December 6, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Homeless cannot camp or cook anywhere in T.O.

Homeless people are no longer allowed to store their property or cook in encampments on private or public property in Thousand Oaks. An ordinance passed 5-0 at the Nov. More...

Health & Wellness

ALS support group to meet

The ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) Support Group will meet from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sat., Dec. 15 in the community room at Westlake Village Library, 31200 Oak Crest Drive, Westlake Village. There is no fee to attend. More...

Beat those holiday blues this year

The Los Angeles Department of Mental Health wants to remind citizens of Los Angeles and Ventura counties to take care of themselves during this busy holiday season. More...

Behavioral Health agency receives award

The Ventura County Behavioral Health Department, a division of the Ventura County Health Care Agency, was selected to receive the inaugural Science and Service Award from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. More...

Calendar

Datebook

THURS., DEC. 6 'Skin Of Our Teeth' Malibu High School presents Pulitzer Prize-winning play "The Skin of Our Teeth" by Thornton Wilder, 30215 Morning View Drive. 7 p.m. Dec. 6 to 8; 2 p.m. Dec. 9. $15 adults, $10 students, seniors. More...

Schools

Admissions update

Last year, Harvard, Princeton and the University of Virginia announced they were ending their early notification programs. More...

High School Hi-Lights

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...

CVUSD adopts teachers' new three-year contract

Conejo Valley Unified School District board members adopted a new three-year contract with the Unified Association of Conejo Teachers Monday, leaving both the district and the association expressing satisfaction with the result. More...

Business

Closing early

All Acorn offices, Thousand Oaks, Agoura Hills and Camarillo, will be closed at 1 p.m. Fri., Dec. 14 for a holiday celebration. They will reopen at 9 a.m. Mon., Dec. 17. Advertising and editorial deadlines remain at 11 a.m. Fri., Dec. 14. More...

Underwood Farms is open weekends

The Farm Center and Farm Market at Underwood Family Farms will be open weekends only through Sun., Dec. 16 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., weather permitting. After Dec. 16, the entire farm will close for the season until March 1. More...

Retirement community opens

IT'S OFFICIAL- University Village representative Sharon Friedman releases butterflies after the grand opening red ribbon is cut by, from left, Continuing Life Communities Thousand Oaks developer vice president Bob Bouchard, CEO Richard Aschenbren More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park A male, 32, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol at 6:04 p.m. Nov. 24 at the intersection of Reino Road and Cabrillo Avenue. More...

Faith

The origin of Hanukkah

Rabbi Jennifer Flam of Temple Aliyah referred to it as a "December Dilemma." How do you make Hanukkah special for your kids in a country that mostly celebrates Christmas? More...

Visit Bethlehem without flying overseas

Visit a re-creation of first century Bethlehem presented from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Sat. and Sun., Dec. 8 and 9 at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 32111 Watergate Road, Westlake Village. More...

St. Maximilian Kolbe to present holiday concert

St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church's department of music will present its sixth annual Christmas concert at 7:30 p.m. Sun., Dec. 16 in the sanctuary of the church, 5801 Kanan Road, Westlake Village. More...

Motoring

Explore desert, San Andreas Fault in a Jeep

For the adventurous visitor to the Palm Springs area, venturing beyond the luxury resorts and casinos offers a rich experience of a different kind. More...

Editorials

Blocking handicap spaces is an illegal and inconsiderate move

If you've ever wondered about the purpose of those blue, diagonally striped areas adjacent to, or in-between handicap parking spaces, the aisles are required as part of the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act so that drivers and passenger More...

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Real Estate

Golfers Can Own Your Own Home In Sherwood Country Club

Golfers can get ready for the upcoming golf tournaments in December and January by owning your own residence in Sherwood Country Club. Lowest price residence in the gated community and with world class golf and country club lifestyle. More...

Joe Sportato

Broker/owner Bob Majorino and the management and staff of Prudential California Realty welcome experienced agent Joe Sportato to the Thousand Oaks Regional Office. More...

Situated On A Corner, Lower Level Location Near Schools

This singlestory, 2bedroom, 1.25-bath home has more than 900 square feet and is on a corner, lower level near schools, parks and shopping. The low HOA dues provide for a community pool, spa and totlot. More...

City pleads empty pockets for 2008 Conejo Valley Days

As the future of Conejo Valley Days hangs in the balance, organizers are working hard to find sponsors so they do not have to cancel the event. More...

