August 2, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Likes his ice cream with condiments

'YUMMY'--Wildwood Elementary School first-grader Parker Anguiano, 6, enjoys the last spoonful of vanilla ice cream, topped with with Gummy Bears and M&Ms, at the Janss Marketplace. More...

Health & Wellness

Connecting

The 'I' word I saw an interview with Michael Moore on television recently during which he was asked why American healthcare compares so unfavorably with that of other countries, especially ones with universal coverage. More...

Iraq injuries benefit from advances in prosthetics

Hundreds of American soldiers have returned from fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan as amputees, with more than 100 having lost multiple limbs. Improvements in prosthetics are restoring mobility and productivity to these injured heroes. More...

Calendar

Datebook

THURS., AUG. 2 Doc Discusses Vets Democratic Club of Camarillo meets 7 p.m., UFCW Hall, 816 Camarillo Springs Road. Special guest Judith Broder, MD, of The Soldiers Project, speaks about veterans' mental health issues. Public invited. More...

Schools

CSUCI gets accreditation

Two local universities made the grade last month. More...

Local students hit milestones in education

•Stephen Lin of Thousand Oaks received an associate degree from Oxford College, the two-year liberal arts division of Emory University in Oxford, Ga. Lin was named to the merit list of Oxford College for the 2007 spring semester. More...

Teen center to offer camps in August

The Thousand Oaks Teen Center will offer summer camps in August. •A girls' volleyball camp will be from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday the week of Aug. 6. More...

Pets

Eeny, meenie, miney, moe- which beloved pet will have to go?

Time is running out for Sophie, Duke or Marley of Lake Sherwood. By next week, unless a waiver is granted, one of the dogs will have to leave the family that loves them. Sophie is a 13yearold German shepherd with an inoperable tumor. More...

Pet of the Week

GENTLE- Alfie, a 10-year-old male orange tabby, needs a home. Alfie can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. To take Alfie home, ask about indentification No. A3690144. More...

Evacuation plans should include pets, farm animals

As wildfires burn in many western states this month, The Humane Society of the United States advises residents to prepare for the possibility of evacuation. That includes making plans for farm animals and pets. More...

Faith

Chabad of the Conejo will host High Holiday services

Chabad of the Conejo will host High Holiday services in the Grand Ballroom at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza. Rosh Hashanah will be celebrated starting Wednesday evening, Sept. 12, and Yom Kippur begins Friday evening, Sept. 21. More...

Letters

City should spend the money to enforce its laws

I'd like to address a statement presented in the Thousand Oaks Acorn editorial on July 19 regarding the concept that some people apparently think cities have endless supplies of cash and that constructing parks is how municipalities m More...

Leash law being ignored in T.O.

I walk frequently at Peppertree Park, and almost every time there's a dog or two without a leash. Not a small dog, big ones. Sometimes kids are playing in the park or walking around with their parents. More...

Waiting for censure of trustee

I've been anxiously reading the pages of the Acorn hoping to see an article about a censure hearing for Ms. Didio. More...

Columns

The Nature of Things

Do not disturb A stink beetle, Eleodes armata , is wandering in the oak duff. I can hear it scratching against the smooth backsides of leaves. More...

Real Estate

This Newer Agoura Home Has A Travertine Entry, Curving Staircase And High Ceilings

This newer Agoura home has about 3,150 square feet with a travertine entry, curving staircase, high ceilings, plenty of windows including upper case French windows, and recessed lighting. More...

Located In An Exclusive Area

This 4bedroom, 2bath single-story home in Simi Valley has approximately 2,700 square feet and is located in an exclusive area on a half acre zoned for horse. There's a new roof, new windows, smoothe ceilings and more. More...

Peggy Kaufman, Jill Struck, JoAnn Tattersall and Sue Djernes

The Tattersall Team of Active Real Estate continues to lead families to this wonderful community by providing clients with exceptional service. More...

Public hearing to look at proposed water rate hike

An increase in water rates over the next two years for customers served by the city of Thousand Oaks water system will be the topic of a public hearing on Sept. 25. More...

State law forbids district elections for Triunfo Sanitation

The quest to make the Triunfo Sanitation District Board of Directors an all-elected body took an unexpected twist last week when it was announced that an election to choose board members by district isn't permitted under state law. More...

Community

Alternative fuels the highest priority of auto companies

The answer to America's fuel problem is all around us: hydrogen, contained in the water that covers more than 70 percent of earth's surface. More...

Residents get advice on leaving or staying during brush fires

A Wildfire Action Plan brochure has been created by the Ventura County Fire Department to give residents practical advance planning tips and tools while firefighters remain on high alert for the next big blaze. More...

Two more wildfire action meetings scheduled

The Ventura County Fire Department will conduct community meetings in Simi Valley and Ojai to inform the public and answer questions on the "Ventura County Wildfire Action Plan: Evacuate Early or Stay and Defend." Meetings have already been h More...

Dining & Entertainment

'Beauty and the Beast' stellar

Play review

The Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza debut Friday of Cabrillo Music Theatre's production of "Beauty and the Beast" coincided with the announcement from Broadway of the closing of the venerable Disney fantasy after 13 years and more than 5,0 More...

The Movie Nut

"The Simpsons Movie" Directed by: David Silverman Starring: (voices of) Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Hank Azaria, Yeardley Smith and Harry Shearer MPAA rating: More...

What's new on DVD this month

Film and television writer Randy Williams reviews the lat est movies, TV shows, documen taries and music programs now available for purchase online and at retail stores. More...

Sports

Patriotism prevails

Armed Forces triathletes give everything they've got at Point Mugu

A United States Marine Corps captain collapsed at the finish line and was carried away by three large servicemen. Another man, from the Army, watched in pain as a sea of crimson flowed from a gash in his leg and onto the pavement below. More...

Thousand Oaks Big League creeps closer to title game

There's going to be a party. That much is assured. The overall mood of the impending gala will be determined in the coming days. More...

Oaks Christian, Oak Park must replace successful, winning quarterbacks

After reviewing the Marmonte League starting quarterback scenarios last week, let's now focus our attention on a few of the local Tri-Valley League schools and detail how their quarterback competitions are shaping up. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park Three suspects were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol: a male, 40, at 6:05 p.m. July 19 at San Carlo and Hillcrest drives; a male, 38, at 4:19 a.m. More...

Family

Young and old love water

FAMILY FUN--Joe Perez of Thousand Oaks plays with his grandson, Tristin Kalani, 2, of Long Beach in the creek at Conejo Creek Park North. Brutally hot weather in early July has given way to reasonably mild temperatures. More...

Two's company and three's a crowd

A DOUBLE TRIPLE- Triplets, from left, Bailey, Katelin and Austin Kilmer, 2, and the Reynolds triplets, Annalise, Zoe and Victoria, 4, got together for fun and games with their parents at Janss Marketplace last Wednesday. More...

Caterers' golf tourney to benefit food bank

The Ventura Chapter of the National Association of Catering Executives will hold the ninth annual Golf Food Fest Wed., Aug. 29 at River Ridge Golf Club in Oxnard. Check-in will begin at 11 a.m.; the tournament starts at 12:30 p.m. More...

Editorials

Anti-smoking laws have a dark side

It's easy to understand the city's reasons for passing a law against smoking in public places. The primary justification is obvious; nobody should be forced to inhale somebody else's bad habit. More...

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