September 22, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Health & Wellness

Widows may see benefits in shared housing

Today, widowed persons make up fully one-third of the U.S. population age 65 and older. The vast majority of them are women. Women are more likely than men to be widowed for two reasons. First, women live longer than men. More...

Free talks on health and happiness

Remedy Skin + Body will host the following two events at 3723 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Westlake Village. There is no charge to attend either presentation. Thurs., Sept. More...

On the Town

Delicious, classic fare . . . with a twist

RESTAURANT SPOTLIGHT: DeLiteFul

Foodies and health-conscious families are discovering the delicious fare at DeLiteFul restaurant in The Oaks mall. More...

Cultural affairs board has openings

Arts-and-entertainment minded residents are encouraged to apply for the Thousand Oaks Cultural Affairs Commission, a City Council-appointed committee that advises the council on matters pertaining to the arts and cultural development in the city. More...

Festival celebrates all things India

The 2016 India Festival, hosted by the India Friends Association, offers a day of Indian culture, food and entertainment from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sun., Sept. 25 at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Park, 2100 E. T.O. Blvd. More...

Schools

Scores see slight increase in 2nd year of Common Core testing

Achievement gap persists

Two years into the state’s use of Common Core testing to gauge student achievement, Conejo Valley Unified School District has shown small signs of improvement. More...

Private school to unveil renovation

La Reina High School and Middle School in Thousand Oaks recently completed a $2.5-million effort to renovate and modernize the oldest classroom building on its campus. More...

BRIEFS

College information offered at event Conejo Valley Unified School District will hold its annual College and Career Information Night from 5 to 8 p.m. Wed., Sept. 28 at Westlake High School, 100 N. Lakeview Canyon Road. More...

Business

Office building sees spike in occupancy

Valle Vista, the former 63,000-square-foot western region corporate headquarters for General Motors, has gone from zero to over 50 percent occupancy in 2016 following the completion of a major renovation, according to the Lee & Associates-LA Nort More...

BRIEFS

Drummer to hold clinic in N.P. Veteran rock ’n’ roll drummer Vinny Appice will give a free performance and clinic starting at 6 p.m. Fri., Sept. 23 at GoDpsMusic in Newbury Park. More...

Faith

Simi deacon accepts position at St. Bernadette in South L.A.

After nearly 30 years of serving with the clergy at Simi Valley’s St. Peter Claver Catholic Church, Deacon Jim Carper is now answering a new call. The Simi Valley resident was recently appointed parish life director of St. More...

Famed Jewish cantor coming to the Conejo for High Holidays

Cantor Sam Glaser, an acclaimed Jewish musician, will join Westlake Village’s Temple Ner Simcha for the High Holidays, starting with Rosh Hashanah in early October. More...

Three ‘tails’ of animal servants

In concluding my series on animals, I’d like to share some favorite Bible stories involving wildlife and domestic beasts. More...

Letters

Council should approve senior housing project

This senior is steamed. Three senior-living complexes proposed and all three shot down by the City of Thousand Oaks. More...

Lessons can be learned from motorcycle crash

Thank you for doing a followup on Ellen Tyree (“The wrong place at the wrong time,” Acorn, Sept. 15), especially after the article the week before focused on the man who caused her injuries. More...

City’s talents may not meet residents’ needs

Is it accurate to state that our city excels at three things? 1. More...

Editorials

Editorial

Take the new lane-splitting law in stride

The number of registered motorcyclists in California continues to grow at a steady pace, and anybody who’s ever driven a street bike, a sport bike or a cruiser knows the flat-out thrill that goes along with it. More...

County firefighter killed in crash outside Santa Barbara

County firefighters are mourning the death of a fire engineer killed Wednesday morning while assisting at the Canyon fire in Lompoc. More...

Rams VP: search for permanent training site starts ‘right here’

Franchise needs 50 acres of developable land

Two days before the Los Angeles Rams registered an upset win over the Seattle Seahawks in their first game back at Memorial Coliseum, one of the team’s top executives achieved a victory of his own, albeit on a much smaller scale. More...

Community

Shake-up in county coroner’s office

Chief M.E. says she’s leaving

The county’s chief medical examiner submitted her resignation last week, less than a year into her tenure. Ventura County Health Care Agency officials didn’t say why Dr. More...

Westlake Lake gets boost

Well will maintain water levels

The scenic, 125-acre lake in the heart of Westlake Village has long been a source of pride in the community, but as the drought drags on and calls for conservation increase, the water level in the lake has dwindled to a record low 17.5 inches below n More...

Party politics play increasing role in City Council race

Though designated a nonpartisan race, the 2016 Thousand Oaks City Council election could split down party lines, at least where one candidate is concerned. More...

Calendar

PLAY REVIEW

‘Parade’ examines racism, injustice

Panic Productions The grim subject matter of the 1998 musical “Parade,” based on the real-life 1913 killing of Mary Phagan, a 13-year-old Georgia pencil factory worker and the subsequent targeting of her boss for the murder, is not somet More...

Calendar

THURS., SEPT. 22 Portuguese Fraternal Society Of America 1:30 a.m. at Main Street Restaurant, 3159 E. Main St., Ventura. No-host lunch and meeting. For anyone of Portuguese descent or interested in the culture. RSVP requested. Contact: Cora Corella. More...

Sports

The Acorn’s High School Football Game of the Week

Birmingham Patriots (1-3) vs. Thousand Oaks Lancers (0-3)

Friday, 7 p.m. at Thousand Oaks High School The Lancers are ready to jump into the win column. More...

Weekend schedule

Westlake at Moorpark Friday, 7 p.m. Murrieta Valley at Oaks Christian Friday, 7 p.m. Venice at Newbury Park Friday, 7 p.m. Hillcrest Christian vs. Cal Lutheran, Friday, More...

Westlake prepares for well-rested Musketeers

Warrior football team will try to snap three-game losing streak on Friday

FOOTBALL /// Westlake Warriors Westlake High football coaches gathered at team headquarters, contemplating the Warriors’ three-game losing streak. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

NIGHT RIDER—Tessa is an altered female black Bombay mix about 10 years old. She is extremely sweet and playful. If you would like to adopt Tessa ask for ID No. A3501492 at the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road. More...

Police

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

Newbury Park Sept. 10 Authorities arrested a 24-yearold man in the 100 block of N. Jerome Avenue when he was found under the influence of drugs. More...

Family

Family bike ride benefits vets

Event leaves from Stonehaus

Registration is being taken for a special family-friendly, 15-mile bike ride in support of wounded veterans Sat., Oct. 1 at Stonehaus Vineyard, 32039 Agoura Road, Westlake Village. The 15-mile ride will start at 10 a.m. More...

National Park Service is calling on fourth-graders to visit

Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area encourages all fourth-graders to visit the park this year as part of the Every Kid in a Park program. More...

B&G Clubs provide fall options

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley welcome youth back to school by offering enrichment classes. The fall program runs through Nov. More...

Columns

Before you travel, books are a great destination

After traveling to Hawaii recently, I decided to learn more about the place I’d just visited. For me, the best place to start is in a book. More...