October 18, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Hundreds of Amgen workers need new jobs

About 675 Amgen employees in Thousand Oaks learned last week they would no longer be working for the biotechnology company headquartered in the city. More...

Health & Wellness

Month of October honors physical therapy pros

October is national physical therapy month. What is physical therapy? Physical therapy is the treatment and rehabilitation of an injury, disability or condition. What is a physical therapist? More...

Facts revealed about Alzheimer's disease

Here are some facts about Alzheimer's disease: More...

'Unprotected' seminar to be held

A Community Education Seminar featuring the book "Unprotected" will be held at 7 p.m. tonight, Thurs., Oct. 18, in the Scherr Forum Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. More...

Calendar

Datebook

THURS., OCT. 18 Thanks To Firefighters Douglas Emmett, Valley Cultural Center present Grateful Hearts third annual Food Faire and Fundraiser to honor L.A. Fire Department, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Oxnard St. between Owensmouth Ave. More...

Schools

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...

'Light Sculptures' to be exhibited

"Light Sculptures by Sean Sobczak" will be on exhibit from Oct. 31 through Nov. 27 in the Kwan Fong Gallery of Art and Culture, inside the Soiland Humanities Center at California Lutheran University, 60 W. Olsen Drive, Thousand Oaks. More...

Gretzky sale benefits Oaks Christian

Wayne and Janet Gretzky will hold an estate sale to benefit Oaks Christian School at 7 a.m. Sat., Oct. 27 at the school's Bedrosian Pavilion, 31749 La Tienda Drive in Westlake Village. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

JANN HENDRY/Acorn Newspapers FRIENDLY- Sonny, a 5-year-old male Rottweiler/German shepherd mix, needs a home. Sonny can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. To take Sonny home, ask about identification No. A3736431. More...

Protect cats' health with knowledge

According to the new cat behavior survey conducted by Harris Interactive, 75 percent of cat owners are not familiar with important bladder health issues that may affect their companions. More...

Police

Blotter

Thousand Oaks The following subjects were arrested on suspicion of driving while under the influence at the times, dates and places indicated: A female, 40, at 5:45 p.m. Oct. More...

Family

A Grand Old Party celebration

IRIS SMOOT/Acorn Newspapers AUTUMN BARBECUE- Members of the Ventura County Republican Party gather for an annual all-you-can-eat barbecue at Conejo Creek Park North in Thousand Oaks. Sunday afternoon's guest speakers included the Rev. More...

Cruise line reps offer information about ships

Representatives from Crystal Cruises and Altour Classic Cruise & Travel of Woodland Hills will speak to potential clients at a reception on Thurs., Oct. 25 at the Westlake Hyatt Plaza, 880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. More...

Family Men Don't Wear Name Brands

Mike and Mr. More...

Columns

The Nature of Things

Herbal remedies Often what we need is at our fingertips, but we forget. We are blind to the resources that lay at our feet, feeling that our survival lies on external sources far away. More...

Editorials

Council majority, county supervisor should try to get along

Isn't it about time officials of the city of Thousand Oaks and the county of Ventura stop acting like children? Neither the City Council nor Ventura County Supervisor Linda Parks is innocent in this almost perpetual bickering. More...

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Battle over pavilion at Rancho Potrero continues

A time traveler would have trouble knowing what year it is if he found himself in the middle of the Rancho Potrero conflict in Thousand Oaks. More...

City, county spar over plan for horses at park

Until the city learns more about the potential impact of horse manure on its waste water treatment plant, equstrians won't be welcome at a 50-acre park, long planned by the county. More...

Layoffs, housing slump not hurting commercial property sales, but may affect holidays

Although layoffs at two of Ventura County's largest employers- Countrywide and Amgen- had little impact on local commercial real estate during the summer months, a sluggish housing mar ket is expected to affect spender confidence this holid More...

Explaining a future park in T.O.

JANN HENDRY/Acorn Newspapers 'THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND'- Conejo Recreation and Park District General Manager Jim Friedl points out the approximate locations of proposed Lang Ranch Community Park amenities during a tour of the undeveloped parcel in More...

