October 28, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Construction finished on T.O.-Simi connector

Road handles 36,000 vehicle trips a day

Drivers who commute from Thousand Oaks to Simi Valley each day on Olsen/Madera Road received good news last week. A project to widen the major arterial road connecting the two cities is complete. More...

Health & Wellness

Expo encourages residents to get prepared

First-responders invited to share their knowledge

Helping others and preparing for an emergency are two practices held in high regard by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints. More...

Tips to keep fireplaces safe

The Santa Barbara County Fire Department and Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District have the following suggestions for fireplace safety. More...

Wellness offers Gingerbread House event

The Wellness Community Valley/Ventura will present the third annual Gingerbread House event from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Sun., Nov. 14 at the Wellness Community Valley/ Ventura, 530 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. More...

Calendar

Datebook

THURS., OCT. 28 Ventura County   More...

HALLOWEEN FUN

Pet Costume   Contest And Party   At Agoura Hills Animal Hospital, 5605   Kanan Road. Party and treats from noon   to 2 p.m. Contestants welcome all day for   More...

Sports

Sophomore sensation Ho steals the show for T.O.

Lancer tennis team beats Westlake, now tied for first in Marmonte

In a heavyweight battle between the Marmonte League’s top girls’ tennis teams, Thousand Oaks High landed a one-two combo that rocked the Conejo Valley.   More...

County’s finest vying for cross country titles

Ready. Set. Go!   The area’s top high school cross country runners will battle for first-place medals during the Ventura County Championships on Friday at Lake Casitas in Ojai.   The action is scheduled to get underway at 3 p.m. More...

Matosevic brings the thunder from down under

Marinko Matosevic, the No. More...

Pets

B&G Clubs dinner draws record crowd

Event grosses $230,000 for kids’ club

More than 600 people eager to support the youth in their community attended the gala Boys & Girls Clubs “Stand Up For Kids” dinner and auction at the Four Seasons Hotel in Westlake Village Oct. 23. More...

Pet of the Week

SHY LADY—Sheba is a 10-year-old shepherd mix. She is gentle, calm, quiet and sweet. She is a little shy but also curious. Sheba can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road. More...

Ventura County Animal Shelter unveils half-price adoption campaign

Hundreds of abandoned dogs and cats have poured into the county’s animal shelters in recent weeks, victims, in part, of the bad economy. More...

Police

Police looking for witnesses to fatal hit-and-run

Pedestrian killed on Lynn Road

The Thousand Oaks Police Department’s Traffic Collision Investigation Unit is in search of more information relating to a fatal hit-and-run that occurred early Sunday morning within city limits.   More...

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park   A male, 51, was arrested for committing lewd acts upon a child at 6:20 p.m. Oct. 21 at Lynn Road and the 101 Freeway. The crime allegedly occurred in the 300 block of Charro Avenue. More...

Police host safedriving program

The Thousand Oaks Police Department will host Start Smart, a program to educate newly licensed and future drivers, from 6 to 9 p.m. Wed., Nov. 10 at the Thousand Oaks Police Station community room, 2101 E. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks.   More...

Family

Kids’ swap meet coming up

The annual Conejo Recreation and Park District Kids Swap Meet will be from 8 a.m. to noon Sat., Nov. 13 at the Thousand Oaks Community Center, 2525 N. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

Local Explorers get award from head of CV Days

COMMENDATION—Thousand Oaks Police Department Explorer Sam Lewis, right, accepts the inaugural Christine Winton Award from Frank Akrey, president of Conejo Valley Days and a candidate for City Co More...

New swim coach comes to Conejo Valley Y

McIntyre trained under current Olympic coach

The Conejo Valley YMCA has a new head swim coach.   Melissa McIntyre will be training the Conejo Valley YMCA’s Sharks swim team as they compete in regional swim meets.   More...

Editorials

Preparing for the ‘Big One’

It’s coming. At least that’s what the experts are saying.   A recent study in the journal Geology concludes that a section of the San Andreas Fault is long overdue for a major earthquake. According to U.S. More...

Council pay a hot topic just before Nov. 2 election

One of the biggest issues to arise in this year’s Thousand Oaks City Council race is that of council compensation. More...

Local man will stand trial for alleged sexual misconduct

A former Moorpark High School baseball coach will stand trial for sex crimes involving a 15-year-old student after a Ventura County judge determined probable cause in a preliminary hearing on Monday.   More...

Second thoughts?

