May 24, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Former U.S. ambassador goes on attack

"The British government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa." After the fallout from those 16 words spoken by President George W. Bush at his State of the Union Address on Jan. More...

Health & Wellness

Restless legs syndrome a common neurological condition

Actors and longtime Hollywood couple Corbin Bernsen and Amanda Pays are joining forces on an educational program to raise awareness of restless legs syndrome, a common yet misunderstood condition with which they've both been diagnose More...

Social Securitrights will be info topic for lupus group

The Conejo Valley Lupus Support Group will present "Social Security Rights and Lupus" during its meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tues., June 5 at 1 Baxter Way, Westlake Village. Presenter James P. More...

Post-polio organization plans lunch

The annual June luncheon of the Post-polio Support Group will be at 12:30 p.m. Sat., June 2 at Du-Par's Restaurant, 75 W. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. More...

Calendar

THURS., MAY 24

Old Garden Roses Ventura County Rose Society meets 7 p.m., Cowan Conference Center, 550 Airport Way, Camarillo. Questions answered by consulting rosarians. Attendees may bring roses to display. 7:30 p.m. More...

Schools

Teen center to throw party for sixth-graders

Local sixthgraders are invited to a free sixthgrade celebration from 7 to 10 p.m. Sat., June 9 at the Thousand Oaks Teen Center, 1375 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. 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 email address: steve@theacorn.com. More...

Area students are recognized

Wade A. Van Cleave oThousand Oaks received dean'list honors from DePaul University for the 2007 spring termVan Cleave's major is minopsychology. To make the dean'list, students must maintain grade point average of 3.5 obetter. More...

Business

Local manager takes trip to Asia

Imagine a piece of jewelry so intricately and carefully made that a company would take its retail employees halfway around the world just so they could watch skilled artisans assemble it. More...

Police

Newbury Park

A male, 22, was arrested for allegedly being under the influence of a controlled substance at 5 p.m. May 10 in the 3300 block of Michael Drive. A disturbance at a liquor store in the 3000 block of Lisa Court led to the arrest at 5:24 a.m. More...

Faith

"Just as your car runs more smoothly and requires less energy to go faster and farther when the wheels are in perfect alignmentyou perform better when your thoughts, feelings, emotions, goals and values are in balance. More...

Choirs sing 'Mass of the Children' at Agoura High

The Footprints Choir from the United Methodist Church of Westlake Village will sing with the Agoura High School Choir and Orchestra in the school's Spring Finale Concert at 7 p.m. More...

La Reina High honors students

BRIGHT FUTURES- La Reina High School celebrated its 25th annual Evening of Excellence at the Los Robles Banquet Center last Wednesday, acknowledging the efforts of outstanding students. More...

Editorials

Become active- for a change

If you have a problem with City Hall and you want to change something, make a difference and have your voice heard, you need to make the effort. More...

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Real Estate

5-Bedroom Home In Oak Park

This Oak Park home has 5 bedrooms and 3 baths in a one-story model. The home has an elevated presence with an interlocking brick entry and rock gardens. More...

Shirley Richards

Working as an individual, broker associate Shirley Richards is the top sales associate for her Coldwell Banker office for 2006 closed sales. More...

Vintage at Hidden Park Along The Mulholland Highway Corridor Is Offering Ten Estate Homes

Vintage at Hidden Park along the Mulholland Highway corridor in Agoura offers 10 estate homes. There are one- and two-story plans, 4/5 bedrooms, on large 1- to 3-acre lots. More...

Closed hearing ends with closure of Silas Ave.

Neighborhood traffic safety advantages cited

With Mayor Andy Fox and Councilmember Claudia Bill-de la Pe More...

Robot mailbox unveiled in Thousand Oaks

At a post office not so far, far away stands an adorable mailbox that looks like a favorite "Star Wars" character. Unwavering, like a little soldier, the R2-D2 mailbox waits to be useful. More...

Community

Holiday trash schedule

In observance of the Memorial Day holiday, Newbury Disposal will collect trash, recycling and yard waste in Newbury Park and Thousand Oaks one day later than usual during the week of May 28-June 1. More...

Elks exalt efforts of youth

IN APPRECIATION OF AREA YOUTH- Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge No. 2477 paid homage Fri., May 11 to area youth by recognizing their accomplishments. The first week in May is designated as "Elks Youth Appreciation Week" nationally. More...

CV Days a big success

The 2007 Conejo Valley Days five-day festival and carnival drew the largest crowds since organizers began counting, said Jean Duffy, 2007 CVD general chair. More...

Dining & Entertainment

What's new on DVD this month

Film and television author Randy Williams reviews the lat est movies, television shows, documentaries and music pro grams now available for purchase online or at your retail store. More...

Auditions being held for Queen rock musical

The Young Artists Ensemble will hold auditions for the amateur production of the rock musical "We Will Rock You" Sat. and Sun., June 2 and 3 at Hillcrest Center For The Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. More...

All-American concert set for Memorial Day

The AllAmerican Boys Chorus will perform in a free concerat 5 p.m. Memorial Day, Mon.May 28, at Conejo Community Park, Dover and Hendrix avenues in Thousand Oaks. Wesley Martin is the chorus director. More...

Sports

TOHS powers its way into quarterfinals

Baseball team scores 17 runs in first two rounds of playoffs

Now that's an entrance. The Thousand Oaks High baseball team began the postseason with a bang last Friday, blanking Long Beach Poly 11-0 in the opening round of the CIF-Southern Section Division I playoffs. More...

Primm goes the distance - twice

Westlake runner one of many top CIF performers

The CIFSouthern Section Divisional Finals took place last weekend in Norwalk and many athletes from the area posted top times. More...

Mixed signal leads to season-ending loss for Newbury Park

Despite early playoff exit, Panther players say it was a successful year

Although Andrew Lambo was brilliant in his last game as a Panther, Newbury Park High couldn't squeeze by Hart of Newhall in the opening round of the CIFSouthern Section Division I baseball playoffs. More...

Family

Local students win National Merit Scholarships

The names of some of the high school seniors who've won National Merit $2,500 Scholarships were announced by officials of National Merit Scholarship Corporation. More...

Young artists receive awards and display their works

Chloe Weiller of Thousand Oaks High School won a fourthplace prize of $100 in the 2007 Tamima Al-Awar Memorial Scholarship Program sponsored by Focus on the Masters and the Ventura County Arts Council. Erica M. More...

Party in the park

PAINTING THE TOWN- Agoura Hills resident Savannah Sharp, 3, watches Aspen Elementary School kindergarten student James Lilley, 5, paint a cardboard city "Box Town" during the "Stand for Children Day" Party in the Park at Conejo Creek Park North in Th More...

Letters

Concerned about trees

The rape and destruction of trees is all too common in Thousand Oaks. The example of overzealous and irresponsible pruning reported in the May 10 Thousand Oaks Acorn is but one example. More...

Keep Silas Road open

Pertaining to the Silas Road closure, it seems as though everyone is concerned about fairness to the developer ("Delaying the developer should have consequences," May 3 Thousand Oaks Acorn ). More...

Make all Triunfo seats elected

Why should the rate payers of Triunfo Sanitation District have three appointed board members and only two directly elected ones? More...