February 26, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Man, 41, killed in fire

Investigations continue after firefighters found a 41-year-old Newbury Park man dead inside a burning trailer behind a Lynn Ranch home on Monday. More...

Health & Wellness

Quick, convenient medical services

READY TO SERVE YOU— Dr. Richard McCauley, right, and Chris Spieth are helping lots of people at Wellness Mart, 1610 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. More...

Therapist will discuss how to stay positive in depressing times

The Los Robles Hospital Health Happiness and You group meeting will discuss "How to be up in down times" from 3 to 5 p.m. Thurs., March 5 at Los Robles Hospital East Campus, 150 Via Merida, Westlake Village. More...

Mental health professionals to examine financial stress

Financial stress and its impact on marriage will be discussed at the March 6 meeting of the Conejo Valley Mental Health Professional Association in Agoura Hills. More...

Calendar

Datebook

THURS., FEB. 26 Ventura County Rose Society Meets at Ventura County Office of Education Conference Center, 5100 Adolfo Road, Camarillo. Doors open, advice from consulting rosarians, 6:30 p.m. Speaker 7:30 p.m. More...

Schools

Westlake Hills kids care about others

BETTER BEDDING BUDDIES— Westlake Hills Elementary School supports Casa Pacifica by collecting and donating more than 125 sets of sheets so its residents can be comfortable at night. More...

A new place for preschoolers

OPEN HOUSE— Debbie Mack, left, of Thousand Oaks gathers child care information for her granddaughter, Jackie Nitsche, 2, from Family Services coordinator Camelia Cruz during the Conejo Valley Unified School District Neighborhood City Center More...

Getting wise with arithmetic

LEARNING BY NUMBER— Thousand Oaks High School freshman Cheyne Darough, right, plays Bulls-Eye, a card game that uses addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. It teaches math skills while being fun. More...

Business

Home sales in Conejo Valley are still sluggish

January sales of Conejo Valley single-family homes totaled 52. This compares to 95 sold in December and 70 a year ago, according to Connie Reed, president of the Conejo Valley Association of Realtors. More...

New remodeling showroom opens in T.O.

Westside Remodeling has opened a new showroom at 1164B Newbury Road in Thousand Oaks, off the 101 Freeway at Ventu Park Road. More...

Foreclosure workshop is free at T.O. Library

California Foreclosure Institute will present a free two-hour workshop for investors and realtors on how to get started finding and buying foreclosure properties on Thurs., March 5 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park On suspicion of being under the influence of controlled substances, the following subjects were arrested: A male, 24, at 12:45 p.m. Feb. 11 at Rancho Conejo Boulevard and Hillcrest Drive; a male, 43, at 12:10 a.m. Feb. More...

For the record

A motorcyclist who was injured on Jan. 26 on Calle Tulipan wasn't doing a wheelie when the accident occurred. This was how the crash was described in the Jan. 29 edition. More...

The number of violent crimes increases slightly in Thousand Oaks

The city of Thousand Oaks saw an overall crime rate decrease of 8 percent last year compared to 2007, although the number of violent crimes has increased slightly. More...

Faith

The power of persistence

"Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. . . . The slogan 'press on' has solved and al ways will solve the problems of the human race. More...

Purim Carnival will include magic show

Temple Etz Chaim will host a Purim Carnival from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Sun., March 8 at the synagogue, 1080 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

Faith a part of environmentalism

GREEN MACHINE— Lauren Lefitz, 8, a Westlake Hills Elementary School third-grader, left, and sibling Sara, get a hands-on look at a colorful hand-woven truck at the second annual Green Fair at Temple Adat Elohim in Thousand Oaks. More...

Letters

Motorists will speed less often if they get tickets

I'd like to comment on a letter written by Erik Nordquist in the Feb. 12 Thousand Oaks Acorn ("Are police officers writing tickets to raise city revenue?") I've had a similar experience as Mr. and Mrs. More...

Cops are writing tickets to save lives of pedestrians

After reading Mr. Nordquist's Feb. 12 letter to the editor about police officers writing tickets to raise city revenues, I just had to throw my two cents in from another perspective. I was walking on Thousand Oaks Boulevard that day. More...

Election season starts early thanks to Acorn ediorial

Did the Acorn editor start the 2010 Thousand Oaks City Council race? More...

Editorials

Crime prevention is everyone's job

Scoundrels and swindlers like to visit Conejo Valley. They like it for two reasons: 1. We have nice things. 2. We lack common sense. Therefore, our nice things quickly become their nice things. More...

Political Cartoon

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Real Estate

Five Bedroom Model Home Has A Light And Open Floorplan

This is a 5 bedroom model, now 4 bedrooms with sitting room off master bedroom and three bathrooms. More...

Linda and Ryan Mills

The prominent local real estate team of Linda and Ryan Mills is the newest addition to Aviara Real Estate's growing roster of agents, and for this duo, community service is the key to their success. More...

