October 9, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Health & Wellness

Alzheimer's an 'escalating epidemic,' research needed

Alzheimer's disease is now the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Health Statistics. More...

Transplant recipients to hold meeting

The Ventura County West Valley chapter of TRIO (Transplant Recipients International Organization) will meet at 7 p.m. Fri., Oct. 17 at the Baxter Building, 1 Baxter Way, Westlake Village. More...

Reconstruction of breasts to be workshop topic

The Wellness Community Valley/Ventura will host a workshop, Breast Reconstruction: Understanding Your Options with Gil Kryger, MD and Zol Kryger, MD from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thurs., Oct. 23 at 530 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. More...

Dining & Entertainment

Haunted house expands to meet demands

Allhallows Eve approaches. More...

Pumpkin Fest brings fun for families

The Calabasas Pumpkin Festival will provide two days of family fun from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat. and Sun., Oct. 18 and 19 at Juan Bautista De Anza Park, 3701 Lost Hills Road, Calabasas. More...

New West Symphony appoints vice president

The New West Symphony announces the appointment of Timothy Smith as vice president of the board of directors for the Conejo Valley area. Smith is a founding partner of Advance Insurance Solutions in Westlake Village. More...

Sports

The Acorn's High School Football Game of the Week

Thousand Oaks Lancers (4-0) at Agoura Chargers (3-1) Friday, 7 p.m.

Two teams with tons of momentum will face off Friday night when the Thousand Oaks High Lancers travel to Agoura to take on the Chargers. Agoura is fresh off its first win over Westlake since 1995. More...

Other local football matchups

Royal (3-1) at Newbury Park (3-1) Outlook: A pair of Marmonte League heavyweights will go toeto-toe at NPHS. Last week, Newbury Park suffered its first loss of the season, a 27-14 setback at Moorpark. More...

Last week's top performers

Steve Hagy, WR, Westlake: In defeat against Agoura, Hagy hauled in six catches for 144 yards and a touchdown. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park The following two subjects were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs: A male, 25, at 12:20 a.m. Sept. 25 on Hillcrest Drive, east of Rancho Road; and a male, 60, at 4:25 p.m. More...

Family

Family night brings science to life

White Oak Elementary School families recently got a taste—and smell and touch—of what the Discovery Center, a science and technology education "museum without walls," has in store for the future. More...

Play review

'Alice in Wonderland Jr.'

In his program notes for "Alice in Wonderland Jr.," Conejo Players director Shawn Lanz invites guests to "let your imagination run wild." This highly entertaining musical stage adaptation of Walt Disney's animated motion picture does just that, More...

A good sport about the home team

DANIEL WOLOWICZ/Acorn Newspapers LOSES A BET—Eliav Appelbaum, a writer for the Acorn newspapers, stands on the corner of Adolfo and Flynn roads in Camarillo earlier this week while holding a sign proclaiming his support or the Los Angeles Dodge More...

Leader of teachers union takes a new post

A longtime teachers union head has stepped down after years of highs and lows on the job, including a recently settled unfair labor charge waged against one local public school district. More...

Coyotes again prowling for prey in Conejo

For nearly nine years, Ricki, an energetic black-and-tan dachshund, enjoyed romping unmolested in the Robertson family's fenced-in backyard in Oak Park. On Sept. 18, Ricki's nightly foray into the backyard ended in tragedy. More...

Commercial real estate vacancies are going up in Ventura County

Commercial properties used to be a safe haven for real estate investors as the housing market declined. Not anymore. More...

Community

It's crime prevention month

October is recognized nationally as Crime Prevention Month, and the Thousand Oaks Police Department is participating by giving crime prevention talks and police station tours. Presentations will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thurs. Oct. More...

City Calendar

The city of Thousand Oaks will be conducting the following meetings this month, according to the city manager's office. All contact phone numbers are in the 805 area code. Mon., Oct. 13: 6:30 p.m. More...

Longtime Chinese restaurant closes in T.O.

Disappointed customers, expecting to eat Chinese food, instead lined up outside Chen's Szechwan Restaurant at 2024 E. Avenida de Los Arboles in the Vons shopping center to read a letter taped to the door. More...

Calendar

Datebook

THURS., OCT. 9 For Camarillo Women GFWC Camarillo Women's Club meets at Sterling Hills Golf Club, 901 Sterling Hills Drive, Camarillo. Representative of Ventura League of Women Voters to speak. $15. All local women invited. More...

Schools

Woes in Conejo schools could have been avoided, says board candidate

Had the Conejo Valley Unified School District board been more proactive, according to John Andersen, it could have saved a lot of trouble in recent years. More...

Electronic waste event coming to TOHS

The Thousand Oaks High School Cheerleaders will host a free electronic recycling event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., Oct. 11 at the high school, 2323 N. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

High School Highlights

All events (subject to change) are listed by name, location and time if provided. If calendars are modified, school sources are asked to contact us with updated information at this e-mail address: steve@theacorn.com. 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...

Music Studio Opens in Westlake Village

Bernadette Nader Lazo has recently returned to California to open the Bernadette Nader Music Studio at 229 Via Colinas, Westlake Village. Lazo has always maintained a music studio, teaching piano and voice to students ages 7 to adult. More...

Kiss It Goodbuy Inc. Celebrates 5 Years

Kiss It Goodbuy Inc. in Thousand Oaks is celebrating five years in the resale market. Opened in 2003 by Nanci Insul and her mother Barbara Cohen, Kiss It Goodbuy Inc. is an eBay store power seller. More...

Faith

The Art of Being

"Every day, each of us makes a multitude of choices that will im pact our lives . . . the quality of our choices will dictate whether we will struggle in frustration or live an extraordinary life—the life of More...

Locals are called to the Torah

Kayla Sadwick was called to the Torah as a bat mitzvah on July 21 at the Western Wall in Jerusalem, Israel, while on a two-week temple trip with her family, Rabbi Richard Spiegel, and other members of Temple Etz Chaim in Thousand Oaks. More...