June 19, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Dog park in T.O. may be a model for other facilities

Dog owners in Calabasas are continuing their call for improvements to the city's Bark Park and see the dog park in Thousand Oaks and a possible new facility in Oak Park as more attractive alternatives for canine owners. More...

Health & Wellness

Relay for Life announces July events

Conejo Valley Relay for Life has announced their schedule for July. •An informational and team captain meeting will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Wed., July 2 at Goebel Senior Center, 1385 E. Janss Road. More...

Plastic surgeon gives seminar at The Oaks

Dr. Kouros Azar will host a free seminar from 9 to 10 a.m. Thurs., June 26 at The Oaks mall near Macy's Women's store on the lower level. Azar is a reconstructive and plastic surgeon on staff at Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center. More...

Use child seats safely

The widespread use of car seats for children has reduced the number of injuries and fatalities on American roads, but experts agree that more needs to be done. More...

Calendar

Datebook

THURS., JUNE 19 Beautiful Bonsai Conejo Valley Bonsai Society meets 7:30 p.m., community center Westlake Village City Hall, 31200 Oak Crest Drive. Workshop for members, guests. (805) 495-7480. More...

Schools

Westlake High graduateits largest class ever

With the green and brown of the Santa Monica Mountains as a backdrop, 552 seniors filed into Warrior Stadium last Thursday afternoon. Some waved to the capacity crowd as they took their seats; others were strictly business. More...

Senior overcomes the odds to graduate from Westlake

Juan Santos is an unsung hero of the Westlake High School Class of 2008. He came to Thousand Oaks from Mexico as an eighth-grader and spoke virtually no English. More...

The Westlake High School Class of 2008

Caroline M. Abraham, Andre J. More...

Business

Patricia Jones wins leadership award

Patricia Jones, president and executive director for Alliance for the Arts, was the recipient of the Not-For-Profit Leadership Award at the seventh annual Women in Business Awards and Reception sponsored by the San More...

Financial seminar scheduled

Author Douglas R. Andrew will present a financial planning seminar from 7 to 9:30 p.m. today, Thurs., June 19 at the Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. Registration starts at 6:30 p.m. More...

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...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park A male, 52, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol at 9:40 p.m. while driving eastbound on Borchard Road near Wendy Drive. More...

Faith

Jewish Center dedicates new Torah scroll

The Chabad-Thousand Oaks Jewish Center will dedicate and induct for ritual use a newly completed Torah scroll at 11 a.m. Sun., June 22 in Thousand Oaks. More...

Church has senior adult ministry workshop

The community is invited to a free workshop that will explore opportunities for ministry both for and to senior adults from 2 to 4 p.m. Sun., June 22, at Ascension Lutheran Church, in the sanctuary, 1600 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. More...

B'nai B'rith to meet

B'nai Brith of Conjeo Valley will meet at 7 p.m. Mon., June 23 at Temple Adat Elohim, 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. The meeting will include musical entertainment by two singer/actors, Eliot and Harriet Spero. More...

Letters

Story referred to tactics not used in martial arts studios

I read Stephanie Bertholdo's article on Dawn Barnes' Karate Kids school with great interest. My sons and I currently study American Tang Soo Do in Westlake, and positive news about the benefits of martial arts training is always welcome. More...

Ageism alive and well in America- and in our county

Lately, in most cases when you apply for a job, you're told to apply online and then you never hear from anyone. They never call you in to sit down and find out more about your business background. More...

U.S. Senate can either help the mortgage crisis or make it worse

The National Association of Realtors has been telling lawmakers in Washington, D.C., how the FHA loan limits are helping with our economic recovery. More...

Making butter the old-fashioned way

JANN HENDRY/Acorn Newspaper CHURN, CHURN, CHURN- Ava DePalo, 5, a Newbury Park resident, left, churns butter with help from Stagecoach Inn Museum volunteer Delora Pasewaldt, right, and Quinn Martz, 12, a La Reina student, center, during the Pioneer J More...

City is still one of the safest in the nation

After the FBI put out their annual Uniform Crime Report earlier this month, various groups got busy ranking cities that participated in the survey to show which were the safest. More...

Woman seriously hurt by rock thrown at 101 Freeway

Witnesses sought

A trip home from Los Angeles International Airport turned into a bloody drive of terror for Brian Dalto after his wife, Monica Dalto, 36, was struck by a softball-sized rock that crashed through the sunroof of their 2006 Acura. More...

Community

Home sales in Conejo Valleremain sluggish

May sales of Conejo Valley singlefamily homes totaled 110. This compares to 113 sold in April and 134 a year ago, according to Patti Hepple, president of the Conejo Valley Association of Realtors. More...

Tough times starting to hit people unaccustomed to setbacks

Homeless isn't something Susan Weatherstone, 54, ever expected to be, but she's moments away from being evicted after she and her husband, Iain, 70, fell on hard times. More...

Protests fail to stop school closures

At Tuesday night's meeting, after hearing hours of mixed input from parents, the Conejo Valley Unified School District Board of Education decided to uphold a March decision to close University and Meadows elementary schools. More...

Dining & Entertainment

Sunset dinners coming to Reagan Library

The Reagan Library has announced the schedule for its summer Sunset Dinners. All dinners will be held at the library, 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley. Reservations must be made at least one week in advance. More...

Historical movie coming to Thousand Oaks

A LOOK BACK IN HISTORY- Pat Noriyuki Morita, right, appears in "Only the Brave." The Ventura County Japanese American Citizens League (VCJACL) will host a 2 p.m. More...

The Movie Nut

And now: this century's first ecologically minded horror film. Used to be that when it was us against them, them were little green men or hordes of undead zombies or disgruntled ghosts. Not anymore. M. More...

Sports

Sports teams getting hotter as summer draws near

GREAT SEASON- The Thousand Oaks Little League D'Backs captured the Junior Division championship, defeating the Moorpark Little League Yankees, 9-8, in eight innings last Saturday at Waverly Field in Thousand Oaks. More...

Sun sets for East in county All-Star game

West team beats East, 7-4, on Father's Day

Paper beats rock. Rock beats scissors. Scissors beats paper. Camarillo High's Kevin Ball apparently beats them all. More...

Little League playoff teams may be stronger because of pooling talent

The past two months the NBA playoffs have used the slogan, "There can only be one." For the first time in four years, the Conejo Valley Little League (CVLL) can say the same thing. More...

Pets

Squirrel of the Month

LOCAL SQUIRREL STANDS UP FOR HER RIGHT TO STEAL BIRDSEED- Sandy Barry of Thousand Oaks has a backyard squirrel who's showing signs of climbing the tree of evolution. She takes a daily stretch, Sandy says, to rob the bird feeder. More...

Pet of the Week

JANN HENDRY/Acorn Newspapers HAPPY CANINE- Penny, an 11-year-old female black bassett hound and Labrador mix, can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. To take Penny home, ask about identification No. A3825288. More...

Family

A fond farewell

JANN HENDRY/Acorn Newspapers KING FOR A DAY- Madrona Elementary School's retiring principal George (Of the Jungle) Coyle accepts gifts from fifth-grader Vanessa Baldoz during a farewell assembly for the 11-year leader of Madrona. More...

Center teaches girls song and dance

The Girls' Empowerment Center will hold "A Big Broadway Finish" from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Fri., June 27. The class will learn lyrics and choreography to popular Broad way songs and put on a performance for family members. More...

Growing up with pets can be beneficial

Growing up with pets can be good for a child's health and development. Research has shown that interacting with pets can contribute to a child's self-esteem and selfconfidence. More...