September 6, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

City’s second solar installation up and running

The area’s recent hot spell may be sending residents running for shade, but the sunny skies are also fueling the city’s newest solar panel installation. More...

Health & Wellness

West Nile discovered in neighboring Simi

Officials urge public to be safe, not ‘fearful’

An elderly Simi Valley man is the second human case of West Nile virus reported in Ventura County in the past two weeks.  According to an Aug. More...

New Hospice of Conejo director is former T.O. chief of police

Keith Parks will replace Maria Prescott as CEO of nonprofit

An organization committed to serving patients and their loved ones during a critical transition in their lives, Hospice of the Conejo recently experienced a transition of its own.  On Sept. More...

Debate over genetically modified food gets political with Prop. 37

A dozen people stood at the corner of Westlake and Thousand Oaks boulevards on Aug. More...

Calendar

Calendar

THURS., SEPT. 6  Toastmasters Club 1934  Noon at Oak Room, thirdfloor, Thousand Oaks City Hall, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. Humorous speech contest. Free, public invited. Contact: Richard Gaz. Phone: 805.498. 3393. More...

Schools

The more the merrier at CLU

Enrollment at T.O. university reaches all-time high

When classes began at California Lutheran University on Sept. 5, enrollment hit an all-time high.  CLU expects more than 4,200 undergraduate and graduate students, an increase of more than 100 students from last year.  More...

B&G Clubs will offer music, arts education

Program available to middle school students

The Alliance for the Arts along with Richard and Mary Carpenter have announced a new program that will encourage music education for hundreds of middle schoolers through the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley.  More...

Fall fundraiser features horse-riding demos

Ride On Therapeutic Horsemanship will host a fall fundraiser at 4 p.m. Sat., Sept. More...

Business

Panel to explore future of community revitalization

A panel of experts will discuss community revitalization in the post-redevelopment agency era in “Community Revitalization: Local Business Solutions” from 7:30 to 9:15 a.m. Fri., Sept. More...

Rabobank updates all ATMs

Rabobank N.A. has replaced or upgraded the ATMs at all of its 119 branches throughout California, including Westlake Village and nine other branches in Ventura County. More...

THRIVE brings solutions to Conejo workplaces

THRIVE Wellness Solutions, a provider of Workplace Wellness programs and services for small and medium-size companies, is launching its comprehensive programming to businesses in the Conejo Valley and surrounding cities.  More...

Police

Police searching for person who attacked female jogger

Woman able to escape after being knocked to ground

A woman was assaulted while jogging on the Lindero Creek Trail last Thursday in an area between Thousand Oaks and Oak Park. Her attacker remains at large.  On Aug. More...

Off-duty cop crashes into Simi home

A Beverly Hills cop is suspected of driving under the influence after his car careened into two homes on Royal Avenue in Simi Valley late Tuesday, causing substantial damage and a lengthy road closure.  More...

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park   Aug. 22  Between Aug. 22 and 23, property was damaged in the 1000 block of Ramona Drive.  Aug. 24  Between Aug. 24 and 25, a shed in the 2000 block of Teller Road was burglarized.  More...

Family

Oktoberfest promises to serve up more than just microbrews

Several activities geared to families planned for Camarillo event

The Rotary Club of Thousand Oaks Sunrise will present the 26th annual Oktoberfest on Sat. and Sun., Sept. 22 and 23 at the Commemorative Air Force Museum, Camarillo Airport, 455 Aviation Drive.  Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. More...

Women invited to tea

The Westlake Village Junior Women’s Club will host its new member tea at 3 p.m. Sun., Sept. 16 at the home of a member. More...

Summer’s last splash

REFRESHING SPRAY—Luke Muraca, 3, of Thousand Oaks plays in the Oak Park Splash Pad at Oak Canyon Community Park on Labor Day. More...

Editorials

Youth coaches still don’t get it

Here we go again.  An overzealous coach involved with one of our local youth sports leagues took himself and his sport way too seriously and caused a major ruckus at a game. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

FOR THE RECORD

Our Aug. 23 article on CLU political science professor José Marichal’s first book, “ Facebook Democracy,” said the author would be speaking Oct. 24 at the university’s Swenson Center. Marichal will be speaking at 7 p.m. More...

Youth soccer coach accused of punching player, 16

A youth soccer coach from Westlake Village was arrested Monday on charges of battery and corporal injury to a child, both felonies, after he allegedly struck a 16-year-old player during an on-field skirmish Monday in Simi Valley.  More...

