February 23, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

City says it was burned by company hired to install solar panels

New contractor takes over $2.3-million project

Almost $450,000 in state rebates is in jeopardy due to a dispute between the city and the contractor hired to install solar panels atop the Hillcrest Center. The money is meant to help offset the cost of the project.  More...

Health & Wellness

Gold medal delivery

SURPRISE—Water polo star and Olympic silver medalist Tony Azevedo visits a water polo club in Thousand Oaks on Feb. 14. Azevedo, captain of the U.S. More...

WCV’s Evening of Hope set for Fri., May 4

The Wellness Community Valley/ Ventura will celebrate more than two decades of providing support and education to people fighting cancer at the Evening of Hope annual gala fundraiser from 6 p.m. More...

Juvenile diabetesfght gets Major boost

COPS AND DODGERS—Former Major League baseball player Todd Zeile accepts a check for $15,000 from the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office on Jan. 23. More...

Calendar

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THURS., FEB. 23  Marketplace And Mega Mixer  4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Grand Vista Hotel, 999 Enchanted Way, Simi Valley. Local businesses showcase products and services. Open to public. Contact: Patrick Ellis. Phone: 805. 529.0322. More...

Schools

Lessons in the free market

It’s Market Day in Steve Latshaw’s fifth-grade classroom at Westlake Hills Elementary, and students are learning how to become successful entrepreneurs in the fictional society of Topika.  Latshaw announces it’s time to prepare More...

Students make grade at Wake

The following local residents were among the more than 1,800 students who made the fall dean’s list at Wake Forest University.  Newbury Park: James Hutchins and Benjamin Samel. More...

Collegian excelling at Notre Dame

Samantha Nordlund of Westlake Village has been named to the dean’s list for outstanding scholarship during the fall 2011 semester in the College of Arts and Letters at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind.  Students who achieve More...

Business

Job seekers can learn skills at career workshops

Registration required for free sessions

The East County and West Oxnard Job & Career Centers will present career workshops, called Career Shops, throughout March. All Career Shops are free for job seekers. More...

EDC-VC installs new board members

Jim Scanlon, CEO of Scanlon, Guerra, Burke Insurance Brokers, was installed as chair of the Economic Development Collaborative-Ventura County’s board of directors at its 15th annual meeting Jan. More...

Eye On Local Area Stocks

Prices are updated weekly from the Internet Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. PST. For accuracy check prices with your stock broker. Companies listed in the stock chart are headquartered or have a strong presence in the Acorn distribution area.   More...

Faith

Project Response reaches out to hungry families in Los Angeles, Ventura counties

St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church in Thousand Oaks is gearing up to stock the shelves of more than two dozen charities in Los Angeles and Ventura counties through Project Response, an outreach ministry established at the church in 2001.  More...

Moorpark Prez to celebrate Boy Scout Sunday

Moorpark Presbyterian Church will observe Boy Scout Sunday on Feb. 26 at the church, 13950 Peach Hill Road, Moorpark. More...

Letters

Celebrating sober is an option

Now there is no drinking and walking in our community (“Deputy could have offered a warning,” letters, Acorn, Feb. More...

California laws are money makers

Mr. Lynch complained (Letters, Feb. 16) about the unnecessary arrest and subsequent costs of his son’s arrest for walking home drunk? More...

Al Adam deserves a council seat

In light of the unexpected departure of Thousand Oaks City Councilmember Dennis Gillette, it now falls to the remaining council members to decide on how to fill the vacancy.  More...

Columns

The bonanza of T.O. trails

By the time I moved to rural Agoura I reckoned that during my years as a Thousand Oaks resident I’d managed to hike all that city’s trails.  I’m thrilled to report I was wrong.  More...

Have a Ball

WHO SAID CHARITY CAN’T BE FUN?— Westlake residents Paul and Mary Jo Shane, at left, groove under the lights on the dance floor at the Community Conscience 20th Anniversary Mardi Gras Ball More...

Council will use appointment to fill vacancy

The City Council, not voters, will select the replacement for Councilmember Dennis Gillette’s open seat. More...

