June 21, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Tapping of program fund becoming annual ritual

Forfifth year in a row, CVUSD must redirect money to balance budget

More than $1 million that was to be used for new textbooks and nearly $300,000 for music and arts supplies will instead go toward balancing the Conejo Valley Unified School District budget, the school board decided last week.  More...

Health & Wellness

Hospice forming grief support group

Hospice of the Conejo is forming a new grief support group for men and women who have lost a spouse or companion.  The group will meet from 7 to 8 p.m. Thurs., July 12 at 80 E. Hillcrest Drive, Ste. More...

Preventive screenings offered

Preventive health screenings are an effective way to identify hidden health risks and can be the first step in early intervention to prevent potential health events later on, especially for those aged 60 and older.  More...

West Coast Vascular earns accreditation

West Coast Vascular has achieved accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care.  Accreditation means that West Coast Vascular has met nationally recognized standards for the provision of quality healthcare as set by A More...

On the Town

Proceeds from ongoing art exhibit will aid Japanese earthquake relief

More than a year after Japan’s magnitude 9 earthquake and the tsunami it triggered spread radioactive contamination from a Fukushima power plant, two Thousand Oaks artists are rallying to bring renewable energy to the country.  More...

Concert benefits end of life care

Ventura County Gilbert & Sullivan Repertoire Company will present “Love Never Dies,” a Broadway revue, from 8 to 10 p.m. Sat., June 30 at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. More...

Civic Arts Plaza announces lineup for its 19th season

The Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza will celebrate its 19th season with more than 300 performances slated for the plaza’s two theaters: Kavli Theatre and Scherr Forum, at 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd.  More...

Sports

Big fan

Thomas Brown was Newbury Park baseball’s good-luck charm

Newbury Park High baseball head coach Matt Goldfield took the microphone at a rally for the CIF-Southern Section Division 1 champion Panthers.  Goldfield introduced someone he called an “extra coach.” However, the mystery man was now More...

Acorn reporter promoted to sports editor

A familiar name will lead the Acorn Newspapers’ sports department.  Eliav Appelbaum, 30, has been promoted from sportswriter to sports editor. More...

Conejo Valley teams stockpile championships

CUP CRAZY—The Newbury Park Soccer Club girls’ U-14 team won its division at the CVU Memorial Day Tournament of Champions. The epic final match took two and a half hours to complete. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

HEADS UP— Toby is a 6-year-old Labrador mix. He is engaging, gentle and sweet. Toby walks well on a leash and enjoys snuggling. More...

Veterinary hospital honored by city for wildlife efforts

Emergency clinic is always open

Doctors and staff at Conejo Valley Veterinary Hospital are dedicated to taking in and treating injured and orphaned wild animals that are brought to them by members of the public.  On June 12, Mayor Pro Tem Claudia Bill-de la Peña presented a ce More...

Faith

Pastor addresses temptation

The Rev. Bob Bjerkaas of Church in the Canyon is preaching a miniseries of messages from Matthew 4:1-11 on “The Temptation of Jesus” on Sundays at 10:45 a.m. More...

Letters

EPA responsible for high gas prices

The June 14 letter by Mitch Rheingold, “Oil refiners are gouging prices,” asks why gasoline prices in California are higher than they are in the rest of the United States.  A better question is why legislators allow Big Oil companies More...

No need for marriage change

While I can understand Kevin Holt’s desire (“Marriage never stops changing,” letters, Acorn, June 14) to change the definition of marriage, his logic is unfortunately unsustainable.  More...

Personal attacks not welcome

This letter is submitted in response to the June 14 letter “Supervisor still on high horse,” by Michael Trovero.  After living in Newbury Park for almost 40 years and having worked with our city and county governments on local issues More...

Columns

Do the research

After writing my column about tree topping, several readers wrote to thank me for addressing the issue. More...

Transportation: No. 1 unmet need of seniors

Imagine being a prisoner in your own home, unable to visit friends, make it to doctor appointments, eat out, attend cultural events or shop for groceries unless someone is available to drive you.  After an exodus to the suburbs in the 1950s, ope More...

“Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted”

Directed by: Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath, Conrad Vernon  Starring: Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, Jada Pinkett Smith, David Schwimmer  MPAA rating: PG for some mild action and rude humor  Running time: 85 minutes   More...

Post-game puncher could face felony

Man accused in attack is CEO of Integrity First Mortgage Solutions

The recipient of a blind-side punch during an incident following a June 7 youth baseball game in Westlake Village wants the district attorney’s office to file felony battery charges against the man who hit him. More...

