March 12, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

School district will send out 160 pink slips

One hundred sixty employees of Conejo Valley Unified School District (CVUSD) will receive pink slips this week in response to the state's more than $8 billion in cuts to public education. More...

Health & Wellness

Session on Friday to discuss young women with breast cancer

Jodi McIntosh, associate program director of the Wellness Community Valley/Ventura, will facilitate an interactive discussion about the emotional challenges faced by young women with breast cancer from 1 to 3 p.m. More...

Oaks Christian to host bone marrow drive

Oaks Christian School will host a bone marrow drive for 2year-old Malachi Smith from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. tomorrow, March 13, in the executive dining room in the school cafeteria, 31749 La Tienda Drive, Westlake Village. More...

Blood drives coming to T.O., Camarillo

United Blood Services will hold blood drives on Mondays and Wednesdays in Camarillo at 2105 Pickwick Drive, across from the post office, and Tuesdays and Thursdays in Thousand Oaks in the North Star Plaza, 1321 E. More...

Calendar

Datebook

THURS., MAR. 12 Somis Thursday Club Meets at clubhouse, 5380 Bell St., Somis. Lunch, program with Barbara Evans and her paper craft. $15 lunch. Member California Federation of Women's Clubs. Phone: 805.987. More...

Schools

High School Hi-Lights

All events (subject to change) are listed by name, location and time if provided. Newbury Park Panthers Fri., March 13: ASL field trip/Redwood Middle School/8:30 a.m. Talent show/performing arts center/7 p.m. More...

TOHS cheerleaders at competition

Thousand Oaks High School competitive cheerleading teams recently competed at UCA's West Coast Champions at the Shrine Auditorium. More...

Local students apply for arts scholarships

Focus on the Masters and the Ventura County Arts Council recently announced the 2009 Tamima AlAwar Memorial Scholarship Program applicants. All applicants are students at Ventura County schools. 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...

Pets

Pets of the Week

MAKE THAT ' PETS OF THE WEEK'— Shadow, left, a 2-year-old male Australian shepherd mix, and Kandy, a 1-year-old female golden retriever mix, hope to be adopted together. They're available at the Agoura Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road. More...

Faith

Lecture on biblical interpretation coming to California Lutheran University

Theologian Craig L. Nessan will present a free lecture on "Hearing the Word: Lutheran Perspectives on Biblical Interpretation" at 1 p.m. Sat., March 21 in Samuelson Chapel, California Lutheran University, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

Scholar-in-residence weekend is coming to Thousand Oaks

The Temple Etz Chaim Men's Club will sponsor a Scholar-in-Residence Weekend: The History of Modern Israel from Fri. to Sun., March 20 to 22 at the synagogue, 1080 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. The scholar-in-residence will be Dr. More...

Unitarian church offers Taize services

The Conejo Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will offer modified Taize services at 7 p.m. Tues., March 17, 24 and 31 in the church sanctuary at 3327 Old Conejo Road, Newbury Park. More...

Letters

Do-it Center again exercises muscle to fight Home Depot

It's important to respond to the letter published on Feb. 26. Fortyone people attended the hearing, not including the Home Depot representatives, to register support for the project. More...

If quality of life matters, send Home Depot away

One of your letter writers said she attended the planning commission meeting with 40 of her neighbors supporting the proposed Home Depot in Westlake Village. More...

Home Depot uses unfair tactics to sway public opinion

Home Depot's consultants will say anything to get approval for their Westlake Village store. More...

Editorials

We must do more with less spending

Academic standards for Conejo Valley Unified School District are among the highest in the nation, but according to Education Week magazine, the per pupil funding for it and other school districts in California has dropped to 47th in the n More...

Political Cartoon

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City council members set goals for the coming year

The City Council has come up with this year's top priorities. The first thing it wants to do is put its finances in order by maintaining a balanced budget while minimizing the impact on public services. More...

Enthusiastic parents

'SHE'S GOT GAME'— Temple Adat Elohim Cantor David Sukiar and his wife, Leasa, react as their daughter, Hayley, 3, dressed as Queen Vashti, throws a ball into a glass bowl. More...

