June 18, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

City passes a balanced budget

The City Council has voted in favor of a balanced twoyear budget without making any changes to what city staff recommended, but the city's financial future is unclear due to county, state and federal uncertainty. More...

T.O. budget allows for salary increases

Disagreement has occurred over the city's budget for the next fiscal year. More...

Health & Wellness

Doctor to discuss cancer research

Susie Jun, MD, will discuss the stateoftheart findings of international leaders in the field of breast cancer research, detection and treatment as presented at the 2008 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. More...

Walk for love

The Loving Heart Hospice Foundation will host a 5/10K Love Walk Sat., July 4 at Tierra Rejada Park, 11900 Mountain Trail Drive, Moorpark. Registration begins at 7 a.m. The 10K walk will start at 7:30 a.m. and the 5K at 7:45. More...

A bright future

FEELING GREAT ABOUT LIFE— Thousand Oaks resident Lianne Ingalla socializes with friends after lunch recently at the national Celebration of Life picnic at the Wellness Community in T.O. More...

Calendar

Datebook

THURS., JUNE 18 Wellness Community Valley/Ventura Is collecting new and used books for an upcoming book sale to raise funds for support and education programs. More...

Schools

Local school graduates 20 nurses

Twenty nursing students successfully completed 185 hours of nurse's assistant training at Professional Medical Careers Institute and received their CNA pins on June 15 at the Grant Brimhall/ Thousand Oaks Library in Thousand Oaks. More...

Century High senior standout

Jordan Alatorre graduated six months early but took the stage at Century High School's graduation last week. More...

Grad Facts

Century High School Class of 2009 Number of Graduates 22 Top Scholar Jordan Alatorre Class Motto "Be the Difference" Colors Blue and Silver More...

Business

Realtors honor their own

The chairs and vice chairs of the committees of the Conejo Valley Association of Realtors were commended by Connie Reed, the association's president, for their outstanding work at a recent recognition luncheon at the Mandevilla r 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 The following subjects were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the times, dates and places indicated: A male, 24, at 2:15 a.m. More...

Mark Ball appointed undersheriff

Sheriff Bob Brooks announced earlier this month that Mark Ball will take over as undersheriff for the Ventura County Sheriff's Department. The rank of undersheriff is second highest in command within the department of 1,200 employees. More...

Budget to cut patrol car hours

Police cutbacks are one way the City Council has responded to reducing the $6million gap between the city's revenues and its expenditures. More...

Family

I hate dancing

I'm in the sixth grade. It's a birthday party. Someone put together a bad '80s music mix tape that blasts through a HiFi stereo system. She comes to me with the sweetest smile, one that's loaded down with innocence. More...

Help available for families

California Family Foundations' mission is to help individuals and families reach their potential for emotional, social and personal growth through support and intervention so that families can create a strong foundation in wh More...

Local kids have drawn the faces of their dads for the T.O. Acorn

Some of the dads look like movie stars or professional athletes Others have crooked smiles, scruffy beards and hopeless hairdos Others may not be as good-looking as their children drew them But all of the fathers have been reminded how much th More...

Columns

Ask The D.M.V.

Do you have questions about general drivingrelated requirements like registration and insurance? Are you unclear about laws and restrictions related to driving? The California Department of Motor Vehicles has answers at www.dmv.ca.gov. More...

Primp and Circumstance

When I graduated from high school, my parents gave me a Smith Corona typewriter with extra ribbons and a box of onion skin paper. More...

Real Estate

Guard-gated Calabasas Hills

The guardgated Calabasas Hills enclave serves as a backdrop to this remodeled fourbedroom, threebath, 2,516squarefoot Tuscan home built in 1988. More...

Chris McClintock

Dilbeck Realtors has announced the association of Chris McClintock with their Westlake Village office. Under her title of manager of agent development, her focus will be on helping every agent to achieve their potential. More...

Article

Prudential California Realty's Thousand Oaks Regional office has presented top honors for February and March. Beverly Snowden was named top listing agent in February. Call her at (805) 446-8705. More...

14 are banned from graduation ceremonies

Fourteen high school seniors will be collecting their diplomas from the district office this week after being barred from participating in last week's graduations. More...

