August 29, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Charter school denied zoning exemption

Officials from the Albert Einstein Academy for Letters, Arts and Sciences are looking for another location for the school after plans to open in an industrial building in Newbury Park fell through this week.  The public charter school for grades More...

Health & Wellness

Classes provide information on diabetes

Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association will hold the following free diabetes classes:  Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi: Thurs., Sept. 5 from 10:30 a.m. to noon   Goebel Adult Community Center, 1385 E. More...

State weighing tougher restrictions on compounding pharmacies

Law aimed at protecting public could cause costs to rise for consumers

Pharmacies that sell sterile compounded drugs in California may soon have to meet stricter standards following nationwide reports of injury and death from contaminated medications. More...

Calendar

Calendar

THURS., AUG. 29  Brandeis National Committee   More...

Schools

New standards among changes for returning CVUSD students

CLASSES RESUME

A new school year began yesterday for Conejo Valley Unified School District, and outwardly it seems there are no major changes. But behind the scenes, the district is working feverishly to bring Common Core state standards into its classrooms. More...

High School Hi-Lights

Newbury Park Panthers   More...

Business

Do-it Center gets DIY makeover

NEW NAME—Workers install a new sign at the Thousand Oaks Do-it Center. Its update as the DIY Home Center includes an upgraded interior and new merchandise. More...

CFO Forum coming to Calabasas

A CFO Forum breakfast seminar will present Joe Davis, CEO and co-founder of Etonien LLC, speaking on “The Evolving Role of the CFO” from 7 to 9 a.m. Thurs., Sept. More...

Local business leaders to discuss healthcare reform

The first event in the California Lutheran University 2012-13 Corporate Leaders Breakfast Series, a panel discussion on “The Future of Healthcare,” will be from 7:30 to 9:15 a.m. Tues., Sept. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park  Aug. 9  In the 1200 block of Ramona Drive, a 35-year-od man was arrested for furnishing marijuana to a minor age 14 or older.  Aug. 13  More...

Faith

Explaining Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur

commentary High Holidays

Every year around this time, Jews throughout the Conejo and Las Virgenes valleys begin to be concerned with something called the High Holidays.  But what are these holidays, what are they about, why do they seem to come up at different times eve More...

CLU regents approve merger with Berkeley-based theological seminary

The Board of Regents of California Lutheran University recently approved a merger that would result in Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in Berkeley becoming part of CLU.  CLU and PLTS are both schools of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in A More...

Luncheon features shoes, fellowship

The Thousand Oaks Christian Women’s Connection invites women to attend the “Jack’s Shoes and Purses On Parade” luncheon from 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wed., Sept. 11 at Los Robles Greens, 299 S. More...

Columns

Future shock

I have a vision. It involves a lot of older single adults who might find themselves alone, poor and scared.  More...

On the Trail

Before my hiking buddy Tiller Montalban and his Amazon parrot shipped out for new digs in Malibu, they rented a tiny garage apartment tucked away in the Santa Monica Mountains of rural Agoura. More...

TOPD investigating actions of WHS football players

Senior, 17, arrested while team was in Hawaii

Following a district investigation into an alleged act of hazing by members of the Westlake High School football program during a team trip to Hawaii last week, Conejo Valley Unified School District has decided to turn the matter over to the Thousand More...

Survey says T.O. voters may support $229-million bond measure

SCHOOL FUNDING

Thousand Oaks voters could see a new multimillion-dollar school bond measure on the November 2014 ballot, 16 years after the local electorate overwhelmingly approved the $88-million Measure R bond.  More...

Sewage cleanup completed in arroyo

Plumbing crews have reconnected a new sewer line behind Mastro’s Steakhouse in Thousand Oaks after the old line was illegally severed and linked to the city’s storm drain system, causing about 3,500 gallons of raw sewage a day to pour int More...

Community

Car accident on S. Westlake Boulevard claims life of TOHS student-athlete

Police are still trying to determine what caused a 17-year-old driver to crash into a telephone pole in Thousand Oaks last week, killing the student-athlete and injuring his passenger.  More...

