September 6, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

'Stayin' alive'

DANCE FEVER--Thousand Oaks resident Stan Harley and his dance partner, Gigi Toft of Newbury Park get their '70s groove on at Labor Day's season finale of Summer Concerts in the Park. More...

Health & Wellness

Avoid the heat of heartburn

Whether it's during picnics, baseball or backyard barbecues, heartburn can sometimes spoil the fun. Take a few minutes to identify different types of heartburn and the appropriate steps to take to stop heartburn before it starts. More...

Speakers to discuss holistic healing options at free seminar

Well Again, a new business that assists people with disease issues, will present a free public seminar on holistic healing with guest speakers from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., Sept. 8 at the Akashic Bookstore, 1414 E. More...

When it comes to sporty cars, think safety as a first priority

When it comes to sports cars, even those drivers with a need for speed are starting to brake for safety. An estimated 34,000 people are killed in auto crashes in the U.S. each year. More...

Calendar

Datebook

THURS., SEPT. 6 Chamber RSVP Due Prepaid reservations due by 6 p.m. for Thousand Oaks-Westlake Village Regional Chamber of Commerce Networking Breakfast of Champions, Fri., Sept. 7, 7 to 9 a.m., Los Robles Greens Banquet Center, 299 S. More...

Schools

To-do list encourages students to love learning

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell has released a to-do list for parents to help their children successfully transition back to school and develop good habits that will improve student achievement throughout the yea More...

PSAT practice test offered

The Thousand Oaks Teen Center, in cooperation with the Princeton Review, will offer a PSAT practice test from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sat., Sept. 15 at the Teen Center, 1375 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

Ventura mall will host art contest for students

Ventura County students from kindergarten through grade 12 are eligible to enter their artwork in the annual Pacific View Mall Stu dent Art Show, which will take place during Ventura County Arts Week 2007 from Oct. 5 through Oct. 14. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

OUT OF THIS WORLD- Cosmo, a 5-year-old female Dalmatian mix, needs a home. Cosmo can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. To take Cosmo home, ask about identification No. A3708863. More...

Animal lovers remember pets on National Pet Memorial Day

National Pet Memorial Day is Sept. 9. Claire Chew, certified pet bereavement counselor, said, "As pet owners, we experience laughter, joy, unconditional love, frustrations, sorrow and other human emotions with our pets. More...

Faith

Ascension Lutheran Church hosts 'Celebration of Ministry'

Ascension Lutheran Church will host its annual "Celebration of Ministry" between worship services Sun., Sept. 9 in Pederson Hall, 1600 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Event times are 9 to 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 to 11 a.m. More...

Young Continentals will perform free concert in T.O.

The Young Continentals bring their music and ministry to the area in a free concert at 7 p.m. Sat., Sept. 15 at the Conejo Valley Community Church, 750 Erbes Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

UMC launches programs for fall

The kickoff for fall programs for the United Methodist Church of Westlake Village will be Sun., Sept. 9 with one worship service at 10:30 a.m., 1049 Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. Sunday School won't meet. The Rev. More...

Letters

Free enterprise is best for Thousand Oaks

I have lived in the area for almost 25 years and remember when Kmart was the only "big" store in town before The Promenade, The Lakes and everything else. More...

Listen to the plan before trashing Home Depot

We shouldn't turn a blind eye to the Home Depot. It's time to be realistic and seriously consider the benefits. Who's going to fund a skating rink at the old Kmart? More...

Smoking blamed for too many ills

Before buying into Rob "Meathead" Reiner's spin on smoking, remember when almost everyone used to smoke and almost everyone was exposed to secondhand smoke in closed rooms? Where are the bodies? More...

Real Estate

This Oakbrook Townhome Features Newer Neutral Paint Throughout

This 2-bedroom, single-story, ground-level Oakbrook townhome features newer neutral paint throughout, laminate flooring in the kitchen, ceramic tile flooring in the bathroom and a private laundry room with extra storage. More...

