January 19, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Share your love!

Give the person you love a special Valentine’s Day surprise by having a note published in the Thousand Oaks Acorn for the entire community to see.  In 150 words or fewer, let us know what makes the person in your life so special. More...

Health & Wellness

Wellness Community welcomes directors

Both have been touched by cancer

Leonard T. More...

Benefit for end-of-life care home on Saturday

Facility will serve 160 patients

Dr. Sharon Norling and the Mind Body Spirit Center of Westlake Village will host an “Intentional Living: A Life Without Regret” fundraiser from 7:30 a.m. to noon Sat., Jan. More...

The work affair

What begins as a desire to provide for one’s family can evolve into workaholism. The partner at home eventually finds other ways to fulfill the need for emotional connection

A middle- aged couple who’ve worked through many of their marital issues were discussing the impact of the husband’s job on their relationship.  They both understood that, at various critical points over the years, the husband under More...

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THURS., JAN. 19  Conejo Valley Business Independent Networking  8:45 to 10:45 a.m. at Mimi’s Cafe, 400 N. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. Discussion of local senior services, assisted living and resources. Contact: Jack Dvir. More...

Schools

Threat of further cuts has 2012-13 Conejo Valley school calendar in limbo

Supe says district must consider 10 potential furloughs

Conejo Valley Unified students could be in class up to 10 fewer days next school year if Gov. Jerry Brown goes through with a plan to slash $4.8 billion from public education, district officials said this week. More...

Key dates in CVUSD 2012-13

First day of classes  Wed., Aug. 29  Winter break  Dec. 24 to Jan. 4  Spring break  March 25-April 1  Last day of classes  Elementary-June 13 Secondary-June 14   More...

New Pinecrest director to reopen middle school

She says Conejo Valley parents need another nondenominational option

Just days into her new position as campus director of Pinecrest Schools Thousand Oaks, Kimberly Matthes has set into motion a plan to reopen its middle school. Matthes took over from former director Richele Petersen, who stepped down in December. More...

Business

MOGL Members Earn 10 Percent Cash Back When Eating Out

MOGL.com, a fast-growing company that has developed a game to reward consumers for eating out at their favorite restaurants, is continuing to make its mark across Southern California regions and beyond.  More...

Get Your Body In Balance

With the new year comes the inevitable stressors, good and bad, and we find ourselves trying to put our lives back on track. Stress wreaks havoc on the hormonal balance, and the impact can be significant to your health and general well-being.  More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park A residence in the 300 block of Pebble Beach Drive was burglarized between Dec. 18 and 19. The crime was reported Jan. 6. More...

Alleged purse snatcher foiled at Promenade

Conejo crime

Witnesses of an attempted purse-snatching in a local bookstore last week called 911 immediately, helping police to make arrests in connection with the case.  More...

Family

Scouting pinnacle

ALWAYS PREPARED— Garrett Smith of Westlake Village recently earned the rank of Eagle Scout from Boy Scout Troop 787 in Thousand Oaks. More...

Scrumdiddlyumptious

ONE CITY EATS—Remy Fortney, 7, left, of Westlake Village, Derica Chiu, 6, of Oak Park and Isabella Moreno, 6, of Thousand Oaks taste their creations during a cupcake decorating event on Jan. More...

Go Kosmic Karting

MB2 Raceway will present Kosmic Karting Club Night at 8 p.m. to midnight Fri., Jan. 27 at 13943 Balboa Blvd., Sylmar.  The event will feature DJ Dobbs from Global Spinners, cash bar, prizes and the new MB2 Girls. More...

Columns

The root of the problem

Most trees grow very strong, but they’re not impervious to hurricane-force winds

Almost everyone heard reports of the thousands of trees that fell down during the strong winds in November and December.  Most of the damage this time happened to the east of the Conejo Valley, but it seems like every year a storm comes through More...

February programs for senior wisdom

February is a bonanza month for programs intended to help us plan and prepare for a good old age

Woodrow Wilson once said, “Wisdom doesn’t necessarily come with age. More...

Pentis picked as T.O.’s next police chief

Thousand Oaks’ next police chief has a vested interest in keeping the streets of the Conejo Valley safe— he lives here. Capt. More...

