August 6, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Kids catch their limits of magnetic fish

CAUGHT ONE—Teri Dennis of Thousand Oaks fishes with her daughter, Maranda, 4. They were angling last Saturday morning at Conejo Creek Park North during the Kids Fishing Frenzy. More...

Health & Wellness

Kids’ emotional issues can be predicted

As the first day of school approaches, teachers know that some children will have a difficult time. More...

Tips for summer diabetes management

Summer is a time for outdoor picnics, amusement parks, road trips and vacations. For the 24 million people living with diabetes in the United States, these fun summer events can pose some of the greatest challenges to testing regimens and diet. More...

Caregivers need care, too

“It is one of those things that happens to somebody else,” said Keith Wolfard, a firefighter and husband. Never in his wildest dreams did he imagine that he would become trapped as a fulltime caregiver in his own home.   More...

Calendar

Private Backyard With Patio And Fruit Trees

This home has four bedrooms, an office and 2.5 bathrooms. It is approximately 2,262 square feet with an open single-story floor plan. More...

Datebook

THURS., AUG. 6   Traveling Music Van Visit 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at food court patio, The Oaks mall, Thousand OaksHands-on experience for children   of all ages to hear and play orchestra instruments. Instruction provided. More...

Sports

An immovable object

Gridiron impact report: Oaks Christian Lions

Erik Kohler is a big man.   Big hands, big legs, big arms, big pectorals and big hair—Oaks Christian’s 6-foot-5, 285-pound left tackle is the total package on a football field. More...

Soccer club wins prestigious Swedish tournament

SWEET!—The local Real SoCal girls’ U-15 soccer team won the Manchester United Cup in Beaverton, Ore., in May, earning a berth in the Junior World Championships at the Gothia Cup at Sweden. More...

Thousand Oaks Big League team goes prime time

The Thousand Oaks Big League baseball team reached the Big League World Series championship game. More...

Pets

Keep pets healthy in the summer

Ten tips to protect pets from seasonal dangers

It’s time for pets to enjoy summer fun with the family. But be sure to keep them safe from the pet perils that come with the season’s heat, humidity, travel, fleas and ticks. More...

THREE AMIGAS

JANN HENDRY/Acorn Newspapers THREE AMIGAS—Lily, a female 5-year-old dachshund mix, left; Frannie, a female 7-year-old Chihuahua mix; and Yuma, a female 10-year-old shorthair Chihuahua, all need More...

Family

Kids’ acting camp available

Kids Acting OutWest Summer Theater Camp presents “Grease School Version” at Adventist Academy, 180 Academy Road, Newbury Park.   The performance at 11 a.m. today, Aug. 6, is free. The show at 2 p.m. tomorrow, Aug. More...

Free concert series continues

The free Summer Jams Concert Series continues at Janss Marketplace each Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the mall, Moorpark Road and Hillcrest Drive in Thousand Oaks. More...

Concentration counts

A THINKING MAN’S GAME–Thousand Oaks resident John Sejkousky takes a shot while playing “golf,” a pool game. He was playing last Friday at the Goebel Senior Adult Center. More...

Bank of America on Avenida de Los Arboles robbed by three men One man was armed with a handgun

Three masked men stormed into and robbed the Bank of America at 2012 E. Avenida de Los Arboles at 5:19 p.m. Wed., July 29. One of them was armed with a handgun. More...

Bank patron tells what happened during robbery

At 5 p.m. More...

Community

T.O. man pleads guilty in fraud case

Ismael Santos, 24, of Thousand Oaks pleaded guilty to one count of felony auto insurance fraud on Aug. 3. He’ll be sentenced on Sept. 2 in Ventura County Superior Court. More...

Council on Aging gets new commissioners

The Thousand Oaks City Council made a new appointment and three reappointments to the Council on Aging. More...

Four T.O. men arrested on charges of dealing cocaine

Four Thousand Oaks residents were arrested on July 29 on charges of selling cocaine. More...

Dining & Entertainment

“(500) Days of Summer”

You know you’re going to like it even before the first scene plays out. You know it’s going to be slightly irreverent, witty and different.   More...

Teach kids about finance

Teaching children and teens how to stick to a budget not only can save their parents some green in the short run but can prove valuable in the long term.   More...

Channel Islands to host art festival

The Channel Islands Harbor Fine Art Festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat. and Sun., Aug. 15 and 16 at Harbor Landing, 2800 Harbor Blvd., Oxnard.   More...

Schools

T.O. resident joins teaching program

Megan Vroman of Thousand Oaks has joined Teach For America, the national corps of recent college graduates who commit to teach for two years in urban and rural public schools. Vroman will teach in Phoenix. More...

Local residents earn academic honors

•Angela Garboski was named to the dean’s list for both the fall 2008 and spring 2009 semesters at San Diego State University. More...

New Lamaze birthing class offered

Conejo Valley Neighborhood for Learning will offer a new Lamaze childbirth class from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays starting Aug. 12 at the Crowley House, 2522 Pleasant Way, Thousand Oaks. More...

Business

EYE ON LOCAL AREA STOCKS

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Body Sanctuary to have a spa and wellness event

In celebration of the Body Sanctuary Spa and Wellness’ third anniversary, the day spa will join with Sarah Horowitz Parfums to provide a day of wellness, pampering and inexpensive minitreatments for the public from 1 to 5 p.m. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park   A male, 21, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and attempting to rob Ralphs on N. Ventu Park Road at 1:10 a.m. July 28. More...

Faith

Let happiness happen

“Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.”   —Abraham Lincoln   More...

Letters

Medical marijuana clinics are mostly drug dealers

The vast majority of Californians are naive about marijuana use. In reality, there’s no need to legalize it. With a little effort and about $50, anyone–and I mean anyone –can legally purchase and use marijuana.   More...

The state of California robs Peter to pay Paul

Regarding the T.O. More...

Subsidized rides to Kaiser should have been continued

I started my own political party, but it doesn’t make me a politician, not yet.  More...

Columns

Bumbling off to Buffalo

Tommy Tune isn’t knocking at my door. There’s no evidence of caviar and absinthe seducing me at the hand of George Balanchine. And oh, it doesn’t matter.   More...

Ill behavior

My 5-year-old son woke up feeling a bit warm. Mommy checked his temperature. It was 104. So to the doctor we went.   “Yup,” the doctor said, “he’s sick.” We knew this. More...

The Nature of Things

“You can measure the power of the wolf’s jaw by the angle of the deer’s hip. You can gauge the lightness of the coyote’s tread by the length of the jackrabbit’s ears. . . . More...