June 9, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

4 Westlake High students expelled from school, charged with felonies

Students admitted to causing damage

Four Westlake High School students have been expelled and charged with felonies after allegedly breaking windows at the school’s newly renovated theater and trashing a classroom last month, according to a Thousand Oaks police detective.  More...

Health & Wellness

Couple’s story acts as a cautionary tale regarding carbon monoxide poisoning

For months Oak Forest Mobile Estates resident Fran Entin, 85, dismissed the light-headedness she often felt after her morning showers. More...

Skaters show their skills

SKATING COMPETITION—Newbury Park residents Aaron Yant, 11, at left, and Benjamin Bass, 5, below, participate in the ninth annual Borchard Park Skate Contest on June 4. More...

Learn to read hospital bills at free seminar

Victoria Warner, patient access services director at Los Robles Hospital, will give a program on “Why is My Hospital Bill so High?” from 9 to 10 a.m. More...

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THURS., JUNE 9  Moorpark Morning Rotary Club  7 to 8 a.m. at Grinder restaurant, corner of Los Angeles and Moorpark avenues, Moorpark. No-host breakfast. Guest speakers. Phone: 805.300.2731 Cont act: Lilly Canterbury Email: lillian. c. More...

Schools

Student misbehavior putting bad spin on the start to summer break

The recent vandalism at Westlake High School and the serious injury of a Thousand Oaks High School student after she participated in a prank are examples of the bad behavior that often marks the end of high school for seniors and the beginning of sum More...

Adventist Academy grads at an advantage

Parochial school students celebrate their achievements

GRATEFUL GRAD— Newbury Park Adventist Academy graduate Thao Thu Vo takes her diploma and embraces principal Harold Crook dur i ng commencement on Sunday. More...

Student from Kosovo inspired to help her countrymen

It may be an understatement to say Liburna Deva overcame insurmountable odds to graduate from Newbury Park Adventist Academy on Sunday.  Life for Liburna, a native of the war-torn Republic of Kosovo, took a dramatic turn in 2009: She was one of More...

Business

Thousand Oaks Farmers Market will mark 20 years at June 16 celebration

The Thousand Oaks Farmers Market will celebrate its 20th anniversary on Thurs., June 16 during the regular market hours of 2 to 6 p.m. at The Oaks mall east end parking lot at Wilbur Road and W. Thousand Oaks Boulevard. More...

Expo drew SCOREs of business people

More than 700 new and established entrepreneurs attended the recent Free Seminars and Business Expo at the Oxnard Performing Arts Center, sponsored by the Ventura County Chapter of SCORE to celebrate its 40th anniversary.  More...

Hollywood Storage collecting toiletries for tornado victims

Hollywood Storage Center is collecting toiletries for victims of the Joplin, Mo., tornado.  Toiletry donations will be accepted seven days a week from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the center, 3425 Old Conejo Road, Newbury Park.  More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park  A burglary and attempted burglary occurred between April 15 and May 28 in the 600 block of Paseo la Perla.  Property was stolen from a vehicle between May 26 and 27 in the 600 block of San Mateo Circle. More...

Police make arrest in N.P. burglary case

An arrest has been made in connection with the March 8 robbery of a Newbury Park home.  On March 8, thieves broke into a home in the 500 block of Jenny Drive while the residents were away. More...

Family

Crafting cranes to show they care

Schools join forces to raise funds for Japan

Los Angeles filmmaker Darrell Miho took a little of the Conejo Valley with him when he flew to Japan on Sunday.  More...

Bump, set, spike this summer

Registration is underway for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Conejo & Las Virgenes Summer Volleyball Camps for children ages 9 and up.  Sessions will be from 9 a.m. to noon Mon. More...

Learn Winter Olympic sport of curling

The SoCal Curling Club will host a curling open house at 7 p.m., Sat., June 11 at the Easy Street Ice Arena, 131 W. More...

Letters

Cartoon: a missed opportunity

The bicycle-truck crash cartoon on May 26 was in bad taste and completely useless for the safety of both motorists and cyclists riding side by side on Lynn Road.  More...

