August 19, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Legal costs for city of T.O. now exceed $1 million

Thousand Oaks taxpayers pay more than $1 million a year for legal services that cover in-house salaries, fringe benefits and outside counsel.   More...

Sailor who went around the world arrested

Zac Sunderland had the skill to be the youngest person to solo circumnavigate the globe and the good sense to run from pirates, but apparently failed to avoid a teen party with alcohol. More...

Health & Wellness

Paws 4 Hope to help Wellness Community

The Wellness Community Valley/ Ventura will host the second annual Paws 4 Hope walk at 11 a.m. Sun., Sept. 12 at Berniece Bennett Park in Westlake Village. More...

Healthy eating gets emphasis

To help families take an active role in promoting healthy eating and help spark a nutritional interest among children, the Thousand Oaks Farmers Market invites parents and school-aged children to come to the market, sample the items and talk to the More...

Food addicts recovery group meets Friday

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA) meets weekly at 8:30 a.m. Fridays at the Cameron Center, 288 Greenmeadow Drive, Thousand Oaks.   All meetings are free and open to the public. More...

Dining & Entertainment

Classical Indian dance performance

COMING TO T.O.—Traditional Bharatanatyam dances, a classical dance in India, and a new work by dancer and choreographer Malathi Iyengar will be performed by the Rangoli Dance Company at 4 p.m., More...

Thousand Oaks seeking members for Cultural Affairs Commission

The city of Thousand Oaks is recruiting people for eight openings on the Cultural Affairs Commission.   Applicants must be active in performing arts, visual arts and/ or philanthropy for the arts. More...

Providing percussion

SHARING CULTURE–The Chumash Intertribal Singers share music and culture at the Satwiwa Native American Cultural Center in Newbury Park last Saturday. More...

Sports

Olympic swimmers coming to Conejo

KIDS CAN LEARN FROM AMERICA’S BEST—The Fitter and Faster Tour gives kids and teenagers, ages 5 through 18, a chance to swim and learn from Olympic swimmers. More...

Helping the Boys & Girls Clubs

GOLF TOURNEY HELPS KIDS—The annual Brent’s Deli Golf Classic hosted by North Ranch Country Club was a benefit for Boys & Girls Clubs of Conejo & Las Virgenes. More...

Oaks Christian wideouts really catching on

Someone call Darrelle Revis.   While you’re at it, page Champ Bailey and Troy Polamalu, too. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

SPECIAL GIRL LOOKS FOR SPECIAL HOME–Brandy is a 2-year-old pit bull mix with a slipped disc, and she recently lost the use of her back legs. With physical therapy, Brandy is walking again. More...

Faith

The Art of Being

“I have not failed 1,000 times. More...

Inaugural Vacation Bible School called a success

Oakbrook Bible Church’s inaugural Vacation Bible School has been called a success.   More than 70 children attended SonQuest Rainforest VBS at the church. More...

Documentary film to be screened in Newbury Park

“Preacher’s Sons,” a documentary film about an unconventional family, will be screened at 7:30 p.m. Fri., Aug. 20 at the Conejo Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 3327 Old Conejo Road, Newbury Park.   More...

Letters

Disagrees with T.O. Acorn cartoon

I work in Westlake and use the northbound Lindero Canyon 101 Freeway entrance every day.   Since it was recently remodeled, it’s been a wonderful improvement over what was there before.   More...

With 13 running, it means voters are unhappy in T.O.

The fact that 10 candidates are running for the T.O. City Council in addition to the three incumbents says one thing. More...

Candidate shares ideas for the city of Thousand Oaks

In my July 15 letter, I explained what I thought was wrong with the way the current City Council is spending money and sending city contracts out of town. More...

Only two to challenge incumbents on CVUSD board

The road to a seat on the Conejo Valley Unified School District Board of Education became a little less crowded earlier this month when two potential candidates decided against putting their names on the ballot.   More...

