December 12, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Rare Fox: Veteran council member is city’s second five-time mayor

Longtime Councilmember Andy Fox has taken over the role of mayor of Thousand Oaks for the fifth time—making him only the second person in city history to sit in the chair five times. More...

Health & Wellness

Seniors urged to carefully monitor their Rx drug use

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Local Realtors organize neighborhood food drive

Two truckloads collected for Conejo Valley food bank

With 1 in 6 people worldwide facing hunger issues daily, estate agents Kara Vitt and Kara Knell of Ewing & Associates Sotheby’s International Realty wanted to find a way to be of service to their community during the holiday season.  A More...

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THURS., DEC. 12 Simi Valley Community Council 11:30 a.m. at Junkyard Cafe, 2585 Cochran St., Simi Valley. Simi Valley High School string ensemble presents holiday concert. $15 for luncheon. Contact: Kathy Medley. Phone: 805. 581.4799. Winter Social More...

Schools

Fall festival offers a different type of lessons

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High School Hi Lights

Newbury Park Panthers Fri., Dec. 13: Choir concert/Rotary Club/7 a.m.  Money & Me field trip/Moorpark College/7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Focus on the Arts/performing arts center/9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  More...

Holiday wishes from the heart

It wouldn’t be Christmas without Alan Rose leading the Westlake High School choir in its annual holiday concert program. The event took place Dec. More...

Pets

Stray dog lights up Christmas

Taped to a cage at the Agoura Animal Shelter on the last Saturday in November was a neon pink index card bearing a three-word message: “I am stray.”  More...

Pet of the week

HOUND DOG—Missy is a female bloodhound about 7 years old. She is playful with children and other dogs. She is good in the car and is trained. If you would like to adopt Missy ask for ID No. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park  Nov. 20 On Theresa Drive near Cathy Drive a locked vehicle was reported stolen along with construction equipment stored inside. More...

Letters

No conspiracy at Ahmanson Ranch

I was puzzled by the comments of Mr. Bass (“Second thoughts about Ahmanson,” Letters, Acorn, Dec. 5) regarding what was arguably the most successful land conservation battle in recent years in the Los Angeles area.  More...

Air traffic is getting louder

In response to Mr. Russell’s letter (Acorn, Nov. More...

Pentis should apologize

I want to say thank you to the gentleman who wrote to the Acorn about Randy Pentis stepping over the line as far as our First Amendment rights and our constitutional rights are concerned.  More...

Editorials

Our State of the City

The annual State of the City address put on by the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce and delivered by the acting mayor might be more accurately titled “The State of What’s Great About Our City.”  More...

Political Cartoon

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Shade and power

Park district caps off anniversary year by dedicating new solar carports

Conejo Recreation and Park District officials powered up nearly 34,000 square feet of newly installed solar-mounted carports at four city parks this week. More...

Sheriff’s deputy strikes, kills cyclist on Mulholland Hwy.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Traffic Services Detail has begun the investigation into the death of former Napster Chief Operating Officer Milton Everett Olin Jr., who was struck and killed Dec. More...

Community

Touching tribute

JOB WELL DONE—Above, outgoing Thousand Oaks Mayor Claudia Bill-de la Peña receives flowers from her son Luca during Tuesday’s City Council reorganization meeting. More...

Picnic area renovations now underway in Conejo Creek

Renovation of the three reservable picnic areas at the Conejo Recreation and Park District’s Conejo Creek Park North commenced Dec. 9.  More...

Chinese delegation to visit T.O. in February

Group will make first Conejo trip

A delegation from Thousand Oaks’ sister city in China is expected to make its first visit to the Conejo Valley in February.  More...

On the Town

Lupe’s: A boulevard institution

Eatery a part of Thousand Oaks lore

The next time your mouth waters for some authentic and tasty Mexican food, head to Lupe’s on Thousand Oaks Boulevard, where the menu sizzles, the decor is homey and bright, and there’s plenty of food and room for everyone.  And, said More...

Tia Petra’s Navidad Mole de Guajalote

Ingredients: 1 lb. dry chili ancho 1 lb. dry chili mulato 1 lb. dry chili pasilla 1 small bag of sesame seeds—about 1¼ oz. (toasted) 2½ oz. almonds 2 oz. More...

Drama takes a sobering look at the founding of Alcoholics Anonymous

With December’s temptation of free-flowing liquor at holiday parties and New Year’s Eve toasts, this is a good time for the Phoenix Theater Group to present “Bill W. and Dr. Bob” at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts. More...

Sports

Tiger, Tiger says goodnight

Polarizing golfer Woods drops playoff to Johnson in last World Challenge tournament held at Thousand Oaks’ Sherwood course

It's no mystery why Tiger Woods is one of the most polarizing athletes on the planet.  The greatest golfer of his generation, Woods is arrogant, badtempered, a womanizer and—in the eyes of the Golf Channel’s Brandel Chamblee—a More...

Dynamic dynasty

La Reina cross country team finds path to yet another state meet in Fresno

Uncertainty hovered in the air.  Would the La Reina High cross country team survive the rugged Tri-Valley League? Would the squad qualify for the state meet? More...

Warriors fend off the wolves

Westlake High has dominated the Marmonte League girls’ soccer landscape with five consecutive league crowns.  Many Marmonte head coaches hope the trophy is up for grabs this year.  More...

Faith

Briefs

Temple serves Christmas dinner Temple Adat Elohim invites the community to its 19th annual Christmas dinner served from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wed., Dec. 25 at Thousand Oaks High School, 2323 N. More...

Former theology director to head up new CLU seminary

California Lutheran University has appointed a former director for the Lutheran World Federation to oversee Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary after it becomes part of the university on Jan. 1.  More...

Are you deflated by the holidays?

My front yard looks like a boneless chicken ranch during the day. Little mounds of color lie heaped on the lawn, still, lifeless and begging for CPR. More...

Columns

Flying Squirrel

A travel gift guide   Judging from the parking lots at local malls, we’re in the midst of the holiday shopping season.  More...

Hot Flashes

Letter to the Frisco Kid   Did you hear me, gorgeous girl? I was talking to you. To your tousled curls. To your raging independence. To your invisible backpack platzed in the middle of the floor. To your San Francisco sparkle.  More...