August 16, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Eating for the health of others

DELICIOUS AND GOOD FOR YOU- Susie and Dave Saltmarsh of Thousand Oaks sample ahi tartare with avocado and sesame seeds, prepared by Chapter 8 restaurant chef Matthew Briggs. More...

Health & Wellness

Tips for cardio fitness routine

Set small goals for every day of the week

Active people are twice as likely to prevent coronary heart disease than someone who is inactive. These tips will help one get started on a shape-up routine that centers on cardio. More...

Delicious fundraiser held at Gardens of the World

HEALTHY AND YUMMY, TOO- Four Seasons Hotel Onyx restaurant chef Masa Shimakawa prepares a sushi creation called Hawaiian Poke. It includes tuna, avocado and micro greens. More...

Nurse earns national award

Silverado Senior Living has announced that Marcia Kravetz, RN, director of health services at its Escondido community, was named the first national Nurse of the Year by the National Assisted Living Nurses of America at the organization' More...

Calendar

Datebook

THURS., AUG. 16 Guest Teacher Conejo Valley Bonsai Society meets 7:30 p.m., Community Center, Westlake Village City Hall, 31200 Oak Crest Drive. Guest demonstrator: Kathy Benson, instructor with several bonsai societies. Guests welcome. More...

Schools

Local residents earn degrees from California Lutheran University

The following local residents received degrees at the 2007 commencement ceremonies at California Lutheran University. Newbury Park : Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science, summa cum laude: Grant Toland. More...

Art Weekend Winedowns continue through September

Art Weekend Winedowns, a showcase scheduled for each weekend in August and September, will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at Four Seasons Hotel, Two Dole Drive, Westlake Village. More...

College Corner

Too much information Colleges generally don't have formal policies about using the Internet to gather information on prospective students. More...

Business

Amgen announces cutbacks

As the Thousand Oaks Acorn was going to press, Amgen announced it will restructure by reducing staff 12 to 14 percent- 2,200 to 2,600 workers- along with other cutbacks. More...

Chic couture salon opens on T.O. Blvd.

Stylist Megan Isaacson has opened BULL, described as a "mega-buck Tinsel Town chic couture salon catering to clients" at 3297 Thousand Oaks Blvd. in Thousand Oaks. More...

EYE ON LOCAL AREA STOCKS

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Police

Blotter

Newbury Park Regarding a domestic violence incident that occurred at 9:40 a.m. Aug. 9 in the 200 block of Davis Drive, a male, 25, was arrested 25 minutes later at 10:05 a.m. in the 2700 block of Townsgate Road where he worked. More...

Faith

Workshop and film to help those who mourn

The Westlake Church of Religious Science Spiritual Cinema Ministry will present the film "The Gifts of Grief" and a grief workshop from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sat., Sept. 8 at 880 Hampshire Road, Ste. V, Westlake Village. More...

High Holy Days coming

DEMONSTRATING THE SHOFAR- Chabad of Conejo is preparing for High Holiday services to be held next month at Hyatt Westlake Plaza Hotel in Westlake Village. More...

The Art of Being

"Life is short, but there is al ways time for courtesy." - Ralph Waldo Emerson It's your call Few of us would disagree that we are living in a world where much of what we do incorporates the use of computers and, especially, c More...

Letters

The future is scary if we expect government to solve all problems

In the Aug. 2 T.O. More...

Anti-smoking laws are an absolute necessity

Regarding the editorial in the Aug. 2 edition of the Thousand Oaks Acorn titled "Antismoking laws have a dark side," I wish to speak for the estimated 50,000 Americans who die each year from smokingrelated diseases but who never smoked. More...

Disputes should be settled by HOAs as a last resort

Regarding Southern California homeowners associations, a development's "two dog maximum" should be advertised on the realtor's lawn sign and printed in bold under house listings. More...

Real Estate

Commercial real estate swings upward

Limited residential real estate vs. commercial real estate In article after article, the message we see is that Ventura County's housing market is experiencing a downturn. More...

A Rustic Tuscan-Style Home

This rustic Tuscan-style home is on the island in Westlake Village. It is a newer waterfront construction with a private boat dock. It features 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, with one bedroom in use as an office. More...

One Of Seven On A Cul-De-Sac

This home is one of seven on a cul-de-sac in the Morrison Ranch South Meadows. The floor plan of this former model features 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths and a three-car garage. More...

