October 10, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Food bank gearing up for busy fall

Federal cutbacks, holiday season mean more clients at Manna food bank

Manna, the Conejo Valley food bank, will likely see a greater number of clients this year due to possible cuts to the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) as the holiday season approaches.  Manna director Jennifer Schwabauer More...

Health & Wellness

Elementary schools go for the GOLD

ON A PATH TO WELLNESS—Nicole Jourdan, left, and Adonna Ebrahimi, chairs of the PTA wellness committee for EARTHS Magnet School; Michael Ridge, principal of Lang Ranch Elementary School; Tameka More...

Dr. Love to speak on breast cancer

Talia Emery, M.D., medical director of Remedy Skin + Body in Westlake Village, will host a talk by Dr. More...

Diabetes classes offered

Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association will present classes about Type 2 diabetes on Wednesdays, including developing individual plans of care covering diet, medication, exercise and blood sugar monitoring.  New developments in diabetes More...

Calendar

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THURS., OCT. 10  Brandeis Conejo Valley  10 a.m. at North Ranch Country Club, 4761 Valley Spring Drive. Fall luncheon and boutique. Guest speaker: Los Angeles Times writer Patt Morrison. Admission $70. Contact: Barbara. Phone: 818.991. More...

Schools

CLU students to present findings

Undergraduates share research

California Lutheran University will present its 10th annual Student Research Symposium from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sat., Oct. 19 in Ahmanson Science Center on Memorial Parkway between Regent and Pioneer avenues on the Thousand Oaks campus. More...

Fall festival promises food, entertainment

Oaks Christian Performing Arts Society will present its inaugural Fall Food Festival and Performing Arts Coffee House from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. Sun., Oct. More...

College Corner

Uncertainty can lead to bad behavior on all sides

While many families are in a state of high anxiety over the competition to get into college, most admissions staffs are worried about enrolling enough freshmen.  More...

Business

CLU leadership forum to discuss networking skills

California Lutheran University will host the 2013 Mathews Leadership Forum from 6 to 9 p.m. Thurs., Oct. More...

Fashion show stomps out bullying

The Un Deux Trois clothing store will host a Stomp Out Bullying Fashion Show from 4 to 8 p.m. Sat., Oct. More...

Food truck brings Four Seasons flavor to Oak Park

Last month, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts launched its first food truck, the “FS Taste Truck,” which is traveling more than 1,000 miles from Palo Alto, Calif., to Santa Fe, N.M. It will make a local stop on Thurs., Oct. More...

Faith

Cello concert a resounding success

Concertgoers fill Ascension Lutheran Church in T.O.

For an afternoon last month, exceptional cello music filled the beautiful sanctuary of Ascension Lutheran Church in Thousand Oaks. On Sept. More...

The Art of Being

Let there be light

“Light gives of itself freely, filling all available space. It does not seek anything in return; it asks not whether you are friend or foe. “It gives of itself and is not thereby diminished.” — Michael Strassfeld   More...

Residents take part in 40 Days for Life

LOCAL PROTEST—Betty Doria, right, of Westlake Village and other demonstrators hold signs outside the Planned Parenthood building in Newbury Park on Oct. 2. More...

Letters

School board did the correct thing

Kudos for the Ventura County school board in its decision to deny the Albert Einstein Academy an unwarranted exemption to the zoning regulations of the City of Thousand Oaks.  Given that the school did not even bother to apply for zoning permiss More...

Homeless story struck a chord

I would like to say thank you to Michele Serpico for sharing her story regarding how easy it is to become homeless, and I would like to send my sympathy for the loss of her 23-year-old son.  Most of us are very comfortable in our middle- to uppe More...

Cultural exposure is a great thing

I am writing in regard to the Sept. More...

Editorials

Education redefined?

Education in California underwent a seismic shift last week when Gov. Jerry Brown signed AB 484, which eliminated the STAR testing system used in the state for the past 15 years and opened the door to the new Common Core nationwide standards. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Early research shows support for CVUSD bond

Next phase includes mailing text of proposed ballot measure to voters

Conejo Valley Unified School District officials are working on a community outreach plan to gather input about a potential multimillion-dollar school bond that could help fund campus safety improvements, classroom renovations and new technology.  More...

Equine elegance

POETRY IN MOTION—Katharine Carroll and her horse, Leonidas, jump over one of 17 obstacles during the 34th annual Foxeld Jumping Derby in Westlake Village on Oct. 6. More...

Community

Many Mansions exploring its options

Many Mansions may have trouble finding a new spot to build low-income senior apartments after its board of directors suspended plans for homes on E. Hillcrest Drive last month.  More...

