December 11, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

She leads a great group

HELPING THOSE WHO NEED IT MOST— Buena Ventura Childhelp Chapter president Denise Kaplan, a Thousand Oaks resident, welcomes guests to the 24th annual Festival of Trees luncheon at Sherwood Country Club. More...

Health & Wellness

Bird-watching may help aid a child's development

Backyard bird-watching with children may pay a number of unexpected dividends. More...

'Every 15 Minutes' program comes to Thousand Oaks High

Junior and senior students at Thousand Oaks High School received a sobering lesson on Dec. 4 and 5 on how their decisions can affect themselves and others. More...

Home tour raises holiday spirits

JANN HENDRY/Acorn Newspapers 'IT'S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS'—Jo Ann and Mark Tattersall shared their Westlake Village Cape Cod-style 4,400-square-foot home as a stop on the 17th annual Holiday Homes Tour. More...

Calendar

Datebook

THURS., DEC. 11 Somis Thursday Club Meets noon at clubhouse, 5380 Bell St., Somis. Lunch served, Christmas boutique fundraiser. Extra Extra women's quartet sings Christmas songs. $15. Phone: 805.987.2728 Time: 12:00 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 e-mail address: steve@theacorn.com. More...

Westlake yearbook cited by publisher

The Wah Kon Tah yearbook at Westlake High School has been chosen for inclusion in the 2008 edition of Walsworth Publishing Company's "Possibilities" publication. More...

Sports

Marmonte girls take a step up in class

Soccer squads now competing in Division I

The Marmonte League gets no respect—at least when it comes to girls' soccer. More...

Despite defections to club soccer, boys' rosters still talent-laden

Newbury Park an early-season favorite in Marmonte League

The race for a boys' soccer title in the Marmonte League should be thrilling, but the feeling among coaches is that the league is missing something. More...

Lions prepared to pounce on sixth CIF section title

Oaks Christian football team hosts Serra Friday at 7:30

Friday night at Oaks Christian, the Lions' football team will look to make history. OCHS can become the first Southern Section team to win six consecutive CIF-SS titles when it hosts Serra in the Northwest Division title game. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park For allegedly stealing a vehicle on Sept. 12 in the 100 block of Regal Avenue, a male, 28, was arrested Nov. 25 in Santa Paula. More...

Family

Her poster is No. 1

FUTURE ARTIST?— Westlake High School sophomore Phoebe Ng's artwork was judged the best by a panel of local educators and scientists from among 60 entries countywide. More...

Cake baking at Jewish academy

The Conejo Jewish Academy will host a workshop on "The Art of Cake Baking and Decorating" as part of the Ladies' Night Out series at 7:30 p.m. Mon., Dec. 15 at 30345 Canwood St., Agoura Hills. More...

Women business owners to meet next Thursday

The National Association of Women Business Owners will host its regular monthly meeting on Thurs., Dec. 18 at the Renaissance Hotel, 30100 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills. Networking begins at 6 p.m., followed by dinner and program at 6:30 p.m. More...

TOT helps holiday shoppers

Effective last Saturday, Thousand Oaks Transit (TOT) began its "Holiday Shopper Shuttle" service. The seasonal service will provide access to shopping locations around Thousand Oaks, including The Oaks, Janss Marketplace and Westlake Promenade. More...

Two men seriously hurt in fight

The front yard of a Thousand Oaks home was the site of a fight last week that left two men seriously injured, according to Detective Eric Buschow. More...

Almost a Christmas card

Photos by JANNHENDRY/Acorn Newspapers TABLE TOPPERS—Decorated Christmas trees are presented for guests during the silent auction of the 24th annual Festival of Trees luncheon at Sherwood Country Club. More...

Community

In State of the City address, mayor calls for volunteerism

Mayor Jacqui Irwin urged her audience to get involved in the community in her farewell speech at the State of the City address and luncheon on Tuesday. More...

Store wars

Competitors are literally beside themselves trying to win patrons

It's not often shoppers see two stores with the same merchandise competing for business in the same shopping center. More...

Thieves steal donations intended to help orphans

Thieves have been stealing donation boxes belonging to The Orphan Foundation, a nonprofit group formed by Newbury Park residents Joe and Tatiana DiDonato to help orphans from the U.S. More...

Dining & Entertainment

The Movie Nut

Jamal is a Muslim teenager who's spent most of his young life in the crowded slums of Mumbai, scavenging to survive. More...

He'll tickle your funny bone

JANN HENDRY/Acorn Newspapers BIG MAN BRINGS LAUGHTER—Comedian/actor Jon Lovitz performs stand-up comedy at The Canyon in Agoura Hills. Lovitz will present "Comedy at The Canyon" every Tuesday through January 13. More...

Local production a holiday tradition

SYLVIE BELMOND/Acorn Newspapers STRANGE ENCOUNTER— Edd Hall, right, as Ebenezer Scrooge, expresses his discontent to Marley, portrayed by Gene Bernath, in this year's production of the Thousand Oaks Repertory Company's "A Christmas Carol." Many 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...

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (left) attended a lunch and congratulated Alex Soteras, Vice President, NAI Capital Commercial real estate on his appointment to the L.A. More...

'All aboard the FIllmore and Western Christmas trains'

The Fillmore & Western Railway's annual North Pole Express will run Wednesdays through Sunday until Dec. 26, with trains departing at 6 and 7:30 p.m. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

'CATTITUDE'—Tango, a male orangeand-white longhair cat, is declawed in his forepaws and needs to live indoors. Tango prefers to be adopted with his partner, Cash. To take Tango and Cash home, ask for identification nos. A3876175 and A376171. More...

Faith

Lutherans provide 'good gifts' for holiday season

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America is offering consumers the opportunity for one-stop shopping this holiday season with exclusive gifts that not only support the mission and ministry of the church but that are designed to h More...

Year's end: Remembering a loved one

SOLEMN THOUGHTS- Valerie and Ralph Clark of Thousand Oaks place a candle in the sand during a candlelight memorial service at Conejo Mountain Funeral Home and Memorial Park on Sunday evening. More...