March 16, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

CVUSD school calendar hotly debated

This week the Unified Association of Conejo Teachers (UACT), together with Conejo Valley Unified School District, presented their latest proposal for the 2006-07 school calendar. More...

Health & Wellness

Kaiser seeks donors for blood drive

Kaiser Permanente will host a blood drive from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Tues. and Wed., March 28 and 29, at the Thousand Oaks medical offices, 365 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. More...

Technology can help the disabled

People with disabilities, academics and some of the world%27s leading technology entrepreneurs will gather this month to explore ways technology can make life easier for persons with disabilities. More...

True Yoga moves to new place

True Yoga will close its doors for one day only on Fri., March 24 to complete the move into a new space at the Courtyard building at 3625 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Ste. 322, Westlake Village More...

Calendar

THURS., MARCH 16 Parents%27 Internet Info Officer Steve DeWarns, expert in online child exploitation investigations, speaks to all Oak Park parents on "Protect Your Child from Internet Predators" from 7 to 9 p.m. More...

Schools

Exploring career options, having fun

LIGHTER MOMENT-- From left to right, Megan Hansen, Liza Williams and Danica Hunter of Redwood Middle School in T.O. 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 this e-mail address: steve@theacorn.com. More...

Students make dean's list

The 2005 fall semester dean%27s honor list at Cal Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks named 393 students, who qualified by maintaining a 3.5 grade point average in their academic subjects. More...

Business

Elks win journalism award

The Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge No. 2477 recently won first place for its newsletter, More...

Pets

JANN HENDRY/Acorn Newspapers 'LEAN ON ME'-Bandito, a declawed male gray and white domestic shorthair cat needs a home. Bandito can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. To take Bandito home, ask about identification No. More...

Police

Newbury Park Someone stole property from an unlocked vehicle between 6 p.m. March 3 and 9 a.m. March 4 in the 2300 block of Little Creek Circle. The dollar loss wasn%27t reported. More...

Faith

Church to host spring break kids' program

Living Oaks Community Church is hosting a Fiesta during school spring break in which children from age 4 through grade 5 can learn about Jesus. The program will be from 9 a.m. More...

Celebrate St. Joseph's Day

The Italian Catholic Federation of St. Paschal Baylon Church will host its 20th annual St. Joseph%27s Day celebration on Sun., March 19 at 155 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

Musical pays tribute to Jesus

"How Can I Keep From Singing" is a musical tribute to the life and teachings of Jesus Christ, with narrative and 12 songs from a variety of musical traditions, performed by nearly 160 youth from across the Conejo Valley. More...

Columns

The question: Why would the city of Thousand Oaks install two successive traffic signals only about 80 feet apart on Rancho Conejo Boulevard in Newbury Park, one at Teller Road and the other at Amgen Center Drive? More...

Q: I am taking care of my elderly and ill parents at home. I have two children, ages 9 and 15. What can I do to help prepare my children for the deaths of their grandparents and how can they be involved in the funeral? More...

Real Estate

This Home Opens Up With A Ceramic Tile Entry To The Left And A Formal Living Room With Plantation Shutters

This 4-bedroom and 3full bathroom home with nearly 2,400 square feet has a bedroom and full bath downstairs. More...

Dramatic Mountain Views

The Estates at Mountain View, highlighted by scenic views and exciting styling, has quickly become one of the area%27s most popular neighborhoods. The area features dramatic mountain views and is surrounded by hundreds of acres of open space. More...

Cary and Cyndi Gerken

Cary and Cyndi Gerken of the Gerken Group from Re/Max Olson and Associates Inc., Westlake office, have been commended by Broker/Owner Todd C. More...

Renovation of The Oaks will include cineplex, more parking

The revised expansion of The Oaks mall in Thousand Oaks is a reduced version of the original expansion plan but retains all of the elements from before, according to mall owners. More...

