June 20, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Fleeing suspect shot by police in WLV

Man allegedly drove vehicle at deputies during his escape attempt

A Gilroy man was shot by a Thousand Oaks police officer Saturday night, after he allegedly smashed his vehicle into one patrol car and attempted to reverse into a deputy in Westlake Village, according to authorities. More...

Health & Wellness

Breathing a bit easier

Life looking up for lung cancer survivor

Nearly seven years after being diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer, Beverly Fairbairn has defied medical expectations.  Lung cancer is the leading cause of all cancer deaths in the United States, according to the American Lung Association.  More...

Residents learn hands-only CPR

  FIRST AID—At right, Marcelo Rivero, an ER tech from Los Robles Hospital, shows Marie Houshyar Ava Mesh how to do chest compressions during a hands-only CPR event at The Oaks mall on June 4. Below, Rivero teaches T.O. More...

Calendar

Calendar

THURS., JUNE 20  Channel Islands Gulls   More...

Schools

A walk to remember

Newbury Park HS

Newbury Park High School  Number of graduates 653  Valedictorians   More...

Student-athlete ready for next challenge: Air Force

When the Newbury Park Panthers played their first football game of the 2012 season, no one would have guessed that star quarterback Ben Okun had spent the entire summer nursing an injured shoulder.  More...

Senior standouts: NPHS

Editor’s note: Senior standouts are selected by their school and profiles are compiled from questionnaires filled out by the students.   Nicole Chernavsky  More...

Business

Murdock seeks 100 percent ownership of Dole Food Co.

CEO makes $645 million offer

Dole Food Co. chief executive David Murdock is waiting to hear back on his offer last week to buy the 60 percent of the company that he doesn’t currently own for approximately $645 million.  More...

Help offered to job seekers

Thousand Oaks Community Service Center will offer the following job and career workshops from 9 a.m. to noon at 80 E. Hillcrest Drive, Ste. 200, Thousand Oaks.  Career Shops are offered at no cost to job seekers. Space is limited. More...

EYE ON LOCAL AREA STOCKS

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Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park   June 7  On Borchard Road off the 101 Freeway, a 52-year-old man was cited for displaying false registration tabs on his vehicle.  June 8  More...

Faith

Saturday’s Hope4Kids 5K run/walk promotes foster child adoption

Homes needed for 13 children

A 13-year-old girl wishes to be adopted by a loving family.  “I would love to have a big family, with a mom, dad, brothers and sisters who will play with me,” she wrote. More...

Wall of Tolerance encourages good will

OPEN-MINDED—Eighth-grade students Claire Goldes, 13, foreground, and Bella Pokras, 14, place their messages of acceptance for others to see during the unveiling of the Wall of Tolerance at Mede More...

UCLA grad embarks on two-year international fellowship

Oak Park High School alumna is named first Fishel Fellow

Oak Park resident Brianna Fischer has been selected as the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles’ first Fishel Fellow.  As part of the two-year paid fellowship, Fischer will work in Mumbai, Berlin and Israel, providing community and soc More...

Letters

Air horn penalty a form of bullying

Regarding the decision on June 13 for the principal of Westlake High School to not allow two students to attend their Grad Night Disneyland trip and to perform 40 hours of community service prior to receiving their diplomas because someone in the sta More...

Academics deserve ink too

Slick and professional as it appears, the 2013 Thousand Oaks High School yearbook shows poor editorial judgment by providing only one small photo of the National Honor Society—the very best and top scholars of TOHS—while plastering fullpa More...

Assisted-living is still residential

Regarding the Acorn’s June 13 article “Neighbors not pleased with plans to construct assisted-living facility,” I cannot empathize with objections to this project on the grounds that it will result in an increase in delivery vehicle More...

Editorials

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Forum crowd showed poor form

Conejo Valley Unified School District’s June 10 forum at Thousand Oaks High School was reportedly the first of its kind in the state, a special opportunity for curious parents to learn more about the changes that will occur in our classrooms un More...

First Bank & Trust on Agoura Road robbed again

Morning heist is fifth T.O. bank robbery since February

Police helicopters were searching the area Monday after the First Bank & Trust in Thousand Oaks was robbed around 10:54 a.m. More...

