April 3, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Former high school booster club treasurer arrested

The man who served as Thousand Oaks High School Football Booster Club treasurer for more than two and a half years has been arrested for allegedly embezzling the money he volunteered to help keep an eye on. More...

Health & Wellness

Memory fitness topic at Goebel Senior Center

Board-certified neurologist Dr. Lorne S. Label addresses ways to improve one's memory and keep the brain fit in a free talk from 1 to 2 p.m. Thurs., April 17 at the Goebel Senior Adult Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

Arthritis group meets

The Conejo Valley Arthritis Support Group will meet from 12:15 to 2 p.m. Sat., April 12 at Goebel Senior Adult Center, 1385 E. Janss Road in T.O. For details, call Joyce Lieberman at (805) 493-5233. More...

'All the amenities you'd expect'

EXCEPTIONAL LIVING CONDITIONS- University Village Thousand Oaks vice president Warren Spieker shows a memory box display case at the entrance of each private unit in the new OakView Assisted Living community in Thousand Oaks. More...

Calendar

Datebook

THURS., APRIL 3 Welcome Newcomers Conejo Valley Newcomers Club hosts Open Membership Social for prospective members, 7 to 9 p.m., member's home. Representatives discuss club activities for all ages. Refreshments served. More...

Schools

Weathersfield Elementary receives award from Best Buy for tech teaching

Weathersfield Elementary School in Thousand Oaks recently received a $2,000 Teach Award from Best Buy Co. Inc. for integrating interactive technology into its curriculum. More...

What the college-bound athlete needs to know

When a college football or basketball team wins a championship, the school typically receives a nice boost in applications for admission. No wonder colleges recruit student athletes. But what are the benefits for students? More...

CVUSD students to perform at the T.O. Civic Arts Plaza

Local area choir students will perform in the All District Choir Festival at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza for the first time on April 7 and 8 due to a mutual agreement among many governing agencies. More...

Pets

Ventura County Humane Society says more animals are getting spayed

The Humane Society of Ventura County recently released statistics regarding the number of dogs and cats that were spayed or neutered at the shelter's clinic in 2007. More...

Pet of the Week

DARLING FELINE- Daisy, a 2-year-old female brown tabby, can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. To take Daisy home, ask about identification No. A3763678. More...

Faith

Music Fest coming to Unity of the Oaks

Unity of the Oaks Church presents the third annual Music Fest supper club event at 6:30 p.m. Fri., April 11 at the Thousand Oaks Inn Naylor's Banquet Center, 75 W. Thousand Oaks Blvd. More...

Christian Associates to host benefit concert

A benefit concert for Christian Associates International will be held 7 p.m. Sat., April 26 at the Scherr Theatre in the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. More...

B'nai B'rith to meet in Thousand Oaks

B'nai B'rith of the Conejo Valley will have a meeting at 7 p.m. Mon., April 14 at Temple Adat Elohim, 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive in Thousand Oaks. More...

Family

Orientation set for prospective parents

The Children's Bureau will give an orientation for adults interested in becoming adoptive parents from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tues., April 29 at the Grant Brimhall/ Thousand Oaks Library, 1401 E. Janss Road. More...

Music Van coming to The Lakes will teach kids about instruments

Parents are invited to bring their children to see the Music Van from noon to 5 p.m. Sun., April 6 at The Lakes shopping center, 2200 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. There's no charge to participate. More...

4-H Club will host 'Kids, Cameras and Crops' competition

The Ventura County 4-H Program and the Ventura County Fair will conduct their "Kids, Cameras and Crops" photography contest Sat., April 26 at the Hansen Agricultural Center. The contest is open to all county youth ages 9 to 18. More...

Letters

Traffic Initiative lets residents say no to bad projects

I've read with interest the numerous arguments against June's Traffic Congestion Initiative. However, every argument is spurious. First, the initiative is obviously not really about traffic. More...

Sick and tired of money controlling our government

You've all heard the phrase "I'm sick and tired of it and I'm not going to take it anymore." It usually comes when you're pushed to your limits. More...

Has no gripe with a Home Depot at the old Kmart site

What's not to like about a Home Depot at the old Kmart site? It would create employment for many, revamp an ugly piece of property and be a most welcomed convenience to our area. More...

