June 11, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Conejo School District fights to save jobs, keep programs alive

As districts all over the state struggle to slash their budgets further, Conejo Valley Unified School District continues to dig for ways to keep programs afloat and jobs intact. In a meeting last week, Dep. More...

Five schools lose status as 'distinguished'

Five Conejo Valley schools had their 2009 California Distinguished Schools designations revoked after it was revealed that the test scores submitted were incomplete. More...

Health & Wellness

Fitness center to host a blood drive

Seven Oaks Physical Therapy and Fitness Center will host a blood drive from 1 to 7 p.m. tomorrow, June 12, at 141 Triunfo Canyon Road in Westlake Vil lage. More...

How to save family from roach germs

You don't want to see cockroaches in the home or anywhere near food or family because you don't know where they've been. Roaches and other insects enter homes from the outside and prefer warm, dark, humid places to live inside. More...

Learning about dental treatment options

INFORMED PATIENTS UNDERSTAND THEIR OPTIONS— Thousand Oaks dentist Sorin Muntean, DDS, uses a slide show to discuss dental procedures last week during an Art and Education in Dentistry event at Muntean's office on T.O. Boulevard. More...

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THURS., JUNE 11 IWOSC Satellite Writers Group Independent Writers of Southern California inaugural meeting at Sherwood Country Club, Golf Club House, 320 W. Stafford Road, Thousand Oaks. Open to all writers. More...

Schools

What's summer without cotton candy?

STICKY AND SWEET— Glenwood Elementary School students Megan Hanson, 9, left, her sister Emily, 5, and Sydney Lester, 8, share cotton candy at Aspen Elementary School's Summerfest carnival. More...

Single seniors will learn about hormone/estrogen deficiency

Physician will discuss nutritional aspects

Singles 50+ will meet from 6 to 7.30 p.m. Mon., July 23 at the Goebel Senior Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Dr. James Barrass will speak about hormone/estrogen deficiency and what nutrient is missing to prevent its production. More...

Students learn about giving by doing

For the third year in a row, the second-graders of Lang Ranch Elementary School in Thousand Oaks have raised money for library books for the children at Casa Pacifica. More...

Business

Chamber seminar offers advice to struggling local businesses

More than 200 Conejo Valley business owners gathered at a Thousand Oaks restaurant to listen to five area leaders discuss "Defying the Odds: Sustaining Your Business During a Recovering Economy. More...

SCORE offers workshop program to business owners

The Ventura County chapter of the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) is offering a summer workshop program, the Entrepreneur Series, for current and future entrepreneurs. Six seminars will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 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. More...

Faith

Spiritual teacher forms summer series

The Center for Spiritual Living will present "Living a Miraculous Life," a sixweek summer series featuring Marianne Williamson, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. starting Wed., June 24 at the center, 880 Hampshire Road, Ste. V, Westlake Village. More...

'Gadget's Garage' will be part of Bible school

Redeemer Lutheran Church will host Vacation Bible School from 9 a.m. to noon Mon. through Fri., June 15 to 19 at the church, 667 Camino Dos Rios, Thousand Oaks. The theme is "Gadget's Garage. More...

Vacation school will feature music, games

The Conejo Valley Church of Christ will host Vacation Bible School from 9 a.m. to noon Mon. through Thurs., June 29 to July 2 at the church, 2525 E. Hillcrest Blvd., Thousand Oaks. More...

Family

Summer reading program begins

The summer reading club for children and teens will start Mon., June 15 at the Grant Brimhall/ Thousand Oaks and the Newbury Park Branch libraries. All children, including babies and preschoolers, may join the Be Creative@Your Library club. More...

Clapping to the music

DIGGING SOUNDS OF THE MAN IN BLACK- T.O. residents Paul and Annalise Reynolds, 5, enjoy the music of the Walking Phoenixes, a Johnny Cash tribute band at the kickoff of the Janss Marketplace summer concert series. More...

Editorials

Who wants to be a 'water cop'?

The city has a shrewd plan to see that everyone complies with the new law to save water. More...

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Home Depot still wants to open in the Kmart site

Definitions of hardware stores and home improvement stores need to be more exact in the city of Thousand Oaks because Home Depot has filed an application calling for city approval of a home improvement store at the old Kmart site. More...

Residents are encouraged to report water hogs

Sprinklers prohibited during daytime

The city has established a new water conservation ordinance and created a hotline for residents to report others who use water excessively. Residents are asked to call a recording at (805) 375-5747 to report any excessive water use. More...

