April 15, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Kiwanis clean up graffiti

CARING FOR WATERWAYS—Thousand Oaks Kiwanis Club member Arnie Rudman paints over graffiti in a flood control channel at Thousand Oaks Community Park. The cleanup occurred last Saturday. More...

Health & Wellness

Doctor ‘feels your pain’

To all of you with metatarsalgia, in the words of a famous campaigner, I feel your pain. More...

Red Cross of Ventura County gets new staff

The American Red Cross of Ventura County recently announced the appointment of three new personnel to its staff.   More...

Doctor explores question of ‘autism epidemic’

Before 1986, autism was diagnosed for 1 in 10,000 children. Today, depending on which statistics are used, it is 1 in 91 to 1 in 110 children nationwide and 1 in 67 in California. The numbers continue to rise on a worldwide basis.   More...

Calendar

Datebook

THURS., APRIL 15   Calabasas Chamber Of   Commerce Business Mixer 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Florentyna’s A Fine Flower Company and Blue Table, 4774 Park Granada, Ste. 1, Calabasas. Free. RSVP required. More...

Schools

Westlake Yacht Club gears up for 2010 opening day

The Westlake Yacht Club 2010 Opening Day will be Sat., April 17 at 32123 Lindero Canyon Road, Westlake Village. Registration begins at 11 a.m. and the ceremony at 12:30 p.m. More...

A day of ups and downs

GOING DOWN— Sophia Marschalk, 6, bounces down an inflatable slide at the recent Conejo Valley Unified School District Child Care Field Day at University Elementary. More...

Bridges Charter School hosts parent info night

April 20 event at T.O. church is required before child will be admitted to program

Bridges Charter School will host a parent information meeting from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tues., April 20 at The Shepherd’s House (Thousand Oaks Foursquare Church), 95 N. Oakview Drive, Thousand Oaks. More...

Business

Nonprofits partner with Rotary Club for eighth annual charity raffle

The Rotary Club of Westlake Village Sunrise will present its eighth annual charity raffle. The grand prize is a dream vacation or no-risk funds for a charity. More...

EYE ON LOCAL AREA STOCKS

Company Name Symbol Apr. 14 Apr. 7 Mar. 31 Mar. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park   Robbers used firearms to threaten and steal property at a USA gas station at 518 Rancho Conejo Blvd. between 10:30 and 10:41 p.m. April 6.   More...

Family

Scouts lend hand to local parks

Visitors to Oak Canyon Community Park in Oak Park may have seen the five birdhouses on tall poles. The houses were built to attract barn owls, which help to naturally control rodents in the area. More...

Holbrook returns as Mark Twain

The Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Foundation will present “Mark Twain Tonight” with Hal Holbrook at 8 p.m. Wed., May 5 at 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. More...

Emily Anne Kinloch

“My mom calls me a fish,” says Redwood Club member Emily Anne Kinloch. The certified scuba diver wants to be a marine biologist, loves the beauty of coral and does math problems for fun. More...

Columns

Bubbles and begonias

I had an aha! moment. Don’t laugh. I am capable of an occasional aha. Strolling through Nordic Nursery in Newbury Park, I stared longingly at one of the large fountains and realized . . . garden nurseries should sell bathtubs.   More...

Ask the DMV

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...

City streets are an asset that also require maintenance

There’s a bumpy road ahead for city street maintenance.   The 375 miles of street pavement in Thousand Oaks is valued at $700 million—an enormous investment that must be maintained, said Mark Watkins, director of public works. More...

Norwegian Grade will get long overdue reconstruction project

Although federal stimulus money hasn’t arrived, a shovel-ready job is going to move forward because of public safety concerns. More...

Food bank must relocate

Both city officials and the director of Manna food bank agree that it’s time for Manna to move out of a residential neighborhood ––but nobody knows where. More...

Community

Old tires used in T.O. asphalt

Since 1991, the city has been using asphalt rubber hot mix to pave 60 percent of its streets. More...

Money for road repair is getting scarcer

The costs for street repair are going up as funding for maintenance is dropping.   Money for street restoration projects has come from taxes on gasoline and from state and federal transportation grants.    More...

Park district will host Family Campout

Conejo Recreation and Park District and the Outdoor Advisory Council will present the biannual Family Campout from 1 p.m. Sat., April 24 through noon Sun., April 25 in Wildwood Canyon.   More...

Dining & Entertainment

Musicians perform at street festival

ROCK FOR WATER—Rock Nation students, from left, Elie Dekel of Calabasas, Greg Meier of Camarillo and Dawn Pettersen of Agoura Hills get guests dancing with their version of the Scorpions’ More...

Chopin Project IV will feature piano concert

The Thousand Oaks Philharmonic will present the Chopin Project IV at 7:30 p.m. Sat., April 24 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza’s Scherr Forum Theater, 2100 E. More...

Colors of Music event will help T.O. Philharmonic

Actress Celeste Yarnall will host Colors of Music, a fundraiser for the Thousand Oaks Philharmonic, at 5:30 p.m. tomorrow, April 16, at her home. More...

Sports

Swimming youths win medals at games

Julia Farfan, 14, and 16-year-old twins Allison Morales and Adria Morales excelled at the recent Judeme Games (Juegos Deportivos De Los Mexicanos En El Exterior) in Belmont Plaza, Long Beach on April 3. More...

Runners receive therapeutic treatment

STRETCHING OUT—Whole Health Family Chiropractic Dr. Alan Rosenthal helps runner Wanda Wen of North Hollywood stretch her muscles. More...

Warriors remain red-hot on the links

Boys’ golf update

Local boys’ golf teams are scrambling to find out how low they can go.   No Marmonte League squad is hotter than Westlake, which has the potential to make another run to the state tournament. More...

Pets

A SWEET CAT—

A SWEET CAT—Penelope is a 3-year-old female Persian mix who says she’ll wait for a while– but not long–at the Agoura Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road, just east of Kanan. More...

Faith

Second Chance Prom at church will raise funds for Catholic Heart camp

The Second Chance Prom at St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church in Thousand Oaks this Saturday will give guests a chance to relive prom night while a youth group raises funds for a cause.   More...

Oakbrook Bible Church has a passion for devotion

Services are Sundays at 10 a.m.

Oakbrook Bible Church is a nondenominational Bible church known for its commitment to doctrine and devotion. The Rev. Jean-Paul Chenette, pastor, is a graduate of The Master’s Seminary. More...

Letters

The April Fools’ story was too close to the truth

While I enjoyed the Acorn’s front page April Fools’ commentary, I found your “news” stories neither compelling nor humorous. More...

Was caught by April Fools’ story but enjoyed it

You really got me, hook, line and sinker on April 1! When I began reading your article about the new city hall, my eyes bugged out of my head. More...

Jungleland’s return not a bad idea

That 21-story skyscraper headline caught my eye and I said, “What the ?X?X?!.”   Well done for April Fools’ Day! More...

Editorials

Driving a vehicle requires undivided attention, 100 percent of the time

Nearly all of us have been driving down the freeway or a city street and have noticed another motorist driving erratically.   The clues are obvious. The vehicle is weaving, and sometimes it’s traveling too slow or too fast. More...

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Vacation Photos

Take Your Thousand Oaks Acorn on Vacation

DUDE, WE’RE ON A DUNE—Austin and Cameron Montgomery get ready to ride in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. More...