September 27, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

'Look! It has everything I need!'

CURIOUS FELLOW- Delighted by the Curious George-themed playhouse in the Project Playhouse village at The Lakes shopping center in Thousand Oaks, Enzo Regina, 4, of Calabasas points out the toys, bunk bed and flat screen TV to hi More...

Health & Wellness

Prostate Awareness Foundation team reaches Mount Blanc summit, effort raises $30,000

Prostate cancer survivor Ken Malik of San Francisco; John Loesing, managing editor of the Acorn Newspapers; and Justin Lukasavige of North Carolina climbed France's 15,772-foot Mont Blanc this month, reaching the summit on the mor More...

Sponsors needed for memory walk

Sponsors are needed for the Ventura County Alzheimer's Memory Walk, which will take place Sun., Nov. 4 at Gardens of the World in Thousand Oaks. More...

Some qualify for free wheelchairs

The Senior Wheels USA Program makes Power Wheelchairs available to qualifying senior citizens and the permanently disabled at no cost to the recipient. More...

Calendar

Datebook

THURS., SEPT. 27 Public Forum Westlake Joint Board of Homeowners Associations host a forum with Westlake City Council members, 7:30 p.m., North Ranch Community Centre, 1400 N. Westlake Blvd. Public welcome. Kathy, (805) 497-2276. More...

Schools

CLU Athletic Hall of Fame to induct seven

A former football coach and six athletes will be inducted into the California Lutheran University Alumni Association Athletic Hall of Fame during the fifth annual induction ceremony at 7 p.m. Sat., Oct. 6 in CLU's Gilbert Arena, 60 W. More...

New parent group offered

The Infant and New Parent Education Center at Conejo Valley Neighborhood for Learning offers a newborn/parent group where expectant and new parents can come for support and information. The group meets Tuesdays from 1 to 2:30 p.m. 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...

Pets

Pet of the Week

LOOKING FOR A PRINCE- - Princess, an 11-year-old gray domestic shorthair female, needs a good home. She can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road in Agoura Hills. To take Princess home, ask about identification No. A1588120. More...

Police

Blotter

Newbury Park At 12:47 a.m. Sept. 16 on the 101 Freeway near Borchard Road, a female, 38, was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving. More...

Family

New West Symphony performs Gershwin

The New West Symphony opened its 13th season at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza recently with a program of music by George Gershwin, a composer who, in the estimation of music director Boris Brott, should be compared with the likes More...

'Seven Brides for Seven Brothers' opens season for Cabrillo Theatre

Cabrillo Music Theatre, the resident musical theater company of the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, will present the first production in its 2007-08 season, "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers," with book by Lawrence Kasha and David Landay, More...

'Movin Out' moves into T.O. Civic Arts Plaza

The Tony awardwinning musical "Movin' Out" will play from Oct. 9 through 14 at the Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd. More...

Letters

Junk mail hater draws response from junk mail participant

Guest opinion

In a recent New York Times article about GreenDimes (the for-profit company on a crusade to stop junk mail), founder Pankaj Shah uses a wide generality to attempt to make a point. Saying that "nobody" likes junk mail is a bit far-fetched. More...

Fluoridated water is long overdue

I was shocked and dismayed that members of the Oak Park Unified School District Wellness Council, which was formed to support the health of our children, publicly opposed the fluoridation of our water supply. More...

Lake Sherwood HOA board should stick with CC&Rs

It was interesting to read in the Sept. 13 issue of the T.O. More...

Real Estate

This Upgraded Home Is In The Gated Signature Collection Estates

This upgraded home is in the gated Signature Collection Estates and has more than 5,300 square feet. There are travertine floors in the entrance, kitchen and baths, as well as high ceilings throughout the home. More...

This Home Has Vaulted Ceilings And Recessed Lighting

This 3-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom home is approximately 2,087 square feet. There are vaulted ceilings, recessed lighting, updated bathrooms, open floor plan with lots of windows and light. More...

