February 11, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Chamber’s economic forecast sees some bad, some good

Keynote speaker Sung Won Sohn, professor of economics and finance at California State University Channel Islands, had about 15 minutes to share his economic forecast last Friday. More...

Tree trimming permits not for ‘Joe Homeowner’ to worry about

Trimming trees in Thousand Oaks got more expensive only for those who are included in city-approved landscape plans.   When the City Council passed a $150 tree-trimming permit fee on Jan. More...

Health & Wellness

Ready to hit the road

RELYING ON LEADERS—Meral Arik, left, Anna Burrows, Jack Doman and Alisa Hansen are this year’s CROP Walk deputies. CROP stands for Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty. More...

Newbury Park yoga club celebrates

The Newbury Park Laughter Yoga Club is celebrating its one-year anniversary in February. Laughter yoga is a series of playful laughter exercises and yoga-style breathing. No stretching, no yoga mats are needed. There’s no charge. More...

Care for colds

The annual cough and cold season and an uncertain economy have people more concerned than ever about taking sick days. More...

Calendar

Datebook

THURS., FEB. 11 Simi Valley   Community Council Lunch at Lost Canyons Golf Club, 3301 Lost Canyons Drive, Simi Valley. More...

Schools

Student may choose career in healthcare

LEARNING FROM A PROFESSIONAL—Westlake High School junior Lisa Ly, 17, right, watches as pharmacy technician Ruth Cunningham prepares medications for hospital patients. More...

College board honors Westlake High School high achievers

At Westlake High School, 319 students have earned Advanced Placement Scholar Awards. This achievement is based on the students’ performance on the AP exams taken last spring.   More...

High School Hi-Lights

Newbury Park Panthers Fri., Feb. 12: No school Sun., Feb. 14: Cheer clinic (through Tues., Feb. 16)/GAR/3 p.m. Mon., Feb. 15: No school Thousand Oaks Lancers Fri., Feb. 12: Lincoln’s birthdayno school More...

Business

City reminds business owners it’s time to renew tax certificates

The city of Thousand Oaks reminds business owners that all business tax certificates expire annually on Dec. 31. It is the taxpayer’s responsibility to submit payment for renewal in advance of Jan. 1 each year.  More...

EYE ON LOCAL AREA STOCKS

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Valentines to enjoy chocolate indulgence at Golden Spoon

The Golden Spoon Frozen Yogurt shop is offering Chocolate Lover’s Valentine Indulgence and white-gloved service from 6 to 11 p.m. Sat. and Sun., Feb. More...

Faith

Peace activist Cindy Sheehan to speak at Conejo Valley Unitarian fellowship

Peace activist Cindy Sheehan, an opponent of America’s involvement in Iraq whose son was killed in the war in 2004, will speak at the Conejo Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Community Forum at 7:30 p.m. Fri., Feb. More...

Jewish teens get awards

The Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards recognize young Jewish Californians who have distinguished themselves as leaders and have initiated service projects that impact their communities in meaningful ways. This is the fourth year for the statewi More...

Temple program details senior master plan

The Greatest Generation, a seniors group of Temple Adat Elohim, will present a community program, “A Master Plan for Thousand Oaks Adult Seniors,” at 2 p.m. Tues., Feb. 23 in the temple social hall, 2420 E. More...

Letters

Didn’t like ‘first family’ reference

Regarding the reference to Mrand Mrs. Strickland as a‘‘firsfamily,” by whose criteria? More...

Stick with Parks because she’s doing a good job

To hold elected office is to serve the common good. It’s both a worthy and a high calling.   The politician must be accessible and receptive to constituents and be responsive to their needs. More...

Likes Parks, not Strickland

Let’s keep Linda Parks as Ventura County supervisor for the 2nd District. More...

Vacation Photos

Take Your Thousand Oaks Acorn on Vacation

A GROWING FAMILY—The Mosbey family gathers in the lobby of the Asia International Hotel in Guangzhou, China. Clayton, Tina and Kenneth, in back, welcome Zach and Luke to the family. More...

