May 8, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Ventura County superintendent of schools leaving area for new post

The Ventura County Office of Education will see a different face at the top for the first time in 15 years. More...

Health & Wellness

Conejo Free Clinic needs volunteers

The Conejo Free Clinic is seeking licensed vocational nurses, certified medical assistants and registered nurses for volunteer duties. Volunteers served for four hours one Thursday a month at a morning pediatric health clinic. More...

Westlake group awards grants

Livingston Memorial Foundation of Westlake Village has presented grants totaling $406,000 to 33 Ventura County nonprofit organizations for medical and health-related issues during its 2007-2008 grant year. More...

Dermatologist to give free tips on skin cancer prevention

James S. Weintraub, MD, will host a free skin cancer awareness seminar from 9 to 10 a.m. Thurs., May 15 at The Oaks mall near Macy's Women's store on the lower level. More...

Calendar

Datebook

THURS., MAY 8 Science Fair White Oak Elementary School hosts Science Fair 6:30 to 8 p.m., 31761 Village School Road, Westlake Village. More...

Schools

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...

Kids help each other through peer program

Every day a group of about 35 middle school students come to a very special class. Sandwiched between science and English, a select bunch of sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders meet to learn how to help their struggling peers. More...

TOHS student earns scholarship

High school senior Lauren Garcia of Thousand Oaks is one of 20 students to receive the Ignatian Leaders Scholarship at Gonzaga University for the 200809 academic year. More...

Business

New office buildings close escrow

Four properties valued at about $6 million have closed escrow at the newly completed Bollinger Office Park in Newbury Park, according to Lee & Associates-L.A. 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...

Westlake production company specializes in new technology

Conejo Valley resident Eric Blum is owner and executive producer at Eric Blum Productions, a full-service production and post-production company that has been in business for more than 25 years creating productions for corporate and br More...

Police

CHP officer works with FBI in targeting Internet predators

He doesn't want to be called Chris Hanson, but Jeffrey Ferber admits he shares a mission with the host of the popular NBC Dateline series "To Catch a Predator": Both seek to bring sexual offenders to justice. More...

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park A secured bicycle was stolen at Sequoia Middle School during the school day on April 9. A burglar entered classrooms and stole and damaged property at a public school in the 2600 block of Michael Drive between April 25 and 27. More...

Family

Mother's Day three times the fun

'Having triplets is really difficult. You have to have at least three hands, so it's a two-man operation.' - Danielle Kilmer

Mother's Day may not mean three times the presents, but Danielle Kilmer's life as the mother of triplets definitely brings her lots more work, more fun and an abundance of love. More...

Fifth-grade finalists perform at celebration

Finalists from all CVUSD fifth grades gathered last week at Aspen Elementary for a Public Speaking Oratorical Celebration. More...

Au pairs celebrate cultures

In First Neighborhood, Westlake Village, Cultural Care au pairs from around the world shared their national heritage with the Conejo Valley community by presenting a family friendly International Music Festival. More...

T.O. Acorn is celebrating its 10th anniversary

In 1998 the first Harry Potter book was released, the International Space Station was launched and the Thousand Oaks Acorn made its debut. All were major undertakings, made after much preparation. More...

Alcohol may have been a factor in traffic death of boy

Another tragedy has struck an area high school. A Westlake High School freshman died after an auto accident Friday night involving a suspected drunken driver. Lester Turcios, 15, died at 12:30 p.m. More...

Community

Chamber of Commerce endorses Measure B

The Agoura/Oak Park/Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce's board of directors has voted to support the "Right to Vote on Traffic Congestion" initiative that will appear on the Thousand Oaks June 3 ballot as Measure B. More...

For the record

Due to erroneous information provided to the Acorn , the date of Dick Van Dyke's fundraiser for Thousand Oaks High School was incorrectly listed last week in a story and Datebook as May 14. The event was actually on May 1. More...

Park district chair is named director of the year

Conejo Recreation and Park District board of directors chair George Lange was named Director of the Year during the California Association of Recreation and Park Districts annual conference in April. More...

Dining & Entertainment

'Monkee Man' wows the CVD crowd

Concert review

Fans came from as far away as Lodi, Calif., to greet Monkees lead singer Micky Dolenz on May 1 at Conejo Valley Days in Thousand Oaks. Audience members began arriving at 5 p.m. to stake out front row seats for the 8 p.m. show. More...

Jonathan Edwards to perform at library

Concerts at the Bodie House presents Jonathan Edwards at 8 p.m. Fri., May 16 at the Grant Brimhall/Thousand Oaks Library, 1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

Air Force Band will perform Friday at Moorpark College

T.O. middle school student also to play

Cadets Colin Delaney and Frank Sefton of Civil Air Patrol Camarillo Composite Squadron 61 will make their first guest appearance with the 562nd Air Force Band at 8 p.m. More...

Sports

Ahead of the game

Eighth-grader from Lake Sherwood makes verbal commitment to play basketball at Kentucky

Last week Michael Avery decided what college he's going to attend. Now all he has to do is choose a high school. More...

Westlake JV baseball coaches leave program amid questions

No incident of a death threat reported to local authorities

Robert Gerig was mowing the baseball diamond at Westlake High, prepping the field for a Monday afternoon practice. Minutes later, Gerig and his son Joey were no longer coaches for Westlake's junior varsity baseball team. More...

Tough challenges ahead for local volleyball teams

Playoffs begin Friday night with TOHS at home, Newbury on the road

The Marmonte and Sunset leagues have a date with destiny. More...

Pets

Each springtime brings out more rattlers, and more curious canines are being bitten

An abundance of rattlesnakes is keeping rattlesnake wrangler Bo Slyapich and local veterinarians busy this spring. "I thought last year was real bad with lots of rattlesnakes, but this year is a whole lot worse," said Slyapich. More...

Snakes not the only danger to pets

Not all pet poisonings can be blamed on snakes. If a substance is good for people, that doesn't necessarily mean it's good for pets. More...

Pet of the Week

PUGLICIOUS- Otis, a 7-year-old male black pug, can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. To take Otis home, ask about identification No. A3814527. More...

Faith

You cannot travel on the path until you become the path itself

"Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not." - Ralph Waldo Emerson As I departed the airplane and approached the terminal in Cusco, Peru, the faint echo of music wa More...

Science and medical ethics to be discussed

The Conejo Jewish Academy will host a twopart lecture series on science, Intelligent Design, religion and Jewish medical ethics at 8 p.m. Mon., May 12 and Thurs., May 15 at the academy, 30345 Canwood St., Agoura Hills. More...

St. Paul Lutheran Church schedules golf tourney

St. Paul Lutheran Church in Agoura Hills will host its second annual golf classic at 1:30 p.m. Sun., June 8 at Lost Canyons Golf Club, 3301 Lost Canyon Drive, Simi Valley. More...

Letters

Measure B didn't play by the rules; it will hurt the city

Recently, I wrote the comprehensive analysis floating around of Measure B, the Do-it Center backed referendum formally called the "Right to vote on traffic congestion initiative. More...

Another group sees the dark side of Measure B

One aspect of Measure B that hasn't received attention is the effect that such a law would have on the development of new affordable housing, especially housing for low-income seniors. Measure B contains no affordable housing exception. More...

Measure B is bad medicine for T.O.

Measure B misleads the citizens of Conejo Valley by claiming to be about traffic concerns. In reality it's an attempt to limit retail competition in the area. More...