January 28, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Another Sunderland will sail around the world

A 16-year-old Thousand Oaks girl is being watched by media around the world as she attempts to solo circumnavigate the planet in a 40-foot sailboat.   More...

Health & Wellness

Council on Aging to present heart health event

The Thousand Oaks Council on Aging will present a heart health program targeted at women and open to the public at 1 p.m. Wed., Feb. 3 in the board room of the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. More...

Wellness to address reconstruction procedures

The Wellness Community Valley/Ventura will host a free breast cancer connection seminar titled “Breast Cancer Reconstruction Options with Jay Granzow, MD” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thurs., Jan. More...

Managing stress helps in the fight against cancer

The Wellness Community Valley/Ventura will offer a free educational workshop called “Success Over Stress” presented by Ed Rockey, PhD, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mon., Feb. 15 at 530 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village.   More...

Schools

Scholarships offered to students interested in public works

The Ventura County Chapter of the American Public Works Association has announced the availability of scholarships for high school students entering college or university in an engineering/public works-related major. More...

High School Hi-Lights

Newbury Park Panthers Sat., Jan. 30: Adventures in Math and Science   Mon., Feb. 1: Valentine’s Day candy grams sold (through Fri., Feb. 5)/12:30 p.m.   Wed., Feb. 3: Back to School Night No. 2/5:30 to 8:30 p.m. More...

Band to host benefit dinner

An “In The Mood” fundraising pasta dinner, silent auction and dance will take place on Sat., Feb. 6 in the Thousand Oaks High School cafeteria, 2323 Moorpark Road. The public is invited. More...

Business

Bandits’ celebrates 20th anniversary

Bandits’ Grill & Bar will celebrate its 20th anniversary the week of Feb. 1.   The celebration will include giving away a 42-inch flat-screen TV and rolling back menu prices for six days to 1990 prices, the year the restaurant opened. More...

Pets

‘ADOPT ME NOW BEFORE SOMEBODY ELSE DOES’

‘ADOPT ME NOW BEFORE SOMEBODY ELSE DOES’–Mandy is a 6-year-old female brown Catahoula mix. Mandy can be adopted at the Agoura Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road, just west of Kanan. More...

Faith

Conejo Valley houses of worship

GUESTS ALWAYS WELCOME–Holy Trinity Lutheran Church is at 1 W. Avenida de Los Arboles, between Moorpark and Lynn roads. It’s close to the campus of California Lutheran University. More...

Armenian church welcomes new priest

The Rev. Haroutioun Tachejian is the new parish priest of the Armenian Apostolic Church of Ventura County.   Tachejian was ordained in 1992 and has been the pastor of St. More...

Center for Spiritual Living will present celebration of nonviolence

The Center for Spiritual Living Westlake Village will kick off the 13th annual Gandhi-King-Chavez Season For Peace and Nonviolence with guest speaker Timothy Pownall at 7 p.m. Wed., Jan. More...

Letters

Strickland should look for a job somewhere else

I’m concerned that Supervisor Linda Parks may be challenged for reelection by Audra Strickland.   More...

Angered by Strickland’s tactics

After reading the article in the Acorn about Audra Strickland’s search-and-destroy mission for finding a new job and seeing her polling survey on voteforparks .com, I’m angered enough to write a letter.   More...

If it’s Parks vs. Strickland, voters lose either way

This letter is from a name in the past.   It’s interesting that Audra Strickland is now focused on running for supervisor, or at least alluding that she may, against Linda Parks.   More...

Vacation Photos

Take Your Thousand Oaks Acorn on Vacation

BIG SNOW—The Moeller children, Cameron, 8, and Lauren, 7, take their Acorn sledding at Mammoth Mountain. More...

Conejo Schools Foundation continues to help the district

Members of a local nonprofit that’s provided funding for Conejo Valley Unified School District for half a dozen years are often surprised to learn that the organization isn’t well-known in the community.   More...

Fast-moving water may have killed T.O. man, 40

Thousand Oaks resident Matthew Walter Chidgey, 40, was found dead last week in a rainswollen creek in Wildwood Park. Chidgey was the bass player for the Spazmatics, a local tribute band that recently played at The Canyon in Agoura Hills. More...

Community

How did you fall in love?

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...

Another bank robbed in T.O.

Does anyone know the name of the man in the plaid fedora?   Police want to know the identity of a man they say robbed a Thousand Oaks branch of Wells Fargo Bank at 2:50 p.m. Thurs., Jan. 21. More...

Human services won’t comment on girl’s adventure

As some applaud Abby Sunderland’s courage and fortitude to attempt to circle the globe solo at age 16, some have criticized her parents for allowing it because of the risks. More...

Dining & Entertainment

“Crazy Heart”

Hollywood loves an addicted, over-the-hill any body— former wrestlers and actors, teachers, astronauts or downand-out singers well past their prime. More...

Production highlights G&S show tunes

Concert review

Transformation: a benefit concert   More...

Civic Arts Plaza seeks new ushers

The Friends of the Civic Arts Plaza is hosting training for new volunteers.The training program consists of two four-hour sessions, from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Wed., Feb. 18 and from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sat., Feb. More...

Sports

Panthers push toward the top of league standings

Girls’ water polo team sits in second place

The Panthers want to keep a good thing going.   Newbury Park High’s girls’ water polo team sits in second place in the Marmonte League entering today’s game at league leading Agoura. More...

Gator girls rebound well from slow start

KNIFING THROUGH—Newbury Park Adventist guard Melanie Arit, left, slips between a pair of Pilgrim defenders during Monday’s Gator victory. More...

Westlake, Thousand Oaks high schools go to bat for breast cancer research

Thousand Oaks and Westlake high schools are fierce rivals on the field.   Now they’re showing what it means to be good sports off the field.   More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park   A male, 44, was arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance at 11:30 a.m. Jan. 13 in the 100 block of Shamrock Court. More...

Family

A Conejo Valley version of winter

AS GOOD AS IT GETS–A red-tailed hawk is chased by a pair of crows above Conejo Valley with a snow-topped mountain serving as a backdrop. More...

Dad helps son learn to ride a bicycle

STEADY AS HE GOES–Thousand Oaks resident Owen Mix, 5, gets some support from his dad, Chris Mix, during his first day of bike riding without training wheels. More...

Isn’t it a lovely day to photograph photographers?

ENJOYING HER HOBBY–Simi Valley resident Karen Kaye spends one of the first non-rainy days shooting pictures at the top of Olsen and Erbes roads. More...

Columns

Go for Gaga

And you thought Sunday was for resting. Church or contemplative reflection. A little nap on the couch after a run at Whole Foods if you remembered to bring the list. The Sunday paper if you can find your glasses. More...