Community

Local business leaders tout recovery

Regional Economic Forecast

Local community and business leaders agree the area’s economy is on the mend but offer words of caution about the staying power of the current recovery.  The Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce hosted its 2012 Regional Economic Forec More...

Rise in affordability

In a ranking of 215 U.S. metropolitan areas by the Building Industry Association, Ventura-Thousand Oaks ranked 28th in least affordable homes at the end of 2011 with 66 percent of the families with median incomes able to afford homes. More...

Brownley joins race for 26th Congressional District

Election 2012

Three-term state Assemblymember Julia Brownley announced Monday that she is joining the race for the newly drawn 26th Congressional District.  Brownley (D-Santa Monica), whose 41st Assembly District includes Oxnard, Agoura Hills, Calabasas, West More...

Dining & Entertainment

Percussion ensemble brings the beat to CLU

The NEXUS percussion ensemble will present a free concert at 8 p.m. Fri., March 2 in Samuelson Chapel, south of Olsen Road near Campus Drive on the California Lutheran University campus in Thousand Oaks.  More...

Irish pub to open in Agoura Hills in time for St. Patrick’s Day

Following a successful launch last year in Camarillo, Brendan’s Irish Pub & Restaurant announced plans to open a second location in the 5,000-square-foot former Pikey’s Pub space in the Reyes Adobe Plaza, 30315 Canwood St., Agoura Hil More...

Mixed-media exhibit opens next month at Hillcrest

The Arts Council of the Conejo Valley will present the “Connections” exhibit from Thurs., March 1 through Wed., May 30 in The Galleria at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. More...

Sports

Frisoli’s wild ride

Senior travels back and forth to Vegas for her teams

Some people can’t handle Las Vegas.  Kendall Frisoli is the Road Warrior of Sin City.  A junior point guard for the Thousand Oaks High girls’ basketball team, Frisoli traveled to Las Vegas for a club volleyball tournament and th More...

3-point barrage helps TOHS stun top-seeded Ocean View

KINGS OF THE CONEJO—Thousand Oaks High senior guard Tanner Fanjoy, left, buries one of his seven 3-point baskets during Tuesday night’s CIF-Southern Section Division 2AA second-round play More...

Sign up to be a T.O. Titan

Thousand Oaks Titans youth football and cheerleading registration will be held March 10, March 31 and April 25 at Draughts Restaurant in T.O.  Draughts Restaurant is at 398 N. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

LOOK AT THAT FACE—Neron is a male black-and-white Lab mix about 6 years old. He is good with kids and walking on a leash. If you would like to adopt Neron, ask for animal ID No. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park   Someone attempted unauthorized entry to a residence in the 600 block of Kitty Street between Feb. 8 and 9.  A residence in the 500 block of Kitty Street was burglarized Feb. More...

Probation sweep nets 3 arrests

Three arrests were made in Thousand Oaks during a probation sweep by city police last week.  The probation searches were related to ongoing gang crime and drug offenses, according to a police report.  More...

Family

Reptile exhibit slithers into L.A. Zoo

Visitors can see 60 scaly species from around the globe

The Los Angeles Zoo will introduce its newest exhibit, The LAIR (Living Amphibians, Invertebrates and Reptiles), from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily starting Thurs., March 8 in Griffith Park at 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles.  More...

Y offers lecture series for moms with teens

The Miller Family YMCA of Newbury Park will host a free lecture series for mothers with teenagers given by Corine Riedell, licensed physician assistant with Wilkes Family Medicine. The Y is at 320 Via Las Brisas.  Tues., March 6 at 4:30 p.m. More...

CRPD plans family-fun events for St. Patrick’s Day

Conejo Recreation and Park District’s Thousand Oaks Community Center will host its fourth annual St. Patrick’s Day family event, the Leprechaun’s Lucky Gold Hunt, from 10 a.m. to noon Sat., March 17 at the center, 2525 N. More...

Editorials

Battle royale in race for Congress

Now it really gets interesting.  Just as one leading Democrat exits the race for the U.S. 26th Congressional District, another one enters.  More...

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