December 31, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

T.O. Acorn ‘Photo of the Year’

A NURTURING MOTHER—From an edition in April, baby hummingbirds are fed by their attentive mother. More...

Health & Wellness

Learn to swim in heated YMCA pool

The Conejo Valley and Miller Family YMCAs will offer swimming lessons at their indoor pools from Jan. 11 through Feb. 27.   Classes include parent-child lessons for children as young as 6 months and adult lessons. More...

Testosterone drops as men age

Between the ages of 35 and 40 a man may notice that his energy isn’t quite what it used to be and he isn’t feeling as “sharp” as he used to. More...

Calendar

Datebook

THURS., DEC. 31 Thousand Oaks Teen   More...

Schools

High School Hi-Lights

Newbury Park Panthers Fri., Jan. 1: Happy New Year-no school Sat., Jan. 2: Soccer alumni game/ Panther stadium/10 a.m. to 5 p.m.   Tues., Jan. 5: Board of education meeting/district office/6 p.m. Thurs., Jan. More...

Perfect day for man’s best friends

COOL BUT NICE FOR A TRIP TO THE DOG PARK–John Lee of Moorpark plays fetch with Baby and Ting Ting, his 7-year-old shepherds. More...

Business

EYE ON LOCAL AREA STOCKS

Company Name Symbol Dec. 30 Dec. 22 Dec. 16 Dec. More...

New vacuum store will offer lowest prices, service and selection

Thousand Oaks Westlake Vacuum will have its grand opening on Sat., Jan. 9. The store is owned and operated by a Thousand Oaks family. More...

Pets

‘BRING ME HOME FOR THE NEW YEAR’

‘BRING ME HOME FOR THE NEW YEAR’– Cookie is a 10-year-old female Queensland heeler-border collie mix. Cookie is gentle, good with kids and loves to play ball. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park   For being under the influence of controlled substances, the following subjects were arrested: A male, 43, at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 22 in the 200 block of Devia Court; a female, 38, at 11:15 a.m. Dec. More...

Family

Single voice among many

IN THE SPOTLIGHT–Amanda Wanamaker performs a solo with the Newbury Park High School Chamber Singers during the NPHS Choral Music Department’s winter concert on Dec. 18. More...

Students named to dean’s list

DePaul University in Chicago has announced its dean’s list for the 2009 fall quarter. To receive commendation, full-time students must earn a cumulative gradepoint average of 3.5 or more. More...

Tour helps MATES

The MATES Foundation, which supports Meadows Arts and Technology Elementary School, conducted its inaugural Holiday Home Tour on Dec. 12. More...

Editorials

A resolution worth keeping

As we come to the end of another year, some of us are thinking about making New Year’s resolutions. But think back: How did those vows for 2009 turn out?   More...

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Vacation Photos

Take Your Thousand Oaks Acorn on Vacation

CIRCLE OF STONES—Sonja Toner of Thousand Oaks checks up on the local news while visiting Stonehenge in England. Her overseas trip included stops in Italy, Switzerland, France and Germany. More...

Year in review As T.O. looks back at ’09, city might say, ‘Good riddance’

Thousand Oaks residents and city staff may not hesitate to say goodbye to 2009 as they hope for a better new year. More...

The city of Agoura Hills aligns with T.O.-Westlake Chamber

The city of Agoura Hills has confirmed earlier reports that it would join the Thousand OaksWestlake Village Regional Chamber of Commerce in a new partnership that goes into effect Jan. 1.   More...

Year in review The top Conejo school district story in 2009: Budget worries

The parents, teachers and staff of Conejo Valley Unified School District (CVUSD) spent a great deal of time considering budget cuts in 2009, but the district has also been dealing with test scores, start-up charters and a superintendent search d More...

Community

Newbury Park man arrested in connection with robbery

Police responded immediately when they were notified that a bank employee had a déjà vu experience on Dec. 22. The employee saw a suspicious man in the Newbury Park Albertsons parking lot and thought he seemed very familiar. More...

Nonprofits can apply for emergency services funds

Ventura County agencies can apply for funds to provide for emergency needs through the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program, a federal program administered by the U.S.  More...

Temporary situation causes chlorine odor in water

Only a small number of Thousand Oaks residents notice a difference in the smell of their tap water when it doesn’t come from the usual supplier. More...

Dining & Entertainment

Young local musicians to play at Civic Arts Plaza

The Thousand Oaks Philharmonic will perform OPUS 26 at 7:30 p.m. Fri., Jan. 8 at the Camarillo United Methodist Church and at 7 p.m. Sun., Jan. 10 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza in the Forum Theatre.   More...

T.O. Philharmonic to perform Jan. 3

The Thousand Oaks Philharmonic will present a gala recital at 2:30 p.m. Sun., Jan. 3 at the organization’s recital hall in Paseo Marketplace, 3749 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd.   More...

“Up in the Air”

George Clooney might just be Hollywood’s favorite weatherman, and “Up in the Air ” his latest prediction of cultural precipitation: gloomy today, with a chance of emotional drizzle tomorrow, and clouds of despa More...

Sports

Panther boys’ hoops team on the upswing

New head coach has Newbury Park pointed in the right direction

The Panthers are one of this season’s biggest surprises.   They want to keep it that way. More...

Showdown: What’s the best sporting event to attend in 2010?

Sportswriters Eliav Appelbaum and Stephen Dorman debate the New Year’s biggest question

“You play to win the game. You don’t play to just play.” — Herm Edwards   That’s football. American football. The greatest game on earth. More...

High school sports spotlight: Basketball

The Lancers have been winning with ease—which shouldn’t be a shock to anyone. More...

Faith

Lutherans gather leaders to discuss car industry

Former CEOs from Ford Motor Company and J.D. Power and Associates will discuss the American automobile industry at the California Lutheran University Corporate Leaders Breakfast, 7:30 to 9 a.m. Thurs., Jan. 21 in the Lundring Event Center. More...

CLU to host Senior Fest

The Association of Lutheran Older Adults and California Lutheran University will present SeniorFest 2010 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thurs., Jan. 14 in Samuelson Chapel on the Thousand Oaks campus, 60 W. Olsen Road.   More...

Westlake church moves to Agoura

Westlake Lutheran Church, part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, is moving from 2630 Townsgate Road, Unit C, in Westlake Village. The church has purchased a new facility from Christian Church of the Hills.   More...

Letters

Stealing holiday decorations: How low can you go?

Some of our Christmas decorations were stolen recently from our front yard. We called the police and later found out that it was the result of a group of teens out having some fun. More...

Pranks by teenagers can be dangerous

Last night my husband and I were getting ready for bed when the doorbell rang. I thought it was creepy. It was 10:30 p.m. I went downstairs and asked, “Who’s there?” No answer. More...

Students should go where the crossing guards are

I’ve never had the experience of being yelled at by Lori Walton at the intersection of Flores and Lynn Road (Dec. 17 letters, “Pedestrians at risk in Thousand Oaks”), but I am familiar with the intersection.   More...