January 10, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

'Nice weather, if you happen to be a duck'

WINTER SWEETHEARTS--Braving cold, wet weather, Christina Schoors and Eliot Roach of Thousand Oaks snuggle up and feed the ducks at Conejo Creek Park North. There was no crowd last Saturday and parking was readily available. More...

Health & Wellness

New program helps cancer patients entering post-treatment care

Westlake Village is among 10 cities across the U.S. that will participate in a new program to help cancer survivors make the transition from active treatment to posttreatment care. More...

Posture a factor in good health

FREE EXAMINATIONS- Thousand Oaks chiropractor Michael Richey performs a free spinal posture examination on Conejo Valley YMCA fitness instructor Lisa Sett. The exam occurred during the YMCA's open house on Saturday afternoon. More...

A positive diagnosis for gluten- and casein-free diets

Gluten and casein woes One in 133 people have celiac disease. Celiac disease, or CD, renders people unable to digest and tolerate gluten. Gluten can be found in wheat, spelt, triticale, rye, barley and most often in oats. More...

Calendar

Datebook

THURS., JAN 10 Reserve For Breakfast Reservations due 2 p.m. for Thousand OaksWestlake Village Regional Chamber of Commerce's Networking Breakfast of Champions on Fri., Jan. 11, Los Robles Greens Banquet Center, 299 S. More...

Schools

Superintendent's column

School district tries to find positives in deciding which schools will close

The 'Stockdale Paradox' and the human side of school closure Jim Collins in his book "Good to Great" referred to several qualities of greatness. More...

Elvis to help WHS band to reach Carnegie Hall

The Westlake High School band will sponsor a performance by a well-known Elvis tribute artist at 7:30 p.m. Sat., Jan. 19 at the Thousand Oaks High School Performing Arts Center at 2323 N. Moorpark Road in Thousand Oaks. More...

Westlake High School kids march in Rose Parade honor band

There were some familiar faces marching up Colorado Boulevard in the 119th Tournament of Roses Parade, held New Year's Day in Pasadena. More...

Business

Wigmaker creates custom designs by appointment

Judyth Carr Custom Hairgoods is celebrating its 13th anniversary. Professional wigmaker Judy Carr brings 45 years of experience in the custom hair goods industry to her appointment-only salon which provides individual attention and privacy. More...

Newbury Disposal keeps regular collection schedule during week with holiday

Newbury Disposal will maintain its regular trash and recycling or green waste collection schedules in T.O. and Newbury Park during the week of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 21 to 26. More...

Grand opening

BUTTERFLIES ARE FREE- University Village resident Dev Leahy shows off a monarch butterfly that perched on his finger during a butterfly release that celebrated the official opening of University Village in Thousand Oaks last Thursday. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park A male, 25, was arrested at 6:46 p.m. Dec. More...

Shooting probe finds police officer acted in self-defense

An eight-month investigation published Monday by the Ventura County District Attorney's office found that Ventura County Dep. Shane Matthews was legally justified when he shot and killed a man who tried to run him over. On Nov. More...

Family

Just walkin' in the rain

DODGING THE RAINDROPS- From left, the Kitchen-Hicks family of Thousand Oaks, Dylan, Kristian, their mom, Kim, and Keaton brave the weather at an Agoura Hills shopping center. More...

A picture puzzle

PUDDLES MAKE A MIRROR OF THE WORLD- Chris Sanford and his son, Bryan, 9, shoot a few baskets outdoors at Los Cerritos Middle School in Thousand Oaks before Bryan's basketball game last Saturday. More...

Yes, it even snows in Southern California

SNOWCAPPED VIEW--Last weekend's storms left behind a beautiful view of snow-topped mountains behind Mount Clef, as seen from Oberlin Avenue in Thousand Oaks. So far, the year looks pretty good for possibly putting an end to the drought. More...

Proposed ZIP code changes are stuck in red tape

Everyone in the Thousand Oaks area is waiting to see if the U.S. Postal Service is going to change their ZIP codes. Local postal officials have already asked for a change. It just has to go through a bureaucracy, U.S. More...

D.A. says school board violated the law on public meetings

More than six months after a hectic Conejo Valley Unified School District School Board meeting led to claims that the board had violated the Ralph M. Brown Act, the county district attorney's office has issued an official ruling. More...

Community

Fox is the point man for residents of mobile homes

The faces of concerned parents of babies and schoolchildren and the sadness in the eyes of World War II and Vietnam War veterans and others in the crowd of 200 that filled city hall before Christmas may have moved the City Council to More...

Citizens can still register to vote in the primary election

The 2008 California presidential primary is less than a month away, but there's still time to register to vote. The registration deadline is Tues., Jan. 22. More...

Water rate hike on tap in T.O.

Rain is a prized commodity in Thousand Oaks. More...

Dining & Entertainment

"Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street"

Directed by: Tim Burton Starring: Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham-Carter, Alan Rickman, Timothy Spall, Sacha Baron Cohen Rating: R (for graphic, gratuitous bloodshed) Running time: 118 minutes Best suited for: Tim Burton and Johnny Depp More...

Annual juried art show coming on Feb. 4

The Thousand Oaks Art Association's annual juried show will be Feb. 4 through 28 at the Thousand Oaks Community Gallery, 2331 Borchard Road, Suite A, in Newbury Park. More...

Sheila's Place

Searching for a restaurant in Camarillo that serves more that barbecue and steaks, I stumbled upon a terrific place in a small strip center just off Carmen Drive at the 101: Sheila's Place, wine bar and restaurant. More...

Sports

TOHS building momentum

Wrestlers shake off loss to Royal

The Thousand Oaks High wrestling team may be in second place in the Marmonte League standings, but the Lancers are hardly a second-rate squad. More...

Local ballplayers sharpen skills with So Cal Cardinals teams

Its teams played for 15 weeks without recording a win or a loss, but for the So Cal Cardinals scout team baseball program, the 2007 campaign was a successful one. More...

Pets

Aquariums can be decor, entertainment

Have you ever thought of decor as quality entertainment? Instead of adding another trinket to dust, why not breathe some life into a room by adding an aquarium full of colorful fish? More...

Pet of the Week

SEE SARA SMILE- Sara, an 11-year-old female black-and-gray tiger cat needs a home. Sara can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. To take Sara home, ask about identification No. A3756596. More...

Faith

Congregation transforms empty parsonage into group home for people with disabilities

A wonderful, perhaps even groundbreaking, example of a church reaching out to people with disabilities came to life recently at Westview Christian Reformed Church in Grand Rapids, Mich. More...

Women's group will host cooking demo

The Jewish Women's Circle of T.O. will host a gourmet vegetarian lunch and cooking demonstration at noon Sun., Jan. 13 at Gardens of the World, 2001 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. More...

Newbury Park youth called to the Torah

Max Shapiro was called to the Torah as a bar mitzvah on Jan. 5 at Temple Etz Chaim in Thousand Oaks He's the son of Lisa and Marc Shapiro of Newbury Park and a seventhgrade honor student at Sequoia Middle School. More...

Letters

McClintock ignores local constituents

The city of Thousand Oaks has done a great job of planning and responding to the needs of its citizens. The open space around T.O. has contributed to this great living model at substantial acquisition expense. Now state Sen. More...

First-aid station would have improved Potrero

My commendations to the environmentalists in Newbury Park and Thousand Oaks who were successful in reining in the pavilion that was proposed for Potrero Park. More...

Electric cars need improvements

For years now, car companies have been making electric cars. During those years, the electric car has been changed and improved: changes that are better for the environment. More...