August 15, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

County clerk finds a home at City Hall

Thousand Oaks residents may now go to City Hall for marriage licenses and copies of vital records. More...

Health & Wellness

Parents reminded to not leave kids in car during summer months

Ventura County child almost died in July incident

In July, a Ventura County family narrowly avoided tragedy after discovering their 2-year-old child near death after he was accidentally locked in the family’s minivan. More...

Study shows that 1 in 4 people with skin cancer still don’t use sunscreen

A study by the American Association for Cancer Research shows that 1 in 4 people who’ve had melanoma don’t use sunscreen when outside for more than an hour.  The findings also showed that 2 percent of melanoma sufferers still use tan More...

Heel pain is easily treated

Foot care

“I hate putting my foot on the floor in the morning. More...

Calendar

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THURS., AUG. 15  Channel Islands Gulls Jewelry Sale  11 a.m. at Las Posas Country Club, 955 Fairway Drive, Camarillo. Bring gently used jewelry to sell. Proceeds benefit local charities. $25 prepaid for lunch. Contact: Shirley. More...

Schools

With classes resuming soon, police ask drivers to be alert

SAFETY TIPS

Summer’s end is closing in. More...

Income Eligibility Guidelines For Free and Reduced-Price Meals

Provided by Conejo Valley Unified More...

Local students succeeding at Azusa Pacific, Villanova

Several area residents made the academic dean’s list at Azusa Pacific University.  These students are honored for a spring 2013 grade-point average of 3.5 or better.  The honorees are:  More...

Business

Chick-fil-A approved to open on Moorpark

Thousand Oaks is set to have a second Chick-fil-A restaurant by next summer. Last week, the city approved the company’s application to open a restaurant at 449 N. Moorpark Road, said Haider Alawami, economic development officer. More...

Dental office to cut ribbon

Park Place Dental Group and Orthodontics is open for business at 501 S. Reino Road, Ste. G, in Newbury Park. Residents are invited to meet the dental care team and tour the practice at the office’s ribbon-cutting at 4:30 p.m. Wed., Aug. More...

Eye On Local Area Stocks

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Family

Spuds on the run

T.O. family competes on reality TV competition focused on food trucks

A Thousand Oaks family’s Sunday football tradition earned them a pass to compete in Food Network’s “The Great Food Truck Race.”  More...

TOPD offers free class for parents

The Thousand Oaks Police Department will offer a free 10- week parenting class on Thursdays from 6 to 9 p.m. starting Sept. 12 at Conejo Valley Unified School District offices, 1400 E. Janss Road.  More...

Sept. 7 festival will celebrate Indian culture

The India Friends Association will present India Festival 2013 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sat., Sept. 7 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. More...

Columns

‘2013: A Space Odyssey’

Is it my imagination, or have time and the planet revved up to warp speed? I can barely fathom that more than half this year is over and I’m still getting used to writing 2013 instead 2012 on my checks  More...

A time to turn comes early

It’s not your imagination: the leaves on many trees are turning yellow earlier than normal.  I’m not talking about conifers like Monterey or Aleppo pines or any other evergreen tree that doesn’t lose its leaves every year. More...

Breaking News - 8/20/2013 10:14 PM

Sewage spill discovered behind Mastro’s Steakhouse

Estimated 3,500 gallons of raw sewage a day have been pouring into nearby creek

City officials are trying to determine when and how a sewer line behind Mastro’s Steakhouse in Thousand Oaks was illegally connected to the city’s storm drain system, causing about 3,500 gallons of raw sewage a day to pour into the drain and the Arro More...

VCFD still trying to determine cause of fatal fire

Woman, 69, dies after Aug. 9 apartment blaze

Investigators have yet to figure out the reason for an apartment fire in Thousand Oaks that killed a 69-year-old woman. The blaze was reported at 8 a.m. last Fri., Aug. More...

