February 10, 2005 RSS feed / Front Page

Announcing the ‘numbreros’

JAMES FARRALLY/Acorn Newspapers HAVING FUN AT A FUNDRAISER-Jan Alvios of Newbury Park shows plenty of fiesta spirit while calling out the numbers for bingo during the Fiesta Bingo Night at Maple Elementary School in Newbury Park last Friday. More...

Health & Wellness

Ear tube surgery most common childhood surgical procedure

Each year, more than half a million ear tube surgeries are performed on children, making it the most common childhood surgery performed with anesthesia. More...

Losing weight may prevent eye disease

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Keeping in contact with seniors important

From coast to coast and around the world, disasters and personal emergencies affect families every day. When a crisis occurs, how do you know that your older loved one is okay? More...

On the Town

Karrin Allyson headlines KCLU jazz show

Jazz singer Karrin Allyson will be the featured performer at public radio station KCLU More...

Connie Stevens to perform

Singer Connie Stevens is headlining "The Las Vegas Show" at 2:30 p.m. Sun., Feb. 27 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Center in the Fred Kavli Theatre, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd. More...

L.A. Philharmonic conductor to appear at concert

Cal Lutheran University will host a "once in a lifetime" concert featuring the chamber music of Esa-Pekka Salonen performed by CLU faculty, student and alumni musicians at 2 p.m. More...

Schools

UCLA tutor program helped through grant

A UCLA student program that provides tutors to youths in Los Angeles has received a grant of more than $410,000 from the national service organization AmeriCorps. More...

Carousel of fun

JANN HENDY/Acorn Newspapers PAINTED PONY PARENT-Manny Sabedra is customizing carousel horses for Thousand Oaks High School's dance team competition. He's the father of the school's dance team coach, Heather Castillo. More...

Kids to learn bicycle safety

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Business

Rock climbing available indoors

Boulderdash Indoor Rock Climbing Studio in Thousand Oaks is the only climbing gym between Los Angeles and San Luis Obispo. More...

New at Westcord

Veteran corporate and real estate sales specialist Lloyd Wertheimer, a Westlake Village resident, has joined Westlake Village-based Westcord Commercial Real Estate as an office broker. More...

Local woman a top salesperson

Diana Charette has been named a top sales adviser in Thousand Oaks for Lia Sophia, a direct sales jewelry company. More...

Police

Newbury Park

At 12:15 a.m. Feb. 1 on Kimber Drive at Wendy Drive, police arrested two suspects for a hit and run offense and failing to yield to officers. The driver was also arrested for driving under the influence. More...

Family

Girl Scout helps lift spirits overseas

A FLAG OF LOVE-Rachel Phillips, 10, a fourth-grade Manzanita Elementary School student, displays the valentine she crafted with Tres Condados Girl Scout Troop No. More...

Leno to attend local fundraiser

Jay Leno of "The Tonight Show" will be the featured performer and live auctioneer at Casa Pacifica More...

Celebrate Presidents’ Day at the Reagan Library

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library will host a Presidents More...

Editorials

Improvements at The Oaks deserve city’s approval

The Oaks is a regional asset. It enables shoppers from throughout the area to buy things here at home. It keeps our tax dollars in Thousand Oaks. More...

City to move forward on remodeling horse facility

Two Winds Ranch will remain where it is and will receive funding for a design plan to upgrade the Newbury Park equestrian facility. More...

Upward-spiraling home prices may slow down this year, according to real estate experts

While home prices have hit incredibly high levels in many areas of Ventura County and in adjacent communities of Los Angeles County, the residential real estate market shows little sign of tapering off this year due to the area More...

Deaths of two mountain lions blamed on use of rodent poison

Within the past three months, two mountain lions were found dead in the Simi Hills. More...

A teen driving program coming next Friday tries to save lives

For many of us, learning to drive an automobile was a hallmark of our teenage years. Remember the feelings of freedom, independence and maturity during those first few months of driving? More...

Community

Informational meetings conclude on remodeling plans for The Oaks

An effort to inform the public about planned renovations to The Oaks mall continued last week. The final in a series of three public information meetings attracted about 70 residents to the Hyatt Westlake on Feb. 2. More...

Newspapers helped TOHS fundraising but a push still needed to go over the top

Last November, the Thousand Oaks Acorn and the Thousand Oaks Star were notified that a Pool Our Funds committee had been organized on behalf of a Thousand Oaks High School project to construct a new pool on campus. More...

New president, board to serve Chamber

The Agoura/Oak Park/Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce promised to continue its unprecedented growth by reaching out to neighboring communities and thwarting outside "conglomerates" that want to take profits away from local merchants. More...

Sports

League title in hands, Warriors look to step it up for the playoffs

Westlake hopes to use last year

The Westlake girls More...

Not quite there yet, but close

T.O. grabs lead early, but can

Members of the Thousand Oaks girls More...

To say that Los Angeles area basketball isn More...

Faith

Clergy profile

Rabbi overcame speech fright to serve his belief in Judaism

"My greatest challenge in life was preparing for the rabbinate and overcoming my fear of public speaking," said Rabbi Alan Greenbaum of Temple Adat Elohim, a Reform Jewish temple in Thousand Oaks with about 700 members. More...

Letters

City council was intimidated

On Tues., Jan. 25 I went to an open city council meeting and spoke against loosening the rules concerning RV parking and storage. More...

Throwing out city’s

RV ordinance was
bad for democracy

President Bush wants to push democracy in our world. He could start right here in Thousand Oaks. More...

City should save

Two Winds Ranch

In response to the Jan. 20 editorial regarding the Two Winds Ranch: the author seems to imply that horse ownership is a "luxury" enjoyed by only a select few who shouldn More...

Vacation Photos

Take Your Thousand Oaks Acorn On Vacation

CELEBRATING A BIRTHDAY-Sarah Firouz gets a surprise trip to New York City for her 15th birthday. Helping Sarah remember the occasion is her grandmother, Sharon Lopatka of Thousand Oaks. More...

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