March 9, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

CVUSD Board of Education to discuss calendar for next year

The proposed school calendar for 2006-07 will be on the agenda of the Tues., March 14 meeting of the Conejo Valley school board. More...

Health & Wellness

Kidney disease risk factors addressed

Significant risk factors for chronic kidney disease (CKD) aren%27t being addressed in the U.S., according to a report by the National Kidney Foundation%27s (NKF) Kidney Early Evaluation Program (KEEP). More...

Pharmacy offers home delivery

Regency Medical Pharmacy is a privately-owned, full-service pharmacy in the new medical building at 1000 Newbury Road, Ste. 100, in Newbury Park. More...

Big Cat Challenge coming Saturday

The Rotary Club of Newbury Park and Newbury Park High School are sponsoring the third annual Big Cat Challenge from 6:30 a.m. to noon Sat., March 11 at Newbury Park High School, 456 N. Reino Road, Newbury Park. More...

Calendar

THURS., MARCH 9 Fascinating Geology Conejo Gem and Mineral Club will meet 7:30 p.m. at Hillcrest Arts Center, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. More...

Schools

High school seniors to show artwork

The annual art student award show, featuring work by Conejo Valley high school seniors and sponsored by the Westlake Village Art Guild, will be on exhibit from March 21 to March 31 at Borchard Community Gallery, 190 Reino Road, Newbury Park. More...

Camp Kinneret to host open house

Parents and their prospective campers are invited to attend an Open House at Camp Kinneret Summer Day Camp from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sundays, March 19 or April 23. More...

Conference aims to inspire youngsters in math, science

800 students, mostly girls, to participate

On Sat., March 11 more than 800 students, primarily girls in grades five through nine, will have an opportunity to explore career options in math, science and technology at the American Association of University Women%27s (AAUW) Brighter Horizon More...

Business

Animal clinic in T.O. receives accreditation

Camino Animal Clinic, Inc. has again received accreditation following a comprehensive evaluation by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). More...

Police

Newbury Park A suspect forced entry into a business and stole computer equipment between 10 p.m. Feb. 26 and 7:30 a.m. Feb. 27 in the 2300 block of Teller Road. The dollar loss wasn%27t reported. More...

Faith

Purim to be celebrated with array of activities

Friendship Circle will host a masquerade party

In keeping with the Purim holiday, the Friendship Circle will host a masquerade party from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sun., March 12 at Conejo Jewish Academy, 30345 Canwood St., Agoura Hills. More...

Letters

Unhappy with what's happening in the city of Westlake Village

Development in the city of Westlake Village has been professionally and tastefully managed in the past, providing residents a beautiful place to call home. More...

Sharing empathy for U.S. veterans

Tues., Feb. 14 was the annual National Salute to Hospitalized Veterans. On that day we donated four wheelchairs to the Sepulveda Veterans Administration Hospital. More...

Editorials

Conejo economy looks favorable, keep it working by buying locally

Several of the area%27s top financial and real estate experts assembled in Westlake Village last week to forecast the local economic situation. More...

A list of the winners if conservatives handed out the Academy Awards

With an unprecedented number of non-family-friendly films winning Oscars and receiving Oscar nominations this year, coupled with liberal Jon Stewart hosting the show, mainstream America is screaming out for a wholesome alternative to More...

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Real Estate

This Townhome Has Mountain Views And Backs To A Greenbelt

This detached townhome with 3-bedrooms and 2.5bathrooms has mountain views and backs to a greenbelt and has nearly 1,500 square feet. More...

Julie Wienke

Not one to take her career lightly, real estate professional Julie Wienke is constantly studying for and acquiring specialist designations to further assist her clientele. More...

Cul-De-Sac Home

Located on a large culde-sac lot in a desirable Thousand Oaks community, this beautiful 3-bedroom, 2-remodeled bath Horizon Hills home has been listed for sale by Robin Kaldani of Paramount Rodeo%27s Calabasas office for $710,000 More...

Mobil home park residents get a reprieve

Thousand Oaks mobile home park residents got a reprieve Tuesday night when the city council approved several measures designed to protect residents in the event of a conversion or closure of their parks. More...

Conejo Valley Days begins

JANN HENDRY/Acorn Newspapers COWGIRL-Conejo Valley Days Tiny Tots Pageant contestant Kelsee Killian, 5, a Ladera Elementary School kindergartner, displays a bright Conejo Valley smile before going on stage at Saturday's Conejo Valley Days (CVD) Kic More...

Overseeing the budget of T.O. a huge responsibility

With a $218-million portfolio as of Dec. 31, 2005, Thousand Oaks has a healthy investmenbase to help cover its budget of about $178 million. More...

Community

Economy looks favorable for cities of Thousand Oaks and Westlake Village

Fueled by low unemployment rates and high property values, the economic picture for East Ventura County looks robust heading into 2006, according to a panel of local economic and real estate experts. More...

Seniors to learn about final instructions

A free seminar for seniors and caregiver families on "Legal and Medical-Who Can Speak for You When You Can%27t" is scheduled from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tues., March 14 at the Senior Concerns Adult Day Center, 401 Hodencamp Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

Kids events set for libraries

The Thousand Oaks Library and Newbury Park Branch Library will offer programs for young children in March and April. Events are free. For information, please call the T.O. Library at (805) 449-2660, ext. More...

On the Town

Use your cellphone to get a date or lose one

Does your date insist on taking phone calls even during a romantic dinner? If so, it%27s either time for a book of etiquette or a new romantic interest. More...

Old-time radio days coming to Stagecoach Inn

The Stagecoach Inn Museum Foundation will present "Swing, Swing, Swing," a stage production that will reproduce the "old radio days remotes" from ballrooms around the country during the 1930s and 1940s. More...

National Charity League to host fashion show

"A Night at the Charity Awards" is the theme for the 2006 Modelette Fashion Show presented by the Conejo Valley Chapter of National Charity League (NCL) at 1:30 p.m. More...

Sports

Tough day at The Pond for Thousand Oaks boys' basketball team

Lancers lose to Ventura, 76-70, in CIF-SS Division IA title game Saturday at The Pond in Anaheim

Head Coach Richard Endres%27 assessment of the game: More...

The Acorn's 2006 Baseball Preview

Spring is in the air and with it comes America's Pastime-baseball. On the following two pages, sports editor Stephen Dorman breaks down the rosters of each of the Marmonte League's eight teams

JANN HENDRY/Acorn Newspapers LET THE GAMES BEGIN-Above, Westlake center fielder Jeff Rapoport goes in hard at second base. Rapoport will be a major contributor for the Warriors and head coach Michael Lee this season. More...

Westlake Warriors

Head coach: Michael Lee (1st season) Last season%27s results: More...

Family

Host families needed for program

The local chapter of the Center for Cultural Interchange-a nonprofit organization that helps place foreign exchange students in American homes- is looking for Conejo Valley families to host exchange students from Spain this summer. More...

Lenten services begin Sunday

The Rev. Gary Alan Dickey will begin a four-part Lenten sermon series about the power to cope. The first message will be "Power to Cope with Doubts" at the 8, 9 and 10:30 a.m. More...

Columns

The question: What%27s the punishment for throwing cigarette butts out the window of a vehicle? More...

Oaks Christian School looks at U.S. space program

Dennis Tito, the first space tourist to travel into outer space, was the keynote speaker at Oaks Christian School%27s recent third annual "In Pursuit of Space" symposium. More...

Beneath the Zuma Moon A luminous orb catapulted into open sky above Zuma Ridge as we rounded a bend in the Edison road we were following far below the ridge. More...