April 9, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Federal ruling on marijuana may have local implications

Now that the discrepancy between federal and state medical marijuana laws has been resolved, cities throughout California are reexamining their stance on whether to allow local cannabis clubs. More...

Health & Wellness

Buddhist Center Tells Why Meditation Works

The Tushita Kadampa Buddhist Center in Thousand Oaks presents four reasons why persons should try meditation. •Meditation makes a person happy and positive: The purpose of meditation is to make the mind calm and peaceful. More...

Cancer patients to learn how to cope with stress

A "Success over Stress" seminar will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thurs., April 16 at the Wellness Community Valley/Ventura, 530 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. More...

Golf to support Cancer Society

The second annual Agoura Relay For Life Golf Tournament will be on Mon, April 20 at Wood Ranch Golf Club, 301 Wood Ranch Parkway, Simi Valley. More...

Calendar

Datebook

FRI., APRIL 10 Dance Jam Ventura 7 to 10 p.m. at Ventura NIA Center, 2343 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura. Freestyle dancing with or without partner. DJ provides music. Family friendly. No drugs, smoking, alcohol. More...

Schools

Singers show they can dance

'HOP ON DOWN'- - Amy Counts, 15, left, grooves with fellow Westlake High School choir member Carolyn Canzano, 16, at the school's recent annual Choir Banquet Dinner and Silent Auction at the Los Robles Greens Banquet Center. More...

High School Hi-Lights

All events (subject to change) are listed by name, location and time if provided. Newbury Park Panthers Fri., April 10: Spring break - no school Mon., April 13: Spring break - no school ELD meeting/conference room/2:15 p.m. More...

T.O. resident named to dean's list

Chelsea O. Taylor of Thousand Oaks has been named to the dean's list for the fall semester at Babson College in Wellesley, Mass. Babson College is recognized internationally as a leader in entrepreneurial management education. More...

Business

Michael's Travel is Recognized for Luxury, Family and Adventure Packages

Owner Michael Ginsburg of Michael's Travel Centre Inc. More...

Senior Retreat Shines with Jewelry Shows

At Agoura Hills Senior Retreat one might not think there was a recession. The staff and residents are often indulging in jewelry purchases from The Jewelry Ladies, a traveling bazaar set up in the retreat's dining room. More...

It's Time to Invest in Solar Energy

Solar Choice Solutions Inc. has been providing renewal energy solutions for more than 15 years. The company has been recognized by Southern California Edison and the city of Agoura for superior workmanship. More...

Police

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, 46, at 11:32 p.m. More...

Obituaries

Memorial For Travis

Travis Hansen 04-03-1995 to 09-14-2007

Miss You Son. You would have been 14 years old this month. Dad More...

Family

Police offer help, classes for parents of troubled children

The city of Thousand Oaks and the Thousand Oaks Police Department have a mutual interest in ensuring that children reach their scholastic and personal growth potential. More...

Easter vengeance

I won't be participating in the family Easter Egg Hunt and Barbecue Eggstravaganza this year. I won't participate because, every year, the group elects me to barbecue the food, and I'm sick of doing it. More...

Temple Gets Award for Emphasizing Social Action for Kids

Temple Adat Elohim will receive the Irving J. More...

Columns

No sport for softies

Spring is the season for it. At the Los Cerritos field of dreams. Catch the girls in action in the dirt near the dugout, just a visor toss from the Twizzlers and tri-tip sandwiches. More...

Real Estate

Rancho Serrano Townhomes In Thousand Oaks Now Available

Rancho Serrano Townhomes in Thousand Oaks is open for sales, built by Southern California multiresidential boutique developer Double R Real Estate Associates LLC. More...

Should buyers use a real estate professional?

With just the stroke of a few keys, you can find myriad resources on the Internet to help in your search for a new home. Besides property listings, you can find out about specific communities, schools and mortgage options. More...

Two Luxury Single-Story Homesites Now Available In New Rancho Conejo Village Neighborhood

Two luxury singlestory homesites are available in the new phasereleased Saturday at Montecito, a neighborhood of new luxury homes in Rancho Conejo Village, Thousand Oaks' premier private, gated community, according to the developer, More...

