November 30, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Retailers mostly jolly about the start of the shopping season

The holiday shopping season is off to a promising start, according to Nicole Schmitt, senior marketing manager for The Oaks mall in Thousand Oaks. More...

Health & Wellness

Hate long workouts? Go for short walks instead

If you need to lower your blood pressure but enjoy a long workout about as much as going to the dentist, some new medical findings may be just the thing for you. More...

Ways to avoid the flu this winter

If you are sick and tired of getting the flu or a really bad cold each year, follow some practical advice to try to avoid being felled by germs this season. More...

Dining & Entertainment

TOHS band members to go caroling on the road

The Thousand Oaks High School Band will be in the community caroling on Dec. 8 and 15. More...

Enjoy a play

CONTINUING AT CONEJO PLAYERS- Kim Demmary, left, and More...

Holiday concert scheduled

Village Voices Chorale will present "Harmonies of Hope" at 8 p.m. Fri., Dec. 8 and 2:30 p.m. Sat., Dec. 9 at the T.O. Civic Arts Plaza Scherr Forum Theatre, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. More...

Sports

NPHS girls' basketball team competing in Moorpark High's Tip-Off Classic

It's a good local tournament, Parvin says

With winter just around the corner, it's time for basketball season at many high schools. More...

Wild ride for Newbury Park truck driver at Blythe race

Jeff Williams and his pit crew cruised to a win at I-10 Speedway in Blythe. It was the first championship for the Newbury Park-based JW Racing team in the West Coast Pro Truck touring series. More...

Three of a kind

Oak Park, Oaks Christian and Westlake football teams to play in CIF-SS semifinals this weekend

They are the three kings of Conejo Valley football. More...

Police

Thousand Oaks A vehicle was burglarized Nov. 20 on the 1400 block of Oak Trail Street. More...

Family

Eight become Eagle Scouts in T.O.

MAJOR ACCOMPLISHMENT- A Court of Honor last weekend recognized eight youths for attaining the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest achievement in Scouting. Back row, left to right, are Dean Lang, Jonny LeFevre, Mike Lang and Danny Lang. More...

Exceptional young artist

WINS POSTER CONTEST- Juyea Hoo, a seventh-grader at La Reina in Thousand Oaks, shows her winning entry in the Ventura County Science Fair poster contest. More...

Editorials

Try to be patient during the holiday season

Imagine, if you will, a hypothetical day in the life of a local resident during holiday season: •Running behind schedule because of a worse-than-usual traffic jam at your daughter's school, you remain stopped at a green light whi More...

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City Council approves new home for Mount Clef Ridge

A home described as invisible to Thousand Oaks was approved by the City Council late Tuesday night over the objections of wildlife advocates who appealed the planning commission's approval. More...

New problems force school committees to change goals

With new issues emerging due to declining enrollment and financial ups and downs, goals for Conejo Valley Unified School District committees have been revised to address new concerns. More...

Conejo Valley lights up for the holidays

WATER COLORS--Holiday lights are reflected in the still waters of the lake in Westlake Village. More...

Community

New traffic commissioner replaces Garvin

Joel Price was recently selected by the Thousand Oaks City Council to serve as a commissioner on the Traffic and Transportation Advisory Committee. More...

Arrest made in T.O. bank robberies

The hard work of 15 detectives with the East County major crimes unit of the Ventura County Sheriff's Department has led to the arrest of 41-year-old Richard Conant, a transient originally from Thousand Oaks, who's allegedly connected with two More...

T.O. Transit gives holiday shoppers a break

Thousand Oaks Transit will offer its holiday shopper shuttle service beginning Sat., Dec. 9. Stops around town will include The Oaks mall, Janss Marketplace and Westlake Promenade. More...

Calendar

THURS., NOV. 30 Songs About Santa Westlake High School Choir presents holiday concert, "Santa Unplugged," school theater, 100 N. Lakeview Canyon Road. Today through Saturday, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., and also 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 2. More...

Schools

Visual arts applications sought for Spotlight Awards

The Music Center of Los Angeles County has extended its deadline for applications in the Visual Arts for the 19th annual Music Center Spotlight Awards. More...

Parenting workshop to be presented

Conejo Valley Neighborhood for Learning will present "Parenting with Character," a workshop which will show how to incorporate character education in everyday life with children. More...

Viewpoint School announces AP scholars

Viewpoint School in Calabasas recently named the students who received distinctions for their performances on the 2006 Advanced Placement exams. More...

Business

Children's Fitness Centers work cooperatively with major toy manufacturer

My Gym Children's Fitness Centers will integrate Playskool toys into the 160 My Gym locations nationwide through an arrangement between the two firms. More...

EYE ON LOCAL AREA STOCKS

Prices are updated weekly from the Internet Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. PST. For accuracy check prices with your stock broker. More...

Pets

GOOD GIRL- Robbie, a 4year-old female tri-color coon hound needs a big yard. Robbie can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road. To take Robbie home, ask about identification No. A3215257. More...

Faith

Faith and virtue find emphasis in two movies recently released on DVD

Two movies recently released on DVD illustrate the importance of faith and virtue in leading a good life. More...

Group to learn genealogy research methods

Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County and surrounding areas will host a general meeting from 2 to 4 p.m. Sun., Dec. 10 at Temple Adat Elohim, 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. More...

Academy to screen documentary 'Obsession'

The Conejo Jewish Academy will screen a documentary titled "Obsession: Radical Islam's War Against the West" at 8 p.m. Mon., Dec. 4 at the Academy, 30345 Canwood Street, Agoura Hills. More...

Letters

Teacher's 'litmus test' fails in CVUSD for good reason

In the Nov. More...

Separation of church and state makes America a stronger country

In response to the letters printed in the Thousand Oaks Acorn More...

Don't blame the City Council for the loss of the CVD parade and rodeo

I want to respond to the letters that have been sent to the T.O. Acorn regarding the Conejo Valley Days parade and rodeo. More...

Real Estate

Debi K.

Debi K received two awards, for top sales and top listings, from Century 21 Adobe Realty in Ago More...

Gifts for the Do-it-Yourselfer on Your Holiday List

While you're making your list and checking it twice this holiday season, don't forget the doityourselfers on your list. Cool weather seldom chills the DYIer's enthusiasm for home improvement projects. More...

Large Backyard, Cozy Fireplace And Breakfast Bar Provide Accent On Casual Living

This lovely home with 4 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms has more than 2100 square feet of casual living space. It features a ceramic tile entry which leads to the formal living room facing front and is accented by vaulted ceilings. More...