August 28, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Holiday creates early deadlines at the Acorn

Labor Day, Mon., Sept. 1, causes deadlines to advance by 24 hours for the Acorn newspapers. Real estate advertising must be reserved by 11 a.m. today. Letters to the editor and press releases are also due by 11. More...

Health & Wellness

Recipe for healthier skin

People know that the foods they eat can affect their waistline, but many might not know how their diet affects their complexion and how their skin ages. More...

Survey shows new generation helping Alzheimer's patients

A new survey finds that children of "sandwich" generation caregivers are actively participating in caregiving responsibilities for loved ones with Alzheimer's disease. More...

Dining & Entertainment

Conejo Players continue to entertain local audiences

Over the past 50 years, volunteers have staged 368 productions at Conejo Players Theatre in Thousand Oaks. And they say they plan to continue producing shows for another 50 years to come. More...

"Death Race"

When I say that "Death Race" is an okay flick, it is with the caveat that I am talking about a film titled "Death Race. More...

Wine, dinner and auction to be held

Symphony of Wine VIII, a fundraiser for New West Symphony's children's youth programs, will be held at 3 p.m. Sun., Sept. 21 at the Four Seasons Hotel, 2 Dole Drive, Westlake Village. More...

Sports

Two at the top

Marmonte League preview: Boys' water polo

The Royal High boys' water polo team wants what Agoura has, and, no, it's not just a Marmonte League title. More...

Fall sports preview schedule

The Acorn has begun previewing fall sports in the Marmonte League. If you've missed anything, Web users can read archived stories at www.toacorn.com. Here's the ongoing schedule: • Aug. More...

Injury at Royal opens things up in league title chase

Marmonte League preview: Boys' cross country

An injury to Royal High's top cross country runner, junior Travis Edwards, has left the race for the top spot in the Marmonte League wide open. More...

Police

Newbury Park

On suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, the following subjects were arrested at the times, dates and places indicated: A male, 37, at 11:40 p.m. Aug. More...

Thousand Oaks

On suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, the following subjects were arrested at the times, dates and places indicated: A male, 21, at 7:50 p.m. Aug. 18 at St. More...

Westlake/T.O.

Robbers with firearms used force to steal property between 3:20 and 3:30 p.m. Aug. 20 in the 900 block of S. Westlake Boulevard. A female, 42, was arrested and charged with being under the influence of methamphetamine at 1 p.m. More...

Family

Trader Joe's, Optimists are fighting hunger

HELPING TO STOCK THE SHELVES—George Annino, left, the head of the Santa Comes to Agoura food drive, and Caryn Seely of Trader Joe's in Westlake Village present food donations to John Gorham, executive director of Manna food bank in Thousand Oak More...

Art exhibit comes to Santa Paula

The Ag Art Alliance presents the second annual "Art About Agriculture Exhibit" from Sept. 6 through Nov. 16 at the California Oil Museum, 1001 E. Main St., Santa Paula. More...

Natural History Museum presents Spider Pavilion

The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles will present a Spider Pavilion from Sun., Sept. 21 to Sun., Nov. 2 at the museum, 900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles. The walk-through pavilion is home to hundreds of free-roaming spiders. More...

Another sports organization is targeted in apparent embezzlement

A Thousand Oaks man was arrested earlier this month on charges of stealing about $120,000 from a local soccer organization. More...

Early morning jogger killed by motorist in T.O.

A 46-year-old Agoura Hills woman is dead after a vehicle driven by a man suspected of being under the influence struck and killed her Tuesday morning while she was jogging on Lindero Canyon Road near Bowfield Street. More...

Community

John Dean to speak at Moorpark College

Former White House counsel John Dean will be the keynote speaker at the Constitution Day events on Wed., Sept. 17 at Moorpark College, 7075 Campus Road, Moorpark. The public is invited to attend, and it's free. More...

For the record

An incorrect phone number was provided last week in a story about junk mail and the national "do not call" list. The correct telephone number for the national do not call registry is (866) 3821222. More...

Vacation photos due next week

A longstanding tradition at the Acorn newspapers returns next month, and your participation is invited. The deadline for submissions to the "Take Your Acorn on Vacation" photo contest is Thurs., Sept. 4. More...

Calendar

Datebook

THURS., AUG. 28 Chamber Luncheon Calabasas Chamber of Com merce hosts luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Calabasas Country Club, 4515 Park Entrada. Guest speakers discuss "Green initiatives in Calabasas." $30 members, $35 nonmembers. More...

Schools

More rankings

The annual U.S. News & World Report college rankings have been announced, and for the first time in 12 years, Harvard tops the list of national universities. Among liberal arts colleges, Amherst and Williams tie for first place. More...

Extension classes held at UCLA

UCLA Extension offers a number of free open houses for prospective students to learn about courses and certificate programs; talk to instructors, students and staff; take advantage of discounts on course enrollment fees; and enter a drawing to More...

Conejo Valley Moms to have park day

Conejo Valley Moms will have a back-to-school park day at 3:30 p.m. Mon., Sept. 15 at Triunfo Community Park, 980 Aranmoor, Westlake Village. More...

Business

Tips on Studying from Huntington

For many students, backtoschool means new friends, extracurricular activities or sports, and what may seem like an overwhelming amount of homework after months of summer vacation. More...

Better School Lunches Have Produce from Farmers' Market

As children enter school this fall, they will learn their ABCs, but they also need to learn about good nutrition to live long, healthy lives. More...

Help Available on Financial Planning for College

Jason Herner, president of National College Planners, specializes in helping families navigate the process of college planning. More...

Faith

Trust the process

"A great canyon began as a tiny cleft. A great master was born a small babe; be happy in your place, growth is inevitable. Your start and finish are the same: The journey to enlightenment begins where you are right now. More...

Calvary selects new senior pastor

After a yearlong nationwide search, Calvary Community Church of Westlake Village has appointed Shawn R. Thornton as the new senior pastor. More...

Letters

Has heard enough from bashers of school district

Am I the only parent who's had enough of the bashing being done to our school district? In an Aug. 7 letter to the Acorn regarding the closure of Meadows, Mr. More...

City and residents should work harder to be green

The article which reported Thousand Oaks as one of America's greenest cities really amused me. It reminds me of similar articles that brag about U.S. medical care being better than that of Zimbabwe. More...

Liberals get a rebuttal from a conservative

How amusing to read Ms. Aschenbrenner's letter complaining about another person's inaccurate statement when most every letter she writes is inaccurate, void of promises and full of wild assumptions based on fear and anecdotal evidence. More...