October 4, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Jury finds T.O. doctor guilty of dirty deeds

Convicted on 5 out of 6 counts, former family physician is facing up to 13 years

Longtime Thousand Oaks family practice doctor Barry Lefkovitch is in jail awaiting his sentencing after he was found guilty last week of sexually abusing three female patients under his care. More...

Health & Wellness

Long-running club celebrates National Gymnastics Day

Platinum Gymnastics joined other gymnastics clubs across the country on Sept. More...

Foundation supporters hope event is runaway success

Calabasas race will aid Hospice of the Conejo

Matthew Alvarez, who was diagnosed with cancer on July 4, 2010, stood proud and steadfast last week as he spoke to his peers during a morning assembly at Chaparral Elementary School in Calabasas.  “I was only 8 years old that day I was sho More...

Event shines light on threat of breast cancer

Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center will present the 16th annual Breast Cancer Awareness Seminar from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sat., Oct. 20 at the Reagan Library, 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley.  More...

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THURS., OCT. 4  Democratic Club Of Camarillo  6:15 p.m. at Orchid Building, 816 Camarillo Springs Road, Camarillo. Discussion of November ballot propositions. Reports from local candidates’ campaigns. Free, open to public. More...

Schools

Teaching Zoo hosts fundraiser

The Moorpark College Foundation and America’s Teaching Zoo at Moorpark College will host the Rendezvous at the Zoo fundraiser from 6 to 9 p.m. Thurs., Oct. More...

NPHS crowns homecoming royalty

KING AND QUEEN—Seniors Aaron Soboeski and Emily Kocontes strike a pose after being crowned Homecoming King and Queen during halftime at the homecoming football game at Newbury Park High School More...

NPS offers class on astrophotography

The National Park Service will host a two-part program about astrophotography and the heavens in general from 4 to 8 p.m. Sat., Oct. More...

Business

Economic forecast remains cloudy

Business leaders say area is ripe for recovery—it’s just not happening yet

There’s the old adage that if you don’t like the weather, wait an hour, it will change.  More...

Association says ‘Bravo’ to local women in business

Awards dinner honors female entrepreneurs

The Ventura County Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) will honor women business owners for their work and their contributions to the community at the Bravo Awards Dinner from 6 to 10 p.m. Fri., Oct. More...

Sports Chalet CEO speaks in T.O.

The Greate r Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce and the California CEO Forum will present a new speaker series which kicks off at 7 p.m. Thurs., Oct. 25 at the Sheraton Agoura Hills Hotel, 30100 Agoura Road. More...

Police

Phone tip leads to heroin arrests

24-year-old accused of selling deadly drug, pleads not guilty

A former Newbury Park High School baseball star is in trouble with the law for allegedly possessing heroin to sell. Cody Fierro, 24, was arrested Sept. More...

Witnesses sought in crash that left motorcyclist dead

Police need help investigating a fatal traffic accident that occurred last week on Westlake Boulevard south of Potrero Road.  At about 3:40 p.m. Sept. More...

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park  Sept. 18  A woman, 32, was arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance in the 1000 block of Newbury Road.  Sept. 19  Between Sept. More...

Family

Family event includes carnival, haunted house

The annual City of Westlake Village Celebration will take place from 3 to 9 p.m. Sat., Oct. 20 at the Civic Center, 31200 Oak Crest Drive.  More...

Harvest celebration signals start of fall

PUMPKINS FOR A CAUSE—Above, Joe Sullivan of Thousand Oaks helps his son Christopher rope a wooden calf during the Harvest Celebration at Bethany Church on the Hill on Sept. 29. More...

Columns

Intervals between wildfires are shorter

GuEST COMMENTARY

Whether naturally ignited or caused by man, fires are an inevitable part of life in Southern California. More...

Editorials

Don’t raise a bully

Parents across the country live in fear of their child being bullied at school. But how many take the time to think about whether or not their kid is the one doing the bullying?  More...

Political Cartoon

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Campaign fundraising disclosures due tomorrow

CITY COUNCIL RACE

The public will get its first look at who’s financing the candidates for Thousand Oaks City Council after campaign filing disclosures are made available next week. More...

