November 1, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

It's time to change your clocks again on Sunday

You get back this weekend that hour of sleep you lost in March. At 2 a.m. Sun., Nov. 4, clocks should be turned back one hour. Daylight saving time began the second Sunday in March and ends on Sunday when we return to standard time. More...

Health & Wellness

Westminster Free Clinic honors its volunteers

Westminster Free Clinic, a private nonprofit healthcare provider in Thousand Oaks, hosted its first open house and volunteer recognition day last month at the United Methodist Church in T.O. More...

Matching funds available for AIDS programs

Ventura County AIDS Partnership is seeking grantees to provide HIV prevention programs and patient care services in Ventura County. VCAP expects to allocate $100,000 for 2008. The deadline to submit applications is Nov. 14. More...

Protecting your cat's health

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...

Calendar

Datebook

THURS., NOV. 1 Tribute To Military Camarillo Women's Club meets 11 a.m., Sterling Hills Golf Club, 901 Sterling Hills Drive, Camarillo. "Tribute to the Military" theme. NBVC Honor Guard shows how to fold American flag. Speaker Lt. More...

Schools

Showing a six-pack of abs

WENDY PIERRO/Acorn Newspapers DISPLAYING MORE THAN A FASTBALL- - Zak Lovenson of Simi Valley, dressed as Bamm Bamm, tests his pitching speed at University Elementary School's Fall Festival in Thousand Oaks. More...

Physics and astronomy seminar coming Saturday to UCLA Extension

Scientists from the UCLA department of physics and astronomy will present an extension seminar, "What's new in physics 2007," from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat., Nov. 3 in Dodd Hall room 147 on the UCLA campus, 405 Hilgard Ave., Los Angeles. More...

Social Justice Fund gets major grant

The Social Justice Fund of Ventura County has received a $200,000 grant from the James Irvine Foundation. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

FLUFFY- Bobby, a 5-year-old male spaniel mix, can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. To take Bobby home, ask about identification No. A3538461. More...

Foundation now rescues Big Paws

The Hogan Family Foundation, which has operated the Lifeline 4 Paws program for small breed dog rescues for several years, has begun its Big Paws 4 A Cause dog rescue program for larger dogs in Ventura County and is seeking volunteers. More...

Faith

The Art of Being

"If an idiot were to tell you the same story every day for a year, you would end by believing it." - Horace Mann That's my story and it's stickin' to me! More...

Holocaust survivor to speak

The Conejo Jewish Academy will host a lecture with Thomas "Toivi" Blatt titled "Escape from Sobibor- Resistance During The Holocaust" at 8 p.m. Mon., Nov. 5 at the Conejo Jewish Academy, 30345 Canwood St., Agoura Hills. More...

Letters

Environmentalist again exaggerates

It still amazes me that anyone other than an extremist environmental deviant takes Mary Wiesbrock of Save Open Space seriously. More...

Save Open Space assumes people are ignorant

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Opposed to the party pavilion

The Rancho Potrero property has had a complicated and controversial history since it was purchased by the city and Conejo Recreation and Park District (CRPD) in the 1990s. More...

Vacation Photos

Take Your Thousand Oaks Acorn on Vacation

TREASURE HUNTER- Murl Caswell of Thousand Oaks is in Alaska for seven weeks with the Gold Prospectors Association of America. More...

Welcome mat rolled up for moviemakers

Thousand Oaks' reputation as a desirable film location is history, according to Michele Pettes, president of the Ventura County Film Commission. More...

Girl, 8, two adults stabbed in pair of bloody break-ins

A teenager is suspected of entering two Newbury Park homes in the middle of the night last week and stabbing two adults and a sleeping 8-year-old girl. More...

'Orange ya gettin' a pumpkin?'

JANN HENDRY/Acorn Newspapers PUMPKIN PALS--The Spaeth family siblings, Emily, 4, and Mike, 7, a Madrona Elementary School first-grader, play in the pumpkin maze at Stu Miller's Pumpkin Patch in Thousand Oaks on Monday. More...

Community

Council will review city codes; some may be made stronger

The City Council will take a look at new municipal codes concerning building, mechanical, plumbing, electrical wiring, solar energy and other areas that are regulated by the state and sometimes enhanced locally. More...

Brand-new office now open

IRIS SMOOT/Acorn Newspapers READY TO SERVE HER CONSTITUENTS- Ventura County Supervisor Linda Parks welcomes visitors to her new office at 2967 Thousand Oaks Blvd. More...

Parenting lectures begin tonight in Thousand Oaks

To help moms and dads with perhaps their most difficult job- parenting- a Parent Talk lecture series kicks off tonight and runs through the end of the school year. More...

Dining & Entertainment

The Movie Nut

I'm somewhat amazed at the kind of pre-release negativity "Dan in Real Life" is generating in certain circles. Steve Carell is Hollywood's current poster boy of choice. Juliette Binoche is, well, Juliette Binoche. More...

New West Symphony concert has nationalistic theme

Concert Review

Two themes pervaded the New West Symphony's concert at the Fred Kavli Theatre last Saturday night: one focusing on the cello, the other a selection of nationalistic works by Rossini, Shostakovich and Dvorak. More...

Oaks Chamber Singers at CLU

The Oaks Chamber Singers will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sat., Nov. 10 in the Samuelson Chapel at California Lutheran University, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

Sports

Regents have what it takes

Six area teams from the Marmonte and Tri-Valley leagues entered Monday's CIF-Southern Section Girls' Golf Northern Team Divisional at River Ridge Golf Club in Oxnard. Only one survived. More...

TOHS volleyball wins Marmonte

With a three-game victory at Moorpark High Tuesday night, the Thousand Oaks High girls' volleyball team captured the Marmonte League championship for the third consecutive season. More...

Westlake can claim postseason berth by beating Calabasas

Water polo team in third place in Marmonte League

After losing to Agoura High 14-3 on Tuesday, the Westlake High boys' water polo team felt down but certainly not out. More...

Police

Blotter

Newbury Park A male, 29, was at 2:11 a.m. Oct. 20 arrested in the 600 block of Paseo Vista on suspicion of drunk driving. More...

Family

Leukemia Society says 'Thank you'

JANN HENDRY/Acorn Newspapers PENNY PINCHING- Leukemia Society representative Blair Brooks presents a plaque to Lang Ranch Elementary School student body president Megan Nespor for the school's fundraising efforts. More...

Alzheimer's victims commemorated

Sunrise Senior Living of Westlake Village will hold a candle lighting ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Thurs., Nov. 8 at 3101 Townsgate Road in Westlake. More...

Flag team prepares to wave

ROMAN CASTRO/Acorn Newspapers A BUSY SEASON- - Newbury Park High School color guard members Lynsey Mikels, a senior, left, and sophomore Aurora Ginzburg smile on their way to present the NPHS band's competitive performance during the recent Royal More...

Editorials

You're invited to a poker tournament

The Thousand Oaks Kiwanis Club is hoping for a full house at the inaugural Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournament on Sun., Nov. 11 at Borderline Bar and Grill in T.O. More...

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Real Estate

Enjoy A Lagoon Setting

Bernyce Green and Norm Kaman of Dilbeck Realtors are pleased to announce their new listing in the waterfront community of Westlake Bay in Westlake Village. More...

Photo

Recently, Dilbeck Realtors' managers and agents shared an exclusive day at Christie's in Beverly Hills. More...

Olga Crader

Re/Max Olson & Associates has congratulated Olga Crader for her production in September with sales totaling more than $2.9 million. More...