April 24, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Online scams are bilking innocent citizens, cops say

Detectives from the Ventura County Sheriff's Department are reminding citizens to beware of online money scams. Citizens who are searching for new jobs or selling items via online websites may encounter various types of money order scams. More...

Health & Wellness

Program starts next Tuesday to help smokers beat addiction

Ventura County Public Health is sponsoring a program to help people stop smoking from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays through June 10 at Community Medical Group, 612 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. The last day to join is Tues., April 29. More...

Support group meets

A support group for ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease, will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sat., May 24 in the community room at the Westlake Village Library, 31200 Oak Crest Drive, Westlake Village. More...

How to help an infant sleep well

How can one spot the parents of small babies? By the circles around their eyes from sleepless nights and fussy infants. Every parent knows the feeling of desperation when their baby just won't get to sleep or stay asleep. More...

Calendar

Datebook

THURS., APRIL 24 Safe Drivers Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff's Station and city of Westlake Village present "Is Your Teen Road Ready?" 7 to 9 p.m., Westlake Village City Hall, 31200 Oak Crest Drive. More...

Schools

Two Westlake High School students are named National Merit Scholars

Two Westlake High School students, Kathleen Lo and Victoria Lou, both of Thousand Oaks, have been named National Merit Scholars. Kathleen received the National Merit Boeing Scholarship, and is planning to study medicine. More...

High School Hi-Lights

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 email address: steve@theacorn.com. More...

Musical fairy tale adaptation takes stage at Oaks Christian

Oaks Christian Middle School Musical Theater class will present "Once Upon a Mattress" with a live orchestra at 7:30 p.m. Thurs. and Fri., May 1 and 2, and 2 p.m. More...

Business

Gallegly cited by U.S. Chamber of Commerce for promoting growth of businesses

The United States Chamber of Commerce recently presented U.S. Rep. Elton Gallegly (R-Thousand Oaks) with the Spirit of Enterprise Award for his support of progrowth legislation during the second session of the 110th Congress. More...

Mail Center to have open house

The Mail Center is under new management and will host an open house from 10 a.m. to noon Sat., April 26 at 365 E. Avenida de Los Arboles, Thousand Oaks. The new owners will be on hand to greet customers. More...

Donating excess inventory can be smart

If you walk through your business's warehouse or storeroom, chances are you'll find excess, nonmoving inventory. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park On suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance, a male, 40, was arrested at 3:58 p.m. April 12 in the 3300 block of Kimber Drive. More...

Faith

Golf tournament open to church teams

Living Oaks Community Church and EV Free Church, both of Newbury Park, are cosponsoring a Conejo Valley Church Golf Tournament on Sat., April 27 with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. at Los Robles Greens Golf Course, 299 S. More...

Full of energy and excitement

'WE'RE NOT LOST'- Jake Vanderwier, 4, and his friend, Gracie Thornhill, 3, race around the stone labyrinth at last weekend's Scandinavian Festival. More...

Church Women United to host salad luncheon

The local unit of Church Women United will host a salad luncheon and service at 10:30 a.m. Fri., May 2 at the United Methodist Church of Thousand Oaks, 1000 Janss Road. More...

Motoring

Not just another automobile

OWNER'S PRIDE- Encino resident Ron Garman relaxes in front of his 1980 Clenet at the Conejo Valley Days Car Show and Picnic at The Lakes in Thousand Oaks on Saturday. CVD continues with a Chili Cook-Off on Sunday. More...

Letters

Measure B would be a disaster for the city of T.O.

During many of the 30 years that I have lived in Thousand Oaks, I have patronized the Do-it Center store in Thousand Oaks. I have friends who work there. But I will not shop there again. More...

Trustee says Measure B gets an F

Conejo Valley Unified School District is being hammered by the governor, who is recommending a $4.6billion reduction in funding for all California schools. This translates into a $8million shortfall for our district. More...

The city wants to let developers run rampant

Are the opponents of Thousand Oaks Measure B really concerned about protecting free enterprise and Home Depot or is it something bigger? More...

Renovations underway at city hall

The replacement of a rusty support beam and new paint on bare concrete- these are two of the renovations at city hall being paid for by taxpayers. More...

Bad behavior forces shelter program into early closure

The winter shelter for the homeless had to close early this year because of the behavior of some of those seeking its comforts and others outside, shelter director Diana Ortuno said. More...

Community

Petition drive begins for mobile home owners

A group that no longer trusts city officials to protect them is hoping that caring residents of Thousand Oaks will come to their aid and help them fight to keep their homes from developers. More...

Businesses face new laws

Big changes are coming in state environmental laws that will affect large and small businesses, school districts, corporations, cities, universities and other entities, according to Westlake Village attorney Greg Patterson of the firm Musick, Pee More...

Sidewalk sale to benefit a T.O. charity

The Book Bag, a nonprofit community bookstore, will hold its fourth annual sidewalk sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fri., May 9 and Sat., May 10 at the store, 202 N. Skyline Drive, Thousand Oaks. More...

Dining & Entertainment

New West has a new manager

Natalia Staneva has been selected as the general manager of the New West Symphony. She succeeds Peter Somogyi, who took a position at Opera Pacific. More...

As a 'Distinguished Speaker,' Bill Cosby entertains with wit

Those who attended legendary comedian Bill Cosby's appearance at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza last Tuesday witnessed a master at work. More...

"Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed"

Directed by: Nathan Frankowski Starring: Ben Stein, lots of unhappy scientists and professors Rated: PG (brief archival footage of Nazi atrocities) Running time: 90 minutes Best suited for: the open minded, More...

Sports

Royal takes Round 1

Highlanders prevail in first of four Marmonte League boys' golf championships; Westlake is second

One down, three to go. More...

T.O. Thunder strikes in Moorpark

FIRST PLACE- The Thousand Oaks Thunder girls' U-10 soccer All-Stars won its division at the Moorpark Apricot Jam. More...

Free football camp this weekend at Calabasas

The Ventura County Nike SPARQ football combine will take place Saturday at Calabasas High. Free registration will take place between noon and 2 p.m. Incoming freshmen and high school players are eligible to participate. More...

Pets

Program finds new homes for pets when owners die

All too often, when a pet is predeceased by its owner, the animal can end up in a shelter instead of with a member of the owner's family. More...

Animal Rescue offers 'A Day in the Country' fundraiser

Hope Ranch Animal Rescue, which recently became an official nonprofit organization, is celebrating its new status with a fundraiser in the Malibu countryside. The event, "A Day in the Country," will take place on May 18 from 2 p.m. More...

Pet of the Week

A REAL SWEETIE- Sugar, a 9-year-old female black Labrador retriever, is a stray. She can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. To take Sugar home, ask about identification No. A3806206. More...

Family

Tell the world why your mother is the greatest

Mother's Day is May 11 and the Thousand Oaks Acorn wants your mom to receive the recognition she deserves. In 100 words or less, please write and tell us why your mother is special. More...

Registration begins for Boys & Girls Clubs summer camps

Boys & Girls Clubs of Conejo and Las Virgenes are accepting kids for summer camps for incoming fifth, sixth, seventh- and eighth-graders. The nine one-week sessions run from Mon., June 16 to Fri., Aug. 15. More...

CVD festivities continue this weekend

The 52nd annual Conejo Valley Days festivities will take place this weekend and also Wed. through Sun., April 30 through May 4 with a variety of familyfriendly activities. The event is the largest allvolunteer festival on the west coast. More...