May 25, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Tell us why your dad is special

Father's Day is June 18 and the Thousand Oaks Acorn More...

Health & Wellness

Blood donors needed before Memorial Day, continuing into summer

United Blood Services of the Central Coast has announced that 1,700 blood donations are needed in the Ventura County area before the Memorial Day weekend to prepare for an increasing need for blood beginning with the Memorial Day holiday and More...

Their future is bright

BILL SPARKES/Acorn Newspapers SOMETHING TO SMILE ABOUT-Kim Baldwin, 26, left, of Thousand Oaks and Courtney Dunwoody, 25, of Simi Valley are preparing to receive their nurse's pins as part of the recent graduation exercises at Moorpark College. More...

Calendar

THURS., MAY 25 About Roses and More Ventura County Rose Society meets 7 p.m. at Cowan Conference Center, 550 Airport Way, Camarillo. More...

Schools

Teacher recognized for excellence

Suzanne Smith, a first-grade teacher at University Elementary School in Thousand Oaks, received the Ed Lyon Excellence in Education Award at the 2006 Impact II teacher recognition dinner on May 3. More...

CLU Senior of the Year named

Alexandra Mallen of Newbury Park was selected as Senior of the Year by her classmates at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks. More...

Outstanding youth honored at ceremony

The Thousand Oaks Youth Commission hosted its annual Youth Recognition Awards Ceremony on Wed., May 24 at the Alex Fiore Teen Center, 1375 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

Business

Land Rover dealership honored for sales, customer service

Land Rover Thousand Oaks is one of 16 retailers to receive the 2005 company Pinnacle Club Award, given to the top 10 percent of Land Rover retailers. The dealership has been honored with this award for three years. More...

Police

Newbury Park Someone broke into a vehicle and attempted to steal property sometime between 9 p.m. May 13 and 11 a.m. May 14 in the 700 block of Cayo Grande Court. The damages weren't reported. More...

Family

Diverse enrollment, academic reputation makes Manzanita a magnet school for student teachers

When administrators from Pepperdine University's School of Education and Psychology went looking for a training ground for their student teachers, they found just what they were looking for in Newbury Park's Manzanita Elementary School. More...

Celebrate National Trails Day in the mountains

The California Department of Parks and Recreation and the National Park Service will co-host National Trails Day, "Experience Your Outdoors," from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Laker Girls don't duck their fans

JANN HENDRY/Acorn Newspapers AUTOGRAPH HOUNDS-Hillcrest Christian student Jacqueline Lane, 10, a Westlake Village resident, left, and her friend, Ashley Spady, 8, a La Mariposa Elementary School second-grader from Camarillo, second from left, More...

Editorials

It's stress season for parents, high school seniors

Parents everywhere are scrambling as high school seniors prepare for commencement. The days are filled with endless to-do lists. More...

Real Estate

Jacqueline Gansert

Top sales honors for March went to Jacqueline Gansert at Prudential Cali More...

Largest Morrison Sutton Model

In Oak Park, this is the Morrison Sutton largest 605 model on large, private view lot with 5bedrroms, 3.5-baths, pool, spa and sports court. More...

Latife Gabrie

The award for top lister from Prudential California Realty's Camarillo office for March was won by Latife Gabrie. At the company's annual awards banquet in February, she took the Chairman's Circle More...

City, CVUSD, parks district work together on land swap

Deal will help facilitate a new recycling center and high school, fund parks

The Conejo Valley Unified School District Board of Trustees voted Tuesday to designate a 5.5acre site in the Rancho Conejo development in Newbury Park as surplus, allowing the district to sell the property to the city of Thousand Oaks More...

Duck Race sails in T.O.

JANN HENDRY/Acorn Newspapers DAFFY WOULD BE BEWILDERED-Justin Perez-Norwood, 10, of Thousand Oaks takes a gander at the thousands of ducks in The Lakes shopping center before the start of the eighth annual Many Mansions Duck Race on Sunday. More...

Holiday forces earlier deadlines

Mon., May 29 is Memorial Day, which means that deadlines advance for the June 1 edition of the More...

Community

Gallegly seeks his 11th term in Congress

Elton Gallegly has a much longer commute than most. The congressman, who lives in Simi Valley, usually spends Tuesday through Wednesday in Washington, D.C., conducting legislative business. More...

Clean-up Day set for Saturday

Thousand Oaks residents can participate in an annual Clean-up and Recycling Day from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., May 27 at Conejo Creek Park South. It's across the street from the Grant R. Brimhall/ Thousand Oaks Library, just east of the 23 Freeway. More...

Schools in top 1,000

All three Conejo Valley high schools were named among the nation's top 1,000 earlier this month in More...

On the Town

T.O. woman hosts concerts in her husband's memory

Bill Israel Musicale raises funds for New West Symphony

Thousand Oaks resident Nancy Israel will pay tribute to her late husband and raise funds for the New West Symphony with the Bill Israel Memorial Musicale. The third annual dinner concert will be at 4:30 p.m. More...

Jazz quintet performance will benefit KCLU Radio

The Clayton Brothers Quintet, described as being "among the top straight-ahead jazz groups of the early 21st century," will perform at 7:30 p.m. Fri., June 9 in the Scherr Forum Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. More...

TGIF events coming soon

The city of Westlake Village kicks off the third season of family-friendly TGIF at the Civic Center with Jazz Night at 6:30 p.m. Fri., June 2 at the Westlake Village Civic Center courtyard at 31200 Oak Crest Drive. More...

Sports

Newbury Park's season ends, but the memories won't soon fade away

Panthers unable to make second dramatic comeback

The Newbury Park baseball team lost to Canyon of Anaheim, 6-5, Tuesday afternoon on the road in the second round of the CIF-SS Division I playoffs. More...

La Reina squeezes out a win

La Reina's suicide squeeze bunt by junior catcher Caitlin Rentler in the bottom of the eighth inning won the game for the Regents, 1-0, and ended the season for the visiting El Segundo Eagles Tuesday in the second round of the CIF-SS Divisi More...

Softball tournament on tap

The Thousand Oaks Girls Softball Association is hosting its 15th annual tournament on Memorial Day weekend. More...

Letters

Parks deserves to be reelected

How do you know who to vote for when both candidates say they'll ease traffic congestion? More...

Parks a leader who should be returned to office

Should we vote for Linda Parks or Joe Gibson for county supervisor? That's easy to answer. More...

Parks served well her constituents

I support Linda Parks for Ventura County supervisor. She has been good for the county and good for my community of Oak Park. More...

Columns

DEAR FRED: I have wood flooring in my house and it is starting to look dull and faded. I have had it for some time and have always cared for it using only water and wood soap. We wash it once a week. Is this too much? More...

The Hills Are Alive Have you looked up from your gardening lately to see what is happening on the hillsides that surround us? More...

State issues water safety warning

State officials are warning those planning outings on the state's numerous streams, rivers and reservoirs or in the California Delta, to practice extreme caution. More...