January 29, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Measles warning issued

Eight cases of the virus reported in Ventura County

There have been eight reported cases of measles in Ventura County in the last month. The two most recent cases were discovered Tuesday. One of the new measles cases is related to a visit to Disneyland, said Dr. More...

Health & Wellness

Classes offer unconventional approach for those coping with cancer

Diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a type of cancer that forms in bone marrow, Gwen Huffer knows acceptance doesn’t come easy for those with her type of diagnosis. More...

Contest asks students to discuss the C-word

Written and photo essays accepted

Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara is hosting its third annual “Dear Cancer, It’s Me . . .” high school written essay and photo essay contest. More...

Women winning fight against cervical cancer, but battle not over

In my role as director of Planned Parenthood for Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties, it’s amazing to observe the steady decline in the number of deaths due to cervical cancer. More...

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THURS., JAN. 29 Oxnard Ballroom Dance Club 7:30 to 10 p.m. at Oxnard Performing Arts Center, Ventura Room, 800 Hobson Way. Free dance lesson at 6:30 p.m. with admission. Live band plays Latin, swing music. Admission: $10. Contact: Charlette. More...

Schools

Colina student bakes with the best of them

Middle schooler to appear on Food Network competition

In a promotional video for the Food Network’s “Kids Baking Championship,” 11-year-old contestant Natalie Venable twirls in her kitchen and strikes a pose before getting serious about making French meringue. More...

Teens’ artwork on display

The Arts Council is presenting its free Hang With the Best exhibit by Ventura County middle and high school students through Wed., Feb. 4 at Hillcrest Galleria, Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. More...

Charter school whips up healthy cookbook

Bridges a finalist in national contest

Something’s always going on at Bridges Charter School, but this time, what’s cookin’ is a cookbook. More...

Business

Shave It founders named top female biz owners

Pair to be honored March 20 in Camarillo

Karen Bain and Lisa Kudirka, founders of the Thousand Oaksbased shaved ice business Shave It, have been named the 2015 Woman Business Owners of the Year by the National Association of Women Business Owners Ventura County Chapter. More...

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Pets

Local pooch picks Super Bowl winners

Local canine Anastasia has become a national celebrity due to her balloon-popping ability and knack for predicting winning Super Bowl teams. More...

Pet of the week

FULL OF PEP—Crunchy is an altered male black terrier mix about 8 years old. He is full of energy and eager to please. To adopt Crunchy, ask for ID No. More...

Squirrel of the Month

HOLD ON LI’L BUDDY—During last Saturday’s powerful Santa Ana winds, Joyce Militello noticed this little guy clinging to a tree branch for dear life on Watergate Road in Westlake Vil More...

Family

Family Men

Down with chivalry

Chivalry is dead and women put it in the grave. It’s true. I don’t open doors for my wife anymore. We’re equals in our relationship. More...

Saluting Our Scouts

Erich David Wuesthoff, 17, of Boy Scout Troop 730, has attained the rank of Eagle Scout—the fourth Eagle Scout in the Wuesthoff family to do so. Erich joins brothers T.J., Jake and Luke in earning the highest award in Boy Scouts. More...

Busy February planned at Stagecoach

The Stagecoach Inn Museum will host the following activities in February at 51 S. Ventu Park Road, Newbury Park. There will be a Valentine’s Day-Sweetheart Saturday from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 14. More...

Columns

Ask the DMV

Q: I just paid my registration online but forgot to change my address. Can I go back online to make the correction so I can receive my registration tags at my new address? More...

Flying Squirrel

Rewarding travel

“What’s in your wallet?” No, this isn’t a pitch for the credit card company that popularized the question. But it is a good question to ask, especially if you’re a traveler. More...

Life in the Single Lane

Languages of love

Love is definitely in the air. Maybe it’s because we’re nearing the dreaded-by-many-singles Valentine’s Day and stores are rife with romance-related paraphernalia. More...

Pair accused of taking Uber ride to make drug deal

Men found in possession of 1/4 pound of "honey oil" after driver stopped for making illegal turn

Two young adults were arrested on suspicion of drug-related crimes on Wednesday after they were pulled over in Thousand Oaks while in a car belonging to an Uber driver. More...

Sued parent says criticisms of coach were protected speech

What a Westlake High School coach calls “defaming statements with reckless and willful disregard for the truth,” a Westlake parent calls his duty and First Amendment right. More...

