October 4, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Local API scores show decline

Only Banyan and Cypress elementary schools made gains

Although most Conejo Valley Unified School District schools are still meeting state goals, recent test scores show a noticeable decline in the numbers from last year. More...

Health & Wellness

Organic and Green Festival to be held in Malibu this weekend

One hundred experts on green living will showcase their products during the Malibu Organic and Green Festival from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat., Oct. More...

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Domestic Violence Awareness Month began Oct. 1. "The Secretary of State's Safe at Home program helps protect survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking from their abusers," said Secretary of State Debra Bowen. More...

Flu shots available in T.O.

CVS/Pharmacy will offer flu shots at the following locations in Thousand Oaks: Sun., Oct. 14, 3 to 7 p.m., 2791 Agoura Road. (805) 4954938. Sat., Oct. 27, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 1382 N. Moorpark Road. (805) 495-4613. More...

Calendar

Datebook

THURS., OCT. 4 Woodworking Tools Conejo Valley Woodworkers Association meets 7 p.m., Redwood Middle School, 233 W. Gainsborough Road, Thousand Oaks. Program: annual tool auction. (818) 707-2772, www.cvwa.org. More...

Schools

College Corner

College not just for the young Eighteen-year-olds aren't the only ones heading off to college. According to the U.S. Department of Education, 46 percent of Americans will sign up for continuing education classes this year. More...

Meeting will help parents of children with autism

An informational meeting for families of young children with autism will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wed., Oct. 10 at Penfield School, 640 Jazmin Ave., Ventura. 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...

Business

Performance Zone hosts open house

The Performance Zone in Westlake Village recently hosted a back-to-school open house where the staff demonstrated the many different services offered, including sports training and sports birthday parties. More...

Westlake charity referral program launched

Westlake Marketing Works, a businesstobusiness/businesstoconsumer marketing agency, has created a program to donate 10 percent of new business referrals to local charities. More...

Grill on the Alley to open at Promenade

Grill Concepts Inc. has announced plans for the company's sixth Grill on the Alley restaurant to open at the Promenade shopping center in Thousand Oaks in the summer of 2008. More...

Family

Area families enjoy sprit of the season at Underwood Farms Oktoberfest

CRUNCHY GOODIES- Neighbors Celie Ranck and Linda Manzer of Oak Park get ready to chomp on carrots while watching the pig races during Oktoberfest at Underwood Family Farms in Moorpark last Sunday afternoon. More...

Flag football sign-ups Oct. 6

Sign-ups for Triunfo YMCA's Winter Flag Football League are from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., Oct. 6 at Chumash Park, 5550 Medea Valley Drive in Agoura Hills. The coed, eight-game league is for children ages 5 through 13. The league runs from Jan. More...

Letters

Measure A is bad for the city

Measure A should either be killed altogether or changed rather than extended as it is because Measure A exempts "low and moderate-income families" from any restrictions in the number of houses or rental units that can be built. More...

Build relationship with kids

After reading the editorial in last week's Acorn regarding teenage drinking, I was compelled to respond. I don't think information is going to change anything. More...

Residents want open space, not party pavilion

In 2005, citizens expressed opposition to Conejo Recreation and Park District's conceptual plan for Rancho Potrero at a City Council meeting that lasted until 2 a.m. More...

Real Estate

This Home Has Neutral Decor, High Ceilings, Recessed Lighting And Plenty Of Windows

This residence is approximately 3,142 square feet. It has neutral decorhigh ceilings, travertine floor and a curving staircase. The entryway has plenty of windows, including French windows, and recessed lighting. More...

Kim Gill

The award for top producer from Prudential California Realty's Thousand Oaks Regional office for July 2007 was won by Kim Gill. More...

This 10-Acre View Property Is Perfect For Developers

This view property is 10 acres zoned for 30,000 square lots. The property is also zoned for horses. The site is perfect for developers. Utilities are close by. The seller will consider sitting to a tentative map by the buyer. More...

