September 21, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Natural setting for art show

POISED POSE- Keith and Patricia Bogost examine sculptures by Newbury Park artist Robert Carreiro. More...

Health & Wellness

Seniors learn how to boost immune system, improve lives

About 100 seniors interested in learning how to improve their lives, boost their immune systems and stay independent gathered at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza recently to hear Dr. Roger Landry, former physician to astronauts and pilots. More...

Cochlear implants may open world of sound to the deaf

There's good news for parents who have a child born with significant hearing loss. Advances in technology are making it possible to address profound hearing loss in children as young as 12 months of age. More...

Wellness Community preparing to host Holiday Homes Tour to fund cancer fight

The Wellness Community Valley/Ventura has named its committee chairs for the 15th Anniversary Holiday Homes Tour, and several area residents are included. More...

Calendar

THURS., SEPT. 21 Calabasas Bear Lunch The Calabasas Women's Connection hosts "Heartfelt Bear-Hugs" luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at the Calabasas Inn, 23500 Park Sorrento, Calabasas. More...

Schools

Conejo Valley teachers get a salary increase

Teachers in Conejo Valley schools will collect a 5.5 percent raise this year, the biggest leap in pay since 2000 and up significantly from last year's 2 percent. More...

Debate flares but decorum prevails at forum on schools

With three incumbents hoping to keep their seats and five challengers fighting to snatch them away, the Conejo Valley Unified School District school board has the potential to look very different come November. More...

Survey shows sportsmanship in youth and parents is in decline

How many times have you seen parents behaving badly at their children's sporting events? It's no surprise that such behavior rubs off on youth, affecting the way they participate in sports and interact with others. More...

Business

Westlake office spaces filling quickly

Westlake Village recently became home to several new office tenants as companies continue flocking there. More...

Pets

Casino Night benefits K-9s

Once again, civic-minded women of Newbury Park are preparing to host a fundraiser to benefit the Ventura County Sheriff's Department K-9 Unit. This event is planned for Sat., Oct. 21 at the Kelly Park Clubhouse, 1838 Galway Lane, Newbury Park. More...

WAITING FOR A NEW HOME- Gypsy, a 2-year-old female German shepherd, needs a secure yard to call home. Gypsy can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road. To take Gypsy home, ask about identification No. A3559560. More...

Family

Shuttle will offer seniors transportation to Woodland Hills Kaiser Permanente facility

Seniors seeking transportation to Kaiser Permanente in Woodland Hills can look forward to shuttle service by early next year, thanks to the Thousand Oaks City Council's vote last week to help finance the program. More...

Guests to sample wine and food, be entertained at ConejoFest on Sunday

The Kiwanis Club of Thousand Oaks will present the third annual ConejoFest on the lawn of the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza from noon to about 5 p.m. Sun., Sept. 24. More...

Getting ready for an exhibit

SHE SEWS SO WELL- Conejo Valley quilter Dianne Oliver of Thousand Oaks joins other quilters at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library for an old-fashioned quilting bee. More...

Letters

Acorn editorial reprehensible

Your editorial advocating the proposed expansion of The Oaks would have been far more effective if you had limited yourself to giving your reasons for supporting it and then giving a respectful rebuttal of the viewpoints of those opposing it. More...

Public health more important than The Oaks

It was very entertaining to read the Sept 14 edition of the More...

Masry needs to know more about T.O.

Regarding the Thousand Oaks City Council race, your profile on candidate Louis Masry was very enlightening. More...

Editorials

Road's smooth but perilous

Most accidents happen on busy streets. Where there are more cars, there will be more accidents. It's all about numbers. More...

Real Estate

This Home Backs To Open Space

This gorgeous, courtyard entry home is in the gated community of Bellagio. Upon entering, you can't help but notice the More...

Wood Ranch Home

This Wood Ranch house has a cul-de-sac location and lake access just a few doors down. There's a large entertainer's yard in a tran More...

Jim Cicchese

Jim Cicchese, Manager of Re/Max Olson & Associates, North Ranch Office in Westlake Village has been commended by Broker/Owner Todd C. Olson and President Keith Myers for his production in July with sales of over $1.6 million. More...

