February 6, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Police say DNA links T.O. man to 2012 arson

Local police have used DNA evidence to link a Thousand Oaks man to an arson incident that occurred nearly 18 months ago.  Dmitry Kogan, 47, was arrested last week on suspicion of setting a van on fire on Aug. More...

Health & Wellness

Taking reign over Los Robles

The Acorn sits down with new Los Robles CEO

Several people stopped to congratulate Natalie Mussi as she made her way through the main lobby of Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center Monday morning. More...

Conference is all about LOVE

The Healing Institute of Beings will present its 10th annual LOVE360 Conference from 1 to 4 p.m. Sat., Feb. More...

Free vaccines offered at local clinic

Westminster Free Clinic will host a free immunization clinic from 6 to 8 p.m. Wed., Feb. 12 at the United Methodist Church of Thousand Oaks, 1000 E. More...

Schools

Moorpark College reinstates baseball, men’s cross country

Recruiting for baseball has begun in earnest.  Mario Porto, head coach of Moorpark College’s baseball team, is visiting high schools throughout Ventura County to tell athletes about the community college’s baseball program.  More...

High School Hi Lights

Newbury Park Panthers Fri., Feb. 7: Career speaker day/Moorpark College/7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  More...

Sports

Chasing greatness in, out of pool

Newbury Park girls’ water polo team has 21 wins and counting

Senior Day brought out the best in the Panthers.  The Newbury Park High girls’ water polo team honored 11 seniors on Jan. 31 before throttling Calabasas 15-2 at home.  More...

Lancers winning on field with right coach, right attitude

Girls’ soccer team is fighting for playoff berth in final stretch

It’s not unusual to hear a coach speak in clichés. “We’re taking it one game at a time.” “We gave it 110 percent.” “Nobody believed in us.” Yawn. More...

Coming to a basketball court near you... ‘Avatar’

Oaks Christian girls’ hoops star Katie Campbell has skills to back up clever nickname

Michael Keaton is the Batman. Jerry Seinfeld is the Comedian. More...

Faith

The Art of Being

Are you the river or the rock?   With the new year well underway, it’s interesting to see how many people are intentionally trying to initiate change in some areas of their life while resisting it in others.  More...

Thousand Oaks temple plays host to inaugural Jewish film festival

Six movies will be presented over two Sundays

The community is invited to the inaugural two-day Jewish Film Festival on Sun., Feb. 9 and 23 in the social hall, Temple Adat Elohim, 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks.  Films screened on Feb. More...

Family

Whimsical world of Dahl comes to life

Young Artists Ensemble, which never shrinks from a challenge, has taken on the fantasy world of Roald Dahl in the musical play “Willy Wonka.”  More...

Teen Center to host cyberbullying seminar

Event sponsored by state senator

A seminar titled “Cyberbullying: What Your Family Needs to Know,” geared for the families of school-age children, will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Sat., Feb. 22 at the Thousand Oaks Teen Center, 1375 E. More...

Kids theater presents ‘Stuart Little’

Performances To Grow On will present “ Stuart Little” from the Dallas Children’s Theatre Co. at 9:30 and 11:15 a.m. Wed., Feb. 19 at the Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. More...

Editorials

T.O.’s story told in photos

As the winds of progress began whipping through the rural Conejo Valley in the 1950s and ’60s, Ed Lawrence reached for his camera and snapped the shutter. It’s a tremendous blessing that he did.  More...

Political Cartoon

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Public servants

City Council  Al Adam (805) 449-2102 albertcadam@gmail.com  Claudia Bill-de la Peña (805) 449-2103 claudia4slowgrowth@roadrunner.com  Andy Fox (805) 449-2101 cnclmanfox@aol.com   More...

Native son named next Thousand Oaks police chief

A little-known fact about the next police chief of Thousand Oaks: he’s worked as a park ranger, an archaeologist and an environmental scientist. Cmdr. Tim Hagel, who will take over for current Police Chief Randy Pentis on Feb. More...

