September 3, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Celebrating victories over cancer

INSPIRATIONAL MOMENT—Doves take to the air as cancer survivors prepare to start the first lap of the Conejo Valley Relay for Life. The event ran from 10 a.m. Sat., Aug. 29 through 10 a.m. More...

Two nabbed for car break-ins

After a twoweek investigation, two juveniles were arrested on Aug. 18 by Thousand Oaks detectives and charged with stealing valuables from unlocked parked vehicles, according to a police report. More...

Health & Wellness

Learn how to live a long, healthy life

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. is on the brink of a longevity revolution. By 2030, one in every five Americans will be over the age of 65. More...

Class on Parkinson’s to be offered

The American Parkinson Disease Association Regional Information and Referral Center at the Center for Aging Research and Education will host PD 101, a free annual seminar, on Sat., Sept. More...

‘Final Inch’ to be screened

An Oscar-nominated film on polio eradication, “Final Inch,” will be screened at 7 p.m. Thurs., Sept. 10 at Muvico Theatres at The Oaks mall, Thousand Oaks. More...

Calendar

Datebook

THURS., SEPT. 3   Camarillo Women’s Club Meet for brunch at Sterling Hills Golf Club, 901 Sterling Hills, Camarillo. Val Rains of AAUW presents program on Eleanor Roosevelt. Members of General Federation of Women’s Club. More...

Schools

‘It’s okay, Mom, I’m ready for school’

FIRST DAY IN A BIG SCHOOL—Kindergartner Chloe Bland, 5, gets a snuggle from her mother, Amanda Bland, as they say goodbye for the rest of the afternoon at Conejo Unified’s En More...

MATES opens its doors to learning

Meadows Arts and Technology Elementary School (MATES), the first charter school in the Conejo Valley, opened its doors last week, beginning with a ribbon-cutting before students flooded the campus Aug. 27.   More...

Record enrollment at CLU

A record number of new students began the fall semester at California Lutheran University yesterday, Sept. 2.   More...

Business

EYE ON LOCAL AREA STOCKS

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Wise couples discuss family finances

When they discuss family finances, men and women may want to take a line from the movies and ask each other to “Show me the money.” Who “owns” the assets? Will each spouse have to fight for what’s his or hers? More...

The Grill on the Alley reopens in the Promenade at Westlake

The Grill on the Alley was again serving classic American fare when it reopened in Westlake on Aug. 31, after being damaged in an electrical fire on June 4. More...

Faith

Music revue to benefit youth

John Gaston, Paul Panico, and Robert Weibezahl, all Thousand Oaks residents, will prevent a musical revue, “Too Old, Too White, Too Male,” which will be performed as a one-night benefit at 5 p.m. Sun., Sept. More...

Christian women present fashion show

The Thousand Oaks Christian Women’s Connection will present “Homegrown Fashions” and a luncheon from 11:30 to 1:30 p.m. Wed., Sept. 9 at Naylor’s Banquet Center at the Thousand Oaks Inn, 75 W. Thousand Oaks Blvd. More...

Letters

Cops should have higher priorities than writing tickets

I was surprised after reading your editorial that you favor a “police state” (Thousand Oaks Acorn Aug. 27 opinion, “If cops wrote more tickets, maybe we would driver better”).   More...

Listen to the facts, give healthcare reform the chance it deserves

I look forward to letters from Mike DiFatta because they’re entertaining. He takes manufactured facts and intersperses them with fantasy. More...

Public Enemy No. 1 is America’s health insurance firms

I have no health insurance, but have a son in high school who wanted to play sports. He couldn’t participate without health insurance, so I called my agent for a policy. I wanted major medical coverage with a high deductible. More...

Man's finger is bitten off by healthcare protester in Thousand Oaks

A Newbury Park man speaking exclusively to the Thousand Oaks Acorn wants to set the record straight about how he got his finger bitten off by a pro-Obama healthcare supporter. More...