Congressman reverses decision not to seek reelection

U.S. Rep. Elton Gallegly (RSimi Valley) shocked the county%27s political community with his announcement last week not to seek reelection for the 24th District%27s Congressional seat-a post he%27s held for 10 terms and nearly 20 More...

New operator takes over municipal golf course in Thousand Oaks

Three years after the process began, the Thousand Oaks City Council has finally chosen a longterm operator for the city%27s Los Robles Greens Golf Course. More...

Community

The city of Thousand Oaks will be conducting the following meetings this month, according to the city manager%27s office. All contact phone numbers are in the 805 area code. More...

Fundraiser planned for WHS music teacher

Enjoy great music and food while supporting a good cause at "Java and Jazz," a concert to benefit a local music educator. The event is planned for 2 to 7 p.m. Sun., March 19 at Mesa Verde Middle School in Moorpark. More...

Gunman robs hardware store

A male suspect pulled an armed robbery recently in Thousand Oaks. More...

On the Town

Artist helps visually impaired

"She could never live without it!" said Rhonda Kap%27s husband, Alisha Volotzky, when friends suggested that Kap might be compelled to forgo her work as an art instructor at the Braille Institute in Los Angeles. More...

Murder mystery has Mardi Gras theme

The Gypsy Players will present "Mardi Gras Murder in the Bayou" interactive murder mystery dinner theater from March 19 through May 13 at Paul%27s Italian Villa, 2585-I Cochran St., Simi Valley, and at Hampton Inn and Suites, 50 W. More...

Music professor to perform at CLU

Dr. Joyce Geeting, music professor at California Lutheran University, will perform "The Romantic Cello" at 7 p.m. Sun., March 26 in Overton Hall on the CLU campus at 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks during the annual faculty recital. More...

Sports

Newbury Park softball team stymied by Camarillo's Dean

Panthers manage just one hit against Scorpions' ace

Camarillo junior pitcher Lindsey Dean threw a complete game one-hitter Tuesday afternoon at Borchard Park as the Scorpions downed Newbury Park, 4-0, in the Panther softball team%27s regular-season opener. More...

TOP TEAM-Tori Boden (Thousand Oaks High), Deanna Elias (Thousand Oaks High), Cathy Quilico (Westlake High) and Jesse Yeager (Oak Park High) play on Gene's Team, which placed first out of 160 teams in the 17-year-old age division at the Las V More...

Unauthorized bio on Bob Knight co-written by T.O. author

Co-authors Steve Delsohn and Mark Heisler to sign book Saturday at Barnes & Noble in Westlake

Tyrant. Genius. Bully. Winner. Former Indiana University and current Texas Tech head basketball coach Bob Knight has been called a lot of things, some favorable, and some less kind. More...

Family

Getty Center to present family event

The Getty Center will present a family festival featuring music, storytelling and art-making workshops from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat., March 25 at 12 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles. More...

Temple Etz Chaim preschool earns accreditation

Temple Etz Chaim Early Childhood Education Center (ECEC) has earned re-accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the nation%27s leading organization of early childhood professionals. More...

Letters

Movies about love, tolerance and hope are defended

I%27m writing in response to the opinion about the Academy Awards being too liberal ("A list of winners if conservatives handed out the Academy Awards," March 9 More...

If you don't like the movies, stop buying the tickets

I totally agree with the article on the Academy Awards in the March 9 More...

Academy Awards article was deceptive

Your article "A list of winners if conservatives handed out the Academy Awards," March 9 More...

Editorials

Keep your dog on a leash

Our local, state and national parks are precious resources accommodating many living things, dogs included. But man%27s best friend can also become nature%27s enemy if taken off a leash and allowed to run free. More...

Vacation Photos

Take Your Thousand Oaks Acorn on Vacation

CRUISIN'-The Lee children of Newbury Park have a good time aboard the Brilliance of the Seas, a ship on the Royal Caribbean Cruise line. In the photo are Jessica, 4, Jamie, 3, and Spencer, 8. More...