May 4, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Crackdown okayed on underage drinking in T.O.

To help curb teen alcohol use the Thousand Oaks City Council passed an ordinance last week that would fine the host, parent or property owner where underage drinking is taking place. More...

Health & Wellness

Ex-Amgen VP forms group to aid Africa's ill, orphaned

Ed Bjurstrom, a former vice president of operations for Amgen, Inc., has recently established the nonprofit organization CareNow Foundation, Inc. in Ventura County. More...

Seminar addresses end of life issues

The difficulty but important necessity to identify and take control of end-of-life issues is the topic of a seminar for seniors and their families from 7 to 8:30 p.m. More...

Cancer peer support group to meet

The Westlake After Breast Cancer Support Group is a peer-facilitated group that provides emotional support and information to those diagnosed with breast cancer. More...

On the Town

L.A. Zoo has baby animalon view

Just in time for Mother's Day, the Los Angeles Zoo invites families to see the zoo's new babies. The proud mothers include a tiger, a kangaroo, a giraffe and a Cape vulture. More...

Martial arts Super Fest coming Saturday

Performances of katas, stunts, weapons, board and brick breaking, as well as comedy, extreme martial art skills and more will be the order of the day as the Ventura County Chapter of Masters and Martial Artists host the 2006 Martial Arts Super More...

"United 93" Directed by: Paul Greengrass MPAA rating: R More...

Sports

Newbury Park's baseball team goes from worst to first in two years

Panthers' focus will soon turn to the postseason

The Newbury Park baseball team entered the week losers of two straight games, including their first Marmonte League defeat of the season last Friday to Thousand Oaks. More...

ocal youths learn baseball fundamentals from Angels manager Mike Scioscia

BILL SPARKES/Acorn Newspapers IT'S ALL ABOUT HAVING FUN-Mike Scioscia, manager of the Angels and Thousand Oaks resident, reminded the parents and coaches attending his Youth Baseball Clinic at Conejo Creek last weekend to be there for the kids and to More...

Cal Lutheran softball squad lands standout shortstop

Buena High School shortstop Susie Nicoll has committed to play at Cal Lutheran University next season. More...

Police

Newbury Park Police arrested a suspect for petty theft at 11:45 a.m. April 22 in the 2700 block of Teller Road. More...

Family

A Conejo Valley tradition

BILL SPARKES/Acorn Newspapers GIVING A TASTE TEST-Gloria Graham, left, of the Bad Dog chili booth offers her chili to Melissa Ricketts and Heidi Backer of Thousand Oaks at Sunday's Conejo Valley Days Chili Cook-off at Conejo Creek Park South. More...

Student achievements recognized

To celebrate and encourage student achievement, Westlake High School hosted "Recognition Rallies" just before spring break. More...

Water-balloon attack launched at mom

BILL SPARKES/Acorn Newspapers 'BOMBS AWAY'-Caage Honn, 4, and his dad, James, of Thousand Oaks aim and prepare to fire a water balloon at Caage's mother while they play at Sunday's Conejo Valley Days Chili Cook-off. More...

Columns

The location: Southbound Westlake Boulevard at Triunfo Canyon Road in the Thousand Oaks portion of Westlake Village. The location falls under Caltrans jurisdiction. More...

Real Estate

Enjoy Views Of Mt. Boney

There are 4-bedrooms and 3-full baths. One bedroom and one bath are on the first floor. More...

Joanne Nelson

Joanne Nelson, an award-winning agent with Prudential California Re More...

Pride Of Ownership

This Agoura Hills house is immaculate, showing pride of ownership. This Chateau Park townhouse has patio, 3bedrooms and 2.5-baths. There's a community pool, spa and tennis. More...

Council sticks by its decision to appoint a replacement for Masry

In reviewing its decision to appoint a replacement for the late Thousand Oaks City Councilmember Ed Masry rather than allow residents to elect someone, the council voted last week to retain current guidelines. More...

Info gathered in two-way race to run equestrian facility

The Thousand Oaks Planning Commission hosted an informa More...

Goodbyes begin for CVUSD superintendent

WISHING THE BEST-Conejo Valley Unified School District Superintendent Robert Fraisse, right, accepts a cloth banner from Brenda Hunter, executive director of Conejo Valley Neighborhood for Learning. More...

Community

Bear evades capture for several days, finally caught across town

How does a 300-pound California black bear make it from Westlake Village all the way to Newbury Park without being spotted by the public? Easily, Ventura County Sheriff's Department Capt. More...

New voting system to be explained in Thousand Oaks

Voters can see the new voting system that will serve all Ventura County precincts for the June 6 primary election. More...

'Anchors aweigh'

LOOKING SHARP-From left to right: Jeffrey Zuckerman of Newbury Park, Michael D'Allura of Simi Valley, Craig Johnson of Thousand Oaks and Chris Degregorio of Simi Valley are among the area youth who competed recently in Los Alamitos at the U.S More...

Calendar

THURS., MAY 4 Conejo Valley Days The Conejo Valley's festive annual Conejo Valley Days continues today featuring midway, carnival, rides, games, food, rodeo and live entertainment, and continues through Sun., May 7 at Conejo Creek Park South, More...

Schools

Dance concert coming to TOHS

The Thousand Oaks High School dance department will present "T.O. Guide," its spring dance concert, at 7 p.m. Fri. and 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...

Taking a Break This past week many high school seniors have made final decisions about which college to attend in the fall. But after 12 years of school, some students are deciding they need time out. More...

Pets

JANNHENDRY/Acorn Newspapers PRETTY PUP-Guero, a male Chihuahua mix, 3, is shy and needs a new owner. Guero can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. To take Guero home, ask about identification No. A3505422. More...

Faith

Lutherans offer special Mother's Day gifts

This year it's possible to give a Mother's Day gift designed to please mom and promote social justice. More...

Church event or fundraiser?

Is your church, temple or mosque hosting a special event or fundraiser? More...

La Reina offers summer school classes

La Reina High School will offer a summer program of enrichment and review courses open to any student entering grades 7 through 12 in the fall. Classes will be offered from June 26 through July 28. More...

Letters

Voters can speak for themselves in November

After decades of playing political hot potato with the equestrian center at Dos Vientos, the city is considering (possible avenues) to make some headway in establishing a permanent facility. More...

Trustee not in step with the school district

In recent letters to the Thousand Oaks Acorn ("Trustee stands up against the teachers' union" and "Dunn sticks to his convictions," April 27), Mike Dunn supporters misrepresent the issues and attempt to paint a picture of integrity and in More...

Dunn serves his own agenda

Since the school calendar issue regarding the Christmas holiday was resolved by the school board, there have been several letters to this newspaper praising board trustee Dunn for his obstinate position on the subject. More...

Editorials

Support Conejo Valley Days

It's great to live here and one the biggest reasons is Conejo Valley Days. More...