Restriping aimed at lowering accident rate

Restriping Hillcrest Drive from Hodencamp Road to the 23 Freeway could reduce the number of traffic accidents in that area, according to the city’s Public Works Department.  More...

T.O. woman continuing recovery after rollover on Westlake Boulevard

Oct. 1 accident is roadway’s fifth in past 3 months

An 18-year-old Thousand Oaks woman is in very good condition and undergoing physical rehabilitation this week, after being partially ejected from a vehicle involved in a solo crash Oct. 1, according to a Los Robles Hospital spokesperson.  More...

On the Town

What’s New On DVD?

“ World War Z” Bluray+ DVD+Digital Copy (Paramount) Based on Max Brooks’ best-selling novel. Brad Pitt stars in this zombie apocalypse as a former UN investigator thrust into trying to stop what could be the end of the world.  More...

‘Prelude to a Kiss’ debuts at Moorpark College

The Moorpark Col lege Theatre Arts Department will present Craig Lucas’ “Prelude to a Kiss” from Thurs., Oct. 17 through Sun., Oct. More...

Trunk show, wine tastings at Madison

Westlake Juniors will present the Madison Trunk Show featuring White+Warren fashions from 5 to 8 p.m. Thurs., Oct. More...

Sports

The Acorn’s High School Football Game of the Week

Moorpark Musketeers (4-1) at Thousand Oaks Lancers (3-3) Friday, 7 p.m. Thousand Oaks High

Football isn’t a game of life and death.  It’s just a game, but it feels like there’s a little more at stake this time.  Thousand Oaks High is trying to rebound from a blowout loss at Oaks Christian. More...

Other local football matchups

Oaks Christian (5-1) at Agoura (4-1)   More...

Weekend schedule

Oaks Christian at Agoura Friday, 7 p.m.  Calabasas at Newbury Park Friday, 7 p.m.  Royal at Westlake Friday, 7 p.m.  Hillcrest Christian vs. Westmark at Royal Friday, 6 p.m.   More...

Pets

CRPD takes ideas to doggy drawing board

About 60 people attended Sept. 30 meeting

Starting a nonprofit foundation to support the Conejo Creek Dog Park, offering animal training classes at the facility and hosting annual fundraising events are just a few of the many ideas local residents have come up with to better serve man’ More...

Photo

GREEN-EYED BEAUTY—Ashley is an altered female gray Tortie about 5 years old. She is a sweet active cat that sometimes like to sit alone . If you would like to adopt Ashley ask for ID No. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park  Sept. 23 A woman, 20, was arrested in Camarillo for threatening to cause great bodily injury to someone in the 700 block of N. Wendy Drive.   More...

Obituaries

Janice Baird Shortt Heine

Janice Baird Shortt Heine, 77, of Newcastle, Wash. passed away on September 30, 2013. Janice was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, the daughter of Charles Shortt Jr. and Doris Shortt, sister of Keith Shortt. More...

WILLIAM TAMOTSU SUEOKA, M.D.

JANUARY 14, 1938 OCTOBER 1, 2013

BILL PASSED AWAY AFTER A VALIANT FIGHT against pancreatic cancer and leaves behind his finacée, Levita Stewart, his five children, Suzie Sueoka Kenton, Steve Sueoka, Pattie Sueoka Lofton, Laura Sueoka and Michael Sueoka; four grandaughters Destiny Su More...

Family

Family Men Don't Wear Name Brands

It’s broke, don’t fix it

Stuff breaks. But when money’s tight, how do you fix it?  My VCR broke about six months ago. I haven’t missed it one bit. After all, tape is dead. Then there’s my air conditioning. More...

Girl Scouts clean up

PICKUP CREW—Members of Girl Scout Troop 60134, from left, Sarah, Paris, Neha, Lilly and Katie, stand behind bags of trash collected by girls in the troop during Coastal Cleanup Day at Leo Carri More...

Mommy & Me classes will help children develop

The Agoura Hills Recreation Center will present a six-week session of Mommy & Me classes for infants to 1-year-olds on Tuesdays from 10:15 to 11 a.m. and for 2-year-olds on Tuesdays from 11:15 a.m. to noon from Oct. 22 through Nov. More...

Columns

Dog-friendly destinations

With the temporary closure of popular trails on federally owned and operated parkland in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, outdoors enthusiasts who enjoy hiking with their dogs may be in a bit of a bind. More...

Life in the Single Lane

The scarlet letter

Years ago I saw a movie titled “The Scarlet Letter,” based on the classic novel set in the 1660s.  More...

Other Side of 50

Child rearing doesn’t end for some seniors

Dori has been taking care of her two children by herself since she was 18.  She anticipated that many of the financial challenges, the emotional ups and downs, and the constant juggling act would end once her children became adults and headed ou More...