April 26, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Decision on T-Mobile tower put on hold

Opposition from local residents has stalled T-Mobile’s bid to install cellphone antennas at a park near Sycamore Canyon School. More...

Health & Wellness

Sleep disorders can cause hyperactivity

Commentary

We have a saying in pulmonary medicine: “All that wheezes is not necessarily asthma.” More...

Students on healthy footing

EARTHS’ running club racks up miles

Jace Aschbrenner, a fourth-grader at Newbury Park’s EARTHS Magnet School, subscribes to the old adage “No pain, no gain.” “Sometimes I get aches when I run,” said the 9-year-old, “(but) I don’t want to slow d More...

Alzheimer’s Association needs volunteers

The Ventura County Regional Office of the Alzheimer’s Association seeks office volunteers to answer telephones; screen and direct calls and take messages; greet and assist families who come to the office; perform data entry, filing or faxing; o More...

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THURS., APRIL 26 Ventura County Rose Society More...

Schools

Student-led web radio station launched

iCLU will offer a variety of content

California Lutheran University has launched its new studentrun Internet radio station, iCLU radio.  With the slogan “Your Life on Air,” the station webcasts music, live shows and pre-recorded content 24/7 at www.icluradio.com from an More...

40-credit test faces more scrutiny

State looking into possible copyright issues after Acorn report

A pre-GED high school diploma equivalency test offered to Conejo Valley High School seniors for up to 40 elective credits is being audited by the state Department of Education’s GED office for possible copyright infringement.  More...

NPHS club joins forces with Pepperdine students to help Interface

Nonprofft trying to sustain Family Violence Response team

Newbury Park High School seniors Nicole Kabey and Justina Del Duca had high hopes in September when they formed the To Be Free club, a faith-based club at NPHS dedicated to spreading the word about modern-day slavery. More...

Business

Cisco’s gets gnarly for Surfrider

FLYING HIGH—Above, local pro skateboarder Roy Canright catches air during a skate demo at Cisco’s restaurant in Westlake Village as part of a special event to raise money for the Surfride More...

Local home care provider earns top accreditation

Los Robles Homecare Services, a home care agency in Thousand Oaks, was recently awarded Deemed Status for its home and community-based care by the Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP).  The status is the highest level of CHAP accreditat More...

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Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park  April 12  A man, 30, was arrested on an outstanding warrant for crimes he committed in Ventura County.  A wallet was stolen in the 500 block of N. Ventu Park Road.  April 14  More...

Family

Discovery Camp open for registration

Registration for Mountains Restoration Trust’s Nature Discovery Camp is open for its two summer sessions at Masson House, Headwaters Corner Interpretive Center, 23075 Mulholland Hwy., Calabasas.  More...

Ensemble plays outdoors

The California Lutheran University Wind Ensemble will present “An American Celebration” at 2 p.m. Sun., May 6 in Conejo Community Park, Dover and Hendrix avenues, Thousand Oaks.  Michael D. More...

Conejo Ski and Sports Club taking off

The Conejo Ski and Sports Club is made up of 400 adults who ski, hike, bicycle, travel, and play volleyball and tennis.  Those interested in the club can talk to members at the Rotary Club Chili Cook-off on Sun., April 29 at Conejo Creek Park, 2 More...

Letters

Bullying can have lasting effects

Bullying happens in a lot of schools and sports teams. Bullying can also happen in your neighborhood or your home. Many children, teenagers and adults have been the victims of bullies at least once in their life.  More...

Reino restriping a bad plan

On April 18 the Thousand Oaks Traffic and Transportation Advisory Commission (TOTTAC) voted 4-0 to restrict southbound Reino Road to one lane from Old Conejo Road to Calle Clara Vista.  This stretch of Reino will soon be restriped with back-in a More...

Watch your back after shopping

This week my husband purchased an iMac from The Oaks Apple store. More...

Editorials

Don’t lie around in May

To all the couch potatoes, smartphone junkies and computerscreen starers: There’s no excuse to stay home in May in Thousand Oaks. The weather? Can’t be. More...

