January 24, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

District may change its policy on intra-district school transfers

Due to possible school closures in 2009, Conejo Valley Unified School District is considering some amendments to its school-choice process. More...

Health & Wellness

Drug store eyeglasses may hurt the eye

A peculiar change happens to most people after their 40th birthday. Newspapers, dictionaries and phone books become difficult to read. More...

Good carbs include whole grains

To weigh less, enjoy better health and live longer, resolve to eat more whole grains. The weight-control and other health benefits of eating wholegrain foods, including breads, are outlined in study after study around the world. More...

Today's braces are something to smile about

Orthodontics have come a long way

If the word "braces" makes you think of "metal mouth" or "railroad tracks," you may be surprised just how far these teeth-moving appliances have come in the last few years. More...

Calendar

Datebook

THURS., JAN. 24 'Ladies Night Out' Oak Park High School PFC hosts Ladies Night Out, 7 p.m., OPHS Pavilion, 899 N. Kanan Road. $20 advance, $25 at door. Diana Horton Smith, (805) 704-3082; Lydia Saravis, (805) 241-8419. More...

Sports

La Reina banking on a late-season push

Girls' soccer squad looks to regain winning form

Although the La Reina High girls' soccer team plays in a tough Tri-Valley League, the Regents are hoping a healthier squad and a string of home games on its new pitch can help turn things around in the second half of the season. More...

TVL standings

OCHS 4-1-1 11-3-2 La Reina 3-3-0 11-7-0 Girls' soccer standings as reported to MaxPreps.com on Wed., Jan. 23. More...

T.O. Laser Beams melt the competition

LIGHTS OUT- The Thousand Oaks Green Laser Beams soccer team beat Agoura for the AYSO Area 10E championship. The Laser Beams will now represent T.O. in Bakersfield in a U10 tournament. More...

Pets

Class open to learn pet first aid

The Conejo Recreation and Park District invites the community to the Petsaver class from 1 to 5 p.m. Sat., Feb. 23 at Hillcrest Center, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive. More...

Pet of the Week

SOUR PUSS- Sassy, a 10-year-old female mixed-breed tiger cat, can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. To take Sassy home, ask about identification No. A0590474. More...

Faith

Pastor builds birdhouses to fund Russian seminary

The Rev. Sam Duree could be enjoying his golden years in an easy chair. Instead, the retired United Methodist pastor came up with an idea that took wing: building birdhouses to support a Moscow seminary. More...

The art of exceptional cooking

TEACHING TECHNIQUES- Celebrity Chef Ray Duey shows Thousand Oaks residents Devorah Rosenberg, left, and Melody Rafelson how to carve a flower from a turnip during a Chabad of Thousand Oaks Women's Circle undraising cooking class at Gardens of More...

Lutheran church to hold discussions during Lent

What if the Christian church had never changed from Jesus' day until today? Have all the changes been for the good of Christianity? Ascension Lutheran Church at 1600 E. More...

Letters

The school district should start over on closure criteria

The Conejo Valley Unified School District School Board needs to reject the entire findings of the School Closure Committee. More...

Legislators a bigger concern in public education than principals

Regarding last week's letter from John Barchilon of Thousand Oaks ("Zero tolerance for 'Zero Tolerance'"), Mr. Barchilon says, "Presidents can be impeached. Supreme Court justices can be impeached. More...

McClintock doesn't live here; why is he representing us?

Should the California Attorney General investigate state Sen. Tom McClintock for using an address of convenience? Given the T.O. More...

2 mobile home parks will get high-density zoning

After 30 people came out in a cold rain to speak and dozens of others filled out public statement cards in support of mobile home park residents' preference for a medium-density General Plan designation, the City Council voted against thei More...

2 schools to close, but 8 make the candidate list

The eight elementary schools that will move on to the next level of consideration for closure were named at last week's Conejo Valley Unified School District board meeting. More...

Chance of a lifetime for TOHS grad

HE'S NO. 1--Chance Myers, a 2006 graduate of Thousand Oaks High School, was the first player selected during last Friday's Major League Soccer SuperDraft in Baltimore. More...

Community

For the record

The photo caption gremlins were at work last week. Christian Hutchins of Newbury Park High School was misidentified in a page 1 photo last week. More...

Chamber to host economic forecast

The Thousand Oaks-Westlake Village Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club of T.O. will present the eighth annual T.O.-Westlake Village Regional Economic Forecast Seminar at 7 a.m. Fri., Feb. More...

Mobile home residents form coalition in response to closure ordinance

When three little boys stood in front of the City Council, the youngest one had to stand on his tiptoes to be seen from behind a small podium. More...

Dining & Entertainment

What's new on DVD this month

Film and television author Randy Williams reviews the latest movies, television shows, documen taries and music programs now available for purchase online and at retail stores. More...

Portrait sculptor shares his talent at T.O. art gallery

Thousand Oaks Art Association will present "Sculpting the Portrait with Paul Lucchesi," 7 to 9 p.m. Thurs., Feb. 21 at the Thousand Oaks Community Gallery, 2331-A Borchard Road in Newbury Park. More...

Semi-finalists named in Music Center Spotlight awards

The Music Center of Los Angeles County has chosen 90 high school students as performing arts semi-finalists for the 20th annual Music Center Spotlight Awards. More...

Schools

High School Hi-Lights

All events (subject to change) are listed by name, location and time if provided. If calendars are modified, school sources are asked to contact us with updated information at this e-mail address: steve@theacorn.com. More...

Art association offers college scholarships

The Buenaventura Art Association has announced the second annual scholarship competition, "The Buenaventura Art Association Emerging Artist Cup." The competition is open to students attending college or university in Ventura County. More...

Students may apply for Richard Carpenter Scholarship

The Alliance for the Arts, the official fundraising arm of the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, has scheduled the second annual Richard Carpenter Scholarship Competition for Sat., May 10 at the Civic Arts Plaza at 2100 E. More...

Business

L.A. County assessor to speak at Chamber lunch

Los Angeles County Assessor Rick Auerbach will address the Agoura/Oak Park/Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce at noon, Wed., Feb. More...

EYE ON LOCAL AREA STOCKS

Company Name AMGEN BAXTER BEVERLY HILLS BANCORP CAMINOSOFT CORP. CHEESECAKE FACTORY COUNTRYWIDE FINANCIAL CORP. DIODES, INC DTS, INC. More...

Police

Two parolees arrested in Thousand Oaks

Robert Deutsch, 32, of San Luis Obispo and Brian Sims, 33, of Fresno were arrested last week in an incident that involved a high speed chase in Thousand Oaks. More...

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park Two males, 22 and 21, were arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon at East Valley Sheriff's Station at 6 p.m. Jan. 16 for a crime committed in the 400 block of N. Ventu Park Road. More...

Family

La Reina to host parent education night

The Guidance Department at La Reina High School will offer a Junior High Parent Education Night at 7 p.m. Wed., Jan. 30 in La Reina's cafeteria, 106 W. Janss Road in Thousand Oaks. More...

Planting tips for cool-season annuals, vegetables

Although most local gardens and landscapes are dormant in January, there is still opportunity to plant winter color and coolseason vegetables, said experts at Agromin, a Camarillo-based manufacturer of premium soil products. More...

Listen up: Great Valentine's gift idea

Do you have dreams of the perfect Valentine's Day? First he comes home with a dozen long-stem red roses, a box of chocolates and a bottle of Champagne. He grabs you around the waist and gives you a passionate kiss. More...