April 17, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Fatal crash left one dead, three injured and hundreds devastated

Newbury Park High School principal Athol Wong said she's doing the best she can to help the hundreds of saddened children at her school survive the shock of losing a popular athlete after a car crash on Pacific Coast Highway last week. More...

Health & Wellness

How to get a baby to sleep well

How can one spot the parents of small babies? By the circles around their eyes from sleepless nights and fussy infants. Every parent knows the feeling of desperation when their baby just won't get to sleep or stay asleep. More...

Nicotine Anonymous meets regularly

Nicotine Anonymous meets every Monday night from 7 to 8 p.m. in a classroom of King of Glory Church, 2500 Borchard Road, Newbury Park. For more information, call Aat (805) 370-8421 or Dave a(805) 373-5290. More...

Quick quiz: Test your bone IQ

Mindy Hermann, a registered dietitian and a nutrition writer for women's, health and fitness magazines, tells how her mother took a tumble down a flight of stairs. More...

Calendar

Datebook

THURS., APRIL 17 It's Magical Seventh annual CineMagic spectacular opens, Pacifica High School, 600 E. Gonzales Road, Oxnard. 7 p.m. tonight, Friday. 11 a.m. Saturday. More...

Schools

Learning a different perspective on life

SEE WITHOUT SEEING- Redwood Middle School seventh-graders Austin Barnett, left, and Emily Varble, both 12, play "goal ball" while wearing blindfolds during the school's Ability Awareness Day last Wednesday. More...

Making music with vocal cords

VOICES RING FOR AN APPRECIATIVE AUDIENCE- - Students from the Los Cerritos Middle School choir are directed by Janice Hague as they perform. More...

'Watch out for the lava!'

ERUPTION- Ladera Elementary School teacher Mae Joaquin, above, demonstrates a chemical reaction by showing what happens when vinegar is added to baking soda. 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...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park After being stopped for a traffic violation, police discovered two methamphetamine pipes in a 46year-old woman's purse at 1:22 p.m. April 7 on Calle Turquesa, east of Avenida de La Plata. More...

Bike patrol police officers travel to T.O. for their training

'Speed is not a concern. We don't try to pull cars over.' - Dep. Michael Marco

Wearing shorts and polo shirts and each toting about 15 pounds of police gear, Thousand Oaks Police Department bicycle patrol officers quietly roll up and down the city's streets. Their mission, said Dep. More...

Faith

Chabad plans community Passover events

ChabadThousand Oaks Jewish Center will host a public burning of chametz (leavened bread and other leavened products) at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow, Fri., April 18, at Fire Station No. 31, 151 Dusenburg Drive in Thousand Oaks. More...

Youths called to Torah

Noah Fields was called to the Torah as a bar mitzvah in February at Temple Etz Chaim in Thousand Oaks. He's the son of Liz and Robert Fields of Thousand Oaks and a seventh-grade honors student at Redwood Middle School. More...

Pope's NY visit will be on TV

Time Warner Cable will telecast live, extensive coverage of the first New York City visit of Pope Benedict XVI from Fri. to Sun., April 18 through 20 on Channel 698. Coverage of the papal visit is courtesy of NY1 News. More...

Letters

Voters should pass Measure B because of traffic

The Traffic Initiative, Measure B, will be decided by voters. More...

Measure B is actually the 'Do-it Center Initiative'

In today's complicated world, it's not often when groups as different as labor unions, seniors and the Chamber of Commerce agree on a single, important issue. More...

A life that's lost may save others

I'm sure by now everyone has heard of the tragic death of the 17year-old student-athlete from Newbury Park High School and the serious injuries suffered by four others in a singlecar accident on PCH. More...

District braces for budget cuts

After more than a year debating the school closure process, Conejo Valley Unified District is now focusing on perhaps an equally difficult issue. With Gov. More...

Your mom's great, right? Then tell us why

Mother's Day is May 11 and the Thousand Oaks Acorn wants your mom to receive the recognition she deserves. In 100 words or less, please write and tell us why your mother is special. More...

Another restaurant closes its doors in T.O.

Black Angus joins Hungry Hunter and Marie Callender's in closing

Stuart Anderson's Black Angus is no longer serving threecheese garlic bread, slowroasted prime rib or big mountain chocolate fudge cake in Thousand Oaks. More...

Community

Several groups oppose Measure B

The Conejo Council ParentTeacher Association became the latest group to vote to oppose Measure B. The initiative was a result of a petition drive organized by the Doit Center and will be decided in the June 3 election. More...

Races begin for Conejo Valley Days grand marshal and junior grand marshal

Conejo Valley Days grand marshal and junior grand marshal races have begun, with four contenders organizing fundraising events to collect money for local charities. More...

CVD organizers plan a bigger and better parade

Before George Clooney ever thought about wearing a stethoscope, there was a handsome doctor on TV played by the dashing Chad Everett. On May 3, Everett will be paying a house call to the CVD parade as its celebrity grand marshal. More...

Dining & Entertainment

Masterpiece Season to end with Beethoven's 9th

The New West Symphony will perform the final show of their 2007-08 Masterpiece Season at 8 p.m. Sat., May 3 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. More...

Spring concert features Westlake Chamber Ensemble

The Westlake Village Music Society will host a spring concert featuring the Westlake Chamber Ensemble at 7:30 p.m. Fri., April 25 at the United Methodist Church of Westlake Village, 1049 S. Westlake Blvd. More...

Beatles tribute band comes to town yeah, yeah, yeah

Cruisin' Oldies Concerts will present "Ticket to Ride: A Live Tribute to the Beatles," from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sat., May 3 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. More...

Sports

Oaks Christian stymied by Oak Park again

Lions drop fivegame thriller to crosstown rival

They battled back and forth the whole night long, but in the end it was the Eagles who sat on the precipice of school history. More...

Thousand Oaks Bulldogs win Moorpark tourney

THEIR BARK IS LOUD- The Thousand Oaks Bulldogs defeated the Moorpark Titans to win Moorpark Little League's first annual Spring Break Baseball Tournament in the U-14 division. Bulldogs team members include: Zach Portnoy, Ben Rogers, J.T. More...

Young La Reina softball squad gaining momentum

Regents confident they can make playoffs

For Bob Sisco, coaching the La Reina High softball team is about finding what works best. Juggling the lineup, switching positions, tinkering with chemistry- it's all part of the gig for Sisco. More...

Pets

Newbury Park businessman continues to save dogs and cats

Owner of feed and pet supply store in Newbury Park is doing what he can to comply with Los Angeles County rules regarding the sale of dogs and cats rescued from shelters in Bakersfield

He says he's sure he wouldn't like jail and he really doesn't want to have any trouble at all with the law. All he wants to do is save the lives of dogs and cats scheduled for death at what he calls highkill shelters in Kern County. More...

Pet of the Week

ROYAL FELINE- Dutchess, a 10-year-old black-and-white domestic shorthair, can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. To take Dutchess home, ask about identification No. A3799528. More...

Family

Children in need of parents

The Children's Bureau will hold an orientation for adults, single or married, interested in becoming adoptive parents for foster children. The orientation will take place 7 to 8:30 p.m. More...

Taking aim at the Rotary Street Festival

AIMING WITH A RUBBER BAND GUN- Kyle Jeworski, 11, of Thousand Oaks aims carefully with a rubber band "Tommy Gun" at "Kracky Jack's" booth. The annual Westlake Village Rotary Street Festival was on Sunday. More...

Expert says planting a rose garden is easy

It's never been easier to make everything come up roses in a backyard. Often, all it takes to make a rose garden is a little planning, a little time and a little maintenance. More...