June 28, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Timeline set for deciding the schools that may be closed

With rumors circulating about school closures in the coming years, the Conejo Valley Unified School District staff has outlined possibilities in response to declining enrollment. More...

T.O. Acorn has early deadlines

Independence Day, Wed., July 4, creates early deadlines for next week's edition. Letters to the editor and press releases for the July 5 issue must be received by 11 a.m. today, June 28. Real estate ads must also be reserved today at 11. More...

Health & Wellness

What to look for in joining a gym

Choosing the right health club isn't always simple, especially with high pressure sales offers and confusing ads. The experts at the Better Business Bureau offer these tips: +Determine your goals. More...

Varicose veins can be diminished

Are those unsightly bluish, ropelike veins on your legs getting you down? Do varicose veins run in your family? More...

Health pros to meet in Agoura Hills

The Conejo Valley Mental Health Professionals Association meet from noon to 1 p.m. the first Friday of each month at the offices of Teen Scene Outpatient Program, 30343 Canwood St., Ste. 208A, Agoura Hills. More...

Calendar

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THURS., JUNE 28 Organic Roses Ventura County Rose Society meets Cowan Conference Center, 550 Airport Way, Camarillo. 7 p.m. Q&A by consulting rosarians, rose show (bring roses to display). 7:30 p.m. More...

Schools

Casa Pacifica gets a new library

During a recent history lesson on American heroes, teachers at Lang Ranch Elementary in Thousand Oaks wanted to impart more than textbook knowledge to their 140 second-graders. They wanted the students to learn by doing. More...

USAF Band to perform here

PATRIOTIC CONCERT- The United States Air Force Band of the Golden West will present music celebrating the 60th anniversary of the U.S. Air Force. The free concert is set for 6:30 to 8 p.m. More...

Local students receive scholarships from cable companies

The Southern California Cable and Telecommunications Association Charitable Foundation has awarded $1,000 college scholarships each to three local students. More...

Pets

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JANN HENDRY/Acorn Newspapers FANTASTIC FELINE- Coal, a 5-year-old female domestic shorthair, needs a home. Coal can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. To take Coal home, ask about identification No. A3676951. More...

Rotarian wins special award

The Rotary Club of Thousand Oaks has named John Rutherford, recently retired chief executive officer of the Southeast Ventura County YMCA, as the recipient of the club's 22nd annual Wilfred A. More...

Fear Lab opens

The California Science Center will present "Goose Bumps! The Science of Fear" from Wed., July 4 to Mon., Dec. 31 at 700 State Drive, Los Angeles. For more information, please call (323) 724-3623 or visit www.californiasciencecenter.org. More...

Family

Staying cool while having a ball

BILL SPARKES/Acorn Newspapers FUN IN THE SUN- Monty Miravet, 8, left, of Newbury Park watches her twin sister, Mackie, get a soaking from Ciara McDaniel, 14, center, of Thousand Oaks. More...

'Guys and Dolls Jr.' acting out

Kids ActingOut West Summer Theater Camp 2007 will present "Guys and Dolls Jr." at 2 p.m. Fri., July 13 at the Adventist Academy, 180 Academy Drive, Newbury Park. Tickets are $6. More...

Auditions at Conejo Players

Conejo Players Theatre will hold auditions for "Once on This Island Jr." from 5 to 9 p.m. Sun. July 8 through Tues., July 10 at 351 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. If necessary, callbacks will be Wed., July 11. More...

Columns

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Deciphering botanical guides Walking through the chaparral, I am enticed by the deep redpurple berries of the golden currant. I eat a few for a juicy snack, pleased to add another species to my list of edible plants. More...

Editorials

When it comes to your dog, are you a good neighbor?

Staff writer Nancy Needham has another story in today's edition on page 10 about a dog attacking another dog. More...

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Summertime compassion

IRIS SMOOT/Acorn Newspapers GARDEN GUESTS- Guests at the 2007 LoVEFest relax at Gardens of the World in Thousand Oaks on Sunday during an annual fundraiser for Lily of the Valley AIDS Foundation Inc. More...

Book readers to get on the same page

For those wondering what book to read this summer, the city of Thousand Oaks community reading program, Thousand Oaks Reads, has a recommendation. More...

Feedback sought on Rancho Potrero

Conejo Recreation and Park District is looking for suggestions from residents on how they think 326 acres of difficult-to-access open space in Newbury Park could best serve those who love outdoor activities and nature. More...

