October 30, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

McCoy has faith grassroots effort will carry the day

Rob McCoy, embroiled in a tough fight with Jacqui Irwin to represent District 44 in the California Assembly, took a break from campaigning on Oct. 17 to celebrate his son’s 13th birthday with a rite of passage. More...

Health & Wellness

Ready to dash?

The Conejo Valley YMCA will host the 10th annual Turkey Day Dash on Thanksgiving, Thurs., Nov. 27, at the California Lutheran University campus in Thousand Oaks. More...

Cancer Support events held throughout November

The Thousand Oaks-based Cancer Support Community will offer the following free programs for people with cancer, cancer survivors and their loved ones at 530 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village, unless stated otherwise. More...

Hundreds march to end Alzheimer’s

WALKING FOR A CURE—Hundreds participate in a two-mile Walk To End Alzheimer’s on Saturday. More...

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THURS., OCT. 30 School Carnival Fundraiser 4 to 7 p.m. at Dos Caminos Elementary School, 3635 Appian Way, Camarillo. Food, games, activities, auction, raffle. Celebrating school’s 50th anniversary. Alumni and the community welcome. More...

Schools

Measure I: a final look

Voters go to polls Tuesday to decide fate of $197-million bond proposal

Nearly 16 years ago, Conejo Valley Unified School District asked voters to pass an $88-million bond for school improvements. Now it’s asking for another $197 million, and some voters are asking where the first lump of cash went. More...

NPHS drama program to host ‘Zombie Run’

Looking for a good scare on Halloween? The Newbury Park High School drama department will host “Zombie Run,” a haunted-house event where patrons can run through a maze filled with student-actors dressed up as the walking dead. More...

Scholarships available through Reagan foundation

Applications due Jan. 8

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and GE are taking applications for the 2015 GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program. More...

Business

Westlake Plaza retailers anxiously await construction to be completed

Projected finish date still months away, but getting closer

Although the heavy machinery, makeshift signs and torn-up asphalt at Westlake Plaza make it difficult to see the light at the end of the tunnel, Regency Centers’ Patrick Conway said the shopping center’s much-debated $25-million renovatio More...

Briefs

Industrial building sold on Teller Road More...

EYE ON LOCAL AREA STOCKS

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Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park Sept. 26 A man, 34, was cited in the 2200 block of W. Hillcrest Drive for furnishing alcohol to a minor. Oct. More...

Family

Park seeks artists to interact with youths

Application deadline is Nov. 21

Artists from all disciplines can apply for an artist-in-residence program that seeks to connect young people to the Santa Monica Mountains. More...

Falling Into Autumn

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Vendors sought for TOHS parking lot sale

The Thousand Oaks High School PTSA will hold a communitywide parking lot sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sun., Nov. 16 at the school, 2323 N. Moorpark Road. Participants are needed; community members and vendors are welcome. More...

Columns

Flying Squirrel

Aircraft choices

I’m writing you from 40,002 feet above Texas. I’m flying at 456 mph, which is Mach 0.82, for you Mach number fans. Outside, it’s a very chilly -72°F. More...

Hot Flashes

Pumpkins

You know fall has arrived in Thousand Oaks when: •A bag of peanut M&M’s harasses me endlessly, like the hourly phone pitch from another friendly solar salesman. More...

The OTHER Side of 50

Nominate a caregiverfriendly workplace

A recent article in the Los Angeles Times titled “The Caregiver’s Dilemma” chronicled the author’s struggle to care for herself as she looked after her mother, who has dementia and was in a rehab facility with a broken hip. More...

Not-so affordable housing

Average rent for two-bedroom apartment in Thousand Oaks: $1,877

Apartment dwellers throughout Ventura County are being forced to dig deeper into their pocketbooks to make their monthly rent payments. More...

Irwin hopes to continue run of campaign successes

Sporting a ponytail and sneakers, 44th Assembly District candidate Jacqui Irwin rings the doorbell of a house on Robin Hill Street in Thousand Oaks and waits for a response. More...

