March 20, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

TOPD deputy injured in multi-car collision at busy intersection

A Ventura County Sheriff’s deputy suffered minor injuries Tuesday when his patrol car was struck by a motorist in the intersection of Moorpark and Olsen roads, triggering a multivehicle wreck.  More...

Health & Wellness

Cancer support organization’s contest brings youths’ stories to light

Students pen essays about cancer

Cancer doesn’t have to be faced by individuals alone, there’s a whole community willing to help.  That was the message at the March 13 “Dear Cancer, It’s Me” student essay contest hosted by the Cancer Support Commun More...

Advanced GI relocates

Advanced GI has moved to new offices at 555 Marin St., Ste. 270, Thousand Oaks.  Advanced GI will hold an open house from 6 to 9 p.m. Thurs., March 27. More...

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THURS., MARCH 20  Pleasant Valley Garden Club  10:30 a.m. at Seventh-day Adventist Church, 3975 Las Posas Road, Camarillo. Pamela Berstler of C3 Green Garden Group gives presentation on creating a sustainable sponge garden. Free. More...

Schools

Students offer poignant portrayals

A recent assembly at Newbury Park’s Banyan Elementary School was aimed at improving students’ futures by teaching them about the past.  As part of the program, some fairly significant women visited the campus—in spirit, if not More...

Local students fill roster of All-State band

Musicians come from several area high schools, including those in CVUSD

Fifteen high school students from Conejo Valley, Las Virgenes and Moorpark unified school districts performed in the 2014 California All-State Honor bands and orchestra in Fresno from Feb. More...

CLU research center names new chair

The Center for Economic Research and Forecasting at California Lutheran University appointed a new advisory board chair and three new board members.  Edgar Terry, president of Terry Farms Inc. More...

Business

WLV’s Guitar Center singing same old tune

Local company, saddled with $1.6 billion in debt, facing takeover RICHARD GILLARD/Acorn Newspapers

Saddled with more than $1.6 billion in debt, Westlake Villagebased Guitar Center may be on the selling block again.  More...

Former NASCAR racer behind wheel of new biz

NAPA Auto Care opens in April

Performance NAPA Auto Care, the newly opened car repair shop at 621 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks, is the brainchild of former NASCAR driver Tim Huddleston and longtime West L.A. More...

Eye On Local Area Stocks

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Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Feb. 28 A 45- year- old woman was arrested in Los Angeles for receiving stolen property in the 3000 block of Lesser Drive. More...

Family

Kids go in search of St. Patty’s Day treasures

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Treasure hunters sought for MAW fundraiser

Teams will follow clues tofind prizes

The second annual Treasure Hunt hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Thousand Oaks Charitable Foundation will raise money for Make-A-Wish of the Tri-Counties.  The event will begin at 4 p.m. More...

Spring soccer sign-ups starting

The Thousand Oaks Community Center will have registration for the Mighty Mites Youth Outdoor Soccer League for 4- and 5-year-olds, and 6- through 8-year-olds starting Fri., March 21 at 2525 N. More...

Letters

Traffic signals waste time, fuel

Driving in Thousand Oaks can be a very frustrating experience.  It almost seems like this city was designed for newly licensed drivers.  Almost every light involves waiting and waiting and waiting. More...

Mixed use would benefit T.O.

I’m responding to the recent letters regarding mixed use on Thousand Oaks Boulevard. More...

Front page photo inspires question

I’m looking at the picture on the front page of your March 13 edition of the traffic gridlock at the 101 and 23 interchange.  One question comes to mind: What did the City of Thousand Oaks do to offend Chris Christie? More...

Boulevard mainstays

Before the city was incorporated in 1964, entrepreneurs built their dreams on a two-lane road that later became Thousand Oaks Boulevard. More...

City’s crime rate continues to topple

Sexual assaults down 70 percent over 2012

Violent crimes in Thousand Oaks were down 11 percent and property crimes decreased 13 percent in 2013 due to a reduction in the number of grand and petty thefts and arson cases, according to TOPD Sgt. Eric Buschow. More...

Community

Three’s company

Final field is set in race for 44th

Three candidates for California’s 44th Assembly District have set their sights on the June 3 primary, in which the top two vote-getters will move on to the Nov. 4 general election.  More...

Area commuters still trying to adjust to construction-related lane closures

Traffic piled up again early last week after Caltrans closed a lane connecting the 101 Freeway to the northbound 23 with no signs alerting drivers to the change.  The closure came days after an unannounced lane closure on the southbound 23 Freew More...

Candidates for president of Moorpark College will speak at forum

And then there were four. More...

On the Town

Musical light on plot, heavy on fun

Ensemble keeps momentum flowing

“Thoroughly Modern Millie” is a throwback to the primordial, pre-“Oklahoma!” era of Broadway, when musicals featured lively songs, lots of dancing, two-dimensional characters and disposable stories.  More...

Rapper Chiddy Bang to perform at CLU

Hip-hop artist Chiddy Bang will perform at California Lutheran University at 8 p.m. Fri., April 4 in the Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center at 130 Overton Court on CLU’s main campus in Thousand Oaks.  More...

The Movie Nut

You can respect a filmmaker who knows exactly what he’s got and doesn’t try to make it anything more. More...

Sports

Finding a sixth sense

Westlake boys’ volleyball team seeks sixth straight Marmonte title

Colina Middle School’s gym bustled with dozens of youngsters spiking, digging, serving and diving across multiple courts.  Volleyballs caromed in every direction—it was like being inside a giant pinball machine— while Mike Wate More...

The beauty of spring baseball

Acorn writer soaks in sights, sounds, sun in hisfirst spring training road trip

Editor’s note: Acorn sports reporter Gilberto Manzano soaked in the Arizona sun, munched on sunflower seeds and caught some spring training baseball. Here’s how his experience at Cactus League went last weekend.   More...

Winter playoff runs end

Winter sports playoffs are officially over.  All local Acorn winter sports teams were eliminated from state postseason action last weekend.  More...

Pets

Meat takes environmental toll

Dear EarthTalk: I heard that the less meat one eats, the better it is for the environment. How so? Jason K., Sarasota, Fla.   More...

Pet of the week

LIKE A PUP—Rosie is a female white Labrador retriever-German shepherd mix about 1 year old. She is very playful and likes to fetch. If you would like to adopt Rosie ask for ID No. More...

Faith

Preacher makes up for his past

Gang member turned missionary can’t help but share his faith

Noel Guerrero grew up in a rough neighborhood of downtown L.A. Although he had two loving, hard-working parents, the pressure to join a gang proved too much to resist.  More...

Taking steps to help kids with special needs

Friendship Walk is March 30

The ninth annual Friendship Walk to benefit children with special needs will take place on Sun., March 30 in Agoura Hills. Registration opens at 11 a.m. More...

No work, all play, for Purim

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Columns

Hot Flashes

The Tin Can Plan   Watching the hoards of gimpy grandparents schlepping to Fiore Fields to see our little ballers pitch, slide and scratch, I realized I have a responsibility to report more than just the joys of Little League.  More...

Editorials

2064 Plan needs more thought

It’s never a bad idea to think about the future, especially in the case of local government, but when it comes to the Thousand Oaks 2064 Visioning Plan, we fear City Hall may not be taking the right approach. More...

Political Cartoon

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