November 10, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Life springs anew at Triunfo and Westlake

CYCLE STARTS AGAIN—City crews spent five hours planting a 25-foot coast live oak at the intersection of Triunfo Canyon Road and Westlake Boulevard on Wednesday. More...

Health & Wellness

Makenzie’s message

Westlake Village family spreading awareness about juvenile diabetes

She may be tiny, but 3-yearold Makenzie Oldt is already a big force for the cause of juvenile diabetes research.  More...

Burn off calories at T.O.’s annual Turkey Day Dash

The Conejo Valley YMCA will host its seventh annual Turkey Day Dash on Thurs., Nov. 24 at The Oaks mall, 350 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. The 1K family fun run/walk starts at 8 a.m., and the 5K run/walk starts at 8:30 a.m. More...

Fitness Movement comes to WLV

A new fitness studio, Fitness Movement, recently opened at 1145 Lindero Canyon Road, Ste. More...

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THURS., NOV. 10  St. Pat’s Holiday Boutique  9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Day School, One Church Road, Thousand Oaks. Clothing and gift vendors, lunch for sale, baked goods. School benefit. Phone: 805.497.1416.   More...

Schools

School parcel tax fails in neighboring district

Measure K, the $95-a-year parcel tax to support schools in the neighboring Las Virgenes district, won a majority of the votes at the polls Tuesday, but not enough to meet the required two-thirds needed to pass.  Of the 6,660 votes that were cast More...

Bulging backpacks can cause big problems

While most parents tend to concentrate on what’s going in their youngsters’ brains while they’re at school, it may be a good idea to give some thought to what’s going on their backs as they travel to and from school.  More...

East meets West: Chinese delegation visits school district

The importance of teaching creativity is just one of the lessons the Chinese could learn from the American school system, according to Howie Yu, chair of the board of directors of the Chinese Association for Science and Technology, Los Angeles.  More...

Business

Greater Conejo Valley Chamber honored with Five-Star accreditation

Only 5 chambers in the state have earned award

The Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce has been awarded a Five-Star accreditation, the highest level of accreditation offered by the Accrediting Board of the United States Chamber of Commerce. More...

Veterans get a free car wash

On Fri., Nov. More...

Want a Unique Gift for the Holidays? Check out the Treasures at Bubba’s

A garage sale in the Valley yielded a pair of 1938 pinball boards. A gas stop in Collins, Miss., led to the discovery of a museum-worthy antique camera on a rosewood and iron rolling tripod. More...

Faith

New Thousand Oaks ministry preaches the healing power of prayer

A ministry that offers the healing power of prayer has found a home in the Conejo Valley.  Conejo Valley Healing Rooms was started about six months ago by Jill and Dennis Ricci of Newbury Park. More...

Buddhists host 3-day Ojai retreat

The Ventura Buddhist Study Center will host a special residential three-day retreat from Fri. to Sun., Nov. More...

Brandis gets settled as minister at CVUUF

The Rev. Lora Brandis will be installed as the settled minister for the Conejo Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at 4 p.m. Sun., Nov. 13 at the fellowship, 3327 Old Conejo Road, Newbury Park.  More...

Letters

Handling of public input is important

Thanks for covering the important story about the Thousand Oaks City Council’s standards of operation, or lack of them (“Care to share your thoughts?” Acorn, Nov. More...

Freedom of Info Act is out of whack

The cat is out of the bag. Every email, letter and fax sent to the city falls under the Freedom of Information Act and any person can view and read your comments.  More...

Council guilty of delay tactics

When the communist party started infiltrating union meetings they used various tactics to delay voting on issues of special interest to them.  They would deliberately outlast weary workers who finally headed home, leaving the final vote to remai More...

Editorials

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Show your support for veterans

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

Final decision coming on water rate structure

The Thousand Oaks City Council is expected to set a date for a public hearing on a revamped water rate proposal at its Dec. 6 meeting. The proposal will outline how the city will charge its 16,000 water customers. More...

