February 7, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Newbury Park businessman cleared in robocalling case

The Federal Trade Commission is dropping its case against well-known Newbury Park businessman Pete Turpel. More...

Health & Wellness

Getting ready for Relay For Life

TEAM BUILDING— Thousand Oaks resident Mike Borkovitz, above, speaks about his experience living with cancer during a community rally Jan. 29 for the Relay For Life of Thousand Oaks. More...

Walking your way to fitness and friendship

For many of us, getting fit is an ever-present entry on our to-do list.  Not so for Mike McAdam.  Since April 2012, McAdam, 41, a recreation coordinator at Goebel Adult Community Center, has lost an incredible 225 pounds.  More...

Azelby joins cancer board

The Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara announced that Bob Azelby, vice president and general manager of oncology of Amgen, has joined its board of directors.  More...

On the Town

Sports bars fill for Super Bowl

  WINNER—Charlotte Williams of Thousand Oaks celebrates holding the winning tickets in a prize drawing at Cronies Sports Grill in Newbury Park during the Super Bowl game on Sunday. More...

Jazz quintet offers international flair

Performances To Grow On will present the multimedia jazz concert “Big Drum/Small World” from New York’s JazzReach on Sat. Feb. 9 at the Scherr Forum Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. More...

Flamenco virtuoso comes to The Canyon club

Flamenco guitar virtuoso Ottmar Liebert and his band Luna Negra are coming to Agoura Hills to perform at 9 p.m. Fri., Feb. More...

Sports

Panthers run away with Marmonte title

The Newbury Park High girls’ basketball team continues to win games—the easy way and the hard way.  The Panthers, who have already wrapped up the Marmonte League championship, are gunning for a perfect 14-0 league record. More...

Conejo Valley grapplers collect tourney titles

high school wrestling Marmonte League finals

The Marmonte League wrestling regular-season title was a three-horse race featuring Royal, Simi Valley and Thousand Oaks high schools.  At league finals, all eight Marmonte schools took home hardware.  More...

These girls are Elite on basketball court

HOOPS HEROES—The sixth-grade girls’ VC Elite Basketball club of Thousand Oaks won eight championships in nine tournaments while compiling an impressive 30-1 record. More...

Police

Transients allegedly took stolen Westlake car on joy ride

Two local transients were arrested by Simi Valley Police Department officers this past weekend on suspicion of stealing a vehicle from a Westlake Village apartment complex.  At about 5 p.m. Feb. More...

TOPD makes arrests in garage thefts

Three people were arrested last week in connection with thefts from cars and garages. O n Feb. More...

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park   Jan. 24  An 18-year-old man was cited for possessing marijuana on school grounds at Conejo Valley High School.  Jan. 25  Property was stolen in the 500 block of N. Ventu Park Road.  Jan. 27  More...

Family

Maple Elementary School fair will focus on emergency prep

Readiness can make the difference

Like most California parents, Newbury Park resident Susan Farnsworth-Leong wants her family to be ready if disaster strikes.  “We don’t often think about things until they happen,” said the mother of two and president of the Ma More...

Dads, sons bond over billiards

FAMILY PLANNING—Above, Thousand Oaks residents Arthur Estiandan and his son Michael discuss game strategy at the Thousand Oaks Teen Center parent-teen pool tournament on Feb. 2. More...

Letters

Call Congress to save USPS

After reading the Jan. 31 Acorn editorial regarding the projected relocation of the Newbury Park post office, I was both surprised and very disappointed.  More...

New P.O. location a hazard

I join the chorus of local people who are protesting the closure of the Newbury Park post office at 1602 Newbury Road, forcing residents to travel to a mail carrier station at 3401 Grande Vista Drive parallel to the 101 near Home Depot and Target, ab More...

New site not good for public

In order to keep the Newbury Park post office where it is or have it placed in a convenient place for residents to utilize, please write a letter to Diana Alvarado-Facilities Headquarters-Pacific Area U.S. Postal Service, 1300 Evans Ave., No. More...

Editorials

Don’t pass on this survey

News came out this week that the City of Thousand Oaks is preparing to conduct its latest Community Attitude Survey. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

FOR THE RECORD

In last week’s story regarding the Conejo Recreation and Park District’s capital projects, i t erroneously stated that AYSO Region 13 contributed $850,000 to help construct the snack shack/multipurpose building at Conejo Creek Park South. More...

