April 27, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Neighbors suffer Wildwood woes

Nearby streets fill with visitors’ cars

Wildwood Regional Park might have too much of a good thing.  Drawn to the open-space area by its main attraction, Paradise Falls, weekend crowds quickly overwhelm the small dirt parking lot at the main trailhead at the western end of Avenida de More...

Health & Wellness

Clean teeth to go

Justin Urbano slipped on his gloves as Demaree “Bon” Shurtleff settled into the dentist’s chair for her teeth cleaning. It was Shurtleff’s second visit to the nonprofit Free Clinic of Simi Valley at 1725 Deodora St. More...

Expanding caregiver options

Senior Concerns will present a free seminar, “Ahead of the Curve: Expanding the Options for Seniors and Their Family Caregivers,” from 10 to 11 a.m. More...

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THURS., APRIL 27 Portuguese Fraternal Society Of America 11:30 a.m. at Main Street Restaurant, 3159 E. Main St., Ventura. No-host luncheon and meeting. For anyone of Portuguese descent or interested in the culture. RSVP requested. More...

Schools

Cal Water offers scholarships

California Water Service is accepting applications from eligible students in its service areas for the company’s fourth annual college scholarship cycle.  In total, $60,000 in scholarships for college and vocational technical education wil More...

The leading edge of learning

Imagine donning a pair of goggles and learning about the Pax Romana while strolling through the streets of ancient Rome, or seeing inside a rocket as it burns fuel. When it comes to virtual reality in the classroom, the possibilities are endless. More...

Business

Home remodeling show returns to Westlake

REMOTE-CONTROL MATTRESS—Michael Furlong of T.O. checks out a mattress April 22 during the 43rd Home Remodeling Show and Gourmet Food Truck event at the Hyatt Regency Westlake. More...

The Canyon to expand

Lance Sterling, owner of The Canyon club in Agoura Hills, said he has signed a lease and begun construction of a new club to open this fall in Santa Clarita.  Sterling’s first Canyon club, at Whizin Market Square in Agoura, opened in 2000. More...

Police

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

Newbury Park  April 19  A man, 57, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol in the 2400 block of W. Hillcrest Drive. More...

Obituaries

Gus Smyrnos

Died peacefully at home on April 13th in Newbury Park, California at the age of 86. More...

Family

School trip signals perfect time for parents to let go

Mr. Picarella is not a mister. He’s a 13-year-old kid—my kid!  More...

Girl Scouts host ‘Brownilympics’

Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast will celebrate Brownilympics from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Water safety stressed

While many folks enjoy splashing around at the beach or in a backyard pool during the summer, not every child is confident about taking the plunge. May is National Water Safety Month. More...

Columns

How to stay fit when traveling

If you’ve ever packed for a trip—be it vacation or business— you may have faced one question when deciding what to put in your suitcase: Should I bring exercise clothes? More...

Editorials

Coming to grips with the superintendent’s resignation

What does the decision by Ann Bonitatibus to resign as superintendent of Conejo Valley Unified two years into a three-year commitment say about her as a professional and the school board as a functioning body? More...

City OK with VCCF, finance official says

Investments with troubled foundation to remain in place

The City of Thousand Oaks intends to keep in place the approximately $4.5 million it has invested with the Ventura County Community Foundation in spite of a recent scathing report by the California attorney general’s office that says past VCCF More...

Poor visibility, turbulence named factors in crash

Grief counselors provided extra shoulders to cry on as Westlake High School students returned to classes last week after the death of senior Brendan Zitting over spring break.  More...

Community

Man pleads guilty to home burglary

A Los Angeles County man has pleaded guilty to one felony count each of residential burglary and attempted residential burglary of Thousand Oaks homes.  More...

Police seek public’s help identifying car burglar

The Thousand Oaks Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying a man it believes is responsible for vehicle burglaries in T.O. and Camarillo.  More...

Stalled YMCA renews fundraising push

About $9M still needs to be raised

If you build it, they will come, the famous movie line says. But that’s not always the case.  More...

On the Town

Cast delivers fatally funny performance

PLAY REVIEW /// ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’

At a key point in Joseph Kesselring’s “Arsenic and Old Lace,” confused lover Elaine Harper tells her exasperated beau Mortimer Brewster, “If you think you’re going to get out of this by pretending you’re insane, yo More...

Chastain’s performance rescues ‘Zookeeper’s Wife’

It’s easy to forget that Jessica Chastain is small in stature because when measured by her talent, she seems 12 feet tall.  To every role she adds warmth and conviction, strength and humanity. More...

N.P. artist celebrates peace, love

Award-winning artist Karen Payton of Newbury Park is showing her work at the Rubicon Theatre in Ventura through Sat., May 13. More...

Sports

Feats of strength: Gymnasts bound for big stage

Four athletes will compete at Junior Olympic national tourney in Florida

Local athletes will test themselves in feats of strength at the U.S. Gymnastics Men’s Junior Olympic National Championships. More...

Last dance

Westlake captures Marmonte League title for outgoing Coach Magorien

BOYS’ VOLLEYBALL /// Westlake Warriors   Win one for The Doug.  More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

OL’ BLUE EYES- Ace is a male Siamese cat about 13 years old. He is good with small children and gets along with other cats. He is declawed, so he must be an indoor cat. If you would like to adopt Ace ask for ID No. More...

Faith

Parishioners gather for Good Friday worship

IN FAITH— A parishioner stands during Good Friday service at Triunfo Creek Vineyards April 14 in Agoura Hills. More...

McCoy will speak at Day of Prayer Breakfast

The Rev. Rob Mc- Coy will be the keynote speaker for the Southeast Ventura County YMCA’s 18th annual National Day of Prayer Breakfast on Thurs., May 4 at the Gilbert Sports Center on the Cal Lutheran University campus, 60 W. More...

Open- air Easter service unites the community

WELL-ATTENDED—More than 700 people attend an April 16 community Easter service at Thousand Oaks High Schoo.l More...

Letters

Why can’t city live within budget?

Councilman McCoy, really? What planet do you live on? We don’t need more taxes. I sincerely hope this isn’t the City Council’s best and only idea.  More...

Government wants more funds

Well, folks, here we go again. Our government wants more of our money. They want to raise the sales tax by a half-percent because they have a shortfall of $4.5 million every year for road repair. More...

Adams, McCoy didn’t get memo

I had to laugh while reading this past week’s edition of the Acorn. More...