March 22, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Franchisee puts out call for Hooters Girls

With its eyes set on a May opening, Hooters of Thousand Oaks is looking to hire its biggest assets: Hooters Girls.  More...

Health & Wellness

End-of-life care home opens doors

FULL HEARTS—Above, co-founders Ruth Klein, left, director of resident care at Our Community House of Hope, and CEO Teresa Wolf speak to guests during the facility’s official opening on Ma More...

Black belt will tell how to kick stress

Stephen Hayes, a member of the Black Belt Hall of Fame, will host a yoga, meditation and ninja training festival called "Eliminate Road Blocks to Success" on April 13 to 15 at the Newbury Park Martial Arts Center, 1111 Rancho Boulevard, Ste. More...

Miller Y hosting Shape Up Challenge

Community members who want to get in shape before summer have the opportunity to take part in the Shape Up Challenge at the Miller Family YMCA. More...

Dining & Entertainment

Pilot written by local grad is finalist in Comedy Central contest

“Perfect Game,” a television pilot co-written by Trevor Toth-Tevel, 2008 Thousand Oaks High graduate, has been named a finalist in the 2012 New York Television Festival’s Comedy Central Short Pilot Competition. More...

Show asks artists to paint the town green

Cal Lutheran professor to judge the entries

The Arts Council of the Conejo Valley will present “ The Green Show,” a juried art exhibit in May at the Thousand Oaks Community Gallery, 2331-A Borchard Road, next to the Newbury Park Library.  Any piece of art that presents the gre More...

Ensemble fuses Latin, pop and jazz

Quattro performs March 24 at Civic Arts Plaza

The Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Foundation presents Quattro at 8 p.m. More...

Sports

World’s top Olympic water polo teams do battle in T.O.

Matches scheduled all weekend at CLU pool

The U.S. Men’s Water Polo Team is competing in an international tournament at Cal Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks this weekend, battling it out in the pool with other world class teams from Italy, Germany, Montenegro and Croatia.  More...

Netters take their shots

Thousand Oaks, Westlake ranked among nation’s elite

Jonah Seif and Jacob Delson will be teammates next year. For the moment, however, they’re adversaries. More...

Lions clip Eagles in softball showdown

SWEEP THE TAG—Oaks Christian catcher Karli Rumburg, center, holds up her glove for the umpire to see during a play at the plate against Oak Park baserunner Sarah Langley in Tuesday night’ More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

COFFEE AND CREAM—Asta is a 3-year-old Chihuahua and cattle dog mix. Asta is engaging, walks well on a leash, and is sweet and spunky. More...

Faith

Reverence thyself first

“By having a reverence for life, we enter into a spiritual relation with the world. By practicing reverence for life we become good, deep, and alive.” — Albert Schweitzer   More...

Catholics celebrate with good faith and food

GUESS WHO’S COMING FOR DINNER—Jack and Mary Dragotto of Thousand Oaks, above, check out the program after enjoying their meals during the Italian Catholic Federation’s 26th annual S More...

Come under God’s spell at Godspeak

No cost to attend musical

Xcel Productions, along with Calvary Chapel Godspeak, is presenting Stephen Schwartz’s musical “Godspell” at 8 p.m. Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. More...

Letters

Says Los Robles is in the wrong

I live within the shadow of Los Robles Medical Center. This relative closeness to doctors and a hospital is one of reasons I have chosen to remain in Thousand Oaks.  More...

Disturbed by anticapitalism sign

Protestors are radicals, whether they admit it or not.  I was driving home last Saturday when I see the usual suspects of protestors at Lynn and Moorpark roads.  More...

Acorn photo caption lacked class

I’m writing in regard to your picture caption “Another one bites the dust” on page 10 (Acorn, March 15) that accompanied the story about Café Provencal closing.  After 16 years in business Cafe Provencal closes its doors and t More...

Columns

Safe streets, explosions and integrity

We respect and admire police officers when they arrest murderers and bank robbers, but not so much when they give us tickets for speeding or for running a stop sign.  As an editor at the Acorn, I was always amazed when people wrote nasty letters More...

T.O. residents host feathered guests

A compelling concern for the welfare and preservation of indigenous flora and fauna—birds in particular—spurred Bonnie Clarfield-Bylin and her husband, Stephen Bylin, to declare “out with the standard lawn, ivy, Brazilian pepper, eu More...

