July 12, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Conejo Valley Harry Potter fans go in style

MIDNIGHT MAGIC--From left, Erika Barrus, Angela Heathcote, Kathy Austen, Susan Heathcote and Julie Johnson dress in Hogwarts attire as they wait in line at the Roxy Stadium 11 cinema center in Camarillo for yesterday's midnight premiere of "H More...

Health & Wellness

Buena Vista Hospice Care will release butterflies at ceremony

Buena Vista Hospice Care will honor past patients and their families by hosting its second annual Butterfly Releasing Ceremony at 10 a.m. Sat., July 14 at Triunfo Community Park in Westlake Village. More...

Keep garden pesticides from going down the drain

A public service campaign seeks to educate residents on how to keep dangerous residential pesticides out of the watershed. More...

Choosing a laser surgeon

Not everyone is a candidate for LASIK, but other procedures like Intacs, conductive keratoplasty or SUPERLASIK may be options. Before making that decision, ophthalmologist Dr. Rajesh Khanna has some tips for picking a surgeon to do the work. More...

Calendar

Datebook

THURS., JULY 12 Chamber Chat Calabasas Chamber of Commerce hosts networking breakfast, 7:15 to 8:45 a.m., Hilton Garden Inn, 24150 Park Sorrento, Calabasas. Topic: "Experience the power of networking." $15 members, $18 first-time visitors. More...

Schools

College Corner

Common applications We're just a few weeks into summer, but many high school seniors are already working on college applications. More...

Casa Pacifica gets library

During a history lesson on American heroes, teachers at Lang Ranch Elementary in Thousand Oaks wanted to impart more than textbook knowledge to their 140 second-graders. They wanted the students to learn by doing. More...

Local students receive scholarships from cable companies

The Southern California Cable and Telecommunications Association Charitable Foundation has awarded $1,000 college scholarships each to three local students. More...

Business

Golf tournament to benefit Cal Lutheran University students

The California Lutheran University Community Leaders Association will host the seventh annual golf tournament Mon., July 16 at Moorpark Country Club, 11800 Championship Drive, Moorpark. More...

Chamber will host 'Breakfast of Champions' on Friday

The Thousand Oaks-Westlake Village Regional Chamber of Commerce will host a networking Breakfast of Champions from 7 to 9 a.m. Fri., July 13 at the Los Robles Greens Banquet Center, 2999 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

Countrywide names new senior vice president of regional sales

Countrywide, a division of Countrywide Home Loans Inc., recently announced that Frank Borelli has been appointed senior vice president of regional sales for the company's wholesale lending division in Southern California. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park For suspicion of driving while drunk or under the influence of a controlled substance, a male, 28, was arrested at 11:32 a.m. June 30 at Michael Drive and Borchard Road. More...

Faith

Lifesong's pastor training for 500-mile bike fundraiser

Two years ago, Rich Gregory was knee-deep in his studies at Fuller Seminary. He squeezed in triathlon training when he wasn't studying or working at a local church or looking after his 1-year-old son. More...

Temple hosts weekly social

The Greatest Generation of Temple Adat Elohim will sponsor socials for members and nonmembers age 60 and up from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays in July. The gatherings take place in the social hall of the temple at 2420 E. More...

Family

Family Men Don't Wear Name Brands

Scared My son is almost 4 years old. He's gone almost all four years of his life without really being scared of anything. More...

Following the clues

SUMMER READING FUN- Westlake High School sophomore Marcus Lam, 14, left, explains how to locate clues for the Summer Reading Program prizes to Aspen Elementary School siblings Allison, right, and Jack, and their mom, Lynn Jurss, at the Grant Brimh More...

Camp promises children can be millionaires by age 40

Want to be a millionaire by age 40? It's possible if you start young enough, said Money Camp coaches Judy Powell and Gayle Lipp. More...

Editorials

Home Depot won't go away just because an EIR is required

It was the pleasant voice of a woman who left a message on Tuesday. She opened by saying there was no need to call her back. More...

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Home Depot proposal to get additional environmental scrutiny

Thousand Oaks is requiring an environmental impact report (EIR) from Home Depot before the planning commission considers the proposed building on Hampshire Road on the former Kmart site. More...

Expansion and remodeling of Los Robles Hospital nearly complete

It's almost here: "The Four Seasons of hospitals" is how CEO Jim Sherman describes the newly expanded Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center. More...

