July 31, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

The Oaks opts for more solar

Carports to top parking structure

The Oaks is bolstering its investment in alternative energy—and providing more shade for shoppers at the same time. More...

Cabrillo’s fate could be decided tonight

With just two days left in its life-or-death fundraising and subscription sales push, Cabrillo Music Theatre is still about $20,000 short of its $200,000 goal.  More...

Health & Wellness

Conservancy makes landmark 700-acre acquisition in SMM

Giant property purchased from Hollywood director for $12 million

The Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority on July 25 completed one of the largest public parkland acquisitions in the coastal Santa Monica Mountains in recent years.  More...

Ventura County drivers leave cars dirty with pride

For many Californians, driving a dirty car is unthinkable.  Turning on the tap and not having water flow out is also unthinkable.  As each dry and hot day passes, the latest California drought deepens. More...

On the Town

County fair back in open air

Ventura County Fair opened yesterday

The 139th Ventura County Fair, “A Country Fair with Ocean Air,” runs through Aug. 10 at the Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 Harbor Blvd., Ventura.  More...

Music comes free with admission to the fair

The Ventura County Fair has added another night of musical entertainment to the popular Grandstand Entertainment Series, where fair visitors can see musical acts and rodeos free with paid admission to the fair, which runs through Aug. More...

The Movie Nut

When a movie is targeted at young children, you can learn a lot by listening to what’s happening in the audience while the story is being told on screen.  More...

Business

Make your money work for you

The year is half over and savvy people are making financial moves that will improve their 2014 tax picture. The following tips can help.  More...

More room to dance

Studio moving to larger facility

Thrive Dance Center, a local dance studio, is moving from its current location at 810 Lawrence Drive into a new 10,000-squarefoot facility at the corner of Old Conejo and Reino roads in Newbury Park.  The new location will open Mon., Aug. More...

Briefs

Bartending school opens on T.O. Blvd. National Bartending School of Thousand Oaks recently opened at 1489 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. More...

Police

No plea yet in University Village burglary case

Former security director accused of theft, elder abuse

Four months after his arrest, the former head of security at University Village senior living community in Thousand Oaks has yet to enter a plea on charges that he robbed from the elderly residents he was paid to protect. More...

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park July 12 A 40-year-old man was cited for drinking alcohol in public in the 900 block of N. Ventu Park Road. A man, 35, was cited for being under the influence of a controlled substance in the 400 block of N. Ventu Park Road. More...

Family

Young equestrians go for a ride

HORSE CAMP—Brianna Marks, 8, of Newbury Park, Skylar Bierig, 7, of Camarillo, and Taylor Kurr, 9, of Thousand Oaks canter their horses around the arena at Circle K Stables on Lynn Road in Newbu More...

Wedding bells heard at Hyatt

The Bridal Premiere bridal show will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sun., Aug. 10 at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza, 880 S. More...

Columns

Hot Flashes

Muggy and mugged   To escape the monsoon, we checked our sticky bods into the movies and proved how easy it is to glue ourselves to the seats without the help of Jujubes or Milk Duds.  More...

Life in the Single Lane

Dating disasters: Part 1   I knew he wasn’t going to be a good match for me when he grabbed my hand at dinner and all I wanted to do was bolt before the salad even hit the table.  More...

The OTHER Side of 50

Some like it hot   Last week I hosted an earlymorning meeting of care professionals at Senior Concerns.  As we sailed into the second hour of our meeting and the earlymorning coolness gave way to summer heat, many of us in the room were swe More...

The show will go on

Cabrillo board votes to move ahead with upcoming season

Cabrillo Music Theatre is moving forward with its next season after shortfalls in fundraising and subscription sales threatened to shutter the long-running nonprofit arts company. More...

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Amgen plans to shrink campus

Biopharm giant will consolidate staff into fewer buildings in Thousand Oaks

Thousand Oaks-based biotech giant Amgen, Ventura County’s largest private-sector employer, is cutting thousands of jobs as part of a global restructuring effort. More...

Community

Dial-A-Ride service revamps fleet

Eight CNG vans bought for $800,000

The city recently bought eight new Dial-A-Ride vans powered by compressed natural gas. Costing more than $800,000, the buses will start transporting seniors and people with disabilities before winter begins. More...

WHS alum lands dream job with hard work, a little luck

T.O.firefighter one of 15 women with 350-strong fire department

It was obvious to anyone who looked that Alexandra Johnson was destined to be a firefighter.  More...

Plaza’s revised plans revealed

City, Regency reach accord

Westlake Plaza owner Regency Centers has revised its landscaping plan at the shopping center in Thousand Oaks to save trees along Agoura Road that had been slated for removal as part of a $25-million renovation. More...

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THURS., JULY 31  Give Kids The World Fundraiser Boutique  4 to 8 p.m. at Sheraton Agoura Hills, 30100 Agoura Road. Vendors, massages, refreshments, raffle prizes and ice cream.  Meet F. Scott Fitzgerald   More...

Schools

Newbury Park teens start charitable party planning business

NPHS pair create Cater for Cancer

Money-making opportunities are hard to come by for adolescents these days, so when two Newbury Park teens were doing what teens do—hanging out in their bedrooms talking—they began to brainstorm and an idea hit them.  They’d ear More...

Sports

No more fun and games

Conejo Oaks baseball team wraps up another summer season

Cody Lenahan hesitated on a pop-up in foul territory.  The third baseman for the Conejo Oaks college wood-bat baseball team appeared to give up on the play, but he dove for the ball at the last moment.  More...

Little Leaguers are comeback kids

THE CHAMPS—The Thousand Oaks Little League 10- and 11-year-old baseball all-stars won a state championship. More...

Softball squad advances to nationals

ALL-STARS IN THE SKY WITH DIAMONDS—The Thousand Oaks Girls Softball Association U-10 allstars qualified for the American Softball Association Western National Championship in Roseville, Calif. More...

Pets

Rabbits are inexpensive to feed and easy to care for

Taking care of animals can be both fun and educational, and it can also teach responsibility to children. Some animals require more time and care than others, so you should pick a pet that fits your needs and schedule. More...

Pet of the week

SHALL WE DANCE?—Lady is a female gray-and-white terrier mix about 4 years old. She is a mellow dog that is good on a leash and gets along with other dogs and cats. More...

Faith

The Art of Being

“The idea that everything is purposeful really changes the way you live. More...

Letters

Time for Costco in Newbury Park

In the latest Thousand Oaks Acorn editorial it is hard to believe the moaning and sudden concern about what Thousand Oaks and Ventura County are going to lose in tax dollars and business now that Westlake Village has opened the new Target shopping ce More...

Traffic control not working

About two years ago, some person or persons decided to dramatically increase the cycle time of traffic signals at major intersections in Thousand Oaks.  More...

Water plan a ‘boondoggle’

With the drought and recent passage of punitive new laws against wasting water, “Local support building for Bay Delta project” (Thousand Oaks Acorn, July 24) shows we are ripe for another government boondoggle. Gov. More...

Editorials

During drought, brown is the new green

The recent heat wave is a stark reminder of how serious the drought has become.  We all know the situation is serious, yet Gov. More...

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