April 6, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Unit's new sergeant plans to take proactive approach in fighting crime

During his 32-year career with the Ventura County Sheriff%27s Department, Sgt. Mike De Los Santos has battled violent gang bangers, busted big-time drug dealers and lead SWAT team members into more than one life-threatening situation. More...

Health & Wellness

Websites help fight heart disease

Women are known to juggle family, work and activities, but they may be ignoring risk factors for heart disease, the No. 1 killer of women in the U.S. The good news is that women can take simple steps to reduce the risk. The U.S. More...

Relay for Life committee to meet

The organizing committee for the ninth annual Conejo Valley Relay For Life will meet at 5:45 p.m. Tues., April 11 in Amgen Building 92, Conejo Spectrum St., Thousand Oaks. More...

Loneliness, arguing can affect heart

If you want to improve your heart health or blood pressure, avoid loneliness and arguments with your spouse. More...

Calendar

THURS., APRIL 6 Prom for Senior Adults Members of Agoura High School%27s National Honors Society will sponsor a "Senior Prom" for senior adults from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in the G Building on the AHS campus at 28545 W. More...

Schools

Conejo Valley YMCA to offer spring break camps

Signups are underway for grades K-8

Signups are currently underway for the Conejo Valley YMCA%27s holiday spring day camp for children in kindergarten through eighth grade. More...

Museum to present 'Awesome Aquatic Adventures'

The Mobile Reef touch tank is filled with sea life

Visitors will get a closeup, hands-on experience with sea stars, gentle swell sharks, crabs, sea urchins, sea cucumbers, snails and abalone at "Museum Gone Wet & Wild: Awesome Aquatic Adventures," presented from noon to 3 p.m. More...

Women and the Pursuit of Perfection If you%27re the parent of a daughter and read the recent More...

Business

T.O. Surgical Hospital announces changes

Thousand Oaks Surgical Hospital has announced the appointment of Linda Michaelis, RN, CNOR, as manager of the operating room. More...

Storage center to be site of yard sale

Hollywood Storage Center of Thousand Oaks is opening its door to neighbors who want to have a garage sale without using their own garages. More...

Pets

JANN HENDRY/Acorn Newspapers LIKES TO PLAY-Bailey, a 2-year-old female German shepherd, has a playful disposition. Bailey can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. To take Bailey home, ask about identification No. A3324785. More...

Family

Fitness shown at Street Fair

BILL SPARKESAcorn Newspapers TAKING A FUN RUN-Makaela Hoang, 5, of Newbury Park completes a one-mile race. The run was part of the annual Street Fair sponsored by the Westlake Village Rotary Club. More...

'Eggstrava-ganza' event coming Saturday

The Conejo Recreation and Park District and Dilbeck Realtors Westlake Village will host the 23rd annual "Spring Eggstrava-ganza" from noon to 3 p.m. Sat., April 8 at the Conejo Creek soccer fields in Thousand Oaks, located at the intersection More...

Only 10 days until Easter

BILL SPARKESAcorn Newspapers A BUNNY BUDDY-Aayden Gordon, 2, of Thousand Oaks and the Easter bunny are about to give each other a high five at The Oaks mall. More...

Columns

The location: The bike lane in front of Los Cerritos Middle School on Erbes Road in Thousand Oaks More...

The Little Wildlings Thumbelina might find suitable accommodations in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, if a lug-soled hiking boot doesn%27t find her first. More...

Teachers' union locks horns with CVUSD trustee

The ongoing battle between the Conejo Valley teachers%27 union and trustee Mike Dunn was taken to a new level last week when the union made good on its threats to hold the school board member accountable for interfering in negotiations over th More...

Dial-a-Ride fares are standardized

Users of Dial-a-Ride in Thousand Oaks will soon all pay the same price for transportation service. More...

Camarillo Acorn debuts tomorrow

The Camarillo Acorn , a free weekly community newspaper, will begin delivery tomorrow to 25,000 homes and businesses in Camarillo. It becomes the fifth publication in The Acorn family of newspapers. More...

