February 28, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Gallegly files for reelection, has Democratic challenger in November

Two candidates have filed papers for the U.S. House of Representatives 24th Congressional District race. More...

Health & Wellness

Many Mansions establishes Emergency Assistance Fund to help homeless residents in Conejo Valley

Many Mansions, a nonprofit affordable housing and services provider, has established the Conejo Homeless Prevention and Assistance Fund. More...

You can get help in fighting tobacco use

Nicotine Anonymous meetings are conducted from 7 to 8 p.m. every Monday night in the classroom at King of Glory Lutheran Church, 2500 Borchard Road in Newbury Park. More...

Arthritis Support Group schedules meeting

The Conejo Valley Arthritis Support Group will meet from 12:15 to 2 p.m. Sat., March 8 at the Goebel Senior Adult Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. The guest speaker is Dr. More...

Calendar

Datebook

THURS., FEB. 28 Beauty And Beast Oak Park High School Drama Department presents musical "Beauty and The Beast," 7 p.m. tonight through March 1, school Pavilion, 899 N. Kanan Road, Oak Park. Also 2 p.m. matinee March 1. $10 to $20 at door. More...

Schools

High School 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...

Donations fund library project at CLU

The Hugh and Hazel Darling Foundation of Los Angeles has given $250,000 to California Lutheran University for renovations to Pearson Library. The foundation was established in 1988 to advance education in California. More...

Women receive scholarships from Zonta Club of Conejo

The Zonta Club of the Conejo Valley area awarded five $1,000 Women Helping Women Scholarships at the club's meeting on Feb. 19. The recipients were honored with dinner, a check and a yellow longstemmed rose. More...

Business

Aladdin A/C wins customer satisfaction award

Carrier Corp., a unit of United Technologies Corp., recently announced that Wayne G. Beck of Aladdin Air Conditioning and Heating Inc. has been awarded the Carrier 2008 President's Award, one of the highest honors for its dealers. 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...

Information available on hosting an exchange student

Cultural Homestay International, a nonprofit organization, is providing international exchange student services. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park A male, 31, allegedly battered his spouse, threatened to kill her if she called police and kept her from leaving her apartment to get help at 2:23 p.m. Feb. 16 in the 1800 block of W. Hillcrest Drive. More...

Faith

Lutherans purchase 'eco-palms' for upcoming Palm Sunday

More than 300 million palm fronds are harvested each year for consumption in the United States, mostly for Palm Sunday worship and floral displays for churchrelated events, according to Lutheran World Relief. More...

Chabad offers lecture on raising kids

The Conejo Jewish Academy will host a lecture titled "Raising kids to stay Jewish and love it" with author Doron Kornbluth at 8 p.m. Mon., March 3 at 30345 Canwood St., Agoura Hills. More...

Surf's Up

Can you remember your first time at the beach when you stepped into the ocean and felt its awesome power in the form of the waves, swells and undercurrent? More...

Letters

Here's a rewrite of Joe Walsh's classic song, "Life's Been Good":

'None Looks Good To Me So Far'

Barack Obama, they say he's quite nice And in Chicago they'll vote for him twice The most devoted stump for Ron Paul It's either him or they won't vote at all They all are crazy but they've got lots of guts I'm just looking for clues as to whi More...

Hypocrisy in business is behind the traffic initiative

The ingenuity of the Do-it Center's owner in attempting to keep his home improvement monopoly here on the east side of Thousand Oaks almost makes me chuckle. More...

Traffic initiative is about competition in the business world, not gridlock

I thought we had a country where competition was the byword. Unless, of course, we (experience the outrageous tactics) of Mr. DeFranco and Mr. Sedighi, who actually represent Lumber City, the former Do-it Center. More...

Documents kept sealed in murder case

Search warrants and arrest reports for Calvin Sharp, the man accused of killing 6-year-old Sev'n Molino with a meat cleaver last August, continue to be sealed from the public at the request of both prosecutors and defense attorneys. More...

Attendees and officials assured that they're safe at City Council meetings

Thousand Oaks Police Chief Dennis Carpenter appeared before the Thousand Oaks City Council Feb. 12 to assure those who attend the local meetings that they are safe. His assurances came in response to a Feb. More...

Sometimes learning is a dirty job

WENDY PIERRO/Acorn Newspapers 'WOULD MOM APPROVE OF THIS?'--Aiden, 6, and Shanaya Fox, 8, of Thousand Oaks play with Oobleck, a dough-like substance made from corn starch and water. More...

Community

Student sexually battered at CLU

A female student in her 20s was sexually battered while walking from a classroom to her car at California Lutheran University, according to a police report. On Feb. More...

Presenters can explain 911 system to groups

The dispatchers of the Ventura County Sheriff's Communications Center have developed presentations to share behind the scenes information about the 911 system with the public. More...

For the record

There were two typos in a Datebook item about last Saturday's breakfast at Westlake High School. The address was 100 N. Lakeview Canyon Road, not 200, and the cost was $5.50, not $4.40. We apologize for the errors. More...

On the Town

New film shows the skills of moviemaking

Making a film, whether it's a lowbudget picture, a studio production with a large budget or a no-budget movie made in the filmmaker's backyard, is a difficult task because there are so many elements that must come together for the piece More...

Music society presents 'A Sunday Evening with Amici Musicae'

The Westlake Village Music Society Concert Series will present "A Sunday Evening with Amici Musicae" at 6:30 p.m. Sun., March 2 at the United Methodist Church of Westlake Village, 1049 S. Westlake Blvd. More...

Movie Nut

Come February, finding a good film can be difficult. Juxtaposed between the holiday blockbusters and the spring hopefuls, more often than not we're left with a potpourri of mediocrity. More...

Sports

Red-hot Panthers power into soccer final

A play that the Newbury Park High boys' soccer team had tried several times earlier in the game was successful for a goal in the final moments of the first overtime for a 10 win vs. the visiting Los Alamitos Griffins Tuesday afternoon at NPHS. More...

Late rally keeps Lions alive

Oaks Christian beats rival Oak Park, 2-1

The first goal lifted their spirits. The second goal sent the Oaks Christian girls' soccer team to the CIF-Southern Section Division V championship match for the fifth time in six years. More...

OCHS boys advance to CIF title game, too

JANN HENDRY/Acorn Newspapers SURVIVE AND ADVANCE- With a 4-3 victory over Salesian Tuesday in the semifinals of the CIF-Southern Section Division V boys' soccer playoffs, Patrick Harmon, left, and the Oaks Christian Lions have qualified fo More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

ANN HENDRY/Acorn Newspapers SWEET GIRL- Lola, a 2-year-old female Chihuahua mix, needs a home. Lola can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. To take Lola home, ask about identification No. A3408680. More...

Family

Riding on air

WENDY PIERRO Acorn Newspapers LIFTOFF- Samantha, 3, left, and Christopher Kealey, 5, both of T.O., ride the Magic Carpet- a hovercraft powered by a leaf blower during the "Is it Magic or is it Science?" event. More...

Local makes dean's list in Connecticut

Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Conn., has announced that Megan Spehar of Thousand Oaks has earned dean's list honors for the fall semester. More...

Bad things happen

My wife and I are trying to teach our 4yearold son the difference between right and wrong. Out of nowhere came the perfect example of wrong. More...