September 16, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Edison power lines are under attack by environmental groups

Southern California Edison’s suggested changes to its proposed 3.5-mile power line project through the Tierra Rejada Valley represent a good news/bad news scenario for nearby residents and other concerned parties.   More...

Health & Wellness

Exercise keeps a body from rusting

“Doc, I don’t have the time.”   “My back (or legs or knees or hips) hurt.”   “ I have nowhere to go.”   “Who will take care of my husband (or wife, dog, cat or bird)?”   & More...

Kids Health Day coming to T.O.

Kids Health and Fitness Day will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sat., Sept. 25 at Thousand Oaks Community Center, 2525 Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks.   More...

County encourages emergency preparedness

September is National Preparedness Month, and Ventura County is taking part in a nationwide effort to encourage individuals, families and organizations to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses and schools.   More...

Calendar

Datebook

THURS., SEPT. 16 United Way Spirit Of   Community Awards 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Serra Center, 5205 Upland Road, Camarillo. $50. Phone: 805.485.6288 Email: info @vcunitedway.org Web: www .vcunitedway.org Time: 11:30 a.m. More...

Schools

Aspen Elementary schoolchildren lead a denim drive

HELPING OTHERS—Aspen Elementary schoolchildren Faith Culpepper and Elizabeth Byington participate in Aspen’s “Denim Drive,” part of The Oaks mall’s School Cents program, More...

A mad dash for trash

WORKING FOR A CLEANER COMMUNITY–Megan Rubin, left, McKenzi Hurick, Lauren Ray and Stephanie Olson pick up trash in the Ventura River bed. More...

High School HIGHLIGHTS

Newbury Park Panthers Wed., Sept. 22: Back to School Night/6 p.m.   Thurs., Sept. 23: Principal’s coffee/ 8:30 a.m.   Senior Naviance information night/7 p.m.   Thousand Oaks Lancers Wed., Sept. More...

Business

Claim Jumper files for bankruptcy but chain expects a buyer

Claim Jumper at The Lakes isn’t going anywhere, even though the restaurant chain has filed for bankruptcy.   Chief Executive Officer Mark Augarten said Claim Jumper isn’t going out of business—it is being sold.   More...

Huge yard sale coming Sunday to Cal U-Rent

Cal U-Rent has announced that will close its doors at 661 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. by the end of September.   The company will sell everything in two phases. More...

Pets

Pausing to chat at Paws 4 Hope walk

MAKING NEW FRIENDS–Thousand Oaks resident Janet Baird introduces her 5-year-old sheltie named Tux to Ellery Burness, 3, of Westlake Village. More...

Pet of the Week

‘SOMEBODY WASHED MY EARS AND I CAN’T DO A THING WITH THEM’–Sadi is a 7- year-old female shepherd mix who is housebroken, mellow and gets along well with other dogs and kids. More...

Family

Police offer classes to help parents deal with troubled children

The Thousand Oaks Police Department will offer a parenting class, the Parent Project, for 10 weeks on Monday evenings beginning Sept. 20 at the station, 2101 E. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

Learning about music

FIDDLING AROUND– Jonathan Zeineddini, 4, of Newbury Park tries playing the violin at the Children’s Art Experience booth during the seventh annual Thousand Oaks Art Festival last weekend. More...

Sprucing up Park Oaks

COMMUNITY SERVICE–Michelle Miller and Bob Engler, both members of the Thousand Oaks Kiwanis Club, are among the volunteers who helped paint Park Oaks Elementary School. More...

Columns

THE OTHER Side of 50

Calling all couch potatoes

Yes, I mean you in front of the TV, you in front of the computer, you sitting in your armchair reading and you whiling away the day playing sudoku. More...

Editorials

It’s also our job to share the good news

In last week’s edition, we printed a letter from two elderly women who told about four young men who came to their aid when one of them fell on the pavement while they were walking to a parking lot at The Oaks mall.   More...

Cartoon

Full Story

High-rise buildings a step closer for T.O. Boulevard

A 3-2 vote by the City Council continues a plan for multiuse, high-rise buildings to be constructed on T.O. Boulevard.   More...

