March 8, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Health & Wellness

Event shines light on women’s health risks

GO RED— Katherine Wolf, above, is the keynote speaker at the Go Red for Women Luncheon at Los Robles Hospital on March 1. Wolf survived a massive brain stem stroke in April 2008. More...

Curves kicks off food drive

Curves International kicked off the 2012 Curves Food Drive on March 1 with a challenge to all Curves Clubs to meet or exceed last year’s donations.  Each club, including Curves of Newbury Park, is asking members to donate bags of nonperish More...

T.O. elementary schools stay committed to student nutrition

March is National Nutrition Month

EARTHS Magnet School and Madrona Elementary in Conejo Valley Unified School District are joining the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association) during March to celebrate National Nutrition Month.  More...

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THURS., MARCH 8  Independent Writers Of Southern California  10 a.m. to noon at Sherwood Country Club, Golf Club meeting room, 320 W. Stafford Road, Thousand Oaks. Get feedback from other writers. RSVP. Email: sharon_ schnell@yahoo.com. More...

Schools

Head of elementary ed gets big promotion

Robert Iezza, director of elementary education for the Conejo Valley Unified School District, will step into the role of assistant superintendent of instructional services starting in the 2012-13 school year.  Iezza’s appointment was appro More...

Bands compete

The Thousand Oaks High School Lancer Band will present the Southern California School Band and Orchestra Association competitive ratings festival from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wed., March 14 and from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. More...

Mass planking

YOGA-THON—Madrona Elementary School students, teachers and parents take part in a school wide “Plank Off” Feb. 29 on the schools’ blacktop. More...

Business

Rusnak expands its showroom

Rusnak Porsche Westlake will be moving locations in the Thousand Oaks Auto Mall to expand its current showroom this spring. More...

Tennis center changes owners

The Westlake Tennis & Swim Club at 32250 Triunfo Canyon Road in Westlake Village was recently sold to the California Athletic Clubs. More...

Westlake Yacht club renovated

SHIPSHAPE—Westlake Yacht Club in Westlake Village finishes the first phase of renovation—including new front doors—on its clubhouse. The club is open to all. More...

Family

PEEKABOO—

Westlake Village resident Erin Gordon captured this candid shot of a squirrel who makes residence in a tree in her front yard. More...

Community center has activities for kids

The Dos Vientos Community Center will offer the following events for 3- through 12-yearolds at 4801 Borchard Road, Newbury Park.  Once Upon a Time” for ages 3 to 5, from 3 to 5 p.m. More...

Enrichment opportunities available to area home-schoolers

Parents may participate

Registration is open for the spring Home School Enrichment Academy. More...

Columns

Watch out for scorpion’s sting

While bopping barefoot down the hallway of my rustic mobile home in the Santa Monica Mountains one balmy evening, I noticed what resembled a yellowish-gray zodiac charm of a scorpion on the hall runner.  Problem is, my sign is Libra. More...

Editorials

Selection felt like back-room deal

While we don’t agree with the City Council’s decision to appoint Dennis Gillette’s replacement rather than hold a special election, we were impressed with the 17 residents who threw their hats into the ring to fill his vacancy. More...

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Charter school pledges to improve

Bridges Charter School in Thousand Oaks had to fight to earn its charter. Now it’s got to fight to keep it.  More...

Rodeo bucked from CV Days lineup

Organizer blames poor attendance

Frank Akrey, a self-professed “hometown boy” and current CEO of Conejo Valley Days, said running the annual four-day fair is a labor of love. More...

Community

Woman, 43, charged with vehicular manslaughter in fatal January crash

Seven 9-year-old girls were in car when driver ran red light

A Newbury Park woman has been charged with vehicular manslaughter for allegedly running a red light and causing a collision that killed 90-year-old Floriene Hamel, also of Newbury Park, authorities said.  Wendi Tovey, 43, was charged last month, More...

Crooks posing as gas company employees, SoCalGas says

Southern California Gas Co. More...

Daylight saving time starts Sunday

The Thousand Oaks Acorn reminds our readers that daylight saving time begins everywhere in the U.S. except Arizona and Hawaii at 2 a.m. Sun., March 11.  It continues until Nov. More...

Dining & Entertainment

Play puts new spin on fairy tale classic

Young Artists Ensemble presents ‘Twinderella’

The Young Artists Ensemble’s Hillcrest Players will present “Twinderella” at 1 and 3 p.m. Sat., March 17 and Sat., March 24 at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. More...

B&G Club introduces its latest stars

CONGRATULATING YOUNG LEADERS— Youth of the Year 14 and over Jaclyn Lee, above, accepts congratulations from dignitaries at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Conejo & Las Virgenes Mardi Gras Cel More...

WHS string quartet joins ‘Beatles vs. Stones’ clash at The Canyon

For decades, the battle has raged: Beatles or Stones? In the bands’ heyday, fans accused London’s Rolling Stones of stealing ideas—even entire albums—from their Liverpool counterparts. More...

Sports

Local Little Leagues toss out first pitch

  PLAY BALL—Little Leagues across the Conejo Valley celebrated their opening days last Saturday. More...

Lions livin’ large

Oaks Christian girls’ soccer squad captures section crown, powers into regional playoffs

The Oaks Christian girls’ soccer team has taken a lot of victory laps since the school’s inception in 2000.  Saturday afternoon at Mission Viejo High, the Lions captured the seventh section crown in program history, defeating Marymou More...

FOR THE RECORD

Thousand Oaks High boys’ basketball transfer Derrick “Deejay” Brown did not make his season debut during the Lancers’ loss to Inglewood in the CIF-Southern Section Division 2AA playoffs.  Contrary to what was reported in More...

Pets

TWINS—

Patch, left, and Troy, right, are 8-year-old shepherd- Lab-cattle dog mixes. The siblings are mellow, friendly, walk on a leash and take treats gently. More...

Faith

New director at T.O. Episcopal school

Headmaster hopes to increase school’s visibility

It’s a new era at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Day School.  In August, veteran educator Nancy Whitson became the head of school for the private learning institution on One Church Road in Thousand Oaks. St. More...

Italian dinner honors Catholic patron saint

St. Julie Billiart Catholic Church invites the community to the second annual St. Joseph Table Dinner on Sun., March 18 at the parish hall, 2475 Borchard Road, Newbury Park.  St. Joseph’s luncheon will be served from noon to 1:30 p.m. More...

Preschool teacher wins award

Diane Goer, a prekindergarten teacher at Temple Etz Chaim Early Childhood Education Center in Thousand Oaks, was presented with the Lainer Distinguished Educator Award for Early Childhood Educators at the Building Jewish Education Early Childhood Ins More...

Letters

Library kiosks on par with the best

This is in response to the letter from Sara Ayers (Acorn, March 1) regarding the self-checkout kiosks at the Newbury Park Library.  More...

Expected more from school trustee

I was a bit baffled by CVUSD trustee Mike Dunn’s vote against including the book “The Kite Runner” in the high school curriculum.  More...

Dunn displays poor judgment

Why is it that every single time there is a controversy with the CVUSD school board, Mike Dunn is involved?  The man reminds me of an immature, troublemaking student who is incapable of getting recognition through intelligent participation and a More...