October 2, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

New home development a dirtier job than previously thought

Builder granted request to move additional dirt off site

The developer of an upscale residential community under construction just north of the Janss mall has been given permission to haul 16,000 cubic yards of dirt and rock away from the site, an undertaking that will require at least 1,142 truck trips do More...

Health & Wellness

Hill Canyon generates its own energy

Wastewater treatment plant now 100 percent self-sufficient

The City of Thousand Oaks Hill Canyon Wastewater Treatment Plant is now generating 100 percent of its own electrical energy usage on site. More...

County HIV rate continues to fall

Ventura County saw a significant decrease in the number of new HIV and AIDS cases in 2013, according to an annual report. More...

Support group strives to provide safe haven

Meetings held for victims of sexual assault

Ingrid Dineen-Wimberly has made a full, successful life for herself. She’s happily married with children. She earned a doctorate degree and is a professor at a local college. More...

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THURS., OCT. 2 Reagan Detachment 597 Marine Corps League More...

Schools

Students can sign up now for annual D.C. excursion

Information meetings coming up

Registration is open for the 38th annual spring vacation student tour to the nation’s capital and Williamsburg, Va. The trip is open to area eighth-graders. More...

Speaker talks teen struggles

The Thousand Oaks High School PTSA Community Parent Talk will present “Understanding Teenage Struggles” with Jeff Yalden, a teen life coach once featured on MTV, at 7 p.m. Wed., Oct. 8 in the TOHS multipurpose room, 2323 Moorpark Road. More...

High School Hi Lights

Newbury Park Panthers Fri., Oct. 3: Field trip/Haas Automation/ 7 a.m. to noon Cookbook sales through Mon., Oct. 6/8 to 9 a.m. Sat., Oct. 4: SAT boot camp/ cafeteria/8 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

Business

Marketing firm hired to lead tourism campaign

Chamber, cities boost efforts

The Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce and the City of Agoura Hills are positioning the region as a destination spot for tourists. More...

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Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park Sept. 18 A 35-year-old man was arrested in the 1700 block of W. Hillcrest Drive for being under the influence of a controlled substance. Sept. 19 A woman, 55, and a man, 44, were cited for drinking in public in the 2400 block of W. More...

Faith

CLU, church offer program exploring death’s meaning

Director worked with Deepak Chopra

California Lutheran University’s religion department and the United Church of Christ of Simi Valley will present a documentary and talk on the meaning of death at 7:30 p.m. Tues., Oct. More...

St. Paschal Fall Fest is right around the corner

The St. Paschal Baylon Catholic Church Men’s Club will host the annual Fall Fest from Oct. 24 through 26 on the church grounds at Janss and Moorpark roads in Thousand Oaks. Hours are 6 to 11 p.m. Fri., Oct. 24; 1 to 11 p.m. Sat., Oct. More...

Chabad to celebrate Yom Kippur

Chabad of the Conejo will host Yom Kippur services, beginning with the Kol Nidre service at 6:30 p.m. Fri., Oct. 3 at various locations. Over 3,000 people are expected to join Chabad for the Day of Atonement. Services will continue on Sat., Oct. More...

Letters

Stop sign made a big difference

My family has lived on Calle Crisantemo for over 45 years. For decades, the stop sign by what is now Bridges Charter School kept traffic flowing at a much safer pace. More...

Great parade, let’s have more

Thank you to John Short and the other organizers of the T.O. 50th Anniversary Parade. It was great fun to see so many friends in the parade. More...

TOTV coverage not up to par

As a participant in the 50th Anniversary Parade in Thousand Oaks last Saturday, I and many others who either watched or were involved thought it was terrifi c, if not fantastic. More...

Editorials

Look up for answer to county’s housing crisis

What does the future of urban planning look like for Ventura County cities? How do city planners keep the small-town feel in cities such as Thousand Oaks yet ensure generations to come will have a place to live in this wonderful area? More...

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FOR THE RECORD

In last week’s story about the Oct. More...

Tackling the hot topics

The potential for increased density in the city, a proliferation of massage parlors on Thousand Oaks Boulevard and proposed protections for the city’s oak trees were among the topics tackled by candidates for the Thousand Oaks City Council duri More...

