May 7, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Voters to determine who serves on the Triunfo board

Triunfo Sanitation District narrowly voted to become an allelected, at-large body, ending more than a year of debate about the makeup of the local water agency and how it should represent its customers. More...

Health & Wellness

Be prepared for disaster

Ventura County is vulnerable to a wide range of disasters including earthquakes, floods, fires, hazardous material incidents, transportation accidents, tsunamis and terrorism. More...

Book drive to benefit patients with cancer

The Wellness Community Valley/Ventura is collecting books to raise funds for its free programs of support and education for people with cancer and their families in the community. More...

Convalescent hospital facility in Newbury Park to host tours

Mary Health of the Sick and Convalescent Hospital will host an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. Sun., May 17 at 2929 Theresa Drive in Newbury Park. Tours of the hospital, chapel and gardens will be given. Light refreshments will be served. More...

Calendar

Datebook

THURS., MAY 7 Camarillo's Women's Club Meets at Sterling Hills Golf Club, 901 Sterling Hills Drive, Camarillo. Officer installation, student scholarships awarded. $15. RSVP requested. Phone: 805.377.4422 Time: 11:00 a.m. More...

Schools

Conejo Valley firefighters get lunch at WHS

FEEDING THE GOOD GUYS- Westlake High School teacher and Associated Student Government adviser Diane Blackburn welcomes Ventura County service officers, including Fire Station No. More...

Another award winner at La Reina

EXCITEMENT SHARED- La Reina High School student Belinda Lai shares a few words of excitement after receiving the Communication Arts Award recently at La Reina High School's 27th annual Evening of Excellence. More...

High School Hi-Lights

Newbury Park Panthers Fri., May 8: Marine science field trip/UCSB/7:30 a.m. Sat., May 9: Kaplan/B8/10 a.m. Prom/Skirball Center Los Angeles/8 p.m. Mon., May 11: FAC/Athol's office/ 2 p.m. ELD meting/conference room/ 2:15 p.m. More...

Business

Los Cabos in Baja is the Perfect Place to Vacation

Los Cabos is on the southernmost tip of the Baja California Peninsula on the Sea of Cortez. More...

Energy Saving Water Heaters Have Tax Incentives

As part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the U.S. More...

First Federal Has T.O. Branch

First Federal Bank of California operates a branch at 475-B E. Avenida de Los Arboles, Thousand Oaks. Since its opening on Nov. 17, 2008, through February 2009, the branch has exceeded $7 million in deposits. More...

Police

Thieves find new ways to steal cash

If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is

First, the moral of the story: Don't ever send money to claim a "free" prize. T.O. police want residents to beware of a reverse lottery scam that's left one senior citizen minus $5,000 in her bank account. More...

Police Blotter

Newbury Park A male, 42, was allegedly driving under the influence of methamphetamine, and he was arrested at 7 p.m. April 24 in the 2700 block of Teller Road. More...

D. A.'s office will provide restraining order assistance

Residents may obtain assistance in obtaining domestic violence restraining orders at the district attorney's East County office in the East County Courthouse, Ste. 2880, 2855-F Alamo St., Simi Valley. Office hours are 8 a.m. More...

Family

Free seminar teaches safety

The American Academy of Self Defense will offer a free Get & Stay Safe Seminar to adults and children from 10 a.m. to noon Sat., May 16 at 3345 Kimber Drive, Ste. D, Newbury Park. More...

Youths compete in California Beef Ambassador contest

Young spokespeople from throughout the state competed in the 2009 California Beef Ambassador Contest recently in a contest organized by the California CattleWomen Inc. and California Beef Council, hosted at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. More...

A story that never grows old: Caterpillar becomes butterfly

MARVIN GARDENS— In midApril, a caterpillar was found in the Oak Park Community Garden and given a home in Kris Falde's first-grade classroom at Lang Ranch Elementary School. More...

Columns

Living with lunkheads

I think Lucy dyes his hair. And there's the problem of the perennial tan, fueled by enough DayGlo bronzer to glisten like King Tut in the tomb of the pharaohs. For 2,000 more years, the Gubernator's dermis will keep the lights on for ya. More...

Real Estate

Troop Real Estate Honors Top Agents For 2008

Declaring that quality agents and management are responsible for Troop Real Estate Inc. More...

Article

Stacy Richardson was once again named Dilbeck Realtors' First Place Westlake Village Office Associate of the Year and was congratulated by Dilbeck President Mark Dilbeck at the firm's annual Appreciation Celebration held at the Odyssey restaura More...

