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Hearing on proposed charter school is postponed

A hearing scheduled for March 27 to determine whether a charter school will be placed on the Meadows Elementary campus was postponed until later this month. More...

Health & Wellness

Voice-over actress speaks out for Alzheimer's research

After losing both of her grandmothers to Alzheimer's, Dina Sherman of Calabasas pledged to fight the disease. But with two young children and an acting career, she found it difficult to find time for her promise. More...

Walk to Work Day is April 3

The fifth annual National Walk to Work Day is Fri., April 3. The event encourages Americans to turn their commute into an exercise and healthy living opportunity by walking all or part way to work. The event is endorsed by the U.S. More...

Bioidentical Hormone Therapy is Now Available

Bioidentical hormone therapy has become a hot topic lately for men and women. Oprah Winfrey presents specials; celebrities write books, but what therapy is best? More...

Calendar

Datebook

THURS., APR. 2 Business & Professional Women's Club Meets at Hyatt Westlake Plaza, 880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village, in lower lounge near bar. More...

Schools

New CLU provost

Leanne Neilson, PsyD., has been named provost and vice president for academic affairs at California Lutheran University. Neilson has served as interim provost since April. More...

Young teams get incredible opportunity

MAKING THE BIG TIME- Sycamore Canyon Middle School seventh-grade girls of Newbury Park played Redwood Middle School seventh-grade girls of Thousand Oaks during halftime at the UCLA Bruins/ Cal Berkeley women's basketball game at Pauley Pavilion e More...

Track club will host a blood drive on Saturday

United Track Club will host a blood drive from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sat., April 4 at the Westlake High School track field, 100 N. Lakeview Canyon Road, Westlake Village. More...

Business

Chamber breakfast comes to Thousand Oaks

The Thousand Oaks-Westlake Village Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold a "Pass the Mike" networking breakfast from 7 to 9 a.m. Fri., April 3 at the Los Robles Greens Banquet Center, 299 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

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 MOVE, INC. More...

Police

Credit card manufacturing ring cracked by T.O. police

An alleged elaborate shoplifting scheme at Best Buy in Thousand Oaks led police detectives to what could be a major credit card manufacturing ring. The investigation began when a security team at Best Buy, 390 N. More...

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park The following subjects were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the times, dates and places indicated: A female, 53, at noon March 25 at Via Rio and Via Juanita; a male, 25, at 1:29 More...

Cops may have captured car burglars

It sounds like a very unsettling magic trick: Leave valuables in cars in Thousand Oaks and they disappear. Well, maybe it's not David Copperfield after all. More...

Family

Speaker says positive parenting should include factual dicussions of sex and sexuality

Nearly 20 parents came together last week in Los Cerritos Middle School's multipurpose room to get advice on talking about sex with their children. "Sex and Sexuality, Your Teen" was led by guest speaker Brenda Hunter. More...

Girls just want to have fun

SUMMER'S COMING- Maegan Matheson, right, of Thousand Oaks plows through obstacles in a bounce house with her friend, Rachel Berg. The girls, both 10, were enjoying the recent Boys & Girls Club of Conejo & Las Virgenes Summer Camp Open House. More...

The Lakes hosts Eggstravaganza

An Easter Eggstravaganza will be held from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sat., April 11 at The Lakes shopping center, 2200 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. More...

Columns

Squirrel of the Month

BRAVE SQUIRREL- ''Apparently the threat of two cats and a small dog wasn't enough for this little one," wrote Karen Gebhardt and Bob Casady of Simi Valley. "She tried in vain to get into the house last night. More...

Real Estate

Lora Martin and Michael Radonic

Lora Martin and Michael Radonic won the award for Top Listing agents from Prudential California Realty's Thousand Oaks regional office for January 2009. Martin and Radonic earned Prudential's Leading Edge Society for 2008. More...

Sally Bellerue

Dilbeck Realtors welcomes Sally Bellerue to the Westlake Village office. Bellerue and her family have been living in Westlake Village for 30 years. More...

