April 14, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Council gets behind new sign design

Will a new monument sign for the Thousand Oaks Auto Mall have an LED component? The question remains unanswered because a majority of the City Council did not reveal how they would vote on the issue during the council’s April 12 study session. More...

Health & Wellness

Ventura County ranks as 17th healthiest in California

Study released in March

Ventura County is the 17th healthiest county in the state of California, according to the recently released national 2011 County Health Rankings report.  More...

Eye on the Conejo

Nursing home alternative

Adults with elderly parents who are frail can help them continue living at home, even if their mental or physical health is deteriorating.  It’s important for baby boomers to know about things like this. More...

An evolution in independent living

HELPFUL SYSTEM— Jim Alexander, CEO of Evolution Independent Living, demonstrates the brain exercise feature on the GrandCare System. More...

Calendar

Datebook

THURS., APRIL 14  IWOSC Writers Group   More...

Schools

College grads face their toughest tests: Finding a job

Three residents share their story

Employment statistics took a turn for the better in March as employers nationwide added more than 210,000 jobs and unemployment dropped to 8.8 percent.  Yet prospects remain bleak for recent college graduates who must compete against older worke More...

Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Month

Known for her creative projects, Karen Guzman, a sixthgrader and member of the Colina Boys & Girls Club of Conejo & Las Virgenes, was recently named Youth of the Month.  Karen, 11, was selected for her exemplary work at the club in addit More...

Preschool applications due

Conejo Valley Neighborhood for Learning is accepting applications for the state subsidized preschool starting in September at Park Oaks Elementary School, 1335 Calle Bouganvilla; Conejo Elementary School, 280 Conejo School Road; and the Neighborhood More...

Business

Network with JNET

Business professionals can network within the growing community of Jewish business people, professionals, tradespeople and corporate executives at JNET, a nonprofit, from 7 to 9 p.m. More...

Wine store shares wealth with American Cancer Society

Total Wine & More donated $5,000 to the American Cancer Society of Ventura County and $5,000 to Casa Pacifica during the grand-opening ribbon-cutting on April 7 at the new store location in the Best Buy Plaza in Thousand Oaks.  More...

Four Seasons has new general manager

An experienced leader with Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts since 1994, Michael Newcombe has been named the new general manager at the Westlake Village Four Seasons.  In addition to leading the 500 employees and all operations of the 270-room hot More...

Faith

The Art of Being

The lesson is, the more a person offends me, the deeper the trigger point lies within myself.

“Projection always hides a feeling you don’t want to look at. More...

St. Jude offers senior trip

All seniors are invited to join the St. Jude Catholic Church senior group for a day trip to the Autry Heritage Museum on Wed., April 20.  The group will depart at 10:30 a.m. More...

Calvary Chapel rents out Kavli Theatre for Easter

Calvary Chapel Thousand Oaks Godspeak and Calvary Chapel Skyline will host an Easter celebration at 10 a.m. Sun., April 24 in the Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. More...

Family

Free health screenings will be offered to first 100 women

Event is this Saturday in T.O.

The Conejo Free Clinic will hold its ninth annual free Women’s Health Fair for underinsured and uninsured women from 8 a.m. to noon Sat., April 16 at Kaiser Permanente, 365 E. More...

Raise funds selling tickets to CV Days

School PTAs, booster clubs and nonprofit organizations will have the opportunity to raise money by preselling entry passes and ride tickets for the 55th annual Conejo Valley Days on May 4 through 8 at Conejo Creek Park South in Thousand Oaks.  A More...

Families to gather for picnic

Conejo Valley Neighborhood for Learning will present the fifth annual Celebrate the Family picnic from noon to 3:30 p.m. Sat., April 30 at Thousand Oaks Community Park, 2525 N. More...

Editorials

Time to find a compromise

As the debate over the Thousand Oaks Auto Mall sign extends into its eighth month, it appears some opponents of the proposal need a reminder of what it means to compromise.  More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Newbury Park suffers string of anti- Semitic acts

Newbury Park has been hit with a rash of anti-Semitic acts of vandalism in the past four weeks, police said.  In four incidents since March, the Acorn has learned vandals scrawled swastikas and hate-themed religious or racial words on buildings More...

