July 6, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

CVUSD adopts budget for the next fiscal year

10 percent hike, $163 million approved PATRICK SHELBY/Acorn NewspaApproved at a recent meeting of the Conejo Valley Unified School District's board of trustees, the district's adopted general fund budget for fiscal year 2006-07 is $163 milli More...

Health & Wellness

Tips to ensure a safe summer

As families enjoy backyard barbecues and other outdoor activities this summer, the Red Cross reminds residents that safety is an essential ingredient for an enjoyable time. More...

Men face rising osteoporosis risk

We've all seen the ads targeting older women about the dangers of osteoporosis, a potentially debilitating disease that causes bones to become porous and break easily. Now men need to take note, too. More...

Underwriters elect local man president

Neil Crosby, director of sales for Warner Pacific Insurance Services in Westlake Village, has been voted 2006-07 president-elect of California Association of Health Underwriters, the state's largest health insurance association. More...

On the Town

Father who set himself on fire over Marine son's Iraq death will speak at T.O. Library

Gold Star Families for Peace come to Conejo The Democratic Club of the Conejo Valley and the Global Exchange Speaker's Bureau will present a program with Carlos and Mlida Arredondo from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. More...

Guest speaker visits video club

Stephanie Joyce from SmartSound will speak at the next meeting of Thousand Oaks Videomakers at 7:30 p.m., Mon., July 10 in the community room of Commercial Capital Bank, 973 S. Westlake Blvd, Westlake Village. More...

Unique 'yard' sale is benefit for local charity Many Mansions

July 15 event has much to offer The Hollywood Storage Round-Up benefiting Many Mansions, originally scheduled for June 10, has been moved to Sat., July 15 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Sports

Thousand Oaks Little League hosting All-Star Tournament

By Stephen Dorman sdorman@theacorn.com

The mile-long smile on 12year-old Tyler Chaney's face told the entire story. More...

WAGS squad wins Western District title

MOVING ON- The U-12 team from Westlake-Agoura Girls Softball (WAGS) took home firstplace honors in the Western District of the Amateur Softball Association. With the victory, the team has now qualified to play in the state tournament in Lancaster. More...

Area tennis players prove they've still got game

Westlake Tennis & Swim Club hosts 20th USTA tournament More...

Police

Newbury Park A motorist was arrested for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol at 2:50 p.m. June 22 in the 3300 block of Wendy Drive. More...

Faith

When faith makes a difference

Today's younger generation seems to favor contemporary praise and worship songs during church services yet less than a half century has elapsed since traditional hymns were preferred by seniors in congregations. More...

Interfaith Coalition plans Simi Valley project

Conejo Valley Interfaith Coalition is coordinating projects from the grounds of the Church of the Epiphany (Episcopal), 5450 Churchwood Drive, Oak Park. More...

Columns

The question: Why does the "Vista" bus in the Ventura County Transportation Commission's line of buses have Wyoming license plates? More...

Forever The dog just sat on my cheese sandwich. More...

SWEET PUSS- Oliver, a domestic male long haired orange-and-white More...

Real Estate

This Home Sits On A Nearly Quarter Acre Lot With A Heated Pool And A Brick Barbeque

This 4-bedroom, 2-bath home sits on a nearly quarter acre lot with a heated pool, brick charcoal barbecue and a clear view of the Thousand Oaks hills and Fourth of July fireworks. More...

Gaye McLean

Century 21 Adobe Realty announced that Cen tury 21 Real Estate Corporation recently recognized Gaye McLean as one of the company's top producers nationwide when it honored her with the company's coveted Ruby level Century 21 Masters Award. More...

One Of The Best Locations In The Neighborhood

This house at Lang Ranch backs to open space and is in one of the best locations in the Cobblestone neighborhood. More...

Plans for Two Winds get a gust

Council moves closer to picking new operator for More...

City approves code change to help displaced family

A Thousand Oaks family displaced by a house fire can now live temporarily in a trailer on their property. The Thousand Oaks City More...

