May 28, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Residents will be asked if they are willing to pay for services

The Thousand Oaks City Council approved spending up to $83,000 to ask residents if they're willing to pay additional taxes to support schools, parks and city services. The measure passed by a 4-1 vote. More...

Health & Wellness

Award winners in Conejo Valley healthcare

HONOREES- Presenting a proclamation on behalf of the city of Thousand Oaks in recognition of National Nurses Week is Mayor Pro Tem Dennis Gillette, second from left. More...

Summer safety tips for kids

Since summer is almost here everyone is ready to get out and enjoy outdoor activities. But for the younger set, summer holds dangers that can readily be avoided with precaution and consistency. Be bold . More...

Meetings educate on prostate cancer

The Thousand Oaks Us TOO/Man 2 Man prostate cancer education and support group has two meetings planned for June to help keep men apprised of the latest developments in the battle against the disease. At 6:30 p.m. on Wed. More...

Calendar

Datebook

THURS., MAY 28 School Fundraiser Book Sale Viewpoint School hosts book fair, 1 to 6 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, The Commons, Calabasas. Curious George in persons. Scavenger hunt for kids. More...

Schools

CVUSD rescinds about 30 percent of its layoffs

Conejo Valley Unified School District recently rescinded about 30 percent of its layoff notices. But 71 teachers and counselors were told they wouldn't be coming back to CVUSD next year, although the district can still rehire them. More...

Aspen Elementary School to host Summerfest

Summerfest 2009 Neighborhood Celebration will take place from 3 to 8 p.m. Fri., June 5 at Aspen Elementary School, 1870 Oberlin Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

Junior at WHS helps kids who need school supplies

Brandon Sand, a Westlake High School junior, has collected gently used school supplies from the students of Westlake Hills Elementary School again this year for donation to less fortunate students in the Los Angeles Unified School Distri More...

Business

New Italian gelato eatery opens in The Oaks

Paciugo Gelato Caffe, a family owned and operated company specializing in artisan Italian gelato, is now open in Thousand Oaks at 190 W. Hillcrest Drive in The Oaks mall. 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...

Pets

Pet of the Week

LIVELY— Sadie, a 1-year-old yellow Labrador retriever, can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. To take Sadie home, ask about identification No. A3937275. More...

Thousand Oaks resident appointed director of Ventura County Animal Regulation Department

Monica Nolan has been appointed to the position of director of Animal Regulation, accord ing to Marty Robinson, Ventura County executive officer. Nolan joined the county in 1998 as part of the county executive office. More...

Faith

CEJE confirms students, celebrates

Youths lead Havdalah service, affirm commitment

The Center for Early Jewish Education in Thousand Oaks recently celebrated the confirmation of its students at The Renaissance Hotel, Agoura Hills. More...

Chabad to host gala banquet

Chabad of the Conejo will celebrate its 30th anniversary at its annual gala banquet, 5:30 p.m. Wed., June 10 at the Warner Center Marriott Hotel, 21850 Oxnard St., Woodland Hills. More...

Fundraising concert coming to local temple

Temple Etz Chaim will host a fundraiser concert at 5:30 p.m. Sun., June 7 at the synagogue, 1080 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. The concert features SoulAviv, a four-person vocal group from Santa Barbara and their backing band. More...

Letters

Voters can correct silly city spending at the ballot box

I agree with the many letters that have been printed in the Acorn regarding the squandering of our tax dollars by the City Council majority. We as a community need to hold them accountable for their actions. More...

Stealing a camera from a student is as low as it gets

Thousand Oaks High School held its prom recently at the Peterson Automobile Museum. It was a rite of passage for most seniors, and my daughter and her friends were no exception. More...

Don't complain when people are demonstrating about lower taxes

It always bemuses me when liberals get all upset and bothered when someone else exercises their freedom of speech and right of public assembly. More...

Editorials

Citizens are in no mood for tax hikes

Spending $83,000 to survey residents is a good investment especially when compared to blowing $96,500 on a consultant to analyze why a local shopping center isn't making more money. More...

Political Cartoon

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RV parking is under review again in T. O.

Thousand Oaks continues to battle over the issue of large vehicle parking on city streets. More...

CLU is more than just a pretty campus to city residents

People who've lived here for years know that California Lutheran University contributes significantly to the quality of life. More...

Demand for food goes up at Conejo Valley food bank

Manna, the local food bank, has kicked off its "Save our Summer" campaign to fill its shelves for what's expected to be its most demanding summer ever. More...