T.O. woman killed crossing Westlake Blvd.

Driver, 21, arrested on suspicion of DUI

A 33-year-old Thousand Oaks woman was killed on Friday when she was struck by an alleged drunk driver while trying to cross Westlake Boulevard near Townsgate Road. More...

Community

Brownley, Gorell set for showdown

After months of political jabs, two candidates will meet face to face

It’s been a year of campaigning. Millions have been raised and spent on countless mailers, phone calls and signs, all of which point to a tight finish in November between incumbent Democrat U.S. Rep. More...

Tree advisory board takes root

City Council announces selections

After the legal felling of nearly 200 trees for the $25-million remodel of the Westlake Plaza shopping center this spring, Yvonne Brockwell was among the local residents who pushed the city to enact stronger protections for the trees that remain. More...

Voters will determine if Price was right

Two years and eight months after his appointment to the Thousand Oaks City Council, Joel Price is still serving under a microscope. More...

On the Town

There’s no slowing down Sara Evans

Country songbird comes to T.O.

Multi-platinum-selling country artist Sara Evans will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sun., Oct. 19 at the Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 T.O. Blvd. Evans released her seventh album, “Slow Me Down,” on March 4. More...

Food truck festival feeds WHS music department

A dozen or so food trucks are expected to line the parking lot at Conejo Creek Park North on Sun., Oct. 12 as part of the fifth annual Westlake High School Fall Food Truck Festival. The food will augment the real focus of the day—music. More...

The Movie Nut

If you had looked into Robin Williams’ eyes before he took his life, you would see it: His demons were throwing porcupines at each other. As much as we were hurt by his leaving, he was hurting more. Milo and Maggie could relate to that. More...

Sports

The Acorn’s High School Football Game of the Week

Westlake Warriors (3-1) vs. Mater Dei Monarchs (4-0) Today, 7:30 p.m. Westlake High Life is good for the Westlake High football team. More...

Players to Watch

WestlakeWR/S Jesse CucciaWR Theo HowardQB Malik HenryRB Chase JasminLB/RB Quincy Bennett Mater DeiWR/DB Brandon AttaneseRB/LB Brandon LaMarcheQB Jack LowaryRB/DB Nick HutsonDL/TE Rasheed Williams More...

Weekend schedule

Thousand Oaks atAgouraThursday, 7 p.m.Newbury Park atSimi ValleyFriday, 7 p.m.Oaks Christian atNotre DameFriday, 7 p.m.Moorpark vs.Royal (at Cal Lutheran)Thursday, 7 p.m. More...

Pets

Caring for baby birds requires special formula, training

During my regular Wednesday afternoon shift volunteering at the California Wildlife Center, a woman brought in two nestling mourning doves. She said she’d brought in “two baby doves that the tree trimmers knocked out of their nest.” More...

Bark in the Park will include obstacle course

The third annual Bark in the Park will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., Oct. 11 at Conejo Creek Park North, 1379 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks, behind the library. More...

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Family

A special bond for Rosie

T.O. infant receives liver transplant today

As tiny Rosie Vargas undergoes a lengthy operation today at a hospital in Pittsburgh, family and friends thousands of miles away will light candles under glass with her picture and the words “Team Rosie.” More...

Saluting Our Scouts

James Lawrence Appleford, 15, recently attained the rank of Eagle Scout. James is the 118th Boy Scout from Troop 730 in Newbury Park to attain the rank of Eagle. More...

TOPD revs up teen driving program

The T.O. Police Department will host their free Start Smart Program for newly licensed and future drivers from 6 to 9 p.m. Mon., Oct. 6 at the police station, 2101 E. Olsen Road. More...

Columns

Flying Squirrel

What’s in your wallet? Perhaps you’ve heard the TV commercial for the credit card company asking, “What’s in your wallet?” When you’re traveling, that’s a critical question. More...

Hot Flashes

Endless Dear Summer, Just a brief note on behalf of all of us fried chorizos in the Conejo Valley: Sayonara and don’t let the door hit you in the boogie board on your way out. More...