Council will consider change to Lakes agreement

Developer wants to add more restaurants to site

Members of the public can weigh in Tuesday on a request by the developer of The Lakes to allow more restaurants at the Thousand Oaks Boulevard shopping center. A City Council hearing is scheduled for 6 p.m. Jan. 24 at city hall. More...

Community

Strickland enters race

Veteran lawmaker says he’ll seek seat in U.S. Congress

As expected, state Sen. Tony Strickland (R-Simi Valley) announced Tuesday he will run for Congress during a press conference at the Camarillo Airport among family, friends and supporters. More...

Woman, 90, killed in crash Monday

A 90-year-old woman was killed this week in Thousand Oaks after the car she was driving collided with an SUV.  The accident happened at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 16 at Ventu Park and Lynn roads, said Sgt. More...

Green projects earn green from city

Thirteen community beautification projects received the green light from the City Council last week. On Jan. 10, the council awarded $45,000 in Community Enhancement grants to groups that plan to improve the Thousand Oaks landscape. More...

Dining & Entertainment

No auto-tune necessary

Teen is pursuing his musical dreams

In the ever-more-digitized world of the modern-day music industry, emerging artists struggle to create unique sounds. Many new albums contain old melodies that are merely autotuned to sound a different way. More...

Mother-daughter playwrights will debut one-act plays in L.A. tomorrow

Actress and writer Elizabeth Noel Donovan has turned a decade of show business experience into a couple of one-act comedies set to debut this week.  The Thousand Oaks resident and her mother, Milania Austin Henley of Westlake Village, wrote &ldq More...

Bus bound for LAC art museum

Trip sponsored by Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Thousand Oaks Library will host a cultural bus trip to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) on Sat., Feb. 11.  Participants will board the bus at 8:45 a.m. More...

Sports

Pride of the Panthers

Ansari’s popularity unsurpassed at NPHS

Shayda Ansari is the queen, president and captain of Newbury Park High School.  Take that, Kate Middleton.  During the fall, Ansari was named homecoming queen. More...

CIF-Southern Section swim, diving finals land new venue

The CIF- Southern Section Ford Swimming and Diving Championships will have a new home and format this spring. Riverside Aquatics Complex on the campus of Riverside Community College will serve as the event’s new host. More...

Gridiron standout goes big in Texas

QUITE AN HONOR— David Cisi, an eighth-grade student at Hillcrest Christian School in Thousand Oaks, participated in the Eastbay Youth All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas, on Jan. 9. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

OUTLAW—Billy the Kid is a 2-year-old Chihuahua mix. He is curious, playful, energetic and likes to cuddle. More...

Faith

Speaker offers taste of Kurdish culture

Lawyer will delve into history, music and language

International lawyer Barry A. Fisher, who has won redress in cases of genocide and human rights violations, will talk about the suppression of the language and music of the Kurdish people at a community forum at 7:30 p.m. Fri., Jan. More...

Hillcrest Preschool opens doors to prospects

Prospective students and families are invited to attend Hillcrest Christian Preschool Admissions open house from 7 to 8 p.m. Tues., Jan. 24 at the school, 384 Erbes Road, Thousand Oaks.  More...

ACLU chair to speak at temple

The Conejo Jewish Connection of Haverim B’nai B’rith will present attorney Stephen Rohde at 7:30 p.m. Mon., Jan. 23 at Temple Adat Elohim, 2420 E. More...

Letters

CRPD could have saved their money

I would like to commend the CRPD for finally doing the right thing and stopping the Lang Ranch Community Park project. More...

Build ‘pump track’ at Lang Ranch

The abandonment by Conejo Recreation and Park District of plans to build baseball diamonds, tennis courts and a community center, among other amenities, at the Lang Ranch Park site may be a blessing in disguise.  More...

Park board knew site was unfit

After 10 years of public comment and multiple studies conducted at taxpayers’ expense, the CRPD board of directors has voted to scrap the proposed 50-acre Lang Ranch Community Park.  More...

Editorials

Let’s turn this ship around

With the new year comes new optimism for an improved local economy.  Could jobs, real estate and incomes go south again?  Possibly, but let’s not go there. Our definition of optimism is lack of pessimism.  More...

Political Cartoon

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