March 23, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Affordable building at a standstill

Two years have passed in Thousand Oaks with no new housing created for the area’s most needy. More...

Health & Wellness

New basin helps disabled clients get complete salon experience

Innovative product accommodates those in wheelchairs

For most people, getting a shampoo and a haircut is a simple, relaxing routine that’s easy to take for granted.  But for 65-year-old Lisa Montoya of Van Nuys, who’s been using a wheelchair for more than 20 years, going to a salon has More...

Simi Hospital finishes $41M ER expansion

Simi Valley Hospital’s expansion of its emergency services department is officially complete. More...

On the Town

Scandinavian fest back after one-year hiatus

Nordic food, music on tap

After a one-year hiatus, one of the largest Nordic festivals in the western United States will return Sat. and Sun., April 1 and 2 to the campus of Cal Lutheran University, corner of Olsen Road and Mountclef Boulevard, Thousand Oaks.  More...

Guthrie follows nostalgic ‘Road’ to T.O.

On the heels of his sold-out “Alice’s Restaurant” 50th anniversary tour, folk singer Arlo Guthrie is on the road again for the Running Down the Road Tour. He’ll perform at 7 p.m. More...

Show’s message of tolerance holds up

PLAY REVIEW /// ‘Hairspray’ The chlorofluorocarbons are flying at Conejo Players Theatre, which opened the 2002 Broadway musical “Hairspray” last weekend. More...

Sports

Warning track

Black Cat Attack baseball squad wants to win league, CIF titles this spring

BASEBALL /// Newbury Park Panthers   Matt Goldfield helped Newbury Park High’s baseball team win the CIF-Southern Section Division 1 title in 2012 at Dodger Stadium. More...

Mining for gold in the Silver State

SOCCER STARS—The AYSO Thousand Oaks Region 9 Extra boys’ soccer team completed an undefeated regular season. More...

There will be no shortcuts for Lions

SOFTBALL /// Oaks Christian Lions   It’s a new era for the Oaks Christian High softball team.  Former pitcher Marie “Mo” Sobel is now at Seton Hall, and the Lions are learning how to survive in the Marmonte League without More...

Police

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

Newbury Park March 11 In the 1700 block of W. Hillcrest Drive, a 34-year-old woman was taken into custody for possession of a controlled substance. A man, 49, was arrested in the 2800 block of Camino Dos Rios for being under the influence of drugs. More...

Obituaries

MITCHELL LAWRENCE ESPE

On March 8, 2017, the world suddenly and unexpectedly lost Mitch Espe and it will never be the same. Mitchell Lawrence Espe was born July 24, 1956 to Lawrence and Lois Espe. More...

Family

SUPERSTARS

SUPERSTARS— Above, Iverson Rodriguez, 13, of Thousand Oaks is named Youth of the Year (13 and under) at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley’s annual Superstars of the Year More...

Bridges hopes to win visit from author

Bridges Charter School in Thousand Oaks is drumming up support in hopes of getting a visit from a famous children’s author. More...

Columns

This app can break the ice for daters

It’s been a fun and informative foray into the world of online dating over the past few weeks. And the subject got even more interesting recently when Patricia McTague-Loft of California Psychotherapeutic Resources Inc. More...

Editorials

Finding magic in our own field of dreams

EDITORIAL

The rains that passed through last month kept youth softball and baseball teams from playing on Thousand Oaks fields before the start of the season. More...

BOWLED OVER

Failed plans to build bowling alley/skate park in T.O. leaves spurned investors asking questions

When news hit in late 2013 that Thousand Oaks would be getting an indoor skate park and bowling alley at the Janss mall, Jenell Smith thought it was exactly what her hometown needed. More...

Public street turned into firing range

Three teens were arrested last week after going on a shooting rampage in an industrial area of Newbury Park, police say. More...

T.O.’s pro-pot movement emerging from shadows

Change in state law has patients asking city to reconsider its ban on commercial activities

It was 1999 when Shari Sanders’ doctor told her she had reflex sympathetic dystrophy, or chronic arm pain, a condition that would not go away. More...

Community

Vote confirms Conejo Valley High School move to district office

Board support is unanimous

Scooch over, district staff. Conejo Valley High School is moving in. More...

Public Wi-Fi suggested for T.O. Boulevard

Suggestion made by city’s Business Roundtable

Free wireless internet access along the city’s main thoroughfare? It could become a reality if local leaders choose to move forward with an idea put forth March 15 at a meeting of the Thousand Oaks Boulevard Business Improvement District.  More...

Cops cause commotion in Westlake

More than 10 patrol cars and at least one law enforcement helicopter descended on the Truinfo Park neighborhood last Saturday in response to a reported vehicle burglary in the Santa Monica Mountains, but ultimately, no arrests were made. More...

Calendar

Calendar

THURS., MARCH 23 Trivia 4 Charity More...

Schools

Firsthand account captivates students

Holocaust survivor Henry Oster has vivid memories of being beaten and starved and facing the constant threat of execution. More...

Rummage sale benefits NPHS lacrosse teams

The girls’ and boys’ lacrosse teams at Newbury Park High School will host a rummage sale from 8 a.m. More...

Business

Event celebrates women in sports

Free registration is now open

Sports Academy Foundation will host its inaugural National Girls and Women in Sports Day Celebration from noon to 4 p.m. Sun., April 9 at Sports Academy, 1011 Rancho Conejo Blvd., Newbury Park.  More...

Optimists share the wealth

HELPING HAND—Susan Murata, executive director of Hospice of the Conejo, accepts a check for $500 on behalf of the hospice from Dan Reider, president of the Optimist Club of Conejo Valley, which More...

Pets

Attendees can get frisky at ‘Catsino’ fundraiser

The Valley Cats volunteer cat rescue organization will host a Catsino Royale fundraiser from 7 to 11 p.m. More...

Pet of the Week

GUMMY GUY—Oliver is an altered male brown-and-white domestic longhair cat about 10 years old. He is a sweet boy who must be fed canned food because he has no teeth. If you would like to adopt Oliver, ask for ID No. More...

Faith

Longtime associate pastor receives vote of confidence

Congregation chooses Delkeskamp to lead Ascension

Newbury Park resident Timm Sinclair sat in a Woodland Hills hospital room with his 78-year-old mother, Diana, as she suffered from pneumonia and complications from Parkinson’s disease. More...

BRIEFS

Choir program includes premiere The Cal Lutheran University Choir is on its annual spring choral concert to Lutheran churches in the Midwest before a final performance at home. The tour kicked off March 18 in Evanston, Ill. More...

Letters

Amgen’s silence on pricing unfair to consumers

In the March 16 article on shareholder queries about Amgen’s drug-pricing policies, the Acorn reported the company’s refusal based on law. More...

Superintendents sold bonds with savings in mind

The Conejo Unified School District seems to be the subject of unfavorable publicity for the siting of the continuation high school and/or the purchase of a building to house maintenance and operations. Perhaps a little positive news is due.  More...

Housing changes will erode quality of life

First our City Council gave its blessings to the construction of tenements on the boulevard, with their “mixed use” doublespeak. Now, Big Brother in Sacramento— Gov. More...