October 7, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Voices call out to the light in the sky

MOON SONG—The male semichorus from YangSheng Choir, above, gives a rendition of “Loving Person Pleasant Dreams” during the Chinese Moon Festival Concert on Saturday at Samuelson Chap More...

Health & Wellness

Memory Walk is Oct. 23

18th annual event takes place at Conejo Creek Park North

The 18th annual Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk is set for Sat., Oct. 23 at Conejo Creek North, behind the library in Thousand Oaks.   Registration is available online at www.alz.org/CaCentralCoast. More...

Mental illness is treatable but services have lost funding

Help available in Ventura County

Mental illnesses are medical illnesses. One in four adults experiences a mental health problem in any given year. One in 17 lives with serious, chronic disorders.   More...

Celebrity humorist will speak at hospital event

Celebrity host and humorist Bob Eubanks will be the guest speaker at Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center’s 14th annual free Breast Cancer Awareness Seminar from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sat., Oct. 16 at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza, 880 S. More...

Calendar

Datebook

THURS., OCT. 7 Hire A Vet Job   & Resource Fair 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Warner Center, Marriott Hotel, 21850 Oxnard St., Woodland Hills. Veteran’s registration begins 9:45 a.m. Employment opportunities for veterans. More...

Schools

New classroom building at CLU gives lesson on sustainability

California Lutheran University will dedicate its first sustainable building—the Swenson Center for the Social and Behavioral Sciences—at 4:15 p.m. Fri., Oct. 22 at 141 Faculty St., near Pioneer Avenue on the Thousand Oaks campus. More...

Phelps seeking fourth term on board

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.   On the list of overused clichés, it’s a phrase that’s right near the top. More...

College Corner

Another application   season begins   College application season has officially begun, and there are some developments that could impact your college choices.   More...

Business

2 businesses applying for right to sell alcohol

Hearings set for Monday

The Thousand Oaks Planning Commission will hold three public hearings during its meeting at 6:30 p.m. Mon., Oct. 11.   The first two deal with businesses that are asking the planning commission to allow them to serve alcohol. More...

Thousand Oaks native on list of country’s Best Young Entrepreneurs

Company gives students insight into prospective college professors

Mike Moradian never imagined that receiving a poor grade in college calculus back in 2005 would one day lead to his entrepreneurial success. More...

Local Business Briefs

Grand opening for dance studio Dance 4 Wellness is a new ballroom and social dance studio in Thousand Oaks specializing in ballroom, Latin and swing dancing and weekly dance parties.   More...

Faith

Dog gets blessing and belly rub

CANINE CELEBRATES—Tanner, a 10-year-old dog, seems to be counting his blessings as Jake La Liberte, 15, left, and Jeremy Stein, 10, give him a thorough belly rub at the Temple Adat Elohim Celebr More...

Forum explores how engineers offer aid

Jessica Krogstad of Engineers Without Borders will present “Engineering Your Perspective” at a community forum at 7:30 p.m. Fri., Oct. More...

Lutherans host fest

Ascension Lutheran Church will host an arts fair and minihome show, TalentFest, and a shredding event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., Oct. 16 in Founder’s Hall at the church, 1600 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. More...

Motoring

Antique trailer goes high-tech

A LOOK INSIDE—Lake Los Angeles resident Diamond Williams, center left, helps Maria Herrera of Westlake Village out of his 1946 Kit Teardrop Trailer as her husband, Rafael, left, laughs at the si More...

Letters

Candidate isn’t for ‘high-rises’

Thank you for printing candidate interviews and giving us a chance to get to know our prospects for City Council. More...

Association is driven by greed

Who controls the Thousand Oaks Boulevard Association? I checked the website, but there is no organization chart or list of officers.   I saw Ms. More...

Appreciated help from office seeker

So many of our political leaders, both local and national, are often big on talk and small on action. That is why we are so pleased to give credit where credit is due to a local leader, Ed Jones. More...

