October 25, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Coldblooded critter found wandering in Thousand Oaks

A baby alligator spotted walking down the street in Thousand Oaks has found a new home at a permitted facility for animal actors in Ventura County. Maybe he'll even be a movie star someday. More...

Health & Wellness

UCLA Medical Center works with Texas Army hospital to treat wounded soldiers

Operation Mend, a new partnership between UCLA Medical Center and Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, has been established to help treat U.S. military personnel wounded during service in Iraq and Afghanistan. More...

New cardiac facility opens

University Cardiovascular Medical Group, a cardiology practice, has opened a new satellite facility within the California Health and Longevity Institute in Westlake Village. More...

Woman rebuilds life after brain injury

A fall changed Linda Wells' life forever. While on a weekend trip to Catalina Island in 1992, Wells and her husband were riding in the back of a golf cart when the driver suddenly swerved, causing Wells to fall out and hit her head. More...

Schools

Oaks Christian School to present Anne Frank exhibit

Event will include school's fall play

Oaks Christian School will present the Story of Anne Frank exhibition in conjunction with the high school theater arts performance of "The Diary of Anne Frank" at 31749 La Tienda Drive, Westlake Village. More...

Dia de los Muertos celebrated at CLU

El Dia de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead) will be celebrated Thurs., Nov. 1 at California Lutheran University, 60 W. Olsen Road in Thousand Oaks. A traditional altar will be built starting at 10 a.m. More...

Lang Ranch Elementary School will host PTA Reflections 'Gallery Night'

Lang Ranch Elementary School will host the eighth annual Gallery Night for the PTA Reflections art program from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thurs., Nov. 1 at 2450 Whitechapel Place, Thousand Oaks. More...

Business

Neighborhood Yoga holds classes

Neighborhood Yoga is a studio near Westlake, Thousand Oaks and Newbury Park. The maximum class size is four people. More...

Pets

Stealing the show

JANN HENDRY/Acorn Newspapers WALKIN' THE DOG- Casa Pacifica therapy dog Archie shares the runway with "model" Alan Horwitz, husband of Casa Pacifica board member JoAnn Horwitz, as they model fancy dress attire during the Casa Pacifica Angels Spotligh More...

October is the time to adopt a shelter dog

The American Humane Association and Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control, in observance of October as Adopt-a-Dog Month, invite the public to visit Agoura Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road in Agoura Hills, and meet More...

Pet of the Week

JANN HENDRY/Acorn Newspapers COLORFUL- Abba, a 4-year-old female calico, can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. To take Abba home, ask about identification No. A3186760. More...

Family

Thousand Oaks Kiwanis poker tourney will help make others' dreams come true

Many of us click through hundreds of TV channels trying to find something useful or fun to watch and wind up transfixed on myriad characters playing in TV poker tournaments. Why? 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 email ad dress: steve@theacorn.com. More...

Meadows Elementary holds walk-athon

Meadows Elementary will hold a Mustang Marathon walkathon from 8:40 to 10:40 a.m. Fri., Oct. 26 at the school, 2000 La Granada Drive, Thousand Oaks. More...

Editorials

Thousand Oaks shouldn't have to pay a premium price for its fire protection services

For the taxpayers of Thousand Oaks, this may go down as the "good news, bad news" week for the Ventura County Fire Department (VCFD). More...

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Real Estate

You Can Live The Dos Vientos Lifestyle At An Affordable Price

Live the Dos Vientos lifestyle at an affordable price. This light and bright 3bedroom, 2.5bath townhome features 1,672 square feet of living space with mountain views. More...

Rodeo Realty Agents Host Annual Blood Drive At The Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center

Haroldine Gearhart and Ioanna Kamar of Rodeo Realty's Calabasas branch are holding their annual American Red Cross Blood Drive at the Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center, 23400 Park Sorrento in Calabasas, on Sun., Nov. 18 from 10:30 a.m. More...

