March 5, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Teens charged with middle school hate crime

Two Thousand Oaks High School students were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy, vandalism and the commission of a hate crime, police said. The arrests came on Feb. More...

Time to turn those clocks forward

Daylight-saving time returns at 2 a.m. Sun., March 8 and will remain in effect until Sun., Nov. 1. The extra hour of daylight in the evening provides more opportunities for leisure time activities. Others say it also saves energy. More...

Health & Wellness

Gigi the giraffe brightens hospital for kids

HEALING STATUE— Local children gather around a 5-foot papier mache giraffe named Gigi that brightens up the hall at Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center. More...

Experts offer health advice at Four Seasons

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, but it doesn't have to be, according to staff at the California Health and Longevity Institute at the Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village. More...

Brain Balance holds open house

Brain Balance Achievement Center will hold a free open house on from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tues., March 10 at 650 Hampshire Road, Ste. 102, Westlake Village. More...

On the Town

Texas Hold 'em Poker returns to Conejo Valley

Save the date

Be sure to mark your calendar for Sun., April 19 when the Thousand Oaks Kiwanis Club Charitable Foundation presents its second annual Texas Hold 'em Poker Tournament and Casino Night at The Canyon, 28912 Roadside Drive in Agoura Hills. More...

Calendar

Datebook

THURS., MAR. 5 OneClub Breakfast Third annual Boys & Girls Club event, 7:30 to 9 a.m. at Spanish Hills Country Club, 999 Crestview Ave., Camarillo. Speakers: Tony Pedeferri, Leslie Margolin. Reservations required. More...

Schools

High School, Hi-Lights

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...

SELPA presents workshops in Ventura County

The Ventura County Special Education Local Plan Area will offer the following programs. For more information, call (805) 483-2353 or visit www .venturacountyselpa.com. More...

Students learn bike safety tips

A bicycle safety instruction program was presented last week in partnership with Smart Moves at Sycamore Canyon School in Newbury Park. Students navigated a bicycle safety obstacle course and a mobile rock climbing wall. More...

Business

Networking comes with breakfast

The Thousand Oaks-Westlake Village Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold a networking breakfast from 7 to 9 a.m. tomorrow, Fri., March 6, at the Los Robles Greens Banquet Center, 299 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

Crafting workshop held at Indiana Joan's

Thirteen women from diverse backgrounds met recently at Indiana Joan's in Newbury Park for a six-hour crafting workshop. The women created their own unique objects with guidance from Joan Bryant, owner of Indiana Joan's. More...

Deli celebrates anniversary

Old New York Deli & Bakery Co. will celebrate its 15th anniversary with 50-cent bagels and free coffee mugs each day from March 9 to 15 at its new location in Newbury Park, 2700 Teller Road, Ste. A, in the Loehmann's center at Camino Dos Rios. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park The following subjects were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the times, dates and places indicated: a male, 35, at 11:35 p.m. Feb. More...

Family

SADD hosts safety fair

The Students Against Drunk Driving chapter at Newbury Park High School will host a Safety Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., March 7 at DCH Honda of Oxnard, 1500 E. Ventura Blvd., Oxnard. More...

Teen drivers get free class on how to drive wisely

One bad decision—speed, alcohol, not paying attention—can ruin the life of a teenager. Smashed skulls and the bloody, broken bodies of innocent people may be the aftermath of a bad decision. Senior Dep. More...

Local girls do fashion show

The Conejo Valley Chapter of National Charity League Inc. will hold "A World of Giving" at 2 p.m. Sun., March 15 at First Neighborhood Community Center, 31830 Village Road Center, Westlake Village. More...

Editorials

It's time for council members to lead

City revenues are down and expenses are up, making it a challenge to keep a balanced budget. More...

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Experts travel west to admire T.O. wastewater

Chicago treatment plant officials see how it's done

A bio-gas digestion process from human waste might not be something the average person would travel 2,000 miles to see, but Osoth Janjun did just that. More...

City planning improvements to Thousand Oaks Boulevard

Community Development Director John Prescott discussed the latest developments with Home Depot and Costco and the plans for improving Thousand Oaks Boulevard at the city's goal-setting session last month. More...

T.O. will play for section title

CHAMPIONSHIP HOPEFULS— Thousand Oaks High School's Antonio Lopez soars to the basket for a layup during the Lancers' 89-57 victory over Marina in the semifinals of the CIF playoffs last Friday. More...

