November 7, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

3 arrested for attack on gas station clerk

Three Thousand Oaks men suspected of trying to rob a Newbury Park gas station on Oct. 30 have pleaded not guilty to felony attempted robbery charges, according to Ventura County Superior Court records.  More...

Health & Wellness

Free Clinic adds 2 board members

Veeneta Lakhani of Oak Park and Sarah Williams of Ventura have joined the board of directors for the nonprofit Conejo Free Clinic.  The Thousand Oaks-based clinic provides free weekly services in a variety of medical and legal specialties.  More...

Speakers discuss knee, hip replacement

Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association will present the following joint replacement classes for anyone getting total knee or hip replacement surgery.  Home preparation, exercises and information about rehabilitation will be discussed.&nb More...

The OTHER Side of 50

Lawn sprinklers and Alzheimer’s

Our lawn sprinkler has always given us trouble.  My husband tells me it has something to do with the manifolds, the things that have electrical wires connecting the faucet to the valves that control each sprinkler station.  I guess if it we More...

Calendar

Calendar

THURS., NOV. 7 Holiday Boutique Sale More...

Schools

Acacia honors past, looks to future

Celebration set for tomorrow

For Alicia Bordelon, attending Acacia Elementary School is a family tradition. The Thousand Oaks resident, a student at the school on W. More...

High School Hi Lights

Newbury Park Panthers Fri., Nov. 8: DATA to Ojai Film Festival/Ojai Art Center/8 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. More...

Young actress takes new role: theater department head

NPHS alumna returns to lead drama program

Danielle Rollins believes Newbury Park High School’s theater department is ready for its big comeback.  And nothing, the new theater teacher said, is going to stop her from helping to make it happen.  More...

Business

Freddy’s finds a home on Hampshire Road

Fast-food burger chain opens near old Kmart site

Touting lean burgers and gourmet ice cream, a new fastfood restaurant has opened in Thousand Oaks.  Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers opened at 391 Hampshire Road Oct. More...

BUSINESS BITS

This feature takes a brief look at economic activity affecting the Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park and Westlake Village areas.   More...

Retirement home unveils renovation results

The completion of a multi-million dollar renovation at Atria Hillcrest, a senior living community, will be celebrated with local elected officials and senior care experts at the community’s grand reopening event today from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park Oct. 21 A man, 23, was arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance in the 700 block of N. Wendy Drive. More...

Family

No tackling, no problem

Flag football league starts soon

The Miller Family YMCA’s Flag Football League will begin its fourth season on Dec. 7. Sign-ups are now underway.  No games will be held Dec. 21 and 28. More...

Kids flip for cheerleading program

Sign-ups are underway for the Miller Family YMCA’s youth cheerleading program. Participants will cheer at eight YMCA flag football games held on Saturdays beginning Dec. 7 at Del Prado Park in Dos Vientos. No games will take place on Dec. More...

There’s no disguising this fun

HALLOWEEN HOOPLA—At right, fourth-grader Riley Goodnight, 9, dressed as a zombie nerd, pitches a ball hoping to soak a teacher in the dunk tank during Wildwood Elementary School’s annual More...

Columns

Life in the Single Lane

Million-dollar baby

It seems that I can no longer afford to be single.  Recently I came across this shocking tidbit: “Over a lifetime, unmarried women can pay as much as $1 million more than their married counterparts for healthcare, taxes and more.”&nb More...

Eye on the Environment

How to prevent compostingfire danger

A recent major fire in the compost piles of a mushroom farm caused some people to worry about composting. What causes compost to catch fire? More...

Mitnick is county’s top-paid city manager

Executive’s salary now stands at $241,684

Thousand Oaks’ Scott Mitnick is now the highest-paid city manager in Ventura County, commanding a salary of $241,684 a year, or $20,140 a month. More...

City takes $284,000 loss on failed senior apartments

Many Mansions will not be required to repay the City of Thousand Oaks a $284,000 loan used to cover predevelopment work for a proposed 82-unit low-income senior housing project on Hillcrest Drive, which was suspended in September due to protest from More...

Girl, 12, recovering after being struck by car on Halloween night

Halloween night nearly ended in tragedy for a 12-year-old Newbury Park girl. The girl was struck by an SUV as she attempted to cross Lesser Drive near Cayo Grande Court around 6:30 p.m. Thurs., Oct. More...