Community

Garbage collection revised for some next week

In observance of Independence Day, employees of Newbury Disposal will be taking the day off on Wed., July 4. More...

Rattlesnakes out in full force

Buddha, a 9-year-old yellow Lab, was spending a Sunday doing what dogs do in sprawling backyards. More...

Acorn stands by its story

Last week's T.O. More...

Dining & Entertainment

"Evan Almighty"

Directed by: Tom Shadyac Starring: Steve Carell, Morgan Freeman, Lauren Graham, Wanda Sykes and John Goodman MPAA rating: PG (mostly, I believe, for bird poop) Running time: 90 minutes Best suited for: families (Frankly, even 6 and More...

Agoura Hills dance students head for New York City

Twenty-eight competitive dancers, ages 7 to 17, with the Agoura Hills Dance and Performing Arts Center have qualified to compete next month in the national championships of the New York City Dance Alliance. More...

Jazz concert features music of Mel Torme

New West Symphony will debut a jazz concert featuring James Torme performing newly orchestrated hits from his father, Mel Torme, at 8 p.m. Fri., July 6 at the Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. More...

Sports

Memories will last a lifetime for Cipriano, Anteater baseball team

Area trio helped UC Irvine become darlings of College World Series

From the banks of the Missouri River, separating Nebraska from Iowa, to the outskirts of Boys Town, located off a stretch of pavement known as Route 6, Omaha, Neb., quickly became the epicenter of Anteater Country. More...

T.O. Bulldogs pounce on trophy

DOG DAYS OF SUMMER- The Thousand Oaks Bulldogs, a U-12 travel baseball team, played in the Father's Day Classic at Big League Dreams Park in Riverside. Competing in the AAA division, the local ballplayers finished in second place. More...

Tri-Valley League honors spring standouts

The Tri-Valley League has announced its AllLeague selections for the spring sports season. More...

Police

Newbury Park

The following were arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs: A male, 44, at 2:40 p.m. June 15 in the 2000 block of Newbury Road; a male, 20, at 3:56 a.m. More...

Faith

Children's music events taking place at St. Pat's

St. Patrick's Episcopal Church will offer several music camps for children this summer. Reservations are requested by calling the church office between 9 a.m. and noon, Monday through Thursday, at (805) 495-6441. More...

Church message asks 'What Is an American?'

The Rev. Gary Alan Dickey's message will ask "What Is an American?" at the 8, 9 and 10:30 a.m. worship services Sun., July 1 at the United Methodist Church of Westlake Village, 1049 Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. More...

Westlake Lutheran to host 10:30 service in Oak Park

Westlake Lutheran Church will hold a worship service at 8:30 a.m. Sun., July 1 at 2630A Townsgate Road, Westlake Village. The 10:30 a.m. service will be at the Oak Canyon Community Park, 5600 Hollytree Drive, Oak Park. More...

Letters

Absolutely opposed to new plan for T.O. Boulevard

I own a business here in Thousand Oaks and have for 25 years. I've lived here for 35 years. I guess that makes me one of those people- "the certain element"- who need to be pushed aside so T.O. More...

Greater intensity a bad idea for the boulevard

I returned to Thousand Oaks 12 years ago to get away from the ugliness, chaos, overcrowding and general nastiness that ensues with overcrowding. More...

Values, beliefs and public schools are being threatened by a new menace

The acting Conejo Valley Unified school board president was acting no different than what she has done all her life, I'm sure ("Parents shocked by school board president's questions," June 14 Thousand Oaks Acorn ). More...

Real Estate

This Home Has A Security System, Central Vacuum And An Indoor Laundry Room

This former 5-bedroom model now has 4 bedrooms, with a sitting room off the master bedroom, and 3 bathrooms. The house is about 2,830 square feet with an open floor plan, hardwood floors, beige carpeting and custom window treatments. More...

Dan Bonfiglio

Broker/owner Bob Majorino and the management and staff of Prudential California Realty's Thousand Oaks Regional office have welcomed award-winning agent Dan Bonfiglio to their staff. More...

Erin Pohl and Bob Pearson

Erin Pohl and Bob Pearson, consistent top producing directors of estates with Coldwell Banker Previews International in its Westlake Village Regional office, were congratulated by Coldwell Banker manager Frances Lewis for posting in More...