Council okays 21 percent increase in water rates

The Thousand Oaks City Council unanimously approved a 21 percent water rate increase for customers served by the city's water provider. Beginning Nov. More...

City lets housing limits die

The city decided to drive around without buckling up its child, according to an analogy made by 37-year resident Jeff Carlson, who spoke during public comments at last week's Thousand Oaks City Council meeting. More...

Expo helps businesses grow

TRY IT--Cheryl Stern, owner of One Haute Cookie, gives T.O. resident Gabbie Edelman a sample of something sweet at last week's T.O.-Westlake Chamber of Commerce Business Expo. More...

Community

Acorn wants to feature your haunted house

Halloween is fast approaching, and the Thousand Oaks Acorn is looking for creative families in the community who may already be hard at work planning or building this year's holiday display. More...

Somis man dies of heart attack, crashes on 101 Freeway

Somis resident Larry Bodahely, 56, had a heart attack that caused his death as he was driving southbound on the 101 Freeway near Wendy Drive in Newbury Park. More...

Marathon runner hit, killed by car

Westlake Village resident Carl Hossli, 76, was killed when a car hit him while he was running across a driveway of the Westlake Bay condominium complex in the 1200 block of Westlake Boulevard. More...

Dining & Entertainment

Cheering on the piglets

FASTER, FASTER- Hannah Hanlon, 8, of Moorpark cheers for her favorite piglet as the piggies scoot around the track during the Oktoberfest pig races at Underwood Family Farms in Moorpark. More...

Lineup announced for Ojai film festival

The eighth annual Ojai Film Festival will take place from Thurs., Oct. 4 through Sun., Oct. 7. The festival opens with Ron Howard's "In the Shadow of the Moon" at 7:30 tonight at the Libbey Bowl. More...

'Seussical' comes to town

Theatreworks USA's production of "Seussical," the musical based on the works of Dr. Seuss, will be presented at 7 p.m. Fri., Oct. 19 at the Fred Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civics Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. More...

Sports

Success could lead to changes for La Reina girls' tennis team

Regents a contender for TVL title

La Reina High tennis head coach Bowie Hahn doesn't want his team to change leagues. More...

Stage is set for Clausen-Olson showdown

Notre Dame to play at Rose Bowl for the first time since 1925; Clausen's status uncertain

It's a small world after all. More...

Believe it or not, Ripley looms large for Newbury Park

Senior leads NPHS boys' water polo team

Newbury Park High senior Tyler Ripley is helping make the Panthers boys' water polo team a dark horse in the Marmonte League. More...

Police

Blotter

Newbury Park At 6:05 p.m. Sept. 22, a male, 24, was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving at Ventu Park and Newbury roads. More...

Faith

Clergy profile

Senior pastor has come a long way to answer the 'call'

Watching ocean waves crash against a sandy beach on a bright winter day reminds the Rev. Larry Wagner of how far he's come from where he was born and raised. More...

Preschool celebrates 40th anniversary

Ascension Lutheran Church's Early Childhood Center will celebrate its 40th anniversary Sun., Oct. 14 with a celebration during the 9:30 and 11 a.m. worship services at the church, 1600 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. More...

Temple Adat Elohim holds Tuesday Socials

The Greatest Generation of Temple Adat Elohim sponsors a Tuesday Social from 2 to 4 p.m. every week at the Social Hall of the temple, 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Anyone age 60 and older is welcome. More...

Columns

The Nature of Things

Patient, peaceful waterfowl This morning at Malibu Lagoon, I was too much in my head. My brain was spinning, not at all present in the moment. Suddenly a roosting brown pelican and I startled each other. This jolt awakened my senses. More...

Editorials

Bottle vs. tap--the debate is fluid

Hardly a moment goes by that you don't see someone toting a water bottle for a cool drink. Bottled water is a $15-billion industry in America with more than 8 billion gallons of the stuff consumed annually. More...

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