Alleged deviant is arrested here

A 37-year-old Tarzana man was arrested on two counts of indecent exposure.   The Thousand Oaks Police Department’s sexual assault unit arrested Brian Carpenter in his home at 7:30 a.m. Sept. More...

Conejo school district welcomes new principals and athletic directors

Antonio Castro invites a visitor into his office at Los Cerritos Middle School, and one of the first things he does is apologize for the framed photos that are leaning up against the walls. More...

Community

Delay ends on reconstruction of the Norwegian Grade; it will begin Monday

The delay is over. Expect detours around a narrow, winding, deteriorated road that’s getting a $1.5-million face-lift.   Beginning Mon., Sept. More...

Vote online for your favorite vacation photo

The annual Take Your T.O. 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...

Council challenger says Fox and Gillette aren’t listening to T.O. residents

It’s time for longtime City Council members Andrew Fox and Dennis Gillette to move along, says council candidate Geoff Bride.   “They should step aside. More...

Dining & Entertainment

Restaurant goers like to eat and run

LorRita Cranston of Camarillo has just about seen it all while working the graveyard shift at an all-night diner—including people who come and go without paying their bill, a ruse known as dining and dashing, or defrauding an innkeeper. More...

‘My Suicide’ film coming to T.O. Library

September is Suicide Prevention Month and the Grant Brimhall/Thousand Oaks Library and Regenerate are hosting a screening and panel discussion of the film “My Suicide” at 2 p.m. Sun., Sept. 26 at the library, 1401 E. Janss Road.   More...

Having a ball while helping hospice

GOOD GAME–Thousand Oaks residents Candy and Fred Shaw share a laugh at the poker table as city of Thousand Oaks volunteer Haider Alawami deals cards at Hospice of the Conejo’s Las Vegas Co More...

Sports

Winner of a summer classic

FIRST IN SIMI VALLEY—The 16U Thousand Oaks Bulldogs recently won their division in the End of Summer Classic at Simi Valley Baseball League. More...

Brimming with talent

The Marmonte League just became more interesting.   Savannah Ware, one of the best tennis players in the county, has made a good team better. More...

The Acorn’s High School Football Game of the Week

Thousand Oaks Lancers (1-0) at Westlake Warriors (1-0) Tonight, 7:30 p.m.

They are jellyfish in a sea of sharks.   Watch tonight’s starting quarterbacks—Nick Isham of Westlake High and Avondre Bollar from Thousand Oaks. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park   At 11:33 p.m. Sept. 6 in the 800 block of N. Wendy Drive, a male, 28, was arrested for battery. The subject also had a restraining order for the same crime.   At 9:09 p.m. Sept. More...

Faith

Unitarian congregation names interim minister

The Rev. Helen Carroll has assumed the position of interim minister at the Conejo Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Newbury Park while the congregation embarks on a yearlong search for a permanent leader.   More...

Chabad of the Conejo to host Yom Kippur services

The Chabad of the Conejo will host Yom Kippur services in several locations throughout the area.   Kol Nidre service will be at 6:45 p.m. Fri., Sept. 17.   Services continue at 9:30 a.m. Sat., Sept. 18. More...

MOMSnext coming to Living Oaks

MOMSnext, a new program for mothers from MOPS International, will meet from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tues., Sept. 21 at Living Oaks Community Church, 1033 Business Center Circle, Newbury Park. More...

Letters

Save The Lakes by making it a total dining destination

Regarding the Sept. 2 T.O. Acorn editorial (“Stop spending tax dollars on The Lakes”), I have to say that we agree. More...

One candidate has a great idea

With all of the political rhetoric that gets thrown around during campaign season, sometimes government loses sight of the fact that it’s in the business of responding to the needs of the community. More...

Term limits may sound good, but they don’t work

The upcoming City Council election in Thousand Oaks has brought out a candidate who promotes term limits for council members without making a case for such a change and in spite of the fact that term limits haven’t improved governance in the s More...