Checkpoint leads to 3 DUI arrests

Three DUI arrests were made over the weekend during a traffic checkpoint set up by the Thousand Oaks Police Department at two locations on Saturday night.  The checkpoint was initially set up for eastbound traffic on Olsen Road east of the Thous More...

Work starts soon on Lindero bridge

The City of Westlake Village will begin construction on the Lindero Canyon/101 Freeway bridge project on Sept. 16.  The construction will be performed in three phases. More...

On the Town

Kiwanis brew up fun for beer lovers

Second annual Brewfest is today in T.O.

The Kiwanis Club of Thousand Oaks Charitable Foundation will host the second annual BrewFest from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. today, Thurs., Aug. 29, at Conejo Creek Park North, Lakeside Pavilion, 1379 E. Janss Road, behind the library in Thousand Oaks.  More...

Acorn Newspaper employee featured in anthology

The newly published anthology, “Last Exit to Murder,” contains a short story written by Moorpark resident Sally Carpenter titled “Dark Nights at the Deluxe Drive-in.”  The book is the sixth anthology produced by the Los A More...

Campus exhibit to showcase CLU faculty artwork

An exhibit of works by the art faculty of California Lutheran University is on display through Oct. More...

Sports

Extreme team vanquishes foes

FEELING GROOVY—The Newbury Park Soccer Club U-14 girls’team tookfirst place in its bracket at the Ventura County Fusion tournament. More...

Track stars dazzle in North Carolina

ALL HANDS ON THE BATON—Jayla Harper (Louisville High), left, Bailey Pate (Hart High), Samantha Seaton (Westlake High freshman) and Maya Sharp (Colina Middle School) won two gold medals (in the More...

Spectrum squad sizzles at nationals

WHAT A SEASON—The Spectrum Volleyball Club’s U-14 team won bronze in the Open Division at the USA Volleyball Boys’ Junior National Championships in Reno, Nev. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

SWEET GIRL—Sophie is a female black German shepherd mix about 7 years old. She is friendly, engaging and good on a leash. If you would like to adopt Sophie ask for ID No. More...

Gala at Mastro’s aids golden retriever rescue

Mastro’s Steakhouse will present a Golden Garden Party to benefit Forever Friends Golden Retriever Rescue from 3:30 to 7 p.m. Sun., Sept. More...

Family

Park Service looks to foster love of great outdoors

The National Park Service is seeking volunteers with an interest in helping young people discover the beauty and history of the Santa Monica Mountains. The deadline to submit an application is Sat., Sept. 14.  More...

Expectant mothers invited to Community Baby Shower

All pregnant women are invited to attend a free Community Baby Shower, “Blooming Mothers To Be,” sponsored by Conejo Valley Adult School Parent Education Program, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., Sept. More...

Rotary helps kids get ready for school

FILL ’ER UP—Bill Notthoff of the Westlake Village Rotary Clubfills a backpack during the club’s annual backpack program on Aug. 21. More...

Letters

Teach children consideration

This last weekend someone vandalized my property.  One of my newly planted shrubs was removed and thrown into the back of my neighbor’s truck. More...

Tiger compound is not welcome

I am a senior executive in the healthcare industry, with a paramount concern for the health and well-being of individuals, community and environment.  More...

Request for tiger permit is flawed

We have the following issues regarding the county’s evaluation of a request to house tigers on a property in Deer Creek Canyon:  The county has incorrectly used the planned development permit process instead of the conditional use permit p More...

Editorials

Cartoon

Full Story

Not just ‘boys will be boys’

What was supposed to be a dream trip to beautiful Hawaii for the Westlake High School football program has turned into a nightmare, not only for the players and coaches, but for the entire Conejo Valley Unified School District and the Westlake-Thousa More...

FOR THE RECORD

Last week’s front page story about the proposed bowling alley, skatepark, arcade and lounge at the Janss Marketplace incorrectly said the size of the venue would be 17,000 square feet. That is the size of the proposed skatepark. More...