April 17, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Health & Wellness

Treatment of ingrown nails depends on frequency

Becca, Melissa and their father, Albert, jokingly refer to themselves as the ingrown nail family. I’ll abbreviate this as the INF. Becca is 14. Her sister, Melissa, is in college, and Dad is, well, older. More...

Upcoming symposium looks at fight against cancer from a cellular level

Leading researchers will discuss their efforts to develop new ways to attack cancer at the second annual Cell Biology Symposium titled “Frontiers in Cancer Biology” from 8 a.m. More...

Health expo not all fun and games

SLOW AND STEADY—Above, Cara Hedlund of Newbury Park removes the wishbone while playing an oversize version of the board game Operation during the Community Health Expo IV at the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center on April 12. At left, Dr. More...

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THURS., APRIL 17 Channel Islands Gulls 11 a.m. at Wedgewood Banquet Center, 5880 Olivas Park, Ventura. Bring a plant to auction off to raise funds for local charities. $25 prepaid for lunch. Contact: Shirley. Phone: 805.273.6062. Labyrinth Walk More...

Schools

CLU goes on display

Collegians, professors showcase their works at Festival of Scholars

The eighth annual Festival of Scholars at California Lutheran University will showcase a range of work by undergraduate and graduate students from April 28 through May 3 at the Thousand Oaks campus. More...

Soroptimist honors community service

Soroptimist International of the Conejo recently honored the 2014 finalists of the Woman’s Opportunity and Violet Richardson awards during the “Live Your Dream” dinner held in February at Los Robles Greens in Thousand Oaks. More...

High School Hi Lights

Newbury Park Panthers Fri., April 18: Spring recess-no school through Mon., April 21 Tues., April 22: Senior picnic ticket sales/student store/9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. More...

Business

East Conejo Valley experiencing commercial real estate rebound

Vacancy rates falling—just not in Newbury Park

Drivers heading home to Thousand Oaks from Los Angeles can’t help but notice workers putting final touches on the new Shoppes at Westlake Village next to the freeway, one of several new commercial real estate projects being introduced to the Co More...

Briefs

Plummers building sold More...

Eye On Local Area Stocks

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Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park March 18 An 18-year-old woman was arrested in the 700 block of Wendy Drive for hit-and-run, driving without proof of insurance and driving without a license. More...

Family

La Reina student pens winning Optimist essay

Club hosts annual contest for youth

The Conejo Valley Optimist Club recently held their annual Essay Contest for local youth. This year’s winner was Krista Thomas from La Reina High School in Thousand Oaks. More...

Matilija Poppy Festival welcomes local bird lady

Event is at Kids’ Adventure Garden

The Conejo Valley Botanic Garden will present the free Matilija Poppy Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun., April 27 in the Kids’ Adventure Garden at 400 W. Gainsborough Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

Assistance League recruiting teens

Assisteens, an auxiliary of Assistance League of Conejo Valley, is hosting a membership drive. Teens entering grades seven through 12 are eligible to join the group. More...

Columns

Hot Flashes

What, no Dodgers?

I’m wondering if country music can help me with my dilemma. You know, play a country song backwards and you get your horse back, your truck back, your dog back and, maybe, I’ll get Dodger baseball back. More...

CRPD summer guides arriving soon

Registration starts April 25

The Conejo Recreation and Park District’s Summer Program Guide should be in Thousand Oaks residents’ mailboxes this week, giving families a chance to look over a variety of summer options. Summer registration begins Fri., April 25. More...

Documentary salutes women

The award-winning documentary “Femme—Women Healing The World” will be shown at 7 p.m. Sat., April 26 at the Center for Spiritual Healing in Westlake Village, 880 Hampshire Road, Stes. V and W. More...

School district releases details of proposed $197-million bond

Cash meant for maintenance, tech upgrades and campus safety

Schools across the Conejo Valley Unified School District are falling into various stages of disrepair and technology is becoming outdated. But in the current economic climate, funds, especially for big-ticket items, don’t come easily. More...

Study says pension reform could save county millions

A report commissioned by a local taxpayers group says that its proposed pension reform measure for new Ventura County employees would save the county $460 million over 15 years. More...

Community

Hyatt eyes future expansion

Plans include new guest wing, larger ballroom, pool

The city’s highest-grossing hotel may one day play host to an even greater number of guests. More...

