August 14, 2014 RSS feed / Community

Freeways keeping local lions caged

Lack of genetic diversity a threat to species, ecologist says

Mountain lions managing to survive in the Santa Monica Mountains do so with increasing challenges.  Researchers studying these large carnivorous cats find that the lions are almost completely cut off from other populations by freeways, which act More...

Pursuit down boulevard ends in arrests

Charges include DUI, hit-and-run

A 31-year-old Oxnard resident is facing felony evading charges after police were led on a short but destructive daytime chase down Thousand Oaks Boulevard on Aug. 4.  More...

North Ranch center getting new look

The North Ranch Gateway shopping center on the northeast corner of Thousand Oaks Boulevard and Lindero Canyon Road in Westlake Village is about to undergo a major renovation.  Built in the late 1980s, the 86,600-square-foot center comprises five More...

County, probation officers union continue to seek compromise

Union has been operating without a contract since July

The county and the union that represents Ventura County’s probation and corrections officers are headed to a “fact-finding” process in the fall to settle a dispute over the officers’ pay after the failure of contract negotiati More...

A true trailblazer

Thousand Oaks loses one its most dedicated open space volunteer

Anyone who’s hiked the trails of the Santa Monica Mountains has likely walked in Burt Elliott’s footsteps.  Elliott, who died early this month at 81, was a retired engineer, but his passion was the outdoors.  More...

New Yorker to take helm at New West

The board of directors of the New West Symphony have appointed Alexander Gurevich as the symphony’s general manager effective immediately.  He joins the symphony staff led by executive director Natalia Staneva.  More...

Briefs

Festival includes food collection More...

Cancer support org losing longtime prez

Camarillo woman has been at helm of nonprofit since ’02

After 12 years leading Cancer Support Community Valley/ Ventura/Santa Barbara, president Suzanne Drace of Camarillo will move to Pacific Grove to join her family. She will stay through Sept. More...

Janss CEO: bowling, fun center still happening

‘I think we’re getting close,’ Sigal says

A recreation center with a bowling alley, arcade and bar is on track to open at the Janss Marketplace next year, according to the president of NewMark Merrill, the company that owns the outdoor mall.  NewMark CEO Sandy Sigal said plans for the c More...

Committee member needed

The City of Thousand Oaks is recruiting for one unscheduled vacancy as an alternate on the Ventura County Citizens Transportation Advisory Committee.  This committee is an advisory group to the Ventura County Transportation Commission for purpos More...

Have newspaper, will travel . . .

Summer is in full swing and that means the annual Take Your Acorn on Vacation photo contest isn’t far off.  Soon you can vote for this year’s winning picture by taking part in our special online poll.  More...

Deadline approaching

FICTION CONTEST

The Acorn’s annual Fiction in a Nutshell contest is underway. More...

T.O. teens arrested on suspicion of ‘car hopping’

Five Thousand Oaks residents have been arrested in connection with thefts from unlocked cars.  About 5:30 a.m. Aug. More...

Treasure Hunters

Collectors learn the value of their goods at Goebel Antique Bazaar

CHIVALRY ON STRINGS—Nancy and Jay Puleo of Thousand Oaks wait to hear the appraised value of their 1860 Italian marionette knight of the round table at the third annual Goebel Antiques Bazaar i More...

Art instructor offers painting demo

The Westlake Village Art Guild will present Dan LaVigne demonstrating painting technique at a dinner meeting on Tues., Sep. 2 at Los Robles Greens, West Ballroom, 299 S. More...

Serving in Uniform

Navy Seaman Nicholas G. Garcia recently completed U.S. More...

Library announces fall lineup of free computer classes

Free computer classes will be offered this fall at the Thousand Oaks libraries to anyone age 14 and up.  Due to limitations in class size, registration is required and students may be required to share a computer.  Registration is in person More...