July 24, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Local support building for Bay Delta project

Local lawmakers, agencies and cities have backed a $25-billion plan to build two 35-mile tunnels to move water more efficiently from the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta to water purveyors serving 25 million people in the state, including more than More...

Health & Wellness

These Honey Badgers care enough to raise funds for cancer patients

Team participates in Avon Walk

According to a famous Internet video, “Honey badger don’t care.” This is the fearless attitude channeled by a group of Newbury Park moms while fighting exhaustion and walking through the pain of blistered and tired feet each year at More...

County health asks residents to take precaution against West Nile virus

On July 10, the Ventura County Environmental Health Division received confirmation from the California Department of Public Health that one wild bird collected in the City of Ventura by the EHD on July 1 tested positive for an infection of West Nile More...

Briefs

Senior Concerns hires new director Rosemary Flores- Gordon, MBA, joined Senior Concerns as director of the adult day program on July 14. More...

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THURS., JULY 24 ‘The Music Man’ 7 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday at Calabasas High School, 22855 Mulholland Hwy. Calabasas Summer Theater presents Meredith Willson’s family musical. Admission: $12 to $22. More...

Sports

From record books to Ivy League

Warrior track and field standout will continue sprinting at Cornell University

Brooke Edell recently returned from a three-week trip across Europe. She visited historic landmarks in London, Paris and Florence. “I was in awe of all the amazing architectural work,” Edell said. “The art was beautiful. More...

Section honors Lion coaches

The CIF-Southern Section honored two Oaks Christian High head coaches. More...

Quinn the Bruin

Superstar Lancer swimmer will take her talents to UCLA

There aren’t enough hours in the day for Anna Quinn to complete her daily tasks—but she makes it work. Quinn’s planner is filled with swimming practices, study hours and volunteer shifts at the local hospital. More...

Pets

Hawk found in Malibu appears tame

Last month the California Wildlife Center received a call that a large raptor was being hand-fed at a golf course in Malibu. More...

Pet of the week

GENTLE SOUL—Boy is a male gray-and-white domestic shorthair mix about 12 years old. He is a mellow cat that likes to play and is good with small children. To adopt Boy ask for ID No. More...

New homeowner discovers residence has squatter who won’t budge

My head was bursting with dreams and plans as I carried moving boxes into my newly acquired, first-ever home of my own in rural Agoura, so I initially failed to notice an object on the deck railing. More...

Obituaries

– Brenda Barry –

Our beloved BRENDA BARRY born 2/21/50 passed away on 7/9/14. She was a beautiful soul with the most unselfish giving heart, who spent her entire life helping those around her in any way she could. More...

Family

Home & Heart

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Laser tag venue to donate profits to CMT

Lazertag Extreme will host a special fundraising event for the Cabrillo Music Theatre in Thousand Oaks from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mon., July 28 at 591-A Country Club Drive, Simi Valley. More...

Family Men

Fetching torpedoes It’s summertime and my 11-year-old son wants to do nothing but three things—swim, swim and after that swim some more. He’s part human. I think his love for swimming, however, comes from the fish in him. More...

Columns

Ask the Arborist

A dead tree is a dangerous tree I saw a bumper sticker the other day that read, “Of all the things I’ve lost, I miss my mind the most.” That’s pretty funny. More...

Life in the Single Lane

Summertime fun Now that summer is here in full force, many of us have dragged out our swimsuits, dusted off the folding beach chairs and spruced up our walking, hiking, running, tennis, dancing and playing shoes so we can dive into this glorious sea More...

Flying Squirrel

Can you hear me now? When you travel, do you need to stay connected? In this era of ubiquitous Internet access, that’s a question many of us face in our experiences on the road. Yes, I’d like to have constant access to the web. More...

Creek pathway proposal meets with resistance

A plan to create a multiuse pathway along the Arroyo Conejo flood channel in Newbury Park could be facing a rocky future if last week’s public meeting to discuss the project is any indication. More...

Former mayor takes a journey through the past

In late 1973 Lawrence “Larry” Horner, a Westlake resident and candidate for Thousand Oaks City Council, was asked by the editor of the News Chronicle, ‘How would you run a campaign being an African American in a community that prima More...

