April 7, 2005 RSS feed / Front Page

City seeks assurances on 23 Freeway project

Despite a long delay, the widening of the 23 Freeway is the top priority for the Ventura County Transportation Commission (VCTC), according to the agency More...

Health & Wellness

Are you as healthy as you think?

Startling new statistics point to a real problem for Americans who think they More...

Free session on Alzheimer’s offered

The public is invited to attend a free presentation on Alzheimer More...

Brain injury group to meet

The Heads Up Group Support is a brain injury support group. The group will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thurs., April 21 at 72 Moody Court, Thousand Oaks. More...

Schools

Two girls find spring break a big hit

JANN HENDRY/Acorn Newspapers NEW FRIENDS-Walnut Elementary School second-grade student Elizabeth Lorentz, 8, poses with new friend Weathersfield Elementary School fourth-grader Carly Stalnaker, 10, at the Cosmic Carnival in Conejo Creek Park North More...

Library to host storytimes

Thousand Oaks Library presents weekly storytime programs for toddlers and preschoolers. Children, parents and caregivers will enjoy stories, songs, puppets, fingerplays and visual tales that entertain as well as encourage a love of reading. More...

Deadline tomorrow to play hoops at NPHS

The Newbury Park High School Boys More...

Business

Holiday Inn’s remodeling completed

The Holiday Inn at 1320 Newbury Road in Newbury Park recently completed a $2-million renovation. More...

Get in shape at Body Focus

Body Focus Health Club has served the Conejo Valley for more than 20 years under the same ownership. More...

Police

Newbury Park

Vandals caused $100 in damages to someone More...

Family

Nightlights can be dangerous for kids

Parents and caregivers often turn to lamps and nightlights to help small children become accustomed to the dark. More...

Technology can help when collegians leave home

Every year close to 4 million college freshmen leave home. Many of their parents discover that, after 18 years of child-rearing, they may have peace and quiet but they miss having their kids at home. More...

Sharing love of reading

PATRICK SHELBY/Acorn Newspapers READY FOR A FESTIVAL--Retired California Lutheran University professor Jerry Slattum and Morgan Zuccaro, 2, Agoura, celebrate the 200th birthday of Hans Christian Andersen during storytime at Barnes & Noble in the Wes More...

Columns

By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com

The question: Is there a law that says motorists must use their turn signals when in a turn-only lane? More...

Q: I enjoy woodworking and doing finish carpentry. My father is very ill. When he dies, can I make a casket for him or do I have to buy one from the funeral home?

A: There are many ways people can participate in caring for a loved one and in showing their love and admiration. Constructing a casket for your father can be a wonderful, personal statement and way to express your love. More...

Lawsuits settled

Sheriff, D.A, board of supervisors, city of Thousand Oaks were all involved in litigation
danielw@theacorn.com

The Ventura County Board of Supervisors voted 4-0 Tuesday to settle lawsuits involving the board and Ventura County public safety agencies. The litigation was between the board of supervisors, the sheriff More...

Carefree day with Mom

RANDY THOMSON/Acorn Newspapers ON AN OUTING AT THE MALL-Lacey Tuell, 18 months old, and her big sister, Ashley, 3, are being pushed in a double-duty stroller at one of the kids' favorite stores, Toys R Us in Thousand Oaks. More...

Something new: Spring break license/safety checkpoints

While students were out of school for spring break last week, Thousand Oaks police were conducting checkpoints to confirm that motorists had driver More...

Community

T.O. city manager told he’s out

An announcement that Thousand Oaks City Manager Phil Gatch, 64, was retiring was false, charged several speakers at Tuesday night More...

Spring Fest, Business Expo is Saturday

The Agoura/Oak Park/Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce and The Acorn newspapers are making final preparations for the 2005 Spring Fest and Business Expo Sat., April 9 at Oak Park Community Center. More...

Hospice appoints new board members

Assisted Home Hospice Foundation recently received approval for the establishment of a California nonprofit public benefit corporation and has named its board of directors. More...

On the Town

"The Upside of Anger"

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Auditions open for ‘Bus Stop’

Conejo Players Afternoon Theatre will host auditions for William Inge More...

Tribute to Beatles coming to T.O.

The Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Foundation and Strut Productions will present a tribute to the Beatles when "1964: The Tribute" is presented at 8 p.m. More...

Sports

Young Thousand Oaks’ lineup outpowers Westlake, 10-3

It might not have been Jalen Rose, Chris Webber or Juwan Howard, but T.O. More...

Panthers get another in the win column

Perhaps the Newbury Park softball team can coax school administrators into implementing a spring break once every other week during the season. More...

La Reina sophomore leads talented group of fresh Regent faces

La Reina sophomore Emily Bibb is on what some may call the fast lane to swimming stardom. More...

Faith

Right to marry focus of talk

"Standing on the Side of Love" will be the subject of Rev. Helen Carroll More...

Passover service offered

Temple Adat Elohim invites community members of all ages to share in the second night of Passover Seder at 6 p.m. Sun., April 24 in the temple More...

Men’s choir to perform

"The Christian Edition" Men More...

Letters

Opposes new store at proposed site in Thousand Oaks

Along with our neighbors and many residents, we strongly object to the Sport Chalet complex proposed for the Conejo Valley Plaza on Moorpark Road in Thousand Oaks. More...

Article prevented her from being scammed

Thanks a bunch, really. More...

Acorn praised for honoring Bryski

I enjoyed your recent pictorial featuring the "Top 25 People" of the area. I know several of the people and agree with your choices. I imagine that pieces like this also draw criticism for the ones you did not pick. More...

Editorials

We’ll miss our city manager

Thousand Oaks is a well-run city. More...

Guest opinion

The people can stimulate change

To know what California can be, it More...