September 15, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Open space agency open for comment

Public asked to provide input for future planning

The government agency responsible for protecting thousands of acres of undeveloped land from construction in Thousand Oaks wants public input on its plans for the future.  The Conejo Open Space Conservation Agency will hold a public workshop at More...

Health & Wellness

Health Briefs

Y starts program for cancer survivors   More...

Documentary on ‘The Future of Food’ will be shown

Volunteers affiliated with the Institute for Responsible Technology will show Deborah Koons Garcia’s awardwinning documentary “The Future of Food” at 7 p. m. Thurs., Sept. 22 at the Goebel Senior Center, 1385 E. More...

The secret

When everyone and everything in life fails, as it will, your dedication and commitment to loving your partner will sustain you

In a grove near my home stand two oak trees. They are huge, towering 40 feet up and nearly that broad.  One is a black oak, and the other is a coast live oak.  The interesting part is that, at the base, they have grown completely together. More...

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THURS., SEPT. 15  Spirit Of Community Partnership Awards  11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Serra Center, 5205 Upland Road, Camarillo. United Way presents awards to community leaders. $60 includes lunch. Phone: 805.485.6288. More...

Schools

CLU’s new football stadium not ready in time for home opener

Construction of Cal Lutheran’s $8.9-million William Rolland Stadium has been delayed. The football team’s Sept. 17 home game against Pacific Lutheran University will be played at Moorpark College.  More...

How parents can help

Superintendent’s column

Another exciting school year is underway in Conejo Valley Unified School District, with back-to-school nights scheduled across the community over the next two weeks.  At this time of year, parents frequently ask, “What can I do to support More...

Fundraising can be fun

SCRUB-A-DUB-DUB—Thousand Oaks High School freshmen Tia Liu and Avery Barshay, above, laugh when a sponge gets stuck on a windshield during a car wash to raise money for the TOHS Lancer Band last More...

Business

Sky’s the limit for new pilots

An expected need for new pilots in the near future is good news for people with a fondness for flying, including recent Camarillo High School graduate Sebastian Hansen.  What does Hansen like about flying?  More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park  A 29-year-old man was arrested for carrying a knife and for drug violations in the 1500 block of Newbury Road Aug. 15.  Property worth $800 was stolen from a trailer in the 900 block of Lawrence Drive between Aug. More...

Family

Nature program gets kids outdoors

TRY SOME—Peter Rice, right, an expert on Native American culture, shares a traditional snack of chia seeds with children who took part in a Sept. More...

County Human Services Agency opens office in Thousand Oaks

Residents will have improved access to government programs

The County of Ventura Human Services Agency hosted a ribbon-cutting yesterday to celebrate the opening of the agency’s new facility in the Community Conscience Under One Roof center at 80 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks.  More...

Halloween Mud Run back for second year

Go Mud Run LLC will present the second annual Conejo Valley Halloween Mud Run at 10 a.m. Sun., Oct. More...

Columns

Hands off Hooters

City decisions should not and cannot be based on the voices of emotional people who wish to impose their brand of morality on the rest of us

I hope the City of Thousand Oaks listens to the people who oppose the opening of a Hooters restaurant here—and then approves the conditional use permit that will allow Hooters to sell cocktails, in addition to wine and beer.  City decision More...

Ending well

In advance of California Healthcare Decisions Week, Oct. 23 to 29, Dr. Lanyard Dial, CEO and medical director of Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurses Association, has written this week’s The Other Side of 50 column.   More...

Flap over Lynn Ranch flag persists

Posting of U.S. flags on public land causes heated debate

An American flag once fluttered over a ridge near Lynn Ranch. It flew in the same spot for at least a dozen years, maybe longer, local residents say. The waving tribute was a symbol of patriotism to some. To others, it was an unnatural obstruction. More...

T.O. opts out of 2012 Amgen Tour

Thousand Oaks won’t be a stop on the 2012 Amgen Tour of California. More...

Community

Commission weighs future of walnut tree

A 35-year-old Thousand Oaks native facing eviction has at least a week’s reprieve.  A black walnut tree at Conejo School Road and Hillcrest Drive will not be removed before Sept. More...

Presidential candidate talks in N.P.

Republican primary hopeful Newt Gingrich addressed supporters at Godspeak Calvary Chapel in Newbury Park last week, just hours before participating in the GOP presidential primary debate at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley.  More...

‘Smart meters’ coming to T.O.

Power company plans to install high-tech devices in April 2012

Kathy Renfrow was curious when an antenna appeared atop a streetlight in her Thousand Oaks neighborhood. More...

Dining & Entertainment

Conejo Valley to be canvas of colors

Artists and artwork of all kinds will be on display during weekend T.O. arts fest

Photographer Craig Morton peers through his camera’s lens and with a quick click captures a piece of nature’s majesty. Morton immortalizes foaming blue oceans, tropical plumeria and towering gray mountains. More...

Club offers island-themed dinner

Bella Vita Italian Social Club will host a Hawaiian-themed dinner with dessert at 6 p.m. Fri. Sept. 30 at St. More...

Event celebrates the wonders of the rose

The Ventura County Rose Society wil l pres ent “ A September Celebration Of Roses” from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., Sept. More...

Sports

Consensus on court is Thousand Oaks the team to beat

Marmonte League overview: Girls’ tennis

The Marmonte League features one superpower and a smorgasbord of solid squads.  Without question, the Thousand Oaks High girls’ tennis team is the West Coast version of the Green Monster.  The Lancers are the earlyseason favorites to More...

The Acorn’s High School Football Game of the Week

Thousand Oaks Lancers (1-0) at Moorpark Musketeers (1-0)

Friday, 7 p.m. Keeping it classy. More...

Marmonte standings

League Overall Newbury 0-0-0 1-0-0 TOHS 0-0-0 1-0-0 More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

READY TO DANCE—Tango is a 10-year-old male blackand white tabby, domestic longhair mix. Tango is sweet, gentle, affectionate and talkative. More...

Faith

Church offers Family Sock Hop

A Family Sock Hop will be presented from 5 to 10 p.m. Sat., Sept. 17 at St. More...

Jewish temple offers spiritual and practical support to its members

People of all faiths are welcome

Founded in 1967, Temple Adat Elohim is a community of about 2,200 people who come together to honor God and support one another, said Rabbi Ted Riter.  The Reform Jewish temple in Thousand Oaks welcomes everyone, regardless of denomination or re More...

Spiritual leaders host prayer breakfast

Music ministry will be provided

The Ventura County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. will host the second annual ecumenical Community Prayer Breakfast at 9 a.m. Sat., Sept. More...

Letters

Has questions about proposed hospice

The article about Our Community House of Hope (Acorn, Sept. 8) stated that the operators of this four-bedroom home did their homework before starting on this venture. More...

Please pick up after your pets

I hope that you will print this concern I and many of my neighbors have regarding people walking their dogs and letting them defecate on private property and not cleaning the mess up.  More...

E-Verify opens up jobs for Americans

This is in response to the Sept. 8 letter “Gallegly: Careful what you wish for” by Narda Fargotstein.  More...

Editorials

Vote for top Acorn photos

Summer vacation is over, school is back and autumn is just around the corner. More...

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