January 6, 2005 RSS feed / Front Page

New Year brings new laws to the state of California

With the New Year come new laws. During last year, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed 959 bills and vetoed 311. More...

Health & Wellness

Online game helps children make healthier life choices

Health experts stress that attitudes and habits formed in childhood can strongly influence a person More...

Obesity puts children at risk for disease

There are more overweight children today than ever before More...

New procedure provides relief from ‘dowager hump’

Kyphosis, or "dowager hump," is the exaggerated curvature of the spine resulting in a rounded or hunched back. More...

Schools

Hiring a College Admissions Counselor––Part 1

After several calls from parents asking if I have "pull" at colleges, I thought it was time to discuss what an independent college admissions counselor can and can More...

Mothers and More to meet next week

The Conejo Valley Chapter of Mothers and More is hosting their monthly chapter meeting from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thurs., Jan. 13 at the Westlake Civic Center, 31200 E. Oak Crest Drive, Westlake Village. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

JANN HENDRY/Acorn Newspapers 'HOW CAN YOU RESIST ME?'-Thumber, an 11-year-old male brown tiger cat, is hoping for a new owner in the New Year. He's ready to be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. More...

Family

Take time out of busy schedules to honor your grandparents

In recent years, more and more Americans have taken a step back from their hectic lives to focus on family. More...

Thousand Oaks

Rotary Club
to sponsor
a scholarship

The Thousand Oaks Rotary Club has announced they will sponsor a local student for the prestigious $26,000 Rotary "Ambassadorial Scholarship" for the 2006-2007 academic year. More...

Interface to teach positive parenting class

Interface Children Family Services is offering a low-cost 10-week series of Active Parenting classes emphasizing effective discipline techniques, understanding children More...

Editorials

We’re here for you

The most important person to a community newspaper isn More...

Vacation Photos

Take Your Thousand Oaks Acorn On Vacation

COLOSSAL HOLE IN THE GROUND-Brett and Makenna Outwater visit the Grand Canyon for their first time with their mom and dad, Susan and Frank Covely. More...

Affordable housing gets a boost in Thousand Oaks

Many Mansions to accept
new applicants
next week
sfischer@theacorn.com

Affordable housing efforts in Thousand Oaks got a big boost last week. The city received a low-interest $1.6-million loan from the state toward the purchase of a 72-unit apartment complex near Many Mansions. More...

Trojan family celebrates

JANN HENDRY/Acorn Newspapers NATIONAL CHAMPS-Cheering on the USC Trojans during Tuesday night's Orange Bowl is the Garza family of Newbury Park. More...

Familiar twosome wants to clean up the air worldwide

More than a decade ago their legal work on a water contamination case became the basis of the acclaimed film "Erin Brockovich." Now Ed Masry, a Thousand Oaks city council member and prominent attorney, and Erin Brockovich, an environmental More...

Community

Changes made at Acorn Newspapers

Two editors at The Acorn Newspapers swapped positions this week. Steve Holt, a resident of Thousand Oaks, became editor of the Thousand Oaks Acorn and the Simi Valley Acorn, and John Loesing of Calabasas became editor of The Acorn. More...

City of Thousand Oaks purchases five hybrid vehicles, mayor buys her own

In its ongoing commitment to clean air, the Thousand Oaks City Council approved the purchase of five Toyota Prius hybrid vehicles, which are fuel- efficient and reduce emissions. More...

Elks Lodge in T.O. to honor cops, firefighters

The Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge will honor outstanding local law enforcement officers and firefighters at a dinner ceremony at 6 p.m. Wed., Jan. 26 at the lodge, 158 Conejo School Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

Dining & Entertainment

Big Band concert a tribute to Glenn Miller

As part of its Big Band program series, the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Foundation will present a "Tribute to Glenn Miller Alumni" at 2:30 p.m. More...

Civil War buffs to discuss ‘Uncle Tom’s Cabin’

The Civil Warriors Round Table invites the public to attend a lecture and discussion by David Wilkerson on "Uncle Tom More...

Young thespians will present one-act plays

The Young Artists Ensemble is presenting a three-day "One-Acts Festival" on Fri., Sat. and Sun., Jan. 14, 15 and 16 at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts More...

Sports

Goss looking to be part of winning tradition

From the time she was a second-grader shooting hoops in the park with her brother, Kavita Goss always dreamed of playing for Newbury Park More...

Cool, calm and collected More...

New fields mean Super Saturday will get underway—rain or shine

The chance of scattered showers won More...

Police

Newbury Park

A suspect burglarized a vehicle between 11 p.m. Dec. 25 and 7:30 a.m. Dec. 26 in the 1600 block of Glenbrock. The loss was $150. More...

Faith

Conejo Jewish Academy launches winter semester of adult ed classes

The Conejo Jewish Academy More...

Holocaust education workshop to be offered

A four-part series titled "The Relevance of Teaching the Holocaust in the 21st Century," open to both educators and community, members will be presented from 4 to 8 p.m. More...

Services start out new year at United Methodist

"What a Way for a Year to Start" is the title of Pastor Gary Alan Dickey More...

Letters

School board trustee should stick to his job and stop his pro-military politicking

I did not attend the school board meeting that was mentioned in several letters to The Acorn. Having been out of high school for 30 years, I don More...

Board member seems to have a huge ego

While I wish Mike Dunn the best of luck in his work on the Conejo Valley Unified School Board, I fear he may be remiss of some salient issues. More...

Everyone should carry the message of the holidays into the New Year

I want to say thank you to the editor of The Acorn for his nice editorial about not being afraid to say "Merry Christmas." More...