June 19, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Health & Wellness

How will we care for the caregivers?

Families must deal with growing senior population

A tsunami is coming and the community may not be prepared, according to Andrea Gallagher, president of Senior Concerns.  More...

Art installation highlights the ‘Human Element’

Participants patients at Westminster Free Clinic

For 20 years, the Conejo Valley’s Westminster Free Clinic has offered healthcare, medicine and counseling to those in the community who might not otherwise receive those services. More...

Making sense of water quality

Water quality monitoring programs often collect large amounts of data, and even if made readily available, it can be difficult for the general public to make sense of it all.  What is needed is information, not just data.  More...

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THURS., JUNE 19  Channel Islands Gulls  11 a.m. at Saticoy Country Club, 4450 Clubhouse Drive, Somis. Attendees are asked to bring one or two bottles of their favorite wines to sell, with proceeds going to local charities. More...

Schools

Graduation 2014

   THE TIME OF THEIR LIVES—At left, Erin Callahan addresses fellow graduates during the Thousand Oaks High School Commencement Ceremony on June 12. More...

Lancer grad overcomes amazing odds

Surviving cancer motivates student to give back

The distance between Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and UC Berkeley isn’t all that far, but the journey between the two has been great for Paige Rosenberg. More...

Senior standouts: TOHS

Editor’s note: Senior standouts are selected by their school and profiles are compiled from questionnaires filled out by the students. Photos provided by Cornerstone Photography and JC Penney Photos. More...

Business

Microsoft store opens at The Oaks

Microsoft continues to expand its retail footprint across the country with the opening of a new store June 12 at The Oaks mall in Thousand Oaks.  The kiosk specialty store on the first floor near the mall’s center court is Microsoft’ More...

Chamber appoints new board member

Jack Lyons of Anthem Blue Cross has been appointed to the board of directors of the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce.  Lyons is the director of individual and small group sales.  More...

EYE ON LOCAL AREA STOCKS

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Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park  June 4 A woman, 46, was arrested at an undisclosed location for being under the influence of a controlled substance and possession of medication without a prescription.   More...

Obituaries

Clifford E.B. Severn

CLIFFORD E.B. SEVERN DIED AT HOME JUNE 4TH very suddenly. He was born in London, England on September 21, 1925 of South African parents, Dr. Clifford B. and Rachel Malherbe Severn. More...

Family

Family Men

Beware of the moon My son just finished fifth grade. He says he’s a sixth-grader now. No he’s not! I’ve still got the rest of the summer to call him my little boy. He was born only 10 years ago. More...

Breakfast served

Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge No. 2477 will host a pancake breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon Fri., July 4 at 158 N. Conejo School Road, Thousand Oaks. Pancakes, bacon, sausage, orange juice and coffee will be served. More...

Columns

Life in the Single Lane

Love connection   More...

The OTHER Side of 50

What’s that you say?   It always surprises me when new information about the aging process comes my way and a previously puzzling situation suddenly makes sense.  I call it the “aha” moment.  More...

Lipari out at Westlake High School

Principal criticized for his handling of Conti case

After 15 years as principal of Westlake High School, Ron Lipari has stepped down.  Following a rocky year, the Conejo Valley Unified School District veteran unceremoniously turned in his resignation on June 13.  Superintendent Jeff Baarstad More...

T.O. shooting leads to attempted murder arrest

Shot allegedly fired at witness

Two of the three suspects allegedly involved in a shooting last week in Thousand Oaks are set to appear for a hearing later this month in Ventura County Superior Court.  More...

Community

Sex offender arrested on suspicion of failing to stay registered

A registered sex offender who was allegedly in violation of his registration terms during a compliance check last month has been arrested.  More...

Story hot off the presses

A delivery van full of Acorn and Thousand Oaks Acorn newspapers bound for Westlake Village and the Westlake portion of Thousand Oaks caught fire early on Thurs., June 12.  The incident occurred about 5 a.m. More...

FOR THE RECORD

It was incorrectly stated in last week’s edition that the property at 299 T.O. Blvd., current site of Auto Collision Center, is in escrow. The Thousand Oaks Boulevard Business Improvement District provided the wrong information.   More...

On the Town

Two-person musical electrifies the stage

In baseball, scouts search for what are known as “five-tool” players, those who can hit for average, hit for power, throw, field and run. Broadway has its own five-tool performers. More...

Simi theater presents musical thriller

While watching Damian Gravino’s masterful performance as the title character in Stephen Sondheim’s “Sweeney Todd,” I couldn’t help but wonder how Boris Karloff might have fared in the same role had he lived in a later er More...

The Movie Nut

“The Fault in Our Stars”

Let’s take a two-hour break from “the summer of sameness.” Let’s forget about reptilian behemoths, arachnid-bitten web-slingers and razor-clawed time travelers making the world safe for computer effects.  More...

Sports

Conejo Oaksfind groove

College wood-bat baseball team has history of getting local players to the next level

Cody Ramer keeps coming back to the Conejo Oaks.  Ramer returned for his third season with the college wood-bat baseball team this summer and has played on amateur development leagues affiliated with the Oaks.  More...

It’s good to be the Kings

Rick “Sooch” Sucher paced back and forth in the Staples Center suite.  This was Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Los Angeles Kings and the New York Rangers under a full moon on Friday the 13th. More...

A memorable Memorial Day

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Pets

Pet of the week

CUDDLE BUCKETS— Remy is an altered female tricolor Australian cattle dog mix about 4 years old. She’s playful but cautious. She’s good with small children and cats. More...

Raptor arrival changes backyard dynamics

The verdict is still pending on whether it’s good or bad to have a kestrel hanging out in a tree in the backyard.  The bird is a spectacular little falcon, beautiful for a creature with so fierce a profile. More...

Take action against parasites to prevent Lyme disease

Protecting dogs from fleas and ticks is important and this season shines a light on the prevention of Lyme disease in dogs. More...

Faith

Spiritual leader

St. John’s alumnus now in charge of campus

The Archdiocese of Los Angeles has appointed Monsignor Marc Trudeau to lead St. John’s Seminary as it continues its 75-year mission to educate and train Catholic priests from around the world for a vocation serving the church.  More...

The Art of Being

“Projection always hides a feeling you don’t want to look at. If you examine any negative trait you insist is present in another person, you will find that same trait hiding in yourself. More...

Ladies Society supports Armenian church

The Armenian Apostolic Church of Ventura County invites all interested women of the community to join the newly formed Ladies’ Society.  Established on June 8, the Ladies’ Society supports the mission of the Armenian church in Thousa More...

Letters

Students’ reward a waste of food

As an educator, I can appreciate that schools need to hold fundraisers to pay for the extras that, sadly, are not part of educational funding.  I commend Wildwood for raising the funds that they did. More...

Time lights so traffic can move

I’m originally from the most heavily populated area in the Northeast. More...

Initiative doesn’t address benefits

It’s notable that the backers of the pension initiative chose not to address the very real legal flaws in their initiative (“Group threatens lawsuit to block pension reform,” Acorn, June 6).  Instead, they insist, even if the i More...

Editorials

School’s out, so now what’s the plan?

Summer’s just arrived and the kids are already bored?  Shouldn’t be. Not in this town. Just look at all the opportunities there are for fun and games, camps and activities. Summertime should be a golden time. More...

Political Cartoon

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