June 3, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Using his hand as a ‘gun,’ male juvenile robs several victims

A young man may have thought he found a brilliant way to get money quickly without working for it.   That is, until police arrested him.   At 1:30 p.m. More...

Health & Wellness

Helping a child deal with chronic illness

It’s every parent’s worst nightmare: learning a child suffers from a serious ailment. But for many families, it’s not the end but the beginning of a brave, new chapter.   More...

Experts share advice on how to extend the body’s warranty

Many experts have shared their conclusions about how cable television and the Internet have kept countless Americans on their behinds for longer periods of time. More...

Fish, nuts are among best foods for men

Much has been said about how important it is for women to eat certain foods containing specific nutrients. What about men? Are there foods men should eat for better overall health?    More...

Calendar

Datebook

THURS., JUNE 3 Democratic Club   Of Camarillo Meets in Orchid Building, 816 Camarillo Springs Road, Camarillo. 6:30 p.m. 102nd birthday party for Bill Hammaker. 7:30 p.m. regular meeting. Free, open to public. More...

Schools

Kiwanis Club of T.O. awards scholarships

STAND-UP CITIZENS—Winners of this year’s Jack Sprankling Award are, front row from left: Sarah Knight, Louisa Lenander, Tara Erb and Kimberly Ha. More...

Planet Bravo’s tech camp returns to T.O.

PlanetBravo’s Technotainment Camp will be returning to Thousand Oaks for the first time since 2008. More...

Westlake’s Carpenter Theatre opens

The Carpenter Family Theatre at Westlake High School was opened to the public after a reception and ribbon-cutting on Thurs., May 27.   The first program in the newly renovated theater followed at 8 p.m. More...

Pets

Dogs can live longer with exercise and proper food

The bond between dog and owner is as strong as any interspecies relationship.   With a combination of feeding and exercise, owners can extend their pet’s lifespan, say experts.   Find the right food   More...

LOOKING FOR A NEW HOME

LOOKING FOR A NEW HOME - Patrick is a 17-year-old gray-and-white domestic shorthair. He can be adopted at the Agoura Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road, just west of Kanan. More...

Family

Wellness Community’s gala honors local leaders

More than 370 community supporters attended the Wellness Community Valley/Ventura’s Celebration of Life Gala on May 7 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Westlake Village. More...

Foundation to present awards

The Greater Conejo Valley Community Foundation will honor local individuals and organizations that have made a positive impact on the cities of Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village and Agoura Hills at the eighth annual Spirit of Community Awards from 7 t More...

Memorial Day remembered at Pierce

WAVING HER FLAG—Ashlynn Bateman, 4, center, of Simi Valley, twin daughter of Brooke and Marschelle Bateman, waves a U.S. flag as she dances with her cousin, Kennedy Bateman. 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...

At The Library

The Grant Brimhall/Thousand Oaks Library and the Newbury Park Branch will both offer the summer reading program 2010 for children and teens from June 14 through Aug. 1. Participants can join at any time during this period. More...

A strong back and a weak mind

It’s Father’s Day in a couple of weeks. More...

Hospital gets OK on expansion from the planning commission

The Thousand Oaks planning commission has recommended an expansion of Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center. More...

Staff salaries not immune from city cutbacks

nancy@theacorn.com City employees’ salaries are being used to fix a $3.2-million gap in the 2010-11 budget that begins in July. More...

Memorial Day tradition lives on

MILITARY CEREMONY—Seven U.S. More...

Community

Low-income housing law to be met, but it’s no consolation to residents of mobile homes

The reality is low-income residents in Thousand Oaks are losing their homes, but on paper it may look like the city is moving closer to meeting a state mandate to provide more land for low-income residents. More...

Glendale man, 34, arrested after drugstore break-in

When multiple alarms went off, police rushed to CVS Pharmacy to find a burglary in progress. It was 10:49 p.m. May 27 when Thousand Oaks police arrived at the Newbury Park pharmacy at 451 S. More...

Rent Adjustment Commission needs volunteers

The city of Thousand Oaks is seeking applicants for five openings on the Rent Adjustment Commission. More...

Dining & Entertainment

Faux Fab Four perform in Conejo Valley

  NO MISTAKING THE HAIRCUTS—Paperback Writer, a Beatles tribute band, entertains a large crowd on Monday at Conejo Community Park. It was the first of five Summer Concerts in the Park hosted by Conejo Recreation and Park District. More...

Music festival to celebrate summer

The second annual Tropical Daze Summer Music Festival will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat. and Sun., July 24 and 25 at Thousand Oaks Community Park, 2525 Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. The event is a fundraiser for local nonprofits. More...

Huge crowd enjoys first summer concert

  GREAT TURNOUT—Almost perfect weather and two tribute bands playing the hits of the Beatles and the Monkees attracted many residents to the first Summer Concert in the Park on Memorial Day.  More...

Sports

Basketball tournament champions

SHARING A TROPHY—Champions of the May Madness Swoosh Tournament were the Westlake NJB Warriors sixth-graders. More...

Bandy’s return the feel-good story of All-Star games

East girls’ team wins in double OT; boys’ squad dominates

Always a bundle of energy, Jenna Bandy could hardly contain her excitement. More...

FOR THE RECORD

Ryder Hesjedal won the eighth and final stage of the Amgen Tour of California.   The CIF-Southern Section Division 2 boys’ volleyball final between Westlake High and Laguna Beach was played at Cypress College.   More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park   A male, 20, was arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance at 2:30 a.m. May 26 at Grande Vista and Wendy drives.   More...

Faith

Temple Beth Haverim closing, new congregation forming

Despite emergency appeals and an offer of help from a neighboring congregation, Temple Beth Haverim (TBH) in Agoura Hills will close at the end of June.   More...

JNET to meet June 16 in T.0.

The nonprofit JNET will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. Wed., June 16 at Temple Etz Chaim, 1080 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

Lutherans open camps for oil spill volunteers

Lutheran Episcopal Services in Mississippi has offered two camping sites along the Gulf Coast for use by trained volunteers working to help clean up the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.   More...

Letters

Stronger border protection an absolute necessity

It seems if you’re against illegal immigration and want our borders closed and immigration laws enforced, you’re not entitled to your opinion. You’re immediately branded a racist to stop any meaningful discussion.   More...

Finds political satisfaction with the Tea Party

Thank you Diane Hawkins (April 29, “Wished there had been Tea Party coverage”) and Robert Vann (April 29, “Protest on tax day deserved something in local paper”) for your letters to the editor. More...

Enjoyed guest speaker at the Reagan Library

I’m 17 years old and I’m a junior at Chaminade High School.   I enjoy frequent reading and research of business and politics. More...

Editorials

Exercise your right to vote on Tuesday

Please vote next Tues., June 8.   Last Monday, our nation observed Memorial Day so Americans could remember those who died in service to our country. They fought and paid the ultimate price to protect our freedom and our right to vote. More...

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Vacation Photos

Take Your Thousand Oaks Acorn on Vacation

ROMANTIC RIVER—Vrej and Setta Grigorian of Thousand Oaks celebrate their 46th wedding anniversary in Europe on a Danube River cruise. More...