August 21, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Family feuding over Richard Grossman estate

The children of the late Richard Grossman, who had amassed a fortune as a plastic surgeon and pioneer in the treatment of burns, have filed a lawsuit against the doctor’s widow over a multimillion-dollar inheritance. More...

Health & Wellness

It’s basic: vinegar can be used to treat several ailments

Regardless of what it’s made from, any alcoholic beverage will turn into vinegar over time as it becomes exposed to the bacteria in the air.  Most vinegars are made by mashing grain, apples or grapes, adding alcohol and then letting it fer More...

Workshop on advance care directives

The Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara will host a free workshop on Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment and Advanced Care Directives from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thurs., Aug. 28 at 530 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village.  More...

On the Town

Fine Mexican fare just over the grade

A Mexican restaurant might be an unlikely place to find tributes to Elvis Presley, but part of El Rey Cantina’s very name means “The King,” and its skull logo is adorned with a distinctly Elvis-inspired pompadour and aviator sunglas More...

‘Swing’ into the Brimhall Library

Jumpin’ Joz Band plays Sunday

The Jumpin’ Joz Band will perform at 3 p.m. Sun., Aug. 24 at the Grant Brimhall Library, 1401 E. More...

Children’s choir prepares to open season

Los Robles Children’s Choir will launch its 18th season Tues., Sept. 2. The choral organization comprises more than 100 singers from over 40 schools in Ventura and Los Angeles counties.  More...

Sports

Ten questions with Mr. Baseball

Mike Scioscia takes time from Los Angeles Angels’ pennant race to talk with the Acorn

Tom Selleck is Hollywood’s Mr. Baseball. Mike Scioscia is the Acorn’s Mr. More...

Super duo for Team USA

Two locals will try out for national U-13 baseball team in North Carolina

It was a father-son affair on the Waverly Park baseball field in Thousand Oaks.  Justin Flame worked with his son, Max, on fielding. More...

Lion skeet shooter wins state title

Matthew Boskovich competed in the California State Skeet Championship at Kern County Gun Club in Bakersfield last month.  Boskovich, an incoming senior at Oaks Christian High, won the 12 gauge competition to become this year’s state champ. More...

Pets

Uncollected pet waste can contaminate water, spread parasites

Many of us appreciate the enjoyment, relaxation and health benefits we gain from visiting local parks, beaches and trails in the company of the non-human species that loves us most. More...

Pet of the Week

TRUE BEAUTY—Margo is a female white Arabian horse about 16 years old. She came in as a stray and is available only to an approved home. If you would like to adopt Margo, ask for ID No. More...

Vet hosts cat-centric seminar

The Conejo Valley Veterinary Hospital will host a free cat-centric seminar with Dr. Stephanie Lipp and Dr. Christopher Schneider at 7 p.m. today, Thurs., Aug. 21, in the hospital’s all-purpose room, 3580 Willow Lane, Thousand Oaks.  More...

Obituaries

- Don Davey -

October 4, 1927 . August 9, 2014

Don Davey from Westlake Village, beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend, passed away peacefully on August 9th, 2014. Wonderful loving husband to Sandy, loving father to Camille and Scott, stepson Mark, stepdaughter More...

Family

‘I don’t know my own child anymore’

He is always angry. He locks himself up in his room and sits on that computer all night long. He won’t talk to anyone!  I can’t believe she did that! What was she thinking of?  More...

Saluting our Scouts

Three new Eagle Scouts from Boy Scout Troop 765 were recently awarded their medals at Teledyne Center.  Andrew Wilson, Kevin Henderson and Matt Schmidt completed the full BSA program from Cub Scouts through Eagle. More...

Horizon Hills screening film on breastfeeding

The Horizon Hills Pregnancy and Newborn Program will host a community screening of “The Milky Way,” a documentary on breastfeeding, from 10 a.m. to noon Sat., Aug. More...

