October 24, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Oxnard man convicted in death of T.O. mechanic

Brazen daylight shooting took place in September 2010

The man convicted of killing a Thousand Oaks resident in a brazen daytime shooting in September 2010 will face up to 50 years to life in state prison when he is sentenced in Ventura County Superior Court next month. More...

Health & Wellness

Head-to-toe checkup at Senior Summit

Doctors to discuss new health research

The Ventura County Board of Supervisors and Health Care Agency will present the fourth Ventura County Senior Summit from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sat., Nov. 2 at Cal State Channel Islands. More...

Cardiologist to explain five advances in heart disease treatment

As part of its Science Speaker Series, the Discovery Center for Science and Technology will present “5 Cutting-Edge Advances in Treating Heart Disease” by Dr. Ravi Dave at 7:30 p.m. Thurs., Nov. More...

Now is the time to make Medicare changes

New coverage takes effect Jan. 1

Medicare’s annual open enrollment period has begun. The enrollment, which runs through Dec. 7, is the time when users can change their Medicare Advantage or Medicare Part D (prescription drug) plan.  The new coverage kicks in on Jan. More...

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THURS., OCT. 24 Spooktacular Concert More...

Schools

He’s at home on the range

Redwood student a finalist on TV cooking competition for kids

The top eight contestants on “MasterChef Junior” let out a collective “eww,” as they lifted the lids of their mystery boxes and discovered what they held. More...

Students can get info on service academies

Service Academy Information Night will take place at 6:30 p.m. Tues., Oct. 29 at the Thousand Oaks High School cafeteria, 2323 N. Moorpark Road.  More...

Teaching garden grows with addition of tree

GROWING SHADE—In recognition of Global Cooperation Day on Oct. More...

Business

Executive ER to bring its brand of medicine to Newbury Park in ’14

Beverly Hills-based company expands

Healthcare reform isn’t just about equal access and quality healthcare; it’s going to be about creating an experience that inspires people to care for themselves and participate in their medical care, says Dr. More...

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Two join Chamber board

Kristen Davis, chair of the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce for 2013, recently announced she has appointed two new members to the Chamber’s board of directors.  Thomas Lee is the general manager of the Sheraton Agoura Hills; Lind More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park

Sept. 9 Authorities cited a 40-year-old woman for hit and run in the 1600 block of Glenbrock Lane.   More...

Faith

Theologian to discuss ‘radical Christianity’

Myers explores using faith to bring about social change

Activist theologian Ched Myers will present a vision of Christian discipleship and community that opens alternative paths to justice and equality during a presentation titled “Radical Christianity: Contemporary Anarchism and the Church” a More...

Briefs

Prayer-based healing discussion Interna- tional speaker Christine Driessen, a full- time teacher and practitioner of Christian Science healing, will give a lecture titled “Healing with Scientific Certainty through the Christ” at 3 p.m. More...

Consul general of Israel paints optimistic picture of Jewish homeland for residents

Chabad of Conejo hosted Oct. 7 town meeting

Chabad of the Conejo’s town hall meeting with David Siegel, consul general of Israel in Los Angeles, was packed with residents thirsty for details about the topic “Israel at the Crossroads.”  Rabbi Moshe Bryski opened the Oct. More...

Letters

Hillcrest wrong for high density

It’s not about our seniors, whom we love, but changing the character of an established singlefamily neighborhood into a highdensity neighborhood.  The developer of the proposed Hydam assisted-living project has made several untrue comments More...

Crime already high in area

Regarding the now-defunct Many Mansions proposal on Hillcrest, the good Mr. Silberberg glosses over the lack of identified support for his position and in his Oct. More...

Keep community wildlife-friendly Share the Norwegian Grade

How wonderful to read about the new Wild Birds Unlimited store in Thousand Oaks (Acorn, Oct. More...

Editorials

Ex-sheriff goes for the gold

Apparently, $283,000 doesn’t go as far as it used to. How else to explain former Ventura County Sheriff Bob Brooks’ lawsuit against the county seeking a supplemental $75,000 pension benefit? More...

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100 receive layoff notices at Amgen in Thousand Oaks

Last major round of layoffs to affect local employees was in 2011

About 100 employees at Amgen, Inc. received notices Wednesday that they were being laid off. More...

'Happy Trails, Denny'

In failing health, community leader leaves T.O. after 50 years to be closer to his daughter in Spokane, Wash.

