March 4, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

A sure sign of seasonal change

AWESOME COOKIES—Aneesa Meldrum, 7, a member of Daisy Troop No. 63030 and a firstgrader at Madrona Elementary School, sells Girl Scout cookies in Janss Marketplace. More...

Health & Wellness

Concussion recovery

Millions of Americans are injured each year. For some it leads to disability and profoundly affects their lives. The good news is injuries are preventable.   More...

Conejo Free Clinic will host Women’s Health Fair next month

The Conejo Free Clinic, in partnership with Kaiser Permanente, will host the eighth annual free Women’s Health Fair for underinsured and uninsured women from 9 a.m. More...

Take a weight loss challenge

The Weight Loss Challenge teaches members of the community how to lose weight in a stressfree environment. Participants receive nutrition lessons, a personal coach and group support.   The class costs $39. More...

Calendar

Datebook

THURS., MAR. 4 Model T Ford Club   More...

Schools

School budgets to be examined

The California Teachers Association (CTA) is staging an information campaign today, March 4, at schools across the state to explain to parents how the state’s education budget cuts are affecting their students. More...

WHS student’s Brain Connections offers help to elementary kids

Her community service project fills a gap

After her freshman year at Westlake High School, Hanna Mandell decided she’d like to get involved in a community service project.   More...

High School Hi-Lights

Newbury Park Panthers Fri., March 5: Tenth-grade registration/7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.   Sat., March 6: IB dance concert/ performing arts center/2 p.m. More...

Business

EYE ON LOCAL AREA STOCKS

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Pets

ON THE PROWL

  ONTHEPROWL—Robbyisaa5-year-oldmalegraydomesticlonghairmix.He’sreadyfora new family. Visit Robby at the Agoura Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road, just west of Kanan Road. More...

Family

Bidding on a piece of memorabilia

COLLECTOR’S ITEM—Westlake High School sophomore Zachary Berliner, a saxophone and French horn musician, bids on an autographed Brian Wilson album cover during the WHS Disco Fever Dinner Da More...

Sign-up time for Boys & Girls Clubs summer camps

Sign-ups for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Conejo & Las Virgenes summer camp programs will take place during an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., March 13 at the Los Cerritos Club, 1980 E. Avenida de Las Flores, Thousand Oaks.   More...

Princess of Monaco?

STAR-STUDDED EVENT—Christi Anderson portrays Grace Kelly’s character, Frances Stevens, from the motion picture “To Catch a Thief” during the fashion show at “An Aftern More...

Columns

Dog missing

“Daddy, something real bad happened,” my 6-year-old said when I picked him up from school last Thursday.   Like any other dad, I responded with, “What’d you do wrong?”   More...

Caring for container oaks

Q. Last year I planted a container-grown oak tree from a local nursery and after two months it was dead. I went back to the nursery and got another oak tree and now that one is dead too.   More...

Vacation Photos

Take Your Thousand Oaks Acorn on Vacation

WHITE OUT—A blizzard doesn’t seem to dampen the smiles on these buddies as they visited Mammoth Mountain recently. More...

City tightens its budget once again

Lower revenue from property and sales taxes has contributed to $2.6-million gap in the city’s general fund at mid-year.   The City Council last week was faced with closing the gap between dropping revenues and rising expenditures. More...

Candidates for county sheriff spar during Q&A forum

Sparks flew early between the two candidates running for sheriff during a Feb. 22 question-andanswer forum in Camarillo that covered a number of issues, from pension reform to the early release of inmates.   More...

New city logo being considered

City staff is testing a new logo for the city of Thousand Oaks. More...

Community

Thousand Oaks tougher than other cities on accessing the sewer system

A Thousand Oaks man was recently arrested after a local citizen reported seeing him open up a manhole cover and pour something into a city sewer. More...

Budget input minimal because of short notice

One lone resident was heard during the public speaking section of the budget meeting on Feb. 23, when city staff presented ideas for cutting costs to the T.O. City Council. More...

Speaker to discuss the discoveries from telescopes

Astronomy event a week from tonight

The Discovery Center for Science and Technology presents “Astronomical Discoveries from the World’s Largest Telescopes” with Ian McLean, UCLA professor, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. More...

Dining & Entertainment

Local musicians spread their love for opera at Civic Arts Plaza

Two Conejo Valley musicians will present “Who’s Afraid of Opera” at 3 p.m. Sun., March 14 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza.   More...

Camarillo Rotary creates magic

The 26th annual “Rotary Creates Magic” show will take place at 8 p.m. Sat., March 13 at the High Street Arts Center, 45 E. High St., Moorpark. More...

Oscar picks

I was shocked when I first heard the Academy was extending the Best Picture category to 10 nominees. Accurate predictions? Sorry, all bets are off. More...

Sports

Diamonds are these girls’ best friends

Softball squads stoked on spring season

Spring doesn’t begin until March 20, but local softball squads are ready to get into the swing of things.   There are teams at all stages of development.   More...

Locals punch their ticket to Bakersfield

MOVING ON—The Newbury Park U-12 boys’ soccer squad finished in first place at the Area 10E playoffs and will travel to Bakersfield for the Section 10 Championships. More...

Elite grapplers power through to state meet in Bakersfield

Back in the day, gladiators fought in Rome’s Colosseum.   The toughest kids in California entertain the masses at Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park   A 46-year-old male was found passed out at the wheel of his running vehicle, and he was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol at 10:25 p.m. Feb. 21 at Ventu Park and Lynn roads.   More...

Faith

Christian women come together

The Thousand Oaks Christian Women’s Connection presents “It’s in the Bag” from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wed., March 10 at Naylor’s Banquet Center at the Thousand Oaks Inn, 75 W. More...

St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church celebrates half-century in Thousand Oaks

Past achievements, future potential are focus of congregation’s celebration of its first 50 years

Past achievements and the future potential of St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church in Thousand Oaks will be the focus of the church’s 50-year anniversary celebration.   A variety of events during the week of St. More...

Letters

Trustees remind residents about district’s programs

We’re so pleased with all of the child care and preschool options available through Conejo Valley Unified that we wanted to make sure that members of the community know what’s available.   More...

Adult school an asset to everyone in Conejo Valley

We’re facing yet another budget crisis the coming 2010/2011 school year. More...

Conejo school district is doing exceptionally well

Regarding “Another charter school approved” in the Feb. More...

Editorials

There may be a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel

Are you tired of reading or hearing about budgets in the red, cutbacks and layoffs? So are we.   The news, however, from both city hall and the school district isn’t pretty, and our job is to report the news, not to sugarcoat it. More...

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