April 18, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Inaugural Acorn magazine comes out next week

Be on the lookout for a special delivery set to arrive on your doorstep Thurs., April 25 with your Acorn newspaper.  Our newest brainchild, Beyond the Acorn, is a full-color glossy publication that, because of its magazine format, is able to tak More...

Health & Wellness

No office needed

Local doctor makes house calls

Dr. Ellen Crowe can fill out prescriptions, diagnose illnesses and offer the latest treatment options. But you’ll never be sitting in a magazine-filled waiting room for an appointment to see her. More...

Film explores death, dying

The informative film “Consider the Conversation,” which examines how people view life’s final chapter and how talking about end-of-life requests in advance prevents unnecessary suffering, will be shown from 9 to 11 a.m. More...

Program addresses chemo brain

Chemo brain can cause many symptoms among cancer survivors including memory lapses, slow thinking and difficulty focusing.  A program on chemo brain will take place from 7 to 8 p.m. More...

Calendar

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THURS., APRIL 18  Channel Islands Gulls  11 a.m. at Wedgewood Banquet Center, 5880 Olivas Park Drive, Ventura. Bring plants orflowers for auction. Proceeds benefit club charities. $25 prepaid for luncheon. RSVP requested. Contact: Shirley. More...

Schools

CVUSD has solution for drop in meal sales: more pizza

Elementary school cafeterias try serving pizza five days a week

In hopes of reducing a roughly $88,000 deficit caused by a dramatic drop in meal sales, the Conejo Valley Unified School District’s child nutrition program is making changes to the lunch menu at elementary schools.  More...

Artwork of independent study students will be on display

Century Academy and the Conejo Valley Unified School District’s Independent Study Program will host Reflections 2013, a student art showcase featuring the work of painters and photographers in grades nine through 12, from May 7 through 10 at th More...

Lang Ranch Elementary goes global

STAMPING PASSPORTS—Above, fifth-grader Parastoo Aramesh stamps passports for visitors to her Iran presentation during International Night at Lang Ranch Elementary School on April 12. More...

Business

Center offers career workshop

The Thousand Oaks Community Service Center will present the following free workshops at the Thousand Oaks Job and Career Center, 80 E. Hillcrest Drive, Ste. 200.  Power of VOS (Virtual One- Stop), 9 a.m. to noon Mon., April 22. More...

Chamber hosts human resource forum

The Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce will present its quarterly Human Resources Forum from 4 to 5 p.m. Thurs., April 25 at the Levett Chamber Conference Center, 600 Hampshire Road, Ste. More...

NAWBO announces April meeting

The Ventura County Chapter of the NationalAssociation of Women Business Owners will host its next dinner meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thurs., April 25 at Los Robles Greens Golf Clubhouse, 299 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks.  More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park   March 29  Property was stolen from a yard in the 3000 block of Gerald Drive.  April 3  A 22-year-old man was arrested for attempting to commit theft in the 2000 block of Lavery Court.  April 4  More...

Family

Singing a song for dad

Annual elementary school talent show includes special twist for military family

Newbury Park resident Ella Brown attends many of her daughters’ school functions by herself. That’s because her husband, Lt. Cmdr. More...

Give Mom an Acorn shout-out

Mother’s Day is Sun., May 12, and the Thousand Oaks Acorn wants your mom to receive the recognition she deserves.  More...

Aflair for fashion in Westlake Village

DRESSED FOR THE SEASON—Clockwise from top, models showcase the latest fashions during the Westlake Women’s Club’s 44th annual Spring Boutique and Fashion Show at Hyatt Westlake Plaz More...

Editorials

Acorn’s all-in with Moms

Of the many family traditions observed by the Acorn— we give special recognition to graduation day, Valentine’s Day and Father’s Day, to name a few—the one that really pulls at our heartstrings is Mother’s Day.  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Morning car chase comes to dramatic end in Thousand Oaks

Fleeing suspect crisscrossed city at high speeds

A man led California Highway Patrol officers on a 40-minute chase this morning that ended in Thousand Oaks, where a Moorpark CHP officer performed a PIT maneuver to force the driver to stop. More...

Eyewitness to tragedy

T.O. chief of police among several local residents who ran in Boston Marathon

After two bombs exploded within seconds of each other near the finish line of the 117th Boston Marathon this week, leaving three dead and 183 injured, a grieving city is still asking why a beloved annual event was ripped by violence.  Thousand O More...

