May 24, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Budget woes may force closure of Simi courthouse

Local leaders are speaking out against the planned closure of the East County Courthouse in Simi Valley, a move that threatens to strip East County residents of convenient access to their judicial system.  More...

Health & Wellness

Simi Valley Hospital has new CEO

Woman rises through ranks from volunteer to president

Sixteen years ago, Canadianborn Kim Milstien was a volunteer at Simi Valley Hospital.  This summer she will return as its new president and CEO.  Talk about working your way up the corporate ladder.  More...

Depression, bipolar support group formed for teens

The Conejo Valley Depression and Bipolar Support Group has started a new group exclusively for teens and college age individuals.  The new group meets at 7 p.m. More...

Options for adults who want Lasik

COMMENTARY

In our last column about learning the best treatment for vision correction surgeries, we considered treatment plans for those 18 to 45 years of age.  More...

Calendar

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THURS., MAY 24  Margarita Mix-off   More...

Schools

District adopts new concussion policy

Students with head injuries must see health professional before returning tofeld

In response to rising concerns over the long-term health effects of concussions, Conejo Valley Unified School District is taking additional measures to protect student-athletes from head injuries.  More...

CRPD offers summer camps

For parents who want to get their children outside this summer playing games, making crafts, singing songs, hiking and swimming, the Conejo Recreation and Park District has provided some affordable summer camps.  More...

Reagan Foundation doles out $50,000 in college scholarships

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation awarded $50,000 in college scholarships to high school seniors in Ventura County on May 16.  The scholarship program rewards seniors who have demonstrated qualities of leadership and strong character thr More...

Business

New salon to open in Newbury Park

Great Clips has locations across SoCal

Great Clips will host a grand opening celebration for its newest salon from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., June 2 at 421 S. Reino Road, Newbury Park. More...

Weeklong job search workshop offered in Simi

OPEN will offer a five-day, no-fee job search workshop for unemployed professionals from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mon. through Fri., June 4 to 8 at the Ventura County Job and Career Center, 980 Enchanted Way, Simi Valley.  More...

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Faith

Kids can reach for the ‘Sky’ at Bible camp

A summer kids’ event called Sky will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Mon. through Fri., June 11 to 15 at Living Oaks Community Church, 1033 Business Center Circle, Newbury Park.  More...

Shavuot services held at Chabad of Conejo

The local Chabad centers will have Shavuot services at 10 a.m. Sun., May 27 at these locations: Chabad of Agoura Hills, 30345 Canwood St.; Chabad of Oak Park, 5998 Conifer St.; Chabad of Westlake Village, 2524 Townsgate Road, Ste. More...

Christian preschool students share creations

ART SHOW—Above, Beu Barbour, 5, of Thousand Oaks shows his dad, Ben, his artwork during the student art show at Christian Preschool in Thousand Oaks on May 17. More...

Letters

Voice support for memorial

I read with interest the article in the May 10 edition of the Acorn about the life of Ruth Drobman. She and her family had to flee Berlin in 1938 due to the rise of Hitler.  More...

Solar panels won’t save cash

Thousand Oaks is still full speed ahead on the Hillcrest Center solar panels with the price now up to $1.6 million. And when it’s completed it may save as much as $60,000 a year.  More...

Immigrants should obey laws

I would like to respond to Bill King’s statement that “Undocumented drivers would be glad to get a driver’s license and insurance if we would let them,” (Letters, Acorn, May 17).  Sir, how can you make this assumption? More...

Columns

Senior sites bring needed advice

If there is a silver lining to this complex senior world, the Internet would be it.  By offering information, advice, community connections and so much more at all hours of the day, it can be a lifeline for baby boomers as they navigate the seco More...

Garden of delight

Permit me to get this out of the way:  Wow!  This is the exclamation I made in discovery and delight as I revisited the Conejo Valley Botanic Garden in Thousand Oaks after too long an absence from this homegrown paradise.  Here’s More...

The dentist, or how I tricked him into thinking my teeth were perfect

Six months ago, my dentist said I had a cavity that needed drilling and I had to change my brushing habits.  More...

Glancy loses fight with cancer

Council member dies one week after resigning

As Dennis Gillette exited the stage at his retirement dinner on May 1 at California Lutheran University, a man rose to lend the celebrated civil servant— who’s lost parts of both feet to diabetes—a helping hand. It was Tom Glancy. More...