Pat Helton

Pat Helton represented the Conejo Valley at the Coldwell Banker International Elite Retreat at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles, Aug. 16 to 18. More...

Sigi Ulbrich and Pam Moran

Sigi Ulbrich and Pam Moran of Prudential California Realty's North Ranch/Westlake Village office won the award for top producer for June 2007. More...

Police hope vigilance pays off in fight against graffiti

"Historically, graffiti has been a very difficult crime. It's hard for us to catch them because they are very conniving. They go out in the middle of the night and do it very quickly," said Ventura County Sheriff's Department spokesperson Capt. More...

New principal takes the helm at Wildwood Elementary School

Doug Hedin has lived in Newbury Park his entire life. He attended Banyon Elementary, Sequoia Middle School and Newbury Park High School. More...

Community

Suspects arrested in tagging

Quick and quiet police bicyclists who pedal the streets of Thousand Oaks in the fight against crime united with gang unit special enforcement officers last week. Their purpose for teaming together was solving a graffiti crime. More...

City Calendar

All phone numbers for contact personnel are in the 805 area code. Meetings take place in city hall unless noted otherwise. Mon., Sept. 10 6:30 p.m. Conejo Open Space Trails Advisory Committee, Goebel Senior Center, 1385 E. More...

Democrat Dantona running for state Senate

Simi Valley resident Jim Dantona is running for the California Senate. More...

Dining & Entertainment

Little-known Haydn pieces performed

Eric Kinsley, a California Lutheran University professor, will perform little-known piano pieces by Franz Joseph Haydn in "Haydn, Out in the Open," a free concert at 4 p.m. Sun., Sept. 16 in CLU's Preus-Brandt Forum, 60 W. More...

White or red, always divine

ENJOYING THE WINE- T.O. residents Jennifer Anderson, left, and Lesslie Wilk are served by Joe Arce of Agoura Hills at a recent wine benefit hosted by the Westlake Women's Club at the Westlake Yacht Club. More...

CLU concert to blend music, physiology

A physiologist and musician will perform an original composition that translates the body's inner workings into music at 1 p.m. Sun., Sept. 9 at California Lutheran University's Samuelson Chapel, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

Sports

The Acorn's High School Football Game of the Week

Camarillo Scorpions (1-0) at Newbury Park Panthers (0-0) Friday, 7 p.m.

The season is here, finally. More...

Weekend schedule

Muir at Oaks Christian Friday, 7 p.m. Ventura at Agoura Friday, 7 p.m. Chaminade at Royal Friday, 7 p.m. Oak Park at Cathedral Saturday, 7 p.m. Thousand Oaks at Loyola Saturday, 7:30 p.m. More...

Marmonte standings

Westlake Newbury TOHS 0-0-0 0-0-0 More...

Police

Blotter

Newbury Park A male, 19, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or a controlled substance at 11:26 p.m. Aug. 23 in the 500 block of Via Andrea. The evening of Aug. 24 in the 2400 block of W. More...

Family

T.O. Acorn sponsors a concert

BIG THANKS--Acorn Newspapers managing editor John Loesing, left, accepts a plaque from Conejo Recreation and Park District board members Susan Holt and George Lange before disco singer Maxine Nightingale's Labor Day performance at Conejo Community More...

Home Show set to come to Thousand Oaks

The Conejo Valley Home Remodeling Show is scheduled to take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat., Sept. 8 and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., Sept. 9 at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza, 880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. More...

Museum is going wild again

The Museum of Ventura County will host Museum Gone Wild at noon and 1:30 p.m. Sun., Sept. 16 at 100 E. Main St., Ventura. Animals presented include a fennec fox, a serval wildcat, a porcupine, a kinkajou and a two toed sloth. More...

Editorials

Power outages are an outrage

To residents who lost electricity during the scorching Labor Day weekend, California seemed like a Third World country. More...

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