Can’t trust my wife

Do wives just tell us what we want to hear?  When my wife and I took our son to see Pixar’s “Up” in the theater back in 2009, the three of us walked out saying we loved the movie. More...

Thousand Oaks puts in bid to manage Simi Valley Library

City says cost advantages could be realized by working with Simi

The City of Simi Valley is looking for an agency to manage the day-to-day operation of its library, and the City of Thousand Oaks is one of three entities that have put in a bid for the job.   More...

LAPD investigating alleged sexual misconduct by NPHS teacher

Educator has been on administrative leave since February

A Newbury Park High School teacher is under investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department for alleged inappropriate sexual contact with a male student from the school, CVUSD Superintendent Jeff Baarstad told the Acorn last week. More...

Edison weighing opt-out option for smart meters

Customers could pass—but at a cost

SmartConnect meters, Southern California Edison’s hotly debated electricity-use trackers, will arrive in Thousand Oaks this summer.  More...

Community

Neighbors fed up with dilapidated dwelling on Dryden Street

Realtor claims house has been unoccupied for two decades

An abandoned house in Thousand Oaks has neighbors baffled. They say the home at 331 Dryden St. has been vacant for at least 20 years, according to Realtor Peter Daradics of Troop Real Estate, Inc. in T.O. More...

Lake Sherwood overcharged for water

Triunfo district erred in billing

Sherwood Country Club will receive a $476,000 refund from Triunfo Sanitation District— payback for a recurring billing error that began six years ago,officials said.  At a special meeting on March 8, parent operator Ventura Regional Sanita More...

Man’s decision to get involved may have saved young boy’s life

Local hero

John Dillon lives by the Latin motto, “acta non verba,” which means, “deeds, not words.”  “These are difficult times in the world, (and) too often it’s easier for us to just yell, scream and complain rather th More...

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THURS., MARCH 22  Great Race Sports & Fitness Expo   More...

Schools

Community colleges plan for layoffs

VCCCD facing $8 million in cuts

More than 100 jobs at the Ventura County Community College District are at risk of elimination or reduction next school year, according to district officials. More...

Paying tribute to history’s greatest women

REGAL ROLE—Natanya Koshy, 9, portrays Queen Rania Al-Abdullah of Jordan during a presentation on five prominent ladies throughout the ages for Women’s History Month at Bridges Charter Sch More...

Longtime Conejo teacher inducted to Educators' Hall of Fame

Chuck Andrews’ educational philosophy is simple. “Honey gets more bees than vinegar,” said the 71-year-old retired English teacher and guidance counselor. More...

Business

Business leaders want county in focus

New website aims to attract moreflm productions

Ventura County officials want to entice more entertainment production companies to film movies and television shows in the region.  The county launched a new website Tuesday to that end.  County Supervisor Kathy Long announced the launch of More...

T-Mobile gets go-ahead to build wireless antennas at Dos Vientos Playfield

Planning commission votes 2-1 in favor despite concerns of some neighbors

Some residents are saying “ enough is enough” when it comes to cellphone antennas in Dos Vientos Ranch. More...

Citizens needed to fill seats on Planning Commission, Business Roundtable

Open Space Trails Advisory Committee also has openings

The City of Thousand Oaks is recruiting for one unscheduled vacancy on the Planning Commission, five scheduled vacancies on the Business Roundtable, and three scheduled vacancies on the Conejo Open Space Trails Advisory Committee. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Thousand Oaks   An unknown person vandalized another person’s property between March 1 and 8 in the 3000 block of Windrift Court.  BetweenMarch3and5athief stole a bicycle from a garage in the 1000 block of Canyon Crest Court.  More...

Family

Students tout their talents

THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT—A standing-roomonly crowd of about 400 attended the annual Lang Ranch Elementary School Talent Show in the school’s multipurpose room on March 9. More...

Youngsters get their green on

FEELING LUCKY?—The students of St. More...

Local B&G Club names director of development

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Conejo & Las Virgenes recently appointed Patrick A. More...

Editorials

Cell tower critics are dropping the call

What’s one thing the San Fernando Valley has on the Conejo  Valley?  Great cellphone coverage.  More...

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FOR THE RECORD

• Last week’s article about the closing of Cafe Provencal incorrectly stated that Rick Principe was involved with the commercial real state company 222 Commercial; he is not. More...