September 8, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Latest test results a mixed bag for CVUSD

Most schools in Conejo Valley Unified School District met state proficiency goals in the recently released Growth Academic Performance Index (API) results. The scores, released Aug. More...

Health & Wellness

Nonprofit’s hope: no one should die alone

Group is opening a free residential care home in T.O. for terminally ill

What happens to the terminally ill person without a home or family? Teresa Wolf, a registered nurse who’s spent 11 years giving hospice care, knows the most likely answer. More...

Lynn bike lane receives safety grant despite critics’ claims it’s unsafe

Some residents have requested a bike path instead

Bolstered by a $450,000 state grant the city received last month, Thousand Oaks will press ahead this year with plans to start building a $1.9-million bike lane along parts of Lynn Road, despite some criticism that it will be unsafe.  More...

Wellness Community picks new board members

Lorne Label, Jim Martin and Vinca Russell were recently elected to the Wellness Community Valley/Ventura board of directors.  More...

Calendar

Calendar

THURS., SEPT. 8 MOMSnext 9:15 to 11:30 a.m. at Living Oaks Community Church, 1033 Business Center Circle, Newbury Park. Brunch, guest speaker. For mothers with children of all ages. RSVP requested. Phone: 805.376.1800. More...

Schools

School districts dispute grand jury report about bus safety

Study called into question crash reporting methods

Local school district officials disagree with a recent report from the Ventura County grand jury that suggests the county office of education should maintain safety records and statistics on school buses.  More...

High School HI*LIGHTS

Newbury Park Panthers Fri., Sept. 9: FHA Hero cookbook sales campaign through Fri., Sept. 30/7 to 7:30 a.m. Sat., Sept. 10: FHA Hero executive council meeting/9 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

College night will feature highly selective schools

The guidance department at La Reina High School will offer a free highly selective college admissions night at 7 p.m. Wed., Sept. 14 in the school cafeteria, 106 W. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park  A man made annoying telephone calls, demanding money from residents in the 700 block of Danvers Circle between July 20 and Aug. 29. More...

Faith

Faith Briefs

Emmanuel boasts music ministry   Emmanuel Presbyterian Church will kick off the school year with its new music ministry campaign, “Tune My Heart to Sing.”  More...

Motoring

Thousand Oaks DMV will reopen in October after four-month closure

Delivery delay pushed opening date back 2 weeks

Thousand Oaks residents could be taking driving tests and renewing their driver’s licenses or vehicle registrations at the local Department of Motor Vehicles by next month.  The T. O. More...

Letters

Hooters is more than a restaurant

I appreciate and indeed share the “awkward” feeling that the Acorn editor experienced in highlighting the adult-themed “debate de jour” that is the opening of a Hooters here in our hometown of Thousand Oaks.  More...

Gallegly: Careful what you wish for

In regard to Congressman Elton Gallegly’s support of E-Verify (guest opinion, Acorn, Sept. 1): Who will pick your food, Mr. Gallegly? How much do you want to pay for your food?  More...

Not easy getting around T.O.

Your article on the Thousand Oaks bus route (Acorn, Aug. 25) change did not contain the problem with the Greenline No. 2, which goes only within the city of Thousand Oaks.  More...

Editorials

We all remember that fateful day 10 years ago

Sunday will mark 10 years since the attacks of 9/11.  A decade after Islamic terrorists flew hijacked planes into the World Trade Center towers and the Pentagon, and United Flight 93 went down near Shanksville, Pa., it’s still difficult to More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Are you ready for some football?

RUN, RUN, RUN—Dorian Ruh, a member of the Westlake Braves Junior 1 Orange team, finds daylight during last Saturday’s game against Simi Valley at Westlake High School. More...

Two longtime city hall department heads announce plans to retire

The city will lose two top administrators in December.  Connie Hickman, human resources director, and Tom Mitze, director of cultural affairs, announced recently they will retire on Dec. More...

City out of negotiations for auto mall properties

If the Thousand Oaks Auto Mall dealerships want to proceed with their multimilliondollar plan to increase parking at the 54-acre car shopping site, it looks as if they’ll have to close the deal on their own.  More...

Community

New water tank will improve service but increase rates for customers of Cal Water

Recently completed tank may lead to 9 percent higher rate

A new 4-million-gallon water tank near Sunnyhill Street in North Ranch will improve system reliability, increase water pressure and enhance fire protection, said California Water Service Company officials last week.  But the new tank will also m More...

‘We’re going up there to see if we can do some good’

Local firefighters remember a friend who lost his life trying to save others on 9/11

On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, the chief of New York City Fire Department Battalion 49, John Michael Moran, entered the inferno of the World Trade Center’s South Tower.  More...

Freedom Walk will begin at Reagan Library

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and MilitaryConnection.com will host the sixth annual Simi Valley Freedom Walk on Sun., Sept. 11, starting at the library, 40 Presidential Drive.  The event will remember the victims of Sept. More...

Dining & Entertainment

Elton of past, Ringo of future

SUMMER SEND-OFF—Kenny Metcalf, above, of the tribute band Elton-The Early Years, mans the piano during a Labor Day performance at Conejo Community Park on Monday. More...

Radio club offers wave of information

The Conejo Valley Amateur Radio Club will sponsor a General Class License course for the second of three U.S. amateur radio licenses.  The class will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. Fridays from Sept. 9 through Dec. More...

Simi Valley festival includes fair, 10K run

The Simi Valley Fair and Music Festival will take place from Sept. More...

Sports

Launch party

Marmonte League overview: Girls’ golf

The Marmonte League girls’ golf season has hit the fairway.  All eight high school programs began league competition last week.  Thousand Oaks is the defending Marmonte champion and the heavy favorite to repeat as firstplace finishers More...

Send us your surf photos

The Acorn Newspapers wants to see your surf photos from last week’s all-time south swell.  Email your best surf shot to sports editor Stephen Dorman at sdorman@theacorn.com for possible publication in our papers.  More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

PAWFECT— Sandy is a 6-year-old male Labrador mix. Sandy likes to play fetch and take walks, and he behaves well on a leash. More...

Raccoon caught red-handed

CLOSE THE LID ON RASCALS— A raccoon hops a fence after it was surprised by a photographer who interrupted the critter’s infiltration of a trash can in Newbury Park. More...

Family

Parent coach to give seminar in WLV

The public is invited to hear psychologist and parent coach Timothy Smith present his seminar “The Relaxed Parent: Helping your Kids Do More as You Do Less” from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sat., Oct. More...

Breaking bread with the animals

HERE, DUCKIE—Thousand Oaks residents Andres Pantoja, 9, and Angel Pantoja, 7, above, and Oxnard residents Destiny Hernandez, 9, and Naomi Stewart, 7, at right, feed the ducks at the pond at Con More...

Learn to be an English tutor

Laubach Literacy of Ventura County will offer a free workshop to train volunteers as English as a Second Language tutors of adults.  The workshop will take place on two Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 24 and from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. More...

Columns

At The Library

The Thousand Oaks Library System will present the following free events. T he Grant Brimhall Library is at 1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

J. Hamilton Wines

Passionate about wine and eager to share his knowledge of wine blending with the public, John Hamilton opened J. More...