September 18, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Oktoberfest coming next weekend

DON'T MISS IT- - The Newbury Park Rotary Club will celebrate its 22nd annual Oktoberfest from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat. and Sun., Sept. 27 and 28 at Underwood Family Farms. More...

Health & Wellness

Prostate cancer seminar coming to The Oaks mall

In recognition of Prostate Cancer Awareness month, Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center will sponsor a free community seminar, "Understanding Prostate Changes as a Man Ages," from 9 to 10 a.m. Thurs., Sept. More...

Survival of the sensitive

These days the world is a place of hard knocks. Very few of us are shielded from daily adversity. It can come in very subtle forms: A passing neighbor fails to wave at us or someone cuts in front of us in line. More...

Fire statistics published

The National Fire Protection Agency has published findings from their report on the United States fire loss for 2007 in the NFPA Journal. According to the report, fires killed one person every two and a half hours last year. More...

Calendar

Datebook

THURS., SEPT. 18 Floral Design Conejo Valley Botanic Garden presents floral design classes in the Sogetsu style, garden center, 350 W. Gainsborough Road, Thousand Oaks. $15 for class, $10 for flowers. More...

Schools

Application timeline

The school year is well underway, and high school seniors who are applying to college have a busy few months coming up. Keeping track of requirements and deadlines is crucial to having a smooth college application process. More...

Westlake Hills teacher a finalist in contest

Steven Latshaw of Westlake Hills Elementary School in Thousand Oaks has been named one of the five teacher finalists in the 2008 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge. More...

National Merit scholarship semifinalists

The following local students are semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship program, which awards more than $35 million in scholarships annually. More...

Business

Former T.O. Resident Launches New Line of Gloves

Take a beautiful garden and an already successful Thousand Oaks family; add a motivated son, and you have the beginnings of the success story of Michael Hale and Ethel gloves. More...

Blog Site Explains Foreclosure Prevention Act

The new Foreclosure Prevention Act recently enacted is great news for current homeowners and those looking to purchase.The legislation, however, is complex. LoanSmart Inc. More...

Entrepreneur, 23, Opens a New Holiday Store

The Best Holiday Store Ever is open for Halloween and Christmas. The owner is Tiana Scharf, 23. The store offers unique, oneof-a-kind decorations, such as $5 tombstones, 20-foot hanging props, $3 ornaments and life-size nativity scenes. More...

Faith

Negative habits hobble your happiness

"To fall into a habit is to be gin to cease to be." —Miguel De Unamuno A close friend I've known since we were both youngsters called me to announce that he and his longtime live-in partner were going to call it quits and go their s More...

Lecture series on Hebrews comes to Newbury Park

Living Oaks Community Church will present a lecture series from the book of Hebrews on Wednesday nights at 7 p.m. at the church, 1033 Business Center Circle, Newbury Park. More...

CROP hunger walks begin

Humanitarian agency Church World Service has announced the opening of its 2008-09 CROP Hunger Walk season, during which hunger activists in some 2,000 communities across the nation will begin walking to raise money for the agency's domes More...

Letters

Community activists deserve praise for changing the board of education

Democracy is alive and well in Thousand Oaks. Why? More...

Residents need self-storage or city wouldn't consider it

I'm writing in response to Robert Nguyen's Sept. 11 letter, "Self-storage is a waste of space." His points are riddled with ignorance. More...

Also opposes plan for self-storage

I live in Westlake Hills, which is across the street from the location of the proposed self-storage facility mentioned in last week's letters. More...

Widow of Ed Masry loses court case involving his estate

It may be appealed

The widow of former celebrity attorney and Thousand Oaks City Councilmember Ed Masry lost a case in court in which she had attempted to gain control of the family's multimillion-dollar trust. More...

T.O. man who was there recalls the events of Sept. 11, 2001

On Sept. 11, 2001, Henry D'Atri saw a plane strike World Trade Center Tower No. 1 from a window in his office on the 78th floor of Tower No. 2. He will never forget the lessons he learned that day. More...

