October 23, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Health & Wellness

Go green when cleaning the house

With store shelves stocked with everything from organic toilet paper to biodegradable doggie bags, consumers have more earth-friendly choices than ever before. More...

Transit Center environmentally friendly

JANN HENDRY/Acorn Newspapers OFFICIALLY OPEN—The city of Thousand Oaks Transit Center is open for business. The new center is the city's first structure that's certified in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. More...

Seeing the facts about eye disease

Opening your eyes to a few facts about sight could help prevent blindness. For one thing, age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness in those over 50 and affects more than 10 million Americans. More...

Calendar

Datebook

THURS., OCT. 23 Republican Women Thousand Oaks Republican Women Federated meet at Westlake Village Inn, 32001 Agoura Road. 11 a.m. networking, noon luncheon. Dr. Robert Kaufman speaks on McCain/Palin campaign. More...

EERIE EVENTS !

Thousand Oaks • Sat., Oct. 25. Thousand Oaks . Conejo Recreation and Park District hosts safe Halloween fun for families, 6:30 to 10 p.m., Thousand Oaks Community Center, 2525 N. Moorpark Road. More...

Schools

MATES proposal may be heard on Monday

The Ventura County Board of Education may make a decision on Mon., Oct. 27 about whether it will support a proposed charter school in Thousand Oaks. More...

High School Hi-Lights

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 email address: steve@theacorn.com. More...

La Reina to host dinner auction

The La Reina High School Parent Guild will host its 25th annual dinner auction Sat., Nov. 1 in the Air Force One Pavilion at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley. More...

Business

Affinity Bank appoints new branch manager

Affinity Bank senior vice president E. 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...

Remodeler wins national award

Bob Sturgeon of Westside Remodeling was recently awarded the Most Valuable Player award for the second time from the Remodelers Advantage Roundtables, an industry think tank for top remodelers. More...

Family

Father-son relationships will be psychologist's lecture topic next week

Psychologist Michael J. Diamond will discuss the relationship between fathers and sons at 5 p.mMon., Oct. More...

Local schools donate books

Madrona Elementary School in Thousand Oaks and Triton Academy in Camarillo recently teamed up to donate books to students and create a larger student library at a new school designed for children with autism. More...

Pet of the Week

JANN HENDRY/Acorn Newspapers LOYAL AND HONEST—Cocoa is an 8-year-old female Labrador who was a stray, but that will change when somebody adopts her from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. Her identification No. is A3877234. More...

Crime again declining in Ventura County

Crime is on the decline in Ventura County, according to six-month reports recently released by the sheriff's department crime analysis unit. More...

Man's life changes, thanks to new drug developed by Amgen

After a fall from his roof nine years ago, Charlie Hooker ended up in the hospital. He was diagnosed with a chronic illness that changed his life drastically. More...

Redrawn boundaries for Meadows Elementary revealed

The students who will be forced to leave Meadows Elementary School when it shuts its doors next year now know what other school they can attend. More...

Community

Bystanders help after truck crashes

Three men had to scale a fence to get to the victim

When three men preparing food for a carnival at St. Paschal Baylon Catholic Church heard the sound of metal against metal last Sunday morning, they knew something bad had happened on the street nearby. More...

Candidates clash over Triunfo board

As a member of the Oak Park Municipal Advisory Council, Mike Paule has had to learn quickly about issues affecting local residents, such as the availability of water. More...

Congressman and his Democratic challenger have little in common

U.S. Rep. Elton Gallegly (RThousand Oaks) is looking to cinch his 12th term as representative for the 24th Congressional District, but challenger Marta Ann Jorgensen thinks it's time for a Democrat to take over. More...

Dining & Entertainment

'Sleepy Hollow' radio drama coming to Thousand Oaks

Every Now and Then Theatre and the city of Thousand Oaks TOTV Channel 10 are teaming up to provide an adaptation of Washington Irving's classic tale of schoolmaster Ichabod Crane encountering the headless horseman on All Hallows Eve. More...

The Movie Nut

Right up front: If you're deeply rooted in the conviction of your religious beliefs, stay away from "Religulous." If you're religious and know anything about Bill Maher, you probably don't need that warning. More...

Violinist will solo at college concert

Violinist Trina Boman, a Thousand Oaks resident, wilsolo with the Ventura College Symphony Orchestra at its Winner's Circle concert at 8 p.m. Sat., Oct. 25 at the school, 4667 Telegraph Road, Ventura. More...

Sports

The Acorn's High School Football Game of the Week

Moorpark (5-1) at Thousand Oaks (6-0) Friday, 7 p.m.

November 5, 2004. It's been almost four years— make that four long years— since the Thousand Oaks High football team defeated rival Moorpark. More...

Weekend schedule

Agoura at Newbury Park Friday, 7 p.m. Royal at Westlake Friday, 7 p.m. Calabasas at Simi Valley Friday, 7 p.m. Carpinteria at Oaks Christian Friday, 7:30 p.m. Santa Clara at Oak Park Friday, 7:30 p.m. More...

Marmonte standings

TOHS Westlake Newbury More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park A male, 52, allegedly battered a woman by pushing her while she was holding a child. He was arrested on charges of domestic battery and child endangerment at 10:05 p.m. Oct. 10 in the 100 block of Via Ricardo. More...

Faith

Bible study group comes to Chabad

The Wednesday afternoon study group will begin its 16th year of studies from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Wed., Oct. 29 at the Conejo Jewish Academy, 30345 Canwood St., Agoura Hills. More...

'The Face of War' to be presented at Peace Ministries

Peace Ministries of Oxnard will present "The Face of War" from 7 to 9 p.m. Fri., Oct. 24 and from 4 to 7 p.m. Sat. and Sun., Oct. 25 and 26 at the church, 2300 W. Gonzales Road, Oxnard. More...

Readers asked to share holiday budgeting tips

Acorn readers throughout Thousand Oaks are well aware that Wall Street's woes will make for tougher times on Main Street this holiday season. More...