2012 Acorn Vacation Photo winner!

ON POINT—World-traveler Dora Delgado of Newbury Park had the winning touch in this year’s Take Your Thousand Oaks Acorn on Vacation contest. More...

Community

Pedestrian killed in T.O.

A retired lieutenant commander for the Naval Reserve was killed last week after being struck by a vehicle in Thousand Oaks. According to police, 80-year-old Elvin Greene was out for his daily walk at 8 a.m. Sept. More...

Pavley, Zink trade blows at debate

27th State Senate District Hotly contested race getting national attention

“We need to hold our legislators accountable,” Todd Zink, the Republican candidate for the 27th State Senate District told the audience at a Sept. More...

Coroner rules missing student’s death a suicide

Memorial service will be Saturday at Calvary Community Church in Westlake

David Goeser’s mother said her only son genuinely liked people, and they felt it. More...

On the Town

Night at the Adobe spotlights local artists

The Night at the Adobe has grown from a chic, adults-only party to a celebration of the arts.  The event tomorrow evening, which kicks off this weekend’s Reyes Adobe Days festival on Oct. More...

Taste of Conejo offers variety of treats

TAKE YOUR PICK—Oscar Calderon of Thousand Oaks chooses a raspberry mousse from Armen Tumanyan with Champagne French Bakery Cafe during the Taste of Conejo at the Four Seasons Hotel in Westlake More...

Writing group to present program

A program on the Razor Babes poetry and writing community will be presented from 2 to 3 p.m. Sun., Oct. More...

Sports

Malibu Beach volleyball club holding tryouts

The Malibu Beach Club girls’ indoor volleyball tryouts will be Sun., Oct. 7 at the Malibu High School gymnasium.  Tryouts for ages 12-, 13-, 14- and 15-and-under will be from 11:30 a.m. More...

The Acorn’s High School Football Game of the Week

Thousand Oaks Lancers (3-3) at Moorpark Musketeers (4-1)

Friday, 7 p.m. Moorpark High   The Thousand Oaks High football training staff tended to multiple injured players during the Lancers’ loss to Oaks Christian last weekend.  The setbacks couldn’t have come at a worse time.&nbs More...

Other local football matchups

Agoura (2-3) at Oaks Christian (5-1)   More...

Pets

Bark in the Park puts out call to canine lovers

Conejo Recreation and Park District will present Bark in the Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., Oct. 13 at Waverly Park, 1300 Avenida de Las Flores, Thousand Oaks.  More...

Pet of the Week

UP CLOSE—Sabrina is an altered female gray tabby Maine coon mix, about 5 years old. She is an indoor cat that is litter box trained. She is very sweet and seems to get along with other cats. More...

Pet spa celebrates expansion

The Barkley Pet Hotel and Day Spa, along with the Westlake Village Animal Hospital, will host a grand reopening celebration from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sun., Oct. More...

Faith

Employment ministry has message for job seekers: have faith

Free six-week program aimed at unemployed

What does a person’s faith in God have to do with finding a job?  A lot, says Suzanne Freiberg, co-founder of St. Julie Billiart Catholic Church’s employment ministry, Reconnect.  More...

Christian women show fall fashions

Thousand Oaks Christian Women’s Connection invites all women to attend a luncheon with the theme “Over the Rainbow Fashions” from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wed., Oct. 10 at Los Robles Greens, 299 S. More...

Pastor explains church’s name change

GUEST COMMENTARY

If you were in church last week you may have heard the news that we recently changed the name of our church from Calvary Chapel Skyline to Skyline Church.  For the most part everyone received the news well, understanding the reasoning behind the More...

Letters

Keep government out of RSVP

I applaud the Conejo Rec and Park District and RSVP for having the principles and courage of their convictions and not letting a government agency dictate to them how to run their organization by not reapplying for their financial assistance.  More...

Reckless actions affect loved ones

Yesterday (Sept. More...

Good enough vs. doing your best

The scary thing about trying your absolute hardest at being your absolute best is that if you fall on your face, how are you going to pick yourself back up again?  I think that’s why I’ve spent a better portion of 40 years being good More...