August 30, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Time for public comments may be reduced at school board sessions

At a meeting last weekConejo Valley Unified school board members discussed clarifying and restricting time limits for people who speak during public comment. More...

Health & Wellness

Child car seats, travel compatible

When packing for that muchneeded vacation, don't forget to take your child's car seat for airplane flights or for driving to or at your final destination. All 50 states have some sort of mandatory car seat usage law on the books. More...

YogaWorks opens new center

YogaWorks opened a new health center at 2475 Townsgate Road in Westlake Village this month. More...

Survey gives high rank to UCLA's Mattel Children's Hospital

Mattel Children's Hospital at UCLA ranks No. 21 among the nation's pediatric hospitals, according to U.S. News & World Report 's annual survey of pediatric facilities in the U.S. The ranking is published in the magazine's Sept. More...

Calendar

Bulletin Board

THURS., AUG. 30 Scouts Go Hawaiian Girl Scouts host "Go Girl" Hawaiianstyle celebration for ages 5 to 12, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Conejo Community Park, 1175 Hendrix Ave., Thousand Oaks. Learn about Girl Scouting, hula dancing, crafts, songs. More...

Schools

CLU welcomes 600 freshmen and transfer students

Freshmen, transfer students and their parents attended an orientation last Saturday at Cal Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks. The all-day event was an opportunity for students and their parents to learn about CLU. More...

EFFORTS RECOGNIZED-

EFFORTS RECOGNIZED- Ruth Ann Johnson, center, from Sunnyvale, addresses the audience at the Cal Lutheran University opening convocation after receiving the Alma Mater service award. More...

Information about college students is kept confidential

Three years after Congress ratified the 26th Amendment to the Constitution giving 18yearolds the right to vote, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) was passed in 1974. More...

Pets

Corral 37 again presents 'Day of the Horse'

The third annual "Day of the Horse" will be presented beginning at 10 a.m. Sat., Sept. 29 at Conejo Creek Equestrian Park, 1300 Avenida de Las Flores, Thousand Oaks. Most breeds will be represented at the free program. More...

Pet of the Week

PRETTY BABY- Theo, a 5-year-old male domestic tabby, needs a home. Adopt Theo at the Agoura Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road. Ask about identification No. A1085274. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park The following subjects were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and/ or drugs: a male, 30, at 8:34 p.m. Aug. More...

Family

Another group of winners

THE PEAK OF PERFORMANCE- The Conejo Valley Apex boys' U16 soccer team celebrates their victory in a preliminary tournament in Encinitas, Calif., on Aug. 11 and 12. More...

Agency reaches out to Mixtec community

A countywide agency charged with ensuring children enter school healthy and ready to learn is reaching out to the linguistically isolated Mixtec community. More...

Fire season means planning ahead to protect pets

With the approaching Zaca Fire, county residents need to review and prepare for protecting their animals during the upcoming fire season. More...

Columns

Family Men Don't Wear Name Brands

Human pogo stick

Last week, as I was walking downstairs to my car in a San Francisco parking garage, I missed a step. What immediately followed was a series of cracking sounds. The sounds came from my left ankle. More...

The Nature of Things

Songbirds' chorus

Listening to my friend sing, I am moved by the diverse vocalizations of her song. More than the words, each note and tone carries a message, a mood, a limitless range of communication. More...

College Corner

College versus high school

Freshmen heading off to college in the next few weeks are more likely to enjoy a successful first year if they understand some of the differences between high school and college. The biggest shift is in personal responsibility. More...

Freeway crash takes life of Newbury Park youth, 18

Three young men from the Thousand Oaks area had almost made it home safely from Tijuana, Mexico on Monday, but one of the teenagers was killed when their vehicle left the northbound side of the 101 Freeway just south of Rancho Road exit. More...

A cool end to a hot summer vacation

ART SOAKS IN--Megan Castiel, 9, of Thousand Oaks enjoys the drops falling from "In Praise to the Great Spirit," the new fountain at Janss Marketplace in Thousand Oaks. More...

Community

Scam artists at work again

The Ventura County Fire Department wants to alert county residents to a fraudulent enterprise in the area soliciting funds for the benefit of firefighters injured fighting the Zaca Fire. More...

