May 31, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Neighbors grow weary of unfinished parks

After a half-year delay, construction at two parks—one in Thousand Oaks and another in Newbury Park—will resume this summer. More...

Health & Wellness

The not-so-silent killer

COMMENTARY

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a disorder in which patients snore and hold their breath (apnea) during sleep.  More...

A wealth of healthy habits

VICTORY—Richard Meeker, front and center,fnishesfrst in the 45-and-above race during the Barry Wolfe Grand Prix in Thousand Oaks on Sunday during the Conejo Health and Fitness Fair. More...

Support for the terminally ill

Approximately 2.4 million people die in hospitals annually. More...

Calendar

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THURS., MAY 31  Summer Safety Outreach Program   More...

Schools

Los Cerritos parents, students do heavy lifting to pay for new fitness equipment

School jog-athon raised $20,000

Students at Los Cerritos Middle School in Thousand Oaks have raised thousands of dollars for new outdoor fitness equipment to be installed this summer.  More...

Students feast on good manners

ETIQUETTE—Glenwood Elementary School fifth-graders are served a luncheon May 18 hosted and served by their parents. More...

High School Hi*Lights

Newbury Park Panthers Fri., June 1: Career Choice Fair/ college and career center/7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Career choice workshop/A2/8 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Triple threat ice cream social/ faculty cafeteria/2 to 3:30 p.m.  More...

Business

Shopping for salespeople

Website lets car shoppers pick the dealer they want before they arrive

For some, the car-buying experience is about as pleasurable as getting stuck in rush hour traffic. Just ask Westlake Village resident Jeff Atkinson, who a few years ago haggled with a car salesman for two hours before taking his business elsewhere. More...

Eye On Local Area Stocks

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Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park  May 17  A 46-year-old man was cited for operating a vending truck without a permit at Calle Turquesa and Avenida de la Plata.  A woman, 20, was arrested for being under the influence of illegal narcotics at Hillcrest and More...

Faith

Rabbi doesn’t avoid tough topics

At 19, like many young people, Michael Barclay wanted to change the world.  The Sherman Oaks native figured he could either work in the entertainment industry—shaping the ethics and belief systems of society through television—or bec More...

Christian women host luncheon

The Thousand Oaks Christian Women’s Connection will present its “Forever Thirty-One” luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wed., June 13 at Los Robles Greens, 299 S. More...

Letters

T.O. Boulevard accident no shock

“ T. O. Boulevard accident shocks city,” says the Acorn headline on May 24. More...

Not enough balance in letters

As I read the letters to the Acorn I could not help notice the one-sided nature of the letters selected by the editor. More...

Quoting Rodney King was wrong

I thought the Memorial Day service at Pierce Brothers was lovely until it was almost ruined by the words in the invocation of Rabbi Shimon Paskow.  During Memorial Day we celebrate the lives of the of the men and women who sacrificed their lives More...

Columns

Don’t miss chance to see yuccas in full bloom

peculiar plants

If you have been hitting the local trails recently, it’s likely you have come across a plant with a towering white stalk of flowers reaching twice your height or more.  These impressive inflorescences belong to the chaparral yucca, more no More...

Victims of crosswalk collision recovering

Driver, who did not have valid license, facing questioning from PD

A 5-year-old girl is in critical but stable condition a week after being struck by a van last Tuesday in a crosswalk on Thousand Oaks Boulevard, according to police.  Also hit were the girl’s mother, 4-year-old sister and a 5-year-old frie More...

Cleanup day paired with soccer tournament may leave traffic a mess

Traffic congestion is expected at the Thousand Oaks Community Cleanup and Recycling Day from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., June 2 at Conejo Creek Park South on Janss Road. The event is free to Thousand Oaks residents (ID is required). More...

Cold Case Task Force looking for public’s help

Team is focused on four unsolved county homicides

On Oct. 28, 1983, Moorpark resident Cathleen Saline was on her way home from a morning jog when she decided to get her mail. More...

