January 16, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Council votes in favor of rate hikes

The Thousand Oaks City Council approved water and wastewater rate hikes Tuesday after a contentious public hearing that saw opponents storm out of the meeting before the final vote. More...

Health & Wellness

County health officials tout vaccines as flu season hits peak

6 county residents hospitalized

Swine flu is making its way through Ventura County once again, and public health officials are urging people to get vaccinated before the local flu season hits its peak. More...

Raffle to benefit Special Olympics

Just by buying a raffle ticket, a lucky winner could take possession of a $4.6-million custombuilt home on 16 acres in the Santa Monica Mountains south of Calabasas.  Tickets for the fifth annual Dream House Raffle, benefiting Special Olympics S More...

Seminar explores inner peace

The Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara will host a free educational seminar titled “Exploring Inner Resources: A Peace Education Program” with Mary Jo Fortin from 6 to 7:30 tonight, Jan. More...

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THURS., JAN. 16  MLK Film Festival   More...

Schools

CVUSD students earn Reflections honors

One hundred gifted students in grades K-12 were honored earlier this month at the 12th District PTA’s annual Reflections program celebration at the Ventura County Office of Education in Camarillo.  More...

Little builders

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High School Hi Lights

Newbury Park Panthers Fri., Jan. 17: GSA dance/teen center/7 p.m. Sat., Jan. 18: Play festival/ performing arts center/4 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mon., Jan.  More...

Business

Ribbon-cutting for new WLV credit union is today

Premier America Credit Union will host the grand opening celebration and ribbon-cutting at its Westlake Village branch at 4:30 p.m. today, Thurs., Jan. 16, at 111 S. Westlake Blvd. More...

Psychologist joins staff at Pump Station

Campbell will lead support groups

Dr. More...

Eye On Local Area Stocks

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Faith

God finds the beauty in those with flaws

We walked beneath jagged patterns of Monterey cypress that jutted out from rocks and cliffs, their twisted, tangled branches formed by the swift breath of the sea.  Each swell of surf deposited bits and pieces of shell and rock onto a beach alre More...

Briefs

Jewish Academy to screen film The Conejo Jewish Academy will show the award-winning film “Aftermath” at 7:30 p.m. on Mon. and Tues., Jan. 27 and 28 at the Westlake Village Cinema, 4711 Lakeview Canyon Road. More...

Letters

Do due diligence on water rates

I agree with Ken Free’s and the Geetings’ concerns about proposed City of Thousand Oaks water rate increases (Letters, Acorn, Jan.  More...

Wood smoke not a problem in T.O.

Another anti-fireplace rant, again (Letters, Acorn, Jan. 9)? Give me a break.  It’s winter and the fireplace crybabies are at it once more. More...

Better a pastor than a politician

I just saw the letter in the Jan. More...

Columns

Flying Squirrel

Make it your mission   It’s halfway through the first month of the new year. Have you broken any of your resolutions yet? All of them? Some? More...

Life in the Single Lane

Tables for six   At the end of every year, as the ball drops on a brand-new 365 days, I’m always filled with a grand feeling of excitement and anticipation for another 12 months when I can play, seek fresh adventures and basically create a More...

The OTHER Side of 50

Housing choices for life   According to former MLB pitcher Vernon Law, “Experience is a cruel teacher. She gives the test first, the lesson afterward.”  More...

Breaking News - 1/21/2014 5:09 PM

Hodge bows out of 44th Assembly District race

Democrat says it's what's best for the party

Democrat Jason Hodge said today that he is dropping out of the race to represent the 44th Assembly District, leaving five early candidates for the seat. More...

Arrest made in home invasion robbery

Victim was 90-year-old woman

The man suspected of robbing a 90-year-old woman at gunpoint in her Thousand Oaks home has been charged with felony home invasion robbery.  More...

Questions arise over bike lanes on new Wendy Drive bridge

Gap in designated lanes challenges riders

When Dos Vientos resident Steve Gold rides his bicycle in a bike lane on Wendy Drive, headed toward the bridge, he is forced to make a decision that makes him uncomfortable. More...

Community

Former U.S. diplomat to run as independent

Douglas Kmiec, a professor at Pepperdine University School of Law and former U.S. More...

A long time coming

Officials mark start of 101/23 expansion

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T.O. will try to resolve crosswalk suit out of court

City sued over 2012 accident on T.O. Blvd.

A lawsuit alleging that the city created a dangerous condition at a Thousand Oaks Boulevard crosswalk where a woman and three young girls were hit by a van in May 2012 may be resolved by the summer. More...

On the Town

‘Mamma Mia!’ inspires fervor

Theater League’s national tour of “Mamma Mia!” roared into town this week for a fiveday run at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. More...

Film producer to lead guided tour of CLU exhibit

Award-winning art director and film producer Mike Kaplan will be featured in a free Tea and Talk in conjunction with the exhibit “Gotta Dance!” from 2 to 4 p.m. Sat., Feb. More...

The Movie Nut

Most entertaining movies of 2013   If movies are entertainment, shouldn’t the ones voted “best” be those that are the most entertaining, even if they aren’t necessarily among the end-ofyear blockbusters? More...

Sports

Regent rising

La Reina soccer senior takes long, patient road to recover from injury

The most feared injury in sports is a torn anterior cruciate ligament—also known as the ACL.  Athletes cringe at the sound of a pop coming from their knees, hoping it’s not a dreaded ACL injury. More...

Things are looking up for Lancers

TOHS wrestling team gears up for key duals against Simi Valley, Royal

The Lancers want to win the Marmonte League championship.  Actually, they crave it.  The next two league dual meets are critical for the Thousand Oaks High wrestling team, 8-3 overall and 4-0 in Marmonte action.  TOHS battles Simi Vall More...

Warriors try to get into beast mode

WHS wrestling team eager to rebound against rugged Marmonte League adversaries

The Warriors are going through growing pains on the mat.  Westlake High’s wrestling team—which features one starting senior—is loaded with talented, young grapplers.  More...

Pets

On the Trail

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Pet of the week

VELVETEEN RABBIT—Rex is a brown Rex Rabbit about 1 year old. It likes to be held and is playful. Rex Rabbits are known for their plush, soft fur. If you would like to adopt Rex, ask for ID No. More...

Obituaries

Deirdre Tichenor Brass Cowan

(4/17/1938- 12/17/2013 )

DERRY COWAN, MUCH LOVED WIFE, MOTHER, SISTER, AND FRIEND died peacefully in her home on Tuesday, Dec. 17 due to a recurrent brain tumor, for which there were no options.  More...

Family

Dynamic rock musical showcases a strong pool of talent

When the youth alumni group YA4Ever puts on a show, it’s like an all-star game. More...

Going Wild for

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Family expert to discuss parenting in digital age

Ascension Lutheran Church will host a seminar by family coach Timothy Smith titled “A Guide for Parenting Digital Natives” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wed., Jan. 22 at 1600 E. More...

Editorials

T.O. aids interchange project

It’s going to take a lot more than one interchange expansion to fix this area’s congested freeways. More...

Political Cartoon

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