Valentines Special Section

Love Stories. . .

This Valentine’s Day we asked our readers to share stories about how they met the love of their life. Their answers warm the heart.

On Sun. Jan. 13, 1968, I went to a local club called “Les Cigognes” (The Storks) as a friend of mine, Francis, had told me this was a friendly place. I had never been there. More...

Strickland announces she’ll run against Parks

Assemblymember Audra Strickland has officially announced her candidacy for Ventura County Supervisor Linda Parks’ 2nd District seat, just a week after moving her family into the district.   More...

Economy isn’t expected to surge until next year

With new residential construction at its lowest point in 50 years and job losses continuing to mount, Ventura County’s economy will continue to sputter this year before finally showing true signs of recovering in 2011, industry forecaste More...

Community

For the record

•The Discovery Center’s presentation on “What’s Happening to Planet Earth” is tonight from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Baxter building, 1 Baxter Way, in the Westlake portion of Thousand Oaks. More...

3 from TOHS Wind Ensemble make honor band

The California Band Directors Association has announced that Jaclyn Belleville, Stephen Nutt and More Song from Thousand Oaks High School have been selected to participate in the 2010 California All-State Honor Bands, which perform in con More...

School employee alleged to have been in possession of child pornography

Investigators arrested a 27-year-old employee of Pinecrest School in Thousand Oaks at his Moorpark home for possession and distribution of child pornography. More...

Dining & Entertainment

‘The Andrews Brothers’

Play review

With his latest effort, the uproarious “The Andrews Brothers,” writer-director Roger Bean continues his string of entertaining jukebox musicals in a show presented by Cabrillo Music Theatre. More...

A taste of the Irish

Whisky Business, a Ventura County whiskey tasting club, will host its inaugural tasting event at 6 p.m. Fri., Feb. 19 at Eric’s restaurant, 495 N. Ventu Park Road, Newbury Park. More...

“Creation”

While I can find no historical record of the quote by Huxley (Toby Jones), an agnostic biologist and staunch Darwinian crusader, I’m sure many of the era suspected no less. In fact, many of this era continue to suspect no less. More...

Sports

Bear hugs and takedowns at Marmonte meet

Behdod Katebian jumped for joy, Jake Snyder pulled off an upset and the Highlanders flexed their muscles during the Marmonte League wrestling finals at Simi Valley High last weekend. More...

Lions get healthy at just the right time

Boys’ soccer squad seeks CIF glory

The Lions were already good. With the return of one of their best players, they could be great. More...

Wilson takes a swing at the batting cage business

LOCAL LEGEND—Thousand Oaks High graduate and current Seattle Mariners shortstop Jack Wilson, left, signs autographs for Tim Andreolli, 10, Brian Gabaludoa, 10, and Brandon Gabaldon, 12, at the J More...

Family

LITTLE FLUFFY

LITTLE FLUFFY—Boots, a male 4-year-old white Maltese mix, needs lifelong medical treatment. Boots can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. More...

Boys & Girls Club gets new board members

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Conejo & Las Virgenes recently named Thomas Gurtner and Doug De Groote to its board of governors.   Gurtner, a native of Switzerland, has served for 20 years in the hotel business. More...

Pinnacle of Scouting

ANOTHER EAGLE— Devon Lueck of Troop No. 761 in Thousand Oaks has attained the rank of Eagle, the highest level in Scouting.For his project, he constructed an arbor and pedestal for a religious statue at St. More...

Columns

Ask the Arborist

Q. How is the El Niño weather pattern going to affect my trees? I have several fruit trees, a large evergreen ash and a very large native oak in my yard. Also, why does rainwater seem to make my plants grow better?   More...

Editorials

Some residents need to get smarter about crime prevention

Residents of Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park and Westlake are our own worst enemy when it comes to vehicle break-ins. More...

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