Community

Union challenge puts Simi’s search for new library operator back on shelf

City of Thousand Oaks one of 3 agencies to submit bids

Until just recently, Thousand Oaks was in the running to handle the day-to-day operations of the Simi Valley Library.  But an unresolved union lawsuit challenging the legality of the Simi Valley City Council’s decision last December to wit More...

Trip to Haiti brings rush of emotion to college linebacker

WHS grad builds homes on relief trip with USC football team

Westlake High School graduate and USC linebacker Luke Freeman stepped onto a bus three weeks ago with 15 of his teammates and headed for the small Haitian village of Sous Savanne.  Nothing had prepared him for what he was about to see beyond the More...

Full day of events planned for grand opening of new NPS visitor center

The National Park Service will open its new interagency visitor center in Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area (SMMNRA) on Sat., June 9 at King Gillette Ranch in the mountains near Calabasas.  The building provides a unified home for More...

On the Town

Tequila sundown

Sixteen restaurants vied to be named the best in eight categories during last Thursday’s Margarita Mix-Off at Conejo Creek Park North in Thousand Oaks.  Event chair Marcy Shewmon and Soroptimist President Nancy Nevitt said the event was th More...

Young singer turns heads at street fair

When Andrew Muccitelli of Westlake Village was 3, he was already singing around the house—but he wasn’t humming toddler tunes.  Andrew, now 13, said he loved Cher.  “I saw Cher’s ‘Farewell Tour’ (on TV) a More...

Brazilian conductor takes reins of New West Symphony

Lehninger becomes second music director in symphony’s 17-year history

The New West Symphony recently appointed Marcelo Lehninger as music director of the regional professional orchestra.  Lehninger will become only the second music director in the symphony’s 17-year history when he begins his tenure at the s More...

Sports

National tennis contest starts Monday in WLV

Men 45 and over will compete at Westlake Tennis & Swim Club

The Westlake Tennis and Swim Club will host the USTA Men’s 45 National Hard Court Championships from Mon. to Sun., June 4 to 10 at 32250 Triunfo Canyon Road, Westlake Village. More...

Area diamonds come alive for Memorial Day

GAME ON— Thousand Oaks Girls Softball Association player Makayla Maldonado, at left, hits the ball during a 6-and-under game against Westlake at Los Cerr i tos Middle School on Saturday during More...

Acting academy has summer camp for kids with autism

The Gold Coast Theatre Conservatory will offer camps and an Acting Academy for Autism at 1414 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks.  The Acting Academy for Autism for children ages 9 to 17 will run Monday through Friday from June 18 to 29 in two s More...

Pets

Westlake Village Barkley Pet Hotel planning 8,000-square-foot expansion

Doggie Day Camp grows, will add more grooming stations

Less than two years after opening its doors, the Barkley Pet Hotel and Day Spa is expanding its Doggie Day Camp, grooming salon and boarding areas. The original 32,000-squarefoot campus will expand an additional 8,000 square feet.  More...

Pet of the Week

LOVES LOVE—Louis is a 12-year-old male ragdoll mix. Louis is curious, friendly, talkative and loves to be rubbed. More...

Protect pets from parasites

A little prevention now can mean less hassle later

While there are many reasons to be happy about mild weather, dog owners know that warmer days can put their dogs at an increased risk for flea and tick infestation.  Flea and tick bites are not just annoying. More...

Family

HONORING THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE

Residents and members of the military filled Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park in Westlake Village for its 22nd annual Memorial Day ceremony on Monday to honor those who lost their lives in service to their country   More...

Equestrian program back in the saddle

YMCA horse-riding activities return after multiyear absence

The Conejo Valley YMCA will once again present an equestrian program after an absence of several years.  Campers who enroll in the Conejo YMCA summer camp can learn about, care for and ride specially trained horses. More...

Family and flap jacks

Agoura IHOP has had same owner for 25 years

The life of a restaurateur is a labor of love, and the Wickens family, owners of the International House of Pancakes in Agoura Hills, love what they do.  For close to 25 years, the family run business has had a family member on duty at all times More...

Editorials

We control our destiny

In the shadow of Memorial Day, it’s time to honor the men and women who died protecting American democracy. More...

Political Cartoon

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