February 7, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Chamber honorees work for a better Conejo Valley

RECOGNIZED FOR SERVICE- T.O. Mayor Jacqui Irwin, right, and Conejo Recreation and Park District General Manager Jim Friedl celebrate. More...

Health & Wellness

A valentine's massage is just the right touch

Massage Envy is the number one provider of therapeutic massage in the nation, with more than 350 locations open and more than 450 in development. More...

Stay healthy by washing hands

When it comes to staying healthy, mother knew best. Countless studies prove that hand washing is one of the easiest and most effective ways of preventing disease. More...

Oral form of insulin to help diabetes sufferers

There's good news for the millions of Americans who suffer from diabetes. A new method for taking insulin has been developed that mimics the way the body naturally processes this crucial hormone. There are two types of diabetes. More...

Calendar

Datebook

THURS., FEB. 7 News Editor Speaks Democratic Club of Camarillo meets 7 p.m., UFCW Hall, 816 Camarillo Springs Road. More...

Schools

Proposed cutbacks would hurt Conejo school district

Superintendent's column

A volatile state budget: Here we go again Ronald Reagan's famous quote "There you go again" seems to apply to the looming budget crisis. For the third time in recent years California is facing a serious budget crisis. More...

Temple's school accredited in Thousand Oaks

Temple Adat Elohim ECC in Thousand Oaks recently earned accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the nation's leading organization of early childhood professionals. More...

Reflecting on making a difference

EARLY STANDOUTS- From left, Adam Raudonis, 15, of Westlake High Scool, Chris O'Shea, 15, from Thousand Oaks High School and Lana Marie Alicata, 16, from Simi Valley High School accept their certificates. More...

Business

T.O. resident offers web design services

Longtime Thousand Oaks resident Greg Morris has established Energize My PC, a web design and development service for small businesses and individuals who seek to establish or enhance their web presence for maximum exposure. 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

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park A male, 19, was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder at 10:56 p.m. Jan. 10 at the intersection of Potrero Road and Wendy Drive. The suspect was arrested in Oxnard on Jan. 25. More...

T.O. man, 22, arrested on robbery charges

Roger Colbert, 22, of Thousand Oaks was arrested at 6:50 a.m. Sat., Feb. 2 for his alleged involvement in robbing another T.O. man, 30. According to police, the victim was approached by another male at 6:40 a.m. More...

Cops say scam artists are bilking the public again

Bogus rebates

The Ventura County Sheriff's Department is warning residents to be aware of current scams promising tax rebates or other government refunds. More...

Letters

School closures no reason for hatred

Kriss Hurdle's Jan. 31 letter is way out of line. More...

School board should ignore emotional parents

As a concerned parent of elementary schoolchildren in Conejo Valley Unified School District, I've been following the proposal to close two schools in our district. More...

Disappointed in the attacks on her school

I am PTA president of Manzanita Elementary School. I'm very proud to represent our parents, teachers and students. It's an honor I take very seriously. More...

Traffic initiative would hurt revenue, city says

Former city manager Grant Brimhall expressed what he called his displeasure and disgust at how the signatures were gathered for the traffic congestion initiative- by people saying it would help to save the city's open space. More...

School district makes changes to closure criteria

After more than four hours of testimony from parents, Conejo Valley Unified School District trustees took some big steps backward in the school closure process, voting to alter the original criteria to consider diversity and children wit More...

School district's Internet deal is delayed for a year

A pricey plan to improve the district's Internet network has been put on hold for a year after many Conejo Valley Unified School District parents argued that it wasn't the right time. More...

Push for all-elected board on sanitation district moves forward

The Ventura County Board of Supervisors is seeking a change in state law that would make the Triunfo Sanitation District board of directors an all-elected body. More...

Community

Strickland promises to oppose tax hikes

On Jan. 25, Assemblymember Audra Strickland (RWestlake Village) signed a taxpayer protection pledge, sponsored by Americans for Tax Reform, to "oppose and vote against any legislation that increases state taxes. More...

23 Freeway widening project ahead of schedule

The $65-million 23 Freeway widening project is eight months ahead of schedule, said two local city officials last week. More...

Trees to be planted along 23 Freeway in T.O.

To maintain the rural character of the Conejo Valley, local city officials made an agreement with the California Department of Transportation to plant more than 350 trees between Janss and Olsen roads along the 23 Freeway. More...

Dining & Entertainment

New West Symphony to present Beethoven piece

Young musicians Andrew Janss, Lindsay Deutsch and Sean Chen return home to perform Beethoven's Triple Concerto with the New West Symphony at 8 p.m. Fri., Feb. 15 at the Oxnard Performing Art Center and Sat., Feb. More...

University Elementary School sponsors 'Annie Jr.'

The University Elementary School PTA is sponsoring the musical "Annie Jr." from MTI International. There will be two performances open to the public. The first performance will be 7 p.m. Fri., Feb. 29, and the second will be 2:30 p.m. Sat. More...

Fireside Concerts bringing a show to Borchard Center

Fireside Concerts will present an evening of entertainment at 8 p.m. Fri., Feb. 8 at Borchard Community Center, 190 Reino Road in Newbury Park. More...

Sports

Top Marmonte grapplers settle the score

Talent takes over at league finals

In December, Royal High grappler Aaron Van Driessche was quoted in the Simi Valley Acorn as saying wrestling "was more than a sport- it's a way of life." Last weekend at the Marmonte League Wrestling Finals at Moorpark High, life was pr More...

Lancers' tie against Agoura isn't so bad

The two best girls' soccer teams in the Marmonte League staged a defensive battle Monday night at Thousand Oaks High. Agoura went on the road needing a win to maintain a legitimate shot at the league championship. More...

TOHS, Newbury Park girls' water polo teams on the postseason path

With the end of the regular season rapidly approaching, the Thousand Oaks and Newbury Park girls' water polo teams will now turn their focus toward the playoffs. More...

Pets

Humane Society encourages spaying, neutering pets

February is National "Prevent a Litter" Month, when the public is urged to spay or neuter their cats and dogs. More...

Pet of the Week

SWEET- Twinkle Toes, a 15-year-old female calico, can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. To take Twinkle Toes home, ask about identification No. A3656588. More...

Faith

Church's women's conference will be this weekend

Newbury Park First Christian Church will present its 2008 Women's Conference, "Life is Not a Dress Rehearsal," from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Fri., Feb. 8 and 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sat., Feb. 9. The conference will be at the church, 801 Knollwood Drive. More...

T.O. Jewish Center to offer Kabbalah and coffee program

The Thousand Oaks Jewish Center hosts a four-week Kabbalah and coffee program on Tuesdays from 9 to 10 a.m. beginning Feb. 19 at the center, 2060 Avenida de Los Arboles, Ste. I, Thousand Oaks. More...

Family

Tips to make homemade Valentine's gifts

In the name of love, romantics and loved ones alike will partake in the annual tradition of exchanging flowers, candy and gifts on Feb. 14. More...

Local child chosen to be cover model

The Chumash Interpretive Center has announced that a local child of Chumash descent was chosen to be the cover model for the recently published book "The Chumash (First Americans)." Sarafina Julian is the daughter of Jamie Julian More...

KCLU wins six Golden Mike Awards

KCLU-FM dominated the small market radio category at the 58th annual Golden Mike Awards Jan. 26 at the Universal Hilton. More...