January 17, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Defying gravity

LEAPING TO THE GOAL--Newbury Park High School athlete Christian Hutchins attempts the high jump at Parisi Speed School in Thousand Oaks during national Athlete Testing Day on Saturday. More...

Health & Wellness

You can get healthier at YogaWorks

INVEST IN YOUR BIGGEST ASSET: YOU- - YogaWorks in Westlake Village celebrates its new center with a ribbon cutting ceremony last week. Regional general manager Paulette Dwyer cuts the ribbon. More...

Techniques, motivation help weight losers win

Medway Diet and Longevity Center states that highly successful weight losers have mastered certain techniques that enable them to achieve weight loss. More...

Yoga a good idea for date nights

Husband and wife Jeff and Chandra Gero are offering Date Night Yoga two evenings in midFebruary. The first workshop will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Fri., Feb. 15 at Yogaworks, 245 Townsgate Road in Westlake Village. The second, 6 to 8 p.m. More...

Calendar

Datebook

THURS., JAN. 17 'Bedtime Story' Moorpark High School's Musical Production class presents original musical comedy "Once Upon a Bedtime Story," school's Performing Arts Center, 4500 Tierra Rejada Road. 7 p.m. tonight. 7:30 p.m. Friday. More...

Schools

County superintendent discusses problems facing public schools

Chuck Weis, Ventura County's superintendent of schools, talked budget, testing, drug use and declining enrollment with a group of administrators, teachers and local business members last week. More...

Conejo Valley Adult School invites public to drop in

Conejo Valley Adult Education invites the community to Drop-In-Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wed., Feb. 6 at the main campus at 1025 Old Farm Road in Thousand Oaks. More...

Parent Talk series presents reading expert

The Parent Talk Lecture Series is presenting Jim Trelease, an expert in helping kids learn to love reading, just before he plans to retire after a 30-year career. More...

Business

Ways businesses can protect customer privacy

Growing numbers of Americans are making demands on corporate America to treat their personal information with secrecy. More...

EYE ON LOCAL AREA STOCKS

Company Name AMGEN BAXTER BEVERLY HILLS BANCORP CAMINOSOFT CORP. CHEESECAKE FACTORY COUNTRYWIDE FINANCIAL CORP. DIODES, INC DTS, INC. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

SHORT STUFF- Spot, a 1-year-old male Chihuahua/corgi mix, needs a home. Spot can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. To take Spot home, ask about identification No. A3773551. More...

Faith

Presbyterian youth invited to make videos

Tapping the creative energy of potentially thousands of Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) youth in order to "connect" and "engage" the denomination around mission and ministry is the goal of a new effort of the Presbyterian Church Foundation. More...

Family

Already bonding as a team

PLAYERS ENJOY SOME DUGOUT FUN- While waiting to try out for teams in the Thousand Oaks Girls Softball Association, Megan Chavez, left, Sarah Ho, Jordan Arnett and Taylor Spence, all 10 and from Thousand Oaks, make up cheers as they sit in the dugo More...

Bethany Christian School to host open house

Bethany Christian School invites interested parents of incoming sixth-graders to attend an open house at 7 p.m. Tues., Jan. 22. The school is at 200 W. Bethany Court in Thousand Oaks. More...

Teen artists sought for InnerSpark

The California State Summer School for the Arts (InnerSpark) invites high schoolage visual, literary, media and performing artists to apply for selection as California Arts Scholars. More...

Floats, bands, clowns and celebrities needed for CVD parade

Organizers of Conejo Valley Days are looking for parade entrants--floats, bands, clowns, equestrians, even a celebrity grand marshal--to march or ride down Thousand Oaks Boulevard May 3. Floats will be in competition for trophies. More...

Countrywide employees face uncertainty over bank buyout

It's still too early to tell what effect the Bank of America purchase announcement will have on local Countrywide staff and branch offices, spokespersons on both sides of the deal told The Acorn this week. More...

Ventura County welcomes new CEO

The county Board of Supervisors recently selected Marty Robinson to replace CEO Johnny Johnston. Robinson, 57, will be the first woman to serve in the top adminis trative position for Ventura County. More...

Remember falling in love?

Calling all Romeos and Juliets

Anyone can catch your eye, but it takes someone special to catch your heart. Do you recall the moment your spouse or loved one walked into your life? Was it love at first sight? Did fireworks go off and Cupid's arrow find its mark? More...

Community

Second set of school-closure criteria approved

A second group of criteria that will help determine what two Conejo Valley Unified elementary schools with close in the fall of 2009 has been approved. More...

For the record

An editor's comment following a letter to the editor last week about state Sen. Tom McClintock (RThousand Oaks) said that McClintock wouldn't be seeking reelection because of term limits. If Proposition 93 passes on Feb. More...

Diesel engine near WHS campus draws criticism

Plans are moving forward to install a new Verizon emergency diesel engine at 112 N. Lakeview Canyon Road, near Westlake High School. More...

Dining & Entertainment

Acrobatic aerialists stage an abstract, uplifting show

Dance review

Aerial dance is a relatively new performing art form that combines elements of dance and acrobatics in a highly stimulating and entertaining fashion. It was developed in the 1970s. More...

The Movie Nut

"Juno" MPAA rating: PG-13 Now that Hollywood's yuletide blockbusting season is ebbing, we're finally able to enjoy some of filmdom's smaller joys. More...

New owner revives landmark restaurant

The restaurant is as much a part of Camarillo's history as are the locals who have made eating at the low-slung building on Lewis Road a family tradition for two, three and, in some instances, four generations. More...

Sports

U-12 girls feeling good about themselves

UNDEFEATED- The Real So Cal Blue Girls U-12 team recently competed in the 2007 Coast Soccer League Cup Tournament along with 131 other teams from Southern California. More...

Hurley calls it a career

Beloved leader retires from coaching, will remain Newbury Park's athletic coordinator

George Hurley quickly confesses. He knows he's guilty as charged. More...

Ten questions with George Hurley

The Thousand Oaks Acorn recently sat down with Newbury Park High's athletic coordinator George Hurley following his decision to retire as head coach of the NPHS football team following 19 seasons on the job. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park The following subjects were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol at the times, dates and places indicated: A male, 48, at 6:28 a.m. Dec. More...

Suspect arrested for soliciting murder of T.O. man

Ventura County deputies went to the Big Bear home of Basil Leonard Dantinne and arrested him on suspicion of attempting to hire someone to kill a Thousand Oaks man and his family, Detective Allen Devers said. More...

Murder suspect's arraignment postponed

Murder suspect Calvin Sharp's arraignment was postponed on Monday until May 12. Sharp is accused of killing 6-year-old Sev'n Molina on Aug. 12 in the 1800 block of W. Hillcrest Drive in Newbury Park. More...

Letters

City's protection of mobile home residents no longer a priority

It appears that some of the most affordable housing in Conejo Valley is about to disappear. Would anyone in their right mind buy a mobile home in Thousand Oaks today--knowing they can be evicted at the whim of a new landowner tomorrow? More...

The Oaks needs more parking for motorcycles

The Oaks mall remodeling folks have indicated that their work has the environment in mind. There's one area of awareness, however, that seems to escape them. More...

Zero tolerance for 'Zero Tolerance'

Regarding "It's time for action against absurd policies in public education," a letter to the editor by Dan Goldberg in the Jan. 3 T.O. Acorn, More...