January 17, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Dance troupe’s Falun Gong connection stirs debate among Chinese-Americans

Shen Yun will perform next week in Thousand Oaks

Art or grand political protest? More...

Health & Wellness

Flu outbreak reaches county

To vaccinate or not to vaccinate, that is the question

Experts predict residents will be reaching for cold medicine and chicken soup in the coming weeks as health workers brace for a harsher-than-usual flu season that has swept across the U.S. and made its way to Ventura County. More...

MD talks hormone replacement

After a study of hormone replacement therapy as a treatment for heart disease was published, the treatment immediately became controversial. More...

Student essays to examine cancer

The Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara is taking entries for the 2013 high school essay contest on the theme “Dear Cancer, It’s Me . . More...

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THURS., JAN. 17 Pleasant Valley Garden Club 9:30 a.m. at Seventh-day Adventist Church, 3975 Las Posas Road, Camarillo. David Nichols of GreenThumb Nursery, Ventura, discusses soils and fertilizer for house plants and container gardening. Free. More...

Schools

Middle schoolers learn the art of diplomacy at Model United Nations

Stephen Nagatoshi is becoming a master in the art of diplomacy. “I’ve learned how to deal with people I don’t agree with,” he said. “Everyone has their own opinion, and you have to respect that.” More...

Westlake, Los Cerritos join forces to present choral performance

What do you call 12 spirited high school students who sing and dance on cue? No, not the cast of “Glee,” but rather A Class Act, Westlake High School’s advanced choir. More...

Workshop on intervention

The Ventura County Special Education Local Plan Area will present a workshop titled “Strategies from the Nonviolent Crisis Prevention and Intervention Training Program” from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., Feb. 2 at 5100 Adolfo Road, Camarillo. More...

Business

Women business owners work on serving others

While community service is not the mission statement for the Women Entrepreneurs Group, members of the organization see helping others as an important part of working for themselves. More...

EYE ON LOCAL AREA STOCKS

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Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park Jan. 2 A man, 40, was arrested for battery in the 3000 block of Kimber Drive. Jan. 3 Property was stolen from Ralphs in the 500 block of N. Ventu Park Road. More...

Family

A new place to play

PROMISE FULFILLED— At left, Conejo Recreation and Park District board members—including President Susan Holt, with scissors—and students from Sycamore Canyon School prepare to cut t More...

Speaker to offer tips on communicating with the elderly

The Thousand Oaks Council on Aging will host author David Solie at its meeting Wed., Feb. 6 at 1 p.m. in the Civic Arts Plaza third level boardroom, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. More...

B&G Club selects new board members

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley has its new board of directors. Carl Goldsmith of Westlake Village is recently retired. More...

Letters

Crosswalk is a hazard

Regarding the Jan. 10 story “Victims’ lawyers say city at fault for May accident on T.O. Boulevard”: That crosswalk is a hazard. I was there last weekend, turning out of the Palm Plaza, watching as a family waited to cross. More...

City growth is a fact of life

Mr. Wissot’s allegations (Acorn letters, Jan. 3) about the City Council show narcissism at its best. His opinion seems to be: “If I disagree, then someone or something is corrupt.” More...

Book dispels gun control myths

Before debating gun control, we should read professor John Lott’s book “More Guns, Less Crime.” Professor Lott concluded that guns in private hands are used four times more often defensively than in violation of law. More...

Editorials

You get what you pay for

Carping about public employee pensions and salaries has become one of California’s favorite pastimes. At the Acorn, we’ve done it plenty ourselves. More...

Political Cartoon

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Security upgrades at Civic Arts Plaza near $1 million

City adding cameras, alarms

Heightened security measures are being installed at T.O.’s most popular entertainment venue. More...

Police stress group effort in identifying threats

SCHOOL SAFETY

Like other school districts across the country, the Ventura County Office of Education increased its focus on campus violence after the 1999 assault at Columbine High School in Colorado. More...

