November 8, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Red tape epidemic at an end, hospital wing finally opens

The $180-million, 90-bed new wing at Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center is now open and completely full. More...

'This is my rope.' 'No, it's mine.'

JANN HENDRY/Acorn Newspapers TUG OF WAR--A Dalmatian that belongs to Thousand Oaks resident Gail Dworkin plays "Who Does the Rope Really Belong To?" with golden retriever Reba, who's owned by T.O. resident Leslie Biekkola, at the city's dog park. More...

Health & Wellness

Knuckleheads offers fitness options for kids

A fitness center for children ages 6 to 15, Knuckleheads Gym, serves young people at 2080 Newbury Road, Ste. C, in Newbury Park. More...

CVS/pharmacy offers flu shots on Nov. 14

The CVS/pharmacy at 2791 Agoura Road in Thousand Oaks will offer a flu shot clinic at 3 p.m. Wed., Nov. 14. The cost for the shot is $30, $28 with a CVS/card or free for certain types of Medicare. More...

Headache relief might be found at the dentist's office

Here's heady news: People who suffer from migraines and other kinds of headaches may find relief at the dentist. More...

Calendar

Datebook

THURS., NOV. 8 New On Internet Simi Valley Computer Users Group meets 7:30 p.m., Simi Valley Library community meeting room, 2969 Tapo Canyon Road. More...

Schools

La Reina to host open house

La Reina High School invites eighth-grade girls to a Step-Up Day from 9 a.m. to noon Fri., Nov. 16 at the school, 106 W. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Guests will meet students and learn about the school's academics and activities. 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...

Banyan Elementary receives recognition

Banyan Elementary School in Newbury Park has received the title of 2007 Honor Roll school from the California Business for Education Excellence Foundation and Just for the Kids California. More...

Business

Washington Mutual announces two new additions

Gunnar Pydde, vice president of the Washington Mutual home loan center of Westlake, announced two new additions to the company: Brad Cottrell and Diego Germann. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

JANN HENDRY/Acorn Newspapers WANTS TO BE YOUR HOMEBOY- Homie, a 3-year-old male shorthair gray tabby, needs a new place to live. Homie can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. More...

Police

Blotter

Newbury Park On suspicion of drunk driving the following were arrested at the times, dates and places indicated: A male, 25, at 1:59 a.m. Oct. 28 at Avenida de La Plata and Calle Diamonte; a male, 68, at 8:30 p.m. Oct. More...

Letters

Ex-councilman's letter lacks credibility

When will Dan Del Campo go away? We sat in the Conejo Sierra Club meeting when City Council candidate Dan Del Campo told us that he was an environmentalist. More...

Dos Vientos residents told to fight for open space

I encourage the folks from Dos Vientos and surrounding neighborhoods to organize and keep Rancho Potrero as open space, not only to protect the land so we can all can enjoy its pristine surroundings If you don't agree, here's what you'l More...

Stretching the truth is getting to be a bad habit

Misinformation was rampant in two of last week's letters about Rancho Potrero. Let's look at the facts. You can judge for yourself if Save Open Space or some of your politicians have been more truthful. Fact No. More...

Real Estate

There Is Hardwood Throughout

This 3-bedroom, 2.5-bath townhome was built in 1990 and has nearly 1,700 square feet. More...

This Home Features Tile Floors

This 4-bedroom, 3-bath Oak Creek two-story home has a downstairs bedroom and bath. Highlights include vaulted ceilings, tile floors and a kitchen with black appliances and breakfast bar which opens up into a family room with More...

Paul Puopolo

Paul Puopolo has joined Sotheby's International Realty following a career of 25 years as a business owner. More...

Illness takes man from Easy Street to poverty row

Part I of four parts

David Berger, a man so downtrodden he now feels useless most of the time, was earning more than $100,000 annually about four years ago. In 2004, Berger had a house, a new car, a wife and children. More...

Deadlines advance for holiday editions of Acorn Newspapers

Thanksgiving on Thurs., Nov. 22 forces the Acorn Newspapers into early deadlines for the issue dates of Nov. 22 and 23. Letters to the editor, press releases and real estate ads must be received or reserved by noon Thurs., Nov. More...

L.A. County acts to protect Santa Monica Mountains' coastal areas from builders

Resource protection and public safety now trump development in the mountain-coastal region with the passage of the Santa Monica Mountains Local Coastal Program by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Oct. 30. More...

Community

Bill ensures cleanup at former site of Santa Susana Field Laboratory

The Santa Susana Field Laboratory, once a test site for experiments involving nuclear reactors, high-powered lasers, and rockets that helped man get into space, may one day become a state park. More...

Gallegly wants crackdown on illegal immigrants in jail

Jamie Zuieback, director of the Office of Congressional Relations of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and Bart Rodriguez, acting assistant deputy director of ICE, recently met with U.S. Rep. More...

Hang wins CLA'Hamm Award

During California Lutheran University's Community Leaders Association's recent auction, Deborah Hang of Westlake Village was presented William E. Hamm Outstanding Service Award. More...

Dining & Entertainment

The Movie Nut

Every parent probably thinks, sooner or later, that their kids may be from Mars. But when the kids start thinking it themselves, we're all in trouble. More...

Music Society presents 'What She Said'

The Westlake Village Music Society Concert Series will present "What She Said" at 7 p.m. Sat., Nov. 17 at the United Methodist Church of Westlake Village, 1049 S. Westlake Blvd. More...

Alliance for the Arts awards grants

The Alliance for the Arts has awarded grants totaling $244,125 to 28 local arts groups that perform at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza on an annual basis. The funding will assist organizations in presenting performances at the plaza. More...

Sports

The Acorn's High School Football Game of the Week

Newbury Park Panthers (8-1) at Thousand Oaks Lancers (5-4) Friday, 7 p.m.

The Newbury Park High football team had plans of celebrating at least a share of the Marmonte League championship last Friday night but came up just a little short against Moorpark- two yards to be exact. More...

Other local football matchups

Calabasas (1-8) aAgoura (5-4) Outlook: This game carries major playoff implications. If they lose, Agoura is out of the postseason hunt. More...

Weekend schedule

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Family

Billy Joel's 'Movin' Out' a success

Play Review

In recent years, musical theater has been reversing direction, going back to the pre-Rodgers and Hammerstein era when musical revues dominated and story lines were incidental. More...

Westlake Theater presents 'All in the Timing'

It's the perfect time to come see "All in the Timing," Westlake High School's first theater production of the year. The unique offering incorporates in a single show a series of nine one-act plays by David Ives. More...

Jewish children's club opens in Agoura

Chabad of the Conejo has formed the Youth Zone, a new Jewish children's club for ages 6 to 11. More...

Editorials

A salute to our veterans

Maybe you know somebody who served in America's armed forces. If you appreciate what they did for our country, let them know about it. Sun., Nov. More...

Cartoon

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