August 17, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Health & Wellness

Grants awarded to county healthcare agencies

Livingston Memorial Foundation has presented grants totaling $375,000 to 31 Ventura County nonprofit organizations for medical and health-related issues during its 2005-06 grant year ending April 30, 2006. More...

Braille Institute van to visit Thousand Oaks

Mobile Solutions is a specialized van that brings Braille Institute's programs and services to people who are unable to travel to the Santa Barbara Regional Center. More...

On the Town

Novelist opens UCLA season

UCLA Live opens its 2006- 07 season and Spoken Word Series with award-winning English novelist Zadie Smith, whose bestselling, critically acclaimed 2001 debut, "White Teeth," earned the then-23-yearold comparisons to Salman Rushdie, John More...

Learn to square dance

Swing, line dancing, Latin, hip-hop and other dance styles emphasize the individual or dance pairs. Square dancing is all about having a wonderful time with the seven other people in your square and the many other dancers around the room. More...

Telethon needs more volunteers

The Muscular Dystrophy Association's 2006 Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon will be broadcast live on KCAL 9 in L.A. on Sun. and Mon., Sept. 3 and 4. The local show airs from 6 p.m. Sunday to 6 p.m. Monday. More...

Schools

Police Department to present parenting classes

The Thousand Oaks Police Department will present Parent Project classes to help parents when traditional parenting skills don't work. More...

Grant Brimhall/T.O. Library hosts storytime for new kindergartners

All children entering kindergarten this fall are invited to participate in a special storytime at the Grant Brimhall/T.O. Library on Tues., Aug. 22. The "Off to a Great Start!" storytime is offered at 11 a.m., 2 and 7 p.m. at 1401 E. More...

La Reina High School fall classes set to open Aug. 23

La Reina High School, a private all-girls' Catholic school at 106 W. Janss Road in Thousand Oaks, opens for the new semester on Wed., Aug. 23 with classes for new students from 8:10 a.m. until noon. More...

Pets

Learn to communicate with your pets

Elizabeth O'FallonWhittington, an animal whisperer, will conduct a workshop on communication for animal owners from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wed., Aug. 23 and from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sat., Aug. More...

FLUFFY FELINE ASKS, "HOW CAN YOU RESIST ME?"- Ollie, a 4-year-old male silver tabby is very affectionate. Ollie can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road. To take Ollie home, ask about identification No. A3534876. More...

Family

Supermodel mom dishes advice on how to balance family, work

Every day as I watch my three children grow, I reflect on my most important career choice: the day I became a mom. Like other women, I've struggled to balance work, life, home and family, but the good news is there is a solution. More...

Church to host family event

Living Oaks Community Church in Newbury Park will sponsor a family-oriented event with food and entertainment from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Fri., Aug. 25. More...

Letters

Conejo Valley is turning into Orange County

I was happy to see the frontpage photograph (Aug. 3 More...

Puppies shouldn't be raffled off at fundraisers

Regarding the boxed photo and caption "Love at first sight" in the Aug. 10 More...

Columns

The question: At what point in an intersection has a motorist run a red light? More...

"World Trade Center"

D i r e c t e d b y : Oliver Stone S t a r r i More...

On any given Sunday morning, head to one of the many local flea markets. There you'll find hundreds of people armed with cash, coffee and a determination to find hidden treasure--treasure in the form of junk, that is. More...

Campaign season kicks off in T.O.

The campaign season in Thousand Oaks is officially open, with nine candidates confirmed for three open city council seats. Voters will decide who will fill those seats on Nov. 7. More...

Eight vie for seats on Conejo Valley school board

Eight candidates filed papers before last Friday's deadline and will be on the Nov. 7 ballot, seeking election to the Conejo Valley Unified School District Board of Education. More...

Auto dealers to use vacant lot near Civic Arts Plaza for storage

A vacant property adjacent to the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza will be used for new vehicle storage by the Thousand Oaks Auto Mall. More...

