January 22, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Council members delay staff plan to spend $89,000 with Nashville firm for branding

It took about an hour to pass the city's consent calendar on Jan. 13 after residents raised concerns about Thousand Oaks' sending $89,000 to a Nashville company instead of buying its "branding" needs locally. More...

Edison plan for new substation, power poles not greeted warmly

City calls for public hearings and an EIR regarding utility company's plan

Lights, refrigeration and other modern conveniences that use electricity are welcome, but a new substation and the tall, aboveground transmission lines Southern California Edison wants to build are not. More...

Health & Wellness

Hi-tech treatments cut out surgery

New breakthroughs can help women avoid open surgery for a number of common health conditions. Many conditions—including chronic pelvic pain, varicose veins and deep vein thrombosis—are now often treated without surgery. More...

Hospice training available in a two-part program

Training for hospice volunteering will be given in a two part comprehensive program from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturdays Jan. 24 and 31. Part one of the training will take place in Simi Valley and part two in Calabasas. More...

ADHD in adults: A real and treatable medical disorder

Nearly everyone knows friends, co-workers or family members who are disorganized, always late for appointments and constantly starting tasks and not finishing them. More...

Calendar

Datebook

SAT., JAN. 24 Thousand Oaks Teen Center High school concert, 7 to 11 p.m. at the center, 1375 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Emcees: Crawdad, Diamond. Bands: Murs, DJ Bling, Curicula. For high school age teens only. $12 at door. More...

Schools

Uncertainty about funding puts child care program on hold

After determining that funds may be cut within the state budget, the Conejo Valley Unified School District Board of Education voted against creating a child care program, although the issue will be revisited. More...

T.O. resident makes dean's list at Cumberlands

Thousand Oaks resident Jessica Lynn Gallippo has been named to the University of the Cumberlands dean's list for the fall 2008 semester. 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

EYE ON LOCAL AREA STOCKS

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

Police

Newbury Park

Two people, one known by the victim and one unknown, robbed a victim at gunpoint on Jan. 9 or 10 in the 1500 block of Newbury Road. More...

Thousand Oaks

Assailants battered and injured someone with brass knuckles and a bat around midnight Jan. 12 on Houston Drive, north of Thousand Oaks Boulevard. The crime was considered gang-related. More...

Westlake/T.O.

A male, 19, was arrested and charged with trespassing at the Westlake High School campus around 3 p.m. Dec. 18. A vehicle break-in occurred on Jan. 6 or 7 in the 3300 block of S. Blue Ridge Court. The damage estimate was $3,000. More...

Family

Toddler enjoys a warm Conejo Valley winter day

GETTING AROUND- Luke Lawson, 3, of Newbury Park skateboards in the Newbury Park Skate Park at Borchard Park. Lawson was enjoying unseasonably warm weather last Thursday. He's homeschooled and was getting exercise for his daily physical education. More...

Training to start soon for foster and adoptive parents

Sessions will be held at church in Newbury Park

ACTION (Area Christians Taking Initiative On Needs) is sponsoring a training and support network for foster and adoptive parents from 9 to 11 a.m. Sat., Feb. 7, April 4 and June 13 at EvFree Church, 999 Rancho Conejo Blvd. More...

Pet of the Week

JANN HENDRY/Acorn Newspapers PLAY BALL—Jackie, a 2-year-old female border collie mix, can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. To take Jackie home, ask about identification No. A3390479. More...

Real Estate

Single Story Property In The Heart Of Thousand Oaks

Here is a single story property in the heart of Thousand Oaks with more than half an acre complete with an oversized barn currently used to house two horses, a corral and stalls. More...

Shane Haas and Nate Harimoto

Conejo Realtors Nate Harimoto and Shane Haas recently joined Aviara Real Estate of Westlake Village. More...

A Totally Remodeled Three Bedroom Agoura Hills Townhome

This is a totally remodeled 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms Agoura Hills townhome. This home has a light and open floorplan and is ap proximately 2,409 square feet per tax assessor. More...

