December 7, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Mayor says city has a fresh new spirit of cooperation

The state of the city is great and the future looks bright, thanks to a team effort by council members, management and staff, and others who've worked together to accomplish their goals, according to Mayor Dennis Gillette. More...

Shopping for Senior Concerns

FINE WORKMANSHIP--Joanne Chang, left, helps Pat Eckles of Thousand Oaks with her holiday shopping at the Senior Concerns Boutique. More...

Health & Wellness

A fifth generation

LEGACY- Five generations of one family enjoy a moment together at Los Robles Regional Medical Center where Hunter Smith was born Tues., Nov. 28. More...

How to select a nursing home

It's never easy to put a loved one in a nursing home, but choosing the right facility can make all the difference. Here is some helpful advice from Joseph J. More...

Eating more fruits and vegetables can be fun

The trick to getting a family to eat more fruits and vegetables is making food more fun and an easy-to-prepare part of daily meals. More...

Calendar

THURS., DEC. 7 GOP Holiday Gala Thousand Oaks Republican Women Federated hosts holiday gala, "Christmas Festivities at Mount Vernon." Sherwood Country Club, 320 W. Stafford Road, Westlake Village. 11 a.m. reception, boutiques. 12:15 p.m. More...

Schools

All events (subject to change) are listed by name, location and time if provided. If calendars are modified, school sources are asked to contact us with updated information at this email address: steve@theacorn.com. More...

Register for Zoran's Soccer Camp

Zoran's Winter Soccer Camp will offer two four-day sessions of instruction at the Oak View High School soccer field, 5801 E. Conifer St., Oak Park. The first session is Dec. 26 to 29, and the second is Jan. 2 to 5. More...

CLU begins new doctorate in education program

The School of Education at California Lutheran University recently announced a new degree program, the Doctor of Education in Higher Education Leadership. More...

Business

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

A SWEETIE- Cassie, a 6-month-old female calico, is a playful kitty with a charming personality. Cassie can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. To take Cassie home for the holidays, ask about identification No. A3595080. More...

Police

Cellphone store robbed in Thousand Oaks

A cellphone store, We Connect Wireless, was robbed by two white males at 10:12 a.m. Mon., Dec. 4. The suspects (5-8 to 5-10 and in their mid-20s) entered the store and posed as customers buying a cellphone. More...

Thousand Oaks An individual was arrested Nov. 25 and charged with being drunk in public in the 200 block of W. Hillcrest Drive. On Nov. 25 items were stolen from a residence in the 300 block of Wilbur Road. More...

Family

Mesmerized by science

THE WONDER OF LEARNING- Teacher Pam Bluestein introduces first-graders, front to back, Garrett Yrager, 7, Caryn Archer, 6, and Gannon Tovey, 7, of Newbury Park to Sycamore Canyon's science lab. More...

Sorority shops for the holidays

'THIS WILL MAKE A PERFECT GIFT'- Pam Hillebrantt of Thousand Oaks, left, and Carrie Manus of Simi Valley start their holiday season shopping at the recent inaugural holiday boutique sponsored by Phi Alpha Kappa at Hyatt Westlake Plaza. More...

Channel Islands Harbor will parade some lights

Channel Islands Harbor will celebrate the 41st annual Parade of Lights Sat., Dec. 9 with the theme Winter Fantasy. Daytime activities will run from noon to 7 p.m. More...

Housing costs continue to snowball over local income levels

Housing officials from throughout Ventura County met last month at the fifth annual Ventura County Housing Conference to discuss development issues facing the growing county. More...

Drunk driving dangers hit home at TOHS

A tow truck hoisted a smashed older-model Toyota Camry onto its bed, while Thousand Oaks police officers filled out paperwork and swept up shards of glass at the intersection of Moorpark Road and Avenida de Las Flores. More...

Gang activity can be preempted by sound parenting

Recent legal maneuvers should help law enforcement fight the proliferation of gangs, but good parenting could help deter the attraction of new members before it begins, according to authorities. More...

Community

'Solution for peace?'

Louie Levy of Thousand Oaks was 15 years old on Dec. 7, 1941 and living in Brooklyn, N.Y. People came out of their homes after hearing radio reports about the Japanese attack in Pearl Harbor, Levy said. More...

