January 8, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

City Council to hear Costco proposal for Newbury Park

The proposed development of a 154,742-square-foot Costco warehouse store, with a gas station, parking and signage, will go before the Thousand Oaks City Council on Tues., Jan. 13. More...

Health & Wellness

Conejo Valley Mental Health Professionals Association to discuss 'selective mutism'

"Selective mutism," an early childhood condition which causes those who have it to be unable to speak in certain situations, is as confusing as it is misunderstood, according to mental health experts. More...

Alzheimer's Association offers help for caretakers of people suffering from dementia

The California Central Coast Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association is offering up to 29 hours of free respite care for people who provide care to those with dementia. More...

Medicare Part B open season approaching

If you are eligible for Medicare Part B medical insurance but you didn't sign up for it when you first became eligible for Medicare, you will have another opportunity to apply. Open season for Medicare Part B runs until March 31. More...

Calendar

Datebook

THURS., JAN. 8 Calabasas Chamber of Commerce Hosts breakfast, networking bingo at Hilton Garden Inn, 24150 Park Sorrento, Calabasas. $15 members, $18 firsttime visitors. RSVP requested. Phone: 818.222. More...

Schools

Westlake High School did an excellent job in college preparation, graduate says

In the past couple of months, numerous articles appeared in both newspapers and magazines that ultimately blame the American public school system for our nation's abysmal test scores. More...

Sports

Kicking their way to the top

ON FIRE—The Conejo Valley Unified Inferno girls' U-11 soccer team finished first in the Coast Soccer League Bronze Beta Division. More...

Stars win another basketball tourney

ENJOYING THE SEASON- The Stars I team of Westlake Village holds trophies after winning the championship in a recent tournament in Simi Valley. More...

Marmonte polo teams chasing Agoura

Seven teams still have a chance to win a Marmonte League title in girls' water polo, but, according to many league coaches, the reality is the race for the top spot will once again come down to just two teams—Agoura and Royal. More...

Faith

Your self is watching

Late one night an old and very wise master teacher took his students into the village and said to them, "I am old and helpless and have no money. More...

Seventh-grader called to the Torah

Lindsay Leon was called to the Torah as a bat mitzvah on Dec. 13 at Temple Etz Chaim in Thousand Oaks. Lindsay is a seventhgrade honor student at Los Cerritos Middle School and the daughter of Linda and Ken Leon of Thousand Oaks. More...

Family

Not too cold to get out and play

WENDY PIERRO/Acorn Newspapers WIND CHILL FACTOR DOESN'T MATTER- John Cavanagh, 5, of Thousand Oaks and his baby sitter, Maggie Stanley of West Hills, are bundled up as they challenge the chilly temperatures to frolic in Oakbrook Neighborhood Park. More...

Poetry Out Loud competition is coming to Ventura in February

The Ventura County Arts Council has announced that the Rubicon Theatre Company in Ventura's downtown cultural district will host this year's Poetry Out Loud National Recitation Contest county competition on Thurs., Feb. 19. More...

Giving money to feed people in need

WOMEN FIGHT HUNGER- The Westlake Women's Club gives two checks totaling $3,160 to Manna, the Conejo Valley food bank. More...

Columns

Beat of the cricket

Crickets are the keepers of time. They keep the rhythm of the day and of the music of the wilderness. The birds maintain the melodies, the bullfrogs the bass. More...

Vacation Photos

Take Your Thousand Oaks Acorn on Vacation

ON THE MAP—Christopher and Kathleen Carson of Thousand Oaks vacation in New Zealand with their hometown newspaper. They used the map behind them to plan their journey and the Thousand Oaks Acorn to keep up-to-date on local events. More...

City gets a new police chief

Cmdr. Jeff Matson has been selected to serve as police chief in Thousand Oaks, replacing police chief Cmdr. Dennis Carpenter. Carpenter has accepted a promotion to chief deputy of the Ventura County Sheriff's Department (VCSD). More...

