May 29, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Wandering bear struck, killed on 101

A black bear was struck and killed by a vehicle around 10:20 p.m. More...

Health & Wellness

Taking a leap for charity

Jackie Spencer hadn’t expected to become a full-fledged skydiver.  But on June 6, the 50-year-old Moorpark resident will make her 25th jump. More...

Connecting

Empathy can move mountains

Adam Braun, CEO and founder of Pencils of Promise, recently spoke at Sonoma State University’s graduation.  He described his moment of enlightenment: Upon asking a young Indian boy what he desired more than anything in the whole world, the More...

Briefs

Pregnancyfitness workshop offered The Conejo Pregnancy Center, a nonprofit, licensed medical clinic, will offer a free workshop on safe exercise during and after pregnancy from 10 to 11:30 a.m. More...

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THURS., MAY 29  Ventura County Rose Society   More...

Schools

Strike up the band!

CVUSD’s musical talentfilled the stage on May 21

If you ever want to see how your child will progress in a music program over a period of years, the best place to go would be the CVUSD All District Band Festival. More...

Flash mob surprises fifth-graders

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CVUSD revenue stream in jeopardy

Federal government had been picking up tab

Conejo Valley Unified School District could be on the hook—at least temporarily—for a $570,000 bill it expected the federal government to pay. More...

Business

A hub for startups

Shared space in Westlake Village will cater to entrepreneurs

Walking through the construction site of the new Huddle Campus in Westlake Village, artists manager and branding “technopreneur” Evan Forster is eager to see his latest venture become a reality.  Huddle Campus is the first shared wor More...

Esthetician relocates to WLV

Beautique is a new salon opening Sun., June 1 at 2839 Agoura Road, Ste. No. 7 at the Regency Salon Suites in Westlake Village.  Owner Katie Crecion, a local resident and esthetician, began her career as a makeup artist in 1995. More...

Eye On Local Area Stocks

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Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park May 14 A 32-year-old man was arrested for possession of a controlled substance for sale in the 1100 block of Vista Canyon Lane. More...

Family

Harvest fruits from the back patio

Picture yourself harvesting a few fresh strawberries for your cereal in the morning or perhaps picking a few apples from your own backyard tree to bake into a pie. It’s possible, even if you only have a garden on a balcony or small lot.  More...

Rainbow Center staffer stays in touch

Retiring teacher to be honored

After 25 years at Moorpark United Methodist Rainbow Children’s Center, Jeanene Carifi will retire.  Members of the church, Rainbow School board and preschool staff will honor her at 6:30 p.m. More...

Scouts honor vets for Memorial Day

FITTING RETIREMENT—Cub Scouts and their family members take part in aflag burning ceremony to retire an old, wornflag during a Memorial Day event at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks-Griffin Memorial More...

Columns

Eye on the Conejo

The perfect summer kickoff  Memorial Day at Conejo Community Park wasn’t nice. It was perfect.  It was the first of five summer concerts hosted by Conejo Recreation and Park District, and it was a biggie. More...

Hot Flashes

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The terror and the tears

Westlake HS grad among those slain in shooting

At dusk on Monday, silent mourners gathered around the pool at Westlake High School where former water polo player Veronika Weiss spent many hours. More...

A troubled life leads to ‘day of retribution’

Authorities painted the picture of a deeply troubled soul, a 22-year-old man who had been plotting revenge against society for several months and even posted an online video warning what he was about to do just hours before his deadly crime. More...

Fight to the finish in hotly contested state race

GOP candidates not pulling punches

They’ve knocked on the doors of strangers, made cold calls and sent out mailers. At the June 3 primary, voters will decide who will move on in the race to represent the 44th Assembly District. More...

Community

Major demolition effort starts Monday

To accommodate the widening of the 101 Freeway in Thousand Oaks, construction crews must demolish the current overcrossings at Hampshire Road, Conejo School Road and Moorpark Road—noisy work that’s expected to take place over the next wee More...

