April 27, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Instruction available on safety seats

BILL SPARKES/Acorn Newspapers CHILD SAFETY-Sheri Wyche, right, explains to Debbie Wauchope of Thousand Oaks the correct way to install a child safety seat at a Child Passenger Safety (CPS) fitting station. More...

Health & Wellness

Helping fight breast cancer

JANN HENDRY/Acorn Newspapers FINE FEATHERED FRIENDS-Newbury Park resident Linda Escoto puts a headband of miniature feathered flamingos on Bonnie Quintanilla, a Westlake Village resident, during the Avon Mini Walk for Breast Cancer at Westminster Pre More...

'Beyond Atkins' program comes to Conejo YMCA

The Conejo Valley YMCA is introducing a healthy family weight loss and wellness program based on the principles of Dr. More...

Welfare benefit system to be streamlined

The Ventura County Human Services Agency recently launched a new automated system for determining eligibility for social service programs that will reduce paperwork, reduce the turnaround time for receiving benefits and provide more oppor More...

Calendar

THURS., APRIL 27 Chamber Mixer Agoura/Oak Park/Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce hosts a mixer at 5:30 p.m. at 805 Fitness, 880 Hampshire Road, Ste. X, Westlake Village to celebrate the facility's grand opening. Food, door prizes. More...

Schools

Westlake High presents 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof'

The Westlake High School theater department presents the Tennessee Williams drama "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" from Thurs. to Sat., May 4 to 6 and Thurs. to Sat., May 11 to13 in the school's theater on the campus at 100 N. More...

Hillcrest class hosts a sale

The senior class of Hillcrest Christian School will host a garage sale from 6:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sat., April 29 in the school's back lot, 384 Erbes Road, Thousand Oaks. 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...

Police

Newbury Park Police arrested a suspect for drug possession at 10:30 a.m. April 16 on Conejo Center Drive just north of Conejo Spectrum Street. More...

Faith

YMCA to host National Day of Prayer breakfast

Bringing the spiritual communities together in celebration of fellowship and prayer, the Southeast Ventura County YMCA will host its seventh annual prayer breakfast on the National Day of Prayer, Thurs., May 4, from 6:50 to 8:30 a.m. More...

Methodists to present 'Just Imagine' speaker

Margaret Yun, certified lay speaker, will discuss "United Methodists-Just Imagine" at the 8, 9 and 10:30 a.m. worship services Sun., April 30 at the United Methodist Church of Westlake Village, 1049 Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. More...

Letters

Paying for tickets to commencement is outrageous

Isn't any other parent irritated that they are being charged $10 per ticket, after the first four free tickets, to see their son or daughter graduate? This is outrageous. This is the last chance that the high schools will get to gouge us. More...

Trustee stands up against the teachers' union

Mike Dunn is being viciously attacked for being the only Conejo Valley Unified School District board member to challenge the unreasonable demand of the boss of the teachers' union for a Dec. 23, 2006 Christmas vacation start date. More...

Dunn sticks to his convictions

Recent news articles highlight the notion that leadership of the local teachers' union would like nothing better than to muzzle Conejo Valley Unified School District trustee Mike Dunn. I would like to thank Mr. More...

Search narrows for new CVUSD superintendent

The school board in Conejo Valley Unified School District (CVUSD) will move closer to selecting the next superintendent when it conducts in-person interviews with the final three candidates starting on May 1. More...

Preservation of Mount Clef Ridge a top priority in T.O.

In a city that prides itself on its wealth of open space, a portion of one particularly sensitive parcel may soon join the ring of green Thousand Oaks has worked hard to preserve over the years. More...

Tell us why your mother is special

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

Community

Resident calls office complex too large for the neighborhood

There's a huge office complex getting ready to break ground in the Westlake Village portion of Thousand Oaks, and Judy Davis, who's lived down the street for 35 years, isn't happy about it. More...

Let's launch a preemptive strike on gangs

Nobody likes a bully. No one admires a thug. That's why it's so hard for most people to understand why anyone would join a gang. More...

Ventura County family law courts seek public input on change

Prompted by a survey taken last year that showed low user satisfaction with the statewide family law courts, the Ventura County Superior Court conducted two forums last week to get public input on how to improve. More...

On the Town

Artist exhibits at Gardens

"Illusions of Timelessness," an exhibit of photographic images by Westlake Village resident Terese Pencak Schwartz, opens Tues., May 2 at Gardens of the World, 2001 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. More...

"The Sentinel" Directed by: Clark Johnson Starring: More...

Girls, women to learn how to dress modestly during fashion show event

Former international model Jennifer Strickland will be the guest speaker at the Hidden Beauty Event for girls and women ages 10 and up at 6:30 p.m. Fri., May 5 in the gym at Royal High School, 1402 Royal Ave. in Simi Valley. More...

Sports

Big inning helps Thousand Oaks softball team crush Calabasas

Lancers host Royal today in a battle for first

On a cold Tuesday afternoon at the Thousand Oaks softball field, the Lady Lancers suddenly turned red hot. More...

Word began to spread on sports websites last Friday morning, and by early Saturday, it was headline news across the country. Later in the weekend, the story was listed as the most sent news item on ESPN.com. More...

The man behind the mask

Westlake catcher Stephen Notaro is in total control of the Warrior pitching staff

Westlake catcher Stephen Notaro isn't the player he once was. More...

Family

Westlake Village welcomes bicyclists

JANN HENDRY/Acorn Newspapers SPEED RACERS-Lindero Canyon Road and other streets in the city of Westlake Village were temporarily closed during a bicycle race on Saturday. Bicycling is a popular activity here. More...

Mother's Day gifts ideas

It can be a challenge deciding on a gift that personifies all of your mom's best qualities. Is she loving, feminine, unique, fun, sporty? More...

Real Estate

Remodeled And Upgraded

This 4-bedroom and 2.5-bathroom home with nearly 2,500 square feet has been extensively remodeled and upgraded. It opens up More...

This House Rests On More Than A Half Acre With Views

This house is top of the hill on a cul-de-sac in a gated community with more than a half acre with views of the Santa Monica mountains. More...

This Home Has Real Oak Hardwood Floors Throughout

Quiet home off the beaten path. This is a 3-bedroom and 2-bath singlestory, single-family home on a more than 7,600-squarefoot lot. This home has real oak hardwood floors throughout, except the More...