April 28, 2005 RSS feed / Front Page

Fifth-graders take a road trip

BILL SPARKES/Acorn Newspapers LEARNING ABOUT WILDLIFE--Isa Garchitorena shows an 18-month-old possum to fifth-grade students in Wildwood Park. More...

Health & Wellness

Don’t be afraid of alternative medicine

As health care costs continue to escalate, the popularity of alternative medicine surges across the country. More...

Send kids to camp with medicine directions

The National Camp Association estimates that more than 6 million children will head to summer camp this year. In addition to raingear and swimsuits more parents than ever before may be packing prescription medications for their kids. More...

Public welcome to bereavement support group

Kaiser Permanente sponsors a bereavement support group for adults that meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m. every Thursday in cafeteria classrooms 1 and 2, entrance 1, basement, of the Woodland Hills Medical Center, 5601 De Soto Ave. More...

Calendar

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CVD Parade, Carnival

Annual Conejo Valley Days Parade starts 9 a.m. near 3500 block of E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., proceeds west to Erbes Road. More...

Sports

Lancers offense goes silent in 4-0 loss to AHS

Agoura head softball coach Jim Wike knew what the headlines would read and what the opposing fans would say if Tuesday More...

Acorn Athlete Profile: Travis Scott, senior, Newbury Park

Scott puts on his game face 24-7
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Travis Scott comes to play. More...

Acorn Athlete Profile: Cory Primm, sophomore, Westlake

Westlake

Cory Primm is a leader. You can tell he is by the way he paces his teammates around the Westlake High School track during an afternoon practice. He leads by example, and oh what an example he More...

Police

Newbury Park

Between 7:30 p.m. April 15 and 10 a.m. April 16 in the 900 block of Paseo Santa Cruz, vandals caused $3,500 in damages to someone More...

Faith

Church Women United to celebrate annual Friendship Day

The Conejo Unit of Church Women United will meet at 10:30 a.m. Fri., May 6 at Emmanuel Presbyterian Church, 588 Camino Manzanas, Thousand Oaks, for a service followed by a salad potluck luncheon. More...

Kids to bring Biblical characters to life

The Melody Makers choir of third- to sixth-graders will present the musical "Heroes of the Faith" during the 9 and 10:30 a.m. worship services Sun. More...

Called to the Torah

The following youth will be called to the Torah at Temple Etz Chaim in Thousand Oaks in May. All students are Thousand Oaks residents. More...

Letters

Gatch defended

As an educator and professional, I More...

Council ignored residents on Sport Chalet

I was one of many residents of Thousand Oaks who attended the April 5 city council meeting in favor of appealing the Sport Chalet project. I spoke out against Sport Chalet coming into our neighborhood shopping center for the many things that wil More...

Unhappy with council decision

On Feb. 14, the city of T.O. Planning Commission approved the construction of a 40,000-square-foot Sport Chalet in Conejo Valley Plaza. On April 5, the city council heard the neighbors around the Conejo Valley Plaza appeal against this project. More...

Two CVUSD schools among nine locally to earn distinguished status

Last week, nine schools from Simi Valley to Calabasas earned the title California Distinguished School, one of the state More...

Council votes 3-2 to accept city manager’s resignation

Despite residents More...

Workshop on Megan’s law stresses involvement by parents

When it comes to protecting children from sexual predators, parents are still the first and best line of defense. More...

T.O. Acorn wins recognition

The Thousand Oaks Acorn won two Certificates of Achievement in the California Newspaper Publishers Association Better Newspapers Contest for 2004. More...

Community

T.O. mayor says she’s sticking to her convictions

Being a mayor isn More...

Photo

JANN HENDRY/Acorn Newspapers MAYOR SPEAKS-Thousand Oaks Mayor Claudia Bill-de la Pe More...

Business Expo, Trade Show coming May 12 to

Hyatt Westlake Plaza

"Viva Las Vegas" is the theme of the Business Expo and Trade Show to be presented by the Thousand Oaks-Westlake Village Regional Chamber of Commerce from 5 to 8 p.m. More...

On the Town

Mix and match

Remember when the fondue parties of the 1970s were all the rage? A new, refined version of this experience has opened as a restaurant in Thousand Oaks. More...

Summer festival schedule set

The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum Summer Festival will be presented from June 5 through Oct. 30 in an outdoor setting at 1419 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga. More...

CLU hosts Earth Day concert

ROCKIN' TO EARTH DAY-The Atomic Missiles, an L.A. band making its first appearance in Conejo Valley, ignites an Earth Day celebration to promote environmental awareness through music at California Lutheran University last Sunday. More...

Business

Free business event offered

Trying to put your financial house in order? More...

Score to host workshop

The Thousand Oaks Library and the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) will present a free business workshop from 9 to 10 a.m. Sat., May 7 at the library, 1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

Mom/daughter make matches

The mother and daughter duo of Eva and Sherry Singer are the only real matchmakers in the Los Angeles County area. More...

Pets

Here are suggestions for cleaning up after pets

Between muddy paws, fur on upholstered furniture, odors and occasional accidents, pet owners can spend quite a bit of time cleaning up after their furry friends. More...

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Family

Supporting the Red Cross

BILL SPARKES/Acorn Newspapers BIG CHECK-Jeff Landis and Debra Creadick (on the left) of the American Red Cross receive a check from Walnut Elementary School Principal Linda Hensley and Carrie Sonstegard. More...

All events (subject to change) are listed by name, location and time if provided. If calendars are modified, school sources are asked to contact us with updated information at steve@theacorn.com

Newbury Park Panthers
Fri., April 29
SAT I and II registration deadline for 6/4

Renaissance celebration/basketball courts/11:40 a.m. More...

Kids need loving discipline

After love, discipline is the most important gift parents and caregivers can give their children. First 5 Ventura County realizes discipline can be a challenging job for parents and caregivers. Discipline is teaching, not punishing. More...