September 4, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Health & Wellness

Sharps need proper disposal

Home-generated hypodermic needles, or sharps, are forbidden in waste containers beginning Sept. 1, when a new law takes effect. More...

More restaurants offer a variety of dietary options

For the first time since he was diagnosed with celiac disease five years ago, 11-year-old Benjamin Brook can go out for pizza. The recently opened PizzaSalad, a Thousand Oaks restaurant, offers pizza that is safe for Benjamin to eat. More...

Arthritis support group comes to Thousand Oaks

An arthritis support group is held at 12:15 p.m. the second Saturday of every month at Goebel Senior Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. The group's next meeting will be on Sat., Sept. 13. More...

Calendar

Datebook

THU., SEPT. 4 Library Book Sale Woodland Hills Library hosts book sale, 22200 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. New, used books for adults, children. More...

Schools

Local students are scholarship winners

•Evan Green of Thousand Oaks was awarded the 2008-09 California Grocers Association Educational Foundation's Albertsons Kids for College Scholarship worth $1,000. Green will attend UCLA this fall. More...

Elks offer scholarships, do good deeds

The Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge No. 2477 offers several college scholarship programs to local students. More...

Troop No. 133 captures the bronze

Girl Scout Junior Troop No. 133 of Thousand Oaks recently received the Bronze Award after a year of hard work in recycling. Their service project was a community book drive. More...

Business

Fragrance specialty store opens tomorrow

Shirtless male models will be infusing unsuspecting guests with baobab oil, jujube and okra extracts; Thousand Oaks' movers and shakers will move to the beats of live bongo music, and VIPs will take sneaky sniffs of Fruits & Passion's scent-sations More...

Professional women to learn about exercise, health

The Business and Professional Women's Club of the Conejo Valley will meet at 7 p.m. tonight, Thurs., Sept. 4, in the lounge near the bar at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza, 880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. 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. HOMESTORE. More...

Faith

EV Free sponsors lectures for women

The EV Free Church of Newbury Park is sponsoring a lecture series designed to help women cope with difficulties in life using biblical principles. More...

CLU selects director of church relations

The Rev. Arne Bergland has been selected as the director of church relations for California Lutheran University. He began his new position Sept. 2. More...

Gathering for Jewish singles

The Ventura County Jewish Federation of Singles will host a potluck dinner at 6 p.m. Sat., Sept. 27. The location will be given when a reservation is made. More...

Letters

Dunn defends his decisions on the board of education

I get the impression Arleigh Kidd and Tina Aschenbrenner do not love me (through their letters to the editor). Why? Arleigh Kidd's salary is paid for by the CTA (California Teachers Association). More...

Voters must avoid electing another trustee like Dunn

I recently retired from Conejo Valley Unified School District (CVUSD) after teaching for 35 years. I don't know who Greg Lee is ("Union leader's criticism of Dunn went too far," Aug. 21 T.O. Acorn ), but I know Arleigh Kidd. More...

McCain no example of family values

John McCain, a great American war hero, spent five and a half years in a POW camp, while at home his devoted, beautiful, swimsuit-model wife was raising his three children alone, awaiting his rescue. More...

Chamber of Commerce committee opposes prison hospital for Camarillo

Proposal calling for a hospital for inmates gets virtually no support from local officials

A federal judge appointee, known as a receiver, is considering construction of a 1,500-bed prison hospital in Camarillo. More...

Library fees under review by city and county systems

Sometimes librarians tell patrons to hush. Ventura County Library Director Jackie Griffin's reprimand is a little stronger: She believes the county has been paying Thousand Oaks too much for services to unincorporated areas. More...

Renovations nearly complete at The Oaks regional shopping mall

Scaffolding is down and handpainted tile, custom chandeliers and higher ceilings are up at The Oaks mall in Thousand Oaks. More...

Community

Two public hearings to go before council

The Thousand Oaks City Council will hold two public hearings during its Tues., Sept. 9 meeting. More...

Water consumer report available

California Water Service Company sent annual water quality reports, also known as Consumer Confidence Reports (CCR), to customers in their July bills. More...

Largest freshman class ever enrolls at CLU

A record-setting freshman class began the fall semester yesterday at California Lutheran University. CLU expected 500 first-year students, a 12 percent increase over last year. More...

Dining & Entertainment

Crazy characters create comic chaos in 'Noises Off'

Play review

Actors in live theater agree that rehearsal goofs and backstage hijinks are often more entertaining than the play seen by the audience. More...

Gallery exhibit includes watercolors, mixed media

The students of Phyllis Doyon will present "A Breath of Plein Air" exhibit of watercolors and mixed media through Sept. 28 at the Thousand Oaks Community Gallery, 2331 Borchard Road, Newbury Park. Gallery hours are 1 to 5 p.m. More...

Get the most out of a staycation

The new vacation math is simple. As gas prices go up, longdistance trips go down. Actually, more American families are opting for short-distance travel alternatives that won't break the bank. More...

Sports

Lions have big names, bigger expectations

The Oaks Christian football program has gone through a roller coaster of emotions during the offseason. More...

FOR THE RECORD

Shawn Morris is the head coach of the Thousand Oaks High boys' cross country team. More...

The Acorn's 2008 Marmonte League Preview

Agoura Chargers Last season's results: (Tied for 3rd in Marmonte, 6-4 overall) Agoura defended its home turf well, going 4-1 at AHS. More...

Police

Newbury Park

A male, 46, allegedly kicked a police officer and resisted arrest by trying to roll away and sit on his hands. The subject was arrested at 8:15 p.m. Aug. 25 on Newbury Road, east of Ventu Park Road. 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 shown: A male, 28, at 7:50 p.m. July 28 at Boardwalk Drive and Hillcrest Drive; a male, 30, at 11:34 p.m. Aug. More...

Westlake/T.O.

A woman's purse was stolen at work between 1 and 5 p.m. Aug. 24 in the 3900 block of E. Thousand Oaks Boulevard. Seven SmartShopper grocery list organizer units were stolen from a shelf of Sur La Table at 4050 E. More...

Family

Free Fairy Tales in the Park to present 'Little Mermaid'

The all-volunteer troupe of Gypsies in a Trunk will conclude its 14th season of free Fairy Tales in the Park with family friendly performances of "The Little Mermaid" at the following sites in Ventura County: •11:30 a.m. More...

Pet of the Week

READY TO PLAY- Skip, a 6-month-old Labrador/poodle mix, can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road, just west of Kanan. To take Skip home, ask about identification No. A3963903. More...

Shoes should, above all, be comfortable

With the ringing of the class bell, it's time for parents to help their children select backtoschool shoes. More...