March 3, 2005 RSS feed / Front Page

Health & Wellness

Cyclists to raise funds for diabetes research

How many miles to a cure? That More...

Hope increases for children fighting cancer

Every school day, the lives of 46 American children and their families are turned upside down when the diagnosis of childhood cancer is confirmed. More...

‘The Fonz’ takes on cholesterol

Henry Winkler is best known as "The Fonz" on television More...

Schools

World’s largest concert hits airwaves March 10

An annual worldwide concert is bringing music to the ears of music lovers from about 175 countries. More...

Better hearing can improve grades

Khymberleigh Herwill-Levin, an internationally-known auditory integration practitioner, offers new hope for children not getting good

grades in school. More...

Cheer champions

WINNING MOMENT-At left, the Westlake High School Cheer Competition Team screams with delight as they're crowned J.V. State Champions after competing against 11 other high school teams at Six Flags Magic Mountain last Saturday. More...

Police

Newbury Park

An unknown suspect committed petty theft between 9:30 p.m. Feb. 14 and 9 a.m. Feb. 15 in the 300 block of Moorcrest Court. Authorities didn More...

Faith

Uniting for World Day of Prayer

The Conejo Unit of Church Women United invites the community to join them for their World Day of Prayer service at 10:30 a.m. Fri., March 4 at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1 W. More...

Concert to celebrate spirit

Hillcrest Christian School will host a special community concert in celebration of "Spirit Week 2005" at 7 p.m. Wed., March 9 in the school auditorium, 384 Erbes Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

Letters

Tiger incident was mishandled

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Decay of values seen in shooting of the tiger

My family and I are profoundly disturbed by the actions of our so-called expert officials in the destruction of the rare and magnificent tiger. More...

Killing the tiger was unnecessary

The tiger in Moorpark should never have been killed. It had no prior criminal record. The tiger was executed without jury and judge. True, it is not a human, but such an exotic and beautiful animal deserves a much higher level of respect. More...

T.O. a city in transition

Times are changing for the city of Thousand Oaks. The past 10 years of growth and prosperity the city has enjoyed are beginning to give way to a new era. More...

Unanswered question: Who owned the doomed tiger?

belmond@theacorn.com

Former acquaintances of Abby and Emma Hedengrans, a couple who kept 22 exotic cats in the Tierra Rejada region for a brief period, have made allegations that the large tiger shot and killed in Moorpark last week belong to the pair. More...

Public outcry over slain tiger loud—but not universal

Local residents protested the killing of the tiger shot by a federal tracker last week following an eight-day hunt in East Ventura County More...

Community

Newbury Park residents closer to ridding homes of flood risk status

Newbury Park residents whose homes back up to a drainage channel are hoping the city gets federal approval to make drainage and flood control improvements. More...

The Oaks mall expansion put on hold

As the Thousand Oaks Acorn was preparing to go to the printer, we learned The Oaks mall in Thousand Oaks will have to wait a little longer for any kind of renovation. More...

Spring Fest deadline approaches

The deadline to apply for vendor booths at the Agoura/Oak Park/Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce Spring Fest is March 11. More...

On the Town

"Constantine"

Least suited for: those weary of comic book adaptations or offended by certain "liberties" taken with Christian doctrine

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Eggs aren’t just for eating

Fragile egg shells can be formed into art

Eggs are usually scrambled, fried or poached, but instead they will be painted, gilded and embellished by artists from all over the world at the 26th annual California Egg Artistry Show and Sale, from 10 a.m. More...

Pierce College Philharmonic Choir Chorale to perform March 5

The Pierce College Philharmonic Choir and the Premiere Chorale under the direction of Marvin Neumann will perform Mendelssohn More...

Sports

Thousand Oaks returns to defend its title against a familiar opponent

Boys emerge victorious over MLK while girls fall short to Chaparral

Any changing of the guard will have to wait at least one more year in Southern Section Div. II boys More...

Both teams advance to championship matches on SaturdayOaks Christian will look for a finals sweep in boys’ and girls’ soccer

Special to the Acorn

March has roared in like the lion for the Oaks Christian High boys More...

In the high-intensity world of high school playoff basketball, two contests, not one, are being played out after each and every jump ball. More...

Family

Caring adults can instill in children lifelong love for reading

It More...

Tips offered on teaching manners to kids

Emily Post said: "Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others. If you have that awareness, you have good manners, no matter which fork you use." More...

Practicing the fine art of putting out fires

SHOWING HOW IT WORKS IN THE REAL WORLD- City of Calabasas financial analyst Claudia Reyes follows instructions from L.A. County Fire Station No. More...

Columns

By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com

The location: Southern California freeways

The problem: The recent storms have caused potholes on Southern California freeways. Motorists driving on crowded freeways might not see a pothole or be able to avoid a pothole because of vehicles on both sides of his/her vehicle. More...

Few people have experience in knowing what to do when a death occurs. Some may not be able to think clearly or focus or know what to do first or whom to call. More...