February 19, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Two auto dealers close their doors in Auto Mall

Two Thousand Oaks car dealerships have closed within the last two weeks, but both are expected to be replaced quickly. Courtesy Chevrolet closed its parts and service department on Feb. 6 and its sales department on Feb. 9. More...

Health & Wellness

Free lecture on fibroids

It's to be presented next Wednesday night

A free lecture about uterine fibroid embolization, a nonsurgical relief for fibroids, will take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wed., Feb. 25 at Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center, 215 W. Janss Road,, Thousand Oaks. More...

Workshop for women to address sexual shame

Psychologist Anne Stirling Hastings, PhD, will host a workshop for women on "Healing sexual shame" in her office on Sat., Feb. 28. For details about the meeting, call (805) 987- 5647. More...

Wellness Mart offers new twist

Wellness Mart looks nothing like an average doctor's office. The white and lime green walls, glossy floors and big screen television make it feel more like a Mac store than a stuffy waiting room. More...

Calendar

Datebook

THURS., FEB. 19 Pleasant Valley Garden Club Meets at Seventh-day Adventist Church, 3975 Las Posas Road, Camarillo. Social time 9 a.m. Meeting 9:30 a.m. Bob Vieth discusses "uncommon and unusual fruits." Guests welcome. More...

Schools

Westlake High musicians listen to their leaders

TEACHERS THAT ROCK— Westlake High School band director Brian Peter sits in on drums along with trumpeter Mike Gangemi, known at Westlake High School as "Mr. More...

A proud young student

'LOOK WHAT I GOT'- Skylar Holden of Lang Ranch Elementary School is excited as he shows his certificate of commendation. More...

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 email 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 SENSOR TECHNOLOGY TECH INC. ESNR HOMESTORE. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

BARKING IN THE RAIN— Harvey, an 8-year-old male collie and German shepherd mix, is excited about being outdoors. Harvey can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. To take Harvey home, ask about identification No. More...

Obituaries

First dean of CLU School of Business dies of cancer

James L. Esmay, the first dean of California Lutheran University's School of Business, died of cancer on Feb. 10 in Thousand Oaks. He was 79. Esmay came to CLU in 1965. More...

Family

Her hobby helps her grandchild, too

'KNIT ONE, PURL TWO'— Kimberly Altamura of Newbury Park has only been knitting for two weeks, but already enjoys spending time at Pearl's Knitting Parlor in Thousand Oaks. More...

History to sail into Ventura Harbor next week

ON DISPLAY- The heavily armed clipper schooner Lynx will be on display soon. The 122-foot square topsail vessel will sail into Ventura Harbor at 3 p.m. Tues., Feb. 24 , firing from her main battery of 6-pounder carronades upon her grand entrance. More...

Columns

On the Sunny Side of the Fryer

Her name is Eileen. Sometimes I'm lucky enough to catch her if I'm having lunch at the Reagan Library Cafe. You can't miss her. She's the warm soul with a radiant glow perched between the cole slaw and the chicken pot pies. More...

Ask the Arborist

Q. Should I spread mulch under my trees? A. The benefit of using organic mulch around trees appears to be a guarded secret, because I rarely see it used effectively. More...

Vacation Photos

Take Your Thousand Oaks Acorn on Vacation

A-MAZE-ING—Linda, John and Jillian Krulac of Thousand Oaks prepare to enter the Pineapple Garden Maze, the world's largest maze, at the Dole Pineapple Plantation on Oahu, Hawaii. They completed the maze in one hour. More...

Teachers are happy with junior kindergarten program

A few months into Conejo Valley Unified School District's junior kindergarten pilot program, teachers are reporting great success. The program, which began in September, is open to children who turn 5 between July 1 and Dec. More...

State-of-the-art cineplex set to open in Thousand Oaks

Thousand Oaks residents won't have to drive to Simi Valley or Camarillo to enjoy a movie with stadium seating once the 107,930-square-foot, three-story Muvico Theater opens at The Oaks mall, tentatively on Fri., Feb. 27. More...

Community

Need a job? U.S. Census Bureau will be hiring

The United States Census Bureau is gearing up for next year's gathering of information on American households, and parttime census takers are now being hired. More...

