March 24, 2005 RSS feed / Front Page

Finishes first

DAVE DUVARNEY/Acorn Newspapers FAST TIME-Newbury Park's Melissa Mcbain is all smiles after winning the women's 10K (finishing eighth overall) in the Great Race of Agoura. More...

Health & Wellness

New resources available for troubled youth

Parents of an adolescent who needs some type of counseling or psychiatric care have more options now than in the past. More...

Balance key to good health

High carb, low carb, low fat, high fat, no fat More...

Breast cancer update offered

Dr. James Waisman will present the newest information from the San Antonio Breast Cancer Conference from 7 to 9 p.m. tonight, Thurs., March 24 at The Wellness Community Valley/Ventura office at 530 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. More...

Schools

Standing Out From the Crowd

I tell my students that if I had to apply to college now, I would never get into the University of Pennsylvania. My high school grades and SAT scores were fine, but I had virtually no extracurricular activities or community service. More...

Full Story

Westlake teen wins state contest

Tiffany Raetine Hsiou, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Joseph and SuWen Hsiou of Westlake Village, has won the California More...

Business

Vision center opens

Franz Michel, MD has announced the opening of Newbury Park Vision Center in Newbury Park. More...

K-Swiss goes solar

Westlake Village-based K-Swiss will switch over to a more environmentally proactive format when the largest solar electrical system in the Conejo Valley is installed by contractor Solar Electrical Systems of Westlake Village at K-Swiss headquarters. More...

Learn public finance at CSUN

Cal State University Northridge More...

Police

Newbury Park

Between 5 p.m. March 13 and 8 a.m. March 14 in the 300 block of Windtree Avenue, someone committed vehicle burglary. The loss was $250. More...

Faith

Calvary recovery program seeks to help

For the past five years, Calvary Community Church in Westlake Village has been helping people overcome addictions through Celebrate Recovery, a free, Bible-based 12-step program. More...

Catholic organizations generous to worthy causes

The charitable gifts of an international Catholic service organization reached all-time record highs in 2003. The financial donations of its 1.7 million members More...

Church to host Easter egg hunt in Newbury Park

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will host a neighborhood Easter egg hunt from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Sat., March 26 at the Newbury Park Stake Center, 35 S. Wendy Drive, Newbury Park. More...

Letters

Cougar population up—not down

In response to Michael Adams More...

Mankind should exhaust all options before using weapons

After analyzing a lot of the information and letter writing regarding the incidents with the tiger and the chimpanzees, there are facts that cannot be disputed. More...

Sport Chalet in the wrong location

Recently, the Thousand Oaks Planning Commission approved a request to build a 40,000-square-foot Sport Chalet store in the Conejo Valley Plaza shopping center at Moorpark and Janss roads. More...

CVUSD math curriculum criticized

Part one of two

Jo Anne Cobasko and Richard Zisko asked the Conejo Valley Unified School District (CVUSD) Board of Education earlier this month to offer parents an alternative to Everyday Mathematics (EM), the district More...

City takes closer look at major improvement projects

Our homes require ongoing maintenance to keep things operating smoothly, from simply mowing the lawn to hiring professionals to replace the roof. More...

Community Colleges brace for Sacramento’s budget cuts

The Ventura County Community College Board of Trustees recently voted to terminate more than 100 faculty positions, eliminate academic programs and shut the doors of all cafeterias to balance next year More...

Community

Median proposals for Borchard Road under review

The Thousand Oaks Public Works Department staff is requesting citizens More...

Local schools do well in state’s API

The California Department of Education recently released the 2004 Academic Performance Index (API) Base Reports. More...

Strickland introduces ‘tiger legislation’

State Assemblywoman Audra Strickland (R-Thousand Oaks) recently introduced legislation that will implement strict reporting requirements for exotic animal owners and require the Department of Fish and Game to have a written policy and a set of proced More...

On the Town

Cal Lutheran choir to present concerts on campus, at church

The California Lutheran University Choir, directed by Dr. Wyant Morton, will present a "home" concert at 8 p.m. Tues., March 29 in Samuelson Chapel on the CLU campus at 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

"Hostage"

3 acorns

A filmmaker is often like a deft circus juggler. Proficient at what he does, the juggler continues to add more and more balls until onlookers are dizzied by the sheer quantity of colorful orbs looping through the air. More...

Final performances slated for comedy

Theatre on the Hill and Vivamorem Entertainment More...

Sports

A dream deferred

Thousand Oaks

The bond between Thousand Oaks More...

Panthers gut out win over Moorpark

The baseball team at Newbury Park High made it clear this week that it will make some noise this season as it plays through its the Marmonte League schedule. More...

Lancer volleyball team looking sharp through first month of season

After suffering through three years of playoff drought, it seems as if the Thousand Oaks boys More...

Pets

Conejo Recreation and Parks offers pet health classes

Conejo Recreation and Park District invites dog and cat lovers to learn more about their pet More...

Pet of the Week

JANN HENDRY/Acorn Newspapers

FABULOUS FELINE More...

Squirrel of the Month

PACKING PROTEIN-Each morning Marlee and Barry Hammond of Thousand Oaks find this squirrel waiting in their backyard for a snack. More...

Family

Siblings have fun like a team

RANDY THOMSON/Acorn Newspapers 'MY BROTHER'S FUNNY'--Jake Hudes, 4, and his little brother Chad, 2, just scored some quarters from their mom and dad during Sunday lunch at Chuy's in Thousand Oaks on Sun. More...

Young teenagers urged to get advice

A federal program teaching America More...

Local mothers’ group to look at twin development milestones

Conejo Valley Mothers of Multiples will explore the topic "Are Your Twins Reaching Their Developmental Milestones?" at their 7:30 p.m. meeting Wed. More...