September 2, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Schools reopen in Conejo Valley

First day of school stress?   Please.   The way Janet Cosaro sees it, returning is the easy part. More...

New shops are opening in T.O.

The Oaks mall in Thousand Oaks is opening new shops and restaurants that should please visitors of all ages.   Ryan Williams, The Oaks’ marketing manager, said the new leases will fill 7,500 square feet in time for holiday shoppers. More...

Health & Wellness

These five fruits offer health benefits

Raspberries, blackberries, kiwi, strawberries and oranges

An apple a day just doesn’t cut it anymore, and too many apples could make a person fat.   That’s the advice of Iva Young, a nutritional expert who warns that the wrong kinds of fruits can actually do more harm than good. More...

County sponsors free stop-smoking classes

Ventura County Public Health will sponsor free stop-smoking classes and provide free nicotine replacement therapy products to anyone who lives or works in Ventura County.   Following are the scheduled classes, which run for eight weeks. More...

Rotary tourney takes on cancer

The Rotary Club of Westlake Village Sunrise will host the 24th annual Golf and Tennis Tournament on Mon., Sept. 20 at the North Ranch Country Club.   The tournament will raise funds for the Prostate Cancer Foundation. More...

On the Town

New West Pops set to debut with Lorna Luft

The New West Symphony recently announced the debut of New West Pops, a new series that will be produced concurrently with the New West Symphony’s long-standing Classical Masterpiece Series. More...

Classic wartime drama sails into theater

Now hear this: All hands report to Camarillo Community Theatre for “Mister Roberts,” playing now through Sept. 19.   More...

Queen Nation will rock the park on Labor Day

Queen Nation will present a musical tribute to the rock group Queen at 5 p.m. Mon., Sept. 6 (Labor Day) in the natural amphitheater at Conejo Community Center, 1175 Hendrix Ave., Thousand Oaks.   More...

Schools

Sweet smell of success

WINNERS—The APEX G97 (U13) girls’ soccer team won the Johnny Lopez Memorial Tournament in Moorpark, their second tournament victory in August. More...

Students named to Azusa Pacific dean’s list

The following local students made the academic dean’s list at Azusa Pacific University. The students were honored for a spring 2010 semester academic standing of a 3.5 or better gradepoint average. More...

Horns aplenty

PERFECT FORM–The Thousand Oaks High School Marching Band and Color Guard perform a preview of this year’s fall field show for friends and family on the final day of summer band camp last F More...

Business

Public hearing set on T.O. Boulevard business improvement district

The first meeting of the City Council after its summer break will include a public hearing to renew the Thousand Oaks Boulevard Property Business Improvement District, which would allow the district to continue to collect taxes for the next 10 years More...

New businesses open in Paraiso

Paraiso Town Center in Dos Vientos has three new businesses— Boney Mountain Coffee Company, The Art Box Atelier and Worldwide Supply. More...

Chamber to host breakfast

The Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce will host a Networking Breakfast of Champions from 7 to 9 a.m. Fri., Sept. 10 at the Los Robles Greens Banquet Center, 299 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. Registration begins at 6:45 a.m. More...

Family

Celebrating last days of summer

WINE DOWN—Simi Valley residents Lori Beesley, Michael Michaelis and Cyndi Michaelis talk during last Sunday’s Westlake Women’s Club’s fifth annual Summer Wine Down at Westlake More...

Square dance classes offered

The Buckles & Bows Square Dance Club of Thousand Oaks will host weekly beginning square dance classes from 7 to 9 p.m. every Tuesday Sept. 7 through May at the Thousand Oaks Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 Hillcrest Drive. More...

Doodle Romp set

The ninth annual Southern California Doodle Romp and Picnic will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Sat., Sept. 11 at a private home in Malibu.   All labradoodle and goldendoodle owners and lovers of the breed can bring their dogs. More...

Editorials

Stop spending tax dollars on The Lakes

One of the issues in this year’s City Council election is The Lakes shopping center and the amount of money that’s being poured into 26 angled parking spaces facing the mall on Thousand Oaks Boulevard.   More...

