November 20, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Westlake High grad charged with murder

A 2007 graduate of Westlake High School has been charged with the murder of 20-year-old Kaylin Marie Mathews, an Agoura Hills resident whose body was found July 1 in a Lobo Canyon ravine in the rural area of Agoura. Lt. More...

Health & Wellness

Some boots are made for safer winter walking

As temperatures begin to cool, American put away their flip-flops and look for warmer footgear. But ill-fitting or inappropriate winter boots can cause problems ranging from bunions to broken bones. More...

Camarillo adopts Project Lifesaver to help seniors with Alzheimer's

A new service for senior citizens may give their families some peace of mind. More...

Dining & Entertainment

Four Seasons Hotel receives Five Diamond award

In just its second year of operation, the Four Seasons Hotel in Westlake Village has received the American Automobile Association Five Diamond Award. More...

Concert features British music

California Lutheran University's wind and jazz ensembles will celebrate the musical heritage of the United Kingdom with a concert at 8 p.m. tomorrow, Nov. 21, in Samuelson Chapel, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

WHS choral group will entertain at Westlake Inn

The Conejo Valley Guild of Jonsson Cancer Center Foundation will meet at 10:30 a.m. Wed., Dec. 3 at Westlake Inn, 31943 Agoura Road, Westlake Village. A luncheon will follow the meeting. More...

Sports

Girls' softball accepts sign-ups

The Thousand Oaks Girls Softball Association (TOGSA) is accepting registration for its 2009 recreational season for girls ages 5 to 16. Walk-up registration will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., Nov. 22 and Sat., Dec. 6 and from 1 to 4 p.m. More...

Seeking six flags

Oaks Christian on a mission to rewrite CIF-SS record book

During the past half decade, Oaks Christian's talent on the gridiron has been in a league of its own, especially in the postseason. More...

St. Bonny looms as biggest threat to Marmonte teams

On Friday night, four Marmonte League football teams begin their pursuit of a CIFSouthern Section Northern Division championship. League title winner Moorpark High, the No. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park A female, 22, allegedly stole property from a business and showed signs of being under the influence of a controlled substance when she was arrested at 1 p.m. Nov. 10 in the 2400 block of Teller Road. More...

Family

Shopping for a worthy cause

WENDY PIERRO/Acorn Newspapers 'I SEE A PURSE IN YOUR FUTURE'—Westlake Village resident Joan Spitz, left, and Oak Park resident Beth Falikoff look at bags at the Platinum For You booth Nov. More...

Shakespeare's play at Oaks Christian

SHOW CONTINUES THROUGH SATURDAY— Oaks Christian High School students, from left, Bradley Gosnell, Caroline Dahl, Kristen Randol, Chase Badget and Tina Boskovich perform the finale of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" in the Bedrosian Pav More...

ALS support group to meet

An ALS Caregiver Day will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sat., Nov. 22 in the community room at the Westlake Village Library, 31200 Oak Crest Drive, Westlake Village. More...

Costco proposal will go before planning commission

The proposed development of a Costco warehouse store in Newbury Park will go before the Thousand Oaks planning commission on Mon., Nov. 24. More...

Conejo Valley Days canceled

Conejo Valley Days attendance was up; organizers made a profit; local charities made $250,000, and those attending the events had a good time, according to organizers. More...

Ice skating returns to Conejo Valley

WENDY PIERRO/Acorn Newspapers CHILLING DURING A HOT SPELL- Sarah Spellman, 9, of Oak Park doesn't mind falling down and getting a little wet in the unseasonably warm weather. The Lakes Holiday Ice Rink has returned for a fourth season. More...

Community

Generosity higher than expected at event in North Ranch

Women came armed with cash to fight for local charities, and they surprised organizers with their generosity when they purchased holiday gifts at the recent Westlake Women's Club Holiday Fantasy Tea and Luncheon. More...

Festival of Trees coming to Sherwood Country Club

Local volunteers from the Buena Ventura Childhelp Chapter will present the annual Festival of Trees Sun., Dec. 7 to fund their efforts to take care of 85 children who've been removed from their families. More...

'Missing link' of Erbes Road will finally get some attention

"Slow growth" is one way to describe how,over the years, the city has handled 3,900 feet of Erbes Road between Thousand Oaks Boulevard and Falmouth Street. More...

Calendar

Datebook

THURS., NOV. 20 Fifth Annual Holiday Boutique From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m . today and Friday at Horizon Hills campus, 33 Greta St., Thousand Oaks. 35 vendors sell unique, personalized items. More...

FRI., NOV. 21 Tree Lighting In Westlake Village

Christmas tree lighting at The Promenade at Westlake, Westlake and Thousand Oaks boulevards, Westlake Village. 60-foot decorated white fir tree. Live music, surprise guests, Santa Claus, fireworks. Free. Time: 7:00 p.m. More...

Schools

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...

High school students to present a Bill Hearing Night

High school students in the YMCA Youth and Government program will present a Bill Hearing Night from 7 to 9 p.m. tonight, Thurs., Nov. 20, at Westlake Village City Hall, 31200 Oak Crest Drive, Westlake Village. More...

Business

Seminar will focus on copyright, mediation

The Institute of American and Talmudic Law, in partnership with the Conejo Jewish Academy, will host its inaugural continuing legal education seminar in Southern California from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fri., Dec. More...

EYE ON LOCAL AREA STOCKS

EYE ON LOCAL AREA STOCKS Company Name AMGEN BAXTER BEVERLY HILLS BANCORP CAMINOSOFT CORP. CHEESECAKE FACTORY DIODES, INC DTS, INC. ELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGY SENSOR INC. HOMESTORE. More...

New shop will sell gently used designer clothing

Johanna Melamed, founder of The Closet resale boutique in Santa Barbara, has opened a second store at 3065 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Ste. 3, Thousand Oaks. More...

Faith

Church to host creche displays in Westlake

NO ROOM AT THE INN- St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church will display hundreds of nativity sets and manger scenes from private collections. It opens 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. More...

Therapy and religion can reduce holiday stress

Jack Doman, licensed marriage and family therapist, will facilitate sessions for those suffering from stress due to financial issues, foreclosure or other factors. The sessions will be at 7 p.m. Thurs., Nov. 20 and Dec. 4 at St. More...

Thousand Oaks resident called to the Torah

Brooklyn Falkenberg was called to the Torah as a bat mitzvah on Oct. 4 at Temple Etz Chaim in Thousand Oaks. She's an eighthgrade student at Redwood Middle School and the daughter of Debra and Kort Falkenberg of Thousand Oaks. More...