September 9, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

3 T.O. teenagers are arrested on vehicle burglary allegations

Three Thousand Oaks residents were arrested Sept. 1 on charges of vehicle burglary.   On Aug. 29, items were stolen from a vehicle parked at the Chumash Indian Museum in the 3200 block of Lang Ranch Parkway in Thousand Oaks. More...

Health & Wellness

Program welcomes children with cancer

The Wellness Community Valley/ Ventura will host a program for children with cancer and their parents and families titled “Parenting and Coping with the Impact of Childhood Cancer” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Fri., Sept. More...

Alzheimer’s support group to host meeting

The Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group will meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tues., Sept. 21 at Oakview Assisted Living at University Village, 3557 Campus Drive, Thousand Oaks. More...

Seminar will focus on arterial blockages

Peripheral arterial disease, or PAD, is a narrowing or blockage of the arteries that results in poor blood flow to your arms and legs. More...

On the Town

Labyrinth set to open at Borchard Park

The Conejo Recreation and Park District will have a grand opening for the Borchard Park Labyrinth and Fitness area at 11 a.m. Sat., Sept. 18 at Borchard Park, 190 Reino Road, Newbury Park. More...

Scandinavian Autumn Fest coming to Agoura Hills

The Scandinavian Autumn Fest and Marknad Celebration will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sun., Sept. 19 at Vasa Park, 2854 Triunfo Canyon Road, Agoura Hills.   More...

National Park Service to discuss expansion

The National Park Service will host public meetings to introduce the Rim of the Valley Corridor Special Resource Study and answer questions from the public.   More...

Calendar

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THURS., SEPT. 9 IWOSC Ventura   More...

Sports

The Acorn’s High School Football Game of the Week

Oxnard Yellowjackets (0-0) at Westlake Warriors (0-0) Friday, 7 p.m.

It’s not just another game at Westlake High School.   Yes, the reigning CIF-Southern Section Northern Division football champions play Friday.   Yes, it’s their first game of this season.   More...

Weekend schedule

Agoura at   Ventura   Friday, 7 p.m.   Calabasas at Granada Hills   Friday, 7 p.m.   Oak Park at   Channel Islands   Friday, 7 p.m.   St. Bonaventure at Long Beach Poly   Friday, 7 p.m. More...

Marmonte standings

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Pets

Shelter overstocked in cats, dogs

Twenty-one dogs and 51 cats are up for adoption at the Agoura Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road, after L.A. County seized them from an unsanitary kennel on Aug. 19.   More...

Paws 4 Hope raises awareness with walk

The Wellness Community Valley/ Ventura will host the second annual Paws 4 Hope walk at 11 a.m. Sun., Sept. 12 at Berniece Bennett Park in Westlake Village. More...

Pet of the Week

WHITE BOOTS AND COLLAR–Kate is a 1-year-old domestic shorthair mix. She’s friendly, affectionate and playful. Kate can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road. More...

Faith

ONE STITCH AT A TIME

ONE STITCH AT A TIME—Thousand Oaks residents Kerry Anderson, front, and Dorothy Doerfler sew blankets to be delivered to babies in Africa by missionary Karen Greding of The Church of Jesus Chris More...

Dolls need volunteers to sew them tonight

With a little more help from the community, 100 girls in Africa will have dolls for the first time in their lives.   More...

St. Jude ready to host annual Country Time Faire

St. Jude the Apostle Church will host its annual Country Time Faire and fundraiser from 1 to 10 p.m. Sat., Sept. 25 and from 1 to 9 p.m. Sun., Sept. 26 at the church, Lindero and Lakeview Canyon roads, Westlake Village. More...

Letters

Explanation given on improvements for the Auto Mall

This is in response to John Fonti’s “With 13 running, it means voters are unhappy in T.O.” and Billy Martin’s “Candidate shares ideas for the city of Thousand Oaks,” both in the Aug. 19 Thousand Oaks Acorn. More...

Gillette and Fox have got to go

Dennis Gillette and Andy Fox are out of touch. It’s time for them to go. I don’t want them wasting any more of our tax dollars.   More...

Some people still care about others

We must share a heartwarming story.   My friend Sylvia and I are two elderly women, and we were walking from Muvico Theaters to the parking lot. More...

With the poor economy, the city of T.O. looks ‘the other way’ regarding code enforcement

Although temporary signs and banners on the exteriors of city buildings are illegal, they are covering Thousand Oaks in ever-increasing numbers. More...

