December 14, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

It’s the season of merriment

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Health & Wellness

Give kids a healthy start

Just as important as a new winter coat, festive decorations, family gatherings and resolutions this holiday season, a physical exam will help prepare your child or teen for a healthy year ahead. More...

Saving lives one drop at a time

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Blood donations needed during the holiday season

Blood donations traditionally decline during the holiday season, raising concerns for the local blood supply, according to United Blood Services Central Coast. More...

Calendar

THURS., DEC. 14 Rose Lovers Ventura County Rose Society hosts annual holiday party, 6:30 p.m. Cowan Conference Center, 550 Airport Way, Camarillo. Bring salad or dessert for potluck dinner, $10 gift exchange. More...

Schools

Principal takes a pie in the face

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Assistance League donates clothes to school children

Members of Assistance League of Conejo Valley gave out new clothing items, including Tshirts, sweat pants, jackets, shoe vouchers, socks and underwear recently to about 175 youngsters at Conejo Elementary School as part of a project called Oper More...

NPHS Choir performs concerts

The Newbury Park High School Choral Music Department will host its annual winter concert at 7 p.m. Wed. and Thurs., Dec. 20 and 21 in the performing arts center at 456 Reino Road, Newbury Park. 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...

Police

Thousand Oaks Police responded to a fight Dec. 4 in the 1700 block of Tiburon Court. A robbery occurred Dec. 4 in the 700 block of E. Thousand Oaks Boulevard. A vehicle was burglarized Dec. 4 in the 800 block of Hampshire Road. More...

Faith

Friendship Circle celebrates with a 6-foot menorah

The Conejo Valley Friendship Circle, a program that pairs volunteer teenagers with special needs children, hosted a Hanukkah extravaganza on Sun., Dec. 10 at Chabad of the Conejo, 30345 Canwood St., Agoura Hills. More...

Two Hanukkah family festivals planned

Chabad of Thousand Oaks and Janss Marketplace will host a Hanukkah Family Festival from 5 to 7 p.m. Sun., Dec. 17 at the shopping center on the corner of Hillcrest Drive and Moorpark Road in front of the Mann Theaters. More...

A Jewish tradition

DREIDEL SPINNER More...

Letters

Only one council member stood up for her convictions

I attended the City Council meeting Nov. 28 just so I could speak about the importance of preserving the Mount Clef Ridge wildlife corridor. The General Plan lists this property as More...

The environment should be everyone’s concern

Harming the environment hurts people and animals. When you harm the environment you are letting the world down. Harming the environment is tremendously bad and everyone should stop doing things to harm the environment. More...

Holiday Homes Tour was a rousing success

Raising awareness and funds for the Wellness Community More...

State says city must provide more units of affordable housing

A battle between local government and the state of California may erupt if a preliminary proposal from the Ventura Council of Governments becomes mandatory. More...

City Council reorganizes

Andy Fox was appointed as the new mayor of Thousand Oaks during the City Council More...

Declining enrollment a challenge for all public schools

A hot topic in the Conejo Valley Unified School District and throughout other parts of the state has been the threat of declining enrollment. And for the first time, the numbers show that a significant drop is coming. More...

Early deadlines scheduled over the holidays

Deadlines for the Dec. 28 and Jan. 4 editions of the Thousand Oaks Acorn will come 24 hours earlier because of Christmas and New Year More...

Community

Lewis honored for expertise in fundraising

Ed Lewis, vice president of development for Alliance for the Arts, was awarded the Professional Fundraiser of the Year title by Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. More...

Hands-free cellphones in cars required by July 1, 2008

Starting July 1, 2008, California drivers cannot legally operate a motor vehicle while using a wireless phone unless the phone is specifically designed to allow hands-free talking while driving. More...

Community Grant Enhancement projects pay dividends for Thousand Oaks and for worthy organizations

Civic-minded groups clean up the environment while getting much needed revenue to support their programs

The city of Thousand Oaks recently awarded 14 Community Grant Enhancement Awards to local nonprofit organizations who will use their funds to help keep the community beautiful and environmentally responsible. The awards totaled $45,000. More...

Sports

Oaks Christian’s fantastic four

Lions capture fourth CIF-SS football title

For the fourth time in as many seasons, Oaks Christian head coach Bill Redell stood soaking wet on the sideline following a CIFSouthern Section championship game victory. More...

Lions to play in state championship game

Oaks Christian will play for the Division III state championship Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Home Depot Center in Carson. The Lions (140) were selected by the CIF to represent the South in the state More...

TOHS girls’ soccer team focused on returning to the top of league standings

A year after finishing fourth in the Marmonte League with an 82-4 record, many players on the Thousand Oaks girls More...

Pets

OUT-OF-TOWNER GETS DISTINCTION IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA More...

NEEDS A NICE HOME More...

Family

Holiday decorations light up the streets

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Genealogical Society will host a potluck

The Ventura County Genealogical Society, Inc. will host its annual potluck luncheon at noon Sat., Dec. 16 at the Ventura LDS Family History Center, 3501 Loma Vista Road in Ventura. Members and guests are welcome to attend. More...

To diminish headaches, avoid stress

Do you find yourself more stressed out during the holiday season? More...

Editorials

State’s housing expectations give skeptics of government something new to worry about

Some people just don More...

Political Cartoon

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Guest opinion

Media are far from objective on climate change

Regarding the climate change debate, there More...

Real Estate

One-Of-A-Kind Townhome

This one-of-a-kind townhome features a large front patio area. Outside is a grassy area with unobstructed views. Double entry doors lead to custom tile flooring throughout the first floor. More...

Bob and Kathi McLean

RE/MAX Olson & Associates, Inc would like to congratulate Kathi and Bob McLean for their sales production in the month of October, totaling more than $3.5 million. They also received accolades for achieving the More...

On A Cul-De-Sac

This property has 4 bedrooms, 5 baths, approximately 4,100 square feet with garage/guest quarters, an additional 1,000 square feet, on more than 1 acre zoned for horses. More...