Church won’t be allowed to build in greenbelt

After three years of work and an uphill battle with the county, a proposal to build a religious campus in the Tierra Rejada Valley will no longer go forward.   More...

Witness recalls daylight shooting

A veteran of World War II, Jack Walker has experienced the horror of watching someone he knows die. He was shocked to see it again in the city he calls home. More...

Community

Fire guts strip mall on Thousand Oaks Boulevard

Warned only by the slight smell of smoke, a Thousand Oaks man had one minute to get out of his business before it burst into flames. More...

Deputy accused of having sex with a minor

A Ventura County Sheriff’s Department deputy was arrested Sept. 26 in Ventura on multiple felony charges of child molestation and oral copulation with a minor, police said.   More...

Obtain DUI test online

Individuals arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol will now be able to obtain their test results via the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department website.   More...

Dining & Entertainment

Encino Chamber honors Paul Anka

The Encino Chamber of Commerce presented the 11th annual Justice Armand Arabian Leaders in Public Service Awards on Oct. 7. More...

Arts foundation brings ‘The Kosher Cheerleader’ to Civic Arts Plaza

The Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Foundation will present “The Kosher Cheerleader” at 3 p.m. Sun., Oct. 10 at the Scherr Forum Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd.   More...

Promenade book store offers events in October

Sarah Lynn Scheerger will read and sign her new children’s book “Tip, Tap, Pop” at noon Sat., Oct. 9 at Barnes & Noble, 160 S. Westlake Blvd., Thousand Oaks, in the Westlake Promenade.   More...

Sports

Players hone their skills

There’s a new training facility for baseball and softball players in Conejo Valley, All Stars Athletics batting cages. It opened in May at 711 Rancho Conejo Blvd. in Newbury Park. More...

Time to sign up for YMCA flag football

League play begins in January

Sign-ups and skill assessments for Miller Family YMCA flag football will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., Oct. 23 at Dos Vientos Park and Sat., Nov. 6 at Peppertree Park in Newbury Park.   League play will begin Jan. 8, 2011. More...

The Acorn’s High School Football Game of the Week

Newbury Park Panthers (2-2) vs. St. Bonaventure Seraphs (3-1)

The high-octane Panthers put up 42 points in a win against Agoura last week.   Still, they’re not happy.   Newbury Park High’s football team had a players-only meeting Monday that lasted more than an hour. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

FRIENDLY FACE—Stella is a 4-year-old German shepherd-German shorthair pointer mix. She is housebroken, good with kids, sweet, playful and likes to cuddle. More...

Study shows urban development leads to animal inbreeding

Urban development can isolate wildlife populations and promote inbreeding, according to a genetic study of animals in the Santa Monica Mountains by researchers at the Thousand Oaks-based National Park Service and the U.S. Geological Survey.   More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park   A 21-year-old male assaulted someone with a knife and damaged another person’s property with the weapon around 11:15 p.m. Sept. 27 in the 100 block of Pepper Road.   More...

Family

Costume swap can save parents money

The fourth annual community costume exchange will be from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sat., Oct. 9 at Horizon Hills School, 33 Greta St., Thousand Oaks.   The actual swap will take place at 2:30 p.m.   The event is open to the public. More...

FAMILY MEN Don't Wear Name Brands

Wii are having a party   My 7-year-old son showed me how to open a bottle of Flintstones kids’ vitamins, then said, “Look, Daddy, I can get past the child lock.”   Ahhhhh! More...

Golftoberfest benefits kids’ museum

Gull Wings Children’s Museum, a nonprofit children’s museum in Ventura County, will present the inaugural Golftoberfest on Oct. 30 at Lost Canyons Golf Course in Simi Valley. More...

Editorials

A move in the right direction

Word that the Ventura County Human Services Agency is moving into the Under One Roof building in Thousand Oaks is good news on two fronts.   More...

For the record

The helicopter making the water drop on the front of last week’s T.O. Acorn was identified as being from Ventura County. It was actually a Los Angeles County Fire Department Firehawk.   More...