October 17, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Off-duty deputy allegedly run down by out-of-control teen driver

A 19-year-old Simi Valley man suspected of injuring an off-duty Ventura County sheriff’s deputy in a hit-and-run incident in Thousand Oaks last week is now facing a misdemeanor reckless driving charge, according to county court records. More...

Health & Wellness

Doctor examines myths about mammograms

According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is one of the most common cancers affecting women today. More...

Proper treatment can reduce asthma attacks

One in every 11 children in the U.S. has asthma, including one in every six African American kids. The joys of the outdoors and sports can be challenging if a child has asthma, a common but serious chronic disease. More...

Free resource for families coping with Alzheimer’s

The Home Instead Senior Care network offers free resources to families who are living with Alzheimer’s.  A workshop offering solutions for issues that commonly arise when caring for someone with the disease will take place from 6:30 to 8 p More...

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THURS., OCT. 17  Pleasant Valley Garden Club  9:30 a.m. at Seventh-day Adventist Church, 3975 Las Posas Road, Camarillo. At 10:30 a.m. Cari Vega discusses companion plants. All welcome. Contact: Teri McDaniel. Phone: 805. 482.6933. More...

Schools

Anti-DUI advocate speaks truth to TOHS students

Man’s tragic past motivates students

Kevin Brooks from Drive to Save Lives spoke at Thousand Oaks High School Oct. More...

Panther choir supporters serve up spaghetti feast

Fundraiser includes vocal performance

The Newbury Park High School choral music department will have its annual spaghetti dinner fundraiser from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Fri., Oct. More...

WHS seniors score perfect on ACT

Two seniors at Westlake High School received perfect scores on their recent ACT college prep tests.  Evelyn Truong, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Business

Auto mall without Nissan dealership for first time since ’70s

Silver Star cites declining sales

Nissan of Thousand Oaks shuttered its showroom earlier this month after more than four decades in the city. Silver Star Automotive Group, which took over the Nissan dealership from Al Piano in 1992, closed the doors of the local franchise Oct. More...

Briefs

Tourism officials elected   Kristen Davis of Amgen, chair of the board of the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce, has announced that David Coonan, general manager of the Hyatt Westlake Plaza, has been elected to serve as the inaugural cha More...

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Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park  Oct. 2 A man, 23, was cited for being under the influence of a controlled substance at an undisclosed location in Newbury Park.   More...

Obituaries

Richard “Dick” Reed Bear

Richard “Dick” Reed Bear, 85, passed away on Oct. 10, 2013, with his family by his side.  More...

Family

Spots open at swap meet for kids

The Conejo Recreation and Park District Kids’ Swap Meet will be from 8 a.m. to noon Sat., Nov. 9 at the Thousand Oaks Community Center, 2525 N. More...

Farmers market is ripe for picking

A village farmers market is open every Friday from 2 to 7 p.m. at 350 Via Las Brisas in the Village at Dos Vientos Ranch Plaza, Newbury Park.  At the market, people will exchange recipes with local farmers. More...

Take a hike on CRPD’s Haunted Trail

Trick-or-Treat St. provides goodies

The Conejo Recreation and Park District will offer a night of safe Halloween fun for young children from 6 to 9 p.m. Sat., Oct. 26 on the soccer fields behind the Thousand Oaks Community Center, 2525 N. Moorpark Road.  More...

Columns

Eye on the Conejo

Imperfect weather

What’s your favorite season of the year? Mine is autumn.  It’s cooler. More...

Flying Squirrel

Flying to NYC

Living in Southern California, most of us know our local airports inside and out. More...

Hot Flashes

The New Blue Dog

Whether you live near the Norwegian Grade or you don’t give a darn about any Norwegians, or whether you too have been tormented by rabbits, we still share the same bond: a love for those cardiac kids, the Los Angeles Dodgers.  More...

Santa Monica Mountains national parkland reopens

Shutdown over, park rangers, administrators return to work

The Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area reopened early Thursday morning following the conclusion of the federal shutdown. More...

Council agrees on increasing contribution limit by $120

Final vote on changes to local election law expected on Nov. 5

Individuals will be able to donate as much as $500 to a person running for Thousand Oaks City Council if a proposed revision to the local campaign finance law is approved next month.  As part of its update of the municipal code regarding local e More...