NPS seeks greater control of surrounding hillsides

Rim of the Valley study now infifth year

The mountains encircling the Conejo and Simi valleys may soon become part of the U.S. More...

Community

Newbury Park teen charged in deadly April 9 crash remains in jail

Judge denies request from defense to reduce $500,000 bail

The teenage driver held in connection with the April 9 crash that killed a 23-year-old Newbury Park resident had been arrested for DUI six weeks before the accident, court records show. On Feb. More...

Thousand Oaks Hooters to begin serving full bar

Request to modify liquor license OK’d by city administrator

For the second time in two years, Hooters at Janss Marketplace has been given the OK to serve hard alcohol.  On April 10, permit process manager Marjan Behzadi approved the restaurant’s latest request to amend its liquor license to allow t More...

Pedestrian killed in WLV

Driver taken into custody; victim was 83

An 83-year-old male pedestrian was struck by a vehicle and killed early Wednesday morning in Westlake Village, the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station said.  More...

On the Town

Classical guitarist appearing in Ventura

Internationally renowned classical guitarist Petrit Çeku will play for Ventura Music Festival at 8 p.m. More...

Local student named Spotlight Awards finalist

Veronica Dunne, an Oaks Christian High School student, was named one of 16 finalists for the 25th annual Music Center Spotlight Awards. More...

Exhibit features landscape artist

A new exhibit titled “From Mountains and Valleys” featuring works by landscape artist Victor A. Schiro will run from April 20 through June 16 at the Conejo Valley Art Museum, Ste. More...

Sports

Dani is dynamite

La Reina softball pitcher gets her shot to star on diamond

Dani Marietta has finally arrived to her coming-out-party.  Marietta wasn’t late, she just needed an invitation.  The senior ace was ready to be a No. More...

It’s all about family for Lions

Oaks Christian baseball coaches establish dominant program

Call them the Politician and Godfather.  Tim Penprase, Oaks Christian High’s baseball head coach, makes sure everything runs smoothly for the Lions, the No. 1 team in the CIF-Southern Section Division 4. More...

Titans football seeks players

The final day to register in-person for Thousand Oaks Titans youth football and cheerleading is Wed., April 24 at Draughts restaurant in Thousand Oaks.  Draughts is at 398 N. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

WET FRIEND—Red is a red-eared slider of adult age. Red would make a good addition to your pond. If you would like to adopt Red, ask for ID No. More...

Wine tasting event to benefit Shelter Hope

A wine and chocolate tasting fundraiser for Shelter Hope Pet Shop will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. Sun., April 21 at Chocolatine, 2955 E. More...

Faith

Prayers answered

HOUSEWARMING GIFTS—At right, Carol Nilay and Milli Maddux help put cleaning supplies purchased by members of local United Methodist churches into 60 welcome bags for the new residents of Many M More...

Adat Elohim opens its doors

Temple Adat Elohim invites individuals and families interested in connecting with and learning more about the Jewish community to a Mediterranean-style wine and cheese open house from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. Fri., April 26 at 2420 E. More...

Letters

Dealer trying to skirt the law

I find it troubling that Silver Star Auto Group continues to attempt to skirt the laws of our city.  I truly wonder how interested they are in the welfare of our city versus their own welfare. More...

Put brakes on proposed sign

I’ve seen the story and the letters against the latest 15-foottall illuminated sign proposal by Silver Star Chevrolet. More...

Not first time city has battled porn

I was dismayed to learn that Los Angeles area pornographers have their eyes on Newbury Park as a site to film “adult” movies.  Newbury Park faced a similar situation in the 1980s when a San Fernando Valley company, whose leader repor More...

Columns

Camino de Camels

I thought Chicago was the Windy City.  We moved here (to Southern California) for the tranquility, not the tornadoes, because wind makes me itchy and drives me batty. More...

Reading pays dividends

It’s a busy time of year for the Kiwanis Club of Thousand Oaks. Some of you may recall that I’m now president of the club.  Time literally flies, and the older you get, it seems to pass at the speed of light. More...

Where do we go from here?

As a consummate observer, I feel it’s my duty to report what I notice and experience. I like to talk to people to find out what really makes them tick, or sit back and watch things unfold.  More...