August 2, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Assemblyman visits T.O. to announce jobs plan

Assemblymember Jeff Gorell and Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom announced the formation of the Gold Team—a bipartisan effort that hopes to lure businesses to California— during a July 27 news conference at Amgen headquarters in Thousand Oaks.  More...

Health & Wellness

Free clinic gives the uninsured a shot

The Westminster Free Clinic will host a free immunization clinic from 6 to 8 p.m. Wed., Aug. 8 at the United Methodist Church of Thousand Oaks, 1000 E. Janss Road.  More...

Hearing loss group meets

The Ventura County Chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America will resume its monthly meetings at 1 p.m. Sat., Aug. 4 at the Goebel Senior Adult Center, 1385 E. More...

Donors honored for their help

The Conejo Free Clinic recently honored five donors whose seed gifts helped to launch the new CFC Mammogram Fund.  More...

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THURS., AUG. 2  Democratic Club Of Camarillo  7 p.m. at Orchid Building, 816 Camarillo Springs Road, Camarillo. Ventura County Supervisor Kathy Long presents “State of the County”assessment. Open to public. Phone: 805.484.8415. More...

Schools

Preschool accepting registration

The Miller Family YMCA is accepting enrollment for its licensed preschool and fall afterschool child care programs.  The programs begin Aug. 29 at the Miller Y, The Village at Dos Vientos Ranch, 320 Via Las Brisas, Newbury Park.  More...

Organization in search of host families for foreign students

The nonprofit organization Aspect Foundation brings students from all over the world to homes across the United States.  Lisa Krasnoff, the exchange coordinator for Westlake Village and the surrounding area, offers local families a chance to hos More...

Student ’s work with autism earns him $36,000 scholarship

Zak Kukoff’s practical lessons in showing compassion for kids with autism are being taught in a growing number of schools across the country. More...

Business

Entrepreneur tips his cap to new customers

After Tom Romiski came up empty in his local search for the perfect cap, he opened Hats of Style in Thousand Oaks, where there’s a perfect “cap” for everyone. More...

Eye On Local Area Stocks

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Pets

Pet of the Week

PUPPY EYES—Tyrus is a 9-year-old Lab-hound mix. He is happy, mellow but not lazy, friendly, knows some commands and loves to be around people. If you would like to adopt Tyrus, ask for ID No. More...

Five days without Sunshine

CRITTER TAILS

OnSun.,July8Iagreedto baby-sit a friend’s puppy, a white Maltese named Sunshine.  Her owners dropped her off at my home around 10:30 a.m. By 11:30, she’d escaped from my yard. More...

Letters

Budget cuts affect lawn care

I was appalled when I read the letter “No vacation for landscaping,” by Gail Russell in the July 26 Thousand Oaks Acorn.  She wrote a letter, or better yet, a complaint, on something she seems to have little or no understanding, comp More...

T.O. has wrong administrators

A recent news article mentions that Thousand Oaks has little intention of making money off its $7.95-million investment in The Lakes retail/restaurant center, a taxpayer money pit with lease terms where the developer makes an undetermined profit with More...

Issue isn’t law-abiding parlors

In response to two letters printed last month in reply to my letter, I welcome the discourse on an issue of importance to Thousand Oaks. To suggest, as Mr. Dolnick stated, that there is no proliferation of massage parlors, is to deny reality. More...

Columns

I always lose

I never win. More...

“The Dark Knight Rises”

Along with thrilling audiences, drawing acclaim from critics and reaping record-breaking box office receipts, the fantasy “The Dark Knight Rises” will forever be linked to an unfathomable real-life tragedy—the massacre that took pla More...

Campus upkeep suffering in down economy

Overgrown weeds, dying grass products of budget crunch

Joe Cervi, director of Conejo Valley Unified School District’s maintenance and operations, was surprised to see thick vegetation that hadn’t been trimmed in years on some campuses when he took the job last December.  Reduced staff co More...

