December 4, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

It's official: Tony Strickland takes seat but it's no mandate

Nearly a month after the general election, Republican Tony Strickland has officially been named the winner of the 19th District state Senate seat. More...

Health & Wellness

Westlake yoga instructor helps children thrive

Preschoolers stretched their imagination muscles during a yoga class tailored just for them at the Moorpark College Child Development Center last week. More...

Learn CPR and you could save a life

A three-hour CPR certification course will be offered at 9 a.m. Sat., Dec. 6 at the Newbury Park Athletic Club, 161 N. Reino Road, Newbury Park. The class includes adult, child and infant CPR, AED operation and choking emergencies. More...

Wellness Community hosts orientation meetings

The Wellness Community Valley/Ventura has orientation meetings at 7 p.m. every Tuesday and 10 a.m. every Friday. More...

Calendar

Datebook

THURS., DEC. 4 GFWC Camarillo Women's Club Meets for luncheon at Sterling Hills Golf Club, 901 Sterling Hills Drive, Camarillo. Ventura Choraliers sing. Ornament exchange, jewelry auction, reading of "The Night Before Christmas." $15. More...

Schools

Popular preschool will fold its tent despite appeals to the T.O. City Council

Parents and kids recently lined up to urge the City Council to save $190,000 and keep a partnership with a successful, private, nationally accredited child care operator. They came away disappointed. More...

Classroom features room to grow

JANN HENDRY/Acorn Newspapers LEARNING IN THE GREAT OUTDOORS—Students, teachers and parents spend the morning learning together during a recent Conejo Open Classroom session at Conejo Community Park in Thousand Oaks. More...

WHS soccer teams model fashions

The Westlake High School Soccer Boosters will host one of their biggest fundraising events of the year, the 2008 Holiday Fashion Show and Auction Fundraiser, from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Mon., Dec. More...

Business

Retailer helps Y's after-school programs

GENEROUS DEPARTMENT STORE—Rick Politte, president and CEO of the Southeast Ventura County YMCA, left, receives a grant check for $20,400 from Eric Langkusch, store manager of J.C. Penney in Thousand Oaks. More...

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Yoga Works in Westlake will host a gift and health fair

YogaWorks Westlake Village is offering a free holiday gift and health fair from 11 a.mto 5 p.m. Sat., Dec. 6 at 2475 Townsgate Road, Westlake Village. More...

Faith

CLU will host Kwanzaa event

California Lutheran University's annual Kwanzaa celebration will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., Dec. 6 in Lundring Events Center in the Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center, Olsen Road and Campus Drive in Thousand Oaks. More...

The Art of Being

"Somebody should tell us, right at the start of our lives, that we are dying. Then we might live life to the limit, every minute of every day. Do it! I say. Whatever you want to do, do it now! There are only so many tomorrows. More...

Bethlehem drive-through coming to Westlake

Westminster Presbyterian Church will host the annual Bethlehem Experience from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Sat., Dec. 13 and Sun., Dec. 14 at the church, 32111 Watergate Road, Westlake Village. More...

State of California plays 'me first' with revenue from city's redevelopment agency

Thousand Oaks financial director Candice Hong is remaining calm even as sales tax revenues decline and the state starts grabbing the city's money. More...

Debutantes have a night they will always remember

IRIS SMOOT/Acorn Newspapers PRINCESS TREATMENT— Debutante Shelby Samovar of the National Charity League's Conejo Valley Chapter looks down from the extra height of a chair. More...

Community

State dictates more housing for T.O.

Sacramento is calling for more places for people to live. For the city of Thousand Oaks, it means greater density, more dwellings per acre of land

In repsonse to a state requirement that the city provide zoning for 1,847 new housing units, the Thousand Oaks City Council on Nov. More...

City Calendar

The city of Thousand Oaks will be conducting the following meetings this month, according to the city manager's office. All contact phone numbers are in the 805 area code. Mon., Dec. 8 : 6:30 p.m. More...

Interface gets funding to assist domestic violence victims

Interface Children Family Services has been awarded funding to continue providing crisis response for victims of domestic violence. More...

Dining & Entertainment

The Movie Nut

One might almost choose to call it "Gone With the Aussie Wind." There aren't many films bold enough, audacious enough, to encapsulate an entire continent in their title. More...

Big show at government center

The Ventura County Arts Council Visual Arts Committee will present "The Big Show" through Tues., Jan. 27 in the atrium lobby of the Hall of Administration at the County Government Center, 800 S. Victoria Ave., Ventura. More...

L.A. museum needs volunteers

The Docent Council of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art is seeking volunteers to lead tours of the museum's collections. More...

Sports

Skilled on offense, Lancers say defense is top priority

Boys' basketball squad can score points in bunches

The boys' basketball team at Thousand Oaks High expects to be in the hunt for a Marmonte League title this season. How the Lancers go about achieving that goal, however, will be a little different. More...

Montana aims for a bounce-back performance

JANN HENDRY/Acorn Newspapers NORTHBOUND—Although Oaks Christian prevailed, 21-0, during last weekend's CIF-Southern Section Northwest Division quarterfinal game against Pioneer Valley, junior quarterback Nick Montana struggled while completing More...

Regents cap amazing cross country season with state title

Girls bring back Division IV crown from Fresno

All season long, the La Reina High cross country team waited for others to catch up. Last Saturday at Woodward Park in Fresno, La Reina capped off a stellar season by winning the CIF Division IV state championship. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

JANN HENRY/Acorn Newspapers TWO FRIENDS- Freddy and Pepper are terrier-mix dogs. They've been pals for a long time and want to stay together. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park The following subject was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol: A male, 23, at 2:40 a.m. Nov. 23 at Lynn and W. Kelly roads. A male, 35, allegedly battered his fiancee during an argument. More...

Family

Family Men Don't Wear Name Brands

I'm a junky My wife left the house to meet an old friend for coffee, and my 5- year-old son was next door playing with the neighbor. It was the day after Halloween. More...

Toy safety tips for the holidays

It's that time of year when kids start making their holiday wish lists, which of course include toys and games. As parents, we need to carefully monitor the toys that our children receive to ensure that they are safe and age-appropriate. More...

And now to start packing

IRIS SMOOT/Acorn Newspapers CHURCH HELPS OUT STUDENTS- Manzanita Elementary School students are excited about a $1,500 check from EVFree Church of the Conejo Valley. More...