November 13, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Competing for safer teen driving

FIERCE FACE OFF—Two Associated Student Body teams at Thousand Oaks High School face off to see which is the fastest at making guacamole and which team's concoction tastes best. More...

Health & Wellness

What to do in an earthquake

Residents of Southern California need to think about what they will do during a major earthquake. Will they panic, dial 911 or a law enforcement office, and find it's too late to get help because communications are already down? More...

Medical advances in blood work the topic for Hadassah group

Hevra Hadassah will have a fundraiser to help research for Hadassah Medical Organization. It's at 9:30 a.m. Sun., Nov. 16 at North Ranch Country Club, 4761 Valley Spring Drive in North Ranch. More...

Infant massage class coming to T.O.

Conejo Valley Neighborhood for Learning will host a free three-part infant massage class for parents of children up to 6 months of age from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tues., Nov. 18, 25 and Dec. More...

Dining & Entertainment

The Movie Nut

" Rachel Getting Married " is a powerful, significant film for lovers of deep, serious drama. It is a very good film, but hardly a film for everybody's tastes. More...

Canyon concert benefits Newbury Park man

R. SCOTT HORN/Special to the Acorn ROCKIN' FROM THE HEART—Lead guitarist Greg Pineda, left, performs with his 40-year bandmates from The Aluminum Marshmallow at a recent fundraiser at The Canyon in Agoura Hills. More...

Concert review

Davy Jones at The Canyon

A standing room only crowd of mostly middle-aged women danced down memory lane as veteran teen idol Davy Jones performed a night of nostalgic hits at The Canyon club in Agoura Hills last Friday. More...

Sports

Volleyball league holds tryouts

The Spectrum Volleyball Club is hosting tryouts for aspiring girl volleyball players. Tryouts and practices will be held at Thousand Oaks Spectrum Health Club, 2400 Willow Lane, Thousand Oaks. More...

Curling rocks the house in Simi Valley

On Saturday nights at the Iceoplex in Simi Valley, after the hockey players have hung up their skates, players of a different sport take to the ice in jeans and sneakers, wielding brooms and 40pound stones. More...

Girls' softball raises hope

The Pumas 16U girls' softball team will host a fundraiser starting at 9 a.m. Sat. and Sun., Nov. 15 and 16 at Los Cerritos Middle School, 2100 E. Avenida de Las Flores, Thousand Oaks. The last game will begin about 5 p.m. More...

Police

Newspaper deliverywoman stops to help motorists, but they steal her car

A 37-year-old newspaper deliverywoman was robbed at knifepoint after she stopped to help what appeared to be a stranded motorist at 5:15 a.m. Monday. More...

Change in police oversight to affect Lake Sherwood and unincorporated areas

A new police captain has been assigned to oversee patrol services in Ventura County's unincorporated areas, including Oak Park, Lake Sherwood, Hidden Valley, Lynn Ranch, Bell Canyon and parts of Newbury Park. Capt. More...

Ventura County crime lab works in the real world

Entering the Ventura County Sheriff's Department Forensic Sciences Laboratory is like walking onto the set of "CSI: Crime Scene Investigations," except this is real. More...

Family

Family Men

Men Aren't Giving A telephone rings. I answer it. ME: Hello . . . Hello? . . . HELLO, IS ANYONE THERE? Click . Twenty minutes later, the telephone rings again. I answer it. ME: Hello . . . Hello? . . . More...

What's a movie without popcorn?

WENDY PIERRO/Acorn Newspapers CRAFTS, SNACKS AND A MOVIE—Thousand Oaks resident and Girl Scout Danielle Tatro, 10, refills bags of popcorn during a break from watching the movie "Enchanted." On last Saturday evening, the Girl Scouts hosted an E More...

Another So Cal picture postcard

JANN HENDRY/Acorn Newspapers SPECTACULAR SUNSET—One of the jobs of a photojournalist is keeping an eye out for "wild art," those magic moments when you're in the right place at the right time for an eye-catching shot. More...

Water rates will go up, heavy users to pay most

The water company that serves most of Thousand Oaks west of Moorpark Road is changing to what the company is calling "conservation rates" for residential customers. More...

More people than ever need turkeys and food for Thanksgiving

Manna, the Conejo Valley food bank, needs to collect food for at least 1,000 turkey dinners this year to feed enough families on Thanksgiving Day. "This is a wonderful and challenging time of year," said Manna director John Gorham. More...

Paper will be a day early, deadlines move up for the Nov. 26 edition

The Thousand Oaks Acorn and The Acorn will be delivered a day early because of Thanksgiving. Both papers will be distributed on Wed., Nov. 26 instead of Thurs., Nov. 27. This makes it necessary to change deadlines for the Nov. More...

Community

T.O. man served our country in World War II

Tuesday was Veterans Day

In 1943, Clyde Crew turned 18 years old and he joined the service. His widowed mother cried. Edith Crew didn't want her only son to leave their home in Salem, Ohio, to go to war. More...

Firefighters save life of infant

When Tracy Garza's 2dayold son Ryland stopped breathing while she was breast-feeding him at home she knew she needed to stay calm. "As I was breast-feeding Ryland I wondered if he was breathing. More...

Circuit City to close local store

The Thousand Oaks Circuit City electronics store, 600 W. Hillcrest Drive, is among 155 of the company's stores that will close by the end of the year, the retailer announced last week. Circuit City Stores Inc. More...

Calendar

Datebook

THURS., NOV. 13 Gingerbread Fundraising Boutique 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. today. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church, 5801 Kanan Road, Westlake Village. Bid on themedecorated trees in silent auction. More...

Schools

For the record

There's been some confusion over what families will have priority in the school choice process for the 2009-10 school year. More...

NPHS drama club presents two versions of 'Odd Couple' play

The Panther Players, Newbury Park High School's drama club, presents what is probably the first gender-inclusive play. More...

Highschool 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 grocery opens today in Newbury Park

Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market announced it will open the doors at its Newbury Park store at 10 a.m. today, Nov. 13, at Wendy Drive and Old Conejo Road. More...

Chamber business referral group gets permanent site

Conejo Business Partners (CBP), a Thousand OaksWestlake Village Regional Chamber of Commerce business referral group, has moved to a permanent location at 5740 Corsa Ave., Ste. 108, Westlake Village. More...

Santa Barbara Bank & Trust is going 'green'

A recycling pilot program at Santa Barbara Bank & Trust is well on its way to keeping as much as eight tons of waste out of a landfill. More...

Faith

The Art of Being

"Be impeccable with your word. Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against your self or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the di rection of truth and love. More...

Jewish life in Shanghai to be discussed

The Brandeis National Committee, Conejo Valley Chapter, will present "Shanghai: The Sephardic Journey of Leah Jacob Garrick" at 8 p.m. Mon., Nov. 17 at the Oak Park Community Center, 1000 N. Kanan Road, Oak Park. More...

California Baptist University Choir and Orchestra will perform on Sunday

The California Baptist University Choir and Orchestra will be in concert from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Sun., Nov. 16 at Newbury Park First Christian Church, 801 Knollwood Drive, Newbury Park. More...