A new way to recycle textbooks

The alleged great book heist of Thousand Oaks began when Sage Publications of Newbury Park put unwanted textbooks into a locked recycling bin; they were to be picked up by a company that paid Sage by weight to recycle the paper. More...

Christians in business to meet

Christians in Business is an organization open to all denominations. Members work together in faith to build a better community. The group will host a lunch meeting from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

Dining & Entertainment

'Say Goodnight, Gracie'

Play review

Comedian George Burns is the subject of "Say Goodnight, Gracie," a one-act play written by Rupert Holmes, a pop singer who in recent years has turned to writing for the stage (the Tonywinning musical "The Mystery of Edwin Drood"). More...

The Movie Nut

"Coraline"

Directed by: Henry Selick Starring: (voices of) Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, John Hodgman. Keith David Rating: PG (for some scary images and themes, may be too frightful for toddlers and small children) Running time: More...

Concert review

Elmer Ramsey leads Valentine's Day tribute to the big bands

The sounds of the big band era wafted through the Samuelson Chapel at Cal Lutheran University Saturday night in an entertaining program of swing standards from the 1930s through the early 1950s. More...

Sports

Shooting for the stars

Girls' basketball teams aim high

Qualifying for the CIFSouthern Section postseason is nothing new for the girls' basketball programs at Newbury Park High and Oaks Christian. More...

Games on tap

Burbank at Thousand Oaks Glendora at Newbury Park Louisville at Oaks Christian Baptist Christian at Newbury Park Adventist Westlake at Mark Keppel Tonight's action tips off at 7:30 p.m. More...

NPHS opts to forgo boys' playoffs

Newbury Park High assistant principal Richard Urias and head varsity basketball coach Steve Johnson decided not to apply for an atlarge berth into the CIFSouthern Section boys' basketball postseason, Urias said Tuesday. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park After allegedly kicking someone three times in the leg and throwing a rock at the victim through an open window, a male, 30, was arrested at 12:25 a.m. Feb. 11 in the 600 block of Paseo La Perla. More...

Faith

Lecture on Martin Luther at CLU

The Rev. Kapp Johnson will examine one of Martin Luther's works in a lecture titled "Liberty for Whom, Freedom for What? Reflections on Luther's 'Freedom of a Christian' in a PostChristian World" at 4 p.m. today, Thurs., Feb. More...

Knights of Columbus hold beer-tasting class

The Knights of Columbus Council No. 8397 will host a beer-tasting class from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Fri., Feb. 20 at St. Julie's Parish Hall, 2475 Borchard Road, Newbury Park. More...

Doing a good deed for their temple

GREEN THUMBS— Hannah Caltabiano of Oak Park and Hannah Kreitman of Thousand Oaks plant native vegetation at Paramount Ranch. More...

Letters

Acorn's editorial wasn't as bad as its rebuttals

Councilmember Claudia Billde la Peña and her ally, Clint Matkovich, are upset with the Thousand Oaks Acorn for criticizing her contrarian view of council participation at cityrelated conferences. More...

Opinion piece overlooked antics of council majority

The editorial in your Feb. 5 edition is irrational, irresponsible and absurd. Each council member on the Thousand Oaks City Council is responsible for approving or disapproving expenditures in the city budget. More...

Celebrates Costco decision to pull out

Regarding "Goodbye and good riddance to Costco," a letter in the Feb. 5 T.O. Acorn , Karen Hartstein, no, you're not the only person in Newbury Park who was thrilled to see the Costco bulldozers leave. More...

Editorials

Coyotes may be getting more aggressive

Last week we received three messages about alleged coyote attacks on dogs in the vicinity of Lindero Canyon and Kanan roads, which are the borders of North Ranch and Oak Park. That's nothing new, except for one major difference. More...

Real Estate

A Family-Ready Remodeled Morrison Ranch Home

This remodeled view Morrison Ranch popular floorplan home has 5 bedrooms, including one large bedroom with private bathroom downstairs. More...

Howard Schuster and Helen Borland

This dynamic team, Howard Schuster and Helen Borland, provides exceptional service to homebuyers and sellers. More...

Diane Stapleton

Diane Stapleton of Prudential California Realty's Thousand Oaks office has earned the EcoBroker certified designation. More...