October 30, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Turn your clocks back on Sunday when standard time returns

You'll get an extra hour on Sunday to spend with family and friends, or to read, or to study the ballot propositions, because day light-saving time ends at 2 a.m. Sun., Nov. 2. More...

Health & Wellness

Wellness Community announces November schedule

The Wellness Community Valley/Ventura has announced its events for November. All events take place at the center, 530 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. More...

Dancing to promote healthy living

PROMOTING SOBRIETY- Ladera Elementary School principal Pam Chasse, left, demonstrates hula dancing during the school's Red Ribbon Week. More...

Workshop to help cancer victims and their families

The Wellness Community Valley/Ventura will present "Frankly Speaking about New Discoveries in Cancer" from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thurs., Oct. 30 at 530 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. Dr. More...

Calendar

Datebook

THURS., OCT. 30 Haven Hills Hosts 31st anniversary Horizon Dinner at Warner Center Marriott, 21850 Oxnard St., Woodland Hills. 6 to 7:30 p.m. registration, silent auction. 7:30 to 9 p.m. dinner, entertainment. More...

EERIE EVENTS!

Thousand Oaks • California Lutheran University hosts third annual CLU Hallow yard by Soiland Humanities Center on campus, 60 E. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. Light sculptures, fire dancers, live music, costume parade, horror movie sculptures. More...

Schools

Meadows and University students get priority in choice

Students who are displaced from Meadows and University schools next year will have top priority in choosing what school they will attend instead. More...

High School Hi-Lights

All events (subject to change) are listed by name, location and time if provided. If calendars are modified, contact us with updated information at steve @theacorn.com. Newbury Park Panthers Fri., Oct. More...

Police

Narcotics investigators allege that drug delivery service was operating

Cocaine and cash found in Thousand Oaks home

Thousand Oaks police investigators from the East County Narcotics Street Team have arrested a man they allege was a drug dealer operating a cocaine delivery service in Thousand Oaks. At 5 p.m. on Oct. More...

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park A male, 24, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol at 6:45 a.m. Oct. 19 at Borchard Road and Los Vientos Drive. More...

Burglars are stealing catalyctic converters from autos and SUVs

It's the metals that are valuable

A thunderous sound coming from the exhaust system is the first indication a catalytic converter has been stolen from underneath a vehicle that had been running quietly earlier. More...

Family

Pet of the Week

JANN EHNDRY/Acorn Newspapers 'YOU NEED ME TO MAKE YOUR HOLIDAY SEASON COMPLETE'—Lance is a 6-year-old male domestic longhair with white and orange hair. He timed his adoption availability for the holidays because he knows he's irresistible. More...

New beauty shop opens in Newbury Park area

Newbury Park Beauty has recently opened in the Vons shopping center at 2092 Newbury Road, Ste. G, Newbury Park. The shop offers full salon services and salonquality sup plies. More...

VIPs participate in local gala

JANN HENDRY/Acorn Newspapers THEY BELIEVE IN BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS—Honorees Mary Carpenter, left, and her husband, Richard Carpenter, second from right, are joined by gala chair Linda Catlin and master of ceremonies Jim Cathcart duri More...

Charter school gets okay from the county

After nearly five hours of testimony and a split vote, the Ventura County Office of Education school board approved development of a Conejo Valley charter school after the local trustees denied it. More...

The real Halloween is tomorrow

IRIS SMOOT/Acorn Newspapers FRIGHTFUL MAKEUP—Stagecoach Inn Museum docent Brenda Harvey paints a skull and crossbones on Kevin Grogan, 9. The artwork was completed during the museum's annual Halloween event last Sunday. More...

Another bicyclist killed in T.O.

Victim was teacher at Westlake High

Students, teachers, friends and family nearly filled the 2,900seat auditorium at Calvary Community Church during a memorial celebration Tuesday to honor Michael Jon Maki of Thousand Oaks. Maki, 42, was fatally injured at 7:30 a.m. Oct. More...

Community

Water conservation may become mandatory

Local water districts are considering tougher measures to convince the public that water conservation is vital in Southern California. More...

Too many children are killed in vehicle crashes because of improper restraints, CHP says

Motor vehicle crashes are one of the leading causes of death in California for children ages 14 and under, with the No. 1 contributing factor being unrestrained or improperly restrained children. More...

Alzheimer's sufferers to be remembered

A "Candles of Care" candlelighting ceremony to remember those who have died due to Alzheimer's disease and related illnesses will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thurs., Nov. More...

Dining & Entertainment

Alliance for the Arts makes donation

The Alliance for the Arts recently issued theater credits totaling $200,000 to support 29 local nonprofit performing arts groups. The funds will offset the groups' cost of renting the Kavli and Scherr Forum theaters. More...

Local students compete in artwork

ART APPRECIATION WITH MOM- Thousand Oaks residents from left, Gabriela Morales and her daughters, Aileen, 5, and Mariela, 11, examine art on display at Glenwood Elementary School. Last week's art show was part of the "Reflections" competition. More...

Conejo Players to present 'Goodbye Charlie'

The Conejo Players will present "Goodbye Charlie" at 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from Fri., Nov. 14 to Sat., Dec. 13, and 2 p.m. Sun., Nov. 16 and Dec. 7 at the theater, 351 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

Sports

Bombs away at Point Mugu Surf Contest

More than a dozen residentfrom Westlake, Thousand Oaks and Newbury Park compete

For many it was an eyeopener, the opportunity to visit the notsosecret but difficulttoaccess beach at Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu. More...

Runners use Mt. SAC race to prep for Ventura County Championships

Many local cross country runners hope to post their best times of the season Friday at the Ventura County Championships at Lake Casitas in Ojai. More...

Full speed ahead

MB2 Raceway in Thousand Oaks offers customers a unique driving experience

Whoever said there's nothing fun to do in the Conejo Valley probably hasn't had a chance to visit the MB2 Raceway in Thousand Oaks. More...

Faith

Churches raising funds for Sudan refugees

Local Lutheran churches will host a fundraising concert featuring the Albert McNeil Jubilee Singers at 6 p.m. Sun., Nov. 2 in the sanctuary of Ascension Lutheran Church, 1600 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. More...

New pastor installed at King of Glory

The Rev. Todd Payne will be installed as the new pastor at King of Glory Lutheran Church at 9:30 a.m. Sun., Nov. 30 in the church sanctuary, 2500 Borchard Road, Newbury Park. More...

Brain-religion link subject of CLU lectures

A doctor will discuss the relationship between the brain and religion at California Lutheran University in two lectures on Mon., Nov. 17 at Samuelson Chapel on campus, 60 E. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. Dr. More...