July 14, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Scary moment at Miller Y run ends well

Group of runners quickly came to victim’s aid

Just minutes into the annual Miller Family YMCA 5K Run/Walk on July 4, at around 7:45 a.m., Doug Noonan saw a man running ahead of him collapse. More...

Health & Wellness

Patients join in celebration to recognize Level II trauma center’s first year

Los Robles ER handles East County’s most serious victims

A March car crash left Vanessa Maynard with a torn aorta, lacerated liver, punctured lungs, broken ribs, multiple fractures and a bruised brain—injuries that could have caused her death or permanent disability.  But the 51-year-old Camaril More...

Healthcare doesn’t have to cost arm, leg

Conejo Free Clinic offers comprehensive care to the uninsured

Karen Wilber has diabetes. The Camarillo resident was worried about her high glucose numbers, but without insurance she didn’t know where to go.  A friend referred her to the Conejo Free Clinic in Thousand Oaks.  More...

Mosquito season really bites

With summer bringing about more outdoor and evening activities, the Ventura County Environmental Health Division advises the public to take precautions to protect against mosquito bites.  Standing water combined with the warmer weather creates a More...

Calendar

Calendar

The Acorn’s guide to what’s going on

THURS., JULY 14  Conejo Gem & Mineral Club   More...

Schools

OCHS student named top entrepreneur

Creates miniature skateboards

Dillon Morgan has the business world beckoning.  In recognition of his work as founder of Z shred, a leading seller of custom miniature skateboards in the United States, the 18-year-old Oaks Christian graduate was recently named the 2011 Young E More...

Panther wins national award

NPHS student wins prize for citizenship

Sze Yin “Eunice” Ng, a junior at Newbury Park High School, has received the national Alexander Hamilton Citizenship Achievement Award for superior citizenship and achievement.  The awards are given annually by the Alexander Hamilton More...

Masses turn out to run for Miller Y

INDEPENDENCE RUN— Hundreds of runners and walkers, above, take off from the starting line at the Miller Family YMCA of Newbury Park’s first Independence Day 5K Run/Walk and Car Show. More...

Business

Area businesses plan for a natural disaster

The Ventura County Economic Development Association (VCEDA) has received a State Homeland Security sub-grant for $66,821 to develop a business disaster recovery program.  VCEDA is bringing together business, government and local resources to dev More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

LONE DOG—Sarah is a 3-year-old Labrador mix. Sarah is sweet, athletic and affectionate. She loves to play ball and have her tummy rubbed. More...

Faith

Jobs ministry revived at St. Max

Unemployment causes church to take action

With the economy still in crisis, the employment ministry at St. More...

Obituaries

Roger E. Jones

Roger E. Jones, age 64, of Oak Park, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, July 5. Roger was born March 3, 1947 in Lockport, NY and has been a resident of California since 1978. He was Vice President of Chivarolli and Associates for 18 years. More...

Letters

July 4 concert no place for politics

On July 4 my wife and I attended the pops concert at Conejo Community Park. Thanks to the park district and the sponsors who provide the wonderful Summer Concert in the Park series.  More...

Also upset over building at CLU

I had an opportunity to read the recent letter to the editor written by Joe Castruita that offered his opinion on the new architecture at CLU. Joe, I agree wholeheartedly with your comments.   More...

University is excellent neighbor

Having lived in the city of Thousand Oaks for over 40 years and as an alumna of California Lutheran University, let me say that I respectfully disagree with Mr. More...

Editorials

We’re with the cities

Late last month, Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law legislation that will require more than 400 redevelopment agencies across the state to disband unless their respective municipalities agree to pay millions in future fees. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Avoid the canyons at all costs

405 closure begins tomorrow night

Plan ahead, avoid the area or stay home.  That’s the message public safety officials are sending to drivers on the eve of the 10-mile, 53-hour closure of the 405 Freeway between the 101 and 10 this weekend for demolition work on the Mulhol More...

