June 4, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

The No. 1 high school netters' team

'WE'RE CHAMPIONS!'— Chris Balay, left, Jake Kneller, Travis Magorien and Nick Weaver celebrate after the Westlake Warriors beat Royal High School in five games to claim the school's first boys' volleyball CIF championship at Thousand O More...

Health & Wellness

Wellness has full calendar of events

The Wellness Community Valley/Ventura will present the following special events in June. Its offices are at 530 Hampshire Road in the Westlake Village portion of Thousand Oaks. More...

To avoid risks of hormone replacement, some women give acupuncture a try

An increasing number of women are electing to avoid hormone replacement therapy for fear of an increased risk of cancer, especially after seeing loved ones suffer. More...

Garden tea party will benefit Hospice

Tea in the Garden, an event to benefit Hospice of the Conejo, will be hosted by Evie Bystrom and Rick Herrrera on Sun., June 14 at their home in Thousand Oaks. More...

Calendar

Datebook

THURS., JUNE 4 Business & Professional Women's Club Meets in lower lounge by bar, Hyatt Westlake Plaza, 880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. More...

Schools

Students chosen for leadership

Five local high school sophomores will attend the annual Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Seminar Series from June 5 to 7 at California Lutheran University. More...

Meadows hosting reunion picnic

Meadows Elementary School is hosting a reunion picnic for former students, staff and teachers from 4 to 6 p.m. Sun., June 7 at the school, 2000 La Granada Drive, Thousand Oaks. More...

High School Hi-Lights

Newbury Park Panthers Fri., June 5: Career Choices Faire/ B1, B2/8 a.m. Prom/Skirball Center, Los Angeles/8 p.m. Sat., June 6: Choir awards/cafeteria/6 p.m. Sun., June 7: Baccalaureate/performing arts center/2 p.m. Mon. More...

Business

Investment firm moves into a larger office

West Oak Capital, a registered investment advisory firm, has relocated to a larger space in Westlake Village. It also welcomed Marcia Watkins as its new operations manager. More...

Huge showroom on display

After 20 years of service in Southern California, JFK Company, a Ventura County-based contractor specializing in interlocking paver installations, has recently opened a 10,000-square-foot showroom and display at 28378 Roadside Drive, Agoura Hills. 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

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park A male, 51, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol at 11:20 p.m. May 28 in the 100 block of Academy Drive. More...

The Oaks mall now has a permanent police presence in the shopping center

A police resource center has opened at The Oaks mall, on the lower level outside the Macy's women's store. More...

T.O. deputies honored by L.A. County sheriff

Senior Dep. Michael Marco, Senior Dep. Ehren Nehira, Dep. Shannon McElveen, Dep. Tim Ragan and crime analyst Amanda Carr each received L.A. Star Scroll Awards

The Los Angeles County Sheriff honored Thousand Oaks Police Department bike patrol members and a crime analyst for working together to stop two female criminals from preying on seniors. Senior Dep. Michael Marco, Senior Dep. More...

Family

It's time to draw dear old dad

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

Pioneer Jamboree coming to Stagecoach Inn Museum

The Stagecoach Inn Museum will host the annual Pioneer Jamboree from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., June 13 on the museum's grounds at 51 S. Ventu Park Road, Newbury Park. More...

Making like 'G.I. Joe'

PLAYING A WAR GAME— Tyler Kagy, 11, a Colina Middle School sixth-grader, pretends to be in combat as he uses a machine gun mounted on a a World War II Army Jeep. More...

Editorials

Another bicycle accident hits home

Our hearts go out to the family of the boy, 7, who was hit by a car while he was riding a bicycle last Saturday afternoon in Newbury Park. More...

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Real Estate

Real estate shows signs of recovery

As homeowners and homebuyers in Southern California, including those in the local markets, continue to cope with struggling residential sales, Acorn managing editor John Loesing begins a multipart questionandanswer series with local r More...

Near Parks, Schools And Shopping

This singlestory fourbedroom, two-bathroom home is in a quiet location near parks, schools and shopping. More...

Adding A Deck Is A Great Alternative To Vacation Spending

Instead of spending on pricey vacations, more Americans are turning to money-saving alternatives in their own backyards. Upgrading or adding a deck is a great way to take advantage of outdoor living spaces. More...

