May 29, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Worker at Oaks Christian School is accused of taping female students

Ten days after the arrest of an Oaks Christian School maintenance man accused of secretly videotaping female students in a locker room, parents and administrators say they're satisfied with the way the incident has been handled so far a More...

Health & Wellness

Options available for eye patients besides Lasik

In a recent article for the New York Times , Abby Ellin described her disappointing experience with Lasik surgery. More...

Safety, wellness day includes screenings

The city of Thousand Oaks will host a community safety and wellness day from noon to 2 p.m. Wed., June 11 in the park fronting the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza on Thousand Oaks Blvd. More...

Riding to remember

WENDY PIERRO/Acorn Newspapers HONORING OTHERS- Cyclists gather in Thousand Oaks before a "Ride of Silence." About 200 people rode their bikes in silence for 10 miles last week to remember bicyclists who've been killed or hurt in motor vehicle acciden More...

Calendar

Datebook

THURS., MAY 29 Malibu Viniculture Malibu Chamber of Commerce presents fifth annual Malibu Food and Wine Tasting, 5 to 8 p.m., Malibu Wines Estate outdoor tasting room, 31800 Mulholland Hwy., Malibu. More...

Schools

Pizazz summer camp coming

Students entering grades one through eight are eligible to apply for the 16th annual Pizazz summer musical arts camp from Aug. 11 through 15 at the United Methodist Church of Westlake Village, 1049 S. Westlake Blvd. More...

Ventura College offers summer classes

Ventura College Community Education is accepting enrollments for a variety of camps and classes for children as well as continuing workshops, seminars and classes for adults throughout the summer. More...

College Corner

Coping with rising costs In a time of falling home prices and an uncertain economy, even parents who make good money are worried about the increasing cost of a college education. 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...

Pets

Squirrel of the Month

GREEK SQUIRREL WASHES DISHES- Ida Clark of Thousand Oaks was sick and tired of seeing uptight Conejo Valley squirrels so she went over to McGrath State Beach, five miles south of Ventura, to find a foreigner. More...

Nuts for Mutts Dog Show includes pet adoptions

The seventh annual Nuts for Mutts Dog Show and Pet Fair will be from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sun., June 1 at Shepard Stadium at Pierce College, 6201 Winnetka Ave., Woodland Hills. More...

Pet of the Week

JANN HENDRY/Acorn Newspapers WILLING TO ADOPT NEW HUMAN(S)- Haji is a male orange tabby who's accepting applicants to become his new caretaker. Make yourself available at the Agoura Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road, just west of Kanan. More...

Family

It's a mortarboard time of year

WENDY PIERRO/Acorn Newspapers SHARING SOME JOY- Moorpark College student Janine Atkinson gets a hug from her niece, Faith Emmons of Newbury Park, before Janine graduated from Moorpark College. More...

Locals win science awards

Five local students won awards at the recent 57th annual California State Science Fair. More...

Tug of war erupts between parents and CVUSD over charter vs. magnet school

Parents and teachers from Meadows Elementary School were "heartbroken" by a presentation on magnet schools at last week's board meeting, claiming the district is shutting down a school that already incorporates the advantages of being an More...

Home Depot's impact on competitors may have been underestimated

Owners of small businesses are wary of Home Depot going into the former Kmart site on Hampshire Road. More...

Color your dad for Father's Day

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...

Community

Prices go up as puppy salesman must pay taxes

A tiny puppy whimpered nonstop for attention until Josh Pasewaldt picked him up. Then the small German shepherd / mystery mix fell sound asleep in his rescuer's hand. More...

Changes made on senior shuttle service to Valley

The Thousand Oaks terminus for the Senior Concerns Shuttle serving Conejo Valley seniors with appointments at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Woodland Hills will be shifted on Sun., June 1 from Senior Concerns' facility on Hodenc More...

'Charlotte's Web' coming to library

The Newbury Park Branch Library will have a screening of "Charlotte's Web" at 2 p.m. Sat., June 7 at the library, 2331 Borchard Road, Newbury Park. More...

Dining & Entertainment

Youth orchestra presents 'Imagine'

The Conejo Valley Youth Orchestras will present "Imagine," the annual spring concert featuring more than 200 young musicians in three orchestras, at 3 p.m. Sun. More...

Conejo Players celebrates troupe's 50th anniversary

The Conejo Players, Thousand Oaks' own communitysupported theater company, celebrated its 50th anniversary with an open house last Saturday. More...

Reading his poetry

JANN HENDRY/Acorn Newspapers FIGHTING HUNGER- - John Gorham, director of Manna, the Conejo Valley food bank, recites poetry from his book "The Grass is Never Greener" at the Elks Lodge in Thousand Oaks. More...

Sports

Lions cement their legacy in CIF-SS record books

Oaks Christian wins fourth consecutive boys' volleyball championship

First they witnessed history, and then the Oaks Christian boys' volleyball players went out and made their own mark on the CIFSouthern Section record books. More...

State championships this weekend at Cerritos College

A handful of local track and field stars competed last Friday at Cerritos College in the CIF Masters meet. Thanks to several strong performances, many will return to the same venue Friday and Saturday in pursuit of a state championship. More...

TOHS tandem claims CIF doubles title

Photo courtesy of Andres Giron WHAT A TEAM- Thousand Oaks High's Marcos Giron, left, and Denis Lin won the CIF doubles championship Saturday at the Seal Beach Tennis Center, defeating top-seeded Tyler Bowman and Jon Kazarian of Peninsula 6-4 a More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park A 42-year-old male reportedly drove his vehicle as if he were auditioning for "The Dukes of Hazzard." The subject, according to police, drove recklessly around midnight May 19 along W. More...

Faith

The Art of Being

"Projection always hides a feel ing you don't want to look at. If you examine any negative trait you in sist is present in another person, you will find that same trait hiding in yourself. More...

Lutheran church observes anniversary with picnic

Ascension Lutheran Church will celebrate its 60th birthday on Sun., June 8, with a congregational picnic on the church grounds at 1600 E. Hillcrest Dr., Thousand Oaks. The church will hold one celebration service at 9:30 a.m. More...

Holy Trinity Evangelical to hold summer camp

Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church will hold a weeklong summer program for children finishing first through fifth grades. Camp will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mon., June 23 to Thurs., June 26 and 9 a.m. More...

Letters

Measure B permits citizens to control their quality of life

After a lot of review and study of what the real issue is with Measure B, I've come to the conclusion that Measure B will not bring Armageddon to Thousand Oaks. More...

Measure B puts power with people

Citizens all across the country have risen up to protect their quality of life against overdevelopment and the harm it causes, such as traffic, pollution and crime. More...

Vote for Measure B because public safety is at stake

New development and voting for or against Measure B shouldn't be primarily about traffic but about safety first and foremost. This is my major concern regarding Home Depot or another similar business going in on Hampshire Road. More...