No bus, no fuss

HOOFING IT—Third-grader Colin Idol receives a sticker badge from Ventura County Sheriff ’s Dep. More...

Community

Shoppers, vendors to fill Moorpark Road

Annual Rotary Club fundraiser is one of city’s biggest events of the year

Get a head start on holiday shopping, check out the expansive farmers market, try a little bit of everything at the food truck area or learn more about getting involved in the community at the 22nd annual Thousand Oaks Street Fair this Sunday. More...

Residential burglars escape arrest in T.O.

Woman discovered trio in the act Tuesday

A manhunt Tuesday for three people suspected of burglarizing a home near Los Robles Greens Golf Course proved unsuccessful. Police responded to a call of a residential burglary on Greenmeadow Avenue just after 8:30 a.m. Oct. 15. More...

Suspected City Hall vandal busted

A Ventura man suspected of spray-painting graffiti on the Thousand Oaks City Hall parking structure on two separate occasions is now facing multiple vandalism charges, according to authorities.  More...

On the Town

Acrobats aim to amaze

The Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza will present the Golden Dragon Acrobats at 7 p.m. Mon., Oct. 28 at the Kavli Theatre, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. The acrobats represent a time-honored tradition that began more than 25 centuries ago. More...

Latest Cabrillo offering blends local, big-name talent on stage

‘Phantom of the Opera’ star plays lead in ‘Kiss Me, Kate’

Davis Gaines, who played the title role in “The Phantom of the Opera” longer than any other actor (over 2,000 performances), comes to the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza this weekend, where he will star as the egotistical, temperamental pr More...

The Movie Nut

"Captain Phillips"

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Sports

The Acorn’s High School Football Game of the Week

Westlake Warriors (5-2) at Newbury Park Panthers (4-2) Friday, 7 p.m. Newbury Park High

Something has to give when the Panthers battle the Warriors.  Newbury Park High’s football team’s defense churns opponents into pudding. More...

Weekend schedule

Thousand Oaks at Calabasas Friday, 7 p.m.  Hillcrest Christian vs. Milken Community Thursday, 6 p.m. at Royal  Nordhoff at Oak Park Friday, 7 p.m.  Moorpark at Agoura Friday, 7 p.m.  Royal at Simi Valley Friday, 7 p.m.   More...

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Pets

Pregnant ape surprises caretakers

It was a Friday morning in October 2011 when I received a phone call from Alan Mootnick, the founder and director of the Gibbon Conservation Center in Santa Clarita, saying that Simpang, a 10-yearold female Javan gibbon, was acting sluggish.  More...

Local couple receive Audubon grant

Conejo Valley Audubon Society has awarded the $500 Tom Halpin Grant to Brian and Amy Stark of Thousand Oaks.  More...

Diners can support Siamese rescue group

The Southern California Siamese Rescue, headquartered in Agoura Hills, will host a fundraiser on Sat. and Sun., Oct. 19 and 20 at Sharky’s Woodfired Mexican Grill in Calabasas and Woodland Hills.  More...

Faith

Aide of late Chabad leader to speak in Agoura Hills

Rabbi spent 50 years with influential Lubavitcher Rebbe

Rabbi Yehuda Krinsky, the personal secretary and aide to the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, will be the guest speaker at 8 p.m. Mon., Oct. More...

Husband, wife are leaders in Jewish community

Rabbi Ira Rosenfeld and his wife, Cantor Beth Wasserman Rosenfeld, co-officiated for the High Holy Days this year, bringing them back together after leading separate services for the past four years.  More...

A Divine Day

  Residents enjoy various activities at Ascension Lutheran School’s 50th anniversary county fair celebration Oct. More...

Letters

Great books have flawed characters

The Thousand Oaks Library One City, One Book citywide reading event is a time-tested community tradition.  Each year staff and volunteers work hard to find a great book, create programs and find the speakers to help us explore history, art, poli More...

More low-income housing needed

In your Sept. 26 issue I was saddened to read that Many Mansions had to abandon their plans to build an 82-unit senior housing complex.  In the same issue, I was pleased to read Ms. More...

Preparedness advice is absurd

After reading the Oct. More...

Editorials

Keep contribution limit the same

If the main purpose of the city’s campaign finance ordinance is to “eliminate the possibility of corruption or the appearance of corruption in local elections,” why then is our City Council seeking to increase the amount of cash ind More...

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