April 22, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Conejo Valley Days begins next Wednesday

Everyone is invited to attend the 54th annual Conejo Valley Days, which will run from April 28 to May 2 at Conejo Creek Park South. The park is off the 23 Freeway at the Janss Road exit in Thousand Oaks. More...

Tell us why your mom is the greatest

Mother’s Day is Sun., May 9, and The Acorn wants your mom to receive the recognition she deserves.   In 100 words or less, please write and tell us why your mother is special. More...

Health & Wellness

Human stem cell research topic of Discovery Lecture

The Discovery Center for Science and Technology will present a Science Speaker Series lecture titled “The Potential and the Challenge of Stem Cell Research” by professor Dennis Clegg, co-director of the UC Santa Barbara Cente More...

Prostate cancer treatments to be focus of seminar

In a free program, representatives from UCLA will present the latest options in prostate cancer treatments and research from 6 to 7:30 p.m. More...

Support group offers help to those with ALS

The ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) Ventura County Support Group will meet from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sat., April 24 in the Westlake Village Library Community Room, 31200 Oak Crest Drive.   The program is free. More...

Calendar

Datebook

THURS., APRIL 22 Mary Health 100 Club   More...

Schools

New charter school names director

Bridges K-8 Charter School has named Hilda Salas, a 15-year Oxnard Union High veteran and a Thousand Oaks resident, as the school director. The school is scheduled to open in August on the Glenwood Elementary campus. More...

Local students make it onto college dean’s list

By compiling a grade-point average of 3.6 or better in the fall semester, the following local students have been named to the dean’s list at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks:   Newbury Park   More...

More universities announce honors

Thousand Oaks residents have been named to the dean’s lists for the fall 2009 semester at their respective colleges.   •Jiwoon Chang attends The Johns Hopkins University.   Chang attended Westlake High School. More...

Business

They’re ready to help new clients

PROMOTED— Rabobank has appointed Dave Gressman and Trevor Morris to lead commercial banking efforts locally. More...

J Girl sells jewelry for ‘mom’

Beginning May 1, J Girl Lingerie will exclusively feature a “mom” necklace and bracelet by Dominica Designs. The Susan G. More...

Self-storage facility opens

The William Warren Group Inc. has announced the grand opening of its fourth Class A development in Ventura County, StorQuest Self Storage on Skyline Drive between Thousand Oaks Boulevard and Hillcrest Drive in Thousand Oaks. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park   A robber battered someone before stealing that person’s property between 7:15 and 7:30 p.m. at Michael and Virginia drives.   More...

Family

Tastes great and good for him, too

  SWEET AND HEALTHY TREATS—Coconut World president and founder SaraJean Cameranesi offers cookies to Ethan Miller, 3, of Thousand Oaks during the Miller YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day. The event was last Saturday in Newbury Park.  More...

Swarming bees are best left undisturbed

In Southern California, April showers bring May flowers, but May flowers bring honeybees, and that can cause concern for residents. More...

Ascension preschool dedicates nature center

Garden encourages good nutrition

The Ascension Lutheran Early Childhood Center will have a ribbon-cutting and dedication of the nature center outdoor classroom at 8:45 a.m. tomorrow, April 23, at 1600 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks.   The Rev. More...

Columns

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...

Parenting magazines are for moms

Parenting magazines have it all wrong. Sure, they offer great tips and stories one can relate to, and they showcase great products parents can purchase to make raising children easier and more effective. I know this. More...

Vacation Photos

Take Your Thousand Oaks Acorn on Vacation

FRENCH BELLES—Marlene Rosselli and her French-language students practice what they’ve learned in Paris. They’re at the Eiffel Tower. More...

City will get $850,000 from Ventura County

T.O. had been underpaid for library services provided to nonresidents

A sharp-eyed county employee discovered that Ventura County has underpaid Thousand Oaks by more than $850,000 for library services over the past 10 years. Now the county is going to pay it back, with interest. More...

Now it’s the park district that’s facing cutbacks

The future of Lang Ranch Park is on hold until Conejo Recreation and Park District finds the money.   And at district playgrounds, grass and trees must wait a little longer between trimmings. More...

