September 27, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Senior volunteer program opts out of grant

RSVP will be without federal funding for first time in 40 years

The future of one of the Conejo Valley’s largest volunteer networks is in flux after its sponsor agency decided last week to relinquish a federal grant that has supported the program for the past 40 years. More...

School board will vote on suggestion to rename football stadium after longtime coach, teacher

Newbury Park High School facility would be dubbed George Hurley Field

Teacher, coach and family man George Hurley may soon add “namesake” to the words that describe him. More...

Health & Wellness

Disorder inspires career path

Brittney Baisotti sleeps with an IV that drips nutrients into her body every night. Twice a day, she uses a tube to drain food from her stomach. More...

Hospital offers free flu shots

Free flu shots will be given from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sat., Oct. More...

Programs for cancer patients

The Cancer Support Community will present the following free programs in October for people with cancer, cancer survivors and their loved ones at 530 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village, unless indicated otherwise.  Registration is recommended. More...

Calendar

Calendar

THURS., SEPT. 27  Taste Of Conejo   More...

Schools

Marching bands sound off at annual TOHS event

Sounds of Conejo features local high school musicians

The Thousand Oaks High School Lancer Marching Band will present the fifth annual Sounds of Conejo Marching Band Celebration at 7 p.m. Sat., Oct. 6 at the TOHS football stadium, 2323 N. Moorpark Road.  More...

Concert launches local reading program

Singer-songwriter John Batdorf will kick off Thousand Oaks Reads with a special concert from 2 to 4 p.m. Sat., Oct. 6 at the Grant Brimhall Library, 1401 E. More...

Students offered trip back in time

Educational journey takes teens to nation’s capital

Registration is open for the 35th annual spring vacation student tour to the nation’s capital and Williamsburg. The trip is open to area middle and high school students in grades eight and above.  More...

Business

Series aims to educate businesses

Chamber’s lunchtime seminars cover variety of topics

The Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce will present its Wednesday Lunch and Learn business seminar series from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Chamber’s Janet Levett Conference Center, 600 Hampshire Road, Ste. 202, Westlake Village. More...

EYE ON LOCAL AREA STOCKS

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Cakes and more at Frost It Cupcakery

Frost It Cupcakery is a new family-owned and -operated business featuring gourmet cupcakes, whoopee pies, custom cakes, cupcake towers and the “Brookie.”  Owners Lesley Bodwell and Rhonda Santora have been baking since they were youn More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park   Sept. 13  A 22-year- old woman on probation was arrested for impersonating her sister in the 200 block of N. Wendy Drive.  A woman, 43, was arrested for public intoxication at Borchard and Newbury roads.  More...

Faith

LDS hosts emergency expo in Oak Park

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Oak Park will host an emergency expo on Sunday to help people prepare for emergencies, including fires, earthquakes and other unforeseen disasters.  The free event is open to the public.  More...

Public invited to Sukkot at CLU

The public is invited to a Sukkot celebration at California Lutheran University as part of the school’s commemoration of the Jewish festival of thanksgiving.  The interfaith gathering will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wed., Oct. More...

Choir open house at Emmanuel church

October is Open House month for the music ministry at Emmanuel Church, 588 Camino Manzanas, Thousand Oaks.  Newsong, for grades two to five, will host open houses from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. every Tuesday in October. More...

Letters

Give ambulances right of way

I have lived in Thousand Oaks for many years. As a pedestrian, I can remember when it was possible to cross Thousand Oaks Boulevard without fear. More...

Prop. 30 will benefit schools

I’m writing in support of Proposition 30 on the November ballot. More...

None can match Jones’ experience

In a field of nine candidates for the Thousand Oaks City Council, what is unique about Ed Jones? No other candidate can match the depth and diversity of Ed’s relevant experience, and the City Council is a role that demands both.  More...

Editorials

Who vacations best?

It’s inevitable. School is back in session and autumn is almost here. But if you’re already longing for another vacation, don’t worry. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

FOR THE RECORD

Last week’s story about the Conejo Connections community resource center had some inaccuracies. The Police Resource Center is not a partner in the Conejo Connections project. More...

