November 9, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Early deadlines next week

Thanksgiving, Thurs., Nov. 23, will affect deadlines at the Thousand Oaks Acorn for the issues of Nov. 23 and 30. More...

Health & Wellness

Senior Concerns to hold free memory screenings

Senior Concerns will conduct memory screenings from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tues., Nov. 14 at 401 Hodencamp Road, Thousand Oaks. Call (805) 497-0159 today, Thurs., Nov. 9 to make a reservation. Space is limited. More...

Transplant recipient organization to meet in Westlake

Hans Gritsch, MD will be the guest speaker at a meeting of the Transplant Recipients International Organization Ventura County West Valley Chapter. The meeting is at 7 p.m. Fri., Nov. More...

Hospice Foundation adds free grief recovery group session

Loving Heart Hospice Foundation, in conjunction with TLC Home Hospice, has announced the addition of a Grief Recovery Group session on the first and third Wednesday of every month from 5 to 6 p.m. More...

On the Town

Mayor to discuss State of the City

The Thousand OaksWestlake Village Regional hamber of Commerce will host Mayor Dennis Gillette at the More...

Westlake Village to host ALS support group meeting

A support group for people with ALS--Lou Gehrig's disease--their families and friends will meet from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sat., Nov. 18 at the city of Westlake Village Community More...

Concerts for children planned in Thousand Oaks

Norman Foote will present children's concerts at 9:30 and 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Fri., Nov. 17 at the Countrywide Performing Arts Center, Scherr Forum Theatre, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. More...

Schools

Ice rink party helps schools

Every aspiring Hans Brinker or Michelle Kwan who skates across the Wells Fargo "Ice Rink at the Lakes" on Mon., Nov. 13 will be helping Conejo's schools. More...

Telling Your Story My master's degree in screenwriting is as important to my work as a college admissions consultant as my master's in counseling psychology. People are always surprised when I say that. More...

Six regents reelected to CLU board

Six members of the California Lutheran University Board of Regents were reelected to serve three-year terms on the university's governing board. More...

Business

Car rental agency has new manager

Enterprise RentACar recently appointed Kyle Sabie as the area rental manager in the Conejo Valley area. More...

Realtors host awards luncheon

The Conejo Valley Association of Realtors will host its 46th annual awards and installation luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thurs., Nov. 30 at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. The cost is $40 per person. More...

Police

Thousand Oaks On Oct. 27, police responded o reports of a prowler on the 900 block of La Grange Avenue. More...

Faith

Buddhist Center hosts fall programs

BodhiPath Buddhist Center, established in Santa Barbara in 1997, will offer to the community introductory courses in meditation, a weekend retreat on Chenrezig (the practice of love and compassion), classes on the Buddhist path and d More...

CLU plans forum on hunger, homelessness, cost of living

California Lutheran University will present the second annual Community Forum on homelessness and hunger in the Conejo Valley from 7 to 9 p.m. Tues., Nov. 14 at the university's PreusBrandt Forum. More...

Westlake Lutheran announces church services

Worship services at Westlake Lutheran Church will be at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. on Sunday morningsSunday school for all ages will starat 9:40 a.m. Child care is provided all morning. More...

Letters

FBI does not rank U.S. cities on public safety

Despite my previous requests that the news media and public officials in Ventura County and city of Thousand Oaks cease claiming wrongfully that the FBI ranks cities such as Thousand Oaks and Simi Valley as being "safest in the nat More...

Critic of trustee distorted the facts

As a former principal in Los Angles Unified School District who follows closely the performance of Conejo Valley School District School, I was offended by Cathy Carlson's misrepresentation of the facts in her letter to the Thousand Oaks More...

Calvary's ad lacks understanding of the separation of church and state

I take issue with the ad appearing in the Acorn on Oct. 26 from Calvary Chapel of Thousand Oaks and its inappropriate attempt to get involved in the election of Conejo Valley Unified School District public school board members. More...

Editorials

Incumbents win votes of confidence

When Thousand Oaks voters went to the polls on Tuesday, the prevailing attitude was "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." That's why Andy Fox, Dennis Gillette and Claudia Bill-de la Peña were reelected. More...

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Costco Wholesale applies for a site in Newbury Park

Costco Wholesale hopes to build a new warehouse store in Newbury Park in the Seventh Day Adventist Specific Plan Area off Wendy Drive, north of the 101 Freeway. More...

