October 16, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Art appreciation at The Promenade

JANN HENDRY/Acorn Newspapers SIDEWALK ART—Thousand Oaks resident Jim Neilson, his daughter, Debra Bell, and grandson, Nicholas, stop to observe artist Amy Burkman create a chalk mural at a shopping center fountain during "Sunny Day at More...

Another writer will cast her vote for Jacqui Irwin

Policies, past accomplishments and issues are all important in campaigning. And most people by now know how much Jacqui Irwin values financial stability, children's safety and promoting a green city. More...

Health & Wellness

Bodysattva Healing Arts Center opens Movement Studio

Bodysattva Healing Arts Center officially opens its expanded office with the addition of a Movement Arts Center during an open house from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sat., Oct. 18 on the second floor of Gold Coast Plaza, 1414 E. More...

Domestic violence workshop comes to T.O.

The Partnership for Safe Families and Communities of Ventura County will recognize October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month by hosting "It Takes a Village: A Workshop on the Impact of Domestic Violence as a Means of Preventing Famil More...

Heart Walk coming to Simi Valley

The American Heart Association, Ventura County Division, will hold its annual Start! Ventura County Heart Walk on Sat., Oct. 18, at the Simi Valley Town Center, 1555 Simi Town Center Way. More...

Calendar

Datebook

THURS., OCT. 16 Recycling Talk Pleasant Valley Garden Club meets at Camarillo Seventh-day Adventist Church, Fireside Room, 3975 Las Posas Road. Social hour 9 a.m. Meeting 9:30 a.m. More...

Schools

$2 million donation will bring music to Plaza's water attraction

Naming rights for what could become a singular attraction in Thousand Oaks can be purchased for $2 million. More...

School district to add online classes

Conejo Valley Unified School District is gearing up to offer online classes for eighth- through 12th-graders who want additional credits for college in the summer. More...

School closures motivate another challenger

Despite the fact that his children are all grown up, Doug Nickles has chosen to run for a seat on the Conejo Valley Unified School District school board. After following the school closure process, Nickles felt the urge to serve. 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...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

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, 44, at 2:10 p.m. Oct. More...

Family

Will have a ball at the Rotary Street Fair

ENCOURAGING KIDS TO PLAY- - Fitness and sports director David DeMaio will distribute footballs and basketballs during Sunday's Rotary Street Fair on Moorpark Road in T.O. More...

Pet of the Week

JANN HENDRY/Acorn Newspapers SPUNKY—Poppy, a 2-year-old female domestic shorthair black cat, is declawed, so she's an indoor companion. Poppy can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road in Agoura Hills. More...

Youth Chorale holds auditions

Auditions for the Master Chorale Children and Youth are being scheduled and will be held throughout October. More...

Breaking News - Correction

Due to a breakdown in communications, the Acorn incorrectly informed readers this week that Saturday More...

County Board of Education wants to know impact if a charter school opens in T.O.

While they debate whether to support a charter school in Conejo Valley Unified School District, the Ventura County Board of Education has requested information on the fiscal impact such a school would have on the district. More...

The Acorn has no connection to ACORN

The Acorn Newspapers and their publisher, J. More...

Tell us if your front yard is outrageous for Halloween

Are you a nut about Halloween? Is your front yard full of gravestones, pumpkins, black cats, witches and goblins? The Acorn is looking for the best— and only the best—Halloween displays so we can tell our readers. More...

Community

Monday the last day to register to vote

The last day to register to vote for the Nov. 4 presidential general election is Mon., Oct. 20. The completed voter registration form must be postmarked by that date to be included in the election. More...

Performing arts center may get a new name

Countrywide Performing Arts Center at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza may soon get a new name. Countrywide paid $4. More...

Fountains would be musical if donor is found

PEOPLE LOVE WATER- Whether it's a sandy ocean beach, a lazy river flowing by, a creek, lake, pond, swimming pool or fountain, human beings are naturally attracted to water. More...

Dining & Entertainment

The Movie Nut

"Flash of Genius" is a film that might not have garnered much interest a decade ago, when corporate America quietly went about its business of doing business. So long as the shareholders were happy, few questions were asked. More...

Thousand Oaks Philharmonic to host Italian Gala in November

The Thousand Oaks Philharmonic-Friends of the Phil will host an Italian dinner gala Thurs., Nov. 13 at Alessio Ristorante in the Paseo Marketplace, 3731 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Westlake Village. The reception begins at 4:30 p.m. More...

Organist guild presents concert at T.O. church

The Ventura County Chapter of the American Guild of Organists No. 930 will host a free organ concert at 3 p.m. Sun., Oct. 19 at Ascension Lutheran Church, 1600 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. The public is welcome. More...

Sports

The Acorn's High School Football Game of the Week

Newbury Park Panthers (4-1) at Westlake Warriors (3-2) Friday, 7 p.m.

No matter how you say it, 2-1 sounds a whole lot better than 1-2. More...

Other local football matchups

Thousand Oaks (5-0) at Calabasas (1-4) Oaks Christian (5-0) vs. Bishop Diego (1-4

Outlook: Thousand Oaks continued its hot start at Agoura in Week 5. The Chargers were run over by John Lister and Co. to the tune of a 38-14 final score. Lister, T.O.'s talented senior tailback, had 144 yards on 16 carries vs. Agoura. More...

Last week's top performers

Phillip Muscarella, WR/DB/ PK, Newbury Park: Check out Muscarella's stat line from last week's victory over Royal: Four catches for 123 yards and a touchdown, one rush for 18 yards, four tackles, five kickoff returns, a 37yard field goal More...

Faith

Chabad celebrates Sukkot, Simchat Torah

Chabad will be traveling the community with a Sukkah Mobile, a sukkah (hut) mounted on a flatbed truck, today through Sun., Oct. 19. More...

Documentary to be screened at church

The Community Forum will host a screening of the documentary "Murder, Spies and Voting Lies" at 7:30 p.m. Tues., Oct. 28 at the Conejo Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 3327 Old Conejo Road, Newbury Park. More...

Urban gardens making a difference

At Episcopal parishes around the country, increasing numbers of volunteers are putting their faith to work with hoes and trowels, drip systems and harvesting baskets. More...