October 21, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Health & Wellness

Inaugural mud run promises dirty good time

Take on military-style course

The Conejo Valley is about to get down and dirty.   For the first time ever, the local park district will host the Conejo Valley Halloween Mud Run at Dos Vientos Community Park this Sunday. More...

Having a Wii bit of fun

FINE FORM—At right, Mary Jo Rumball-Petre of the Thousand Oaks Goebel Kids bowling team participates in a Wii video game bowling tournament at the Camarillo Community Center on Oct. 14. More...

Bodies, minds, spirits transformed

The eight winners of a wholelife modification program offered through a local health organization say that they’ve undergone a body, mind and spirit transformation that will last them a lifetime.   More...

Calendar

Datebook

THURS., OCT. 21 Pleasant Valley   More...

Schools

CVUSD wants to replace old computers

$400,000 has been allocated to buy hardware

Teachers in Conejo Valley Unified School District are one step closer to getting new computers for their classrooms after the school board unanimously authorized on Tuesday a public request for bids.   More...

CVUSD challenger brings unique perspective to table

Special ed teacher has his sights on the school board

Marlon Williams says he believes in teaching by example, and his dogged pursuit of a goal is something he’d like students to emulate. More...

TIPS offered to special ed parents

The Ventura County Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) Community Advisory Committee recently announced the availability of its Training and Information for Parents Series (TIPS) with topics of interest to parents of special education students. More...

Business

Spa, salon opens second location

Savvy Salon and Day Spa of Westlake Village, a full-service beauty spa, will open a second location in Agoura Hills in December.   The new space, Savvy Salon: The Studio, will take a hair-focused approach to beauty. More...

Wesely Thomas names new manager

Wesely Thomas, a Thousand Oaks-based provider of project management and construction services for high-performance healthcare facilities, recently announced that it has appointed Jaime Henard as a new project manager at Wesely Thomas.   More...

Wine tasting at home?

WineShop At Home, based in Simi Valley, is hoping to help locals hold wine tastings in their own homes.   To book a wine tasting party, pick a date, select a wine sampler, invite 10 to 15 guests and make a few simple appetizers. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park   A male, 18, and a female, 19, were arrested for a gang-related assault with a deadly weapon and robbery at 9:33 a.m. Oct. 13 in the first block of S. Jerome Avenue. The crime occurred around 2:40 p.m. Sept. More...

Faith

LDS church hosting emergency preparedness expo for public

Experts will lead workshops on various topics

A Community Emergency Preparedness Expo will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., Oct. 23 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 35 S. Wendy Drive, Newbury Park.   The expo is free and without cost or obligation. More...

Faith Briefs

Armenian bake sale on Sunday In observation of Armenian Culture Month, the Armenian Apostolic Church of Ventura County will host an Armenian Bake Sale from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sun., Oct. 24 at St. More...

Letters

Too many cooks in the kitchen

I rarely get involved in local politics. Frankly, nobody I support ever gets elected.   This year, the letters to the editor regarding hopefuls versus incumbents has raised my interest. More...

Press impressed during forum

On Oct. 6 I attended the League of Women Voters’ City Council candidate forum.   One newcomer to politics is a gentleman named Todd Press. He came across as the most passionate and concerned candidate of the 10 who attended.   More...

Pick Jones to lead parks and rec

This is my second letter to any news media in the more than 46 years that I’ve lived in Thousand Oaks, which shows that I am not an activist. More...

Columns

Ask the Arborist

Q: The city of Thousand Oaks won’t let me trim my oak tree. It seems like oak trees are treated like they are sacred. And now I hear that sycamore trees are protected, too. More...

City Council race Fox is first in fundraising

A look at the latest campaign finance disclosure forms reveals the incumbents are outpacing their challengers in the 13-person race for Thousand Oaks City Council.   More...

Weather may have caused huge outage

Lightening may have been the cause of an unusually large power outage that shut down electricity for 97,000 Southern California Edison customers at 11:12 a.m. Tuesday. More...