Two residents among the fatalities in last week's train wreck

Two Thousand Oaks men were killed in last Friday's Metrolink crash. Ernest Kish, 47, and Christopher Aiken, 38, were on the way home to their families after working at their jobs in Burbank. More...

Community

Oaks Christian teacher killed in train crash

When people remember Paul Long, they rarely recall just one man. With Long came his wife and son—they were a package deal. They were inseparable. More...

Kindergarten up, but enrollment is mostly down

The Conejo Valley Unified School District staff has released this year's enrollment numbers, revealing surprising dives in upper grades and an unexpected increase in kindergartners. Dep. More...

Here's where to take your old household batteries

In the city of Thousand Oaks, household batteries can be recycled at four locations: •The Grant Brimhall/ Thousand Oaks Library, 1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

Dining & Entertainment

Grandmas, grandpas welcome kids at G.G.'s House

For children who cannot enjoy the smell of freshly baked cookies at their own grandparents' home, Pat Frost and a band of silver-haired volunteers offer the next best thing. More...

Casa Pacifica holds fundraiser in Westlake

The Casa Pacifica Angels and hosts Janet and Gregg Van Huisen will present the seventh annual "Spotlight on Style" fashion show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., Sept. 27 at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza, 880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. More...

Ride On fundraiser comes to Simi

Ride On Therapeutic Horsemanship will host its annual fundraising event at 6 p.m. Sat., Sept. 27 in the Air Force One Pavilion at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley. More...

Sports

The Acorn's High School Football Game of the Week

Diamond Ranch Panthers (1-1) at Oaks Christian Lions (2-0) Friday, 7:30 p.m.

Local high school football fans will finally get a glimpse of one of the state's top-ranked teams Friday night when the Oaks Christian Lions host the Diamond Ranch Panthers. OCHS, No. More...

Weekend schedule

Buena at Thousand Oaks Friday, 7 p.m. Saugus at Westlake Friday, 7 p.m. Newbury Park at Rio Mesa Friday, 7 p.m. Moorpark at Ventura Friday, 7 p.m. Camarillo at Agoura Friday, 7 p.m. More...

Other local football matchups

Buena (1-0) at Thousand Oaks (1-0) Outlook: Thousand Oaks looked extremely solid in its 23-14 victory at Valencia, which had entered the contest ranked second in the CIF-Southern Section Northern Division coaches' poll. More...

Police

Newbury Park

A male, 48, was suspected of being under the influence of a controlled substance and also possessing counterfeit identification, other people's mail with their personal information and glass smoking pipes with burnt residue. More...

Thousand Oaks

A male, 58, was involved three separate traffic collisions near Moorpark and Wilbur roads around 4:16 p.m. Sept. 4. A person in one of the collisions was injured and transported to a nearby hospital. More...

Westlake/T.O.

A male, 36, allegedly battered and verbally threatened his exgirlfriend, who still lived with him. The man was arrested at 10:30 p.m. Sept. 10 in the 200 block of Triunfo Canyon Road. A vandal caused damages in excess of $400 on Sept. More...

Family

Sparkling with gold in Santa Barbara

SHOWING THEIR MEDALS—A club team that hails from Thousand Oaks and Westlake Village, the boys Under 9 Real So Cal soccer team, won the last big competition of the summer, the Santa Barbara soccer tournament. More...

Wins Gold Award

BELIEVES IN SERVICE WORK- Amber Nicole Schneider, 17, a senior at Newbury Park High School and member of Girl Scout Troop No. 61070 of the Rancho Sierra Vista Service Unit, has won the Gold Award, the highest in Girl Scouts. More...

Gilbert and Sullivan show coming to Thousands Oaks

The Ventura County Gilbert and Sullivan Repertoire Company presents "Patience" from Sept. 26 through Oct. 12 at Theatre on the Hill, The Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive in Thousand Oaks. Showtimes are 8 p.m. More...