May 10, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Middle school student on the mend after being hit by car

When a car driven by an 82-year-old woman struck 12-year-old Daniel Johnstun, he thought he was having a nightmare. "You know how sometimes you have a dream and you think you're going to die, but then you wake up? It was like that. More...

Health & Wellness

Easing the Pain

I became a nurse 31 years ago, because I had experienced very poor care in a hospital in New York City following abdominal surgery. More...

A Dramatic Moment

Ever since I began my nursing career in 1966, my passion has been caring for my patients. Being prepared, well trained, and on top of things has always been very important to me professionally. More...

Angels in the Night

For much of my nursing career, I have worked the night shift. And there have been many shifts that I will never forget! On one of those shifts, I was taking care of a man in his late 50's. More...

Calendar

THURS., MAY 10

Showcase Of Stars Chaparral Middle School hosts Showcase of the Stars, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., 280 Poindexter Ave., Moorpark. Teacher open house, art, music, poetry, theme-basket raffles, live auction, food. (805) 378-6302. More...

Sports

April slumpers become May thumpers

They started the season cold, but Oaks Christian's baseball team is getting hot at just the right time

The blueprint for success has already been established. In the past several years the Oaks Christian baseball team has started the season slowly before finishing strong and making ideep into the postseason. More...

Lions' golf team fends off WHS

Sometimes in golf, one shot does make all the difference. More...

Oaks Christian pools its energy at TVL championships

The Tri-Valley League Swimming Championships were held this past week, and Oaks Christian and La Reina high schools dominated the event. The Oaks Christian boys finished in first place with 442 points. More...

Business

BizKidz offers coaching

The BizKidz is a new service of working professionals who coach children and teens in acting, singing, musical theater, voiceover, oncamera commercials, TV, film and improvisation. More...

Faith

Feeling a fast passing breeze

NIGHT THRILLS- T.O. residents, from left, Theresa Feuling, 13, and her mom, Kathleen, enjoy the ride "Sizzler" during family night at Conejo Valley Days last Wednesday. More...

Church fundraiser

CHURCH EVENT- - Thousand Oaks resident Mary Lushina places a ticket in the brown bag raffle to win a session at Fire Your Imagination during a recent Calvary Church auction fundraiser. More...

"The wise man builds his house

on the solid rock of Truth and not on the shifting sands of instability. He measures causes by effects and estimates Reality by that which is real and enduring. More...

Letters

Conejo Valley Days terrific, especially the turnout and the parade

I appreciated your editorial in the May 3 edition encouraging residents to attend the Conejo Valley Days festivities. I wholeheartedly agree. I was one of the people who publicly encouraged the CVD parade to continue. More...

T.O. Elks come to the rescue

What do you do when the health department threatens to shut down the Rotarians' chili cook-off because of generator problems? You turn to a fellow service club, the Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge No. More...

Real Estate

Single-Story Home Zoned For Horses

This is a 4bedroom, 2bath, single story home with approximately 2,700 square feet. The property is in an exclusive area on 0.5 acre and zoned for horses. The home has a new roof, new windows and smooth ceilings. More...

Lisa Stanley

Top selling agent honors for January 2007 went to Lisa Stanley at Prudential California Realty's North Ranch/ Westlake Village office. More...

Breathe Easy: Healthy Home Living Advice

When it comes to the health and well-being of a home and its owners, windows and doors can play a major role. A home's environment is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. More...

Board of supervisors calls for term limits

Ventura County supervisors voted 4-0 to place a term limits measure on the November 2008 general election ballot. More...

Westlake Village man, 57, found dead at airport

The body of 57-year-old Westlake Village resident Robert Lee Scoville was discovered in Parking Structure 3 at Los Angeles International Airport with at least one gunshot wound to the upper torso. At around 2:45 a.m. More...

City, property manager deny overzealous pruning of pine trees

So far, no one is taking credit for having the large pine trees trimmed on Avenida de Los Arboles near Erbes Road. More...

Community

Nonprofit sports groups can apply for grants

Applications are being accepted from community nonprofit organizations for the city of Thousand Oaks Sports Facilities Endowment Fund grants. Deadline to apply is Fri., June 29. More...

Elevator at county center refuses to work

A malfunctioning elevator at the Ventura County Government Center means visitors will have to climb the stairs to visit inmates at the pre-trial detention facility. More...

Blue, the pit bull with the checkered past, is put to sleep

Blue, the pit bull that recently went on two bloody attacks in Thousand Oaks, has been put to death. More...

Dining & Entertainment

Soroptimists to present Margarita Mixoff

Soroptimist International of the Conejo will present the sixth annual margarita mixoff from 6 to 8 p.m. Thurs., May 31 at Conejo Creek Park North, 1378 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks, behind the Grant Brimhall/Thousand Oaks Library. More...

Angels of the Alliance luncheon to be held

The Angels of the Alliance wilhold its eighth annual Angels Luncheon at 10 a.m. Wed., June 6 aSherwood Country Club, tennis lawn area, 329 W. Stafford RoadThousand Oaks. More...

Sure beats freeway gridlock

TRAINING FOR RUSH HOUR- Madison Hunter, 8, of Thousand Oaks takes a bumper car for a spin on Saturday afternoon at Conejo Valley Days. More...

Schools

Two CLU professors retiring this month

Two professors at California Lutheran University will retire this month at the end of the semester. Julia Sieger, of the School of Education, and Mel Haberman, of the English department, will become emeriti faculty members. 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. More...

A very tough year

Another college admissions cycle, another round of scary statistics. Stanford could have filled their freshman class four times over with students who have a grade point average of 4.0 or higher. More...

Police

Newbury Park

An underage male was arrested for possession of alcohol while riding in a vehicle at 10:16 p.m. May 1 on Regal Oak Court. A male, 49, was arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance at 9:14 p.m. More...

Family

T.O. Acorn celebrates Conejo Valley Days

ALL SMILES- A float representing the Thousand Oaks Acorn carries Lisa and Jim Rule, owners of the Acorn Newspapers. The Conejo Valley Days Parade on Saturday featured more than 80 participating groups and organizations on a picture-perfect day. More...

Residents can adopt an oak in T.O.

The city of Thousand Oaks is sponsoring an Adopt an Oak program and offers three varieties: the valley oak, the coast live oak and the scrub oak. More...

Strawberry Festival entertainers, free shuttle announced

The entertainment is set for the 24th annual California Strawberry Festival which takes place from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sat. and Sun., May 19 and 20 at Strawberry Meadows of College Park, 3250 S. Rose Ave., Oxnard. More...

Columns

Mother's Day memories

"What do you want for Mother's Day?" I asked my wife earlier this week. "I don't need anything," she said. "Do you want to do something for Mother's Day?" I asked. More...

Editorials

Term limits put power in the hands of bureaucrats

What is it about term limits that excites us? Why do we need term limits? No matter who's serving in office, voters can boot him out whenever he faces reelection. More...

Political Cartoon

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