May 30, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

It’s time to Draw Dad

Sun., June 16 is Father’s Day, and the Acorn is inviting all kids to take out pen, pencil or crayon and draw a picture of dear old Dad.  More...

Health & Wellness

Conference on brain injuries to deliver information, hope

The fourth annual Ventura County Brain Injury Conference will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Physician assistant joins Wilkes Family practice

Carrie Nibarger, a licensed physician assistant, has joined the Wilkes Family Medicine practice at 400 S. Reino Road, Ste. More...

Longest Day challenge will support those with Alzheimer’s

Disease now sixth leading cause of death

Across the U.S., more than 5 million people are living with Alzheimer’s disease every day and more than 15 million Americans are their caregivers. More...

Calendar

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THURS., MAY 30 Community Memorial Service More...

Schools

School choir struts its stuff following festival success

Group named top in nation in Chicago

Fresh from a successful trip to Chicago, the students of Newbury Park High School’s choir program put on their annual spring concert last week at the school’s performing arts center.  More...

Sequoia students make a splash

FUN IN THE SUN—Above, seventh-grader Megan Morales slides down the Slip ’N Slide during the Beach Bash at Sequoia Middle School on May 24. More...

CLU Class of 2013 bids adieu

AT LAST—Samuel Metu, above, and Lauren Kennedy, at right, are among the happy graduates at CLU. More...

Business

Gold Team, GO-Biz continue push to prevent business exodus

VENTURA COUNTY JOBS

Roger and Scotia Alves have owned and operated their car audio and electronic accessories business in Oxnard for 33 years but are thinking of moving their company out of state because of California’s high tax rates and government regulations.&n More...

Eye On Local Area Stocks

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Faith

Critic of Islam speaks to GOP

The Conejo Valley Republican Women Federated will feature Nonie Darwish, an ex-Muslim human rights activist and critic of Islam, at its meeting Fri., June 21 at Los Robles Greens, 299 S. More...

Faith into action

Church comes together to build shelter

Home is where the heart is.  And in the case of Monte Vista Presbyterian Church, it’s also where helping hands are.  This past weekend, 18 members of the Newbury Park church’s mission committee took their hands and hammers to Ra More...

Day of action benefits seniors

Event brings together churches from across the area

On the first morning of June, local church members will visit 250 mobile home units at the Rancho Adolfo Estates in Camarillo to serve the senior citizens who live in the neighborhood.  The parishioners will repair trailers, landscape gardens an More...

Letters

Remove hats as sign of respect

I just returned from the Conejo Valley’s 2013 Memorial Day services. More...

Brown did a bait-and-switch

Last fall, I found the way Gov. Brown and those supporting Prop. 30 campaigned for passage to be troubling.  They claimed that additional tax revenue was the only way to save further cuts to our schools and emergency services. More...

Don’t let auto mall win debate

I’ve been following, with interest, the recent debate regarding the proposal before our city to allow larger signage for the auto mall on Thousand Oaks Boulevard.  While I am a proponent of free enterprise, especially in regard to local bu More...

Editorials

Political Cartoon

Full Story

It’s graduation day, now what?

The 2013 high school graduation season is underway.  The diploma parade kicked off last Saturday with a commencement ceremony at La Reina High School in Thousand Oaks. More...

Breaking News - 6/4/2013 2:31 PM

Woman, 86, killed Monday in two-car crash in Newbury Park

Cause of fatal collision is still under investigation

An 86-year-old Newbury Park woman was killed yesterday in a two-car crash at the intersection of Lynn and East Kelley roads in Newbury Park. More...

Fed judge tosses out church’s lawsuit

Calvary Chapel attorney ordered to pay $14,000 in legal fees

A federal judge dismissed a case this week against two former Little Oaks School teachers sued by the school for threatening a wrongful termination lawsuit and ordered the plaintiff’s lawyer to pay the defendants $14,520 in attorney’s fee More...

Shining a light on Rx drug abuse

Audience hears hard truths at ‘Mirror-Mirror’ forum

A survivor of molestation and rape, Erin Van Vuren used drugs to deal with the years of torment that followed. At one point, the 28-year-old Simi Valley resident was taking about 30 pills a day. More...

Community

N.P. post office fate is sealed

Last day for Newbury Road station is June 21

Seventeen appeal letters from customers and elected officials and more than 300 petition signatures were not enough to save the Newbury Park post office from moving, but improvements that address residents’ concerns are underway at the new site More...

Council not sold on swap meet

Wants applicant to win over more nearby businesses

An indoor swap meet proposed for a vacant building on Corporate Center Drive in Newbury Park will need to win the favor of neighboring businesses before it receives the approval of the City Council.  More...

Developers, investors making things difficult for first-time homebuyers

Brittany and Jeremiah Labbee thought they had finally nabbed their first home when they made a cash offer on a $425,000 fixerupper in Newbury Park. More...

On the Town

Folk duo to give family-friendly show

Free event is June 2 at T.O. library

Appalachian folk duo Jeni and Billy will bring their familyfriendly Songs by the Book concert to the Grant Brimhall Library at 2 p.m. Sun., June 2, 1401 E. More...

Village Voices to hold auditions

The Village Voices Chorale will begin open auditions for its fall concert season on Tues., June 11 in Westlake Village.  Anyone interested may call for an audition appointment. More...

ChannelAire rehearsals

The award-winning ChannelAire Chorus invites women of all ages who love to sing and learn four-part a cappella harmony to attend upcoming rehearsals. More...

Sports

Lions roar into CIF finals

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL PLAYOFFS Oaks Christian 3, San Dimas 0

There’s nothing wrong with being the No. 2 guy. Spencer Vogelbach understands he’s not the ace on the Oaks Christian High baseball team’s pitching staff. More...

Getting ready for state

Westlake girls’ 4x100 quartet leads local group bound for California’s elite meet

Local student-athletes have a date at state.  Idrees Bernard of Agoura High jumped his way into the CIF State Track and Field Championships on Friday and Saturday at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Clovis.  Bernard, a junior, took first place More...

Junior Waves crash Spring Break Bash

BOYS OF SPRING AND SUMMER—The Junior Waves Baseball Club went 3-1 en route to winning the U-11 D2 bracket of the SoCal AAU Spring Break Bash Super NIT in Huntington Beach. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

A FINE ADDITION TO ANY HOME—Cute Kitty is a female black-and-white domestic long-haired mix about 7 years old. She is friendly and likes to be petted. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park   May 14  On Cottonwood Court, a 61-year-old man was cited for displaying false registration tabs.  May 15  More...

Family

Helping the House of Angels

Mi Casa de Angeles will host its third annual benefit fashion show at 5 p.m. Sat., June 29 at the Baxter Building, 1 Baxter Way, Westlake Village.  The event will have entertainment, a silent auction, shopping and appetizers. More...

These girls go all out

Memorial Day weekend softball tourney a hit

‘GOOD JOB!’—Thousand Oaks U6 coach Rodney Shinko, left, high-fives Amanda Baldwin as she runs off the field at the Thousand Oaks Girls Softball Association’s 22nd annual Memor More...

Y offers summer learning program

A new summer learning program for children entering first through sixth grades in the fall will be offered at the Miller Family YMCA, 320 Via Las Brisas, Newbury Park.  Classes will meet for one hour twice a week for three weeks. More...

Columns

A summer primer

Another summer will soon be upon us, meaning warm weather, school break and vacations. More...

Are you guilty of microaggressions?

I have a friend, Alyce, who is an absolutely stunning woman. She also happens to be 80 years old.  Hardly a week goes by that someone doesn’t remark, after learning how old she is, “Wow, you look great for your age!”  More...