Bruno out of race for City Council

Days after declaring his intent to run for Thousand Oaks City Council, former T.O. planning commissioner Jim Bruno dropped out of the race following the death of his campaign manager.  More...

Community

Oaks Christian grad still missing

David Goeser, a UCLA student, was last seen on July 22

The search for missing UCLA senior David Goeser has extended beyond his Westwood neighborhood to the area between Washington state and the Mexico border.  More...

Plan to restripe Reino Road curbed

City looking for new way to increase parking at Pepper Tree Playfield

The city’s much-contested angled parking plan for Reino Road has hit a dead end.  At last Wednesday’s public meeting with interested residents at the Newbury Park Library, city administrators told the audience of 50 or so that Thousa More...

Cal Water proposes rate hike

Average bill could go up $30 a month starting in 2014

Some Thousand Oaks and Westlake Village residents may see an increase in their monthly water bills by 2014 if a rate hike requested by California Water Service Company in July is approved.  More...

On the Town

Ventura County Fair is here

Entertainment lineup includes Bret Michaels, Creed and Boyz II Men

The 137th annual Ventura County Fair continues through Aug. 12 at the Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 W. More...

The Y gives a party for the neighbors

GET ’EM WHILE THEY’RE HOT—Conejo Valley YMCA volunteer Eliseo Barbosa, above, cooks up a batch of burgers for the attendees of a special event on Friday to dedicate a new lighted mo More...

Big bands play Gardens of the World

The Gardens of the World will kick off its 10th annual Summer Jazz Concert Series, “Big Band Extravaganza,” with a performance by the Boyd Cannon Big Band Explosion from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Sun., Aug. 5 at 2001 E. More...

Sports

CLU student will swim at Paralympics

For Cortney Jordan, even a short walk can be cause pain. But when she’s in the pool, she’s unstoppable.  “It’s really comforting to be in the water,” said Jordan, who was born with cerebral palsy. More...

Schroeder helps USA win world crew title

WORLD CHAMP—Ryan Schroeder, 21, of Thousand Oaks helped Team USA win the World Rowing U-23 Championships in Trakai, Lithuania, on July 15. More...

Former OCHS sports star recovering from July 4 watercraft accident

Duke sophomore is out of ICU

Former Oaks Christian multisport standout Blair Holliday continues to make improvements after being critically injured in a Fourth of July personal watercraft accident, according to his father, Rick Holliday.  More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park   July 18  A man, 32, was cited for being under the influence of a controlled substance in the 2000 block of W. More...

N.P. homes evacuated

The actions of a Newbury Park man police described as despondent led to the evacuation of his neighbors’ homes before he was taken into custody by sheriff’s deputies last week.  More...

Faith

Priest traded scrubs for a robe

Professor at St. John’s Seminary in Camarillo gave up life as a doctor

The Rev. Luke Dysinger pairs his traditional monk’s habit with Birkenstock sandals that peek out beneath the hem.  The 59-year-old priest and assistant professor at St. More...

Church gets in the Olympic spirit

TOKENS AND MEMENTOS—Above, Dennis McNeill, left, of Thousand Oaks looks over Lina Enriquez’s collection of pins during an Olympic memorabilia sale at St. More...

Picnic in Malibu welcomes Jewish singles

In honor of Tu B’Av, the Jewish Valentine’s Day, the Malibu Jewish Center and Synagogue invites singles and the community to a picnic before services from 6 to 7 p.m. Fri., Aug. More...

Editorials

School cuts affect us all

As public education funding has been slashed in recent years, school officials, teachers and parents have worked hard to get out the word about this ongoing onslaught against California schools.  More...

Political Cartoon

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FOR THE RECORD

There were two errors in last week’s front page article about the individuals who have filed paperwork to run for Thousand Oaks City Council:  •Candidate Ed Jones knocked on 8,500 doors, not 85, during his campaign for CRPD board two More...