June 7, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

City forced to dip into reserve funds to make ends meet

Mayor Andy Fox sounded an alarm during the budget study session for the city's next two fiscal years beginning July 1. "Revenues and expenditures have come to a collision point," Fox said. More...

Health & Wellness

New treatment for cancer pain

The recent announcement by Elizabeth Edwards, the wife of Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards, that her breast cancer has recurred and spread to her bones, is not something that any cancer survivor or caregiver ever wants to hear. More...

Slim down for summer swimsuits

Getting into a favorite swimsuit may now be a bit easier, thanks to Harley Pasternak, diet and fitness expert and author of the book "The 5 Factor Diet." Here are his five tips for safely losing weight. More...

Chronic pain doesn't keep workers from their jobs

Persistent chronic pain among full-time U.S. workers has risen dramatically in the past 10 years, with workers in chronic pain choosing to go to their jobs rather than call in sick. More...

Calendar

THURS., JUNE 7

Year-End Performance Newbury Park High School Choral Music Department hosts annual yearend concert, 7 p.m. today and tomorrow, campus Performing Arts Center, 456 Reino Road. Classic, contemporary music, choral work, solos. More...

Schools

New club launched at Westlake High

HELPING OTHERS- Carol Yu shows her gavel technique to Sergio Sepe. Carol is charter president of the newly launched Westlake High School Key Club, and Sepe is president of its sponsor, the Thousand Oaks Kiwanis Club. More...

Highschool Highlights

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...

Rotary Club presents awards to youth

The Rotary Club of Thousand Oaks, in its Youth Citizenship Awards program, honored 25 youngsters who attend elementary and middle schools in Conejo Valley Unified School District. More...

Police

Newbury Park

Unspecified acts of vandalism occurred between 7:50 a.m. and 1:35 p.m. May 9 in the 400 block of Reino Road. A bedroom in the 600 block oPaseo Esmeralda was burglarized on May 19 or 20. More...

Thousand Oaks

Following a sting operation in Thousand Oaks and other Ventura County communities, detectives arrested a male, 51, and a female, 43, both from Los Angeles, near 7th Street and Town Avenue in L.A. More...

Westlake/T.O.

A serial bank robber known to have been involved in six other incidents in the L.A. Basin hit a bank in the 900 block of S. Westlake Boulevard at 1:17 p.m. May 30. More...

Family

Improving our community

TEAMWORK- Camarillo resident Jeff Rapp and Acacia Elementary School fifth-grader Cassandra Canzano, 11, work together to clean a dwelling in the Crestview Trailer Park in Thousand Oaks. More...

Letters

Gives thumbs down to Home Depot

Do we really need another Home Depot in Thousand Oaks to fill the vacant Kmart building on Hampshire Road? Don't we already have a Home Depot in Thousand Oaks just a few miles away? More...

Home Depot not a good fit in Westlake Village

The Westlake Village where Home Depot's Rick Greene points out that Kmart was developed 35 years ago as a major retail operation is not the same Westlake Village in 2007. More...

Westlake doesn't need another home improvement store

What makes Westlake Village different from many other areas is the absence of megastores. More...

ArtWalk 2007 another success in T.O.

FLUTTER ART- Julianne Lence of Thousand Oaks displays her butterfly fine art during the city's ArtWalk on Sunday. More...

School board censures Dunn

In a special June 5 board meeting, Conejo Valley Unified School District board members voted to censure their colleague Michael Dunn for his series of contacts with a candidate for the assistant superintendent position to be vacated by R More...

Greater police presence at public schools to replace DARE program

If the proposed city budget is passed, the two current Drug Awareness Resistance Education (DARE) officers would be among the three new school resource officers to be added full time at the Conejo Valley Unified School District high schools a More...

Community

Thieves clean out laundry rooms

Thieves capable of heavy lifting and probably equipped with a truck or van took six coinoperated washing machines and a dryer last month from various locations in Newbury Park and Thousand Oaks. More...

Concert flutist and students to perform

"Flute Magic," a free concert with concert flutist Toby CaplanStonefield and her students, will be from 2 to 5 p.mSun., June 10 at Westlake High School's campus theater, 100 N. Lakeview Canyon Road. More...

Man loses his pants and identity while working out

A man stole another man's pants and everything in the pockets before going on a crime spree at a dozen or more businesses near Thousand Oaks Boulevard. More...

Dining & Entertainment

"Waitress"

Jenna's married to Earl, her once-upon-a-time sweetheart who's turned mean and surly. Earl treats Jenna like a cheap lawn chair and expects her unwavering adoration in return. More...

Another wipeout

IN FOR A ROUGH LANDING- Skateboard tricks aren't always easy, as Austin Gassert, 12, of Thousand Oaks finds out during a competition at Borchard Community Park. Last Saturday's event was sponsored by the Conejo Recreation and Park District. More...

Newbury Park High presents year-end concert

The Newbury Park High School choral music department will present its year-end concert at 7 p.m. today and tomorrow, Thurs. and Fri., June 7 and 8, at the school's performing arts center, 456 Reino Road, Newbury Park. More...

Sports

Lambo embraces MLB draft

The future has arrived for Newbury Park High senior Andrew Lambo. After two fabulous seasons with the NPHS baseball team- and equipped with a resume that includes a pair of Ventura County Player of the Year awards, More...

Performance Zone offers means to increase physical fitness

The Performance Zone, a Westlake Village performance training center for ages 7 and up, has fine-tuned a concept that has become notably popular across the country. In fact, its success has allowed the business to expand. More...

Marmonte League produces three state champs

Three area athletes won individual titles during last weekend's CIF State Track and Field Championships at Sacramento City College. Cory Primm of Westlake High defended his 800 meter state championship in convincing fashion. More...

Faith

Finding time for spirituality in a hectic life

We live in a complex world. Technology improves daily, and with it the pace of everyday life increases. More...

Church vocations explored at CLU

The 16th annual Invitation to Service will be from Thurs., Aug. 2 to Sat., Aug. 4 at California Lutheran University, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

Maayan Dilts called to the Torah

Maayan Dilts was called to the Torah as a bat mitzvah on May 5 at Temple Etz Chaim in Thousand Oaks. She's a seventh-grader at Los Cerritos Middle School and the daughter of Natalie and Eric Dilts of Thousand Oaks. More...

Editorials

Thanks, T.O., for preserving DARE for as long as you did

To its credit, the city of Thousand Oaks underwrote the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) program after Ventura County scrapped DARE in a cost-cutting spree several years ago. More...

Political Cartoon

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Real Estate

Zoned For Two Horses And PlentOf Space To Build A Pool

Here is a single story property with more than 0.5 acre replete with an oversized, gated, paved side space currently used as an RV pad. More...

Built In 1996 And Has A Light And Open Floor Plan

This 5bedroom, 4bathroom Westlake Village home was built in 1996 and has a light and open floor plan. It has been upgraded with plantation shutters, carpeting and tile floors, custom lighting and ceiling fans. More...

Close To Warner Center

Only minutes away from Warner Center, this twostory home has an updated kitchen with Tuscan granite, custom maple cabinets, eat-in kitchen with adjacent family room with wet bar, large living/ dining rooms with gas fireplace, two private More...