May 17, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Holiday will affect deadlines

Mon., May 28 is Memorial Day, and the three-day weekend changes the deadlines for the Thurs., May 31 edition. Letters to the editor and press releases must be received by noon Thurs., May 24. More...

Health & Wellness

Group looks at solutions to nursing shortage

Ventura County needs nurses. So says a group of experts who met at the Nursing Summit held at California State University at Channel Islands on April 20. More...

Some exercises can help prevent osteoporosis

Exercise can be good for you, but not all exercise is the same. Different types can help different parts of the body and can help prevent different ailments. The key is knowing which exercises to undertake. More...

Total Woman gym celebrates its 40th anniversary

Total Woman is celebrating 40 years in the women's gym and day spa business. The company was founded because choices were limited if a woman wanted to work out without males. More...

Calendar

THURS., MAY 17

Cinco De Mayo Mixer Agoura/Oak Park/Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce hosts Cinco de Mayo Mixer, 5:30 to 8 p.m., Sagebrush Cantina, 23527 Calabasas Road, Calabasas. No fee. (818) 889-3150. More...

Schools

Students enthusiastic about prom

Seniors in high school still plan and enthusiastically honor the tradition of prom with handsome couple pictures and specially designed boutonnieres. More...

Lamaze preparation classes to begin

Lamaze preparation classes will begin at 6:30 p.m. Wed., May 23 at the Infant and New Parent Education Center at the Crowley House, 2522 Pleasant Way, Thousand Oaks. More...

TOHS band to present a concert in the park

The Thousand Oaks High School Lancer Band will presena concert and picnic in the park beginning at noon Sat., May 19 at Conejo Creek Park North, 1379 E. More...

Business

Honda of Thousand Oaks wins President's Award

Honda of Thousand Oaks won its fourth President's Award from American Honda Motor Company. The award is granted to the top 15 percent of all Honda dealers. More...

Pool store manager honored

Mike Exstrom was named Manager of the Year for 2006 by California Pools, a fullservice pool building and design company. The award was presented at the company's annual awards banquet. More...

Uniform store opens in T.O. Sunshine Scrubs, specializing in medical uniforms and accessories, is open at 816 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. More...

Faith

"For a long time it seemed to me that real life was about to be gin, but there was always some obstacle in the way. Something had to be got through first, some unfinished business; time still to be served, a debt to be paid. More...

Worship services to be held at Westlake Lutheran

Westlake Lutheran Church holds worship services at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Sundays at 2630A Townsgate Road, Westlake Village. Sunday school for all ages, preschool through adult, begins at 9:40 a.m. Child care is provided all morning. More...

Letters

Former Kmart not a good place to open a Home Depot

I am writing to express my extreme concern over the proposed construction of a Home Depot on Hampshire Road in Thousand Oaks. More...

Extends a welcome to Home Depot

I have lived in Thousand Oaks for 40 years and am excited to have a new Home Depot developed at the site of the old Kmart. The fact is that Kmart used to be there and retail is the right use for this site. More...

Dog was improperly cared for by animal shelter

California's Food and Agricultural Code requires that any dog suspected by animal control of being vicious is entitled to a hearing to determine its fate. More...

Editorials

It makes sense to provide year-round shelters

Warm weather is good news to most of us, but it's bad news for people without homes in Conejo Valley because they literally lose the temporary roofs over their heads. It also is bad news for firefighters and homeowners. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Homeless smokers and parched plant life could be a deadly combination

Homeless people living on hillsides during the driest season on record may be putting themselves and the community in danger. More...

Bid for all-elected water board is denied

A motion that would turn the Triunfo Sanitation District board of directors into an elected body was defeated at a TSD meeting April 30. More...

Neighborhood shopping mall and hotel will replace the old Home Depot

After a confusing planning commission meeting, a unanimous vote approved a hotel, a drugstore, restaurants, retail stores and a supermarket to be built on the old Home Depot property in Newbury Park. More...

