October 6, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Planning commissioner wants public to vote on boulevard plan

Voters, not the City Council, should have the final say on a plan to transform Thousand Oaks Boulevard into a thriving downtown area, according to Planning Commissioner Michael “Mic” Farris. More...

Health & Wellness

Community march sheds light on suicide

Mike Matthew often thinks back to what he could have done to save his younger brother, Brian. More...

Trail running series underway

Next race is Sunday at Moorpark’s Underwood Farms

SOAR ( Save Open- space and Agricultural Resources) has joined with the Patagonia Salmon Run and three other local races to launch the inaugural SOAR Trail Run Series to promote SOAR and trail running in Ventura County.  More...

Hunting for a prescription drug plan is no game

Commentary

It’s that time of year again. “Open season” is right around the corner for the Medicare Part D prescription drug plan. Hunting down the best plan for you is no game.  More...

Calendar

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THURS., OCT. 6   MOMSnext 9:15 to 11:30 a.m. at Living Oaks Community Church, 1033 Business Center Circle, Newbury Park. Guest speaker is actress Chelsea Cameron. For moms with children of all ages. Brunch served. Call for child care. More...

Schools

Ballroom battle will star NPHS students

Contest benefits school dance teams

Teachers, administrators, football players and band members, surrounded by bright lights and cheering crowds, will compete for the top trophy at Newbury Park High School’s first “Dancing with the Star Panthers” fundraiser on Fri., O More...

Community college district plans for millions more in cuts

Salary and benefits account for 86 percent of budget

The Ventura County Community College District lost $7.5 million in state funding this school year, and the Legislature could trigger even more budget cuts in December, according to district officials. More...

Teenager will talk about getting a job in science

The Discovery Center for Science and Technology begins its fourth season of the Science Speaker Series with “Tomorrow’s Scientists” at 7:30 p.m. Tues., Oct. More...

Business

SCORE offers seminar

The Ventura County chapter of the nonprofit entrepreneur association SCORE will present a Financial Statements and Cash Management seminar from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sat., Oct. 15 at the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce, 600 S. More...

Shoe Lab opens at Janss mall

Shoe Lab, a family-operated business which has served the West Coast for more than 20 years, has opened on the Janss Marketplace at Moorpark Road and Hillcrest Drive in Thousand Oaks.  Shoe Lab instant shoe repair services range from simple shoe More...

Chamber hosts networking event

The Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce will host a Networking Breakfast of Champions from 6:45 to 9 a.m. Fri., Oct. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park  Petty theft from a vehicle was attempted in the 600 block of Malat Drive Sept. 22.  A petty theft occurred in the 4600 block of Via Rio Sept. 23.   More...

Faith

United Methodist Church of WLV hosts fall festival

Western-style dinner will be served

The United Methodist Church of Westlake Village will present a fall festival from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Sat., Oct. 15 at 1049 S. Westlake Blvd.  The event is sponsored by the Women’s Ministries Council and the Fall Festival Committee.  More...

Pet Memorial Day a blessing for animals

Event coincides with feast day of St. Francis of Assisi

Tracy Fink called upon St. More...

Christian women bring awareness to breast cancer

Thousand Oaks Christian Women’s Connection invites the community to a program on “No Bad Hair Days” in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wed., Oct. 12 at Los Robles Country Club, 299 S. More...

Motoring

Thousand Oaks DMV reopens

BACK ON LINE—John Boone of Thousand Oaks waits in line to renew his driver’s license at the refurbished Thousand Oaks DMV on Oct. More...

Letters

Plan won’t improve T.O. Boulevard

Allowing four-story buildings on Thousand Oaks Boulevard will improve it the same as multistory construction improved life in the San Fernando Valley: traffic, congestion, parking hassles and crime. It’s all there for us to learn from.  More...

Where were letters about ‘Gabby’?

I just returned from a six-week trip that was wonderful, but one of the things about the trip that I liked a lot was that I did not have to see the letters about Hooters in the Acorn.  Is it possible that Thousand Oaks has so few problems that f More...

Life for mentally ill made worse by ACLU

It is with sadness I read about this poor soul Gabby Haulica (“Memorial held for T.O. Boulevard squatter,” Acorn, Sept. 29). My dear friend, Floyd Lawrence, was one of those who took food for her many times.  More...

Poachers responsible for death of mountain lion

One of the last remaining male mountain lions being studied by the local National Park Service has been found dead in the Santa Monica Mountains. Named P-15 in the NPS study, the lion was discovered on Sept. More...

