March 13, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Traffic initiative will be discussed

The Westlake Joint Board will discuss the Traffic Initiative--Measure B on the Thousand Oaks June ballot--at 7:30 p.m. Thurs., March 27 at North Ranch Community Center, 1400 N. Westlake Blvd. More...

Health & Wellness

Brain injury group supports each other

The Heads Up Group Support (HUGS) for people with brain injuries will meet at 6:30 p.m. tonight, Thurs., March 13, at 72 Moody Court, Thousand Oaks. Dr. More...

Alzheimer's Association offers free conference for caregivers to help sustain them

The Alzheimer's Association will host a conference for Ventura County caregivers from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sat., March 29 at the Camarillo Community Center, 1605 Burnley St., Camarillo. There is no charge to attend. More...

Seminar canceled because of conflict with school district's campus closure meeting

The seminar "Bipolar Disorder in Teens," scheduled for March 18 at the Thousand Oaks High School Library, has been canceled. More...

Calendar

Datebook

THURS., MARCH 13 Thursday Club Somis Thursday Club (member California Federation of Women's Clubs) meets for lunch at noon at clubhouse, 5380 Bell St., Somis. Tim Owens speaks on "Recording for the blind and dyslexic." $11. More...

Schools

NPHS girl is a scholar

Heather Stanley, a sophomore at Newbury Park High School, was one of 428 students from 31 countries and 31 U.S. More...

La Reina High to represent county in Mock Trial state final

La Reina High School in Thousand Oaks won the Ventura County Schools Federal Credit Union Mock Trial competition held on Feb. 28 at the Ventura County Hall of Justice. More...

Leaders award scholarships

The California Lutheran University Community Leaders Association recently presented scholarships to students. More...

Business

Store relocates, hosts grand opening

FINDS A PLACE TO PLAY- Parker Dylan Thomas Koppenjan, 1, wiggles and laughs on an outdoor seat as his mother, Tina, tickles him at the grand opening of the new Zender's Patio, BBQ and Fireside store in Newbury Park on Saturday. More...

Camarillo Acorn is Business of the Year

TOP WINNER- Daniel Wolowicz, right, editor of the Camarillo Acorn, accepts the Camarillo Chamber of Commerce's award for Business of the Year during a gala dinner. More...

Just Centerpieces provides services

Just Centerpieces provides unique centerpieces for any budget and special event, including bar and bat mitzvahs, Halloween parties, bridal showers, baby showers, proms, company picnics and more. More...

Police

T.O. man charged with insurance fraud

Yair Romo Hernandez, 24, of Thousand Oaks was arrested and charged recently with felony auto insurance fraud. According to CHP detectives, at 9 a.m. Sept. More...

Faith

New church opens in Conejo

Conejo Church will host its grand opening celebration at 10:30 a.m. Easter Sunday, March 23 in the chapel of the Newbury Park Adventist Academy, 180 Academy Drive, Newbury Park. More...

Teacher at synagogue school earns award

Michelle Princenthal, Early Childhood Education teacher at Temple Adat Elohim, received the Lainer Award from the Bureau of Jewish Education of Greater Los Angeles at the annual Spring Institute in Woodland Hills on Feb. 26. More...

Free Easter lunch will be served at First Christian Church

Newbury Park First Christian Church will serve a free Easter lunch at 12:30 p.m. Sun., March 23 at the church, 801 Knollwood Drive, Newbury Park. More...

Letters

Exercise every option before closing any school

The challenge facing CVUSD and its school board today: More...

Raise money, don't close any schools

A recent weekend was very busy for families in the Conejo Valley. Thousand Oaks Little League and Thousand Oak Girls Softball held opening day ceremonies. More...

Save Meadows: Make it an 'arts magnet' school

It's critical that "CVUSD must evolve to stay competitive," as Aimee Freeman said in her Feb. 28 letter to the Thou sand Oaks Acorn . More...

Tax revenue outlook not bright

Sales tax revenues for the city of Thousand Oaks are currently down $1.5 million and aren't going to improve any time soon, according to Lloyd de Llamas, a sales tax consultant for HdL Companies, who spoke at a recent City Council meeting. More...

