August 13, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

City of Thousand Oaks is polling its residents

Phones have been ringing in Thousand Oaks over the past two weeks as the city polls residents to learn their opinions about the services and quality of life in the community. More...

Health & Wellness

Oncology specialist to speak frankly about cancer

The Wellness Community Val ey/Ventura will host a free presen ation for people affected by cancer titled “Frankly Speaking About New Discoveries in Cancer” at 6 p.m. Thurs., Aug. More...

Senior Concerns elects Terilyn Finders to board of directors

Terilyn Finders of Agoura Hills has been elected to the board of directors of Senior Concerns, a private, nonprofit social service agency headquartered in Thousand Oaks which has provided quality of life programs for local aging s More...

Relay for Life coming to Conejo Creek Park

The 12th annual Conejo Valley Relay for Life will take place from 10 a.m. Sat., Aug. 29 through 10 a.m. Sun., Aug. 30 at the Conejo Creek South Playfields, Janss Road at 23 Freeway, Thousand Oaks.   More...

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Schools

It’s time to buy back-to-school shoes

The ring of the class bell means students are heading back to school, trading in their swimsuits for books. It’s also time for parents to help their child select back-to-school shoes.   More...

Help your kids make the transition to college

Your son or daughter leaves home and enters college for the first time after months of gushing about the fun experiences they anticipate on campus and the new friends they will meet. More...

MBA students offer free consulting

Students in California Lutheran University’s Master of Business Administration program will provide free consulting services to local businesses as part of their coursework.   More...

Business

Loan Smart launches division to help clients improve credit

With strict loan requirements enforced by lending agencies, having a high credit score is imperative. LoanSmart Inc. has launched a new division, Quality Credit Solution, to assist customers with improving their FICO scores.   More...

Mega Mixer will showcase local companies

The Thousand Oaks-Westlake Village Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Taste of Conejo Mega Mixer will feature restaurants and wineries of the Conejo Valley area from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Wed., Aug. More...

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Faith

Teen spiritual workshop offered in Oak Park

The Church of the Epiphany (Episcopal) will host “Don’t be a Jonah: A Spiritual Journey,” a workshop for youths ages 13 to 17 to explore and develop their personal relationships with God from Mon. to Fri., Aug. More...

EV Free Church launches special needs program

Evangelical Free Church of Conejo Valley has launched a new program for children with special needs called “Buddy Break,” which provides parents with a three-hour break to relax and run errands while the children participate in More...

Is the ride of your life an E ticket event?

“I have projected the same images day after day Becoming prisoner to the known. But the known is dead and past now And I must buy my ticket to freedom By embracing the fresh and unknown.” —Deepak Chopra More...

Letters

Taxpayers bilked on pensions, healthcare is next

In the July 30 issue of the Acorn , Samuel Rosen wrote in his letter, “It must be noted that most of the state retirement funds are derived from CalPERS (California Public Employees Retirement System) investments with little bu More...

Protestors of health plan are ordinary citizens

How dare Obama and the White House say the protests against his healthcare reform are “staged” or “phony.”   More...

Details no concern to healthcare critic

In the first line of his July 30 letter to the editor (“Doesn’t want a healthcare plan”), Ray Holm confesses that he doesn’t know what’s being proposed in the president’s healthcare plan. More...

Water will cost more, starting in November

Reduce your use by 15 percent, and your bill should stay about the same

The average residential city water company customer will see an increase in cost of 16 percent in November and 12 percent in July 2010 if proposed rate changes are approved by the City Council during a public hearing at 6 p.m. More...

Locally grown produce to be sold in Westlake portion of Thousand Oaks

Beginning Sun., Sept. 20, Thousand Oaks and Westlake Village residents can shop at a new farmers’ market in the parking lot at the Village Glen shopping center at Agoura Road and Village Glen in the Thousand Oaks portion of Westlake Village. More...

Community

Du-Par’s Restaurant closes in Thousand Oaks

DuPar’s Restaurant and Bakery, a Thousand Oaks landmark, closed July 31, leaving only the memory of the signature pancakes Conejo Valley residents have enjoyed for almost 50 years.   More...

T.O. stores selling liquor get smart about minors

A recent police sting found it’s not easy for underage teens to buy liquor in Thousand Oaks. More...

Ventura Superior Court honored foits ‘Workshops on the Web’

Ventura Superior Court has been named as one of the recipients of the 2009 Granicus Digital Governance Awards in the category of Excellence in Governmental Efficiency for its “Workshops on the Web” program. More...

Dining & Entertainment

Free concert coming to Gardens of the World on Sunday

Gardens of the World will present two more performances in the seventh annual Concert Series.   Both shows are free and will take place from 5 to 6:30 p.m. More...

Entrepreneurs will learn how to get a presence on the Internet

Business people can learn how to establish an online presence at the Thousand OaksWestlake Village Chamber’s new Business Enhancement Luncheon on Fri., Aug. 21 at Westlake Village Inn, 31943 Agoura Road, Westlake Village. More...

Comedy coming to Conejo Player

Conejo Players Theatre will present “The Beard of Avon,” based on a novel by Vern Sneider, from Aug. 21 through Sept. 12 at the theater, 351 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks.   Showtimes are 8 p.m. More...

Sports

Life’s a beach for Westlake volleyball duo

In the sand or on the hardwood, best friends love to play the game

Casey Levitt and Hannah Schuett met while playing on the same U-10 American Youth Soccer Association team, the Hot Shots.   Now Levitt and Schuett are starters for the Westlake High girls’ volleyball team. More...

T.O. Big League team experiences baseball bliss traveling the country

All-Stars won United States championship

James Brady found out he was the answer to a trivia question.   A seniortobe for the Thousand Oaks High baseball team, Brady was the last out in not one, but two World Series championship games. More...

Amazing summer for WAGS squad

EXCELLENT EFFORT—The U-14 Thunder Gold team from Westlake-Agoura Girls Softball completed its summer season with a fifth-place finish during the ASA Nationals at Clinton, Utah. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

MOMMA MIA—Momma, a 2-year-old female domestic shorthair, can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park   On suspicion of being under the influence of controlled substances, the following subjects were arrested: A male, 23, at 4:30 p.m. More...

Family

Stress relief is in progress

RELAXATION AND ENJOYMENT—A sign at the front desk of the Body Sanctuary reads “Relaxation in Progress,” reminding clients to leave their distractions behind them. More...

Undetected vision problems can inhibit student learning

Now is the time of year when parents are beginning to prepare for their child’s return to school. Paper, pencils and crayons are all essential tools needed for a child to make the most of his or her education. More...

Diverse repertoire of music

SWEET SILKY SOUNDS—Latin/salsa jazz violinist Susie Hansen performs during the seventh annual Summer Jazz Concert Series at Gardens of the World. More...

Editorials

America needs daily newspapers

If daily newspapers fail, America is in trouble.   Most of the reliable news on the Web is rewritten from newspapers or TV. When you start surfing the Internet at other websites, the truth becomes a gamble.   More...

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