April 20, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Ridership jumps 41 percent for Thousand Oaks Transit agency

Carrying nearly 17,000 riders last month, Thousand Oaks Transit (TOT) shattered last year's ridership mark and continues to show tremendous growth, according to Mark Watkins, public works director for the city of Thousand Oaks. More...

Lowe's project still alive in city of Westlake Village

Old wounds in Westlake Village were reopened last week following a surprise announcement that the Lowe's big box store might be put to a vote of the people in November. More...

Health & Wellness

Goebel Center offers talk on Parkinson's

The Goebel Senor Adult Center will host a seminar on Parkinson's disease at 10 a.m. Thurs., April 27 at the center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks, adjacent to the Thousand Oaks Library. More...

Team in Training to meet

Team in Training (TNT), a program of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), is the world's largest endurance training program. TNT will be hosting meetings to provide residents with information on the program and the upcoming summer season. More...

Classes help parents cope with child's mental illness

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Ventura County is an organization made up of family members and concerned individuals whose lives are affected by the neurobiological brain disorders of loved ones. More...

Calendar

THURS., APRIL 20 Women's Connection "In the Spotlight" is theme of the Calabasas Women's Connection's luncheon at the Calabasas Inn, 23500 Park Sorrento, Calabasas featuring guest speakers Clara Barclay (businesswoman) and Ann Mauger (sin More...

Schools

Promoting Scouting fun, service

GIRL POWER--To help promote Girl Scout registration, Troop No. 368 in Thousand Oaks created posters to publicize the organization with local businesses. The girls are showing off some of the posters they made. 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...

La Reina, Colina students excel at Science Fair

Students from two Thousand Oaks schools were big winners at the 52nd annual Ventura County Science Fair held April 4-6 at Seaside Park in Ventura. More...

Police

Newbury Park At 1:40 p.m. April 8 in the 1500 block of Newbury Road, police arrested two suspects for possession of drugs, one suspect for drug intoxication and one suspect for possession of drugs with intent to sell. More...

Faith

Showing benevolence to others

JANN HENDRY/Acorn Newspapers DONATING PASSOVER FOOD-Thousand Oaks resident Alryne Rosenbloom places food in boxes that were being distributed for Passover. More...

Film to be shown on Yom Hashoah

The Conejo Jewish Academy will host an evening of remembrance and inspiration in honor of Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Memorial Day) at 7:30 p.m. Tues., April 25. More...

Church to host auction

Westlake Church of Religious Science will host its inaugural fundraising auction at 6 p.m. Sat., April 22, at First Neighborhood Center, 31380 Village Center Road, Westlake Village. More...

Letters

Parks' supporter a typical NIMBY

Regarding Dr. Langer's response in the March 13 More...

Diving programs deserve more respect from athletic directors

In reference to a recent Acorn article on high school diving, I would like to give you some information on the sport. More...

Thanks for helping kids and parents deal with stuttering

As the parent of a child who stutters, I was quite pleased when someone e-mailed me your article "New DVD can help kids who stutter" from the April 13 More...

Editorials

In praise of School to Career programs

Is it fair to ask a high school student what he wants to do for the rest of his life? Probably not. Most kids aren't sure of their plans a week from Saturday night. More...

Delays nearly over for 23 Freeway widening

After years of postponement, the 23 Freeway widening project will finally begin within the next few months, according to a report presented by city staff at a recent Thousand Oaks City Council meeting. More...

Voters in June primary will use new electronic system

Ventura County residents will use a new electronic voting system when the June primary election rolls around. Newspaper reporters got a recent preview of the system in Camarillo. More...

Snow-cone season arrives

PATRICK SHELBY/Acorn Newspapers GOOD TO THE LAST DROP- Nicholas Kokenis, 2, of Thousand Oaks enjoys a grape snow cone during the recent Spring Arts and Crafts Show at Mae Boyer Park in Oak Park. More...

Community

Programs enable students to decide their college or career paths

Some local high school students aren't waiting until college to make career choices. More...

Newbury Park man arrested in embezzlement from employer

Newbury Park resident Sarfarza Bholat, 27, was recently arrested on suspicion of embezzling from his employer, Selling Club Solutions, 1407 E. Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. More...

Tell us why your mother is the greatest

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

On the Town

"Friends With Money" Directed by: Nicole Holofcener More...

Improv classes offered at Ventura's Livery Theatre

The Livery Theatre, home to Ventura TheatreSports, offers classes in comedy improvisation for youth, teens and adults. The first class is free, and subsequent classes are $10 per session. The theater is at 34 N. Palm. St., Ventura. More...

Comeback at The Canyon

JANN HENDRY/Acorn Newspapers LOST IN ELECTRONICA-Musician Thomas Dolby returns from a 15-year hiatus and opens a tour at The Canyon last weekend. Dolby's keyboard melodies of the 1980s included his hit "She Blinded Me With Science." More...

Sports

Lee's versatility invaluable for Newbury Park track team

Junior willing to do whatever it takes to help Panthers win

Amanda Lee can do it all. Newbury Park's junior track star is rated among Ventura County's top females in the high jump, long jump, triple jump, 100 and 300 hurdles. More...

TOHS track and field still one of the county's most productive squads

The Thousand Oaks track and field team is coming together for new head coach Jermaine Dixon just in time for several important end-of-the-season meets. More...

Westlake boys' volleyball team dominating Marmonte League foes

WHS returns from break undefeated in league play

Westlake boys' volleyball coach Doug Magorien likes to keep things in perspective. More...

Family

Looks like Ireland

BILL SPARKES/Acorn Newspapers LUSH GROWTH-Logan Lampert, 17, of Thousand Oaks takes advantage of a sunny day to enjoy trail riding in Wildwood Park. The seasonal rains have produced thick vegetation throughout the Southland. More...

Genealogy group to hear about U.K. records

The Conejo Valley Genealogical Society will host its annual seminar from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Sat., April 22 in Alton Hall at United Methodist Church of Westlake Village, 1049 S. Westlake Blvd. More...

Annual Game Day is a fundraiser for cancer research Benefit at North Ranch Country Club

Conejo Valley Guild/Jonsson Cancer Center Foundation/UCLA will present their annual Game Day from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Tues., May 9 at North Ranch Country Club, 4761 Valley Spring Drive, Westlake Village. More...

Columns

Q: "I don't know what to do with the ashes of my grandparents. They are in individual containers in my home. What can I do with them?" More...

Real Estate

In A Desirable Neighborhood

This is a great floorplan with 4-bedrooms and 3-full baths with one bedroom and one bath on the first floor. More...

Cindy Pardee

Frances Lewis, branch manager Coldwell Banker Promenade, recently announced that Cindy Pardee has joined the team of sales More...

Mei Huang

Mei Huang of Coldwell Banker Agoura/ Oak Park was recently More...