October 1, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Mulvaney murders affect many children in Conejo Valley

When a father allegedly took the lives of his two innocent children as they slept, he also took away the innocence of many children throughout the community.   More...

Arts Festival kicks off aerobically

ON THEIR WAY—Runners take off at the start of the 5K portion of the Thousand Oaks Kids and the Arts 5K/10K Fun Run. It was part of the festivities last Saturday morning. More...

Health & Wellness

Boy Scout troop enlists in Andreas’ Army

Boy Scout Troop 730 in Thousand Oaks and Newbury Park has become an army of support for Andreas Knickman, a 13-year-old middle school student recently diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a form of bone cancer. More...

Take the kids to Health and Fitness Day

The Conejo Recreation and Park District and the National Charity League will host a Kids Health and Fitness Day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sat., Oct. 3 at the Thousand Oaks Community Center, 2525 N. Moorpark Road. More...

Senior Concerns board elects new chair

Robert C. More...

Calendar

Datebook

THURS., OCT. 1 Santa Paula Rotary   More...

Schools

Local student makes dean’s list

Jiwoon Chang of Thousand Oaks was named to the dean’s list for the spring 2009 semester at The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. Students selected for this honor must earn a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale wit More...

AP scholars recognized

Forty-four students at Oaks Christian School in Westlake Village have earned the designation of Advanced Placement Scholar by the College Board in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the collegelevel AP program exams.   More...

Students can complete bachelor’s degrees at Ventura College

Building on the success of a similar offering at Moorpark College, the University of La Verne is accepting applications from students who wish to complete their bachelor’s degrees on the Ventura College campus.   More...

Business

Learn how to sell a business

A free seminar on selling a business for its maximum value will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wed., Oct. 21 at the law firm of Nevers, Palazzo, Maddux and Packard at 31248 Oak Crest Drive, Ste. More...

German cars on display in Ventura

Agoura Hills-based World Class Motoring will host the Ventura Show: German Autofest from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat. and Sun., Oct. 3 and 4 at the Ventura County Fairgrounds, Seaside Park, 10 W. Harbor Blvd., Ventura. More...

EYE ON LOCAL AREA STOCKS

Company Name Symbol Sept. 30 Sept. 23 Sept. 16 Sept. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park   A robbery took place between 12:30 and 1 p.m. Sept. 14 along Galway Lane.   A vehicle was stolen between 8:40 and 9:05 p.m. Sept. 19 in the 100 block of N. Reino Road. More...

Family

Fine arts presented in T.O.

PUTTING THEIR BEST FEET FORWARD—Students from Talent Lab Dance Company in Westlake Village perform during the sixth annual Thousand Oaks Arts Festival near the Civic Arts Plaza on T.O. More...

Cyclists ride for MS

The Southern California Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society will host its annual Bike MS Ride on Sat. and Sun., Oct. 3 and 4 in Ventura.   More...

Lights up the sky like a flame

READY FOR THE SPOTLIGHT—Italia Silvers, 4, of Thousand Oaks sings in the talent competition at Janss Marketplace near the Mann Theatres cineplex. More...

Columns

Ask The DMV

Do you have questions about general driving related require ments, such as registration or insurance? Are you unclear about the laws and restrictions related to driving? The Califor nia Department of Motor Ve hicles offers the foll More...

Snakes shedding

I just spoke to a friend in the Adirondacks. In the northeast, a crispness hangs in the air and colors flash through the trees as fall approaches. Yet here, summer still blazes. More...

Leader of school district will retire next June

Mario Contini has decided to retire from his post as superintendent of Conejo Valley Unified, a district that’s seen many ups and downs with Contini at the helm during the last three years. More...

Water will cost more despite residents’ appeals

Water rates in Thousand Oaks will go up in November and again in July despite the pleas of residents who asked the City Council to protect them from higher water costs. On Sept. More...

Vote online for ‘Take Your Acorn On Vacation’

Acorn readers are invited to visit www.theacorn.com and cast a vote for the winners of this year’s Take Your Acorn on Vacation photo contest. More...

Community

Qualifying organizations can apply for matching funds

Conejo Recreation and Park District has created a Capital Improvement Matching Fund Grant program so nonprofit community groups may apply for matching fund dollars to initiate, plan, organize and implement a project in partnership wi More...

For the record

James Mulvaney allegedly killed his children. Since nobody actually witnessed the murder, it’s unfair to Mulvaney that the word “allegedly” was removed from the story in last week’s printed edition.   More...

City of T.O. will be more receptive to the Southern California movie industry

The City Council has voted unanimously to loosen one of the most restrictive film permit laws in California. More...

Dining & Entertainment

Musicians to play at Folk Festival

The second annual Underwood Farms Folk Festival will be Sat. and Sun., Oct. 3 and 4 at the farm, 3370 Sunset Valley Road, Moorpark.   Gates will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Musicians will play from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. More...

Vintage trains roll in Fillmore

The Fillmore & Western railroad provides a variety of vintage train rides for all ages. All trips depart from the station in Fillmore’s Central Park. More...

Foxfield Jumping Derby includes medal finals

The 30th annual Foxfield Jumping Derby will be Sat. and Sun., Oct. 3 and 4 at Foxfield Riding School, 1250 E. Potrero Road, Westlake Village.   On Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. are the Foxfield Medal Finals.   Sunday at 9 a.m. More...

Sports

Conejo Valley Rattlers slither into another first-place finish

SUMMER BREEZE—The Conejo Valley Rattlers U-13 baseball team took home another championship by winning the Summer Breeze Tournament at the Big League Dreams sports complex in West C More...

Softball mound being moved back by CIF

The California Interscholastic Federation will implement the National Federation of High Schools softball pitching distance rule from 40 to 43 feet in the academic school year of 2010-11.   More...

Warriors have what it takes to repeat

Marmonte League girls’ golf report

The Westlake High girls’ golf team won the Marmonte League championship in 2008.   This year, the Warriors are even better. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

NO JOKER—Two Face, a 15- year-old female gray and white domestic shorthair, can be adopted om the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. More...

Faith

Holy Trinity marks 50th year

This year Holy Trinity Lutheran Church will observe its 50th anniversary of serving the Thousand Oaks community.   More...

Celebrate all things Gandhi

The Valley Interfaith Council will host the annual Gandhi Day Celebration at 4 p.m. Sun., Oct. 4 at St. John Eudes Catholic Church, 9901 Mason Ave., Chatsworth. More...

Letters

Is health insurance industry really a ‘jobs program’?

It’s interesting to see Republican Elton Gallegly now defending the health “insurance” industry as a “jobs program,” saying President Obama’s healthcare proposals would “destroy” 5.5 million More...

Organization will look at available healthcare options

In his guest opinion in the Sept. 24 Acorn (“Our country needs jobs”), U.S. Rep.  More...

Food bank director shares gratitude, to start new group

I want to thank residents of the Conejo Valley for letting me care about your neighbors for the past three years and for recognizing the sincerity and compassion I’ve put into doing so.   More...

Editorials

Vote online to decide the winners of ‘Take Your Acorn on Vacation’

We have the greatest readers in the world.   That’s why we’re asking you to decide the winners of this year’s “Take Your Acorn on Vacation” photo contest. More...

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