March 18, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Residents can review plans for expansion at Los Robles Hospital

Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center’s proposed expansion is up for public review, with a draft environmental impact report available online and at city hall until April 19. More...

Scientist tells young people about possiblity of life on Mars

A local scientist recently spoke to area teens about an investigation that examines the possibility of life on Mars.   More...

Health & Wellness

Helping the Red Cross in Africa

ADVENTURE OF A LIFETIME–Oak Park High School student, Mina Saffarian, 16, left, of Westlake Village and Amy Galipeau, Newbury Park High School student,18, of Newbury Park recently ventured More...

Wellness Community seeks sponsors for gala fundraiser

The Wellness Community Valley/Ventura is seeking sponsors for its 19th anniversary gala fundraiser on May 7 at the Four Seasons Hotel, Two Dole Road, Westlake Village.   More...

Vitamin D topic of doctor’s talk

Sarfraz J. Zaidi, MD, endocrinologist on staff at Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center, will discusses the power of vitamin D at a free community health education lecture from 9 to 10 a.m. More...

Schools

School band festival to highlight talent

The Thousand Oaks High School Lancer Band will host the Southern California School Band and Orchestra Association Festival from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wed., March 24 and from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. More...

Local students make dean’s list

Alicia Ireland of Newbury Park was named to the dean’s list at Boston University for the fall 2009 semester. More...

High School Hi-Lights

Newbury Park Panthers Fri., March 19: Tech for jazz festival/performing arts center/3 to 10 p.m. Sat., March 20: Jazz festival Mon., March 22: Freshman orientation   IB dance/performing arts center/2 p.m. More...

Business

Help offered to low-income families for energy bills

Community Action of Ventura County is offering financial help to low-income households through its Home Energy Assistance Program. More...

EYE ON LOCAL AREA STOCKS

Company Name Symbol Mar. 17 Mar. 10 Mar. 3 Feb. More...

Pets

SIMPLY SWEE

SIMPLY SWEET—Cleo, a female 6-year-old gray-and-white domestic shorthair mix, can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park   A 35-year-old male was arrested for attempted murder at 7:22 a.m. March 10 in the 3000 block of Elmwood Street. More...

Family

Westlake Blue Devils are champions

IT’S ‘TROPHY TIME’—The Blue Devils have won the National Junior Basketball (NJB) fourth/fifth-grade division for this year. More...

Adoption info offered

Children’s Bureau is seeking families to consider adopting one of the 129,000 children in foster care.   The agency will have an information meeting for those interested in learning more from 7 to 8:15 p.m. More...

Something to sing about

SCHOOL FUNDRAISER— Children’s entertainer Dan Crow performs a benefit concert for Horizon Hills students, faculty and family members at the Thousand Oaks school last Thursday. More...

Columns

Would you like dots with that?

I haven’t purchased a bathing suit in 17 years. Buying one ranks right up there with the joy of a root canal, a mammogram and cleaning Thanksgiving turkey grit off the bottom of your oven. More...

Editorials

Artifacts aren’t for the taking

The foothills and mountains that encircle Conejo Valley offer a wonderful respite from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

For the record

Former Thousand Oaks City Councilmember Dan Del Campo misstated in a letter last week that two members of the T.O. More...

Horizon Hills no longer a possible site for Bridges Charter School

Glenwood, Park Oaks and University are on the list

After weeks of Conejo Valley Unified School District officials pushing the Horizon Hills campus to be the new home for Bridges Charter School, it’s now possible the new school may get what its supporters wanted all along. More...

Public invited to hear plans about T.O. Boulevard

Will developers increase the city’s population by adding apartments above businesses in high-rise buildings? More...

Service club celebrates St. Patrick’s Day

DAY OF MERRIMENT OBSERVED—Rick and Sue Beal attend the Thousand Oaks Kiwanis Club’s annual St. Patrick’s Day party. More...

Community

Cops launch City Watch e-mail program

The Thousand Oaks Police Department encourages residents to join the free, e-mail-based Thousand Oaks City Watch at TOCity.Watch@ventura.org. More...

‘Thinkers and doers’ coming to Conejo for a conference

Conejo Valley Unified School District is helping to organize the first TEDxConejo Conference, a one-day gathering of “thinkers and doers.”   More...

Donation to help Manna feed children and those who have lost jobs

A donation of $10,000 to the Manna food bank has been earmarked for what’s feared will be a tough summer. More...

Dining & Entertainment

The Movie Nut

Given the status of “The Hurt Locker,” I suspect our sudden interest in Iraq war flicks may be on the uptake. More...

Kiwanis Club Poker Tournament taking advanced registration now

Mark your calendar for Sun., April 25, when the Thousand Oaks Kiwanis Club Charitable Foundation presents its third annual Texas Hold ’em Poker Tournament and Casino Night at The Canyon, 28912 Roadside Drive in Agoura Hills.   More...

‘Princess Ida’ comedy-satire is brilliant

Play review

“Princess Ida,” the latest in the series of classic operettas presented by the Ventura County Gilbert and Sullivan Repertory Company, is also one of the most undeservedly obscure.   More...

Sports

Bye, George

Hurley announces retirement from Newbury Park at school year’s end

George Hurley doesn’t look like a man nearing the end of a successful career.   He looks like he’s just getting started.   Hurley walks across Panther Stadium with a football cradled in his right arm. More...

Swimming talent pool runs deep

Area swim overview

When the weather gets nicer, pools brim with enthusiastic swimmers hoping to transform their dog paddles into Dara Torres-like strokes.   Several local high school teams are already off to the races. More...

Tri-Valley League honors top talent from winter season

The Tri-Valley League had many outstanding performances during the winter high school sports season. More...

Faith

Lutheran women offer free prayer service

The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League is offering a free prayer service titled “Beautiful Feet,” the theme for the league’s 2009 convention in Portland, Ore.   More...

Auction to benefit La Reina students

The spring online auction, sponsored by the La Reina High School Parent Guild, will run through Sun., March 28 at www.lareina.com.   Some of the items up for bid are L.A. More...

Chabad’s Friendship Circle walk-athon will support special needs youths

Roy Ashkenazi, a 16-yearold teenager with cerebral palsy, will play his first DJ gig during the annual Friendship Walk, which starts at noon Sun., March 21 at the Friendship Circle Center, Agoura Hills Chabad, 30345 Canwood St. More...

Letters

Why not student competition on the design of city logo?

Recently there was a picture of the proposed new logo for the city of Thousand Oaks. This logo cost the city $25,000, which is appalling, especially for such a trite piece of work. More...

Students should have participated

I was delighted to see a new logo and that the city shopped locally and used Mustang Marketing.   But I was really disap pointed neither Andrew Powers or Mary Lech thought to throw this out to the local schools.   More...

Vote for Parks and live in the future, not in the past

It’s unfortunate during a political season that negative attacks are hurled from a long time ago and from a galaxy far, far away. More...

Vacation Photos

Take Your Thousand Oaks Acorn on Vacation

BELGIAN ARCHITECTURE—Erica and Tyler Smith of Newbury Park take in the sights at the Grand Palace in Brussels, Belgium. More...