January 14, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Organizers are trying to breathe new life into CVD

A new group in town is working together with old-timers to update Conejo Valley Days while honoring its traditions. More...

Health & Wellness

A cardiovascular workout

GETTING FIT—Thousand Oaks resident Alex Garcia exercises on an elliptical machine at the new Conejo Valley YMCA fitness facility on Moorpark Road, north of Olsen. More...

Explore memory loss at Senior Congress

The Conejo/Las Virgenes Future Foundation (CLVFF) will once again explore memory loss and memory improvement at its sixth annual Senior Congress.   The sequel to last year’s workshop on memory loss will be from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. More...

ALS support group to meet in Westlake

The ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) Ventura County Support Group will meet from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sat., Jan. 23 at the Westlake Village Library Community Room, 31200 Oak Crest Drive. More...

Calendar

Datebook

THURS., JAN. 14   IWOSC Ventura County   Satellite Writing Group 10 a.m. to noon at Sherwood Country Club, Thousand Oaks. For writers, prospective writers. RSVP via e-mail for entrance to meeting site: $2 fee. No jeans. More...

Schools

La Reina High School honors graduate for saving children

A 2004 La Reina High School graduate has been honored by her alma mater for her humanitarian work in association with Rotary and other organizations.   Esha Chhabra has been named La Reina’s Distinguished Alumna of 2010.   More...

High School Hi-Lights

Newbury Park Panthers Fri., Jan. 15: Career Choices Fair/career center/8 a.m. to noon   Mon., Jan. 18: Martin Luther King Jr. Day-no school   Tues., Jan. 19: Final exams (through Fri., Jan. More...

Moorpark College alumni photographers exhibit in Simi Valley to benefit John Gray scholarship

Celebrated and world-renowned photographers will exhibit their work for the benefit of the John Gray Photography Scholarship at Moorpark College in a reception at 6:30 p.m. Sat., Jan. More...

Business

Physician will discuss effects of stress

Edd Hanzelik, MD, will discuss the effect of stress on one’s health and what people can do for their well-being as they age. He will speak from 9 to 10 a.m. Thurs., Jan. More...

Sweet Arleen’s bakery opens in Westlake Plaza

Sweet Arleen’s recently opened in the Westlake Plaza, 960 S. Westlake Blvd., Ste. 4, directly across from the Westlake Hyatt Plaza. More...

EYE ON LOCAL AREA STOCKS

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Faith

Church ministers to the disabled

EV Free Church of the Conejo Valley in Newbury Park has established a disability ministry to answer the needs of those families affected by disabilities.   More...

Former St. Max music director presents concert

Internationally acclaimed local composer Frederick Bayani Mabalot returns to Los Angeles to conduct “Radiance,” his first concert of 2010, at 7:30 p.m. Sun., Jan. More...

Letters

Chamber seeks strong relationship with Agoura Hills

Thank you for your informative story about our partnership with the city of Agoura Hills. The Acorn has also done a wonderful job announcing our events over the years, and we appreciate it.  More...

Agoura Hills made a wise choice on Chamber affiliation

Regarding “The city of Agoura Hills aligns with T.O.-Westlake Chamber” story in the Dec. More...

No sympathy at all for Audra Strickland

It would be wonderful if state Assemblymember Audra Strickland would please stop complaining about the recent change in the requirements for county treasurer.   More...

Vacation Photos

Take Your Thousand Oaks Acorn on Vacation

NOONTIME RESPITE—Gene and Claire Sawaya and Robin and Rick Ertel of Newbury Park stop for lunch at Hotel Hana-Maui on their Road to Hana trip in Hawaii. More...

City questions whether T.O. tax dollars are serving West County or unincorporated areas

Taking from the rich to help the poor was the theme of “Robin Hood,” a motion picture that was filmed in Lake Sherwood many years ago. More...

T.O. High hosts Sustainability Summit event

Throngs of Thousand Oaks High School students got involved in the “green revolution” last Friday at the school’s Sustainability Summit 2010, an event that offered information about the environment and climate c More...

It’s time again to remember that special someone in your life

Anyone can catch your eye, but it takes someone special to steal your heart. Do you remember the moment your spouse or loved one walked into your life? Was it love at first sight? More...

Community

Two more take posts on Discovery Center’s board of directors

The Discovery Center for Science and Technology in Thousand Oaks has added two new members to its board of directors, Holly Cole and Stan Mantooth. Members serve three-year terms.   More...

Mobile home residents in T.O. get more bad news

Residents of the Conejo Mobile Home Park in Newbury Park, which is destined for closure, received more bad news on Friday. More...

Executive with Homestore.com pleads guilty in securities fraud

The former chief executive and chair of Homestore.com pleaded guilty Tuesday in U.S. More...

Dining & Entertainment

The Movie Nut

Terry Gilliam is the Howard Stern of filmdom. He’s irreverent and provocative, and you’re either going to love his work or hate it.   More...

Hurray for Celtic step dancing

THEY’VE GOT RHYTHM—Banyan Elementary School kindergarten students Nour Abdelhadi, left, and McKenna Keiser clap for last Thursday’s performance by Celtic Spring at the school in Newb More...

Poetry and music featured in ‘Universe of Dreams’ at Civic Arts Plaza tomorrow

Neal Conan of NPR will host the show

The Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Foundation will present A Universe of Dreams at 8 p.m. tomorrow, Jan. 15, at the Fred Kavli Theatre at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd.   More...

Sports

Westlake TV studio gets the Olympic treatment

State-of-the-art facility will be a hub for Universal Sports’ coverage of Vancouver Games

Apparently the Canadian sports scene goes beyond ice hockey, drinking cans of Molson and excessively using the phrase “ya know?”   Universal Sports channel, a cable affiliate of NBC Sports and InterMedia Partners, will More...

Panthers’ top priority is to play with poise

Girls’ soccer squad off to a fast start in league

Monique Pendleberry walked barefoot on the Panther Stadium pitch as if she were strolling along Waikiki on a summer afternoon.   Pendleberry didn’t mind the elements, even if it was a cold winter night in Newbury Park.   More...

Newbury Park basketball fans encouraged to wear pink

The Newbury Park High girls’ basketball squad has teamed with the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association to support breast cancer awareness. More...

Pets

MR. RIGHT

MR. RIGHT—Reggie is a male 3-year-old black Labrador mix. He’s not a good match for someone with children. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park   A male, 41, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol at 5 p.m. Dec. 31 at Old Conejo Road and Wendy Drive. Another male, 28, was arrested for drunk driving at 2:05 a.m. Jan. More...

Family

More than one delicious bite

SCRUMPTIOUS FREAK OF NATURE—A butterflyshaped double strawberry, grown at Nakamura Farm in Oxnard, is displayed at the Thousand Oaks Farmers Market at The Oaks. More...

‘Joseph’ to open

The Conejo Players Theatre will present the Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice musical “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” Jan. 22 through Feb. 20 at the theater, 351 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

Columns

There’s no place like home

Superintendent’s column

Over the past couple of weeks, winter officially began and families enjoyed the festivities of the holidays. I hope that everyone was able to enjoy quality time with family and friends.   More...

Inquiries answered about driving in the Golden State

Do you have questions about general driving-related requirements like registration and insurance? Are you unclear about laws and restrictions related to driving? The California Department of Motor Vehicles has answers. More...

Colorful ducks

However cliché, there is no denying that the new year symbolizes a new beginning. Winter solstice has passed; short dark nights give way to longer daylight. Trees stand naked, having shed their leaves, buds ready to pop.   More...