April 28, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Crossing guard credited with saving life in near-miss accident

Classes were about to begin at Wildwood Elementary in Thousand Oaks on Monday when a car careened onto the school’s front lawn, narrowly avoiding a crossing guard and a mother with her young daughter. More...

Health & Wellness

Newbury Park gym keeping up the fight against Parkinson’s disease

Title Boxing Club will host its annual Boxing Against Parkinson’s Disease open house from 4 to 6 p.m. Sat., April 30 at 1714 Newbury Road, Suite S, Newbury Park. More...

Series looks at brain injuries

The Brain Injury Center of Ventura County will host its next installment of the series, Surviving, Striving and Thriving with Acquired Brain Injury, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Thurs., April 28 at the Camarillo Health Care District, 3687 E. More...

On the Town

Kathy’s coming back

Comedian to make second CAP appearance in May

Two-time Emmy and Grammy award-winning comedian Kathy Griffin brings her biting brand of comedy to the Kavli Theatre at 8 p.m. Fri., May 6 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. T.O. Blvd. Her last show at the CAP, in 2013, sold out. More...

Where the big steaks roam

RESTAURANT SPOTLIGHT /// Corrigan’s Steakhouse

Head to Thousand Oaks Boulevard and take a turn that will land you in a world of Western film memorabilia, where Tom Corrigan rules and the juicy, perfectly-cooked steak is king. More...

Symphony to perform

The Westlake Village Symphony will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. Fri., May 6 in the Calvary Community Church worship center, 5495 Via Rocas, Westlake Village. More...

Sports

Double play

Sophomore swimmers star in water for La Reina

SWIMMING /// La Reina Regents La Reina High’s swim team gets a boost from two dynamic swimmers. Bridget Aamoth and Alanah Hahn, both sophomores, are naturals in the pool. They glide through the water, propelling their way to victories. More...

Down, but not out

Injured star expects to return to action next week for Newbury Park boys’ volleyball squad

BOYS’ VOLLEYBALL /// Newbury Park Panthers Newbury Park High’s boys’ volleyball team isn’t used to losing. More...

Child’s play

Oak Park boys’ tennis head coach suspended, team forfeits win due to illegal substitutions

SPECIAL REPORT Oak Park High’s boys’ tennis team forfeited a league match and head coach Carl Joyce was suspended for two weeks after the Eagles suited up elementary school students in varsity games. More...

Police

SHERIFF'S BLOTTER

Newbury Park April 15 A man, 23, was arrested in the 2400 block of W. Hillcrest Drive for being under the influence of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. More...

Faith

Nation joins in prayer May 5

Deacon Pat Coulter of Holy Cross Catholic Church in Moorpark is the keynote speaker for the Southeast Ventura County YMCA’s 17th annual National Day of Prayer Breakfast on Thurs., May 5 at Cal Lutheran University’s Gilbert Sports Center, More...

CLU seder has special twist

Participants collect goods for Syrian refugees
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Christian Scientists host talk about conflict

Free lecture is on love and forgiveness

The Christian Science churches of Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley and Malibu will host a free lecture by Christian Science teacher John Tyler at 12:30 p.m. More...

Letters

Shop owner had right to protect his property

Tim Smight’s letter (“Guntoting shop owner puts others in jeopardy,” April 21, Acorn) ignores the fact that the only people who put others in jeopardy were the criminals who made the conscience decision to take the private property More...

Owner’s actions may have saved innocent lives

Last week Tim Smight wrote that the jewelry store owner who used his Second Amendment rights and owned a gun and protected his business, his family and his employees from gun-toting robbers should have just handed over his entire inventory and given More...

Commend, don’t condemn jewelry store owner

In a rebuttal to Tim Smight’s letter, I believe that the hardworking jewelry store owner and his wife have every right to protect themselves and their property, just like every law-abiding citizen in this amazing place we call Thousand Oaks. More...

Columns

For breakfast: Jim Murray and Cheerios

Well, you never know. As a kid, my friends got lullabies at bedtime or stories about a cross-dressing wolf. At my house, Mom tried to read “Treasure Island” to me but I fell asleep when Long John Silver still had two legs. More...

