June 5, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Leave valuables in your car? You risk losing them

Two juveniles, neither one old enough to drive legally, allegedly drove around Thousand Oaks in a stolen car last month and broke into homes, cars and mailboxes. More...

Health & Wellness

Playing it safe in a high-rise disaster

Building Safety Solutions, an emergency preparedness and safety training organization, has highlighted common mistakes made during emergencies, such as fire, an earthquake or an act of terrorism, in high-rise buildings such as offices More...

Skills, common sense keep bikers on the road

Operating a motorcycle takes different skills than driving a car, but the laws of the road apply to every driver just the same. More...

Run to help camp

The Salvation Army will host 5K and 10K trail runs beginning at 8 a.m. Sat., June 7 at the organization's campsite in the Santa Monica Mountains. A nature walk for children and a family fair will follow. More...

Calendar

Datebook

THURS., JUNE 5 Business Women Business and Professional Women's Club of Conejo Valley meets 7 p.m. Hyatt Westlake Plaza, 880 S. Westlake Blvd. Christopher Christian, PhD, speaks on "The Puerto Rican Syndrome." Men and women welcome. More...

Schools

Long-awaited gym finally opens

WENDY PIERRO/Acorn Newspapers CUTTING THE RIBBON- George Lange, left, chair of Conejo Recreation and Park District; Dorothy Beaubien, center, president of the Board of Education; and Mayor Jacqui Irwin of Thousand Oaks stand outside the More...

High School Highlights

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 steve@theacorn.com. More...

Cleaning up for new computers

JANN HENDRY/Acorn Newspapers ACCEPTING DONATIONS- Los Cerritos Middle School Associated Student Body students and teachers are raising funds for a new computer lab by picking up trash during a recent walk from the school to Oakbrook Park in Thousand More...

Business

New gym opens in North Ranch

Junior Gym, home of Lyons Gymnastics Academy, announced the opening of a second location in the North Ranch Pavilions shopping center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tues., May 20. More...

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...

Faith

Temple Adat Elohim celebrates 40th anniversary

Rabbi Ted Riter knows the significance of Temple Adat Elohim's 40th anniversary. After their escape from slavery in Egypt more than 3,000 years ago, Jews wandered the desert for 40 years before landing in Israel. More...

Lutheran church to host Vacation Bible School

Redeemer Lutheran Church will host Vacation Bible School from 9 a.m. to noon Mon. to Fri., June 16 to 20 at the church, 667 Camino Dos Rios, Thousand Oaks. The theme is "Friendship Trek (Jesus, Our Friend Forever). More...

Letters

Democrats create more problems than they solve

I had to laugh when I saw the full-page ad for Democrat Mary Pallant in the Acorn . The copy. "Had Enough?" and "It's Time for A New Direction" with her standing next to gas station gas prices is laughable for any Democrat. More...

Republicans have no answers for our energy problems

Regarding U.S. Rep. Elton Gallegly's opinion of May 22, he told us to "wake up" on oil dependency. More...

Gallegly's opinion proves we need a new representative

Regarding Elton Gallegly's guest opinion in the May 22 Thousand Oaks Acorn , Gallegly describes a 2000 decision by OPEC to cut production as a wakeup call for the nationand proposes incentives to build more oil refineries in the More...

Voters say no to Measure B in Thousand Oaks

To Measure B or not to Measure B. That was the question before Thousand Oaks voters during Tuesday's election. More...

Fashion show fights AIDS

JOE BINOYA/Acorn Newspapers OUT ON THE TOWN- - Jenny Mallen and Greg Chason of Newbury Park High School model formal attire during the Threads for Red Fashion Show at the school. More...

Revised EIR for Lang Ranch Park will be discussed tonight

Conejo Recreation and Park District will meet at 6:30 p.m. tonight, Thurs., June 5 in the Community Room at Hillcrest Center403 W. Hillcrest Drive in Thousand Oaks to discuss the final environmental impact report foLang Ranch Community Park. More...

Community

Five intersections to lose crossing guards next fall

There will no longer be school crossing guards at five elementary school crossings in Thousand Oaks and Newbury Park because the locations don't meet the city's criteria for that service. More...

Color your dad for Father's Day and submit them quickly

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...

Play golf, help a worthy cause

The inaugural Mel Ashcraft Celebrity Golf Classic will raise money for Community Conscience of Thousand Oaks, which helps several worthy causes. Various prizes can be won, and admission includes dinner, a raffle, and live and silent auctions. More...

Dining & Entertainment

Symphony to hold gala, wine auction

New West Symphony will present the eighth annual gala Symphony of Wine VIII dinner and wine auction at 3 p.m. Sun., Sept. 21 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Westlake Village. More...

Dance concert will present balletjazz and hip-hop routines

The Academy of Dance and School of Performing Arts presents "Celebrate 2008" on Sat., June 21 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. More...

'The Andersonville Trial' comes to T.O.

Play review

"The Andersonville Trial" at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts is a powerful, moving play written by Saul Levitt and based on an actual court trial held in the aftermath of the Civil War. More...

Sports

Opponents finding it tough to tame local youth teams

BUILDING MOMENTUM- The Newbury Park AYSO Panthers U-10 soccer team finished second in its division at the CVU Tournament of Champions. More...

Four for the Month

It's June. Soon you'll be beachside, or poolside, or lakeside, or in Riverside- somewhere where you'll need something to read. More...

Westlake club soccer coach making documentary film

Two months ago, the DMS11 Soccer Academy from Westlake Village showed a few teams in England just how good they were on the pitch. Thanks to head coach Dan Metcalfe's cinematic skills, others will soon be able to relive the experience. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park A male, 21, was arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance at 2:45 p.m. May 22 on Hillcrest Drive west of Rancho Conejo Boulevard. More...

Family

Pet of the Week

NICE LADY- Missy, a 3-year-old female black and tan German shepherd mix can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. To take Missy home, ask about identification No. A3778137. More...

Reading programs coming to both city libraries

The Grant Brimhall/ Thousand Oaks and Newbury Park Branch libraries' summer reading programs will run from Thurs., June 19 to Sun., Aug. 3. More...

United Methodist Church to offer Vacation Bible School

"Beach Party" is the theme for Vacation Bible School scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon June 23 to 27 at the United Methodist Church of Westlake Village, 1049 S. Westlake Blvd. The program is open to children ages 4 through current sixth graders. More...