T.O. roller-skating rink no longer running

RollerDome closes its doors

Some 300 to 400 children on roller skates once made the RollerDome in Thousand Oaks the place to be on a Friday night.   Then the recession set in, and the rink on Avenida de Los Arboles began to struggle. On Oct. More...

Community

In a Nutshell

All candidates for office are required by state law to submit forms detailing who has contributed to their campaign and how much. The latest forms, which cover contributions made between Jan 1. and Sept. More...

Residents fighting cell tower proposed for Triunfo Park

Communications giant Verizon Wireless has filed an appeal with the Thousand Oaks City Council after planning commissioners voted unanimously last month to bar the company from installing a 30-foot cell tower in a local park.   More...

Incumbent touts record of service

Gillette seeking his fourth term on City Council

Almost 50 years ago, Dennis Gillette came to Thousand Oaks as a deputy on the city’s first police force. More...

Dining & Entertainment

Exhibit showcases artwork of local photographers

Nun has traveled the globe taking pictures

Still images allow people to see the meaning and energy of life, says a Thousand Oaks nun who uses her photographs to capture the wonders of God’s world and to promote the mission work of the Sisters of Notre Dame. More...

Pumpkin patch opens in Oak Park Community Garden this weekend

The eighth annual Oak Park Community Garden Pumpkin Patch will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat. and Sun., Oct. 23 and 24 at the Oak Park Community Garden, corner of Sunnycrest and Kanan roads in Oak Park. More...

Teen bands invited to audition for battle

The Thousand Oaks Teen Center is recruiting high school-age rock bands to play in the annual Battle of the Bands on Sat., Dec. 4. More...

Sports

Tee it up to help T.O. Police

Helicopter ball drop included

The Thousand Oaks Police Charitable Foundation’s seventh annual Charity Golf Tournament and Helicopter Golf Ball Drop will take place Mon., Oct. 25 at the North Ranch Country Club, 4761 Valley Spring Drive, Westlake Village.   More...

Golf event benefits local woman

The National Transplant Assistance Fund Southwest Spinal Cord Injury Fund Golf Tournament on Mon., Oct. 25 will benefit April Bruno, a Newbury Park resident who was paralyzed from the neck down in a 2005 car accident. More...

T.O. author tackles ’85 Bears

Delsohn to sign book Saturday in Westlake

They were great. They were entertaining. They were larger than life.   The 1985 Chicago Bears spring to life in Steve Delsohn’s book, “Da Bears! More...

Pets

Squirrel of the Month

MAJOR CHOMPERS— Allan Little of Thousand Oaks recently snapped this photo of a squirrel with an unusual feature. More...

Pet of the Week

THE NOSE KNOWS—Cyrano is a 2-year-old oriental shorthair. He is mellow, independent and affectionate. Cyrano can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. More...

Camp Bow Wow opens in Agoura

Camp Bow Wow in Agoura Hills is an alternative to a traditional kennel.   The facilities offer large indoor and outdoor play areas with play equipment, toys, “pup pools” and more. More...

Family

YMCA hosts parents night out

The YMCA child care site at Meadows Arts and Technology Elementary School will host a Parents Night Out from 6 to 10 p.m. Fri., Oct. 29 at the site, 2000 La Granada Drive, Thousand Oaks. More...

THE OTHER Side of 50

Enlisting volunteers to make T.O. age-friendly

Yesterday I heard a fact that frightened me.   In 10 years we will have twice the number of seniors in Thousand Oaks than we have today. More...

Running to stop SIDS

JASON’S RACE—Above, Moorpark resident Aidan Lutz, 6, gets a high-five from his grandfather Chuck Melvin as he races to the finish line during the third annual Jason’s Race in Westlak More...

Editorials

We must be involved

A message to those of legal voting age in Thousand Oaks: The days of standing on the sidelines are over. More...