October 2, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Future Foundation postponing this year's CLvFFie Awards

After seven years of presenting the CLvFFie (pronounced "cliffy") Awards, the Conejo/Las Virgenes Future Foundation has canceled this year's Nov. 22 event. More...

Health & Wellness

Wellness to host a speaker

The Wellness Community Valley/Ventura presents "Frankly Speaking about Colorectal Cancer" with Heinz-Josef Lenz, MD on Sat., Oct. 11 from 8:30 to 11 nter plans oa.m. at 530 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. More...

'Cuts for the Cure' comes to Westlake

John of Italy Salon & Spa will host the third annual "Cuts for the Cure" from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun., Oct. 12 at 2772 Townsgate Road, Westlake Village. More...

Bariatrics to meet

A free bariatric support group will meet from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Tues., Oct. 7 and 21 at a location in Thousand Oaks. The group is for people considering weight-loss surgery and those who have had the surgery. More...

Calendar

Datebook

THURS., OCT. 2 Cars Galore OC Auto Show opens today, noon to 10 p.m., Friday noon to 10 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Anaheim Convention Center, 800 W. Katella Ave. More...

Schools

Forum set for school board candidates

The Conejo Council ParentTeachers Association will host a School Board Candidates Forum from 1 to 3 p.m. Sun., Oct. 5 at the Thousand Oaks High School Performing Arts Center on Moorpark Road. More...

Candidate for school board wants greater emphasis on technology

In a couple of weeks, Peggy Buckles will be a grandmother, as her 27-year-old daughter—a Conejo Valley Unified School District graduate—is due to give birth. More...

High School Highlights

All events (subject to change) are listed by name, location and time if provided. If calendars are modified, school sources are asked to contact us with updated information at this e-mail address: steve @theacorn.com. More...

Business

Local businesses, residents switch to solar power to harness energy

Local residents and business owners are choosing to install solar panels on their roofs in order to harness natural and renewable energy and reduce their electric bills. More...

Lunchtime meditation course offered

Meenal Kelkar offers a lunchtime meditation course for busy and business people from noon to 1 p.m. on six FridaysOct. 17 through Nov. 21, at True Yoga, 3625 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Ste. 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

Classical guitarists to play at Episcopal church

Los Angeles Electric 8, an eight-member chamber group of classically trained guitarists, will perform at 5 p.m. Sun., Oct. 12 at The Church of the Epiphany (Episcopal), 5450 Churchwood Drive, Oak Park. More...

Group for foster and adoptive parents to hold first meeting

ACTION (Area Christians Taking Initiatives On Needs) Foundation of Ventura County will hold the first meeting of its training and support network for foster and adoptive parents from 9 to 11 a.m. Sat., Oct. More...

St. John's Seminary to host Red Mass

Lawyers, judges and the legal community in Ventura County will gather for the first Red Mass ever held in the area at 5:30 p.m. Tues., Oct. 7 at St. John's Seminary Chapel, 5012 Seminary Road, Camarillo. More...

Letters

Fewer students the fault of trustees who left

Meadows parents get it. Mike Dunn gets it. Unfortunately, the other four members of the Conejo Valley Unified School District Board of Education don't. More...

Likes Andersen for school board

I'm so very pleased to see John Andersen running for Conejo Valley Unified School District school board this election season. John is a man who truly walks and talks the life. More...

Council members should tighten their purse strings

After reading the article "Health benefits can be permanent for council members," I was appalled at the benefits the council members and dependents receive for a minimum five years of service. More...

City manager, city attorney are well paid

Despite economythey get raises of 7 and 8 percent, respectively

The city manager and the city attorney of Thousand Oaks each got pay raises when the City Council passed the consent calendar at its Sept. 23 meeting. More...

School board trustees get fewer benefits than council members in T.O.

A stipend and medical insurance come with the job, but trustees in Conejo Valley UnifieSchool District don't receive lifetime benefits or retirement asome city council members do. CVUSD school board mem bers are paid $536 each month. More...

City struggles to find ways of saving money with Ventura County Fire Department

Giving the money back to the taxpayers never came up during a City Council meeting concerning the $6 million a year Thousand Oaks residents overpay for Ventura County Fire Department services. More...

Community

Voter registration up again in California

September 3, 2004 Political Party # Democratic Green Libertarian Peace and Freedom 6 Republican Decline to state2 Miscellaneous TOTAL The ranks of registered California voters continue to grow More...

Postage is lower on vote by mail ballots

The Ventura County Elections Division recently announced a change in the postage required to return Vote by Mail ballots. The rate will be 59 cents to return the two-card ballot. More...

Gallegly votes no on bailout

U.S. Rep. More...

Dining & Entertainment

Society shows violets

The Thousand Oaks African Violet Society's 28th annual show/ sale will be 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat., Oct. 25 and 1 to 4 p.m. Sun., Oct. 26 at the Grant Brimhall/Thousand Oaks Library, 1401 E. Janss Road. The public is invited. More...

'Suicide' comedy to raise funds

Regenerate Films will host a fundraiser with the screening of a nearly completed feature film "My Suicide: A Self Inflicted Comedy" at 6 p.m. Sat., Oct. 4 at Scherr Forum Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. More...

Westlake Village Auto Show includes cars, music, raffle

The 23rd annual Westlake Village Auto Show will be held at 10 a.m. Sun., Oct. 5 in the Countrywide Financial Corporation parking lot, 31303 Agoura Road, Westlake Village. Placement of cars will begin at 7 a.m. More...

Sports

Stars win the championship

TOP FINISHERS- The Westlake Village Stars 10 and under baseball team coached by John Burtzloff, Ed Kutt and John Teobaldi won the End of the Summer Bash hosted by the Ventura County Warriors. More...

Agassi wows 'em

He's the main attraction at Bryan Brothers' All-Star Tennis Smash

Andre Agassi can work a tennis racket, and he can work a crowd, too. More...

Field announced for Chevron World Challenge

Because of injury, Woods won't play

Local golf fans will be in for a treat this holiday season as the Chevron World Challenge presented by Bank of America returns to Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park A female, 50, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol at 12:55 a.m. Sept. 21 at Lynn Road and Lotus Avenue. More...

Family

Families to exchange costumes

A costume exchange will be held at 9 a.m. Fri., Oct. 10 on the patio outside of the children's play area and food court at The Oaks mall, 222 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Costume drop-off will be from 9 to 9:45 a.m. More...

Best seat in the house

ENJOYING THE FESTIVITIES- Olivia Parent, 3, of Moorpark sits on the lap of her grandfather, Westlake Village resident Alan Cordover, as they watch the action on the runway during the "Spotlight on Style" Fashion Show. More...

October fun coming to Underwood Family Farms

Underwood Family Farms in Moorpark presents a variety of activities for the annual Fall Festival. •The fifth annual Wild West Weekend will be Sat. and Sun., Oct. 4 and 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...