February 9, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Council adopts changes to water rate billing

The average Thousand Oaks resident will pay $10 a month more for water beginning March 23.  The City Council’s 4-0 vote on Tuesday approved a water rate change that will push the average residential water bill from $68.57 a month to $78.99 More...

CVUSD will fight to keep RDA funds

Despite the city’s efforts to preserve millions in redevelopment agency funding promised to Conejo Valley Unified School District, it is unclear if CVUSD can move forward with plans to build a new school facility. More...

Health & Wellness

What it takes to ‘navigate the system’

Special report on autism

Part three of a three-part series   Edlyn Peña felt like she had lost some part of her son.  Her “a-ha moment” came in January 2010, during a party for Diego’s second birthday.  More...

Innovative procedure provides ‘super’ relief for local resident

Spicy foods no longer out of bounds for those with acid reflux

Lifelong Conejo Valley resident Kevin Webber, 48, spent Super Bowl Sunday celebrating his birthday and watching football with friends and family at his mother’s home in Newbury Park. More...

Specialist will offer tips to preserve hearing

Hearing loss can’t be reversed

One in five Americans suffers from hearing loss. According to the National Institutes of Health, an estimated one-third of people in the U.S. between the ages of 65 and 75 have some degree of hearing loss. Hearing loss cannot be reversed.  More...

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THURS., FEB. 9  Woodland Hills Republican Women   More...

Schools

Colina Middle School computer class keeps kids coming back

Trevor Jacobson’s typical day at Colina Middle School consists of reading literature, writing essays, solving equations and . . . More...

Conejo Valley students join forces to encourage businesses to go green

Can making environmentally conscious changes actually help a business’ bottom line?  That’s the question a group of six local high school and middle school students are trying to answer for the Idea to Impact Challenge, a contest spo More...

High School Hi-lights

Newbury Park Panthers   More...

Business

Looking ahead at Conejo Valley economy

The Rotary Club of Thousand Oaks, in partnership with the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce, will present the 2012 Conejo Valley Economic Forecast at 9:30 a.m. Wed., Feb. 15 at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza, 880 S. More...

Union Bank hires T.O. resident

Drew Dyet has joined the residential wholesale team of Union Bank as an account executive for the Consumer Lending group.  Dyet, who is based in Los Angeles, is responsible for building and managing mortgage broker relationships in the northern More...

EYE ON LOCAL AREA STOCKS

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Police

Two accused of stealing ATM info

The bank accounts of more than 90 people were nearly stolen recently when a skimming device and an ATM camera were illegally installed at a bank in Thousand Oaks, police said. More...

Investigation nets suspected heroin, cocaine dealer

Six arrested on drug charges

Four Thousand Oaks residents were arrested last week after a two- week narcotics investigation by the special enforcement unit of the Thousand Oaks Police Department.  The arrests were made around 4 p.m. Sat., Feb. 4 at Auto Mall Drive and S. More...

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park   A thief stole jewelry from a residence in the first block of Jeannine Court between Dec. 31 and Jan. More...

Family

Forever valentines

On Jan. 24, 1986, Los Angeles Police Officer Bob Farley was training a new recruit in pursuit maneuvers at the L.A. More...

Commander returns from war zone

Lt. Col. Russell Todd Zink of Westlake Village returned home to his family on Feb. 3 from Afghanistan after being away for more than a year with his Houston-based Marine Corps reserve infantry battalion.  More...

It takes two

GET DAD A HELMET—Newbury Park resident K.G. Sata and his son Kai, 5, go for a ride on their modified Sportflite tandem bike on Sunday near Theresa and Wendy drives in Newbury Park. More...

Columns

Birthday expectations

In the beginning of a relationship, men treat their women way too well for their birthdays.  More...

Valentines Special Section

Love Stories. . .

February 14th is Valentine’s Day, so we’ve given our readers a place to share their feelings of love. We hope you enjoy.

To Teri: I know how much you don’t like Valentine’s Day. More...

Still got that lovin' feeling

HAND-IN-HAND—Jerry and Pat Michaelson from Westlake Village joined about 75 other couples at the Seniors Sweetheart Dance Feb. 4 at the Goebel Senior Adult Center in Thousand Oaks. Below, Rose Lampignano and Mike Losurdo do the rumba. More...