Body of Oaks Christian graduate identified

Human remains discovered near a canyon trail in Pacific Palisades last weekend were identified Sept. 26 as those of missing UCLA honor student David Goeser, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office. More...

Doctor found guilty of sexually abusing patients

Lefkovitch convicted on five counts; sentencing is Oct. 29

A Ventura County jury has found longtime Thousand Oaks family practice doctor Barry Lefkovitch guilty of sexually abusing female patients under his care. More...

Proposed art museum has new name

The dream of bringing a privately funded art museum to Thousand Oaks by 2019 is continuing to take shape, even without a permanent site on which to build it. More...

Community

City taking bids for plan to widen Erbes Road

The widening of Erbes Road, as well as other major improvements to the heavily travelled north-south thoroughfare, is slated to begin in the spring.  On Sept. More...

Deadline approaching to apply for sports grant

The deadline for submitting an application for a City of Thousand Oaks Sports Facilities Endowment Fund grant is 5 p.m., Mon., Oct. More...

Online voter registration now available in Ventura County

A new California online voter registration process went live on Sept. More...

On the Town

Lunar melodies

MOON FESTIVAL—Above, members of the Thousand Oaks Chinese Folk Ensemble perform during the 2012 Chinese Moon Festival concert at Samuelson Chapel on the campus of California Lutheran University More...

Contest puts natural beauty in focus

Entries are being accepted for the Spirit of the Mountains 2012 Photo Contest sponsored by the National Park Service.  The annual show features a wide variety of amateur photo subjects captured throughout the Santa Monica Mountains National Recr More...

Blues bash is tomorrow in Moorpark

Local artists compete for big break in music biz

Blues lovers can take in the sounds of local talents Saturday night at a blues challenge hosted by the Ventura County Blues Society.  The showcase will take place Sept. 29 at the High Street Arts Center, 45 E. More...

Sports

Making a splash for Special Olympics

High School student arranges charity water polo tournament

When La Reina High School junior Madelyn Sickle helped out at a recent Special Olympics swim meet at the Ventura Aquatic Center on Kimball Road, she was touched by the athletes’ unwavering, often boisterous, team spirit.  More...

The Acorn’s High School Football Game of the Week

Oaks Christian Lions (4-1) at Thousand Oaks Lancers (3-2)  Friday, 7 p.m. Thousand Oaks High   Thousand Oaks High senior quarterback Clark Abourisk used a clever analogy to describe how opposing football teams play on game day.  More...

Other local football matchups

Royal (4-0) at Newbury Park (2-2)   More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

PLAYFUL—Roxy is a 5-year-old fawn-and-white female boxer mix. She loves toys, walks well on a leash and is good with kids. She would make a great family pet. More...

Lutheran church will bless pets

Ascension Lutheran Church’s annual Blessing of the Pets will be at 5:30 p.m. Sun., Oct. 7 in the church’s upper parking lot, 1600 E. More...

Fido, Fluffy can have portrait taken

P Portrait Studio will host the second annual Paws for a Cause pet portrait event from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat., Oct. More...

Family

Interface will move to new home next year

Interface Children and Family Services has announced that it will move in early 2013 to the Ventura County Community Foundation nonprofit center building at 4001 Mission Oaks Blvd., Camarillo.  More...

Why I’m still a Girl Scout

COMMENTARY

Most of the girls I know who are in high school are involved in some type of extracurricular activity, whether it be a sport, choir, school club or just their own social lives.  But what I do not see a lot of are Girl Scouts.  More...

Pumpkin candies

I have a feeling my wife is out to get me. She was all of 39 years old when she decided she didn’t want to be 40. So she punishes me.  Suspicions  What is she looking for? I haven’t done anything wrong. Unless she says so.  More...

Columns

What Fred and Ricky can teach us about careers

Last week I was watching a rerun of “I Love Lucy” and got to thinking: What if we fastforwarded Ricky and Fred into today’s marketplace to see how their career choices would have turned out?  And what if we did the same exercis More...

Busy retirement

Your loyal columnist has been busy.  On Oct. 1, I become president of the Thousand Oaks Kiwanis Club. The term of office is one year, but the commitment is four. I’ve already put in a year as vice president and another as president-elect. More...