November 16, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Crossword has a new location

The crossword puzzle, a popular feature in the T.O. Acorn, will no longer be printed in the Classified section. More...

T.O. Acorn will arrive a day early next week

Next week, look for the Thousand Oaks Acorn a day early. The paper will be delivered on Wed., Nov. 22 due to the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday. More...

Health & Wellness

Benefits of eating fish outweigh risks

One day we're told a type of food is good for us and the next day scientists tell us it's bad. We've seen it happen with eggs, coffee, juice and even milk. More...

Quick tips for packing a safe lunch

Whether you're rushing to get the kids out the door in the morning or preparing tomorrow's school lunches the night before, following some simple advice and "tricks of the lunchbox trade" can help keep your children's meals safe. More...

Common sense can help prevent children's sports injuries

Participating in sports is a great way for children to get exercise, challenge themselves and learn to interact with others. More...

Schools

Winners in soccer

CHAMPIONS- The AYSO Region 4 U-16 girls Red Hot Chili Peppers won all of their eight playoff games, earning first place in AYSO Area 10E, which includes teams from Moorpark, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park, Malibu and Agoura/ Westlake. More...

Andrew Sorkin makes dean's list again

Berklee College of Music announced that Andrew Sorkin of Westlake has earned placement on the dean's list for the summer semester. This is Sorkin's second time on the list. To be eligible, a fulltime stu More...

CLU student finds the right price

California Lutheran University sophomore Candice Cerro won more than $35,000 in prizes on "The Price is Right" at CBS Studios on Oct. 31. More...

Pets

'FETCH'- Marlon, a 3-year-old male white and tri-color Labrador mix, enjoys a chew toy and loves to play. Marlon can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. To take Marlon home, ask about identification No. A3565555. More...

Faith

Fellowship to present family event

The LightHouse Christian Fellowship presents the familyfriendly "Heaven Fun for Christmas" 5 p.m. Fri., Dec. 17 at 3353 Old Conejo Road, Newbury Park. Admission is free. More...

Ascension Lutheran Church to present Thanksgiving service

At 7:15 p.m. Wed., Nov. 22, Ascension Lutheran Church will host a Thanksgiving service. More...

Christian Expo coming to Ventura

The California Christian World Expo will be presented this weekend, Sat. and Sun., Nov. 18 and 19, at the Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 Harbor Blvd., Ventura. Times are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. More...

Letters

'Separation of church and state' not in Constitution

We Christians are not the homophobic, antiSemitic lawbreakers Ms. Aschenbrenner portrays in her letter of Nov. 9. More...

Thomas Jefferson coined the phrase

Ms. Tina Aschenbrenner's statement that "separation of church and state" is a "founding principle of the U.S." is simply false. More...

Don't be so angry

About the long letter on Nov. 9 from Tina Aschenbrenner, she sounds full of anger and hate toward Calvary Church. More...

Real Estate

Mark Dilbeck

Mark Dilbeck, president of Dilbeck Realtors, along with Lynn Beckenhauer, senior executive vice president, Don Prijatel, director of marketing, and Ray Hayes, branch manager in the San Marino office, recently joined other specialists More...

Features a Lagoon-Style Pool with Waterfall

Situated on a cul-de-sac and backing to open space is a charming twostory cottagestyle home. A waterfall cascades into the la More...

Winter is the season to save energy and water

As winter approaches, the employee-owners of the Ferrellgas team want to remind local homeowners that now is the time to make sure their homes are ready for winter. More...

City asks residents to suggest Lynn Road noise, traffic solutions

Residents who can suggest solutions to traffic and noise problems on Lynn Road are invited to meet with the city's traffic and transportation advisory committee at 7:30 p.m. Wed., Nov. 29 in the Civic Arts Plaza Board Room. More...

Volume of absentee ballots bogs down results of election

The day after the election, about 13,000 absentee ballots were still waiting to be counted for T.O. due to an unusually large number of absentee ballots turned in late at polling places. More...

Bobcats go bird-watching

KITTY MAGNET--When these bobcat kittens visited Deborah Ryback's yard in the Westlake Village portion of T.O. last week, she kept her dog in the house. More...

Community

Two banks robbed the same day in T.O.

Two banks in Thousand Oaks were robbed within a six-hour period on Wed., Nov. 8. Although the banks are located not far from one another, the robberies appear to be unrelated, according to officials. More...

For the record

Two phone numbers were listed incorrectly last week in an article about the city of Thousand Oaks collecting donations of items for the U.S. armed forces serving in Iraq. More...

3 men attacked at fast food restaurant

Three young men were physically assaulted at the Jack in the Box on Moorpark Road in Thousand Oaks after being questioned by three suspects about their gang ties. More...

Dining & Entertainment

I'm not one to randomly ask for rating guidance (not unless at least one Lamborghini has changed hands the night before), but as the curtain closed on More...

Theatre League presents 'Man of La Mancha'

Theatre League will present the fivetime Tony Awardwinning musical "Man of La Mancha" at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Fred Kavli Theater, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. More...

Pink Floyd LaserSpectacular coming to Thousand Oaks

The Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Foundation will present Paramount's LaserSpectacular featuring the music of Pink Floyd at 7:30 p.m. Sat., Nov. More...

Sports

WHS leads Marmonte football foursome

Westlake, Moorpark, Thousand Oaks and Royal set to begin Northern Division playoffs

Dallas Cowboys head coach Bill Parcells once said: "This is the reason you lift all those weights." He was talking about postseason football. More...

Clausen, Tyler bearing down on CIF record book

The records are within sight. Oaks Christian senior quarterback Jimmy Clausen has thrown 130 career touchdown passes. He's three scores away from breaking the state's alltime record set by L.A. More...

Marc Tyler or Darrell Scott, who's the better college football prospect?

Acorn Newspapers editors Kyle Jorrey and Stephen Dorman debate which running back has the most skills

Jorrey No offense to Mr. Scott, a super-talented high school running back in his own right, but Oaks Christian's Marc Tyler-like the Lions themselves-is on another level. More...

Police

Thousand Oaks

On Nov. 4, police responded to shots fired in the first block of Autumn Leaf Court. More...

Family

Teddy Bear design contest announced

Noah's Ark Animal Workshop has announced its inaugural Design Your Own Teddy Bear contest. More...

Reflections competitor

EXTRAORDINARY ART- Dylan Rummel, a 10-year-old fifth-grader at Wildwood Elementary School in Thousand Oaks, stands next to his piece titled "My Imagination." Dylan's work, along with 21 other entries from Wildwood, will advance to the district level More...

Worldwide candle lighting ceremony will honor children lost to death

Held annually on the second Sunday in December, the Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting unites family and friends around the globe as they light candles for one hour to honor and remember children who've died at any age from any cause More...