August 9, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Volunteers scour Pacific Palisades for signs of missing UCLA student

An extensive search for missing UCLA senior David Goeser in Pacific Palisades over the weekend brought together more than 100 volunteers but did not reveal any clues to the 22-year-old’s whereabouts, said David’s father, Mark Goeser.  More...

Health & Wellness

‘People don’t want to die alone’

Retiring director worked hard to advance free hospice’s mission

Maria Prescott knows firsthand the pain of losing a loved one.  In 1969, after three weeks of active duty in Vietnam, her older brother, Isaac Edward Heath, was mortally wounded while on a reconnaissance mission with his National Guard unit. More...

Nonprofit connects youths to nature

The healthy outdoors

If you grew up several decades ago, it is likely that you can recall your weekends or after-school hours spent playing outdoors. More...

Farmers market encourages kids to eat healthy as they return to school

Don’t just bring an apple for the teacher

School will soon to be back in session so it’s time for families to think about school lunches and making good choices for sound nutrition. More...

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THURS., AUG. 9  Channel Islands Navy League Coast Guard  11:30 a.m. at CG Station Channel Islands Harbor, 4012 Victoria Ave., Oxnard. August birthday barbecue. $15 for lunch. Contact: Jim Cecil Jr. Phone: 805.482. 8215.  SAT., AUG. More...

Schools

Get ready for college applications

Summer vacation went quickly, and with school starting in the coming weeks many high school seniors are realizing that it’s time to get serious about college applications.  More...

Teachers end impasse with Cal State system

The California State University system has come to an agreement with its faculty, halting talk of a potential strike this fall.  The new contract for the California Faculty Association, if ratified, would run through June 2014. More...

Preschool invites prospective families to party

Woodcrest Preschool will host a communitywide family fun day and open house from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sat., Aug. 18 at the school, 28370 Roadside Drive, Agoura Hills.  The event will have hot dogs, games, and crafts. More...

Business

Reflections from the Past

Local artist memorializes loved ones with glass keepsakes

Colorful glass pieces in light-reflecting shades are cherished by customers of Memorial Glass Art who are mourning the death of loved ones.  The business’ owner, Michael Cade of Thousand Oaks, fuses the ashes of family members and pets wit More...

EYE ON LOCAL AREA STOCKS

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Dos Vientos’ first grocery opens today

The Village Trader Market and Deli will open its doors today in The Village at Dos Vientos Ranch retail and office complex in Newbury Park.  The 6,400-square-foot Village Trader Market and Deli is the first grocery store in Dos Vientos Ranch, a More...

Family

Fishing For Fun

A WHALE OF A TIME—Above, 4-year-old Meghan Farlow of Newbury Park tosses a plastic trout into the cutout mouth of a spouting killer whale at the Kids Fishing Frenzy at Conejo Creek Park North on Aug. 4.  More...

Rescued sheltie struts stuff to help others

Sequoia B&G Club welcomes canine visitor

A model, philanthropist, aspiring actor and, most importantly, a survivor, Landon the sheltie is adored by many.  “Everybody loves him,” said his owner and manager Connie Coleman. More...

National Park Service makes felinefind: 2 mountain lion babies

Discovery is big news to wildlife preservationists

Biologists from the National Park Service recently discovered two mountain lion kittens in the Santa Monica Mountains.  The kittens, one female and one male, were outfitted with tracking devices after researchers found their den east of Circle X More...

Editorials

Recruiting season

It’s fitting the Dallas Cowboys football team began training camp in Oxnard this month. Because men and women around Ventura County have begun strapping on helmets and pads as they prepare to play another full-contact sport: politics. More...

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Giant oak crashes down on Hampshire

Tree believed to be 400 years old falls near business

A massive oak tree, estimated to be 400 years or older, collapsed in Thousand Oaks on Sunday outside a title and escrow company.  The 50-foot valley oak fell on private property some time in the middle of the night in front of the company’ More...

Bruno back in the ring

Candidate says he received 25 calls asking him to reconsider

Jim Bruno is back in the race for Thousand Oaks City Council.  The one-time Westlake Village City Council member and former T.O. More...

Community

County Dems elect executive board

The Ventura County Democratic Central Committee, the governing body of the Ventura County Democratic Party, swore in new members and elected new leaders July 24.  The five officers of the party’s executive board will serve twoyear terms, d More...

Two weeks left to submit short stories

PROMOTIONAL

The deadline is quickly approaching for the Acorn’s 2012 Fiction in a Nutshell contest.  All entries must be received by noon Fri., Aug. More...

Victims of 2008 train crash refuse to be derailed

Want Congress to increase damages cap

While nearly four years have passed since the Chatsworth Metrolink disaster, victims of the crash have not given up their fight for justice—if not for themselves, then for those who may stand in their place in the future.  More...

On the Town

Microbrews will be on tap at T.O. Kiwanis fundraiser

The Thousand Oaks Kiwanis Club Foundation will host its inaugural BrewFest, which will allow adults to taste samples of microbrews, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thurs., Sept. 13 at the Conejo Creek Park North, 1379 E. More...

YAE alumni will perform at concert

To celebrate its 32nd year, Young Artists Ensemble will present a special fundraising concert at 7:30 p.m. Sat., Aug. 18 at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. More...

‘Hugo’ among free films at library

The Thousand Oaks Library will present the following free family movies.  Dolphin Tale” at 6 p.m. Mon. Aug. More...

Sports

Creamer at the plate

Westlake star bound for Missouri school

Aerin Creamer wasn’t asking for too much.  All the Westlake High softball catcher wanted was a full ride to an East Coast Division I university with a small student body.  Central Connecticut State University fit the bill.  What More...

Foes can’t catch Bronco All-Stars

RIDING TO VICTORY—The Westlake Village U-11 All-Star baseball team won the Bronco Southern California Pony North Region Section Championship and the Las Virgenes Invitational. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

ALABASTER KITTY—Snowy is a female domestic shorthair cat and is about 3 years old. Snowy is sweet, playful, friendly and independent. If you would like to adopt Snowy, ask for ID No. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park   July 28  A building in the 200 block of Acacia Road was burglarized.  A 32-year-old man was arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance and delaying police officers in the 600 block of Gilbert Street More...

Faith

Basic religious tenet needs refresher

Do unto others

“Love your neighbor as yourself.” — Leviticus 19:18   The above words are what we always try to teach our children. More...

Viking Dogs conquer tastebuds for charity

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church of Thousand Oaks men’s group had another successful year at the Scandinavian Festival selling Viking Dogs as a fundraiser for local charities.  Jerry Miller, Thrivent/Conejo Valley Chapter volunteer treasurer, More...

Church packs meals for Haiti

The members of Life Change Community Church of Agoura Hills, in partnership with an international missions organization, packaged 51,000 meals for people in need in Haiti during the Sunday morning services on July 29.  At the service, the chairs More...

Letters

Acorn editorial was misleading

I was angered by the standard social fear that the Acorn used in its Aug. More...

Offset cuts with donations

The Acorn’s Aug. More...

Prop. 30 is a needed lifeline

I am a neighbor of Gail Russell (“No vacation for landscaping,” Letters, Acorn, July 26) as well a teacher in the Conejo Valley Unified School District.  I read Deborah Lopez’s retort, “Budget cuts affect lawn care” More...