Growing bloc of independent voters could swing local races

Frustrated with political partisanship that continues to gridlock key decisions in Congress, a growing number of American voters have opted to register as independents and forgo being classified as a Democrat or a Republican. More...

Wireless towers continue to receive mixed signals from residents

Some don’t want antennas placed near homes, schools

A proposal by Verizon to disguise a cell tower at the Lang Ranch Reservoir as a 40-foot-high faux eucalyptus tree is the latest example of the lengths to which the wireless community is willing to go to increase their reach in the Conejo Valley witho More...

On the Town

Music festival features signature sound

Harmonica legend headlining April 26 show

The Ventura County Blues Festival returns to Moorpark College Sat., April 26 and promises to bring with it another exciting array of talent. Headlining the show is harmonica legend Kim Wilson, who founded the Fabulous Thunderbirds in 1974. More...

A Conejo Girl

SHE’S GOT PIPES—Above, T.O. native Ann Marie Bosko performs during the second annual Round-Up country music festival Saturday at Hummingbird Ranch in Simi Valley. More...

Former sitcom star offers cowboy comedy

Stand-up act coming May 3

Comedian Rodney Carrington will perform at 8 p.m. Sat., May 3 in the Fred Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. More...

Sports

Lancer stays busy

Snyder bolsters Thousand Oaks boys’ swim team

To say Zach Snyder has a lot on his plate is probably an understatement. Here’s a typical weekday for the Thousand Oaks High senior: First, Snyder sits in Advanced Placement classes and cracks calculus and physics equations. More...

Bring the noise

Nobody cheers louder than Riley Vezina, a star swimmer for the Panther girls’ team

When Riley Vezina cheers, the whole world hears her. “You can hear her cheering from a mile away,” Hillary Flores said. “Her voice echoes around campus,” Elizabeth Seacord said. “She always cheers for you.” More...

On the way up

Westlake’s Carrillo is a budding star in the decathlon

World’s Greatest Athlete is the unofficial title for an Olympic decathlete champion. The decathlon is 10 events: the 100-meter dash, 400, 110 hurdles, 1,500, long jump, high jump, pole vault, discus, javelin and shot put. More...

Pets

Peacock: bird of many feathers

There are beautiful creatures of any species that are figuratively said to “stop traffic” with their fantastically showy appearance. More...

Pet of the week

FLUFFY—Olivia is an altered female brown tabby Maine coon mix about 11 years old. She likes to cuddle and sit in the sun. If you would like to adopt Olivia ask for ID No. More...

Park service has sweet idea to raise funds

The Santa Monica Mountains Fund and Sprinkles Cupcakes in Thousand Oaks have teamed up for Earth Day to raise money supporting public park lands in the Santa Monica Mountains. More...

Faith

Congregation finds new home ahead of Easter celebration

Anthem moves into former site of Korean Presbyterian Church

Just in time for Easter, a local church has found new life. For a moment, it appeared Thousand Oaks’ upstart Anthem Church might have to go dark for a while, having lost its lease at Los Cerritos Middle School after four and a half years. More...

A Songful Seder

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Heritage Girls host open house

American Heritage Girls Troop CA1412 will host an open house and bring a friend night at 6:30 p.m. Thurs., May 1 at St. Julie Billiart Catholic Church, 2475 Borchard Road, Newbury Park. More...

Letters

Council dropped ball on trees

Last Tuesday afternoon as I drove by the corner of Agoura Road and Village Glen, I was punched in the gut, sickened by the sight of stumps where familiar trees once stood. More...

Shopping center loses ambiance

The city’s many native oaks were my primary reason for moving here from Santa Monica. More...

Retail center loses customer

No matter how this bungled tree removal is resolved, I will forever be reminded of this callous insult to my community every time I drive by the site. More...

Editorials

Tree-mendous failure

It’s time for the folks behind the tree removal debacle at Westlake Plaza to stop hemming and hawing and start calling it like it really is: a public relations failure of colossal proportions. More...

Political Cartoon

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FOR THE RECORD

The chart featured in last week’s Thousand Oaks Acorn listing current bond tax rates for Conejo Valley Unified and surrounding school districts inaccurately indicated that the tax bond rate in Oak Park Unified would be $187.30 until the year 20 More...