City transfers open space to conservation agency

Thirty-three open space parcels comprising 746 acres in Thousand Oaks may soon be under the oversight and care of the Conejo Open Space Conservation Agency. More...

Homeowners say county is shirking its responsibilities

Homeowners in unincorporated Ventura County are responsible for maintaining sidewalks and trees in front of their homes. They're also liable if someone gets hurt due to improperly maintained walkways. More...

Community

Gallegly condemns rocket attacks on Israel from Gaza

The House of Representatives recently approved a resolution cosponsored by U.S. Rep. Elton Gallegly (R-Thousand Oaks) that condemns the rocket attacks on Israel from Hamas-controlled Gaza. More...

Anti-war film to be shown at the Thousand Oaks Library

Event hosted by Conejo Unitarians

The public is invited to a free screening and discussion of "War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death" from 7 to 8:45 p.m. Thurs., March 27 at the Grant Brimhall/ Thousand Oaks Library, 1401 E. Janss Road. More...

Concert to benefit African orphans

Local bands will perform to raise funds for AIDS orphan children in Africa at 7 p.m. Fri., March 14 and Sat., March 15 at the Conejo Valley Community Church, 750 Erbes Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

Dining & Entertainment

Coming soon to T.O.

CLASSIC BOOK COMES ALIVE- Two Beans Productions will present "Winnie the Pooh" at 11 a.m., Sat. March 29 at the Scherr Forum Theatre at the Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. More...

Bands at the teen center will kick off spring break

The Thousand Oaks Teen Center will host a "Kickoff to Spring Break" concert from 7 to 10 p.m. Sat., March 22 at the center, 1375 E. Janss Road. Scheduled are Drive A, JetStream and Blackout 101, all teen bands from Southern California. More...

"10,000 B.C."

Directed by: Roland Emmerich Starring: Steven Strait, Camilla Belle, Cliff Curtis, Nathanael Baring and Reece Ritchie Rated: PG-13 (intense action and mostly bloodless violence) Running time: 108 minutes Best suited for: More...

Sports

Conejo Valley youth teams piling up championships

AMAZING GROUP- The Newbury Park U-14 All-Stars won the AYSO Section 10 girls' soccer championship in Bakersfield. More...

TCAA tells Oaks Christian to hit the road

The Tri-Counties Athletic Association has sent a message to Oaks Christian: We no longer want you in our leagues. Please find somewhere else to play sports. Oaks Christian's response: We're not going anywhere. More...

Marmonte's finest athletes honored for wintertime work

Call it a clean sweep for the Simi Valley High boys' basketball team. Simi Valley seniors Lorne Jackson and Michael Meza have been named co-Players of the Year in the Marmonte League. More...

Pets

Having some clean old canine fun

PULLING WITH POWER- Just like children enjoying a tug of war, three dogs enjoy a test of strength and agility as they struggle with one another at Conejo Creek Dog Park, 1350 E. Avenida de Las Flores, just west of the 23 Freeway overpass. More...

Steer clear of Internet puppy scams and ripoffs

One of the latest and, some would say, most heartless scams to hit the Internet targets people looking for a puppy. More...

Pet of the Week

PLAYFUL- Jack, a 2-year-old male fawn-and-white boxer, can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. To take Jack home, ask about identification No. A3772729. More...

Family

It's time to change alarm batteries

Changing clocks to daylight saving time is a reminder to change batteries in home smoke alarms. Smoke alarms save lives if they're properly installed and in working order. More...

Summer camp registration an adventure

Faith Mori said it's been quite a while since she was willing to camp out overnight- in fact, it was back in the day when Bruce Springsteen and the Rolling Stones were in town and concert tickets were the prize. More...

Book brings magic to a child

BETTER THAN A MOVIE- Thousand Oaks resident Jen Sommers and her daughter Paige, 5, examine a book they got at the used book sale during the Lang Ranch Elementary School's Reading & Rockin' with Dr. Seuss event. More...