October 16, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

BID seeks to limit Quimby fees

Developers want to pay less to build homes on Thousand Oaks Boulevard

A long-running source of revenue for the Conejo Recreation and Park District, Quimby fees, which are paid by developers in exchange for permission to build homes, are being called into question by members of the Thousand Oaks Boulevard Improvement Di More...

Health & Wellness

Join in fight against Alzheimer’s

The Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s will take place at 9 a.m. Sat., Oct. 25 outside the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. Registration is at 8 a.m. More...

On the Town

Hard to ‘top’ this Motown foursome

Fred Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza will present a performance by the popular soul group the Four Tops at 8 p.m. Fri., Oct. 24 at 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd. More...

Local competes to be named ‘Star Voice’

Djoir Jordan of Thousand Oaks will compete this weekend to be named the Central Coast’s “next singing sensation.” Jordan is among 12 finalists in “Star Voice,” a competition patterned after the hit TV shows “Americ More...

Student actors sink teeth into ‘Dracula’

It’s a Halloween treat not quite suitable for the kids. A spookier, more graphic and edgier Dracula is coming to life at Moorpark College this month, that is, if the performers can master their oversized vampire fangs and not speak with a lisp. More...

Sports

The Acorn’s High School Football Game of the Week

Newbury Park Panthers (5-1) vs. Westlake Warriors (4-2) Friday, 7 p.m. Westlake High

The Panthers hammered the “Solomon” bag with a little extra oomph this week. Newbury Park High’s football team releases its aggression at practice on a blue standing bag, which sports a No. More...

Other local football matchups

Agoura (2-4) at Verbum Dei (3-3) More...

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Pets

Lush bounty lures wary wildlife

What would life be like, forever looking over your shoulder for pending danger? This question came to mind recently as I watched a mule deer feeding at a lush smorgasbord of mostly weedy growth fringing Seminole Lake in rural Agoura. More...

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Canine club opens in Agoura Hills

Dioji K-9 Resort and Athletic Club of Santa Barbara has opened its third location, serving the Conejo Valley at 5076 Chesebro Road in Agoura Hills. More...

Family

Y offers free swimming to celebrate refurbished pool

To celebrate the newly renovated indoor pool at the Miller Family YMCA of Newbury Park, the community can swim for free on Sundays through the end of the year. Much work has been done to the 7-year-old pool. More...

CRPD scares up fun for Halloween

Haunted Trail returns Oct. 25

Conejo Recreation and Park District will offer safe Halloween fun for young children from 6 to 9 p.m. Sat., Oct. 25 on the soccer fields behind the Thousand Oaks Community Center, 2525 N. Moorpark Road. More...

Sherwood gala, auction to benefit Boy Scouts

Ventura County council serves over 7,200 youths

The 38th annual Dinner Gala and Auction, benefiting the programs offered by the Ventura County Council Boy Scouts of America, will take place Fri., Nov. 7 at Sherwood Country Club. More...

Columns

Flying Squirrel

Clothes make the traveler It’s not the holiday season yet. Far from it. But when you see Christmas decorations in stores in August, well, thoughts do occasionally wander to the holidays. More...

Where the dogs are the stars

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Hot Flashes

A trip across the pond So tonight I’m brushing my teeth with Kariesschutz mit Aminfluorid. Jealous? More...

Gorell, Brownley finally sit face-to-face

It was standing- room only on Sunday as Assemblyman Jeff Gorell and Congresswoman Julia Brownley, candidates for California’s 26th Congressional District, answered a series of questions during a debate in the Grand Salon at CSU Channel Islands. More...

Irwin, McCoy make clear their differences

Speaking to a gymnasium full of their supporters last Saturday, the two candidates for the 44th Assembly District sparred over issues including the state economy, Common Core standards for schools, and campaign mailers, leaving little doubt about the More...

Council OKs luxury apartments on Los Feliz

Opponents decry project as too dense

The City Council majority has approved construction of a 45-unit apartment complex on Los Feliz Drive, in part, because they believe it will draw young professionals to Thousand Oaks. More...

