February 14, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Unlocked cars attract burglars to Thousand Oaks

Thieves already know that Thousand Oaks is full of unlocked cars with treasure inside. Gang members have been known to drive in from other areas to partake of the bounty, according to police. More...

Health & Wellness

Free clinic helps Simi Valley residents get healthy

When Adriana Hernandez was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes five years ago, she was worried. The Simi Valley resident wanted to get healthy and keep her family from developing diabetes, but without insurance it was tough, Hernandez said. More...

Brochures, posters offered to help prevent falls

For older adults, a fall can often spell disaster. Onethird of Americans ages 65 and older fall each year. Millions are injured, many of them seriously, as a result. More...

Calendar

Datebook

THURS., FEB. 14 Children's Theatre Santa Susana High School Children's Theatre Department presents "Princess and the Pea," adapted by Kathryn Schultz Miller, school's Drama Studio/Black Box Theatre, 3750 E. Cochran St., Simi Valley. More...

Schools

Students at Colina learn during annual Career Day

Prosecutors, consultants and film directors mingled with dog handlers, fire captains and massage therapists to help middle school students get a real picture of some of the career choices that lie ahead. More...

Junior kindergarten program gets approval

A new program could play a small part in drawing young families to the Conejo Valley after two years of declining enrollment in elementary schools. More...

Kids get dictionaries from the Elks

INFORMATIVE WORDS- Richard Goldner, representing the Elks Clubs of Area 7, visits with third-graders at Aspen Elementary School. More...

Business

Oak View Health Center Scheduled for March Opening

Oak View, the new health center adjacent to University Village Thousand Oaks, is nearing completion and scheduled to open next month. More...

Nonprofit Arm of Construction Industry Has New President

Robert A. Perlberg was recently elected president of HomeAid Los Angeles/Ventura, the nonprofit arm of the Building Industry Association of Southern California. More...

Massage Envy an Alternative to Expensive Health Spas

Move over expensive health spas, there's a new kid in town. There's a new company that's quietly making its mark on the rapidly growing massage therapy industry. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park A male, 18, was arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit murder at 10:56 p.m. Jan. 10 at Potrero Road and Wendy Drive. More...

T.O. man arrested on molestation allegation

Thousand Oaks resident Janusz Kalita, 72, was arrested for allegedly molesting a young boy and possessing child pornography, a police report said. The man was booked into Ventura County Jail Feb. More...

Undercover cops follow T.O. man to San Diego

An anonymous tip about a 79-year-old local man suspected of sexual assault had Thousand Oaks investigators on a road trip to San Diego to prevent him from fleeing the country. More...

Letters

On schools, parents should be less judgmental

Regarding the contentious letters in the Jan. 31 T.O. Acorn , it's understandable that no parent is going to want their neighborhood school to be on the district's list for closure. More...

Let's shoot for civility in school board meetings

According to your article, some people- - presumably parents- - found it acceptable to yell at the Jan. 28 school board meeting. More...

District told to use all options before closing any school

I'm the parent of child at Banyan Elementary School in Newbury Park. Although Banyan isn't on "the list" for possible closure, I'm deeply concerned for schools in Conejo Valley Unified School District (CVUSD) that are. More...

Experts hope Conejo is immune from recession

The slumping Conejo Valley housing market can expect little relief in 2008, a stark contrast to the area's retail business environment, which continues to see signs of growth and prosperity, experts said last week at an economic forecast break More...

Resident, 73, is down on his luck, has nowhere to go

A fragile elderly man who's spent his life taking care of others now faces an uncertain future: Once his Thousand Oaks business closes tomorrow, he'll have no job and no home. More...

We're moving our office

The Thousand Oaks Acorn has outgrown its space and will temporarily relocate to the Agoura Hills office. Effective immediately, the interim office address is 30423 Canwood St., Ste. 108, Agoura Hills, 91301. More...

Community

Proposed recreation facility may be jeopardized by the traffic initiative

Thousand Oaks could be a lot more fun for everyone if the traffic congestion initiative doesn't scare off prospective developers. More...

Workforce Investment Board gets grant

The Ventura County Workforce Investment Board received a $1million Department of Labor National Emergency Grant to hire temporary workers to assist in the cleanup and restoration of county land affected by last year's wildfires. More...

Dealing with their grief

SHARING A SOLEMN MOMENT- Newbury Park resident Terry Ince, left, and Pat Bobrowski of T.O. comfort each other as they remember their children before a balloon release ceremony on Saturday. More...

Dining & Entertainment

Actress Hayley Marie Norman moving up in the world

Actress Hayley Marie Norman, 23, is a rising star in the entertainment industry. More...

Thousand Oaks Philharmonic to sponsor Chopin Project II

The Thousand Oaks Philharmonic, in association with the Music Teachers' Association of California-Conejo Valley Branch, will sponsor the Chopin Project II tomorrow, Fri., Feb. More...

'The King and I' ends run

Play review

When Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein's musical "The King and I" premiered on Broadway in 1951, critics were equally ecstatic about the songs, the opulent costumes, the acting and the sheer beauty of the show. More...

Sports

Postseason soccer has arrived

High school playoff soccer has come to the Conejo Valley. Does your favorite team have what it takes to claim a CIF ring? We're about to find out. Girls' soccer Oaks Christian has been CIF co-champions four of the last five years. More...

The Acorn's 2008 Basketball Playoff Preview

It's postseason basketball time and we've got all the local hardwood teams covered. Read below to see which schools have a shot at CIF-Southern Section glory.

Boys Thousand Oaks Lancers Marmonte League No. 2 Season record: 19-7, 12-2 league Division IAA Impact player: Josh Morris First-round opponent: Mission Viejo, South Coast League No. More...

Water polo teams eyeing title

Winning a championship is always tough. Repeating is even more difficult. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

NEEDS YOUR LOVE- Angus, a 10-year-old male terrier mix, is a stray and needs a home. Angus can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. To take Angus home, ask about identification No. A3776603. More...

Faith

Temple to host Green Fair

Temple Adat Elohim will sponsor a Green Fair from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sun., Feb. 24 at the temple, 2420 E. Hillcrest Road in Thousand Oaks. More...

Local students called to the Torah

Zak Kukoff was called to the Torah as a bar mitzvah on Feb. 2 at Temple Etz Chaim in Thousand Oaks. He's the son of Ilana and Dave Kukoff of Thousand Oaks and a seventhgrade honors student at Los Cerritos Middle School. More...

Family

A love that lasts forever sometimes takes sacrifice

'Marriage is forever. Love each other and your children. Work together for what's best for each other.' - Lowell Pincock

A love that's lasted more than 62 years is now expressed so profoundly that those around the couple are also filled with joy and comfort. More...

Chocolate is Valentine's bittersweet surrender

Love notes and red roses may convey a certain romance on Valentine's Day, but according to traditional lore- and even medical science- nothing matches the gift of chocolate for its physical and psychological benefits. More...

A 'sensitive' issue

Every couple communicates differently. For example, I speak with my wife through movie analogies. One day my wife had a bad day at work- nothing had gone as planned. More...

Valentines Special Section

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY 2008!!

We asked our readers to share stories about how they met the love of their life. Their answers warm the heart.

My husband and I met almost 30 years ago, when I was only 14 and he only 20. I was celebrating my friends' 16th birthday at Catalina Island. It was very exotic for teenagers! More...