Pamella McWaid

Pamella McWaid was welcomed to Prudential California Realty's Thousand Oaks office by broker/ owner Bob Majorino, management and staff. More...

Organizers try to breathe life into Conejo Valley Days

A two-day festival will replace Conejo Valley Days this year while CVD organizers try to update the traditional five-day event and officially bring it back in its entirety in 2010. More...

Conejo district leases Meadows to private entity

Lawsuit moves foward

The site of Meadows Elementary, one of two schools scheduled for closure this fall, has been leased to the Conejo Jewish Day School. The Conejo Valley Unified School District Board of Education voted unanimously to accept the lease proposal. More...

Thousand Oaks has a new community pool, and the water is warm enough for kids

POOL PARTY— California Lutheran University preschool students enjoy swimming in the new Conejo Community Pool, a joint venture of the city, the park district and CLU. The water was a warm 87 degrees at a ribbon-cutting last Friday. More...

Community

New community pool will open soon

POOL TIME— Community leaders officially dedicate the Conejo Community Pool with a ribboncutting last Friday at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks. More...

Radio memorabilia still unrecovered

It's unknown what will become of radio broadcasting artifacts that are sealed in a bank's basement at Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street. More...

Audubon plans field trips for March bird-watching

The Conejo Valley Audubon Society announces its field trip calendar for March. •Jean Hulberg will lead a group to Hill Canyon at 8 a.m. Sun., March 1. More...

On the Town

Keeping a watchful eye on Mardi Gras

FESTIVE ACCESSORY- Volunteer Jessica Alexander is dressed for the occasion, wearing an elaborate mask. Saturday night marked the 17th annual Mardi Gras Ball. More...

What's New on DVD?

Film and television author Randy Williams reviews the latest movies, television shows, documen taries and music programs now available for purchase online and at retail stores. W. More...

'Rock the Oaks' is coming to Civic Arts Plaza

Local bands to play tomorrow night

The ninth annual Rock the Oaks concert, featuring local bands, for Conejo Valley teens will take place at 7:30 p.m. Fri., Feb. 27 at the Scherr Forum, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. More...

Sports

Lions give La Salle a lesson in defense

Oaks Christian boys roll toward semifinal round

The Oaks Christian boys' basketball team made it look easy. More...

School district puts the breaks on TOHS lacrosse bid to join CIF

The Conejo Valley Unified School District board decided not to give the go-ahead for a Thousand Oaks club lacrosse team to become CIF sanctioned just yet, but it's still possible they could be ready for a 2010 spring season. More...

Lancers continue high-flying ways in postseason

STILL BREATHING— The Thousand Oaks High boys' basketball team knows how to win in the playoffs, and this year has been no different. More...

Pets

Emergency care helps pets recover faster

One of the most distressing events for pet owners is witnessing their pet being injured in a traffic accident or any mishap that causes injury. When a pet is injured, here are some tips to increase a pet's chance of a speedy recovery. More...

Helping homeless cats requires spaying, neutering

Animal lovers who feed cats outdoors, whether tame or feral, are not alone. Experts say the welfare and management of these unneutered and unspayed cats is an issue in almost every community. More...

Pet of the Week

A FRIEND— Talia, an 8-year-old female cat, can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. To take Talia home, ask about identification No. 3938444. More...

Obituaries

Cora Antonia McArthur

October 8, 1913 - February 17, 2009.

Cora Antonia McArthur passed away at the age of 95 years on Tuesday, February 17, 2009 at Simi Valley Care Center, Simi Valley, CA. Cora will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed. More...

Family

Conejo youths excel in sports competitions

GUESS WHO'S NO. 1?- The Newbury Park Soccer Club Pumas celebrate their first-place finish n the third annual Copa Real Nike Invitational Tournament. It's a girls under age 11 team. Back row: coach Kevin Gould. More...

Boys & Girls Clubs honor children basketball players

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Conejo & Las Virgenes held its first Jr. NBA Basketball League Awards Ceremony on Feb. 17 at the Los Cerritos Club in Thousand Oaks. More...

Children are in need of homes

An orientation for potential adoptive parents will be held from 7 to 8:15 p.m. Tues., March 31 at the Grant Brimhall/Thousand Oaks Library, 1401 E. Janss Road. All adults, English and bilingual Spanish-speaking, are welcome. More...

Columns

Ask the DMV

Do you have questions about general drivingrelated require ments, such as registration or in surance? The California Depart ment of Motor Vehicles provides answers in this column and at www.dmv.ca.gov. More...

Sentimental journeys

Traveling across the nation this winter, I was astounded by the amount of movement—thousands of people driving or flying hundreds of miles from their homes and back again. I pondered why. More...

Vacation Photos

Take Your Thousand Oaks Acorn on Vacation

MARTIAL ARTS MASTER—Local resident Gus Gates of Gus Gates Kung Fu & Fitness, Michael Prior and Elena Tan spend time with Master Yun at Wudang Mountain in China. More...