October 14, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Mobile home park tenants fighting rent increase

Public hearing has been delayed

A hearing set for Monday to decide whether the owner of a Thousand Oaks mobile home park for the elderly can increase rents has been postponed to a date yet to be announced. More...

Health & Wellness

Expert panel urges public to bring domestic violence out of the shadows

Domestic violence affects people from all social levels, in all communities. Even one of the safest cities in the nation is not immune to the scourge of domestic violence.   More...

Meals on Wheels dishes good deeds to homebound seniors who need food

Westlake resident Marty Hooker, 87, looks forward to around noon each day when a visitor arrives at the front door and delivers food for her lunch and dinner.   More...

Pair to be honored at gala

Paul Reisser, M.D., and his wife, Teri Reisser, a licensed marriage and family therapist, will be honored for their years of service to the Women’s Resource Center in Thousand Oaks at the center’s 25th annual fundraising gala on Sat., No More...

Dining & Entertainment

“Secretariat”

“Secretariat” is a good oldfashioned “feel good” film filled with slow men and fast horses.   More...

Game day

I wasn’t exactly sure how to tackle—no pun or punt intended— all the local pubs, bars and eateries serving up Sunday football along with food, drinks and fun. My husband, on the other hand, was good to scout the sidelines.   More...

County short story contest deadline looms; winners will be announced in January

The Ventura County Writers Club 11th annual Short Story Contest will be closed to submissions on Sat., Oct. 30. More...

Sports

Lancer boys sick of playing third fiddle to Agoura, Royal

Water polo team has big plans for playoffs

Nice guys finish last.   And the Thousand Oaks High boys’ water polo team finishes third in the Marmonte League.   Agoura and Royal have been firmly entrenched at the top of the league standings for years. More...

The Acorn’s High School Football Game of the Week

Thousand Oaks Lancers (4-1) at Oaks Christian Lions (3-2) Friday, 7 p.m.

Injuries can be such a drag.   Getting punished on highdefinition television is no joyride, either.   The football teams at Thousand Oaks and Oaks Christian high schools have a few things in common, some good, some not so good.   More...

Players to Watch

Thousand Oaks LB Michael Feistel DE/LB Alex Singleton DL Dane Griffin CB Blake Howell S/WR Richard Mullaney Oaks Christian LB Carlos Mendoza LB Cameron Judge DL Austin Carey CB James Thomas CB/RB Ishmael Adams Outlook   More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

PEPPY PUP— Bethany is a 10-month-old Boston terrier-boxer mix. She is alert, playful, sweet and energetic. She loves to run or lie in the cool grass. Because she is still a puppy, she will need some training. More...

Howl-O-Ween Pooch Parade

The Rotary Club of Simi Sunset will host its Inaugural Howl- O-Ween Pooch Parade on Sun., Oct. 31 at the Rancho Tapo Community Park, 3700 Avenida Simi, Simi Valley.   Registration begins at 11 a.m. The parade will begin at noon. More...

Faith

Temple rallies for man kidnapped by Hamas

More that 60 people gathered at Temple Etz Chaim in Thousand Oaks last Sunday to rally in support of a young Israeli soldier captured by Hamas militants in 2006. More...

Adat Elohim hosts boutique for holidays

Temple Adat Elohim will present the Treasure Trove of Holiday Gift Giving Boutique in the temple’s social hall, 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Hours are 5 to 8 p.m. Thurs., Oct. 21; and 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Fri., Oct. 22. More...

Fall fest comes to St. Paschal’s

St. Paschal Baylon Fall Fest will take place at the church at Janss and Moorpark roads in Thousand Oaks.   Hours are 6 to 10 p.m. Fri., Oct. 22; and noon to 10 p.m. Sat. and Sun., Oct. 23 and 24. More...

Editorials

Tip of the hat to the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce

Formerly known as the Thousand Oaks-Westlake Village Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber proved Tuesday evening at its annual wine and restaurant mega-mixer that strength indeed lies in numbers. More...

Vacation Photos

Take Your Thousand Oaks Acorn on Vacation

POINT OF V IEW—Loca l fami lies cli mb Gla ci er Point i n Yo semi t e and find a view o f Half D ome across t he valley. More...

