April 29, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

City will modify its public transit

Thousand Oaks is rolling toward changes in its transit system, a reflection of the recession.   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.   More...

Health & Wellness

Conejo Free Clinic Women’s Health Fair a success

The Conejo Free Clinic, in partnership with Kaiser Permanente of Thousand Oaks, recently hosted its eighth annual free Women’s Health Fair for underinsured and uninsured women at the Kaiser Permanente medical center in Thousand Oa More...

High Street magic benefits Hospice

Loving Heart Hospice Foundation’s “It’s Magic on High Street” will take place at 2 p.m. Sat., May 1 at the High Street Arts Center, 45 E. High St., Moorpark. More...

Lecture focuses on intimacy and aging

Simi Valley Hospital will offer a free community lecture for seniors titled “Intimacy as We Age” at 1 p.m. Wed., May 19 at the Simi Valley Senior Center, room 106, 3900 Avenida Simi. More...

Schools

KCLU wins seven journalistic excellence awards

The Radio Television Digital News Association honored KCLU, a National Public Radio station, with seven regional Edward R. Murrow Awards for journalistic excellence on April 21.   More...

L.A. Motorexpo offers test drives

The inaugural Los Angeles Motorexpo will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mon. to Fri., May 10 to 14 at the Bank of America Plaza, 333 S. Hope, Los Angeles. More...

TOHS students mark Earth Day

Students came out in force to celebrate Earth Day last week at Thousand Oaks High School. More...

Business

Grand reopening

  GOOD NEIGHBORS—Burt’s Good Neighbor Pharmacy at 2333 Borchard Road, Newbury Park, provided free diabetes and high blood pressure screening during its grand reopening on Saturday. More...

Chamber to exhibit businesses at showcase event

Chamber ambassadors will exhibit their businesses at the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce networking breakfast from 7 to 9 a.m. Fri., May 7 at the Los Robles Greens Banquet Center, 299 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

EYE ON LOCAL AREA STOCKS

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Faith

Children can visit incarcerated moms

On May 7, Emmanuel Presbyterian Church of Thousand Oaks will help transport and chaperone children in Ventura and Los Angeles counties on May 7 so they can visit their incarcerated mothers for Mother’s Day weekend. More...

Is it dangerous to raise nice kids?

Family coach, speaker and author Timothy Smith will lead a parenting seminar, “The Danger of Raising Nice Kids: Preparing Your Children to Change Their World,” from 4 to 6 p.m. More...

Methodist women to host boutique

The United Methodist Women will host the annual spring boutique from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sun., May 2 at the United Methodist Church of Thousand Oaks, 1000 E. Janss Road. More...

Letters

Sheriff’s letter was politically motivated

We were disappointed but not surprised by the letter from Sheriff Bob Brooks in the April 22 Acorn . More...

The drain on tax dollars for illegals cannot be ignored

It’s interesting Tina Aschenbrenner’s letter accusing others of racism, inaccuracies and ignorance implores identity politics this time to bully Emily Gonzales, whose recent letters about illegal immigrants prompted Tina to w More...

Praise in defense of undocumented immigrants

Thank you for publishing Tina Aschenbrenner’s welldocumented letter regarding undocumented immigrants. More...

Editorials

Acorn Newspapers once again demonstrate award-winning form

The California Newspaper Publishers Association (CNPA) recently distributed 480 first- and second-place awards in its 2009 Better Newspapers Contest.   More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Homeless count shows decline in Thousand Oaks

Homelessness dropped 28 percent in Thousand Oaks last year, according to the Ventura County Homeless and Housing Coalition.   The Jan. 26 annual count found 106 people homeless in Thousand Oaks in 2010, down from 147 in 2008. More...

The school district is cutting more jobs

As part of its effort to make up for a nearly $12-million deficit in the 2010-11 budget, Conejo Valley Unified School District will cut 19 classified jobs. More...

Nothing beats homemade chili

SPRINGTIME TRADITION CONTINUES—Jenny Dexter ladles samples of her “Dark Side of the Chili” at the Conejo Valley Family Fun Fest Chili Cook-Off and Classic Car Show. More...

Community

Survey says lying and stealing are rampant among teens

Survey results that revealed unethical and sometimes dangerous behavior among U.S. high school students were unveiled to the public at a recent Boys & Girls Clubs seminar in Agoura Hills.   More...

For the record

Due to faulty information from our source, the performance of Tin Drum at Conejo Valley Days was incorrect in last week’s edition. Tin Drum will perform tonight at 7:15 p.m. on the Fiesta Stage.   More...

Government agencies in Ventura County examine how to manage future growth

Experts look at how the county will be 25 years from now with 200,000 more residents; denser housing seems almost inevitable, and the average age is expected to go up

With population on the rise, local government agencies have begun working with the public to brainstorm how to properly manage growth in Ventura County over the next two decades.   More...

Dining & Entertainment

“Oceans”

Remember 2007’s visually stunning documentary “Earth”? Well, “Oceans” is quite similar, just wetter. In terms of cinematography, “Oceans” is a topnotch, family-oriented, mindexpanding treat.  More...

Arts council to present new exhibit

The Arts Council of the Conejo Valley will present an art exhibit, “New Works: ACCV and Friends,” with paintings of all media and sculptures, from May 6 through June 30 in The Galleria at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W More...

Whiskey club to host tasting

Whisky Business, a whiskey tasting club, will host its next tasting at 6 p.m. Fri., May 21 at Eric’s Restaurant, 495 N. Ventu Park Road, Newbury Park. More...

Sports

Stars waiting in line to roast Lions’ Redell

Question: Who’s the only guy in town with enough pull to get Wayne Gretzky and Joe Montana to roast him?   Answer: Bill Redell, of course. More...

Water polo players honored

The CIF-Southern Section has recognized the top girls’ water polo players and coaches from the 2010 winter season. More...

Radke tosses no-hitter for OCHS

Oaks Christian junior pitcher Travis Radke threw a no-hitter during last Friday’s 10-0 victory against Fillmore.   Radke struck out 13, walked one and hit a batter during the dazzling display on the mound. More...

Pets

LOVABLE

LOVABLE—Lainey, a female 1-year-old black-and-white Jack Russell terrier mix is a stray. She can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park   The following subjects were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the times, dates and places indicated: a male, 29, at 2:35 a.m. More...

Family

Who-o-o are you?

ADMIRING A CARNIVORE —Thousand Oaks resident Emily Houston says hello to “Tito” a 6-year-old barn owl at the Ojai Raptor Center booth at the 12th annual Thousand Oaks Arbor More...

Magic show provides illusions with a message

Touch of Magic Productions presents “Believe in Dreams,” an anti-drug and anti-gang magic show, at 7 p.m. Tues., May 11 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. More...

Play bingo in Ventura

Bears Ventura and the Ventura County Rainbow Alliance will host a bingo event from 12:30 to 5 p.m. Sun., May 16 at the Ventura Harbor Comedy Club, 1559 Spinnaker Drive, Ste. 205, Ventura. More...

Columns

At the Library

The Grant Brimhall/Thousand Oaks Library at 1401 E. Janss Road will be closed Sat. and Sun., May 1 and 2 due to Conejo Valley Days across the street.   •The library will offer the following free computer class at 10 a.m. More...

Vacation Photos

Take Your Thousand Oaks Acorn on Vacation

GRANDE—Tim, Emma, Everett and Nina Kelly take in the sights along the Champs Elysees in Paris, France, while enjoying their hometown Thousand Oaks Acorn. More...