Dancing to the music at Conejo Community Park

GOOD TIMES–Thousand Oaks resident Suemary Long dances to the music of Teresa James and the Rhythm Tramps at Conejo Community Park. More...

Relocation counselor to help mobile home residents who must move out

Government officials were unable to offer much help to Conejo Mobile Home Park residents, but the man evicting them has hired a relocation counselor to help them find new homes. More...

Community

3 to challenge in the park district

Conejo Recreation and Park District, a special agency formed in 1963 before the city was incorporated, will have an election on Nov. 2 for three of its five board of director seats. More...

Only eight days are left to enter Fiction in a Nutshell

The dog days of August shouldn’t zap your creativity.   If you think you have a knack for writing, put your creative juices to work and take part in next month’s “Fiction in a Nutshell” contest.   More...

It’s about money, says council challenger

City Council candidate Ernest LeGault hopes Thousand Oaks residents won’t vote for incumbents who are willing to spend close to $100,000 each to win a council seat that pays about $80,000 over its entire four-year term. More...

Calendar

Datebook

THURS., AUG. 19 Calabasas Chamber   Business Mixer 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Silverado Senior Living, 25100 Calabasas Road, Calabasas. Free for members, $5 nonmembers. RSVP required. Phone: 818.222.5680 Contact: Chamber office Time: 5:30 p.m. More...

Schools

Rotary Club stuffs backpacks

A major annual project for the Rotary Club of Westlake Village is donating to disadvantaged children backpacks stuffed with more than 25 items appropriate for each grade level.   About 70 backpacks will be stuffed at 1 p.m. Wed., Aug. More...

Happy House graduates meet voice actor

REWARD FOR GOOD CHOICES–Happy House co-founder Nancy Cartwright, the voice of Bart Simpson on the TV show “The Simpsons,” greets youngsters at Los Cerritos Middle School Boys & Girls More...

Music teacher not to be forgotten

REMEMBERING MOM–Andrew, left, and Judd Freeman, sons of Jan Freeman, share their thoughts on Monday at the newly dedicated “Mrs. More...

Business

Self-employment training to start

Women’s Economic Ventures will host free, one-hour orientation sessions for its 14-week Self- Employment Training course that starts in September. Participants must attend an orientation session before they can register for the full course. More...

Bank’s grant will help the Y provide financial assistance

The Southeast Ventura County YMCA recently received nearly $10,000 in grants and contributions this year from Bank of America, including a recent $6,000 grant. More...

Kironix Corp. offers businesses help with their online presence

“You can’t be competitive in today’s business environment without a professional, easy-touse website,” says Jonathan Handler, president of Kironix Corporation. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park   A robbery occurred in a guest room at the Palm Garden Hotel, 495 N. Ventu Park Road, at 9:15 p.m. Aug. 8.   A male, 41, was arrested for possessing a controlled substance for sale at 4:24 p.m. Aug. More...

Family

Observing 50 years of matrimony

GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY—Arthur Schneider, a local insurance agent of 40 years, and his wife, Marcia, will celebrate 50 years of marriage on Sat., Aug. More...

A toddler’s advice

FOOD NEEDED—Newbury Park resident and volunteer Ken Johnson, left, gets advice about Jello flavors from 15-monthold Jorge Abalos as his mother, Lizbeth Abalos of Thousand Oaks, selects groceries More...

Family Men Don't Wear Name Brands

Playing God

We people pick up our habits like we pick up souvenirs from the places we visit.   I have a favorite beer even though I don’t drink beer. I picked up the taste from a friend who told me why it was the best. More...

Editorials

Young sailor should run a tighter ship

Zac Sunderland, 18, the T.O. teenager who sailed around the world last year, was recently arrested on allegations that he provided alcohol to younger friends, two 17 and one 15. He also allegedly resisted arrest and trespassed. More...

Vacation Photos

Americans are worst-dressed tourists

More than 47 percent of 1,000 people from 70 countries who responded to an online survey said that Americans are the world’s worst-dressed tourists. More...