March 30, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Mall owner reveals specific plans on renovation of The Oaks

A plan to expand The Oaks mall in Thousand Oaks by 130,000 square feet was introduced to the public last week. More...

Horizon Hills kindergarten won't relocate-for now

No move is imminent for the Conejo Valley Adult School%27s Horizon Hills kindergarten program. More...

Health & Wellness

Therapeutic horse program to host open house

Ride On Therapeutic Horsemanship will host an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Free women's health screenings offered at Kaiser

Free women%27s health screenings for underinsured and uninsured women are scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon Sat., April 8 at Kaiser Permanente, 365 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. More...

Spring cleaning can help keep allergies in check

A proper spring cleaning of your home can help reduce seasonal allergy symptoms, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA). More...

On the Town

Media work, multimedia design on display at CLU

Selections of media works and multimedia design journals will be on display in California Lutheran University%27s Soiland Humanities Center from Sat., April 1 through Thurs., April 13. More...

Noted Hispanic author to give reading

California Lutheran University will host Martha Cerda, an author from Mexico, at 10 a.m. Mon., April 3 in the Preus-Brandt Forum on the CLU campus at 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

Students, teachers to display art

The Arts Council of the Conejo Valley will present "Hang with the Best," the annual student/teacher art show. More...

Sports

Early setback to Westlake gives TOHS boysvolleyball team motivation to improve

Lancers prepping for tournaments in Las Vegas, Santa Barbara

From the first match of the season, the Thousand Oaks boys%27 volleyball team knew things were going to be a little different this time around. More...

Track and field season in full stride

JANN HENDRY/Acorn Newspapers GETTING A JUMP ON THE COMPETITION-Westlake sophomore Brianna Sullivan goes high over the hurdles during a recent junior varsity heat at Westlake High School. More...

Oaks Christian nips Oak Park in battle of boys' volleyball heavyweights

Lions continue dominance over Eagles during marathon match

Tuesday night%27s boys%27 volleyball game between Oak Park and Oaks Christian didn%27t live up to the pre-game hype-it blew away expectations. More...

Faith

Jewish film festival opens

The Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival (LAJFF), to be presented at various venues from Sat., April 1 through Thurs., April 6, will celebrate the diversity of the Jewish experience through film. More...

Temple Adat Elohim to host community Passover Seder

Temple Adat Elohim, the Reform temple of the Conejo Valley, invites community members of all ages to share in the second night of Passover Seder at 6 p.m. Thurs., April 13 in the temple%27s social hall, 2420 E. More...

Church holds raffle/dinner fundraisers to help Habitat for Humanity

The luxury playhouse going on display today at St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church in Westlake Village is part of a major fundraising effort by the congregation to help provide affordable housing. More...

Letters

Supervisor's transportation plan was timed for the election

The long-term vision for transportation planning put forth by Ventura County Supervisors Linda Parks and Steve Bennett is fluff. More...

Writer's negativism totally excessive

Normally, I do not respond to a citizen%27s letter to newspapers or magazines. However, after reading the letters in your March 23 issue, I feel a response is required to the Ullmann nonsense letter. More...

Defends Gallegly

I am writing to strongly support Congressman Elton Gallegly%27s actions over the past few weeks, and his decision to seek reelection and to serve another term in Congress. More...

Editorials

Embarrassed for our congressman

U.S. Rep. Elton Gallegly (R-Simi Valley) did his party and himself a disservice by withdrawing from the congressional race at the last possible moment and then reversing himself a few days later. More...

City to take aim at high-tech criminals

An increase in high-tech crime is forcing police to undergo special training to successfully investigate such cases. More...

It's time to change clocks

You%27ll get one less hour of time away from work this weekend. Daylight-saving time officially returns at 2 a.m. Sun., April 1 when clocks should be moved forward to 3 a.m. More...

Expansion of teen center moves forward

An additional $344,000 for the Fiore Teen Center gym expansion was approved by the Thousand Oaks City Council last week. More...

Award-winning artist paints her heritage

BILL SPARKES/Acorn Newspapers SELF-PORTRAIT-Masami Fukumoto of Newbury Park High School earned a Memorial Award for her painting titled "My Heritage"during the 37th annual Senior Art Show. More...

Community

Late March storm brings much-needed rainfall to T.O.

BILL SPARKES/Acorn Newspapers NOT PLEASED-Rory Arbuckle, 3, of Newbury Park doesn't look happy about the downpour outside The Oaks mall. He wasn't alone, his mom was just out of sight. More...

Academic performance index scores released

The California Department of Education recently released the 2005 Academic Performance Index (API) Base Reports, which include the Base APIs, Growth Targets and Statewide and Similar Schools ranking for nearly every public school in California as More...

Bike rodeo coming Saturday

The Kiwanis Club of Thousand Oaks will sponsor the second annual Bike Rodeo from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sat., April 1 at the Sears parking lot at the corner of Hillcrest Drive and Wilbur Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

Calendar

THURS., MARCH 30 %27Les Miserables%27 Oak Park High School drama students will present the school edition of "Les Miserables" at 7 p.m. tonight through Sat., April 1 (also a 2 p.m. matinee Saturday) in the Pavilion on campus, 899 N. 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...

New honor society members at La Reina

The La Reina High School Chapter of the National Honor Society recently inducted 26 students in a candlelight ceremony. Students were selected for character, scholarship, leadership and service. More...

Dancing queens

FANCY MOVES-Dominique Dollenmayer and Jacqueline Hahn dance to Disney's "Mambo No. 5" at the recent Manzanita Elementary School Talent Show. More than 20 acts were performed by students. More...

Pets

JANN HENDRY/Acorn Newspapers A REALLY COMFY CAT-Phyllis, a spayed female black and white domestic shorthair, is 8 years old and she needs a home. Phyllis can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. More...

Police

Newbury Park Someone stole property from an unlocked vehicle between 8 p.m. March 18 and 8 a.m. March 19 in the 100 block of Jerome Street. The dollar loss wasn%27t reported. More...

Family

Happy Persian New Year

SAUCY AND SWEET-Kalantar Oharian and Sofia Kodagolian sit behind desserts on display as Rotary Club of Conejo Valley, District 5240, hosted Norooz, which celebrates the Persian New Year. More...

School nutrition addressed in state report

Getting California%27s schoolchildren to eat healthier at school is the aim of a new report released by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O%27Connell. More...

Moving can be stressful on kids

Moving to a new home or neighborhood can be especially stressful for any of us, but even more so for children. More...

Columns

By Design Hiring a professional to design our garden was very nearly a marital deal-breaker in our family. More...

Q: It can be very expensive for relatives and friends to travel with only short notice when a death occurs. What are bereavement fares? Can the body be held more than two or three days or until reasonable airfares can be obtained? More...

Real Estate

This Home Is Within Walking Distance To Brookside Elementary School And A Park

This Oak Park home is within walking distance to Brookside Elementary School and park. This 4bedroom, 2-bathroom house has more than 1,600 square feet and has been painted throughout. More...

This La Cresta Mediterranean Villa Features Porcelain Til

A Mediterranean villa in Dos Vientos-this La Cresta home features porcelain tile throughout downstairs with mosaic inlay in entry. More...

Sue Yaeger

Sue Yaeger a top producer with Coldwell Banker in Agoura/Oak Park, has been congratu More...