August 21, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Two more make eight in CVUSD race

Incumbents Didio, Beaubien decide not to run

Two new candidates filed papers in the final hours of last week's July 13 deadline for the two seats open on the Conejo Valley Unified School District school board. More...

Health & Wellness

Learn to lower risk of type 2 diabetes

For those with a family history of diabetes or those at risk for type 2 diabetes, one can prevent or delay the onset of the disease by losing 5 to 7 percent of body weight—10 to 14 pounds for those who weigh 200 pounds. More...

Prevent adult abuse

The Ventura County Adult Abuse Prevention Council will present a free program from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Wed., Sept. 17 at the Grant Brimhall/Thousand Oaks Library, 1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Senior Dep. More...

Understand warning signs of Alzheimer's

Take heed of the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer's: •Loss of memory. The person forgets recently learned information and starts forgetting more often. Normal: Occasionally forgetting names or appointments. More...

Calendar

Datebook

THURS., AUG. 21 Bonsai Trees Conejo Valley Bonsai Society meets 7:30 p.m., Westlake Village City Hall, 31200 Oak Crest Drive. Preparation for Gardens of the World show. Time: 7:30 PM Phone: 805.495. More...

Schools

Moorpark College welcomes several new faculty members

Moorpark College welcomes the following new faculty members for the 2008-09 academic year. •August Benassi, speech. Benassi has a master's degree in communications from Illinois State University. More...

Nursing students receive pins

Fifteen nursing students completed 185 hours of nursing training at Professional Medical Careers Institute and received their CNA (certified nursing assistant) pins on Aug. 16 at the Grant Brimhall/Thousand Oaks Library. More...

Moorpark College announces faculty awar

Moorpark College recently named history professor Ranford Hopkins as the 12th recipient of the annual Distinguished Faculty Chair award. Criteria for the award are excellence in teaching and service to the college and community. More...

Business

KCLU acquires Santa Barbara station

KCLU will increase its reach in Santa Barbara County and northern Ventura County with the purchase of KIST-AM 1340. More...

Gold's Gym opens doors to displaced club members

Body Focus fitness Club closed its doors in early August, leaving its members with no place to work out. Gold's Gym Thousand Oaks is offering a transitional plan for the displaced members. 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...

Police

Newbury Park

The following subjects were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, at the times, dates and places indicated: a male, 50, at 5:22 p.m. Aug. More...

Thousand Oaks

A male, 45, was arrested on suspicion of robbing Citibank at 33 N. Moorpark Road on July 3, demanding money from bank tellers by stating that he had a bomb and was holding a knife. On Aug. More...

Family

Waste a wish

It all started in 1982 when I was 6 years old. I got into trouble and had to take a halfhour timeout. I remember thinking a half-hour meant an hour and a half, figuring that "half" was in addition to the hour. More...

Keep preteens, teens healthy and in school with vaccinations

Vaccinations can help protect children from serious diseases. Many parents may not know that as their children get older some childhood shots, including the shot for whooping cough, can begin to wear off after five to 10 years. More...

TOHS to hold carwash

Thousand Oaks High School Girls' Water Polo will hold a carwash fundraiser from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sat., Aug. 23 at Thousand Oaks High School, 2323 N. Moorpark Road. Cost is $5 per vehicle. More...

School district won't alter bus schedule

Routes, fares to remain the same

While other local districts are being forced to cut routes or increase busing fees as a result of the state's budget cuts, Conejo Valley Unified School District will do neither, keeping schedules and bus pass prices the same. More...

New plans for one of city's oldest neighborhoods

The Old Town West Neighborhood, one of the oldest in the city, has a new plan to develop and enhance streets, sidewalks, drainage and other areas of the community's infrastructure. More...

Piece of art responds well to criticism

WHO SAID THAT?— Newbury Park residents Alex Manos and his daughter Isabella, 9, listen for their words to be repeated by a piece of multimedia art on display during the opening reception for the 20th anniversary of the Excellence in the Arts More...

Community

Residents warned of property tax scam being sent through the mail

Ventura County homeowners are receiving officiallooking letters offering to help them lower their property taxes for a fee. More...

Many Mansions renovations at Shadow Hills are complete

Many Mansions representatives, along with local civic leaders and advocates for affordable housing, will celebrate the completion of a $1.2-million renovation project at the Shadow Hills apartment complex on E. More...

Women's group golfs to 'diva girl' theme

The Sunset Hills Women's Golf Association staged its annual thematic golf tournament Aug. 12 at Sunset Hills Country Club in Thousand Oaks. More...

Dining & Entertainment

Conejo Players Theatre to hold auditions for 'Snow White Goes West'

Conejo Players Theatre will hold auditions for "Snow White Goes West" at 7 p.m. Sun., Aug. 31, and 7:30 p.m. Mon., Sept. 1 and Tues., Sept. 2 at the the ater, 351 S. Moorpark Road. More...

Eagles tribute band to play Westlake

The city of Westlake Village will host a concert in the park at 7 p.m. tomorrow, Fri., Aug. 22, at Bernice Bennett Park, 31800 Village Center Road, Westlake Village. Music will be performed by The Long Run: A Tribute to the Eagles. More...

T.O. Acorn and Conejo Recreation to present free concert

The Conejo Recreation and Park District and the Thousand Oaks Acorn will present a free Motown concert in the park at 5 p.m. Mon., Sept. 1 at Conejo Community Park, 1175 Hendrix Ave., Thousand Oaks. More...

Sports

Eight teams chasing a championship

Marmonte League preview: Girls' cross country

Slowly but surely, the gap is closing. More...

Fall sports preview schedule

During the next few weeks, the Acorn will feature Marmonte League previews for all high school fall season sports. Here's the schedule: • Aug. 21 — Girls' cross country • Aug. More...

Westlake Track Club seeks top local talent

Former Italian National track and field champion Antonio Colella, a Thousand Oaks resident, has announced the opening of the Westlake Track Club. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

TWO TIMES THE LOVE—Goli, above, is a goodnatured 8yearold male Rottweiler. Jazzy, below, is a 6-year-old female Chow Chow. She is good with other dogs and people of all ages. More...

Faith

Mending broken bikes repairs broken community

A tangle of bikes in various stages of readiness await their turn as volunteers apply chain grease, adjust rear hub shifting, tighten spokes and examine brake pads and cables. More...

Church survives flood

As the flood waters rose in and around the town of Mason City, Iowa, in June, members of Trinity Lutheran Church there were prepared. More...

Jewish Genealogical Society holds meeting

Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County will hold a meeting from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sun., Sept. 7 at Temple Adat Elohim, 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. More...

Letters

Triunfo dispute escalating

As a candidate for the Triunfo Sanitation District (TSD) board, I take issue with Ventura Regional Sanitation District Manager (VRSD) Mark Lawler's Aug. 14 T.O. More...

Supervisor weighs in on Triunfo issue

I appreciate that Mike Paule, who is running for a seat on the Triunfo Sanitation District, is addressing the district's finances and conflict of interest issues. More...

Union leader's criticism of Dunn went too far

I read the caustic letter that Arleigh Kidd wrote describing Mike Dunn as a person who lacks integrity, is indecent and most of all a liar. More...