Community

Former council member a special selection to tree board

Lazar pushed for changes to law in 2010

Former Thousand Oaks City Councilmember Judy Lazar has been selected to serve on the new committee charged with recommending changes in the city’s oak and landmark tree ordinance. More...

Clay Court townhome proposal passes planning board test

Those pushing to see more housing developed along Thousand Oaks Boulevard scored their first major victory this week. More...

School board candidates featured in amicable debate

Audience members expecting fireworks at a candidates forum for Conejo Valley school board hopefuls may have left disappointed, but those who were there to get an overview of the seven officeseekers got exactly that. More...

On the Town

Coming up for Air Supply

Air Supply, with original members Graham Russell and Russell Hitchcock, will perform at 8 p.m. Fri., Nov. 7 at the Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. More...

‘Stellar’ film to debut in 35mm

Regency Theatres in T.O. will show 35mm sci-fi epic ‘Interstellar’ three days before actual release date

An otherworldly experience is planned for the patrons of Regency Theatres Janss Marketplace 9 in Thousand Oaks with the release of filmmaker Christopher Nolan's new epic sci-fi film, "Interstellar," being shown in a 35mm format on Tues., Nov. More...

Company presents Bard’s ‘As You Like It’

The California Shakespeare Company will present the pastoral comedy “As You Like It” set in the 1960s in the forest of Woodstock Nov. 6 through 23 at two venues. The show plays at 8 p.m. Thurs. through Sat., Nov. 6 to 8, and 3 p.m. More...

Sports

The Acorn’s High School Football Game of the Week

Thousand Oaks Lancers (6-2) vs. Camarillo Scorpions (5-3) Thursday, 7 p.m. at Camarillo High The Camino League is a place where past achievements and victories don’t mean anything. More...

Other local football matchups

St. Bonaventure (5-3) at Westlake (6-2) More...

Weekend schedule

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Pets

Pet of the week

SWEET AND LOVABLE—Bailey is a male, tricolor beagle mix. His age has not been determined, but he is a sweet and lovable dog that loves people. If you would like to adopt Bailey, ask for ID No. More...

Associate of Jane Goodall talks chimps

Primatologist visits science center

The Discovery Center for Science and Technology’s second of five Science Speaker Series lectures will be at 7:30 p.m. Thurs., Nov. 6 at the Scherr Forum, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. T.O. Blvd. More...

Faith

What makes a kosher pickle?

Community members can learn how to make an American Kosher dill pickle, discover the pickle’s history, and find out what makes a pickle kosher at the inaugural Conejo Valley Kosher Pickle Making Workshop at 8 p.m. Mon., Nov. More...

Manna stocking shelves for Thanksgiving

For more than a decade Manna’s annual “Thanksgiving for All” program has provided a holiday care pack containing all the fixings for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner to families in need in the Conejo Valley. More...

Gifts of Hope Boutique proceeds do local, global good

Event runs over two weekends

Ascension Lutheran Church and School’s annual Gifts of Hope Boutique will run Sat. and Sun., Nov. 8, 9, 15 and 16 in Founders Hall at 1600 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Hours are 6 to 7:30 p.m. Saturdays and 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sundays. More...

Letters

All are needed in war on drugs

Your Oct. 23 article “Parents first line of defense in war on opiate abuse,” calls attention to the 29 young adults lost since 2012 to an opiate overdose in Ventura County. More...

Base votes on qualifications

As much as we appreciate the Acorn’s coverage of our plight with Westlake High School, we don’t agree with your opinion about this upcoming school board election as a referendum on our issue. More...

Erbes residents wait for change

I appreciate the Acorn updates on the Erbes Road project. It seems that residents along Erbes south of Hillcrest have been in limbo and cut off for nearly a year while all the activity has been to the north. More...

Editorials

Even in anti-tax T.O., Measure I passes muster

Asking Thousand Oaks voters to agree to tax themselves has been a risky proposition over the years, even when it comes to school bonds, generally considered the most palatable—and achievable—of tax hikes. More...

Political Cartoon

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