November 26, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Secretary of the treasury calls government intervention on the economy a necessity

United States Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson defended the government's intervention in the nation's financial crisis and discussed what's needed for a turnaround when he spoke at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley Nov. More...

Health & Wellness

Thoughts on Marriage

My husband and I are coming up on 25 years of marriage. My parents have been together more than 50 years. More...

Generic drugs are cheaper

The expense of the daily dose of medicine is a bitter pill for many Americans. Yet more than half of those taking prescription drugs are not taking advantage of an economical option: generic drugs. More...

Calendar

Datebook

THURS., NOV. 27 Thanksgiving Dinner Community Christian Church of Moorpark hosts free Thanksgiving dinner, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at church, 216 Moorpark Ave. More...

THURS., NOV. 27

Community Thanksgiving Dinner Free dinner served noon to 3 p.m. at Emmanuel Presbyterian Church, 588 Camino Manzanas, Thousand Oaks. Sponsored by Emmanuel, Manna food bank, Lutheran Social Services. Phone: 805.498. 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 e-mail address: steve@theacorn.com. More...

Business

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...

Chamber hosts networking breakfast in T.O. next week

The Thousand OaksWestlake Village Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold a networking breakfast from 7 to 9 a.m. Fri., Dec. 5 at Los Robles Greens Banquet Center, 299 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

New gym in T.O.

M6 Fitness, a new gym in Thousand Oaks owned by professional dancer and workout instructor Michelle Vrakelos, offers high-energy day and evening workout classes. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park Someone discharged a firearm at a vehicle, leaving 10 holes and causing $1,500 in damage. The crime occurred between 7 and 11:30 p.m. Nov. 16 in the 2400 block of Hillcrest Drive. More...

Family

Arts and crafts sale

The Conejo Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will hold a holiday arts and crafts sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., Dec. 6 in the church sanctuary, 3327 Old Conejo Road, Newbury Park. More...

Planning commission approves of Costco plan

All five members of the Thousand Oaks planning commission voted unanimously in favor of a Costco warehouse store at 915 Estates Drive in Newbury Park that's targeted for completion by January 2010. More...

Service clubs scramble to help charities

The loss of Conejo Valley Days hurts fundraising efforts of nonprofits

Organizers at service clubs in Thousand Oaks are making plans to help local charities fill the fundraising gap left by the cancellation of Conejo Valley Days for 2009. More...

Community

Brace yourselves: Water is becoming more expensive

The City Council unanimously approved a water rate increase for 16,500 customers in the center of town who are served by a city-run utility that serves about 37 percent of the population. More...

Church to host free Thanksgiving dinner

There will be plenty of volunteers at Emmanuel Presbyterian Church's Community Thanksgiving Dinner tomorrow. More...

Council on Aging will learn about elder abuse next week

The city of Thousand Oaks Council on Aging will present Julia Wysong speaking at the council meeting at 1 p.m. Wed., Dec. 3 in the board room, third level, Thousand Oaks City Hall, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd. More...

Dining & Entertainment

Conejo Players to hold 'Willy Wonka' auditions

Conejo Players Theatre wilhold auditions for "Willy WonkJunior" at 5:30 p.m. Sun., Nov30 through Tues., Dec. 2 at ththeater, 351 S. Moorpark RoadThousand Oaks. The play is based on "Charliand the Chocolate Factory" by Roald Dahl. More...

The Movie Nut

The holiday season's upon us with a plethora of upbeat cinematic offerings. One can usually gauge our economic woes by the deluge of lighthearted fare emanating from Hollywood. More...

Master Chorale to present 'Holiday Presence'

Los Robles Master Chorale will present its "Holiday Presence" program at 8 p.m. Fri., Dec. 12 and Sat., Dec. 13 at the Church of Epiphany, 5450 Churchwood Drive, Oak Park. More...

Sports

Soccer girls are champions

CVU STRIKES—The CVU Strikers G93 Soccer Team are all smiles after winning the Coast Soccer League Silver North Division. The team is made up of girls from Moorpark, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks and Oak Park. More...

La Reina falls just short in its title quest

Girls' volleybalsquad drops section championship match in five tough games

With a two-games-to-one lead over La Canada High last Friday night, La Reina's volleyball squad was so close to winning a section championship that the Regents could almost taste it. More...

Westlake's win over Oxnard was all guts and guile

Benkert sets Ventura County record with 164th career victory

What a game, and what a win for the Westlake High football program. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

NEEDS A HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS—Lexi, a 2-year-old female domestic shorthair tabby cat, needs to be adopted with another cat, Ginny. Lexi and Ginny can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. More...

Faith

Simi Community Christmas event coming in December

The Simi Community Christmas event, featuring the international créche exhibit and musical performances, will take place on Dec. More...

Community Thanksgiving dinner is coming tomorrow to a Thousand Oaks church

The second annual Community Thanksgiving Celebration Dinner will be from noon to 3 p.m. tomorrow, Nov. 27 at Emmanuel Presbyterian Church, 588 Camino Manzanas, Thousand Oaks. The community is invited and there is no charge. More...

Parenting workshop coming to Jewish center

The Thousand Oaks Jewish Center will present a parenting workshop titled "Four Critical Habits to Prepare Your Child for Life" at 7:30 p.m. Mon., Dec. 1 at the Thousand Oaks Jewish Center, 2060 E. Avenida de Los Arboles. More...