April 21, 2005 RSS feed / Front Page

T.O. mayor is pregnant

Not only is she the youngest mayor of Thousand Oaks and the first Hispanic female mayor of the city, but now Claudia Bill-de la Peña is, in her own words, the first pregnant mayor of the city. More...

Health & Wellness

‘Hormones from Hell’ author to speak

Best-selling author of "Hormones from Hell," wellness promoter, humorist, television talk show guest and breast cancer survivor Jan King will speak at 11:30 a.m. More...

Nutritionist to address lupus group

Stacy Shaul, M.A., a certified clinical nutritionist, will speak at the Conejo Lupus Support Group meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tues., May 3 at the Westlake Village Urgent Care and Occupational Health Center, 4415 S. Lakeview Canyon Road, Westlake Village. More...

You can help battle leukemia through a triathlon team

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society More...

Calendar

THURS., APRIL 21

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sun., april 24

CVD Chili Cook-off
Conejo Valley Days

4 p.m. at Conejo Creek Park, Thousand Oaks. Sample more than 50 different types of chili. Also, music, entertainment, children More...

Schools

Winning Westlake Warriors

WINNERS AGAIN-The Westlake High School Dance Team under the supervision of Becky Alderson finished their competition season recently at the USA National Championships in Anaheim. More...

Newbury Park Panthers

Fri., April 22
Panther Pursuits arrives home

2005-06 ASG officer applications due/main office/2 p.m. More...

School to host fundraiser at Reagan Library tomorrow night

Hillcrest Christian School in Thousand Oaks will host a fundraising event, "A Night to Shine," beginning at 5:30 p.m. Fri., April 22 at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley. More...

Business

No-no’s cause lawsuits

When it comes to personnel policies, even the best of intentions can sometimes leave employers vulnerable to a lawsuit. More...

Faith

Church of Religious Science to host fundraiser

The Westlake Church of Religious Science will present its 11th annual community auction fundraiser, "All That Jazz," from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Sat. More...

Steinway pianist to perform at church

Steve Hall, an international Steinway artist, will present an inspirational piano concert at 3 p.m. Sun., April 24 in the United Methodist Church of Westlake Village sanctuary, 1049 S. More...

Guest to speak at Holy Trinity

Lowell D. Nelson, president and CEO of Immanuel Health Systems (IHS) in Omaha, will speak at the 8:30, 9:45 and 11 a.m. worship services Sun., May 15 at Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1 W. More...

Letters

Speeding drivers the biggest local traffic problem

Regarding the April 7 article "Something new: Spring break license/safety checkpoints" by staff writer Sylvie Belmond: first, I don More...

Ventura County supervisor has it wrong on water

The information given by Ventura County Supervisor Linda Parks to the Acorn and published in your April 7 edition is erroneous and misleading. More...

McClintock has it wrong on education

Regarding state Sen. McClin-tock More...

Editorials

Boys & Girls Clubs, other after-school programs deserve your support

Several years ago at a crime prevention seminar in Thousand Oaks, an expert on gangs in L.A. County said there was a direct relationship between Proposition 13 and the proliferation of gangs. More...

In the wake of city manager resigning–

City council requests investigation into possible violations
of open meetings law

The controversy over the fate of the current Thousand Oaks city manager took a new turn during Tuesday More...

Experts say after-school activities important for latchkey children

It More...

Residents fed up with water woes

For nearly three decades, residents of Kevin Street in Thousand Oaks have been trying to dry out their neighborhood from the water that keeps coming up from the ground. More...

Community

Newbury Park

Between 6 p.m. April 8 and 10 a.m. April 9 in the 1100 block of Newbury Road, a thief smashed a vehicle window and stole a stereo. The total loss was $2,000. More...

CVD kids’ parade is Saturday

Children from throughout Conejo Valley can march in their very own parade during the 49th annual Conejo Valley Days Children More...

Elder abuse topic of free program coming May 4 to Oxnard

The California Attorney General More...

On the Town

"Fever Pitch"

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Country music star to be featured at fundraiser

Oaks Christian High School will host its fifth annual dinner and auction, "Twilight in Tuscany," from 5 to 10 p.m. Sat., April 30 at Saddlerock Ranch in Malibu. More...

Annual Cook’s Tour coming to Malibu

Malibu United Methodist Nursery School will host its annual "Cook More...

Sports

Around the horn

SHARP GLOVES-(Clockwise from upper right) Royal second baseman Matt Zabel turns two for the red-hot Highlanders. Westlake's Dustin Moore prepares to fire the ball to his first baseman. More...

Who’s on top?

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Panthers look to step up intensity

NPHS needs big push at the finish to end playoff drought

To the left and right of the scoreboard in the Newbury Park gymnasium are championship banners of every sport from years gone by. More...

Pets

Squirrel of the Month

LIKES CORN ON THE COB-Michael Alari sent in this Squirrel of the Month photo with the accompanying letter quite a while ago but it had to wait because we had others in line. More...

Pet of the Week

PET OF THE WEEK-Anna, a white and brindle American bulldog is friendly and listens well. Anna can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road. More...

Family

Local students excel in Junior Miss effort

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Empower children to become money savvy

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Don’t miss Spring Fling at Maple School

Maple Elementary School will host its second annul Spring Fling Boutique from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Fri., April 22 in the auditorium on the school campus at 3501 Kimber Drive, Newbury Park. More...

Columns

Physician to discuss Parkinson’s disease next Thursday

April is Parkinson More...

Q: "My family was discussing the appropriateness of serving food after a funeral. Some want to do it and others don’t. What are your thoughts about this?"

A: Your question is an excellent one. Serving food before, during and after a funeral or memorial event is commonly done by people of all ethnicities, faiths and socioeconomic backgrounds. More...