March 11, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Learning from a pro

‘ABRACADABRA!’—Young magician-in-training Michael Freda, 5, of Westlake Village performs a magic trick with assistance from magician Wayne Kawamoto during Daniel’s Da More...

Health & Wellness

Booster vaccine may be needed for whooping cough

Whooping cough is becoming more common in infants, and a part of the solution is for women to get a booster vaccination before they become pregnant or right after they give birth.   More...

Parkinson’s group to meet

The American Parkinson’s Disease Association will have a monthly support group for people with young onset Parkinson’s disease at 6:30 to 8 p.m. More...

Plan ahead for optimal health

Fast-food signs beckon when hungry families spend hours in the car, zipping from soccer practice to debate team and doctor appointments to piano lessons.  More...

Dining & Entertainment

Conejo Players Theatre thanks volunteers with banquet, awards

Each year the Conejo Players Theatre produces about a dozen plays and musicals staged by its Mainstage company, the Conejo Children’s Theatre and the Conejo Second Series. More...

Pageant will judge senior contestants

The Ms. Senior Conejo Valley Preliminary Pageant will take place at 1:30 p.m. Sun., May 23 at the Goebel Senior Adult Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks.    More...

Forget your troubles with upbeat ‘Annie’

Play review

Leapin’ lizards! Camarillo Community Theatre kicks off its 40th season with the sprightly “Annie,” a musical based on the “Little Orphan Annie” comic created by Harold Gray in 1924.   More...

Sports

Baseball: It’s the best

Commentary

Nothing beats Marmonte League baseball.   In a league that produces tremendous student-athletes across a spacious spectrum of high school sports, baseball shines as the most competitive, well-balanced, talentladen activity of them all. More...

Henle on Spike TV’s ‘Ultimate Fighter’

Joseph Henle of Thousand Oaks will be featured on the reality television show “Ultimate Fighter 11.”   The Spike TV show, which premieres Wed., March 31 at 10 p.m., follows 28 mixed martial artists vying to make the cut in More...

The Acorn’s 2010 Marmonte Baseball Preview

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Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park   For being under the influence of controlled substances, the following subjects were arrested: a male, 19, at 3 a.m. March 2 at Acacia Road and Hemlock Lane; a male, 18, at 7:20 p.m. Feb. More...

Faith

Plumb the depths of your pure potential

“The Law of Pure Potential ity could also be called the Law of Unity, because underlying the infinite diversity of life is the unity of one all-pervasive spirit. More...

Mom’s Choice awards recognize family media

The Mom’s Choice awards has named “Raising Boys to Be Like Jesus” and “Mothering Heights: A Novel Approach for Christian Mothers” among the best in family-friendly media, products and services.   More...

Greek church to offer summer camp program

Ionian Village, the summer camping program in Greece that is operated by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, is accepting registrations for Summer Camp 2010. More...

Letters

The city is still wasting our money

Regarding the “New city logo being considered” story, the staff of the city of Thousand Oaks must stay up nights trying to figure out ways to waste taxpayer money. More...

Maps are more valuable than expensive logos

I read with amazment that the city of Thousand Oaks, which is trying to cut budgets and save money, tossed away $25,000 on a logo that looks like a dead tree. More...

Open classroom works well, too, at Conejo Elementary

After the meeting of the Conejo Valley Unified school board on Tuesday evening, I spoke to Mr. Witt, president of the board of the new Bridges Charter School. More...

Fox disappointed that residents weren’t notified about tree law

Old neighborhoods were uninformed

The city’s neglect in notifying some of those who might be interested in a new oak tree ordinance had Councilmember Andrew Fox scratching his head. More...

City may target employee salaries as cost-cutting measure

Reduced salaries for some city employees could be the Band-Aid that fixes the budget. More...

County bans assembly uses in areas zoned as open space

Churches, schools and community centers can’t be built

The Ventura County Board of Supervisors has approved a change to the zoning code, forbidding most places of assembly from being constructed on the county’s remaining pockets of undeveloped land. More...

Daylight saving time will return at 2 a.m. on Sunday

Don’t forget to set your clocks forward an hour on Sunday at 2 a.m. when daylight saving time returns. More...

Community

Mark Lunn is running for Ventura County clerk

If elected to head the Ventura County Clerk and Recorder’s Office, Newbury Park resident Mark Lunn said he’ll make greater use of technology to streamline administrative procedures and preserve vital records in Ventura County. More...

Vons bakery reopens after temporary closure

A cockroach infestation is one reason a local supermarket was prevented from selling freshly baked cookies, cakes and breads. More...

Dantona announces he’ll run for Ventura County clerk

Simi Valley resident Jim Dantona last month announced his candidacy for the office of Ventura County Clerk-Recorder.   More...

Calendar

Datebook

THURS., MARCH 11   Somis Thursday Club Meets at clubhouse, 5380 Bell St., Somis. Janie Knappenberger gives program on “incredible gourds.” $15 for lunch. Phone: 805.987.2728 Contact: Sandi Time: 12:00 p.m. More...

Schools

Study buddy group reaches out to Glenwood

Every Tuesday at around 3 p.m., about 35 Glenwood Elementary students, led by a group of volunteers, march down Windsor Drive in Thousand Oaks. More...

High School Hi-Lights

Newbury Park Panthers Fri., March 12: Junior registration   NPHS talent show/performing arts center/6 p.m. More...

Technology camps are offered

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Conejo & Las Virgenes at Colina Middle School will host PlanetBravo’s Techno-tainment Summer Camp for four one-week sessions in June and July. More...

Business

EYE ON LOCAL AREA STOCKS

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Pets

AWARD WINNING

AWARD WINNING—Emmy, a 1-year-old female brown Labrador retriever mix, is ready for a new home. To take Emmy home, ask about identification No. A4078537. More...

Pet loyalty high

Americans love their pets and will do what they can to keep their faithful companions happy and healthy, whatever state the economy is in. That’s what a recent survey by the American Pet Products Association found. More...

Family

Recycling pays dividends

TOOTING THEIR OWN HORNS–Advanced band members from Redwood Middle School, from left, Henry Piper, Olivia Nolan, James Arndt and Patrick Casebolt, and the Viking Band purchased much needed equipm More...

Therapeutic facility to celebrate grand opening

Ride On Therapeutic Horsemanship will celebrate the opening of its new permanent therapeutic horseback riding ranch in Chatsworth with a free grand opening from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., March 20 at 10860 Topanga Canyon Blvd.   More...

Dads and daughters

A NIGHT THEY’LL BOTH REMEMBER–Ashley and Brian Thomas dance the night away at the annual Father/Daughter Dance at Westlake Elementary School. This year’s event on Feb. More...

Columns

Clarification is needed about Bridges Charter

Superintendent’s column

Normally, I reserve this column for general issues of interest facing public education and Conejo Valley Unified School District. More...