October 22, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Strolling at a street fair

AFTERNOON DELIGHT—At last Sunday’s Thousand Oaks Rotary Club Street Fair, the temperature conveniently dropped from the high 80s to the low 70s in the late afternoon, making the stroll More...

The best Halloween displays are wanted–dead or alive

Halloween is just over a week away and many people in Conejo Valley have worked their fingers to the bone decorating their homes.   More...

Police bust prostitution ring in T.O.

Three Las Vegas residents were arrested on a variety of charges by the East County Sexual Assault Unit on Oct. 15 in Thousand Oaks in connection with a prostitution ring that was being run from a Thousand Oaks hotel room.   More...

Health & Wellness

Volunteers needed for Holiday Home Tour

The Wellness Community Valley/Ventura is seeking volunteers for its 18th annual Holiday Homes Tour scheduled for 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat., Dec. 5 and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., Dec. 6. More...

Breast cancer seminar canceled

The free Breast Cancer connection seminar titled “Breast Cancer Reconstruction Options” with Dr. Jay Granzow on Oct. 29, sponsored by the Wellness Community Valley/Ventura, has been canceled. More...

Swine flu vaccine available for some

The swine flu vaccine is available in Ventura County in the form of a live attenuated influenza vaccine, the H1N1 FluMist. The other H1N1 vaccine, the injectable form, is expected soon. More...

Calendar

Pumpkins debut at Underwood Family Farms

Underwood Family Farms’ 12th annual Fall Harvest Festival will present “It’s All About Pumpkins” from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat. and Sun., Oct. 24 and 25, 3370 Sunset Valley Road, Moorpark.   More...

Datebook

THURS.,   OCT. 22   Conejo Valley   Moms   More...

Schools

Focus of class will be vampires

The facilitator is a vampirologist

UCLA Extension will present a special seminar on “Dracula and His World” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., Oct. 24 in Haines Hall, Room A18 on the UCLA campus in Westwood, Los Angeles. More...

School rummage sale will provide funds for classroom supplies

The students, parents and teachers of Ladera Elementary School will host a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to noon Sat., Oct. 24 at the school cafeteria, 1211 Calle Almendro, Thousand Oaks. More...

Book grant winners announced

SAGE, an international publisher of journals, books and electronic media for scholarly, educational and professional markets, has announced this year’s winners of the Books for Schools grant program. More...

Business

Whiskey tasting club is seeking members

Ventura County residents are invited to join Whisky Business, a whiskey tasting club for those looking to better understand and learn the differences between various types of whiskey. More...

EYE ON LOCAL AREA STOCKS

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Pets

Pet of the Week

SPUNKY HUSKY—Lobo, a 2-year-old male red-and-white Siberian husky, needs a new home. Lobo can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. More...

Family

Temple hosts e-waste roundup

OLD FAITHFUL NO MORE—Temple Etz Chaim board member Dave Munowitch of Newbury Park carries a TV destined for recycling during the Temple Etz Chaim E-Waste Roundup last Sunday in Thousand Oaks. More...

Learn about Bridges Charter School

Bridges Charter School, a new public K-8 charter school forming for the 2010-11 school year, will host a parent information night from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mon., Oct. 26 in the sanctuary of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1 W. More...

Concert to feature music and ice cream

The Harmony Oaks Chorus will present the annual Barbershop Sundaes show at 7 p.m. Sat., Oct. 24 at Borchard Community Center, 190 Reino Road, Newbury Park. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. More...

Letters

Bridges Charter School deserves trustees’ approval

This is an open request to Conejo Valley Unified School District board members to honor their “primary responsibility to act in the best interests of every student in the district” by authorizing the Bridges Charter School&r More...

Let Bridges School move forward

On Oct. 6 Bridges Charter School formally petitioned Conejo Valley Unified School District to grant them a public charter school.   Bridges would be a K-8 school located at the unused University Elementary School site. More...