Community colleges placed on probation

3 schools in Ventura County system are in jeopardy of losing accreditation

Moorpark, Oxnard and Ventura colleges are at risk of losing accreditation after all three campuses were placed on probation this week, district officials said.  More...

Chick-fil-A chirping about potential for 2 T.O. locations

Before construction can begin on Thousand Oaks’ first Chick-fil-A, the Georgia-based fast-food chain is already eyeing a second location in town. More...

Community

Exhibit celebrates father of the nation

Approximately 100 original objects associated with George Washington—including the only surviving complete set of his famous dentures—will be on display from Feb. More...

City takes over RDA housing assets

Now-defunct agency is owed $28 million in future loan payments

Despite the loss of the Thousand Oaks Redevelopment Agency, which brought in $4.5 million a year for affordable housing projects, the city remains committed to providing living opportunities for all income groups, officials said this week.  More...

Contractor helps thwart home burglary

A burglary last week in Thousand Oaks has law enforcement officers reminding citizens to report any suspicious activity they see in their neighborhoods.  On Jan. More...

Dining & Entertainment

Cabrillo musical pays tribute to the Man in Black

Play review

“Ring of Fire,” the Broadway show that celebrates the music of country music icon Johnny Cash, endeavors to encapsulate the life and times of “The Man in Black” through the songs of his vast repertoire. More...

“The Grey”

Directed by: Joe Carnahan  Starring: Liam Neeson, Dermot Mulroney, Dallas Roberts, Frank Grillo  MPAA rating: R for violence/ disturbing content and pervasive language  Running time: 117 minutes   More...

CLU gallery kicks off inaugural exhibit

Museum sits next to football stadium

The arena of athletics is rarely paired with the world of art.  But when benefactor William Rolland agreed to donate $5.4 million to California Lutheran University’s new 2,000-seat football stadium on Olsen Road, the sports fan/art collect More...

Sports

Panthers rebound, ready for playoffs

They flipped the script.  The Newbury Park High girls’ basketball team didn’t begin its season as planned.  The Panthers lost eight of their first 12 games and were only 3-4 in Marmonte League competition following a Jan. More...

Lancer lightning

TOHS kicks it in gear, qualifies for postseason

Life in the Marmonte League is never simple.  Especially for the Thousand Oaks High boys’ soccer team.  Perched in first place last weekend, the Lancers lost to cellar-dweller Calabasas and dropped out of the top spot.  More...

WHS girls win league soccer crown

The Westlake High girls’ soccer squad secured its fourth consecutive Marmonte League championship with a 2-0 victory over Royal at home Tuesday night.  Junior forward Amanda Apelian and sophomore midfielder Nicole Molen scored the Warriors More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

A CHARMING SMILE—Flaca is a 13-year-old terrier mix. Flaca is friendly, sweet and gentle but needs a diet of soft food since she only has one tooth. More...

Faith

Korean congregation marks a decade of faith, service and family in WLV

Church distributes scholarships to local students

About 300 people gathered in Westlake Village on Jan. More...

Church hosts date night

Focus on the Family will present a Valentine Date Night Challenge webcast and catered dinner from 6 to 9 p.m. Sat., Feb. 11 at Calvary Chapel Skyline, 101 N. Skyline Drive, Thousand Oaks. The event is for married or engaged couples. More...

The power of giving with no strings attached

“Through giving generously, you are entitled to expect that life will fill your desires. You alone can create that expectancy by your willingness to release the good you hold, in order to receive a greater good. More...

Letters

Lang Ranch editorial was ‘divisive’

Your editorial, “Plan B for Lang Ranch Park” ( Feb.  More...

Navy offers world of opportunities

My compliments go to the Acorn and to Anna Bitong, the author, for the fine article on Petty Officer Dalton Kotz, the Navy recruiter assigned to Thousand Oaks (“Selling the high seas,” Feb. 2).  More...

Letter writer should be an inspiration

I read with interest the letter of Lee J. Pappas of Westlake Village (“Panhandlers are trespassing,” Feb. 2 Acorn), frustrated and foiled at his repeated efforts to have beggars thrown off shopping centers.  More...

Editorials

Debit cards: blessing and curse

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of being robbed. It’s a blend of anger, disbelief, confusion, anxiety and fear. But mostly anger. More...

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