GETTING DIRTY—Dorothy Frick thinks twice about having entered the Conejo Valley Halloween Mud Run as she slides into a mud pit on the course at Dos Vientos Park on Sunday. More...

Community

City considering installing solar panels at N.P. Library

The city of Thousand Oaks will host a community meeting Wed., Nov. 3 to discuss the possibility of solar panels being installed at various city facilities.   The 7 p.m. More...

CPA convicted of grand theft

A certified public accountant from Thousand Oaks recently pleaded guilty to seven felony counts of grand theft and admitted a special allegation that the thefts involved taking an excess of $200,000.   More...

Sanitation board candidates debate the issues

Biggest field ever in Triunfo race

Ten of the 11 candidates vying for four seats on the Triunfo Sanitation District board of directors sounded off on various water issues at a forum hosted by the Community Foundation of Oak Park on Oct. 5.   The election is Nov. 2. More...

Dining & Entertainment

Marines plan to have a ball

The Ventura County Marine Corps League Detachment No. 597 will host the 235th Marine Corps Ball and Marine Corps League Memorial Fund Benefit Dinner from 5:30 p.m. to midnight Sat., Nov. More...

FallFest full of fun offerings

The second annual FallFest will be from 2 to 9 p.m. Sat., Oct. 30, the day before Halloween, at Borchard Park, 190 Reino Road, Newbury Park. Admission and parking are free.   More...

Boo at the Zoo is back

America’s Teaching Zoo will present the annual Boo at the Zoo event from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat. and Sun., Oct. 30 and 31 at the zoo at Moorpark College, 7075 Campus Road.   Animal shows will be presented every hour on the hour.   More...

Schools

Driver’s ed offered at teen center

The Thousand Oaks Teen Center will host a weeklong B-Safe driver’s ed class from 4 to 9 p.m. Mon. to Fri., Nov. 8 to 12 at the teen center, 1375 E. Janss Road.   The cost is $100. More...

Future Foundation seeking young applicants

The Conejo/Las Virgenes Future Foundation is accepting applications for the Youth Congress Leadership Program that will begin in November. More...

College Corner

How many applications and when to submit them?   One question I hear every week is “How many colleges should I apply to?”   More...

Business

Group fighting to block Simi Valley Landfill expansion

Waste hauler’s proposal will lead to increased truck traffic on freeway

A group opposed to the expansion of the landfill between Simi Valley and Moorpark asked a county court earlier this month for an injunction to stop the project from moving forward until its legality can be determined.   More...

Latest housing numbers reveal recovery still many months away

Total housing production in California posted a decrease for the first time in five months in September, the California Building Industry Association reports. More...

Local Business Briefs

New music studio hosts open house Fun-do-mental Music, a new music studio in Thousand Oaks, will host a free open house and Halloween party on Sat., Oct. 30 from 3 to 5 p.m. for families and from 6:30 to 9 p.m. for adults. More...

Faith

Walk like an Egyptian in Simi Valley

Archangel Michael Coptic Orthodox Church will host the third annual Egyptian Festival from noon to 7 p.m. Sat. and Sun., Nov. 6 and 7 at 1122 Appleton Road, Simi Valley. More...

Students learn value of volunteering at church thrift store

Kids discover it feels good to be of service

Sixth-graders aren’t exactly known for cleaning, organizing and hanging up clothes.   But 11-year-old Rachael Lee and her classmates from St. More...

Temple’s founders celebrate 50 years

GOLDEN JUBILEE—The original founders, original members and their families attend Temple Etz Chaim’s 50th anniversary celebration on Oct. 22 in Thousand Oaks. More...

Letters

Don’t let library lose its luster

One of those gems in Thousand Oaks that I would hardly call a secret is the Thousand Oaks Library.   It could certainly be called the hub of our city. There is constantly something going on. More...

Cellphone towers a threat to health

I read Acorn’s Oct. 21 article “Residents fighting cell tower proposed for Triunfo Park.”   I wrote a letter to the editor that was published June 1, 2006, about sites for cell towers. More...

Pro wrestling fan rallies for support

Do you like WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment)? If so, you are part of the millions of people worldwide who have smiles put on their faces every time one of their favorite superstars hits their big move. More...

Vacation Photos

Take Your Thousand Oaks Acorn on Vacation

How to submit: E-mail your vacation photo as a .jpg attachment only to vacation@theacorn.com. Include name, address, phone number and a brief description of the scene. More...