Strike averted at Los Robles Hospital

There will be no healthcare workers strike at Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center in Thousand Oaks, thanks to a new contract that was reached last week. More...

County ethics committee gets busy during election season

File a complaint form with the Ventura County Campaign Finance Ethics Commission and that complaint will be evaluated for merit--eventually. More...

T.O. woman arrested after knifing incident

Ashley Partain, 19, of Thousand Oaks was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after she allegedly attacked her former boyfriend Monday night in Newbury Park. More...

Community

Gillette's background is in law enforcement

When Dennis Gillette first moved to Thousand Oaks 43 years ago, the area he'd sworn to serve as a deputy sheriff was just developing into a city. More...

Two juveniles arrested for vandalism in T.O.

Two boys, 15 and 16, both from Thousand Oaks were arrested on Sat., Sept. 16 after they allegedly damaged numerous vehicles throughout the city by smashing mirrors, windows and tail lights with baseball bats. More...

Planning commission okays fast food signs

The Thousand Oaks Planning Commission approved a specialuse permit allowing McDonald's USA company to install two menu boards, two customer-order display boards, one preview board and one directional sign at the McDonald's restaurant at 3 More...

Dining & Entertainment

Stage Door Theatre takes reservations for free readings

Stage Door Theatre will offer free play readings at 7 p.m. on each Sunday in October at the theatre, 28311 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills. Reservations are suggested due to limited seating and can be made by calling the phone number below. More...

Chamber to host Edward L. Masry integrity awards

The Agoura/Oak Park/ Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce will host the annual Edward L. Masry Awards for Integrity in Community Service to honor civic leaders, police officers and teachers from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Fri., Oct. More...

Symphony League schedules Poinsettia Ball

Marney Janss, the Poinsettia Ball chairperson for this year, announced at a recent New West Symphony League meeting that the Poinsettia Ball has been scheduled for Thurs. night, Dec.7 at North Ranch Country Club. More...

Sports

The Acorn's High School Football Game of the Year

Oaks Christian Lions (2-0) vs. St. Bonaventure Seraphs (3-0)

The matchup is so immense tickets are being auctioned on eBay, and they're not cheap. More...

Weekend Schedule

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Marmonte Standings

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Police

Newbury Park A 23-year-old male was recently arrested at the intersection of Lesser Drive and Jenny Drive for driving without a license. More...

Driver faces manslaughter charges in woman's death

Sean Michael Gittens of Thousand Oaks was arrested last week on felony charges of gross vehicular manslaughter in the Oct. 17, 2005 death of Agoura Hills resident Krystin Jean Shank, 18. More...

Faith

St. Patrick's Episcopal Church to host Jazz Worship with trio

St. Patrick's Episcopal will host Jazz Worship with the Matt Harris Jazz Trio at the 10:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist service Sun., Sept. 24. The trio will play jazz pieces for certain portions of the liturgy. More...

Evening Alpha Course coming to Ascension Lutheran Church

A free Alpha Course begins Wed., Sept. 27 and continues each Wednesday through Dec. 13. Alpha is s short, practical introduction to Christianity. More...

Rabbi to lead services for military

Shimon Paskow, retired rabbi of Temple Etz Chaim in Thousand Oaks, has volunteered to conduct Jewish High Holy Day services for personnel in the armed forces at the main chapel at Vandenberg Air Force Base. Master Sgt. More...

Motoring

Corvette: An American revolution

'HERE COME THE JUDGE'- Oak Park resident Bob Bitzer, left, watches as judge Elliott Harvey of Thousand Oaks inspects Bitzer's 1967 black and red convertible Corvette at the 13th annual All Corvette Car Show at Conejo Creek Park on Sunday. More...

Auto show finds new site

The Thousand Oaks-Westlake Village Regional Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 21st annual Westlake Village Auto Show on Sun., Oct. 1 from 10 a.m. More...

Columns

"The Black Dahlia"

You know you're in trouble when, three-quarters through a film, a narrative voice-over attempts to explain the plot it assumes you're too lost to follow. But the trouble with More...