September 19, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Defense attorney: Driver lost ‘two of his very best friends'

State brings charges of gross vehicular manslaughter

The driver in last week’s Potrero Road car crash that left two people dead had a blood alcohol concentration of 0.15 percent or higher— nearly twice the legal limit—at the time of the accident, according to a criminal complaint file More...

Health & Wellness

Is your child safely secured?

Highway Patrol offering to inspect safety seats

The California Highway Patrol is marking National Child Passenger Safety Week, Sept. More...

Date ‘auction’ the highlight of UCAAN fundraiser

Guests bid on bachelors, bachelorettes

United Cancer Advocacy Action Network, a Thousand Oaksbased nonprofit, will present its fifth annual Charity Date Auction from 5 to 11 p.m. Sun., Sept. 22 at the Warner Center Marriott in Woodland Hills.  More...

EARLY DETECTION

Los Robles helping to get the word out on prostate health September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

The fight against prostate cancer has become highly advanced with its ability to deliver precise radiation against tumor sites—but even the most advanced treatments are rendered useless if prostate cancer is not detected early.  More...

On the Town

Visitors can paint the town at festival

T.O. Arts Fest starts Saturday at 10

The 2013 Thousand Oaks Arts Festival gets underway this weekend in downtown T.O. The two-day event will run Saturday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza and The Lakes shopping center next door. More...

Bardic twist on ‘The Bachelor’

Conejo Valley Shakespeare Society will presents “Shakespeare’s Bachelors and Bachelorettes” at the Thousand Oaks Arts Festival, which takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat. and Sun., Sept. More...

Four Seasons’ new lunch menu as easy as one, two...

Three-course meal comes in multiple variety

Eating lunch at the Westlake Village Four Seasons’ Lobby Lounge restaurant—perched above the hotel’s serene grounds and soothing courtyard waterfall— it’s hard to imagine how any guest could feel hurried or stressed. More...

Sports

The Acorn’s High School Football Game of the Week

Chaminade Eagles (2-1) at Oaks Christian Lions (3-0) Thursday, 7:07 p.m. Oaks Christian High

Oaks Christian High football team’s pass defense is arguably the best in the area.  The Lions’ rush defense, however, is a different story.  Oaks Christian allowed 589 rushing yards in a 51-50 season-opening win against Bakersfi More...

Weekend schedule

Westlake vs.  La Serna Thursday, 7 p.m. at California High   Thousand Oaks vs. West Ranch at Valencia  Friday, 7 p.m.   Moorpark at Newbury Park  Friday, 7 p.m. Hillcrest Christian vs.  More...

Last week’s top performers

Matthew Matlock, RB, Newbury Park: The junior rushed for 335 yards, a singlegame school record, on 32 carries in a 24-20 Panther victory at Agoura. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

LITTLE BUT MIGHTY—Achilles is a male tan Pomeranian mix about 4 years old. He is learning to walk on a leash and has begun housetraining. More...

At wildlife rescue center, not all stories have happy endings

COMMENTARY

The California Wildlife Center is sad to report that the great horned owl featured in a previous article (Aug. 22 Thousand Oaks Acorn) did not recover from his entanglement in fishing line. More...

Obituaries

MARGARET WILSON HYUN

MARGARET WILSON HYUN, beloved wife, mother and artist, died at her home in Westlake Village on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013 from cancer. She was 65. Margaret was born Aug. 10, 1948 in Hanford, California to Bud and Ferne Wilson. More...

Family

Horsin' Around

Spectators and participants enjoy various events at the ninth annual Day of the Horse on Sept. 14

NEIGH-BORLY—Above, horses trot around the arena during a “Liberty Class” demonstration at the Day of the Horse on Saturday at Conejo Creek Equestrian Park in T.O. More...

Family Men Don't Wear Name Brands

ADHD speak   My 10-year-old son will fire 300,000 topics of conversation into your ear in less than 30 seconds. More...

Students help Manna stamp out hunger

The community-based Manna organization has started its Students Stamping Out Hunger food drive program.  The program provides an opportunity for young people to meet school-required community service hours while helping Manna receive food items. More...

Columns

Life in the Single Lane

Back to the future

I’m one lucky (and grateful) gal: I just got back from spending a few weeks in Europe, and my trip was all the more fabulous and special because I went with one of my favorite people on earth—my mom.  More...

Hot Flashes

Me and my flab Why is life so relentlessly unfair? Consider the scorecard. On the “go get ’em, old poops” side, Grumps and I deserve a gold star. Well, an old star. More...

Flying Squirrel

Fall travel If you’ve been outside in the past month, you know one thing: It’s hot. Africa hot. Tarzan couldn’t take this kind of hot (hat tip to “Biloxi Blues” playwright Neil Simon). More...