Shopping mall offers free concerts

MUSIC REIGNS SUPREME IN CONEJO VALLEY- The Walking Phoenixes, a Johnny Cash tribute band, launches the Janss Marketplace summer concert series. They performed June 3 in the shopping center's food court. More...

Community

Free library services for nonresidents may bite the dust on Monday

On Mon., June 15, the Ventura County Board of Supervisors will decide if they will continue to honor a 20yearold library services funding agreement between the county and Thousand Oaks. More...

Seminar for senior citizens will discuss financial fraud

A seminar titled "Financial Safety in the Golden Years: Protect Yourself with Knowledge" will be from 9 a.m. to noon Thurs., June 25 at the Goebel Senior Adult Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

T.O. boy dances to condor fame

Santa Barbara Zoo uses local child talent to promote new exhibit

A Thousand Oaks preschooler was transformed into Condor Boy to promote Santa Barbara Zoo's newest arrivals—four California condors. More...

Dining & Entertainment

'Kitchen Nightmares' TV show visits Conejo Valley

"Hell hath no fury like an angry chef, and no chef has a sharper temper than Gordon Ramsay when things go wrong in the kitchen." That statement is from publicity materials for the TV show "Kitchen Nightmares." So why would any restaur More...

The Movie Nut

"Land of the Lost" Directed by: Brad Silberling Starring: Will Ferrell, Anna Friel, Danny McBride, Jorma Taccone Rated: PG13 (for adult lan guage, crude behavior) Running Time: 93 minutes Best Suited For: Will Ferrell, More...

Dancers to present recital

The Academy of Dance and School of Performing Arts will present the "Celebrate 2009" dance recital at 4 p.m. Sat., June 20 at the Fred Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. More...

Sports

Marmonte League's spring standouts honored

The Marmonte League announced its All-League teams for spring sports. Drew Sandler of the Simi Valley High baseball team was named Player of the Year. More...

WAGS team goes undefeated

TITLE TOWN— The Westlake-Agoura Girls Softball U-14 Gold squad swept its division at the Thousand Oaks Memorial Day Tournament. Pictured in the front row, from left, are Jamie Hale, Cassie MacLeod and Samantha Maholchic. More...

Lister helps East team power through West

Saucier named top defender

Next month, Grace Brethren senior wide receiver Travis Sproat is scheduled to enter boot camp at Camp Pendleton as a member of the United States Marine Corps. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

A BEAUTIFUL DOG— Monte is an 8-year-old Shiloh shepherd and can be adopted now at the Agoura Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road, just west of Kanan Road, south of the 101 Freeway. Ask about identification No. More...

Police

Traffic expert named as T.O.'s Officer of the Year

Kiwanis Club of Thousand Oaks is honoring a 39year police veteran as the 2009 Thousand Oaks Police Department's Kiwanis Officer of the Year. Senior Dep. More...

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park A male, 51, allegedly resisted arrest by attempting to hit a Ventura County deputy. More...

'No two fingerprints are alike'

A PERMANENT RECORD— T.O. resident and Volunteer in Policing member Ray Price laughs with Breanna Trotter, 9, of Camarillo after taking her fingerprints. More...

Letters

Freedom of speech is great, but so is telling the truth

Once again, Mr. John Fonti is loaded with lots of negative opinions about every issue in Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park and Dos Vientos. The truth: After Mr. More...

Critic of RV owners should respect the Golden Rule

After reading John Fonti's rant against RV owners and his cry for the rights for the neighbor's peace, one wonders about the rights of RV owners and their peace. It's apparent to agenda-driven people like Mr. More...

Parents must require kids to wear bike helmets

We were deeply saddened by news of the tragic accident that left a 7yearold in critical condition. Twenty years ago we might have lost our son, 14, an accomplished cyclist, in a solo bicycle accident caused by a flat tire. More...

Vacation Photos

Take Your Thousand Oaks Acorn on Vacation

SEA CRUISE—Lea and John Shmoldas of Thousand Oaks approach the Freedom of the Americas Bridge at the south end of the Panama Canal. More...

Real Estate

Real estate may be in a rebound

As homeowners and homebuyers in Southern California, including those in the local markets, continue to cope with struggling residential sales, Acorn managing editor John Loesing continues his multipart questionand-answer series with More...

Has An Elegant Living Room With Vaulted Ceiling And Fireplace

This home has 5 bedrooms plus office, bonus room and 4½ bathrooms. The home has a light and open floor plan and is approximately 4,222 square feet. More...

Dan McNamee and Heidi Froelich

Heidi Froelich and Dan McNamee were recently recognized for their outstanding listing and sales production posting more than $4.4 million during a recent 30day period. More...