April 1, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Charter school to go on the campus of Glenwood Elementary

Glenwood Elementary School will be a little more crowded next fall.   The Conejo Valley Unified School District Board of Education voted Tuesday night to place Bridges, a new charter school, on the T.O. campus of Glenwood. More...

Council members discuss top 10 priorities for the coming year

The City Council recently discussed what its 10 top priorities would be for this year at a goalsetting meeting March 23.   The following items, not in order of importance, are being considered for inclusion on the list this year.   More...

Health & Wellness

Feeling good as they finish the race

NEW ACHIEVEMENT–Molly Maslanka of Westlake and Amy Ciandella of Thousand Oaks triumphantly cross the finish line after finishing their first 5K ever, the Deena Kastor 5K, at the 25th annual More...

Local cyclist rides bike across country

A Thousand Oaks cyclist with titanium body parts is obsessed with racing his titanium bicycle more than 3,000 miles from Oceanside, Calif., to Annapolis, Md., to help underprivileged children.   More...

Sailing or boating? Life jackets save lives

The Department of Boating and Waterways encourages boaters to wear a life jacket when sailing. More...

Schools

Getting down to business

I often hear high school students say they want to major in business so that they can get a job after college. But a business degree isn’t the only path to the business world.   More...

National Park Service will host first Science Festival

The National Park Service and the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County will host the inaugural Santa Monica Mountains Science Festival from 7 to 10 p.m. Fri., April 16 and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. More...

T.O. church will host community Easter party

The Shepherd’s Thousand Oaks Foursquare Church will host a free community Easter party from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., April 3 at Conejo Creek North, 1379 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks, behind the library. More...

Business

The Lakes welcomes the Easter Bunny to Eggs-Stravaganza family event

An Easter Egg-Stravaganza will take place from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sat., April 3 at The Lakes at Thousand Oaks shopping center, 2200 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. More...

EYE ON LOCAL AREA STOCKS

Company Name Symbol Mar. 31 Mar. 24 Mar. 17 Mar. More...

Pets

GOOD ENERGY—

GOOD ENERGY—Crystal, a 6-year-old female gray-and-white domestic longhair mix was surrendered by her owner. Crystal can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. More...

Family

Easter must wait

My family took out our Easter stuff last weekend, and I discovered that my Easter basket from childhood was missing.   “You threw it out last year,” my wife said. More...

VC gem and mineral societies launch book program

Three Ventura County gem and mineral societies are launching their Books for Schools program by delivering a complimentary earth science book to each Ventura County public school. More...

Collecting eggs at Easter time

SHARP EYE FOR EGGS– Zoey Kusano, 3, of Thousand Oaks digs out a yellow egg from piles of straw during an Easter egg hunt. More...

Editorials

Having fun with April Fools’ Day

Readers will find a phony story on page 1 because it’s April Fools’ Day. There’s another one, too, somewhere else.   We’re not the Los Angeles Times . We actually have a sense of humor. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

New city hall will be housed in penthouse of 21-story skyscraper

The City Council voted 4-1 to knock down The Lakes to build a skyscraper, with city hall offices relocating to the penthouse.   “A 21-story building is not a skyscraper. More...

U.S. ‘Heroin King’ had a connection to Ventura County

Mexican authorities made international headlines last week with the arrest of Jose Antonio Medina, 35, whose alleged drug cartel is said to be responsible for the flow of thousands of pounds of heroin each year into the United States.   More...

Song-and-dance routine

READY TO PARTY–Kylie Vincent and Olivia Elsasser sing and dance to “Party in the USA” at Banyan Elementary School’s talent show. The event was last Thursday in Newbury Park. More...

Community

Licensing classes set

The Conejo Valley Amateur Radio Club will be conducting an amateur radio license training program from 7 to 8:45 p.m. for eight Fridays starting April 2 at the East County Sheriff’s Station, 2101 E. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks.   More...

Looking for Conejo’s historical photos

ONE OF THOUSANDS–T.O. More...

For the record

Due to faulty information provided to us, the phone number of Castle Hill Retirement Village was incorrect last week in the story “Retirement home teams up with nonprofit.”   The correct phone number is (805) 492-2471   More...

Dining & Entertainment

The Movie Nut

Someday, when your grandkids breathlessly ask, “Were you alive when 3-D cinema begin?” you can say; “Yup, I saw ‘Avatar,’ ‘Alice in Wonderland’ and ‘How to Train Your Dragon ,’” tec More...

Ojai Valley Inn and Spa

Spring break is around the corner, and many of us need exactly that: a break so we can regroup, reconnect and rejuvenate. More...

‘Bernard’s Cafe’ introduces students to ‘geniuses of song’

Play review

The trend today in middle school and high school choir concerts is to steer away from stolid standing-on-risers shows in favor of productions that include acting, costumes and choreography.   More...

Sports

Plenty of net worth

Local boys’ volleyball update

Expect more good things from local high school boys’ volleyball teams.   Newbury Park, Thousand Oaks and defending section champion Westlake are all in the mix for playoff berths out of the Marmonte League. More...

Panthers victorious in Victorville tourney

THIRD TIME’S A CHARM—The Newbury Park AYSO Panthers U-10 boys’ All-Star team traveled to Victorville to win its third tournament title of the season. More...

FOR THE RECORD

Moorpark High junior defender Sami Page was a second-team All-Marmonte League selection in girls’ soccer during the winter season. More...

Faith

You are the instrument

“A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself.”   — Abraham Maslow   More...

Memorabilia from Vietnam Wall stored in burial vault at Pierce Brothers Memorial Park

Calling it a “fitting tribute,” a local pastor blessed a burial vault filled with hundreds of Vietnam War-related mementos during Tuesday services at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park in Westlake Village.   More...

Church to host Easter egg hunt

Emmanuel Presbyterian Church will host a community Easter egg hunt at 10:17 a.m. Sun., April 4 at the church, 588 Camino Manzanas, Thousand Oaks.   More than 2,000 eggs will be available to find. More...

Letters

Takes issue with Acorn editorial on Bridges Charter

I take issue with the Acorn’s editorial accusing Bridges of setting a poor example for children while losing our moral compass.   Firstly, my children have learned valuable life lessons from the charter school process.   More...

Charter schools provide choices that parents want

In response to your op-ed from last week (“The result doesn’t always justify the means”), is greed really the rebuttal to recent petitioning for Bridges? More...

Clearing the air about Bridges Charter School

Historically, every contentious issue that’s come before the Conejo Valley Unified School District board usually has two sides.   More...