March 17, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Car strikes 2 pedestrians on T.O. Boulevard

Two children were hit by a car while crossing the street at Thousand Oaks Boulevard and Hampshire Road on Monday.  According to a police report, a 14-year-old girl and her 6-yearold nephew, both of Thousand Oaks, were walking west in the crosswa More...

Health & Wellness

Panel says healthcare bill won’t have major impact on seniors

Changes in healthcare will benefit seniors under the Medicare health plan, according to Dr. Cecil B. Wilson, president of the American Medical Association.  More...

Dining & Entertainment

He gave Shakespeare a home in Ventura County

Newbury Park resident is enthralled with renowned English playwright

Bill Fisher believes William Shakespeare was the greatest writer who ever lived.  “ The thing about Shakespeare is that everything is in the words,” Fisher said. More...

Brandeis offers Books ’N’ Brunch

Brandeis Conejo Valley will present Books ’N’ Brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thurs., March 31 at the North Ranch Country Club, 4761 Valley Springs Drive, Westlake Village.  More...

Facial hair face-off

QUITE THE ’STACHE— Celebrity judge Mickey Jones, above right, praises Zip Wilson’s facial hair during the mustache contest held at the Westlake Underground Benefit Nature Show at Co More...

Sports

Golf event benefits Conejo YMCA

The Conejo Valley YMCA, serving Thousand Oaks, Moorpark and the Santa Rosa Valley, will host an 18-hole golf fundraiser on Mon., March 28 at the Moorpark Country Club, 11800 Championship Drive, Moorpark.  Registration begins at 9 a.m. More...

Rebuilding Panthers still sniffing out first lacrosse win

One team rebuilds. More...

State soccer champs are all smiles

CALIFORNIA’S BEST—The Agoura/Westlake Extra boys’ soccer squad captured a state championship in Garden Grove. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

GLAD TO SEE YOU—Keoki is a 10-year-old terrier mix. He is good-natured, wellbehaved and friendly. More...

In need of animal control?

Ventura Animal Control officers are on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to respond to animal-related emergencies. More...

Faith

Mitzvah expo is all about the kids

PARTY TIME— Thousand Oaks resident Sophie Einbund, 11, Oak Park resident Jacob Adivi, 10, Thousand Oaks resident Justin Zilberstein, 11, and Agoura Hills resident Dena Levenson, 10, try out the More...

St. Max raising cash for Habitat

St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church will host its annual fundraising dinner and silent auction for Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Sat., March 26 in O’Reilly Hall at the church, 5801 N. More...

Christian athletes screen movie

The Thousand Oaks High School Fellowship of Christian Athletes will host a free barbecue and movie night at 5:30 p.m. Sat., March 19 inside the TOHS performing arts center, 2323 N. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

Letters

Strongly supports new Lynn bike lane

I am writing in support of the proposed Lynn Road Bike Lane Project. I attended the community input meeting held in early February and was dismayed by the vocal opposition to the project.  Adding bike lanes to Lynn Road is a good thing. More...

Wants cyclists to use sidewalk

The letter by Ms. Armstrong (T.O. Acorn, March 3) on bicycles on Lynn Road reminded me of my longtime concern that someday a cyclist will be hit.  More...

Look out for others and you’ll be fine

In response to Barbara Armstrong’s letter: Since when is Lynn Road narrow and winding?  More...

Editorials

No easy solution at Park Oaks

For some local residents, the closure of Park Oaks Elementary may look like a slam dunk.  The school with a mostly Hispanic population located in the center of the city has been in CVUSD’s crosshairs for years now, the victim of its decrea More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Celebrating St. Pat with a real big hat

LITTLE LASS—Twoyear old Eden Ofir of Thousand Oaks takes a big bite out of her chocolate chip cookie on Saturday at the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center’s annual St. More...

City will lend $6.6 million to auto mall

Council hurries to spend RDA cash before governor’s proposal passes

Acting on short notice, the City Council last week finalized the terms of a $6.6-million loan to the auto dealers association for landscaping and parking improvements at the Thousand Oaks Auto Mall.  The details of the loan, which were provided More...

Term limits measure has date with council

Al Adam’s run on the planning commission may be over, but his term limits initiative is moving on.  More...

Community

Attacker allegedly leapt into woman’s car

Incident occurred Feb. 15 in T.O.

The Thousand Oaks Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in providing information that might lead to the identification and arrest of a man who committed sexual battery on March 15. More...

Newbury Park woman arrested after allegedly filing a false police report

56-year-old told deputies she’d been robbed in her home

Police have charged a woman who reported she was a victim of robbery in January with falsely reporting a crime.  Ana Martinez, 56, of Newbury Park had told Thousand Oaks deputies that she’d been robbed on Jan. More...

Pierce Brothers will have service for homeless vets

More than 150,000 homeless veterans live in the U.S. Many homeless vets risk having their remains unclaimed at their death and face burial in a pauper grave.  More...

Calendar

Datebook

THURS., MARCH 17  Pleasant Valley Garden Club   More...

Schools

Local youth gather at Reagan Library to discuss ethics

Conference is organized by Rotary clubs

At some point, every parent has had the talk with their teenager.  No, not that talk.  More...

Swinging (and missing) for schools

SO CLOSE—Christine Hardison reacts to her missed putt while Jeff Rickert, Wayne Rickert and Charlie Ward look on during the second annual Tee Off for Technology golf tournament hosted by EARTHS More...

Standout COLLEGE Students

Three local students were named to dean’s list for the fall 2010 semester at Washington University in St. More...

Business

Rabobank creates fund for small-farm loans

Ventura County farmers can apply

Rabobank N.A. More...

Entrepreneurs will gather round at CLU

Entrepreneurs, small-business owners and people considering starting a business are invited to the Entrepreneur Roundtable on Sat., March 19 in Overton Hall, California Lutheran University, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks.  More...

Seniors can get help with taxes

Trained and certified volunteers will provide free income tax preparation through April 14 for seniors age 60 and up as well as anyone, regardless of age, who has an income of $50,000 or less.  More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park  A vandal caused damage Feb. 19 in the 3300 block of Kimber Drive. The incident was reported March 7.  A vehicle was vandalized between Feb. 28 and March 9 in the 600 block of Camino Del Lago.   More...

Family

Sign up now for Public Works week

The city of Thousand Oaks invites children, groups and individuals of all ages to attend the city’s 21st annual Public Works Open House in celebration of National Public Works Awareness Week on Tues. More...

Young superheroes enjoy the Taste of Janss

‘YOU LOOK MARVELOUS’—Sebastian Gonzalez, 3, of Thousand Oaks checks out the face painting on his brother Julian, 6, at the annual Taste of Janss and Fashion Show on Saturday. More...

Free checkups for kids

The Conejo Free Clinic in Thousand Oaks will offer free evening pediatric clinics once a month starting in mid-April.  The clinic provides physician care without charge for childhood illness and disease, injuries, immunizations, well-baby care a More...

Columns

Ask The DMV

Do you have questions about general driving-related requirements like registration and insurance? Are you unclear about laws and restrictions related to driving? The California Department of Motor Vehicles has answers. More...

Vacation Photos

Take Your Thousand Oaks Acorn on Vacation

How to submit:  E-mail your vacation photo as a .jpg attachment only to vacation@theacorn.com. Include name, address, phone number and a brief description of the scene. More...