October 15, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Local park gets plenty of water–before the storm

As clouds gathered in the sky above Thousand Oaks Sunday night, Conejo Recreation and Park District’s “smart” sprinklers beat Mother Nature to the punch by filling Conejo Creek Park North with standing puddles, slippery co More...

Health & Wellness

Los Robles hosts breast cancer awarness seminar

The 13th annual Breast Cancer Awareness Seminar, sponsored by Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center, will take place on two consecutive Wednesdays, Oct. 21 and 28, at 6:30 p.m. at the hospital, classroom 1, 215 W. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

Wellness session addresses reconstructive surgery

The Wellness Community Valley/ Ventura will host a free breast cancer connection seminar titled “Breast Cancer Reconstruction Options” with Jay Granzow, MD, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thurs., Oct. 29 at 530 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. More...

Free restoration at Soft Touch Beauty Salon

Soft Touch Beauty Solutions is observing Breast Cancer Awareness Month by giving 50 free nipple and areola restorations to women or men who are in need.   For an appointment call (805) 497-7111.   More...

Calendar

Datebook

THURS., OCT. 15 Pleasant Valley   More...

Schools

High School Hi-Lights

Newbury Park Panthers Fri., Oct. 16: Bingo night/cafeteria/ 7 p.m. Sat., Oct. 17: PSAT testing/7:30 a.m.   Mon., Oct. 18: International Week, through Oct. 22/11:30 a.m.   More...

Fundraiser set

A school fundraising yard sale will take place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sat., Oct. 17 at Horizon Hills Campus, 33 Greta St., Thousand Oaks. More...

Business

Networking group starting

The Women’s Personal Networking Group for ages 35 to 50 will have a gathering on Sun., Oct. 25 in Thousand Oaks. More...

Talk show host to headline Chamber’s Stars of Calabasas

Reception will be Oct. 29

The Agoura/Oak Park/Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce will host a Stars of Calabasas reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Thurs., Oct. 29 at Mi Piace at the Calabasas Commons.   Business leaders and residents will attend. More...

EYE ON LOCAL AREA STOCKS

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Pets

Pet of the Week

HYPNOTIC—Paisley is a 5-month-old female dilute tortie-colored shorthair cat. She can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. More...

Faith

Cancer seminar offers Christian perspective

The Wellness Community Valley/ Ventura will host a free seminar titled “Christian Perspectives on Coping with Cancer” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thurs., Oct. 15 at 530 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village.   More...

Ministry provides food

Angel Food Ministries, a national nonprofit, nondenominational organization, supplements groceries on a monthly basis. The service is available to everyone, regardless of income. More...

Knights exchange candy for cash

The Knights of Columbus Council No. 8397 of Newbury Park will host a Tootsie Roll drive at St. Julie Billiart Catholic Church, 2475 Borchard Road, Newbury Park.   The hours are 5:45 to 6:30 p.m. Sat., Oct. 17, and 8:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. More...

Letters

Dog manure is a bigger problem than we think it is

In past Acorn letters, people are chafed by pet owners who leave their dog’s nauseating excrement in others’ yards. These pet owners think, no way––it’s a small amount of fertilizer that will naturally decompose. More...

Kids who won’t be enrolling in college deserve help, too

When are we going to start taking care of students who are not academically gifted? More...

Edison should buy electricity coming from solar panels

Ventura County Supervisor Linda Parks and residents challenged a public utility project to bring additional power lines to Conejo Valley and a new power substation on Olsen Road.   More...

Cal Lutheran University celebrates its 50th anniversary

When California Lutheran College was founded 50 years ago in 1959, James Kallas was a missionary in French Cameroun, Africa, later known as Cameroon. More...

Rainy season has an early arrival this year

PREPARED FOR THE ELEMENTS––Thousand Oaks resident Gail Lindemann stays dry under the protection of her umbrella during the first rain of autumn on Tuesday. More...

Two boys, 16, hurt when car hits tree early Monday in T.O.

Two 16-year-old boys were seriously injured in a single-car collision early Monday morning in Thousand Oaks.   A 15-year-old passenger, a girl, had minor injuries.   More...

Community

District is proud of its teachers

Superintendent’s column

The very best doing their best   Educational research has consistently found that student achievement in school is highly dependent on several factors. More...

Community mediation program to get 6-month checkup

It’s time for the city’s community mediation program to have its six-month checkup. More...

Water conservation surveys available

City of Thousand Oaks water customers may request free water surveys. The service is part of the city’s public outreach effort promoting water conservation. More...

Dining & Entertainment

‘Cinderella’ gives kids chance to shine

Play review

Writer/composer Cheryl Talbot has put a new spin on the perennial fairy tale “Cinderella,” which recently completed a run at Conejo Players Theatre. More...

Discover why music matters

The Grant Brimhall/Thousand Oaks Library will host a family program titled “Music Education: Why It Matters” at 2 p.m. Sun., Oct. 18 at the library, 1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks.   More...

Moorpark College to perform Wilder

Moorpark College Theatre Arts Department will present its Fall 2009 Main Stage production of Thornton Wilder’s “The Skin of Our Teeth” from Oct. 22 through Nov. More...

Sports

Halfway home

Marmonte League midseason football report

Imagine the Steel Curtain going head-to-head with the Greatest Show on Turf.   Or picture the Mongols doing battle with the Romans on a 100yard strip of FieldTurf in the Conejo Valley, circa 2009.   More...

10 tough dudes

These 10 athletes have made a strong case for Marmonte League Most Valuable Player honors through the season’s first half:   More...

Top-level talent in TVL

Oaks Christian, La Reina girls’ volleyball teams playing well

Talk about a jambalaya, chowder, chili, matzo ball soup hodgepodge at the top of the TriValley League girls’ volleyball standings.   La Reina, St. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park   A male, 22, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol at 2:55 a.m. Oct. 4 on the northbound 101 Freeway at Wendy Drive. More...

Family

Farm to celebrate Western heritage

Western Heritage Weekend rides into town from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat. and Sun., Oct. 17 and 18 at Underwood Family Farms, 3370 Sunset Valley Road, Moorpark. More...

Spanish-speaking parents get help

To be proactive in students’ education and to bridge the language barrier of Spanish-speaking parents of middle school and high school students in Conejo Valley, Westlake High School will host a parent information evening in Spa More...

TOHS students commended

The following students from Thousand Oaks High School have   een named Commended Stu  ents in the 2010 National Merit Program. More...

Columns

Ask the Arborist

Q: A Thousand Oaks homeowner writes that a large eucalyptus tree in her neighbor’s yard was radically topped and trimmed, leaving no leaves on the tree. New leaves started to grow back but then died off. More...