June 17, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Global sailing trip is over after T.O. teen is rescued

Abby Sunderland is alive. Her attempt to sail around the world by herself came to a premature and frightening end, but the Thousand Oaks teenager didn’t lose her life in her quest for adventure.   More...

Health & Wellness

Conejo Free Clinic names new officers to its board

The board of directors of the Conejo Free Clinic recently elected Evan Friedmann as president and CEO of the nonprofit organization, replacing Ed Garnett, who had served for the past two years. More...

ALS support group to meet June 26 in Westlake Village

The Ventura County ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) Support Group will meet from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sat., June 26 at the Westlake Village Library Community Room, 31200 Oak Crest Drive. More...

Having a ball while getting fit

A HANDS-ON WORKOUT—Yoga Works instructor Holly Julier, a Santa Rosa Valley resident, leads a class during a youth fitness event presented by Yoga Works and O2Max last week at Yoga Works in Westl More...

Schools

Contini says goodbye to Conejo Valley school district

Superintendent’s column

A farewell   How can it be that a rewarding 39-year career in the service of children will come to a close in just a few days? Time has passed all too quickly. It’s with great respect and a warm heart that I say farewell.   More...

High school students receive county arts council honors

The Ventura County Arts Council recognized the 2010 Arts Scholars at a reception on June 1 at the Ventura County Government Center in Ventura.   The students passed a rigorous application process for the honor. More...

WHS grad going to CLU

Erin Nicole Apregan graduated from Westlake High School last week, after four years of involvement in extracurricular activities.   More...

Business

Gus Gates Kung Fu moves to new spot

Gus Gates Kung Fu and Fitness has moved to a new location and will host a grand opening from 8 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Sat., June 19 at the new site, 30831 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Westlake Village. More...

Local Stock Update

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Family

‘TALK TO THE PAW’—

‘TALK TO THE PAW’—Muffin is a 1-year-old playful female calico who’s waiting for you. More...

Health hints for men that can benefit whole family

June is traditionally a special time to celebrate the men in our lives. Here are some tips that can improve a man’s health and also benefit the entire family.   More...

Duplicate bridge games offered

Guests may play a free game of duplicate bridge for their first time of play at Bridge Academy II in Thousand Oaks.   For more information, call Jean (805) 494-0965.   More...

Letters

Santa a community asset for everyone who went to Janss

There are going to be many stories about Dennis Van Vuren (June 3 T.O. Acorn, “Man who portrayed Santa at Janss Marketplace dies of a heart attack.”).   Here’s mine:   More...

This Santa knew the real meaning of Christmas

I’m saddened to read that our Santa, Dennis Van Vuren, recently passed away—but also thankful that I know he’s with the Lord.   More...

Everyone who knew Santa Claus will miss him

My letters are usually political or environmental in nature. More...

Editorials

‘Draw Dad’ a Father’s Day tradition

If men are the new women, it sure doesn’t show.   Guys, especially dads, haven’t really changed that much over the years. True, men might be more in touch with their feminine side—we’ve got Oprah, Dr. More...

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Pot delivery business busted in T.O.

The Mary Jane’s Bud website claims the Thousand Oaks business is a legitimate medical marijuana provider with doorstep delivery service. More...

Gillette and Fox to seek reelection, Bill-de la Peña hasn’t filed

Anyone who’d like to provide public service and receive $1,700 a month and medical insurance might want to run for Thousand Oaks City Council. More...

Community

Unions agree to freeze on wages

All three of the city’s unions have agreed not to take pay raises, saving the 2010-11 Thousand Oaks general fund budget $1.2 million. More...

Remembering the Stars and Stripes

RESPECTFUL RETIREMENT– Newbury Park resident Doug Hardie plays taps as members of Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post No. 11395 carry a coffin containing flags to be retired to a hearse. More...

Firefighter hurts ankle while working in Thousand Oaks

One firefighter was injured as firefighters knocked down a two-alarm house fire in Thousand Oaks on Tuesday. James Roscoe, engineer at Fire Station No. More...

Dining & Entertainment

Stay on deserted island turns deadly

Play review

Agatha Christie’s classic mystery “And Then There Were None” (also called “Ten Little Indians”), presented by Sleuth and Gothic Productions at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, is not so much a “whodunit” b More...

The Movie Nut

Yeah, I know, it’s a remake. And, yeah, you sorta know what’s going to happen from the first frame. More...

Summer music series to begin at The Oaks

The Oaks mall will kick off the second annual 11-week Summer Nights Music Series this month in the outdoor area by Muvico, Hillcrest Drive at Marin Street, Thousand Oaks. A free concert will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. More...

Sports

Magorien, Kingi share Marmonte MVP award for boys’ volleyball

The Marmonte League honored outstanding student-athletes from the spring sports season.   First team, second team and honorable mention athletes are listed below. More...

Youth served at track meet

Gino Colella of Westlake Track Club pole vaulted 12 feet, 4 inches at the Southern California United States Track & Field Junior Olympics in Norwalk.   More...

Thousand Oaks midfielder Cruz an All-American

A pair of Marmonte League girls’ soccer standouts have been selected as PARADE All-Americans. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park   An armed robbery occurred at the Home Depot store at 2745 Teller Road around 10:35 a.m. June 5.   A male, 23, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol at 8:45 p.m. June 6 in the 3300 block of Kimber Drive. More...

Faith

The three most important words

“To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.”   — David Viscott   I recently viewed a poignant video on YouTube and am moved to share an awareness that arose in me as I watched it. More...

Vacation Bible School offered

Oakbrook Bible Church will present SonQuest Rainforest Vacation Bible School from 9 a.m. to noon Mon. to Fri., July 19 to 23 at the church, 480 W. Gainsborough Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

Camarillo Christian Women’s Club will host luncheon

The Camarillo Christian Women’s Club will meet at 11 a.m. Fri., July 2 at the Spanish Hills Country Club, 999 Crest-view Drive, Camarillo.   Lunch is $21 inclusive. Reservations must be honored, used by a friend or paid for. More...

Columns

Ask The DMV

Do you have questions about general driving-related requirements like registration and insurance? Are you unclear about laws and restrictions related to driving? The California Department of Motor Vehicles has answers. More...

Yes, we have no tomatoes

No kidding, the bloom is off the rose. That is, the bloom is off our tomato plants. At Camino de Catastrophe, we have a serious case of down-and-dirty blossom rot.   More...