November 12, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

The holiday season has just about arrived

IT”S THAT TIME AGAIN—A 65-foot white fir Mount Shasta tree is hoisted into place by a crane during its installation at The Promenade at Westlake. More...

Health & Wellness

Walk from Obesity an accomplishment for Westlake woman

A Westlake Village woman who could barely stand a year ago recently completed the three-mile Walk from Obesity in Ventura and, with her team of family and friends, raised more than $1,000 to help others who struggle with their weight.   More...

Free physical exams offered

The Women’s Resource Center of the Conejo Valley is offering free physical exams for women and men two days each month, with morning and evening appointments available. More...

Great American Smokeout coming Nov. 19

Nov. 19 marks the 34th annual Great American Smokeout. During this day Americans from coast to coast will try to give up cigarettes for 24 hours.   Quitting smoking is tough to do alone. More...

Calendar

Datebook

THURS., NOV. 12 IWOSC Ventura County   More...

Schools

Bridges Charter School asks for approval

It would feature open classrooms

Thirteen local parents spoke last week in favor of opening a another charter school in Conejo Valley, asking the Conejo Valley Unified School District board to support an additional education option for the area. More...

Cal Lutheran re-accredited to award teaching credenials

The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing have reaccredited California Lutheran University’s School of Education. More...

Magnet school promotes conservation

The Environmental Academy for Research Technology and Earth Sciences (EARTHS) Magnet School will present a session offering 1,000 ways to reduce, reuse and recycle in a conservation session presented in conjunction with the city of Thousand Oaks& More...

Business

Marketing to be focus of Regional Chamber luncheon

Guests can learn how to target their business’ marketing and reach all generations of customers at the Thousand Oaks-Westlake Village Regional Chamber of Commerce business luncheon on Fri., Nov. More...

EYE ON LOCAL AREA STOCKS

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Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park   A 21-year-old male was arrested for committing a gang-related assault with a deadly weapon at 4 p.m. Nov. 3 at Rancho Conejo Boulevard and Hillcrest Drive.   More...

Family

Golden fleece myth retold at arts plaza

Performances To Grow On will present Visible Fiction’s “Jason and the Argonauts” at 7 p.m. Fri., Nov. 20 in the Scherr Forum Theatre, Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks.   More...

Honored for serving their community

DOING GOOD DEEDS AND BEING REWARDED–Five girls from Troop No. 60140 at St. Paschal Baylon Church have earned the Bronze award in Girl Scouts. More...

Rotary members will holiday shop with kids

The Rotary Club of Westlake Village will be Christmas shopping with 25 children from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ventura County on Tues., Nov. 17 at J.C. Penney in Thousand Oaks   More...

Letters

Worse than drivers in Conejo Valley are its bicyclists

Fifteen to 20 percent of drivers on Thousand Oaks Boulevard between Moorpark and Conejo School roads are still driving while talking on their hand-held cellphones daily.   More...

Early release of prisoners not as bleak as it sounds

Regarding the Acorn ’s Nov. 5 article “Government agencies brace for early release of prisoners,” the Oct. More...

People don’t want tall buildings or needless surveys

Did you know that the Thousand Oaks City Council spent $40,000 of our taxes on outside consultants for a citywide survey to discover the obvious? More...

City may break away from the county fire department

The Thousand Oaks City Council has voted unanimously to have a committee look into breaking away from the Ventura County Fire Protection District and establishing the city’s own fire department.   On Nov. More...

Costco appears to have lost all interest in opening a store here

At the beginning of the year Costco Wholesale withdrew its application to build a store in Newbury Park. Since then the warehouse store hasn’t been in contact with the city.   More...

Thanksgiving creates some early deadlines

The issue of Nov. 26, which will be delivered on Wed., Nov. 25 because of Thanksgiving, requires early deadlines.   Editorial items, including letters to the editor and press releases, must be received by 11 a.m. next Thurs., Nov. More...

Suspect pleads guilty–and not guilty by reason of insanity

As jury selection began, Calvin Sharp, 29, withdrew his not guilty plea and pleaded guilty to killing 6-year-old Sev’n Molina on Aug. 12, 2007, but said he was insane.   More...

Community

Three men who served their country well

DECORATED WITH VALOR—Thousand Oaks resident Marine Bill Hutton, national junior Vice Cmdr. More...

County treasurer will not run

Ventura County Treasurer-tax collector Larry Matheney recently announced that he doesn’t intend to run for reelection. More...

Mantooth will seek the office of Ventura County superintendent

Stan Mantooth announced his candidacy for Ventura County superintendent of schools during a Nov. 2 press conference in Ventura.     Mantooth, a Camarillo resident, was appointed county superintendent in September 2008. More...

Dining & Entertainment

The Movie Nut

Remember 1968? Not the social upheaval or the war or the free love part, but the movie part?   More...

Alliance for the Arts marks 15 years

Alliance for the Arts will celebrate its 15th anniversary with a special pops concert with the New West Symphony and Broadway star and singer Bernadette Peters on Sat., Nov. 21 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. More...

Whiskey club 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...

Sports

The Acorn’s High School Football Game of the Week

Moorpark Musketeers (9-0) at Westlake Warriors (9-0) Friday, 7 p.m.

This is what everyone’s been waiting for.   Moorpark vs. Westlake. More...

Weekend schedule

Newbury Park at Thousand Oaks Friday, 7 p.m. Agoura at Calabasas Friday, 7 p.m. Royal at Simi Valley Friday, 7 p.m. Bishop Diego at Oak Park Friday, 7:30 p.m. Oaks Christian at Nordhoff Friday, 7:30 p.m. More...

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Pets

Pet of the Week

‘IF YOU’RE NICE, YOU CAN HOLD ME’—Tiki is a female 1-year-old black-and-white domestic shorthair. She’s declawed in the front and needs to live indoors. More...

Faith

Chamber singers to perform

The Oaks Chamber Singers, under the direction of Annette Murphy, will present a concert of the music of Charles Francois Gounodat 7:30 p.m. Sat., Nov. 14 in Samuelson Chapel, California Lutheran University, 60 W. More...

Church to host ‘Magic of Christmas’ holiday boutique

“The Magic of Christmas” Holiday Boutique will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., Nov. 14 at the United Methodist Church of Westlake Village, 1049 S. Westlake Blvd.   More...

Agoura Hills boy collecting books, shoes

Jacob Tobias of Agoura Hills is using his passion for reading to help other children. Jacob, 12, has decided to collect and donate books and dance shoes to children who may otherwise not be able to afford them.   More...

Columns

Ask the Arborist

Q: What are the most common pine trees in the Conejo Valley? Why are so many of them dying? What can be done about it? More...

Vacation Photos

Take Your Thousand Oaks Acorn on Vacation

BABY, IT’S COLD OUTSIDE—Thousand Oaks residents Dave and Jeanne Balsley and Joan and Dick Cole see plenty of ice, snow and penquins in Antarctica. More...