May 15, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Candidates get on topic at forum

Office-seekers answer questions in front of crowd of 300 Saturday in T.O.

Candidates vying for a pair of key political offices looked to score points with voters at a May 10 candidates forum hosted by the Acorn Newspapers and Cal Lutheran University inside the school’s basketball gym. More...

Health & Wellness

Los Robles receives ‘A’ from patients

A recent survey on how well hospitals protect patients from accidents, errors, injuries and infections gave Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center in Thousand Oaks an “A” rating.  More...

Health Chats will address arthritis

Community members can find out about the new medications, natural approaches and home remedies for arthritis pain at a free seminar titled Health Chats from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. More...

Briefs

Seminar discusses dementia diagnosis More...

Calendar

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THURS., MAY 15 Channel Islands Gulls More...

Schools

Local schools distinguish themselves in eyes of the state

Seven earn special state distinction

Six elementary schools from Conejo Valley Unified and one other Thousand Oaks school have been recognized as California Distinguished Schools for 2014. More...

Thousand Oaks grad receives degree from Dayton University

Andrea Todak of Thousand Oaks graduated from the University of Dayton with a Bachelor of Science in education and health sciences in middle childhood education.  A commencement ceremony took place May 4 at the university. More...

Panthers play on ‘Hot Tin Roof’

The Newbury Park High School drama department will present its spring production, Tennessee Williams’ “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” this weekend at the school’s performing arts center, 456 N. More...

Business

Realtor honored for innovative design of Westlake Village office

In the first part of her life, Terry Moerler, 65, said she was on a quest for success.  Having achieved that, the local resident and operating principal of Keller Williams Realty Westlake Village said she is now on a quest for significance.  More...

Eye On Local Area Stocks

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Rolling Shutters Are a Proactive Way to Prevent Burglary

Crime rates are increasing. Unfortunately, poor economic times bring more theft and crime to neighborhoods, so the most effective security system is to prevent break-ins.  More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park  March 30 In the 2400 block of W. Hillcrest Drive, a 48-year-old man was arrested for resisting, obstructing or delaying a peace officer.  May 1 A man, 53, was arrested in Newbury Park for annoying a child under the age of 18. More...

Faith

The Art of Being

“ One of the reasons it has seemed so difficult for a person to change his habits, his personality, or his way of life has been that heretofore nearly all efforts at change have been directed to the circumference of the self, so to speak, rathe More...

Golf and dine to support UMC ministries

The United Methodist Church of Westlake Village will sponsor its third annual charity golf tournament, dinner and auction, “A Taste of St. More...

God’s workmanship cannot be refinished

I remember the day my fatherin law brought it. More...

Letters

Assisted-living on McCloud A-OK

As a resident of Oaknoll Villas I would like to correct certain misconceptions about the proposed assisted-living facility at 250 Mc- Cloud Ave. advanced in a previous letter (Acorn, May 8).  More...

Zoning change is needed

In the May 8 edition of the Acorn, the article “Developer scraps plan for assisted living on Hillcrest” contained inaccurate information in the last paragraph.  More...

Facility no ‘loss’ to the community

I’d like to respond to comments made by Mohammad Esa of Hydam Enterprises, including his statement in the story “Developer scraps plan for assisted living on Hillcrest” in last week’s Acorn.  More...

Editorials

In praise of the political process

No matter where one stands on the political spectrum, open minds can learn from both the left and the right. More...

Political Cartoon

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FOR THE RECORD

Last week’s article regarding the cyclist who was hit by a car in Thousand Oaks incorrectly stated that the 73-year-old victim was transported to Los Robles Hospital, treated and released. More...

10 Things to Know: Amgen Tour of California

Bike race ends May 18 in T.O.

With three finishes to its name, the Conejo Valley is no stranger to hosting Amgen’s Tour of California—but like the winding course itself, this year’s edition of “America’s Greatest Race” comes with a new set of t More...

Arrest made in Westlake Hyatt shooting

Incident happened March 27 at Thousand Oaks hotel

A Los Angeles man has been taken into custody in connection with a March shooting at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza in Thousand Oaks. More...

E-cigs could get students expelled

Policy changed to treat the devices like traditional cigarettes

Possessing or using e-cigarettes on a Conejo Valley Unified School District campus may now get a student suspended or expelled— depending on which substance he or she is “vaping.” More...

