March 5, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Police on patrol for distracted drivers

It’s been seven years since California officially banned the use of hand-held phones (talking and texting) while driving, yet many Golden Staters still can’t seem to refrain from this risky form of multitasking. More...

Health & Wellness

Cancer and cannabis: visiting MD tackles controversial topic

Medical pot still not available in the Conejo

Dr. Jean Talleyrand, a physician who evaluates patients throughout California for medical cannabis use, will present a free informal talk March 10 at the Cancer Support Community in the Westlake portion of Thousand Oaks. More...

The OTHER Side of 50

Been there myself

Readers of this column know that I often write candidly about family situations and experiences. Just last month I trekked to cold and snowy Boston to care for my sister. She is ill with a chronic disease. More...

Teens can receive free cardiac screening

Conejo Council PTA, in conjunction with the Thousand Oaks Teen Center and Heartfelt Cardiac Projects, will host a cardiac screening for teens from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., March 14 at the teen center, 1375 E. Janss Road. More...

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THURS., MARCH 5 Thousand Oaks Toastmasters At Lunch More...

Schools

‘It is a big deal’

School district, community groups work to build awareness of sexual harassment, bullying

School officials and local residents gathered last week to discuss two important but often underreported issues affecting student life on middle and high school campuses. More...

NPHS concert to feature Chinese music stylings

March 7 event part of International Week

In conjunction with Newbury Park High School’s International Week, the NPHS string orchestra along with the Thousand Oaks Chinese Folk Ensemble and Yang-Sheng Choir will present a Chinese music concert at 3:30 p.m. More...

Business

Camarillo card, gift shop to close after 40 years

Newbury Park couple bought store in 2007

Marsha Harrison greeted customers with a smile as they walked through the doors of Mimi’s Hallmark in Camarillo, the card and gift shop she has owned for the past seven years. The business owner knows many of her longtime customers by name. More...

EYE ON LOCAL AREA STOCKS

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$ BUSINESS BITS

Mall closures Three stores are scheduled to close this month at The Oaks mall: Hollister (March 14), Abercrombie & Fitch Kids (March 14) and Gap (March 31). Relocated State Farm Insurance has moved to Clear Oaks Plaza at 1879 E. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park Feb. 14 A woman, 31, was cited for being under the influence of a controlled substance in the 2400 block of W. Hillcrest Drive. Feb. 19 A 42-year-old man was arrested for public intoxication in the 200 block of Via Mirabella. More...

Obituaries

Dorothy Elaine Posey

8/5/1925 - 2/25/2015

slipped peacefully into the presence of Christ on Wednesday, February 25, 2015. Born on August 5, 1925, she spent most of her 89 years in Ventura County. Dorothy, her husband Fred, and their four children moved to Ventura County in 1963. More...

Family

‘Go Fly a Kite’ with Cabrillo MusicTheatre

Ms. Poppins will be on hand Sunday

Cabrillo Music Theatre will host Broadway in Your Backyard at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza with the event “Let’s Go Fly A Kite,” inspired by a scene from the company’s upcoming production of “Mary Poppins,” f More...

Students Welcome Year of the Sheep

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Celebrate historical women

The AAUW Thousand Oaks branch will present its 2015 Women’s History Program from 6 to 8 p.m. Mon., March 9 at Grant Brimhall Library community room, 1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

Editorials

Measure E waiting game benefits no one

Speculation from this newspaper that a proposal to change Measure E, Thousand Oaks’ long-standing growth-control initiative, might wind up on the City Council special election ballot in June has proven wrong. More...

Political Cartoon

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FOR THE RECORD

•Last week’s article regarding the Metrolink train derailment outside of Oxnard described the vehicle struck by the train as a “produce truck.” It was not. More...

Auto shop owner dies in freak accident

Friends recall a man who was ‘life of the party’

When someone with larger-than-life charisma is gone, his absence is conspicuous. So it is in the case of Joseph McDonald, who died Saturday in a motorcycle-related incident. More...

Erbes Road end date in sight

Two-year, $12-million effort in final stages

Construction on Erbes Road, underway for nearly two years, will wrap up this spring. More...

Community

City upgrading parking ticket technology

Current system dates back to 1987

The City of Thousand Oaks is investing in a new parking-citation system in an aim to collect a greater percentage of fines. More...

NPHS student magazine ruffles feathers with cover story on sex

Parent group submits letter to district saying freedom of speech is no excuse

Sex was on the minds of Newbury Park High School students Friday. School officials and parents were also forced to face the issue. More...

First phase of Hillcrest Drive restriping effort now complete

Stretch of busy roadway reconfigured

A safer ride on Hillcrest Drive? The restriping of E. Hillcrest Drive from the 23 Freeway to Hodencamp Road, part of an effort to improve traffic safety on the busy 7.5-mile thoroughfare, has been completed. More...

On the Town

Kavli hosts Grammy winner

Rosanne Cash to perform March 20

Singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash will perform at 8 p.m. Fri., March 20 at the Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. More...

Off-Broadway musical debuting in T.O.

The off-Broadway musical comedy “Old Jews Telling Jokes” makes its Southland debut March 5 to 15 at the Scherr Forum Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. More...

Getting down to ‘Business’

Conejo Players Theatre, a nonprofi t community theater, will present the comedy musical “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” from March 13 through April 12 at 351 S. Moor-park Road, Thousand Oaks. Show times are 8 p.m. More...

Sports

Ride the lightning

On the first day of school, Aug. 27, Westlake High’s softball team held its first practice. Every player had to run the mile that first day. “It was tough,” sophomore third baseman Morgan Melito said. More...

Lions subdue Warriors

Oaks Christian High’s girls’ soccer team is back in the CIFSouthern Section finals. More...

Pets

Pet of the week

HERE KITTY KITTY—Nala is an altered female domestic tabby shorthaired mix about 2 years old. She is sweet and gives lots of love. If you would like to adopt Nala ask for ID No. More...

Faith

Buddhist center welcomes guests

The Tushita Kadampa Buddhist Center will celebrate its fourth anniversary at its present location with a free open house from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sat., March 7 in the Water Court at 910 Hampshire Road, Ste. I, Thousand Oaks. More...

Briefs

Concert to feature children’s choir Elation Arts at Emmanuel Church will present the Los Robles Children’s Choir in “An American Patchwork” at 2 and 6 p.m. Sun., March 8 at the church, 588 Camino Manzanas, Thousand Oaks. More...

Letters

Plastic bag ban is nonsense

The Acorn is correct (editorial, Feb. 26). I’ve had my fill of ridiculous editorials on banning plastic bags. Many years ago no one used plastic bags for groceries or sundries; the stores gave you paper bags. More...

All kids need music education

Regarding Becca Whitnall’s Feb. 19 article on CVUSD’s community survey, I applaud the good news from the survey results. However, I noticed there was no write-in response possible. More...

Multiculturalism should be goal

The Feb. 26 article “Civil rights movement: then and now” created an opportunity to reflect on the strides we’ve made in civil liberties and the work we must continue to pursue. More...

Columns

Hot Flashes

Loose

And that young twerp Tiger Woods thinks he has problems with his glutes. Here’s the story if you’re frisky and game. More...

On the Trail

Love bridges the gap

When giddily in love, we often rashly vow to follow the object of our enthrallment to the ends of the earth. Or across a treacherous washout on a derelict trail in the Santa Monica Mountains. More...