July 15, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Incumbents will run, three challengers may file

Before Monday, the first day candidacies for the Nov. 2 City Council elections were officially open, Mayor Dennis Gillette had raised more than $10,000 and Councilmember Andrew Fox had filed intention forms to collect donations. More...

Illegal fireworks ignite a brushfire

QUICK WORK STOPS FIRE–Ventura County firefighters contained a 2-acre brush fire that was reported about 10:40 p.m. on July 6. The blaze burned a hill behind St. Paschal Baylon Church. More...

Health & Wellness

Discussing a fundraiser to fight Alzheimer’s

AN EARLY START– Angie Rosen, development manager for the Alzheimer’s Association Central Coast Chapter, speaks during the Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk 10 Kick-Off Party at BJ& More...

Fun in the sun has several benefits

Attention, desk jockeys: ditching the cubicle and computer screen this summer can be good for your health. More...

Eye exams are crucial for Latinos

While it’s a wise idea for everyone to see an eye care professional at least once a year, this is especially important for Latinos. More...

Calendar

Datebook

THURS., JULY 15 Whizzing Around   The World With Irma At Goebel Senior Adult Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. World traveler & writer Irma Kackert gives slide presentation on Costa Rica in Central America. More...

Schools

Summer camp can be educational

CREATING WORLDS— Ken Gorman, the director of iD Tech Camps at California Lutheran University, helps Abigail Cohen, 7, of Woodland Hills create her own 2D video game during a session at iD Tech C More...

Class helps self-employed

Women’s Economic Ventures will offer free Self-Employment Training orientations in Thousand Oaks from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, July 19 and Aug. 2, 9, 16 and 23. More...

Local residents named to honor rolls

•Two Thousand Oaks residents made the spring 2010 dean’s list at Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park   A robber used force and fear to steal property valued at $948 from the Home Depot at 2745 Teller Road around 1:30 p.m. July 4.   More...

Family

Children need personal financial education

Parents are often charged with the task of teaching their children how to handle money responsibly. More...

HAPPY TWOSOME—

HAPPY TWOSOME—Maude, left, an 8-year-old female shepherd mix, and Panda, a 7-year-old male samoyed mix, are the best of friends and were surrendered together by their owner. More...

Scrubbing keeps the music alive

SCRUBA DUBBA—Thousand Oaks High School juniors, from left, Alan Faust, Everett Kelly and Samir Matin wash cars during the Thousand Oaks High School band’s carwash fundraiser. More...

Editorials

People who drive with cellphones in their ears deserve to be ticketed

The Thousand Oaks Police Department is on a ticketwriting campaign against motorists who have cellphones pinned against their ears. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Expansion of hospital is approved

The expansion plan for Los Robles Hospital was criticized by a resident at Tuesday night’s council meeting. The opponent said the city of T.O. More...

School district may request a parcel tax

Conejo Valley Unified School District’s superintendent believes it’s time to investigate new ways to fill projected revenue gaps during the next few years. More...

Cost to rebuild the Norwegian grade cheaper than expected

Bids have come in to rebuild a difficult stretch of road in Thousand Oaks, and it looks like the city is getting a bargain price. More...

Community

Hate crime terrorizes an elderly couple

An elderly couple in Dos Vientos woke up to a terrible fright earlier this month.   The Jewish couple discovered someone had vandalized the front of their home with swastikas and profanity. More...

Firms can get money, but only if they claim it

Is it really possible to forget about $30,000? Apparently Circuit City, an electronics store no longer in Thousand Oaks, is unaware it once gave Thousand Oaks $30,000 for a security deposit, according to city records. More...

Crackdown begins on drivers using cellphones

The Thousand Oaks Police Department has noticed many motorists using cellphones while driving without a handsfree device, which is against the law. A crackdown has already started. More...

Dining & Entertainment

Shakespeare goes retro in Moorpark

Moorpark College Theatre Arts will present its summer 2010 production of William Shakespeare’s romantic comedy “Two Gentlemen of Verona” in the studio (black box) theater of the campus Performing Arts Center, 7075 Campus Drive, Moo More...

“Predators”

“Predator” (1987) was one of those sci-fianomalies—a cheap scifi slash-monster flick starring then- B-list icon Arnold Schwarzenegger, who’d scored big-time three years earlier with his sci-fieffort “Terminator.” More...

‘Romeo & Juliet’ at Hillcrest Center

William Shakespeare’s classic tragedy of two star-crossed lovers, “Romeo and Juliet,” will be presented by Classics in the Park for a limited run at 8 p.m. Saturdays July 17, 24 and 31 at Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. More...

Sports

7- and 8-year-olds are champs

DISTRICT BASEBALL WINNERS–The Westlake Baseball Pinto 7A All Star team won the recent PONY (Protect Our Nation’s Youth) championship. More...

T.O. Juniors finish first

The Juniors Division All-Star baseball team from Thousand Oaks Little League claimed the District 13 Tournament banner with a 6-5 victory over Moorpark on Tuesday afternoon at Channel Islands High.   More...

Conejo Valley All-Stars come close

Moorpark claims 11/12 Little League crown

On the same day Major League Baseball’s finest clashed in the All-Star Game, local stars from Moorpark and Conejo Valley collided on the diamond.   More...

Faith

Screenwriter to lecture at Chabad of Ventura

David N. More...

Church celebrating 50th anniversary

The Shepherd’s House will celebrate the 50th anniversary of its charter as a Foursquare church at the celebration services at 9 and 11 a.m. Sun., July 25 at 95 N Oakview Drive, Thousand Oaks. A special reception will take place at 6 p.m. More...

Methodists welcome new pastor

St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church will welcome its new pastor, the Rev. Stan Ferguson, on Sun., July 18 at the church, 1360 S. Wendy Drive, Newbury Park. More...

Letters

The July 4 TEA Party deserved coverage

The Acorn chose not to cover the well-attended July Fourth TEA Party gathering at Hendrix Park because Acorn policy is not to cover “protest” demonstrations.   More...

Stop spending tax money on parking for The Lakes

The stupidity of our past and present City Council never ends. Before the City Council chambers and Civic Arts Plaza were constructed, the city promised to avoid additional traffic problems for Thousand Oaks Boulevard. More...

Unhappy about T.O. spending, will run for City Council

In the past year, the City Council has approved a number of fiscally reckless items.   The most recent is the $400,000 angled parking misstep.   Just think what city jobs that could provide or other wiser expenditures. More...