November 19, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Community Thanksgiving meal will be served

There’s no reason for anyone in Thousand Oaks to be hungry or lonely on Thanksgiving Day. More...

Early deadlines start today for next week’s issue

Next week’s T.O. Acorn will be delivered Wed., Nov. 25 because of Thanksgiving.   It requires early deadlines. Editorial items, including letters to the editor and press releases, must be received by 11 a.m. today, Nov. More...

Health & Wellness

Mental health specialist to address trauma and addiction among women

Gloria Miele, PhD, a mental health specialist, will discuss the treatment of women suffering from both trauma and addiction at a free presentation from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Mon., Nov. More...

Federal study highlights Los Robles

A recently released federal study on nationwide hospital mortality rates has rated Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center among the best in terms of outcomes.   More...

Nursing assistants are recent graduates

Professional Medical Careers Institute School of Nursing recently awarded 26 pins and certificates of completion of a 185hour nursing assistant course. The students will go on to take the State Certification and Competency Examination.   More...

Schools

Score choice dilemma

When the College Board announced its new Score Choice program last year, high school students were excited about the prospect of being able to control which SAT and Subject Test scores would be sent to colleges.   More...

TOHS band to host annual holiday caroling fundraiser

The Thousand Oaks High School Lancer Band will conduct its annual holiday caroling fundraiser from 6 to 9 p.m. Fri., Dec. 4 and 11. More...

High School Hi-Lights

Newbury Park Panthers Fri., Nov. 20: “The Sound of Music”/performing arts center/7 p.m.   Sat., Nov. 21: “The Sound of Music”/performing arts center/ 2 and 7 p.m. More...

Business

Leadership Council nets $7,000

Employees of Meathead Movers served nearly 110 patrons at Fiamme Restaurant and Bar in Thousand Oaks during the recent Girls’ Night Out, which raised more than $7,000 for the United Women’s Leadership Council of the United More...

EYE ON LOCAL AREA STOCKS

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Faith

Loved ones to be honored at holiday memorial service

Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks– Griffin Mortuary will present its annual nondenominational holiday memorial service at 6 p.m. Sun., Dec. 6 in the chapel at 5600 Lindero Canyon Road, Westlake Village. More...

Experience Bethlehem at Westminster event

Westminster Presbyterian Church will present the 14th annual Bethlehem Experience, a free drive-through pageant re-creating the first century village of Bethlehem on the night of the first Christmas Eve, from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Sat. More...

Calvary to host holiday boutique

The annual Jingle Bell Shop will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Tues. and Fri., Dec. 1 and 4 at Calvary Community Church, 5498 Via Rocas, Westlake Village. More...

Letters

If Park Oaks closes Conejo kids and parents lose again

Last night I attended a meeting convened by Conejo Valley Unified School District, where more than a hundred parents, students, teachers and staff were informed that Park Oaks Elementary is being considered for school closure to help bala More...

Open classroom concept deserves to stay alive in T.O.

Mark Twain once said, “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.” The same could be said for the open classroom magnet at Conejo Elementary School in Thousand Oaks. More...

Here’s another reason to approve the charter school

I fully support all of the ideas and concepts behind the Bridges Charter, and I hope the charter is approved in December. The one idea I’d like to specifically mention here is Circle Time. More...

School district might close another elementary school

Just a year and a half after Conejo Valley Unified School District voted to close two of its schools, a third elementary school is being considered for closure.   More...

Member of Assembly to seek seat in Ventura County

Assemblymember Audra Strickland (R-Thousand Oaks) announced this week she’ll run for the post of Ventura County Treasurer-Tax Collector in 2010.   The treasurer is responsible for collecting taxes that fund county government. More...

Symposium addresses how to save H2O

LEARNING HOW TO SAVE WATER DURING A DROUGHT—A landscape designer, left, discusses how to save water with Thousand Oaks resident Dian Eto during a Water Conservation Symposium at the Agoura/Ca More...

Community

Funeral tomorrow for NPHS grad killed in recent car wreck

A funeral for Taylor Moss, 19, will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow, Nov. 20, at St. Julie Billiart Catholic Church, 2475 Borchard Road, Newbury Park.   Moss died after a collision on the 101 Freeway in Encino just after 2 a.m. Nov. More...

Conejo Valley shelter program will open soon

Places of worship and individuals throughout Thousand Oaks who’ve been working with Lutheran Social Services to provide meals for those less fortunate will soon expand their services.   More...

Projects will improve stormwater runoff

Hydroplaning, out-of-control cars could be a thing of the past in two areas of the city once $900,000 of the state’s $700 million water quality improvement money trickles into T.O.   More...

Dining & Entertainment

Popular children’s singer to perform in Thousand Oaks

Performances To Grow On will present the Juno Awardwinning singer Charlotte Diamond in concert at 10 a.m. Mon., Nov. 30 at the Fred Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. More...

Spend Thanksgiving at Westlake Inn

Westlake Village Inn will serve a Thanksgiving Day feast from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thurs., Nov. 26 inside its Provence salon, 31943 Agoura Road, Westlake Village. More...

Symphony opens Sunday at UCLA

The American Youth Symphony’s 2009-10 season opening night performance will be at 6 p.m. Sun., Nov. 22 at UCLA’s Royce Hall. More...

Sports

Conejo Valley teacher, coach a budding MMA star

The baddest man in T.O. may be the nicest guy you’ll ever meet

Most people take one look at Joseph Henle and think, “I don’t want to run into that guy in a dark alley.”   Henle has wild, dark hair like Samson in his prime. He has a thick beard, muscles and tattoos.   More...

Diaz-Yi powers into state golf finals

Warrior freshman makes history

Westlake High freshman Lauren Diaz-Yi has qualified for today’s State Golf Championship at Poppy Hills Golf Course in Monterey. More...

Sherman named all-league

Sarah Sherman of Westlake Village was named to the AllWestlake League First Team for high school girls’ volleyball.   The senior netter plays for New Community Jewish High in West Hills. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

GENTLE AND SWEET—Daphane, a female brown-and-black German shepherd mix, was picked up as a stray. Daphane can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park   The following subjects were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs: a male, 23, at 2:35 a.m. Nov. 13 at Capitan Street and Marjori Avenue; a female, 41, at 11:42 p.m. Nov. More...

Family

Summer—like in St. Petersburg, Mo.

PICNIC TIME–Cardin School students Molly Hatch, 12, a Cardin Camarillo School seventhgrader, prepares picnic food with dining partner Noah Johns, a Cardin Conejo School sixthgrader from Thousand More...

Hansel and Gretel never had it so good

FINGER-LICKING GOOD—Thousand Oaks resident Risa Key, right, waits to assemble a gingerbread house while her daughter Isabella, 4, licks a sugar-coated piece of candy before placing it on More...

Festival of Trees fundraiser coming to North Ranch

Festival of Trees, an event to benefit childhelp.org, will take place on Sun., Dec. 6 at the North Ranch Country Club, Thousand Oaks.   An auction will start at 10:30 a.m., followed by luncheon at 12:30 p.m. More...