August 25, 2005 RSS feed / Front Page

Early deadlines are next week

The offices of the Acorn Newspapers will be closed in observance of Labor Day on Mon., Sept. 5. Deadlines for the issues of Sept. 8 and 9 are affected. More...

Sports

Marmonte League football teams gain extra playoff spot

In a move several Marmonte League football coaches called More...

Nickeas catching heat in the Lone Star State

After his 2001 graduation from Westlake High and three years catching at Georgia Tech, Mike Nickeas signed with the Texas Rangers and appeared to be on a fast track through the minor leagues of professional baseball. More...

Newbury Park’s offense expects to thrive with its multi-Jordan attack

Standing on the practice field Tuesday afternoon throwing passes back and forth to one another, Newbury Park seniors Jordan LaSecla and Jordan Cameron looked almost like one and the same player. More...

Police

Newbury Park Between noon July 7 and 11:45 a.m. Aug. 16 someone in the 3800 block of Lesser Drive purchased tickets to a musical concert and never received the tickets. The seller won More...

Family

Cardiac Kids sponsoring blood drive

To raise awareness of blood shortage, T.O.-based nonprofit hosts drive through Sept. 10

Cardiac Kids Have HEART, a Thousand Oaks-based national nonprofit organization dedicated to Helping Educate, Assist, Research and Treat (HEART) children with congenital heart disease, is sponsoring a blood drive through Sat., Sept. More...

Democrats to hear from talk show host

The Democratic Club of the Conejo Valley will conduct its annual Summer Garden Party from 12:30 to 4 p.m. on Sun., Sept. 18 at the Wood Ranch Country Club, 301 Wood Ranch Parkway, Simi Valley. More...

Conejo Valley girl to compete in pageant

Thousand Oaks resident Kristen Spear, 8, daughter of Julie and Mark Spear, was chosen as a state finalist in the National American Miss California Pageant planned for Sat., Aug. 27 at the Hyatt Regency in Orange County. More...

Work to start soon on new Boys & Girls Club for Colina

Despite cost increases and delays due to a shortfall in funds, preconstruction on the Boys & Girls Club at Colina Middle School on Hillcrest Drive in Thousand Oaks will move forward next month, club officials announced. More...

New building would increase services at T.O. Transportation Center

The construction of a building at the Community Transportation Center on Rancho Road just south of the 101 Freeway in Thousand Oaks would consolidate local transportation services, increase public transportation opportunities and possibly inc More...

Community

Council voices support for Ed Masry, who’s ailing

Thousand Oaks city council members voiced support for fellow Councilmember Ed Masry in response to public demand from a couple of residents for Masry More...

Anonymous mailer causes political controversy

An anonymous mailer sent out about two weeks ago to at least 200 Ventura County residents asking voters to take a Web-based public services survey regarding East Ventura County has left many residents confused and Ventura County Supervisor More...

The Lakes a success, but faces some challenges

Since opening earlier this month, The Lakes, the new $40million dining and retail center next to the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza on Thousand Oaks Boulevard, has generated positive reaction overall. More...

Schools

Playtime is learning time

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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. More...

Northridge charter school opens in Chatsworth

After two years of leasing property in Northridge, CHIME Charter Middle School has a new, permanent home on the former Santa Susana Academy in Chatsworth. More...

Business

Simi Valley Town Center to conduct job fair Saturday

Job seekers in Ventura County will have the opportunity to interview with dozens of retailers, including name brands in fashion and fine dining, at the Simi Valley Town More...

CLU grad joins marketing, PR firm

Mayerson Marketing and Public Relations of Westlake Village, recent recipient of the Work/ L.I.F.E. Organizational Leadership Award in the small business category, has added a new employee. Angela Fentiman joined Mayerson in August. More...

Pets

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Faith

Society to offer help in tracing Jewish ancestry

With their belongings packed in small bags and hoisted over their shoulders, Jewish immigrants arrived at Ellis Island motivated by dreams of a better life in America. More...

Lay persons to present Sunday services

Three church members More...

Letters

Superintendent says ‘thank you’

As we look ahead next week to the first day of school for students in the Conejo Valley Unified School District, we would be remiss if we did not express our immense gratitude for the generosity of several community donors whose contributions all More...

Lowe’s makes sense for city of Westlake Village

As many of you know, I no longer live in Westlake Village, but at Sun Lakes Country Club in Banning, the San Gorgonio Pass area. I still receive More...

Las Virgenes water, Triunfo Sanitation customers warned about potentially huge rate increases

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Real Estate

Centex Homes Offers Homebuyers ‘A Different Way To Live’

The LA/Ventura Division of Centex Homes is dedicated to setting ourselves apart from the competition by always striving to provide our homebuyers with More...

Mary Kay and Jim Donahoe

Six-time Diamond Sales Award winners Mary Kay and Jim Donahoe of Sotheby More...

Liz Garfield and Bob Jones

Liz Garfield and Bob Jones were recently congratulated by Bob Verna, office manager of the Westlake Village Centre office of Coldwell Banker for their July 2005 production totaling about $9 million in listings and $8 million in sales. More...