January 21, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Mouth-watering sweetness

GIRL SCOUT COOKIES ON SALE NOW–Conejo Elementary School first-grader Ella Boring, 6, and her mom, Alison, display their first-place winning Girl Scout cookie creation “Banana Do Si D More...

T.O. residents are conserving water

Thousand Oaks residents have been doing a great job conserving water, say city officials. More...

Health & Wellness

Calorie information helps diners improve choices

The verdict is still out on whether the six-month-old California law requiring chain restaurants to disclose calories, fat content and other health information on menu items is helping consumers make healthier food choices.   More...

Bone marrow registration drive to help NPHS girl, 16

A bone marrow donor registry drive will take place from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Mon., Jan. 25 at the Newbury Park Athletic Club, 161 N. Reino Road. A cycling fundraiser for the Be The Match Donor Registry will be from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Fri., Jan. More...

Calendar

Datebook

THURS., JAN. 21 Pleasant Valley   More...

Schools

Debutantes help Childrens Hospital

THREE LOCALS PARTICIPATE IN GALA—Elizabeth Workman, left, Aurora Griffin and Christina Boskovich attend the recent Las Madrinas Ball at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. More...

Bridges Charter school weighing community support

After Conejo Valley Unified School District denied approval of its school, the Bridges Charter School board is taking its petition to the next level.   The group is preparing for a public hearing to gauge community support on Feb. 4.   More...

HIgh School Hi-Lights

Newbury Park Panthers Fri., Jan. 22: Final exams Mon., Jan. 25: No school Tues., Jan. 26: Term 2 begins   School Site Council meeting/ A2/3 p.m.   Girls’ aquatic booster meeting/ faculty cafeteria/7 p.m.   More...

Business

EYE ON LOCAL AREA STOCKS

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Pets

LOOKING FOR LOVE

LOOKING FOR LOVE–Onyx is a female domestic shorthair that’s 4 years old. She can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road, just west of Kanan Road. More...

Police

Police catch juvenile in the act of vandalizing a local middle school

Deputies from the Thousand Oaks Police Station responded to a call reporting suspicious activity taking place on the grounds of Redwood Middle School, 233 W. Gainsborough Road, at about 9:30 p.m. Jan. 16.   More...

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park   A robbery occurred around 5:30 p.m. Jan. 11 in the 500 block of N. Ventu Park Road.   A male, 45, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs at 3:30 a.m. Jan. More...

Letters

Parks deserves to be reelected as county supervisor

Linda Parks is once again asking for the privilege of representing us as our county supervisor. More...

Benefits for those who work in government are still excessive

I want to thank the three city employees who declined pay raises this year and will be kept at their 2008 pay. It seems to be rare, indeed, and I’m certain I, along with other taxpayers in this area, appreciate it. More...

A conservative Republican and proud of it

Regarding all the hand wringing and angst regarding Mrs.  More...

Strickland may run against Linda Parks

Assemblymember Audra Strickland (R-Thousand Oaks) is said to be considering a run for the Ventura County Board of Supervisors—but not in the district where she currently lives.   More...

Parks will be seeking reelection

Ventura County Supervisor Linda Parks announced she’s running for reelection in the 2nd District.   The filing period for supervisor candidates begins Feb. 16 and ends March 12. More...

No part of Thousand Oaks is immune from coyotes killing pets

After a “brutal killer” leaped over Karen Hooker’s 8-foot-high backyard fence, the homeowner found a grisly scene. More...

Community

People a problem —not coyotes

The California Department of Fish and Game says in a report that coyotes aren’t the problem— people are.   “Allowing coyotes access to human food and garbage is reckless and deadly,” the literature reports. More...

Water tank loss was 700,000 gallons

After weeks of investigating and a multitude of calculations, city officials now know how much water was lost due to a Dec. 22 water tank malfunction. More...

Sister saves her brother’s life in Newbury Park

An inquisitive boy, 11, almost drowned around noon on Monday after being sucked into a storm drain of rushing water after he stuck the toe of his boot into rushing water in Newbury Park. More...

Dining & Entertainment

“The Book of Eli”

My first thought, once the lights dimmed, was this: Am I sit ting down to watch another ver sion of “The Road”? More...

A personal perspective on movies

My favorite movies of the decade: A personal perspective Part I

Without a doubt, this was the decade of movie magic and fantasy. One has to recognize the man behind the curtain as the real wizard generating Hollywood’s awesome splendor. That man, of course, is film technology.   More...

Cabrillo wins award

Cabrillo Music Theatre’s president/CEO, Carole W. Nussbaum, has been named one of the six finalists for Creative Director of the Year for the 2010 Event Solutions Spotlight Award. She is the only female finalist from California. More...

Sports

Hardy is the heartbeat of La Reina’s soccer squad

Hardworking senior inspires teammates

Caitlyn Hardy isn’t a superstar.   But she’s somebody just as important—Hardy is a wellrounded, great teammate. More...

Regents bounced by Oak Park

UP FOR GRABS—La Reina’s Paige Bartholomew, left, battles Kelsey Haines of Oak Park for a loose ball during Tuesday’s Tri-Valley League matchup at LRHS. More...

Warriors enjoying program’s finest season

Young coach has players believing they can succeed

Farhad Ghaemi thinks highly of his Westlake High girls’ water polo team.   “This is probably the best Westlake water polo team (in school history),” said Ghaemi, the Warriors’ head coach.   More...

Faith

CROP Walk being planned

Each year some 2,000 communities across the U.S. join in locally organized, interfaith CROP (Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty) Walks that help support church service around the world. More...

Family

New stores open

Two new stores, Riverland Clothing and Padavo Home Furnishings, are now open in the Janss Marketplace at Moorpark Road and Hillcrest Drive in Thousand Oaks. More...

Vendors needed for Arbor Day fest

The 13th annual Arbor/Earth Day Celebration will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., April 24 at Conejo Creek Park North, 1379 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks.   More...

Editorials

It may sound silly, but saving water is still important

We’re running a story this week about how local residents are doing a great job of saving water. More...

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Full Story

Job creation needs to be the first priority

Entering the new year, many Californians are still reeling from the economic crisis that’s left many without jobs. More...