November 11, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Sport at its best

JUBILATION—Alicial Palomales, 10, left, Paola Lozano, 14, and Angie Colmenero, 10, burst into giggles as they squeeze together to celebrate a great game in the Thousand Oaks AYSO Section 10 VIP More...

Health & Wellness

Train properly to prevent injury

Stress fractures of the foot are becoming more common in runners, especially first-time marathoners, according to the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. More...

Fundraiser to aid 6-year-old boy

Casablanca Salon in the In-NOut shopping center in Newbury Park will host a fundraiser for Emmett O’Brien, a 6-year-old Newbury Park boy with brain cancer, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sun., Nov. 14.   More...

Live healthy to save money

Faced with a challenging economy, Americans are looking for new ways to save money while living healthier lives. Here are a few tips to help.   •Quit smoking. More...

Schools

Westlake High students to perform Shakespeare

The Westlake High School drama department, under the direction of DeDe Burke, will perform William Shakespeare’s comedy “The Taming of the Shrew” at 7 p.m. Thurs. to Sat., Nov. 18 through 20 and 1 p.m. Sat., Nov. More...

Panther Players present ‘Guys and Dolls’

As part of the celebration marking the 100th anniversary of Broadway composer Frank Loesser’s birth, Newbury Park High School’s Panther Players will present “Guys And Dolls” in the school’s performing arts center, 456 N More...

Students recognized for volunteerism

Three local high school students and Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership ambassadors have been named recipients of the Presidential Volunteer Service awards given by the Points of Light Foundation and Volunteer Center National Network. More...

Business

Dealership raises cash for education

Approximately 150 people turned out for a test drive and wine tasting on Oct. 13 at Malibu Wines, organized by Jaguar of Thousand Oaks for the benefit of Las Virgenes Educational Foundation. More...

New massage parlor opens on Agoura Road

Malibu Foot Spa, specializing in full body massage treatments, recently opened in Calabasas.   The spa’s introductory offer includes head, neck, shoulders and back for just $25. More...

EYE ON LOCAL AREA STOCKS

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Police

T.O. bank robber caught on camera

Pacific Western Bank was struck last Thursday

Authorities are seeking the public’s help in identifying a man who robbed Pacific Western Bank at 550 N. Moorpark Road at 11:15 a.m. Thurs., Nov. 4. More...

T.O. nail salon owner accused of crime

Man allegedly put soft porn on TV in front of female minor

The owner of a Thousand Oaks nail salon pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges that included displaying harmful matter to a child. More...

Highway Patrol wants to save more lives on 118 Freeway

More CHP officers will soon be driving on the 118 Freeway as part of a federal grant project designed to reduce the number of DUI-related traffic collisions in the area.   More...

Faith

Judaism helps rabbi deal with tragedy

Rabbi Michael Lotker admits that although he grew up in a Jewish family, he was “an unconscious Jew” well into his 30s.   More...

St. Jude’s seniors will honor vets

The St. Jude Senior Group will host a meeting honoring all veterans at 12:30 p.m. Wed., Nov. 17. More...

Letters

Flood in Lang Ranch not ‘minor’

I read your article in the T.O. Acorn and was glad to see that the city of Thousand Oaks is finally going to do something about the Lang Ranch Reservoir, but “minor flooding”? Really?   More...

Family affected by flood still displaced

Your article on the front page of today’s (Nov. 4) Acorn was of great interest and extremely upsetting.   I am a neighbor of the family who owns the home that was severely damaged inside and out by the “minor” flooding. More...

Solar panel project should be opposed

Warning to Newbury Park residents: Our City Council, led by Dennis Gillette and Jacqui Irwin, want to shove a large, potentially hideous looking solar panel project down our throats. More...

Editorials

Nov. 11 and why it’s so special

Today is Veterans Day, an occasion that unites all Americans regardless of their political affiliation or personal beliefs.   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...

Questions raised over lifetime medical coverage

City Council members shot down a colleague’s recommendation Tuesday night to immediately abolish lifetime health insurance coverage for retired council members—however, they did direct an internal committee to review the benefit in the c More...

