May 3, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Tell us why your mother is the greatest

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

Staying in shape while helping her school

IN THE SACK- Westlake Elementary kindergartner Natalie Zavala, 6, competes in a sack race during the school's JogaThon and Field Day last Friday. The Parent Faculty Association collected a recommended donation of $175 per child. More...

Yoga and Zen Dog to be presented

Yoga and the Zen Dog will be presented from 4 to 5 p.m. Sun., May 6 at Bernice Bennett Park, 31800 Village Center Road, Westlake Village. More...

Post-polio support group meets in Simi

The Post-Polio support group will meet at 1:30 p.m. Sat., May 5 in the Fireside Room at the United Methodist Church, 2394 Erringer Road, Simi Valley. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call Pat Berry at (818) 879-8788. More...

Calendar

THURS., MAY 3 Scholarships Given Camarillo Women's Club meets 11 a.m., Sterling Hills Golf Club, 901 Sterling Hills Drive, Camarillo. Annual scholarships awarded to two Frontier High School students, officer elections. More...

Schools

History on horseback

Colina Old World Faire

TIME TRAVEL- A couple of knights in armor joust at Colina Middle School's Old World Faire. Don Tynon, left, from Pine Mountain Club and Brian Meredith from Baskin Ridge showed students the way things were in the Middle Ages. 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 this e-mail address: steve@theacorn.com. Newbury Park Panthers Mon. More...

Westlake High students launch discount program

Sidney Primas and Ali Athar, both 17, announced the introduction of the Deuces Wild Co. More...

Business

Godiva boutiques specialize in serving cancer survivors

Godiva's Secret Wigs and Godiva's After Dark, both owned by Rochelle Scott, are upscale boutiques where women, especially cancer patients and survivors, may feel comfortable in recreating their looks and romantic feelings after their fight More...

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ACE driving school opens

ACE Driving School has opened at 530 Moorpark Ave., Ste. 260, Moorpark. ACE offers behind-the-wheel training for teenagers and adults, from first-time drivers to senior citizens reviewing their licenses. More...

Faith

Local B'nai B'rith unit celebrates anniversary

Haverim B'nai B'rith of the Conejo Valley will celebrate its 25th anniversary this year and has planned three events to commemorate the occasion. More...

Supreme Court and the Jewish tradition

The Conejo Jewish Academy will offer a two-week course titled "Jewish Tradition and the Supreme Court" at 8 p.m. Wed., May 9 and 16 at 30345 Canwood St., Agoura Hills. There is a $10 course fee. More...

Letters

Would like a new Home Depot in Thousand Oaks

There have been several articles and letters in the past weeks regarding the Home Depot project on Hampshire Road, and Id like to express my strong support for the project. More...

Vacant Kmart an eyesore in T.O.

My office is directly adjacent to the property previously occupied by Kmart, just south of the 101 Freeway on Hampshire Road. I'd like to voice my strong support for the proposed Home Depot. More...

Home Depot would kill existing stores

It's quite apparent that the city of T.O. doesn't value the existence of the small businesses in our town. If they did, they wouldn't be considering Home Depot (without) a full environmental impact report. More...

23 Freeway sound walls become a showcase for graffiti

Graffiti vandals seem to think the new sound walls installed on the 23 Freeway are big blank canvases just begging to be filled. Their efforts to oblige are rewarded: Graffiti often remains on the sound walls for days. More...

'Ugly bus' saga continues on the streets of Newbury Park

According to the website www.snopes.com, it's not true that putting sugar in the gas tank will ruin the engine of a gasoline-powered vehicle. More...

Community

Preparations continue for GOP debate

MUSICAL CHAIRS--Wren Powell, a Thousand Oaks resident and assistant to former First Lady Nancy Reagan, reviews a seating chart in preparation for the Republican Party presidential candidates debate. More...

Disaster response team seeks new members

The Thousand Oaks Disaster Assistance Response Team is offering free disaster preparedness classes to residents of the Conejo Valley and surrounding areas who are interested in joining the team. Classes start at 6:30 p.m. More...

Sheriff's departments go after sex offenders

The Ventura County Sheriff's Department, in conjunction with the Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo county sheriff's departments, has created a tricounty task force focusing on registered sex offenders. More...

Dining & Entertainment

What's new this month on DVD

Film and television author Randy Williams reviews the latest movies, television shows, documen taries and music programs now available for purchase online or at your retail store. More...

School jazz ensembles highlight concert at Thousand Oaks High

Jazz fans wondering where the next generation of musicians is coming from, take heart: It's alive and well in the Conejo Valley Unified School District, as evidenced by last week's concert sponsored by the Thousand Oaks High School j More...

Mel Brooks' classic 'The Producers' staged in Thousand Oaks

One of the most successful Broadway musicals came to the Conejo Valley last month when "The Producers" completed a four-day run at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. More...

Sports

New 'Y' on track in Dos Vientos

'Y NOT JOIN THE 'Y?'- Dos Vientos YMCA membership and fitness director Natisse Gaida, left, shares information with Newbury Park resident Mary Watson. The facility's leaders hosted a recent membership drive. More...

League registration opens for adult coed volleyball

The Conejo Recreation and Park District sports office is accepting applications for the 2007 adult coed summer volleyball league. More...

Medals of honor

Locals star at Ventura County Track and Field Championships

Stars shined and records were shattered during last week's Ventura County Track and Field Championships at Moorpark High. Oak Park High got the action started on the track with a victory in the girls' 4x800 relay. More...

Pets

LOVEY- Bucky, a 9-year-old male Shih Tzu, was surrendered by his owner. Bucky can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road, just west of Kanan Road. To take Bucky home, ask for ID No. A3532916. More...

Police

Newbury Park A male, 28, was cited and released for possession of syringes on Newbury Road east of Ventu Park at 7:15 p.m. April 12. During a probation search at 3:31 p.m. More...

Family

Comedy opens at Westlake High

MOODY- - Sophie Cooper and Allan Steiner star in Westlake High School's presentation of Neil Simon's "Rumors." Performances are at 7 p.m. tonight, May 3, and May 4, 5, 10,11 and 12. There will be 2 p.m. matinees on May 5 and 12. More...

Editorials

Please attend the Conejo Valley Days Parade

Eat, drink and be merry because Conejo Valley Days is in full swing. The carnival started yesterday and will continue through Sunday at Conejo Creek Park North. Please also attend this year's Conejo Valley Days Parade. More...

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Real Estate

Located Just One Block From The Lake In Westlake Village

This renovated townhome is just one block from the lake in Westlake Village. The residence has 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, a two-car garage and nearly 2,000 square feet of living space. More...

Perry Abourisk

At Prudential California Realty's awards banquet last month, owner/ broker Bob Majorino addressed a ballroom filled with management, staff and agents, all of whom awaited a special an nouncement- the 2006 winner of the Award of Excell More...

Lisa Budnick

Chuck Leko and Michael Schaller, owners of Century 21 Adobe Realty in Newbury Park, acknowledged associates for outstanding production during the month of March. More...