September 11, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

$1 a gallon? (Or is it $100?)

A SIGN THAT CATCHES ATTENTION--The Arco gas station on the corner of Erbes Road and Thousand Oaks Boulevard was getting upgrades to its pumping stations last week when somebody decided to have fun with the price-per-gallon sign. More...

Health & Wellness

Weight Loss Challenge winners are biggest losers

The biggest losers turned out to be winners at Weight Loss Challenge 101, a local program that concluded last week with the distribution of prize money to the participants who lost the highest percentage of body weight. More...

A trio of weight-loss tips

For people who are watching their waistlines, it's important to get off to a good start. Here are a few weightloss tips: •Read ingredient labels. More...

Calendar

Datebook

FRI., SEPT. 12 Floating Along Westlake Encore Club meets at Westlake Yacht Club, 32123 Lindero Canyon Road, Westlake Village. Refreshments, business meeting, root beer floats, boat ride. Wear soft-soled shoes, sun hat. More...

Schools

NAACP to begin Saturday school at CLU

The NAACP Saturday School will begin fall semester registration from 10 a.m. to noon Sat., Sept. 27 in Peters Hall, room 101, at California Lutheran University,60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. The semester begins on Oct. More...

MATES to host dinner and concert

Meadows Art and Technology Elementary School (MATES) will host a dinner and benefit concert at 6 p.m. Sat., Sept. 13. More...

Upcoming Los Cerritos events

Los Cerritos Middle School has announced its upcoming events. Unless otherwise noted, all events take place at the school, 2100 E. Avenida de Los Flores. •The school's annual book fair will be held from Mon., Sept. More...

Business

Meeting to help participants sharpen their interview skills

The St. Maximillian Employment Ministry invites community members who are in the job market to a meeting at 7:30 p.m. Thurs., Sept. 18 in room 2 at St. Maximillian Kolbe Catholic Church, 5801 Kanan Road, 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. ESNR HOMESTORE. More...

Police

Newbury Park

On suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, the following subjects were arrested at the times, dates and places indicated: A female, 30, at 4:12 a.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, 71, at 3 a.m. Sept. 3 at Evenstar Avenue and Hampshire Road; at 7:25 p.m. More...

Westlake/T.O.

Spray painted graffiti was discovered on walls, a vehicle and a garage door on Sept. 2 in the 1000 block of Elfstone Court. A vehicle break-in occurred on Aug. 28 or 29 in the 3300 block of Blue Ridge Court. More...

Family

WHS dancers ready for another season

YOU CAN SEE THEM SOON- The Westlake High School Dance Team is kicking off a new season. They were the National Grand Champions at the USA Dance competition in Anaheim last March. Above, the WHS Dance Team is ready to board the bus for the L.A. More...

Movies at Janss Marketplace

Janss Marketplace will present free outdoor family movies from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays this month near the fountain at the shopping center, corner of Hillcrest Drive and Moorpark Road in Thousand Oaks. More...

Magic shows coming in October

Evan Gary Productions will present two magic shows at the Scherr Forum Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. in October. More...

API scores favorable in Conejo schools

District officials say they are happy with Conejo Valley Unified School District's test scores, which were released by the state last week. Almost all the district's schools met their goals, some surpassing their targets by several points. More...

Emergency preparedness has come a long way, officials say

But there's always room to improve

A panel of safety experts gathered on Tuesday, with the anniversary of Sept. 11 looming, to speak to CLU corporate leaders at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum. More...

Realities of retail reveal some stores win and others close

Despite denials from a company spokesperson and "Now Hiring" signs in store windows that indicated the department store would survive restructuring, Mervyns in Thousand Oaks is joining another Janss Marketplace store, Linens 'n Thing More...

Community

DMV offices to close on Saturdays later this month

The Department of Motor Vehicles will close all field offices regularly open for Saturday service on Sept. 20 due to the delayed state budget and staffing constraints. More...

Candidates to debate

A Westlake Joint Board Candidates Night is set for 7:30 p.m. Thurs., Sept. 25 at North Ranch Center, 1400 N. Westlake Blvd. The forum will give candidates running for Thousand Oaks City Council a chance to speak and answer questions. More...

It's Disaster Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month, and a number of agencies are inviting local families to take part in various activities. More...

On the Town

"Hamlet 2"

Directed by: Andrew Fleming Starring: Steve Coogan, Catherine Keener, David Arquette, Elisabeth Shue, Joseph Julian Soria, Michael Esparza Rated: R (for adult language) Running time: 93 minutes Best suited for: More...

Los Robles Children's choir to hold auditions

The Los Robles Children's Choir is holding auditions for all three of its choirs. The choir is open to children ages 8 to 17. Each choir meets weekly from September through May at Oaks Christian School in Westlake Village. More...

'Annie Get Your Gun' enjoyable

Play review

The Conejo Players' new production of Irving Berlin's "Annie Get Your Gun" doesn't squarely hit the bull'seye, but the show has sufficient merit to make it an enjoyable experience. More...

Sports

The Acorn's High School Football Game of the Week

Newbury Park Panthers (0-0) at Camarillo Scorpions (0-0) Friday, 7 p.m.

Jackson Powell doesn't eat quarterbacks for breakfast— he prefers them more as an after-dark cuisine. More...

Weekend schedule

Thousand Oaks at Valencia Friday, 7 p.m. Oaks Christian at Muir Friday, 7 p.m. Agoura at Ventura Friday, 7 p.m. Moorpark at Notre Dame-SO Friday, 7:30 p.m. Grace Brethren at Oak Park Friday, 7:30 p.m. More...

Other local football matchups

Thousand Oaks (0-0) at Valencia (0-0) Outlook: Thousand Oaks enters its season opener with lofty expectations, and justifiably so. More...

Faith

Locals called to the Torah

Adam Hammer was called to the Torah as a bar mitzvah on Aug. 2 at Temple Etz Chaim in Thou sand Oaks. He is an honor student at Los Cerritos Middle School and the son of Lisa and Brian Hammer of Thousand Oaks. More...

Church has lecture series

Monte Vista Presbyterian Church will host a six to eightweek lecture series beginning Sun., Sept. 21 during the 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. worship services at the church, 3797 W. Lynn Road, Newbury Park. More...

Compassion counts

Once I received a note in response to an article I wrote about the idea that we always have a choice as to whether we see our physical bodies as a blessing or a burden. More...

Letters

9/11 changed his life forever

On Sept. 11, 2001, I woke up at 5:45 a.m., a little later than usual. I was running out the door when my wife stopped me to ask me if I took care of paying a bill. More...

Dunn is an enemy of public education

Regarding the Sept. More...

Dunn's agenda is scary for children in public schools

Every time I think Mike Dunn has reached his "idiocy quota," he surpasses his efforts with yet another display of egotistical stupidity. His last letter was an example of just that ("Dunn defends his decisions on the board of education," Sept. More...