It's showtime season on equestrian circuit

VICTORIOUS--Aspen Elementary School second-grader Lexi Joerger, 8, holds the reins and hangs on to the first-place blue ribbon she and her white horse, Willow, won at last Sunday's ETI Corral No. 37 schooling horse show. More...

7 killed in county over 15 weekend hours

Seven people died in a 15 hour time period on Ventura County freeways and train tracks last week, though none of the deaths appear to be related. "It's completely random," said Capt. More...

Community

Inmates can get education credits while they're in jail

The Ventura County Sheriff's Department is implementing a new program in which jail inmates may be eligible to receive credits for school, vocational training and substance abuse courses. More...

For the record

Contact information regarding the Las Flores Community Garden was incorrect in a photo caption last week. For details about renting space to plant your own garden, call (805) 497-7170. More...

Air pollution district wins award

The Public Information Division of the Ventura County Air Pollution Control District recently won the 200708 21st annual In ternational Mercury Communications Bronze Award of Excellence for their "Clean Air Today 2007 Global Climate Change" edit More...

Dining & Entertainment

Temple Adat Elohim will host 'Broadway Comes to Thousand Oaks'

The Greatest Generation Tuesday Social group of Temple Adat Elohim will host "Broadway Comes to Thousand Oaks" from 2 to 4 p.m. Tues., April 8 at the synagogue, 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. More...

Nonprofit to host India entertainment event

India Friends Association will present Archana '08 beginning at 5 p.m. Sat., April 26 at the Fred Kavli Theatre in the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd. More...

Santa Barbara County wines to be showcased

A 2008 Santa Barbara County Wine Futures event will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Sat., April 12 at the Wine Cask, 813 Anacapa St., Santa Barbara. More...

Sports

T.O.'s De Mirjian soaring to new heights

For the past few years, Thousand Oaks High senior Garrett De Mirjian has used his 6-foot-3 frame to out-leap defensive backs on the football field. Now, De Mirjian is reaching new heights as a member of the TOHS track team. More...

NPHS QB Cameron commits

Colby Cameron, the quarterback who helped lead Newbury Park High's football team to a Marmonte League cochampionship last season, has accepted a scholarship to Louisiana Tech. More...

Lacrosse heats up

With a 14-2 victory over Calabasas last Sunday, Agoura has closed the gap on Newbury Park in the So. Cal. Lacrosse Association's varsity division. More...

Business

EYE ON LOCAL AREA STOCKS

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

Magazine seeks to reach area brides

3Digit Media LLC, publisher of 805 Living magazine, has launched 805 Weddings , a guide for area brides that includes stylish options for fashion, jewelry, photography, flowers, invitations, caterers, ceremony and reception venues, reg More...

Chamber hosts a breakfast on climate

The Agoura/Oak Park/Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce will host a breakfast at 8 p.m. on Tues., April 15 at Calabasas Country Club, 4515 Park Entrada. More...

Police

Cops chase suspects on foot at mall

Three men, David Pahua, 18, and Gabriel Delgado, 23, both of Thousand Oaks, and 20-year-old John Lomeli of Oxnard were stopped by authorities at 4:45 p.m. March 23 for a vehicle code violation regarding the car they were in, a 2001 BMW. More...

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park On suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, the following were arrested at the times, dates and places indicated: A male, 35, at 2:48 p.m. More...

'And here's where I was incarcerated'

LIAISON BIDS FAREWELL- Neighborhood Watch police liaison Sgt. Joe Evans of the T.O. More...

Motoring

Highway signs are being replaced at night on 23 Freeway between T. O. and Moorpark

All lanes on the northbound 23 Freeway from Tierra Rejada Road to Los Angeles Avenue in Moorpark and southbound from Janss Road to the 101 Freeway were closed nightly this week for sign installation work, said state Department of More...

County tries to remedy unsafe highway

Highway 118 Safety Task Force members met last week to review progress made in 2007 and discuss goals for 2008. More...

Westlake Village resident heads design team for Volvo studio

Geza Loczi is an artist who would much rather see his artwork on display in his neighbor's garage than in a trendy downtown art gallery. More...