Something new has been added to job description of firefighters

Firefighters rescue more than cats stuck in trees.   An 8½-foot, 50-pound albino Burmese python that escaped from its owner last month was caught by Ventura County firefighters.   More...

Small family dog is a hero after a Thousand Oaks home catches fire

Maybe every dog is a hero just waiting for the right moment to shine.   More...

Community

Newbury Park woman is on a mission to help soon-to-be displaced mobile home residents

When Conejo Mobile Home Park residents learned they must move out by Dec. 31, many didn‘t know where to turn.   Government officials told them no financial help would be coming.   More...

Unlicensed contractors to be tried

A Camarillo man and 10 others must face misdemeanor charges in Ventura County Superior Court next month for contracting without a state license.   More...

Closure of Norwegian Grade delayed

The uncertainty of union contract negotiations has delayed the start of repairs on the Norwegian Grade.   The start date was supposed to have been Tues., Sept. 7. The temporary closure of the Norwegian Grade, the area of N. More...

Dining & Entertainment

Fiction in a Nutshell winners named

Kevin Morrow, 17, is senior at Thousand Oaks High School.   Regarding his entry, “Every Inch a General,” Kevin said, “The imagery sort of just came to me.” He knew how it would end when he began writing it. More...

It was another competitive year

It was another brilliant year for writers in the latest installment of Fiction in a Nutshell.   Entries included every genre; we had lighthearted, slice of life stories, while others were morbid or depressing. More...

Dancing to music of the ‘Fab Four’

DANCING LIKE IT’S 1967– Kaitlynn Girim, 15, center, spins and dances with friends to the music of the “Magical Mystery Tour: A Tribute to the Beatles” at The Oaks mall. More...

Schools

Brandeis committee hosts membership luncheon, boutique

The Conejo Valley Chapter of Brandeis National Committee will host its annual membership luncheon and boutique at 10 a.m. Wed., Sept. 22 at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza, 880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. More...

Lancer enjoys musical adventure

PLAYING ABROAD— Garen Alexander, a Thousand Oaks High School junior, performed in the Southern California Ambassadors of Music European tour. Seven countries were visited during the summer. More...

High School HIGHLIGHTS

Newbury Park Panthers Mon., Sept. 13: Permanent program day   Thousand Oaks Lancers Wed., Sept. 15: Minimum day Thurs., Sept. 16: Hello Day-club rush/quad/lunch   More...

Business

Coffee Bean has grand opening

OPEN FOR BUSINESS–Thousand Oaks residents from left, Nikki Nedwick, Brenna Hicks and Sydney Nassiri, all 15, enjoy cool drinks during the recent grand opening of the new Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf More...

Agoura Hills offers free small business seminar

The city of Agoura Hills, in collaboration with the Business Task Force, Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Valley Economic Development Center, will conduct a free small business seminar for Conejo Valley businesses from 8 to 11 a.m. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park   A female, 34, was arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance and possessing a glass pipe at 12:30 p.m. Sept. 1 in the 4800 block of Borchard Road.   A male, 49, battered his spouse at 7:38 p.m. Aug. More...

K-9s get donation

John Hesson donated $22,000 to the K-9 program on Aug. 17 through the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department K-9 Foundation.   The donation was in memory of his wife, who recently passed away. More...

Family

‘Conejo through the Lens’ community photo project needs residents’ family photos

A photo scanning day, which is taking place as part of the Community Photo Project: Conejo through the Lens, will start at 4 p.m. Fri., Sept. 10 at the Goebel Senior Adult Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks.   More...

Ventura County cops run around the world for charity

Capt. Randy Pentis has seen a lot of people suffer in his years with the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department.   It’s especially frustrating for the father of three to stand by helpless when a child is sick with a serious illness. More...

Children invited to free bingo night

A free bingo night for children ages 5 and up will take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Fri., Sept. 24 at KnowledgePoints Learning Center, 1145 Lindero Canyon Road, Ste. D6, Westlake Village. More...

Editorials

It was a great Labor Day concert and it’s a great time to retire

A huge and enthusiastic crowd celebrated Labor Day on Monday at Conejo Community Park. They obviously had a great time while being entertained by Queen Nation. Conejo Recreation and Park District (CRPD) estimated the crowd at 6,700. More...

Vacation Photos

Finalists in our vacation photo contest will be voted on soon

The annual Take Your Thousand Oaks Acorn on Vacation photo contest is just around the corner, and you can vote on this year’s winner by taking part in our online poll starting Fri., Sept. 17.   More...