February 27, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Erbes Road widening effort behind schedule, over budget

Construction won’t be complete until at least fall

The scheduled completion of an $11.5-million effort to widen a section of Erbes Road in Thousand Oaks and make other major improvements has been delayed about seven months due to unanticipated work needed on the aging thoroughfare.  Construction More...

Health & Wellness

On a personal mission for change

On the day their first child was born, Brad and Julianne Pitzele received some earthshaking news. More...

Briefs

Exer clinic opens in Newbury Park More...

Charity event raises record funds for heart disease awareness

Nearly 300 community leaders came together to celebrate heart health at the Ventura County Go Red For Women Luncheon on Valentine’s Day at Hyatt Westlake Plaza.  The event raised nearly $140,000 for the American Heart Association’s G More...

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THURS., FEB. 27 Portuguese Fraternal Society Of America More...

Schools

La Reina reconfirms commitment to all-girls education

Private school turns 50 this year

After much research and discussion, Thousand Oaks’ La Reina High School is keeping its tradition of educating girls only.  This past summer, the private Catholic college prep school sponsored by the Sisters of Notre Dame underwent a study More...

NPHS students organize Dance for Hope

Cultures will converge for a good cause at Newbury Park High School this Friday, when members of the campus Interact Club present their annual Dance For Hope charity benefit.  The Feb. More...

High School Hi Lights

Newbury Park Panthers Fri., Feb. 28: Field trip/Hammer Museum/9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. United Club bake sale/quad/2 p.m. Dance for Hope/performing arts center/7 p.m.  More...

Business

‘One-of-a-kind’ grocer set to open in Malibu

Market ’s ribbon-cutting is Wednesday

Vintage Grocers, a new independent market created for the Malibu and Conejo-Las Virgenes areas, will launch its grand opening celebration with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 9 a.m. Wed., March 5 at 30745 PCH., Ste. More...

Program touts global trade markets

The District Export Council of Southern California and California Lutheran University will host an international program presenting trade opportunities from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

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Faith

Jewish youth enjoy hands-on lessons

REPAIRING THE WORLD—Above, Agoura residents Courtney, left, and Allyson Stockton play drums with their daughter Annaleigh, 2, at Havdallah and Hotdogs, an annual family event held by Thousand O More...

Film festival starts Sunday

The Ventura County Jewish Film Festival, which is in its 11th year, will run for four weeks starting Sun., March 2. Seven movies will be shown.  •The festival will kick off with a free screening of “Follow Me” at 2 p.m. More...

Family

Family Men

Escape from the backyard   I’m protective of my wife. I’m extremely protective of our 10-year-old son. But I’m most protective of our pet beagle.  It’s not that the dog is more important than my wife and our child. More...

Shopping with purpose

GOODIES GALORE—Above, Isabella Shattuck, 7, left, and her sister, Presley, 4, of Thousand Oaks browse toys for sale during the Community Parking Lot Sale at Thousand Oaks High School on Sat., F More...

Series offers lessons for parents-to-be

A new Saturday Childbirth Preparation series will run from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. More...

Columns

Life in the Single Lane

Unconditional love  I have to admit that the majority of my most beloved and loyal companions throughout my life have not been of the human kind. More...

Flying Squirrel

The Coast Starlight If you’ve driven north along the California coast, you’ve probably seen a train paralleling the highway. More...

Ask the Arborist

Water trees, not golf courses Just keep your eyes open as you drive through the Conejo Valley and you’ll have no difficulty spotting all the dead trees. More...

Council opts against pay raise

Agrees to contribute more toward pensions

Thousand Oaks City Council members voted to forgo a pay raise and begin contributing to their pension plans after a quick hearing on Tuesday.  On Feb. 25, the council voted 4-0 against increasing the $21,000 annual salary. More...

Pastor making big push

First-time Republican candidate Rob McCoy traveled to Sacramento this week to gather endorsements for his 44th Assembly District campaign amid growing support for his candidacy. More...

Community

Conti family leading charge to recall board members

Group targeting Connolly, Buckles

Upset over the board of education’s refusal to hear an appeal of their son’s suspension, the parents of Westlake High senior Dominic Conti are now pushing to have two members of the board recalled. More...

Claim Jumper out, Lassen’s in

Health food market will replace restaurant

After Monday’s sudden closure of Claim Jumper restaurant at The Lakes shopping center, officials have confirmed that Lassen’s Natural Foods Market will move into the space vacated by the eatery.  More...

Springs fire unearths Chumash treasures

Glass beads, cooking tools revealed

The Springs fire that scorched thousands of acres in the Santa Monica Mountains last spring revealed 300-year-old secrets in the shallow ground. More...

On the Town

Tony-winning show gets tappin’ in T.O.

‘In the Heights’ opens March 28

As part of Cabrillo Music Theatre’s 20th anniversary season, the company will present “In the Heights” from Fri., March 28 through Sun., April 6 at the Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd.  More...

Flavors, toppings abound at Tizzy

If you’re looking for a dessert treat or want to reward yourself with a sweet, healthy delight, then head over to Tizzy Yogurt Cafe in Thousand Oaks, where the refreshing goodies are piled high and the flavors run deep.  More...

Guest conductor to lead CLU choir

The Calif ornia Lu- theran University choir and women’s chorale will perform music by female composers at 7:30 p.m. More...

Sports

Black Cat Attack marches on

The Panthers believed they would win. There was no other option.  “I did not want this to be my last game,” Kevin Russell said.  More...

Panthers get their heads into the game

PLAYOFF INTENSITY—Newbury Park High girls’ soccer standout Eva Madarang, back, and Canyon’s Vanessa Quintero head the ball during the Panthers’ 2-1 comeback win in thefirst ro More...

Lions bully Bruins

Aleks Abrams earned a Division I scholarship to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.  Abrams, a 6-foot-8 Oaks Christian High boys’ basketball senior, and the Lions will play Mission Prep in San Luis Obispo for a chance to play in the CIFSouthern Sect More...

Pets

Pet of the week

CAT NAP—Wally is an altered male black and white domestic shorthaired mix who is about 6 years old. He is litter-box trained. More...

Obituaries

FREELAND TAHN HYUN

FREELAND “TAHN” HYUN, beloved father and devoted husband, died at Los Robles Hospital in Thousand Oaks on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013. Tahn suffered a hemorrhagic stroke a week earlier while rock climbing, one of his favorite pastimes. More...

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Letters

City should send bills via Internet

In January the City of Thousand Oaks voted to increase our water and sewer rates for the next two years. More...

Senior homes need more help

Senior Alliance For Empowerment wishes to thank the City of Thousand Oaks, Many Mansions and Main Electric for their support in our endeavors to provide ground-fault interrupters to the homes in Ranch Mobile Home Park.  More...

Stagger meetings on 50-year plan

I’d like to address several topics from last week’s Acorn.  More...

Editorials

Water bond dangerously expensive

The never-ending drought has created a sense of urgency about the state’s water delivery system.  Supplies from the Sierra snowpack in the north (what’s left of it) flow through the State Water Project, a series of pumps, pipes and a More...

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