Drunk driving arrests set a record in Ventura County

Ventura County law enforcement took more drunk drivers off roads and highways this holiday season than ever before, an official with a countywide DUI enforcement team said last week. From Dec. More...

Tyke on a trike

WENDY PIERRO/Acorn Newspapers PEDALING AT THE PARK—Ben Glaubke, 2, of Thousand Oaks is in the driver's seat as he rides his tricycle around Conejo Creek Park North. More...

Community

Apartment fire in T.O. displaces 10 people, nobody is injured

An apartment fire in Thousand Oaks left 10 people in eight units without homes or belongings. More...

Free teen driver program is scheduled

The Thousand Oaks Police Department will host a Smart Start program to educate teen drivers from 6 to 9 p.m. Thurs., Jan. 29 at the Thousand Oaks Police Station, 2101 E. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

City Calendar

The city of Thousand Oaks will be conducting the following meetings this month, according to the city manager's office. All contact phone numbers are in the 805 area code. Mon., Jan. 12: 6:30 p.m. More...

Dining & Entertainment

"Valkyrie"

Directed by: Bryan Singer Starring: Tom Cruise, Kenneth Branagh, Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson, Terence Stamp Rated: R (for brief violence, brief adult language) Running time: 120 minutes Best suited for: More...

Students can now apply to play at music fest

As part of its ongoing student outreach mission, the Ventura Music Festival will host the second annual Student Music Competition. More...

'Rashomon' opens at Hillcrest Center

Gothic Productions ushers in the new year with its production of the drama "Rashomon ," the classic Japanese tale of crime and deceit. Performances will be Jan. More...

Business

EYE ON LOCAL AREA STOCKS

Company Name AMGEN BAXTER BEVERLY HILLS BANCORP CAMINOSOFT CORP. CHEESECAKE FACTORY DIODES, INC DTS, INC. ELECTRONIC SENSOR TECHNOLOGY TECH INC. ESNR HOMESTORE. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

JANN HENDRY/Acorn Newspapers PREFERRED A CLOSE-UP—Smudge, an 8-year-old Dalmatian, can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road, just west of Kanan, south of the 101 Freeway. Ask about identification No. A1726051. More...

Police

Newbury Park

A male, 48, allegedly pushed and hit his wife during a domestic dispute and was arrested at 12:50 p.m. Dec. 30 in the 900 block of La Grange Avenue. More...

Thousand Oaks

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, 37, at 2:30 a.m. Dec. 27 in the 200 block of N. More...

Westlake/T.O.

An unknown person punched someone around 1:45 a.m. Dec. 27 in the 2400 block of Townsgate Road. Vehicle break-ins occurred on the following dates and places: On Dec. More...

Letters

City and residents should welcome the movie makers

Regarding the T.O. Acorn story of Jan. More...

No need to use a breeder when looking for a dog

I've called Thousand Oaks my home since 1972. More...

Looks forward to change in America

On Christmas Eve, my husband attempted to turn onto Wildwood Avenue to take our family to my inlaws' to celebrate, but couldn't. It had been sealed off by police. We had no idea what had happened. More...

Editorials

Yes on Costco; Mike Berger will be missed

We don't offer opinions on everything that happens around here, but this week we have editorial remarks about two subjects. Concerning the proposed Costco store for Newbury Park, the Thousand Oaks Acorn has already endorsed the plan. More...

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Real Estate

Townhouse Features Indoor Laundry And A Two-Car Garage

This two bedroom, two bath single-story townhome has been remodeled. More...

Features A View Of The Golf Course

This home has views, spa, two covered patios and golf course access. There is a newer kitchen and baths. The house has an entertainment center and features lots of granite, travertine, rosewood and slate. More...

Dilbeck's President's Council Meets

Members of Dilbeck Estates' President's Council gathered recently with president Mark Dilbeck and members of Dilbeck's management team for lunch at Il Fornaio Restaurant in Old Pasadena. More...