Gilroy man shot by deputies released from hospital

Then promptly arrested for attempted murder

The 33-year-old Gilroy man who was shot by Thousand Oaks police last weekend has been released from the hospital and booked at the Ventura County Pre-Trial Detention Facility on felony charges of attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon, aut More...

CVUSD accepts $10-million offer for Kelley Road property

Orange County developer wants to build mixed-use, but school district sale hinges on City Hall cooperation

The relocation of Conejo Valley High School to a newer, more modern facility is one step closer to fruition after the school board voted to accept a developer’s $10.1-million bid to purchase the current campus at Newbury and E. Kelley roads. More...

Community

City awards contract for Kavli lobby upgrade

Theater will be closed in July, August for construction

A $ 2-million renovation of the lobby at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza’s Fred Kavli Theatre is set to start next month, according to Liz Perez, the city’s facilities manager. More...

Teachers sue school in state court

They say they were wrongfully fired

Two former Little Oaks School teachers let go from the private Christian school last year for refusing to sign a contract that asked for proof of their religious faith are going forward with a wrongful termination lawsuit. More...

Police ID driver in fatal collision

Authorities have released the identity of the man who was involved in the two-car crash that killed 86-year-old Martha York of Newbury Park earlier this month.  More...

On the Town

Arts center presents three June concerts

SUMMER MUSIC

The Hillcrest Center for the Arts will offer three concerts to celebrate June at 7 p.m. in the outdoor plaza of the center, 403 W. More...

Artists offer insight at city showcase

The City of Thousand Oaks Cultural Affairs Department invites the public to an exclusive event titled “Artist Insights,” highlighting the exhibits of two American artists, at 6:30 p.m. More...

Food, wine fest to benefit Many Mansions

The third annual Conejo Valley Food and Wine Fest will take place from 3 to 7 p.m. Sun., June 30 at St. Paschal Baylon School,155 E. More...

Sports

Conejo Valley Little League celebrates 50th anniversary

Roger Lazar has countless stories from his days as a Conejo Valley Little League manager and board member.  He led CVLL Majors teams to District 13 championships in 1977 and 1978.  Lazar, 72, finds it hard to believe that the Conejo Valley More...

TOHS honors student-athletes

Thousand Oaks High honored senior student-athletes during a recent ceremony on campus. Twenty Lancers will continue playing their respective sports at the next level.  More...

Stars align one last time

Baseball seniors suit up in all-star game

Sammy Ross has finally received recognition.  Ross’ standout senior season went under the radar while playing for a Calabasas High baseball team that finished near the bottom of the Marmonte League standings.  Matt Goldfield, Newbury More...

Pets

How to protect animals from seasonal pests

Pet care

Summer is here, and that means warm weather, outdoor activities and vacations. More...

Volunteer gave hope to abandoned pets

Shelter Hope Pet Shop opened 20 months ago in the Janss Marketplace and to date has found homes for 516 abandoned dogs.  The shop attributes much of our success to the dedication of our beloved volunteer Phillis Armstrong.  Armstrong, who h More...

Pet of the Week

GOOD LISTENER—Durban is an altered male American bulldog mix about 2 years old. He’s housebroken, good on a leash and loves to play fetch. More...

Family

Hitting the course for the kids

BIRDIE HUNTING—Bob Larsen, right, of Lake Sherwood and Mike Miller, below, participate in the fourth annual golf tournament hosted by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley at Nort More...

Scooters soar at Triple Crown Jam

INTHE AIR—Clockwise from top: Matt Hernandez, 13, performs a trick in the sponsored category of scooter competition during the Triple Crown Jam at Borchard Community Skatepark in Newbury Park o More...

Runners burn rubber for Thousand Oaks HS band

LEADING THE WAY—Above, Menlo Park resident Emma Hamlin, 6, races ahead of her parents, Samantha and Jeff, at thefinish line of the third annual Band on the Run 5K/10K in Thousand Oaks on June 1 More...

Columns

Lost in translation

The other day I ran into one of my single neighbors, who happily announced that she’d recently found herself a boyfriend. My first thought was “Yay! At least someone was able to find a companion.”  More...