March 29, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

'And Juliet is the sun'

YOUNG LOVERS MEET--Colina Middle School students Dane Van Tamelen and Sonia Barrad perform as Romeo and Juliet meeting for the first time during a production of Shakespeare's play at Colina last Friday. More...

Health & Wellness

Hospital presents free seminar on laughter, healing

Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center's H2U program (Health, Happiness, You) will host a free presentation of "Laughter and Healing" featuring comedic writer Robert Fisher from 3 to 5 p.m. More...

Steps to quit smoking vary

Cigarettes kill an estimated 440,000 Americans each year and are a major cause of lung cancer, heart disease, bronchitis, emphysema and stroke. While kicking the habit can be difficult, more than 3 million Americans do quit every year. More...

Mindfulness therapy helps bring lives into balance

A middleaged woman is feeling overwhelmed, anxious, depressed and hopeless- depleted of all of her energy. More...

Calendar

THURS., MARCH 29 Singing Pirates Gilbert and Sullivan's "The Pirates of Penzance," performed by Grace Brethren High School, opens 7 p.m., Grace Brethren Church, 2900 Sycamore Drive, Simi Valley. Also Friday, Saturday. More...

Schools

Students learn about primate power

MONKEY BUSINESS- University Elementary School PTA president Mary Maki plays the role of Jane Goodall at the school's lunchtime activity about important historical female leaders. More...

Custer makes grade

Christy Lee Custer of Westlake Village has been named to the dean's list for the 2006 fall semester at Trinity University in San Antionio, Texas, where she is a graduate student. More...

Honor roll

Anne Lascoe, a graduate of Calabasas High School, and Jill Savla, a graduate of Thousand Oaks High School, earned dean's list honors for the fall 2006 semester at Washington University in St. Louis. More...

Business

Amgen goes to the dogs

Amgen Inc. of Thousand Oaks has signed on as the principal corporate sponsor for Wine Sight, an upcoming fundraiser in support of Guide Dogs for the Blind, slated for Sat., May 19 at the Fess Parker Doubletree Resort Hotel in Santa Barbara. More...

Job market prospects varied

Los Angeles area employment outlook for the second quarter of 2007 is one of the weakest in the nation, according to the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey, while the Ventura and Santa Barbara areas showed a better projection. More...

Waxing Goddess gets a plug on 'Tonight Show'

The Waxing Goddess body waxing salon recently received national exposure on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" which aired on March 1. Leno's featured guest that evening was Howie Mandel, who talked about body waxing. More...

Police

Newbury Park Someone was arrested and charged with false imprisonment and domestic battery in an off-road area north of Marion Street at 2:06 p.m. Feb. 23. More...

Family

Live to eat

I recently underwent heart surgery. During most of my recovery up until now, I haven't had much of an appetite. However, as I begin to phase out the medication and return to my normal self, my hunger for food is becoming strong. More...

Volunteers needed

'SPECIAL KIDS DAY'- - About 350 volunteers age 16 and older are needed to help during Conejo Valley Days' "Special Kids Day," Fri., May 3 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

NPHS presents spring concert

The Newbury Park High School Choral Music Department will present its annual spring concert at 7 p.m. Wed., April 4 in the school's Performing Arts Center, 456 Reino Road, Newbury Park. More...

Editorials

Speeding toward disaster

Like other communities across the country, Thousand Oaks has become threatened by methamphetamine use. The danger is real. What is it about methamphetamine that makes it so attractive to users? The answer is easy. More...

Rizzo

Full Story

New CVD parade route will ease parking for viewers

Shortening the Conejo Valley Days parade route is intended to give parade watchers easier access to Thousand Oaks Boulevard and thus expand the number of attendees at the community event. More...

Riding the bus in T.O. presents a challenge

Riders should not depend on Internet schedules for the Thousand Oaks Transit bus routes because the times don't match up with when the bus actually arrives. More...