Community

Motorcycle crash claims life of 21-year-old Thousand Oaks resident

Police looking for witnesses of Aug. 6 accident

Police are still investigating the cause of a solo motorcycle crash that killed a 21-year-old man in Thousand Oaks last week.  Authorities have identified the motorcyclist as Shane Patrick Keller of Thousand Oaks.  More...

Tech company also showed interest in 2001 Corporate Center Drive

Letter from commercial real estate broker sheds light on dealings

The commercial real estate broker who facilitated the deal for the Albert Einstein Academy for Letters, Arts and Sciences to lease an industrial building in Newbury Park says he warned school officials about potential zoning issues before the contrac More...

Cities still grappling with how to police curbside solicitors

PANHANDLING

Panhandlers asking for money are not an uncommon sight.  Some congregate on Thousand Oaks Boulevard near the entrances to Do-it Center and McDonald’s; others loiter around supermarkets such as Whole Foods and Vons on Moorpark Road. More...

On the Town

Women of Westlake ‘wine’ down summer

LIBATIONS—Above, Evelyn Guerboian, left, Sara Khatchatourian, Elke Brecunier and Eddie Guerboian socialize Aug. More...

Pump Station will host Moms Night Out

Residents are invited to Moms Night Out from 7 to 9 p.m. Fri., Aug. More...

Navajo rug, jewelry show in Calabasas

The Santa Monica Mountains Visitor Center will host the Hubbell Trading Post, a Navajo rug and jewelry show with artist talks and demonstrations, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat. and Sun., Aug. More...

Sports

Go, speed racer, go

Acorn sports reporter Gilberto Manzano lives life in the fast . . . or deliberate . . . lane

Editor’s note: Acorn sports reporter Gilberto Manzano took a break from covering sports to jump into the action. He channeled his inner Jimmie Johnson at MB2 Raceway in Thousand Oaks last weekend. More...

For the record

Ashley Webb, a beach volleyball standout from Thousand Oaks, does not play for Westlake Volleyball Club. The information was incorrect in a photo caption on Aug. 1. More...

Pets

Cat owner shocked by latest coyote attack

CRITTER TAIL

Add my experience to the past two weeks’ letters warning about the presence and danger of coyotes.  My cat Jack escaped one of the neighborhood coyotes with a bite to his back. More...

This year’s Doodle Romp will be the last

Labradoodles and goldendoodles from throughout the area will gather for the 12th annual Southern California Doodle Romp at 1 p.m. Sat., Sept. 7 at an oak grove in Malibu.  This will be the final year for the event. More...

Pet of the Week

EXPERIENCED CUDDLER—Little Rummy is an 11-year-old Chihuahua, but don’t let his age fool you. This sweet senior dog came in with three other dogs but can be adopted alone. More...

Faith

Local filmmakers accept challenge

Contest requires movie to be made in a week

In seven days, Westlake Village resident Joth Riggs wrote, directed and produced an ambitious short film inspired by a biblical message. In 10 minutes, the film tells a story of heartbreak, separation and forgiveness. More...

Chabad to celebrate High Holy Days

Chabad of the Conejo will host High Holiday Services at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza, 880 S. Westlake Blvd.  Rosh Hashanah will be celebrated starting Wednesday evening, Sept. 4, and Yom Kippur begins Friday evening, Sept. 13.  More...

Family festival will benefit Manna

Monte Vista Presbyterian Church will host a free family festival from 5 to 8 p.m. Fri., Aug. More...

Letters

Who authorized excavation?

In regard to the article, “Gas line discovery causes two-month delay,” in the Aug. 8 issue of the Thousand Oaks Acorn, I submit the following thoughts. More...

Minister’s views not shared by all

I wanted to response to the Aug. 9 letter to editor by the Rev. Bennett, “CLU’s policies unacceptable.”  I’m also a graduate of CLU. More...

CLU’s moved into modern world

This is in response to a letter published in the Aug. 8 Acorn written by the Rev. Eric Bennett.  More...