Many Mansions suspends plans for senior apartments on E. Hillcrest

Nonprofit succumbs to pressure from neighbors

Facing mounting pressure from residents living along the E. Hillcrest Drive corridor, nonprofit home builder Many Mansions has decided to pull the plug on its plans to build an apartment complex for low-income seniors known as Thomas Terrace. More...

Neighbors keep heat on Many Mansions

CEO Rick Schroeder met with critics Monday

Residents living near E. More...

Bike lane construction back on schedule, city says

Lynn Road commuters are feeling the pinch

Two months after it began, some Thousand Oaks drivers are ready for it to be over. More...

Community

Neighbors, developer reach compromise on Miller Ranch homes

Once far apart, two sides agree on plans for former horse ranch

A developer seeking to build luxury homes on a 27-acre former horse ranch in North Ranch is back in the saddle after a deal was struck with a group of neighbors who’d been vehemently opposed to the project.  More...

Interchange expansion won’t be done on time

Local commuters will have to wait a little bit longer to enjoy the benefits of the expanded 101 Freeway interchange at Wendy Drive in Newbury Park. More...

Tired of telemarketers? Heard that

Although telemarketing has been proven to be an effective way to reach customers, the industry is notorious for its aggressive sales tactics. Many customers say they are fed up with the phone pitches and want them stopped.  More...

Calendar

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THURS., SEPT. 19  Pleasant Valley Garden Club  9:30 a.m. at Seventh-day Adventist Church, 3975 Las Posas Road, Camarillo. Suzanne Ingram gives horticulture guidelines. Potluck luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Free to attend. Contact: Teri McDaniel. More...

Schools

Mandarin makes waves

Pilot program teaches Chinese to young pupils

Kindergartners Kiley Hollner and Allison Kim picked up their red crayons last Thursday afternoon and began filling in the section labeled “hóng sè” on their worksheets.  “Hoooonnngg-suuh,” they pronounced simultaneously, More...

High School Hi Lights

Newbury Park Panthers Fri., Sept. 20: Freshman class apps due/ASG/7 a.m. to 2 p.m.  More...

La Reina announces Spirit Award winners

La Reina High School in Thousand Oaks has announced the winners of the 2013 Spirit of La Reina Awards:  Dina Derington Mabry of Oak Park, Class of ’86, alumna winner and mother of Maddie Mabry, Class of ’13.  Steve and Stacey St More...

Business

Grocer takes the easy way out

Fresh & Easy stores sold to investment firm

The Yucaipa Companies, a U.S. investment firm, is purchasing the 150 Fresh & Easy grocery stores in California from Britain’s Tesco for $126 million.  The sale marks the end of Tesco’s six-year effort to crack the U.S. More...

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Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park  Sept. 5 A woman, 22, was arrested in the 2800 block of Camino Dos Rios for being under the influence of a controlled substance. More...

Faith

40-day anti-abortion vigil features around-the-clock prayers, fasting

Demonstration will take place at Planned Parenthood clinic

Prayers will be spoken aloud and in silence on a sidewalk outside Planned Parenthood on Hillcrest Drive during the 40 Days for Life antiabortion campaign starting next week.  During the around-the-clock, nondenominational vigil set for Sept. More...

Pastor celebrating 5 years at Skyline

Skyline Church in Thousand Oaks will celebrate its fifth anniversary as a church under Manuel Olivas, pastor, with an event at 6:30 p.m. Wed., Sept. 25, Skyline Church is at 101 N Skyline Drive. More...

Church offers groups for moms with young kids

Crafts, child care provided

Living Oaks Community Church in Newbury Park is resuming the Mommy and Me and Mom’s Morning Out programs this fall.  Both programs are held in the kids and students building at 1077 Business Center Circle, Newbury Park.  More...

Letters

Project’s name an ‘ironic injustice’

As I try to find answers to the questions I have about the proposed Frank L. Thomas Terrace on Hillcrest Drive, my heart keeps going back to one nagging tidbit that may seem too inconsequential or awkward for some to ask. More...

Stats offered on development

Mr. Silberberg’s letter in the Aug. 22 Acorn raises a number of points worth further discussion. More...

Traffic laws apply to cyclists too

In Mr. Coleman’s Sept. More...

Editorials

The price of progress

It’s hard to go anywhere in Thousand Oaks these days without encountering road construction. More...

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Eye on the Conejo

T.O. caters to bike riders

Never has a local city done more for bicyclists than ours.  Bike lanes take up precious pavement everywhere.  Almost every major street has undergone construction to accommodate them.  Bicyclists have a powerful lobby in City Hall. More...