Plans for new school facility ‘in jeopardy’

School was to rely heavily on redevelopment funds

The Conejo Valley Unified School District’s plan to fund the construction of a new school building without touching its general fund has hit a snag. Along with the state budget package approved last month, Gov. More...

Community

Man shot by TOPD in critical but stable condition at Los Robles

A 49-year-old Thousand Oaks man remains in intensive care after being shot Saturday by a Thousand Oaks police officer.  More...

Treasured photo collection now a permanent part of T.O. history

Photographer captured transformation of the Conejo from ranches to suburbia

Thousand Oaks recently bought a slice of its history as reflected in 40 years of photographs taken by longtime resident Ed Lawrence. More...

What it means to be a match

TOHS grad, sailor donated bone marrow in April

When Petty Officer Sean Kriloff was a young boy, visits to his grandfather’s house near San Diego’s naval bases piqued his interest and foreshadowed his future. More...

Dining & Entertainment

Islands acts will jam for Tropical Daze

The third annual Tropical Daze Summer Music Festival will run from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat. and Sun., July 23 and 24 at the Thousand Oaks Community Center, 2525 N. More...

Date set for Taste of Conejo

The second annual Taste of Conejo will be from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Tues., Sept. 27 at the Westlake Four Seasons Hotel, Two Dole Drive. Last year’s debut attracted 92 vendors and more than 1,000 guests. More...

Swashbucklers can delight in Ventura’s Pirate Days

There be blustering buccaneers blowing into the Ventura Harbor Village for the sixth annual Pirate Days from 1 to 4 p.m. Sat. More...

Sports

Lethal weapon

Oaks Christian grad Owusu, now a senior at Stanford, is a key cog in college football’s most explosive offense

The game breaker is ready for a breakout season.  Chris Owusu is primed to run wild in the Pac-12 and beyond.  An incoming senior wide receiver and kick returner for the Stanford University football team, Owusu will be an integral part of a More...

Newbury Park PONY Baseball ready for regional tournament

For the first time in league history, Newbury Park PONY Baseball is playing host to a sanctioned regional All-Star tournament.  More than 35 teams are scheduled to compete in five divisions beginning today at Dos Vientos Community Park.  De More...

Former English Premier League executive to speak in Westlake

A titan in the international soccer community will make a special visit to the Conejo Valley.  Rick Parry, who was instrumental in creating the English Premier League and leading Liverpool Football Club as chief executive, will share his insight More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park  Property was stolen from a trailer at Conejo Center Drive, south of Rancho Conejo Boulevard, between May 31 and June 1 and reported July 1. More...

Alleged car burglars corralled in Oxnard

Stolen property reportedly found in home

Three Oxnard residents have been arrested in connection with vehicle burglaries that have taken place in Thousand Oaks. More...

Family

Cabrillo Music Theatre gets family-friendlier

Cabrillo Music Theatre gave a sneak preview of its 2011-12 season last Friday evening as part of Westlake Village’s summer TGIF music series.  More...

OpenBorders has shows for families

Weekend entry is free until 5 p.m.

The OpenBorders Festival features children’s entertainment with “Once on this Island Jr.” at 2 p.m. Sat. and Sun., July 23 and 24, and two 45-minute shows, “Razzle Bam Boom” at 2 p.m. More...

Children can audition for Master Chorale

Auditions for the Master Chorale Children’s Choir and the boys’ choir will take place on Fri., July 15.  The choirs are for ages 6 to 18.  The children’s choirs are associated with the Master Chorale of Ventura County.&nbs More...

Columns

At The Library

The Thousand Oaks Library System presents these free events.  The Grant Brimhall Library is at 1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. The Newbury Park Library is at 2331 Borchard Road.  For more information, call (805) 449-2660.  More...

THE OTHER Side of 50

Pairing food, wine and seniors

One reason I am happy to write this particular column is that I love good food, good wine . . . and seniors.  My professional life revolves around boomers and seniors, but I’ve been a foodie since I was a kid.  More...