Conejo Valley schools receive high marks in latest academic rankings

Conejo Valley Unified schools made a relatively strong showing in the API score rankings released by the California Department of Education Tuesday. More...

Community

City seeks volunteers for youth, open space committees

The city of Thousand Oaks is seeking residents to serve on city committees. There are eight openings on the Youth Commission and three openings on the Conejo Open Space Trails Advisory Committee. More...

Deadline approaches for CVD Parade entries

The Conejo Valley Days Parade is coming in five weeks. If your group, club or business wants to participate, it's time to submit an application. More...

Nonprofit looks for support

Arc Ventura County, a nonprofit organization that provides educational, vocational and residential services for people with developmental disabilities, will move from its Wagon Wheel facility, where it has been for the past decade, to a locatio More...

Dining & Entertainment

"Reign Over Me"

Alan Johnson (Don Cheadle) is a quintessential NYC success story. Okay, he's a dentist, but everything else screams great life . More...

Play Review

'Smokey Joe's Café' a rockin' good revue

The musical revue has been around as long as there have been Broadway shows, and "Smokey Joe's Café," the musical homage to songwriters Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller now being presented at the Civic Arts Plaza's Kavli Theatre, More...

Play Review

'JB' examines suffering

The drama "JB," presented by the Moorpark College Theater Department, is based on the Book of Job, but my Sunday School lessons were never like this. "JB" opened on Broadway in 1958 as an updated version of the tale of suffering. More...

Sports

Coyotes finish second in Arizona tourney

THEY'RE A HIT- The Coyotes U-11 travel baseball team, with players from Westlake and Thousand Oaks, finished in second place at the Triple Crown Sports Championship tournament in Phoenix, Ariz. More...

Winning ways continue for OCHS

Lions boys' volleyball team still ranked No. 1 in Division IV

A year after winning the CIFSouthern Section Division IV championship, the Oaks Christian boys' volleyball team has shown no signs of a letdown. More...

The Acorn's National League West preseason showdown

Sportswriters Thomas Gase and Stephen Dorman debate which team will win the pennant

Gase I am scared to death of the next Friday the 13th, which happens to be coming this April. More...

Faith

Churches share Holy Week services

The congregations of Westlake Lutheran Church and the United Methodist Church of Westlake Village will join together for worship services during Holy Week. A Maundy Thursday service with Holy Communion will be at 7:30 p.m. More...

Church to present program on protecting innocence

The Christian Education committee of the United Methodist Church of Westlake Village will sponsor a presentation, "Saving Childhood," from 3 to 5 p.m. Sun., April 1 in Alton Hall at the church, 1049 Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. More...

St. Pat's Episcopal invites community to celebrate at Holy Week services

St. Patrick's Episcopal Church presents the following special services for Holy Week. The public is invited, and there is no charge or obligation to attend. Maundy Thursday service from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. More...

Letters

Drivers: slow down

I know the widening of the 23 Freeway is necessary to reduce our traffic congestion. More...

Shoot the messenger for printing bad letters

Two letters written by advocates of creationism appeared in the March 15 Thousand Oaks Acorn . It was obvious to me that neither writer has any understanding of the "theory" of evolution, but they certainly aren't lacking in faith. More...

Bad taste is in eye of beholder

I'm not surprised that some folks in our community are offended by the name Bad Ass Coffee Company. More...

Real Estate

5-Bedroom Home In Oak Park

This 5-bedroom, 3-bath one-story Oak Park home has an interlocking brick entry and rock gardens. The home has been maintained with a neutral decor, granite kitchen counters, newer cabinetry and appliances. More...

James Collins

James Collins of Kiefer and Partners Real Estate Company has completed the Realtor e-PRO course to become one of a few real estate professionals to earn the certification offered through the National Association of Realtors. More...

Bruce Kurnik

Syd Leibovitch, president of Rodeo Realty, and Lu Duffy, branch manager, welcomed Bruce Kurnik to the Westlake Village branch. More...