Tim Star

Tim Star was recently recognized for his continuous top sales and listings production and was congratulated for his innova tive and out of the box marketing ideas, including his talking school which is used by the Sycamore Canyon Sc More...

T.O. wants more bang for its buck in fire protection

Ventura County takes from $5.6 million to $6.2 million more taxes a year from Thousand Oaks residents than it gives back to the city in fire protection services, according to a city report. More...

Law enforcement agencies expect to be kept busy Halloween night

With Halloween around the corner, local law enforcement officials don't find the "trick" in trick-or-treat that amusing. More...

Community

Doom displays are open

Looking for some thrills during the Halloween season? Want to get that blood pumping so Dracula can easily gorge himself on your jugular vein? Look no further. More...

Officials of East County cities discuss preservation of open space

When officials representing Thousand Oaks, Moorpark and Simi Valley met at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library earlier this month to discuss Tierra Rejada Valley land use issues, they also pioneered a historic forum that could giv More...

T.O. man gets implant in his spine

Unbearable pain brought Thousand Oaks resident Don McFarlin, 31, to Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center to have a stainless steel surgical implant put into his spine. More...

Dining & Entertainment

The Movie Nut

A swirling whirlwind of uncertain hero worship permeates the persistent legend of outlaw Jesse James. More...

Ruddigore: fiddle-dee-dee-lightful

Play Review

One of the Conejo Valley's most talented repertory companies recently completed its run of Gilbert and Sullivan's spooky operetta "Ruddigore," just in time for Halloween. More...

'Learned Ladies' coming to Cal Lutheran

California Lutheran University's theater arts department will present Moliére's "The Learned Ladies (Les Femmes Savantes)" at 8 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. on Sundays, Nov. More...

Sports

The Acorn's High School Football Game of the Week

Thousand Oaks Lancers (4-3) at Westlake Warriors (4-3) Friday, 7 p.m.

Paul Miller may be the mayor of Simi Valley, but it's the Westlake High football team that has run the city the last two weeks. More...

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Marmonte standings

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Police

Blotter

Newbury Park Two Santa Paula males, 27 and 29, were caught with stolen property and a substance believed to be methamphetamine at 12:10 p.m. Oct. 3 at a hotel in the 1300 block of Newbury Road. More...

Faith

Church Women host World Community Day

Topic is 'Embracing Justice Under God's Tent'

Church Women United of the Conejo will host World Community Day Fri., Nov. 2 at Westlake Lutheran Church, 2630A Townsgate Road, Westlake Village. Coffee/social time begins at 10 a.m. with a service at 10:30 a.m. More...

Adult classes coming to Conejo Jewish Academy

The Conejo Jewish Academy, the adult education arm of Chabad of the Conejo, offers the following adult classes. The school is at 30345 Canwood St. in Agoura Hills. More...

Dead Sea Scrolls scholar to speak at CLU

A leading expert on the Dead Sea Scrolls will give a free lecture at 4 p.m. Tues., Nov. 6 at Samuelson Chapel on the campus of California Lutheran University, 60 W. Olsen Road in Thousand Oaks. More...

Letters

Nobody is acting childish

Regarding our city leaders getting along ( T.O. Acorn Oct. 18 editorial), I don't think our problems are as much about them as are the issues they represent. More...

Editor should obey his own standards

In a recent T.O. Acorn editorial, the editor referred to those who want to limit the expansion of The Oaks mall as "fanatics chirping their sorry song." In your Oct. More...

Passive is the only appropriate use for Rancho Potrero

The Oct. 18 story about the Rancho Potrero project described different visions and passions for these 326 rural acres by the Rancho Sierra Vista National Park at the edge of town along Lynn Road. More...

Vacation Photos

Take Your Thousand Oaks Acorn on Vacation

HEAVENLY BEAUTY- Charles Genet, Tiffani Miller, Kurt Reithmayr of Newbury Park, Terri Bianchi of Thousand Oaks, Larry Neill of Camarillo and Pastor Scott Davis of Living Oaks Community Church of Newbury Park visit St. More...