October 5, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

'I'm perfectly safe . . . sort of'

JOHNNY JUMP-UP- Hillcrest Christian first-grader Ryan Weber, 6, takes a ride on the bungee More...

Health & Wellness

Surgeons' advice on how not to climb a ladder

It's that time of year again, when homeowners scramble up ladders to clean gutters, install storm windows and cut branches on trees. More...

Some symptoms of ADHD may instead be sensory dysfunction

Children with short attention spans who can't sit still for long and experience frequent "melt- down" temper tantrums are often diagnosed with ADD or another spectrum disorder, but the diag- nosis may be incorrect, some ex- perts say. More...

Free yoga program to be held for teens at Thousand Oaks Library

Teens in grades six through 12 can experience the benefits of yoga in a free program to be held from 2 to 3 p.m. Sat., Oct. 21 at the Grant Brimhall/Thou- sand Oaks Library, 1401 E. Janss Road in Thousand Oaks. More...

On the Town

Foundation selects finalists

The Conejo/Las Virgenes Fu- ture Foundation will host the sixth annual CLvFFie Awards on Sun., Nov. 5, at the Janet and Ray Scherr Forum Theater at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. More...

Schools

Professor discusses literature translation

Poet Erland Anderson, pro- fessor at Moorpark College, will discuss the difficulty translating literature during a program en- titled "Crossing the Border be- tween Darkness and Darkness: Discovering the Works of Swed- ish Writers Rolf Aggestam and H More...

Brandeis women's group raises library funds

The Conejo Valley chapter of Brandeis University National Women's Committee will host a luncheon and silent auction to raise funds for the university's library and medical research. More...

Registration opens for school Washington, D.C. trip

Registration has begun for the annual spring vacation student tour of the nation's capital, a 30- year tradition for local schools. More...

Pets

'YOU'LL LOVE ME'- Jenny, 9, a female tan and white Chihuahua mix, More...

Faith

Conejo Valley Muslims feel fortunate

Memories of Sept. 11, 2001 recently resurfaced on its fifth anniversary. The tragedy ini- tially caused some suspicion about Islam, but Muslims in Conejo Valley said they have found that for them, not much has changed. More...

Westlake Lutheran hires new youth minister

Westlake Lutheran Church has added a new youth minister, Sam Campeau, to the pastoral staff. More...

Church sponsors women's retreat

Westlake Lutheran Church will sponsor a one-day retreat for women from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., Oct. 14 in the First Neigh- borhood Community Center, 13830 Village Center Road, Westlake Village. More...

Letters

Oust incumbents in Thousand Oaks City Council race

I am ecstatic at the number of candidates vying for the three Thousand Oaks City Council seats in the upcoming Nov. 7 elec- tion. This gives T.O. More...

Won't be voting for Gillette

I attended my first Triunfo Sanitation District Board meeting on Sept. 18 with a friend. I live in Thousand Oaks, and was very surprised by the behavior of City Councilman Dennis Gillette, who sits on the board. More...

Bill-de la Peña and Wall endorsed

As a vested citizen in our town of Thousand Oaks since its birth, I have grave concerns for its repu- More...

Real Estate

This Single Story Home Is Located On A Quiet Double Cul-De-Sac

This single-story 3-bed- room and 2-bath home has nearly 1700 sq. ft., is move- in ready and is located on a quiet double cul-de-sac in a great neighborhood. More...

Stacy Richardson

Stacy Richardson is the current #1 agent among over 700 Dilbeck Realtors in Southern California. More...

Jocelyn Hotzler

In June, Prudential California Realty's tech- nology manager, Jocelyn Hotzler, successfully passed two Microsoft ex- ams, becoming a Microsoft Certified Desk- top Support Technician and Microsoft Certified Professional. More...

City wants to improve safety for bicyclists

In response to the death of Traffic and Transportation Com- missioner Glenn Garvin, who was killed while riding his bicycle on Westlake Boulevard on Sept. 16, the City Council voted to research ways to improve bicycle safety in Thousand Oaks. More...

