August 25, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Newbury Park man found guilty of using deadly force against police

A Newbury Park man is facing up to eight years in prison for actions he took while attempting to flee from Ventura County sheriff’s deputies in March. More...

Health & Wellness

Health Briefs

T.O. man on board of autism nonprofit   More...

Center puts kids on the right path

Wearing a black ruffled dress and shiny silver sandals, 3-yearold Madisyn Doman runs around the multipurpose room at the Simi Valley Senior Center, giggling with glee.  More...

Dining & Entertainment

Reagan’s son has gift of gab

BOOK SIGNING—Above, Former T.O. Planning Commissioner Al Adam laughs as Michael Reagan, son of Ronald Reagan, signs a copy of his book at Vom Fass in Thousand Oaks on Thursday. More...

Artists hosting free reception

The artists of the Doyon Studio and Gallery will host a reception for their exhibit.  Splash 2011 “Land Forms” from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Fri., Sept. More...

Art guild meeting includes oil painting demonstration

The Westlake Village Art Guild will meet Tues., Sept. 6 at the Los Robles Greens West Ballroom, 299 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks.  Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with dinner served at 6 p.m.  More...

Sports

Trio earn bragging rights in putting contest

STEADY HANDS—Richard Luke, left, Lee Bates and Mary Ann Harris were the top three finishers in the 2011 putting competition at University Village, a retirement community in Thousand Oaks. More...

La Reina volleyball team embraces expectations

The Regents have a good thing going.  La Reina’s volleyball team has secured 17 league titles in 18 seasons, including a dominating run last fall. The girls are gearing up for another stellar season.  More...

Making their move

Marmonte League preview: Boys’ water polo

The Marmonte League for boys’ water polo is loaded like Frank Drebin’s revolver in “The Naked Gun.” The league’s dangerous and ridiculously good. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

PRETTY AND SMART— Princess is a 4-year-old terrier mix. She loves water and a good belly rub. Princess is sweet, alert and knows basic commands. More...

Labradoodle lovers descend on Malibu

The 10th annual Southern California Labradoodle Romp and Picnic will be Sat., Sept. 10 on the grounds of a private estate in Malibu. Owners of Labradooles and Goldendoodles, along with their pets, are welcome.  More...

Faith

Set yourself free from the weight of hate

“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.”  — Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.   With the dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C., on Aug. More...

New rabbi welcomed to temple Author ponders America’s love for meat

Rabbi Jonathan Scott Hanish joined Temple Kol Tikvah in Woodland Hills on July 1 after spending the past few years at Kehillat Israel in the Pacific Palisades.  The temple’s rabbinic search committee evaluated more than 35 resumes and inte More...

9/11 survivor to speak Sept. 11

A survivor of the 9/11 terrorist attack on the Twin Towers in New York City will speak during the 9 and 10:30 a.m. worship services on Sun., Sept. 11 at Life Spring Community Church, 5384 Kazuko Court, Moorpark.  More...

Motoring

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...

Hot rods coming to harbor

Channel Islands Harbor will host the Ventura Vintage Rods Harbor Run 21 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sun., Sept. 11 at Harborview Park.  More than 250 classic cars from 1975 and earlier will be on display. More...

Columns

Nate ’n Al

Like songs and scents, food can take us back in time.  We remember friends who, like ourselves, enjoy a particular food. We recall the fine points of favorite restaurants. More...

Editorials

The ABCs of back to school

With summer gone in a flash, students went back to classes this week in Conejo Valley Unified School District.  Three issues come to mind when the topic of schools comes to the table: the cost of education, the safety of students and the health More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

City sued over Lakes angled parking

A Thousand Oaks man told the Acorn on Tuesday he never authorized an attorney to sue the city for failing to provide disabled parking in front of The Lakes shopping center. More...

Who’s at the top of the heap

A look at city hall’s highest salaries

Thousand Oaks’ five highest paid public employees make an average of $196,824 a year in salary, a number that’s in line with what neighboring cities of comparable size pay.  More...

Community

Come to the Conejo: Cities working on plan to attract visitors

Area wants to see boost in tourism

Local business interests would like to market the Conejo Valley as a tourism attraction for California, the nation—even the world.  More...

Breakfast will salute women in the military

The Thousand Oaks Branch of AAUW (formerly known as American Association of University Women) will host its annual fall breakfast at 8 a.m. Sat., Sept. 10 at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza, 880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. More...

Westlake High School graduate killed by lightning strike while in Costa Rica

Occupational therapist was on vacation when she was caught in storm

Jennifer King loved a new adventure. “Why not?” she would always ask. “ She had the perfect philosophy of life,” said Christina Rivera, King’s partner. More...

Calendar

Calendar

THURS., AUG. 25  Library Book Sale  5 to 7 p.m. at Woodland Hills Library, 22200 Ventura Blvd. 1:30 to 5 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Adult and children’s books, collectibles, tapes, CDs, videos. More...

Schools

Oaks Christian students help fulfill Simi child’s Make-A-Wish dream

Thomas Johnson, 6, got up close and personal with much of the animal kingdom last week as he made visits to the San Diego Zoo, the Wild Animal Park and Sea World.  More...

Mural made to honor school’s 40th birthday

ANNIVERSARY ART— Westlake Elementary School students and parents pose with muralist David Legaspi beside one of 10 unfinished murals at the school on Aug. 18. More...

Golf event benefits N.P. Academy

Newbury Park Academy will host the 18th annual Fall Golf Classic at 8 a.m. Mon., Aug. More...

Business

N.P. dojo still kicking after 10 years

Newbury Park Martial Arts Center will celebrate its 10th year in the Conejo Valley with a To-Shin Do Martial Arts Seminar Friday through Sunday, Sept. 9 through 11, at the center, 1111 Rancho Conejo Blvd., Newbury Park, across from Amgen.  More...

Business leaders will talk social networking

Three social media experts who’ve used Facebook, Twitter and other platforms to successfully promote large and small businesses will speak at the first event in California Lutheran University’s 2011-12 Corporate Leaders Breakfast Series f More...

Police

Police chase down alleged liquor thieves

Two men were arrested Tuesday after they allegedly stole $1,100 worth of premium liquor from Total Wine and More, 394 N. More...

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park  A woman, 35, was cited for breaking the rear window of a vehicle in the first block of Albion Place July 14. More...

Family

Fathers and daughters can compete in makeshift boat race

Miller Y sponsors Rain Gutter Regatta

The YMCAs in the Conejo Valley are inviting fathers and their children to free events in September to learn about Y Indian Guides and Princesses.  •A “Rain Gutter Regatta” and picnic will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. Sun., Sept. More...

Local Scouts whip Mount Whitney

CLIMB CONQUERED—A group of Boy Scouts from Troop 716 in Thousand Oaks recently completed a six-night, 60-mile round trip from Horseshoe Meadows Campground near Lone Pine, Calif., to the top of More...

SERVING IN UNIFORM

Navy Seaman Recruit Pak S. Wu recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.  Wu is a 2008 graduate of Thousand Oak High School.  Navy Seaman Recruit Jeffrey D. Bojorquez recently completed U.S. More...

Letters

A different look at the Amazon debate

Regarding the Acorn’s Aug. More...

Bridges article gave wrong impression

The Acorn’s article of Aug. 11 titled “Bridges Charter eyes fresh start, Park Oaks parent still smarting” contained serious factual errors.  More...

Newbury Park flag should fly again

I would like to thank Mr. Hellebrand for his comments in the Aug. More...