Century 21 Adobe Realty

Century 21 Adobe Realty in Newbury Park recently recognized its associates for top achievement in the month of August. More...

About 675 will be laid off at local Amgen office

About 675 Thousand Oaks employees will be let go from Amgen headquarters by early November, according to an internal e-mail memo from CEO Kevin Sharer on Monday. More...

Storm water cleanup may drain city's bank account

Water rushing down streets and into storm drains may soon be taking along money from the city of Thousand Oaks. More...

Lawsuit could jeopardize funding for school districts

A lawsuit filed Monday by a Ventura County school district could result in monetary losses for districts throughout the east county and beyond. More...

Community

Boy, 15, arrested after bomb scare at NPHS

A 15-year-old boy has been arrested for calling in the bomb threat at Newbury Park High School last Tuesday. At 2 p.m. More...

For the record

The St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church Fall Festival will be this Sat. and Sun., Sept. 29 and 30, not in October. The hours are 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday and noon to 7 p.m. on Sunday. The church is at Kanan and Lindero Canyon roads. More...

FBI says 'Highway 101 bandit' still at large

A man suspected of attempting to rob a Thousand Oaks bank last week is still at large, according to FBI Special Agent Kenneth E. Smith. The FBI calls the man who confronted a teller at Community West Bank, 951 S. More...

Dining & Entertainment

What's new on DVD

Film and television author Randy Williams reviews the lat est movies, television shows, documentaries and music pro grams now available for purchase online or at your retail store. More...

Smooth Jazz to be performed in Westlake

The Hyatt Westlake Plaza will present Peter White at the last Westlake Jazz Series concert for the year at 7 p.m. Sat., Sept. 29 in Hyatt's garden setting. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and food will be available for purchase. More...

Music legends perform at VinoJazz

Good friends and perfect weather lured legendary songstress Nancy Wilson to perform at the fifth annual VinoJazz Festival at the Simi Valley Town Center Mall earlier this month. More...

Sports

The Acorn's High School Football Game of the Week

Agoura Chargers (2-1) at Thousand Oaks Lancers (1-2) Friday, 7 p.m.

The hunt for a Marmonte League championship begins now. More...

Weekend schedule

Calabasas at Westlake Friday, 7 p.m. Venice at Oaks Christian Friday, 7 p.m. Newbury Park at Royal Friday, 7 p.m. Moorpark at Simi Valley Friday, 7 p.m. Malibu at Viewpoint Saturday, 1 p.m. More...

Other local football matchups

Calabasas (1-2) at Westlake (1-2) Outlook: The joy of last week's streak-stopping victory over Channel Islands has quickly turned into the reality of playing at Westlake for the Calabasas Coyotes. More...

Faith

Jewish Genealogical Society to meet in Thousand Oaks

The Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley, Ventura County and surrounding areas will hold a general meeting from 2 to 4 p.m. Sun., Oct. 14 at Temple Adat Elohim, 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. More...

Local rabbi leads services at military base

Rabbi Shimon Paskow of Thousand Oaks volunteered to lead Jewish High Holy Day services at Vandenberg Air Force Base. Paskow conducted Rosh Hashanah (New Year) services on Wed., Sept. 12 and Thurs., Sept. 13. More...

St. Patrick's Episcopal Church to screen 'The Good Shepherd'

The Challengers adult study group of St. Patrick's Episcopal Church will screen a free movie, "The Good Shepherd," which depicts the untold story of the CIA, the most powerful covert agency in the world, on Sat., Sept. More...

Editorials

Teens need our help to make the right decisions about alcohol

A new school year has begun, so it's a good time to remind everyone about the dangers of teenage drinking. It's a huge problem, and may, in fact, be getting worse. If you have kids in high school, the chances are good that they've tried alcohol. More...

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Vacation Photos

More Take Your Thousand Oaks Acorn on Vacation

MONUMENTAL- Shawna, Carolyn and Sam Grandfield of Newbury Park remember President Lincoln at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. More...