November 6, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Many Mansions housing program benefits from annual Bowls of Hope

JANN HENDRY/Acorn Newspapers MANY CHOICES—Many Mansions board of directors member Marty Garcia, left, a Newbury Park resident, jokes about soup choices with St. More...

Health & Wellness

Save time: Get a drive-through flu shot

A drive-through flu clinic will be offered from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sat., Nov. 8 at the Los Robles Westlake Campus, 4415 S. Lakeview Canyon Road, Westlake Village. The event is sponsored by Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center. More...

Cancer Center has Mystic Da

Conejo Valley Guild of the Jonsson Cancer Center Foundation will hold a Mystic Day fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., Nov. 15 at Hyatt Westlake Plaza, 880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. More...

Brain Balance open house will provide info on drug-free treatments

Brain Balance will host an open house from 1 to 3 p.m. Sat., Nov. 8 and again from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tues., Nov. 11 at 650 Hampshire Road, Ste. 102, Westlake Village. More...

Calendar

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., Nov. 10 -6:30 p.m. More...

Datebook

THURS., NOV. 6 Calabasas Chamber of Commerce Hosts business mixer 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Archstone Calabasas Apartments, 3831 Orchid Lane, Calabasas. Free admission. RSVP required. Phone: 818.222.5680 Time: 5:30 p.m. More...

Sat. and Sun., Nov. 8 and 9 The Blue and the Gray

Annual Civil War reenactment today and Sunday at Underwood Family Farms, 3370 Sunset Valley Road, Moorpark. Saturday battle reenactments noon, 3 and 5 p.m. Sunday battles noon, 3:30 p.m. More...

Sports

Some shining stars in soccer

HAVING FUN WHILE WINNING—The Conejo Valley Unified Strikers GU-15 team is all smiles after their first-place finish in the Coast Soccer League Silver North Division. More...

Bicycle excitement

HIGH RIDER— As local families watch, BMX Pros trick team rider William Task of Chula Vista launches off a ramp to fly over the head of Janss Marketplace employee Danielle Caples during the inaugural Adventure Day on Saturday in the mal More...

The Acorn's High School Football Game of the Week

Santa Clara Saints (8-0) at Oaks Christian Lions (8-0) Friday, 7:30 p.m.

Everyone's an underdog against Oaks Christian. More...

Police

CHP office to host job fair next Thursday

Local residents between the ages of 20 and 35 who are considering a career in law enforcement are invited to attend the California Highway Patrol Job Fair from 1 to 5 p.m. next Thurs., Nov. More...

Pedestrian leaving marketplace hit by SUV, killed

Moorpark resident Margaret Figueroa, 65, was walking out of the vehicle exit of the Janss Marketplace parking structure near Marshall's department store two weeks ago Friday when she was struck by a 2001 Chevy Suburban driven by Thousand Oaks r More...

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park Three males, either 21 or 22, were charged with the following: attempted robbery, assault with a deadly weapon likely to cause great bodily injury, assault, brandishing a deadly weapon, battery and conspiracy to co More...

Family

Pet of the Week

JANN HENDRY/Acorn Newspapers 'GOOD BOY'—Fito, a 9-year-old male collie tri-color rough-coat mix, needs a home. Fito can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road. To take Fito home, ask about identification No. A3570479. More...

Keep 'food hounds' fit this holiday season

Anyone can overdo it during the holidays, including the family dog. But while gaining a few pounds isn't good for people, it's even worse for the fourfooted friends. More...

Family literacy night coming to Thousand Oaks

Conejo Valley Neighborhood for Learning will host a Family Literacy Fun Night at 6:30 p.m. Thurs., Nov. 13 at Park Oaks Elementary School, 1335 Calle Bouganvilla, Thousand Oaks. More...

Incumbents reelected to T.O. City Council

Unofficial numbers at press time from the Ventura County recorder's office indicated that City Council incumbents Mayor Jacqui Irwin and Councilmember Tom Glancy were given second terms by voters on Tuesday. More...

