May 21, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Meadows charter school will retain its campus site in T.O.

A new charter school has won a court ruling that will require Conejo Valley Unified School District to allow the school to operate at its Meadows Elementary campus. More...

Health & Wellness

Skin cancer prevention topic of seminar at The Oaks

Andrew Kaufman, M.D., dermatologist on staff at Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center, will give a free seminar on skin cancer prevention from 9 to 10 a.m. Thurs., May 28 at The Oaks mall, near Macy's Women's store on the lower level. More...

Watch out for rattlesnake bites

As the weather warms up, rattlesnakes come out to enjoy the sun just as Californians do. The California Poison Control System warns that snake bites are becoming more powerful and severe reactions have increased. More...

Parenting myths persist about kids' health

Not everything we believe is true

Although most mothers may recognize "old wives' tales" as false, too many misconceptions about children's health and development continue to fool parents and even some pediatricians. More...

Calendar

Datebook

THURS., MAY 21 Margarita Mix-off 6 to 8 p.m. at Conejo Creek Park North, behind Grant Brimhall/Thousand Oaks Library, 1401 E. Janss Road. Sponsored by Soroptimist International of the Conejo. More...

Schools

Conejo high schools to receive awards

Superintendent's column

Three Conejo Valley Unified School District high schools will receive top honors from the state of California at a special ceremony in Anaheim on May 29. More...

Hundreds turn out to support Oaks Christian

Gala fundraiser benefits financial aid program

Amidst salsa dancers and Latin music, Oaks Christian School hosted its ninth annual dinner auction on May 8 on the school campus. More...

Student conducting research

Thousand Oaks resident Nicole Copti, a student at Occidental College in Los Angeles, is one of about 100 students at the college who have been selected to live and work on campus for 10 weeks this summer to pursue independent research projects More...

Business

Business women are honored

A group of Ventura County women were honored by the National Association of Women Business Owners for their business prowess and commitment to their local communities. 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

L.A. County cop surrenders voluntarily

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Sgt. Steven Mark Flamm, 42, has been arrested after turning himself in to Thousand Oaks police earlier this month. More...

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park A male, 25, was arrested and charged with burglary, threatening to shoot someone and resisting arrest at 6 p.m. May 10 in the back of Amgen building No. 73. More...

Newbury Park woman to face embezzlement charges

A Newbury Park woman will be held on six counts and a special allegation that says she embezzled more than $50,000 from a charity. Ventura County Superior Court Judge Ken Riley found there was enough evidence for a trial. More...

Letters

City needs to set a better example on water conservation

I completely agree that the citizens in our community need to take water conservation more seriously, but I'd like the city to organize a hotline to report on city violations also. I find it infuriating to see sprinklers on at 2 p.m. More...

Money going to the day laborer site infuriates her

Regarding Nancy Needham's April 30 article, "T.O. Council spends federal grant money," it greatly dismays me that our fiscally irresponsible T.O. More...

Semipro basketball player or state senator from T.O.?

Last year, the L.A. Lightning semipro basketball team "tried" to organize a successful program. More...

Editorials

Help us help the Manna food bank

In today's T.O. Acorn , readers are being asked to sign up for a voluntary subscription to their favorite weekly paper. This special subscription will only apply to residents already receiving the newspaper. More...

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Propositions flame out at the ballot box

Only one passes; it denies pay raises for legislators if budget's in the red

Local politicians and educators are planning their next steps following Tuesday's defeat of five of six ballot propositions that intended to reduce the state's budget deficit. More...

Coyotes getting far too bold in Sunset Hills

Coyotes in Sunset Hills walk the streets like stray dogs, showing no fear of civilized surroundings. It's a sign of trouble. More...

Stones and gems rock their interest

MESMERIZING MINERALS— Newbury Park residents Paula Napoli, left, her daughter, Jorie, 6, and Sandy Plucinski carefully examine the thousands of sparkling gems, minerals and fossils for sale at the 35th annual Conejo Gem and Mineral Club's "Pa More...

Community

City committee has vacancies

The city of Thousand Oaks is seeking residents interested in contributing their talents toward shaping the quality of life in the community by filling one of three vacancies on the Investment Review Committee. More...

Farmers market will return to its original location

The Thousand Oaks Farmers Market will move back to its original location on Thurs., June 4 at The Oaks mall on the east end parking lot, near Thousand Oaks Boulevard and Wilbur Road. More...

Trash collection will be a day late

In observance of the Memorial Day holiday, employees of Newbury Disposal will take the day off Mon., May 25. More...

Dining & Entertainment

Author wows audience

A full audience attended a recent talk by author Ray Bradbury at the Grant Brimhall/Thousand Oaks Library. More...

Beachfront Property quartet to perform free concert in the park

Conejo Recreation and Park District's 2009 Concerts in the Park series will kick off with the family friendly Memorial Day concert at 5 p.m. Mon., May 25 at Conejo Community Park, 1175 Hendrix Ave. in Thousand Oaks. More...

Conejo Valley Youth Orchestra to perform

The Conejo Valley Youth Orchestras will present the final concert of the year, "Eurofest," at 3 p.m. Sun., May 31 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Fred Kavli Theatre, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd.. More...

Sports

Area softball teams primed for CIF postseason glory

With so many good softball teams in the area, coaches know the playoffs will be ruthless. Oaks Christian and Oak Park hope they have the mettle to make a deep run in the CIF-Southern Section Division III bracket. More...

OCHS opens baseball playoffs on the road

The Oak Park and Oaks Christian high school baseball teams are taking scenic routes in pursuit of a section championship. More...

Winning ways continue for local netters

LOOKING GOOD— Thousand Oaks High defenders Matt Hall, left, and Ashton Davis block a shot by Calvary Chapel's Daniel Fierro during Tuesday night's CIF-Southern Section Division II second-round playoff match at TOHS. More...

Faith

International Christian recording artist coming to LoVEFest

International Christian songwriter and recording artist Brenton Brown will be the headlining artist at the fifth annual LoVEFest '09 concert from 3 to 7 p.m. Sun., June 7 at Gardens of the World, 2001 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. More...

Musical arts camp offered in Westlake

Applications are being accepted for the 17th annual Pizazz summer musical arts camp from Aug. 11 to 15 at the United Methodist Church of Westlake Village, 1049 S. Westlake Blvd. The camp will run 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. More...

Family

Program offers strategies for foster families

The Ventura Community Colleges/Moorpark College Foster and Kinship Care Training Program will present the program "Resilient Strategies for Dynamic Living" from 6 to 9 p.m. More...

Skateboard contest is set for Saturday

Conejo Recreation and Park District will host a skateboard competition from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., May 30 at the Borchard Community Center Skate Park, 190 Reino Road, Newbury Park. More...

Reaching out to homeless moms and kids

HELPING OTHERS— Care kits are tallied for delivery to the Lighthouse Women and Children's Mission by The Oaks mall's marketing director, Julia Ladd, left, and volunteer Claudia Clifton of Moorpark. More...

Real Estate

Steve Young

Steve Young was recently acknowledged for consistent high production. He has been a Realtor with Century 21 for 30 years. More...

Article

Four Prudential California Realty agents recently achieved quality service certified (QSC) platinum status for 2008. More...

Veronica Ellias

Veronica Ellias, a sales partner with Dilbeck Realtor's Westlake Village office, was applauded by company President Mark Dilbeck for her production in 2008 at Dilbeck's Appreciation Celebration at the Odyssey restaurant in Granada Hil More...