September 26, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Residents urged to know rules for solicitors

While many door-to-door solicitors visit Thousand Oaks homes to conduct lawful and valid business, not all may be who they say they are, authorities warn.  Between Jan. 1 and Aug. More...

Health & Wellness

Newbury Park man first in state to receive breakthrough procedure

UCLA surgeon ‘vacuumed’ blood clot from his heart

If even the smallest bit of the 2-foot-long blood clot in Todd Dunlap’s vein had broken off and drifted into his heart or lungs, he probably would have died instantly. More...

On the Town

Performers jazz up annual Taste of Conejo

MUSIC AND MORE—Clockwise from top: Adrian Warlick, 17, plays the chu-daiko with Celt Taiko Drum Ensemble of Crespi Carmelite High School during thefifth annual Taste of Conejo at the Four Seaso More...

Arts council to screen documentary

The Arts Council of the Conejo Valley’s Film Studio program, in collaboration with CLU’s multimedia department, will present the Southern California premiere of the film “Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present” at 7 p.m. More...

The Movie Nut

“Ain’t Them Bodies Saints”   More...

Sports

Lancers gallop to greatness

Girls’ volleyball team has 44-match winning streak in Marmonte League

The streak goes on, but it only tells a morsel of the Lancers’ story.  Thousand Oaks High’s girls’ volleyball team has won 44 straight Marmonte League matches entering tonight’s road confrontation at Simi Valley. More...

Warriors surge ahead of pack

Rackets are out in full force for high school girls’ tennis teams in the Marmonte League.  One month into the season, Westlake proved its mettle on the court.  “Westlake is definitely the class of the league,” Simi Valley More...

The Acorn’s High School Football Game of the Week

Westlake Warriors (2-2) at Crespi Celts (2-2) Friday, 7 p.m. Crespi High

Jim Benkert and Troy Thomas go way back.  Benkert, a former Crespi offensive coordinator, coached Thomas, a then-defensive back, with the Celts in the late 1980s. More...

Pets

On the Trail

The vulture and the snake   Citizens of the wild provide all manner of lessons to unsuspecting dogs and their humans. More...

Shelter vying online for $10,000 award

Ventura County Animal Services has entered the online Shelter Challenge in an effort to raise money to equip a new medical unit for homeless animals housed at VCAS adoption centers.  Sponsored by GreaterGood.org, the Shelter Challenge allows sup More...

Pet of the Week

FLOWER GIRL—Flora is a female calico domestic longhair mix about 6 years old. She is a mellow cat and very sweet. If you would like to adopt Flora, ask for ID No. More...

Family

Colina Boys & Girls Club named for Conejo Valley club founders

Middle school site dubbed Cal & Marje Johnston Club

A decade after Cal and Marje Johnston started the Boys & Girls Clubs of Conejo and Las Virgenes, their names were sealed on one of the six local clubs that have given thousands of children opportunities to make the most of their after-school expe More...

Motoring

Electric cars rev up for National Plug In Day

National Plug In Day is not an official holiday, but maybe it will be someday. More...

Editorials

Neighbors win, city loses

Many Mansions’ surprise decision this week to abandon plans for much-needed affordable senior apartments on E. Hillcrest Drive was further proof that the power still belongs to the people in Thousand Oaks. More...

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Letters

Negativity is misplaced   As a resident of Hillcrest Villas, I felt compelled to write. Although I have spoken with many other Hillcrest tenants, I can only write about my personal experience.  More...

Dumpster fire extinguished at Oaks mall

Fire occurred behind Macy's; structure itself not threatened, fire department spokesperson says

Firefighters just extinguished a fire in a dumpster near Macy’s at The Oaks mall. More...

Many Mansions pulls plug on senior apartments

Mounting pressure from neighbors causes nonprofit to abandon plans

Nonprofit home builder Many Mansions has dropped its plans to build an apartment complex for low-income seniors on E. Hillcrest Drive due to vehement opposition from nearby residents. More...

Council seeks to ban certain uses in Rancho Conejo

Swap meets, batting cages among them

In an effort to keep the area attractive to corporate businesses, the City of Thousand Oaks may ban certain uses—including swap meets—in Rancho Conejo Industrial   Park, a 350-acre area north of the freeway that is home to about 80 p More...

Community

Wowing the world with magic

Move over David Copperfield, Criss Angel and all you other brain-teasing magicians. Jason Latimer is ready to bend some light, shape water, walk through solid objects—and blow some minds. More...

City of T.O. rejects grand jury’s recommendation to sellThe Lakes

The City of Thousand Oaks has roundly rejected a recommendation by the Ventura County civil grand jury that it sell its property near the Civic Arts Plaza to help pay off debt owed by its former redevelopment agency, saying that such a sale would be More...

T.O. woman accused of elder abuse

D.A. allegesfinancial manager forged $20,000 in checks

A Thousand Oaks woman suspected of forging checks and stealing about $20,000 from an elderly woman earlier this summer is now facing felony elder abuse and identity theft charges, according to Ventura County court records.  More...

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THURS., SEPT. 26 Ventura County Rose Society More...

Schools

In a class by itself

La Reina only school in Ventura County to receive Blue Ribbon distinction in 2013

Thousand Oaks’La Reina High School has been named a 2013 National Blue Ribbon School by the United States Department of Education. More...

Traffic commission approves plans for sidewalk to school

Project to benefit students of Conejo Elementary

A route taken by hundreds of children walking to Conejo Elementary School will be safer—and may encourage even more families to walk to school—by next fall. More...

High School Hi Lights

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Business

Congresswoman learns the ropes

HANDS-ON VISIT—U.S. Rep. More...

Briefs

Laser Vision grand opening is today   Dougherty Laser Vision is opening a new location at 4353 Park Terrace Drive, Ste. 150, Westlake Village.  The grand opening is from 5 to 8:30 p.m. today, Thurs., Sept. More...

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Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park Sept. 13 A man, 38, was arrested in the 1200 block of Ramona Drive for possession of marijuana for sale. In the 1700 block of Calle Diamonte, a vehicle burglary was reported. More...

Faith

T.O. temple to break ground Sunday on community garden

Etz Chaim also plans bird sanctuary

Michael Lysobey, a member of Temple Etz Chaim in Thousand Oaks, was walking with his 9-year-old daughter, Sophia, to Sunday school when the pair discovered a natural treasure.  More...

Jewish Academy starting fall semester

The Conejo Jewish Academy is starting its fall semester with learning opportunities offered to the community at large. More...

Briefs

Photographer is guest at luncheon Thousand Oaks Christian Women’s Connection invites all women to attend a luncheon featuring “Marie the Photographer” from 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wed., Oct. 9 at Los Robles Greens, 299 S. More...