December 30, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Family physician accused of improper conduct with female patient, 29

Routine medical visit ends with felony accusations

A Thousand Oaks doctor who was arrested last week on suspicion of sexually assaulting a female patient is scheduled to appear in court today for his arraignment, authorities said. More...

Health & Wellness

County Red Cross honored

RED CROSS HONORED—Ventura County supervisors Kathy Long, left, and Linda Parks, right, present Ava Avedissian, emergency services manager for American Red Cross Ventura County, with the couny&r More...

Prevent childhood obesity, malnourishment

Resolve to teach kids about the benefits of a healthy lifestyle

Most new parents pledge to keep their babies healthy.  Yet childhood obesity and undernourishment continue to impact millions of children. More...

New dental office opens

Dr. Amy Nabi has opened a new office at 394 Lombard St., Thousand Oaks.  Nabi offers the latest cosmetic and restorative treatment in dental technology. More...

Dining & Entertainment

Sunshine Club hosts lunch for seniors

The Sunshine Club will host a luncheon for all local seniors and their families on Sun., Jan. 9 at the Renaissance Hotel Grand Ballroom, 30100 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills.  The luncheon is free for all seniors and Sunshine Club volunteers. More...

Mother-son duo give emotional performance

With equal portions of glitz and sentiment, Cabrillo Music Theatre’s “Holiday Spectacular” delivered on its promise of a sumptuous, old-fashioned variety show the week before Christmas.  Headlined by Shirley Jones and her son P More...

Jazz, rock pianist will perform at T.O. Library

Jazz/ rock pianist Mike Garson will perform as part of the “Jumpin’ Jazz” music series at 8 p.m. Sat., Jan. 8 at the Grant Brimhall Library, 1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks.  More...

Sports

Los Cerritos surf duo dominates

If it were baseball, they’d be batting a thousand.  In horse racing it’s called a trifecta. More...

Westlake wrestlers building from the ground up

The kids are all right. More...

Tri-Valley League tips its cap to fall’s top student-athletes

The Tri-Valley League honored student-athletes from fall sports teams at Oak Park, Oaks Christian and La Reina high schools.  Here is a breakdown of the postseason awards:  Girls’ cross country  More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park   A 53- year- old woman was arrested Dec. 19 for inflicting corporal punishment on a cohabitant and for assault with a deadly weapon in the 1200 block of Rotella Drive.  A man, 27, was arrested Dec. More...

Faith

A simply divine Christmas dinner

FEASTING WITH FAMILY—Thousand Oaks resident Robert Leicht, 12, left, Newbury Park resident Sarah Schwartz, 15, and Thousand Oaks resident Jordan Leicht, 14, enjoy a hearty meal at Temple Adat E More...

Heightened spirituality aim of Senior Fest

California Lutheran University will present Senior Fest 2011 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wed., Jan. 12 in Samuelson Chapel on the Thousand Oaks campus.  More...

Letters

Don’t let Christmas become X-Mas

This season is filled with much celebration and joy. More...

Scooter gal is a traffic hazard

The front page of your Dec. 23 edition has a picture of Christine Socha on her scooter “rolling down Westlake Boulevard” to get coffee with the title “Rain, rain, go away.”  Ms. More...

Good thing auto mall vote was split

Regarding your Dec. 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...

County retailers finish off year with a bang

Retailers in Ventura County are reporting that shoppers made their way back into stores this December and brought much-needed holiday cheer to shop owners who’ve battled the soft economy for the past two seasons.  More...

Redevelopment will be focus of T.O. construction in 2011

With little vacant land left, city looks to improve existing lots

The heady days of monumental construction projects such as The Lakes shopping center and Dos Vientos housing development are likely in the city’s past, according to Gary Wartik, Thousand Oaks’ economic development director. More...

Community

Bystanders join forces to fight fire

Local home is saved and the resident didn’t even know it

It was Dec. 12 and Juli Parnell smelled smoke in her Thousand Oaks home.  She asked her houseful of teenagers and young adults if they had lit a candle or incense. More...

Chain of good Samaritans help return special watch lost in T.O.

Mary Lindley had given up looking for her watch.  The silver- and- gold timepiece— a gift she received in 2006 for her 15-year anniversary working with the city of Moorpark— had been missing since October.  And Lindley had no id More...

Community Briefs

Racquetball contest coming up   The Conejo Recreation and Park District will sponsor a racquetball tournament from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat., Jan. 22 at Thousand Oaks Community Center, 2525 N. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks.  More...

Calendar

Datebook

FRI., DEC. 31  New Year’s Eve Party   More...

Schools

CLU unveils new solar fountain

Cutting-edge project was student-created

California Lutheran University recently unveiled a solarpowered water fountain that was designed and built by students at the university.  The fountain, dedicated on Dec. More...

Winter concert warms the heart

Newbury Park High School’s winter concerts have always been highly anticipated events, and this year’s mid-December edition was no exception.  It’s been interesting comparing and contrasting the events the various local high sc More...

Bridges hosting parents info nights

Bridges Charter School, a K-8 public school, will begin accepting enrollment applications for the 2011-12 school year on Jan. 12.  Applications received after the March 1 deadline will be placed on a waiting list in the order received.  More...

Business

Learn about new 2011 laws that could affect businesses

Employers can learn about new 2011 legal issues that may alter the way they do business in the coming year at the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce Jump Start Networking Breakfast from 6:45 to 9 a.m. Fri., Jan. More...

Family

Local nonprofit offers wildlife education programs for kids and families

Zootopia is a Ventura County nonprofit organization that provides wildlife and environmental education programs for children and families.  More...

Making dreams come true

CHRISTMAS DELIVERY— Carrie Hughes, left, assistant director of development and public relations for Casa Pacifica, accepts the delivery of gifts from Dave DeMaio, director of the Redwood branch More...

Teen center set for a busy January

Ski trips, molecules on schedule

The Thousand Oaks Teen Center presents the following programs.  Unless otherwise noted, activities take place at the teen center, 1375 E. More...

Editorials

It’s the individuals that kept Conejo Valley strong in 2010

The big recovery that many were hoping for never materialized in 2010. Instead, Thousand Oaks, like most cities in the U.S., experienced a year where success was measured not in large gains but in small losses. Flat was the new up.  More...

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