April 19, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Stadium seating cineplex coming to The Oaks

Marilyn Monroe's hand and footprints won't be embedded in the cement out front, but neither will Joe Bob's big head block the view of the movie screen. More...

Getting ready for 'oohs and ahhs'

GARDEN TENDERS--Westlake Village residents Irwin and Pat Cohen have prepared their garden home for the 34th annual Westlake Garden Club Tour on Sun., April 29. Tickets at $15 (advance purchase) are available at Armstrong Garden Center, 147 W. More...

Health & Wellness

Food banks and other agencies to benefit from church's generosity

Project Response, an outreach ministry at St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church in Westlake Village, recently stocked the shelves and coffers of 22 local charities. On Feb. More...

Helping to ensure a healthy pregnancy

By following some simple advice, pregnant women and those who want to become pregnant can increase their chances for having healthy children. More...

Select best type of pain meds for children

Selecting a pain medicine for children can sometimes be confusing. The results of a new study may help make navigating this task easier. More...

Calendar

THURS., APRIL 19 Bonsai Beauties Conejo Valley Bonsai Society meets 7:30 p.m., community room, Commercial Capital Bank, 973 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. Bring tree to work on, get advice from resident pros or watch. 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 e-mail address: steve@theacorn.com. More...

Practice SAT at local high schools

Full-length practice SATs will be offered to high school sophomores and juniors from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., April 21 at Agoura and Thousand Oaks high schools. The cost is $20, which benefits each school's parent/faculty group. More...

La Reina takes mock trial win

The La Reina High School mock trial team took their case all over the state, first winning the Ventura County championship March 1 and then moving on to take third in Oakland at the California State Mock Trial competition. More...

Business

Community West Bank teaches financial ABCs

Tricia Ahern and Rick Ramirez of Community West Bank will lead a group of fourthgrade students at Sheridan Elementary School in Ventura in an interactive presentation encouraging them to save money. More...

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Pets

FUN FROLIC- Akira, a 5-year-old female German shepherd/husky mix, can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. To take Akira home, ask about identification No. A3653625. More...

Faith

Presbyterians celebrate the beauty of the Earth

Children and adults at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Westlake Village are participating in a number of stewardship activities in April to care for and preserve the Earth. More...

Conference focuses on overlap of psychotherapy and religious faith

California Lutheran University will host a conference designed for pastors and therapists on Fri. and Sat., April 27 and 28. The keynote speakers will be Dr. More...

Lutherans offer intro to Christianity

Ascension Lutheran Church will begin the Alpha Course for adults from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wed., April 25 at the church, 1600 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. More...

Letters

Home schooling a positive alternative for kids and parents

I've watched the Principal Darlene Hale story unfold with interest. More...

A charter school might raise the bar in CVUSD

Once again, union-sponsored school board members have ignored parent requests and instead chosen to cancel Principal Darlene Hale's contract. Given the academic strength exhibited by Wildwood students under Ms. More...

Dissatisfied with school district decisions

In the misery likes company department, I was so pleased to read Mr. Kessler's letter ("Not pleased with existing school standards in CVUSD," Thousand Oaks Acorn, April 5). More...

Real Estate

Expansive Shadow Oaks Home On A Large Lot

This 3,107-square-foot home on a large lot (8,712 square feet) in Shadow Oaks has 5 bedrooms and 3 baths. One of the bedrooms is downstairs and is currently being used as a me dia room. A large entry leads into an open foyer. More...

Pat Miller

Top listing agent honors for January 2007 went to Pat Miller at Prudential California Realty's Thousand Oaks Regional office. Miller has been a local broker since 1972 and is a graduate of Realtors Institute GRI. More...

Experienced Realtor Joins Coldwell Banker Calabasas Office

Brian Greene has joined Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Calabasas as a realtor associate. More...

Horseman closes the Two Winds gate one last time

Alvin "Bully" Caddin closed the gate on his dream for the last time and drove away from what was once Two Winds Equestrian Ranch in Newbury Park. More...

NBC's Russert a reflection of civility and accountability

Much has been said by analysts of the television industry that the golden era of the news journalist--the years that produced Edward R. Murrow, Walter Cronkite and David Brinkley--is gone forever. More...

Community

Children should be taught how to deal with or avoid strangers

Take time to go over the following safety tips with children: +Explain who is a stranger. Parents and guardians should explain that strangers come in many shapes and sizes. They can wear nice clothes, different clothes or even a uniform. More...

Bring batteries to Earth Day

The city of Thousand Oaks will collect dry cell household batteries at the Public Works booth during the Arbor/Earth Day celebration from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., April 21 at Conejo Creek Park North, 1379 E. More...

For the record

A letter to the editor that was referred to in last week's editorial about the 23 Freeway widening project and the adjacent sound walls was accidentally not printed. It's in today's letters on page 8 and is headlined "Sound wall lament. More...

Dining & Entertainment

"Perfect Stranger"

Every so often a thriller filled with twists and turns just simply veers off the road and plunges into the abyss. More...

CLU presents Brecht-Weill musical at Civic Arts Plaza

California Lutheran University's Theatre Arts and Music Departments will present Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill's "The Threepenny Opera" at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. Performances will be 7:30 p.m. Fri. More...

CVD offers chili samples

The Conejo Valley Days 32nd annual Chili Cook-off, sponsored by Rotary Club of Thousand Oaks, will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun., April 29 at Conejo Creek Park in Thousand Oaks, east of the 23 Free way at the Janss Road exit. More...

Sports

Former Westlake player coping with tragedy as a member of Virginia Tech's softball team

Savre was off campus at the time of shootings

On Monday the worst shooting in U.S. history took place on the campus of Virginia Tech University when 23-year-old Cho Seung-Hui killed 32 people and injured 21 others before taking his own life. More...

Lancers blow past Newbury Park

BILL SPARKES/Acorn Newspapers TOUGH DAY- Fletcher Munksgard, above, of Newbury Park hits a serve during Tuesday's match at home against Thousand Oaks. Despite Munksgard's best effort, the Lancers easily defeated the Panthers 15-3. More...

Powerful pitching staff puts OCHS softball team atop TVL standings

Tuesday's victory over Oak Park puts Lions alone in first place

Oaks Christian now controls its own destiny in the race for a TriValley League softball championship. The Lions took sole possession of first place in the TVL with a 1-0 victory over Oak Park at home Tuesday night. More...

Police

Newbury Park Someone entered a home in the 600 block of Avenida de La Plata with the intent to commit burglary between 3:05 and 3:15 a.m. April 11. Vandalism occurred on April 9 or 10 in the 900 block of Estates Drive. More...

Family

Clowning around at the mall

BALLOON PUPPY- Dennis Van Vuren of Crazy California Clowns hands a black balloon dog to Rosaria Velasco, 4, of Thousand Oaks at last Saturday's Janss Marketplace Spring Event. More...

Workshop offers information to home buyers

The Area Housing Authority is sponsoring a free Home Buying School workshop, "Why it still makes sense to buy vs. rent," from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Grant Brimhall/Thousand Oaks Li brary, 1401 E. Janss Road. More...

Teens, credit: what not to do

At 18, American teens can assume control of their legal and financial futures. More...

Editorials

Spring is no reason to jump with joy

If you talk to some people, they'll tell you spring is the best time of year. It's understandable, of course, if you're visiting with folks who don't live in paradise, mainly those unlucky people who live back East. More...

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