October 8, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Fire no match for Ventura County firefighters

A brush fire in Thousand Oaks on Sunday was 100 percent contained by the Ventura County Fire Department within nine hours. The fire began at around 11:20 a.m. and was fully contained at 8:20 p.m. More...

Health & Wellness

Las Virgenes clinic implements new therapy

Physician Dr. More...

Groups to discuss genes associated with cancer

The Hevra Hadassah Group, along with the Emek Ha Ilanot Hadassah Group and Temple Adat Elohim’s adult education committee, will present a meeting concerning the science and genetics related to genetic testing of the BRCA1 and BRCA More...

Memory Walk to support Alzheimer’s research

Home Instead Senior Care, serving Ventura County and the Alzheimer’s Association in Ventura County, will sponsor the annual Memory Walk from 9 a.m. to noon Sat., Oct. 17 at Conejo Creek Park North, behind the library, 1379 E. More...

Schools

Good students, bad essays

The University of California application is online, and many students are already working on their personal statements. More...

High School Hi-Lights

Newbury Park Panthers Mon., Oct. 12: Girls’ aquatic booster meeting/T-2/7 p.m. Tues., Oct. 13: Wrestling parenmeeting/GAR/7 p.m. Wed., Oct. 14: Football boostemeeting/E-11/7:30 p.m. Thurs., Oct. More...

La Reina students earn national merit honors

Eleven students at La Reina High School have been named Commended Students in the 2010 National Merit Scholarship Program. More...

Business

Business presence is the topic of upcoming Chamber luncheon

The Thousand Oaks-Westlake Village Chamber of Commerce will present “Learn how to create an extraordinary presence for your business” at the October Business Luncheon, Fri., Oct. More...

EYE ON LOCAL AREA STOCKS

Company Name Symbol Oct. 7 Sept. 30 Sept. 23 Sept. More...

Jewels Quest wins award

Jewels Quest has been selected for the 2009 Best of Thousand Oaks Award in the jewelry stores category by the U.S. Commerce Association.   More...

Faith

50 years of faith, fellowship and food

ALL SMILES–Karis Booth and her son, Carter, enjoy lunch at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. Karis is the daughter of founding pastor Robert Lawson. More...

E-waste recycling event coming to church and synagogue

Temple Etz Chaim and United Methodist Church of Thousand Oaks will host a joint e-waste recycling event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sun., Oct. 18 in the parking lot at 1000-1080 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks.   More...

Letters

CRPD director should resign after guilty verdict

Conejo Recreation and Park District Director and Thousand Oaks good ol’ boy Joe Gibson was recently found guilty of breaking the law when he ran and lost the election to Linda Parks for Ventura County Supervisor in 2006. More...

It’s time to clean house when incumbents run

In Nancy Needham’s “Water will cost more despite residents’ appeals” article of Oct. More...

City is quick and efficient about removing graffiti

In the past I have, on several occasions, contacted the graffiti removal section of the Thousand Oaks Public Works Department, and have been very impressed with their response and immediate reaction. More...

City contemplates its options in wake of state’s raid on budgets of cities and counties

The Thousand Oaks City Council unanimously voted to accept a staff report recommending ways to deal with the $9.8 million the state will slash from the city’s budget. More...

Thousand Oaks will consider a new law on energy/alcohol drinks

An ordinance concerning alcohol energy drinks is scheduled for a public hearing at aThousand Oaks City Council meeting later this month.   More...

Environmentalists call for reduction of greenhouse emissions

Transportation officials, city leaders and open space advocates called for a united effort to meet recent state laws aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions during a town hall meeting in Camarillo last month.   More...

Community

Former candidate for Ventura County office found in violation of political practice laws

It took four years, but the Fair Political Practices Commission looked into a mass mailing made by a candidate and his committee and found they violated the Political Reform Act.   More...

Rotary will help typhoon victims

Rotary Club of Westlake has established a disaster relief fund to help residents of Manila in the Philippines after typhoon Ketsana hit the area on Sept. 26. More...

Code compliance has priorities— safety and housing top the list

Although large storage containers sitting on private property near the Civic Arts Plaza aren’t authorized to be there, the city isn’t making it a priority to remove them. More...

Dining & Entertainment

‘Yeomen’ performers shine

“The Yeomen of the Guard,” presented by Ventura County Gilbert and Sullivan Repertoire Company, is another in a series of outstanding musical presentations of the classic works of English librettist W.S. More...

Meet sculptors at reception

The Arts Council of the Conejo Valley presents Sculpture on the Hill II through Dec. 13 at the Galleria at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks.   Viewing hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. More...

Arts Council gets new board

Rich Brimer of Camarillo is the new president of the Arts Council of the Conejo Valley.   Brimer works at Amgen in Newbury Park and is an artist specializing in plein air painting.   More...

Sports

Teams trying to find a way to track down Royal

Marmonte League cross country report

For Marmonte League cross country teams, it won’t be lonely at the top.   It’ll be crowded like Norwegian sardines in a tin can. More...

Baseball commitments rolling in throughout Conejo Valley

Life-changing choices are being made by some of the finest student-athletes in the Conejo Valley. More...

The Acorn’s High School Football Game of the Week

Moorpark Musketeers (4-0) at Newbury Park Panthers (4-0) Friday, 7 p.m.

The Panthers are banged up with nicks and bruises, the flu and colds, aches and pains. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

WHAT A FACE—Shana, a 7-year-old female white Labrador retriever mix, can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. More...

Family

Friendship Circle will offer support o parents of special needs kids

In conjunction with United Parents, the Conejo Valley Friendship Circle, a local nonprofit organization that provides support programs for children with special needs and their families, will host a monthly support group for the parents More...

I don’t wanna hold your baby

Your baby might be real cute, but I don’t wanna hold it. It’s not personal.   When I got a new car, I didn’t ask people if they wanted to drive it. More...

Sherwood Country Club fashion show to help kids

The eighth annual Spotlight on Style will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., Oct. 17 at a new location, the Sherwood Country Club, 320 W. Stafford Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

Columns

A Loco Motive

“So let me get this straight.” Grumps seemed to be booting up a little slowly this morning. More...

Grissini

The Italian food gods have smiled down on Agoura Hills. They’ve sent us Giuseppe Bellisario and Nick Andrisiano, co-owners of Grissini Ristorante Italiano. More...