Community

Here are items that Manna needs

Manna welcomes donations of the following items: •canned tuna •canned pasta (e.g., Chef Boyardee) •pasta •baby wipes •toilet paper •jelly and jam •Rice-a-Roni •macaroni and cheese •canne More...

Census Center seeks managers

The Los Angeles Regional Census Center is recruiting managers for 27 local census offices, 26 of them in Southern California and one in Honolulu, Hawaii. More...

TOPD Resource Center will have grand opening in The Oaks mall

The Thousand Oaks Police Department will host the grand opening of The Oaks Police Resource Center storefront from 4 to 6 p.m. More...

Dining & Entertainment

He's making a big margarita decision

SAVORS THE FLAVOR— Margarita Mix-off official judge Andy Street of Thousand Oaks tastes a margarita during Soroptimist International of the Conejo's fundraiser. The annual event was last Thursday at Conejo Creek Park in T.O. More...

Fellowship to host fundraiser

The Conejo Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will present the annual show "Let's Go to the Movies" at 8 p.m. Fri. and Sat., May 29 and 30 at the church, 3327 Old Conejo Road, Newbury Park. More...

Fixing a tasty treat for Soroptimist club

SHAKEN, NOT STIRRED— Bartender Natalie Aftandilian of the Alamo Bar and Restaurant shakes up a margarita during the Margarita Mix-off fundraiser presented by Soroptimist International of the Conejo. More...

Sports

Two in a row finishing first

BACK-TO-BACK CHAMPS- The Thousand Oaks Bulldogs 14U Baseball Club won the Moorpark Spring Break Tournament for the second consecutive year. They beat the Simi Valley Baseball League Reds 6-4 in the finals. More...

Thousand Oaks powers its way into tennis final

T.O. eager to avenge season's lone loss

The Lancers had to sweat, but they still nabbed a huge victory. More...

Locals rule the day at CIF divisionals

Jules Sharpe and Niko DiMartino of Oaks Christian, as well as La Reina's Sarah Pearson, were big winners during last weekend's CIF-Southern Section Track and Field Divisional Championships at Cerritos College. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park A male, 26, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol at 1:42 a.m. May 17 at Ventu Park and Newbury roads. More...

T.O. resident is arraigned

Peter Joseph Wagner, 51, of Thousand Oaks has been arraigned on a criminal complaint charging him with four counts of felony sales tax evasion. Wagner has operated a motorcycle dealership in Thousand Oaks since 1994. More...

Officials warned about public safety cutbacks

Law enforcement officials say crimes increase when the economy sours

Police chiefs across Ventura County are reminding state and federal lawmakers that cutting the budgets of local police departments during a recession may cost taxpayers more in the end. More...

Family

Kids can color their dad for Father's Day

Sun., June 21 is Father's Day, and the Thousand Oaks Acorn is inviting you to take out pen, pencil or crayon and draw a picture of dear old Dad. More...

Balance and coordination are required

'KEEP JUGGLING'— Devyn Daniels, left, of Thousand Oaks, Megan Walker of Simi Valley and Julia Baird of Agoura, all 9, juggle during the inaugural Conejo Valley United Soccer Club Juggleathon at Conejo Creek Park North. More...

Girl Scouts go bridging in San Francisco

MOVING UP IN GSA- Girls of Troop No. 60133 in Thousand Oaks enjoy San Francisco. They were joined by 5,500 other Girl Scouts across the U.S. for their bridging event, advancing from juniors to cadettes. More...

Columns

Cruising into antiquity

By the time you read this I will be sailing away in celebration of yet another 39th birthday. Sort of a "Kirby Cruises into Antiquity" moment. More...

Vacation Photos

Take Your Thousand Oaks Acorn on Vacation

49TH STATE—Local residents John, Suzan, Alexa, Brett and Carly Takeuchi bundle up to go whale watching in Juneau, Alaska. More...

Real Estate

Flowers help sell a house

Realtors say curb appeal is one of the most important tools to help sell a home. More...

Cindy Sorey and Bruce Karasik

RE/MAX Olson & Associates congratulates Bruce Karasik and Cindy Sorey of the Karasik Team for their sales production in the months of March and April totaling more than $1.5 million. More...

Steve Young

Steve Young was recently acknowledged for consistent high produc tion. He has been a Realtor with Century 21 for 30 years. More...