Number of homeless people goes up in Thousand Oaks

Some Thousand Oaks families go to work each day and spend everything they make to pay for a $50 hotel room. More...

Bicycle rider, 7, hit by motorist

A 7-year-old boy riding a bike without a helmet is in critical condition with head injuries after colliding with a car on a street near his home. The boy was riding on a sidewalk on Saturday at about 2:20 p.m. More...

Voluntary subscription drive continues

The Thousand Oaks Acorn invites you to participate in a voluntary subscription drive that will also benefit Conejo Valley's food bank, Manna, which serves only local families and residents . More...

Community

Calleguas defers water rate increase

The Calleguas Municipal Water District board of directors unanimously voted last month to delay a new rate increase, imposed by its supplier, until January 2010. More...

Chorale to hold auditions

Los Robles Master Chorale will audition new singers interested in joining the group for the 2009-10 season. More...

Irish John Gore honored by Hospice

Philanthropist Irish John Gore was brought to tears when friends, family and other admirers filled the Sunset Hills Country Club last month to honor him with an award created just for the occasion. More...

Dining & Entertainment

The Movie Nut

"Up" Rated: PG When I gave Ben Stiller's original "Night at the Museum" (2006) a less than stellar review, I was physically accosted, by an Acorn editor no less, whose kids thought the film was, you know, the greatest thing ever. More...

Voice, piano students to perform in recitals

Piano and voice students of the Bernadette Nader Music Studio will present the annual recital at 3:45 p.m. Sun., June 14 at St. Matthew's United Methodist Church, 1360 S. Wendy Drive, Newbury Park. More...

WHS grad, now a comedian, will go onstage in Moorpark

Former Thousand Oaks resident and Moorpark College alumnus Nick Rutherford will take part in an evening of stand-up comedy called "Like These Guys" at 8 p.m. More...

Sports

Warriors won't be denied

Westlake boys' squad claims program's first section volleyball title by outlasting Royal

It was an electric atmosphere for a classic CIFSouthern Section boys' volleyball title match between a pair of Marmonte League co-champions. More...

CVU girls win Memorial Day tourney

GETTING DEFENSIVE— The Real SoCal White '98 girls' soccer squad won the CVU Memorial Day Tournament of Champions. Real SoCal outscored its opponents, 14-1. More...

OCHS football ranked in top 10

The Oaks Christian football team was ranked No. 9 nationally in a recently released preseason poll by the website www.MaxPreps.com. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

VAN GOGH?— Vincent is a 3-year-old male domestic longhair brown tabby cat. He's a stray. His tail was severed in a trap, so he would appreciate some tender loving care. More...

Faith

New parish plan is open for discussion

St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church will host three town hallstyle meetings for parishioners to hear about and comment on a new parish plan. The meetings will be from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. today, June 4; 9 to 11 a.m. More...

Vacation Bible School offered

The United Methodist Church of Westlake Village will host Vacation Bible School from 9 a.m. to noon Mon. to Fri., June 22 to 26 at the church, 1049 S. Westlake Blvd. More...

Evolution theology to be discussed

Evolution evangelist the Rev. Michael Dowd will give a presentation at 7:30 p.m. Fri., June 12 at Conejo Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 3327 Old Conejo Road, Newbury Park. More...

Letters

An RV eyesore and more clutter can be easily seen on Arboles

I find it amusing that the city is reviewing its RV parking policy. More...

RV owners get too much sympathy from city of T.O.

Do you have to maneuver around large unsightly RVs parked day after day in your neighborhood? More...

Coyote coverage was biased in the T.O. Acorn story

In response to your recent article as well as similar articles you have published in the past, I object to the tone taken by the Thou sand Oaks Acorn . More...

Columns

Summer vacation

September 1963. Sixth grade. Miss McClintock's class at Huntington Junior High. I had braces and bad hair and eyebrows that looked like Leonid Brezhnev's. The first assignment? Write an essay about what you did for summer vacation. More...

Vacation Photos

Take Your Thousand Oaks Acorn on Vacation

OMENS OF THE ROMANS—Chris Whetstone, DDS, marks the 20th anniversary of her Thousand Oaks dental practice with a trip to Italy accompanied by her staff, Carol, Alison and Michelle. More...