June 1, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

'Easy does it'

PATRICK SHELBY/Acorn Newspapers THE SCIENCE OF BUBBLES-Katherine Workman competes in the bubble contest at Banyan Elementary School's Science Olympiad last Friday. More...

Health & Wellness

Recently, my husband's response to my question about his day included the phrase "circling the drain." For those of you unfamiliar with this technical term, it means "burned out." As the school year nears an end, many of us are scrambling with l More...

Post-Polio Support Group meets

The annual luncheon of the Post-Polio Support Group will be at 12:30 p.m. Sat., June 3 at Du-Pars restaurant, 75 W. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. More...

PR exec elected to Los Robles Hospital board

Ross Goldberg, founder and president of Kevin/Ross Public Relations, was recently elected to the board of trustees of Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center, Thousand Oaks. More...

Calendar

THURS., JUNE 1 Senior of the Year City of Thousand Oaks' Council on Aging hosts annual Senior of the Year awards ceremony and social from 7 to 9 p.m. at Goebel Senior Adult Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

Schools

For many years, when high school seniors typically applied to a handful of colleges, it was relatively easy for schools to calculate how many students would accept their offer of admission. More...

Football camp coming to Moorpark High

Boys and girls ages 7 to 13 are invited to sign up for Moorpark Football Fun Camp from 9 a.m. to noon Mon. through Fri., June 19 through 23 at the Moorpark High School football stadium. Youths can still register on the first day of camp. More...

Students honored by Rotary Club

Rotary Club of Thousand Oaks honored 25 Conejo Valley Unified School District students at the club's 20th annual Citizenship Program for the youngsters' scholarship, leadership, citizenship and contributions to the community. More...

Business

Hypnotist says he can help clients with with IBS

Dr. Ron Soderquist, a longtime Conejo Valley marriage counselor and medical hypnotist, now offers two hypnosis programs first developed in England. More...

Art gallery for horse lovers open

A new gallery that caters to horse lovers has opened. Horse-N-Around features equestrian art, sculpture, fine jewelry, gourmet gift baskets, T-shirts, purses, home dcor and more, selected to please those who ride or just admire horses. More...

Police

Newbury Park Police arrested two suspects for drug intoxication and one suspect for transporting drugs at 6 p.m. May 18 on W. Hillcrest Drive at Ventu Park Road. More...

Faith

Chabad to celebrate Ten Commandments

The Shavuot holiday celebrates the giving of the Ten Commandments and the Torah (Bible) to the Jewish nation 3,318 years ago. Members of the Jewish community are invited to the "Conejo Mt. More...

Church to honor high school grads

High school seniors will be recognized and scholarships awarded on Pentecost Sunday, June 4 at United Methodist Church of Westlake Village, 1049 Westlake Blvd. More...

Called to the Torah

Brian Ginell was called to the Torah as a bar mitzvah at Temple Etz Chaim on April 22. He is a seventh-grade student at Redwood Middle School and his parents are Gail and Cary Ginell of Thousand Oaks. More...

Letters

Circle K should manage city's equestrian facility

At a meeting to introduce the final two potential operators of Two Winds Ranch I listened to both Brian McQueeny of Ride On and the Perez brothers of Circle K Ranches. More...

Cellphone tower deserves more research

Only in America can you voice your opinion and say how you really feel about a situation that needs to be studied and looked into. More...

Editorials

Teamwork made Clean-up Day quick and easy for particpants

The Thousand Oaks Acorn salutes everyone who had anything to do with last Saturday's Clean-up Day. More...

Real Estate

This Home Has A Study Loft Overlooking The Foyer

dining room flanking either side of the bright kitchen, updated and upgraded with beautiful cherry-wood cabinetry, slab granite counters, garden window, stainless steel sink and appliances including a double convection oven and dishwasher plus a More...

New Custom Home In Old Agoura

New custom home in Old Agoura is ready with nearly 4,000 square feet of living space with five More...

