November 22, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Rancho Potrero open house to be held prior to public meeting

A borrowed parking lot and shuttle buses will make the proposed Rancho Potrero future park site accessible to the public during an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. Sun., Dec. 2. More...

Health & Wellness

Don't neglect your feet during winter

Cold weather can take a toll on your feet, so the California Podiatric Medical Association suggests making your feet the center of attention this winter. Most people are guilty of neglecting their feet. More...

Surgical hospital supports shoe donation drive

Thousand Oaks Surgical Hospital recently announced its support of Soles4Souls, a donation campaign to acquire shoes for those in need, locally and around the world. More...

New treatment can help victims of varicose veins

Dr. Peter Lawrence, UCLA's chief of vascular surgery, picks up size 7 crochet hooks from a fabric store- not to make sweaters but to use in a new technique he has developed to treat varicose veins. More...

Calendar

Datebook

THURS., NOV. 22 Thanksgiving Dinner Camarillo Family Moose Center serves traditional turkey dinner 2 to 5 p.m., 341A Arneill Road, Camarillo. Free meal to all. Sponsored by Moose Lodge No. 2047 and Women of the Moose Chapter No. 1957. More...

Schools

Highschool 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...

Teen substance abuse seminar is next week

Next week, in the third of a series of eight seminars for parents who want to better understand child and adolescent disorders, Dr. Stazan K. Sina will lead a presentation on teen substance abuse. More...

St. Jude students host fundraiser

St. Jude the Apostle School held a "Free Dress for a Dollar Day" as a fundraiser to help Our Lady of Malibu, which had suffered damage due to the recent fires. The event raised $300. More...

Business

Volunteers needed for Christmas Shoppes

ACTION Foundation's fourth annual Community Christmas Shoppe will have locations in Newbury Park, Oxnard and Simi Valley. Newbury Park First Christian Church at 801 Knollwood Drive will host the shop on Sat., Dec. 8; St. More...

EYE ON LOCAL AREA STOCKS

Company Name AMGEN THOUSAND OAKS BAXTER THOUSAND OAKS BEVERLY HILLS BANCORP CALABASAS CAMINOSOFT CORP. WESTLAKE VILLAGE CHEESECAKE FACTORY CALABASAS COUNTRYWIDE FINANCIAL CORP. More...

Police

Blotter

Newbury Park For suspicion of drunk driving the following subjects were arrested at the times, dates and places indicated: A female, 23, at 3:40 a.m. Nov. 12 in the 4000 block of Greenwood Street; a male, 31, at 6:20 p.m. Nov. More...

Family

Showing the skills of carpenters

DENISE BURROWS/Special to the Acorn BEHIND THE SCENES- La Reina eighth-graders Chris Pumford and Mary Clyne power through the challenges of assembling scenery for La Reina's production of "Bye Bye Birdie." The show will be presented on Fri., Sat. More...

Holiday hours for Farmers' Market

The Thousand Oaks Farmers' Market at 403 W. Hillcrest Drive will be open most Thursdays from 2 to 6:30 p.m. throughout the holiday season. The market is closed tomorrow, Thanksgiving Day, and will reopen Thurs., Nov. More...

Sick with Hitch

Thanksgiving for many years has included a hefty lineup of Alfred Hitchcock films in my house. I love Hitch pictures, especially "Vertigo," "The Birds," "Rear Window," "North By Northwest" and "Psycho. More...

Editorials

Manna needs turkeys

While families gather around their tables tomorrow to enjoy a Thanksgiving feast, not all of them have as much to be grateful for as others. More...

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Trailer park is in dire need of city's help

Children walk in street to school; redevelopment money doesn't address blight

Though millions of redevelopment dollars have been spent and budgeted to be spent, not a dime has gone toward improvements around a small trailer park that's provided shelter for low-income residents of Thousand Oaks for decades. More...

23 Freeway widening project continues to make progress

The concrete walls on the 23 Freeway between Moorpark and Thousand Oaks are coming down, exposing a welcome open path of highway. But the new roadway isn't yet ready for drivers. The lanes have been paved and the bridges are complete. More...