School district, city near agreement on land sale

Proposal is part of plan to relocate C.V. High School

As one Conejo Valley school closes, another may find a new home.  The school district is considering buying one property and selling two others, all in hopes of relocating Conejo Valley High School to a new building next to the district offices More...

Community

18-year-old dies in late-night car crash

Police aren’t saying what caused fatal accident

A Newbury Park teen was killed earlier this month when the vehicle he was driving slammed into a pole and a tree, police said. Tobias Wilson, 18, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident that happened April 1 at about 11:30 p.m. More...

Citizens urged to drop off unwanted prescriptions

April 30 is National Prescription Drug Take- Back Day.  In an effort to deter the abuse and improper destruction of prescription drugs, stations within the Ventura County Sheriff’s jurisdiction in collaboration with the Federal Drug Enforc More...

Know your planning commissioners

She’s involved in everything

This is the third of four installments profiling the newest members of the Thousand Oaks Planning Commission. More...

Dining & Entertainment

Newbury Park teens win beauty pageant

SASH AND CROWN— Allison Bowman, right, a resident of Moorpark, was recently named Miss Ventura County International 2012 at the sixth annual Miss and Teen Ventura County International pageant h More...

Teens will take trip to Magic Mountain

The Thousand Oaks Teen Center will host a trip for teens age 12 to 17 to Six Flags Magic Mountain from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. More...

Berry festival to host recipe contest

Winners will be picked during annual event

Community members are invited to submit recipes for the 28th annual California Strawberry Festival Berry Blast-Off contest. More...

Sports

T.O. Titans host sign-ups

The last sign-up date for Thousand Oaks Titans youth football and cheerleading will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., April 30 at Draught’s Pizza (formerly Stuft Pizza), 398 N. More...

Winter sparkles in spring

La Reina senior a track, softball star

Hanna Winter thrives during the spring.  The La Reina senior is a standout track and field athlete. She’s also a dynamo in softball, another spring sport.  More...

Football players graded on character

A group of local high school football players have been honored with National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Scholar-Athlete awards.  Each year seniors are recognized who exhibit outstanding football performance, a team attitude, a More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

HAPPY TO SEE YOU— Violet is a 5-year-old corgi mix. She is energetic, happy and engaging but needs a good yard with a fence and would like to be the only dog in the house. More...

Police

Taking it to the streets

On a recent Friday morning, Senior Dep. Billy Hutton climbed off his siren-equipped bicycle to enter a dry cleaner’s on Thousand Oaks Boulevard. More...

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park  A lawn mower was stolen March 22 from the 3000 block of Deer Valley Avenue.  A man, 40, was arrested March 30 for using false identification or citizenship in the 2300 block of Borchard Road. More...

Obituaries

Lynn Elizabeth Zeigler

Rock On!   More...

Konrad Schneidau

Konrad Schneidau went to be with his Lord March 22, 2011. He was born in Los Angeles on April 16, 1925. He leaves his wife, Grace, and his 3 sons: Victor Edward Schneidau, William Howard von Schneidau and Robert Alan von Schneidau. More...

Motoring

DMV closing for 5 months

Beginning April 28, residents wishing to obtain a driver’s license or renew vehicle registration must go to Simi Valley or another city. More...

Letters

Board shouldn’t play blame game

I read the March 31 Acorn article about the school board’s vote to close Park Oaks with great incredulity. For the past few weeks, the articles regarding this vote quoted Mr. More...

Help the cause, don’t stand in way

With sadness I read the letter about joining the tea party people to protest the debt in our country. These are the same people who cause dissension and offer no solutions.  You pay taxes to preserve our great country. More...

Stop giving in to D.C.’s demands

The deficit keeps mounting and they are just tinkering with tiny reductions in Washington. What kind of future will our teenagers have? 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...