February 1, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Simi Valley man dies in SUV crash

Richard Ballagh, 62, died after his 2002 Mitsubishi Montero SUV crashed at about 4 p.m. Saturday on the 23 Freeway near Olsen Road in Thousand Oaks. His wife, Nan, 63, who was in the vehicle's passenger seat, suffered critical injuries. More...

Health & Wellness

Protect yourself from infections

More ways people can protect themselves from germs: +Live as healthy a lifestyle as you possibly can: Get rest, eat well and don't let yourself get run down. +Don't touch your face. +Sneeze on sleeve instead of your hand. More...

Los Robles gets distinction in cardiac care

Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center has a new distinction as the only designated STEMI center in east Ventura County. More...

Interface has new executive director

Interface has a new face in the executive suite. More...

Calendar

THURS., FEB. 1 Black History Month Democratic Club of Camarillo celebrates Black History Month, 7 p.m., UFCW Hall, 816 Camarillo Springs Road. George Corbin, CLU adjunct professor, speaks about Martin Luther King Jr. More...

Schools

Zonta Club offers scholarships, awards

The Zonta Club of Conejo Valley is accepting applications for scholarships and the Young Women in Public Affairs award. The deadline to apply is Wed., Feb. 7. More...

All events (subject to change) are listed by name, location and time if provided. If calendars are modified, school sources are asked to provide updated information to steve@theacorn.com. Newbury Park Panthers Fri., Feb. More...

T.O. student on fall dean's list

Dana DiProspero of Thousand Oaks, a sophomore majoring in secondary education at the University of Portland, is listed on the fall semester dean's list at the university. Students must have at least a 3.5 grade point average to make the list. More...

Business

New wine store opens in Janss Marketplace

WineStyles, a national franchise demystifying the wine shopping experience, has opened its fifth Southern California location and first in Thousand Oaks at 193 N. Moorpark Road in the Janss Marketplace. More...

PRstore helps businesses get an edge on publicity

When the PRstore opened at 2220 N. Moorpark Road in Thousand Oaks, small business owners in Ventura and L.A. More...

EYE ON LOCAL AREA STOCKS

   C o m p a n y N a m e                  S y m b o l          F e b . 1      J a n . More...

Police

Newbury Park Shots were fired Jan. 25 in the 700 block of Morelia Court. Thousand Oaks Police responded to a fight Jan. 20 in the 2200 block of Michael Drive. A vehicle was burglarized Jan. 20 in the 500 block of Avenida del Platino. More...

Faith

To be happy

"The purpose of life is the ex pansion of happiness." - - Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Several years ago we were blessed to have Don Miguel Ruiz, the author of "The Four Agreements," come to our center and present a seminar. More...

Temple Etz Chaim offers 'Parent and Me' classes

The Temple Etz Chaim Early Childhood Education Center is starting a new session of "Parent and Me" classes. More...

Valentine party features dinner and dancing

Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church will host a Valentine's party with dinner and dancing for single and married adults at 6 p.m. Sat., Feb. 10 in the church fellowship hall, 1 W. Avenida de Los Arboles, Thousand Oaks. More...

Letters

Those who deny global warming have their heads in the sand

It never ceases to amaze me how folks like Mr. Van de Walle ("Global warming a hoax that's promoted by media," T.O. Acorn letters, Jan. More...

Credibility greater for those who believe Earth's temperature is up

Regarding Robert W. Van de Walle's letter in the Jan. 25 Acorn about a global warming "hoax," I have only disbelief that anyone could be so blind. More...

Writer's 'evidence' called into question

Van de Walle's letter offers "evidence" that global warming is a myth. Other points of view regarding the source organization and its claims regarding global warming can be found at www.sourcewatch.org/index. More...

Real Estate

Marilyn Dunn Tornell and Margaret Dutton

Marilyn Dunn Tornell and Margaret Dutton have partnered and are now shareholders at Aviara Real Estate. More...

At an office meeting at Prudential California Realty's Oxnard/Channel Islands branch, owner/ broker Bob Majorino stood before his audience of agents and management team members and presented an idea newly adopted by the company. More...