Community

Olsen offramp to be restriped

Caltrans will re-stripe the northbound offramp at Olsen Road to create a free right-turn lane off the 23 Freeway. The traffic signal's right arrow will stay green unless the pedestrian crossing has been activated. More...

Funding committee needs applicants

Thousand Oaks residents may apply to serve on the funding review committee. The application deadline is Mon., May 21. More...

ArtWalk '07 just around the corner

ArtWalk '07 will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat. and Sun., June 2 and 3 on the grounds of the Countrywide Bank Building at Hillcrest Drive and Wilbur Road across from The Oaks mall in Thousand Oaks. More...

Dining & Entertainment

"Year of the Dog"

Directed by: Mike White Starring: Molly Shannon, Peter Sarsgaard Rated: PG-13 (adult language, mild adult situations) Running time: 97 minutes Best suited for: characterinperil melodrama lovers Least suited for: those anticipating "Must L More...

Ken Ludwig comedy 'Moon Over Buffalo' now playing at Thousand Oaks High School

Ken Ludwig's "Moon Over Buffalo" is one of 14 plays written by the internationally known playwright, a number of which have become staples of high school and college theater groups. More...

Sports

Baseball playoffs not for the faint of heart

Top three ranked teams in state in Division I bracket

All four Marmonte League baseball teams that made the playoffs believe they have a shot at winning it all. And why shouldn't they? On Friday afternoon the CIFSouthern Section Division I postseason will begin. More...

Softball postseason arrives

BRINGING HEAT- Brittany Reynolds and the Marmonte League champion Thousand Oaks High softball team opens the CIF-Southern Section Division I playoffs at home Friday against Saugus. First pitch is set for 3:15 p.m. More...

Newbury Park all-stars win Oxnard tourney

PRIDE ON THE PITCH- The Newbury Park girls' U-12 all-star soccer team won its division athe 2007 Oxnard Soccer Tournament. More...

Police

Newbury Park

After creating a recent disturbance at a restaurant in the 700 block of Wendy, a male, 27, refused to leave the premises. He was then taken into custody on an outstanding warrant for his arrest. More...

Thousand Oaks

At 2:59 a.m. May 10, deputies arrived at a large party in the 800 block of Linden Circle in response to a report of gunshots and screaming. A male, 20, had allegedly gotten into an argument with other partygoers and was told to leave. More...

Westlake/T.O.

From an unlocked vehicle in the 200 block of Lake Sherwood Drive, items were stolen on April 27. Shoplifting occurred between 5:30 and 5:45 p.m. May 5 in the 100 block of S. Westlake Boulevard. More...

Family

Ability awareness emphasized

'SEW, A NEEDLE PULLING THREAD'- Horizon Hills Parenting Center students Boe Caplan, left, and Ainslee Casagrande, both 3, attempt to thread sewing needles while wearing sightblocking glasses. More...

Party specialists also offer summer camp

La Petite Party has opened a new party facility at 53 Moody Court in Thousand Oaks. La Petite Party handles all the details of birthday parties, troop meetings and other special events. More...

Acorn photographers recognized by CNPA

SHARP EYES- The California Newspaper Publishers Association has awarded honorable mentions to photo editor Jann Hendry and photographer Bill Sparkes for pictures they took in 2006. More...

Real Estate

French Country Chateau Located In Old Agoura

This French Country Chateau is located on more than an acre of land in Old Agoura, surrounded by vineyards and lavender fields. More...

Reuben Brentwood

Selling a home. For most people, it's a little like being on trial: They're faced with more questions than they could imagine, and one wrong answer could cost them dearly. More...

Well-Maintained And Private One-Story Home In Westlake Village

A well-maintained and private one-story home sits on a large lot with a mountain view in the Foxridge tract of Westlake VillageThe living room with white brick fireplace has a pitched ceiling, and the many windows make the room light and brigh More...