Bank robbery fails, but the thieves evade peace officers

Three men in ski masks who ran into a crowded Vons store to rob a U.S. Bank were foiled by an armed off-duty law enforcement officer. Police say the three men stormed the Vons store at 2048 E. Avenida de Los Arboles at 6:50 p.m. More...

Community

Assembly member will meet her constituents

Those wondering what Assemblymember Audra Strickland (R-Thousand Oaks) has been up to and how she's representing her district will get an hour of her time. From 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. More...

Senior citizens, low wage earners can get help filing their tax returns

Conejo Recreation and Park District's Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) will offer tax help from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays through Fri., April 10 at the Goebel Senior Adult Center, 1385 E. More...

CLU economic forecast isn't pretty

In contrast to similar events that were usually sugarcoated, this one painted a bleak picture

Hundreds of financial, mortgage and real estate professionals gathered with city officials, professors and students to hear experts talk about what's going to happen next with the economy. More...

Dining & Entertainment

For the record

The Kingsmen Shakespeare Company will present one show only on March 21. It will be at 2 p.m. at the Grant Brimhall/ Thousand Oaks Library. There will be no performance at the Newbury Park Branch. More...

Conejo Players kids join cast of 'Joseph'

Theater review

Fourteen youngsters from Conejo Players Children's Theatre got the thrill of a lifetime when they were invited to perform in Theater League's production of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" at the Thousand Oaks Civi More...

Arts double-decker bus tour set to debut

The Arts Council of Conejo Valley will sponsor the inaugural Art Bus tour from 4 to 8 p.m. Sun., March 22, with passengers ferried in an authentic doubledecker English bus to visit various local art spots. More...

Sports

Crowning achievement for Thousand Oaks

Lancers claim school's first section title in boys' basketball with thrilling victory against Leuzinger

Minutes before his team was scheduled to take the court for last Saturday's CIF-Southern Section Division IIAA boys' basketball championship game, Thousand Oaks High head coach Richard Endres stood alone in the bowels of the Honda Center. More...

TOHS advances in state tournament

Another game, another unbelievable victory for the Thousand Oaks boys' basketball team. More...

The Acorn's 2009 Marmonte Baseball Preview

Westlake Warriors Head coach: Zach Miller (2nd season) Last season's results: 15-14, 7-8 in league (fourth place) Biggest losses: Cutter Dykstra, CF; Shane Kroker, 3B/SS; Joshua Gray, OF; Graham Johnson, P; Alex Gillingham, P; Jordan Manni More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park A male, 50, allegedly struck his grandson with a belt twice, causing a visible injury. The subject then allegedly pushed his wife, who fell nto a table and fractured her hip, n the 3300 block of Daniel Street. More...

Burglars still targeting vehicles in Conejo Valley

Vehicle thefts are still common here, although incidents have decreased so far this year versus the same period last year, says Detective Eric Buschow. More...

Family

Learning the safest way to ride a bike

PUBLIC SAFETY IS EVERYONE'S JOB- Sycamore Canyon School seventh-grader Austin Shi, 12, rides a bicycle through a makeshift roadway under the guidance of Safe Moves founder Pat Hines, left, and instructor Alex Dade. More...

Hotel to host Easter events

Egg hunt at Four Seasons will be exclusively for hotel guests

Children and families can hop into Easter at Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village with a special overnight package, egg hunt for children and brunch in Hampton's restaurant. More...

Eggstravaganza coming April 4

Conejo Recreation and Park District will present the 26th annual Spring Eggstravaganza from noon to 3 p.m. Sat., April 4 at the Conejo Creek Soccer Fields near Janss Road and the 23 Freeway in T.O. More...

Columns

Senioritis on the farm

I just saw a video about a retired elephant who bonded with a dog as they shared their golden years together in a Tennessee retirement community for . . . elephants. More...

Real Estate

Located In Thousand Oaks On Canyon Vista Drive

This house is in Thousand Oaks on Canyon Vista Drive at the end of a culdesac. This home backs to open space that will appeal to those who love privacy and nature. More...

What the Stimulus Bill Means For Homebuyers

The Stimulus Bill has passed- so now what? What exactly does it mean for home buyers? In a nutshell it means if you can afford and qualify to buy a home, do it now. More...

Remodeled Home

This Rolling Hills estates home has been remodeled. The entire first level has Walker Zanger travertine flooring. More...