County wants to stop paying nonresident library fees

The Ventura County Library Services Commission voted last week to recommend that the Ventura County Board of Supervisors stop paying for city of Thousand Oaks library services for residents of unincorporated areas. More...

Home Depot is disappointed by council's disapproval

The City Council's decision to not allow a Home Depot to be built on the former Kmart site was clearly a disappointment to the company, said Kathryn Gallagher, Home Depot spokesperson. More...

Perfectly dressed for egg hunting in Conejo Valley

FILLING HER BASKET- Rachel Lachberg, 5, of Newbury Park is ready to find hidden eggs at the Conejo Creek soccer fields during Conejo Recreation and Park District's Spring Eggstravaganza. The event was noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday. More...

Community

Day laborer site in T.O. gets attention again in debate over Home Depot

The city's day laborer site on Royal Oaks Drive received a lot of attention recently when City Council members repeatedly referred to it as a reason not to allow a Home Depot to be built on Hampshire Road. More...

'Charming couple' leaves a path of financial destruction

After doing business with a Thousand Oaks couple who will likely be sentenced to decades in prison, a once financially comfortable local widow now depends on her Social Security check to survive. More...

Fort Wildwood has 'cease fire'

Conejo Recreation and Park District's plan for a concrete slab with picnic tables was nixed by residents who demanded more creativity in the replacement of Fort Wildwood. More...

Dining & Entertainment

Comedy Night is coming on Monday

Wellness Community Valley/ Ventura will host a 7 to 8 p.m. comedy night on Mon., April 13 at 530 Hampshire Road in T.O. More...

The Four Preps will bring a '50s-style 'Fun Fest' to Thousand Oaks on Saturday

The Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Foundation presents the Four Preps, with original lead singer Bruce Belland, in concert at 8 p.m. Sat., April 11 at the Fred Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. More...

'42nd Street' a magical, razzle-dazzle show

Cabrillo Music Theatre's production of the musical "42nd Street," which was presented recently at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, is one of the best examples of "pure entertainment" ever staged on Broadway. More...

Sports

Gretzky brothers choose different paths

One plays golf, the other is a baseball and football star

It can be difficult for a son to follow in his father's footsteps. This is especially true when your dad is nicknamed "The Great One" and did more for the National Hockey League than any player in the history of the sport. More...

Baseball beat

Bollar swinging a hot bat for TOHS

Danger lurks at the bottom of the Thousand Oaks High batting order. Penciled in way down in the ninth spot of the lineup, Lancer sophomore left fielder Avondre Bollar has been flexing his muscle at the plate in recent weeks. More...

Marmonte invites OCHS to join league for all sports

Calabasas could be on the way out

The Marmonte League has formally invited Oaks Christian to join its ranks for all high school sports beginning during the 2010-11 season. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

LIVELY— Lindsay, a 1½-year-old white female Labrador mix, is partially blind. She can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. To take Lindsay home, ask for ID No. A3942154. More...

Faith

Holy Week services are scheduled for Church of the Epiphany in Oak Park

The Church of the Epiphany (Episcopal) will present Holy Week services in the sanctuary, 5450 Churchwood Drive, Oak Park. •Maundy Thursday, 7:30 p.m. April 9. More...

Love the moment, like it or not

"Love the moment. Flowers grow out of dark moments. There fore, each moment is vital. It af fects the whole. More...

Women's seder coming to Temple Adat Elohim

In observance of Passover, Temple Adat Elohim will host a women's seder at 6:15 p.m. Mon., April 13 at the temple, 2420 Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. More...

Letters

Spending money is a bad idea for the American people

I literally choked reading your editorial on March 26 ("People who can, should buy things.") The Acorn is now our local economic commentator. You must be out of your minds. More...

Teachers must be paid if we want first-rate education

As hard as I try to refrain from writing to this paper because of the tiresome, predictably bitter responses that consistently come afterward, there always seems to be something that triggers a response from me. More...

Schools should be the No. 1 priority, student says

Reading the April 2 letters which belittled the funding woes of the California education system, I became very close to irate. I am not a teacher, a school board member, a parent. I am not an administrator. I am a student. More...

Editorials

Time will tell if the decision on Home Depot was wise

The City Council last week supported an appeal that shot down a second Home Depot for Conejo Valley. The new store would have gone into the old Kmart site on Hampshire Road, just south of the 101 Freeway. More...

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