Fox called upon to strike deal between North Ranch residents, developer

NEGOTIATIONS

Veteran City Councilmember Andy Fox is again being asked to help find common ground between two sides who appear far apart.  More...

Church files federal suit against dismissed teachers

Instructors were let go from Christian school for failing to provide proof of faith

A legal wrangle between two former preschool teachers and the Thousand Oaks church that terminated them could have far-reaching effects on religious employers across the U.S. More...

Community

They put T.O.’s seniors first

Goebel Commission in search of new blood

Since it was founded in 1975, the Goebel Adult Community Center (formerly the Goebel Senior Adult Center) has offered classes, special events, excursions and drop-in programs for the Conejo Valley’s over-50 crowd. More...

NPS tags 300th bobcat

Study of big cats dates to 1996

National Park Service biologists recently captured the 300th bobcat as part of a long-running bobcat study.  Started in 1996, the study examines the behavior, ecology and conservation of bobcats, in particular how urbanization has affected the b More...

Dukakis doesn’t pull punches

Former Mass. governor talks tough about ‘dirty politics’

Former Massachusetts governor and presidential candidate Michael Dukakis told an audience in Thousand Oaks last week that the Supreme Court needs to repeal Citizens United, its landmark 2010 ruling that said the First Amendment prohibits government f More...

Calendar

Calendar

THURS., FEB. 7  I Love Lincoln Night   More...

Schools

Conejo Valley students can enter artwork for April show

The Westlake Village Art Guild is sponsoring the 2013 Student Awards Juried Art Show, which will be on display in April at the Reyes Adobe, 30400 Rainbow Crest Drive, Agoura Hills.  The entry deadline is Fri., Feb. More...

Bridge Academy under new ownership

When Donna Bell and Alan Curtis became duplicate bridge partners in 2007, they didn’t plan to buy a bridge club.  However, on Feb. More...

Scholar to talk dancing in advertising

Dance history and theory scholar Carla Stalling Walter, Ph.D., will present “Dance as a Spiritual Force in Advertising and Culture” at 2 p.m. Sat., Feb. 9 in the Grant Brimhall Library, 1401 E. More...

Business

Italian automaker to join auto mall

Bentley and Rolls-Royce dealership adding Maserati

Another luxury automaker will soon take its place at the Thousand Oaks Auto Mall. More...

Job workshops offered in T.O.

The Thousand Oaks Job and Career Center will present the following free workshops from 9 a.m. to noon at 80 E. Hillcrest Drive, Ste. 200, Thousand Oaks.  Preregistration is required. For TDD/TT inquiries, call (800) 735-2922. More...

Four Seasons earns top ranking

Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village ranks as one of the Best Hotels in Los Angeles, rated No. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

LITTLE LADY—Ryley Ann is an altered female black-and-gray domestic shorthair mix about 9 years old. If you would like to adopt Ryley Ann ask for No. More...

Cabrillo Theatre goes to the dogs

Cabrillo Music Theatre will continue its tradition of Animal Rescue Programs during this year’s production of “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown.”  In honor of man’s best friend, Snoopy, Cabrillo will host members of More...

Faith

A noble fight

White preacher shares experience as civil rights activist in the deep South

A “born and bred” Mississippian, the Rev. More...

New Shul to honor graffiti artist, Canyon club owner at event

The New Shul in Agoura Hills will honor two community members at its annual fundraiser— Lance Sterling, owner of The Canyon club in Agoura Hills, and RISK, a world-renowned graffiti artist from Thousand Oaks.  The event is scheduled for Su More...

High school senior will present free piano concert

Mike Ambrose, a senior at Agoura High School, will present a free piano concert at 3 p.m. Sun., Feb. More...

Columns

Love the classics

If you enjoy nostalgia, you probably also like older movies. And to thoroughly appreciate a classic motion picture, you must experience it in a theater on the big screen—the same way cinemagoers first saw it.  More...

Celebrate your inner Valentine

Life in the Single Lane

Don’t fret if you haven’t yet made plans to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year. More...