Technology Brings the Spa Experience to Your Bathroom

Technology has become so integrated into our daily lives that we hardly even notice it anymore. More...

Schools do their part to save energy and water

Conejo Valley Unified School District is knee-deep in talks with an energy-conservation consulting company that by July will transform the district into an energy- and water-saving machine. Energy Education, Inc. More...

Winter dusts hilltops with white

SNOW DAY--White frosting tops mountains north of the city. The brisk weather combined with precipitation to create a visual delight for residents of the Conejo Valley and surrounding areas. More...

Community

Hospital staff and visitors to sing while scrubbing up

Hands will be washed more frequently- - often to the tune of a familiar ditty- at Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center in Thousand Oaks. More...

Teledyne moves its headquarters to T.O.

Teledyne Technologies Inc., a provider of sophisticated electronic components and other communications products for national defense, industrial and other applications, has moved its corporate headquarters to Thousand Oaks. More...

Senior Concerns gets new board member

Robert Shaw, former president and chief executive of Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center, has been elected to the board of directors of Senior Concerns, a local nonprofit social service agency. More...

On the Town

Look for it on cable or dish

LOCAL CONNECTION- Director Shane Drake, right, sets up a shot during Red Van Pictures' production of a music video, "I Was Right, You Were Wrong," performed by the New Year's Day band. More...

Casa Pacifica hosts annual Angels Ball

The Casa Pacifica Angels and hosts Mary and Anthony Tesoro will present the 18th annual Angels Ball, an evening of dining, dancing and comedy, Feb. 10 at the Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks. More...

Engineer awards banquet at Reagan Library

The National Engineers Week awards banquet for Ventura and Santa Barbara counties will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Wed., Feb. 7 at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. The guest speaker will be Capt. More...

Sports

NPHS cheer squad finishes first

CHEERFUL- The Newbury Park High School Competition Cheer Team took first place in the recent Junior Varsity Cheer category at the Pacific National Championships in Los Angeles. More...

He's as tough as they come

NPHS wrestler Sam Gibbs has battled through adversity, including the loss of his father

It seems as if nobody can get Newbury Park High senior wrestler Sam Gibbs down. More...

Gators sinking their teeth into the competition

Newbury Park Adventist boys' basketball team in first place

These Gators have bite. The Newbury Park Adventist boys' basketball team is putting together quite a season under the direction of second-year head coach Greg Meager. More...

Pets

ANOTHER RESIDENT NOW FAMOUS- Dave Cragoe of Thousand Oaks shot this fantastic creature in front of a neighbor's house on Wellesley Drive. More...

Comfort for Casa Pacifica children is big, black, furry

Lying on the floor and snoring gently, Archibald Razz M Tazz took up nearly all the walking space in Vicki Murphy's office. Called Archie for short, the 165-pound Newfoundland is an imposing sight. More...

SWEET- Marmalade, an 8yearold female orangeandwhite domestic long hair can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. To take Marmalade home, ask about identification No. A3624139. More...

Family

Lost

I once found the TV remote in the refrigerator. Why? I have a 3-year-old son, that's why. My son has placed things in strange places. And he's lost a few things permanently. More...

Teen Center rocks on Friday night

HALIFAX HEADLINES- Singer Mike Hunau, left, and guitarist Chris Brandt of the rock band Halifax deliver a hot set of songs from their Drive-Thru Records full-length CD, "The Inevitability of a Strange World." The group performed on Friday at the T More...

Fireside Concert to feature bluegrass music

Recording artist and songwriter Richard Berman, folk duo Bruce and Renata Farwell, and a bluegrass band, the Whiskey Chimp, will perform at a Fireside Concert. The show is at 8 p.m. Fri., Feb. More...

Editorials

The cost of freedom is high

The brutal reality of war has now visited the people of Thousand Oaks. One of our own, 20-year-old Anthony C. Melia, has given his life in service to our country. More...

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Guest opinion

Where's the sportsmanship?

Webster's Dictionary defines sportsmanship as "conduct becoming to a sportsman and involving fair honest rivalry, courteous relations, and graceful acceptance of results." Two recent unrelated events made me think about the importance More...