February 12, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Two honored by Chamber of Commerce

JOE BINOYA/Acorn Newspapers RECOGNIZED FOR SERVICE—Tammie Helmuth is Woman of the Year and Dennis Carpenter is Man of the Year. More...

Health & Wellness

Thousand Oaks man provides information on pituitary disease

The numbers reflect the size of the problem—one in five Americans, or 60 million people, have a pituitary disease, and most don't realize it, said Robert Knutzen of Thousand Oaks. More...

Women can cut heart disease risk

Numerous studies show ways that women can protect themselves from heart disease, yet it remains the No. 1 killer of women in the United States, claiming more than 500,000 lives each year. More...

Free cardiac bypass seminar coming to The Oaks

A free health seminar on offpump cardiac bypass surgery will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. Thurs., Feb. 19 at The Oaks mall near Macy's Women's store on the lower level on Hillcrest Drive in Thousand Oaks. More...

Calendar

Datebook

THURS., FEB. 12 Somis Thursday Club Meets at clubhouse, 5380 Bell St., Somis. Lunch, program of Aloha Singers trio and Pineapple Strummers. Hawaiian attire suggested. $15 for lunch. Member California Federation of Women's Clubs. More...

Schools

High School Highlights

All events (subject to change) are listed by name, location and time if provided. Thousand Oaks Lancers Fri., Feb. 13: No school/Lincoln Day Mon., Feb. 16: No school/Washington Day Newbury Park Panthers Fri., Feb. More...

Students named to dean's list

• Sadie Gena Johnson, a freshman majoring in social and behavioral sciences, was named to the dean's list at California State University Monterey Bay for the fall semester. More...

Apply soon for Cal Grants

High school students and recent graduates may apply for Cal Grants to help finance college education. Students will need to complete the FAFSA application and provide their most current gradepoint average from the school. 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...

Police

Newbury Park

Jeffrey McClanahen, 51, was arrested and charged with assaulting two deputies by allegedly lighting and throwing a false explosive device at them at 6:21 a.m. Feb. 1 in the 2400 block of Borchard Road. 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, 40, at 7:25 p.m. Feb. 5 in the 1800 block of E. More...

Westlake/T.O.

Property was stolen between May 31 and Aug. 30 in the 3200 block of Blue Ridge Court. The crime was only recently reported. More...

Letters

T.O. Acorn editorial called 'character assassination'

The Thousand Oaks Acorn in its Feb. 5 editorial about council member travel, resorted to the politics of character assassination. More...

The waste must stop in city hall

I'd like to begin by telling the Acorn that I'm ashamed of them for publishing another hit piece on Councilmember Claudia Billde la Peña and those who speak out. More...

Wants Costco soon

I, too, share the frustration by the delay of Costco. I say delay, as my hopes are high that we will see the arrival of the store. A lot of folks could benefit by the store's employment. What do the naysayers think of that? More...

Editorials

The best role model is you, the parent

Now we know. Michael Phelps and Alex Rodriguez are not heroes. They're just fallible human beings who happen to be athletic superstars. That's all. Kids who put sports action heroes on a pedestal set themselves up for a fall. More...

Cartoon

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Valentines Special Section

Love Stories. . .

We asked our readers to share stories about how they met the love of their life. Their answers warm the heart.

I left the USMC in March 1970 as a 27-year-old first lieutenant with 13 months Vietnam combat duty. I accepted an armed security guard position with a home improvement center in Pomona. More...

Home Depot faces one more hurdle

Decision by city planning commission has been appealed

Neither a reason nor a need exists for a second Home Depot store in Thousand Oaks, according to an appeal of the city planning commission's Jan. More...

Protesters in T.O. demand adequate state funding for public schools

No solution in sight

Standing in the pouring rain, about 50 local education advocates braved the cold to rally on Thousand Oaks Boulevard last Thursday to protest deep cuts in the state education budget. More...

