May 16, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Bond study moving forward

District looking to gauge public support for tax

Conejo Valley Unified School District officials want to know whether local voters would support a new general obligation bond measure that could help fund campus safety improvements, new technology and classroom renovations.  More...

Defense team requests blood sample of young driver in manslaughter case

A portion of Alex Pope’s blood sample has been released to an independent lab for toxicology testing following a request by his defense attorney in Ventura County Superior Court last week. More...

Health & Wellness

Cruising the Conejo in style

FREE WHEELING—Cyclists participate in the 28th annual Cruisin’ the Conejo bike ride on Saturday. More...

Learn to spot signs of stroke

May is National Stroke Awareness Month. More...

Get your foot in the door with first exam

COMMENTARY Podiatry

I have been writing Acorn columns for more than 20 years and I have never addressed the complete exam podiatrists perform on the first visit of each new patient or the first visit of the year for an existing patient. More...

Calendar

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THURS. MAY 16  Channel Islands Gulls  11 a.m. at the Yacht Club, 4306 Tradewinds Drive, Oxnard. Annual Hawaiian luau luncheon. Hawaiian dancer. Raffles to support charities and scholarships. Wear Hawaiian outfits. Call for reservations. More...

Schools

Five decades of music

IN SYNC THROUGH THE YEARS—Thousand Oaks High School band alumni perform with current students for the group’s 50th anniversary concert on May 5 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. More...

Park & Rec has big plans for summer

The Conejo Recreation and Park District will offer a variety of family aquatics programs and youth sports camps this summer.  Major League Skills Baseball Camp for ages 7 to 12 at Dos Vientos Community Park. More...

MATES duo named top volunteers

MATES charter school parents Cheryl and Tommy Kitahata were named the Hart Vision Award Volunteers of the Year at a California Charter Schools Association ceremony held recently in San Diego.  More...

Business

EYE ON LOCAL AREA STOCKS

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Workshops offer advice to job seekers

The following one-day career workshops are offered from 9 a.m. to noon free of charge to job seekers at the Thousand Oaks Job and Career Center, 80 E. Hillcrest Drive, Ste., 200, Thousand Oaks.  More...

Hats of Style now open at The Oaks

Hats of Style has opened its new location inside The Oaks mall.  Formerly on Thousand Oaks Boulevard, the hat store celebrated its move with a grand opening on May 11.   The store will be open Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

MR. MELLOW—Mort is a male brown domestic tabby shorthaired mix about 7 years old. He is mellow and likes to relax but also loves attention. If you would like to adopt Mort ask for ID No. More...

Animal lovers gather for coffee, pictures

Bring your furry friend for a photo sitting

WhatCanWe. org and Jan Romero of Starbucks will host a Coffee, Canines and Cats fundraiser from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., May 18 in Newbury Park.  Pet owners can pose with their animals for a professional photograph.  More...

Faith

Trial by fire molds pastor’s message

With his family in crisis, rising church leader stepped aside

A faith that hasn’t been tested is a faith that cannot be trusted, says David Johnston, who established a new church in Calabasas last month to spread God’s word and redeeming powers.  The father of three boys who’ve all battle More...

Program aims to build leaders

One person can make a difference, but when thousands of teenagers work together toward a common goal they elicit a broader change in the world, say members of the new Conejo Teen Leadership Council.  More...

Letters

Porn filming unwelcome

Regarding the May 9 article “County takes stand on X-rated filming,” I understand some of Mr. West’s concerns.  More...

Target massage parlors next

I would like to congratulate county supervisors Linda Parks and Kathy Long for successfully spearheading legislation to dissuade the adult film business from wanting to operate in the Thousand Oaks-Newbury Park area.  Per a letter last week, it More...

T.O. a bicycling community

Enough already.  Last week, the Acorn published letters alluding to the idea that cyclists are a bunch of “greenies” who don’t drive cars and are not paying their fair share of taxes. More...

Editorials

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Bike lanes deserved more discussion

In spite of the swirling criticism surrounding the proposed Lynn Road Bike Lane Project, the City of Thousand Oaks is moving 10-speed ahead with its plan to set aside a designated lane for cyclists on a 2.5-mile stretch of the roadway from Hillcrest More...