A throng of people spilled through the door of the Lundring Events Center at Cal Lutheran University Monday night, one after the next. More...

County to fight pension lawsuit filed by former sheriff

Already receiving $283,000, former top cop says he’s due another $75K

A judge will decide whether retired Ventura County Sheriff Bob Brooks is legally entitled to an annual $75,000 supplemental benefit on top of the $283,000 pension he’s been receiving since his January 2011 retirement. More...

Community

Leadfoots take a liking to Newbury Road

Radar sign to be installed to deter speeding

Authorities say too many motorists are speeding on Newbury Road. More...

Controversial apartment complex proposal goes before hearing officer today

Construction would require removal of four protected trees

A developer’s request for permission to remove four trees on a Thousand Oaks lot to accommodate a 36-unit apartment complex will be considered by a city administrative hearing officer today.  The public hearing will be held at 3 p.m. More...

Electric company rolls out time-of-use billing system for SoCal businesses

Residential users could be next

Starting in 2014, all businesses served by Southern California Edison will transition to a socalled time-of-use billing plan.  Under the new plan, when electricity is used will be just as important as how much is used.  The switch is part o More...

On the Town

‘Letters’ a tribute to soldiers

The Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza will present the Griffin Theatre Company’s theatrical production of “Letters Home” at the Scherr Forum Theatre, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd.  Show times are 7:30 p.m. Fri. and Sat., Nov. More...

Enjoy the oldies?

Cruisin’ Oldies Concerts of Los Angeles, a nonprofit arts presenter of tribute concert shows, has announced its 2013-14 season at the Scherr Forum, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza.  Sun., Nov. More...

Eatery offers fish with a twist

Normally an “F” is a bad thing. However, Annie Choi couldn’t wait to have fish, family and friends all in the same location. As the proprietor of Kyoto Sushi in Ventura for seven years, Choi had plenty of fish. More...

Sports

The Acorn’s High School Football Game of the Week

Agoura Chargers (5-2) at Thousand Oaks Lancers (4-4) Friday, 7 p.m. Thousand Oaks High

The Chargers are back. The Lancers better get back.  Agoura High’s football team stunned Moorpark 35-32 on Senior Night last weekend, a second signature victory for the Chargers, who opened the season by holding off 7-1 Oak Park.  More...

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Pets

Wildlife center sends deer into the world

Animals came to CWC for a variety of reasons

After six months of hard work and care, the California Wildlife Center released its deer herd from facilities in the Santa Monica Mountains on Sept. 30.  The first two fawns of the year came to the center on March 28 from Malibu. More...

Pet of the week

BIG SWEET GUY—Pac is male orange domestic mediumhaired tabby cat about 1½ years old. He is a sweet boy who likes other cats and kids. If you would like to adopt Pac, ask for ID No. More...

Animal rescue group presents adoption, fundraising events

•Petopia Animal Rescue will present Pets for Vets from noon to 5 p.m. Sat., Nov. More...

Obituaries

Rubye L. Metzgus

March 1, 1924-October 13, 2013

Rubye Metzgus passed away October 13, 2013 in Thousand Oaks, Calif. with son Greg Metzgus and his wife Barbara at her side.  More...

Family

Dinner, auction raise big bucks for B&G

More than 600 guests came to last weekend’s gala fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley and opened their hearts and wallets to one of the fastest-growing, youth-serving organizations in the region.  More...

Miller Y hosts harvest fest on Friday

The Miller Family YMCA and The Village at Dos Vientos Ranch will present a harvest festival from 5 to 9 p.m. Fri., Oct. More...

T.O. art studio presents ‘Parents Night Out’

The Arterie, an art studio for children and adults, will present a Parents’ Night Out event from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sat., Nov. 16 at its new home at 2219 E. More...

Columns

On the Trail

The hubba-hubba world view   Nothing quite compares to the grand vibe that a glimpse of special scenery generates—especially when it’s enjoyed from a hiking trail close to home.  There are no reservations or packing of a travel More...

The OTHER Side of 50

Boomer Bootcamp gives tools for our future

How do we manage the impact aging boomers will have on society? How do we care for our aging parents? What’s the best way to deal with life’s challenges?  If only we were having active conversations about these topics.  Why? More...

Life in the Single Lane

App happy

After I wrote my last column, about ways to identify who’s single and who is not, I thought surely there must be more items in the marketplace besides ID bracelets and name tags—without resorting to forehead tattoos or scarlet letter &ldq More...