Cartoon

Full Story

WHS grad killed in Afghanistan

A local family and the Westlake High School football program are mourning the loss of former linebacker Andrew Jordan “A.J.” Castro.   The 20-year-old 2008 Westlake High graduate and U.S. More...

School board discusses goals

Determining its core beliefs and planning a vision for the future were pretty smooth procedures for the Conejo Valley Unified School District Board of Education this summer. More...

Walking together to help find a cure

RELAY FOR LIFE—Locked arm-in-arm are Wendy Goldstein, Marie Tarbet, Janet Baird and Tina Comfort as they walk the Survivor Lap. More...

Community

Council’s agenda will be available on Friday

Department reports and the consent calendar for next week’s 6 p.m. Tues., Sept. 7 City Council meeting will be available tomorrow morning. More...

What’s up with that?

TREE FALLS SAFELY—When this dead tree fell across N. Tuolumne Avenue in Thousand Oaks, it landed in the right spot. More...

Trash collection a day late

In observance of the Labor Day holiday, employees of Newbury Disposal will take the day off on Mon., Sept. 6. More...

Dining & Entertainment

Tickets on sale for Americana MusicFest

It’s sad but true.   Many of today’s children and young adults aren’t familiar with acoustic music.   They know little or nothing about folk, bluegrass, blues or other forms of traditional American acoustic music. More...

Civic Arts Plaza seeks volunteers

The Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza theaters need volunteer ushers for all types of performances.   Ushers must be members of Friends of the Civic Arts Plaza. Membership costs $15 per year. More...

The Movie Nut

Sometimes, when you get tired of roller-coaster movies, along comes a sunset movie that will do just fine. Felix Bush (Robert Duvall) is a backwoods hermit living in Tennessee. Nobody likes him much and he returns the favor. More...

Calendar

DATEBOOK

THURS., SEPT. 2 Democratic Club   More...

Sports

Morris hopes road race will be big hit

In his quest to find the perfect fundraiser for the Thousand Oaks High School cross country program, coach Shawn Morris decided to put his money where his feet are. More...

A premier accomplishment

‘WE’RE NO. 1!’—Apex Soccer Club girls U13 win Ventura County Premier Cup Championship. The final was a rematch of a previous game versus Bakersfield Legacy. More...

Marmonte League football preview

Westlake is at the top of the class, but T.O., Oaks Christian and St. Bonnie are also serious title contenders

The most highly anticipated Marmonte League football season of all time is finally upon us.   With the addition of Oaks Christian and St. Bonaventure high schools, the Marmonte schedule has never been more daunting—or thrilling.   More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

‘HOW CAN YOU RESIST ME?’–Buddy is a 10-year-old terrier mix. He’s mellow, quiet, independent and walks well on a leash. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park   A 20-year-old female assaulted someone with a weapon on Aug. 26 in the 100 block of Pepper Road.   A female, 52, drove a vehicle while she was impaired by medication. More...

Faith

A women’s fellowship will host breakfast

The Westlake Chapter of Aglow International, a nondenominational Christian fellowship of women caring for women around the world, invites all women to a breakfast from 9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Fri., Sept. More...

Chabad of the Conejo celebrating High Holidays

Chabad of the Conejo will offer High Holiday Services at the following eight locations in the Conejo Valley: Hyatt Westlake Plaza in Westlake Village, Willow Elementary School in Agoura Hills, and at Chabad Centers in Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks More...

Jewish studies program offered in Newbury Park

Jodie Spindel will offer Jewish Studies to unaffiliated Jewish families and their children in grades four through 10.   Spindel is a Newbury Park resident who is a specialist in Judaica and Hebrew.   More...

Letters

Busy streets aren’t helpful for walking to school

I had to laugh out loud reading the Aug. 26 editorial “Classrooms reopen next week.” The line that got me was “Here’s an idea: Tell the kids to walk to school. More...

Parents and adults should set better examples for kids

Regarding the T.O. Acorn Aug. 26 editorial “Classrooms reopen next week,” as our children approach another school year, we might wonder how they will change over the next nine months. More...

Owner of mobile home park is full of greed

My sister is a resident of Thunderbird Oaks Mobile Home Park. She’s been there about three years.   Since she retired from her job she’s had to budget herself very carefully to get by on her Social Security. More...