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Full Story

CVHS will get $50,000 in repairs

School board OKs major projects list for 2012-13

Summertime is repair time at schools in Thousand Oaks and Newbury Park—only this year, the fix-it list is shorter than usual. More...

Commission approves plan to add parking at Pepper Tree

A city-led plan to increase parking at Newbury Park’s Pepper Tree Playfield has met with resistance from residents living nearby. More...

Full slate of candidates expected at Acorn-CLU forum

Congressional race attracting national attention

The Acorn Newspapers—in partnership with California Lutheran University and Time Warner Cable—will host a candidates’ forum at 7 p.m. Mon., May 7 at CLU’s Lundring center (next to Gilbert gym) for the 26th U.S. More...

Community

T.O. attorney faces veteran judge in race for Superior Court

Bradley Bjelke says if he’s elected to serve as a judge on the Ventura County Superior Court he will update technology and case management operations and breathe new life into the court.  More...

Earth Day hike takes residents on journey into Chumash country

For the Chumash Indians, the original inhabitants of the Conejo Valley, every day is Earth Day.  “The tribe is very connected with nature,” said Lisa Linn, board member of the local Chumash Indian Museum. More...

Chili cook-off heats up this Sunday

The Thousand Oaks Rotary Club will host the 2012 Chili Cook-off, Classic Car Show and Miss Chili Pageant from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., April 29 at Conejo Creek Park, 23 Freeway at the Janss Road exit in Thousand Oaks. More...

Dining & Entertainment

Tasty Treats & Fabulous Finds

SELECTING SWEETS—Karen Kennedy , at left, of Cacao Luxe Chocolatier picks out truffes and chocolate bars as Agoura Hills resident Lynne Shulim lists her favorites during the Assistance League o More...

MB2 offers Kosmic Karting Club

MB2 Raceway’s Thousand Oaks location will host Kosmic Karting Club Night starting at 8 p. m. More...

Once Upon A Mattress

Lead actress shows a flair for comedy

There’s a lot to be said for the Marian Paroos, Nellie Forbushes and Maria von Trapps of Broadway. You know, the lovely leading ladies who imbue a Broadway musical with romance, beauty and a melodious singing voice.  More...

Sports

Marmonte golfers swing with style

There’s no such thing as a knockout punch in the four-round Marmonte League boys’ golf tournament.  Westlake High, however, made a convincing opening statement at Los Robles Greens Golf Course on Tuesday.  The Warriors shot 365, More...

Lions ready to bounce back following forfeitures

Having forfeited nine games late last week due to the use of an ineligible player, the Oaks Christian varsity baseball team is looking to pick up the pieces in time to make a late postseason push.  Of the Lions’ nine forfeitures, six of th More...

Costello leads La Reina with heart and soul

Senior ’s work ethic is second to none

They talked about her dedication, her intensity, her sense of humor and a laugh that can be heard from the batter’s box to the outfield.  But the most common theme that arose during a conversation with a trio of Christine Costello’s More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

LONER—Brutus is a 2-year-old pit bull. He is alert, energetic and playful. He is also housebroken, walks well on a leash and has had some training. More...

Faith

Synagogue has jewel of a program

The Valley Outreach Synagogue Jewels program, a home-based educational program offered to Jewish children throughout the Conejo Valley and parts of the San Fernando Valley, wants to let Jewish families know what they have to offer.  Several meet More...

Former sheriff will speak at National Day of Prayer breakfast at Cal Lutheran

Dennis Gillette scheduled to give invocation

Bob Brooks, retired Ventura County sheriff, will be the keynote speaker for the Southeast Ventura County YMCA’s 13th annual National Day of Prayer Breakfast on Thurs., May 3 at the Gilbert Sports Center at California Lutheran University in Thou More...

Do the thing you don’t want to do

“Do something every day that you don’t want to do. This is the golden rule for acquiring the habit of doing your duty without pain. More...

Columns

Four movements to watch

Attending the Aging in America conference every year is my way of sharpening the saw. This was my fifth year attending this event, and I am amazed at how I always learn something new.  More...

Rattlesnake awareness tips

It’s rattlesnake season once again and time to make note of what you should and should not be worried about when encountering one of these slithery companions.  More...