January 13, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

City looking for suggestions on how to spend federal grant money

Warm food and shelter for the homeless. Free medical treatment for the working poor. More...

Health & Wellness

Y offering free one-week membership

Residents in the Conejo Valley, Simi Valley and Moorpark can sign up for a free, one-week, fulluse YMCA membership at the local YMCAs for the week of Jan. 24 through 28; the Miller YMCA membership goes through Jan. More...

Trio of moms take newborns hiking

NEVER TOO YOUNG TO HIT THE TRAILS—Emily Tseng with David, Caitlin Glassock with Caroline and Elizabeth Blaster with Zane pause during a hike on the Chesebro Trail near Old Agoura. More...

Cervical cancer is preventable

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month.  Cervical cancer is one of the few preventable cancers that can be detected through an inexpensive screening and prevented with a vaccine.  Resources for physicians, other healthcare providers and More...

Schools

TOHS students study sustainability

RIGHT COLOR—Josh Mytych (in green), 16, and Jose Novelo, 15, were among 2,000 Thousand Oaks High School students who took part in last week’s Sustainability Summit at the school. More...

Entrepreneurship academy hosting open house

EThOS Entrepreneurship Academy at Thousand Oaks High School will host an open house and information night for prospective students and parents from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tues., Jan. 25 in room G11 at TOHS, 2323 N. More...

High School HI*LIGHTS

Newbury Park Panthers Fri., Jan. 14: Hearing conservation retest/A2/8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Reagan Library field trip/9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mon., Jan.  More...

Business

Cal Oaks Bank now California United

T.O.-based bank was bought out last month

Thousand Oaks-based Cal Oaks State Bank was acquired last month by Encino- based California United Bank.  More...

SCORE celebrating 40 years in VC

SCORE of Ventura County will celebrate its 40th year serving small businesses in the county and now Malibu.  More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

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Watch great whale migration

Channel Islands Harbor will mark the migration of the Pacific gray whale with the 15th annual Celebration of the Whales.  Each winter, the whales migrate through the Santa Barbara Channel on their way to the lagoons of Mexico, where the females More...

Family

Pool contest is for parents and teens

The Alex Fiore Thousand Oaks Teen Center will host the annual parent-teen pool tournament from 1 to 4 p.m. Sat., Jan. 29 at the center, 1375 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks  Teens and their parents can shoot pool. More...

Rescued pets are the stars of Popovich Comedy Pet Theater

Gregory Popovich lives a dog’s life, but he wouldn’t have it any other way.  For the past 15 years, Popovich has performed with dozens of his trained dogs and cats. More...

FAMILY MEN Don't Wear Name Brands

Have your cake and wear it, too

I love cake. So when I saw the table ad for chocolate cake at the restaurant, I knew I had to have a piece. My wife was against it. More...

Columns

Eye on the Conejo

A happening place

It’s true: You’re never too old to learn.  Despite living here for 25 years, I could count on one hand the number of times I’ve visited the Goebel Senior Adult Center. More...

Editorials

Give us your best

A community’s most precious resources aren’t the amenities it boasts, but the people who make them possible.  More...

Political Cartoon

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For the Record

• Councilmember Tom Glancy misspoke in last week’s front page story on lifetime benefits. Meetings of the Finance Audit Committee— which is discussing the benefits—are always open to the public. More...

Old Westlake Hospital will be torn down

The long troubled Westlake Hospital has finally flatlined.  Plans are underway to demolish the two hospital buildings at 4415 S. More...

Sunshine Club brings rays of laughter

CHABAD HUMOR—Hiram Kasten, above, laughs along with the crowd to one of Mark Schiff’s jokes as the comedic duo perform during the inaugural Sunshine Club Luncheon at the Renaissance Hotel More...

Public can give input on auto mall sign

A public forum to discuss the Thousand Oaks Auto Mall sign is scheduled for 6 p.m. Wed., Jan. 26 in the banquet center of the Los Robles Golf Course, 299 S. More...

Community

Former coach gets two years in prison for sex with student

A former Moorpark High School baseball coach was sentenced this week to two years in prison after pleading guilty last month to charges related to his sexual encounter with a 15-yearold female student.  Christopher Atkinson, 24, a Thousand Oaks More...

Battle over mobile home park rent increase wages late into the night

Commission will make final decision Jan. 18

The second meeting of the Thousand Oaks Rent Adjustment Commission ended just like the first: no decision.  More...

What’s up with that?

Resident ponders Erbes Road work site

‘There are two big construction equipment pieces sitting on property adjacent to the local park at the intersection of Erbes Road and Pederson Road. The land has been cleared of brush and partially leveled. More...

Dining & Entertainment

Soroptimists serve spaghetti

Soroptimist International of the Conejo, a nonprofit women’s service organization, will host its annual spaghetti dinner from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Sat., Jan. 29 at the Goebel Senior Center, 1385 E. More...

Say yes to the dress at Bridal Premiere

The Bridal Premiere, a day of wedding exhibits, food and fashion, will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sun., Jan. 16 at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza, 880 S. More...

Afternoon on the lake

REEL RELAXING—An unidentified fisherman tries out his luck in the late afternoon on Westlake Lake recently. More...

Sports

Getting pumped up to play

PUTTING ON THEIR GAME FACES—Newbury Park’s U10 girls’ team members cheer before their game against Moorpark during the Simi Valley AYSO New Year’s Tournament on Jan. 2. More...

Lions pushing the pace

Boys’ hoops squad prefers up-tempo game

Andre Chevalier will not let the Lions lollygag, not even for a second.  The Oaks Christian boys’ basketball head coach can sense his players’ minds drifting during a series of 17 full-court sprints.  He makes them do the drill More...

Newbury Park golfer sinks shots in San Diego

Cooper Goyette, an 8-yearold golfer from Newbury Park, won his division at the fourth annual San Diego Junior Amateur Championships.  During his winning round, Cooper logged four birdies and sunk a 45-foot putt to card a 62 on a par-58 course.&n More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park   An unauthorized entry occurred at a home in the 800 block of Cayo Grande between Dec. 17 and Jan. 3.  A grand theft occurred between Dec. More...

Faith

Former Lutheran bishop practiced what he preached

T.O. resident who supported gay rights dies at age 75

The Rev. More...

Church hosting job workshop

A free job workshop will be offered from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., Jan. 15 at Lighthouse Church, 3353 Old Conejo Road, Newbury Park.  More...

Pastor plays Jesus in Rose Parade

IMPORTANT ROLE—The Rev. Elroi Reimnitz, pastor of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Thousand Oaks, had the honor of participating in the 2011 Tournament of Roses Parade. More...

Letters

Solar panels aren’t a bright idea

Thank you for your coverage of the Newbury Park Library solar panels in your last issue.  I am a resident of Newbury Park and was at the community meeting on the issue.  An associate of mine was at the City Council meeting when this project More...

All council pay must be reviewed

I was glad to see that the Thousand Oaks City Council is “finally” getting around to looking into the lifetime benefits issue.  Hopefully they will get this injustice corrected quickly. More...

Doctor is innocent until proven guilty

In the last two editions of the Thousand Oaks Acorn there have been articles about my doctor, Dr. 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...