June 23, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Time runs out for Rolex robbery ring

A smash-and-grab robbery in February at the Ben Bridge Jeweler store at The Oaks mall was just the tip of the iceberg for a group of thieves who targeted high-end wristwear, federal authorities said this week. More...

Health & Wellness

Knowledge, time critical to surviving a stroke

COMMENTARY /// Stroke Stroke is one of those things most people prefer not to think about. We just hope it never happens to us or a loved one. More...

Workshop explores stress management

The Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/ Santa Barbara will host a free workshop, “Stress Management and Cancer: A Natural Health Expert’s Perspective with Dr. Kathy Gruver,” from noon to 1:30 p.m. More...

Nutritionist to lecture about diet, Alzheimer’s

Senior Concerns will host a community seminar on “Diet and Memory: The MIND Diet Plan” from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tues., June 28 at 401 Hodencamp Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

Calendar

Calendar

THURS., JUNE 23 Portuguese Fraternal Society 11:30 a.m. at Main Street Restaurant, 3159 E. Main St., Ventura. No-host luncheon, meeting. For anyone of Portuguese descent or interested in the culture. RSVP requested. Contact: Cora Corella. More...

Schools

Administrators changing places in Conejo Valley USD

Several administrative changes at Conejo Valley Unified are set to happen in the coming weeks as the district prepares for the 2016-17 school year. More...

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Sports

Passing grades: Locals air it out

Newbury Park, Thousand Oaks, Westlake battle at 7-on-7 tournament

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL /// Conejo Classic Football season never really ends. More...

Dawn of new era at Thousand Oaks

Wilson, Williams now guide baseball, softball programs

There’s going to be some changes on the diamonds at Thousand Oaks High. More...

Pets

CRITTER TAILS

Plop! Shy slider an expert at slipping away

My rural Agoura community of Seminole Springs has a small lake that’s home to some sizable red-eared slider turtles. More...

Pet of the Week

READY TO BE LOVED—Junior is an altered male black and brown Chihuahua mix about 12 years old. This long-haired pooch is housebroken and good on a leash. He is a very affectionate guy. If you would like to adopt Junior ask for ID No. More...

Obituaries

Michael Paul Baertschiger

Michael Paul Baertschiger, 46, of Broom- field, Colorado, died Friday, May 27 with his family by his side as a result of a heart attack. He was born February 5, 1970 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the son of Paul and Sandra Baertschiger. More...

Family

Touch-A-Truck

FUN, DELIVERED—Ken Murray helps his 2-year-old son Kabe honk the horn of a UPS delivery truck during the Conejo Rec and Park District’s annual Touch-a-Truck event Saturday at Thousand Oak More...

Full Fourth planned for CRPD

Something for everybody on Independence Day

Conejo Valley residents have plenty of activities to choose from this Fourth of July, including several offered by the Conejo Recreation and Park District at various locations throughout Thousand Oaks and Newbury Park. More...

Making Science, Super Cool

CRYOGENICS—Rob West from Sub Zero Ice Cream in Simi Valley demonstrates the uses of liquid nitrogen for over 100 Lang Ranch Elementary School students on June 7 in the school’s child care More...

Editorials

Editorial

Learning center debate not a political plaything

If everyone involved in the continuing discussion over the fates of Conejo Valley High School, Carden Conejo School and the Horizon Hills parenting program can agree on one thing, it’s that a solution isn’t going to come easy. More...

End date for construction still months away

101-23 EXPANSION

The latest Thousand Oaks freeway delay isn’t the rush hour slow down near The Oaks mall. It’s the $37.5-million 101-23 freeway interchange expansion. More...

Senior community proposed for city’s northwestern edge

Proposal calls for University Village-type facility

Another private venture aimed at residents 60 and up is in the works in Thousand Oaks. More...

Community

Threats made at college lead to raid on Newbury Park home

Deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, investigating a case out of Rancho Cucamonga, served a search warrant June 17 at a home in Newbury Park. More...

Just scratching the surface

Backers of wildlife bridge have much fundraising to do

The proposed construction of a wildlife crossing over the 101 Freeway at Liberty Canyon in Agoura Hills has gained popular support. More...

Competing open space measures qualify for fall ballot

SOAR, Sustain VC headed to a vote

Ventura County voters will see two competing measures on the ballot in November aimed at saving open space from development. If both measures receive the required 50 percent, the one with the most votes prevails. More...

On the Town

Dancer taking all the right steps

WHS grad to perform at Hollywood Bowl

A Westlake High School alumna’s decision to pursue dance as a career is paying early dividends. More...

Big names fill VC Fair lineup

Entertainment kicks off Aug. 3

Third Eye Blind and El Chapo de Sinaloa with Los Rieleros and El Dasa will headline the 2016 Ventura County Fair Grandstand Concert Series. The Ventura County Fair, “A Country Fair with Ocean Air” runs Aug. More...

Production stays true to original off-Broadway show

PLAY REVIEW /// ‘The Fantasticks’ Long before Donald Trump ever conceived of building a wall, one was used as a central theme in the groundbreaking off-Broadway musical “The Fantasticks” by Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt. More...

Business

Store keeps groovin’ on

T.O. record shop spins into 20th year

With the rise of streaming services like Spotify and Pandora, owning physical media has become increasingly rare. But one store in Thousand Oaks is still fighting the good fight. More...

Estate planner opens office

There’s a new estate planning and general practice attorney serving the Conejo Valley and surrounding regions. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park June 9 Police booked a 30-year-old man after he was found outside of Kohl’s in possession of stolen property. More...

Faith

Temple does away with dues

Ner Simcha hopes to break the mold

Temple Ner Simcha is taking a leap of faith. More...

Find the right way in a world of choices

Regarding the recent Orlando mass shooting, many have tried to determine the reason behind the heinous act. But of all the possible motives suggested, no one has yet offered this one: The killer chose to do evil. More...

Letters

Community reached out to grieving family

Our son Bernard Moon passed away suddenly on April 4, 2016 due to a tragic accident while working on his AP Scientific Research project. He was a loving son, faithful brother and friend to many. More...

Provisional ballots handled differently

Regarding the case of Mr. Daniel Jenkins (“Secret ballot not so secret for indie voter,” Letters, June 16). So what was going on? You got a provisional ballot, that’s what all the form filling out, folding and so on was about. More...

Commissioner should leave the car at home

I read with fascination the June 16 Acorn article regarding the planning commissioners’ concerns about not having enough parking for the new Thousand Oaks Boulevard plans. More...

Columns

Gouged again by the Un-Americans

Dear Mother Nature, First you say you do and then you don’t. For starters, you and that El Niño flake were supposed to dump enough wet stuff to make this desert a veritable field of dreams. More...