The city of Thousand Oaks will be conducting the following meetings this month, according to the city manager's office. All contact phone numbers are in the 805 area code. Mon., Dec. More...

Caller ID system expected to reduce false bomb threats

As a result of a bomb threat in September, a caller ID system will be implemented throughout Conejo Valley Unified School District, according to Superintendent Mario Contini. More...

On the Town

Theater group brings Shakespeare, Dickens to life for local students

Since Shakespeare is part of the regular high school curriculum, the Santa Susana Repertory Company decided to stage dynamic live theatrical productions to bring the author's work to life and immerse the students in the world of timeless More...

Thousand Oaks 'Y' hosts breakfast

'MORE, PLEASE'- Blake Osborn, 8, right, reaches for a second serving from Bryce Levenson, 6, left. William Frillici, 5, waits to be served at the Thousand Oaks YMCA's recent annual pancake breakfast. All the boys are from Thousand Oaks. More...

La Reina presents 'Beauty and the Beast'

La Reina High School's Regent Performers will present "Beauty and the Beast" Dec. 8 through 10. Shows are at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children. More...

Sports

Lancers finish second at Newbury Park Wrestling Tournament

WRESTLEMANIA- Above, Thousand Oaks' Brett Parker gets leverage on El Camino Real's Onyi Chima during the 215-pound final at last weekend's Newbury Park Wrestling Tournament. Parker won the weight class. More...

CLU dodgeball championship goes to Paul Vargo

For Paul Vargo, it doesn't get any sweeter than this. The hard work, the dedication, it all paid off during last week's intramural dodgeball championship at the Soiland Recreation Center on the campus of California Lutheran University. More...

Oak Park vs. Oaks Christian: The Trilogy

For the third time in four years, the Eagles and Lions will play for a CIF-SS championship

Ohio State won't play Michigan again this season, but fans who love a rematch can see a good one Friday night when football rivals Oak Park High and nationally ranked Oaks Christian square off for the CIFSouthern Section Northwes More...

Faith

Temple Adat Elohim hosts Hanukkah Candle Lighting

Temple Adat Elohim will sponsor the third night of Hanukkah Candle Lighting Ceremony at the Westlake Promenade on Sun., Dec. 17 at 5 p.m. More...

Westlake Lutheran Church offers two services on Sunday mornings

Westlake Lutheran Church will host worship services Sunday mornings at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday school for preschool through adult will begin at 9:40 a.m. Child care is provided all morning. More...

Sisterhood boutique

RAINBOW OF COLORS-- Designer Suzanne Gallant displays a variety of scarves at the Adat Elohim Sisterhood Holiday Boutique. The annual event was held Sunday at Temple Adat Elohim in Thousand Oaks. More...

Letters

Expansion of the 23 Freeway may be obsolete before it's completed

All the 23 Freeway commuters and residents of the alternate routes in Thousand Oaks (Lynn, Moorpark and Erbes roads, and Westlake Boulevard) seem to be anxiously awaiting the completion of the freeway widening project in 2010. More...

We're lucky to have CVD, let alone the parade and rodeo

I've lived in the Conejo Valley for 30 years and have been actively involved in Conejo Valley Days for the last six years. This year, I'm the on-site chairman and I'm also saddened by not having a parade and rodeo. More...

Pat Soteras was an asset to all of Conejo Valley

I would like to wish a fond farewell to Patricia Soteras. She was a great friend and community leader. She dedicated countless hours to the Agoura/Oak Park/Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce. More...

Real Estate

This Upgraded Home Was Built In 1998

This home has 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, an open floorplan and is approximately 2,839 square feet. Built in 1998, it features upgraded neutral carpeting, upgraded tile and a freshly painted interior. More...

On Almost A Full Acre

Located on almost a full acre of land, this Tuscanstyle "Morrison Highlands Estates" home was built in 2000 with approximately 4,200 square feet of living space with custom detail and professional craftsmanship. More...

Sigi Ulbrich and Pam Moran

Sigi Ulbrich and Pam Moran of Prudential California Realty's North Ranch/Westlake Village office won the award for top producer for Septem ber 2006. More...