November 2, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Health & Wellness

First aid course to be offered

The American Red Cross will teach an adult CPR/ first aid course on Fri., Nov. 3 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. More...

Free flu clinics offered

Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center, in conjunction with the Ventura County Health Department, will hold its annual free flu clinics for the public from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fri. and Sat., More...

Anti-smoking messages coming soon to DVDs

The Weinstein Co. will be the first motion picture firm to embed antismoking public service announcements in DVD versions of movies that depict smoking, according to Attorney General Bill Lockyer. More...

On the Town

Co-founder of United Farm Workers will speak at CLU

The Center for Leadership and Values at California Lutheran University will host Dolores Huerta, co-founder of the United Farm Workers, as part of the Distinguished Speakers Series. More...

Women's club to host Gingerbread Boutique

The Westlake Junior Women's Club will hold their 25th annual Gingerbread Fundraising Boutique Fri. and Sat., Nov. 17 and 18 at St. Maximilian Church, 5801 Kanan Road, Westlake Village. More...

Fashion show is tonight

Westminster Presbyterian Church Preschool will host its annual fashion show and boutique from 6 to 10 p.m. tonight, Thurs., Nov. 2, at the First More...

Schools

OCHS student is a scholar

Oaks Christian High School student Douglas DeVries of Westlake Village has been selected for membership in the National Society of High School Scholars. More...

Course on laws: Jewish, secular

Conejo Jewish Academy will conduct a course titled "You Be the Judge," Wednesday evenings at 8 p.m. starting Nov. 8. Rabbi Moshe Bryski will be the instructor and there's a $65 course fee. More...

School a place for seasonal fun

PUMPKIN ART- Ethan Wing, 2, of Moorpark paints his very own pumpkin at Banyan Elementary School's Fall Festival in Newbury Park. Some pumpkin lots will soon be selling Christmas trees. More...

Pets

MUG SHOT- Sammy, an 8-year-old male tan and white Chihuahua needs a home. Sammy can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. To take Sammy home, ask about identification No. A3589928. More...

Faith

Jewish Genealogical Society to hold November meeting

The Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County and surrounding areas will hold a general meeting, co-sponsored with Temple Adat Elohim, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wed., Nov. 15 at Temple Adat Elohim, 2420 E. More...

Emmanuel Church to host annual Christmas Mission Market benefit

The mission council of Emmanuel Church will host its annual Emmanuel Christmas Mission Market 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., Nov. 18 at 588 Camino Manzanas, Thousand Oaks (at the corner of Lynn and Camino Manzanas). More...

Interfaith Relations Committee to host panel discussion on 'The Afterlife'

The Interfaith Relations Committee of the Valley Interfaith Council will host a panel discussion exploring "The Afterlife in Judaism, Catholicism and Hinduism" from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Thurs., Nov. More...

Letters

Please don't let the parade die because of costs

It was with great dismay that I read about the end of the Conejo Valley Days Parade in the More...

Save the parade

I've lived in the Conejo for 36 years and I cannot believe what I have read regarding the permanent cancellation of the Conejo Valley Days Parade and Rodeo. More...

Editorials

Low turnout not a problem for those who vote

Please take the time to vote next Tuesday. It takes only a few minutes, even here in California where we, the people, are forced to decide all those pesky ballot measures. More...

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Real Estate

This Morrison Ranch South Meadows Home Has Been Updated And Expanded

This Morrison Ranch South Meadows 5 bedroom, 3.5 bath home has been updated and expanded. The extended kitchen with granite counter tops and gorgeous cabinetry has been designed with a gourmet cook in mind. More...

Argelia Vazquez

Real estate professionaArgelia Vazquez, an agenwith Prudential California More...

Shannon Conley

Shannon Conley has joined Dilbeck Realtors GMAC's Westlake Village office. More...

Grouped test results reveal more student progress

With students taking a variety of standardized tests throughout their years in school and with the majority of scores coming in at the end of the year, the annual compilation of scores can make it easier to draw conclusions, according to Con More...

Bicycle safety team already at work in T.O.

A near-secret bicycle trail in Thousand Oaks and other bicycle issues were discussed during the first meeting of the city's Bicycle Advisory Team. More...

T.O. residents, workers to receive preferential treatment on 75 percent of low-cost housing

Those who live or work in Thousand Oaks will now be given preferential treatment when applying for affordable housing in the city. More...

Community

Reactions of residents vary over new cable TV system

Media giant Time Warner announced it has begun rolling out new products and services for local cable and Internet customers, but not all residents are happy with the switchover from Adelphia. More...

City employees to help children of Casa Pacifica

City of Thousand Oaks employees will participate in an annual holiday program by collecting gifts for the children of Casa Pacifica. More...

For the record

It was the planning commission, not the City Council, that approved The Oaks mall renovation. Last week's story was correct, but the headline wasn't. More...

Dining & Entertainment

"The Prestige"

"Every great magic trick consists of three acts," Cutter (Michael Caine) tells us early in "The Prestige." More...

Photo contest winners named

The National Park Service recently announced the winners of the "Spirit of the Mountains" photo contest. More...

Local chefs to be honored with Flavors of Conejo

The American Liver Foundation will present Flavors of the Greater Conejo Valley, Sun., Nov. 12 at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza. More...

Calendar

THURS., NOV. 2 MOMs Meet MOM'S Club of Westlake Village (Moms Offering Moms Support) hosts playgroup for new members to join, Oak Canyon Park, 3 to 5 p.m. Find ageappropriate playgroup for child, learn more about activities. More...

Sports

The Acorn's High School Football Game of the Week

Thousand Oaks Lancers (5-3) vs. Agoura Chargers (5-3)

It's gut-check time in the Marmonte League. At 5-0 in league, Westlake and Moorpark are both in the playoffs, and if each team wins this weekend, they will play for the league championship next Friday at Moorpark High. More...

Weekend Schedule

Westlake at Calabasas Friday, 7 p.m. Royal at More...

Marmonte Standings

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Police

Arrest made in connection with stalking allegations

After enduring months of unsettling incidents, Thousand Oaks resident Michael More...

Thousand Oaks On Oct. 20, a vehicle was burglarized on the 200 block of E. Wilbur Road. More...

Two unrelated robberies occur the same day

Two robberies took place the same day in the Conejo Valley. More...

Family

Admissions Update It's been a busy month. In addition to attending the UC, Cal State and USC counselor conferences, I traveled to Pittsburgh for the National Association of College Admissions Counseling conference. More...

Adult day centers in need of funds

Benidicto Rico has been coming to the Ventura County Adult Day Health Care center in Oxnard for physical therapy, and in eight months he's regained more than the use of his hands. The 75-year-old Camarillo resident has recovered his independence. More...

Always smiling faces

'WATCH CLOSELY OR YOU'LL MISS IT'- Chandler Meshwork, 9, left, of Thousand Oaks assists circus artist Julien Heron of Los Angeles perform a trick at the Friendship Circle Fair in Agoura Hills. More...

Vacation Photos

Take Your Thousand Oaks Acorn on Vacation

GOOD LUCK CHARM-John and Julie Spurlock of Thousand Oaks stand outside the gates of Graceland, the home of Elvis Presley, in Memphis, Tenn. Long live the King! More...