Community

Helping hands reach out to those given pink slips

With hundreds in the Thousand Oaks workforce newly jobless due to Amgen's layoffs last week, many are probably wondering what they should do next. More...

Mystic Day guild luncheon planned

The Jonsson Cancer Center Foundation Conejo Valley Guild will hold its annual Mystic Day luncheon at 10 a.m. Sat., Nov. 3 at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza, 880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. More...

Runners wanted for Chamber of Commerce's 29th annual Pumpkin Run

The Thousand OaksWestlake Village Regional Chamber of Commerce is taking registrations for the 29th annual Great Pumpkin Runs and Health Fair scheduled for Sun., Oct. 28 at the Westlake Village Civic Center, 31200 Oak Crest Drive. More...

Dining & Entertainment

The Movie Nut

Once upon a time, celluloid bad guys wore black hats and pencil thin mustaches and tended to squint a lot. More...

Another Elvis show coming to T.O.

Cruisin Oldies Concerts will present "All Shook Up: The Ultimate Tribute to the King" from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sat., Oct. 20 at Countrywide Performing Arts Center, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd. Mark W. More...

Curtain goes up at CLU

COMING TO CAL LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY- CLU's theater arts department will perform Moliere's "The Learned Ladies" at 8 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. on Sundays, Nov. 1 through 11. More...

Sports

The Acorn's High School Football Game of the Week

Oak Park Eagles (4-2) at Oaks Christian Lions (4-2) Friday, 7:30 p.m.

Bill Redell and Dick Billingsley are acting too nice toward each other. More...

Other local football matchups

Westlake (3-3) at Simi Valley (4-2) Outlook: Contenders or pretenders- this matchup will be a true measuring stick for the Simi Valley football team. More...

Last week's top performers

Cooper Shockley, RB, Westlake: Shockley rushed 26 times for 224 yards and scored twice as the Warriors held off Royal, 37-27. More...

Faith

Young people lift their voices in praise

LUTHERAN CHILDREN'S CHOIR- The "Aisle Cruisers," a group of second- through sixth-grade singers at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, are led by director Steve Johnson-Egertson, who came from a musical family. More...

Ex-Raiderette to discuss her life and religion at Jewish Academy

The Conejo Jewish Academy will host Sandy Wolshin in a program titled "The Kosher Cheerleader: From Raiderette to Jewette" at 8 p.m. Mon., Oct. 22 at 30345 Canwood St., Agoura Hills. More...

UMC observes Consecration Sunday

The Rev. Gary Alan Dickey's message is titled "Living Beyond Your Means" for Consecration Sunday, 10:30 a.m., Oct. 21 at the United Methodist Church of Westlake Village, 1049 Westlake Blvd. More...

Letters

Picnics are okay for Rancho Potrero but parties aren't

Save Open Space/Santa Monica Mountains (SOS) supports a trailhead, picnic tables and trails in Rancho Potrero. The trailhead will enable everyone in the community to access the park. More...

This party pavilion is a bad idea

My husband and I have been made aware that the Conejo Recreation and Park District is considering developing a "party pavilion" across from Dos Vientos, along Lynn Road in the open space. We are extremely opposed to this idea. More...

Let's preserve our open space

My wife and I became aware of plans by the city of Thousand Oaks and Conejo Recreation and Park District to develop the 326acre Rancho Potrero property by building roads, a 200person party pavilion, etc. More...

Vacation Photos

Take Your Thousand Oaks Acorn on Vacation

NICE TO MEET YOU- Paige Durand of Newbury Park is greeted by one of the inhabitants of the Maui Ocean Center in Maui, Hawaii. More...

Real Estate

This Home Was Originally A Four-Bedroom And Can Be Easily Restored To That Configuration

This home in the guardgated community of Chanteclair Estates in Thousand Oaks is a 3-bedroom, 2.5-bath home. It was originally a 4-bedroom and can be easily restored to that configuration. More...

Marc Smith

Top listing agent honors for July 2007 went to Marc Smith at Prudential California Realty's Thousand Oaks Regional office. More...

The Barker Team

Jill Barker and Shannon Gammie, The Barker Team, have been congratulated by Re/Max Olson & Associates for their production in August and September totaling more than $8 million in sales. More...