July 24, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Crime spree in Dos Vientos results in arrests

With the arrests of four juveniles and one adult, all high school students from Thousand Oaks, police think they've found the source of a large increase in vehicle burglaries in the southwest area of Newbury Park in June and July. More...

Health & Wellness

Health Fair for veterans coming

The third annual Veterans' Health and Resource Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., Aug. 23 at 1701 N. Lombard St., Oxnard. The fair will include free vision, diabetes and blood pressure screenings. More...

New plastic surgeon in town

Facial plastic surgeon Marc Kerner, MD, has opened an office, Dermatique Medical Center for Advanced Skincare, at 696 Hampshire Road, Ste. 110, Westlake Village. More...

Alzheimer's town hall meeting to be held

The Alzheimer's Association will host a town hall meeting from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thurs., July 31 at Senior Concerns, 401 Hodencamp Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

Calendar

Datebook

Thurs., July 24 Square Dance Buckles & Bows Square Dance Club hosts plus level square dance with A1 tip at Goebel Senior Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Rod Shuping guest caller. $6 donation. More...

Schools

Colleges meet emergency preparedness requirements

The Ventura County Community College District, including Moorpark, Oxnard and Ventura colleges, became the first of the state's 72 community college districts to be fully compliant with the established federal and state training requirements More...

NPHS will host an alumni event

Newbury Park Alumni will host an event from noon to 4 p.m. Sat., Aug. 9 at Conejo Creek Park North, 1379 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. All NPHS alumni and current students are invited to attend. Admission is free. More...

Sports

Lambo mashing his way through Dodgers' system

With the mindset that making adjustments is the key to success in professional baseball, left fielder Andrew Lambo approaches each pitch as an opportunity to improve his game. More...

Here come the Cowboys

America's Team returns to Ventura County

When the Irish rock band Thin Lizzy released its greatest hit in 1976, "The Boys Are Back in Town," it had no references to the Dallas Cowboys or Ventura County. More...

Stueve hired as TOHS baseball coach

Jim Stueve, a Thousand Oaks High graduate who served as an assistant for the Lancer varsity baseball team from 2002-05, has been hired as the team's new head coach, replacing Frank Mutz. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park On suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, the following subjects were arrested at the times, dates and places indicated: A female, 26, at 9:32 p.m. More...

Family

Versatile avocado tickles the taste buds

Recently at the Thousand Oaks farmers market I talked to vendor Frank Wells, who was manning the Westfield Farms stand. Westfield Farms has been in operation since 1992, and Wells has been running the farm since 1996. More...

T.O. undergrad receives honors

Thousand Oaks High School alumnus Curtis Brown has been awarded the 2008-09 Nicholas Aberhard Award from University of California Irvine. The award is given to out standing freshmen. Brown is a political science major. More...

Local student wins Disney writing contest

Despite writing her entry at the last minute, a local student was one of two winners in a major writing contest put on by Disney. More...

Park district joins city in reducing its budget

The Conejo Recreation and Park District board of directors slashed $404,000 from its 200809 budget at last week's July 17 meeting because less revenue is expected from property taxes. More...

County's breathalizer tests are state-of-the-art

If you fail a breathalizer test in Ventura County, it's highly unlikely the procedure was faulty. More...

Safe teenage driving seminar will be tonight

The California Highway Patrol will hold a "Start Smart" program for teen drivers and their parents at 6:30 p.m. tonight, Thurs., July 24, at the Ventura CHP office, 4656 Valentine Road, Ventura. More...

Community

YMCA has new board members

The Southeast Ventura County YMCA has added three new members to its board of directors: Andrew Wright, Jim Carper and Risa Littman. Members serve three-year terms. More...

Review Social Security before retiring

Your Social Security statement can help you plan for retirement. The statement includes a message from the commissioner and a record of earnings each year. More...

Register now for Chamber's auto show

Early registration for the 23rd annual Westlake Village Auto Show, planned for 10 a.m. Sun., Oct. 5 at Countrywide Financial Corporation in the city of Westlake Village, is being accepted. The fee is $25. Those registered by Aug. More...

On the Town

Former 'Maverick' rocks The Canyon

As the founder of the 1990s band the Mavericks, Raul Malo showcased his prodigious talents on a succession of exemplary CDs recorded for MCA Nashville. More...

"The Dark Knight"

Directed by: Christopher Nolan Starring: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Caine, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Morgan Freeman, Gary Oldman Rated: PG-13 (for violence and intensity) Running time: More...

Kingsmen Skakespeare Festival continues with 'Henry IV'

The 12th season of the Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival will continue with performances of "Henry IV: The Apprenticeship of Good Prince Hal" outdoors at Kingsmen Park, California Lutheran University, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

Business

Win an Airplane in Museum's Raffle

VALUED AT $25,000- This 1947 Stinson Voyager will be raffled by the Aviation Museum of Santa Paula on Sept. 7. The winner can opt for $20,000 cash in lieu of the plane. There will also be cash prizes of $5,000, $2,000 and seven prizes of $250. More...

The 'Best Idea in Hot Water Since Old Faithful' Now Available in T.O.

When local plumbing contractor Roy Madigan and his wife, Christina, launched their specialized plumbing business last year, they had no idea how timely their idea was. More...

Camp Focuses on Developing the Whole Child

The Born Learners School in Agoura focuses on the development of the whole child. This summer the camp will feature fun and fitness. More...

Faith

Unitarians have new facility for services

After mostly renting spaces for Sunday services for 46 years, the Conejo Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will meet and host programs in a newly built center at 3327 Old Conejo Road in Newbury Park. More...

Letters

Agrees that city of T.O. has changed

I want to thank Marilee Ullmann for her letter in the July 10 Thousand Oaks Acorn ("Our city isn't what it used to be"). It was factual and to the point, and the truth came out. More...

The chief cause of global warming is Acorn letter writer

I wish to respond to the the letter "U.S.needs energy production, not hot air from environmentalists" by Mr. Di Fatta in the July 17 issue of the Thou sand Oaks Acorn . More...

The sports editor had it right on the dominant athlete

Upon seeing the title to the article regarding the "world's most dominant athlete," I expected to be reading yet another column that left out Kelly Slater. More...