April 26, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Tell us why your mom is special

Mother's Day is Sun., May 13 and the Thousand Oaks Acorn wants your mom to get the recognition she deserves. In 100 words or less, please write and tell us why your mother is special. More...

Health & Wellness

'Stress,' a misnomer

The medical disorder we call "stress" was first identified in 1938 by Dr. Hans Seyle. Since 1938, we have cured tuberculosis, polio and made progress with every single cancer. More...

Financial planning for cancer patients will be discussed

Wellness Community Valley/ Ventura is offering a free financial management seminar for people living with cancer from 7 to 9 p.m. More...

How to maintain 'happy feet'

The human foot is a marvel of biomechanical engineering that most people take for granted until the system breaks down. The average person will walk the equivalent of twice around the world in a lifetime. More...

Calendar

THURS., APRIL 26 Global Food Security Ventura County League of Women Voters meets 9:30 a.m., conference room, Camarillo Police Department, 3701 Las Posas Road. More...

Schools

Local colleges react to tragic shootings at Virginia Tech

As college faculty members and students everywhere struggled to comprehend last week's tragic shootings at Virginia Tech, authorities at California State University at Channel Islands dealt with an April 19 Internet incident that hinted More...

Honored by AAUW

TOHS WINS KNOWLEDGE BOWL- Students from Thousand Oaks High School show their trophies and smiles after winning the Knowledge Bowl. The event was sponsored by the American Association of University Women (AAUW). More...

Learning firsthand

THE ONLY WAY TO DRAW- Alex Hillman, 12, of Thousand Oaks paints by using his mouth during an exercise at Redwood Middle School. More...

Business

Community West Bank gives away iPod package

Community West Bank announced that Declan Kavanagh of Sherman Oaks has won a new 60Gb Video iPod, Bose SoundDock music system, RoadTrip transmitter/charger and three $50 iTunes gift cards, a total $1,000 value. More...

DataPreserve comes to the Conejo

DataPreserve Inc., an Arizonabased company that offers automatic data backup solutions for small and mediumsized businesses, announced its newest California franchise serving the Conejo Valley area, including Camarillo, Calabasas, Ne More...

EYE ON LOCAL AREA STOCKS

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Faith

YMCA hosts Day of Prayer breakfast

The Southeast Ventura County YMCA will host its seventh annual prayer breakfast on the National Day of Prayer from 6:50 to 8:30 a.m. Thurs., May 3 at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza, 880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. More...

New credit card to allocate percentage to church charity

The Society for the Propagation of the Faith, a Pontifical Mission Society, announced the availability of the World Missions Visa Card. More...

Anonymous donor gives $725,000 to St. Max to reduce construction debt

A local resident gave $725,000 to St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church in Westlake Village to pay off a large portion of the congregation's construction debt, announced the Rev. More...

Letters

Worse news: The sound walls aren't working

I couldn't find the letter about the wouldbe poet waxing poetically about the sound walls (April 12, T.O. More...

Fast food drive-thru signs a disgrace in T.O.

It was a surprise to see the photograph of the McDonald's in the April 12 Thousand Oaks Acorn since the big "beef up" signs that are on top of the menu boards were nixed by the planning commission last year. More...

Angry about malicious mischief in Newbury Park

My condolences to the Ratafia family. I'm so sorry that you've been treated so badly. I have lived in Newbury Park since 1967 and have always been proud of our neighborhood. More...

Vacation Photos

Take Your Thousand Oaks Acorn on Vacation

BETWEEN GAMES- Patrick Aldrich of Thousand Oaks and friend Mike Reuter from Minnesota take time for sightseeing during a break in competition at the Winter Olympics in Torino, Italy. More...

Group will oppose Home Depot in T.O.

A group of residents unwilling to have their quality of life compromised so Home Depot can build another warehouse store in Thousand Oaks got together last Friday night. More...

Hearing on water rate increases attracts just a trickle of attention

Only six residents showed up to hear about the rate increases proposed by California American Water, the city's water company. The Thousand Oaks Library community room was prepared with seating for 85 last Thursday. More...

Community

Working as a team

'EGGCELLENT' BALANCE- Lang Ranch Elementary School fourth-grader Tanner Glantz, 10, aboard quarter horse Bailey, holds reins while balancing an egg on a spoon. He was racing for the finish line at Saturday's Equestrian Trails Inc. More...

County agency seeks advisory members

The Ventura County Area Agency on Aging is seeking applications from individuals interested in serving on its advisory council. The purpose of the council is to guide the direction of senior services and programs in the county. More...

For the record

Former city attorney Mark Sellers wrote a letter in last week's edition about Home Depot's proposal for the former Kmart site in T.O. Sellers, it should be noted, is representing Do-it Center. More...

Dining & Entertainment

Play review

The devil lives on 'Angel Street'

The Manninghams, Bella and Jack, are poster children for dysfunctional marriage in Conejo Players' thriller "Angel Street." This middleclass couple resides on Angel Street in Pimlico, a residential district of central London, in 1880. More...

Writers group seeks members

A small, supportive creative writing group is seeking established writers with publishing credits. More...

Art winners celebrated at ceremony

The Ventura County Arts Council celebrated artists and their supporters at the recent second annual Arts Stars Awards and luncheon at the Courtyard by Marriott in Oxnard. More...

Sports

Giles' status at Thousand Oaks in doubt

Aquatics coach looking for teaching job within district

When the Thousand Oaks High water polo and swim teams take to the pool next season, there's a chance head coach Mike Giles won't be joining them. More...

Blanchard sisters a force for La Reina

Duo preps for Friday's Ventura County Championships

It seems as if the only thing better than having one member of the Blanchard family run for La Reina High is having two family members run. More...

WHS having a tough time scoring runs

Like most baseball teams in the Marmonte League, Westlake High is loaded with great pitching. Unfortunately for the Warriors, they are struggling at the plate. More...

Pets

SWEET- Harley, an 8-year-old male gray tiger and black domestic shorthair can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road, just west of Kanan Road. To take Harley home, ask about identification No. A3651520. More...

Police

Newbury Park An unlocked vehicle was ransacked the evening of April 19 in the 500 block of Sierra Heights Court. A window was shattered and items were stolen from a vehicle the night of April 18 in the 200 block of Heavenly Valley Road. More...

Family

Sign up for Nature Camp

Registration is open for the 2007 summer sessions of Discovery Nature Camp presented by Mountains Restoration Trust. More...

The fine art of baseball explained

IT'S ABOUT THE KIDS- Manager Mike Scioscia of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim addresses a large group of parents and children. More...

Editorials

Traffic tickets are everybody's business

If you've ever gotten a traffic ticket, please raise your hand. We thought so. Almost everyone has been pulled over at least once. More...

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Real Estate

Beautiful Amenities Inside And Out

This twostory, 5bedroom, 8-bathroom home in a gated community has a circular brick driveway and is landscaped with greenery, spring flowers, cobblestone and quartz fountains. More...

Laurie Allen

Real estate agent Laurie Allen of Rodeo Realty was awarded the Seniors Real Estate Specialist professional designation. More...

The Winner!

Bonnie and Hilda of Troop Real Estate Westlake Village office are seen here with Milt Fish of Agoura Hills who was the winner of their spring giveaway- a 20-inch LCD flat-screen TV. Their summer giveaway is coming up soon. More...