No winner yet in race for final council seat

A week and two days have passed since Election Day and it’s still not definitive who will win the last seat on the Thousand Oaks City Council. More...

For the record

In last week’s front page story about construction at Lang Ranch Reservoir, it stated that as a result of a December 2009 malfunction at the tank “several homes beneath the site saw minor flooding.” That was incorrect. More...

Community

Community says so long to Sparky

Hall of Fame manager called T.O. home for 40 years

The Conejo Valley lost a great baseball man, and a better friend. George “Sparky” Anderson, a Hall of Fame baseball manager and longtime Thousand Oaks resident, died at his home on Nov. 4 following complications stemming from dementia. More...

Tales from aboard the Flying Fortress

Thousand Oaks resident Les Reekers didn’t have to serve in World War II. He was a teenage farm boy in Iowa when the fighting began, and America needed farmers to feed its war machine. More...

Solar panels at N.P. library on agenda for City Council

Community can weigh-in on plans

The Thousand Oaks City Council will host a public hearing on a proposal to install solar panels at the Newbury Park Branch Library at its Tues., Nov. 16 meeting.   More...

Dining & Entertainment

Local violinist takes the stage at historic Los Angeles venue

Lydia Steadman was just 7 years old when she picked up the violin.   That was many years ago, when her young fingers were nimble and glided easily along the violin fingerboard. She’d discovered her passion for music early. More...

Art contest open to local teens

The Westlake Village Art Guild has opened a competition for area high school juniors and seniors.   All forms of creative art will be accepted. Categories and entry forms are available at www.wvartguild.org.   More...

New West Symphony reorganizes at the top

The New West Symphony, now in its 16th year, is restructuring its operations and cutting expenses while maintaining its programming.   In a cost-saving move, Nelson Dodge is stepping down as executive director. More...

Sports

Lancers, Lions and La Reina advance in volleyball playoffs

The Lancers, Lions and Regents are living the good life. More...

Coaches know claiming a section tennis title takes a total team effort

Outstanding individual talent will only take a high school so far in the CIF-Southern Section girls’ tennis playoffs. More...

Lion football team cashes in on coin flips

If the football squads at Westlake, Oaks Christian and St. Bonaventure win their respective regular-season finales Friday night, the schools will share the Marmonte League championship. More...

Pets

Study explores why people give up their pets

Several reasons are cited

In a recent study conducted by the National Council on Pet Population Study and Policy, researchers surveyed people turning animals in to 12 shelters around the country. More...

Pet of the Week

HEAD SHOT—Jazmin is a 10-year-old domestic shorthair. Jazmin is mellow, friendly and likes a good scratch behind the ears or under her chin. More...

Pet hotel offers high-end accommodations

Animals get star treatment in kitty condos, doggy suites, salon and spa

“Forget going away on vacation. I absolutely would love to stay here and rock with the dogs,” says Janet Murphy, who recently brought her two Shih Tzus, Bo and Ruby, to The Barkley Pet Hotel & Day Spa in Westlake Village for a grooming. More...

Family

Huge tree goes up at Promenade

HOLIDAY PREVIEW—A 65-foot Christmas tree is installed Nov. 8 at The Promenade at Westlake. More...

Simi mall will light its tree

Simi Valley Town Center will present its sixth-annual holiday Tree Lighting Spectacular on Sun., Nov. 21 at the mall, north of Highway 118 between First Street and Erringer Road.   The festivities begin at 4 p.m. More...

Family meals help kids at school

Here’s food for thought: Helping a child succeed in school may be as easy as sitting down for a family meal. Studies suggest that family meals play a key role in raising high-achieving, healthy and well-adjusted children. More...

Columns

Ask the Arborist

Q: After leaves started falling off the large sycamore tree in my front yard, I noticed that some of the areas of my tree, way up on the top, are still green. Talking to a neighbor, he said that the patches are mistletoe. More...

The Acorn Epicurean

Pumpkin pie   Making a pumpkin pie from scratch isn’t nearly as daunting as one may think, and the earthy, rustic flavor that a fresh pumpkin gives is well worth the extra effort. More...