January 10, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Give love some publicity

PROMOTIONAL

Since Valentine’s Day is the perfect time for sharing your love, why not let the community’s most-read news source help you do it?  More...

Health & Wellness

Kids getfit at YMCA winter camp

ON THE MOVE— At left, camp counselor Leona Sandoval, camper Valerie Morstad and counselor Mario Casillas jump in the air during a session on fitness at the YMCA’s Winter Camp at Meadows A More...

Acupuncturist joins Wilkes Family Medicine

Wilkes Family Medicine recently announced the addition of Daniel Regan, a licensed acupuncturist who will begin treating patients in January.  Trained at the New York College of Health Professionals, Regan earned a master’s degree in scien More...

City leaders support Donate Life

More than 9 million organ donors enrolled in registry

Agoura Hills Mayor Pro Tem Bill Koehler was among scores of city officials and representatives throughout Southern California who participated in this year’s Donate Life rose dedication ceremony in Pasadena.  More...

Calendar

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THURS., JAN. 10  Woodland Hills Republican Women   More...

Schools

Casa Conejo MAC to meet on Wednesday

Safety of local school crossings to be discussed

The Casa Conejo Municipal Advisory Council (MAC) will meet at 6 p.m. Wed., Jan. More...

Interact students decorate Rotary’s Rose Parade float

35 local teens take part

More than 35 students from the Interact clubs of Newbury Park, Westlake, Agoura and Simi Valley high schools and Rotarians from the Rotary Clubs of Thousand Oaks and Thousand Oaks Sunrise traveled to Pasadena last month to spend a day adding mung bea More...

Oaks Christian production will raise funds for those in need

Tomorrow evening, Oaks Christian middle school students will use their talents for the greater good.  On Fri., Jan. More...

Business

Chamber announces award nominees

Winners will be revealed at Jan. 25 gala

The Greater Conejo Valley Chamber’s annual Recognition Gala is slated for Fri., Jan. More...

Design it in Wood opens new workshop

After eight years of offering services to schools in the greater Conejo Valley, Design it in Wood will open a permanent location at 29646 Agoura Road in Agoura Hills.  The new facility will allow the company to expand its programs for children a More...

Workshop offered for unemployed professionals

OPEN, a chapter of Experience Unlimited, will provide a five halfday outplacement training workshop for unemployed professionals from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mon. through Fri., Jan. 28 to Feb. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park   Dec. 21  Between Dec. 21 and 30, property was stolen from a locker at Newbury Park High School in the 400 block of N. Reino Road.  Dec. 25  Between Dec. More...

Pot bust

A Thousand Oaks man has been arrested on suspicion of growing and selling marijuana at a residence in the 3400 block of Calle Quebracho.  Joshua Tockerman, 34, was arrested the afternoon of Jan. More...

Family

Family is volunteer’s chief concern

Father of 3 lends his time, talent to local Y-Indian program

Assembling a 15-foot-tall teepee might leave some dads confused, but Thousand Oaks resident Scott Pederson handles the task easily.  “It looks complicated, but it’s actually pretty simple,” he said. More...

Fresh from the farm

JUST RIGHT—Diane Addison arranges lettuce in the Bunny Tree Farm display at Thousand Oaks Farmers Market on Jan. 3. The farmers market is every Thursday from 1:30 to 6 p.m. More...

Life in the single lane

COMMENTARY

If you were to take a right turn at Divorce Ville and veer left from Married Town, you might find yourself in the Single Lane—a place where neverbeen married people and singleagain ones gather. More...

Columns

The unlikeliest hero

I never thought I’d experience an incident that was simultaneously a cautionary tale, love story and example of selfless bravery.  One night in early December my two dogs solicited me for a final airing to wrap up their day.  More...

Zombies, end of the world, new year

First there was the threat of Y2K, where the world as we knew it was going to end because all computers, which controlled the planet, weren’t going to roll over from ’99 to ’00. Then there was Dec. More...

Hostage hoax responsible for large show of force by law enforcement

Caller said he was armed with guns and explosives, threatened lives of officers, according to source

Though the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office is still not saying what drew more than 45 law enforcement and fire personnel to Newbury Park last Wednesday morning, the Acorn has learned that a prank phone call was to blame. More...

