November 3, 2005 RSS feed / Front Page

Election season in full swing

BILL SPARKES/Acorn Newspapers TEACHERS PROTEST More...

Big spill at T.O. wastewater treatment plant addressed quickly

An equipment malfunction at the wastewater treatment plant in Thousand Oaks on Oct. 12 resulted in the discharge of 375,000 gallons of partially treated water into the Calleguas Creek, eventually ending in the Mugu Lagoon. More...

Health & Wellness

Brain Injury Support Group has new director

The Brain Injury Support Group of Ventura County has hired Cherie Phoenix as its new executive director. A longtime Thousand Oaks resident, Phoenix has diverse experience in nonprofit administration, fundraising and special events. More...

Oncologist will discuss lung cancer

Local families battling lung cancer are invited to attend a free workshop from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thurs., Nov. 10 at the Wellness Community Valley/Ventura, 530 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. More...

Chiropractor to speak

Chiropractor Marilyn SnowJones, DC, will address members of the Network for Empowering Women on how to relieve depression naturally at the group More...

Calendar

THURS., NOV. 3 Fashion Show Westminster Presbyterian Church Preschool ladies More...

Schools

College application process tough for seniors

Murphy More...

Business

Local graphic design firm earns grant

Thousand Oaks-based graphic design firm McNulty & Company was one of 12 national winners awarded a grant from Sappi Fine Paper North America for its winning entry in the Sappi 2005 More...

Pets

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Faith

Jewish Academy to offer variety of classes

The Conejo Jewish Academy will be offering a variety of classes, programs, study groups and special events beginning this month. The following is a sampling. More...

Methodist services to include choir

Pastor Gary Alan Dickey will give the communion message, More...

Pipe organ recital coming on Sunday

Ascension Lutheran Church will present a pipe organ recital by organist Edith Ott at 3 p.m. Sun., Nov. 6 in the church sanctuary, 1600 Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. More...

Letters

Vote no on the stealth governor’s Props. 74, 75, 76

Where is the man who said he would lead California in a new way and with new leadership? The man who was going to bring openness to politics and plain speaking to its people? More...

Endorses Props. 73, 74, 75, 76, 77

I would urge all voters to use their right to vote this Nov. 8. I will be voting yes on 73, 74, 75, 76 and 77. More...

Vote no on 74

Currently, new teachers in California can be dismissed for any reason during their two-year probationary period. More...

Real Estate

Taylor Lyle

Children in the Conejo Valley are rallying to support our troops to bring extra cheer during the holiday season by writing letters and sending specially filled holiday stockings (care packages), thanks to the efforts of Pinecrest Schools More...

24-Hour Guard Gated Community

This 4-bedroom, 3-bath home has the best location and value in this 24-hour guard-gated community in Thousand Oaks in the Conejo Valley school district. More...

California Living at its Finest

Nestled high atop the hills above Westlake Village, this private property offers abundant windows and slider doors to afford 180 degree views of the sunrise, Santa Monica mountains and the Westlake Village dam. More...

‘This looks tasty’

RANDY THOMSON/Acorn Newspapers DELIGHTS FOR THE PALATE More...

Castle Hill announces freeze on rate increases

The new owners of the Castle Hill Retirement Village in Thousand Oaks announced last week that all rent increases will be placed on hold. More...

Sex abuse victims publicize that ex-priest, an alleged pedophile, lives in city of Westlake Village

BILL SPARKES/Acorn Newspapers DISTRIBUTING INFORMATION—Mary Pincher, a volunteer with Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP), distributes leaflets informing residents of the 3100 bl More...

Community

East County Jail reopens in Thousand Oaks

Local sheriff More...

City clerk to retire in Thousand Oaks

After nearly three decades with the city of Thousand Oaks, City Clerk Nancy Dillon will retire in December. Deputy Clerk Linda Lawrence will be the new city clerk. More...

Three longtime city leaders have retired this year

The upcoming retirement of Thousand Oaks City Clerk Nancy Dillon brings the total number of retirements of longtime city leaders to three since last April. More...

On the Town

Ballet Hispanico to heat up the night at T.O.’s Kavli Theatre

The Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Foundation presents Ballet Hispanico More...

Groups save money on tickets to ‘A Christmas Carol’

Starting later this month, the annual production of More...

Award-winning 17-year-old pianist to perform Chopin

Nov. 11 event at the Scherr Forum will feature Sean Chen of Oak Park

Multiple award-winning pianist Sean Chen, 17, of Oak Park will perform during the Chopin Project which begins at 6:30 p.m. Fri., Nov. More...

Sports

The Acorn’s High School Football Game of the Week

Westlake Warriors (3-5) at Newbury Park Panthers (6-2) Friday, 7 p.m.

How wacky is life in Marmonte League football? More...

Weekend Schedule

Calabasas at Thousand Oaks Friday, 7 p.m. Royal at More...

Marmonte Standings

League Overall Newbury 4-1-0 6-2-0 Moorpark 4-1-0 5-3-0 More...

Police

Newbury Park Police arrested someone for possession of drugs and drug intoxication at 9:20 p.m. Oct. 21 on Ventu Park Road at Ortega Street. More...

Obituaries

‘Cruisin’ to Oldies’ coming to Scherr

Do you remember Freddy Boom Boom Cannon, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, Elvis, the Beatles, Buddy Holly, Dion and the Belmonts, Bill Haley More...

Family

Salute to firefighters

GRATITUDE More...

Tour to show historical architecture of Ventura

The San Buenaventura Conservancy will host the Ventura Architecture Weekend from Friday through Sunday, Nov. 4 to 6. There will be a new event on Friday night called More...

Boy Scouts to collect items for food banks

Boy Scout troops in the San Fernando and Conejo valleys will be participating in a nationwide event, the annual Scouting for Food drive. More...