Plans for next T.O. ‘breastaurant’ revealed

Tilted Kilt coming to the boulevard

A national restaurant chain is hoping to enjoy some Irish luck on the boulevard. More...

Community

Expect to see more brown as CRPD cuts back on water

Turf ‘conversion’ taking place at the majority of parks

The grass won’t be greener on the other side of the Conejo Recreation and Park District’s latest budget. More...

Former BofA employee sentenced

T.O. resident convicted of taking bribes in exchange for cooking books

A former Bank of America employee was sentenced recently to 30 months in federal prison for taking more than $1.2 million in bribes to approve artifi cially low-priced short sales of properties on which the bank held mortgages. More...

Thousand Oaks still seeking applicants for tree advisory board

Few have applied

The City of Thousand Oaks is still looking for people to serve on an ad hoc committee that will review and recommend changes in the city’s oak and landmark tree ordinance. More...

On the Town

In good company

College presents Sondheim classic

Last Friday evening, Broadway’s lights were dimmed for one of its most legendary stars, Elaine Stritch, who died July 17 at the age of 89. More...

Enjoying the ‘Old Days’

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Classic comedy coming to Hillcrest Center

Classics in the Park will perform Georges Feydeau’s “The Lady From Maxim’s” at 7:30 p.m. Sat., Aug. 9 and 16, and at 2 p.m., Sun., Aug. 10 and 17 in the community room at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. More...

Schools

Conejo Valley Rotary clubs team up to stuff backpacks for schoolchildren

The Rotary School Backpack Stuffing will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., Aug. 2 at Art Trek, 703 Rancho Conejo Blvd., Newbury Park. More...

Kids ages 9 to 13 can come hear sculptor discuss his work

The Conejo Valley Art Museum will present local sculptor Bob Privitt in two events at the museum on the Janss Marketplace, 197 N. Moorpark Road, Ste. 193C, by the food court near the movie theater. From 2 to 4 p.m. More...

Stargaze with the National Park Service

Event is Aug. 2 at Paramount Ranch

The National Park Service will present a Summer Star Festival from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Sat., Aug. 2 at Paramount Ranch, 2903 Cornell Road, Agoura Hills. The free event will feature stargazing and children’s activities. More...

Business

Target opening met with fanfare

Westlake Village store opened Tuesday

Early shoppers got their first glimpse of the Target store in Westlake Village on Tuesday. It’s the first business to open in the new 245,000-square-foot shopping center on Russell Ranch Road just north of the 101 Freeway. More...

EYE ON LOCAL AREA STOCKS

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Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park July 10 A man, 24, was arrested in the 1500 block of Newbury Road for possession of a controlled substance for sale, methamphetamine, medication without a prescription and drug paraphernalia, and for being under the influence of a contro More...

Faith

Multicultural congregation settling into new home

Bible is central for Faith of Christ

The Rev. Ed Paul Cuenco had a vision last fall that he would create a multicultural church in Simi Valley. More...

Registration open for VBS in Camarillo

Camarillo United Methodist Church will present its annual Vacation Bible School from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Mon. through Fri., Aug. 4 to 8 at 291 Anacapa Road, Camarillo. More...

Each of us has a story, what’s yours?

She’s the one who takes up the center of the grocery store aisle shuffling with her shopping cart and going nowhere fast. You try to pass by with the cellphone to your ear as precious minutes tick away from your busy day. More...

Letters

Article inspires reader to help

I write in praise of the July 24 Acorn article, “Whatever became of Jenny?” More...

Don’t send tax dollars to L.A.

I read with dismay the list of stores that will be in the new Target shopping center in Westlake. The majority of the stores are ones that already have locations in the Conejo Valley and Ventura County. More...

CAP supporter retaliates

Turning to my trusty Collins English Thesaurus, I’ve found a whole raft of words that aptly describe Robert Hughes’ sad stance on the Civic Arts Plaza in Thousand Oaks. Take the word “bitter,” for example. More...

Editorials

We’re tired of sending our sales tax dollars to Westlake

Within the Conejo Valley, home to three cities, two counties and a handful of unincorporated areas, there has for years existed a healthy competition for the finite amount of sales tax dollars generated by local residents. More...

Political Cartoon

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