Questions arise on Calleguas' bottled water program

Calleguas Municipal Water District was trying to make a point that its tap water is just as good as more expensive bottled water, but the effort may have backfired. More...

Community

Aquarium at library costs the city $29,000 in annual upkeep

About 15 fish swimming peacefully in a saltwater aquarium at the city's main library unwittingly made a big splash during a City Council meeting last month. More...

Meeting topic will be eating disorders

A free event is planned for national Eating Disorder Awareness Week from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tues., Feb. 24 at the Grant Brimhall/T.O. Library community room, 1401 E. Janss Road, T.O. More...

No change in trash collection next week

Newbury Disposal will maintain its regular trash and recycling or green waste collection schedules in Thousand Oaks and Newbury Park during the week of Presidents Day, Feb. 16 to 21. For more information, call (805) 647-1414. More...

Dining & Entertainment

"He's Just Not That Into You"

Here's what I learned from seeing "He's Just Not That Into You." 1. If you're a guy: ouch. Chances are you're conceited, shallow, selfabsorbed and totally driven by random sexual urges. More...

Famous chef signs autographs in Westlake

COOKING UP A SIGNATURE— Celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck, right, autographs a copy of his book "Wolfgang Puck Makes It Easy" for Audrey Hair, 11, a Colina Middle School sixth-grader, left, who's joined by fellow student Lily Danziger, 11, and sib More...

Meet the Artist event will feature noted pianist at Civic Arts Plaza

New West Symphony League invites the community to Meet the Artist at 9:30 a.m. Thurs., Feb. 26 at the Scherr Forum, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. More...

Sports

Marmonte grapplers get down to business

Lancers claim four titles at league finals

Love them or hate them, Royal High's wrestling squad proved once again why they are the cream of the crop in the Marmonte League. More...

Thousand Oaks lacrosse club battling for CIF status

A local lacrosse club fighting to get CIF designation at Thousand Oaks High has been met with opposition from the school district's staff but could still be approved at a meeting next week. More...

10 questions with La Reina's Jillian DeGennaro

Sophomore Jillian DeGennaro is a standout goal scorer for the La Reina girls' soccer squad, having found the back of the net a team-high 14 times entering Wednesday. More...

Faith

Mayan calendar: doomsday prophecy or a new age of enlightenment?

Does the Mayan calendar, which some say ends on Dec. 12, 2012, predict the end of the world, the transformation into a new age of enlightenment or simply the start of a new astronomical cycle? More...

Congo teach-in coming soon

A free "teach-in" about what's happening in the Democratic Republic of the Congo will be held at 1 p.m. Sun., Feb. 15 in the sanctuary of the Conejo Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 3327 Old Conejo Road, Newbury Park. More...

Family

Robert Wagner comes to town

Silver screen legend Robert Wagner is coming to town to promote his bestselling book, "Pieces of My Heart." The memoir recounts both joyous and tragic events in Wagner's life, including his younger days watching Clark Gable and More...

The show goes on at Wildwood

'LIVE AND ON STAGE'- Chandler Niemann, left, Christina Benevento and Carah Dorthalina, all fifth-graders, dance to "Please Don't Stop the Music." Wildwood Elementary School entertained students, parents and faculty with its annual talent show. More...

Pet of the Week

'BE MY VALENTINE'— Houdini, a 9-year-old male apricot medium-hair feline, can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. To take Houdini home, ask about identification No. 3920000. More...

Real Estate

Agents Learn Techniques for Handling Multiple Offers

Multiple offers in this market? No surprise to Conejo Valley REALTORS®, who recently learned from a panel of real estate attorneys how to most professionally and fairly handle more than one offer on a property. More...

Susan Stone

Susan Stone, a broker associate with White House properties, was congratulated this week by company President Marty Williams for her outstanding production during the last quarter of 2008. More...

Article

Prudential California Realty's Moorpark office congratulated Patty Cappuccino as Top Listing agent in August and September, Top Selling agent in August, and Top Producer in September and October. She can be reached at (805) 3905291. More...