Hit-and-run driver still eluding authorities

Police trying to identify woman who hit 2 pedestrians at crosswalk on June 13

A woman was seriously injured when she and her teenage daughter were hit by the driver of an SUV who fled the scene of the accident in Thousand Oaks last week.  More...

Community

‘A zest for life’

Family, friends gather to share memories of slain teacher

With a ready smile and a hearty laugh, Janice Somple was a woman full of energy, passion and love—an inspiration for how one should live one’s life.  “She had this beautiful smile, a very sunny disposition and a zest for life,& More...

Signs of progress could pop up soon along T.O. Boulevard

The heartbeat of Thousand Oaks Boulevard is getting stronger. Two well-known healthcare providers, Kaiser Permanente and UCLA Medical Center, are moving into commercial office space along the city’s namesake thoroughfare. More...

Driver in fatal Newbury Park accident gets 3 years probation

A Newbury Park woman convicted of misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter in connection with a car accident in January that killed a 90-year-old woman has been sentenced to 100 hours of community service and three years of probation.  More...

Calendar

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THURS., JUNE 21  Rummage Sale  10 a.m. at Moorpark Active Adult Center, 799 Moorpark Ave. Jewelry, clothing, toys, books, household items. Fundraiser for senior programs. Phone: 805.517.6261.  Agoura Newcomers Club   More...

Schools

Worldwide record attempt highlights water safety

Daland Swim School takes part in global swim lesson

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that from 2005 to 2009 an average of 3,533 Americans died annually due to drowning. More...

U.S. Youth Volleyball League hosting summer camp in T.O.

The United States Youth Volleyball League Summer Camp in Thousand Oaks will run from 9 a.m. to noon Mon. to Wed., July 16 through 18 at Conejo Creek Park North (by the library) in T.O.  More...

Design students win college scholarships

The Conejo Association of Professional Interior Designers recently selected its Sandy Garrett Scholarship recipients: Alicia Paley of Thousand Oaks and Nadia Startseva of Granada Hills.  In memory of long-standing member Sandy Garrett, CAPID est More...

Business

Drybar blows into Westlake Village

A new salon offering strictly blow-drying and styling services is coming to Westlake Village.  Drybar, which already has locations in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco, will open Fri., June 22 inside Westlake Plaza at 966 S. More...

Ventura County small-business owners seeing glass half-empty, survey says

Small business owners in Ventura County and the rest of the Central Coast region are the second least optimistic in the state about the future success of their businesses, according to a recent survey by service directory website Thumbtack.com.  More...

Gun supplier relocates to WLV

Salvo Industries has moved from 5169 Douglas Fir Road, Ste. 1, Calabasas, to 717 Lakefield Road, Ste. More...

Police

Talk show duo guilty of 71 felonies

‘Ken and Katie’ defrauded investors out of $3 million

Two former radio talk show hosts who bilked more than $3 million from investors in Ventura, Los Angeles and Santa Barbara counties, will be sentenced next month.  More...

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park  June 8  During a probation search, a 49-year-old woman was cited for possessing drug-smoking pipes in the 1000 block of Newbury Road.  A thief stole property from Kohl’s in the 1000 block of Newbury Road.  More...

Police hit house of alleged heroin dealer in Wood Ranch

Two Simi Valley residents were arrested last week in connection with heroin sales in Thousand Oaks and Simi Valley.  On June 12, after a two-month investigation, narcotics detectives from the sheriff’s East County Street Team arrested Chad More...

Family

Sheriff’s officers visit Redwood B&G Club

Youths learn fireworks safety

To celebrate a successful year, the Redwood Boys & Girls Club’s director, Dave De- Maio, held a special barbecue in conjunction with the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office.  The event included a presentation by Senior Dep. More...

Boo! Conejo park district offers ghost hunting camp

A Ghost Hunters Camp will materialize for people ages 14 and up from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tues., through Thurs., July 10 to 12 at the Thousand Oaks Community Center, 2525 N. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks.  More...

Girl Scouts host events for kids

The Conejo Valley area Girl Scouts will host the following free events in Thousand Oaks for kindergartners through third-graders.  These are not drop-off events; an adult must accompany the child.  G.S. Olympics from 10 a.m. More...

Editorials

Learning outside the box

California’s ongoing cuts to education have parents and teachers alike wondering when and if these budget woes will ever end. More...

Political Cartoon

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