August 7, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Proposal for charter school shot down, 4-1, by trustees

The Conejo Valley Unified School District Board of Education has rejected a petition to convert Meadows Elementary into an independent charter school. More...

Health & Wellness

Aging parent seminar to be held

A free educational seminar and resource fair for people caring for aging parents will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Sat., Aug. 16 at Los Robles Hospital East Campus, 150 Via Merida, Westlake Village. More...

Health seminars coming to mall

Free Health Chat seminars will be held from 9 to 10 p.m. at The Oaks mall near Macy's Women's store on the lower level. •On Thurs., Aug. More...

Doctor moves office to T.O.

Dr. Luga Podesta has relocated his office to 351 Rolling Oaks Drive, Ste. 104, Thousand Oaks. To make an appointment, call (805) 491-4008. More...

Dining & Entertainment

"The X Files: I Want to Believe"

It's been tough. Life after "Sex and the City" and "Mamma Mia!" For weeks now, my wife has been walking around the house humming "Dancing Queen." It hits me about 2 in the morning. More...

Conejo Players presents 'Annie Get Your Gun'

Conejo Players Theatre presents the musical comedy, "Annie Get Your Gun," opening 8 p.m. Fri., Aug. 22 at the theater, 351 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. The play runs through Sept. 20. Showtimes are 8 p.m. More...

California Dreamin' for free at park

Conejo Recreation and Park District will present a free Concert in the Park at 5 p.m. Sun., Aug. 10 at Conejo Community Park, 1175 Hendrix Ave. in Thousand Oaks. More...

Sports

Competitive balance at Newbury Park

Panthers' quarterback job is wide open

Multiple quarterbacks. One job. More...

USA Men's Water Polo team ready to make a big splash

The USA Men's Water Polo team, led by head coach Terry Schroeder, a Westlake Village resident, begins its pursuit of a gold medal at the Olympic Games in Beijing on Sunday with a first-round match against China. More...

Local Olympians going for gold in Beijing

Opening Ceremonies for the Beijing Olympics are set for Friday night. More...

Faith

Churches honored for going green

The Manassas Church of the Brethren is passing along the values of creation care to the next generation of people of faith, while St. Mark Presbyterian Church was named the Audubon Society's "Greenest in the Nation. More...

Locals called to the Torah

The following young people recently became bar or bat mitzvah at Temple Etz Chaim in Thousand Oaks. More...

Letters

Takes aim at the city of T.O. constant complainer

I was happy to read the letters in today's July 31 edition. I wouldn't want to have missed Ed Norfleet's comments regarding Marilee Ullmann's letter denigrating the city of Thousand Oaks. If Ms. More...

City of T.O. critic deserves to hear from the other side

Here's my response to the letter written by Ed Norfleet of Westlake Village ("Suggested motto for Thousand Oaks: 'Love it or leave it.'") Though I don't know him, I feel that we are kindred spirits. More...

Dunn is no friend of Conejo Valley unified schools

After reading trustee Mike Dunn's latest rant in the July 31 Thousand Oaks Acorn ("Dunn explains his political position"), it's apparent that he's lost what little grip he had on reality. The people should have the correct facts. More...

It takes deep pockets to run for City Council

Tomorrow, Aug. 8, is the last day to sign up to run for a seat on the City Council. More...

Two school board seats up for grabs in next election

Twelve people have taken out papers for two seats on the Conejo Valley Unified School District Board of Education, including both incumbents, Dorothy Beaubien and Dolores Didio. More...

All for a worthy cause

HELPING THE HUNGRY- Musical group The Shades performs in a benefit for Manna and Lutheran Social Services. More...

Community

Charity teams with doctor to battle substance abuse

One of the first physicians to practice in the Conejo Valley is teaming up with a local charity to run a methamphetamine and opiate detoxification clinic. More...

Officers from Thousand Oaks Police Department will be on the lookout for children doing good deeds

The Thousand Oaks Police Department, in conjunction with 7-Eleven, is teaming up to reward children for doing good deeds in the community. More...

City ups the ante in bicycle safety with sharrows

That white painting of a bicycle on T.O. Boulevard near the Civic Arts Plaza isn't a chalk outline of a tragic accident. More...

Calendar

Datebook

THURS., AUG. 7 Laminating Woodwork Conejo Valley Woodworker's As sociation meets 7 p.m., Redwood Middle School, 233 W. Gainsborough Road, Thousand Oaks. Presentation on glue, vacuumbag laminating techniques. More...

Schools

When parents are alumni

At a time when anxiety about getting into college is so high, it's not surprising that people are looking for an edge in the admissions process. More...

Local earns bachelor's degree

Anthony Desa of Thousand Oaks has graduated with a bachelor's degree from Farileigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, N.J. More...

Honor roll

Acorn Bits

More than 1,900 additional winners of National Merit Scholarships have been an nounced by the National Merit Scholarship Corp., including Kevin Soter of Calabasas High School and Kim Young of Thousand Oaks High School. 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...

Pets

Pet of the Week

'HELLO, I'VE BEEN HERE FOR FIVE MINUTES; ISN'T SOMEBODY GOING TO TAKE ME HOME?'- Sparky is a 3-year-old female longhair white-and-gray Persian who wants to know "How soon will you get here?" Ask about the availability of Sparky, whose identifica More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park A male, 35, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol at 8:49 p.m. July 25 on Greenmeadow Avenue, east of Lynn Road. More...

Family

On the road to filling the shelves at Manna

FIRST-CLASS CONEJO KIDS—These children, from left, Daniel Alessi/ Hausenbauer, Audrey Shephard, Courtland Shephard, Blake Donley, Kieran Patel, Shane Nave, Paul Moon and Thomas Alessi/Hausenbauer, got their Lynn Ranch friends and neighbors to d More...

Ways to help children with writing skills

With instant messaging, texting and e-mail as primary sources for "written" communication today, many children are growing up without enough practice and understanding on how to structure their thoughts formally in written English. More...

Woman earns doctorate despite medical challenges

Studying for a doctorate is challenging enough, but Barbara Semel Parkhurst of Oak Park earned her degree at the same time she was undergoing multiple surgeries for a near fatal brain aneurysm. More...