July 10, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

T.O. fireworks ignite a small blaze

JANN HENDRY/Acorn Newspapers FIRE ON HILLSIDE- A fire during the Fourth of July fireworks was quickly extinguished by Ventura County firefighters during last Friday night's pyrotechnics show in Thousand Oaks. More...

Health & Wellness

Thousand Oaks woman promotes unique weight loss approach

Discussing my weight in a public forum such as the Acorn figures to be a challenging proposition, to say the least. More...

YogaWorks hosts free classes

YogaWorks Westlake Village offers free introduction to yoga classes on select Fridays and Sundays at 2475 Townsgate Road, Westlake Village. Classes are open to new and current students of all levels. Times are 6 to 7:15 p.m. Fri. More...

Health Chat presents free seminar on healthcare costs

A free seminar on healthcare costs will be held Thurs., July 17 from 9 to 10 a.m. at The Oaks mall near the Macy's women's store on the lower level, 350 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. More...

Calendar

Datebook

THURS., JULY 10 Who Dunnit? Calabasas High School Theater Department presents "Blue Jay," studentwritten and directed musical murder mystery dinner theater. 7 p.m. tonight and Friday, campus theater, 22855 W. Mulholland Hwy. More...

Schools

Robotics camp coming to T.O.

Robotics & Things will host the fourth annual Robotics camp/workshop from 9 a.m. to noon Mon. to Fri., Aug. 11 to 15 at Sophie's Education Corner, 2699 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. More...

Locals get degrees from Boston University

Boston University awarded degrees to two local students in May. Nanci E. Maxim of Newbury Park received a bachelor of liberal studies degree in interdisciplinary studies, summa cum laude. Jessica F. More...

Pepperdine names guild officers

The Pepperdine University Center for the Arts Guild named its officers for 200809 at a recent luncheon at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks. Ellen Weitman was reelected as president. More...

Business

Soteras takes post with L.A. Water Board

Alex Soteras of Calabasas has been appointed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to serve on the nine member Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board. More...

EYE ON LOCAL AREA STOCKS

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

Chamber mixer to be held at Sotheby's

The Thousand Oaks-Westlake Village Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold an After Five Mixer from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wed., July 16 at Sotheby's International Realty, 971 S. Westlake Blvd., Ste. 100, Westlake Village. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park A female, 29, was arrested for allegedly writing rubber checks on June 30 in the 1500 block of Newbury Road. On charges of knowingly violating a restraining order, a female, 45, was cited at 9:25 p.m. More...

Faith

Local delegation prepares for long journey across the globe

A team of six Calvary Community Church members is preparing a journey to carry out a humanitarian mission known as "Road to Sudan." The group will continue the work begun last year by three Calvary ambassadors to Sudan. More...

Presbyterians hold food drive

Emmanuel Presbyterian Church's Vacation Bible School program is having a food drive through tomorrow, Fri., July 11. More...

Nigeria work camp is announced for 2009

A special call has been issued for skilled carpenters and plumbers for the 2009 annual Nigeria work camp, jointly sponsored by the Church of the Brethren, Ekklesiyar Yan'uwa a Nigeria (EYN- the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria), a More...

Letters

Miscommunication over graduation explained by mom

I'm writing to you in response to a letter sent to you by Tara Kadium that was published in the June 26 Thousand Oaks Acorn . More...

Hats off to Ventura County firefighters

On behalf of Butte College, I'd like to thank those in your fire department who responded to the Humboldt Fire in Butte County. More...

Our city isn't what it used to be

Face the fact: Thousand Oaks has lost its innocence. It has succumbed to the ideology of today: the lust for power, the focus on self and the quest to have more. More...

Council bans outdoor smoking in some areas

Those puffs of smoke that travel from a nearby cigarette will no longer plague nonsmokers in Thousand Oaks now that the City Council has passed an ordinance banning smoking outdoors in places such as gardens, playgrounds and other gath More...

School closings create new choices and challenges for parents

With a magnet school approved and a charter school in the works, parents of Conejo Valley Unified School District students are being faced with new options despite the closure of two neighborhood elementary schools. More...

Stresses mount for homeless people in Conejo Valley

Those wondering who the homeless are in Thousand Oaks can read a new survey sponsored and conducted by the Ventura County Homeless and Housing Coalition (VCHHC). More...

Community

Civic Arts Plaza receives donation of $300,000 from arts alliance

Alliance for the Arts board chair Bob Lewis brought good news to the city council at its June 24 meeting. The alliance will help fund theater operations at the Civic Arts Plaza with a $300,000 donation. More...

Thousand Oaks woman, 36, drowns in hot tub

Kimberly Magers, 36, drowned accidentally in a hot tub at her home in the 3100 block of Sunset Hills Boulevard, authorities said. Sheriff 's deputies wercalled to the scene by her husband at around 7:30 a.m. More...

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. Mon., July 14: 6:30 p.m. More...

Dining & Entertainment

The Movie Nut

Occasionally a pretty good movie comes along with so many asterisks attached that one can fill a page with a parade of marching ants and yet still enjoy the flick. More...

Summer jazz concerts coming

The theme for the sixth annual Summer Jazz Concerts series is "A Salute to Women in Jazz." Concerts will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Sundays with free admission at Gardens of the World, 2001 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. More...

Local radio shows win Omni awards

Every Now and Then Theatre's 2007 Christmas radio adaptation of Charles Dickens' "Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story" has won an International OMNI Silver Award for radio entertainment. The program starred Keith Hurt from Camarillo as Scrooge. More...

Sports

Red Rockets soar in soccer tournaments

The Agoura Westlake U-12 Girls Red Rockets All Star Soccer Team won 13 tournaments this year, with a win-loss-tie record of 66-4-1, including 50 shutouts. More...

Four for the Month

There will be no fancy intro for July's version of Four for the Month, only a foursome of books we've deemed acceptable for your reading pleasure. So let's get right to it. "In Search of Captain Zero" Author: Allan C. More...

Moorpark trumps Conejo Valley in 10- and 11-year-old championship

Moses nearly unhittable throughout District 13 tournament

For the first three games of the District 13 10- and 11-year-old All-Star tournament at Fiore Field in Thousand Oaks, Moorpark Little League whipped its opponents with an offense that averaged 16.6 runs per contest. More...

Pets

SQUIRREL OF THE MONTH

SQUIRREL OF THE MONTH MEETS AN IMPOSTER!- Since this is the summer of "Iron Man" and "The Incredible Hulk" in movie theaters, we're going totally sensational, too, with this incredible photograph that was provided by Mindy Kirshbaum of Westlake Villa More...

Make your dead pet fashionable

Grief over the loss of a pet is normal and natural. Yet there are tools and coping skills that people can use to help handle that grief. More...

Tips help keep pets safe in summer heat

During the hot summer months, be sure to follow these health and safety tips for pets. •Never leave a pet in the car, even for short periods of time and with the windows open. More...

Family

Advancing in the world of Girl Scouts

BRIDGING THEIR WAY- Members of Girl Scout Troop No. More...

Potential entrepreneurs get business advice from SCORE

The Ventura County chapter of SCORE, small business counselors, is experiencing increased demand this year as more residents are seeking counseling to start their own business. More...

YMCA to show a movie

The Conejo Valley YMCA will show a movie at 7 p.m. Fri., July 18 at the Y, 4031 N. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. The event will include games, snacks and a showing of "The Incredibles," rated PG. More...