GUEST OPINION: On the run from an off-leash dog

I understand why it happens. For a time, I was a regular perpetrator of the very same offense. I love my dog and want her to experience the kind of freedom we humans enjoy. More...

Bank robbers strike again

CRIME ALERT

A robbery at First Bank & Trust in Thousand Oaks last Friday marks the fourth bank robbery in the city since February, but authorities are reluctant to say whether the crimes are related.  About 2:30 p.m. More...

City seeking federal funds to pay for Springs fire damages

The City of Thousand Oaks will try to obtain federal emergency funds to help pay for nearly $1 million in damages to city property caused by the Springs fire, which ravaged 24,000 acres in the Santa Monica Mountains and ignited spot fires within the More...

Community

Scam targets minority businesses

Callers demand payment for late bills

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office wants residents to know about a phone scam targeting Southern California Edison customers countywide.  The sheriff’s Special Investigations Bureau is looking into several cases involving SCE custom More...

Work going on near old Kmart site

New burger joint will take place of former Burger King

Steakburgers instead of Whoppers will be served at 391 Hampshire Road in Thousand Oaks, where Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers is set to open this summer.  The Wichita, Kan.-based chain, which offers menu items such as lean-beef bu More...

Ventura man arrested on suspicion of sending threatening email to CLU

Message warned of campus shooting

A Ventura man suspected of threatening to commit a school shooting at Cal Lutheran University earlier this month is now facing criminal charges in Ventura County Superior Court.  Thomas Pecel, 30, was arrested at his home on May 7, several days More...

On the Town

Eagles tribute band kicks off summer of Concerts in the Park

The Long Run will play Memorial Day

Conejo Recreation and Park District will kick off the 2013 Summer Concerts in the Park series on Memorial Day with The Long Run, performing a musical tribute to The Eagles, at 5 p.m. More...

Festival pairs wine with tunes

Wine and jazz fest is Sunday in T.O.

The second annual California Jazz and Wine Fest will present wine tasting from 19 wineries, wine merchants and breweries plus sample gourmet food from local restaurants and caterers as well as jazz and blues from 1 to 6 p.m., Sun., May 19 at Conejo C More...

Experience a ragtime revival at Hillcrest Center

The Sedalia Ragtime Orchestra will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. Fri., May 31 at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. More...

Sports

Cullen goes wild in no-hitter

HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL PLAYOFFS Oaks Christian 11, Norwalk 0

Kristin Cullen and the Lions just made a statement.  Cullen pitched a no-hitter and struck out 13 batters in Oaks Christian High softball’s 11-0 home win against Norwalk on Tuesday in the CIF-Southern Section Division 2 wild-card round.&nb More...

Lions tamed in playoff quarterfinals

GET UP—Ricky Figueroa, center, and Chris Anderson of Oaks Christian High boys’ volleyball try to block San Marcos’ Baker Johnson during the Lions’ three-game home loss last we More...

Lancers savor double-doubles

Walk-off heroics lift TOHS baseball in playoff opener

Thousand Oaks High’s baseball team doesn’t dig the long ball—the Lancers prefer doubledoubles. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park   April 13  A 35-year-old man was arrested and charged with spousal battery in the 2400 block of W. Hillcrest Drive.  May 1  More...

Family

Young golfer scores hole-in-one

ACE—Gavin McCormick, 8, scored a hole-in-one during a Golf Little League match at Lindero Canyon Country Club in Agoura Hills on April 26. More...

Cowgirls to host horse show

Locally owned business Red Hat Cowgirl and nonprofit Equestrian Trails Inc. will present a horse show from 9 a.m. to about 3 p.m. Sun., May 19 at the Conejo Creek Equestrian Park, 1350 E. More...

A Sweet Deal

. Residents explore various vendors at the grand opening of the Village Farmers Market held by Golden State Certified Farmers’ Markets at the Village in Dos Vientos on May 10   More...

Columns

A parent’s best advice

It’s a family legend.  My two sisters and I were on a car trip with our mom and dad. I think we ranged in age from 6 to 10. We were driving home from an outing. It was 4 p.m. More...

Pizzeria 312

One of the best parts of being an entrepreneur is the chance to turn a passion into a successful business. More...