Connolly and Buckles will take seats on Conejo school board

Voters trusted the teachers unions' endorsements as Betsy Connolly and Peggy Buckles were voted into two open seats on the Conejo Valley Unified School District Board of Education. More...

Residents are 'turned on' by safe disposal of batteries

Battery purchases usually go up during the holiday season when needs increase. New remote controls, toys, flashlights, decorations and smoke detectors require batteries. More...

Community

Water companies agree

Restrictions coming soon on water use

Water rationing, higher rates and other restrictive measures are being considered by Triunfo Sanitation District to curb water use by customers in Oak Park and a portion of Thousand Oaks. More...

Exchange holiday lights for LEDs

Thousand Oaks residents will be allowed to trade in old holiday lights for new strands of LED (light emitting diode) energy saving holiday lights through an exchange event conducted by the city of Thousand Oaks Public Works Department More...

Stark ousted from Triunfo water board

Ron Stark, who served on the Triunfo Sanitation District board of directors for 24 years, lost his reelection bid to challenger Michael Paule on Tuesday. More...

Dining & Entertainment

Coming to Cal Lutheran

A CHILDREN'S PLAY FOR ADULTS—Sophie Sinise, left, plays Rebeckah Muldoon, and Grete Bergland is June Muldoon in "Anatomy of Gray." The show is described as "a fable for all ages—a powerful reminder that sometimes to find yourself, you mus More...

Ballet, symphony orchestra to perform Saturday

New West Symphony has invited Ventura County Ballet Company to perform onstage with New West's 80piece orchestra in Thousand Oaks. More...

Comedy coming soon

HILARITY ENSUES—Melissa Raggenkamp, left, plays Rusty, and Linda Shaver plays Charlie in the Conejo Players production of "Goodbye Charlie." The play is about a womanizer who's reincarnated as a beautiful woman. More...

Schools

WHS kitchen workers say temperatures were hitting 100 degrees

The kitchen staff at a local high school says they've been working in terrible conditions, with temperatures rising to 100 degrees. More...

Dance school hosts open house

The Agoura Hills Dance and Performing Arts Center will host a 10year anniversary celebration and open house from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., Nov. 9 in the Agoura/Mann Cinema Center at 5015 Cornell Road, Agoura Hills. 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 e-mail address: steve@theacorn.com. More...

Business

New stores are opening in The Oaks

Retailers opening in the expansion include: Active Ride Shop (skate, snowboard and surf apparel and accessories) Aerie by American Eagle (fashionable undies, sleepwear, sweats, More...

Hyatt Westlake Plaza to get a renovation

Hyatt Westlake Plaza in T.O. recently began a $1.2-million renovation of the hotel's meeting space, VIP suites, lobby and front desk. The renovation will be completed by January. The renovation compliments the recent $4. More...

Global tech corp relocates division to T.O.

Smiths Group, a multibillion-dollar, global technology public limited company, is relocating its Smiths Interconnect division to Thousand Oaks and has appointed Ralph Phillips of TECOM Industries president of the division. More...

Faith

Kosher week comes to Chabad

The inaugural Conejo Valley Kosher Pickle Making Workshop will take place at 8 p.m. Mon., Nov. 10 at the Conejo Jewish Academy, 303045 Canwood St., Agoura Hills. More...

Conejo Jewish Academy offers classes

The Conejo Jewish Academy offers a variety of adult classes for fall semester at 30345 Canwood St., Agoura Hills. For a complete listing of courses, more information or registration, call (818) 9910991 or visit www.jewish academy.com. More...

Church Women United to celebrate World Community Day in T.O.

The local chapter of Church Women United will celebrate world Community Day on Fri., Nov. 7 at Emmanuel Presbyterian Church, 588 Camino Manzanas, Thousand Oaks. Coffee will be served beginning at 10 a.m. More...