November 4, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Seniors rally against mobile home rent hikes

SPEAKING OUT—Local seniors like Rene Aney, above, and Bob Bigley, right, used Election Day as a platform to protest proposed rent increases at two mobile home parks for the elderly in Thousand O More...

Health & Wellness

Tips on aging into Medicare

For many adults, turning 65 marks the beginning of a rewarding and active new time in life. Some may focus on travel and recreation or spending more time with family and friends. More...

Protect youngsters from germs in the classroom

Germs at school are nothing to sneeze at. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 22 million school days are lost each year due to the common cold and flu. More...

Livingston kicks off Light Up A Life campaign

Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association has begun its 26th annual Light Up A Life campaign in November, the month designated as National Hospice and Palliative Care month. The campaign runs through the holiday season. More...

Dining & Entertainment

Original ‘Annie’ producer lends his expertise today

WLV resident opened show on Broadway in 1977

As one of the original producers of the musical “Annie,” Irwin Meyer was there when it opened on Broadway in April 1977. He was also there to accept the Tony award when it won for best musical that year. More...

‘Evita’ a strong debut for new High Street Arts Center leadership

A Broadway premiere is one of the most electrically charged events one can attend in show business. More...

Park district presents spoken word theater

Conejo Recreation and Park District will present the Night Kite Revival, a spoken word theater experience, at 5 p.m. Sat., Nov. 6 outside at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks.   More...

Sports

The Acorn’s High School Football Game of the Week

St. Bonaventure Seraphs (7-1) at Westlake Warriors (8-0) Friday, 7 p.m.

When the dust settles, the Marmonte League landscape will appear clear, right?   Well, not necessarily.   The Westlake High football team can virtually wrap up consecutive league titles with a win Friday night against visiting St. More...

Weekend schedule

Flintridge Prep at Viewpoint   Friday, 2:30 p.m.   Newbury Park at   Oaks Christian   Friday, 7 p.m.   Thousand Oaks at   Calabasas Friday, 7 p.m.   Royal at   Agoura Friday, 7 p.m. More...

Marmonte standings

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Police

TOPD break up alleged burglary ring

Three men believed to be responsible for 25 residential break-ins

Three Thousand Oaks residents were arrested at 4 a.m. Oct. 20 on charges of multiple residential burglaries that occurred within the city. More...

Police Blotter

Newbury Park   A male, 43, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs at 9:41 p.m. Oct. 23 at Hillcrest and Lawrence drives. More...

Police say drugs contributed to crash in Moorpark

T.O. resident arrested for DUI causing injury

On Oct. 27 at about 10:34 a.m., Moorpark deputies arrested Thousand Oaks resident Vito Omid Riazi, 19, on felony charges related to driving under the influence of a controlled substance causing injury and possession of narcotics. More...

Family

Kids dress up like their animal friends

FUN AT THE ZOO—Two-year-old Newbury Park resident Sophie Eaggleston, above, sports an owl costume as she waves to some of the animals at the Boo at the Zoo event at America’s Teaching Zoo More...

Santa coming to Westlake

The Westlake Village Junior Women’s Club will host the 31st annual Santa Comes to Westlake/ Agoura and Beyond food drive from 9 to 11 a.m. Sat., Dec. 4 in the Agoura Hills Do-it Center parking lot, 28750 Roadside Drive, Agoura Hills.   More...

Gratitude Walk includes food drive

The Conejo Recreation and Park District will host a Gratitude Walk at 11 a.m. Sat., Nov. 20 at the Borchard Labyrinth in Borchard Community Park, 190 N. Reino Road, Newbury Park. More...

Columns

Eye on the Conejo

Aren’t you glad the election is over? I sure am. Since I quit working, I watch more television. Looking back, late September was probably a bad time to retire because I saw far too many political commercials, most of them over and over. More...

THE OTHER Side of 50

Six essential rules for an encore career More...

The Nature of Things

Dangerous datura?   A plant hangs drying near my stovetop; I am careful that none of the potentially poisonous seeds fall into my cooking.   More...

Journal keeps record of those who served

Book is opened once a year for Veterans Day

With the approach of Veterans Day on Nov. 11, the city of Thousand Oaks is asking local residents to contribute to its growing Military Services Journal. More...