Barbara and Allan

Barbara and Allan offer sellers and buyers a chance to have "A Better Experience," which is their trademark level of service. More...

Home Depot project shot down at 11th hour after long battle

Shortly after 1 a.m. Wednesday the City Council voted down construction of a Home Depot on Hampshire Road. More...

Sights of spring include unicyclists

PERFECT BALANCE— Iain Paterson of Thousand Oaks rides his "muni", a mountain unicycle, at Conejo Creek Park. Paterson was at the park last Thursday with some friends practicing hops, jumps and obstacles. More...

Community

Hikers may have found missing T.O. man

A mysterious disappearance in 2006 may have been solved when a car was discovered in a canyon last weekend. More...

City Council has 9 commandments

The City Council has created nine commandments they want to permanently post on a wall in council chambers. The norms, originally passed in July 2005, were reviewed earlier this year. More...

Part of Lynn Road has lower speed limit

In about a week new signs and pavement markings will show a speed reduction to 45 mph on a portion of Lynn Road, according to public works director Mark Watkins. More...

Dining & Entertainment

Humorist-folk singer to perform at Borchard

Humorous folk singersongwriter Jackie Morris of Carpinteria will perform at 8 p.m. Fri., April 10 at the Fireside Theatre in the Borchard Community Center, 190 Reino Road, Newbury Park. More...

'Pirates of Penzance' is stellar

Play review

After devoting the last few years to some of Gilbert and Sullivan's lesser-known operettas, the Ventura County Gilbert & Sullivan Repertory Company (VCGSRC) has trotted out one of the duo's biggest hits, "The Pirates of Penzance. More...

The Movie Nut

"Sherman's Way"

Directed by: Craig M. Saavedra Written by: Tom Nance Starring: Michael Shulman, James LeGros, Enrico Colantoni, Brooke Nevin, Lacey Chabert, Tom Nance Rated: Not rated (mild adult language, mild sexual innuendo) Running time: More...

Sports

Marmonte League spring outlook: Track and field

Off and running

It's a good thing most track and field coaches carry a stopwatch because the race for a Marmonte League title in boys' and girls' track and field will be very close this spring. More...

Report: CHS football team wants out of Marmonte

Eric Sondheimer of the Los Angeles Times reports Calabasas High will request to leave the Marmonte League for football during the next releaguing cycle, set for the 2010-11 school year. More...

CLU Community Leaders hosting golf tourney

The California Lutheran University Community Leaders Association will host its ninth annual Golf Tournament on Thurs., June 18 at Moorpark Country Club. Proceeds from the tournament will provide scholarships for CLU students. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

DESIGNER LOOK— Gucci, an 11-year-old female gray and brown shorthair cat can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. To take Gucci home, ask about identification No. 3934048. More...

Faith

Hollywood Bowl to have Easter sunrise service

The 88th annual Hollywood Bowl Easter Sunrise Service will take place from 5:30 to 7 a.m. Sun., April 12 in Hollywood. The theme is "Peace on Earth." Six multidenominational clergy will lead the service. More...

Monte Vista Presbyterian to host Easter service

Monte Vista Presbyterian Church will host an outdoor community sunrise Easter service from 6:30 to 7:15 a.m. More...

Learning early about generosity

HELPING- Church volunteer Jack Rickelmann, 12, of Westlake Village sorts and organizes paper goods at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church as part of Project Response. More...

Letters

Acorn editorial praised for telling it like it is

I want to congratulate the Acorn on its March 26 editorial ("People who can, should buy things"). More...

Dollars and sense don't always 'add up' in education

The column from Conejo Valley Unified School Superintendent Mario Contini in your March 19 issue blames the passage of Proposition 13 in 1978 for the funding problems we now face in our school system. More...

Don't blame Prop. 13 for failures in public education

Superintendent Mario Contini's March 19 column infers the state's school funding crisis is exacerbated by Proposition 13. If not for Prop. More...

Editorials

Respecting the opinions of others is the key to political debate

The City Council in Thousand Oaks is again trying to promote decorum during its twice-per-month meetings. More...

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