April 12, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Council moves to standardize fast-food menu signs

City drive-thrus serving people on the go who are hungry for hamburgers, tacos, shakes, sodas and fries now have a municipal code regulating the size of the signs. More...

Health & Wellness

Diabetes, a near epidemic, attacks people young and old

If diabetes did not exist, J.D. Ruf, 23, would still be in the U.S. Navy. More...

New equipment can help detect presence of Alzheimer's disease

Special tomography exam aids diagnosis

Rolling Oaks Radiology, an imaging center in Thousand Oaks, has the state-of-the-art equipment and NeuroQ software necessary for neuro-PET (Positron Emission Tomography) imaging used in diagnosing Alzheimer's disease. More...

Geriatric specialist leads workshop

Dr. Lanyard Dial will lead an interactive workshop on end-of-life care and support from 7 to 9 p.m. Thurs., April 26 at The Wellness Community Valley/Ventura, 530 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. More...

On the Town

'Seinfeld' actor has roots close to home

Patrick Warburton calls it "the barn," but the small cottage-style bungalow nestled into the backyard of his Santa Rosa Valley home is more clubhouse than hayloft. More...

Andrew Janss, cellist, performs with Escher String Quartet

Andrew Janss, formerly of Thousand Oaks, will play his antique cello with the Escher String Quartet during the Ventura Music Festival Rising Stars concert on May 10. Janss plays a historic 1790 Pietro Pelota cello. More...

Calendar

THURS., APRIL 12 Positive Parenting Mothers and More host Spring Open House, 7:30 p.m., Westlake Village Civic Center, 31200 E. Oak Crest Drive. More...

Sports

Marder seizes the moment

NPHS second baseman does his best work in the clutch

Jack Marder thrives in the pressure situations. Although he's only a sophomore, Marder's resume as a member of the Newbury Park High baseball team contains several clutch performances at the plate. More...

All-Star soccer team wins title

WINNING ON KICKS- The Newbury Park girls' U-12 All-Star soccer team finished in first place at the Culver City Sony Pictures Tournament. In the championship game, Newbury Park faced Culver City, a team they had played in the State Cup. More...

Locals capture two championships

DOUBLE DOWN- The Newbury Park girls' U-14 All-Star soccer team finished in first place at the Carpinteria Beach Cup. In addition, the team also took first place in the Thousand Oaks Pot O' Gold Tournament. More...

Pets

Dental hygiene important for pets, too

Almost 80 percent of adults brush their teeth at least twice a day, according to the American Dental Association, but many of them completely ignore the dental health of their pets. More...

CUTE- Whiska, a 6-year-old female gray-and-white longhair, can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. To take Whiska home, ask about identification No. A3647540. More...

Faith

We all live downstream

"Some believe all that their parents, tutors and kindred be lieve. They take their principles by inheritance, and defend them as they would their estates be cause they are born heirs to them."- - Alan W. More...

Westlake Village Twin shows Holocaust film to honor Yom HaShoah

The Conejo Jewish Academy will host an evening of remembrance and inspiration in honor of Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Memorial Day) at 7:30 p.m. More...

Biblical tales for families to watch together on DVD

A growing number of families are discovering that films of biblical tales are not only exciting, they're fun to experience together. More...

Letters

On evolution versus creationism, think for yourselves

This is in response to two letters on evolution in the March 29 issue, sent in by Pete Gerard and Michael Newlon. More...

Still looking for proof of evolution

I'd like to respond to Andrew Kinkella's response ("Evolution can be your friend," T.O. Acorn , March 29) to my challenge. First, however, I offer this tutorial in recognizing a common American name. More...

Home Depot will kill smaller stores

Regarding your April 5 article ("Home Depot seeks approval from Chamber of Commerce" and editorial ("The odds favor Home Depot this time around"), as president of the Agoura/Oak Park/Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce, I'd like to point out that th More...

Brush fire season may be brutal after the driest winter on record

Local fire agencies are ready to fight blazes on a moment's notice, regardless of the season. Every year is unique and brings its own set of weather challenges. More...

