July 31, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

County is in reasonably good financial shape, official says

John Nicoll, Ventura County's assistant chief executive, says he's cautiously optimistic about the financial state of county government. More...

Health & Wellness

Baby sitters certified by Boys & Girls Clubs

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Conejo & Las Virgenes trained 14 youths ages 11 to 15 in child care in the baby sitter's training workshop held at Colina Middle School in Thousand Oaks. More...

Keep kids fueled with fiber

No one likes to be hungry, especially children. More...

Red Cross goes green

The American Red Cross of Ventura County is renovating its Camarillo headquarters to be LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified with a silver certification. According to the U.S. More...

On the Town

"Mamma Mia!"

Directed by: Phyllida Lloyd Starring: Meryl Streep, Amanda Seyfried, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgard, Dominic Cooper, Julie Waters, Christine Baranski MPAA rating: PG (probably because somebody hollers "Bollocks! More...

Dance company holds auditions

The Academy of Dance Competition Company will host its annual audition on Fri. Aug. 22 at 5700 Corsa Ave., Ste. 106, Westlake Village. More...

Toastmasters meet on Wednesdays

The Daybreakers of Westlake chapter of Toastmasters International meets 6:30 to 8 a.m. every Wednesday at the Baxter Building, One Baxter Way, Westlake Village. Guests are welcome to attend and enhance their public speaking skills. More...

Schools

Top scholar program prepares high school graduates

Two area high school graduates—one from Westlake High School and the other from Moorpark High—are among a group of young people spending the summer engulfed in scientific research through a top scholar program. More...

Many Mansions needs school supplies

Many Mansions' Children Services Program is seeking donations for its Backpack School Supply Program, which provides a brand-new backpack and needed school supplies for lowincome children and teens for the new educational year. More...

CLU announces masters and doctorate grads

A total of 139 students completed their master's or doctoral degrees in May at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks. More...

Business

EYE ON LOCAL AREA STOCKS

Company Name AMGEN BAXTER BEVERLY HILLS BANCORP CAMINOSOFT CORP. CHEESECAKE FACTORY DIODES, INC DTS, INC. ELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGY SENSOR INC. ESNR HOMESTORE. More...

Pets

Foreclosures causing folks to leave pets at shelter

The home foreclosure crisis has affected The Humane Society of Ventura County shelter in Ojai. More...

Pets get on board with holistic dog, cat food

Flaxseed, probiotics and bone-building supplements for cats and dogs? Pets are now on board the holistic health food trend. Just like people, pets can benefit from a holistic approach to overall wellness. More...

Family

Pet of the Week

NEEDS A FRIEND— Shep, an 8-year-old male shetland/sheepdog mix, can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. Ask about identification No.A3842500. More...

Local makes dean's list

Anthony Carucci of Thousand Oaks made the dean's list for the spring semester at Tufts University in Massachusetts. Carucci, who expects to graduate in 2011, had a gradepoint average of 3.4 or greater. More...

Shopping center offers new fun

LIFTOFF— Dakota Zeihen lifts her brother, Austin, onto a soft-sculptured frog in the new play area at Janss Marketplace. Dakota and Austin are the grandchildren of Joyce Novak of Thousand Oaks. More...

T.O. woman's death considered murder, detectives say

Within minutes of receiving a 911 call that said a woman wasn't breathing, deputies were on the scene giving CPR to Linda Price, 67, but they were unable to revive her. More...

Despite pleas to save water, demand is going up locally

Demand for water in May and June this year was 5 percent higher than during the same period last year, dropping key reservoirs throughout California to their lowest levels since 1994, officials said. More...

A gentle moment frozen in time

'I'VE NEVER TOUCHED A HORSE BEFORE ' - Erika Harrison, 5, of Camarillo greets the horse Jitterbug during the Ride On Therapeutic Horsemanship's Books in the Barn event. More...

Community

Neighborhood dysfunction causes problems in normally peaceful Waverly Heights

Accusations of unleashed dogs roaming the streets, people owning too many horses and neighbors making death threats are only some of the troubles that brought residents of the Waverly Heights community to the City Council to ask for help. More...

Citizen Academy is seeking applicants

The Thousand Oaks Police Department is offering its 23rd Citizen Academy starting Wed., Sept. 3. Classes are held each Wednesday for 12 weeks from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., at the Thousand Oaks Police Station, 2101 E. Olsen Road. More...

Alleged child molestor arrested

Thousand Oaks resident Dennis Bordelon, 58, was arrested on July 24 on suspicion of child molestation and was booked for lewd acts upon a child. He's now in the pre-trial detention facility with bail set at $500,000. More...

Dining & Entertainment

Actors sought for a look back at local history

The Conejo Valley Historical Society is looking for actors to portray Chumash people, Spanish explorers and early local families in a new historical program. Auditions will take place from 9 a.m. to noon, Sat., Aug. More...

Opera singers will perform at St. Patrick's Church in T.O.

The Arts at St. Patrick's Performing Arts Ministry presents (Another) Grand Night For Singing at 7 p.m. Sun., Aug. 24 at St. Patrick's Episcopal Church, 1 Church Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

Young soprano to perform at local fundraiser in T.O.

The Italian Catholic Federation, a charitable fundraising or ganization, will sponsor a recital by soprano Emma-Grace Dunbar at 7 p.m. Sat., Aug 2 at St. Paschal Baylon Catholic Church, 155 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

Calendar

Datebook

FRI., AUG. 1 Thousand Oaks/Westlake Village Regional Chamber of Commerce hosts networking Breakfast of Champions, 7 to 9 p.m., Los Robles Greens Banquet Center, 299 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

Sports

Storylines aplenty

10 things to watch for this college football season

Call it the golden age of Ventura County football. More than any other year in recent memory, the stage is set for a handful of local football phenoms to make a major impact in the college game. More...

Yankees the top Pinto team in Newbury Park

PANTHER PRIDE—The Newbury Park PONY Baseball Pinto Yankees finished first in the regular season with a record of 17-1-2. They went on to take first place in the postseason tournament as well. More...

T.O. resident in Olympics

Will Simpson, a Thousand Oaks resident, has qualified for the U.S. Olympic Team in show jumping. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park A male, 46, allegedly possessed several grams of cocaine and concentrated cannabis for sale during a traffic stop around 3:15 p.m. July 15 on the northbound 101 Freeway at Wendy Drive. More...

Faith

Locals called to the Torah

Jeffrey Newmark was called to the Torah as a bar mitzvah on May 31 at Temple Etz Chaim in Thousand Oaks. Jeffrey will be an eighth-grade honor student at Sycamore Canyon Middle School. He is the son of Lizz and Richard Newmark of Newbury Park. More...

Letters

Suggested motto for Thousand Oaks: 'Love it or leave it'

In response to "Our city isn't what it used to be" written by Marilee Ullmann in the July 10 edition of the Thousand Oaks Acorn , yes, Ms. Ullman, Thousand Oaks isn't what it used to be; it's better! More...

Dunn explains his political position

Here's what makes me tick: I grew up in the 1950s eating graham crackers dipped in milk while watching television on a 1956 Packard Bell with wooden knobs. More...

Gallegly is not in touch with his constituents

It's often said that our elected officials are elected "for the people, by the people," which I have always interpreted to mean that they're elected to represent the people's needs and in their best interest. More...