Community

CHP stats show marked increase in accidents since start of 101-23 work

The number of traffic collisions near the interchange of the 101 and 23 freeways were up 34 percent in March and April over the previous year, according to California Highway Patrol statistics. More...

Early deadlines for Memorial Day weekend

Mon., May 26 is Memorial Day, and the Acorn offices will be closed.  For the five Acorn papers published May 29 and 30, the deadline for real estate advertising is noon Thurs., May 22.  The deadline for retail advertising is noon Fri., May More...

CPA to serve time for securities fraud

Agoura man gets 14-month sentence

Scott London, the former KPMG partner who pleaded guilty last year to one count of securities fraud, will spend no more than 14 months in a minimum-security prison for his crimes.  U.S. More...

On the Town

Beatlemania lands in Thousand Oaks

In celebration of the 50th anniversaries of the City of Thousand Oaks and the Beatles’ first U.S. More...

Ragin’ Cajun Festival celebrates 25 years in Simi

Two-day music, food fest starts May 24

Influenced by his father, who was part of the Louisiana blues music scene, Nathan Williams Jr. grew up listening to zydeco—a fusion of blues, Cajun and rhythm and blues music. In 2002, when he was only 14, Williams Jr. More...

Inspiration doesn’t run dry for painter

The Westlake Village Art Guild will present Joe Cibere in a watercolor painting demonstration at a dinner meeting on Tues., June 3 at Los Robles Greens Ballroom, 299 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks.  Doors open at 5:30 p.m. More...

Sports

Black Cat Attack hits right notes

Boys’ volleyball squad winsfirst playoff match in school history

The Panthers acted like they’ve been there before.  Newbury Park High’s boys’ volleyball team strolled into the locker room with no emotion after defeating Palos Verdes Peninsula in straight sets 25-11, 26-24, 25-16 at home on More...

Lancers, Lions advance in volleyball postseason

GET ON UP—Thousand Oaks High boys’ volleyball standout Caleb Nickolaisen, left, sets the ball against Calabasas earlier this season. More...

Warriors snag league championship

VOLLEYBALL IS RAD, DUDE—The Westlake High frosh/soph boys’ volleyball team won the Marmonte League championship with a 14-0 record this spring. More...

Pets

Ventura County Animal Services working to reduce overcrowding

Adoptions offered at reduced cost

Three months into her job as director of Ventura County Animal Services, Tara Diller is facing a dilemma.  Although fewer animals are being euthanized in the shelter’s effort to become a no-kill facility, the dog population is too large fo More...

Pet of the week

CAN’T SCRATCH FEVER—Hoover is an altered male black-andwhite domestic shorthair mix about 5 years old. He is declawed so he should be an indoor cat only and the only animal in the home. More...

King Gillette presents reptile show

A live reptile and amphibian show will be presented 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Obituaries

Kenneth Charles Oglesby

(1956 - 2014)

Kenneth Charles Oglesby, 57, of Westlake Village passed away May 3 at the home of his brother and sister in law, Dan and Kristie Oglesby, in Yucaipa, Calif.  A private Celebration of Life will be held on June 21.  Kenny was born in Bakersfi More...

Family

Youth theater brings show to T.O.

‘Shrek’ plays through Sunday

Youth Musical Theatre has moved from its previous home in Woodland Hills to Thousand Oaks with its latest production, “Shrek: The Musical,” May 15 through 18 at the Scherr Forum, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. T.O. More...

A Fair-ly Good Day

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Planting the seeds of service

Visit our beautiful property, A GIFT OF COLOR—Above, students in the Associated Student Body class at Redwood Middle South School fill 101 flowerpots with soil May 6. More...

Columns

Hot Flashes

The ER and me   I spent Mother’s Day in the ER with the frequently pregnant daughter and her asthma attack, along with an oblivious nurse who preferred checking her horoscope in the Sunday paper to checking on her patient, and too much tim More...

The Other Side of 50

Living in hiding   At a recent senior services visioning meeting for the City of Thousand Oaks, our table group came up with our future vision: “A community that provides easy-to-navigate and ongoing support of quality of life throughout t More...