March 1, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Long-delayed school gym expected to open in May

When ground was broken on the Sycamore Canyon Elementary gymnasium on Jan. 1, 2006, school and district officials were hoping the kids would be playing basketball on its floors by Christmas. More...

Health & Wellness

Cardiovascular disease treatments to be addressed at seminar

Mind Body Spirit Center will host a seminar exploring natural approaches to cardiovascular disease from 7 to 9 p.m. Tues., March 13 at The Landing, 32123 Lindero Canyon Road, Ste. 218, Westlake Village. More...

Ready to roll

A KAISER TRIP THAT'S EASY ON THE POCKETBOOK- Dottie Lewolt, center, of Newbury Park is surrounded by local dignitaries as she christens the new shuttle service at Senior Concerns. More...

Group helps reduce alcohol risk

Project Safer provides assessments and trainings to those working at festivals that plan to serve alcoholic beverages to the public. The service is free of charge to nonprofit community event coordinators within Ventura County. More...

On the Town

'Normal People Scare Me' screening to provide inside look at autism

A free screening of "Normal People Scare Me," a film about autism made by a teenager with autism, will be presented at 7 p.m. Mon., March 5 at the Westlake Village Twin Theater, 4711 Lakeview Canyon Road. More...

Museum opens in Conejo Valley

PIECE OF HISTORY FINDS A NEW HOME- Westlake Village resident Merle Hamilton stands next to a piece of Ventura's San Miguel Chapel. She discovered the artifact after 30 years of digging for ancient relics. More...

Schools

Free workshop reveals 7 ways to slash college costs

Thousand Oaks - An extremely popular free workshop is being held for the parents of college bound high school students during the month of March in Thousand Oaks. More...

Longtime CVUSD administrator Simpson will retire in July

After nearly 30 years serving the Conejo Valley Unified School District, Richard Simpson has announced he will retire this summer. More...

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 the following: steve@theacorn.com. Newbury Park Panthers Fri. More...

Pets

HANDSOME FELLA- Amigo is a 3-year-old neutered black goat. He likes the company of horses and is friendly with people. More...

READER SENDS POEM WITH SQUIRREL PHOTO More...

Faith

Chabad hosts Purim Iuau

Chabad of the Conejo is offering a Hawaiian-style luau with Hawaiian cuisine, tropical drinks and entertainment to the Jewish community on Purim from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sun., March 4 at a location in Agoura Hills. More...

Church offers variety show on Saturday

The United Methodist Church of Westlake Village will host a Methodist Madness variety show at 7 p.m. Sat., March 3 at 1049 Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. More...

Two youths called to the Torah

David Charles Goldberg was called to the Torah as a bar mitzvah of The Center for Early Jewish Education in Thousand Oaks on Jan. 27. More...

Letters

Takes sharp aim at 'bleeding heart liberal'

Responding to Douglas Crocket's letter published Feb. 15 regarding the death of a brave American Marine, Lance Cpl. Anthony C. Melia, this Thousand Oaks "numbskull" is responding. More...

Objects to union picketers

It disturbed me to see a large banner displayed on the sidewalk in Newbury Park regarding a good name and company in a protest. Why would this be done? I decided to find out. The three men holding the banner were giving out fliers. More...

Tobacco taxes being spent on socialistic groups

Your front-page picture of the Neighborhood for Learning Preschool/First Five event had no explanation of these dubious socialist programs. They are funded by the tobacco tax and are part of the "nanny government" movement. More...

Real Estate

Simi Valley One Story

This one-story home has been updated throughout. It has an open floor plan with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. All windows have been replaced with Milgard dualpaned windows. All the ceilings have been scraped. More...

Bonnie Kronfeld and Donna Cheney

Chuck Leko and Michael Schaller, brokers/ owners of Century 21 Adobe Realty congratulated Bonnie Kronfeld and Donna Cheney for their top production of 2006. More...

Springtime Signals Home Improvement Season

With warmer weather just around the corner, Americans are dusting off their home improvement to-do lists and finding that a large number of projects fell through the cracks in 2006. More...

Residents blame city officials for traffic woes on Lynn Road

Pointing fingers at city officials during a recent City Council meeting, residents near Lynn Road blamed them for allowing a street fraught with traffic dangers. More...

