February 24, 2005 RSS feed / Front Page

Health & Wellness

Phone outreach specialist to address lupus group

The Conejo Valley Lupus Support Group will host guest speaker Andie Squires, an outreach specialist for the California Telephone Access Program, at its 6 p.m. More...

Braille mobile van to visit T.O.

Braille Institute More...

Kindergarten physicals offered

The Conejo Free Clinic will offer kindergarten physicals from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wed., March 2 at their facility, 80 E. Hillcrest Drive, Ste. 102, Thousand Oaks. The clinic will also see any child from birth to 18 years old for medical exams. More...

Schools

Viewpoint School a Bravo Award finalist

Viewpoint School in Calabasas has been named one of four schools selected as finalists for the 23rd annual Bravo Award, established by the Music Center of Los Angeles County More...

La Reina seventh-grader wins short essay contest on American flag

"Whenever I look at our American flag, I More...

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Business

Fomer Kelly Blue Book executive joins J.D. Power

Charlie Vogelheim, auto industry leader and former executive editor of the Kelley Blue Book, has joined the Westlake Village-based global marketing information firm J.D. Power and Associates as vice president of automotive development. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

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COMES WITH HER OWN CARRIER More...

Pet-proof your home before adoption

Welcoming a new pet requires preparation. Pet-proofing your home before arrival is a wise idea. Try these tips: More...

Letters

Private enterprise can do a better job of educating kids— and cheaper, too

In response to a recent letter by Tim Stephens, who expressed his disappointment with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger More...

RV critics use despicable tactics

The comments written by two of your readers in the Feb. More...

Series of articles on looking for a job were accurate

Thank you to Billy Martin for writing the articles about job hunting in the Thousand Oaks Acorn. In a sick way, seeing my current status in print made me feel validated that it More...

Conejo Valley faces multiple problems in the wake of another winter storm

The record-breaking rainstorms that have drenched Southern California this winter may be a boon for water reserves and for the dry landscape, but the heavy downpours are also wreaking havoc, especially on area roadways. More...

Business owners meet with city, police officials to discuss rash of burglaries

Several dozen business owners from Thousand Oaks and the surrounding area met with city and police officials and representatives of the district attorney More...

Authorities shoot tiger that had been wandering local hills

The weeklong hunt for an elusive big cat came to an abrupt end Wednesday morning when authorities shot a large Bengal tiger after it was spotted near New Los Angeles Avenue and the 23 Freeway in Moorpark at about 7:30 a.m. More...

Community

School traffic pattern unsafe at Sycamore Canyon, residents say

At a traffic commission meeting last week about two dozen people protested a new traffic pattern for a Newbury Park school that routes some 400 vehicles a day onto residential streets. More...

City Council denies construction of backyard sports court

When Dana and Patrick Lalley purchased their home on a 1-acre lot in Newbury Park 11 years ago, it was with the hope that they could build a sports court in their backyard. More...

Scholarship program gets boost

The James C. Basile Scholarship Fund, a program originally established to award one-year scholarships to Ventura County high school grads, will now grant multi-year renewable scholarships, according to the Ventura County Community Foundation (VCCF). More...

On the Town

Hillcrest Center for the Arts announces spring season

Hillcrest Center for the Arts has announced its spring season at the Theatre on the Hill, 403 Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. More...

Chinese art to be taught

The Chinese Brush Painting and Calligraphy Society of Thousand Oaks welcomes artists of all levels to join their class. The group meets from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. More...

Family shows offered by Performances to Grow On

Performances to Grow On will present "Moscow Nights" at 7 p.m. Sat., Feb. 26 in the Scherr Forum Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. More...

Sports

Lancers put a scare into No. 3 Dos Pueblos

jorrey@theacorn.com

Fans who braved the intermittent rain and gusty winds Tuesday afternoon to attend a girls More...

Thousand Oaks junior midfielder always gives the Lancers a fighting Chance

With a little less than 20 minutes left in the match and Thousand Oaks ahead 3-1, T.O. boys More...

Drenched

ALL-WEATHER-Oaks Christian senior Joseph Piligian dribbles through the pouring rain during the Lions' 6-0 victory over St. Genevieve in the first-round of the Div. V playoffs. Yesterday, the Lions traveled to face Maranatha. More...

Police

Newbury Park

The loss was $400 as a result of grand theft of personal property between 5 p.m. Feb. 9 and 7:45 a.m. Feb. 10 in the first block of Carob Drive. More...

Faith

Woman who rediscovered Judaism to share experience

Tova Mordechai will discuss her life in a lecture titled "Playing with Fire More...

Many voices but one song

An ensemble of choirs will perform a Lenten program at 7 p.m. Sat., Feb. 27 at St. Paschal Baylon Church, 155 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

Latter-day Saints youths to present series of family skits

Six 15-minute musical plays based on the theme "Somewhere in Time"will be presented by 237 teens at 7 p.m. Sat., Feb. 26 at two venues. More...

Editorials

It’s time for kids to start walking to school

When it comes to gridlocked streets around schools every morning and afternoon, Pogo was right when he said, "We have met the enemy and he is us." More...