May 18, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Buckle up- or pay a fine

The Thousand Oaks Traffic Bureau are on the lookout for motorists not wearing seat belts and will be out in force on Memorial Day weekend. More...

Deadlines advance because of holiday

Mon., May 29 is Memorial Day, which means deadlines will be advanced for the More...

Health & Wellness

OB/GYN with natural approach opens office at The Landing

Dr. Sharon Norling has opened an office at The Landing, 32123 Lindero Canyon Road, Ste. 203, Westlake Village. Norling is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology, holistic medicine and medical acupuncture. More...

Speaker to discuss organ transplants

Dr. Gabriel Danovitch, director of the Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Program at UCLA, will discuss ethical issues with members of the Ventura County/West Valley Transplant Recipients International Organization at 7 p.m. More...

You can cope with reduced memory

As our brains age, we're less likely to think as quickly or remember things as well as we used to. Research is now showing how the brain changes and adapts with age. More...

Calendar

THURS., MAY 18 Rotary Hosts Speaker Terry Dipple, executive director of the Las Virgenes/Malibu Council of Governments, will be guest speaker at Rotary Club of Calabasas/Agoura Hills' luncheon meeting at 12:10 p.m. More...

Schools

Starting College Early Some students just aren't cut out for four years of high school. They are bright and motivated but have academic interests beyond the high school curriculum and are more independent than most of their peers. 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...

'Let Freedom Ring' event generates $500,000 for OCS financial aid program

More than 600 guests recently heard student performances at Oaks Christian School's sixth annual Dinner Auction, "Let Freedom Ring," at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library Air Force One Pavilion. More...

Business

J.D. Power executive honored

Westlake Village resident James D. Power IV, whose company has become synonymous with customer satisfaction and service, was recently honored for his career achievements by the University of San Diego. More...

Pets

JANN HENDRY/Acorn Newspapers PROUD PUP-Sherlock, a male bloodhound and Anatol shepherd mix, is 2 years old and gentle and playful. Sherlock can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. More...

Family

Wet but not too wild

BILL SPARKES/Acorn Newspapers COOLING SPRAY-Ariana Delagado, 2, of Thousand Oaks finds an alternative use for an irrigation sprinkler at Conejo Community Park. More...

V-chip helps to control children's TV programming

While parents want to protect their children from offensive or inappropriate TV programming, many don't know that the tools they need may already be right in their living room. More...

Down to the sea: water safety event presented at Channel Islands Harbor

Air, sea and fire rescue demonstrations will be featured More...

Columns

"Mission: Impossible 3" Directed by: J. J. Abrams More...

Emily's rat "On hot days, I need to have my air conditioner up really high because of Buddy." More...

Real Estate

Unseen Benefits of Energy Efficient Windows and Doors

When it comes to protecting your home from the damaging effects of the sun, what you can't see - invisible ultraviolet (UV) rays - can definitely impact you. More...

4 Bedrooms, 3 Bath Home With Great Views

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

Irma Ramirez

Michael Schaller and Chuck Leko, owners of Century 21 Adobe Realty, welcome Irma Ramirez to Century 21 Adobe Realty, Newbury Park office. More...

School district finds new superintendent without leaving Ventura County

While it won't be official until board members reach a final vote during their May 23 meeting, it appears that Mario Contini, current chief of schools in nearby Fillmore, will be the next superintendent of Conejo Valley Unified School District ( More...

City, county disagree on who should be paying the bills

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Picture-perfect weather returns to So Cal

BILL SPARKES/Acorn Newspapers RED LIGHT, GREEN LIGHT-Greer Hurley, 5, right, and her twin brother, Paul, with Jade Brimhall, 4, and Braden Delgado, 3, all of Thousand Oaks, frolic in the sunshine, playing an old game at Conejo Community Park. More...

Community

For the first time in years, Gallegly has a GOP challenger

Michael Tenenbaum says most people he meets while campaigning in local communities don't know who their congressman is. More...

Newbury Park man named to board

Newbury Park resident Michael Silacci, executive director of external affairs for AT&T in Los Angeles and Ventura counties, has been elected to the Ventura County Community Foundation (VCCF) board of directors. More...

String quartet to debut

The Left Coast String Quartet will perform its Conejo Valley debut concert at 3 p.m., Sun., May 21 at the United Methodist Church of Westlake Village, 1049 Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. The concert is sponsored by More...

On the Town

Sesame Street Live coming to Civic Arts Plaza

'Super Grover! Ready for Action' teaches through song and dance More...

Now in production

JANN HENDRY/Acorn Newspapers SPRING PLAY--Newbury Park High School thespians and theater boosters are presenting "Aida," a modern rock opera based on Verdi's 1871 work, at 7 p.m. tonight, Fri. More...

Theater company sets up scholarship fund

Class Act Musical Theatre in Woodland Hills has established a new scholarship to help support young actors. The event was marked with a special one-time performance of "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown," presented by Class Act alumni on May 6. More...

Sports

Three teams, one dream

CIF-SS Division I baseball playoffs start today

None of it matters now. The stats don't matter. The home runs don't matter. The seedings, the ERA's, the hype, the press clippings-it won't make any bit of difference at this point. More...

Area softball squads open postseason Friday

Nine teams from the Conejo Valley are in the mix

The CIF-Southern Section softball playoffs begin Friday with nine area teams representing five divisions set to battle for the right to hang a coveted CIF championship banner. More...

Lancers advance to quarterfinals with three-game sweep

Thousand Oaks will face second seeded Edison tomorrow night

After they survived a grueling five-game match in the first round against lower-seeded Peninsula, it's difficult to blame members of the Thousand Oaks boys' volleyball team for wanting to get out of their second round match against H More...

Police

Newbury Park Police arrested a motorist for possession of drugs while driving at 6:10 p.m. May 9 on Via Ricardo at Via El Toro. More...

Faith

Christian organization to host community service program

The organization Area Christians Taking Initiative on Needs (ACTION) will host its third annual Ventura County community service program on Sat., June 3. The event is intended to benefit both individuals and agencies that are in need. More...

Westlake parishioners to learn about transformation

From 9:30 to 9:50 a.m. Sundays the Westlake Church of Religious Science hosts a prayerful "Time for Transformation." At 10 a.m. Dr. Sue Rubin and Rev. Jim Lockard present the "Celebration of Life" service. More...

Drama to end its run at church this weekend

The drama "True Companions" will close its threeweek run at 7 p.m. Sat., May 20 at Christian Church of the Hills, 29295 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills. More...

Letters

The city council will hear from voters in November

After speaking at city council meetings and addressing the process on how to handle the vacancy of a councilmember in the future and reading several letters to the editor and editorials since these meetings, I feel that it is appropriate to addre More...

Some people are changing their tune

During the attempted recall of former Councilwoman Elois Zeanah, Mr. Ed Masry was labeled a "cult attorney" on a flier with Councilmember Tom Glancy's name on it. More...

Mike Dunn an asset in CVUSD

Who is waging the campaign against (Conejo Valley Unified School District Trustee) Mike Dunn? And for what reason? Could it be that he is a good representative who is interested in student and parent concerns? And is not corrupt? More...

Editorials

Was council's complaint about county spending timed perfectly for the election?

The council in Thousand Oaks wants the city to stop paying for programs that should be the responsibility of Ventura County. More...