March 17, 2005 RSS feed / Front Page

Watch for our Top 25 next week

Be sure to see the March 24 edition of the Thousand Oaks Acorn as we pay tribute to the Top 25 People of Conejo Valley/Las Virgenes. It More...

Health & Wellness

Los Robles volunteers honored

Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center volunteers were recently recognized for giving more than 2 million hours in service since the hospital opened in 1968. More...

Advice given on coping with loss

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Schools

Camp Kinneret to showcase programs

Celebrating its 51st camping season, Camp Kinneret has a reputation of having second- and third- generation families return year after year. Camp Kinneret provides a dynamic, exciting and safe camp program for children ages 4 to 14. More...

Open house coming to Sunny Skies

Since 1974 Sunny Skies has provided traditional outdoor summer day camp experiences for children ages 4 to 14. More...

Middle school goes classical

REHEARSAL BREAK-From left to right, Dane Lovett as King Midas and Landon Asai as a satyr join Michael Yelich, the narrator; Wyatt Bandy, portraying Dionysus; and Alyssa Orr in a recent production of "King Midas and the Golden Touch" at Los Cerritos M More...

Pets

Squirrel of the Month

IRRESISTIBLE CRITTER WORKS FOR BIRDS More...

Pet of the Week

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Family

Interior designer reelected as international director

Local redesign specialist Marcia Smart was recently elected for a second term as the executive director of the Interior Redesign Industry Specialists. More...

Area residents offered latest in medical care

Pacific Neuroscience Medical Group presents Ventura County residents with the opportunity to receive the latest in medical care and to participate in clinical studies evaluating the most promising medicines for a variety of neurological disorders. More...

Meeting wil address needs of senior citizens

The Ventura County Area Agency on Aging (VCAAA) will host a public hearing on its proposed Master Area Plan at 10 a.m. Mon., April 11. More...

Columns

By Michael Kubasak

Q: "Some friends of mine have taken care of their funerals in advance. Is this a good thing to do? If you pay in advance, how is the money protected? What if I move to another state?" More...

Editorials

Wishing a speedy recovery for two council members

Two of our city councilmen are recovering from health problems. (See story on page 1.) More...

City hopes to solve school traffic woes

Tackling the issue of school traffic is on the minds of Thousand Oaks city and school leaders. More...

Two council members healing from health problems

Thousand Oaks Mayor Pro Tem Dennis Gillette suffered a mild heart attack last Friday while traveling on city business in Washington, D.C. More...

On his way to first

PATRICK SHELBY/Acorn Newspapers GOING FOR THE TAPE--Roy Knickman of Newbury Park finishes the Big Cat 10K Run with a strong kick at Newbury Park High School last Saturday. More...

Community

T.O. to get a new police chief

In a changing of the guard at the Thousand Oaks Police Department, Dennis Carpenter, Ventura County sheriff More...

Police offer tips on how to avoid becoming a victim of robbery

Two "follow home" style robberies occurred in Thousand Oaks between Feb. 21 and March 1. More...

Moorpark couple arrested, may have owned the doomed tiger

Abby and Emma Hedengran, who rented property in rural Moorpark for an exotic cat sanctuary in January and February, were arrested in connection with the shooting of the tiger by authorities. More...

On the Town

Gala event to benefit Ventura County homeless

HomeAid Los Angeles/Ventura will host its second annual Hearts Building Homes Spring Gala on Sat., March 19 at Sherwood Country Club in the Hidden Valley area of Thousand Oaks. More...

Newbury Park Library to offer storytime

Children age 3-5 years are invited to a storytime series "Spring Into a Good Book!" at 1:30 p.m. every Tues. through April 19 at the Newbury Park Branch Library, 2331 Borchard Road, Newbury Park. More...

Sharpshooting rivals battle on T.O. stage

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If you like the adventurous Old West, this musical More...

Sports

Warriors volleyball team is reworked and reloaded

A year after inheriting a lineup loaded with talent from departed head coach Greg Gibbons, longtime volleyball coach Doug Magorien is getting the opportunity to put his own knowledge to good use More...

Heading for new horizons

The two-time defending champs from OC look to take on new challenges in 2005

Every new season brings with it new realities and new challenges More...

Westlake resident is one of the U.S.’s most talented young fencers

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At 16, Isaac Kim More...

Police

Newbury Park

Vandals caused less than $400 in damages to someone More...

Faith

Concert will evoke Jewish history, spirit

Transcend generations of Jewish thought and emotion through a mosaic of music, dance and color when Israeli singing sensation Noa Dori joins Keshet Chaim Dance Ensemble in "Neshama: Stories of the Soul" at 3 p.m. More...

Haverim B’nai B’rith to hear from Rabbi Alan Greenbaum

Rabbi Alan Greenbaum, the spiritual leader of Temple Adat Elohim in Thousand Oaks for the past 29 years, will discuss his years at the temple at the 7 p.m. More...

Services set for Westlake Lutheran Church

Westlake Lutheran Church will conduct its Sunday services at 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. Sunday School for all ages, preschool through adult, begins at 9:45 a.m. More...

Letters

Demonstrators took advantage of the newspaper

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Mountain lions are in danger

I spoke to a park ranger the other day, and he said we are down to the last few mountain lions in the Santa Monica Mountains. His feeling was that their final demise will not be starvation or disease, but rather law enforcement officials shootin More...

Defends driving to school

In response to Joe Testa More...