Conejo schools do well on STAR exams

Results aren’t spectacular, but scores do improve

Conejo Valley Unified School District students continue to produce good results on state tests, showing slight increases over last year in the 2009 Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) program.   More...

Park district takes a few steps back, but will move forward on a new park for Lang Ranch

Conejo Recreation and Park District won’t have to pay $366,000 in legal costs sought by opponents of its efforts to build Lang Ranch Park.   More...

Deadlines begin today for next week’s edition

Deadlines for the Sept. 10 edition will be moved forward because of Labor Day on Mon., Sept. 7.   Letters to the editor and press releases must be received by 11 a.m. today, Sept. 3. More...

T.O. man is arrested and charged with possessing stolen property

Thousand Oaks deputies arrested Jonathan Hunt, 19, of Thousand Oaks on Aug. 25 after Ventura County probation officers reportedly discovered a large quantity of stolen property in Hunt’s apartment during a routine probation search. More...

Community

Trash hauler coming a day late next week

In observance of the Labor Day holiday, employees of Newbury Disposal will take the day off on Mon., Sept. 7. More...

Dos Vientos shopping center is changing hands

Notices appearing on the doors of retailers in Paraiso Town Center in Dos Vientos have informed store owners that management of the shopping center has changed. More...

Living close to coyotes isn’t always easy for T.O. residents

After a coyote attack on her dog in broad daylight, a Thousand Oaks woman who lives in a home next door to open space fears for the safety of her small grandchildren.   More...

Dining & Entertainment

Rocking on a summer evening

‘HEY BABY’—The No Doubt tribute band “No Duh” performs in the Janss Marketplace Wednesday Summer Jams Concert Series. More...

Acoustic clubs meet, play music monthly

Various Acoustic Music clubs meet each month to play acoustic music.   Guests may also come to listen.   For more information, call the phone number listed for the group or visit www.Songmakers.org.   •Simi Valley. More...

‘Steel Magnolias’ find beauty in lifelong friendships

Play review

“Steel Magnolias,” directed by Jeff Wallach and featuring an all-female cast, provides a heady dose of chick lit at Camarillo Community Theatre.   More...

Sports

Junior golfers play big

Young golfers brought their clubs and swung for the greens at Westlake Golf Course’s 22nd annual club championships. More...

Offensive explosion

Defenses be forewarned: Marmonte League football offenses are poised to put serious points on the scoreboard this season. On the following pages, the T.O. Acorn breaks down all eight teams’ chances

Predicted order of finish   1) Moorpark Musketeers 2) Newbury Park Panthers 3) Westlake Warriors 4) Thousand Oaks Lancers 5) Agoura Chargers 6) Royal Highlanders 7) Calabasas Coyotes 8) Simi Valley Pioneer More...

The Acorn’s 2009 Marmonte League Preview

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Pets

Tobacco smoke toxic for pets

Anyone who is both a smoker and a pet owner can do one very important thing to protect the animal’s life and his own: Quit smoking. More...

Pet of the Week

‘GET ME QUICK, OR I MIGHT LEAP TO FREEDOM’—Evil Knievel is a 10-year-old domestic shorthair tabby. He’s healthy, friendly and, in contrast to his name, mellow. More...

Family

Conejo Valley is home to water fowl

GANDER ON THE LEFT, GOOSE ON THE RIGHT––A pair of geese are “just hanging out” at Conejo Creek Park North. More...

Labor Day family BBQ to promote common values

Valley Interfaith Council will host the annual Labor Day picnic and program on Mon., Sept. 7 at the Northridge United Methodist Church, 9650 Reseda Blvd., Northridge. More...

Find some swag at Gold Coast Pirate Faire in Ojai

The 19th annual Gold Coast Pirate Faire will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat. and Sun., Sept. More...

Editorials

Small malls still need anchor stores

The Paraiso Town Center in Dos Vientos is a small mall, designed to serve primarily local residents.   It’s a concept that works great on paper. More...

Cartoon

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