February 18, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Eyeing a reptile as big as his arm

KEEPING HIS FINGERS TO HIMSELF–Bodhi Connelly, 4, observes a lizard in the EARTHS Magnet School Discovery Center during its official opening at the EARTHS Magnet School in Newbury Park last Thu More...

Health & Wellness

Los Robles to offer seminar on heart disease prevention

Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center will present a free community seminar titled “The Prevention of Heart Disease” from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sat., Feb. 20 at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza, 880 S. More...

‘I’m gonna win!’

GIVING IT A KICK FOR THE STRETCH RUN—Braden Baumann, 4, of Newbury Park heads for the finish line during the 1K Kids’ Fun Run portion of the second annual Pancreatic cancer Awareness Mobil More...

Marathon runners sought

The Wellness Community Valley/Ventura is recruiting members for “Team Wellness,” a group of runners and walkers who will participate in the Los Angeles Marathon on March 21 or a 5K Run/ Walk in March and raise money for cancer support pr More...

Calendar

Datebook

THURS., FEB. 18 Pleasant Valley   More...

Schools

High School Hi-Lights

Newbury Park Panthers Sat., Feb. 20: Regional Science Bowl/Pasadena/8 a.m.   Mock trial scrimmage (through Sunday)/library and D3/10 p.m.   Tues., Feb. More...

TOHS to host color guard, drumline exhibition

The Thousand Oaks High School inaugural Winter Guard, Drumline and Percussion Exhibition will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sat., March 6 at the Thousand Oaks High School Gym, 2323 Moorpark Road.   More...

Application update

The number of students graduating from high school and applying to college was supposed to peak last year, yet we have another record-breaking year for college applications.   More...

Business

EYE ON LOCAL AREA STOCKS

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Dress Barn to open in T.O.

Dress Barn has signed a fiveyear lease for a 6,900-squarefoot space across from Payless Shoe Source near Daphne’s Greek Cafe and Buca di Beppo at the Janss Marketplace, Moorpark Road and Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks.   More...

Chamber to host Strickland, Lunn

The Agoura/Oak Park/ Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce will host a reception from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thurs., Feb. 25 at Infinity of Thousand Oaks, 3570 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park   A male, 41, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs at 4:33 a.m. Feb. 5 at Camino Dos Rios and Broadbeck Road. More...

Family

T.O. men worked with Conan

SADLY, THEY’RE PROBABLY LOOKING FOR JOBS––‘‘Live from the back lot at Universal City it’s ‘The Tonight Show’ with three residents of Thousand Oaks.&rdqu More...

Oldest Boy Scout troop in Conejo Valley will host its 46th annual spaghetti dinner fundraiser

Boy Scout Troop 716 of Thousand Oaks, the oldest troop in Conejo Valley, will have its 46th annual spaghetti dinner fundraiser from 4 to 8 p.m. Sat., March 6 at the United Methodist Church, 1000 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

It’s not too early to start planting for spring

Whether February brings buckets of rain or drought conditions to Southern California, there is much to plant now for spring and summer gardens, say experts at Agromin, an Oxnardbased manufacturer of earthfriendly soil products made fro More...

Editorials

Elected officials must sometimes make decisions that aren’t popular

After last week’s City Council vote regarding Conejo Mobile Home Park, it seems like Councilmember Claudia Billde la Peña is a thoughtful, caring, generous person and her peers—Andy Fox, Dennis Gillette, Tom Glancy and Jacqui Irwi More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Another charter school approved in Thousand Oaks

The Ventura County Board of Education voted to approve Bridges charter, a school formed by dissatisfied parents and teachers from the open classroom magnet at Conejo Elementary.   More...

City hopes Amgen Tour is a money maker

Thousand Oaks is hoping for a cut of the $100 million expected to be generated statewide from the 2010 Amgen Tour of California. More...

Census office opens in Westlake

An effort is under way locally to begin counting the population for the 2010 United States Census. More...

Conejo Mobile Home Park faces strike 3

With mobile home residents crying, holding sleepy children and begging for help, the City Council voted 4-1 on Feb. 9 to side with the owner of Conejo Mobile Home Park, Joseph Bednar. More...

Community

The streets can be mean for homeless in Thousand Oaks

Even though help is available, homeless people live in parks, under eves and inside their cars in Thousand Oaks. More...

GOP candidates forum to be broadcast on cable

Last month’s televised candidates’ forum sponsored by the Conejo Valley Republican Women Federated will be repeated in two parts several times on TimeWarner Cable before the election. More...

Cops want convicts to stay in prison

The early release of prisoners is under consideration because it would save money

Local law enforcement officials are urging residents to oppose a set of new regulations that could release about 1,200 prison inmates back into Ventura County communities within the next 18 months. More...

Dining & Entertainment

The Movie Nut

I guess there’s really nothing wrong with “The Wolfman” other than an utter lack of originality. More...

One-man show, ‘The Male Intellect: An Oxymoron’ celebrates the sexes

The Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Foundation will present “The Male Intellect: An Oxymoron” Fri. through Sun., Feb. 26, 27 and 28 at the Scherr Forum Theatre in the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. More...

Photography show needs entries

The 2010 Conejo Valley WIDE OPEN Photography & Digital Art Show will take place in June at the Thousand Oaks Community Gallery, 2331-A Borchard Road, Newbury Park. More...

Sports

Advancing to Bakersfield

TAKING TROPHIES–This Newbury Park U-12 boys’ soccer team won first place in the Area 10E league playoffs and will travel to Bakersfield for the Section 10 championships. More...

Another team advances in postseason

GOING TO THE NEXT ROUND–The American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) Area 10E playoff champions of Agoura/Westlake, Malibu, Newbury Park, T.O., Simi Valley and Moorpark are the Blasting B More...

Wild-card win a first for Westlake water polo program

Girls’ varsity team joins Newbury Park in Division 2 first round

The Warriors are all about making history—and winning.   Westlake High’s girls’ water polo team defeated Mark Keppel 14-4 on Tuesday in a CIF-Southern Section Division 2 wild-card game at home. More...

Pets

SMOKY CA

JANN HENDRY/Acorn Newspapers SMOKY CAT—Mimi, a female 13-year-old gray domestic shorthair mix, is declawed in the front and should stay indoors. More...

Faith

Pentagon leak subject of film at church

The Academy Award-nominated documentary film “The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers” will be presented at the Conejo Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Community Forum at 7:30 p.m. More...

Joint concert celebrates variety of music

The music ministries of Westminster Presbyterian Church, Westlake Village, presents a joint concert with several church choirs and vocal groups, “Bringing Music of Faith to a Weary World” at 8 p.m. More...

Letters

Put Bridges on the University campus

Conejo Valley Unified School District is facing a budget deficit ranging from $7 million to $11.6 million in 2010-11 and is again forced to consider budget cuts, including school closures, staff layoffs, class size increases, financial concess More...

Bridges would be an asset to parents and children

I support Bridges Charter School, which seeks approval by the Ventura County Office of Education.   Why another school when districts are closing schools and increasing classroom sizes? More...

The Horizon Hills parents program is worth saving

I’m writing this letter in support of the exceptional parenting program at Horizon Hills (HH) and in support of the vital Conejo Valley Adult School (CVAS).   More...