Community

Work of T.O. city employee praised by Ventura County Sheriff’s Office

Legislative affairs manager helps preserve needed funds for contract cities

Cities throughout the state that contract with law enforcement agencies for police services, including five contract cities in Ventura County—Camarillo, Moorpark and Thousand Oaks among them—would have missed out on additional funding for More...

Jury finds Newbury Park couple guilty of elder abuse in civil case

Pair were sued by wife’s 88-year-old grandmother in ’11

A Newbury Park couple found liable for elder abuse may be ordered to give up their home and pay more than $30,000 in damages when they face a judge next week. More...

City grants totaling $100,000 will benefit local sports, fitness projects

An estimated $30,000 plan to replace the electronic system in Newbury Park High School’s football scoreboard is among 10 local sports and fitness projects receiving funds from the city’s Sports Facilities Endowment Fund. More...

On the Town

YA4E puts on a ‘darn silly’ musical

Play review: ‘Urinetown’ at Hillcrest Center for the Arts

Toward the end of “Urinetown: The Musical,” the manic Broadway satire that takes on every convention that preceded it in musical theater, the character Little Sally cries out, “What kind of musical is this?” The answer: a darn More...

Comic, TV host bringing no-holds-barred show to T.O.

The Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Foundation will present comedian Kathy Griffi n at 8 p.m. Fri., Feb. 1 at the Fred Kavli Theatre, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. More...

Theater group auditioning for one-act play

Young Artists Ensemble’s Hillcrest Players will hold auditions for the one-act play “Comic Book Artist” by Pat Lydersen. Audition are by appointment only Sat. and Sun., Jan. 26 and 27 at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. More...

Sports

Working on the basics

FUNDAMENTALS—Local children try out for Newbury Park PONY Baseball at Dos Vientos Park on Jan. 12. More...

Fanjoy sparks Lancers

Sharpshooting senior guard propels Thousand Oaks on court

When Tanner Fanjoy gets hot, he can’t miss. A senior combo guard for the Thousand Oaks High boys’basketball team, Fanjoy has helped catapult the Lancers to a No. More...

Tornados devastate competition

GET A GRIP—The Tornados of Westlake Athletic Club won the U-14 Intermediate Junior Team Tennis Championship. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

NEEDS A HOME—Max is an altered male tricolor Beagle mix about 11 years old. He is a playful and happy dog, is housebroken and can be left alone. He likes car rides. More...

Faith

APU Men’s Chorale presents free concert at Emmanuel Presbyterian

Choir sang at National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C.

The Elation Arts series at Emmanuel Presbyterian Church will host the Azusa Pacific University Men’s Chorale at 6 p.m. Sun., Jan. 27 at 588 Camino Manzanas, Thousand Oaks. The concert is free and open to the public. More...

Panel examines religious prejudice

The next event in the “Something to Chew on” series sponsored by the Place Adventist Fellowship and Thousand Oaks Seventh-day Adventist Church will be a panel on religious discrimination since 9/11 at 2:30 p.m. Sat., Jan. More...

Temple talk looks at healthy habits

Temple Etz Chaim will present the next session in the Parent Talk Series, “Forming Healthy Habits for Your Family,” at 7:30 p.m. Wed., Jan. 30 at the temple, 1080 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. The community is welcome. More...

Motoring

In the driver’s seat

Local man reviews luxury autos for popular auto website

As he steered a sporty 2013 Infiniti IPL G convertible through the windy turns of Mulholland Drive last week, automotive journalist Michael Harley was enjoying another day at the office. More...

Columns

Upscale opportunities

Conejo Valley is a great place to live. We have excellent schools, nice neighborhoods, great parks, exceptional public services, low crime and top-notch fire and police protection. Those factors, in turn, lead to impressive demographics. More...

A walking tour of paradise found

In recent years Nature has been running amok weatherwise. Too hot, too cold, too wet, too dry. More...