Community

Road rage may have been factor in fatal vehicle wreck

By Sophia Fischer sfischer@theacorn.com

Police are investigating whether road rage was a factor in a fatal collision that took place at 5:05 p.m. Mon., April 3 on Thousand Oaks Boulevard, west of Rancho Road. More...

Water provider may continue to serve 18,600 Thousand Oaks homes

California-American Water Company (Cal-Am) may continue providing water to 18,600 Thousand Oaks homes for the next 15 years if a public franchise agreement wins approval. More...

T.O. Elks Lodge names new exalted ruler

The Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge No. 2477 installed David Naccarato on Sat., April 1 as the exalted ruler for 20062007. More...

On the Town

Golf tourney will benefit Special Olympi

The public is invited to sign up for the Phillips & King International annual Charity Golf Tournament 2006 scheduled for Thurs., May 4 at the Lost Canyons Golf Course, 3301 Lost Canyons Drive, Simi Valley. More...

Renowned pianist will be New West guest artist

Pianist Arnaldo Cohen makes a return appearance with the New West Symphony for a performance of Franz Liszt%27s "Concerto No. 2 in A Major for Piano and Orchestra, Opus 23." More...

"Ice Ace: The Meltdown" Directed by: Carlos Sandanha More...

Sports

Sophomores carry Thousand Oaks softball team early on

Lancers expect to challenge Royal and Newbury Park

The Thousand Oaks softball team appears ahead of schedule. More...

Rain puts most sports on standby

THE SUN WILL SHINE AGAIN, WE THINK- Above, Moorpark%27s Tori Flores is a little late applying the tag to Oaks Christian%27s Jenna Foster during a preseason game in March. The Lions are currently ranked No. More...

Cal Lutheran's Stroot wins DIII West Region Player of the Year award

California Lutheran University senior Lauren Stroot was named the NCAA Division III West Region Player of the Year by D3Hoops.com. More...

Police

Newbury Park Just before midnight on March 25 in the 400 block of N. Ventu Park Road, police arrested a suspect for drug intoxication, forgery and giving false information to a police officer. More...

Faith

Valley Interfaith Council elects new leader

The board of directors of Valley Interfaith Council (VIC) has selected Cambria Smith to serve as the president of VIC following Barry Smedberg%27s retirement on April 17. Smedberg retires after 18 years as president and executive director of VIC. More...

Temple to host Passover events

Temple Adat Elohim, the Reform temple of the Conejo Valley, has a full slate of Passover activities scheduled this month. The temple is at 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. For general information, call (805) 497-7101. More...

Area artist's ceramic tiles accent historic Camarillo chapel

Like the ceramic tiles she creates, Kathleen Waggoner is one of a kind. More...

Letters

Linda Parks deserves to be reelected

Despite some negative comments fromJoe Gibson, who will be running against Linda Parks in the next election for Ventura county supervisor, Linda Parks has met the expectations of her voters and hopes to accomplish that and more in More...

T.O. dog park defended

This letter is in response to a letter in the March 23 More...

More time off before Christmas makes sense for public schools

I%27m a retired preschool administrator/businesswoman with eight grandchildren, four in Conejo Valley Unified School District. I%27ve been following the school board meetings in the March issues of the More...

Editorials

Dial-a-Ride costs more, but it's still reasonable

Nobody likes it when fees go up for users of public services, but inflation is a fact of life-even for people on fixed incomes. More...

Real Estate

Chuck Leko and Michael Schaller

Century 21 Adobe Realty announced that it recently received Century 21 Real Estate Corporation%27s Centurion Office Award for production for its impres More...

On A Large Lot With Upgrades

Located in great Westlake Village neighborhood Foxmoor Hills on a quiet culde-sac, this house has 4-bedrooms, 3-bathrooms, large lot with upgrades. More...

Mary NorlingChristensen

Mary Norling Christensen of Coldwell Banker Agoura/Oak Park was recently congratulated for her outstanding sales production for 2005 by her manager, Bill Dalton. More...