Alleged predator posed as member of press

Female teens say man offered them money in return for photos

A man suspected of approaching girls near Thousand Oaks and Newbury Park high schools and asking to take their pictures in exchange for money last week has been cited for child annoying, police said. More...

Community

City of Thousand Oaks outlines campaign sign guidelines

To report violations, call (805) 449-2499

Sept. 22 is the first day that political signs for the upcoming Nov. 6 general municipal election can be posted in the City of Thousand Oaks.  All political signs must be taken down no later than Tues., Nov. 13.  More...

Chick-fil-A grand opening draws a crowd

MOST CAME TO EAT—Newbury Park husband and wife, Tristan and Janice Ahumada, at left, order sandwiches from the counter during the grand opening of the new Chick-fil-A on Thousand Oaks Boulevard More...

Red Cross volunteers travel to Gulf Coast in Isaac’s wake

More than 13,000 homes in Louisiana have been damaged due to Hurricane Isaac, which hit the Gulf Coast last week.  As of Monday, more than 100,000 Louisiana residents had been without power for days, and federal agencies predict the storm’ More...

On the Town

But who created it?

Artists’ names will be a mystery at art show fundraiser

Art patrons will have the chance to snag original artwork by one of 200 artists, including performers Daniel Stern, Howie Mandel, Ray Parker Jr. and Julie Carmen, for the price of a ticket to the Mystery Masterpiece gala on Sept. More...

Tribute band rides wave of success

Surf City Allstars

What would a California summer be without the sound of the Beach Boys? The big news for 2012 was that the venerable band reunited for a three-month tour of the U.S.  More...

Feeling 'Good Vibrations'

Residents groove to the music of Surf City Allstars during the Summer Concerts in the Park series at Conejo Community Park on Sept. 3   More...

Sports

La Reina, Oaks Christian run hard

cross country report

Local Tri-Valley League high school cross country teams Oak Park, Oaks Christian and La Reina logged hundreds of miles training this summer.  They’re itching to compete.  All three schools open the season with meets this weekend.  More...

Westlake, Newbury try to catch TOHS

high school girls’ tennis report

Nobody needs a crystal ball to figure out what high school girls’ tennis teams will dominate the Marmonte League this fall.  Thousand Oaks and Westlake are expected to duke it out for the Marmonte crown. More...

The Acorn’s High School Football Game of the Week

Friday, 7 p.m. Camarillo High

Thousand Oaks Lancers (1-1) at Camarillo Scorpions (1-0)   It’s been a hectic two weeks for Thousand Oaks High football.  Life on the gridiron doesn’t get easier with a showdown looming Friday night at Camarillo, a Pacific More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

STANDING TALL—Theo is a 2-year-old, brown-and-white tabby domestic shorthair mix. Theo is social, alert, playful, sweet and likes people. If you would like to adopt Theo, ask for ID No. More...

Pets need to be licensed, vaccinated

Animal services representatives are canvassing communities throughout Ventura County to make sure pet owners comply with state and local licensing and rabies vaccination requirements.  “ Our main objective here at animal services is rabie More...

Faith

Local church’s music ministry has something for everyone

The music ministry at Emmanuel Church, 588 Camino Manzanas, Thousand Oaks, is open to all who wish to express themselves through song.  Emmanuel offers choirs for all ages: the Angel Choir, for children in kindergarten and first grade; Newsong, More...

Christian women shape up

The Thousand Oaks Christian Women’s Connection invites all women to attend the luncheon “Take Shape For Life” from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wed., Sept. 12 at Los Robles Greens, 299 S. More...

Seek a moment of clarity while complaining

“You could write a song about some kind of emotional problem you are having, but it would not be a good song, in my eyes, until it went through a period of sensitivity to a moment of clarity. More...

Letters

Space travel not best use of science

The commentary by David Mohr in the Aug. More...

Thanks for the miracles

On Wed., June 27 my husband, Frank Toro, suffered a cardiac arrest.  From what I was able to piece together, he left the gym early and was driving on Wilbur Road preparing to turn onto Moorpark Road when he passed out.  More...

Help identify erratic driver

I was heading northbound on the 101 between the exits for Lynn and Ventu Park roads on Fri., Aug. 31 at approximately 8:20 a.m. when I was hit by a black Lexus RX series SUV with a rear temporary plate. More...