July 26, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

July artwork will pay dividends in November

'LET'S GO BOWLING'--Volunteer painter Barbara Oliver of Westlake Village paints a soup bowl in Thousand Oaks on Saturday. The painted bowls are for the Many Mansions Bowlful of Hope fundraiser that's planned for Nov. More...

It's illegal to set up portable backboards on city streets

Parents wouldn't usually encourage their children to go play in traffic, but by putting a basketball backboard stand out in the street, they're doing just that. More...

Health & Wellness

Lupus support group meets

The Conejo Lupus Support Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tues., Aug. 7 at One Baxter Way, Westlake Village. The free meeting will feature a family night. More...

Experts suggest ways to communicate with teens

Teenagers can behave in strange ways that often mystify adults. For some parents, their teen's moods or actions keep them up at night. More...

Multifocal lenses can improve vision for aging baby boomers

As the baby boomer generation grows older, many are starting to experience weakening vision. But a fairly new lens paired with an established procedure is helping to restore clear vision. Dr. More...

Calendar

Datebook

THURS., JULY 26 Books Galore Friends of Woodland Hills Library hosts book sale today for members only, 5 to 8 p.m. Sale open to public Fri., July 27, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sat., July 28, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Schools

Lending a winning hand

VOICE OF EXPERIENCE--Thousand Oaks resident George "Sparky" Anderson addresses parents and kids participating in the third annual CytRx Strike Out Lou Gehrig's Disease All-Star Tournament held in T.O. last week. More...

T.O. Library offers music for browsing

Thursday evenings in August, the Grant Brimhall/Thousand Oaks Library at 1401 E. Janss Road will present the Courtyard Serenade. More...

Baseball is serious fun

DETERMINATION- Ryan Schuberg, 10, of Thousand Oaks starts an around-the-horn routine following an out recorded by his All-Star team during the third annual CytRx Strike Out Lou Gehrig's Disease All-Star Tournament. More...

Business

A pomegranate tree launched Newbury Park vinegar company

Not long after moving into their Newbury Park home 13 years ago, Jodi Spindel, her husband and two children found themselves kneedeep in pomegranates. More...

Learn to play piano in no time

Sheri Reingold, a teacher of the Australian-developed Simply Music program, has students ages 6 to adult playing contemporary, blues and classical music from their very first lessons. More...

Seminar set on real estate investment trusts

Joshua Mosshart, a certified estate adviser, will present a free 45-minute seminar on real estate investment trusts at 3 p.m. Thurs., Aug. 2 at 2625 Townsgate Road, Ste. 330, in the Westlake portion of T.O. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park A female, 44, was arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance at 9:30 a.m. July 12 in the 1200 block of Newbury Road. At 9:40 p.m. More...

Family

Malibu Arts Festival features music, mural painting and hands-on art

The 36th annual Malibu Arts Festival, scheduled from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat. and Sun., July 28 and 29, will feature artwork by 250 award-winning painters, sculptors, photographers, jewelers and other artisans from across California. More...

Satwiwa to feature flute tunes inspired by nature

An outdoor story hour and flute recital by Bill "Elk Whistle" Neal will be presented from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. More...

Rotary Club of Thousand Oaks gives quarter-million to causes, charities

The Rotary Club of Thousand Oaks, for the year ended June 30, 2007, contributed $125,000 to charities and other worthy causes. More...

Editorials

Pretty soon, the lobbyists will need lobbyists

It's a sign of the times that the Ventura County Board of Education is spending over a quarter-million dollars on lobbyists in Sacramento and Washington, D.C. Lobbyists for public schools , can you imagine that? More...

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Residents find ways to beat the heat

High temperatures in Thousand Oaks can cause vulnerable people throughout the community to suffer from heat-related illnesses if they're not careful. More...

Handy with a barbecue and spatula

'IT'S A SMOKY JOB, BUT SOMEBODY HAS TO DO IT'- Pat Moss, left, and Scott Waite of Thousand Oaks grill hamburgers at the third annual CytRx Strike Out Lou Gehrig's Disease All-Star Tournament. More...

