May 5, 2005 RSS feed / Front Page

Three schools to expand class time for kindergarten

In the fall, three Conejo Valley elementary schools will extend the time kindergartners spend in class. More...

Health & Wellness

Thousand Oaks Surgical Hospital to host open house

Thousand Oaks Surgical Hospital invites the community to celebrate its opening at an Open House event from 9 a.m. to noon Sat., May 7 at 401 Rolling Oaks Drive, Thousand Oaks. More...

Good health a key to longevity

For older adults, keeping healthy may sometimes be an issue of matter over mind. More...

Spring back into fitness

With spring comes warm temperatures, warm sunshine and the return of flowers and wildlife to the outdoors. More...

Schools

T.O. Elks Lodge awards scholarships, essay prizes

The Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge No. 2477 will celebrate Elks Youth Appreciation Week and honor local youth with a spaghetti and meatball dinner on Fri., May 6. More...

Time for a lullaby

Children and their caregivers are invited to participate in "Laptime Lullabies," a storytime series for children ages 18 to 24 months old. The series will be presented in the periodicals room at the Thousand Oaks Library, 1401 E. 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., May 6
ACT registration deadline for 6/11

U.S. History AP exam/E-5/7:30 a.m. More...

Business

Interest high in medical condo project

Officials of Regency Medical Plaza report that their entire project is already committed in what is reportedly the first medical office condominium built in Ventura County in years. More...

Police

Newbury Park

Vandals caused $80 in damages to someone More...

Family

Active kids are happy kids

"Play ball" is one of the most joyous phrases any boy or girl hears. It means the excitement and fun of experiencing our national pastime is about to begin. More...

Letters

Board members on sanitation district should be elected

We who live in Lake Sherwood, Oak Park and parts of Thousand Oaks, North Ranch and Westlake should have the right to vote for all members of our sanitation board, like almost everybody else in Ventura County. More...

Gatch resignation a disgrace

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Tax revenue more important than people

The neighbors of Gladstone Drive, Buckingham Drive, Stirling Drive and Sheffield Place all agree there was an injustice done to all of us at the Thousand Oaks City Council meeting last month concerning our appeal against the Sport Chalet project. More...

Editorials

What’s done is done; let

the post-Gatch era begin

Just about everyone would agree that the "retirement" of City Manager Phil Gatch could have been handled better. More...

As Gatch leaves, Fox, Gillette, Irwin hope to move forward

Residents who protested what they saw as Thousand Oaks City Manager Phil Gatch More...

Public officials, residents say goodbye to outgoing city manager

He was honored and applauded for nearly four decades of service to Thousand Oaks, but even after City Manager Phil Gatch said goodbye and left the room, the controversy over his departure continued during Tuesday More...

Rules change for planning commissioners in Thousand Oaks

The public More...

Community

Fees, fines to go up in Thousand Oaks

Thousand Oaks residents will pay more to golf, rent out the theater, use water and obtain building-related permits and marriage licenses, and they will be fined more if they violate handicapped-parking rules. More...

Small town looks at T.O. as ideal example

Thousand Oaks residents may be familiar with a bickering city council, but an out-of-town visitor was dismayed by what she heard at a recent council meeting. More...

Gem, mineral group to host annual show

Rocks and minerals are natural treasures meant to be shared, believe members of a local rock club. That More...

On the Town

"The Interpreter"

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Skirball to present music concert series at sunset

Outdoor concerts emphasizing Jewish heritage are scheduled for July 21 through Aug. 25 in the
Mark Taper Foundation Courtyard

As part of its ongoing ambition to explore world arts and culture in the context of Jewish heritage, immigration and the American experience, the Skirball is pleased to present its ninth season of free Sunset Concerts. More...

‘Mating Dance of the Werewolf’ to make world premiere in Ventura

The Rubicon Theatre Company will present a world premiere co-production with the Manitoba Theatre Centre of Canada, "Mating Dance of the Werewolf" by Mark Stein at the Rubicon, 1006 E. More...

Sports

Right on track

Local track and field stars were busy last week in preparation for the start of postseason competition

'CARPE DIEM'-(Clockwise from upper right) Moorpark's Corbin Carlos takes first place in the 110 meter hurdles in his heat at the Marmonte League prelims. More...

Oaks Christian boys’ swim team basking in the glow of a breakout season

Though they might not play under the Friday night lights to a crowd that numbers in the hundreds, the Oaks Christian boys More...

TOHS hires fourth new head girls’ basketball coach in four seasons

Special to the T.O. Acorn

After meeting with the Thousand Oaks High girls More...

Faith

Conejo Jewish Academy kicks off spring semester

The Conejo Jewish Academy will begin its spring semester today, Thurs., May 5. More...

Mother’s Day services set for United Methodist Church

"A Good Word for Mothers-in-Law" is the Mother More...

Westlake Lutheran offers 6 p.m. Saturday service

Sunday worship services are at 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. at Westlake Lutheran Church, 2630A Townsgate Road, Westlake Village. Sunday School for preschool through adult is at 9:45 a.m. Childcare is provided all morning. More...

Columns

By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com

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Q: When a person dies and is taken to a funeral home, what is done to the body? Where is it held?

A: Several weeks ago during an in-service education program with hospice staff, this was the first question a nurse asked me. Most people are unaware of the procedures that take place following a death. More...