December 3, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Bank robber gets emotional, cries while stealing cash

Thousand Oaks police are looking for a bank robber last seen running toward a Ralphs supermarket after leaving the Santa Barbara Bank & Trust at Thousand Oaks and Westlake boulevards. More...

Health & Wellness

Boutique for Wellness

The Wellness Community will host its annual holiday boutique from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat. and Sun., Dec. 5 and 6 at the North Ranch Center, 1400 N. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. More...

Fitness fans observe Thanksgiving

WALK, RUN, TROT—Participants in the Conejo Valley YMCA’s Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk, above, leave the starting line at The Oaks mall on Thanksgiving morning last week. More...

Seniors need Santa, too, and generous people can assist him

Needy and isolated elderly residents will benefit from ‘Be a Santa to a Senior’ program

The area office of Home Instead Senior Care, provider of nonmedical home care and companionship for older adults, is hosting its sixth annual “Be a Santa to a Senior” program, which provides gifts to seniors who might More...

Schools

Holiday celebrations open to the public

California Lutheran University will host two special observances in December. Both are open to the community.   More...

High School Hi-Lights

Newbury Park Panthers Fri., Dec. 4: End of midterm   Speakers Day field trip/Moorpark College/8 a.m.   Sat., Dec. 5: Choir candlelight ceremony/Disneyland   Tues., Dec. 8: L.A. More...

Don’t annoy the admissions officer

Students applying to college often worry about whether they have enough AP and honors courses, a sufficiently impressive grade-point average and competitive test scores. More...

Business

New hotel is now open in Newbury Park

Thousand Oaks Marketplace includes Walgreens

New Hampton Inn & Suites has opened at Thousand Oaks Marketplace at Ventu Park and Hillcrest roads in Newbury Park. More...

EYE ON LOCAL AREA STOCKS

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Pets

Pet of the Week

SO FINE—Sandy is a female 13-year-old tan-and-white terrier mix whose former owner can no longer afford to keep her. More...

Dogs need homes

Big Paws 4 A Cause is helping to find homes for dogs during the Christmas holidays as part of a nationwide program sponsored by Petfinder.com. The campaign promotion began in November with a special Hallmark Hall of Fame movie on CBS television, More...

Family

Debs and dads enjoy special event

DEBUTANTES DANCE—National Charity League debutante Nicole Evans, right, waltzes with her father, Clifford Evans, in the grand ballroom at the Four Seasons Hotel in Westlake Village. More...

TOHS dance team to host holiday boutique

The Thousand Oaks High School Dance Team will present a holiday boutique from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., Dec. 12 in the Girls’ Activity Room at the school, 2323 N. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks.   Admission is free. More...

New restaurant family style and family run

It’s a family affair at Stonefire Grill, a casual dining restaurant scheduled to open in Westlake Village in spring 2010. More...

Columns

The fest of fuzziness

“Just when I thought I had all the answers,” Grumps said, “they changed the questions.”   More...

Keeping it small

Q: I have a huge old eucalyptus in my backyard. It is at least 80 years old. Could you give me some tips on trimming it? It has been trimmed by the previous owner but needs to be trimmed now. More...

Auto Mall to get face-lift

Parking, landscaping, signage, walkways will be improved

The Thousand Oaks City Council voted unanimously to increase parking spaces and create an ad hoc committee to take a look at revitalizing the exterior of what was once called the world’s largest Auto Mall.   More...

Bridges rejected by CVUSD board

Conejo Valley Unified School District (CVUSD) trustees voted 4-1 to reject the petition for Bridges Charter School Tuesday night, paving the way for the proposed school’s board to approach the Ventura County Office of Education for ap More...

State of the City address scheduled for Tues., Dec. 8

Mayor Tom Glancy will give his State of the City address at a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Tues., Dec. 8. More...

Community

Keep yourself safe during holidays

It’s that time of year again, when criminals begin looking for opportunities to make their holiday season more enjoyable. More...

New nonprofit launched

John Gorham knows what it means to be down and out.   More...

New mayor to be sworn in on Tuesday

A new Thousand Oaks mayor and a mayor pro tem will be selected by the City Council during its reorganization meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tues., Dec. 8.   Mayor Tom Glancy will be replaced by another council member. More...

Dining & Entertainment

The Movie Nut

And so the apocalypse continues. Hollywood wants to make sure we “get it”—even though times are tough, hey, it could be worse.  More...

Christmas tree exhibit opens

The Reagan Library presents its annual “Christmas Around the World” exhibit through Jan. 10 at the museum, 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley. More...

‘The Best Christmas Pageant Ever’ to open

The High Street Arts Center will present the holiday family comedy “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” by Barbara Robinson from Dec. 4 through 20 at the theater, 45 E. High St., Moorpark.   Showtimes are 8 p.m. More...

Sports

Warriors looking to stick a fork in St. Bonnie

Westlake draws Seraphs in pigskin semis; O.C. faces Cathedral

The stage is set for some sensational semifinal action in the CIF-Southern Section high school football playoffs.   All four top seeds remain alive in the CIF-SS Northern Division bracket. More...

Lancers ready for liftoff

TOHS boys’ hoops team moved up two divisions since last year’s section title

Alex Tiffin was the last player to leave the court after a midweek practice. More...

Sherwood show goes on sans Tiger, Vijay

The Chevron World Challenge begins today at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks without a pair of big names in the field. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park   A male, 55, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and being involved in a hit-and-run traffic accident at 4:50 p.m. Nov. 22 in the 900 block of Meadowcrest Street. More...

Faith

Master chorale concert to feature film and television actor John De Lancie

Actor John De Lancie will be the special guest in the Los Robles Master Chorale Concert, “Holiday Presence” at 8 p.m. Thurs. and Sat., Dec. 10 and 12 at The Church of the Epiphany, 5450 Churchwood Drive, Oak Park.   More...

Advent observed at St. Max

The Rev. Jim Clarke at St. John’s Seminary in Camarillo will present a free Advent Day of Recollection from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., Dec. 5 at St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church, 5801 Kanan Road, Westlake Village. More...

New Westlake Village church launches

Conejo Valley minister Brad Johnson has launched a new church, Life Change Community Church Inc., a California nonprofit religious corporation creating a community “where spiritual process is honored and authenticity is allowed, More...

Letters

Please don’t close Park Oaks Elementary School

I’ve read in your paper that Conejo Valley Unified School District is considering closing Park Oaks Elementary School. More...

Open classrooms a path to innovative education

I’m the parent of a student in the Open Classroom Magnet program at Conejo Elementary and I attended the Vision Committee presentation that was given on Nov. 18. More...

Strickland should find a job in private enterprise

Does anyone but me find it offensive that politicians such as Audra Strickland never really get termed out of office, they just look for another way to live off the public? More...

Vacation Photos

Take Your Thousand Oaks Acorn on Vacation

SCOUTS LOVE CAMPING—Boy Scout Troop 775 stops at Crater Lake National Park on the way home from summer camp in Oregon. More...