Bicycle safety no laughing matter

The Acorn recently published a cartoon depicting a truck knocking off cyclists on Lynn Road as if it were a video game. The consensus among those in, and beyond, the bicycling community is that the cartoon was in poor taste and offensive. More...

Sketch had no place in the paper

The May 26 editorial cartoon of a truck running over two cyclists was not editorial at all. It was straight vengeance and vitriolic, suggesting killing someone you don’t like.  This has no place in a community newspaper. More...

Impacts are ‘significant,’ ‘unavoidable’

Report outlines effects of Thousand Oaks Boulevard improvements

A plan by business owners to reshape the face of Thousand Oaks Boulevard would significantly impede traffic flow at several major intersections, according to an environmental impact report released last week.  More...

So-called ‘boyfriend bandit’ behind bars

A Thousand Oaks man has been arrested in connection with a series of burglaries that occurred over the past year and a half.  David Benavidez was arrested June 3 on felony charges that include residential burglary, grand theft and possession of More...

Community

New Social Security office now open

HOME BASE—Employees of the Social Security Administration office celebrate the grand opening of their new facility in Thousand Oaks on June 3. The office, at 322 E. More...

Abby’s next big adventure

Friday is the one-year anniversary of her dramatic ocean rescue

Among the Conejo Valley students who will be receiving their high school diplomas this month is one Abigail Jillian Sunderland. The world knows her by another name: Abby. More...

Community Briefs

Stagecoach hosts Pioneer Jamboree   More...

Dining & Entertainment

Comedian coming to T.O. library

Comedian and actor Shelley Berman will lecture on “Comedy and Its Reflections in History: A seriously funny look at American humor” at 2 p.m. Sun., June 26 at the Grant Brimhall Library, 1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

The MOVIE Nut

“Midnight in Paris”  Rated: PG-13   Excuse me, but I feel profundity coming on.  More...

Audition call

The award- winning Vent ura County Master Cho- rale Children’s Choir will have auditions on Fri., June 17.  Membership in the choirs is by audition only.  The choirs are for children ages 6 and 7, 8 to 11, and 12 and up.  A home- More...

Sports

Lions leave no doubt who’s No. 1

Softball squad caps 30-win season with section banner

The entire evening was more of a coronation than a championship contest.  Donning their patented postseason sparkly eye-black and packing enough punch at the plate to power the Griswold family Christmas tree, Oaks Christian’s softball team More...

MLB teams load up on local ballplayers

There’s a feeling of euphoria and relief when athletes get selected in the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.  Multiple local stars are smiling after the three-day draft wrapped up Wednesday.  Sean Gilmartin of Moorpark le More...

Soccer stars have Olympic dreams

Soccer is the world’s biggest sport.  In Southern California, it’s kind of a big deal, too.  Seven local girls’ soccer players were named to Cal South’s U.S. More...

Pets

Dog show and walk offer red carpet event for mixed breed canines

The annual Nuts for Mutts Walk and Dog Show will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. More...

Pet of the Week

READY TO GO—Han Solo is a 2-year-old German shepherd. Han Solo is sweet, affectionate, loyal and protective. More...

Faith

Catholic church charity drive to help 28 agencies

St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church in Westlake Village helped stock the shelves of 28 charities in Los Angeles and Ventura counties through Project Response, an outreach ministry established at the church in 2000.  More...

Moorpark UMC pastor has many responsibilites: ‘preach, teach, marry, bury’

The Rev. Stephen Meadors, pastor of Moorpark United Methodist Church, did not always feel being a pastor was his calling.  “I had no intention of coming in the ministry,” said Meadors. More...

The Art of Being

Stepping into the mystery of ‘I don’t know’

“Part of a commitment to living in the mystery more of the time means learning to become more comfortable swimming in a sea of questions rather than standing rigidly on islands of concrete beliefs, especially about things that are beyond our ca More...

Motoring

July shutdown of 405 Freeway will affect drivers across the region

Local drivers planning to head south to Los Angeles in mid-July should beware of the 405 Freeway.  Motorists will face a sluggish commute when the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority shuts down both directions of the busy in 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...

Editorials

A little more sizzle to go with that steak

Change simply for the sake of change is rarely a good thing.  Change made to achieve a positive result is a different matter.  More...

Political Cartoon

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