Community

Fluoridated water coming soon, some still believe the additive is dangerous

Ed Flanagan was shocked to learn that fluoride, a common toothpaste additive that is believed to protect teeth from decay, will soon be added to tap water throughout Southern California. More...

Fitness, martial arts to be showcased in T.O. expo

Star Physique, a sports and fitness entertainment company, is presenting a health and fitness expo at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat., Aug. 19. Admission is free. The expo will feature prod More...

Four arrested following vandalism investigation

T.O. resident Johnny Lomeli, 18, and three juvenile males were arrested earlier this month, culminating a gang graffiti investigation that began in January. More...

Dining & Entertainment

Conejo Players present comedy

It's "comedy tonight" when the Conejo Players present the musical farce "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum," written by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, from Fri., Aug. More...

Wealth CreatoCo. to present fitness event for singles

The Wealth Creator Co. will present a singles event, "Wine, Chocolate and Weight Loss: Eat Chocolate, Drink Wine, And Still Reduce Your Waistline," from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tues., Aug. More...

Gardens of the World will continue free jazz concert series

Gardens of the World community park will add the sound of music to its exquisite international gardens as it hosts the fourth annual program of summer jazz concerts. All concerts are from 5 to 6:30 p.m. More...

Calendar

THURS., AUG. 17 Oak Park Gardeners The Oak Park Gardeners will learn all about worms and worm castings at their 7 p.m. meeting at Mae Boyar Park, Oak Park. Public invited. (818) 706-6331 More...

Sports

Former CLU star Hirsh gets promoted to the big leagues

The baseballs that were whizzing past batters at speeds in the 90s three years ago at California Lutheran University are today propelling Jason Hirsh as he pitches for the Houston Astros. More...

One of the keys to success lately for Simi Valley High's head football coach Todd Borowski has been clock management. However, that management has nothing to do with how long his offense is on the field. More...

Police

Newbury Park Vandals caused over $400 in damages between 8:15 and 8:45 p.m. Aug. 3 on Capitan Street. More...

Faith

Longtime religion columnist is hospitalized

The Acorn staff learned recently that a beloved colleague, Claire Vereczky Malis, 83, had suffered a burst blood vessel in her brain. She underwent emergency surgery on Sun., Aug. More...

Conejo Valley houses of worship

PRAYING- Abdullah Aljabri leads other men in the maghrib (early evening prayer) at the Islamic Center of Conejo Valley. The center at 2700 Borchard Road in Newbury Park will be hosting a 1 to 4 p.m. open house Sun., Aug. 20. More...

Rabbis reach out to the community

Chabad Jewish Center of T.O. has welcomed visiting Rabbis Arye Eichler, 24, and Yehuda Glick, 23, who will be here through Aug. 23. They'll be reaching out and acquainting themselves with the Jewish community in T.O. and Newbury Park. More...

Editorials

Top 10 reasons that fluoride should not be added to our water

Many parts of the country began adding fluoride to tap water 50 years ago because it helps prevent tooth decay. That's why it's also in many brands of toothpaste. Thanks to fluoridated water, people get fewer cavities. More...

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Tired of hearing about gloom and doom in the real estate market

The news media have been living in a bubble since before 9/11. Despite facts that indicate the real estate market is cooling as many experts had expected, some journalists insist there is a crisis. More...

Real Estate

Here Is A Property Complete With A Paved Side Space Currently Used As An RV Pad

Here is a single story property with nearly halfacre complete with a paved side space currently used as an RV pad. This property has more than enough space to build a resort size pool and it is zoned for two horses. More...

Steve Young

Steve Young was the listing agent for the sale of my home. His 29 years of experience and understanding of market conditions was critical to the sale, especially due to deteriorating market conditions. More...

Pat Helton

Pat Helton, a broker associate in the Coldwell Banker Westlake Promenade Office, is again cosponsoring a series of jazz concerts at The Gardens of The World, 2001 Thousand Oaks Boulevard, in Thousand Oaks. More...