March 31, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Pursuit ends with shots fired

A Thousand Oaks sheriff’s deputy shot and injured the passenger in a vehicle accelerating toward him early Sunday, according to the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department. The shooting happened March 27 about 3:45 a.m. on E. More...

Health & Wellness

Speeding up a disability application

If your disabling condition is preventing you from continuing to work, you may want to apply for disability benefits through Social Security. More...

Health classes offered

The Livingston Memeorial Visition Nurse Association is offering free classes in diabetes management and joint replacement.  The diabetes class will cover Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes and developing an individual plan with diet, medication, exerci More...

Biz fair benefits UCAAN

The United Cancer Advocacy Action Network will host a Business Fair and Networking Event from noon to 4 p.m. Sat., April 2 in the conference room at the Grant Brimhall Library, 1401 E. More...

Dining & Entertainment

The MOVIE Nut

Too much, mon ami, too much.  More...

Scandinavian Fest features new entertainers

The annual Scandinavian Festival will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat., April 16 and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun., April 17 on the grounds of California Lutheran University, 60 W. More...

Youth orchestras present concert

The Conejo Valley Youth Orchestras and Tomiko Hamada Taylor, music therapist, will present the annual First Classic Concert for Children at 2 p.m. Sun., April 10 at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks.  More...

Sports

She’s a real team player

Panther freshman shows school spirit by sticking with swim squad

Freshman. Rookie. More...

Westlake, Oaks Christian are serious CIF contenders

Volleyball squads both ranked in respective divisions

Volleyball is in session.  As midseason approaches for high school boys’ volleyball teams, the competition is being kicked up a notch.  Here’s a closer look at how local teams are faring so far:  Marmonte League  Westl More...

Marmonte honors top soccer, polo talent

The Marmonte League has announced its all-league selection for winter season high school soccer and girls’ water polo. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

‘EYE SEE YOU’—Tina is a 6-year-old German shorthair pointer mix. Tina is missing an eye from a previous injury, but she doesn’t let it slow her down. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park  A woman, 23, was arrested March 18 in the 1600 block of Calle Turquesa for selling food without a permit and for failure to appear.  An 18- year- old man was arrested March 21 in the 100 block of N. More...

Family

Students get active to raise funds for Japan

Several area schools take part

When a record- breaking earthquake and subsequent tsunami shattered Japan on March 11, students at local high schools responded quickly.  At Thousand Oaks High School, envelopes were distributed around the school to collect money for the devasta More...

Brownies meet beauty queen

LUGGAGE LADIES—Members of Brownie Troop 60082 from Lang Ranch Elementary in Thousand Oaks meet reigning Miss Teen California Dedria Brunette on March 25. More...

Elite Cheer wins 2 national titles

Elite Cheer All-Stars, a competitive cheer squad from Newbury Park, won two national championships in a tournament on Feb. More...

Editorials

A very uncomfortable topic

An important community forum scheduled for tonight at Thousand Oaks High School will discuss a disturbing trend in the Conejo Valley: the rise of prescription drug and heroin use among young people.  More...

Cartoon

Full Story

For the record

A caption on last week’s “Take Your Thousand Oaks Acorn on Vacation” page was copied down incorrectly. More...

County-city library deal reaches final chapter

Loss of annual revenue stream may force more cuts

The difficult budget situation faced by the Thousand Oaks public library system has taken a turn for the worse. More...

Police call forum to talk about heroin, pill abuse

Four Conejo Valley residents died from heroin overdose in the last two years.  That’s four too many, says Brent Kerr, a captain with the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department.  Death from heroin now presents a major public health More...

All creatures happy to see the rain go

BIRD BATH—A pigeon perched atop a wooden post huddles up against the pouring rain in Conejo Creek Park North last Wednesday. More...

Community

A ride to remember

Local man will cycle across nation for 10th anniversary of 9/11

Carried by a pair of thin wheels and carbon fiber, they will pedal thousands of miles across the country to make sure you remember.  Under the hot summer sun, through solitary cactus deserts and car-lined city streets, time will pass and exhaust More...

B&G Club breaks ground on Sequoia expansion

Local and state officials gathered at Sequoia Middle School in Newbury Park last Tuesday to celebrate the groundbreaking of a new Boys & Girls Club facility.  The March 22 event marked the success of a nearly decade-long effort by the Boys & More...

Affordable housing project on Hillcrest facing financial hurdles

Many Mansions seeks tax credit for $26-million project

Seven million dollars from the city’s redevelopment fund might not be enough to get a Many Mansions-owned affordable housing project in Thousand Oaks off the ground. More...

Schools

Mock trial team mops up at state contest

La Reina wins California championship

La Reina High School has captured the California State Mock Trial Championship for the second time in three years.  Competing against schools representing 29 counties this past Sunday in Riverside County, the litigators from the private allgirls More...

TOHS principal hosts coffee

Thousand Oaks High School will host a Principal’s Coffee at 10:15 a.m. More...

College Corner

ACT or SAT: Which test should you take?

While the SAT and ACT are both used for college admission, they are very different tests. More...

Business

T.O.: the next home of Hooters?

Provocative restaurant chain eyeing Janss mall

Hooters—the international chain known for its scantily clad waitresses and spicy hot wings— may open a restaurant in Thousand Oaks.  Representatives from Atlantabased Hooters of America met last month with the city’s planning d More...

Former Dodger will speak at WLV real estate office

All-Star now a motivational speaker

Former Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Steve Sax will sign copies of his new book, “Shift: Change Your Mindset, Change Your World,” at 3 p.m. Fri., April 1 at Keller Williams Realty, 3825 E Thousand Oaks Blvd., Westlake Village.  More...

Chamber has special guest

Leadership expert, author and motivational speaker Daryl Wizelman will speak at the Chamber Jump Start Networking Breakfast of Champions from 6:45 to 9 a.m. More...

Faith

Event will shine spotlight on world’s lack of drinking water

What’s it like to walk four miles for a drink of water?  To lighten the load for millions around the world who must do that every day just to survive, and to raise money for the needy in Conejo Valley, Larry McNutt and Jack Williamson, mem More...

Pastor celebrates 25 years at church

The Rev. Dr. More...

Silent classic screened

The 1912 sacred silent movie, “From the Manger to the Cross,” will be screened with original organ accompaniment by Dr. Timothy Howard at 7:30 p.m. Sat., April 9 at Ascension Lutheran Church, 1600 E. More...

Letters

Local students deserve the best

As I read of “pink slips to be issued” in the March 10 edition of the Acorn, I was saddened to know that more Conejo Valley elementary school teachers are losing their jobs due to a “budget deficit.”  More...

Family thanks Conservation Corps

We would like to thank California Conservation Corps 21, better known as Camarillo CC 21, who came to our home March 20 after a huge tree had fallen over and was laying at an angle which was only a couple of feet over our roof, and right over our bed More...

T.O. residents show their generosity

Our thoughtful neighbors, Tim and Michelle Cooley, came up with the idea to hold a neighborhood bake sale to raise money for the people of Japan.  They contacted family, friends and neighbors to join them and bring the baked goods to sell last S 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...