discovered the pomegranate, 2007 may be the year of the black currant. More...

Alzheimer's is on the rise

Alzheimer's disease is expected to increase 10 percent in California by 2010, according to the Alzheimer's Association. More...

Calendar

THURS., APRIL 5 Tool Time Conejo Valley Woodworkers Association meets 7 p.m., Redwood Middle School, 233 W. Gainsborough Road, Thousand Oaks. Program: educational programs on tuning, mortising, router use, saw blade selection. More...

Schools

Creative touch

YOUNG ARTIST- Temple Etz Chaim Preschool student Gesher Elana Ziff, 5, inspects her original art on display during the school's recent art show. More...

Making plans for business

FUTURE ENTREPRENEURS- Westlake High School offers a mentoring program in which local business owners help students learn practical skills on the job. More...

'Do you see what I see?'

OUTDOOR ENTHUSIASTS- Meadows Elementary School kindergartner William Hollister, 6, sees more than birds when a deer and two fawns are spotted grazing in the meadows at the Oakbrook-Chumash Museum during Conejo Valley Audubon Society's recent More...

Pets

HOLIDAYS MIXED UP?- This squirrel is gorging himself on a holly shrub, possibly confusing Christmas with Easter. More...

TIMID BUT LOVABLE- Skye, a 3-year-old female white Labrador mix, can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road, just west of Kanan Road, north of the 101 Freeway. To take Skye home, ask about identification No. A3560356. More...

Family

Egg hunter

My 3-year-old son wasn't much of an egg hunter last Easter, but this year he's a monster. He and I have already tried some practice egg hunts before the big bunny day rummage, and he not only found all the eggs I hid this year, More...

Families celebrate astronomy

The Ventura County Astronomical Society will celebrate National Astronomy Day with a daylight activity from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., April 21 at The Lakes, 2200 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. At 8 p.m. More...

Healthy nurseries topic of store meeting

Green for Baby will present a free lecture, "How to create a healthy, nontoxic bedroom for you or your baby," at 3 p.m. Sat., April 14 at 2989 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. More...

Editorials

The odds favor Home Depot this time around

Home Depot will formally present its proposal for the former Kmart site on Hampshire Road later this spring. More...

Political Cartoon

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Home Depot seeks approval from Chamber of Commerce

Home Depot representatives went before the Thousand OaksWestlake Village Regional Chamber of Commerce last week seeking approval of plans to build a new store on the old Kmart property at 325 Hampshire Road. More...

New agency will help educate senior citizens on financial abuse

Thieves who want to take money away from unsuspecting seniors try to make themselves look like ordinary, trustworthy people. More...

Munching on museum grounds

WILDLIFE COEXISTS WITH PEOPLE IN CONEJO VALLEY- Mule deer does and fawns, known in the Chumash language as " siwu ," eat newly sprouted oak leaves at the Oakbrook-Chumash Museum grounds. More...

Community

House passes Gallegly bill against animal fights

The House of Representatives, on a 368-39 vote, recently passed a bipartisan bill that makes violations of federal animal fighting law a felony punishable by up to three years in prison, makes it a felony to transport an animal across state More...

For the record

In last week's list of Conejo Valley Unified schools that scored 900 or above in the Academic Performance Index rankings, Sycamore Canyon Elementary and Wildwood Elementary were accidentally omitted. More...

Farmers to host Chamber mixer

The Agoura/Oak Park/Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce will host a free mixer from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thurs., April 26 at Farmers Insurance, 30801 Agoura Road, Building No. 1, Agoura Hills. For more information, call (818) 889-3150. More...

Dining & Entertainment

"The Last Mimzy"

I have just seen the future of children's science fiction- a future quite different from the CGIladen visual extravagance and bonecrunching comicbook super heroes of late- and this future is intoxicatingly exciting. More...

What's new in home DVDs

Film and television author Randy Williams reviews the latest movies, television shows, documen taries and music programs now available for purchase online or at your local retail store. More...

Arts council announces awards for exhibit

The Ventura County Arts Council Visual Arts Committee announced the award winners in the "Celebrate the Earth" open juried art exhibit during the March 22 reception held at the County Government Center. More...

Sports

Golf teams tune up for Marmonte League tournaments

Consistency across the board helped the Newbury Park High boys' golf team defeat Agoura, Thousand Oaks and Calabasas in a Marmonte League match Monday afternoon at Los Robles Greens. More...

Under the radar

Harrison Kain quietly goes about his business for the TOHS baseball team

The scouts, the media, the college recruiters, even the opposition- somehow everyone is missing the boat on Thousand Oaks High senior second baseman Harrison Kain. There's no other way to explain it. Prior to Wednesday's game vs. More...

Soccer team scores big

BLAST OFF- The girls' U-10 Westlake-Agoura Red Rockets won the Rancho Cucamonga AYSO Grape Stomp Tournament. The Red Rockets beat teams from Diamond Bar, Santa Monica and Mira Mesa to win their pool. Pictured in the front row is Madison Ashton. More...

Police

Newbury Park Two males, 18 and 24, were cited and released around 1:15 a.m. March 21 for contributing to the delinquency of a minor in the 1300 block of Newbury Road. More...

Faith

Jewish community celebrates Passover

SEPHARDIC-STYLE SEDER- Carly Shukiar, 6, along with her dad, Temple Adat Elohim Cantor David Shukiar, left, and Rabbi Rebecca Dubowe, tie up a sack of matzo known as afikoman that will be distributed at the end of the Passover Seder meal. More...

United Methodist announces Easter services

The Rev. Gary Alan Dickey's message for Easter Sunday will be "Stones That Easter Rolls Away," at identical 9 and 10:30 a.m. More...

New Christian Toastmasters group meets

Interested people are invited to participate in the new Christian Toastmasters club which meets every Tuesday at 7 p.m. in room C28 at the EV Free Church of the Conejo Valley, 999 Rancho Conejo Blvd., Newbury Park. More...

Letters

Until churches teach evolution, schools should ignore creationism

Ah- the never-ending story about the teaching of creationism in the schools continues. In all of the arguments for and against, there appears to be one that has never been broached: If creationism is taught in public schools, More...

If advances in science are ignored, education goes backward

It's sad and discouraging to see scientific illiteracy demonstrated again and again by so many Americans. It's even sadder that one of them is on a school board and another claims to have been a science teacher. More...

Defends the First Amendment

Concerning the letter written by Mr. More...

Real Estate

This Home Features Recessed Lighting And Crown Molding

This upgraded home built in 1986 features an open floor plan, vaulted ceilings and tumbled travertine on most of the first floor. More...

Julie Knutson

Prudential California Realty's Camarillo office recognized Julie Knutson as its top listing agent for December 2006. Knutson is delighted to end her year on this high note. More...

Newly Updated

This newly updated, 3bedroom, 2.5 bath townhome has tile and wood floors. The eat-in granite kitchen has all new Maytag appliances and plenty of counter space. More...