May 15, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Camp counselor charged with sexual assault

A 29-year-old Agoura Hills man who has worked as a tutor for children and as a camp counselor in T.O. was arrested by Ventura County Sheriff's Department deputies on charges of sexual assault of a child. More...

May 29 deadlines will be advanced

The May 29 edition of the Thousand Oaks Acorn will have early deadlines because of Memorial Day on Mon., May 26. Editorial items, including letters to the editor for the May 29 edition must be received by 11 a.m. More...

Health & Wellness

Couple works to make a difference in Africa

Wendy Bjurstrom had never wanted to go to Africa but once she did, the experience changed the Westlake Village resident's life. More...

Bank donates money to Livingston

Affinity Bank has donated $7,500 to Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association. The bank has designated that the funds be applied to the home health agency's general operations and the Livingston endowment. More...

Bowling teams to help Alzheimer's Association

The Alzheimer's Association, California Central Coast Chapter will have a ForgetMe-Not bowling tournament from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Harley's Camarillo Bowl, 305 Arneill Road, Camarillo. More...

Calendar

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. Wed., May 21: 1 p.m., Council on Aging, Goebel Senior Center, 1385 E. More...

Datebook

THURS., MAY 15 Acoustic Music Club Camarillo Acoustic Music Club meets 7 to 11 p.m., private home. Beginner to expert musicians. Guests welcome to play or listen. T.J. Zeiler, (805) 482-0029, www.Songmakers.org. More...

Sports

Second season

CIF-SS Division I baseball playoffs have arrived

Four area teams took different routes but ended up at the same place- the CIF-Southern Section Division I baseball playoffs. More...

Hoops title has Pacific Fury in a good mood

UNLEASH THE FURY- The Pacific Fury Black girls' basketball team won the Silver Division of the So Cal Class after going 4-0 in the tournament. The Fury beat the Eagles of San Diego, 55-30, and Cal Swish Blue, 52-41. More...

Lancer tennis team nipped by Santa Barbara

VALIANT EFFORT- Thousand Oaks High tennis players Kyle McMorrow, above, and Denis Lin, below, swept their singles matches Tuesday against Santa Barbara in the CIF-Southern Section Division I quarterfinals, as did their Lancer teammate, Marcus Giro More...

Pets

Eyes on the saw

HELPING PETS- Thousand Oaks resident Rob Lerner, a volunteer at the Agoura Animal Shelter, saws polyvinyl chloride piping to construct a dog agility course set during the recent "Big Sunday" at the shelter in Agoura Hills. More...

Pet of the Week

'I WON'T BE HAPPY UNTIL YOU COME AND TAKE ME HOME'- Travis, a male seal point/ Himalayan mix, can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. To take Travis home, ask about identification No. A3810457. More...

Family

Gymnasts to show off skills

Monarchs National Gymnastics Training Center will host an exhibition of about 1,400 athletes, from children through adults, on Sat., May 31 at the center, 3599 Old Conejo Road, Newbury Park. More...

Trace your roots on Saturday

The Ventura County Genealogical Society will meet at 1 p.m. Sat., May 17 at the Ventura LDS Family History Center, 3501 Loma Vista Road, Ventura. The Rev. Gary Alan Dickey will present a program on "Brick walls or brick foundations? More...

Just wash and eat strawberries, or try these yummy recipes

Wild for strawberries Ventura is strawberry country, and May is strawberry season. You'll find fresh strawberries at supermarkets, farmers' markets and roadside stands. More...

County seeks to streamline permit process

Landowners are frustrated by excessive paperwork

As Ventura County officials seek to reduce delays and costs associated with the granting of discretionary land use permits, property owners say they want the rules to be clearer before they apply for them. More...

Candidates for state Senate disagree on how to solve problems

At a business forum in Camarillo last week, Hannah-Beth Jackson and Tony Strickland, can didates for the 19th District State Senate seat, had few disagreements on the problems facing California, although they differed on how best to solv More...

From drawing board to diving board

DIGGING IT- California Lutheran University President Chris Kimball, fifth from right, is joined by Conejo Recreation and Park District board members and T.O. City Council members during a groundbreaking ceremony for a new community pool. More...

Community

Both candidates have experience in Assembly

Tony Strickland, a Republican, served for six years, from 1999 to 2004, in the California Assembly, representing the 37th District, which covers portions of Los Angeles and Ventura counties, including Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley and Cama More...

