April 13, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

City names assistant manager

City Manager Scott Mitnick recently announced the appointment of Linda J. Pappas Diaz to the position of assistant city manager for the city of Thousand Oaks. More...

Tell us why your mom is the best mom

Mother's Day is May 14 and The Thousand Oaks Acorn More...

Health & Wellness

Reading as medicine

PAGE TURNER-Sasha Herbst de Cortina, 12, a seventh-grader at Lindero Canyon Middle School in Agoura Hills, reads to families gathered at Wellness Community in the Westlake portion of Thousand Oaks. More...

Church hosts program on heart health

Thousand Oaks Seventh Day Adventist Church will be conducting a Coronary Health Improvement Project (CHIP) from April 24 to May 18. More...

New DVD can help kids who stutter

Children who stutter have a lot to say, and friends can show them how in "Stuttering: For Kids by Kids." More...

Calendar

THURS., APRIL 13 Farmers' Market The Ventura County Certified Farmers' Market sets up in a parking area of The Oaks mall at Wilbur Road and Thousand Oaks Boulevard, near Armstrong Garden Center, in Thousand Oaks, and is open 3 to 6:30 p More...

Schools

Not your ordinary spring break

Recess spent helping Katrina victims

Sand, surf and sun are timehonored traditions of college spring break, but when Thousand Oaks resident Doris Kim headed south during her recent recess, she had a different "S" on her mind: service. More...

Summer program donations sought

The Conejo Schools Foundation is offering a six-week summer school enrichment program for students in the Conejo Valley and surrounding areas. More...

Cypress plans silent auction

The Cypress Booster Club will host its annual silent auction and family dinner at 6 p.m. Fri., April 21, on the elementary school's campus. More...

Business

Finial's Door & Decor opens in Agoura Hills

Theresa Tuchman recently celebrated the grand opening of her new venture, Finial's Door & Dcor, a 7,500-square-foot showroom devoted exclusively to the sale of doors, windows and related decorative moldings and finish hardware for both commerci More...

Pets

BRAVE AND FUN-Dozer, a spayed 7-month-old male gray and white tabby cat, needs a home. Dozer can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road. To take Dozer home, ask about identification No. A3501011. More...

Police

Newbury Park Someone stole property from a locked vehicle between 8 p.m. March 31 and 7:30 a.m. April 1 in the 1700 block of W. Hillcrest Drive. The dollar loss wasn't reported. More...

Family

Moorpark Aladdin spoof to materialize

The Moorpark musical melodrama "Aladdin-All You Need Is Love" will open at 8 p.m. Fri., April 21 at the Theater on High Street, 45 E. High St. in old town Moorpark. The show continues Sat., April 22 and Fridays and Saturdays through May 13. More...

Letters

Likes Gibson for supervisor

I want to thank Joe Gibson for the letter he sent to the More...

Just say no to Joe Gibson

Regarding candidate Joe Gibson's attack letter against against Ventura County Supervisor Linda Parks in the March 30 More...

Parks, Bennett offer innovative solutions

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

Real Estate

Situated On A Huge Lot

This 3-story townhome with 3-bedrooms, 2.5bathooms and a loft perfect for a computer desk has nearly 1,800 square feet. The end unit is near ample guest parking and has a huge 10,100 plus-square-foot lot. More...

Candice and Phil Seymour

Chuck Leko and Michael Schaller, owners of Century 21 Adobe Realty, congratu More...

Maia Dubinsky

Maia Dubinsky of Re/ Max Olson & Associates Inc. Westlake office, has been commended by President Todd C. Olson and Vice President Keith Myers for her production in February with sales of more than $2.7 million. More...

Schools to emphasize fitness, better nutrition

It seems we're hearing more and more about the harmful effects of childhood obesity. More...

Effective parents learn to listen to teens, former pastor says

Having teenagers at home is not a prison sentence--the teen years are challenging but can be rewarding as long as families stay connected, Tim Smith told a group of about 40 parents who attended the monthly Awareness, More...

It's spring-cleaning time in Wildwood

BILL SPARKES/Acorn Newspapers EARLY START-Phil Salerno, one of the original Wildwood homeowners, digs into a wheelbarrow full of free compost he received for his garden. More...

Community

Four who attended CVUSD high schools are honored for saving a life

With a grateful handshake and an expression of thanks, 21year-old Eric Reuel met three of the four young men who helped save his life. More...

Pentis new assistant chief

Capt. Randy Pentis joins the Thousand Oaks Police Department as assistant chief, replacing Capt. Ken Cozzens, who was reassigned to Ventura County Sheriff's Communications. More...

Republican women gather in T.O.

JANN HENDRY/Acorn Newspapers ELEGANT LUNCHEON-VIPs enjoy a meeting of the Westlake Village Republican Women Federated at Sherwood Country Club. From left to right are local president Donee Chabot, Dr. More...

On the Town

"Thank You for Smoking" Directed by: Jason Reitman More...

ArtFest coming to town

The Thousand Oaks ArtFest will be presented from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat., and Sun., April 22 and 23, on the grounds of the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. More...

Elite Theatre presents 'Agnes of God'

The Elite Theatre Company will present "Agnes of God" from April 14 to May 21 at Petit Playhouse, 730 S. "B" St., Ste. 20, Oxnard, in Heritage Square. More...

Sports

St. Jude's discovers its 'field of dreams'

Dolphin coach, a former 'American Gladiator,' makes it happen

A group of fifth and sixthgrade softball players from St. Jude's Academy in Westlake have transformed a rundown baseball diamond into their own field of dreams. More...

Red Hot Chili Peppers finish second at Pot O' Gold soccer tourney

EN FUEGO-The Red Hot Chili Peppers, a girls' U-12 soccer team, finished in second place during the recent Thousand Oaks Pot O' Gold tournament. More...

After four years, Fierro can finally taste the postseason

Cody Fierro has a lot to smile about these days. For the first time in his fouryear varsity baseball career at Newbury Park, the Panthers are in contention for a Marmonte League championship. More...

Faith

Church of Religious Science services

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Methodists celebrate Easter

The Rev. Gary Alan Dickey's message for Easter will be "Our Worst and God's Best" at the 9 and 10:30 a.m. worship services Sun., April 16 at the United Methodist Church of Westlake Village, 1049 Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. More...

Bread burning heralds start of Passover

JANN HENDRY/Acorn Newspapers PASSOVER RITE-In a traditional ritual of burning "Chametz," or leavened foods, Oak Park resident Mendy Bistritzky throws bread into a flaming stove as Chabad of the Conejo Rabbi Chaim Bryski recites a prayer at Fire Stati More...

Editorials

A new Acorn takes root in Camarillo

Last year, The Acorn newspaper, our sister publication, celebrated its 30th anniversary as the voice of Las Virgenes and adjacent areas. Last week, local residents Jim and Lisa Rule observed their own special anniversary. More...