Let us help you say ‘I love you’

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner—and your loved one deserves a special tribute. More...

Community

Cabrillo Music Theatre behind $40,000 in payments to city

Arts company has until 2018 to pay

Cabrillo Music Theatre received more than $200,000 from supporters last summer during an urgent fundraising drive to keep the nonprofit open. Now it is being asked to repay about $43,000 to the city by 2018. More...

Controversial T.O. mayor dead at age 73

Former Thousand Oaks mayor Elois Zeanah, one of the most polarizing figures in the history of T.O. politics, died Friday at her home in Alabama after battling lymphoma for more than a year, the Tuscaloosa News is reporting. She was 73. More...

Hotel room dispute ends in attempted murder charge

Man reportedly tried to strangle girlfriend

A man who has been accused of trying to strangle his girlfriend last Friday at the Premier Inn on Hillcrest Drive in Newbury Park was arrested Saturday on suspicion of attempted murder. More...

On the Town

Pop pianist has enjoyed two decades of success

Musician got his start writing jingles

Pianist Jim Brickman will perform at the Kavli Theatre at 8 p.m. Sat., Feb. 7 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd. Brickman’s music features adult contemporary and pop-style instrumentals and vocal collaborations. More...

Local painter offers mixed media demo

The Westlake Village Art Guild will present a mixed media demonstration by Connie Tunick at its Tues., Feb. 3 dinner at the Los Robles Greens Golf Course West Ballroom, 299 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

Area teens show off musical talent

Vocalists, musicians compete for cash prizes

It’s A New Day will host the third annual Ventura County Teen Open Mic Nite on Fri., Feb. 6 at Royal High School, 1402 Royal Ave., Simi Valley. Doors open at 6 p.m. Performances will from 6:30 to approximately 9 p.m. More...

Sports

Titans fire up the Zamboni

Local athletes find their calling with ice hockey team

California is known for its warm weather, clear skies and year-round sunshine, but it’s always winter for the California Titans. More...

Cats’ carnage: N.P. on the rise

The Panthers take hits, but they keep landing on their feet. Newbury Park High’s girls’ basketball team lost six of seven games in December. One guard shredded the Black Cat Attack’s vaunted defense for 10 3-point baskets. More...

Warriors want to three-peat

Westlake High’s boys’ basketball team knows how to win. The Warriors (17-5 overall, 4-1 in the Marmonte League) are in the hunt for their third straight league title. They’re hungry for a CIF-Southern Section crown. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park Jan. 8 Two men, 26 and 31, were arrested in the 500 block of N. Ventu Park Road for theft of a vehicle, vandalism and conspiring to commit a crime. Jan. 11 More...

TRUST YOUR INSTINCTS

If you see something suspicious, report it by calling the sheriff’s office at (805) 654-9511 More...

Faith

CLU rabbi discusses Tu B’Shevat

Jewish holiday celebrates trees

California Lutheran University will offer “Hoping for Rain: Interfaith Day of Study and Service” to celebrate Tu B’Shevat, the Jewish holiday marking the beginning of a new year for trees. More...

Academy welcomes artist

The Conejo Jewish Academy will offer a free presentation by artist Rabbi Yitzchok Moully at 7:30 p.m. Mon., Feb. 2 at 30345 Canwood St., Agoura Hills. More...

Religion professor honored for efforts

A student and a member of the religion faculty at California Lutheran University received Inspiration Awards from the school for encouraging intellectual and spiritual growth in others. More...

Letters

Benkert not ‘win at all costs’ coach

Shame on the Acorn for allowing an opinion piece taking low blows and uninformed and untrue shots at a successful coach who has just made a very difficult choice (“Benkert leaves brilliant, flawed legacy at Westlake,” Jan. 22). More...

Column was ‘mean-spirited’

I’ve worked with Jim Benkert at Westlake High School for 16 years. He is a man of class and integrity and his No. 1 priority has always been the kids. More...

T.O. is headed down the tubes

The Acorn editorial of Jan. 22 (“Don’t let criminals perceive our kindness as weakness”) is inaccurate and deceptive. More...

Editorials

The argument for vaccinations needs a shot in the arm

The world is flat. The sun revolves around the Earth. Dinosaurs and humans once lived together. Time and again, science has disproved the theories that some people once held dear. More...

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