March 28, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

TOPD arrests 9 in connection with assault on 16-year-old girl

In one of the largest local gang roundups in recent years, authorities arrested nine people last week suspected of being involved in planning and orchestrating an attack on a 16-year-old girl at a home in Thousand Oaks on March 10. More...

Health & Wellness

Parkinson’s patients use exercise, socializing to slow disease

“We may have Parkinson’s, but Parkinson’s doesn’t have us,” said Westlake Village resident Richard Grenn, who hosts weekly exercise classes tailored for people who have Parkinson’s disease.  More...

Lasers help bring cataract surgery into focus

Aye eye Doc

There are a number of advantages to using the laser in cataract surgery. Mainly, the surgeon can plan the exact size of the eye capsule opening that is needed for the replacement lens. More...

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Schools

Letting their voices be heard

Colina debate team to compete at national contest

Since joining Colina Middle School’s debate team in August, Andy Jin has become a force to be reckoned with, says teacher Christa Lamb, the team’s coach. More...

Redwood promotes from within to replace Lepire

Shauna Ashmore will lead T.O. middle school starting in 2013-14

The Conejo Valley Unified Board of Education didn’t have to go far to find the next principal of Redwood Middle School. More...

Celebrate National Library week

Several events planned at T.O., Newbury Park sites

National Library Week is April 13 through 20.  The celebration will kick off with a program on the Chumash from 1 to 2 p.m. Sat., April 13 at the Grant Brimhall Library, 1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks.  Dr. More...

Business

EYE ON LOCAL AREA STOCKS

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School district puts Kelley Road property on the open market

CVUSD hopes to use proceeds to relocate its continuation school

In the interest of garnering funds to relocate Conejo Valley High School, Conejo Valley Unified School District has officially declared its intention to lease, sell or exchange the front portion of its 10-acre property at Newbury and E. Kelley roads. More...

New owner for pool care franchise

VivoPools, a pool care franchise based in Los Angeles, has a new local owner, Greg Hong of Thousand Oaks.  Hong is a manager of two dentistry practices in the area, Thousand Oaks Family Dentistry and Port Hueneme Family Dentistry.  He has d More...

Police

Police hope public can ID armed robber

Man displayed handgun to clerk at Smart & Final store on Hillcrest Drive

Local authorities are asking for the public’s help in finding the person who robbed the Smart & Final store in Newbury Park around 8:40 p.m. More...

Tanning salon owner, accused of sexual molestation, back in court today

Defendant was deemed ‘rehabilitated’ by a VC judge in 2003

Despite having a conviction for molesting or annoying a person under 18, Gary Haw’s name is not found on the national sex offender registry. More...

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park   March 11  A man, 32, was arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance and possessing drug paraphernalia in the 1000 block of Newbury Road.  March 13  Merchandise was stolen from Target on Teller More...

Family

Teen center to host coed volleyball clinics

The Thousand Oaks Teen Center, in association with the Los Angeles Volleyball Academy, will host coed volleyball clinics for teens age 11 through 15 at the teen center, 1375 E. More...

Problem solvers

Childhood friends develop tool to aid doctor, patient communication

Between office hours and hospital rounds, a primary care physician’s workday involves dealing one-on-one with an ongoing stream of patients.  In addition, doctors often spend nights and weekends on call, taking messages from answering serv More...

Family plants spring sapling

BACK TO THE TREES—Above, Alexander, 8, Samuel, 2, and Laura Torreblanca of Thousand Oaks water a black walnut sapling they planted during Mountains Restoration Trust’s Spring Festival in More...

Columns

Hospitalizing a parent: 10 things to consider

Part one of a two-part series  The phone rings. Your 80-yearold mother has fallen. They suspect she has broken her hip. More...

Strauss Ranch revealed

Staying close to home to tend a sick old dog for months, I’d missed my weekly strolls at Peter Strauss Ranch, which is about a mile from my Seminole Springs home. More...

Village Fish Market

Gerald Cigliano, co-owner of the Village Fish Market in Calabasas, spent decades of his life working at Santa Monica Seafood, a family business that opened on the Santa Monica pier in 1939. More...

Carnival games

CONCENTRATION—With some encouragement from her mom, Megan Marino, 3-year-old Mariella of Thousand Oaks stands on her tiptoes and uses a squirt bottle to push a little tugboat down its racing la More...

Healthier meals blamed for taking a bite out of CVUSD’s bottom line

Cafeterias’ new health-conscious options not a hit with kids

With its meal sales at an all-time low, Conejo Valley Unified School District is looking for new ways to boost student participation while complying with state and federal mandates and health-minded parent groups. More...

