May 22, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

A sight to be repeated this holiday weekend

HOT DOGS- Newbury Park High School Band Booster Brad Beverage grills hot dogs at the second annual Newbury Park Street Fair. More...

Health & Wellness

Adolescents find relief from IBS symptoms with low-dose antidepressant therapy

Researchers at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA have found that lowdose antidepressant therapy can improve the quality of life for adolescents suffering from irritable bowel syndrome, commonly known as IBS. More...

Learn about yourself at seminar

Senior citizens will learn if they're more analytical or creative

The Senior and Family Resource Group of the Conejo is hosting a "Whole Mind Success" seminar from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Goebel Senior Adult Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. The program is free. More...

Dining & Entertainment

"The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian"

Possessing neither the personality of the "Pirates of the Caribbean" trilogy nor the in tense mythological immersion of "The Lord of the Rings," "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian" nonetheless continues to offer a modera More...

Play review

'Mamma Mia!' ends run at Civic Arts Plaza

"Mamma Mia!" Theatre League's spring entry in its annual lineup of Broadway musicals, doesn't pretend to be anything but what it is: a bright and fun musical with plenty of tuneful songs and lighthearted entertainment. More...

Margarita Mixoff coming to Conejo Creek Park

Soroptimist International of the Conejo's seventh annual Margarita Mixoff will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thurs., May 29 at Conejo Creek Park, 1379 Janss Road behind the library, Thousand Oaks. More...

Sports

Against doctor's orders

Oaks Christian pole-vaulter Lauren Radke battles Graves' disease, but it hasn't slowed her down one bit

If Lauren Radke's doctor is reading this, then she just got busted. If not, trouble remains for Radke's pole-vaulting competition. Radke, an Oaks Christian senior, was diagnosed with Graves' disease during March 2005. More...

Sacrifice fly lifts Thousand Oaks to victory

Lancer softball team earns nineinning playoff win at home over Rosary

The second time around, Thousand Oaks High senior left fielder Brooke Johnson seized the moment. More...

Titans capture tourney championship in Simi

GOOD AS GOLD- The Thousand Oaks Titans took first place in the Gold bracket of the Simi Valley Spring Cup Club Tournament. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park Burglars stole property from the Boys & Girls Club at Sequoia Middle School on May 9 or 10. A male, 26, was arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of an opiate at 8:15 p.m. More...

Family

Memorial Day party or bust

It's almost Memorial Day weekend, and my family has nothing to do. Last Sunday, I asked my wife what she wanted to do. She said she didn't know. I asked my 4year-old son what he wanted to do. He also said he didn't know. More...

Gala supports foster children

OVERCOME WITH JOY- - Mary Weitzman, a Support for the Kids board member, dabs her eyes as daughter Ashley Burge, left, with husband, Dave, and Audrey Byers, right, applaud during a live auction. More...

Even firefighters clown around

GETTING IN ON THE ANTICS- Weathersfield Elementary School student Justin Frey has a good laugh while learning to stop, drop and roll. More...

Questions arise over Home Depot's plan for old Kmart site

About 200 pages of responses are now being reviews by the city of Thousand Oaks after the public reviewed an Environmental Impact Report draft on the proposed Home Depot site. More...

Stressed over housing market? Assistance is available

The vibrant plantlife blooming now in Southern California stands in stark contrast to the waning financial vitality of our urban, manmade landscape, where the local housing market seems to be hunkering down for a blustery winter storm. More...

It's time again to draw dad

Sun., June 15 is Father's Day and the Thousand Oaks Acorn is inviting you to take out pen, pencil or crayon and draw a picture of dear old dad. More...

Deadlines begin at 11 a.m. today

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...

Community

It's fire season

Ventura County Fire Department is advising residents to act now to protect their homes from the threat of wildfires. Structures in wildland/urban interface zones are at particular risk from wildfires. More...

City wants to send cash to people who overpaid

The city of Thousand Oaks has completed its annual audit of outstanding credit balances on closed utility bill accounts. Wake up. More...

Is your name or company listed here? If so, the city of T.O. owes you money

Abell, Michael-$87.26; Affel, John$54.00; Aguilar, Ralph$214.76; Aliperti, James-$39.33; American Moble Nurses Assoc.$66.35; Anatole, Michael-$46.30; Anderson, Tracy-$49.06; Armond, Debbie$50.90; Arnold, Patsy R.$48.30; Ashcraft, Deb More...

Calendar

Datebook

THURS., MAY 22 Miniature Roses Ventura County Rose Society meets, Ventura County Office of Education Conference Center, 5100 Adolfo Road, Camarillo. Doors open 6:30 p.m. with Q&A by consulting rosarians. More...

Schools

Teacher looks to raise money for 40 computers

Cameron White doesn't look at himself as just another teacher trying to raise money for his school. He sees an opportunity for a revolution, and he's taking it. More...

Redwood wins quiz bowl again

For the 11th year in a row Redwood Middle School placed first in the statewide Thinking Cap Quiz Bowl academic competition. More...

Students earn doctorate degrees at Cal Lutheran

California Lutheran University conferred eight doctoral degrees at the graduate commencement ceremony on May 17. The candidates received the Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership program in CLU's School of Education. More...

Business

Grieving People Are at High Risk for Health Problems

Since the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, bereavement research refuted many of our common myths, such as "you need to keep busy" and "time heals all wounds. More...

Find What You're Looking For at Simi Valley Harley-Davidson

Simi Valley HarleyDavidson was established in 2003 during Harley-Davidson's 100th anniversary year. The dealership has just celebrated its fifth anniversary. More...

Aqua Realm Has Anniversary

Aqua Realm Tropical Fish is celebrating its first anniversary. The shop is owned and operated by brothers Andrew and Brandon, who have 15 years experience between them. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

LOOKING FOR A HOME- Simon, a 6-month-old male poodle/miniature mix, can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road, just west of Kanan. To take Simon home, ask about identification No.A3822848. More...

Faith

Ascension Lutheran will host a fundraising dinner for mission trip

Parishioners will be visiting Lima and Cuzco

Ascension Lutheran Church will serve a fundraising dinner at 12:30 p.m. Sun., June 1 in the church's Pederson Hall, 1600 E. Hillcrest Dr., Thousand Oaks. More...

Church-related college establishes chestnut orchard

A couple of decades after Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote of "a spreading chestnut tree" in his poem "The Village Blacksmith," many of the American chestnut trees across the country were dead or dying from a blight. More...

Letters

People in the know are opposing Measure B

I'm impressed with the list of prominent citizens of Thousand Oaks who are voting "no" on Measure B. Also, I believe in our democratic election system; we vote into office those we trust to do the best for our city. More...

Council member says Measure B is an opportunity

As a representative of the residents of our city, I've watched the attacks on Measure B, the "Right to Vote on Traffic Congestion" initiative with utter dismay. More...

Traffic measure lets big projects get a closer look

Measure B is an elegant solution to a growing traffic problem. More...