Judi Ross

Michael Schaller and Chuck Leko, broker/owners of Century 21 Adobe Realty, congratulate Judi Ross for receiving the Century 21 System's coveted Double Centurion Award which honors sales associates. More...

City of T.O. may simplify process for making home additions

Thousand Oaks residents who want to add on to their homes may no longer have to get approval from the planning commission. More...

Council won't yield on appointing replacements when seats open up

She wanted a discussion, but what Thousand Oaks City Councilmember Claudia Bill-de la Pea got was silence from her fellow council members. More...

Tell us why your dad is special

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

Water rate hike expected soon

The cost of water may soon increase for some local residents and businesses. More...

Community

City continues to struggle with sites for cellphone antennas

The ongoing challenge of wireless communications installations continues as the Thousand Oaks City Council recently considered two applications, one from Cingular and one from Sprint. More...

Deputy Sheriff's Association donates to many charities

The Ventura County Deputy Sheriff's'Association recently announced that it gave more than $73,000 to charities in 2005 through its charitable trust fund. More...

Water questions answered at open house

Alan and Rose Jeffery attended California Water Service's open house in Thousand Oaks last week to learn more about how water is delivered. More...

On the Town

Baroque music featured

California Lutheran University will sponsor an evening of baroque music performed by Ensemble Bella Musica. "The Music Garden of Telemann's Winter" will be presented at 4 p.m. Sun., June 11 in Samuelson Chapel on the CLU campus at 60 W. More...

Famed mind reader to display his talents in Thousand Oaks

Marc Salem, a renowned mentalist known for taking his audience on a captivating excursion into the possibilities of the human mind, will bring his Broadway performance "Mind Games" to Thousand Oaks. More...

'The Hare & The Tortoise' to be presented in neighborhood parks

"The Hare & The Tortoise" races to a nearby park in June as the Gypsies in a Trunk continue the 12th season of free More...

Sports

Oaks Christian overwhelms Oak Park to win second-straight title

Lions win 3-0 in clash of topseeded teams

Any changing of the guard in Division IV boys' volleyball will have to wait another year as topseeded Oaks Christian (25-4) defeated rival Oak Park (33-8) Saturday in three consecutive games to win its program's second-consecutive CIF title. More...

WAGS U-14 team wins Thousand Oaks Memorial Day Tournament

BIG WINNERS-The Westlake-Agoura Girls Softball (WAGS) Gold U-14 All-Star team won the Thousand Oaks Memorial Day Tournament with an 11-5 victory over Northridge in the championship game. More...

V.C. Sports Hall of Fame to induct five

The Ventura County Sports Hall of Fame will host its 24th Annual Induction Banquet Sun., June 11. More...

Pets

GENTLE FRIEND-Oakley, a male chocolate Labrador retriever, 9, is a sweet, gentle dog. Oakley can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road, just west of Kanan Road. To take Oakley home, ask for identification No. A3515712. More...

Family

Hidden swimming pool hazards cause drownings

As more kids enjoy the warm weather with a dip in the pool, it's important for parents to be on guard against one of the leading causes of accidental death in children: drowning. More...

Giving blood

LA REINA HELPS- Kirsten Dansey, a senior at La Reina High School in Thousand Oaks, is ready to donate blood. More...

Proud moment for Eagle Scout

HONOREE-In a ceremony at United Methodist Church on Janss Road in T.O., Ian Lynch of Troop No. 716 is promoted to Eagle Scout. Ian, a student at Thousand Oaks High School, renovated a storage facility at the church for his Eagle project. More...

Columns

The question: Can motorcyclists share lanes with other vehicles on the freeway, and if so, can they still drive the freeway speed limit? More...

Cutting through clay We love our lives out here in the suburbs. Nice people, clean living, good community-and the lousiest soil for gardening this side of the Sahara. More...

Group awards scholarships

Haverim B'nai B'rith will meet 7 p.m. Mon., June 19 at Temple Adat Elohim, 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. More...