August 5, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

T.O. traffic officers issue 196 tickets to drivers using cellphones

Of 131 citations handed out in the city from July 12 to 27 for handheld cellphone use while driving, 49 percent went to drivers age 31 to 50, Thousand Oaks police Sgt. Robert Fleming said.   More...

Health & Wellness

YMCA to change its name

For years, corporations have embraced the shortened names given them by the public. AT&T, G.E. and B of A are just a few that are better known by their initials than their proper names. More...

Elderly need to keep cool this summer

As the nation braces for the heat waves of summer, older adults should take precautionary measures to stay cool. More...

Lifestyle change can enhance sex life

So you want to improve your sex life. More...

Schools

A West Point education

While the beautiful grounds and views of the Hudson River make for an idyllic campus, the U.S. Military Academy isn’t like any traditional college. More...

Local graduates make honor roll

•Adam Doupe, a resident of Westlake Village, received a Juris Doctor degree during the 2010 Southern Methodist University commencement ceremonies. More...

U of Idaho gives scholarships

More than 5,400 students have been awarded almost $30 million in scholarship support from the University of Idaho for the 2010- 11 academic year. More...

Business

Send us your business brief

If you have business news to announce regarding your operation, such as an award, a promotion or a new location, please write to us at the Thousand Oaks Acorn, Attention: Business Briefs, 30423 Canwood St. Ste. 108, Agoura Hills, CA 91301. More...

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Faith

Injured teen credits faith for rapid recovery

The horseshoe-shaped scar is barely visible behind Kyle Roche’s left ear.   His sense of smell has not yet returned. More...

New Jewish organization offers religious services in Conejo Valley

Conejo Jewish Outreach, a year-old Jewish organization serving the Conejo Valley and surrounding areas, offers religious services for Jewish families during the most important times of their lives.   More...

Women’s Christian Fellowship to host brunch

The Westlake chapter of Aglow International, a nondenominational Christian fellowship of women caring for women around the world, invites all women to attend a breakfast from 9:15 to 11:30 a.m. Fri., Aug. More...

Letters

Writer asks about congressman’s photo

As a liberal Democrat, I disagree with almost every viewpoint and policy position of my congressman, Elton Gallegly.   His guest column last week on the subject of immigration is no exception. More...

Why isn’t Gallegly offering solutions to immigration?

Regarding Elton Gallegly’s July 29 guest opinion, “American jobs must be reserved for Americans,” the congressman suggests that if we deported 11 million illegal immigrants we would generate 11 million jobs for American citizens. More...

We must demand crackdowns on high pay, pensions

The Acorn is correct when it states a local newspaper might have prevented the city of Bell from the embarrassing situation they’re now in. Oversight of all public agencies is essential if we are to keep public officials honest. More...

Vacation Photos

Take Your Thousand Oaks Acorn on Vacation

HOW MANY FIT IN ONE BOAT?—Five Westlake Village families head to Bass Lake, Calif. The Crisp, Julius, Kuhl, Oates and Simpson families all had fun in the sun. More...

Candidates for City Council must file papers by tomorrow

Tomorrow is the last day to file to run for City Council in the November election.   The three incumbents— Mayor Dennis Gillette, Andrew Fox and Claudia Bill-de la Peña— have said they’re running.   More...

So far, three to challenge for seats on school board

There will be no walkovers when it comes to securing a seat on the Conejo Valley Unified School District Board of Education this November.   Three seats will be up for grabs in the Nov. More...

Feed your imagination because it’s time again for Fiction in a Nutshell

The dog days of August shouldn’t zap your creativity.   If you think you have a knack for writing, put your creative juices to work and take part in next month’s “Fiction in a Nutshell” contest. More...

Community

Prevention emphasized by Ventura County’s fire chief

Residents who live near open areas must clear brush, Roper says

With the arrival of fire season in Conejo Valley, officials are continuing their efforts to keep residents aware of the danger and methods of fire prevention. More...

Tax credit expires, new home sales decline

The pace of home sales at California new-home communities struggled through a challenging May after expiration of a federal tax credit, the California Building Industry Association has reported.   More...

City of T.O. says it’s doing as much as it can to reduce homelessness

The Ventura County grand jury recommended all cities in the county coordinate their services and resources to eliminate or minimize homelessness. More...

Dining & Entertainment

Music men promoting Kiwanis Club event

Acoustic family event coming in October needs entertainers

An acoustic music event coming in October has been enthusiastically endorsed by two Ventura County men who are seeking musicians to perform at the event.   More...

Tickets on sale for MusicFest

The Americana MusicFest is planned for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., Oct. 3 at Paramount Ranch, 2903 Cornell Road in rural Agoura. More...

The Movie Nut

Lisa Cholodenko’s “The Kids Are All Right” is a marvelous film, a serious, emotional drama with a fair shake of mirth. It stars Annette Bening, Julianne Moore and Mark Ruffalo, perhaps three of the finest actors working today. More...

Sports

Former Lancer now national champion rower at Washington

Ryan Schroeder picked up an oar for the first time in his life last September. The 2009 Thousand Oaks High graduate is now a college champion rower for the University of Washington. In fact, he’s never lost a race. More...

Lambo traded to Pittsburgh

Former Newbury Park High baseball star Andrew Lambo is no longer in the Los Angeles Dodgers’ organization. Lambo, who turns 22 on Aug. More...

Pets

SHE’LL STICK TO YOU–

SHE’LL STICK TO YOU– Taffy is a 3-year-old pit bull mix. Taffy loves people, sitting in laps and always loves a tummy rub. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park   A male, 38, committed a robbery July 4 in the 2700 block of Teller Road. He was arrested on July 22 in the 300 block of Westpark Court in Camarillo.   An armed robbery occurred between 4:45 and 5:04 a.m. More...

Family

Young team members play like veterans

A HAPPY BASEBALL TEAM—The Newbury Park 7U All-Star team recently won the first Pinto 7 tournament for the North Region at Simi Youth Baseball. More...

Adding to the view

AFTER FLOWERING, THEY GO AWAY–These agave plants are 30 to 35 feet tall, according to T.O. resident Jeff Webster, who sent us the photo and lives on Sapra Street, where the plants are growing. More...

T.O. Library presenting many family activities

August will be a busy month at the T.O. and Newbury Park branches

The Grant Brimhall/Thousand Oaks Library at 1401 E. Janss Road will present the following events in August. All programs are free and at the Brimhall library unless otherwise noted.   •Courtyard Serenade at 7 p.m. Tues., Aug. 10. More...

Editorials

Get what you need on Sunday

Nobody gets enough, and when you get some, you want more.   We’re talking about laughter, of course, and you can get plenty of it on Sunday night.   More...

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