July 22, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Happy music makes smiles

NIMBLE FINGERS–Thousand Oaks resident Steve Ormond plays his ukulele and sings along last Thursday during a meeting of the Happy Little Ukulele Club. More...

Health & Wellness

The best medicine

MAKE ’EM LAUGH—Stand-up comedian Steve Mazan performs his comedy routine at The Wellness Community in Westlake. More...

Relay for Life fundraiser features classic cars

A Relay for Life event for cancer survivors and pre-relay fundraiser will take place from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Sat., July 24 at the Islands restaurant parking lot, 935 Broadbeck Drive, Newbury Park.   More...

Alzheimer’s Association seeks volunteers

The Ventura County office of the Central Coast Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association is looking for volunteers to help with answering the Helpline, performing light clerical duties and data processing. More...

Schools

New Girl Scout leader to encourage interest in math and science

Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast recently announced that Shari Bridges, chief advancement officer, has been appointed to Girl Scouts of the USA’s Council Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Advisory Team to develop nationa More...

Local residents make deans’ lists

•Kiley Rae Kemp and Jeffrey Edward David Seinfeld, both of Thousand Oaks, were named to the dean’s academic honor list for the 2010 spring semester at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. More...

College grads celebrate milestone

•The following Thousand Oaks residents graduated from Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Colo., at the school’s 129th commencement ceremony.   Ericka W. Baer received a Bachelor of Arts in biology, cum laude. More...

Faith

New priest ready to lead St. Maximilian Kolbe parish

The Rev. Jarlath Dolan, the new pastor at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church in Westlake Village, says he’ll draw on his four decades of experience in the priesthood to help local parishioners with their spiritual needs. More...

Exercise elevates spirits of church employees

As their co-workers ponder lunch options and errand runs, a health-hungry group of Church House employees dons sweats and sneakers three times a week for an invigorating “WOW” experience.   More...

Letters

Council again proves that it’s pro-development

New construction should be the mantra for our City Council. Experience teaches me that it’s a waste of time and money to oppose anything.   Planning for this city is a memory. More...

High-rise buildings were never planned until now

A “downtown” for T.O. almost happened.   I came across my stack of material regarding the “citywide forum,” which had started in 1969. More...

If you’re bored in T.O., you’d be bored anywhere

Bored in Thousand Oaks? Impossible!   Boredom is a state of mind, an excuse. It doesn’t matter where you live or what your circumstances; boredom, drinking, drugs and crime are choices.   More...

Editorials

Our vacation photo contest is in full swing; enter by Sept. 8

Our readers often tell us that one of things they enjoy most about this paper is Take Your Thousand Oaks Acorn on Vacation.   More...

Cartoon

Full Story

For the record

An editing error occurred in last week’s story about the upcoming City Council election. More...

County to open new site for healthcare

New clinic will replace Borders bookstore near 101 Freeway

Conejo Valley residents will soon have easier access to medical services provided by the Ventura County Health Care Agency.   The Board of Supervisors voted 4-0 last week to lease a 40,300- square-foot building at 125 W. Thousand Oaks Blvd. More...

Westlake, Newbury and T.O. high schools honored once again

Count Newsweek magazine among the champions of high school public education in Conejo Valley. More...

City meets its water-saving goal, although the weather helped

Mother Nature is getting a lot of the credit for helping Thousand Oaks meet its water allocation and avoid a fine of $4 million. More...

Summer music festival is this weekend

The Tropical Daze Summer Music Festival is coming Saturday and Sunday to Thousand Oaks Community Park, 2525 N. Moorpark Road, just north of the Thousand Oaks High School campus.   Admission is free for the 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. event both days. More...

Community

Auto mall may get a new sign

A new sign for the Thousand Oaks Auto Mall that includes a large color screen may soon be coming to the northbound side of the 101 Freeway. More...

County farmers to get help saving water

A three-year grant will make it possible for a state agriculture agency to offer Ventura County farmers free water-efficiency assistance. More...

Bulldozers begin work for underground water tank in T.O.

It’s unusual to see bulldozers clearing the top of a hillside in Thousand Oaks, but that’s what’s happening beside an old water tank.   Lovers of open space needn’t worry. More...

Dining & Entertainment

Ready to rock

COMING TO THE OAKS—The Coveralls, shown perfomring outside the T.O. Civic Arts Plaza, will continue the Summer Nights Music Series from 6 to 8 p.m. More...

Event to celebrate Walk of Fame anniversary

A special “Walk the Walk” event to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Hollywood Walk of Fame will take place at various sites throughout Hollywood from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sun., July 25.   More...

“Inception”

Filmmakers and audiences have long been intrigued with films that dare to play “mind games,” manipulating us through hypnosis or drugs, through mental illness or rogue computers, through sleep or lack thereof.   More...

Sports

Summer fun report: Santa Cruz Island

Kayaking trip offers a unique experience

Fifteen seconds outside the Ventura Harbor and you really start to feel alive. More...

Channel Islands fast facts

• There are five islands that constitute the Channel Islands National Park— Anacapa, Santa Cruz, Santa Rosa, San Miguel and Santa Barbara. More...

Familiar faces cutting their teeth in Midwest League

Area baseball players may have misunderstood the mantra, “Go West, young man.”   Many are heading to the Midwest—specifically, the Midwest League. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park   A 29-year-old male was arrested for committing assault with a deadly weapon, battery and making criminal threats at 8:30 p.m. July 9 in the 1200 block of Newbury Road.   More...

Family

How to be honest

A friend told me how one of his co-workers was the most dishonest, angry, aggravating, unfair individual he’d ever met. When the two were together, however, you’d think they were best friends. More...

Wheelie-popping poodle needs home

Lamb Chop, a loving, playful 6-year-old miniature poodle, recently lost her home. The Hogan Family Foundation’s Lifeline 4 Paws Rescue Support Program is trying to find a new family to take her in.   More...

New Shul of Conejo hosts its first event

The New Shul of the Conejo will host its first community event, Shabbat Under the Stars, at 5:30 p.m. Fri., July 30 in the amphitheater at Oak Canyon Community Park, 5600 Holleytree Drive, Oak Park. More...

Columns

At The Library

The Thousand Oaks Library presents the following programs in August. For more information, visit www.toaks.org/library or call (805) 449-2660, ext. 258, unless otherwise noted.   More...

The Other Side of 50

How old is “old”? One adage says it’s 10 years older than whatever age you are. That may be true, but one thing for certain is we’re all getting older. More...