Bicycling event will help raise money to fight diabetes

Thousand Oaks Councilmember Jacqui Irwin and Alex Soteras, vice president of the Agoura/Oak Park/Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce, have joined together to fight diabetes. More...

Community

Are you having a problem and don't know who to call? Try dialing 211

Anyone who's hungry, homeless or suicidal can call a number for personal help any time of the day or night. It's free and it's easy to remember. Just dial 211. More...

Junior Ranger Day coming to Thousand Oaks

The National Park Service will celebrate National Park Week in April with Junior Ranger Day events at 100 National Parks throughout the country. More...

Flowchart for arts services organization is mind-boggling

Flowcharts are designed to help people understand how an organization works, but the one created to explain T.O. Arts Services is more confusing than helpful. It shows how unorganized the group has been, critics have said. More...

Dining & Entertainment

"Das Leben der Anderen" ("The Lives of Others")

Since winning the 2006 Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, "Das Leben der Anderen" ("The Lives of Others") has gotten a new spate of interest. More...

Children at Weathersfield Elementary learn their manners

TEA PARTY- Weathersfield Elementary School student Chris Portillo, 8, above, prepares a cup of tea at a formal tea event with classmates, parents and teachers last Thursday. More...

Comedy in Conejo II returns to The Canyon

Kiwanis of Thousand Oaks will present Comedy in the Conejo II from 6 to 11 p.m. Sun., June 10 at The Canyon, 28912 Roadside Drive, Agoura Hills. More...

Schools

Home and garden tour will help Hillcrest Christian School

Hillcrest Christian School's spring home and garden tour and gift boutique will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., April 28. Participants will tour four Westlake Village homes and gardens. More...

High school specializing in homestudy to host open house

Somis Academy Charter High School will host its annual open house for incoming ninth-graders on Wed., April 25 at 950 Flynn Road, Ste. D, Camarillo. More...

Planning for college costs not easy

Most people agree that an investment in a college education is money well spent. But finding the money to pay for escalating education costs is not easy. More...

Business

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Chamber networking breakfast is tomorrow

The Thousand Oaks-Westlake Village Regional Chamber of Commerce will host a breakfast from 7 to 9 a.m. Fri., April 13 at the Los Robles Greens Banquet Center, 299 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

After 5 Mixer to celebrate Hyatt's new look

The Thousand Oaks-Westlake Village Regional Chamber of Commerce will host an After 5 Mixer from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wed., April 18 at Hyatt Westlake Plaza, 880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. More...

Police

Newbury Park A female, 43, was arrested for battery at 12:42 p.m. March 31 in the 3200 block of Heatherfield Court. A male, 18, was cited and released for violating a restraining order at 2 p.m. More...

Family

Sharing the wealth

According to an "NBC Nightly News" look at marriage earlier this month, 84 percent of couples say that money is a source of tension. More...

High-flying award winners

Monarchs boys' gymnastics team earns victory

The boy's team from Monarchs Gymnastics competed in the 16th annual Peter Vidmar Men's Gymnastics Invitational in March. A total of 479 gymnasts from 46 clubs in Canada, Mexico and the U.S. competed. More...

Infant and New Parent Education Center provides support for parents

California Chapter, Conejo Valley Neighborhood for Learning is expanding its services by opening an Infant and New Parent Education Center at the Crowley House, 2522 Pleasant Way, Thousand Oaks. More...

Editorials

Widening project on 23 Freeway creates more than one hassle

The 23 Freeway widening project has become a pain in the posterior for local motorists. Under any circumstances, it takes patience to cope with freeway improvements, and this is a major project that requires plenty of patience. More...

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Real Estate

This Home Features Three Fireplaces

This single-story has nearly 3,500 square feet on almost .5 acre. More...

Angela Svennefiord And Shannon Conley

Angela Svennefiord and Shannon Conley from Dilbeck Realtors recently decided to join forces as a team to better provide services to their clients. More...

New construction

New construction custom home has formal living and dining rooms and a large family room with mountain views. The master bedroom on the living level has a fireplace, terrace and a travertine bath. More...