Teachers earn a raise

Union wins first collective pay bump since 2008

Conejo Valley Unified teachers are getting a 2 percent salary increase, retroactive to the beginning of the school year, marking their first collective raise in nearly six years. More...

Community

Perez exit leaves Irwin as sole Dem

Former Moorpark mayor says he didn’t have the time

Barring a new face, the hope of the Democratic Party in the 44th Assembly District rests solely on the shoulders of Thousand Oaks City Council member Jacqui Irwin, a candidate who up until a few months ago was rarely identifi ed with the party.  More...

Caltrans shutdown to affect local traffic

The California Department of Transportation will close the northbound 23 Freeway connector to the eastbound 118 Freeway at Los Angeles Avenue in Moorpark from 10 p.m. Fri., Feb. 7 to 5 a.m. Mon., Feb. More...

Irwin top fundraiser in early filings

Democrat Jacqui Irwin holds an early fundraising lead in the race to represent the 44th District in the California State Assembly, having amassed $17,400, according to initial fundraising reports released Jan. 31. More...

On the Town

‘Forever Plaid’ gives group one last go

Feb. 9, 2014, will mark 50 years since the Beatles made their first appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show,” an event that ushered in the so-called British Invasion that changed popular music forever.  More...

Calendar

THURS., FEB. 6  Camarillo Women’s Club  11 a.m. at Sterling Hills Golf Club, 901 Sterling Hills Drive, Camarillo. 11th annual luncheon and silent auction fundraiser for local scholarships. Entertainment by Coop Cooper aka Deja Vu. More...

Windy City comics get sketchy

Fresh Roasted Concerts will present the Second City comedy troupe at 7:30 p.m. Fri., Feb. 21 at the Scherr Forum Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. More...

Business

CLU to open business center in Westlake Village

California Lutheran University will open a nearly 18,000-squarefoot facility this summer to house a new business incubator and provide expanded facilities for its Community Counseling Center and School of Management at 31416 Agoura Drive, Ste. More...

Briefs

Fitness chain opening in T.O. More...

Pets

Be mindful not to disturb nests

In spring, love is in the air.  But wait, this is winter—or at least the calendar says so.  However, love has already been appreciated in the world of wildlife around us. More...

Tell us about your pets

The Thousand Oaks Acorn invites you to send your favorite pet story for publication on the Critter Corner page.  Not to exceed 300 words, your story can be about an interesting occurrence or an inspirational moment involving your pet.  We l More...

Pet of the week

COOL DOG—Frosty is an altered male white Maltese mix about 12 years old. He is very healthy. His owner went into a nursing home, so now Frosty is looking for a new home. He is an inside dog that gets along with other dogs and cats. More...

Letters

Hold drug makers accountable

Recently there was action taken against a Burbank pharmacy that was blindly filling prescriptions for painkillers and narcotics without a care as to their use.  Not only are the physicians who are prescribing for profit responsible for the many More...

Taxpayers are being cheated

In the Jan. 23 Acorn, there’s an article titled “City signs two-year contract with D.C. lobbyist firm.” Did anyone else who read the article think that we as taxpayers are being cheated?  More...

Group will teach sidewalk CPR

Almost one year ago, I suffered sudden cardiac arrest. More...

Columns

Eye on the Conejo

A fantastic fundraiser   Tommy Lasorda, former manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers, was the guest speaker at a recent fundraiser for Mary Health of Sick in Newbury Park.  I attended as the guest of fellow Kiwanian Jack Tucker, who knows I&rs More...

Hot Flashes

Shake it up   Turns out Mary Poppins had it all wrong. So, Mary, take your spoonful of sugar and launch it with your umbrella up to the highest heights.  More...

Bringing Bourbon St. to the Conejo

Mardi Gras Ball is around the corner

Community Conscience’s biggest fundraiser of the year, the annual Mardi Gras Ball, will take place at 6 p.m. Sat., Feb. 22 at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza, 880 S. More...