VCSD makes sex offender sweep

Thousand Oaks police made one arrest last week in a compliance check of sex offenders in eastern Ventura County.  More...

Supervisors will have last call on golf range night lights

Tom Barber is tired of people making a big fuss about his lights. More...

Community

City to host grant workshop

Every two years, the City of Thousand Oaks offers nonprofit organizations an opportunity to apply for funds to support the delivery of social services to city residents.  The next Social Services Grant Workshop will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Mon., More...

City grants support community events

Council approves $175,000 in funding for T.O.-based arts, activities

Scores of events are planned for Thousand Oaks in the coming year, and the city is doing its part to support them. At its Nov. More...

Kiwanis Club is selling See’s candy

Kiwanis Club of Thousand Oaks will be selling See’s candies at a holiday store. Proceeds will benefit the club’s foundation, which helps charitable causes in the Conejo Valley.  The store will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. More...

Dining & Entertainment

T.O. bookstore hosts signing

Authors share stories of love, hope and healing

Melissa J. White and Shelly York will sign their first book, “Restoring Your Beautiful Life,” from 2 to 4 p.m. Sat., Nov. 19 at The Hummingbird and The Honeybee, 1414 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks.  More...

Art show includes raffle

The Thousand Oaks Art Association will host an artists reception and awards ceremony from 2 to 5 p.m. Sun., Nov. More...

‘Beverly Hills’ housewife signing books

Lisa Vanderpump, restaurateur and star of Bravo TV’s “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” will sign her new book, “ Simply Divine: A Guide to Easy, Elegant, and Affordable Entertaining” at 7 p.m. Tues., Nov. More...

Sports

Perfect season on the line for TOHS

Girls’ tennis playos

A handful of the area’s top high school tennis programs open the postseason today.  In the CIF-Southern Section Division 1 bracket, Thousand Oaks and Westlake both play first-round home matches beginning at 2 p.m.  The Lancers take on More...

Happy days in Lancer land

Volleyball team playing at an elite level

James Park is a serious man.  The Thousand Oaks High girls’ volleyball coach watched the Lancers wrap up a Friday afternoon practice, his mouth widening in a . . . smile?  “I’m smiling today,” Park said. More...

The Acorn’s High School Football Game of the Week

Westlake Warriors (9-0) vs.St. Bonaventure Seraphs (8-1)Tonight, 7:37 p.m.Moorpark College The path to perfection goes through St. Bonaventure. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

NO HOUND DOG—Elvis is a 9-year-old Labradorshepherd mix. He is sweet, mellow and easygoing. More...

Police

County jail system being readied for influx of state prison transfers

New law will lead to early releases, sheriff says

Ventura County justice experts said last week they’re crafting a plan to prevent jail overcrowding as a new law hands them the responsibility of housing hundreds of low-level offenders who will be transferred from state prisons.  A three-j More...

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park  A man, 46, was arrested Oct. 28 for possession of a switchblade knife and a controlled substance in the 2200 block of Michael Drive.  A 50-year-old man was arrested Oct. More...

Family

Learning is just a mouse click away

Learning in the digital age can be a fun, colorful experience.  Agoura Hills businessman Armie Carabet founded a company in 2003 called ClickN KIDS Inc., a producer of active online literacy programs for children.  More...

Kids swap candy for cash

EXCHANGING TREATS—Above, Camarillo resident Vivian Henchy watches as her son Evan, 6, receives money after selling his Halloween candy to Oak Park Dentistry in Newbury Park on Nov. 3. More...

I stink

If you can’t say something nice, don’t say it at all.  We’ve all heard that a million times, yet people still say the darnedest things.  More...

Columns

Invasive beetle

As the weather cools and residents buy firewood, there is a concern that the GSOB will soon infect our local oak woodlands

The days shorten, temperatures drop and rains come. More...