January 31, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Legislators introduce tougher laws against those who prank police

‘Swatting’ is a disturbing new trend

After a recent string of phony crime reports in Los Angeles and surrounding cities cost taxpayers thousands of dollars, two state legislators are pushing for tougher laws to fight “swatting.”  More...

Health & Wellness

Preparations being made for Hunger Walk ’13

Charity event will be Sun., March 3

About 700 people are expected to participate in the 35th annual Conejo Valley CROP (Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty) Hunger Walk on Sun., March 3.  The six- and four-mile routes begin and end at the Lundring Event Center on Olsen Road More...

Brain tumor treatments explored

Speaker to address side effects and causes at free seminar

The Cancer Support Community will host a free seminar titled “Treatment of Adult Brain Tumors” with Kofi Kessey, MD, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thurs., Feb. 7 at 530 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village.  More...

New store offers CPR, first aid, safety classes

Ventura Emergency Training and Supply will host a grand opening Sat., Feb. 9 at 1414 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Ste. 213, Thousand Oaks. More...

Calendar

Calendar

FRI., FEB. 1  Ed Schevick’s Science Lab  4 p.m. at Westlake Village Library, 31220 Oak Crest Drive. Interactive presentation with science gadgets for school-age children. Free. Phone: 818.865.9230.  All That Jazz!   More...

Schools

La Reina robotics duo qualify for state

HI-TECH—From left, eighth-graders Michaela Crispin and Deanna Rice from La Reina High School in Thousand Oaks are recognized for their outstanding efforts at a robotics competition held this mo More...

Westlake senior is finalist for national award

Westlake High School senior Ethan Reul has been chosen as a 2012-2013 Discus Awards finalist for his achievements in the areas of academics, arts and technology. More...

Safety fair to help community prepare

The public is invited to a Safety and Preparedness Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sat., Feb. More...

Business

Chamber salutes best in biz

2012 CHAMBER AWARD WINNERS   More...

The three keys to accumulating wealth in the new year

Personal finance

With 2013 upon us, it is important to take a step back and be reminded of three key considerations necessary for wealth accumulation in any economic environment: time, rate of return and taxes.  Regarding time, many people procrastinate and tell More...

Eye On Local Area Stocks

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Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park   Jan. 14  Two buildings in the 1000 block of Tourmaline Drive were vandalized with graffiti.  Jan. More...

Faith

Author examines relationships and faith

‘Sacred Intersections’

Oak Park resident Steve Adams has published a warm and introspective faith-based work, “Sacred Intersections: Enjoying and enhancing the stories around us.”  Published by ThreeFiveSix Press and available online, the 112-page work is More...

Cookbook proceeds fund Israeli soup kitchen

Joanne Caras, author of the “Holocaust Survivor Cookbook,” will give a talk at 7:30 p.m. Mon., Feb. More...

St. Pat’s hosts classical vocalist

Don Krim will sing arias from the baroque and classical eras at 7 p.m. Sat., Feb. 2 at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, One Church Road, Thousand Oaks.  Flutist Nancy Marfici and pianist Eric Kinsley will provide accompaniment.  More...

Columns

A relic’s remarkable journey

While cycling Cornell Way in Agoura Hills one morning after a deluge, something caught my eye on a rain-scoured slope.  Poking out of a naked patch of damp dirt was an amber-colored bottle shaped like a flask, the kind you might see a frontier r More...

Editorials

USPS move makes sense

It is frequently maintained that if government were run more like a business, we’d all be better off.  That’s a notion we can subscribe to.  And it’s why we hope the opponents of relocating the Newbury Park post office wil More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Woman killed in wreck crashed twice in 90 minutes

Both crashes happened in early morning hours of Jan. 22

Police are still trying to find out why a Simi Valley woman driving with her young daughter was killed in Newbury Park early last Tuesday after she crashed her vehicle for the second time that morning.  More...

Residents upset with USPS plan

A proposal to relocate the Newbury Park post office at 1602 Newbury Road to save more than $300,000 a year was met with overwhelming opposition during a public meeting held by U.S. Postal Service officials this week. More...

Community

Dos Vientos getting farmers market

Fresh vegetables, fruits will be sold on Fridays at The Village

A new farmers market selling fresh fruits and vegetables is set to open in Newbury Park by spring. An application to operate the market on Fridays from noon until 6 p.m. More...

Developer, city trying to reach compromise on plan for 140 apartments

Builder wants more family units, city staff wants less

A long-discussed plan to build apartments on a city-owned property in Newbury Park is facing another hurdle because the new project developers and city staff do not agree on certain provisions.  The biggest one: whether or not the complex should More...

Planned freeway on-ramp closures rescheduled

City officials have canceled a planned six-week closure of the northbound on-ramp along the 101 Freeway at Wendy Drive for the Wendy/101 Interchange Improvement Project, which was set to start this week.  More...

On the Town

It’s Oscar month at the library

Movie lovers can celebrate the Academy Awards with these Oscar-winning films in February at the Grant Brimhall Library, 1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks.  All movies will start at 1 p.m. Patrons should bring their own snacks. More...

Youth orchestra plays patriotic

‘Sounds of the U.S.A.’

The Conejo Valley Youth Orchestras opened its 52nd season with a program called “Sounds of the USA” at the Fred Kavli Theatre on Jan. 27.  More...

Apply now for ArtWalk

ArtWalk ’13 is accepting applications through March 24 for the 26th annual event scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat. and Sun., June 1 and 2 in Thousand Oaks.  More...

Sports

Defense powers La Reina hoops

high school girls’ basketball

La Reina High basketball starts with one word: defense.  The Regents don’t play good defense. More...

Tatum Koval

PLAYER TO WATCH

Tatum Koval is passionate about basketball.  “She has as much heart as anyone I’ve ever coached at any level,” said La Reina head coach Steve Delsohn. More...

Panther boys’ soccer heading in right direction

Newbury Park plays Westlake at home Friday night at 6

The Newbury Park High boys’ soccer team could drive any coach crazy.  It’s been a roller coaster season for the Panthers.  One match, the Panthers are knocking out the Marmonte League’s top team. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

GOOD GIRL—Lulu is an altered female white and gray pit bull mix about 3 years old. She is very sweet. She is learning obedience skills and how to walk on a leash. More...

Shelter needs foster families for kittens, puppies

Program hopes to lower euthanasia rate, requires community involvement to succeed

To help save more animals, the county shelter has opened up its foster program to the public.  The decision is another step toward moving the shelter to “nokill.”  “One of the things we’re looking at of course is to More...

Family

Spring rec programs announced

The CRPD Spring Program Guide, which features classes for all ages and communitywide programs, will be delivered to area mailboxes the week of Feb. 4. Registration for CRPD classes and special activities will begin Feb. 11.  More...

Parent-Teen pool tourney

The Thousand Oaks Teen Center will conduct a Parent- Teen Pool Tournament from 1 to 4 p.m. Sat., Feb. 2 at the center, 1375 E. Janss Road. More...

Letters

Use cameras to catch bad drivers

I was sorry to see in the Jan. 24 Acorn that progress in installing new traffic lights has come to a halt.  Most of the busier intersections really need lights for safety. More...

Shop for pups through AKC

Regarding the recent articles on buying puppies in stores and online, Craige Story (Letters, Acorn, Jan. 24) made excellent points.  More...

Security needed, not gun control

It is unfortunate that our political leaders continue to use such tragic events as our children being killed on school campuses as an excuse for their negligence in providing a safer environment for the students while attending school.  More...