Vacation photo winner feeling blue

‘CUT IT OUT!’—Laminating paper and a pair of scissors helped Melissa Weiner carve her way into the voters’ hearts with this year’s winning entry in the Take Your Thousan More...

Community

Public meeting set to discuss proposed power line construction

Edison wants to build new steel poles in Tierra Rejada Valley

Thousand Oaks residents will have the opportunity to voice their opinions next weekend on a hotly contested Southern California Edison plan to install 3.5 miles of power lines through the Tierra Rejada Valley. More...

Food banks gearing up to feed holiday hungry

Bonnie Weigel, the president and CEO of FOOD Share, Ventura County’s regional food bank, recalls one Christmas Eve she’ll never forget.  “Everybody had gone home. It was just me and the warehouse guy,” Weigel said. More...

Redistricting may pit Pavley vs. Strickland

Election 2012

The newly formed state Senate district has thrown Fran Pavley and Tony Strickland a curveball.  The redrawn legislative district, which include portions of each senator’s former territory, could pit the two incumbents against each other wh More...

Dining & Entertainment

Former Motown exec to play T.O. library

Musician Dave Pell will headline a jazz concert to kick off the Thousand Oaks Reads One City One Book program at 2 p.m. Sun., Oct. 9 at the Grant Brimhall Library, 1401 E. More...

Concert to honor classics

The Westlake Village Music Society will present a fall concert featuring Amici Musicae at 3 p.m. Sun., Oct. 9 at the United Methodist Church of Westlake Village, 1049 S. More...

'Little Shop' opens

What happens when an evil alien houseplant, bent on world domination, descends on a hapless skid row florist?  The musical comedy and ’50s sci-fi spoof “Little Shop Of Horrors” will open 8 p.m. Fri., Oct. More...

Sports

Veteran runners have Lancer girls’ cross country team on track

Thousand Oaks eyeing showdown with Simi

The Lancers are rolling.  Thousand Oaks High’s girls’ cross country team is off to a fast start, literally and figuratively.  Behind a strong starting unit of Melanie Joerger, twin sisters Ashton and Kalin Padberg, Caitlin Turne More...

Panther polo team pummels Moorpark

HIGH FIVE—Newbury Park High’s Nick Rose, right, swarms a Moorpark Musketeer during Tuesday’s Marmonte League match at NPHS. More...

A GREAT NIGHT FOR FOOTBALL

Capacity crowd at first game in new CLU stadium treated to thrilling last-second victory

  FRESH FIELD—Players from the Cal Lutheran and Redlands football teams take the field before the start of the first game at the newly constructed William Rolland Stadium on Saturday night in Thousand Oaks. More...

Pets

Dinner, concert help the Humane Society

Attendees must leave own pets at home

The Humane Society of Ventura County will host its fifth annual “Cats in the Canyon and Hounds in the Hollow” fundraiser from 2 to 6 p.m. Sun., Oct. More...

Squirrel of the Month

FLAG-WAVING RODENT—Cheri Lewin of Thousand Oaks captured this photo of what she calls “Yankee Doodle Squirrel” chowing down on seeds just before the Fourth of July. More...

Pet of the Week

FUNNY BUNNY—Pico is a 1-year-old, female rabbit shorthair mix. She is mellow, good with other rabbits and doesn’t mind being held. More...

Family

Experts offer advice on middle school parenting

The Los Cerritos Middle School PTSA invites all elementary and middle school parents to “Ask the Experts,” a moderated panel discussion on parenting middle school children, from 7 to 9 p.m. Wed., Oct. 12 at the school, 2100 E. More...

Young Artists presents comedic play for kids

Show runs for one day only

Young Artists Ensemble’s Hillcrest Players will present “Attack of the Giant Grasshoppers” at 1 and 3 p.m. Sat., Oct. 15 at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. More...

Get family fun on track at the Fillmore & Western Railway

Several themed rides planned for the month of October

The Fillmore & Western Railway will offer a variety of rides in October. All trips depart from the station in Central Park, Fillmore. More...

Columns

Chamber cooks up something good

Each fall I look forward to attending Taste of Conejo at the Four Seasons Hotel in Westlake Village. More...

Editorials

Open up about suicide

Hundreds will gather this weekend at Constitution Park in nearby Camarillo to take part in the Out of the Darkness Community Walk, a nationwide event hosted by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.  The walk is meant to raise awareness More...

Political Cartoon

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