July 30, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Health & Wellness

CLU offers family counseling

The Community Counseling Center at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks sees families in need of counseling who are struggling financially. More...

Signs of adolescent depression

Adolescence is a challenging time that is full of changes, during which some teenagers may experience a debilitating illness known as depression. More...

There's more to sunscreen than high SPF numbers

Sunscreens with sunprotection factors (SPF) of 100 or more may not provide the protection one might expect. "Using sunscreen with a high SPF is not an excuse to stay out in the sun longer," said Dr. More...

Calendar

Datebook

FRI., JULY 31 'Miss Saigon' Broadway musical performed by Pierce College Theatre Arts Department on Mainstage in Performing Arts Building on campus, Woodland Hills. Showtimes 8 p.m. today, Aug. 7, 8. 2 p.m. Aug. 2, 9. More...

Schools

Students earn academic honors

• Brendan W. Callahan made the spring dean's list at Boston University. He's the son of Donna and Bill Callahan of Thousand Oaks. More...

Spend wisely on necessities for college dorms, classrooms

Here are tips for college students shopping for the classroom and dormitory: •Buy used books from the college's store. They typically cost 25 percent less than new textbooks. More...

Plan for less stressful college applications

High school seniors who want a lowstress college application process are getting a head start this summer. The first step is to make a plan. More...

Business

New business at Janss Mall

Property owner and manager NewMark Merrill Companies announced several new tenant leases at the Janss Marketplace in Thousand Oaks. More...

Trader Joe's to open new store

Trader Joe's will celebrate the grand opening of its Newbury Park store starting at 9 a.m. Fri., Aug. 7. Trader Joe's Capt. Matt Judd, store manager, and Second Mate Dave Raftery, assistant manager, will gather at 9 a.m. 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. 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, 41, at 4:30 p.m. More...

Letters

The T.O. Acorn is a community asset

I would like to thank the Acorn for its important role in keeping us aware of events happening in our community. More...

Very few state retirees have lucrative pensions

As a state of California retiree, I fell out of my recliner when I read that several hundred state retirees are drawing over $100,000 a year in retirement benefits. More...

Doesn't want a healthcare plan

All of America is debating President Barack Obama's healthcare package, but unfortunately we don't even know what he's proposing in this massive bill. Isn't that crazy? More...

Editorials

Westlake correct in opposing medical marijuana clinic

The U.S. Attorney General's office recently said it would not prosecute medical marijuana users in states where pot clinics are permitted, but that doesn't give the dispensaries carte blanche to sell weed to whomever they like. More...

Political Cartoon

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State budget takes money from T.O.

City's balanced budget hit for $9.9 million as state raids municipal coffers

Now that the state has finally passed its budget, local officials are struggling to figure out what to do about the loss of income the city will suffer. More...

Efficient landscaping irrigation is the goal

Some Thousand Oaks irrigation controllers are about to get "smarter," but the move toward more efficient sprinkler management in the city will cost taxpayers about $255,000, officials said. More...

Spaghetti bridge testing its strength

A WEIGHTY PROBLEM—Newbury Park High School student Evie Epifano, 16, prepares to hang a basket, where water bottles will be placed, from a bridge she and partner Christian Castaneda, 17, of Hueneme High School (not pictured) made out of spaghet More...

Community

RVs, big trucks must not park on streets

RV owners, get out your measuring tapes. Longterm parking for recreational vehicles larger than 25 feet long or 6 feet 8 inches wide or 6 feet 10 inches tall won't be allowed on city streets after this year. More...

Big vehicle equipment comes to T.O.

After 23 years, Thousand Oaks city buses will benefit from a new wash system. And a new heavy-duty platform lift will be used to check their brakes. The new bus wash is expected to cost about $250,000. More...

Event brings cash for boy's college

ROCK 4 RENE—Recent Newbury High School graduate Rene Petersson, 18, mingles with friends July 24 at the Rock 4 Rene event at Borderline Bar and Grill. More...

Dining & Entertainment

'Nice People' looks at different sides of romance

Play review

Yee haw! More...

Cabrillo Music Theatre's production of 'Cats' remarkable

Play review

Cabrillo Music Theatre's production of "Cats" is a remarkable rendering of the venerable hit that prowled Broadway for a recordsetting 18 years beginning in 1982. More...

Concerts in the park are a family affair

GROOVIN ON A SUNDAY AFTERNOON—Lily Nolan, 6, a second-grade student at Yerba Buena Elementary School in Agoura Hills, reads a book while her grandmother Lynn Spatzer, a Thousand Oaks resident, sings along with The Tokens during a concert at Chu More...

Sports

Six students compete in Girls State

Six area students competed in the annual Girls State program at Claremont McKenna College earlier this month. More...

Southern man

Hutchins' conditioning is second to none

Christian Hutchins learned all about hard work while growing up in the Tar Heel state. "My whole family was raised in tobacco fields," said the 17yearold Newbury Park High student-athlete who spent nine years living in Wilmington, N.C. More...

T.O. All-Stars make most of Encino trip

HERE WE GO T.O.—The Thousand Oaks Little League 7-year-old All-Star team won the Encino Little League Tournament. T.O. beat Encino in the championship game, 4-3. More...

Faith

Art of Being

"Make a commitment to fol low the path of no resistance. This is the path through which nature's intelligence unfolds spontane ously, without friction or effort. More...

Family

Beware of playtime

Parents, be advised: Playgrounds are dangerous. I'm the father of a 5-year-old boy who loves playing at the playground. More...

Serving In Uniform

Air Force Airman Grant B. Homan has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. More...

Keep children engaged during summer

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell offers his annual top 10 tips to help parents keep their children active and engaged in learning during the traditional summer recess. More...

Real Estate

Monte Sereno Townhome

This town house has two bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. It is approximately 1,233 square feet and has an open floor plan. The living room has vaulted ceilings and a fireplace and opens to a large patio. More...

Unobstructed Views

This approximately 4,000-square-foot family home is on a cul-de-sac at the very top of Wildwood. The 33,719-square-foot lot has an expansive backyard. More...

Roy Brasher

The U.S. Commerce Association (USCA) is recognizing and honoring RE/MAX Olson & Associate's Roy Brasher with the Thousand Oaks Best of 2009 Award. More...