Hand-eye coordination a must

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Community

Buckle up unless you want a ticket from T.O. police officers

The Thousand Oaks Police Department will be out in force from April 23 to 26, searching for unbelted drivers and passengers and enforcing California’s seat belt laws as part of a yearlong Click It or Ticket campaign. More...

Public hearing on plans for Rancho Potrero will take place next Tuesday

The city will have a public hearing on developing the Rancho Potrero park area in Newbury Park on the south side of Lynn Road, opposite Via Andrea and Rancho Dos Vientos Drive, at 6 p.m. Tues., April 27 in the City Council chambers at the T.O. More...

Two Democratic candidates debate the issues in Thousand Oaks

They want to run against U.S. Rep. Elton Gallegly (R-Thousand Oaks)

Two of three Democratic candidates running for the 24th Congressional District in the June 8 primary election answered questions about the economy, education and other topics at a forum last week at the Grant Brimhall/ Thousand Oaks Library. More...

Dining & Entertainment

The Movie Nut

Remember “The Out of Towners”? More...

Wine tasting

Ventura County Paralegal Association will host its 14th annual wine tasting and silent auction from 6 to 8 p.m. Thurs., May 6 at Four Points Sheraton in the Ventura Harbor.    Proceeds will benefit the association’s scholarship fund. More...

Celebrity guests to attend gala at Four Seasons

The Wellness Community Valley/Ventura will celebrate 19 years of providing support and education to people fighting cancer at the Celebration of Life Anniversary Gala fundraiser from 6 p.m. More...

Sports

King of the ring

Los Cerritos boxer wins first bout

The Rib Breaker was busy busting someone’s nose.   Thirteen-year-old Zak Kaplan of Thousand Oaks, nicknamed the Rib Breaker, made his amateur boxing debut last Saturday night at the RollerDome in T.O.   More...

Clausen on the clock

Love him or loathe him, the Conejo Valley’s most ballyhooed QB prospect of all time is making his NFLdreams a reality

The Clausen family huddled together in the living room of their Thousand Oaks home on April 25, 2004. More...

Lacrosse teams chasing Chargers

Newbury Park moving up the standings

It’s the same game, but lacrosse still feels a little different.   Now that boys’ lacrosse is a CIF-sanctioned sport, local teams practice and play on campus. More...

Pets

‘I’M GOOD LUCK, NOT BAD’—

‘I’M GOOD LUCK, NOT BAD’—Margie is a 9-year-old female domestic cat who’s declawed and needs to live indoors. More...

Faith

Church to build fourth habitat home

Habitat to the Max, a ministry of St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church, will build a fourth home for Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County with the financial help and physical labor of many parishioners.   More...

The anatomy of anger

“Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret.”   — Ambrose Bierce   Over the years I have become an avid student of energy and how it moves. More...

Immigration reform on agenda at Universal Fellowship

Conejo Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will present a community forum, “Why America Needs Immigration Reform,” at 7:30 p.m. Fri., April 30 at 3327 Old Conejo Road, Newbury Park.   More...

Letters

Incumbent sheriff disputes claims by Geoff Dean

In his April 8 letter to the Acorn, Geoff Dean made accusations against sheriff ’s staff and personnel that must be addressed. More...

Likes Carpenter in race for sheriff

The race for Ventura County sheriff is critical to the well-being of our families and our businesses, and we all have a personal stake in electing the very best candidate. More...

Sees Dean as best option for top cop

If I have an issue, be it criminal or code compliance or any of a million law enforcement issues, I want to discuss it with someone who listens. More...

Editorials

It’s a sure bet that you’ll have fun at Sunday’s poker tournament

You’re invited to participate in next Sunday’s third annual Texas Hold ’em Poker Tournament and Casino Night at The Canyon in Agoura Hills. The Thousand Oaks Kiwanis Club Foundation is hosting the event. More...

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For the record

The new word in the dictionary that Steve Gunner referred to in his letter last week (“Use common sense with cellphones or use them privately”) is “fext” with an “F.” It means pretending to send a text message. More...