August 23, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

British grocer opening stores in T.O.

Residents of east Ventura County will get a taste of British shopping in their own backyards when the UK's largest retailer opens up four convenienceformat stores in the area. More...

Health & Wellness

Top 10 weight loss tips for teens

According to the American Obesity Association, 30.4 percent of young people ages 12 to 19 are considered overweight, 15.5 percent are classified as obese and the prevalence of obesity within this age group has more than doubled ove More...

Lupus support group hosting guest speaker

Richard N. Shaw, MD, will be the guest speaker at the Conejo Valley Lupus Support Group meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tues., Sept. 4 at One Baxter Way, Westlake Village. More...

Help children deal with images of tragedy

People all across America were shaken by the recent bridge collapse in Minneapolis. Media coverage included dramatic pictures of submerged and partially submerged cars and other wreckage. More...

Calendar

Datebook

THURS., AUG. 23 Healthcare Discussion Calabasas Chamber of Commerce hosts luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Calabasas Country Club, 4515 Park Entrada. Speaker: Dr. Keith S. More...

Schools

Make the move easy for college-bound students

At this time of year, many parents are helping their college-bound children pack up and head off to university. Steve Yapp, owner/operator of PODS of Ventura County and Santa Maria, offers some tips to make the move easier. More...

Banned books will be displayed at CLU

Books that people have attempted to ban will be on exhibit Sept. 4 through 28 at California Lutheran University's Pearson Library. More...

Funds expand and upgrade CSUCI campus

Jillian Mackey, 18, browsed the new bookstore at California State University Channel Islands with her family during a recent visit from her hometown of Heidelberg, Germany. More...

Business

Large commercial building sold in Thousand Oaks

The Tri-County office of CB Richard Ellis recently announced that it assisted with the sale of a large building in Thousand Oaks. More...

Pets

Pet reality show seeks families

A Los Angeles casting agency is looking for people to appear on a new family reality show called "Petfinders" for the Animal Planet network. The TV show will be shot during the next two months. More...

Pet of the Week

A SWEETIE- Charles is a 5-year-old Shih Tzu mix with a cheerful personality despite being blind and needing daily medication for his eyes. He's housebroken, gets along well with other dogs and cats, and enjoys traveling in cars. More...

Faith

Alpha Course coming to St. Patrick's

St. Patrick's Episcopal Church will offer the Alpha Course free of charge to the community with two identical sessions from 9:30 to 11 a.m. beginning Mon., Sept. 3 and from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thurs., Sept. 6. More...

Disaster aid foundation seeks volunteers to train

Experts at the National Weather Service are projecting a 75 percent chance that the Atlantic hurricane season will be above normal this year. More...

OneSpirit nominations open

The OneSpirit Center for Conscious Living, also known as the Simi Valley Religious Science Church, has opened nominations for the Bea Thompson Make a Difference Foundation. More...

Letters

An open letter from the Ruiz family

Sandra Ruiz's immediate family would like to express their gratitude to all the people that have shown their support to Sandra, and to us, at this difficult time. More...

HOAs are only as good as their boards of directors

I agree wholeheartedly with your editorial advocating enforcement of the CC&Rs (covenants, conditions and restrictions) for those who live in homeowners associations (HOAs). More...

Don't hold your breath waiting for hydrogen vehicles

Norman Puls' letter on hydrogen as the best technology for cars simply cannot go unchallenged ("Hydrogen is the future in transportation, Aug. 9 Thousand Oaks Acorn ). Mr. More...

Amgen cutbacks will hurt, the question is 'How much?'

Using a variety of procedures including laser technology, Dr. Franz Michel helps his patients to see. But Michel's future, as well as the future of his many patients from Amgen, is now unclear. More...

Countrywide also announces layoffs; 500 receive pink slips

Countrywide Financial Corp., the nation's largest mortgage lender, has begun laying off staff. According to a report released by the company, about 500 positions have been eliminated across the country. More...

