March 6, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

An hour will disappear on Sunday

It's that time of year again. Daylight saving time begins at 2 a.m. Sun., March 9. In previous years the change was in April, but last year it was moved to March. More...

Health & Wellness

It's time to 'Play ball!'

JOE BINOYA/Acorn Newspapers READY TO TAKE THE FIELD- - Timmy Valentine, 9, of the Cardinals delivers a few fives as his team is introduced during the 40th anniversary of Opening Day. More...

New technology offers relief from back pain

Here's spine-tingling good news about the most common complaint brought to doctors in the United States- back pain. More than 6 million cases are seen annually, with the majority of complaints being in the lower back. More...

The importance of attitude

I received a birthday card this year that I wanted to frame and put on the wall of my office. Pictured on the front is a goldfish swimming in a bowl with a shark fin strapped to its back. Inside it reads: "Attitude is everything. More...

Calendar

Datebook

THURS., MARCH 6 Solo Artists "Singles Only" Moorpark College students perform monologues, music, dance, poetry. 7:30 p.m. tonight through Saturday, Studio Theatre, Moorpark College Performing Arts Center, 7075 Campus Road. More...

Schools

Listening is vital for parents

For a parent, knowing one's children are safe, happy and emotionally sound is a concern. A parent would want to be the first to know if their child is being traumatized by something at school or worse. More...

School closure protests continue

WANT UNIVERSITY TO STAY OPEN- Emma and Zoe Ballen of University Elementary School, like other kids and parents in Conejo Valley Unified School District, are demonstrating to keep their school open. More...

Westlake High School will host drumline competition

The Westlake High School Instrumental Music Boosters will host a Regional Drumline Competition from 1 to 9 p.m. Sat., March 15 and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sun., March 16 at the school gymnasium, 100 N. More...

Business

Lang Ranch Elementary earns big in Vons program

Lang Ranch Elementary School PTA is one of the top 250 earning groups nationally in the recent Vons 10 percent Back To Schools Program. As one of the top 250 groups, Lang Ranch Elementary PTA will earn an additional $1,000 from Vons. More...

Contractors association names new officers

The Ventura County Contractors Association recently announced their directors and officers for 2008. 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...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park A male, 45, was arrested on suspicion of spousal abuse at 7:04 a.m. Feb. 27 in the 4800 block of Via Estrella. More...

Faith

Church reaches out to pet lovers

Support groups for those caring for an ailing family member or grieving after the loss of a loved one are not unusual. More...

Religious Scientists will offer special programs in March

The Westlake Church of Religious Science will present the following special programs in March. All events will meet at 880 Hampshire Road, Stes. V and W, in Westlake Village. More...

Family

Special performances coming to Camarillo late this month

The Pleasant Valley Recreation and Park District will present a special performance on Fri., March 21 at the Camarillo Cafe, 515 Eubanks St. at the Camarillo Airport. Open stage/microphone begins at 8 p.m. Signup is required. More...

Local students make BU's dean's list

Brittany M. Irshay of T.O. and Ryan A. Raithel of Newbury Park have recently been named to the dean's list at Boston University for the fall semester. More...

Repertoire company presents 'The Mikado'

Ventura County Gilbert and Sullivan Repertoire Company will present "The Mikado" from March 7 through 30 at the Theatre on the Hill, Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Showtimes are 8 p.m. More...

Telling about cowboys

IRIS SMOOT/Acorn Newspapers AMERICAN COWBOY--Andrew Lee, 7, tells classmates and parents about American cowboys during a first-grade Living History presentation at Meadows Elementary School in Thousand Oaks. More...

Discovery Center endorsed, but where will the money come from?

A proposed science and technology educational museum took a small step closer to being realized when the Thousand Oaks City Council expressed unanimous support for a feasibility study and business plan presented on Tuesday night. More...

Lifesaving effort is celebrated in Newbury Park

On Fri., Feb 29 many of the people involved in the procedure that saved the life of a 5-month-old boy in January met at Fire Station No. 32 in Newbury Park for a French toast breakfast with the infant and his family. More...

Community

School district expects to hold onto closed campuses in CVUSD

While parents and students wait to find out what two schools in Conejo Valley Unified School District will be closing their doors in 2009, many are wondering what will happen to those neighborhood schools after they're shuttered. More...

Nominations needed for Don and Dona Triunfo awards

The annual Fiesta del Triunfo hosted by the Conejo Valley Historical Society at the Stagecoach Inn Museum will be held in July. Nominations are now open for this year's Don Triunfo and Dona Triunfo. More...

City Calendar

The city of Thousand Oaks will be conducting the following meetings this month, according to the city manager's office. All contact phone numbers are in the 805 area code. Mon., March 10: 6 p.m. More...

On the Town

"Vantage Point"

Directed by: Peter Travis Starring: Dennis Quaid, Forest Whitaker, Sigourney Weaver, William Hurt, Matthew Fox MPAA rating: PG-13 (for adult language, violence) Running time: 91 minutes Best suited for: More...

Los Robles Master Chorale celebrates 30th anniversary

Los Robles Master Chorale is celebrating its 30th anniversary and the 30-year career of its founding director, James Stemen. The chorale will bid farewell to Stemen during the Celebrate! concerts at 8 p.m. Sat., March 15 and 4 p.m. More...

'Jekyll and Hyde' opens this weekend

Cabrillo Music Theatre will host a postperformance "Audience Talkback" following the 2 p.m. More...

Sports

It's official: Thousand Oaks is No. 1

Girls' soccer team beats Moorpark for CIF Division II championship

Thousand Oaks High sophomore Michelle Cruz gave her older sister, Nicole, an early graduation gift last Saturday night. More...

Williams' heroics can't save Panthers

A nearperfect effort from senior goalkeeper Troy Williams and the Newbury Park High defense wasn't enough to lift the Panther boys' soccer team to its first CIF-Southern Section title in program history. More...

Lions capture coveted prize

Boys' soccer squad wins Division V final

As Oaks Christian senior John-Paul Herold walked toward the sideline during halftime of the CIFSouthern Section Division V boys' soccer championship last Saturday at Warren High in Downey, he muttered, "We can't have any more missed op More...

Pets

Squirrel of the Month

LIKES CORN, CORNDOGS, CORNBREAD AND FREE HANDOUTS- Here's another stupendous Squirrel of the Month provided by Natalie Armstrong of Westlake Village. She said her husband, Jeff, made friends with an entire squirrel family. More...

Lion cub in the bathroom

Eighteen years ago a bundle of tawny fur was brought into the Los Angeles Zoo. Who could imagine then that it would one day become a 150-pound, 7-foot-long mountain lion? More...

Pet of the Week

JANN HENDRY/Acorn Newspapers SLEEPYHEAD- Betsey, a 4-year-old female brown tiger cat, can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. To take Betsey home, ask about identification No. A3763162. More...

Letters

Lowe's store made sense because of tax revenue

Regarding Ms. Barker's letter to the editor of Feb. More...

Home Depot is an advantage for local residents

I've been living in the Westlake Hills neighborhood for the past 32 years. I support the addition of a Home Depot to the old Kmart property. Many of us aren't buying new homes and are undertaking projects to improve the homes we're in. More...

Parents tell why University school should stay open

We're the parents of a firstgrader, and we have a preschooler who will be attending University Elementary School in two years. More...