Community

A fine first lady

HISTORY COMES TO LIFE— Ladera Elementary School fifthgrader T.J. Barnholtz, 10, portrays Eleanor Roosevelt in the school's quad. More...

Library's radio museum archives still in limbo

It's unknown what will become of radio broadcasting artifacts, sealed in a bank's basement at Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street, that were slated to be included in the American Radio Archives at the Grant Brimhall/ Thousand Oaks Library. More...

State makes T.O. add more density to city plan

The state is reviewing the City Council's rezoning last month of several areas in Thousand Oaks. The rezoning was done to make greater housing density possible. More...

Dining & Entertainment

Smothers Brothers at The Canyon

Concert review

When Tom and Dick Smothers first brought their sibling rivalry act to San Francisco's Purple Onion nightclub, Dwight Eisenhower was president, the New York Mets didn't exist and America was yet to send a man into space. More...

Muvico Theaters opens

The Movie Nut has often dreamed of sipping a chilled Stolichnaya while watching "Dr. More...

The Movie Nut

"The International" MPAA rating: R There's a nifty, intense shootout in the middle of director Tom Tykwer's "The International." Interpol agent Louis Salinger (Clive Owen) has chased a suspected hit man known as The Consultant (Brian More...

Sports

Thousand Oaks one step closer to elusive title

Boys' basketball team will play for section banner Saturday at Anaheim

Will the third time be the charm? That's the milliondollar question locally as the Thousand Oaks High boys' basketball team prepares to make its third CIFSouthern Section title-game appearance since 2002. More...

Brea Olinda ends Lancers' magical ride

The Thousand Oaks High girls' basketball team's magnificent postseason run ended with a 79-43 loss to state powerhouse Brea Olinda in a CIF-Southern Section Division IIAA semifinal game last Saturday night at Newbury Park High. More...

OCHS girls' soccer squad upset by South Torrance

A highly successful season for the Oaks Christian girls' soccer team ended Tuesday with a 1-0 loss to South Torrance in the CIFSouthern Section Division V semifinals. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

SWEETHEART— Shelley, a 6-year-old collie mix, is sweet and calm but a little shy. She prefers women and needs to go to a home with no young children. Shelley can be adopted at the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. Ask for ID No. More...

Faith

College student's religious views censored in speech class

Attorneys with the Alliance Defense Fund Center for Academic Freedom filed a lawsuit against the Los Angeles Community College Districts after a professor censored and threatened to expel a student following his presentation in a public speak More...

'Wild West' Purim comes to Newbury Park

Thousand Oaks Chabad Jewish Center will host a "Wild West" Purim celebration from 5:15 to 7:15 p.m. Tues., March 10 at the Stagecoach Inn Museum Complex, 51 S. Ventu Park Road, Newbury Park. The public is invited. More...

Locals called to the Torah

•Jessica Ashcroft was called to the Torah as a bat mitzvah on Jan. 24 at Temple Etz Chaim in Thousand Oaks. Jessica is a seventh-grade honor roll student at Redwood Middle School. More...

Letters

Sees no advantage in new Home Depot

I'm not sure how one could turn the proposed Home Depot site into a political partisan issue, as was done in your Feb. More...

Either let Home Depot open here or residents will pay the consequences

The way last month's Home Depot planning commission decision has been described just isn't accurate. I was there for the long haul with over 40 of my fellow neighbors who also welcome this new Home Depot to our community. More...

Let's think 'outside the box' on Home Depot

I've been following with interest debates over proposals for Home Depot in Westlake Village and Costco in Newbury Park. More...

Real Estate

Blankets of Love Program Brings Comfort To Animals In Shelters And Pet Rescues

Realtor Toni Hanson, an agent with Prudential California Realty's Thousand Oaks office, loves devoting her time to Blankets of Love. This program was formed to bring comfort to animals in shelters and pet rescues. More...

Kevin Lehman

Kevin Lehman won the award for Top Listing agent from Prudential California Realty's Thousand Oaks regional office for December 2008. More...

Beautiful Thousand Oaks Pool Home

This 4 bedroom, 3 bath pool home is in the Brock Collection of homes in Thousand Oaks. There is a large bonus room, a downstairs bedroom and an inside laundry room. More...