TOPD endorses use of neighborhood watchdog website

Residents can share information

The Thousand Oaks Police Department has begun connecting with residents in a new way. It’s started using an electronic neighborhood watch website to keep people informed about crime trends, arrests and police activities. More...

Grab a cup of coffee with fire and police chiefs

The Thousand Oaks Police Department will host a “Coffee with the Chiefs” event from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Mon., June 2 at Starbucks, 111 S. More...

On the Town

Orchestra gives old music new life

Sedalia Ragtime Orchestra will perform from 3 to 4 p.m. Sun., June 1 at the Grant Brimhall Library, 1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks.  More...

Corporate bands do battle at Bogie’s

The opening round of The Battle of the Corporate Bands will be at 6 p.m. More...

Beatles tribute delights

This year, the Conejo Community Park summer concert series is awash in tribute acts to legendary rock groups from the ’60s and ’70s. More...

Sports

Thrill of victory

Oaks Christian boys’ tennis team secures rst section title; Lions own 37 CIF crowns

The Lions made history.  Oaks Christian High’s boys’ tennis team captured the program’s first CIF-Southern Section championship last weekend. The Lions have earned 37 section titles for all sports in school history.  More...

Track and field standouts excel at section meet

Local track and field athletes are getting pumped up for Friday’s Masters meet at Cerritos College. The Oaks Christian High boys’ and girls’ teams gleaned CIFSouthern Section Division 4 section titles last weekend. More...

Lions run out of miracles

Lexi Curt wasn’t thinking about hitting. More...

Pets

A salute to my most marvelous, magnificent moth

I recently met a moth that, to paraphrase the romantic poet Lord Byron, flies “in beauty, like the night/Of cloudless climes and starry skies.”  It was a mysterious creature, hunkered on the roadside at dusk beneath an oleander, perf More...

Pet of the week

BLUE EYES—Cadbury is a 3-year-old male tricolor snowshoe mix. He is a little shy but very sweet. If you would like to adopt Cadbury ask for ID No. More...

Old blankets sought

The Canine Adoption Rescue League is hosting a blanket drive for bedding, beds and blanket donations for homeless dogs. Contributions can be sent to 901 Mission Rock Road, Santa Paula.  More...

Faith

Chabad centers to relive Mount Sinai experience at Shavuot services in June

Lunch, cheesecake and pizza are part of the celebration

The Chabad centers will host special services to celebrate the holiday of Shavuot, which commemorates the revelation at Mt. More...

Thousand Oaks pastor visits the Vatican

FRIENDLY VISIT—Ascension Lutheran Church Associate Pastor Steve Herder, top right, was in Rome last week as part of a meeting with Vatican officials and Pope Francis advocating forfinancial ref More...

Briefs

St. Mel presents music series St. Mel Parish will host a concert at 8 p.m. Sat., June 7 at 20870 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills. More...

Letters

School district is misusing funds

Doesn’t it seem inappropriate for the Conejo Valley Unified School District to use our tax dollars to pay attorney groups to help raise the taxes we now pay (“District hires companies to help advance bond,” Acorn, May 22)?  More...

Sign placement reveals character

We are in the midst of political season in Thousand Oaks. More...

It’s time for ‘no growth’ in T.O.

By all accounts, for bicycle enthusiasts, sports spectators and visitors, the Amgen Tour was a triumph.  The TV audience was treated to an outdoor sporting event amidst the splendor of the Santa Monica Mountains, and the magnificent semirural re More...

Editorials

Grieving for one of our own

Every parent’s worst nightmare became reality on Friday when word from Isla Vista reached the airwaves: six young college students murdered. Six promising lives snuffed out in a matter of minutes. More...

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FOR THE RECORD

Last week’s article about a parking lot being constructed at Rancho Potrero failed to mention that the Conejo Recreation and Park District sent out fliers to Dos Vientos homes in April that indicated the parking lot would have room for more tha More...