April 4, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

T.O. man in custody after allegedly attacking women at Janss, Oaks malls

A Thousand Oaks man accused of assaulting two women in the parking structures of two T.O. More...

Health & Wellness

Hospitalizing a parent: 10 things to consider

Part two of a two-part series  More...

Helping seniors keep their independence

Senior Concerns will present a workshop titled “Caregiving: Solutions Supporting Independence” as part of its ongoing Caregiver “U” Program, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. More...

On the Town

Show offers new twist on old theme

‘Off the Charts’

Stacy D. Tanner’s “Off the Charts,” a “play-musical hybrid,” is an attempt to give familiar show business themes a new twist for the 21st century.  More...

Movie night at McCrea Ranch

The Conejo Community Center/Outdoor Unit of the Conejo Recreation and Park District will offer a movie night from 7 to 9 p.m. Sat., April 13 at the McCrea Ranch Visitors Center in Thousand Oaks.  The feature film will be “Mr. More...

“Ginger & Rosa”

“I don’t want to die,” Ginger (Elle Fanning) says at one point in this quietly insightful film. More...

Business

Mulberry Street makes detour

Pizza place originated in Beverly Hills

Beverly Hills’s Mulberry Street Pizzeria will celebrate its grand opening with pizza and giveaways on Fri. and Sat., April 5 and 6 at 1655 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. More...

Plug Nickel now Cuvée Terrace

Cuvée Terrace, formerly Plug Nickel Restaurant, celebrated its grand opening March 21 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce.  Cuvée Terrace at 717 Lakefield Road, Stes. More...

T.O.’s Jacqui Irwin joins economic development board

Five city council members from throughout Ventura County recently joined the board of directors of the Economic Development Collaborative-Ventura County.  EDC-VC promotes jobs and economic growth to maintain the county’s economic vitality More...

Police

Not just for the CIA

Sheriff’s office exploring use of drones

It’s called the Qube, and it may look like a remote-controlled toy found in a hobby shop, but the tiny aircraft—it weighs less than 6 pounds—is far from a plaything.  It’s a state-of-the-art unmanned aircraft made by Monr More...

Police warn against calling 112 instead of 911

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office advises residents that recent articles posted on the Internet suggesting people can call 1-1-2 for a more efficient connection to emergency dispatchers than with 9-1-1 are incorrect.  The 9-1-1 system is More...

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park   March 17  Two men, 37 and 54, were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol at Borchard Road and Theresa Drive.  March 23  More...

Family

Families have Easter fun at Elks Lodge

BUNNY BUMP—After overcoming his fear, 2-year- old Eric Herst, above, feels comfortable enough in dad Rick’s arms to give the Easter bunny afist bump after the annual Thousand Oaks Elks Ea More...

Celebration of reading at CSUCI

Cal State Channel Islands invites children and their families to the eighth annual Children’s Reading Celebration and 36th annual Young Authors’ Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

Columns

S.O.S.

There’s a secret society in Ventura County that needs to be exposed. Its members meet at undisclosed venues and they greet one another with secret handshakes. More...

Nothing’s impossible

Cooking is my therapy. More...

What’s in the basket?

I couldn’t figure out what to put in my 9-year-old son’s Easter basket this year. What I mean is—the Easter Bunny fills up his basket with goodies, but my wife and I like to put something in there from us.  But what? More...

Adult film shoot has some in a frenzy

Industry insider confirms SFVfirms are looking to shoot in Ventura County

Some homeowners in the unincorporated portion of Newbury Park are up in arms over an adult film shoot in their neighborhood, and they’re asking the county to step in with better regulations to prohibit or discourage filming. More...

Cal Water has date with PUC on rate hike

Proposal calls for 28 percent increase; hearing set for April 10 in Carson

Those Thousand Oaks and Westlake Village residents who are facing a possible increase in their monthly water bill will get a chance to weigh in on the proposal at a public meeting next week.  More...

