July 1, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Life in another era

DIFFERENT THAN A TRIP TO THE SUPERMARKET– Lily Barber, 4, of Newbury Park learns to churn butter during the Pioneer Jamboree at Stagecoach Inn Museum. More...

Health & Wellness

Tips for safe fireworks on July 4th

The Ventura County Fire Department reminds residents that the safe and legal way to enjoy fireworks this Fourth of July is at a professional public display. More...

Trying to balance work and family

The world keeps changing, bringing more distractions into our daily routines. With everything going on between work and home, true balance can be elusive.   Here are a few hints to make daily duties easier to manage.   More...

Elks sponsor blood drive next week

The Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge will sponsor a blood drive from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sat., July 10 at the lodge, 158 Conejo School Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

Schools

CLU begins adult evening program

California Lutheran University is expanding its adult degree evening program to Woodland Hills. Registration is under way for people interested in earning bachelor’s degrees in accounting, business management and organizational leadership. More...

Free practice SAT offered

A free practice SAT will be offered from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sat., July 10 at KnowledgePoints Learning Center, 1145 Lindero Canyon Road, Ste. D6, Westlake Village. More...

EARTHS school will host science experiment stations

EARTHS (Environmental Academy for Research Technology and Earth Sciences) Magnet School in Newbury Park will host 10 free science experiment stations at the second annual Tropical Daze Summer Music Festival from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat. More...

Business

Chamber of Commerce meeting to offer breakfast, networking

The Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce (formerly the Thousand Oaks-Westlake Village Regional Chamber of Commerce) will host a networking breakfast meeting from 7 to 9 a.m. Fri., July 9 at the Los Robles Greens Banquet Center, 299 S. More...

State housing market up slightly

After a slight drop in April, total housing starts in California rose a bit in May, the California Building Industry Association reported. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

CONSIDERING APPLICANTS–Scooter is allowing potential owners to be interviewed at the Agoura Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road. He’s a 1-year-old white-and-silver domestic longhair. More...

Concert rocks to save lives of animals

A benefit rock concert with five bands will take place from 5 to 10 p.m. Fri., July 2 in the auditorium of the Christian Church of Thousand Oaks, 301 W. Avenida de Las Flores, Thousand Oaks. More...

Family

Learning about life in days gone by

TASTES BETTER THAN FROZEN–Eddie Nash, 7, of T.O., left, and Matthew Meredith, 5, of Moorpark use tools to squeeze juice from lemons. More...

Salsa contest

Amateur salsa chefs are invited to enter their own concoctions in the 2010 Great Oxnard Salsa Challenge Amateur Recipe Contest on Sun., July 25 at the Oxnard Salsa Festival in downtown Oxnard. More...

More than just a horse, of course

LIKE-MINDED IN HELPING OTHERS–Members of the Push America Journey of Hope Cycling Team say hello to a horse at Ride On Therapeutic Horsemanship. More...

Columns

Got blue?

“Blue, Yaya.”   “Grape or strawberry, Hudson?” I asked again.   “Yaya, I want blue.”   More...

It may be a ‘double dip’ recession, experts say

Despite hopes for a turnaround this year, California’s economy will continue to sputter until the business climate improves and unemployment drops, experts said Tuesday during a state and federal economic forecast at the Lundring Events Center More...

T.O. teens lack outlets for leisure time activities

Suburban life in Thousand Oaks can be dangerous for teenagers, who must combat “leisure boredom” and “lax parental supervision,” a city report says. More...

Sexual predator returns to a mental hospital

There was an uproar in 2007 when sexually violent predator Ross Leo Wollschlager was released from a state mental health facility into Ventura County, where he already had a conviction for rape. Residents wanted to know where he was living.   More...

Missing teen might be in Thousand Oaks

A teenage boy is missing and his parents want him back.   According to police, Tanner James Maxon, 15, could be staying with friends in Thousand Oaks. His girlfriend, age 13 or 14, also could be with him, police said. More...

Community

Crows contribute to the local ecosystem

The number of crows in Southern California is growing.   The large, shiny black birds have made their presence known in Thousand Oaks.   More...

Law enforcement officer suspected of grand theft

There was a surprise waiting for a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department sergeant when he went to court to face grand theft and child endangerment charges on Monday.   More...

Crows and other animals can carry West Nile virus

Crows are highly susceptible to the West Nile virus, an illness spread by infected mosquitoes.   Because of their susceptibility, crows can be a barometer for humans. More...

Dining & Entertainment

T.O. Arts Festival chooses new chair, Scott Medlock

The honorary chair of the seventh annual Thousand Oaks Arts Festival will be professional artist Scott Medlock, known as one of America’s foremost sports artists.   More...

“Knight and Day”

Oh, what breezily delightful nonsense.   For those stern critics already pooh-poohing “Knight and Day” for those exact characteristics, I need only ask them: What the heck do we see movies for anyway? More...

Whiskey tasting night is July 22

Whisky Business, a whiskey tasting club, will host a sampling of American whiskeys at 6:30 p.m. Thurs., July 22 at Eric’s Restaurant, 495 N. Ventu Park, Newbury Park. More...

Sports

Improve Your Golf Swing

When the average golfer watches the professionals on television, a remark they often make is how easy the pros appear to be swinging—and yet they are hitting the ball so far. More...

‘Just another Halo victory!’

ANGELS IN THE OUTFIELD—The Westlake Baseball Association Mustang ‘A’ Angels U- 10 team won its division with a 14-5-1 record. More...

Marmonte football schedule tough from opening whistle

The new-look Marmonte League has released its 2010 football schedule.   Half of the league’s 10 members—private schools Oaks Christian and St. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park   A female, 51, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol at 10:30 p.m. June 24 along Newbury Road, east of Kelley Road.   More...

Faith

Get a bigger bucket

“The well of Providence is deep. It’s the buckets we bring to it that are small.”   — Mary Webb   More...

Lutheran Church to present the musical ‘Godspell’

Mount Cross Lutheran Church will present the musical “Godspell” July 7 to 10 at the church, 102 Camino Esplendido, Camarillo.   Shows will be at 7 p.m. each night, with a matinee at 2 p.m. Sat., July 10.   More...

Vacation Bible School coming to Monte Vista in Newbury Park

Children age 4 through sixth grade are invited to attend SonQuest Rainforest Vacation Bible School from 9 a.m. to noon Mon., July 19 through Fri., July 23 at Monte Vista Presbyterian Church, 3797 W. Lynn Road, Newbury Park. More...

Letters

Taxpayers somewhere paid for the sea rescue

While I appreciate the lighthearted approach you took toward the whole Sunderland sailing situation, I believe you missed the larger issue brought forth by those who criticized (T.O. More...

Had a nightmare with public transit

I was involved in a senior disabilities red-tape nightmare involving city transportation for my husband, 78, who has Parkinson’s disease.   More...

At least Arizona is trying to discourage illegals

I don’t understand Mr. Greenberg’s argument against Arizona’s immigration law (June 10 Acorn letters, “Constitutionality of Arizona law called into question”).   More...

Vacation Photos

Take Your Thousand Oaks Acorn on Vacation

KID’S PLAY—Evan and Kara Boger of Newbury Park take their Acorn to San Francisco. More...