August 27, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Health & Wellness

New high-tech option available to treat anxiety sufferers

A new patient sits in the office of Dr. Joseph Nicolosi Jr., a clinical psychologist in Thousand Oaks. Uneasy about meeting the doctor for the first time, the woman’s eyes remain locked on the floor. More...

On the Town

‘Fun romp’ combines teens and terror

The 1960s- era comedy “Psycho Beach Party” opens tomorrow night at Conejo Players Theatre in Thousand Oaks. The show runs through Sept. 19 at the theater, 351 S. Moorpark Road. Show times are 8 p. m. More...

Theater League announces 2015-16 lineup

The Theater League’s 2015- 16 Broadway in Thousand Oaks series offers individual tickets starting at $29. More...

T.O. pop singer displays facets

Dawn “Djoir” Jordan sings high-power notes to pop-song beats—she also delivers a message to fans every time she takes the stage. More...

Business

Unionfiles grievance over Haggen closures

One week after Haggen announced plans to close 16 California stores and lay off 1,100 employees companywide, a local union filed grievances with the grocery chain, as well as Vons and Albertsons, alleging illegal business practices and violations of More...

Restaurant recruiter opens in T.O.

Patrice and Associates, a national restaurant and hospitality recruitment firm, launched a new franchise in Thousand Oaks, its second in California, to meet the management needs at restaurants and other hospitality-related businesses. More...

Local resident named chair of workforce board

The Workforce Development Board of Ventura County has elected Victor Dollar of Newbury Park as the new board chair. More...

Pets

Tiny frog lives life large in rural Agoura

CRITTER TAILS

In the nursery rhyme, there was an old woman who lived in a shoe. In the wild world of my rural Agoura backyard, there is an itty-bitty frog that lives in a teensy-weensy clay pot in the shape of a fanciful hen. More...

CUTE AS A BUTTON—

Irish is a male brown-and-white shorthair rabbit about 6 months old. He came to the shelter as a stray. If you would like to adopt Irish, ask for ID No. More...

Family

A return invasion

UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL— Stewar t Sher, lead vocalist for the British Beat, sings to a couple at the Goebel Adult Community Center during a concert in the “Music Comes Alive” series o More...

Newbury Park 9-year-old finds ways to help others

Molly Vrooman, 9, of Newbury Park has adopted an early interest in charity. A year ago, according to her mom, Jennifer, Molly decided that instead of birthday presents she’d rather “give back” somehow. More...

Barbecue includes info on becoming Y Adventure Guide

The Southeast Ventura County YMCA will host a free barbecue from 5 to 7 p.m. Sat., Aug. 27 at Willow Elementary School, 29026 Laro Drive, Agoura Hills. The barbecue will serve as an introduction to the Y’s Adventure Guides program. More...

Columns

Global Entry

Imagine two scenarios. Scenario No. 1: You arrive at the airport for your trip or vacation. You check your bag at the counter. Next stop, the TSA checkpoint where you’ll be required to remove your shoes, belt, watch, jewelry and . . . dignity. More...

In case of emergency . . .

The next time you slip in the tub, take a fall or face an emergency, you might want to have this column somewhere close by: It just might save your life. More...

To my wife

I suppose you’ll call this a confession when you read it. I don’t like the word confession, but something’s been weighing heavy on my conscience and I just want to set you right about one thing. More...

Students return to bonds’ blessings

Teachers, principals and even a superintendent weren’t the only new things students encountered when they returned to school Wednesday in Conejo Valley Unified School District. More...

Community looking for ex-firefighter last seen Aug. 12

Former T.O. resident goes missing from assisted-care facility

The search continues for a retired Los Angeles County firefighter who went missing from his Simi Valley home more than two weeks ago. Steve G. Voegtli, 63, is described as a white male, 6 feet tall and weighing 180 pounds. More...

Community

Man, 61, killed crossing street

Accident occurred Monday morning

Notes, drawings and flowers create a makeshift memorial at Avenida de Los Arboles and La Paloma Circle, where 61-year-old Thousand Oaks resident Marc Piaskowsky died Monday. More...

City hopeful Haggen store won’t stay vacant for long

Newbury Park store closing in less than 60 days

Days after it was announced that 16 Haggen supermarkets in California will close, including three in Ventura County, local residents said its high prices drove away customers. More...

Errant golf balls still a hazard for Westlake drivers

Course has netting, but can’t build a ‘dome,’ manager says

Jim Goodwin was minding his business and driving the speed limit on the southbound 101 Freeway in Westlake Village a month ago when a golf ball broke through his windshield and landed on the passenger seat. More...

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THURS., AUG. 27 Kiwanis T.O. Brew Fest More...

Schools

New school year brings host of changes to district

Security improved at six campuses

Conejo Valley Unified teachers are returning with new tech fodder for their bags of tricks. They’re also coming back with a little more change in their pockets. More...

Word to the wise: use precaution near schools

School has resumed and the Thousand Oaks Police Department reminds motorists, students and parents to practice basic traffic safety when traveling to school. More...

Putting T.O. youth to work since 1968

Long-running nonprofit has helped thousands of teens prep for employment

Often, when teens are told to get a job or start applying to colleges, they’re not told how to go about it. Two years ago, when Janett Perez was 17, she thought she knew how, but she was actually missing some of the most critical advice. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park Aug. 14 Two women, 19 and 57, and a 52-year-old man were arrested on Newbury Road for grand theft and conspiring to commit a crime. The man was also arrested for providing false identification to police. Aug. 15 More...

Faith

Synagogue opens center for infants

Care available for kids up to 18 months

Temple Etz Chaim’s Early Childhood Education Center has opened an infant care center at 1080 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. This is one of the first Jewish infant day care centers in Ventura County. More...

Chabad hosts High Holidays at Hyatt

Chabad of the Conejo will hold its High Holiday services at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza, 880 S. Westlake Blvd. Rosh Hashanah will be celebrated starting Sunday evening Sept. 13 and Yom Kippur begins Tuesday evening Sept. 22. More...

Two new faces at Emmanuel Church

Congregation names new choir, youth ministry directors

Emmanuel Church will introduce two new staff members, Lance Merrill and Deborah Barber, to the congregation during the worship services at 10 a.m. Sun., Sept. 6 at 588 Camino Manzanas, Thousand Oaks Merrill is the new choir director. More...

Letters

Diversity lacking in top earners

Thank you for publishing a list of the City of Thousand Oaks’ highest-paid employees. More...

Political party ‘bought’ election

Regarding the recent Acorn article concerning my request for campaign contributions, I’m sorry if anyone was offended by it. The email was designed to go to supporters only and not intended for general publication. More...

‘Tree city’ a misnomer

Many L.A. More...

Editorials

Back to school on the right (safe) foot

Public school students in Thousand Oaks are back to school this week. Back to school means we all have to keep an eye out for them—from the smallest to the tallest. More...

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