February 21, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Colorful old-timer tells a story about a mule

HIS FOUR-LEGGED FRIENDS AREN'T DOGS OR CATS--Dale Rickards, a longtime resident of the area, tells about his little mule that he had to put down in the Community section. More...

Health & Wellness

Ways to protect against blood clots

Blood is a miracle healer. When the body is cut, almost instantly the blood forms a clot to stop the bleeding. As part of this natural healing process, the blood clot dissolves and is reabsorbed by the body. More...

Great Jeans Giveaway event leads Eating Disorders Awareness Week

March 1 will mark the 21st annual National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. Sponsored by the National Eating Disorders Association, this is the nation's largest eating disorders outreach effort. More...

Seminar on fertility issues

A seminar on fertility issues will take place 6:45 p.m. Wed., March 12 at the Calabasas Country Club, 401 E. Rolling Oaks Drive. Fertility experts will answer questions from adults with infertility concerns. More...

Calendar

Datebook

THURS., FEB. 21 Bonsai Society Conejo Valley Bonsai Society meets 7:30 p.m., Community Center of Westlake Village City Hall, 31200 Oak Crest Drive. Workshop on bonsai plants. (805) 374-9668. More...

Schools

School provides culture lesson for adopted Chinese children, parents

Every Sunday morning at El Camino Real High School in Woodland Hills, a group of more than 80 children and their parents come from all over the Conejo and San Fernando valleys and beyond to submerge themselves in a culture they want to bett More...

City needs Arbor/ Earth Day sponsors

The Thousand Oaks Arbor/ Earth Day Celebration is set for Sat., April 19 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Conejo Creek Park North, 1379 E. Janss Road. Eco-friendly exhibitors, vendors and sponsors are being sought for the event. More...

Whitworth studenqualifies for Laureate Society

Laura Schaffer of Thousand Oaks has been named to the Whitworth University Laureate Society for fall semester 2007. Schaffer qualified for the academic honor society by maintaining a grade-point average of at least 3.75 during the semester. More...

Business

Weiser Creative Group receives nine awards

Weiser Creative Group received nine honors at the 200708 Advertising Federation's Addy Awards. A panel of advertising professionals recognized Weiser Creative Group for excellence in web development, music, motion graphics and video. More...

Joe Ravens named Wells Fargo district manager

Joe Ravens has been named district manager for the Conejo Valley district in Wells Fargo's Pacific Coast Community Bank. More...

Learn about wisdom wheel

Tracye Boyer of the Akashic Bookshop and Center will present a series of classes on the wisdom wheel from 7 to 9 p.m. Thurs., Feb. 21 through March 20 at the bookstore, 1414 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park On suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, a male, 23, was arrested at 1:10 a.m. Feb. 9 in the 500 block of N. Ventu Park Road. More...

Minors who want alcohol just steal it

A drugstore that sells liquor seems to be just the right place for conspiring teenagers to steal alcoholic beverages. "The police have done a good job of educating parents to lock up liquor. More...

California Highway Patrol seeks new candidates for its Explorer program

Young people between the ages of 15 and 20 who are interested in a career in law enforcement are invited to join the new California Highway Patrol Explorer program offered in Moorpark. More...

Family

Hands-on science presented by Discovery Center

The Discovery Center Teens will present a Super Science Sunday for children and adults from 3 to 5 p.m. Sun., Feb. 24 at the Goebel Senior Center, 1385 E. Janss Road in Thousand Oaks. More...

Use caution around this fish

EYE-CATCHING UNDERWATER- A clown triggerfish swims in the Grant Brimhall/Thousand Oaks Library's saltwater aquarium. The species can be tame enough to be hand-fed- - not in the library, of course- - but it also has razor sharp teeth. More...

WHS band to host pancake breakfast

Westlake High School Band will host a pancake breakfast and rummage sale from 7 a.m. to noon Sat., Feb. 23 at the campus, 100 N. Lakeview Canyon Road in Westlake Village. Breakfast tickets are $5.50. More...

June ballot initiative may be more about land use than traffic

After lots of discussion, the City Council decided to take no action on a resolution that would have allowed them to write arguments against the traffic congestion initiative slated for the June ballot. More...

