January 26, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

County autism rates on rise

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Health & Wellness

Rosarians share tips on pruning

ALL ABOUT ROSES–Clockwise from top, Jeri Jennings with the Ventura County Rose Society explains the how she would prune a rose during a demonstration at the Stagecoach Inn Museum Jan. 14. More...

Alzheimer ’s Association plans classes in February

The Alzheimer’s Association will offer several workshops throughout February at the local chapter’s office, 80 N. Wood Road, Ste. 302, Camarillo.  •From 1 to 5 p.m., Thurs., Feb. More...

Volunteers needed for hospital study of degenerative disc diseases

Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center has named medical staff member Erik Spayde, M.D., as the clinical investigator for an upcoming trial of degenerative disc disease.  The Lateral Disc Replacement Clinical Trial is sponsored by NuVasive, the More...

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THURS., JAN. 26  Calabasas Historical Society  Noon to 1 p.m. at Calabasas Library, 200 Civic Center Way. Sue Jennings gives free program on history of Park Moderne (Bird Streets),First city subdivision. Contact: Sue Jennings. Phone: 818. More...

Schools

Oscar-winner visits University Village

FILM ARTIST—Rick Carter, winner of the 2010 Academy Award for Best Art Direction for the movie “Avatar,” says hello to University Village resident Gisele Friedman, above. More...

Educator’s passion for math a real plus

Math was always the most challenging subject in school for Cynthia Wyels.  Which is why she decided to become a math teacher.  “The challenge of mathematics made the payoff greater; it was a bigger accomplishment,” Wyels says.&n More...

Mothers of Preschoolers meets biweekly at church

Parents gather to share advice, experience

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) will begin its second semester from 9:15 to 11:30 a.m. Wed., Feb. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

PRETTY KITTY—Brenna is a 2-year-old domestic shorthair. Brenna is the perfect lap cat, loves kids, is affectionate and playful. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park  A thief stole more than $950 in property from the 900 block of Paseo Santa Barbara between Dec. 5 and Jan. 17.  A man, 44, was cited for a hitand run collision on Wendy Drive at Potrero Road Dec. 22. More...

Faith

Packages deliver hope for safe births

Methodist churches unite to support struggling nation

Local Methodist churches are reaching beyond their neighborhoods to help one of the world’s poorest countries.  More...

Financial training course cites Bible

Calvary Chapel Skyline hosting classes for next 13 weeks

Family dysfunction, divorce, depression and even suicide are too often linked with financial hardship, says Manny Olivas, senior pastor of the nondenominational Thousand Oaks church, Calvary Chapel Skyline.  More...

Korean church marks 10 years in WLV

Milestone will be marked by handing out scholarships

Members of the Westlake Korean Community Church will celebrate their 10th anniversary as a congregation with a special worship service at 11 a.m. Sun., Jan. More...

Letters

We the people must help fix this mess

It’s time to stop blaming the economic mess we’re in as a nation and state solely on government.  While Washington and Sacramento bear significant responsibility for it, we the people bear equal responsibility.  Let’s adm More...

Labels matter than less than actions

Mr. Meisterling doesn’t mention any issues, not one, as he proceeds to eviscerate Linda Parks for “not having any core beliefs or principles” (letters, Acorn, Jan. 19).  More...

Like it or not, Parks must choose a party

I don’t agree with letter writer Bob Meisterling on much of anything, but we can agree on this: Linda Parks is going to have to pick a side.  More...

County child support services to relocate

The Ventura County Department of Child Support Services will consolidate and move its operations to a new office in Camarillo by the end of February.  In hopes of expanding accessibility to the public and making services centrally located to cou More...

Council approves latest RDA ‘wish list’

Payment schedule determines what can still be funded

Hope exists that the city’s deal with Conejo Valley Unified School District to purchase its Kelley Road property can be preserved even after the abolishment of the Thousand Oaks Redevelopment Agency on Feb. 1.  More...

Teen pleads not guilty in Kramer case

Court proceedings are underway for the Agoura Hills teenagers accused of contributing to the October overdose death of Thousand Oaks High School senior Griffen Kramer. More...