Community

Arpaio packs a punch at T.O. appearance

Lightening rod Arizona sheriff entertains conservative crowd

Calling himself an “equal opportunity incarcerator,” Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio stuck to his playbook and pulled no punches during a Monday appearance at a GOP fundraiser in Thousand Oaks. More...

School board race heating up

As the November election draws closer, the seven-person school board race has emerged as the one to watch in the Conejo Valley. More...

Hear from school board hopefuls on eve of election

Event is being held Oct. 26 at TOHS

The Conejo Council PTA will host a community forum for the seven candidates running for the Conejo Valley Unified School District Board of Education from 1 to 3 p.m. Sun., Oct. More...

Calendar

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THURS., OCT. 16 Pleasant Valley Garden Club 10 a.m. at Seventh-day Adventist Church, 2975 Las Posas Road, Camarillo. Snacks and socializing followed by pictorial presentation of international flower shows and gardens. Free. Contact: Teri McDaniel. More...

Schools

District moving ahead with latest plan to sell Kelley Road site

CVUSD stands to receive $8.9 million

The 200 or so students matriculating at arguably the most dilapidated campus in the Conejo Valley Unified School District came a step closer to getting a new school at the Oct. 7 Board of Education meeting. More...

La Reina accepting 60 sixth-graders for 2015-16

La Reina High School in Thousand Oaks will open its classrooms to sixth-graders starting in the 2015-16 school year. More...

Speaker tackles tough topic at TOHS

HELP FOR FAMILIES—Motivational speaker Jeff Yalden talks to parents about some of the challenges teens are facing—ranging from illicit substances to depression to cyberbullying—during Parent Talk at Thousand Oaks High School on Oct. More...

Business

Dinner event connects students, biz leaders

Business leaders are invited to the 2014 Mathews Leadership Forum at California Lutheran University from 5:45 to 9 p.m. Wed., Oct. 22 in the Lundring Events Center on the Thousand Oaks campus. More...

State lawmaker to host water summit in Ventura

Business owners taking part

Across Ventura County, city leaders and water districts have asked residents to cut water use by at least 20 percent as Southern California bears the brunt of a drought worsened by scorching temperatures. More...

EYE ON LOCAL AREA STOCKS

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Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park Oct. 1 A man, 36, was cited in the 2700 block of Teller Road for petty theft. Oct. 2 In the 700 block of N. Wendy Drive, a 23-year-old man was arrested for brandishing a knife in a threatening way. More...

Faith

Youth group works on clean water effort

SOMETHING TO DRINK—Salt City Youth, a youth group from Calvary Chapel Godspeak in Newbury Park, raised $800 this month at two separate lemonade stands to help buy a waterfiltration system for a More...

’Tis the season for spiritual house cleaning

Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.” (Psalm 51:10, NIV). So, I’ve decided to stop procrastinating and tackle some serious fall house cleaning. But where to start? More...

Briefs

Visit local Chabad centers tonight More...

Letters

Teaching the dangers of DUI

This is in response to the story about a Thousand Oaks woman who was killed by an alleged drunk driver while attempting to cross Westlake Boulevard on Sept. 26. More...

PETA: Tigers not parade props

Wild tigers are in trouble, but why would anyone take their plight seriously when they see them used as teaching tools or as parade props (Thousand Oaks parade coverage, Oct. 2)? More...

Measure I will increase tax bill

It’s truly amazing that a $45,000 to $50,000 yearly pension for a teacher is not alarming to Merle Duckett (Letters, Oct. 9). More...

Editorials

Water bond isn’t perfect, but it’s necessary

On Election Day, Nov. 4, first on your scorecard will be Proposition I, the $7.5-billion state water bond. More...

Political Cartoon

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FROM THE EDITOR

Please be aware: the Thousand Oaks Acorn will continue its long-standing policy of not publishing any campaignrelated letters in the last edition (Oct. 30) before Election Day. More...