Interest in presidential politics mounts at Cal Lutheran University

A packed house and lots of questions made for a successful panel discussion on the current presidential campaigns, with superdelegates, caucuses and electability as topics for discussion. More...

Acorn readers react with compassion for Thousand Oaks man and his dog

A steady stream of Thousand Oaks Acorn readers went to the aid of Larry Mack last week. More...

Community

Board members sought who will represent low-income residents

Community Action of Ventura County, formerly the Commission on Human Concerns, Ventura County's community action agency since 1965, is seeking both a low-income sector board member and an alternate board member to represent the lowinco More...

Don't forget to 'Take Your T.O. Acorn on Vacation'

Don't forget to share your vacation with other readers of the T.O. Acorn . It's easy. Take a front page of any edition of the Acorn the next time you go on vacation. More...

City of T.O. gets three new fire trucks

Look for bigger numbers and brighter lights on three new fire trucks in Thousand Oaks. More...

Dining & Entertainment

What's new on DVD

Film and television author Randy Williams reviews the lat est movies, television shows, documentaries and music pro grams now available for purchase online and at retail stores. More...

Movie filmed in T.O. premieres at festival

"Wreck the Halls," a new movie starring Thousand Oaks residents Megan Ashley, 9, and Mickey Rooney, 87, will have its world premiere in competition at the International Family Film Festival on March 2 at Raleigh Studios, 5300 Melrose Ave., H More...

The 80th Academy Awards

Remember "Four Weddings and a Funeral"? Oscar's picks this year in the Best Picture category might aptly be referred to as "Four Death Knells and a Birth." Man's darkly sinister inhumanity to man has a definitive thematic stranglehold. More...

Sports

A vocal musician

GIVING IT HER ALL- Sixth-grader Hannah Ross sings "Tutira Mai" with her school's concert choir during last week's Colina Middle School Arts Showcase. More...

A winning group from Newbury Park

ON TO BAKERSFIELD- - After playing soccer teams from Simi, Moorpark, Newbury Park, Thousand Oaks, Agoura and Malibu, the Newbury Park Girls U14 A-team won the area All-Star playoff tournament. More...

Playoff spotlight shines bright

High school teams give everything they have in CIF-SS postseason

It's been an intense week of high school playoff action. Throughout local communities, on the basketball court, in the pool and on the soccer pitch, area teams have experienced triumph and heartbreak. More...

Pets

Rescued dogs brought to Newbury Park feed store for adoption

'I come here because it's nice to see people come in and look for their best friend.' - Renee Merrill Volunteer

When a scruffy little terrier named Dumpster arrived at Newbury Park Feed he wasn't the most popular dog Joshua Pasewaldt had ever rescued. More...

Pet of the Week

GENTLE- - Peach, a 6-year-old calico female, can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter on Agoura Road, west of Kanan. Ask about identification No. A3758084 before you go because pets are sometimes already adopted. More...

Faith

Special programs coming to St. Paschal Baylon

International retreat leader and musician Sam Kauffman will give a dramatic musical presentation titled "Joanna: A Woman at the Cross" from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Thurs., Feb. 21 at St. Paschal Baylon parish hall, 155 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

Lecture series held at Conejo Jewish Academy

The Conejo Jewish Academy will offer a threepart lecture series on "Beacons, From the Rabbi's Study," a series of talks from Rabbi Moshe D. Bryski. The lectures will take place at 8 p.m. More...

Letters

Thank you, Acorn, and your writer for opening our eyes

We want to congratulate the T.O. Acorn and staff writer Nancy Needham for the excellent article on T.O. resident Larry Mack and his dog, Scubbers, in the Feb. 14 edition of the Thousand Oaks Acorn . More...

On immigration, the congressman speaks from both sides of his mouth

U.S. Rep. Elton Gallegly professes in the Jan. 31 Acorn to be concerned about illegal immigra tion. But if he is, why doesn't he work for repeal of the North America Free Trade Agreement? More...

Disagrees with superintendent on state budget woes

I disagree with the thrust of Superintendent Mario Contini's opinions in the Feb. 7 Thousand Oaks Acorn complaining that there will be draconian cuts to education in light of the state budget crisis. More...