Community

County seeks new revenue to fuel transit

SPECIAL REPORT

Planning for the future of transportation in Ventura County is a daunting task.  Population in the county grew steadily in the first decade of this century, and with that came a heightened need to increase capacity, improve connections and bette More...

On-ramp closure starts today at Wendy Dr.

The growing pains of a two-year, $14.3-million effort to widen the Wendy Drive-101 Freeway interchange in Newbury Park continue to be felt. More...

Homeless veteran given honors at Pierce Brothers

Annual ceremony shines light on the struggle of some former service members

Patriot Guard Riders, an organization of motorcyclists who support veterans, roared their Harleys onto the grounds of Pierce Brothers cemetery on March 21 to pay tribute to a fellow soldier who died alone and destitute on the streets of Los Angeles. More...

On the Town

Faust legend retold on the baseball diamond

‘Damn Yankees’ at Conejo Players

Spring is once again upon us and with the new season comes thoughts of baseball— and those damn Yankees of the American League.  More...

Arts plaza books Grammy-winner Cole

The Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Foundation will present Paula Cole in her only Southern California appearance at 7:30 p.m. Sun., May 12 in the Scherr Forum Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. More...

Guild hosts ‘A Catered Affair’

The Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Foundation will present Musical Theatre Guild’s “A Catered Affair” at 3 p.m. Sun., April 21 in the Scherr Forum at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. More...

Sports

Black Cat Attack finds mojo on volleyball court

Newbury Park High’s boys’ volleyball team has never won a Marmonte League championship. The Panthers haven’t finished in second place. They’ve never even nabbed third. More...

Clippers sail into victory lane

HARDWOOD STARS—The Clippers of the Newbury Park Basketball Association won thefifth-grade boys’ basketball league championship. The Clippersfinished 9-3 overall, including the playoffs. More...

Fantastic freshmen propel Warrior boys’ golf

Westlake starts season with nine straight victories

There’s no freshman hazing on the Westlake High boys’ golf team.  The Warriors are stacked with talented freshmen.  “It’s really a unique experience to play with all these freshmen that kick my butt,” senior Br More...

Pets

Pet photo shoot benefits rescue

Rock Store will host a professional photo shoot and recipe donation for motorcyclists, bikers and community members to benefit WhatCanWe.org from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., April 13 at the store, 30354 Mulholland Hwy., Cornell.  More...

Shelter moving closer to becoming ‘no-kill’

Ventura County Animal Services is launching a new program that will bring the shelter one step closer to becoming a “no-kill” facility.  Donna Gillesby, interim VCAS director, told the Acorn in January that the shelter was creating a More...

Squirrel of the Month

CALL OF THE WILD—Ray Laser of Thousand Oaks captured this close-up shot of a squirrel at Moonstone Beach in Cambria, Calif. Send your best squirrel shots to tonewstip@theacorn.com. More...

Faith

Putting the focus on Christ

Local churches share the miracle of the resurrection

While local supermarkets are stocking up on chocolate bunnies, egg-dyeing kits and jelly beans, local religious leaders are preparing for what many Christians consider to be the most momentous religious holiday of the year: Easter. More...

Open house draws crowd to Buddhist center

The Tushita Kadampa Buddhist Center (TKBC) opens its doors to the community every year on the anniversary of its move to Westlake Village.  This past weekend marked the spiritual center’s second anniversary at the Water Court in Westlake f More...

Christian women talk butterflies

The Thousand Oaks Christian Women’s Connection invites all ladies to attend its “Butterflies Are Free” lunch event from 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wed., April 10 at Los Robles Greens, 299 S. More...

Letters

Parole violaters put strain on jails

I read the March 14 Acorn article regarding jail overcrowding in Ventura County.  It pointed out many shortcomings with realignment (AB109) that Gov. More...

Stray golf balls a potential hazard

Recently I was driving back from a camping trip with my 5-year-old son, heading south on the 101 Freeway at Lindero Canyon Road, when a golf ball hit the front windshield of my 32-foot motor home, smashing a huge crack that covered the entire left si More...

Synchronize traffic lights

I reviewed the Community Attitude Survey results available in the Acorn and immediately noticed that one of the top concerns listed is traffic congestion.  We moved to Thousand Oaks in the mid-’70s and we own a home in Newbury Park as well More...

Editorials

Disperse Prop. 30 funds equally

Remember the cry to raise taxes with Proposition 30, last year’s new revenue machine that was supposed to save our cash-starved public school districts?  Local voters might not have gotten the whole story.  More...

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