April 16, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Inauguration set for new president of Cal Lutheran University

California Lutheran University President Chris Kimball, PhD, will be inaugurated during a weekend of free public events from April 24 through 26. More...

Health & Wellness

Father of three needs bone marrow donation

Friends of Richard Washburn will host a bone marrow drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., April 18 at Magoo's Sportsbar, 722 N. Wendy Drive, Newbury Park. Washburn was recently diagnosed with leukemia. More...

Health questions will be answered

Hospice of the Conejo will host "The ABCs of Advanced Directives" at 6:30 p.m. Wed., April 22 at the Los Robles Hospital classroom, 215 W. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

Love takes toll on hearts

It may be that in spring, a young person's fancy turns to thoughts of love. But under some circumstances, falling in love may not be all it's cracked up to be. More...

Calendar

Datebook

THURS., APR. 16 Pleasant Valley Garden Club Meets at Seventh-day Adventist Church, 3975 Las Posas Road, Camarillo. Social time 9 a.m. Meeting 9:30 a.m. Diane Beeler speaks on low cost/no cost gardening. Guests welcomed. More...

Schools

Oaks Christian baseball stadium opens

Allison Sprague, Tara Tyrell, Wayne and Janet Gretzky and Russ McFaden were among the donors present at the dedication of Oaks Christian High School's new baseball stadium complex earlier this month. More...

T.O. student sets sights on art career

When Rachel LaBonte was 5 years old, she remembers admiring the art her mother had created as a teenager. More...

Kids help overseas veterans call home

HELPING AMERICAN SERVICEMEN AND WOMEN- Students from Conejo Elementary School collected more than 200 cellphones and more than $100 to donate to the Cell Phones for Soldiers Organization. More...

Business

First Federal Bank in Westlake Village is off to a fast start in serving clients

First Federal Bank of California operates a branch at 3835 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Westlake Village. Since its opening in May 2008 through February 2009, the branch has exceeded $20 million in deposits. More...

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 MOVE, INC. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park The following subjects were arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the times, dates and places indicated: A female, 41, at 10:22 p.m. More...

Family

Horizon Hills fundraiser is set

Horizon Hills preschool will host its second annual Wine Tasting fundraising event from 2 to 5 p.m, Sat., April 25 at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. More...

Letters

Doesn't want new zoning for the old Kmart location

Although it's reassuring that the Thousand Oaks City Council voted 4-1 not to allow Home Depot to rebuild at the former Kmart at Hampshire and Foothill, More...

Competition lives because of the council's decision

The argument against another Home Depot in Thousand Oaks isn't just about its competition with Do-it Center. Neither is it only about the Environmental Impact Report or the traffic. More...

Free enterprise was the biggest loser in city hall

I was watching the government channel tonight and caught a rerun of the debate over the proposed Home Depot and the Thousand Oaks City Council. More...

Real Estate

Features An Expansive Master Bedroom Suite With A Fireplace

This remodeled and upgraded 3,500 square foot home is on a tranquil cul de sac in a popular Agoura Hills neighborhood. More...

Pat Helton

Pat Helton was invited to the Coldwell Banker International Business Conference and Elite Retreat in San Antonio, Texas from March 1 to 4. Helton was once again honored at Coldwell Banker's International Elite Retreat. More...

Jackie La Gasse

Jackie La Gasse took the honor for Top Selling agent from Prudential California Realty's North Ranch/Westlake Village office in January 2009. A native Californian, La Gasse has lived in the Conejo Valley for 30 years. More...

Six campuses named as 'Distinguished Schools' in Conejo Valley Unified District

Six Conejo Valley Unified School District schools have been recognized by the state as going above and beyond the ordinary in preparing children for the future. More...

Brace yourself: Water rates are about to rise like a flood

The cost of water is going up, and residents should prepare for a "really, really large increase in water rates," said Mark Watkins, Thousand Oaks public works director. More...

Learning about state and national parks

CURRICULUM INSPIRES ART AND PUBLIC SPEAKING- Ladera Elementary School fourthgraders from left Jessica Doria, Jaylee Kellar and Brittany Gremchuck deliver a presentation about the Channel Islands during the recent California National Parks Day a More...

Community

Conejo Valley Days '09 is resurrected

Conejo Valley Days is back on. The main event will be May 6 through 10 at Conejo Creek Park South despite an earlier announcement by CVD organizers that this year's event was canceled. More...

Area Democrats seem pleased so far with Barack Obama

The first 80 days of President Barack Obama's presidency was the topic of a meeting of Democratic women last weekend. More...

Council on Aging needs volunteers

The city of Thousand Oaks is seeking residents to fill four vacancies on the Council on Aging. The committee serves as an advisory body to City Council to make recommendations on matters concerning seniors. More...

Dining & Entertainment

The Movie Nut

"Sunshine Cleaning"

Directed by: Christine Jeffs Starring: Amy Adams, Emily Blunt, Jason Spevack, Steve Zahn, Alan Arkin MPAA rating: R (for adult language, adult situations) Running time: 91 minutes Best suited for: indie drama connoisseurs, More...

Bella Vita Italian Social Club to meet next Friday

The Bella Vita Italian Social Club will host a meeting Fri., April 24 at St. Jude Church Hall, 32032 Lindero Canyon Road, Westlake Village. The menu will include pasta al forno. Reservations must be made by Mon., April 20. More...

Sales of alcohol at Muvico hits temporary snag

Drinkers should get served again on weekends; beverage control office shows caution with temporary daily permits

Muvico patrons expecting to enjoy an alcoholic beverage with their movie experience have been disappointed ever since the state Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) office for Ventura County temporarily halted the sale of alcoholic beverages at More...

Sports

Race for the title setting up to be a classic

Marmonte League baseball midseason report

We're at the midway point of the Marmonte League baseball season and it's beginning to look like the Wild West out there. Seven teams have a legitimate shot at the championship, with only Calabasas on the outside looking in. More...

Marmonte standings

Westlake 4-3 7-9 Newbury 4-3 11-4 TOHS 3-4 9-11 As of Tuesday, according to MaxPreps.com. More...

Thousand Oaks lacrosse teams stand united

WINNING WAYS— Members of the fifth/sixth- and seventh/eighth-grade Thousand Oaks Knights lacrosse teams, as well the Thousand Oaks High junior varsity and varsity squads, take time to pose for a group picture. More...

Pets

Pet OF the Week

SWEET— Sugar is a 1-year-old male white shorthair cat. He's patiently waiting for you to adopt him at the Agoura Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road in Agoura Hills. To take Sugar home, ask about identification No.3941049. More...

Faith

New church meets in Hyatt Westlake Plaza

The Village Church, a new church in Westlake Village, meets at 10 a.m. Sundays at Hyatt Westlake Plaza, 880 S. Westlake Blvd, Westlake Village. Dan Cummins, 35, is the pastor. More...

Controversial author will speak on creationism and against the theory of evolution

Ken Ham, founder of the Creation Museum, will discuss "The Relevance of Genesis in Today's World" on Sun., April 19 at Calvary Chapel Thousand Oaks, 2697 Lavery Court, Newbury Park. More...

Devotion concert coming to Unity of the Oaks Church

Unity of the Oaks Church will present the Colorado duo Devotion in concert at 7 p.m. Sat., April 25 in the church sanctuary, 1414 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. More...

Editorials

You're invited to a card game and casino event

The Thousand Oaks Kiwanis Club is hosting a second annual Texas Hold 'em Poker Tournament and Casino Night this Sun., April 19, and you are invited. More...

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