Community

Five retailers busted for selling alcohol to minors during ABC sting

Five Thousand Oaks store clerks and their employers were cited for selling alcohol to minors during a joint sting operation conducted last week by the Thousand Oaks Police Department and Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC). More...

GHB cook gets 12-year sentence

David Walter Caramanis, 40, of Westlake Village was sentenced to 12 years, eight months in the Ventura County Jail for the manufacture and possession of gamma-hydroxybutyric acid, commonly known as GHB, according to the district attorney’s offi More...

Technology helping CRPD meet water-saving goals

Tasked with maintaining thousands of acres of lush park space in and around Thousand Oaks, the Conejo Recreation and Park District needs water— and lots of it. More...

Dining & Entertainment

Vendors sought for Earth Day event

The City of Thousand Oaks will host the 15th annual Thousand Oaks Arbor/Earth Day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., April 28 at Conejo Creek Park North, 1379 E. More...

Artists can submit works

The annual Westlake Village Art Guild Open Juried Show will run from Wed., March 14 through Sat., April 28 at the Thousand Oaks Community Gallery, 2331- A Borchard Road, Newbury Park.  The exhibit had more than 300 entries last year.  All a More...

Community art event is Friday

Art Trek Studio will host a community art event from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Fri., Jan. 27 at the studio, 703 Rancho Conejo Blvd., Newbury Park.  For $5 at the door, participants can take part in a variety of art projects. More...

Sports

Hoops league starts soon

The Alex Fiore Thousand Oaks Teen Center will hold a mandatory player evaluation/registration for its high school basketball league for ninth- through 12th-grade boys from 5 to 7 p.m. Sat., Feb. 4 and 26 at 1375 E. More...

Oaks Christian clamps down

Girls’ hoops squad sticks to foes like glue

Defense wins championships.  It’s cliché. More...

CVU soccer squad finishes strong

GOLDEN GOAL—The Conejo Valley United boys’ U-13 soccer club won a championship in the Coast Soccer Bronze Beta Division. More...

Business

Work underway at T.O. Hooters

After long period of inactivity, construction crews appear at Janss

After months of speculation over when work would begin on the future home of Hooters in Thousand Oaks, crews were seen busy inside the vacant restaurant space at the Janss Marketplace this week.  More...

Money for Manna

OFF TO A GOOD START—Lockheed Federal Credit Union celebrated the opening of its Newbury Park branch at 1005 Broadbeck Drive on Jan. 12. More...

Workforce board adds new member

The Workforce Investment Board of Ventura County has added Melissa Rausch to the board. The Ventura County Board of Supervisors appointed Rausch in December.  Four current board members were reappointed for two-year terms.  More...

Obituaries

JAMES HAROLD BENEDICT

James Harold Benedict of Agoura Hills, Calif., beloved husband of Shirley Benedict, passed away on Jan. 17, 2012. He was born in Manhattan, N.Y., on Nov. 12, 1926.   More...

John Bellinghiere

The family of the late John Bellinghiere wishes to express our heartfelt thanks to the Oak Park and Conejo Valley communities for their many acts of kindness and sympathy in the death of a loved and respected husband, father and son. More...

Family

Police department helps parents confront problems among youth

Parent Project classes began this week at TOPD

Beginning this week, the Thousand Oaks Police Department is offering parents strategies to combat substance abuse and other problems facing today’s youth.  More...

Doughnuts

It’s the ultimate breakfast— doughnuts.  But is ultimate always good? Is all that glitters always gold?  When I was a kid, my family had doughnuts. I remember my dad’s favorite—Bavarian cream. More...

Editorials

A real solution for The Lakes

Can adding more restaurants at The Lakes really save it from economic mediocrity? We don’t hold out much hope. More...

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FOR THE RECORD

The production of “Cheaper by the Dozen,” currently on stage at the Conejo Players Theatre in Thousand Oaks, will close Sat., Feb. 4, not Tues., Feb. 14, as was published last week.  More...