September 20, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Housing control measure may bite the dust

The restriction on how quickly developers can build housing in Thousand Oaks may disappear during Tuesday's City Council meeting. More...

A car that lures old and young alike

EVERY MODEL BECOMES A CLASSIC- Red Line Corvette Club judge Bill Roberts, right, a Thousand Oaks resident, judges a 2007 Corvette owned by Ron Tanabe, behind Roberts, wearing sunglasses, and Tanabe's wife, Helen, not pictured. More...

Health & Wellness

Technology offers hope for back pain

Spinal Aid Centers of America has announced the opening of a new franchise in Thousand Oaks for chronic back pain sufferers. More...

Elks donate to nursing home and for training

The Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge No. 2477 recently donated $600 to the Sepulveda Ambulatory Care Center and nursing home for recreational therapy for use in the therapeutic needs of veterans. More...

Providing relief to disaster victims makes life more meaningful

Red Cross volunteer, 54, leads a busy life

Connie Hall has likely seen more destruction in a decade than most people see in a lifetime. More...

Calendar

Datebook

FRI., SEPT. 21 Evolving Planets Ventura County Astronomical Society meets 7:30 p.m., multipurpose room Mesa Union School, Somis. Speaker: Stan Metchev, postdoctoral fellow UCLA. Topic: "From stars to planets," on planetary evolution. More...

Schools

CLU hosts homecoming weekend

The California Lutheran University Alumni Association will celebrate Homecoming and Family Weekend Fri., Oct. 5 through Sun., Oct. 7. The annual Alumni and Friends Golf Classic will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Oct. More...

High School 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...

College Corner

Recommendation letters In the past couple of weeks, many of my students have been asking whether they need letters of recommendation for their college applications. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

FRIENDLY GAL- Sheela, a 3-year-old female Labrador retriever mix, needs a home. Sheela can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. To take Sheela home, ask about identification No. A3708863. More...

Faith

Book club explores 'Soul Cravings'

The Joshua Tree Community, a new community of faith in the Conejo Valley, will host a book club beginning Sun., Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. at Coffee 'N Dreams at the Janss Marketplace, 265 N. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

Vendors needed for Jewish fest

Temple Etz Chaim is seeking arts and crafts vendors and business owners to set up information tables at Chanukah Fest 2007, scheduled for Sun., Dec. 2 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Conejo Creek Park North, 1379 E. More...

Young adults go bowling

Connect, the Young Adult Ministry at Ascension Lutheran Church in Thousand Oaks, will meet at 8 p.m. Fri., Sept. 21 at Starbucks on Madera Road and Royal Avenue in Simi Valley for refreshments and then move on at 9 p.m. More...

Letters

Homeless people need compassion and assistance

I felt compelled to respond to the article "Homeless campers create conflict in Thousand Oaks" (Sept. 6 T.O. Acorn ). More...

Park district has distinct choices on Rancho Potrero

Conejo Recreation and Park District (CRPD) has done a good job of providing Thousand Oaks residents with some of the best urban and rural parks of any community. More...

Guests will enjoy drama production in TOHS theater

I am writing this to let people know about a great opportunity to enjoy some culture in Thousand Oaks. As Nancy Needham reported in the Aug. 30 Thousand Oaks Acorn , Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. More...

Vacation Photos

Take Your Thousand Oaks Acorn on Vacation Photo Contest

I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND- In this winner of second place in the vacation photo contest, Melissa Weiner, 13, dances with the T.O. Acorn and a decoration at Cirque du Soleil's "Love" Beatles show at the Mirage in Las Vegas. More...

Hike in water rates will be greater than expected

Water in Thousand Oaks just keeps getting more expensive. More...

Trustees vote to close two schools

Rise in elementary enrollment could bring a reprieve

As a result of severely declining enrollment in the district, the Conejo Valley Unified School District board voted Tuesday night to close two elementary schools in fall 2009. More...

Burning question How low will the real estate market go?

Home sales in Ventura County continue to drop, and home prices are just beginning to sag, but exactly how long the real estate market will stagnate and how low home price will go is still a question mark, according to a group of speakers at More...