Independence Day spirit

FREE FLAGS FLY- Gabby Matthews, 6, and Jamie Kaufman, 8, both of Aspen Elementary School, celebrate on the Janss Marketplace rooftop during the Thousand Oaks fireworks show on Tuesday. More...

Community

Council gives citizens more places to pace

New walkways to be installed Sidewalks will soon be added to several streets in Thousand Oaks and Newbury Park. More...

Attorney general reports on California gambling issues

Betting is big business in the Golden State California State Attorney General Bill Lockyer recently announced the release of "Gambling in the Golden State: 1998 Forward," a California Research Bureau report that provides a detailed over More...

Hold on!

SPINNING BROTHERS- Westlake Elementary School Goodwin siblings Preston, 6, More...

Dining & Entertainment

Ding darn - that witch ain't dead!

'WE'RE OFF TO SEE THE WIZARD'- Gypsies in a Trunk, from left, Julie McDonald, Marilyn Zaslow, Pat Newbert, Jeff Wallach and James Ward, portray characters in the classic "The Wizard of Oz" in a free Sat., July 1 performance at Foxfield Park in West More...

KCLU brings home more awards

KCLU, the National Public Radio Station for Santa Barbara and Ventura counties, recently brought home three awards from the Los Angeles Press Club. More...

Arts and crafts on display at Channel Islands Harbor

Some of Southern California's finest artists will participate in the fifth annual Fine Arts & Crafts Show Series at Channel Islands Harbor beginning this summer. More...

Calendar

THURS., JULY 6 Woodworkers Meet Conejo Valley Woodworkers Association meets 7 p.m. at Redwood Middle School, 233 W. Gainsborough Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

Schools

District reveals plans for the future Conejo Valley High School

With the giddiness of a newlywed showing off the floor plans of his very first home, Assistant Superintendent Jeffrey Baarstad unveiled the latest blueprints for the new Conejo Valley High School at last week's CVUSD board meeting. More...

Conejo PTA hands out service awards

The Conejo Council PTA recently presented Linda Organ and Carrie Glicksteen with its annual Honorary Service Awards. More...

Youth theater to host auditions

Curtain Call Youth Theatre is the resident youth theater of the Camarillo Community Theatre, located at 330 Skyway Drive, Camarillo, inside the airport. More...

Business

County resident appointed to post with nonprofit

Economic Development Collaborative-Ventura County (EDCVC) President Michele Pettes has announced the appointment of Joe Palmer to the nonprofit organization's staff. An experienced commercial lender, Palmer is EDCVC's new loan officer. More...

Chamber to host networking breakfast

The Thousand OaksWestlake Village Regional Chamber of Commerce will host a Networking Breakfast of Champions from 7 to 9 a.m. Fri, July 14 at Los Robles Greens Banquet Center, 299 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

Tommy Bahama opens at The Lakes

The newest Tommy Bahama clothing emporium has opened at The Lakes, 2200 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. More...

Family

A resource for parents in protecting children

The most important step parents can take to help prevent a child's abduction is to make safety a priority for the entire family. More...

Conejo Valley school administrator selected to guide Oxnard district

Conejo Valley Unified School District (CVUSD) is losing its director of curriculum and education media. More...

Letters

Citizen believes it's time for a change at city hall

Last week the Acorn reported on the recent grand jury investigation into alleged abuses by the Thousand Oaks City Council. More...

Resident thankful for fast response from Westlake City Council

I would like to thank the Westlake Village City Council and Assistant City Manager Audrey Brown for their lightning fast response to a problem in the First Neighborhood. More...

Editorials

Kids get their kicks from soccer

The United States is not totally out of sync with the rest of the world. More...

CHP says the heat is on

Despite the higher prices for gasoline, record numbers of Californians are expected to hit the road this summer vacation season. Unfortunately, not all of them will return from their trips. More...

World Cup 2006

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Vacation Photos

Take Your Thousand Oaks Acorn on Vacation

IS LONDON BRIDGE FALLING DOWN?-These students from Thousand Oaks High School and Redwood Middle School spend spring break in London, Paris and Rome. More...