April 30, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

City tries to 'cash in' on stimulus money

Thousand Oaks is applying for $40.3 million in competitive grants from federal stimulus money available for shovelready projects. The undertakings must add jobs, begin in 120 days and be completed in two years. More...

Health & Wellness

Event promotes healthy kids

The Conejo Valley and Miller Family YMCAs will celebrate YMCA Healthy Kids Day Sat., May 16. Intended to highlight healthy lifestyle choices for children and families, the event will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Swine flu not in Conejo Valley, yet

Ventura County Public Health officials, others in the healthcare profession are keeping a watchful eye on it

Though no cases of swine flu have been reported in Ventura County, Conejo Valley doctors are preparing for the virus to surface locally. Swine flu has reportedly killed an estimated 150 people worldwide since mid-March. More...

Caring quilt selling squares

The community may still purchase a square in the American Red Cross of Ventura County Quilt of Caring Program. More...

Calendar

Datebook

FRI., MAY 1 Thousand Oaks-WLV Chamber Of Commerce Networking breakfast, 7 to 9 a.m. at Los Robles Greens banquet center, 299 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

Schools

High School Hi-Lights

Newbury Park Panthers Fri., May 1 : Class voting period 3 classes/10 a.m. PFA bingo night/5:30 p.m./cafeteria Sat., May 2 : Girls' swim car wash/ 8 a.m. Ventura County Pride/3:30 p.m. Mon. More...

Summer session begins soon at Moorpark College

Summer sessions will begin May 26 and June 22 at Moorpark, Oxnard and Ventura colleges. Students can enroll at the colleges and complete a fullsemester class in four weeks during the summer. More...

Running like the wind

SCHOOL BENEFITS 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 MOVE, INC. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

NEW KID IN TOWN— Kid, a 9-year-old male black longhair cat, can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. He wanted to have been adopted yesterday, so get busy. To take Kid home, ask about identification No.3941049. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park On suspicion of being under the influence of controlled substances, the following subjects were arrested at the times, dates and places indicated: A male, 21, at 6 p.m. More...

Shots fired as armed robbery is foiled in Newbury Park

Gunfire from a handgun narrowly missed two people sitting in the front seat of a car as a bullet smashed through the passenger's window and lodged in the driver's door. More...

Letters

Do-it Center wins again, but why?

It's remarkable that Do-it Center- a store that to me lacks choices of product, good prices and customer service- can once again convince a community to keep a competitor from opening nearby. More...

Still wants to see a roller and ice skating rink in T.O.

Half of my wish came true thanks to our wonderful City Council. The former Kmart, a 33,000-square-foot commercial building, is still empty. It's just waiting to be converted into a skating center for our youth. More...

Wishes that Westlake Village wasn't part of T.O.

Regarding Anastasiya Heydari's April 2 letter ("Westlake Village is a city in Los Angeles County"), Westlake Village is more than a city. More...

Editorials

We print nearly all the letters that we receive

As a newspaper, we take our lumps. If we get something wrong, we correct it. But sometimes we're blamed for no reason. This newspaper does not censor or screen out letters to the editor and print only the ones we agree with. More...

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Wild West heritage revisited

JANN HENDRY/Acorn Newspapers 'RIDE 'EM, COWGIRL'—Hannah LaCasse, 4, of Thousand Oaks rides a mechanical bull at the Conejo Valley Family Fun Fest and Chili Cook-Off at Conejo Creek Park South. More...

Decision expected soon on charter school

A Superior Court judge has heard the arguments surrounding the placement of Meadows Arts and Technology Elementary School and is expected to make a decision soon. More...

Hot and spicy Conejo Valley tradition

CHILI TIME— Jeni King, right, serves Left Coast Parrot Heads Chili to Stephanie Powers during the Conejo Valley Family Fun Fest and Chili Cook-Off. They're both residents of Thousand Oaks. More...

Community

You can always vote by mail

Residents who will not be home for the May 19 special election or who prefer not to go to the polls may vote by mail. The last day to request a Vote by Mail ballot is Tues., May 12. All ballots must be returned by 8 p.m. More...

Tell us why your mom is the world's greatest

Mother's Day is Sun., May 10, and the T.O. Acorn wants your mom to receive the recognition she deserves. In 100 words or less, please write and tell us why your mother is special. More...

Public input sought on open space

The Conejo Open Space Conservation Agency (COSCA) will host a public workshop to discuss prioritization of parcels for potential acquisition at 6:30 p.m. Wed., May 13 in the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza third floor board room, 2100 E. More...

Dining & Entertainment

Conejo Players holds auditions

Conejo Players Theatre will host auditions for Elton John and Tim Rice's musical "Aida" at 6 p.m. Mon., May 11 to Wed., May 13 at the theater, 351 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

The Movie Nut

"Earth"

Directed by: Alistair Fothergill, Mark Linfield Starring: Mother Earth (narrated by James Earl Jones) MPAA rating: G Running time: 91 minutes Best suited for: humanity Least suited for: More...

YAE presents 'Once Upon a Mattress'

The Young Artists Ensemble will present "Once Upon a Mattress," the Broadway musical based on the "Princess and the Pea" fairy tale, from May 1 through 17 at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. More...

Sports

Westlake's big men controlling the court

Kevorken and Kneller have volleyball team thinking league championship

They intimidate in different ways. Standing 6foot9 and growing by the year, Westlake High senior middle blocker Scott Kevorken doesn't have to do much to get the opposition's undivided attention when he steps onto a volleyball court. More...

Lion hitters continue to pound the baseball

The Oaks Christian baseball team is trying to slug its way to a Tri-Valley League championship. Opposing pitchers have found little room for error when facing the Lions' offense this season. More...

Lancers put the brakes on Agoura's win streak

Yamek's effort helps Thousand Oaks shut down Chargers

Behind seven strong innings from pitcher Taylor Yamek and a two-run blast by shortstop Paris Shipp, the Thousand Oaks High softball squad was able to cool off red-hot Agoura with a 4-1 victory Tuesday at TOHS. More...

Faith

Conejo Valley religious groups offer support

An increasing number of Conejo Valley residents are turning to their churches and synagogues for both spiritual and financial help during these economically challenging times. More...

Family

My son the chef

'Can I cook dinner tonight? And can I use real food, not just Tinker Toys?'

My father-in-law bought my 5-year-old son a chef's jacket for stirring a pot of soup the other day, and now the kid thinks he's Wolfgang Puck, cooking "masterpiece meals" made from Tinker Toy pieces. More...

Showing support for Make-A-Wish

A FULFILLING WALK— Thousand Oaks residents, from left, Yeman Wong, Dennis Michael and the MacFadyen family—John, Brooke, 5, and Stephanie—participate in the recent Make-A-Wish Camarillo 5K race at Freedom Park in Camarillo. More...

Stages presents children's audition workshop

Stages Performing Arts Inc., a nonprofit children's theater camp, will present an audition workshop from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Sat., May 2 at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. More...

Real Estate

Affordable Manufactured Home In Senior Community

This 2005 Skyline manufactured home is approximately 1,280 square feet with a wide open, flowing floor plan, and has an attractive and easytomaintain yard in a senior community. More...

Largest Deer Ridge Model Featuring Lush Tropical Backyard

Largest Deer Ridge model, this house has 4 bedrooms, a bonus room and 3 bathrooms. More...

Create A Smarter Home In A Down Economy

A tight economy means most American homeowners are keeping close watch on their budgets, cutting spending on frivolities and extras. More...