Homelessness, overweight kids are problems in Ventura County

Contrary to the county's im- age of bucolic affluence, a recent report found that one in five fami- lies lives in poverty, a situation compounded by the high cost of housing. More...

Report card mostly favorable on city's goals

At last week's City Council meeting Thousand Oaks City Manager Scott Mitnick presented a 182-page summary of his staff's progress toward achieving the goals and objectives set for them by the council for the fiscal year 2005-06, which ended More...

Moorpark ends Lancers' long Marmonte League winning streak

Girls' volleyball team suffers first league defeat since 2004

After losing its first two games to Thousand Oaks on Tuesday, Moorpark girls' volleyball coach Brendan Hanson asked his team if it wanted to go home. More...

Community

Challenger wants decorum on the dais

City Council Candidate Janet Wall said her No. 1 goal is to en- sure that the City Council treats all citizens and other council members with the utmost respect. More...

Westlake Village Newcomers to meet

The Westlake Village New- comers from ZIP codes 91361, 91362 or 91377 will meet for coffee 10 a.m. to noon Tues., Oct. 17 at a location to be de- termined. Call Susan Bevan at More...

City Council forum is tonight

The Thousand Oaks- Westlake Village Regional Chamber of Commerce will host a city of Thousand Oaks candidates' forum from 7 to 9 p.m. tonight, Thurs., Oct. 5, at the Los Robles Greens Banquet Center, 299 S. Moorpark Road in Thousand Oaks. More...

Dining & Entertainment

Civic Arts Plaza website reveals latest additions to season's program list

Singer Michael Bolton was booked to perform at the Civic Arts Plaza Fred Kavli Theater after 200,000 season brochures were printed and mailed to resi- dents of Thousand Oaks and sur- rounding areas. More...

Bonsai exhibit coming to Gardens of the World

The Conejo Valley Bonsai Society will hold its fourth an- nual Bonsai Exhibition and Demonstration from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat. and Sun., Oct. 14 and 15 at Gardens of the World, 2001 Thousand Oaks Blvd. in Thousand Oaks. More...

Unique playhouses at The Lakes benefit kids

Proving that small things make big differences, four Southern California builders and one land- scape company have donated time and energy to construct the play- houses for Project Playhouse. More...

Sports

'It will be perfect by spring'

' HEAVE, HO'- Members of the Newbury Park High School baseball team, freshman David Bailey, left, and sophomore Romark Weiss, help renovate and spruce up a ballfield at the campus on Saturday. More...

Football fans will get a kick out of this Chamber mixer

Participants are encouraged to wear a favorite team jersey and promote their business at the Fall Football Kickoff and After Five Mixer presented by the Thousand Oaks-Westlake Village Regional Chamber of Commerce on Wed., More...

The Acorn's High School Football Game of the Week

Moorpark Musketeers (3-1) at Thousand Oaks Lancers (3-1) Friday, 7 p.m.

Can anyone stop Moorpark junior running back Darrell Scott? More...

Family

Family Matters What ever happened to big family gatherings? It seems that these days extended family only comes together for weddings and funerals. More...

'Tennis Anyone?' mixer for parents, kids at Inn

The public is invited to join a monthly "Tennis Anyone?" mixer at the Pacific Tennis Club, located at Westlake Village Inn, 4700 Lakeview Canyon Road in the city of Westlake Village. More...

Teens invited to nights of dance and games

Teens in grades six through 12 are invited to play board games one evening and dance the night away the next in two special pro- grams this month. More...

Vacation Photos

Take Your Thousand Oaks Acorn on Vacation

Honorable Mentions

A MAN'S HOME IS HIS CASTLE-Andrew, Michael, Randy and Stephen Robertson of Newbury Park check out Edinburgh Castle in Scotland. How much does it cost to heat a building like this? More...