A Christmas serenade

AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION- Members of the Westlake High School "Class Act" choir sing to audience member Dominic De Bois, 5, at the Hospice of the Conejo Community Tree Lighting Celebration on Sunday evening at Gardens of the World in Thousand Oaks. More...

Community

Sign of the season

'SNOW' MAN SMILES IN SUNSHINE- Mild winter weather and snowmen usually don't mix, but this guy seems to happily soak up the sun, standing on his deck in Thousand Oaks. More...

Traffic crash takes life of Fillmore teen

Fillmore resident Kevin Lovo, 19, was pronounced dead at the scene after his 1994 Nissan Acura collided with a 1993 Ford Explorer on a rain-slick Erbes Road at 8:47 a.m. Nov. 30. More...

Getting ready for holiday

HANUKKAH FESTIVITIES- Thousand Oaks resident Terri Zwicker and son Colin, 10, try on kippot from a vendor at the Temple Etz Chaim Chanukah Fest 2007 in Thousand Oaks on Saturday afternoon. More...

On the Town

Cruise the harbor

California Sleigh Rides wilpresent holiday boat cruises in Ventura Harbor. Public cruises depart nightly in December from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and 8 to 9:30 p.m. The cost is $20 for adults and $10 for children. More...

'A Christmas Carol' in T.O.

The Thousand Oaks Repertory Company will present the holiday classic, "A Christmas Carol" starring Edd Hall, former announcer with "The Tonight Show." The show runs Dec. More...

Hand bell concert at Lutheran Church

The Carillons hand bell choir of Ascension Lutheran Church will present a concert at 7 p.m. Sun., Dec. 9 in the church sanctuary at 1600 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. More...

Sports

New indoor soccer league will play five-on-five at North Oaks Sports Center

An indoor soccer league (Futsal) will begin play at the North Oaks Sports Center at 950 Avenida de Los Arboles in Thousand Oaks. Futsal is the official five-on-five indoor soccer game. More...

Johnson eager to regain his postseason form

Newbury Park grad, now pitching for the St. Louis Cardinals, struggled with injuries this year

While he appears relaxed in the St. Louis Cardinals' bullpen, chatting with teammates during a game's early innings, left-handed relief pitcher Tyler Johnson, a 1999 Newbury Park High graduate, is fixated on his job. More...

Oaks Christian to play for fifth consecutive CIF-SS championship

Lions meet Nordhoff Friday night in Northwest Division final

Oaks Christian is on the verge of history- again. Earlier this season, the Lions won their 48th consecutive game, setting the record for the longest winning streak in CIF-Southern Section history, according to CalHiSports.com. More...

Pets

Horse rescue group needs help during the holidays

California Coastal Horse Rescue, Ojai, has announced its fifth annual Horses' Holiday Wish List. Each year the facility collects horse treats, hay, grooming supplies and cash donations from the community for the horses in its care. More...

Pet of the Week

PRETTY BOY- Noodles, an 8year-old male Himalayan mix cat, needs a home. Noodles can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. To take Murphy home, ask for ID No. A3751231. More...

Family

Family man parties hearty with his son

Weekend of birthdays When I was younger my parents just dropped us kids off at our friends' birthday parties then picked us up when the party was over. Not today's generation. More...

Holiday poinsettias thrive on proper care

If there is one flower that's recognized as a sign of the holidays, it's the poinsettia. More...

CHP hosts toy drive

The California Highway Patrol will host the annual CHiPs for Kids Toy Drive through Fri., Dec. 21. More...

Letters

Generous people make T.O. a great city

During this Thanksgiving season, I couldn't help but notice all of the charitable fundraisers and programs that our community participates in. For example, in the Nov. More...

City officials need to listen to citizens

You'd have to live in a bubble not to have noticed the increased traffic, as well as all the other inconveniences that come with overdevelopment, here in Thousand Oaks. More...

Mother defends ill daughter from 'zero tolerance'

In response to Phyllis Benson's letter of Nov. 22, which was in response to mine, I can only imagine how difficult being a teacher must be, especially considering the horrific events of the past few years. More...

Vacation Photos

Take Your Thousand Oaks Acorn on Vacation

PILGRIM POWER- The Farrell family of Thousand Oaks is ready to set sail on the Mayflower anchored at Plymouth, Mass. In the photo are Kevin, Stephanie, Gillian and Maegan. More...