Nonprofit nominations due at Chamber by tomorrow

The Thousand OaksWestlake Village Community Foundation is accepting nominations of nonprofit organizations for the sixth annual Spirit of Community Awards Celebration. Nominations will be accepted through tomorrow, Fri., May 16. More...

Real estate bowlers raise $4,000 for Easter Seals

Century 21 Adobe Realty hosted a recent bowl-athon for Easter Seals at Harley's Simi Bowl. The event brought in more than $4,000. More...

On the Town

Singles find time for No Waiting Speed Dating

No Waiting Dating is offering two events at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza, 880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. The first session at 5:30 p.m. is for women ages 50 to 60 and men 52 to 62. The second, at 7:30 p.m. More...

Local artists to perform in popular folk music fest

Aficionados of traditional music will once again gather at Paramount Ranch in rural Agoura on Sun., May 18 to socialize and enjoy acoustic melodies. The daylong, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. More...

Hagmans will host KCLU event

Larry and Maj Hagman will host a celebration in honor of KCLU from 2 to 5 p.m. Sat., May 31 at their Heaven Ranch in Ojai. The gathering will allow guests to roam the grounds and meet other KCLU supporters. More...

Schools

Admission update No. 2

Admit rates at many University of California campuses reached record lows this year, but the numbers at private institutions have also been dramatic. More...

Conejo Hebrew High plans open house for parents

The Conejo Hebrew High will host an open house for parents of current and prospective students from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wed., May 21 at 30345 Canwood St. in Agoura Hills. More...

Anniversary celebrated at dance studio

ON THEIR TOES- Members of the Paiva Dance Academy celebrate their first anniversary in the studio, 2636 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. The academy held an open house, which included hors d'oeuvres and dance exhibitions by students and teachers. More...

Business

EYE ON LOCAL AREA STOCKS

Company Name AMGEN BAXTER BEVERLY HILLS BANCORP CAMINOSOFT CORP. CHEESECAKE FACTORY COUNTRYWIDE FINANCIAL CORP. DIODES, INC DTS, INC. ELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGY SENSOR INC. More...

Police

Witnesses who saw fatal accident asked to call CHP

The California Highway Patrol is looking for witnesses who observed a traffic accident that occurred about 8:25 p.m. Fri., May 2 on the northbound 23 Freeway, just south of Janss Road. It involved a black Ford Explorer. More...

Moorpark school bus driver charged with molesting boy

A Moorpark school bus driver has been charged with committing lewd acts against a 14-year-old autistic boy he had been mentoring through the Big Brothers organization. More...

Man indicted in child's slaying

Calvin Sharp, 28, has been indicted by a grand jury for allegedly killing 6-year-old Sev'n Molina with a meat cleaver outside the boy's Newbury Park apartment last August. Chief Dep. More...

Faith

St. Paschal Baylon Men's Club to host Casino Night fundraiser

The St. Paschal Baylon Men's Club will host a Casino Night fundraiser on Sat., May 31 at the parish hall, 155 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Doors and no-host bar will open at 5:30 p.m. and casino games start at 6 p.m. More...

Documentary to be screened on Jewish matchmaking tradition

The Conejo Jewish Academy will screen "Match and Marry," a documentary about the tradition of Jewish matchmaking. The film will be shown at 7:30 p.m. Mon., May 19 at the academy, 30345 Canwood St., Agoura Hills. More...

Israel is 60 years old

TAKING OFF- Temple Etz Chaim Gesher preschool classmates Eli Silverman, left, Leila Hershenfeld and Nicole Foster, all 5, get ready for a "flight" on El Al Airlines to Israel in celebration of Israel's 60th anniversary. More...

Letters

If you're against rampant growth, vote yes on B

Measure B provides to the voters of Thousand Oaks the right to vote on major projects which will impact traffic, noise and other environmental issues. More...

Measure B a wise choice for environmentalists

"B" aware. Intelligent, caring, involved citizens, did you hear? The sky is falling! Thousand Oaks is about to go into poverty if Measure B passes. More...

Can't understand why housing group opposes Measure B

The letter by Rick Schroeder of Many Mansions borders on the hysterical ("Another group sees the dark side of Measure B" May 8 T.O. Acorn ). I couldn't imagine a project with less traffic impact than housing for low-income seniors. More...