Thousand Oaks boy dies after fall from skateboard

A skateboarding fall led to the death of a 13-year-old boy. James Street's skateboard slipped out from under him when he was rolling down a hill at around 7:15 p.m. More...

Community

Critics claim textbook adopted by board presents evolution as fact

After extensive review and consideration, the Ventura County Board of Education voted 3-1 to adopt a seventh-grade-level science textbook that critics say portrays the theory of evolution as fact and contains other questionable content. More...

Two dead after apparent murder suicide

Thousand Oaks residents Lisa Walsh, 43, and Harold Kent, 54, were found dead of gunshot wounds in Kent's room on the seventh floor of the San Diego Marriott Hotel and Marina. At about 7:45 p.m. More...

Job seekers get workshop

A free five-day job search workshop for unemployed professionals will be from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. beginning Mon., July 23 in Simi Valley. More...

Dining & Entertainment

Torme continues family tradition

James Torme, a jazz singer and the youngest son of the late legendary jazz great Mel Torme, performed July 6 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza in a memorable show that included players from the New West Symphony. More...

Classic comes alive at CLU

STRONG LOCAL CONNECTION- - ''King Lear'' starts next Fri., July 20 and will continue on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights through Aug. 5 at California Lutheran University. More...

Golf and tennis tournament for Habitat

Habitat for Humanity will host its annual golf and tennis tournament Mon., July 30 at Sunset Hills Country Club, 4155 Erbes Road North, Thousand Oaks. The event is open to all residents. More...

Sports

Playing through pain

Conejo Valley Little League Juniors All-Stars rise up during a dark moment

With heavy hearts, the Conejo Valley Little League Juniors AllStar team took to the field this past week and competed like champions. More...

Street left an unforgettable legacy at Conejo Valley Little League

I only met James Street once, but it was an introduction I'll never forget. Last July, Acorn sportswriter Thomas Gase and I were covering the District 13 Little League All-Star Tournament at Colina Middle School in Thousand Oaks. More...

T.O. All-Star teams refuse to go quietly

HE'S IN THERE- Thousand Oaks American base runner Nick Jelinick slides into home and scores a run during the second inning against El Rio on Tuesday at Colina Middle School. T.O.'s Brian Strausburger is on deck. More...

Pets

Traveling with pets easy, fun

When planning a vacation, one challenge may be what to do with family pets. Here's a simple solution: take them along. These 11 tips can help everyone have a fun, safe vacation: •Start small. Do a few day trips first. More...

Sunday's dog adoptions will include older pets

Humane Animal Rescue Team will host mobile adoptions from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the third Sunday of each month at PetSmart, 5700 Lindero Canyon Road, Westlake Village, in the Albertsons/ Michael's shopping plaza. More...

Pet of the Week

DOG WITH WINGS?- Angel, a 7-year-old female Chinese Shar-Pei mix, needs a new home. Angel can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road. To take Angel home, ask about identification No. A1335518. More...

Letters

Decisions must be based on more than just the city's cash flow

Regarding your June 21 article "T.O. More...

T.O. is a better place without DARE

The city of Thousand Oaks is better off without the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) program. Good intentions are no substitute for effective drug education. More...

DARE is no good

Regarding your June 7 editorial, "Thanks, T.O., for preserving DARE as long as you did," drug prohibition truly makes some editors and most politicians insane. More...

Columns

The Nature of Things

To everything, a season Each morning the sun rises or the alarm rings, heralding our daily rituals, our circadian rhythms. Depending on the time of day, we care for our hunger pains, hygienic needs and necessary communications. More...

Real Estate

This Former Model Home Is Spacious With Lots Of Land

This Northgate former model has 4 bedrooms plus office and 3 baths. Built in 2002 with approximately 3,200 square feet, the home is on a cul de-sac on a more than 15,000-square-foot lot, backs to open space and has views. More...

Renee and Gary Rosen

Late in May,husband-and-wife team Renee and Gary Rosen of Prudential California Realty's Thousand Oaks office were instrumental in an important fundraiser. More...

Kevin Lehman

The award for top producer from Prudential California Realty's Thousand Oaks Regional office for March 2007 was won by Kevin Lehman. Lehman and his wife have been Conejo residents for nearly 35 years. More...