Schools will be all right, says county superintendent

Ventura County Superintendent of Schools Stanley Mantooth asked a group of Conejo Valley residents to have faith that the education system isn't broken, and is in fact "alive and well" in Ventura County. More...

Popular principal gets slimed at Wildwood

LOOKS BAD, FEELS GOOD— Wildwood Elementary School principal Doug Hedin allows the students and teachers to "slime" him as a reward for raising money in the school's annual jogathon. The fundraiser generated more money than expected. More...

Community

Former Arkansas governor to speak at Reagan Library

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee will appear in a Reagan Forum and Book Signing at 6 p.m. Mon., June 29 at the Reagan Library, 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley. More...

Boy, 7, still in critical condition

There's been a change in the condition of a 7-year-old boy who was struck by a car while riding a bike without a helmet, said traffic Sgt. Robert Fleming on Tuesday. More...

Two public hearings on council agenda

The Thousand Oaks City Council has announced two public hearings scheduled for the Tues., June 23 meeting. It's possible the council will modify requirements for issuing film permits during one of them. More...

Dining & Entertainment

Local wines will accompany six-course dinner at Spanish Hills Country Club

Spanish Hills Country Club will present a Ventura County Wine Trail Dinner from 6 to 10 p.m. Fri., June 19 at 999 Crestview Ave., Camarillo. More...

Enjoy music

Charlotte Diamond, a singer, songwriter, storyteller and musician for children, will perform a free, family friendly concert in the park from 5 to 8 p.m. Fri., June 26 at Arroyo Vista Park, 4550 Tierra Rejada Road, Moorpark. More...

Former child actor now a musician

Don Grady opened his weekly set at the Fiamme restaurant in Thousand Oaks with "I'm Here," a song he wrote. More...

Sports

Summer fun

Conejo Oaks baseball team features some of area's top talent

They've given up summer freedom in the name of baseball, and they wouldn't have it any other way. More...

Star power

The following local athletes play for the Conejo Oaks: Jake Fiss, Kevin Gelinas, Paul Hartman, Kyle Jones, Robbie Seldon, Walker Shaw, Tyler Smith, Cody Thomson, and Matt and Bret Montgomery from Thousand Oaks. More...

Seeger shines for Warriors at state golf tourney

A storybook ending it wasn't, but the Westlake High boys' golf team still had plenty of reasons to celebrate one of the most successful seasons in school history. More...

Pets

Clinics spay, neuter pets for free

The Herman Bennett Foundation will conduct a free Ventura County Spay Day Sat., July 25 at participating clinics in Simi Valley, Fillmore, Ojai and Oxnard. Appointments are necessary and can be made by calling (805) 479-3139. More...

Pet of the Week

BOTTLED FOR PURRFECTION— Whiskey is an 8-year-old male domestic cat who says he's the only real cat and all others are imposters. Whiskey can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. More...

Faith

Baha'is mark several issues and events

Baha'is in Westlake Village, Agoura Hills, Thousand Oaks and Calabasas will host a public meeting at 7 p.m. More...

Recycle e-waste at Holy Trinity

A free ewaste recycling collection will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., June 20 at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1 Avenida de Los Arboles, Thousand Oaks. The event is open to all area residents and businesses. More...

Another Eagle Scout

ALREADY AN ACHIEVER— Nissim Ray, 13, of T.O. has achieved the rank of Eagle, the highest in Scouting. He's in Troop No. 718 in T.O. More...

Letters

The water shortage was no big deal on new development

Someone recently wrote in the Acorn that it was time for the city to start policing residents who weren't controlling their sprinkler systems and saving water. Now Thousand Oaks is encouraging residents to report violations. More...

Big Brother is watching in Thousand Oaks

My name is Brit-El Gibson, and I'm 12. Though I used to go to Sequoia Middle School, I am now homeschooled by the online service k12. More...

Hopes for support regarding her mobile home park

First, we residents of Vallecito Mobilehome Park would like to thank the registered voters of Thousand Oaks and Newbury Park for helping us put Erickson's law into effect last year. More...

Editorials

Zero tolerance is what it says

Thirteen graduating seniors didn't collect their diplomas at Newbury Park High School during commencement last week because they drank a toast of champagne before the senior prom and they were caught. More...

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