Community

Community loses Mary Ann Keeler

Thousand Oaks suffered a great loss when Mary Ann Keeler, known as "Ma," died Nov. 13 at Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center. More...

Public service agencies struggle to help those in need during holidays

Part II of four parts

Being homeless may be only a paycheck away for Conejo Valley residents struggling with the area's high cost of living. Thousand Oaks resident Kim Rodriguez knows firsthand what a battle it is to keep a roof over her family's head. More...

Private school to host info nigh

Hillcrest Christian School will host a new family information night at 7 p.m. Thurs., Nov. 29 at 384 Erbes Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

Dining & Entertainment

"Beowulf"

I suspect many folks eager to see Robert Zemeckis' "Beowulf" are looking forward to the heralded CGI "motion capture" technique, an animation process previously utilized by Zemeckis in "The Polar Express. More...

Los Robles Master Chorale sings in the season

As it begins its 30th anniversary season, Los Robles Master Chorale will offer Sounds of the Season at 8 p.m. Sat., Dec. 8 and 4 p.m. Sun., Dec. 9 at the Main Stage of the Performing Arts Center at Moorpark College, 7075 Campus Road. More...

Sports

Football teams face stiff challenges in quarterfinals

Playoffs resume Friday night

And then there were four. More...

More bad blood as Vargas, Mayorga prepare for Friday's fight

County's most famous boxer set for career finale

Twotime world boxing champion Fernando Vargas wants to spend his holiday weekend knocking the stuffing out of Ricardo Mayorga. More...

Cross country runners perform well at Mt. SAC

A coastal fog and cool temperatures made running conditions nearly perfect for the CIFSS Cross Country Finals last Saturday at Mount San Antonio College in Walnut. Oaks Christian quickly took advantage of the weather. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

JANN HENDRY/Acorn Newspapers WALKIN' THE LINE- Murphy, a friendly 5-year-old male domestic shorthair cat, needs a home. Murphy can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. To take Murphy home, ask about indentifcation No. More...

Faith

The Art of Being

"Not Christian or Jew, Mus lim, not Hindu, Buddhist, Sufi, Zen. Not any religion or culture system. More...

Local youths called to the Torah

The following people were recently called to the Torah at Temple Etz Chaim, 1080 Janss Road, Thousand Oaks: Joshua Yazdizadeh was called to the Torah as a bar mitzvah on Oct. 20. More...

Deck the halls for a stronger marriage

Couples that participate in and find meaning in religious holiday rituals, such as decorating the home for the holidays or lighting candles, may be making their marriages stronger. More...

Letters

Open space should stay serene, kept for passive use

I read with great interest the Acorn article about the Tierra Rejada Valley greenbelt that's between Thousand Oaks, Moorpark and Simi Valley. A meeting was held between the 15 city council members to discuss land uses in this greenbelt. More...

No matter what, some people are just plain selfish

Oh, how I hate the mouthwatering aroma of a summer barbecue, the sound of people's laughter enjoying the great outdoors. More...

Student safety depends on rules being obeyed

In response to the "Rules must be interpreted fairly" letter from Sheri Hancock in the Nov. More...

Real Estate

Real Estate Leaders Look Ahead

As homeowners and homebuyers across America, especially those who live in Southern California, continue to feel the effects of a struggling market, The Acorn continues its multipart series about the future of the real estate industry and More...

Heidi Froelich and Dan McNamee

Heidi Froelich and Dan McNamee, International President's Circle recipients, provide "Black Tie Service" to their clients, offering a level of service that keeps the team consistently ranked among top producers for the Westlake Village More...

Nicole Hobbs and Jessica Riendeau

Nicole Hobbs, Realtor at White House Properties, Westlake Village, and Jessica Riendeau, owner of Michael Thomas Escrow in Westlake Village, have joined forces over the last several years to help those in need in the Conejo Valley. More...