County school board spends $288,000 on lobbyists

The Ventura County Board of Education is spending $288,000 to retain the services of lobbying firms in Sacramento and Washington, D.C. More...

Community

Community bids McKittrick farewell; T.O. resident was killed in plane crash

Relatives, co-workers and friends of John McKittrick gathered at Calvary Community Church in Westlake Village last Friday to celebrate the life and mourn the passing of the 42year-old Thousand Oaks man who died July 15 when the W More...

Goebel Center to get salad bar, thanks to grants

The city of Thousand Oaks received a $1,000 grant from the Senior Nutrition Action Council and a donation of $1,500 from the Goebel Senior Center Commission. More...

CLU president leaves his post

California Lutheran University's (CLU) Board of Regents earlier this week announced the resignation of president Dr. John Sladek effective July 23. More...

Dining & Entertainment

Live music this summer at The Lakes

The Lakes shopping center will host the "Hot August Nights" music series from 5 to 8 p.m. every Saturday in August. All performances are free to the public. Patrons can also shop and dine at The Lakes boutiques and restaurants. More...

Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation names official suite

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation designated one of the Westlake Village Inn's master suites as the official Ronald Reagan Suite. More...

Tasting a sample of another delightful California wine

THE VINTNER'S PRIDE- Sandra Doris of T.O. holds out her glass for a taste of Geissinger Winery Cabernet poured by Lacy Weston during last Saturday's Moorpark Kiwanis Wine and Moonlight fundraiser at the Gardens of the World in Thousand Oaks. More...

Sports

Locked in or up for grabs?

With the professional sports world embroiled in off-field drama, let's turn our attention to the local high school football scene, where quarterback battles are heating up from Calabasas to Simi Valley. More...

All-Star effort from T.O. team

BOYS OF SUMMER- The Thousand Oaks Little League 7year-old All-Star team finished as runners-up at the Encino Little League Tournament. More...

Subbuteo makes a comeback

Popular English soccer game gains cult following in Conejo Valley

Twelve-year-old Simi Valley resident Dominic Hutchinson is hoping that a certain Hasbro product will become all the rage in the near future. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

BALL DOG- Kayla, a 1-year-old female Doberman/ husky mix, needs a new home. Kayla can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. To take Kayla home, ask about identification No. A3686759. More...

Faith

Actress Lynn Redgrave shares her spiritual fight with breast cancer

Lynn Redgrave's touching, engaging story of her faith journey following breast cancer drew tears and brought United Church of Christ Synod-goers to their feet with a standing ovation at the Civic Center in Hartford, Conn. More...

Rock worship artist will perform at Calvary

Lincoln Brewster will perform at 7 p.m. Fri., July 27 at Calvary Community Church, 5495 Via Rocas, Westlake Village. Brewster is a rock worship artist whose No. More...

Letters

Common sense should prevail on Home Depot plan

Living in Thousand Oaks close to the former Kmart for 18 years, I've watched this location slowly deteriorate with the vacancy of small stores to the anchor tenant. More...

Home Depot traffic will be excessive

I'm writing to let you know I'm very happy about the new environmental impact report (EIR) required for the Home Depot project on Hampshire Road. I travel that way three times a week, making a left turn to Willow Road. More...

Less traffic than Kmart? No way

For those of us who attended the environmental impact report meeting for the Home Depot project on Monday night, July 16, we found ourselves awash in a weird, Kafkaesque senario where "Figures don't lie, but liars figure." More...

Real Estate

This Home Has An Open Floor Plan And Has Been Upgraded

This 5bedroom, 4bathroom Westlake Village home was built in 1996 and is approximately 3,349 square feet. The home has an open floor plan and has been upgraded with plantation shutters, carpeting and tile floors, custom lighting and ceiling fans. More...

Panoramic Lake And Mountain Views

This new Lake Sherwood home shall be completed December 2007. The open floor plan takes in the panoramic lake and mountain views. More...

Joe and Tim Joyce

Joe and Tim Joyce of Coldwell Banker Westlake Village were congratulated by manager Frances Lewis for their achievement of Coldwell Bankers' Previews designation and a recent production period of 9 million. More...