Board votes to ban cell towers from school sites

Conejo Valley Unified School District will ask city and county officials for notice when a cellphone company proposes placement of an antenna within 1,500 feet of a school so that the district can inform parents. More...

Community

50 CVUSD teachers may lose jobs if state enacts ‘trigger’ cuts

Final layoff notices were approved for 41 teachers in Conejo Valley Unified School District on Tuesday, but officials say they hope to rescind the decision before the start of the next school year.  The board of education approved the layoffs&md More...

Council votes to fill Glancy vacancy in November

No interim appointee will be made

The City Council seat vacated by Tom Glancy, who resigned on May 11 and died last week of cancer (see related story on page 1), will be filled in a November special election that will coincide with the city’s regular election.  The council More...

For young WWII soldier, war was a hard drink to swallow

Veteran of D-Day will be presented with bottle of French brandy in symbolic gesture

Small glasses of a fiery apple brandy distilled in France’s coastal Normandy region greeted U.S. Army Capt. David Honick on the bloody shores of battle 68 years ago.   More...

On the Town

A party for the senses

SAMPLINGS—Brian Salcedo of Woodland Hills, above, samples wine during the Conejo Wine and Jazz Fest at Conejo Creek Park North in Thousand Oaks on Sunday. More...

Freefute recital features students

The Conejo Valley Flute Society will present a performance from 2 to 5 p.m. Sun., June 10 at Keyboard Concepts, 28501 Canwood St., Ste. More...

Youth orchestras play movie tunes

The Conejo Valley Youth Orchestras will perform “Stage and Screen” at 3 p.m. Sun., June 3 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd.  More...

Sports

Lions among meet’s elite

CIF- Southern Section Track and Field Finals

The goal in track and field is to continue accelerating.  In the robotic voices of Daft Punk, it’s time go harder, better, faster, stronger.  Area student-athletes starred at the CIF-Southern Section Divisional Finals last weekend at More...

Hockey standout selects St. Cloud State

SLAP SHOT—Patrick Newell, a Thousand Oaks resident who attends Oak Park High, has verbally committed to play ice hockey at St. Cloud State University in Minnesota. More...

WAGS is winning

THEY’RE A HIT—The Westlake-Agoura Girls Softball U-10 Maroon Mayhem recently won a tournament title. More...

Pets

Pet of the week

‘CHOOSE ME’—Sweetie is a 1-year-old Chihuahua mix. Sweetie tends to get lost in the shuffe of all the dogs at the shelter, but she is alert, independent and friendly. More...

Police

Gang-related violence ends in quick arrests, police say

T.O. beatdown started investigation

Several members of a Thousand Oaks gang were arrested earlier this month on charges of beating one man, and beating and robbing another in T.O. in April.  More...

Man, 26, accused of identity theft

A Thousand Oaks man was arrested last week on suspicion of identity theft.  According to a police report, Elier Aldana-Romero, 26, had used a counterfeit Social Security card to get jobs at various restaurants in Thousand Oaks.  More...

Blotter

Newbury Park  May 9  Property was stolen from a home in the first block of Albion Place.  Between May 9 and 11, a trailer in the 1000 block of Rancho Conejo Boulevard was stolen.  May 11  More...

Family

New babies welcomed at L.A. Zoo

Seefrst chimpanzee newborn at zoo since 1999

Visitors to the Los Angeles Zoo have the opportunity to see several new babies on display this spring  Chimpanzee baby: Born March 6. The baby chimpanzee is the first born at the L.A. Zoo since 1999.  Her mother is Gracie.  More...

Anonymous donor offers to match grants made to nature education program

NatureBridge, a residential environmental education partner of the Na-National Park Service, recently received a fundraising challenge by an anonymous matching grant. More...

Teaching kids to swim doesn’t take lessons

There is no better time than now to get children out of the house and into the pool. It’s important to teach kids to swim early on, as progressive learning will help them develop skills that will last a lifetime.  More...

Editorials

Deadly consequences

It’s difficult to try to make sense of an incident as awful as Tuesday’s collision between a van and a mother and four young children, ages 2, 3, 5 and 6, crossing the street on Thousand Oaks Boulevard. More...

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