Work starts soon at Lang Ranch Reservoir

Construction to improve overflow drainage from the Lang Ranch Reservoir, one of Thousand Oaks’ largest water storage facilities, will soon get underway. More...

T.O. City Council election results

(unofficial, results as of 4:46 p.m., Nov. 3)

Claudia Bill-De La Peña--16,993 Andy Fox--14,168 Dennis C. Gillette--12,576 Al Adam--12,379 Deborah B. Birenbaum--7,760 Geoffrey Bride--4,405 More...

Turn clocks back this weekend

Daylight-saving time ends at 2 a.m. Sun., Nov. 7, so be sure to follow the old saw, “Spring forward, fall back,” and set your clocks back one hour before going to bed. More...

Community

Gorell wins Assembly seat despite impending deployment

Despite the recent announcement that he’ll be deployed to Afghanistan for half of his two-year term, Republican Jeff Gorell defeated Democrat Ferial Masry for the state Assembly’s 37th District seat with 58 percent of the votes on Nov. More...

Civic-minded seniors are dedicated to democracy

Friendly pair have been helping at the polls since the ’50s

Wilma “Willy” Weber and Arline Nester always wear red, white and blue on Election Day.   The two have been volunteering as election officers since the 1950s. More...

Famous Americans have their say about reading inside T.O. library

Mural of quotes done in honor of late volunteer

Thomas Jefferson once said, “I cannot live without books.” John Durschinger felt the same way. More...

Calendar

Datebook

THURS., NOV. 4   Gingerbread Fundraising   More...

Schools

No change on school board

The three incumbents in the Conejo Valley Unified School District Board of Education race have taken the lead in the Nov. 2 election as of Wednesday morning. More...

Jazz band invited to Chicago conference

David Blake may not be a Gershwin, but he’s definitely got rhythm. More...

Student signatures headed for the stars

Earlier this year on “Space Day,” Aspen Elementary School students placed their signatures on a large poster and forwarded it to Lockheed Martin as part of the “Signatures in Space” program celebrating Space Day annually sinc More...

Business

New shops coming to The Oaks

Despite the slow economy, The Oaks has added several new stores to its directory, just in time for the holiday season, and plans to welcome a few more in the coming weeks. More...

Farmers market releases holiday schedule

The Thousand Oaks Farmers Market has announced its holiday schedule. The market will be closed beginning Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 25, and will reopen Jan. 6.   The market takes place from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. More...

Local Business Briefs

Boat, RV repair shop opens Marinesmith and RV, a boat and RV repair company, opened its doors for business on Nov. 1. More...

Faith

‘Homeboy’ founder to speak

The Rev. Gregory Boyle, founder and executive director of Homeboy Industries, one of the nation’s largest gang intervention programs, will speak at a community forum at 7:30 p.m. Fri., Nov. More...

Rabbi gives lecture on change

Rabbi Moshe Bryski, executive director of Chabad of the Conejo, will give a lecture on “The Courage to Change,” focusing on the Serenity Prayer, at 8 p.m. Wed., Nov. 10 at the Conejo Jewish Academy, 30345 Canwood St., Agoura Hills. More...

Live auction slated for Nov. 6

The Conejo Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will host a live auction from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Sat., Nov. 6 at 3327 Old Conejo Road, Newbury Park, in the Songbird Office Park. More...

Motoring

Earth Talk

Do ‘green’ tires really exist?

Dear EarthTalk: What would it take to produce “green” tires? The tire industry is huge, and I understand that tires contain a large amount of petroleum products. Is there an alternative?   More...

Letters

Unhappy with council benefits

Some City Council members and candidates may turn down pay raises and not accept city-paid cellphones or credit cards, but they are no dummies. More...

Compensation for council is too much

I was disappointed to read last week’s article by Nancy Needham regarding Thousand Oaks City Council compensation. More...

Why Lang Ranch sued CRPD

Regarding David Carpenter’s Oct.  More...

Editorials

Challengers’ loss still a win for Thousand Oaks

Though the election results are not yet final—challenger Al Adam is still within reach of Dennis Gillette—it appears the winds of change that whipped through the nation on Tuesday weren’t strong enough to upend the status quo on th More...

Political Cartoon

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For the record

A subhead on the front page of last week’s Thousand Oaks Acorn said the Olsen Road/Madera Road route from T.O. More...