July 17, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

State's affordable housing mandate puts pressure on local governments

Members of the Agoura Hills City Council practically held their noses as they voted June 11 in favor of a new ordinance that gave special concessions to developers who earmark portions of their projects for affordable and senior housing. More...

Fiction writers must keep it short and sweet

Have a knack for writing? Put your creative juices to work this summer in the T.O. Acorn contest, "Fiction in a Nutshell." Here's how it works: In 100 words or less, write a fiction story and e-mail it to tonewstip@theacorn.com. More...

Bill would crack down on performance enhancing drugs

U.S. Rep. Elton Gallegly (RThousand Oaks) recently introduced the "High School Sports Anti-Drug Act" in Congress. The bill is aimed at eliminating performance-enhancing drugs in high school sports. More...

Health & Wellness

Learn the signs of cerebral palsy

Parents may not be aware of the signs and symptoms of major developmental disabilities, such as cerebral palsy. More...

UCLA Medical Center ranked in top three nationwide

UCLA Medical Center ranks as one of the top three American hospitals, and the best hospital in the western United States for the 19th consecutive year, according to a U.S. More...

Foot health seminar coming to The Oaks

A free foot-health seminar will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. Thurs., July 24 at the near Macy's Women's store on the lower level of The Oaks mall, 222 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. More...

On the Town

'Taming of the Shrew'

Theater review

William Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew" was one of The Bard's earliest plays, written in London around 1592. More...

Calendar

Datebook

THURS., JULY 17 A 'Merry' Play Moorpark College Theatre Arts Department presents the musical "Merrily We Roll Along," Studio Theatre (first floor), Performing Arts Center, 7075 Campus Road in Moorpark. 8 p.m. More...

Sports

For the love of the game

Senior softball league grows in popularity

A group of men and women are enjoying themselves on a local ballfield thanks to an adult softball league organized by the Goebel Senior Adult Center in Thousand Oaks. More...

T.O. Little League team celebrates title

WENDY PIERRO/Acorn Newspapers GO CRAZY!- Members of the Thousand Oaks Little League 11- and 12-year-old All-Star team embrace after winning the District 13 championship last week against Moorpark. More...

Youth tournament this weekend to fight ALS

Rivals by nature, Thousand Oaks and Conejo Valley Little Leagues have decided to join forces to help fight amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)- also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

JANN HENRY/Acorn Newspapers SMOOTH MOVER- Guido, a 10-year-old male golden retriever mix, can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. To take Guido home, ask about identification No. A3847762. More...

Family

Cabrillo Music Theater will present 'Singin' In The Rain'

The Cabrillo Music Theater will present "Singin' In The Rain," opening at 8 p.m. Fri., July 25 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. More...

Artist in Thousand Oaks keeps it all in the family

SHARING HOW IT WAS DONE- Artist Carole Salak, a Newbury Park resident, discusses her portrait of her granddaughter, Dezarea, right, when Dezarea was 5-years-old. Now 11, Dezarea will be entering seventh-grade at Sequoia Middle School. More...

Treasure Hunt to be held in Westlake Village

A pirate-themed treasure hunt will be held at 5 p.m. Sat., July 26 at a home in Westlake Village. The event is part of New West Symphony League's "The Pleasure of Your Company" fundraising series. More...

City tightens budget in wake of sluggish economy

The Thousand Oaks City Council has authorized a $4million reduction in the city's $84million budget due to a decrease in sales tax revenue. More...

Meeting's consent calendar hits a snag in city hall

The bulk of the printed agenda for the July 8 City Council meet ing was the consent calendar. More...

Two who give back to the community

JOE BINOYA/Acorn Newspapers RECOGNIZED FOR VOLUNTEERISM- June Glasmeier and Ed Troupe wear medals as the new Don and Doña Triunfo. More...

Task force to target mortgage fraud

A multi-agency task force to address the problem of mortgage fraud has been established in Los Angeles. More...

Community

Voters to decide multiple races on Election Day

Besides being the day when the presidential election is held, Tues., Nov. 4 also presents voters with a variety of local races for school districts, city councils, park boards and water boards. Candidates have until Fri. Aug. More...

Speed and alcohol may have been factors in accident

Two Thousand Oaks men, both 21 years old, were injured when the truck they were riding in struck a pole in front of Ascension Lutheran Church on Hillcrest Drive at around 4 p.m. Mon., July 7. More...

Some homes get lower assessments

Despite a drop for more than 34,000 homes, the total assessed value went up

After nine years of annual assessment rolls in Ventura County increasing by 6 percent to almost 12 percent, the rolls this year went up only 3 percent because the assessor's office lowered the assessments on more than 34,000 homes More...

Dining & Entertainment

Thousand Oaks Philharmonic to present 'Opus 22' concerts

The Thousand Oaks Philharmonic will present its "Opus 22" set of concerts on Fri., Aug. 1 and Sun., Aug. 3 in Camarillo and Thousand Oaks. More...

Karla Bonoff coming to T.O.

Concerts at the Bodie House will present singer/ songwriter Karla Bonoff at the Scherr Forum Theater at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd. More...

Senior Concerns to present Ultimate Dining Experience

Senior Concerns will present its major yearly fundraiser, the 23rd annual Ultimate Dining Experience, starting at 5 p.m. Sun., Aug. 3 at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza, 880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. More...

Schools

Club gets an international influence

ENJOYING AMERICA- The two boys on the left, Cinna, 14, and Goya Razavi, 13, enjoy activities during their first day in the U.S. visiting Kevin Barati, left, a seventh-grader at Colina Middle School in Thousand Oaks. More...

Art exhibit to be held at Hillcrest Center

The Arts Council of the Conejo Valley will present Hot Summer Art 2008, An Exhibit of Art through September 21 in the Galleria at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Admission is free. More...

CVUSD employees honored for achievement

After receiving a record number of nominees for this year's classified employee outstanding achievement award, a local school district has honored two of their most prized employees. More...

Business

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...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park A male, 43, was loitering inside a women's public restroom in the 2300 block of Borchard Drive around 5:30 p.m. July 8. The subject allegedly sexually battered one person and physically battered another. More...

Faith

Sunday school hits links for wells in Africa

Proceeds from a golf tournament sponsored by a Sunday school class in Arkansas will provide a well with clean water for a village in Africa. The June 21 golf classic, hosted by the Stepping Stone class of St. More...

Letters

Photo caption was overly optimistic

A photograph on the front page of your July 3 edition showed the work being completed at The Oaks and the caption ended with "When the holiday shopping season arrives, The Oaks will be filled with customers." You must have Nostrada More...

Day laborers should clean up after themselves

If these day laborers are really looking for an honest day's work, why not let them show some responsibility by handling their own "janitorial" work at their pickup location? Why should we clean up after grown men? More...

U.S. needs energy production, not hot air from environmentalists

The Acorn's Independence Day edition had a great opinion piece reminding us all how fragile our freedoms are. Ms. Aschenbrenner, your thinking is three decades behind. More...