No changes made on Conejo Board of Education

After one of the most contentious elections in the history of the district, voters stayed with those they knew, reelecting all three incumbents to the Conejo Valley Unified Board of Education. More...

Bright with brass

SHE LOVES TO PLAY--Leandra Dichirico, 17, plays baritone with the Newbury Park High School Panther Band during halftime at the team's recent home football game. More...

Community

City revises resale price calculations for affordable housing

Affordable-housing homeowners now have the opportunity to realize greater gains when reselling their homes. More...

City revises resale price calculations for affordable housing

Affordable-housing homeowners now have the opportunity to realize greater gains when reselling their homes. More...

Many bowls for Many Mansions

WHICH ONE?- Rebecca Evans of Thousand Oaks checks out some of the more than 700 bowls on display at the recent Many Mansions fundraiser at Calamigos Ranch. Local students and residents donated bowls they had handpainted to be sold at the event. More...

Dining & Entertainment

Guitarist Pepe Romero to perform in concert with New West Symphony

Guitarist Pepe Romero will make his New West Symphony debut in the third Masterpiece Series concert of the 200607 season. The first performance will take place at 8 p.m. Fri., Nov. More...

Canadian a cappella quartet to sing in Ojai

Performances To Grow On will present the Euphorics, the acclaimed a cappella quartet from Canada, in a concert titled "Ahhh....Cappella" at 7 p.m. Sat., Nov. 11, at the Matilija Auditorium in Ojai. More...

Music-lovers event coming to CLU

The wind ensemble and the jazz improvisation ensemble of California Lutheran University will perform in an 8 p.m. concert on Fri., Nov. 17 in Samuelson Chapel. More...

Calendar

THURS., NOV. 9 The Joke's On Us Agoura High School Comedy Sportz improv team presents family friendly comedy based on audience suggestions, G Building theater, 28545 W. Driver Ave. Junior varsity 6 p.m., varsity 7 p.m. $5, $3 with ASB card. More...

Sports

French fries the field

Newbury Park High junior Taylor French wins Marmonte League girls' tennis championship

Newbury Park junior Taylor French entered Tuesday's Marmonte League girls' tennis final without any prior success against her opponent, Calabasas junior Brittany Harper. More...

Thousand Oaks water polo team opens playoffs with a win over Oxnard

The Thousand Oaks boys' water polo team beat Oxnard 7-6 Tuesday to advance in the CIF-SS Division IV playoffs. On Friday, TOHS travels to play Righetti High, who finished the season undefeated in the Pac-7 League. More...

The Acorn's High School Football Game of the Week

Westlake Warriors (9-0) vs. Moorpark Musketeers (8-1)

Power vs. speed. Winner takes all. The Marmonte League football championship is at stake Friday night at Moorpark High. More...

Pets

SQUIRREL CRAZY- Linda Caywood of Westlake Village took us seriously when we said we wanted Squirrel of the Month photos, but not before she went on a guilt trip over squirrelproof bird feeders. More...

A SWEETY--Mia, a 6-year-old female white domestic short hair, was surrendered by her owner. Mia has a warm personality, loves to be cuddled and needs to stay indoors. More...

Family

Family nest egg nestled in fleece

Visitors to the As You Like It Alpacas ranch in Somis saw something Saturday few people in Ventura County witness-a 1-day-old alpaca. More...

Family Men Don't Wear Name Brands

Here Comes Christmas Now that Halloween is over, let the Christmas season begin. More...

Beware of credit card debt from holiday sales

The Friday after Thanksgiving kicks off the holiday shopping season. Store promotions and sales lure millions nationwide, but are you really saving by shopping sales? More...

Columns

The Nature of Things

Nature's Breadbasket Fall is here, there's a chill in the air and mornings are brisk. More...

Real Estate

Private Location In Guard-Gated Neighborhood

On a private location on cul-de-sac in a guard-gated neighborhood, this 4bedroom home has been upgraded with wood floors, More...

Located In AwardWinning Las Virgenes School District

This 1989 2,013 sq. ft. home is full of upgrades. The flooring is composed of marbleized tile and newer champagne frizee carpet. More...

End Unit In Quiet Complex

This 2 bedroom, 2 bath home is a one-story end unit townhome by the sea with new interior paint, carpeting and flooring. The kitchen features a new stove and dishwasher. More...