Great Design Makes Kitchen User-friendly Regardless Of Age Or Ability

Growing older can make it difficult to be as comfortable in your own home as you used to be. Challenges in reaching, lifting and opening can make simple household tasks more difficult and timeconsuming. More...

Buildings up to 75 feet tall could go on the boulevard

The Redevelopment Agency/ City Council voted 4-1 Tuesday night to initiate a Specific Plan that would include construction of 75-foot-tall six-story buildings on Thousand Oaks Boulevard. More...

School district will make hard choices on the budget

At a meeting that ended with tears from Conejo Elementary teachers and secondary level counselors and their supporters, the Conejo Valley Unified School Board approved another round of cuts in the wake of more bad news coming from the stat More...

NPHS closes, quickly reopens after swine flu scare

Two probable cases of swine flu have been identified in Conejo Valley Unified School District this week, one at Newbury Park High School and one at Redwood Middle School. More...

Community

Frank's Char Broiler closes in Janss Marketplace

After 50 years, Frank's Char Broiler, a small diner at the Janss Marketplace, has closed its doors. 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. Thurs., May 7 . More...

Water conservation is now mandatory in city of Thousand Oaks

As the drought continues, wasting water is no longer tolerable, city officials say

Don't even think about wasting that drop of water. Voluntary water use restrictions became mandatory as the City Council unanimously passed a new water conservation ordinance that includes three levels of action. More...

Dining & Entertainment

AAUW concert celebrates spring

The American Association of University Women will host the inaugural Springtime Musicale concert at 1:30 p.m. Sun., May 31 at the home of Liz Priedkalns in Thousand Oaks. More...

Roald Dahl classic 'Willy Wonka' on stage in Simi

A world of chocolate rivers and psychedelic candy gardens is the setting for the Actors' Repertory Theatre of Simi's production of "Willy Wonka," a musical version of the classic 1971 film. More...

Music student earns award

Erika Binsley, a Thousand Oaks native, has won the fifth annual Young Artists Competition sponsored by the Claremont Winds. She will receive a scholarship award and will perform Richard Strauss' Concerto for Horn No. More...

Sports

County championships bring out the best in area athletes

Records fall on a rainy day

An approaching weather front added a sense of urgency to last Friday's Ventura County Track and Field Championships at Moorpark High. More...

Teams gearing up for league finals in TVL, Marmonte

There's a full slate of high school sports action taking place in and around Ventura County this week. The Tri-Valley League is conducting its league finals today for boys' tennis, swimming, track and field, and boys' golf. More...

CIF panel approves all-sports swap for Oaks Christian and Calabasas

Forget about a new four-team football-only league featuring Oaks Christian, Grace Brethren, St. Bonaventure and Santa Clara. The CIF Releaguing Committee upheld appeals from the four schools during a hearing Wednesday morning at Los Alamitos. More...

Pets

Therapy dogs benefit from home schooling

Las Virgenes Academy home-schoolers Dylan Travers and Hanna Shevin recently completed therapy dog training through Therapy Dogs International. More...

Pet of the Week

SHE'S A LADY— Lady, a 5-year-old tri-color female beagle, can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. To take Lady home, ask about identification No. A1419043. More...

Faith

Christians in Iraq topic of film

The film "Facing Extinction: Christians of Iraq" will be screened from 7 to 8 p.m. Fri., May 15 at Calvary Community Church, 5495 Via Rocas, Westlake Village. More...

Pay attention to your intentions

"Your spiritual journey re quires that you become emotion ally aware, learn to make respon sible choices and use that ability to align your personality with your soul. Your intentions determine the trajectory of your life. More...

Importance of setting limits is topic of parent education meeting

A parent education night will take place at 7 p.m. Wed., May 13 at Temple Adat Elohim social hall, 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. The public is invited. The topic is "Setting limits and routines for children. More...

Letters

Timing delayed the explanation of fire fees to T.O.

Regarding the Acorn 's April 23 story ("Inquiry over fire protection fees shouldn't take five months, Gillette says"), questions have risen as to why the fire district's report back to the city of Thousand Oaks will take until August to be More...

Westlake writer sounded arrogant

Regarding the letter from Jeffrey Wissot in the April 30 Thousand Oaks Acorn lamenting the fact that he may be inadvertently connected, however mildly, to the (yikes) city of Thousand Oaks, I want to reassure him that no one would e More...

Swine flu has been hyped to the max

It's a fact that more than 30,000 people die each year in the U.S. from some form of influenza. That equates to about 82 deaths per day or about 575 every seven days in the U.S. alone. More...

Editorials

School district had to exercise caution about the swine flu

If Conejo Valley Unified School District faced the same predicament again, it probably wouldn't have closed Newbury Park High School—even for one day—because of swine flu. More...

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