August 14, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Stable floor will be more stable

WESTLAKE WOMEN FUND NEW FLOOR- Montana, a gentle horse at Ride On Therapeutic Horsemanship in Newbury Park, watches volunteers walk the stable's dirt floor. More...

Health & Wellness

How desk workers can avoid back pain

Work-related back pain doesn't just happen to physical laborers, as many deskbound office workers can attest. More...

Event for caretakers and families of elderly coming Saturday

An Education Seminar and Resource Fair for people dealing with the care of aging parents will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Sat., Aug. 16 at Los Robles Hospital East Campus, 150 Via Merida, Westlake Village. More...

Plastic surgeon relocates to Westlake Village

Dr. Theodore R. Corwin, plastic and reconstructive surgeon, recently relocated his office and outpatient surgical facility to 911 Hampshire Road, Ste. 1, Westlake Village. Corwin specializes in cosmetic surgery of the face and body. More...

Calendar

Datebook

FRI., AUG. 15 Amateur Astronomy Ventura County Astronomical Society meets 7:30 p.m., multipurpose room, Mesa Union School, 3091 Mesa School Road, Somis. Denis Svechkarev discusses amateur astronomy in Kharkov, Ukraine. More...

Schools

Kicking their way to success

HONORED—The CVU girls U-11 team Inferno took second place in its division at the Irvine FC Showcase Tournament. More...

Hebrew school receives accreditation

Conejo Hebrew High School, a supplementary foreign language school in Agoura Hills, received its independent accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) in July. More...

Jazz series returns to Hyatt Westlake

Saxophonist Richard Elliot and trumpeter Rick Braun will perform at the Westlake Jazz Series at 7 p.m. Sat., Aug. 16 in the outdoor garden at Hyatt Westlake Plaza, 880 S. Westlake Blvd.,Westlake Village. More...

Business

Hyatt Bridal Premiere takes place this weekend

The 25th annual Bridal Premiere, a day of wedding exhibits and fashion shows, takes place Sun., Aug. 17 at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza, 880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. Exhibit hours are 11 a.m. More...

Chamber to hold reception in T.O.

The Agoura/Oak Park/Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce hosts a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Wed., Aug. 27 at the new Neftin Westlake-Mazda store in the Mazda showroom, 3550 Auto Mall Drive, Thousand Oaks. More...

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...

Faith

Young adult stewards needed

Christian Orthodox young adults are invited to apply to serve as stewards at the 2008 General Assembly of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the U.S.A. and Church World Service. More...

Shaman to be guest speaker at Center for Spiritual Living in Westlake

The Center for Spiritual Living will host Maria Bobadilla, also known as Machi Maria, an indigenous shaman, on Sun., Aug. 24 at the center, 800 Hampshire Road, Ste. V, Westlake Village. Bobadilla will speak at the 10 a.m. More...

Seminary student to preach at Lutheran church

Tiago Jose Albrecht, a seminary student from Brazil, will be preaching at the 9 a.m. worship service Sun., Aug. 17 at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 667 Camino Dos Rios, Thousand Oaks. His sermon is "Jesus Christ is the bread who feeds all nations. More...

Letters

New blood needed in school board

The Thousand Oaks Acorn story dated Aug. 7, "It takes deep pockets to run for City Council" was truly an eye opener. I never realized that a candidate would spend over $100,000 to gain a seat on our City Council. More...

World peace and public education both in disarray

In response to Arleigh Kidd, executive director of the teachers union, and the cost of education being a key problem, I understand from your carefully drafted opinion letter in your bottom line, do we need an educated leader who understands true More...

Old-timers have a right to gripe, but Dunn's got to go

First, in defense of Marilee Ullmann and her expressing the truth about changes we've undergone in Thousand Oaks, anyone who's lived here for a significant period of time knows it's not the place it used to be. More...

Two long-time trustees won't seek reelection to Conejo school board

After more than 40 years of school board service between both of them, Dolores Didio and Dorothy Beaubien have decided not to seek reelection to the Conejo Valley Unified School District Board of Education. More...

7 running for City Council

The City Council race is taking shape, and candidates on the November ballot offer a first look at why they're running. More...

T.O. named one of America's greenest cities

No surprise

Popular Science magazine earlier this year named Thousand Oaks one of the Top 50 Greenest Cities in the United States. More...

Critics want food bank to move elsewhere

Manna, a food bank that's provided groceries for those in need in Thousand Oaks and surrounding communities for more than 30 years, may lose its home. More...

Community

Thousand Oaks Citibank robbed for second time in two months

A man claiming to have a gun robbed a bank in Thousand Oaks. At 2:38 p.m. Mon., Aug. 11, a man with a bandana covering part of his face threatened a teller at Citibank, 33 N. Moorpark Road. More...

Prepare before you shake, rattle and roll

People are still talking about where they were when a magnitude 5.4 earthquake struck at 11:42 a.m. July 29. More...

Test for the 'big one' slated for November

Mark your calendars for Nov. 12 to 16, the Great Southern California Shake Out. No, this isn't an earthquake prediction. It's preparation for what organizers are calling "an enormous earthquake" in the future. More...

Dining & Entertainment

Conejo Players Theatre to hold auditions for 'Goodbye Charlie'

Conejo Players Theatre will hold auditions for "Goodbye Charlie," a farce by George Axelrod, at 7 p.m. Sun., Aug. 24 and 7:30 p.m. Mon. and Tues., Aug. 25 and 26 at the theater, 351 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

'Othello' to open soon at Hillcrest Center

The California Shakespeare Company will open its 2008-09 season with William Shakespeare's tragedy, "Othello," from Aug. 22 through Sept. 14 at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive in Thousand Oaks. More...

Actor addresses Rotary

SHARING INSPIRATION— James Denton, left, tells about life, his acting career and his extensive community involvement. More...

Sports

T.O. High School volleyball setter ready for an encore

For the last eight months, Thousand Oaks High School senior volleyball player Hannah Clancy has been reflecting on her junior year. More...

Little Leaguers earn Sportsmanship Award

GOOD GUYS—The Thousand Oaks Little League 8-year-old All-Star team was awarded the Sportsmanship Trophy at the 12th annual VCAA Champions of Summer Tournament. They were one of 12 teams participating in the event. More...

Police

Newbury Park

A female, 52, drove her vehicle into a fence and was cited on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol around 6 p.m. July 31 at Via Rio and Via Juanita. More...

Thousand Oaks

A male, 25, allegedly was driving his vehicle over 90 mph southbound on the 101 Freeway at Moorpark Road around midnight Aug. 1 and registered two blood alcohol content (BAC) readings of 0.14 percent and 0.13 percent. More...

Westlake/T.O.

Property was stolen from an open garage on Aug. 3 or 4 in the 2600 block of Hartland Circle. Property was stolen from a vehicle between 2:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Aug. 2 in the 1600 block of Aspenwall Road. More...

Family

Hot game of cards in the cool of the shade

BRIDGE IS UP— Playing a game of bridge is an Agoura Hills Concert in the Park tradition for friends, from left, Linda Christopher of Agoura Hills, Don Taetzsch of Simi Valley, Camarillo resident Beverly Piecha and Carmen Laven More...

Los Robles Master Chorale appoints new artistic director

Los Robles Master Chorale, a nonprofit performing arts group, has appointed Lesley Leighton as its new artistic director. Leighton will assume the position in September when the Chorale begins its 31st season. More...

One public service organization helps another

THANKFUL HORSES AND STUDENTS- Westlake Village Junior Women's Club members present a check for $15,000 to Ride On Therapeutic Horsemanship in Newbury Park. More...