Students volunteer, help hospice

A group of Thousand Oaks High School students spent Presidents Day weekend doing yard work, painting, washing windows and cleaning the homes of hospice clientele in Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village and Simi Valley. More...

Ventura County calls for more options in alternative education

Alternative education is making headway at the regional level. The Ventura County Office of Education commissioned a study outlining how high school education must evolve to meet the demands of a diverse global economy and the workplace. More...

Community

Foundation provides money for farmworkers

The Ventura County Community Foundation has announced the distribution of $41,000 in the first four grants from the "Freeze Fund" through the Community Disaster Fund. More...

Juried art show coming to T.O.

Westlake Village Art Guild's annual Open Juried Show will be March 22 through April 13 at the Thousand Oaks Community Gallery, 2331 Borchard Road, Newbury Park. The show is open to all painters, photographers and sculptors. More...

New officer joins fire department

The Ventura County Fire Department announced that Marya Barlow has joined the department as a public information and marketing officer. Barlow will support Capt. More...

Dining & Entertainment

Name of new coffee shop has some people steaming with anger

Little donkeys known for bellowing as they carried heavy loads of coffee up and down the mountainsides of Kona, Hawaii, are pictured in the logo of The Bad Ass Coffee Company that recently opened in Thousand Oaks. More...

Air show to feature Thunderbirds

Gates will open for the Point Mugu Air Show at 8 a.m. Sat., March 31 and Sun., April 1. Flight demonstrations will start at 10 a.m. The Air Force Demonstration Squadron, the Thunderbirds, will headline the show. More...

Hugh Grant has pretty much defined the romantic comedy over the last dozen years. Handsome, suave and utterly unassuming, he charmed his way through a series of average-to-excellent romantic comedies. More...

Calendar

THURS., MARCH 1 Supervisor Speaks Camarillo Women's Club meets 11 a.m., Sterling Hills Golf Club, Camarillo. Ventura County Supervisor Kathy Long speaks about local affairs. Irish Dancers perform. RSVP (805) 488-3478. More...

Sports

Westlake man wins soccer coaching award

Westlake Village resident John Daykin was named Development Coach of the Year by the CalSouth State Soccer Association Feb. 17 at the Nike Awards banquet held at the Wilshire Grand Hotel in Los Angeles. More...

Cutting-edge ballplayer

Westlake shortstop Cutter Dykstra is poised for a breakout season

Bigger, stronger, faster and, he hopes, better. Since the conclusion of his sophomore season, Westlake High's Cutter Dykstra has worked nonstop to perfect his skills on the baseball diamond. More...

Hungry Dogs back up the bark

WHO LET THE DOGS OUT?- The Hungry Dogs AYSO U-10 boys' soccer team went undefeated and finished in first place at the Riverside Locomotion Tournament on President's Day weekend. More...

Police

Newbury Park Battery occurred at Borchard Road and Via Ricardo the evening of Feb. 15. An incident of indecent exposure was reported at Michael Drive and Newbury Road the afternoon of Feb. 16. More...

Common sense can reduce crime

Lost Hills Sheriff's Station in L.A. County urges residents to take extra precaution to reduce home and vehicle burglaries. Deputies call these types of offenses crimes of opportunity, especially the vehicle break-ins. More...

Family

NPHS student reaches pinnacle in Scouting

HELPS LOCAL MUSEUM- Richard Barnett, left, is joined by Bill Miller, Scouting Committee chairman of the Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge No. More...

Happy Chinese New Year

GRACEFUL STYLE- Inez Lam, 12, of Thousand Oaks was one of several fan dancers who recently celebrated the Chinese New Year at the Agoura Hills Library. This is the Year of the Pig. More...

Huntington accredited

Huntington Learning Centers in Woodland Hills and Westlake Village have received official accreditation status from the Commission on International and Trans-Regional Accreditation. More...

Editorials

What do you think of traffic conditions in Thousand Oaks?

ANN SELTZER Thousand Oaks "From 3 to 6 p.m., traveling on the 101 Freeway to the 23 Freeway north is all backed up. Do I have a solution? No. More...

Traffic problems are easy to talk about, harder to fix

Griping and whining about traffic is a long-established tradition in the Conejo Valley, so here we go again. But first, a bit of good news: One member of the Acorn team lived for many years in Newbury Park. More...

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