March 23, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Two on board of supervisors hope to reduce traffic

But their solutions to reduce gridlock won't help, according to other transit officials

Ventura County Supervisors Linda Parks and Steve Bennett, who serve on the Ventura County Transportation Commission (VCTC), have drafted a longrange plan that would, they say, minimize the number of commuters who drive alone to their workpl More...

Health & Wellness

How to tell stomach flu from tainted food

A few hours ago you felt fine. Suddenly, you have stomach cramps, diarrhea and you%27ve started to vomit. Was it something you ate? Or do you have a stomach flu virus? The symptoms are similar and you may never know which you truly have. More...

Vaccines offered for children, adults

Conejo Free Clinic provides vaccinations for adults and children at monthly immunization clinics. More...

On the Town

"V for Vendetta" Directed by: James McTeigue Starring: More...

Concert will promote peace

Singers, songwriters and musicians will join their musical voices in support of peace in a concert at 7 p.m. Fri., March 31 at OneSpirit, Center for Conscious Living, 1756 Erringer Road, Simi Valley. More...

Interface salutes volunteers

Time is running out to identify employees or teams your company or organization wants to publicly recognize during an elite recognition program honoring volunteers in the Southland. More...

Sports

Diamond in the rough

NPHS slugger Andrew Lambo almost let a promising basebacareer go to waste-now he's tearing apart local pitching

Before Andrew Lambo took the Marmonte League by storm, crushing opposite-field home runs and dominating opposing hitters with his cannon left arm, he was in danger of throwing his immense baseball talent right into the gutter. More...

Westlake softball team nearly no-hit by Newbury Park

Pitching duel at Borchard Park

Newbury Park senior pitcher Tiffany Curtis never realized she was one strike away from tossing a no-hitter against Westlake Tuesday afternoon. More...

PONY baseball big in Westlake and surrounding communities

PONY baseball is alive and well in the Conejo Valley. More...

Family

Future marathoner?

DODGING RAINDROPS-Acacia Elementary School first-grader Surica Segal, 6, gets in a few Jog-a-Thon laps before a recent heavy rain. Running events are popular school fundraisers. JANN HENDRY/Acorn Newspapers More...

Concert benefits orphans

The Oaks Christian School chapter of Tri-M, a national music honor society, will sponsor its inaugural Spring Spectacular Benefit Concert at 7 p.m. tonight, Thurs., March 23 at Calvary Community Church, 5495 Via Rocas, Westlake Village. More...

Editorials

Boy loses fight with cancer, but he and his family are winners in life

It%27s a sad fact that in today%27s world almost everybody knows somebody whose life has been affected by cancer. More...

Real Estate

This Estate Is Just Minutes From Malibu And Adjacent To The Santa Monica Mountains

This Morrison Ranch estate is just minutes from Malibu and adjacent to the Santa Monica mountains with hiking and biking trails. This family home has 5-bedrooms, 4.5-baths plus loft, and 4,935 square feet per assessor. More...

Tricia Onsgard

Tricia Onsgard has been recognized for being in the top 1 percent of Coldwell Banker agents in Southern California. She has already sold more than $10 million in properties as of February and is off to another great year. More...

Jordan Cohen

Jordan Cohen, estates director at Re/Max Olson and Associates Inc., estate brokerage, was commended for his sales production in Janu More...

City moves forward on fixing leaks at Civic Arts Plaza

Work on fixing the leaks at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza will soon enter a third phase. The city council gave its approval earlier this week to open the bidding process for the repairs. More...

Fashion fundraiser

BILL SPARKES/Acorn Newspapers BEAUTY AND POISE-Morgan McLeod of Westlake High School participates in National Charity League's modelette show. More...

Money isn't the reason people run for CVUSD school board

A resident might run for the school board for various reasons. More...

Community

Robinsons-May closes as consolidation of department stores begins

The two Robinsons-May department stores at The Oaks mall in Thousand Oaks closed their doors for good on Sunday. More...

Donkey rescued from septic tank

The Ventura County Fire Department was called to a home in the 200 block of Rosa Lane in Newbury Park to rescue a donkey that had fallen into a septic tank on March 13. More...

Thousand Oaks Police Department offers Business Watch

The Thousand Oaks Police Department Crime Prevention Bureau offers the Business Watch program. More...

Calendar

THURS., MARCH 23 Birds Benefit Gardens The Ventura County Rose Society will meet 7:30 p.m. at Cowan Conference Center, 550 Airport Way, Camarillo. More...

Schools

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...

Cypress gears up for bike rodeo

Cypress Elementary School will host a bike rodeo from 2:45 to 4:30 p.m. on Fri., March 31 at the school, 4200 Kimber Drive, Newbury Park. More...

Realtors offer scholarships

Marilyn Barilotti, executive vice president of the Conejo Valley Association of Realtors, announced the availability of several $1,000 scholarships to be awarded to high school seniors graduating from any of the nine Conejo Valley hi More...

Pets

PLAYING FETCH-Millie, an 8-year-old yellow, female Labrador retriever, is loving and playful. Millie can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. To take Millie home, ask about identification No. A3491995. More...

Police

Has had it with liberals

Thank you for the March 9 editorial on the Academy Awards. More...

Faith

Unity Center Church has busy calendar

Unity Center Church of Thousand Oaks will offer the following activities in March and April. More...

Letters

Winter break should begin before Christmas

It just doesn%27t make sense to me why winter break (formally known for decades as Christmas vacation) was altered to two weeks More...

T.O.'s dog park a luxury that prevents other ones

With world politics, the Iraq war, affordable-housing issues and election season coming up, I was very surprised to find an editorial on the dog leash law in last Thursdays paper. More...

Columns

The question: Can motorists enter the bicycle lane when approaching an intersection with the intent of making a right turn? More...