February 4, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

CLU dedicates a peace pole

GIVE PEACE A CHANCE–Juanita Hall, director of multicultural programs at California Lutheran University, speaks during the school’s peace pole dedication ceremony. More...

Health & Wellness

Seniors can learn how to live longer

A free informational seminar on health and fitness tips for longevity for seniors and those approaching their senior years will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tues., Feb. 9 at Senior Concerns Adult Day Center, 401 Hodencamp Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

Infant massage classes offered

Conejo Valley Neighborhood for Learning will sponsor infant massage classes for babies less than 6 months old from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 9, 16 and 23 at the Crowley House, 2522 Pleasant Way, Thousand Oaks. More...

Sedation for children can smell sweet

The pleasing aroma of bubble gum, orange or vanilla is changing the way many young patients are sedated for certain medical procedures. And their doctors say using nitrous oxide, delivered through scented masks, has another big plus: It r More...

Calendar

Datebook

THURS., FEB. 4 Ventura County   More...

Sports

Action packed

Oaks Christian’s brand of basketball is lighting up local scoreboards

Big in the paint, uber-athletic on the wing and deadly running the fast break—the Oaks Christian boys’ basketball team can dominate an opponent in an assortment of ways.   More...

Football’s finest make it official

ON THE DOTTED LINE—Top senior high school football players from throughout Ventura County signed their National Letter of Intent on Wednesday morning at the Palm Garden Hotel in Newbury Park. More...

O.C. girls the class of Tri-Valley League

The Oaks Christian girls’ soccer team started off a busy week with a bang. More...

Pets

Pet owners need emergency plan for animals

Residents in Southern California are advised to bring their pets if they evacuate their homes for flooding, wildfires, earthquake or any other emergency.   More...

COVER KITTY—

COVER KITTY— Angel, a 10-year-old female tortie domestic longhair mix, can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. To take her home, ask about identification No. 0820794. More...

Letters

Sick and tired of the East County’s ‘first family’

Is anyone else tiring of East County’s esteemed “first family,” Mr. and Mrs. Strickland? More...

Parks is doing a fine job as our county supervisor

Linda Parks is a Thousand Oaks resident and is running for reelection for the Ventura County Board of Supervisors, a job that she’s well suited for. More...

Voters should stick with Linda Parks as supervisor

Over the past few weeks local newspapers have been buzzing about the election that will take place June 8 in Ventura County’s second supervisory district. Linda Parks, a T.O. More...

Columns

Singin’ in the drain

I wonder if they sell diving bells at OSH. I think I should have bought one or a scuba suit with a mini-sub and telescopic probe for Grumps last Christmas. More...

I forgot what I was worrying about

I was worrying about something really important, but I forgot what it was.   More...

Strickland gets a green light from GOP Central Committee to run against Supervisor Parks

The Ventura County Republican Central Committee went public this week with its support of Assemblymember Audra Strickland’s plans to go after Linda Parks’ seat on the Board of Supervisors.   More...

City to crack down on unapproved uses of open space

Some people who live next door to open space have found ways to use the nearby land.   They put up signs, grow gardens, store extra possessions or extend their yards. More...

Tell everyone how you fell in love

Anyone can catch your eye, but it takes someone special to steal your heart. Do you remember the moment your spouse or loved one walked into your life? Was it love at first sight? More...

Community

City must again tighten its belt

The city must make some tough financial decisions because it’s been spending more money than it’s taking in. More...

Economic upheaval will continue, experts say

More than 200 people braved bad weather recently to hear economic forecasts that predicted more stormy times ahead. More...

Homeowners, businesses can get help to save energy and water through the city of Thousand Oaks

Property owners in Thousand Oaks can now participate in a state program that could make it easier to add energy-efficient and water conservation features to their homes and businesses.   More...

Dining & Entertainment

Westlake High School Show Choir performs

Concert review

A Class Act   Westlake High School’s show choir, A Class Act, is generally seen in the school’s semiannual choral concerts, where it is featured during one-half of the choir department’s performance.   More...

Floral art on display at library

The Sogetsu San Fernando Valley Branch will present Balance in Nature, an exhibit of Japanese flower arranging from 1 to 4 p.m. Sat. and Sun., Feb. 6 and 7 at the Grant Brimhall/Thousand Oaks Library, 1401 E. Janss Road. More...

New West Symphony focuses on American composers in first concert

Concert review

The first concert of the year by the New West Symphony focused on American composers of the 20th century in an innovative and colorful palette of moods and melodies. More...

Schools

EARTHS celebrates opening of new science center

EARTHS Magnet School will officially open its Exploration Center on Thurs., Feb. 11 at 8 a.m. The center includes a resource library and physical science, life science and computer labs.   More...

Bridges school provides information to parents

Bridges Charter School will host a parent information meeting from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thurs., Feb. 18 at The Shepherd’s House (Thousand Oaks Foursquare Church), 95 N. Oakview Drive, Thousand Oaks. More...

High School Hi-lights

Newbury Park Panthers Fri., Feb. 5: Jostens packet distribution for cap and gown/quad/ 12:30 p.m.   Valentine’s Day candy grams/ 12:30 p.m. Sat., Feb. 6: Barbershop festival   Mon., Feb. More...

Business

EYE ON LOCAL AREA STOCKS

Company Name Symbol Feb. 3 Jan. 27 Jan. 20 Jan. More...

Facts help determine IRS taxes filing status

Everyone who files a federal tax return must determine which filing status applies to them as it determines their standard deduction, the amount of tax they owe and any refund owed to them. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park   A male, 44, was arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance and possessing a glass smoking pipe at 3 p.m. Jan. 27 in the 4200 block of Dalewood Circle. More...

Faith

Mission trip to Guatemala opens teens’ minds to outside world

I have been fortunate to work closely with nearly a thousand preteens and teens in my 13 years as a cantor. Most of these wonderful kids have lived in relative affluence. More...

Family

FIRST ALBINO SQUIRREL IN THE ACORN–

The ever-popular Squirrel of the Month has been running for many years, but this is the first time in history that we’ve had an albino SOTM, unless we’ve forgotten. More...

WHS to have sponsorship drive for musicians

The Westlake High School Instrumental Music Department will run its annual sponsorship drive through Feb. 12. The program, titled “Making Music Happen,” has a goal of raising $7,000 in new corporate and business sponsorships. More...

Scholars make dean’s list

•Jacqueline Claunch of Thousand Oaks has been named to the fall 2009 dean’s list at American International College in Springfield, Mass. Claunch is a freshman majoring in history. More...

Editorials

You, too, can fight crime in T.O.

Detective Eric Buschow of Thousand Oaks explains on page 11 that new burglars are operating in Conejo Valley.   Buschow describes them as drug-addicted young people in their late teens or early 20s. More...

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Vacation Photos

Take Your Thousand Oaks Acorn on Vacation

ON THE BOARDWALK—Al, Allison and Erica Adam of Westlake Village take the quintessential “Jersey Shore” vacation to Ocean City, N.J., on the Atlantic Ocean. More...