Men share their dating deal-breakers

As a single person in today’s world, have you given a thought to your dating deal-breakers, those red flags that you are careful to avoid—or should be watching out for? More...

Off and Running

GONE TO THE DOGS—Above, Remi, a 2-year old border collie, makes the most out of Saturday’s special dedication ceremony for the city’s three new of-leash areas held at Walnut Grove Park in Newbury Park. More...

UP, UP & AWAY

A look at the cost of doing out-of-town business for the City of Thousand Oaks

Part 1 of a two-part series Talk of looming deficits and belt tightening didn’t stop the City of Thousand Oaks from spending $324,000 on travel, conferences and training for council members and city staff during the 2015 calendar year, accordi More...

Thousand Oaks to see largest local share of proposed tax, VCTC decides

Commission irons out details, votes to proceed with half-cent measure

Ventura County’s 10 cities stand to gain between $500,000 and $6 million per year for local road repairs if a 30-year tax measure being floated by the county’s transportation commission is approved by voters in the fall. More...

Community

Ex-administrator brings million-dollar suit against La Reina

School filing says firing was justified

Fired after five months on the job, a former La Reina High School and Middle School administrator is suing the all-girls Catholic institution in Thousand Oaks, alleging he’s been a victim of fraud. More...

Rent-assistance program opens up waitlist to new applicants

Qualifying Ventura County residents can apply between now and May 9

In an area ranked among the least affordable in the country for housing, residents who need it the most may soon get some help. More...

Head Start starts looking for new home

Many Mansions orders program for low-income youth out of apartment complex

Head Start will soon be homeless. More...

Calendar

Calendar

THURS., APRIL 28 Portuguese Fraternal Society Of America 11:30 a.m. at Main Street Restaurant, 3159 E. Main St., Ventura. No host luncheon and meeting. For any person of Portuguese decent or those interested in the culture. RSVP requested. More...

Schools

Hard work rewarded

District’s Gold Ribbon schools share how they did it

Recognized for their dedication to student success, five Conejo Valley Unified campuses have been awarded Gold Ribbon status by the California Department of Education. More...

High School Highlights

Newbury Park Panthers Fri., April 29: Sophomore fundraiser/ Mod Pizza/10 a.m. to 8 p.m. More...

Scaring up a lesson on recycling

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Business

United States Postal Service delivers rare price cut

It’s rare when the price of a first-class stamp gets cheaper, but it did recently when the U.S. Postal Service was forced to reduce rates under a deal made with the federal government. More...

Marketing agency marks 30 years

Community invited to celebrate

Mustang Marketing, the largest full-service marketing agency in Ventura County, will commemorate 30 years of business with an anniversary party from 4 to 7 p.m. today, April 28 at the agency’s headquarters, 3135 Old Conejo Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

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Springtime means love for lizards

CRITTER TAIL Henry is a western fence lizard who lives in the vicinity of one of my garden benches. He’s a friendly fellow, not skittish at all. More...

SQUIRREL OF THE MONTH

FURRY FEATS—Here are not one, but two photos of our squirrely friends going above and beyond to reach a hanging snack. More...

Obituaries

Colin Elliot

Colin Elliott died peacefully at home in California in the early hours of Sunday morning, April 17, at age 78. More...

Family

Magical Evening

Church, schools unite for Joy Unleashed prom

Teens with special needs were the superstars of the evening as they walked the red carpet Saturday at the Joy Unleashed prom. The dance was hosted by the Special Needs Ministry at Calvary Community Church. More...

Local wildlife has entitlement issues

This story is about entitlement. There were these birds and squirrels that thought they could just take my dog’s food. And because my dog prolongs his meals, the entitled little critters of the neighborhood had plenty of time to dine. More...

Day of activity planned at Y

The Conejo Valley YMCA will hold Healthy Kids Day, a free community event to inspire more kids to keep their minds and bodies active, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat. April 30 at the Y, 4031 N. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

Editorials

Editorial

State Senate race kicks local election season into high gear

When Fran Pavley campaigned for her 27th Senate District seat in 2012, little did anyone expect that her Republican challenger, Todd Zink, would win more than 46 percent of the final vote in the presumptively Democratic district. More...