Conejo Valley Days CEO names new title sponsor

Plans are underway for the 57th year of Conejo Valley Days.  With the help of a new title sponsor, the fair will take place May 2 to 5 at Conejo Creek Park South in Thousand Oaks.  More...

Community

Conviction of child molester stirs up emotions for victim

Woman speaks up in hopes of protecting others from being abused

For the past year, Breanne has attended every court hearing for the man who will be sentenced this month for sexually abusing her when she was a teenager.  Her abuser, Ronald Wilson of Moorpark, was arrested March 20, 2009, at his office in Simi More...

Home builder appeals PC ruling

Developer seeks permission to dump more dirt at site of community park

A developer of 20 homes in Thousand Oaks has appealed a planning commission decision to deny some changes to the project.  The City Council will consider an appeal that the developer, the New Home Company, filed Dec. More...

Accused tanning salon owner plans to fight molestation charges

A Thousand Oaks tanning salon owner pleaded not guilty last week to charges that he molested an underage boy who worked for him at the salon in the early 2000s. More...

On the Town

Anne Frank brought to life in Westlake Village Reads program

While hiding from the Nazis during World War II, Anne Frank kept a diary in which she recorded her fears, hopes and experiences. The journal, nicknamed Kitty, helped the teenager make sense of the world.  More...

Artists can show works at Gardens

The Gardens of the World in Thousand Oaks is hosting local artists who wish to display their works for public viewing during specified weeks in coming years. More...

Neil Simon comedy brings New York-size laughs to stage

The Conejo Players Theatre will present Neil Simon’s comedy “45 Seconds From Broadway” from Jan. 11 through Feb. 2 at the theater, 351 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks.  Show times are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. More...

Sports

No ice necessary

PUCK LOVERS—Adam Hughes, above left, of Thousand Oaks covers Trevor Jones of Newbury Park while playing a game of roller hockey at Juan Bautista de Anza Park in Calabasas on Friday. More...

Hail to the champions

VICTORY—Westlake Braves players, from left, James Townsend of Westlake Village, Michael Erhart of Westlake Village and Michael Hewitt of Oak Park celebrate a regional tournament victory in Nort More...

Lancers grappling to top of Marmonte League

Thousand Oaks wrestling team shoots for first league title since 2006-07 season

Thousand Oaks High wrestler Brian Ward was shaking with excitement. Ward couldn’t stand still when asked about the Lancers’ showdown at 7 p.m. tonight at Simi Valley, the defending Marmonte League champion. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

‘I’M YOURS’—Hoover is an altered male black and white domestic shorthair mix about 4 years old. He is a loving, friendly cat. If you would like to adopt Hoover ask for ID No. More...

Pet’s breath could signal dental disease

Many of the same medical issues that affect people also affect family pets. More...

Faith

Unitarians host auditions for play about Prop 8

The Conejo Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship invites members of the community to audition for roles in a staged reading of the play “8,” which chronicles the federal trial over California’s Proposition 8 on the issue of same- More...

Anne Frank’s stepsister to speak

After surviving Auschwitz, she works for global peace

Eva Schloss, stepsister of author Anne Frank, will share her experiences with her childhood friend and the publishing of Frank’s diary at 8 p.m. Mon., Jan. 21 in the Grand Ballroom of the Hyatt Westlake Plaza, 880 S. More...

Jewish Academy announces winter classes

The Conejo Jewish Academy will offer the following adult education classes and groups for its winter semester at the Center of Jewish Life, 30347 Canwood St., Agoura Hills, unless indicated otherwise. The classes are open to all. More...

Letters

Prices to blame for lack of patronage

The article in the Jan. 3 Acorn about the Wendy/101 interchange mentioned that the manager of the Union 76 station said that the installation of the traffic island on Wendy has hurt the business and cut profits in half.  More...

Enough whining about fireplaces

Thanks to Mr. Dellamaggiore for sharing that burn ban notice in last week’s Acorn. Too bad this isn’t Nevada. Ban fireplace use? More...

Let’s share the memories of T.O.

The new year brings past memories and plans for the future.  I think back to our fair city, which will be 50 years old next year. More...

Editorials

Hoax no laughing matter

While some may choose to roll their eyes at the news that last week’s large-scale police, fire and medical response to a threat in Newbury Park was the result of a prank phone call, make no mistake—this is a very serious matter.  More...

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