Democrat’s letter was full of hate and contempt

Regarding “Put an end to Republican rhetoric,” Sherry Jensen’s Oct. More...

Shocker: Oaks Christian, St. Bonaventure to join Marmonte for football

LONG BEACH—The latest twist in the CIF-Southern Section Northern Area releaguing saga carried the shoc More...

City trusts Simi Valley more than Ventura County when it comes to protecting open space

Thousand Oaks City Council members think Simi Valley will be a better steward of undeveloped land than the county’s been. More...

Baarstad is named new superintendent of schools

The Conejo Valley Unified School District Board of Education has named Jeff Baarstad, deputy superintendent of business services, as the district’s superintendent effective July 1, 2010. More...

Three public hearings on next Tuesday’s council agenda

Three public hearings are scheduled for the City Council meeting at 6 p.m. next Tues., Oct. 27. More...

Los Angeles man is suspected purse snatcher

A Los Angeles man has been arrested in connection with a string of local purse snatches.   On Oct. More...

Community

Oak Park woman would like to unseat Gallegly

Marie Panec has announced her intention to run for United States Congress in the 24th Congressional District, which includes most of Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. More...

Enjoy some soup and help Many Mansions

Many Mansions will present the annual Bowls of Hope Project from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sun., Nov. 1 at The Vineyards, 2525 Stow St., Simi Valley.   More...

Senior Summit coming Saturday to Camarillo

The second Ventura County Senior Summit will be from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sat., Oct. 24 at California State University Channel Islands in Camarillo. More...

Dining & Entertainment

WHS presents Prokofiev

Concert review

Sergei Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf,” which was commissioned in 1936 to teach Russian children the instruments of the symphony orchestra, has since become an enduring classic. More...

The Movie Nut

When Maurice Sendak wrote and illustrated “Where the Wild Things Are” in 1963, it was more a simple paean to imagination and to family bonding than a covert psychoanalysis. More...

Don’t miss Cabrillo’s ‘Guys and Dolls’

Play revie

Cabrillo Music Theatre rolled the dice on a new production of the classic musical “Guys and Dolls,” and the result is a mostly splendid rendering of Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows’ uproarious send-up of Damon Runyon’s New More...

Sports

The Acorn’s High School Football Game of the Week

Westlake Warriors (6-0) at Newbury Park Panthers (5-1) Friday, 7 p.m.

The Panthers are backed into a corner. More...

Weekend schedule

Calabasas at Thousand Oaks Friday, 7 p.m. Simi Valley at Agoura Friday, 7 p.m. Webb vs. Viewpoint Friday, 7 p.m. (at Calabasas High) Royal at Moorpark Friday, 7 p.m. Oaks Christian at Carpinteria Friday, 7:30 p.m. More...

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Faith

Temple brings Shabbat to homebound preschooler

Every Friday morning at 9:30 the 150 preschool students at Temple Adat Elohim in Thousand Oaks shout good morning to classmate Jordan Tilles, who cannot come to school.   More...

Lecture series begins at Conejo Jewish Academy

Rabbi Moshe Bryski will present a four-part Academy Lecture Series at the Conejo Jewish Academy, 30345 Canwood St., Agoura Hills. The talks are open to the community. More...

Celebrate the harvest at EV Free Church

The EV Free Church of the Conejo Valley will host the annual Harvest Carnival from 6 to 9 p.m. Sat., Oct. 31 in the church parking lot at 999 Rancho Conejo Blvd., Newbury Park.   The public is invited. More...

Columns

A hairy subject

“A woman over the age of 40,” Mom declared á la Coco Chanel, “should always wear short hair.”   Although I’m years beyond Mom’s hairy deadline, I finally decided it was time to hit the mark More...

Editorials

Fighting graffiti is everyone’s job

Graffiti is a national problem, although it’s worse in Southern California because of gangs and gang wannabes.   Graffiti is troublesome for Thousand Oaks, just like everywhere else.   No community is immune. More...

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