May 3, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

National Park Service visitor center in T.O. will close soon

Special to the Acorn   The National Park Service, along with local and state agencies, will open the Anthony C. Beilenson Visitor Center for the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area on June 9.  More...

Health & Wellness

Women find hope for new life

  SUPPORT—Above, Moorpark resident Andrea Harlan, center, introduces herself during an open house at Circle of Life Center in Thousand Oaks on April 25. The tour of the center was given in honor of National Infertility Awareness Week. More...

Health board discuss mental health of youth

The Ventura County Mental Health Board invites the community to Children’s Subcommittee Community Outreach meeting from 6 to 7:30 p.m. More...

Lasik surgeons keep eyes on the future

Laser eye procedures

Recent advances in visioncorrection surgeries have been remarkable. It can be difficult to see through all the medical jargon to understand what applies to our own eyes.  For people ages 18 to 45, Lasik is the top choice. More...

Calendar

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THURS., MAY 3  Madera Toastmasters Club  Noon at conference room in cafeteria, Bank of America, 450 American St., Simi Valley. Guests welcome. Contact: Linda Martins- Mann. Phone: 805.501.5229. Email: dancingangel42@sbcglobal.net. More...

Schools

First commencement at new William Rolland Stadium is Saturday

Tim Gallagher is graduation speaker

California Lutheran University will host its first undergraduate commencement ceremony in the new William Rolland Stadium at 10 a.m. More...

Pressed to impress

Panther Prowler a first-place winner in national journalism contest

Newbury Park High School senior Maia Laabs understands the delicate dance of print journalism. “Newspaper writing is about being creative within the lines,” said Laabs, co-editor-in-chief of the school newspaper. More...

Middle schoolers collecing goods for charity

Los Cerritos Middle School will present its Builders Service Club Fundraiser from 9 to 11 a.m. Fri. and Sat. May 18 and 19 at 2100 Avenida de las Flores, Thousand Oaks.   More...

Business

Umami Burger opens today

Lakes location will present chain’s first kids menu

Umami Restaurant Group will open a Umami Burger branch at noon today, May 3 at The Lakes at Thousand Oaks, 2200 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd.  Umami Burger founder Adam Fleischman and Thousand Oaks Mayor Jacqui V. More...

Financial consulting firm launched in T.O.

Jeffrey Solomon, a Thousand Oaks resident, has recently launched CFO On The Go, a financial, administrative and operational consulting practice focused on small businesses and headquartered in Thousand Oaks.  More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park  April 12 Between April 12 and 18, earthmoving equipment was vandalized in the 300 block of Calle del Prado.  April 17 Between April 17 and 18, someone stole property from a construction site in the 1000 block of Newbury Road. More...

Faith

Gospel behind bars

Sheriff’s department chaplain ministers to county inmates

“I needed clothes and you clothed me. I was sick and you looked after me. I was in prison and you came to visit me.”  More...

Men’s club bets on parish fundraiser

Casino night includes hold’em tournament and table games

The Men’s Club of St. Paschal Baylon Catholic Church will host a Conejo Poker Challenge and Casino Night fundraiser on Sat., May19 in the parish hall, 155 E. More...

Christian women chill out at luncheon on May 9

Thousand Oaks Christian Women’s Connection invites all ladies to attend the luncheon, “Dine In–Chill Out,” from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wed., May 9 at Los Robles Golf Course, 299 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks.  More...

Columns

Political correctness

I agree with the late George Carlin: We’re watering down our language. We’re trying to be too politically correct. We use softer, nicer words, but at what cost?  More...

Grand Poobah

I can never say no.  I was helping my wife glue paper rainbow cutouts onto a page in one of her scrapbooks when my father-in-law called and asked me to check my email. I couldn’t say no.  More...

The exotic in our midst

Lured by a sound that reminds me of the exotic, of the tropics, I begin walking toward the cattails by Malibu Creek.  My memory takes me to Nicaragua’s rainforests along the Rio Bartola, to a protected wildlife preserve. More...

Deep pockets

Strickland campaign has built war chest of $781,000 in three months

With just over a month left until the June 5 primary election, the six candidates for Ventura County’s 26th U.S. More...

