July 3, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Face-lift nearly complete

JANN HENDRY/Acorn Newspapers IN THE SPOTLIGHT- Construction at The Oaks mall is nearing completion, and the new look features large chandelier lights and bright open walking areas. More...

Health & Wellness

The grace in aging

Twenty-four years ago I met my very first client. He was an elderly man who presented with symptoms of depression and the beginnings of pulmonary disease. He had a long-standing marriage, but it was not a happy one. More...

Dr. Tiedge offers chiropractic services

Dr. Kelly Tiedge, chiropractor, specializes in treating patients for various types of pain. She utilizes different techniques including chiropractic adjustment, massage and a high-tech laser. More...

Calendar

Datebook

THURS., JULY 3 Red, White And Boom City of Moorpark annual Fireworks Extravaganza, 4 to 9:30 p.m., Thurs., July 3, Arroyo Vista Community Park, 4550 Tierra Rejada Road, Moorpark. Fireworks 9 p.m. Live music by Breakaway, The Hodads. More...

Schools

List honors students

Boston University has named the following local students to the dean's list for the spring semester. Newbury Park: Allison M. Banister, Nanci E. Maxim. Thousand Oaks: Brendan W. Callahan, Brittany M. Irshay. More...

'As You Like It'

Play review

Forsooth and far out! The 12th season of the Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival kicked off last weekend with the frothy comedy "As You Like It," directed by Kevin P. Kern in his festival directorial debut. More...

Teens perform at festival

Ten local high school students have been selected as Rhodes Junior Apprentices for the Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival at California Lutheran University. 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

Pet store owner still fighting to save dogs

The coats of more than 300 dogs shine more brightly this week, and Josh Pasewaldt is about $3,000 closer to buying a trailer now required by Animal Control. More...

Pet of the Week

JANN HENDRY/Acorn Newspapers BEAGLE BUDDIES- Rudy, a 2-year-old male, and his partner, Mimi, a 3-year-old female, both beagles, can be adopted together from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. More...

How to ensure family pets get protection, proper care after foreclosure

According to RealtyTrac, home foreclosures in the first quarter of 2008 increased 23 percent from the previous quarter and jumped 112 percent from the first quarter of 2007. More...

Family

Incendio will take the stage

SPICE UP THE NIGHT- Conejo Recreation and Park District will present Incendio at a free concert in the park at 5 p.m. Sun., July 13. More...

Helping orphans with AIDS in Africa

IRIS SMOOT/Acorn Newspapers AFRICA'S ORPHANS SPONSORED- Yolande Brizendine of Agoura and her daughter Karis, 9, look at photos of orphans affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic who are being cared for at the Lily of the Valley Children's Village in South More...

La Reina High student wins $1,000 scholarship

La Reina High School student Emily Rossi was awarded a $1,000 scholarship from California Credit Union. The scholarship was presented during an award ceremony held re cently in Glendale. More...

It's almost time to take out papers for the election

On Mon., July 14, anyone interested in running for City Council in the November election may pull papers and file for candidacy at the Thousand Oaks city clerk's office weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. More...

City subsidizes 'Buy Local' campaign while offering low-cost bus transit to malls in Woodland Hills

Thousand Oaks subsidizes a Buy Local program as well as a shuttle program offering transportation for shoppers to go to Westfield Topanga shopping malls in Woodland Hills at discount prices. More...

Decline in economy starts to affect commercial real estate

A slumping national economy has finally caught up with Ventura County's commercial real estate market. More...

Mobile home park initiative on next Tuesday's council agenda

Sitting outside grocery stores and going door to door has paid off for mobile home residents collecting signatures to get a mobile home initiative on the November ballot. On Tues. More...

Community

Workshop next Wednesday to provide Fair Housing Accessibility training in Ventura County

Ventura County will host a free Fair Housing Accessibility training from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wed., July 9 at the County of Ventura Administration Building, 800 S. Victoria Ave., Ventura. More...

Appointments made to city of T.O. Youth Commission

Seven high-achieving teens were appointed to the Thousand Oaks Youth Commission by the City Council on June 24. The Youth Commission serves as an advisory body to the council on all matters dealing with young people. More...

Magnet school approved

To attract more students to Conejo Valley Unified School District and to offer parents a choice in alternate teaching styles, the CVUSD Board of Education approved creation of a science and technology magnet school in Newbury Park in More...

Dining & Entertainment

The Movie Nut

Here are two words you're unlikely to ever encounter in a single sentence: underwhelming and Pixar . The creators of "Toy Story," "Monsters, Inc. More...

Oaks Chamber Singers to host auditions

The Oaks Chamber Singers will host auditions through Aug. 8 for singers interested in performing in this ensemble of about 28 singers. More...

Conejo Players hold auditionfor 'Alice in Wonderland Jr.'

The Conejo Players will hold auditions for "Alice in Wonderland Jr." at 5:30 p.m. Sun. through Tues., July 6 through 8 at the theater, 351 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. Performance dates are Oct. More...

Sports

It's official: Conejo Valley is now Titletown USA

TURBOCHARGED- The SoCal Jets U-14 softball squad recently won a state championship in Menifee, finishing first out of 72 teams. More...

Little League All-Star tournaments underway

The bunting is up, the chatter is loud, the fields are in tiptop condition, work schedules have been altered, and the bracketologists are putting in nearly as many hours as the volunteers at the snack shack. More...

Westlake USTA event draws players from across country

Men's semifinals today, finals Friday at Westlake Tennis and Swim Club

For tennis players age 45 and over, there was only one place to be this week- the Westlake Tennis and Swim Club. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park On suspicion of being under the influence of controlled substances, the following subjects were arrested: A female, 29, at 4:55 p.m. June 21 in the 100 block of La Fortuna Drive; a male, 37, at 4:29 p.m. More...

Faith

Spiritual center changes name

The Westlake Church of Religious Science has changed its name to the Center for Spiritual Living. The center is in the Watercourt complex at 880 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. More...

Jewish Center gets new Torah scroll

ChabadThousand Oaks Jewish Center recently celebrated the dedication of a newly completed Torah scroll. The Sunday celebration began at a local, private residence with a completion ceremony presided over by a ritual scribe. More...

Speaker coming to Newbury Park

The Conejo Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will launch a monthly speaker series from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Fri., July 18 at 3331 Old Conejo Road, Newbury Park. More...

Letters

Hands-free won't make cellphones safer in vehicles

I feel compelled to write regarding last week's Acorn Opinion piece on the hands-free cellphone law for drivers starting July 1. More...

U.S. Marine had his chance to be in commencement

Regarding Mrs. Kadium's letter about graduation at Conejo Valley High School, Mrs. Kadium is only partially accurate ("Rules should have been bent so U.S. serviceman could accept his diploma," June 26 T.O. Acorn. More...

Letter distorted the truth about man's graduation

I read Tara Kadium's letter to the editor this morning regarding Ray Paladino's graduation. She's entitled to her opinion, but her take on the facts of the situation are incorrect. More...