Goodbye to this Old Glory

July 4 races get the heart pumping

USA Water Polo roster set for World Championships

USA Water Polo Men’s Senior National Team head coach Terry Schroeder, a Westlake resident, has announced the 14-man roster for the 2009 FINA World Championships scheduled to begin July 20 at Rome, Italy. The roster contains 11 Olympians, including 10 members of the 2008 silver medalwinning squad from the Beijing Olympics. Three-time Olympian and team captain Tony Azevedo will lead […]

Agoura Youth Ballet steps into ‘Wonderland’

‘OFF WITH THEIR HEADS!’—The Queen of Hearts, portrayed by dancer Carly Melber, right, sneers at, from left, Hailey Preston, Natalie McGiffert, Amy Zafman and Jacqueline Buckle during the Agoura Hills Dance Youth Ballet performance of “Alice in Wonderland” at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza on June 28.

Rat out thy neighbor

Unlike the Redwoods and the Lakers,water is short in California. Turns out years of pathetic rainfall means Thousand Oaks will soon look more like the Gobi desert than the lovely Conejo Valley we currently inhabit with millions of rabbits, SUVs and nail salons. The drought is so bad we’ll be down to Twelve Oaks soon if we don’t stop watering […]

Stand Down for homeless veterans is July 24

The 17th annual Ventura County Stand Down, which assists veterans in breaking out of the cycle of homelessness, will take place Fri. to Sun., July 24 to 26 at the California Army National Guard Armory in Ventura. Veterans in Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, and Los Angeles counties will participate. Stand Down is a grass-roots, community-based intervention program designed […]

New medicines help African Americans

There’s good news for members of the African American community who are at risk for asthma, diabetes and sickle-cell disease. New medicines are being developed by America’s pharmaceutical research and biotechnology companies to help fight these and other diseases of particular concern to African Americans. Asthma. African Americans have higher asthma rates than any other racial and ethnic group in […]

Lightning claim title, looking for more

Darrick Martin tallied 22 of his 28 points in the fourth quarter, and the Los Angeles Lightning used a big third quarter to defeat the Bellingham Slam 132121 to claim the IBL American Conference title at the Monroe Sports Arena in Washington. The Lightning, which plays home games at Cal Lutheran University, will take on the Oregon Waves, the National […]

Young Artists Ensemble presents ‘West Side Story’

The Young Artists Ensemble will present its 29th annual teen summer musical, “West Side Story” from July 17 through 26 at the Janet and Ray Scherr Forum Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. Evening performances are 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees are 2:30 p.m. There will be no performances on July 20 and […]

Summer is an open book

When it comes to California’s four indistinct seasons, a majority of residents might cite summer as their favorite time of year. But to others, summer isn’t such a hot time. If you have children, July and August can be a 60-day challenge—and a budget buster. Summer camps aren’t free, and if kids aren’t in camps, they’re probably underfoot. Taking a […]