Community

Ventura County Fire Department names new information officer

Bill Nash has joined the Ventura County Fire Department to serve as its public information and marketing officer. His position supports the efforts of Capt. More...

A new scam targets debit card users

Most people don't think about it. They go to the gas station and swipe their cards at the pump to fill up the tank- assuming that the charges will be justly deducted from their bank accounts. But the convenient transaction isn't always safe. More...

Man shows gun, robs two women of their jewelry

A little after 1 p.m. last Friday, a man entered the Just For Guys clothing store at 2238 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. After some browsing, he pointed a semiautomatic handgun at two women who were working at the store and demanded their jewelry. More...

Dining & Entertainment

Pianist Roger Williams to play in marathon Reagan Library concert

Pianist Roger Williams will perform in concert for 14 and a half hours in celebration of his 83rd birthday from 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Mon., Oct. 1 at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley. More...

Gilbert and Sullivan's 'Witch's Curse' will be performed

The Ventura County Gilbert and Sullivan Repertoire Company will present "Ruddigore, or The Witch's Curse" Thursdays through Sundays Fri., Oct. 5 through Sun., Oct. 21 at the Theatre on the Hill, Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. More...

Tap dance masterpieces presented at Pepperdine

Pepperdine University Center for the Arts presents Jazz Tap Ensemble in "American Tap Masterpieces: The Hollywood Journey: Dance, Music, Film" at 8 p.m. Fri., Oct. 12 at Pepperdine's Smothers Theatre, 24255 Pacific Coast Hwy. in Malibu. More...

Sports

The Acorn's High School Football Game of the Week

Oaks Christian Lions (2-0) vs. St. Bonaventure Seraphs (3-0) Friday, 7:30 p.m.

With a 48-game winning streak on the line, Oaks Christian will get its first true test of the season when it plays St. Bonaventure tomorrow night at Larrabee Stadium in Ventura. Although OCHS is ranked No. More...

Weekend schedule

Thousand Oaks at Camarillo Thursday, 7 p.m. Agoura at Rio Mesa Thursday, 7 p.m. Calabasas at Channel Islands Thursday, 7 p.m. Newbury Park at Oak Park Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Westlake vs. Hart of Newhall Thursday, 7:30 p.m. More...

Marmonte standings

Tri-Valley standings More...

Police

Blotter

Newbury Park At 4:44 p.m. Sept. 10 at Avenida Del Platino and Hillcrest, a male, 35, was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving. More...

Family

Award winners show their 'trophies'

PINNACLE IN SCOUTING- Girl Scout Troop No. 402 from Aspen Elementary School did much more than sell cookies to take the Bronze Award, the highest for their category. More...

High blood pressure linked to kids' diets

A recent study by Morehouse School of Medicine reports that the rate of high blood pressure is on the rise among American children. More...

Enjoying art in three dimensions

SCULPTURE SCRUTINIZED- Danita Leese of Thousand Oaks and her two children, Fletcher, 6, right, and Jenay, 4, examine sculptures by local artist Delesprie. More...

Editorials

Happy about vacation photos, unhappy about something else

Thank you if you took a copy of the Acorn on vacation and sent us a picture or two during the past year. For the next few months, probably into January, we'll print as many vacation photos as we can. More...

Cartoon

   More...

Real Estate

A Tudor Two-Story Home In Agoura Hills On A Cul-De-Sac Street In A Family Neighborhood

The "Ovdat Team" comprised of Bev, Saul and Tami presents a Tudor twostory home in Agoura Hills with 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths on a cul-de-sac street in a family neighborhood. More...

This Spacious Home Has A Large, Open And Updated Kitchen

This 3-bedroom, home of more than 1,900squarefoot has a large open kitchen that has been updated and opens up to the living room and dining area. More...

Gary and Gregg Ericson

Gary and Gregg Ericson have recently teamed up to join White House Properties in the Westlake Village/ North Ranch office, according to Marty Williams broker/owner. More...