Costco hits a snag with land owner

Big discount store pulls plan to open in Newbury Park

Costco Wholesale has withdrawn its application to build a store in Newbury Park. More...

District looks at options for school sites that will close next fall

The Conejo Valley Unified School District Board of Education has begun to consider lease options for the two elementary schools that will close next fall. More...

Tell us how you met and fell in love

Anyone can catch your eye, but it takes someone special to win your heart. Do you recall when your spouse or loved one walked into your life? Was it love at first sight? Did fireworks go off and Cupid's arrow find its mark? More...

Home Depot moves forward in T.O.

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Community

T.O. man arrested by LAPD

Thousand Oaks resident Dennis Archie, 58, was arrested for commercial bribery on Jan. 12 by the Los Angles Police Department during a sting operation. More...

Rash of burglaries occurs on Thousand Oaks Boulevard

Three Thousand Oaks Boulevard businesses—Enrique's Mexican Restaurant, Roxy's Famous Deli and For Heavens Cakes—were burglarized during the night of Thurs., Jan. 15 or the early morning of Fri., Jan. 16. More...

Woman facing manslaughter charge gets delay in court

Diane Shakhov appeared at the Ventura County Courthouse on Jan. 15 to determine if she's competent to stand trial a second time on manslaughter charges, but the hearing was postponed for another week. More...

Dining & Entertainment

"Defiance"

Directed by: Edward Zwick Starring: Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber, Jamie Bell, Mark Feuerstein Rated: R (for adult language, violence) Running time: 137 minutes Best suited for: WWII history buffs, More...

Redwood Middle School presents, 'You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown'

The young thespians of Redwood Middle School presented "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" last week in a touching and whimsical performance of the show devoted to the lovable characters from the hugely successful "Peanuts" comic strip. More...

A tribute to tribute bands

Since the nation began tightening its collective economic belt, most live music venues and performers have suffered. More...

Sports

When playing Oaks Christian, expect the unexpected

Girls' soccer squad getting it done with a balanced attack of veterans and youngsters

For years, the Oaks Christian girls' soccer team has been known as one of the most dominant in Ventura County. More...

Amgen Tour on the horizon

The Amgen Tour of California will return next month with the addition of one of professional cycling's biggest legends—Lance Armstrong. More...

TOHS steals one from Moorpark

JANN HENDRY/Acorn Newspapers IN YOUR FACE—Thousand Oaks High's Katherine Irwin, left, puts pressure on Moorpark goalkeeper Carol Craig during last week's TOHS victory. The Lancers are in playoff contention. More...

Faith

Chabad to host women's programs

The Conejo Jewish Academy is starting a new Mommy and Me program to nurture the practical and spiritual growth of Jewish mothers as they raise their children in a traditional Jewish home. More...

Spirituality writer to speak at Cal Lutheran

Acclaimed poet and bestselling author Kathleen Norris will discuss spirituality at a free presentation at 2 p.m. Sun., Jan. 25 at Samuelson Chapel, California Lutheran University, corner of Olsen Road and Campus Drive, Thousand Oaks. More...

Musician to perform for kids at Ascension

Mary Rice Hopkins will present a family concert at 6:30 p.m. Fri., Jan. 23 at Ascension Lutheran Church, 1600 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. More...

Letters

The Arts Plaza is a sponge for money, branding a waste

In 1973 we arrived in Thousand Oaks and have watched it grow into a much larger city. Along the way, growth has had its critics, I being one of them. I haven't spoken out about the problems, but now is the time. More...

Spending cash for branding fritters taxpayer money

While your Jan. 15 edition headline says "Revenue continues to sag, city looks at options," our City Council is considering spending $89,000 for a city "branding" project. Citizens are upset, based upon comments at the Jan. More...

Not all the school problems are from demographics

Regarding Superintendent Mario Contini's Jan. More...

Editorials

Keep an open mind about branding

No sane person would question the importance of branding in private enterprise, but the concept gets a little muddy when it's applied to government. More...

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