2011-05-12

Inspecting for brush clearance



Los Angeles County firefighters last week launched their annual brush clearance inspection of more than 39,000 wildland area homes across the county in a move to help save life and property from wildfire. The brush clearance is the first step in the fire department’s annual “Ready, Set, Go!” wildfire public education program designed to teach residents how to protect themselves […]

Old dogs teach new tricks to caregivers



You can teach an old dog a new trick but the question is, would it even remember? Researchers at UC Irvine Alzheimer’s Disease Research have found that ongoing education and moderate exercise resulted in healthier bodies and minds for senior dogs. America’s pets are living longer. As with their human counterparts, aging often results in degenerative brain diseases. Dogs suffer […]

‘Cinderella’ ballet is timeless



The Conejo Civic Ballet Company and Ballet Arts School of Dance present the timeless fairy tale “Cinderella” at 7:30 p.m. Fri., May 20 and at 2:30 p.m. Sat., May 21 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza’s Scherr Forum Theatre, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd. Tickets are available at the box office, through Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000, or online at www.ticketmaster.com.

Marie Panec, Oak Park schools leader, memorialized




Marie Panec was loved by many, and her sudden death from a brain aneurism on May 3 at the age of 57 sent shockwaves through the community and into the hearts of those who knew her. Tuesday, a memorial for Panec was held at St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church in Thousand Oaks. In honor of her interfaith marriage, the Rev. […]

School, water district collaboration helps




The Las Virgenes Municipal Water District has tentatively agreed to provide additional funding to the Las Virgenes Unified School District to save its fourthand fifth-grade science program. The science program was placed on the chopping block to balance next year’s school budget. Taught by science specialists, the program has been supported by an $18,000 annual grant from the water district. […]

Pet of the Week



Concert is a ‘masterpiece’



The final concert of the New West Symphony’s 2010- 11 Masterpiece Series season will feature Carl Orff’s “Carmina Burana” at 8 p.m. Fri., May 13 at the Oxnard Performing Arts Center, 800 Hobson Way, and again at 8 p.m. Sat., May 14 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. The New West Symphony Chorus in […]

Early deadlines for The Acorn



Because Memorial day is on Mon., May 30, The Acorn editorial and advertising deadlines for the issue of June 2 will change. The deadline will be noon on Thurs., May 26 for real estate ads and noon on Fri., May 27 for retail ads. Editorial submissions such as letters to the editor must be turned in by noon on May […]

Westlake High softball coach facing accusations




The Thousand Oaks Police Department is investigating a possible battery by a coach on a player after a May 3 Westlake High School softball game. The incident involved a student athlete under the age of 18, said Dep. Jim DeSoto of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department, refusing to divulge the name of either party. Sources tell The Acorn that the […]

Squrrel of the Month




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