July 23, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Hello Dick’s, goodbye parking

Addition of sports retailer will come at cost of 109 spots

The Oaks mall could soon be expanding, at the expense of 100 or so of the shopping center’s 4,800 coveted parking spaces. More...

Health & Wellness

Anti-tobacco initiative puts teens undercover

Teens may be their own secret weapon in the fight to stop youth smoking. More...

Briefs

Blood drives slated The American Red Cross is taking blood donations to help offset a seasonal decline in donations. Donors of all blood types are needed. More...

Fifty years of Medicare, Medicaid

It’s easy to forget that before 1966 roughly half of all American seniors were uninsured and living in fear that the high cost of healthcare could plunge them and their families into poverty. More...

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THURS., JULY 23 Channel Islands Chapter Embroiderers’ Guild More...

Schools

New super is settling in

Acorn gets some face time with Conejo Unified’s latest chief of schools

Ann Bonitatibus has only been in town less than a month, but the new Conejo Valley Unified School District superintendent is having no problem finding her way around. More...

Sports

Yelich is a name to remember

Former Westlake star catcher makes his pro baseball debut with Gulf Coast League Braves

Two years ago, the casual baseball fan couldn’t name any ballplayer named Yelich. In the next few years, fans may have to start asking, “Which Yelich?” More...

Darnay Holmes quagmire: Where will he play next?

EXTINCT PANTHER—Darnay Holmes, arguably the best high school football player in Ventura County, is expected to transfer out of Newbury Park. More...

Outlaws get ready for puck to drop

Local ice hockey prep squad will play its first game in September

Traditional sports, including football, basketball and baseball, dominate the Acorn country landscape. The Los Angeles Kings want to give area athletes another option with the creation of the Los Angeles Kings High School Hockey League. More...

Pets

Wonders found on late-night walk

Like vampires, my dog and I come out to prowl at night on the plush suburban streets of Agoura Hills. More...

Squirrel of the Month

BUSTED—Newbury Park resident Kim Lewolt contributed this incriminating photo taken in her backyard. “It’s nesting time!” she wrote. More...

Pet of the week

GOOD ENOUGH TO EAT—Bacon is an altered female tabby about 4 years old. She loves affection. If you would like to adopt Bacon, ask for animal ID No. More...

Family

Got The Beat

Kids, parents participate in Caribbean-style drum circle
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Bookworms beckoned to Borchard

Annual sale supports Friends of the Thousand Oaks Library

The Friends of the Thousand Oaks Library will sponsor a used book sale Fri., July 31 and Sat., Aug. 1 at the Newbury Park Library, 2331 Borchard Road. More...

It’s fishing season again at Conejo Creek

The Conejo Recreation and Park District and Thousand Oaks Kiwanis Club will present the Kids Fishing Frenzy from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sat., Aug. 1 at Conejo Creek Park North, 1379 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

Columns

Hot Flashes

Beautiful dreamer

I dream of gracefully cruising down Venice’s Grand Canal, waving to tourists at St. More...

Breaking News - 3:18 PM

Alcohol may have been factor in grisly crash

Man was ejected from vehicle yesterday on Lindero Canyon Road in Westlake Village

A man was killed Sunday in a suspected drunk-driving accident on Lindero Canyon Road in the city of Westlake Village, the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department said. More...

Auto mall bids come in over estimate

City staff weighing next step

Construction bids for a plan to add parking and make other improvements at the Thousand Oaks Auto Mall have come in over an engineer’s $6.8 million estimate—one by more than $4 million. More...

Supervisor wants hydrants monitored

Memo cites recent dispute between Selleck, Calleguas

In the wake of the heavily publicized dispute between actor Tom Selleck and the Calleguas Municipal Water District—involving the illegal purchase of out-of-district water taken from a Thousand Oaks fire hydrant—a Ventura County supervisor More...

Community

Calleguas defends actions against actor

Tom Selleck has agreed to pay nearly $22,000 to settle a dispute with the Calleguas Municipal Water District, which sued the actor for unlawfully taking its water to his 60-acre ranch in the Hidden Valley area of Thousand Oaks. More...

Water disputes often found in Hidden Valley

Residents rely only on groundwater

The case of Tom Selleck versus Calleguas Municipal Water District is just the latest in a long history of disputes between Hidden Valley residents and the water companies. More...

Northern California man accused of defrauding late-stage cancer patient

Alleged victim is T.O. woman, 49

A Northern California man accused of bilking a Thousand Oaks cancer sufferer out of $2,000 for bogus medical treatments will soon face a Ventura County judge. More...

On the Town

Cabrillo goes country with great success

If there is one word that best describes Cabrillo Music Theatre’s current production of “Oklahoma!” it’s the word that punctuates the title song of the show: “YEOW!” The rip-roaring, musically luxuriant tribute to More...

A daring new kind of theater

This weekend, a daring new kind of play will be presented in three performances at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts. More...

Going blonde

Ensemble presents Tony-nominated musical

The Young Artists Ensemble will present “Legally Blonde: The Musical” from July 31 through Aug. 9 at the Thousand Oaks High School performing arts center, 2323 Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

Business

Layoffs come quickly for Haggen

Grocery chain, new to California, admits to early struggles

Three months after Haggen Inc. More...

Briefs

Edelweiss offers German cuisine Jeanette’s Edelweiss restaurant in Newbury Park offers authentic German food and music at 2160A Newbury Road. More...

EYE ON LOCAL AREA STOCKS

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Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park June 29 In the 500 block of Ventu Park Road, a 54-year-old man was cited for drinking alcohol in public. July 11 More...

Faith

Standing safe on dry land

In the midst of a drought, residents are putting up with parched, brown lawns. Yet to a person of faith, dry land can be a good thing. More...

Prayer in the open air

T.O. church hosts rare outdoor service

RAISING THEIR VOICES IN WORSHIP—Top to bottom: David Anderson, pastor of Emmanuel Church, leads the service during Fellowship and Praise in the Park at Conejo Creek Park in Thousand Oaks on Sun More...

Holy Trinity to bless pets

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church will host a blessing of the animals at 12:30 p.m. Sun., Aug. 2 on the church patio, 1 Avenida de Los Arboles, Thousand Oaks. All residents are invited to bring pets that are safely leashed or in carriers. More...

Letters

Is there more to the Selleck story?

I don’t think the Acorn owes its readers an apology (editorial, July 16) for jumping on the Selleck story. I think there is more to this story than we are being told. More...

Stop picking on Tom Selleck

Maybe this drought has come about to teach us how to appreciate our resources and be more careful in our water usage. More...

Why not use recycled water?

Regarding “Selleck offers to settle water dispute”: On a broader issue, I have one question for the Calleguas Water District, City of Thousand Oaks Public Works and all other water and government entities for that matter: Why on earth wou More...

Editorials

It’s high time we take stoned driving seriously

As hard as it may be for some of our more conservative readers to grasp, many in the state—law enforcement included— have already come to grips with the fact that it’s not a matter of if, but when, California will decriminalize the More...

Cartoon

“If this is a smart TV, then why does it show reality shows?” More...