June 12, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

In 19 days, cellphones in cars must be hands-free

Hands off those cellphones. Two new California laws governing the use of cellular phones in motor vehicles go into effect July 1. Senate Bill 1613 requires adults to employ a hands-free device when using a cellphone in a car. More...

Health & Wellness

Children's hospital head talks summer safety

Kids on wheels We definitely know when summer is here and kids are out of school. More...

Seconds count when a child is burned

Of all the items that should be in a well-stocked kitchen, first aid treatments might be the most important. Every 25 seconds, someone in the United States is burned or scalded in their home, and once it happens, every second counts. More...

CV Nar-Anon group to meet

The Conejo Valley Nar-Anon Family Group meets at 7:30 p.m. every Thursday in room 9 at Temple Adat Elohim, 2420 Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. More...

Calendar

Datebook

THURS., JUNE 12 Around The World Irma Kackert, world traveler and writer, presents slide show on India, 1:30 p.m., Goebel Senior Adult Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. (805) 381-2744. More...

Schools

Oaks Christian seniors live up to the school's motto

Oaks Christian School's motto, "Preparing minds for leadership and hearts for service," was a theme that carried throughout the school's June 5 commencement in Westlake Village. More...

OCHS Class of 2008

Chloe Acquavella,Tara Ahern, Taylor Altizer, Shannon Armstrong, Gabriela Arnaout, Aric Avedissian, Robert (RJ) Barnes, Alexandra Barrow, Lindsey Baumsteiger, Alexandra Beckemeyer, Katharine Bierschenk, Trace Biskin, Tyrel Borowitz, Phili More...

Honors given at CLU

The Honors Day Convocation at California Lutheran University on May 16 highlighted the scholastic achievements of several students. 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. ELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGY SENSOR INC. More...

Seminar to address leaves of absence

With multiple state laws governing employee leaves of absence, many employers are at a loss to determine when an employee is entitled to leave and which benefits must be paid to the employee while he is on leave. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park On suspicion of being under the influence of controlled substances, the following subjects were arrested: A male, 22, at 6 p.m. June 4 in the 1200 block of Newbury Road; and a male, 29, at 7:11 p.m. More...

Family

A man's toy (or maybe a boy's)

JANN HENDRY/Acorn Newspapers A CAR THAT DRAWS A CROWD- Braden Merville, 4, of Thousand Oaks examines a polished aluminum finish Shelby Cobra on display. More...

Ventura hosts Doggie Walk-athon

A Doggie Walk-athon to raise funds for the purchase and care of diabetic alert service dogs will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Sun., June 29 at Marina Park, 1901 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura. More...

Scouts give everything they've got

WORKING TOGETHER- Liam Carter, left, Everett Strom and Matthew McNicoll participate in a tug of war as part of the festivities for Cub Scout Pack No. 3730's graduation event. More...

Lang Ranch Park clears a hurdle on the path to development

The creation of 52-acre Lang Ranch Park can begin, now that its environmental impact report has been certified by the Conejo Recreation and Park District's board of directors. More...

They like three-dimensional art

JANN HENDRY/Acorn Newspapers POP ART--Original paintings by Santa Barbara artist Ron Anderson are cleverly painted in a three-dimensional presentation on display at ArtWalk '08 in Thousand Oaks. More...

Sheriff asks chief deputy to step down

Chief Dep. Geoff Dean said in a written statement last week that he's been asked by Sheriff Bob Brooks to step down from his position with the Ventura County Sheriff's Department. More...

Community

Flag Day: A good time to remember proper care and protocol over Old Glory

Sat., June 14 is Flag Day

"I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation under God, in divisible, with liberty and justice for all." These words inspire veteran Don Meyer, 80, whether More...

Old U.S. flags should be properly retired

American flags should be properly disposed of- never thrown into the trash - when they are tattered, torn, dirty or faded. Two locations in Thousand Oaks accept U.S. flags and will make sure they are retired with dignity and class. More...

Flag Day history

How did Flag Day, the patriotic holiday between Memorial and Independence days, come to be? Congress enacted its Flag Resolution on June 14, 1777, calling for the establishment of a national banner. More...

Dining & Entertainment

What's new 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...

Shakespeare's 'As You Like It' kicks off Kingsmen Festival

William Shakespeare's "As You Like It" will feature the music, fashion and sensibilities of the 1970s in the first production of Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival's 12th season.The comedy opens Fri., June 27, and continues June 28 and 29, and Ju More...

Conejo Players present 'Social Security' this month

The Conejo Players will present "Social Security" at 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays from June 28 to July 19 at the theater, 351 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

Sports

Redell receives Hall cal

Oaks Christian football coach, winner of six CIF titles in his career, will be inducted into High School Hall of Fame on June 24

Later this month, Oaks Christian head football coach Bill Redell will be going on an important trip to Colorado Springs, Colo. No, it's not a recruiting trip. More...

All-Star football game about more than winning or losing

This was one occasion where losing didn't sting so much. More...

Cal Lutheran offering numerous summer sports camps for kids

This summer California Lutheran University will be the site for youth athletic camps teaching a range of skills from baseball to water polo. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

JANN HENDRY/Acorn Newspapers LIVELY- Lance, a 6-year-old male orange-and-white longhair can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. To take Lance home, ask about identification No. A1096368. More...

Faith

LoVEFest fundraiser comes to T.O.

LoVEFest, a fundraising concert and silent auction benefiting AIDS-affected orphans at Lily of the Valley orphanages in South Africa, will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Sun., June 29 at Gardens of the World, 2001 E. More...

Church has class on vegetarian cooking

The Outreach Committee of the Thousand Oaks Seventh-day Adventist Church will host a vegetarian cooking workshop from 4 to 6 p.m. Sun., June 22 at the church, 480 W. Gainsborough Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

Locals called to the Torah

Daniel Preddy was called to the Torah as a bar mitzvah on May 31. His ceremony was conducted by Rabbi Gil Alchadeff. Daniel attends Colina Middle School and is the son of Michael and Michele Preddy of Westlake Village. More...

Letters

Two officeholders should take heed from Measure B

Now that it's over it's time to review the furor over Measure B. More...

Dunn and the teachers union are both to blame

Here's my two cents concerning the ongoing battle (May 29 Thousand Oaks Acorn , "Trustee refuses to comply with settlement"). More...

For Conejo schools, we stand united or we fall divided

While budget cuts continue for Conejo Valley Unified School District, district leadership hasn't emphasized that the budget deficit is a whole district problem, which is causing some parents to turn against University and Meadows schools. More...