An early election season

BACKERS OF THE GOP- Above, people mingle inside and outside of the new Ventura County Republican Party Headquarters in Thousand Oaks. The office is at 2219 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Suite 103. More...

Superior Court gets 2 new commissioners

The judges of the Ventura Superior Court have announced the selection of Kevin G. DeNoce and David R. Worley as the court's newest commissioners. They fill the vacancies created by the appointments of Douglas W. Daily and Bruce A. More...

Dining & Entertainment

Celebrity brings Darwin argument to TOHS stage

Actor Patrick Warburton wilturn the Thousand Oaks High School Performing Arts Center into a professional theater every weekend in September with his production of "Darwin in Malibu." Warburton has cast himself as Darwin's defender Thomas Hux More...

T.O. Borders hosts musical performer Valencias Vas

Valencias Vas will give a family friendly musical performance at 8 p.m. tomorrow, Fri., Aug. 31, at Borders, 125 W. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. For more information, call Kevin Michael Vass, Providence Records, at (805) 405-0287. More...

Preparing a memorable meal

READY FOR ACTION- - Eric Frechon, the executive chef at the Bristol Hotel in Paris, works in the kitchen at Amuse Bouche in Simi Valley. More...

Sports

The Acorn's 2007 Marmonte League Preview

Westlake Warriors Last season's results: (1st in Marmonte, 12-1 overall) Westlake surprised a lot of people last year by beating Moorpark in the final regular-season game to win the league title. More...

Reservations for two

Oaks Christian, Oak Park enter season as Tri-Valley League's top two teams

Before any team wins a championship, there always seems to be another team that blocks its path. For the current Super Bowl champion Indianapolis Colts, that team was the New England Patriots. More...

Volleybalsign-ups ongoing

The United States Youth Volleyball League is accepting registration for its fall season, which begins Wed., Sept. 12, at Poindexter Park in Moorpark. Practices are on Wednesday nights from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. More...

Faith

Conejo Valley houses of worship

BILL SPARKES/Acorn Newspapers GUESTS ALWAYS WELCOME- Holy Trinity Lutheran Church at 1 W. Avenida de Los Arbolesbetween Moorpark and Lynn roads at Mountclef, offers worship services on Sundays at 8:309:45 and 11 a.m. Starting on Sun., Sept. More...

Houses of worship spread the faith via the Internet

For an increasing number of Americans, the sky is the limit when it comes to receiving religious information online. More...

Late Daniel Pearl's father to speak at temple

Judea Pearl will be the guest speaker during the Selichot Eve observance at 8 p.m. Sat., Sept. 8 at Temple Etz Chaim, 1080 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

Letters

Home Depot not a good neighbor

Let's be rational; an eyesore is not a valid reason for bringing in a Home Depot. What you really want is a good neighbor who won't be subject to numerous civil cases for code and environmental violations. More...

Longs for skating rink at Kmart site

The city is planning a great science museum adjacent to the Civic Arts Plaza. I think it's a good idea, but I also feel it's a minority of people who will benefit. More...

Defending the Dos Vientos HOA board of directors

A recent letter published in the Aug. 23 T.O. Acorn by Jim Olson of Newbury Park complains of real estate open house signs and basketball hoops that don't comport with Dos Vientos Ranch homeowners association rules. More...

Editorials

Dispose of your batteries properly or feel the guilt

Staff writer Nancy Needham explains everything you wanted to know but were afraid to ask about disposing of batteries on pages 10 and 11. More...

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Real Estate

Housing sales still sluggish

July sales of Conejo Valley single-family homes totaled 142. This compares to 148 sold in June and 156 a year ago, according to Allen Reznick, president of the Conejo Valley Association of Realtors. More...

Tropical Backyard With Pool and Spa

Located at the top of a cul-de-sac, this Symphony home in Thousand Oaks has 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and a threecar garage. The living and family rooms have hardwood floors, and the updated kitchen has a new tile floor and counters. More...

Top listing agent

The award for top listing agent from Prudential California Realty's North Ranch/Westlake Village office for June 2007 went to Mary Fealkoff of the Fealkoff Team. Hers is not just a real estate team, but a marketing team. More...