November 25, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Thanksgiving in a historical perspective

REENACTMENT OF FIRST THANKSGIVING—Ladera Elementary School fifth-graders perform a play about early American settlers of 1620. More...

Health & Wellness

St. Julie’s will host blood drive

St. Julie Billiart Catholic Church will host a blood drive from 3 to 6 p.m. Mon., Dec. 7 in the church parking lot, 2475 Borchard Road, Newbury Park.   Walk-ins are welcome. More...

Neuropsychological screenings to be discussed

When a child’s problematic behavior interferes with school, friends or family life, a traditional evaluation from a school counselor or child psychologist may not be enough to determine the right course of action.   More...

Neurosurgery offers relief from facial pain

Trigeminal neuralgia has been called the most painful disorder known to neurology, and those who have suffered the lightning-flash of facial nerve pain say it’s no exaggeration. More...

Schools

La Reina students honored by College Board

Seventy-one students from La Reina High School in Thousand Oaks have earned Advanced Placement Scholar Awards in recognition of their achievement on AP exams. The achievement was based on the students’ performance on the AP exams taken l More...

High School High-Lights

Newbury Park Panthers Fri., Nov. 27: Thanksgiving break-no school   Tues., Dec. 1: Board of education meeting/district office/6 p.m.   Girls’ tennis awards/cafeteria/ 7 p.m.   Wed., Dec. More...

Business

Students learn importance of personal finance

Arkady Milgram, a financial strategist and special care planner with Walker Financial Partners in Westlake Village, recently taught a series of saving and investing seminars for high school seniors as part of the Junior Achievement of Southern C More...

EYE ON LOCAL AREA STOCKS

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Pets

Pet of the Week

‘I’D BE HAPPIER AT YOUR HOUSE’—Patches is a female 11-year-old calico longhair whose owner died. More...

Faith

Scripture comes alive at Westminster

HOLIDAY TRADITION CONTINUES–The annual drive-through reenactment of the first Christmas will be presented by the congregation of Westminster Presbyterian Church from 5 to 8:30 p.m. on Sat. More...

Advent to be celebrated with jazz vespers

Jazz vespers for Advent will be presented at 5 p.m. Sun., Dec. 6 at St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church, 280 Royal Ave., Simi Valley. The public is invited.   Vespers is an evening service of prayer, scripture, meditation and music. More...

Churches to observe Thanksgiving

Three churches will host a Thanksgiving Eve ecumenical service at 7 p.m. Wed., Nov. 25 at St. Julie Billiart Catholic Church, 2475 Borchard Road, Newbury Park.   The participating churches are St. Julie’s, St. More...

Letters

City should remain loyal to county fire department

I urge fellow residents to be skeptical of our City Council’s motives for questioning the value of the services provided by our county fire department.   More...

Superintendent is a class act for praising staff

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Mr. Mario Contini, superintendent of Conejo Valley Unified School District, for his column in the Nov. More...

Unique education will occur at a new charter school

My son feels lucky to be in open classroom at Conejo Elementary School. He’s benefiting from an educational philosophy that supports a balanced education—social, cognitive and emotional. More...

Helping The Lakes still a T.O. priority

After consultants were paid $96,500 of taxpayer money to enhance the economic performance of The Lakes shopping center, city staff recommended the City Council proceed with a scenario that’s very similar to the consultant&rsqu More...

City still lacks a ‘downtown’

City Manager Scott Mitnick emphasized during the Nov. 17 City Council meeting that the founding fathers of T.O. wanted a central gathering place. More...

Budget cuts will affect Outdoor School next spring

Sixth-grade students in Conejo Valley schools will still attend Outdoor School this year, but the residential environmental education program has been cut in half due to budget cutbacks. More...

County subsidizes T.O. library, keeping thousands of dollars circulating in city system

Property taxes earmarked for library services for 9,500 residents of unincorporated areas adjacent to Thousand Oaks will continue to support the city’s library system currently used by those residents. More...

Community

One council member opposes any more help for The Lakes

During the Nov. 17 City Council meeting, Councilmember Claudia Bill-de la Peña had some questions before she voted against what the other four council members had agreed upon.   More...

For anyone behind the wheel, no amount of alcohol is safe

With the holidays approaching, law enforcement officials and sobriety advocates recently drove home the message that no amount of alcohol is safe to consume before driving.   More...

For the record

The flood plain public hearing scheduled for the Tues., Nov. 17 City Council meeting was postponed at the last minute.   More...

Dining & Entertainment

Theatre Guild presents a gem

From the hidden treasure chest of Broadway’s past, the Musical Theatre Guild plucked a gem of a show for a staged reading: “Fade Out–Fade In,” which was performed on a recent Sunday afternoon at the Scherr Forum in the Th More...

Operation Gobble

For the 21st consecutive year, California Water Service Company will donate Thanksgiving turkeys to local families in need through a program called Operation Gobble. More...

Luncheon will benefit Manna

The Westlake Village Republican Women Federated will host a holiday luncheon on Wed., Dec. 9 at the Four Seasons Hotel, Two Dole Drive, Westlake Village.   Social hour will be at 11 a.m., followed by a special holiday lunch at noon. More...

Sports

Football fans can feast on quarterfinal matchups

Newbury Park prepares to host St. Bonnie while Westlake, Oaks Christian hit the road

Now it gets good. Real good.   There are several tasty matchups on tap for Friday night’s quarterfinal round of the high school football playoffs. More...

Girls’ soccer squad refuses to lose

PICTURE PERFECT—The Barcelona California U-15 girls won the Bronze Alpha Division of the Coast Soccer League with an undefeated season. More...

Top cross country teams, individuals move on to state

La Reina advances in Division 4; Thousand Oaks’ Joerger to compete in Division 2 boys’ race

The running will continue for one more week, at least for some area teams and individuals. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park   Two males, 21 and 23, at 6 p.m. Nov. 12 were found in possession of stolen property that had been removed from several vehicles at Amgen Center and Pauling drives. More...

Obituaries

Reverend Robert Lawson

July 30, 1919 – November 18, 2009

“Faith, Hope, Love abide these three but the greatest of these is Love.” This verse from 1st Corinthians 13 reflects the manner in which Robert Lawson lived his life. More...

Family

Redwood girls are No. 1

‘THE TROPHY IS OURS’– The Redwood girls’ eighth-grade volleyball team beat La Reina in the final to win the annual La Reina Middle School Volleyball Tournament last month. More...

Westlake spa offers holiday pampering

Four years ago, Kristine Marcey opened KM Skin & Body Solutions in Westlake Village at The Landing on the lake.   More...