RDA oversight board has million-dollar decisions

It’s clear the City of Thousand Oaks isn’t going to let millions of dollars in redevelopment agency assets go without a fight. More...

Roundtree, Tapking are newest members of planning commission

Longtime residents were appointed April 24

The Thousand Oaks Planning Commission will soon be at full strength.  More...

Community

Dying with dignity

Free hospice care center welcomes first residents

In the last days of his life at Our Community House of Hope in Thousand Oaks, Leo Bowling requested ice cream with chocolate sauce for breakfast and listened to his wife sing to him. More...

Park district predicting revenue bump

CRPD approves preliminary budget

Recreation programs accounted for the largest expense in the Conejo Recreation and Park District’s proposed budget for 2012-13.  About $7 million of the CRPD’s $18.3-million preliminary budget approved last month will be spent on act More...

City Council opposes corporate personhood

The City of Thousand Oaks is taking a stand against unrestricted campaign spending by political action committees.  More...

On the Town

It’s a margarita melee in T.O.

Bartenders compete to see who makes the best cocktail

Soroptimist International of the Conejo will present the 11th annual Margarita Mix-Off from 6 to 8 p.m. Thurs., May 24 at Conejo Creek North, 1378 Janss Road, Thousand Oaks, behind the Grant Brimhall Library. More...

A chili response

  TEMPTING THE TASTE BUDS—Clockwise from top left: Cooper Waugh, 2, of Thousand Oaks, isn’t ready to try a new taste ofered by his mother, Tricia Hayes, during the 36th annual Rotary Club of Thousand Oaks Chili Cook-of at Conejo Creek Park in T More...

Brighton does David Bowie

David Brighton’s tribute to David Bowie will be presented at 8:30 p.m. Sat., May 12 at the new Cabaret Lounge at the Scherr Forum Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. More...

Sports

Oaks Christian hires new head football coach

Oaks Christian School has named former University of Texas at El Paso assistant Jeff Woodruff as its new varsity head football coach. More...

Just warming up

High school elite use V.C. meet as a springboard to postseason success

The Ventura County Track and Field Championships had a little bit of everything.  Broken records. Personalbest times. Thrilling comebacks. More...

Warriors get to work

Westlake swim teams poised to dominate league finals

The Warriors have ruled the pool all season.  Why not bring the noise for one more day?  The Westlake High girls’ and boys’ swim teams blitzed through the Marmonte League during the regular season.  Today, the Warriors will More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

LITTLE HOUDINI—Cibil is a 4-year-old female greyhound mix. Cibil is happy, playful, good on a leash, and knows some basic commands. More...

Cesar Millan to share his secrets

‘Dog Whisperer’ will appear at spring carnival May 6

Camp Bow Wow, a doggy daycare and overnight camp, will sponsor New Village Leadership Academy’s Spring Carnival with special guest Cesar “The Dog Whisperer” Millan from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. More...

Family

Kids can dig for dinos

The Conejo Recreation and Park District will host a Dinosaur Dig for children ages 3 and above from noon to 2 p.m. More...

Science rocks at summer camp

The Conejo Schools Foundation will offer a Summer Exploratory Camp for children ages 7 through 10 at EARTHS Magnet School in Thousand Oaks. More...

Parenting seminar

Emmanuel Presbyterian Church will host a parenting seminar titled “Dealing with the Emotional Side of Family Life” from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thurs., May at 588 Camino Manzanas, Thousand Oaks.  The cost is $30 per couple or $20 per person. More...

Letters

Conejo PTA wants cell tower moved

The California PTA advocates on behalf of children and families. They advocate against electromagnetic field (EMF) radiation near schools.  CAPTA urges the use of the precautionary principle in making decisions regarding public health. More...

Cell towers equal better coverage

It seems that most people have their cellphone permanently attached to their arm these days. More...

Applauds CVUSD decision

This January I attended the informational meeting for transitional kindergarten (TK) administered by the Conejo Valley Unified School District.  I was very excited about the program since my daughter was in junior kindergarten this last school y More...

Editorials

Board needs oversight

It’s time for the community to take an active interest in the actions of the newly formed Redevelopment Successor Agency Oversight Board.  Maybe it’s the long name that’s scaring folks away. More...

Political Cartoon

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