True tales from the Cold War

FLIER'S RECOLLECTIONS--Thousand Oaks resident Wayne Downing, 87, left, explains his flying adventures to Dave Anderson and Anderson's son, Jacob, 12, of Camarillo at last weekend's Camarillo Air Show. More...

Community

Gas company is checking pipelines under the city

"Smart pigs" are being launched through gas pipelines in Thousand Oaks by the Southern California Gas Company. The hightech pieces of equipment are called pigs because they make a squealing sound as they move. More...

In broad daylight, man robs two at gunpoint

An unidentified man confronted a customer and employee on Monday, showed a gun and stole jewelry and cash. At 3:54 p.m. Aug. 5, a female customer entered the Décor Store in the 3900 block of E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. More...

Volunteers are needed by Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County needs people for its Special Events Team. The team will work with volunteers and staff to organize future events. More...

Dining & Entertainment

'King Lear' is staged at CLU

It is hard to believe that the Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival has been around for 11 years, providing Conejo Valley drama fans the opportunity to see low-cost, professional productions of the works of William Shakespeare each summer More...

To perform on Labor Day

FREE CONCERT SET FOR SEPT. 3- Maxine Nightingale and her band will perform their No. 1 Billboard hits on Mon., Sept. 3 in Conejo Community Park, 1175 Hendrix Ave. in T.O. More...

Get bobbed before going out on the town

Judaysia, the creator of Volumtechnics Haircutting Technology, says the bob haircut is making a comeback. The classic cut is "great for many different hair types, face shapes and body types," she said. More...

Sports

Youth basketball ends, opens again

The Westlake National Junior Basketball League completed another six-week summer season with its championship games on Aug. 19 at the Westlake High School gym. More than 200 boys and girls participated in Championship Day. More...

Locals lift Bruins to No. 14 preseason ranking

Players from Conejo Valley expected to make big contributions to UCLA's football team

Last year the UCLA football team surprised many experts when it pulled off an upset of crosstown rival USC in the last game of the regular season. More...

Sullivan emerges as top distance runner at TOHS

Senior ready to lead revamped Lancer girls' cross country team

Two years ago Kaitlyn Sullivan was a part of the Thousand Oaks High girls' cross country team that won the CIF Division I state championship. More...

Police

Blotter

Newbury Park At the times, dates and places indicated, the following subjects were arrested on suspicion of drunk driving: a male, 31, at 10:18 p.m. Aug. 4 at Rancho Dos Vientos Drive and Lynn Road; a male, 29, at 9:06 a.m. More...

Family

Program encourages county child-care workers to pursue higher education

Debbie Blumenthal credits a little-known stipend program for childcare professionals with helping her get through college. More...

Hyatt Westlake to present Peter White

Hyatt Westlake Plaza will feature Peter White in concert on Sat., Sept. 29 at 880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village, as part of the 2007 Westlake Jazz Series. The concert will take place outside in the Hyatt's garden setting. More...

Editorials

Not the best of times for Conejo Valley

While cold hard statistics say unemployment is down, the numbers are meaningless to Amgen and Countrywide workers who will soon be handed their final paychecks and, if they're lucky, severance pay. More...

Cartoon

"Whaddaya mean some people don't want a lobbyist out there in Thousand Oaks? Who else is gonna buy 'em democracy?" More...

Real Estate

Enjoy Views Of The Lake And The Carlisle Inlet

This multilevel Lake Sherwood estate home has views of the lake and the Carlisle inlet. The five interior and exterior levels include a rooftop terrace. More...

On A Cul-De-Sac In Woodranch

This 4-bedroom, 3-bath home in a cul-de-sac in Woodranch has 3,200 square feet. The home features tile flooring and upgraded carpet throughout. One bathroom and an extra room that could be a bedroom are downstairs. More...

Julio Gomez

Along with the management and staff of Prudential California Realty, broker/owner Bob Majorino welcomes real estate professional Julio Gomez to the Oxnard/ Channel Islands branch. More...