T.O. couple hits $30-million jackpot

Winning lottery ticket bought at local 7-Eleven

A man and wife from Thousand Oaks are overnight millionaires after the SuperLotto Plus ticket they purchased last week matched all six numbers in Saturday’s draw. More...

Tour of California will finish in Thousand Oaks

For the second straight year, the Conejo Valley will serve as the finish line for Amgen’s Tour of California bicycle race.   More...

Community

Student’s sea creature study may benefit U.S. Navy

Science project resulted in real-world results

Only 16 years old, Samantha Guhan is already flexing her scientific mussels. More...

Street Fair is Sunday

The 19th annual Thousand Oaks Rotary Club Street Fair will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun., Oct. 17 on Moorpark Road between Hillcrest Drive and Wilbur Road.   Vendor booths will line the street offering crafts, food and local information. More...

Halloween Mud Run helps T.O. teen center

The Halloween Mud Run benefiting the Teen Center of Thousand Oaks will start at 8 a.m. Sun., Oct. 24 at Dos Vientos Community Park, 4801 Borchard Road, Newbury Park. More...

Calendar

Datebook

THURS., OCT. 14 Benefit Concert For   More...

Schools

Lives touched by autism reunite to share struggles, triumphs

The Conejo Valley Unified School District marked 20 years of educating children with autism by “Celebrating the Journey” at Lang Ranch Elementary School on Sunday. More...

Spooky concert

The Westlake High School Chamber Orchestra and Symphony will perform a “Spooky Sunday at the Symphony” concert from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sun., Oct. 17 at the Carpenter Family Theatre at the school, 100 N. More...

High School Highlights

Newbury Park Panthers Fri., Oct. 15: AD-CO meeting/ counselor’s conference room/ 7:30 a.m. Mills College visit/college and career center/9 a.m. Setup for homecoming dance/ gym/7:30 p.m. Sat., Oct. 16: Homecoming dance/gym/7 p.m. More...

Business

Store is scaring up business

BE AFRAID— A skeleton scarecrow, above, stares blankly from the haunted pumpkin patch inside the Confetti Halloween store in Janss Marketplace. The store is known for its themed rooms with spooky ideas for decorating.   More...

Locals join Rabobank board

Three local business executives have been appointed to the Rabobank Regional President’s Advisory Council for Ventura County. Rick Principe, Dean Maulhardt and Gary Stenshol join the 11-member advisory board.   More...

Salon changes name, style

Kids Cuts, a quality hair salon, has changed its name to Fringe.   The salon has been in the community for 17 years. More...

Police

Softball coach accused of sex crime

A Simi Valley High School softball coach was arrested last week after being accused of having a sexual relationship with a teenager. More...

Police make hit-and-run arrest

A Thousand Oaks man was arrested Saturday on charges of DUI and hit-and-run after police said he fled the scene of an accident, leaving his vehicle upside-down in the middle of the roadway. More...

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park   A male, 55, committed a lewd or lascivious act with a child under the age of 14 around 10 p.m. Oct. 3 in the 1800 block of W. Hillcrest Drive. He was arrested on Oct. 6 at the East County Sheriff’s Station. More...

Family

L.A. drivers drive me crazy

People in Southern California can’t drive. Except for me.   “That’s so arrogant,” my wife said when I told her that during a recent outing in the car. More...

Future Foundation distributes revised Teen Assist cards that offer crisis help

Teen Assist cards that list support hotlines for teenagers facing a crisis are being distributed by the Conejo Valley/Las Virgenes Future Foundation. More...

Letters

Don’t be fooled— T.O.’s doing fine

Some of the candidates for City Council in Thousand Oaks tell you this city is adrift with no direction. They claim the council and city management are only interested in what they can get out of every deal. More...

Term limits: good for democracy

I think term limits are very important to a democratic society.   A reasonable rotation of people in government offering to give back and contribute to a developing community is vital for diversity and fresh ideas. More...

Thousand Oaks is not another Bell

Some people who read the news about investigations in the cities of Bell and Oxnard might conclude that corruption is rampant in city halls these days. In the city of Thousand Oaks, our city’s halls are clean and well-run.   More...