December 18, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Poison kills dog on open space trail

The Conejo Open Space Conservation Agency staff was notified last week by the state Department of Fish and Game that poison bait was found near the Skelton Canyon Trial in the Lakeview Canyon Open Space. More...

Health & Wellness

You can help teens who suffer from depression, loneliness and anxiety

Understanding the symptoms of teen depression may help parents get their children the help they need. More...

Skin-saving tactics are essential in cold weather

Outdoor activities like skiing and snowboarding are fun, but while cold weather may be good for the ski trail, it's not always kind to skin. More...

Brain boosting tips

The Alzheimer's Association estimates that 5.2 million Americans have memory and language problems caused by Alzheimer's disease. More...

Calendar

Datebook

WED., DEC. 17 Santa Susana High Instrumental Music Performs from 6 to 8 p.m. at the center stage, Simi Valley Town Center, 1555 Simi Town Center Way. Performances by Jazz Orchestra, Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, and Wind Ensemble. More...

Schools

Westlake graduate wins award for film about Nepali children

A 2008 Westlake High School graduate has won an award for her work behind the camera during a recent trip around the world. More...

Westlake High School Art Club hosts Winter Art Gallery

The Westlake High School Art Club is hosting its first Winter Art Gallery, a display of studentproduced artwork set up in the school's library. The show began on Dec. 8 and continues through tomorrow, Fri., Dec. More...

Essay a winner for resident and ASU

Bank of America recently named Arizona State University alumna and Thousand Oaks resident Jennifer Zins a winner in the MyExpression Search for Alumni Passion contest. More...

Business

Ideas help consumers reduce holiday waste

Waste Management offers ideas for reducing waste at the holidays. •Composting can reduce the amount of organic waste produced in the home. More...

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...

Pets

Pet of the Week

IRIS SMOOT/Acorn Newspapers NO NEED TO WRAP IT—Tila, an 8-month-old female pit bull terrier, would make a mellow and snuggly holiday gift. She is obedient and friendly with dogs and cats. To adopt Tila, ask for animal ID No. More...

Family

Special guest offers his help

GIFTED MUSICIAN FROM NORTH POLE- Special guest Santa Claus joins in with music director and conductor Bill Benson of the Conejo Valley Youth Orchestra at The Oaks mall. More...

Adoption orientation coming to T.O. Library

Set for Dec. 23

An orientation for prospective adoptive parents sponsored by the Children's Bureau will be held from 7 to 8:15 p.m. Tues., Dec. 23 at the Grant Brimhall/Thousand Oaks Library, 1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

A house that fits the neighborhood

JANN HENDRY/Acorn Newspapers COUNTRY CLUB FANTASY—Emily Dermand, 9, a Cypress Elementary School fourth-grader, ooks recently at a gingerbread house at Lake Sherwood Country Club. More...

TOHS and Westlake named silver medal schools

Two Conejo Valley Unified School District high schools have been named silver medal schools by U.S. News & World Report in its annual America's Best High Schools edition. More...

Holiday schedules are in effect for the next two editions

The Thousand Oaks Acorn and The Acorn will be delivered on Christmas Eve next week. This will also create early deadlines. Press releases and letters to the editor for Dec. 24 editions are due by noon today, Thurs., Dec. More...

Fire destroys family home just before Christmas

After the smoke detector went off, 19-year-old Christian Woolley heard fire crackling from the attic of his family's two-story Regal Oak Court home in T.O. It was around 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 8, and he was alone in the house. More...

Community

Levett retires from Chamber of Commerce

Mark T. Jessee, board chair of the Thousand Oaks-Westlake Village Regional Chamber of Commerce, recently announced the retirement of longtime president and CEO Janet Levett effective Jan. 30. More...

Cops give safety tips for holiday shoppers

The following tips can help shoppers be prepared and aware during the holiday season. • Dress casually and comfortably. Avoid wearing expensive jewelry. More...

Brisk cold breezes bring in the bad guys

Even if the weather outside is frightful and the house looks warm and inviting, one should still take time to lock the car. Even better, remove all the valuables and bring them inside, too. More...

Dining & Entertainment

No Waiting Dating extravaganza will include dancing

No Waiting Dating presents the fourth annual Jewish Eve Extravaganza for ages 40 and up from 7 to 11 p.m. Wed., Dec. 24 at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza ballroom, 880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake village. More...

The Movie Nut

Most film critics have lists. The films we love and the films we don't. To those of us weaned on science fiction, our lists are sacrosanct. More...

Fun things are happening at Janss Marketplace

Janss Marketplace, at the intersection of Hillcrest Drive and Moorpark Road in Thousand Oaks, will offer these events this month: •Janss Carolers will sing throughout the shopping center from 5 to 7 p.m. More...

Sports

Oaks Christian football team leaves no doubt

Lions hammer Serra, 63-28, in Northwest Division final

Great coaches make great calls, and great players execute those calls. More...

Press Box Prattle

Fixin' this football mess I throw my shoes at you, CIFSouthern Section. Last Friday night at Moorpark High, thousands watched the Musketeer football team host St. Bonaventure in the CIF-SS Northern Division title game. More...

Monumental milestone for Coach Parvin

It's been 35 years since Nori Parvin won her first game as head coach of the Newbury Park High girls' basketball team, so you can forgive her if she doesn't remember where the game was played or who it was against. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park The following subjects were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the times, dates and places indicated: A male, 25, at noon Dec. More...

Faith

Spend Christmas Eve at Church of the Epiphany

The Church of the Epiphany will offer three services on Christmas Eve, Wed., Dec. 24, at 5450 Churchwood Drive, Oak Park. •A family oriented Holy Eucharist service with soloists will be at 4 p.m. More...

Church reaches out to help U.S. military

MORE THAN A SERMON- Members of Emmanuel Presbyterian Church in Thousand Oaks, rom left, Tom Bennett, Jane Bennett, Mary Anne Cradeur and Lisa Takeguma teamed up with he rest of the congregation and the Rev. More...

Volunteers help foster children

Seventy volunteers from Congregation Or Ami gathered at Kohl's store in Newbury Park on Dec. 7 for the annual Adopt a Child Abuse Caseworker Holiday Shopping Childspree. More...