Community

Less than a year after opening at mall, resource center to close

Kiosk provided info on volunteer opportunities

Failing to get the foot traffic it had hoped for, the Conejo Connections Resource Center won’t reopen at The Oaks mall in January. More...

Man behind January ‘swatting’ incident in T.O. sentenced to federal prison

Prank caller told authorities he’d taken hostages at the La Quinta Inn & Suites

The Massachusetts man whose prank phone call drew more than 45 law enforcement and fire department personnel to a Newbury Park hotel in January has been sentenced to two years and six months in federal prison, according to authorities.  More...

Outdoor event facility now open at golf course

Ribbon-cutting takes place today

A new outdoor event facility at the city-owned Los Robles Greens Golf Course is open for business and taking reservations.  A low-key ribbon-cutting for the Tuscan-style space is taking place today, Nov. 7, at 11:30 a.m. at the course, 299 S. More...

On the Town

CLU goes mad for movie posters

A new exhibit at California Lutheran University, “Gotta Dance!” highlighting the art of vintage movie posters, will run from Fri., Nov. 15 through Sat. Feb. 8 in the William Rolland Gallery of Fine Art, 60 W. More...

Festival spotlights classic films shot in T.O.

‘It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World’ kicks off two-day event

Conejo Valley Film Festival II, featuring five movies with scenes that were shot locally, will be held over two days in two locations. Three classic movies will be shown on Sat., Nov. More...

Isaak back by popular demand

Back by popular demand, the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza presents Chris Isaak at 8 p.m. Fri., Nov. 29 at the Kavli Theatre, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd.  More...

Sports

The Acorn’s High School Football Game of the Week

Oaks Christian Lions (8-1) at Westlake Warriors (7-2) Friday, 7 p.m. Westlake High

It took Oaks Christian and Westlake almost a decade to finally meet on the football field. It was definitely worth the wait. More...

Other local football matchups

Moorpark (6-3) at Newbury Park (5-4)   More...

Weekend schedule

Hillcrest Christian vs. Price Friday, 6 p.m.  at Moorpark High  Moorpark at Newbury Park Friday, 7 p.m.  Thousand Oaks at Royal Friday, 7 p.m. Agoura vs. St. Bonaventure Friday, 7 p.m. More...

Pets

On the Trail

How the hiker got her groove back

Being a “sufferer” of seasonal affective disorder sounds embarrassing to admit, although I am one of the “affl icted.” There are poor souls with far graver conditions requiring drastic medical intervention, while my “recovery” depends only on the ret More...

Pet of the week

SIAMESE, IF YOU PLEASE— Cliggord is an altered male sable and tan Siamese mix about 7 years old. He came to the shelter as a stray so he is a little shy, but sweet. If you would like to adopt Clifford ask for ID No. More...

Faith

Oak Park church to host classical concert

The public is invited to a concert that will include a 324-year-old Stradivarius violin as part of Epiphany Music Guild’s concert series at 5 p.m. Sun., Nov. More...

Briefs

Immigration and church discussion   Deacon Jeffrey Burns will cover several topics in the 18th annual Newman C. Eberbardt Lecture at 7 p.m. Tues., Nov. 12 at St. John’s Seminary, 5012 Seminary Road, Camarillo.  More...

Matters of the Heart

Recognizing the blessings of hearth and home

My hands worked over a mound of honey-colored dough, kneading it across a board awash in the warm sunlight of a fall afternoon. More...

Letters

Air traffic becoming louder

I’ve noticed that for the past three months, commercial plane traffic, flying southbound for LAX, has significantly increased in frequency and loudness.  Much of this traffic is almost directly over my house, thus easily viewable and unfor More...

Denominations provide choices

It saddens me when an uninformed Jewish person rushes so quickly to criticize his own religion (Letters, Acorn, Oct. 31).  Obviously from his letter, Mr. More...

Hide lights on monument sign

The new monument sign on the east side of Thousand Oaks along the 101 Freeway was a good idea to highlight the entrance to our city. More...

Editorials

Council must add voices to their votes

In the spirit of open government, at the heart of any representative democracy, we call on the Thousand Oaks City Council to end its ongoing abuse of the agenda process. More...

Political Cartoon

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