Sexual predator released in Ventura County

Sexually violent predator Ross Leo Wollschlager was released Friday from a state mental health facility to an undisclosed location in Ventura County, according to the Ventura County Sheriff's Department and the district attorney's office. More...

E-waste recycling event set for Saturday

Household and business electronic waste will be collected free of charge in Newbury Park on Saturday in an event that will benefit Many Motors, an organization that provides cars to families battling poverty and domestic violence. More...

Community

Steve McQueen's Ferrari - restored by T.O. man- to be auctioned today

Two men have loved her with all their hearts. Now she's for sale. A 1963 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Lusso, once owned by the late actor Steve McQueen and restored by Thousand Oaks resident Michael Regalia, is on the auction block today. More...

Hospital expansion attracts VIPs

A MAJOR RIBBON-CUTTING- Officially opening the new wing of Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center are, from left, Thousand Oaks City Councilmember Jacqui Irwin; Westlake Village City Councilmember Philippa Klessig; Agoura Hills City More...

City sets new design standards for recreational sports facilities at private homes

There's no question Thousand Oaks is an affluent community when the City Council decides to establish definition and design standards for residential sports facilities. More...

Dining & Entertainment

Fun, fun, fun with Surf City Allstars

For those too young to have seen the original Beach Boys in a live setting, the next best thing came to town last Sunday. More...

Pretty place for a summer concert

TWO PERFORMANCES REMAINING ON SUMMER SCHEDULE- The public is invited to two more concerts at Gardens of the World, across the street from the Civic Arts Plaza on Thousand Oaks Boulevard. From 5 to 6:30 p.m. Sun., Aug. More...

Auditions open for comedy

Conejo Players Theatre will hold auditions for "You Can't Take It With You" at 7:30 p.m. Sun. through Tues., Aug. 26 to 28 at 351 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. Callbacks will be at 7 p.m. Wed., Aug. 29. All roles are open. More...

Sports

Splish splash, they're having a blast

Christian surfers hit the waves

Sascha Cabrera enjoyed surfing so much, she might just try it again next weekend. More...

WAGS team captures national championship

Under-16 softball squad saves its best for last

The first time was a charm for the WestlakeAgoura Girls Softball under-16 team. Despite its storied history of youth championships, WAGS had never before fielded a U-16 squad until this season. More...

Oh, Canada, you weren't good enough

BORDER BATTLE- USA Field Hockey Junior Men's team member Colin Scally, right, of Thousand Oaks fights off British Columbia's Bruce Currie during a match on Sun., Aug. 5 at Moorpark College. The U.S. More...

Pets

Have family fun with everyone, including the dog

The more than 75 percent of pet owners who say they consider their dogs like members of the family may care to consider these tips for including their fourlegged friends in the family fun. Just remember the easy acronym DOGS. More...

Pet of the Week

COOL CAT- Coal, a 6-year-old female gray cat, needs a home. Coal can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. To take Coal home, ask about identification No. A3676951. More...

Family

There are plenty of fun, safe summer activities for teens

Sgt. Patti Salas with the Ventura County Sheriff's Department says that to keep teens out of trouble, parents should keep the young people busy with activities. Summer is when teens have the most time on their hands. More...

Serene and picturesque summer day

TRANQUIL MORNING- Kris Barnes, a professional dog walker from Westlake Village, enjoys an early morning walk with two of her "clients" near the lake in Westlake Village. More...

Project Playhouse display coming to Thousand Oaks

HomeAid Los Angeles Ventura's seventh annual Project Playhouse display will be from Sat., Sept. 8 to Sat., Oct. 20 at The Lakes shopping center, 2200 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. Tours will be conducted from noon to 6 p.m. More...

Columns

The Nature of Things

Weather is nature's great equalizer Cool wet winters, hot dry summers: It's a pattern of weather seen frequently in coastal Southern California. More...

Editorials

Shangri-La doesn't exist

"That never happens here" is the typical reaction in Conejo Valley when something horrible happens somewhere else. We live, after all, in a mostly quiet, almost bedroom community. More...

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For the record

Due to an editing error, Vicki Melia was incorrectly identified in a photo caption last week. She's the mother of Lance Cpl. Anthony Melia, a marine who was killed in the Iraq War. Although veterinarian Dr. More...