October 12, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Zooming over the jumps

CLASS AND STYLE- Jenny Terry of Westlake Village and her horse, Zoom, head for a secondplace win at Foxfield's Jumping Derby on Sunday at Foxfield Riding School in Westlake Village More...

Health & Wellness

Helping fight Alzheimer's disease

MEMORY WALK --From left, Ken Grabot of Thousand Oaks, Alexis Becht of Calabasas, Jeanne McIlravy of Moorpark, Susan Becht of Calabasas, Nancy Biederman of T.O. More...

Yoga class offers health benefits

Jeff and Chandra Gero will offer a yoga program for all levels from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun.Oct. 8 at True Yoga, 2873 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand OaksThe many healthful benefits of practicing yoga has been known for centuries. More...

On the path to fitness

WALK TO SCHOOL DAY- Meadows Elementary School second graders walk to school with teachers and families. Meadows held "Walk to School Day" last Wednesday; different schools observed occasion on different days. More...

Calendar

THURS., Oct. 12 For Rockhounds Dick Flaharty speaks at Conejo Gem and Mineral Club, 7:30 p.m., Hillcrest Arts Center, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. More...

Sports

Time to nominate outstanding athletes

Conejo Recreation and Park District's board of directors periodically honors deserving Conejo Valley athletes and is currently inviting nominations for its Young Athlete Recognition Award. More...

The Acorn's High School Football Game of the Week

Simi Valley Pioneers (3-2) vs. Westlake Warriors (5-0)

Significant contributions on the football field are coming from all over the Westlake roster this season, and that's exactly what head coach Jim Benkert wants to see. More...

Other local football matchups

Royal (2-3) at Thousand Oaks (3-2) Outlook: This contest pits a pair of teams that are both coming off bad losses in Week 5. More...

Faith

'Chicken Soup for the Soul' author to discuss motivation

Jack Canfield, co-author of the longtime New York Times More...

United Methodist Church of Westlake Village to host flea market fundraiser

The United Methodist Church of Westlake Village will host a flea market from 8 a.m. to noon Sat., Oct. 14 in the church parking lot at 1049 Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. More...

St. Jude's Catholic Church to host Talent Fair

St. Jude's Catholic Church will sponsor a Time and Talent Fair on Sat. and Sun., Oct. 14 and 15 after all Masses. More...

Columns

"The Departed"

I like Martin Scorsese. I generally enjoy his films, his vision and even his occasionally overthetop violence. More...

Vacation Photos

ake Your Thousand OakAcorn on Vacation

HERE COMES THE CAVALRY-Gauchos of the Ranch, with American and Argentinian flags, welcome Sette and Vrej Grigorian of Thousand Oaks at Estancia Ranch near Buenos Aires, Argentina. The Grigorians also visited Brazil, Chile, Uruguay, and Iguacu Falls. More...

Real Estate

Rodeo Realty Agents Have Backpack Give-Away

Local Realtors, Laurie Allen and Eileen Richardson have donated 12 backpacks filled with school supplies to Berylwood Elementary School. More...

Sigi Ulbrich and Pam Moran

The award for Top Listing Agents and Top Producers from Prudential California Realty's North Ranch/Westlake Village office for July, 2006 was won by Sigi Ulbrich and Pam Moran. More...

A Stunning Former Model Home In Lang Ranch With Gorgeous Views

This former model has gorgeous views with approximately 2,734 sq. ft. More...

Large home approved for Mount Clef Ridge wildlife corridor

Construction of a luxury home--surrounded by the recent city purchase of $2.5 million of preserved open space--was approved by the Thousand Oaks planning commission on Monday evening. More...

Former T.O. Baptist pastor held in alleged sexual abuse of girl, then 7

Authorities are trying to determine if other children might have been victims of a former Thousand Oaks pastor arrested in Idaho last week on suspicion of child molestation while at Thousand Oaks Baptist School. More...

Sequoia campus chooses site for Boys & Girls Club

After years of discussionSequoia's School Site Council has decided on the location for a Boys & Girls Club on its middle schoocampus. Conejo Valley Unified Superintendent Mario Contini said the group has chosen an area in the More...

City worker's campaign sign trashing called 'honest mistake'

Signs promoting candidates and issues in the upcoming election were mistakenly removed and thrown away by a city employee over the course of a recent weekend. More...

Community

Trustee seeks third term on board

After eight years on the school board, Tim Stephens is seeking a third term serving Conejo Valley Unified School District. More...

We want to know about Halloween displays in T.O.

The Thousand Oaks Acorn wants to feature in photographs More...

Street Fair will affect traffic on Moorpark Road

The annual Thousand Oaks Rotary Club Street Fair is planned for 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sun., Oct. 15 on Moorpark Road, in front of Janss Marketplace. The event includes vendors, activities, food, beverages and more. More...

Dining & Entertainment

Chamber singers to present requiem

The Oaks Chamber Singers, together with the Royal Oaks Chamber Orchestra, will present the celestial Rutter Requiem at 8:15 p.m. Sat., Nov. 18 in the sanctuary of St. Paschal Baylon Church, 155 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

Square dancing group will get together

The Buckles & Bows Square Dance Club will host a plus level square dance from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Sat., Oct. 28 at the Borchard Community Center, Borchard and Reino roads, Newbury Park. More...

Newbury Park church to host Harvest Carnival

Dress up and join the fun at a Harvest Carnival from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Tues., Oct. 31 at Evangelical Free Church, 999 Rancho Conejo Blvd., Newbury Park. More...

Schools

Local dance school to give away scholarships

Dance Trends School of Dance and Music will be granting $26,000 in dance company scholarships for the 2006-07 school year. More...

Art can help children who are dealing with cancer

Children who have a parent or grandparent with cancer are invited to join the Wellness Community Valley/Ventura's Kids Circle for Jump Into Art. More...

Pets

PERSIAN GEM-- Koky Lee, a 6-year-old female tortie-colored Persian, was given up by her owner. More...

Police

Thousand Oaks On Sept. 27, police responded to a battery at the intersection of Faculty Court and Luther Avenue. More...

Family

DOING THEIR BEST FOR THEIR BANDS-

Lancer Stadium at Thousand Oaks High School hosted a battle of high school marching bands, color guards and flag twirlers. Local schools were a big hit with the Saturday night crowd. More...

Letters

Former council member calls for voters to reelect Fox and Gillette

Local elections are here and it's time for questions. More...

The future of our city comes first with Fox

I am honored to write this letter to my friends and neighbors in Thousand Oaks to recommend that you vote to reelect Andy Fox as our councilman. More...

Fox an asset to Thousand Oaks

My wife and I live in Thousand Oaks, raise our children and own small businesses here: I am president of London Funding Corporation and my wife has a More...

Editorials

Only time will tell if city's voters are unhappy or not

In less than 30 days, voters in Thousand Oaks will decide another City Council race. Three incumbents are up for reelection and at least some voters want to make changes. More...

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Audit of Sanitation District might reveal funding leaks

Guest opinion

There has been much turmoil at a little special district that brings water and sewer service to Oak Park, North Ranch, Lake Sherwood and the Thousand Oaks side of Westlake Village. More...