March 26, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Appeal of plan for Home Depot to be heard next Tuesday

The decision on whether to allow a Home Depot to be built in Thousand Oaks will be made during a special City Council public hearing scheduled for 6 p.m. Tues., March 31 at City Hall. More...

Health & Wellness

Asian medicine gaining popularity

Asian medicine is gaining popularity as baby boomers age and look for more natural ways to improve their health. Although Asian medicine has been practiced for more than 3,000 years, people in the U.S. More...

Dining & Entertainment

Chamber singers present inspirational music

Concert review

The Oaks Chamber Singers presented an inspirational program of choral and vocal music in the picturesque setting of St. John's Seminary in Camarillo on March 15. The concert, which was sponsored by St. More...

Musical revue to salute the 'Best of Broadway'

Gershwin, Sondheim will be among featured composers

Cruisin Oldies Concerts will present "A Tribute to the Best of Broadway: A Musical Salute." The show will run from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., Sat., April 4 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. More...

Auditions for Oaks Chamber Singers

The Oaks Chamber Singers will audition singers who wish to perform in the group's concert on Sat., May 16 at St. Patrick's Episcopal Church, One Church Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

Sports

Marmonte League spring outlook: Softball

Youth movement

There's a youth movement taking place on the softball fields of the Marmonte League. More...

Locals earn all-county honors in basketball

Newbury Park High senior forward Doris Park-Sherman has been named the Ventura County Basketball Coaches Association's Player of the Year for girls' hoops. Nori Parvin, the Panthers' longtime leader, is the county's Coach of the Year. More...

Westlake hoops squad takes the fifth

PASSING GRADE— The All-Star boys' team from Westlake National Junior Basketball Association recently won the fifth-grade All-Star game. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

BLACK AND WHITE— An 8-month-old black male Chihuahua mix puppy, left, and Suzette, a 4-year-old white female Chihuahua mix, are playful and cute. They both can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. More...

Faith

Habitat event provides opportunity to win cruise

St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church's Habitat for Humanity Ministry has taken on the challenge of building homes for people working below the poverty level. More...

First Christian church to present dinner theater

The drama ministry at Newbury Park First Christian Church will present an Easterthemed dinner theater at 6:30 p.m. Fri. and Sat., April 3 and 4 at the church, 801 Knollwood Drive, Newbury Park. "Jerusalem P.D. More...

Easter Sunrise Service coming to Pierce Brothers

The 42nd annual nondenominational Easter Sunrise Service will take place at 6 a.m. Sun., April 12 at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks-Griffin Memorial Park, 4600 Lindero Canyon Road, Westlake Village. More...

Letters

Resident rolls out the welcome mat for Home Depot

As a 36year resident of Thousand Oaks, I live a little over a mile from the proposed Home Depot site on Hampshire Road, and I welcome Home Depot into our community. More...

It's 'survival of the fittest' in the world of business

I've been a resident of Westlake Village for more than 20 years. I always enjoyed the convenience of shopping at Kmart on Hampshire Road until it closed. I shop regularly at Home Depot in Newbury Park. More...

Stores that play by the rules deserve the city's approval

I've talked to my neighbors, and we agree that this whole Home Depot debate is just ridiculous. More...

Vacation Photos

Take Your Thousand Oaks Acorn on Vacation

GOOFING AROUND—The Frakes, Spear, VanZandt and Wise families of Thousand Oaks enjoy camping at El Capitan Canyon in Santa Barbara. More...

Ventura County to look into costs of fire protection for Thousand Oaks

A county supervisor has responded to a demand from the Thousand Oaks City Council for equity between taxes paid to the county and services rendered by the fire district. More...

Hearing on charter school is tomorrow

A hearing to determine whether a charter school will be housed on the Meadows Elementary campus against the district's wishes is set for tomorrow, Fri, March 27. More...

Community

Financial woes of cinema center don't affect The Oaks in T.O.

Recent reports that the new Muvico theaters in Thousand Oaks are already in trouble financially are incorrect, a company spokesperson has said. More...

Sharp pleads insanity in death of boy, 6

A man accused of killing a 6year-old boy with a meat cleaver pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity during his Ventura County Superior Court arraignment. More...

Go around the world with Irma

World traveler and writer Irma Kackert will give a "Whizzing Around the World with Irma" presentation at 12:30 p.m. Wed., April 8 at Goebel Senior Adult Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

Calendar

Datebook

THURS., MAR. 26 Thousand Oaks High School Music Department Hosts SCSBOA instrumental music rating festival, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. in school's Performing Arts Center, 2323 Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

Schools

Simulating an alcohol-related crash

DANGERS OF DRUNKEN DRIVING DRAMATIZED- Newbury Park High School student Christina DeLeon plays the part of an injured passenger being treated by Ventura County Fire Department during the school's annual "Every 15 Minutes" program. More...

District gets award for prevention of dropouts

Conejo Valley Unified School District's dropout prevention program has been recognized as a model by the state's Office of Education. More...

High School High-Lights

All events (subject to change) are listed by name, location and time if provided. Newbury Park Panthers Fri., March 27: Senior GIS DATA field trip/Santa Cruz Island/7:30 a.m. Mon., March 30: FHA-HERO state leadership meeting Mrs. 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. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park A male, 57, who allegedly battered and threatened to kill his wife, was arrested at 11:20 a.m. March 19 in the 400 block of Havenside Avenue. More...

New chief deputy is appointed by Ventura County sheriff

David Tennessen has been appointed chief deputy by Ventura County Sheriff Bob Brooks. He will start the position April 5. More...

Family

Eggstravaganza coming April 4 to Conejo Creek Soccer Fields

Conejo Recreation and Park District will present the 26th annual Spring Eggstravaganza from noon to 3 p.m. Sat., April 4 at the Conejo Creek Soccer Fields at the 23 Freeway and Janss Road in Thousand Oaks. More...

Movie night coming to Paraiso

An Earth Day movie night is planned for 7 p.m. Sat., April 25 at Paraiso at Dos Vientos Ranch, 350 Via Las Brisas, Newbury Park. The movie will be "Arctic Tale," a family friendly National Geographic film about life in the Arctic. More...

Local girls prove they're up to mental challenges

JANN HENDRY/Acorn Newspapers ON TARGET—Alana O'Sullivan, 7, a first-grader at Sycamore Canyon School, takes aim at a target during the recent Medieval Faire at the Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley. More...

Editorials

People who can, should buy things

One of today's letter writers has it exactly right; we are growing weary of the Home Depot debate. More...

Political Cartoon

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Real Estate

Julia Otero

Julia Otero won the award for Top Listing agent from Prudential California Realty's Camarillo office for December 2008. More...

Mountain View Home Sits On A Large Sweeping Corner Lot

Beautiful Estates at Mountain View home sits on a large sweeping corner lot and features hardwood floors, recessed lights, French doors, closet organizers, loft, and upstairs laundry room with sink. More...

CMA And Get REAL Join Forces

CMA and Get REAL were two separate real estate networking groups, each consisting of Conejo Valley's finest Realtors who met independently to exchange information, and share their knowledge and experience to best serve their clients. More...