May 1, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Department store joins city of T.O. in using renewable energy

Macy's is taking advantage of the abundance of sunshine in Thousand Oaks by adding a rooftop solar power system to provide electricity for its stores in The Oaks mall. More...

Health & Wellness

Local resident's gluten-free food explodes with popularity

Shari Cole's family struggled for years to find tasty gluten-free foods. Her father suffers from celiac disease, a nutritional disorder which makes him intolerant to gluten. More...

Allergies can affect a child's behavior, focus at school

Nambudripad Allergy Research Foundation will hold a presentation on how allergy elimination and nutrition can improve a child's focus and concentration from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. More...

CLU raises electronic waste awareness campaign to educate college kids on poisonous chemicals harmful to health

California Lutheran University will hold an electronic waste awareness campaign event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mon., May 5 and Tues., May 6 and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wed., May 7 on Memorial Parkway. More...

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THURS., MAY 1 Candidates Debate Democratic Club of Camarillo hosts Candidates' Night, 7 p.m., Orchid Room, UFCW Union Hall, 816 Camarillo Springs Road, Camarillo. Doors open 6:30 p.m. More...

Schools

State of the school district presentation not a big attraction for residents

Despite the recent outrage over school closures and a budget crisis, only about 40 people- mostly administrators and teachers- showed up to hear Conejo Valley Unified's first "State of the District" presentation at the Thousand Oaks High Scho More...

Demonstrators want more money for public schools from the state budget

VOICING THEIR DISAPPROVAL- Woodland Hills resident Christina Johnson, at left, cheers as a motorist honks while driving past a protest against the governor's proposed budget cuts in education. More...

Splishin' and splashin' for Banyan

SINGING A SOAPY SONG FOR SCHOOL- Taylor Freedman, left, Mallory McMillin and Jillian White perform the Bobby Darin song, "Splish Splash" as they're takin' a bath for Banyan Elementary School's talent show fundraiser. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

'DON'T JUST SIT THERE, COME AND GET ME NOW'- Cybil is a brown 10-year-old female tabby cat who knows she's pretty. Get her at the Agoura Animal Shelter by asking about identification No. A3802862. More...

Road trip tips for traveling with pet dog

Packing up the dog for a vacation or a trip to grandma's? Traveling with pets can be tricky, and keeping them healthy is paramount. More...

Faith

Spring semester coming to Conejo Jewish Academy

The Conejo Jewish Academy will start its spring semester on Tues., May 6 at 30345 Canwood St. in Agoura Hills. More...

Locals called to the Torah

Kaitlynn Bronte, daughter of Susann and Jeff Bronte of Thousand Oaks, was called to the Torah as a bat mitzvah on March 1 at Temple Etz Chaim in Thousand Oaks. Kaitlynn is a seventh-grade honor student at Redwood Middle School. More...

Church to present 'Narnia' play

Spotlight Art Academy, a new youth performing arts ministry of Calvary Community Church, will present the new musical "Narnia" at 2 and 7 p.m. Sat., May 17 and 2 p.m. More...

Letters

Home Depot is funding the drive against Measure B

Two mailers from the same group opposing Measure B were received by residents in April. This group, Citizens for a Strong and Healthy Thousand Oaks, has a major funder, which is corporate giant Home Depot. More...

Measure B is in the best interests of T.O. residents

Measure B isn't the "Do-it Center Initiative." This title is designed to mislead the public into thinking that Measure B is only a battle between Doit Center and Home Depot, which is trying to take over the old Kmart location. More...

Resident doesn't want Home Depot close to her home

I'm a resident of Westlake Village. I live right down the street from the proposed Home Depot location, and I'm very much against them opening another store here. More...

Professional burglars target designer eyewear merchants

Police are seeking anyone who may recall suspicious activity regarding recent burglaries at two optical retailers in T.O. Someone broke into an optometry office near Thousand Oaks Boulevard during the middle of the night last week. More...

CVD Parade features traditions, veterans, horses and a flyover

Children will bring their parents to the Conejo Valley Days Parade once again when about 90 groups participate this year in the traditional celebration of Thousand Oaks' roots. The Sat., May 3 event that begins at 9 a.m. More...

Community

Man sentenced for embezzling Amgen

Jason Rimmer, 37, of San Mateo was recently sentenced to two years in state prison for embezzling more than $300,000 from Amgen Inc. of Thousand Oaks. More...

Nature day marred by hot temperatures

The annual fifthgrade Wildwood hike brought a few students to Los Robles Hospital and others to nurses' offices Monday when the heat became too much for them. More...

Feedback sought on magnet plan

Conejo Valley Unified School District is seeking input on the possibility of developing an elementary magnet school in the area. More...

Dining & Entertainment

What's new for purchase on DVD

Film and television author Randy Williams reviews the lat est movies, television shows, documentaries and music pro grams now available for purchase online and at retail stores. More...

Fireside concerts presents Songmakers

Fireside Concerts will present 10 separate acts from the Songmakers' organization at 8 p.m. Fri., May 9 at the Borchard Community Center, 190 Reino Road, Newbury Park. More...

"Forgetting Sarah Marshall"

Directed by: Nicholas Stoller Starring: Jason Segel, Kristen Bell, Mila Kunis, Russell Brand, Bill Hader MPAA rating: R (for graphic nudity, sexual content, adult language and situations) Running time: More...

Sports

Confidence builders

Pitching aces give TOHS baseball team a reason to believe

Aggressive, experienced and highly competitive by nature, right-handed pitchers Jeff Johnson and Chad Smith are the backbone of the Thousand Oaks High baseball team. More...

State football championships staying put at Home Depot Center

The Home Depot Center in Carson will remain the host site for the 2008 and 2009 CIF State Football Championship Bowl Games presented by Farmers, CIF Executive Director Marie M. Ishida has announced. More...

Coaches now allowed to work with high school athletes on a year-round basis

CIF-SS votes to eradicate 'Association Rule'

For the first time in 32 years the CIF-Southern Section will eliminate outofseason restrictions on coaches working with their student-athletes. More...

Business

Moms want something feminine, fun

Mrs. Jones Boudoir, a lingerie boutique in Camarillo, is offering gift certificates for men to give their wives and mothers for Mother's Day on May 11. 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

Handicapped parking laws are sometimes ignored

Even though it's generally believed handicapped parking spaces are reserved for those who have a blue handicapped placard or special license plate from the California Department of Motor Vehicles, it seems some unusual vehicles a More...

Handicapped parking in depth

Those with a DP (disabled person) placard, DP plates or DV (disabled veteran) plates can park: •In parking spaces with the International Symbol of Access (wheelchair symbol). More...

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park A male, 44, was arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance at 7:30 a.m. April 22 in the 1300 block of Alessandro Drive. More...

Family

How to turn everyday baby moments into discovery

Whether trekking to the grocery store, tackling laundry or racing to a meeting, today's parents are busier than ever. More...

Practice makes perfect

LEARNING ABOUT SAFETY- Brandi Porterieko of Thousand Oaks hands her daughter Annie, 5, to a Ventura County firefighter as part of a home fire safety evacuation exercise. More...

Mothers love variety of gifts

It's a day for breakfast in bed, bouquets of flowers, special gifts and simply saying "thank you." For all the work mom does throughout the year she deserves to be pampered on Mother's Day. So what do moms really want the most? More...