Community

TO Transit requests input from riders

Online survey asks questions about bus services

Have something to say about the city’s bus system?  Now’s the time to speak up.  Thousand Oaks Transit is conducting an online survey to gain riders’ feedback on how to improve bus routes and services.  More...

Hearing to consider Hooters’ request for full liquor license is April 10

Hooters’ second application for a full liquor license will be considered by the city at an administrative hearing next week.  The hearing will be held at 3 p.m. More...

VC Fireline goes mobile

Hear sirens in your neighborhood? See a fire engine racing toward a scene? Now residents can find out where firefighters are going with a click on their computer or mobile device.  More...

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THURS., APRIL 4  Democratic Club Of Camarillo  6:15 p.m. at Orchid Building, 816 Camarillo Springs Road, Camarillo. State Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson discusses her experiences and impressions on returning to Sacramento. Free. More...

Schools

High School Hi-Lights

Newbury Park Panthers Fri., April 5: Threads for Red/ gym/2 to 8 p.m. Spring choir concert/performing arts center/7 p.m. Latino Scholarship dance/ TOHS/7:30 p.m.  More...

Sports

Warriors find groove on court, in classroom

WHS boys’ tennis starts season on impressive 8-1 tear

The Warriors dominate on the tennis court and thrive in the classroom. Westlake High’s boys’ tennis team won eight of its first nine matches, and the team is currently in second place in the Marmonte League standings behind Calabasas. More...

Cal Lutheran men’s tennis is No. 4 in nation

The Cal Lutheran University men’s tennis team is ranked No. 4 in the country by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association. The Kingsmen, who are 14-1 overall, are No. 2 in the West Region.  More...

Jeworski rises like a phoenix

La Reina track standout bounces back from injury

Jordan Jeworski feels like her old self again.  A La Reina High track and field standout, Jeworski missed the majority of her junior season with a severely sprained right ankle.  The senior is back at full strength, and she’s regained More...

Pets

Dealing with a difficult dog?

Woman writes advice book for frustrated owners

“When you learn to be kind to an animal, then you can be kind to your fellow man,” says Westlake Village resident Sandy Spiwak- Wallin.  More...

Vets seeing more cases of heartworm

Vaccinations, de-worming treatments and flea and tick preventive medications ensure that family pets stay healthy and safe. But one of the diseases transmissible in the pet population is on the rise in local neighborhoods.  More...

Faith

Shared blessings

Residents support Mexican orphanage with donated items

Each time Bob Kieling arrives at the Door of Faith Orphanage in Baja California, the children recognize his car and line up for a special treat.  The Thousand Oaks resident stops by the Mexican orphanage once a month to deliver food and other go More...

Made in God’s mold

SHAPED BY FAITH— Mike Rozell of Potter’s Field Ministries molds a 50-pound block of clay into a beautiful bowl while he and wife, Pam, deliver an Easter message to the congregation of Cal More...

Memorial park opens burial spaces

To better serve the Jewish community in Ventura County, additional burial spaces have been developed at Conejo Mountain Memorial Park, 2052 Howard Road, Camarillo.  More than 40 years ago, the Beth Shalom section was dedicated by Rabbi Paskow of More...

Letters

Solar panels mar parks’ beauty

Much has been said about the possible installation of solar panels at some of our local parks. Let me shed some light on the issue, pun intended.  More...

Prop. 30 classic bait and switch

I’m somewhat amused at the dismay expressed by the letter writers and the editor concerning Prop. More...

Young criminals should be named

Regarding the March 28 article“TOPD arrests 9 in connection with assault,” I’m up to here with newspapers saying “whose name is not being released because he/she is a juvenile.”  If they are old enough to participat More...

Editorials

Revenue we can do without

To the adult-movie makers looking to shoot their next production in a beautiful Thousand Oaks or Newbury Park home, the Thousand Oaks Acorn wants to be among the first to say, “Thanks, but no thanks.”  More...

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