September 17, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

AYSO kickoff includes an award

INAUGURAL HONOREE—Former American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) commissioner and current board member Steve Ferry, wearing a hat and holding a plaque, is chosen as the first AYSO Hall of Fame More...

Health & Wellness

Blood drive at YMCA to help local teen

Newbury Park teen Andreas Knickman was diagnosed with bone cancer on July 8 and immediately underwent surgery to repair his leg and to remove a nodule in his lung. He is now receiving chemotherapy at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles.   More...

Free prostate cancer screening offered next Saturday at Los Robles

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center is offering free prostate screenings to men between the ages of 40 and 80 with no history of prostate surgery and not currently under the care of a urologi More...

Diet important in preventing infantile diarrhea

Parents who want to stop the distress of infantile diarrhea might have a simple solution.     Dr. More...

Calendar

Datebook

THURS., SEPT. 17 Hike at Charmlee   More...

Schools

TOHS to host e-waste event

The PTSA of Thousand Oaks High School will sponsor a free ewaste collecting drive from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat, Sept. 19 at the school, 2323 N. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

High School Hi-Lights

Newbury Park Panthers Mon., Sept. 21: Football parent meeting/E-11/6:30 to 7:30 p.m.   Thurs., Sept. 24: Club day/ quad/11:30 a.m.   Westlake Warriors Fri., Sept. 18: Administrative staff meeting/10:15 a.m. More...

New dean for community college district announced

Dr. Jaime Casillas has been appointed dean of economic development for the Ventura County Community College District effective immediately. More...

Business

Attorney to discuss employee liability issues

Attorney Tamara Harper of Hoefflin and Associates, Westlake Village, will address the Agoura/Oak Park/Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce at a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Wed., Sept. More...

EYE ON LOCAL AREA STOCKS

Company Name Symbol Sept. 16 Sept. 9 Sept. 2 Aug. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

PRECIOUS—Bart, a 3-year-old male black shorthair mix, can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. To take Bart home, ask about identification No. A4021301. More...

Italian buffet, silent auction to raise funds for animals

The Humane Society of Ventura County will host its third annual fundraiser, Cats in the Canyon & Hounds in the Hollow, from 2 to 5 p.m. Sun., Sept. 27 at Boccali’s restaurant, 3277 OjaiSanta Paula Road, Ojai. More...

Family

A miniature rainstorm

COME ON IN, THE WATER’S FINE—The fountain at The Promenade in Westlake Village looks inviting as the sunshine reflects off the water droplets in the late afternoon. More...

Fundraiser benefits Cabrillo Music Theatre

WINE TASTING— Westlake Village resident Joyce Fuselier watches Wades Wines representative Bill Candela of Camarillo pour wine through an aerator into a wine glass at David’s Shoes, one of the stores participating in the Evening of Elegant Taste fundr More...

Letters

Enforcement of traffic laws is vitally important

In response to Mr. Meisterling’s Sept. More...

Previous letter writer an expert in too many fields

As a citizen of this community, I was elated to learn in a Sept. 3 letter to the editor by a Mr. More...

Traffic cops are appreciated in Thousand Oaks

I’ve lived on Arboles for 13 years now, and I’m glad to see the cop that Bob Meisterling seems to have an issue with (Sept. 3 Acorn letters, “Cops should have higher priorities than writing tickets”).  More...

Apparent murder/suicide in Thousand Oaks

Two children and their father have been found dead in an apparent homicide at an apartment in Thousand Oaks. More...

Pre-publicity about T.O. City Council meetings not available until Fridays

Thousand Oaks city staff is reluctant to say what will be on the City Council agenda any earlier than the state requires.   According to the Ralph M. More...

City Council allows mobile home residents to own their spaces rather than rent them

The Thousand Oaks City Council voted 4-0 at its meeting Sept. 8 to approve the conversion of the Vallecito Mobile Estates from rental spaces to owneroccupied spaces. More...

Conejo school must receive mandatory help aimed at improving test scores

An elementary school in Conejo Valley Unified School District will be the first in the district to enter a program to improve standardized test scores. More...

Community

Help available for Vallecito residents

On Sept. 8, the City Council voted to approve the conversion of the Vallecito Mobile Estates from rental spaces to owner-occupied spaces. City officials expect the conversion process will take about a year. More...

Public hearing on proposed power lines set for tomorrow

The California Public Utilities Commission will host a public hearing on Southern California Edison’s proposed construction of the Moorpark-Newbury 66 kV subtransmission line at 1:30 p.m. Fri., Sept. More...

Ventura County food bank will host a variety of collection events

FOOD Share, a Ventura County regional food bank, serves more than 40,000 people in need each month, including many children. More...

Dining & Entertainment

The Movie Nut

I once had an argument with an art professor over the difference between an artist and an illustrator. He told me, for example, that Norman Rockwell was a brilliant illustrator . I insisted the man was an artist. More...

6th annual Arts Festival kicks off with fun run

The sixth annual Thousand Oaks Arts Festival will take place 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat. and Sun., Sept. 26 and 27 at Mary and Richard Carpenter Plaza Park in front of the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. More...

Bradbury will speak at Simi Senior Center

Author Ray Bradbury will give a presentation and sign books on Sun., Sept. 27 at the Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi.   Bradbury will talk at 2 p.m. and sign books from 3 to 3:30 p.m. More...

Sports

Young Lancers begin title defense

Marmonte League outlook: Girls’ volleyball

With the girls’ volleyball season just under way, Marmonte League coaches know every league match will be a battle. More...

Teams finally narrowing the gap on Calabasas

Marmonte League outlook: Girls’ tennis

The Coyotes are the favorites again until someone can knock off the champs. More...

The Acorn’s High School Football Game of the Week

Oaks Christian Lions (2-0) at Skyline Spartans (2-0) Friday, 7 p.m. at Sammamish, Wash.

Lights, camera, action—the Oaks Christian football team is going prime time. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park   A male, 48, was arrested on charges of impersonating a police officer and possessing a deadly weapon at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 7 in the 3400 block of Frankie Drive. More...

Faith

Music4Meals concert will present eclectic mix of music for food

Music4Meals, a concert to promote donations for local food pantries, will take place from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sat., Sept. 19 at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1 W. Avenida de los Arboles, Thousand Oaks. More...

Christian Science healing discussed

First Church of Christ, Scientist, Camarillo will host a free talk titled “Just what is Christian Science?” at 7:30 p.m. today, Sept. 17 at the Camarillo Library community room, 4101 Las Posas Road.   More...

Scripture program to run at St. Max

Bible Study begins Sept. 21

A scripture program will take place from 10 a.m. to noon every Monday starting Sept. 21 at St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church, 5801 Kanan Road, Westlake Village.   The class will begin with a study of 1 and 2 Corinthians. More...

Editorials

Council agendas are never early but council critics are never late

On the front page is a story about the city of Thousand Oaks not revealing details about City Council agendas before they are officially released on Fridays. More...

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