July 19, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Health & Wellness

Understanding the symptoms, treatments for astigmatism

Aye, eye Doc

Astigmatism is an often confused and misunderstood error of vision. It can be defined as a blurred image, formed due to the imperfections in the shape of the eye.  With astigmatism, the eye is shaped like a football rather than a soccer ball. More...

Lymphedema group discusses new treatment option

Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center will host the lymphedema support group’s monthly meeting from 7 to 8 p.m. Wed., July 25 in the cafeteria at the east campus of Los Robles Hospital, 150 Via Merida, Westlake Village.  More...

Los Robles seminar to focus on injury prevention for seniors

Kouros Azar, MD, plastic surgeon on staff at Robles Hospital and Medical Center, will discuss how to prevent senior injuries and how to treat them effectively when they occur at a free seminar from 9 to 10 a.m. More...

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THURS., JULY 19  ‘A Star-Spangled Day’  1 p.m. at Mrs. Figs’ Bookworm, 93 E. Daily Drive, Camarillo. Alphabet Soup Puppeteers present patriotic puppet play. Kids can create original drama and take a puppet home. Free. More...

Schools

Campaign provides school supplies

United Way of Ventura County will host its third annual Stuff the Bus campaign to assist children in need as they return to school.  Residents can drop off new school supplies inside big, yellow, pop-up school bus bins through Aug. More...

CVUSD graduates earn college degrees

Maile Hetherington of Thousand Oaks was awarded a bachelor of arts in media studies at Sacred Heart University’s annual commencement in May.  Approximately 1,600 graduates received degrees.  Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Conn. More...

Business

Employers win business awards

The Workforce Investment Board of Ventura County announced the recipients of the 2012 WIB Awards at its annual meeting on June 28 at the Ventura County Office of Education in Camarillo. More...

Workshop for job seekers

OPEN, a chapter of Experience Unlimited, will provide a workshop for unemployed professionals from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mon. through Fri., July 30 to, Aug. 3 at County of Ventura’s Job and Career Center, 980 Enchanted Way, Simi Valley. More...

Eye On Local Area Stocks

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Pets

Pet of the Week

TICKLE MY TUMMY— Rosie is a 10-year-old pitbull mix. Rosie is curious, engaging, playful and loves belly rubs. More...

Faith

Local missionary prepares for two-year African adventure

Thousand Oaks woman will teach young orphans in Zambia

American writer and theologian Frederick Buechner said, “The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.”  If this is true, Thousand Oaks resident Rachel VanGent is one happy l More...

Family

Surfer girl rides the wave of success

There must be something in the water because Jenayl Peters likes to surf . . . a lot.  “The art and beauty of being right there in nature brings me pure happiness,” said Peters, a Thousand Oaks resident. More...

Track club invites kids to lace ‘em up

United Cross Country, part of the United Track Club, is a nonprofit organization not affiliated with local schools that provides distance running opportunities for children.  All coaches are volunteers. More...

Adobe has fun for lil’ ranchers

Leonis Adobe Museum will present its next session of the summer program, “Lil’ Ranchers Round Up,” from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tues., July 24 at 23537 Calabasas Road, Calabasas.  More...

Columns

Summer planners

To my wife and 8-year-old son, summer has endless possibilities. They want to do something. More...

Daily calls can offer reassurance

Many single or widowed seniors continue to live in their home well into their 80s and 90s. In fact, living alone has become more common for all age groups over the past 50 years.  More...

Common questions answered

Social Security

As the population ages, more seniors are becoming eligible for Social Security and Medicare.  The Social Security Administration has provided a list of key questions and answers regarding its programs and procedures.  For more information, More...

City may have shot at keeping RDA assets

Two audits will be key in determining fate of properties owned by agency

The city may be able to keep property assets owned by the defunct redevelopment agency if it complies with the mandates of a budget trailer bill signed by Gov. More...

What’s in a name? Everything

Thousand Oaks has teenager to thank for present-day moniker

No one knows what was going through teenager Bobby Harrington’s mind when he came up with the name “Thousand Oaks.” Historians only know that in 1922, the Conejo School student thought of the title for a contest held by Los Angeles More...

Community

City moving forward with plans to bury power lines on T.O. Boulevard

State Department of Finance still needs to provide final approval

Thousand Oaks city officials are fast-tracking a longstanding plan to underground overhead utilities along Thousand Oaks Boulevard thanks to a trailer bill signed by Gov. Jerry Brown last month.  More...

Teen Center adding more programs

Park district expects new classes to help boost revenue at the facility

Additional volleyball clinics are among the new programs the Thousand Oaks Teen Center will offer to meet increased demand, raise revenue and help bridge the city’s projected $2.3-million budget gap in 2012-13.  More...

City makes tweak to animal control law

Cats showing signs of rabies must be quarantined for 10 days

Cats with rabies symptoms must be isolated for 10 days, according to changes in the city’s animal control law.  Previously, only dogs showing signs of the disease were required to be isolated at an animal shelter or a private animal hospit More...

On the Town

Band brings country to the city

Doo-Wah Riders, Concert in the Park

If you ever wonder what happened to real country music, look no further than the Doo-Wah Riders, probably the most famous band you’ve never heard of.  The Riders appeared as part of the Concert in the Park series at Conejo Community Park l More...

Friends and family sing hymns of healing

VOICES RAISED FOR FAMILY IN CRISIS—Daniel Velarde plays with his band during the Kelly Family Concert at the United Methodist Church of Thousand Oaks last Saturday. More...

Activist leaves behind legacy of preservation

Land preservation activist Margot Feuer devoted her life to protecting open space.  Feuer, who was one of the founders of the Santa Monica Mountains national park system, died on June 16 at her home in Los Angeles. She was 89.  More...

Sports

Panthers getting ready for fall ball

Newbury Park linemen get tough at Rio Mesa tourney

Quarterbacks parade rocket arms. Wide receivers flaunt fleet feet. Linebackers and cornerbacks display cobra-quick reflexes.  The linemen get to . . . More...

Thousand Oaks clinches District 13

WE ARE THE CHAMPS—The Thousand Oaks Little League U-10 All-Star baseball team won the California District 13 Little League championship. More...

Jones seeks big break in UCLA backfield

Malcolm Jones had a highly decorated football career at Oaks Christian High, earning three CIF championships and numerous awards.  The former five-star recruit has been out of the spotlight the last two years, fighting for running back at UCLA.& More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park   July 3  A man, 22, was arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance at the Premier Inn in the 2000 block of West Hillcrest Road.  July 4  More...

Letters

Right to Vote is right call for T.O.

The recent action of the Thousand Oaks City Council was correct in adopting the ordinance mandating that future councils, if a vacancy occurs in their ranks, may appoint a replacement only until the next November council election.  More...

Kids lose when parents fight

Regarding the baseball fight article in the Acorn (July 12) . . More...

Violence is not the answer

I’d like to share something that I learned long ago and that my 9-year-old already understands with all the “adults” involved in the youth baseball incident on June 7: “Violence is a tool of the ignorant.”  Rick Mue More...

Editorials

Feel like an Olympian

Forget New Year’s. Summer is a far better time to make a commitment to get in shape and make healthier choices. Need inspiration? That’s easy. More...

Political Cartoon

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