June 24, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Early deadline coming next week regarding July 8 edition

Our offices will be closed to observe Independence Day on Mon., July 5. This will make early deadlines necessary for the issue of July 8.   Letters to the editor and press releases must be received by 11 a.m. More...

Health & Wellness

Teens recognized for service to free clinic

Westminster Free Clinic in Thousand Oaks congratulates and thanks the following high school graduates for their volunteer service as part of the medical team serving low-income and uninsured people of East Ventura County for the past two or more yea More...

High blood pressure linked to sugar consumption in new study

Drinking fewer sugary beverages may lower blood pressure, according to new research published in the medical journal Circulation.   Warnings about links between sugar and obesity or diabetes have been reported in the media. More...

Topic is allergies at H2U meeting

The Health, Happiness to You group (H2U) of Los Robles Hospital will host a free meeting from 3 to 5 p.m. Thurs., July 1 at the East Campus, 150 Via Merida, Westlake Village.   Dr. More...

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Datebook

THURS., JUNE 24   Agoura Newcomers Club Spring tea at 5945 Wheelhouse Lane, Agoura Hills. RSVP requested. Phone: 818.889.7150 Time: 11:00 a.m. Date: 6/24/2010   Chamber Of   More...

Schools

Thousand Oaks students take top academic honors locally, across nation

•Westlake Village resident Matthew Otte was among the 235 students who received graduate degrees from Providence College at the 92nd commencement exercises on May 16. More...

Four-year degree comes to Moorpark

The University of La Verne at Moorpark College has scheduled two information sessions for prospective students from 6 to 7 p.m. Tues., June 29 and Wed., July 21 in room 112, Fountain Hall, Moorpark College, 7075 Campus Road.   More...

Vote in online poll

Times have changed and so have the prospects for graduating seniors. Will things be tougher on today’s young adults than they were on you? Think hard. More...

Business

Chamber earns award

For the second consecutive year, the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce (formerly the Thousand Oaks-Westlake Village Regional Chamber of Commerce) received the annual President’s Circle award from the California Chamber of Commerce. More...

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Pets

GIGGLES AND GRINS—

GIGGLES AND GRINS—Hannah, a 5-year-old female brown-and-black German shepherd mix, can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. More...

Faith

Latter-day Saints youths serve others

Around the world each year teens from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints get together during the first week of summer break to do service projects.   More than 200 young people ages 14 through 18 from T.O. More...

Native American sees connection between his culture and Christianity

Mike Peters, pastor of 4Fires Ministry in Grand Rapids, Mich., and a member of the Odawa tribe, says the Bible is his plumb line. More...

Letters

Parks also took money from unions, so she’s no better

Regarding Linda Parks versus Audra Strickland, the winner was hypocrisy.   After what I just found out, I just can’t help submitting this, even if it’s late. More...

The GOP Central Committee was far from unbiased

It really bugs me when media such as the Acorn state that Audra Strickland, in her bid to win a seat on the Ventura County Board of Supervisors, gained the endorsement of the Ventura County Republican Central Committee, as if it were some sort of f More...

Won’t be voting for Fox or Gillette

A monthly salary of $1,700 plus medical coverage, in addition to the careers they currently draw benefits from off the council— this is what incumbents Andy Fox and Dennis Gillette will once again be asking you for this November.   More...

Vacation Photos

Take Your Thousand Oaks Acorn on Vacation

SUNNY DAY—Thousand Oaks kids enjoy a beautiful day at Horseshoe Lake in Mammoth Lakes Basin. From left, Danielle Kusaba, 11, Lia Kitahata, 9, Brett Kallman, 9, John Vigna, 12, Tate Kallman, 7, and Bryce Kitahata, 5. More...

City faces $4-million fine if water use exceeds expectations

This might be a good week not to wash your car at home or do anything else that uses water unless it’s absolutely necessary.   July 1 is the city’s water usage day of reckoning, the end of the fiscal year that began in July 2009. More...

Family of seagoing children now seeking quiet privacy

It makes sense that an adventurous family whose teenage daughter and son attempted to conquer the seas wouldn’t fear the press.   More...

Health department closes some local swimming pools

Ventura County Environmental Health inspectors have been busy checking the 1,600 public pools in the county, making sure they have proper drains and meet other safety requirements. More...

Community

Rotary clubs to host family picnic

Six Rotary clubs of Conejo Valley will host a family picnic from 2 to 5 p.m. Sun., June 27 at Conejo Creek Park North, 1379 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks.   The community is welcome. More...

Praise for a leadership award

PRAISE FROM THE BRASS–Michael Richardson of Las Vegas receives a Leaders Award from Lt. Col. Thomas A. More...

Teacher of the Year

SHARING THE CELEBRATION–Greater Conejo Valley Community Foundation Teacher of the Year Sheri Kavanagh, second from left, looks over her certificates of appreciation from government leaders with, More...

Dining & Entertainment

The Movie Nut

There’s a delicious satisfaction, a firm resolution, a hazy clutter of childhood memories swimming about this remarkable film.   More...

CCT dreams big with ‘Man of La Mancha’

Play review

“Man of La Mancha” at Camarillo Community Theatre, directed by Dean Johnson with musical direction by Dave Watkins, is a near-flawless production that celebrates dreamers. More...

Conejo Players auditions open

Conejo Players Theatre will have auditions for the play “Over The River And Through The Woods” by Joe DiPietro at 7:30 p.m. Mon. and Tues., July 5 and 6 at the theater, 351 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

Sports

American pride extends beyond the pitch

USA men’s water polo team receiving major support from local communities

“USA! USA! USA!”   World Cup soccer addicts following the games in South Africa aren’t the only ones beaming with American pride—fans are belting praise for a national sports team right here in the Conejo Valley. More...

Beach lovers unite for Hands Across the Sand event

Malibu Pier, C Street are two area locations

Surfers and bodyboarders, longboarders and shortboarders, kayakers, volleyball players, horseshoe throwers, stand-up paddlers, skimboarders and those who simply enjoy a stroll through the soft white sand—beach lovers of various ilk are being e More...

WAGS squad builds pyramid of success

SHOWING THE WILL TO WIN—The Westlake Agoura Girls Softball team Inspi(RED) finished its season with a 12-3 record and an average margin of victory of six and a half runs per game against teams f More...

Family

Professor given Fulbright grant

Geoff Dougherty of Newbury Park, a physics professor at California State University Channel Islands, and his family spent six months in Brisbane, Australia from July 2009 to January 2010 as part of Dougherty’s Fulbright Senior Scholarship prog More...

The Oaks to showcase regional bands

The Oaks mall will continue its second annual 11-week Summer Nights Music Series with country singer Rick Jarrett with Hot Sauce from 6 to 8 p.m. Thurs., July 1 in the outdoor area by Muvico, Hillcrest Drive and Marin Street, Thousand Oaks. More...

Colorful butterfly and flowers

MOTHER NATURE SPREADS HER WINGS–Wildflowers and a butterfly, above, enjoy a summer’s day in Decker Canyon, south of Westlake, the route that leads from Conejo Valley to Malibu through the More...

Editorials

The global sailing trip was a family decision

The parents of Abby Sunderland, the 16-year-old Thousand Oaks girl who attempted to sail solo around the world, want a timeout.   They’d prefer peace and quiet for a while. More...

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