Columns

Flying Squirrel

Immersive travel  If you ask a good many people where they went on their last vacation, chances are you’ll hear stories of sugary beaches, frozen tourist drinks and wellworn paperbacks.  Equally common vacation tales include anecdotes More...

On the Trail

If art’s in your heart   Originally I trained to be a fine artist, then switched to a literary mode when it proved easier to write art criticism than create great art.  Surrounded by masterpieces while working for Christie’s and More...

School board race draws 7 candidates

Two incumbents, five challengers seeking three seats

A new face will grace the Conejo Valley school board when it comes back from winter break later this year.  Due to longtime trustee Tim Stephens’ decision not to seek reelection, at least one of the three seats up in this fall’s elec More...

22 arrested during weekend probation sweep

Ventura County sheriff’s deputies arrested 22 people last Saturday when the department conducted a probation and parole sweep in the Thousand Oaks area. More...

Community

Cal Water raising rates by 8 percent

Customers in T.O., Westlake affected

Residential customers of California Water Service Company in Thousand Oaks and the Westlake portion of T.O. More...

Rindge Dam closes to the public

Risk of injury too great, rep says

Rindge Dam on Malibu Creek will be closed to the public starting today, Aug. 21.  California State Parks officials say the 88-year-old dam is being closed for a variety of reasons related to public safety and protection of the environment.  More...

Driver in fatal crash hires new attorney

Plea deal in the works for Powell

A plea deal may be negotiated for Collin Powell, the 24-year-old Newbury Park resident charged with vehicular manslaughter in the deaths of his two passengers in September, according to his new defense attorney.  A pre-trial conference has been More...

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THURS., AUG. 21  Jewelry Sale And Luncheon   More...

Schools

Prof seeks clues from the past to help predict weather of the future

T.O. resident earns $1-million grant to study climate change

UCLA professor Glen MacDonald is trying to gain a better understanding of climate change by uncovering clues about how extreme weather affected humans in the past. More...

WHS student maps schools in India

Project helps support tiny villages

Children shouldn’t be penalized because of where they were born. More...

Nine schools will open year with new principals

Retirements cause domino effect

One of the delights of heading back to school is reconnecting with friends and seeing familiar teachers and administrators.  But with almost 40 changes in leadership at the Conejo Valley Unified School District this year, chances are most studen More...

Business

Animation CEO turns to education

Terry Thoren, the production manager for popular Nickelodeon cartoons in the 1990s through the early 2000s, including “Rugrats” and “The Wild Thornberrys,” has turned his sights to education.  The Malibou Lake resident wh More...

VC Credit Union moving corporate offices

Ventura County Credit Union, a not-for-profit cooperative servicing the financial needs of the greater Ventura region, recently obtained the deed of a new facility for its corporate offices.  The 73,000-square-foot site, off Vista Del Mar in Ven More...

Briefs

BeanoVino hosts anniversary bash More...

Faith

Classical concerts hope to fill hearts, stomachs

The Classical Concert Chamber Orchestra will give two rare U.S. performances featuring music from Mozart and Vivaldi to benefit the homeless dinner program at St. More...

VBS campers collect a ‘boat load’ of food for Manna

SHIP SHAPE—Douglas Gonce, children’s ministry director at Emmanuel Presbyterian Church in Thousand Oaks and assistant leader and Junior Girl Scout Katie Butson of Troop 60134 show off the More...

Letters

Intervention is critical in schools

I’m compelled to respond to Mr. Gabrielson’s misguided letter (Acorn, Aug. 7) regarding the CVUSD bond measure.  The only data he presents to support his argument is weak.  More...

Amgen layoffs no ‘wake-up call’

Having spoken with friends employed by Amgen, I read your Aug. 7 editorial with dismay. And when I got to the end of that piece, I got angry.  Amgen has announced that it will be closing facilities in Seattle and in Colorado. More...

Pay increase was offered to all

It was offensive to read how county officials think that they have “recognized” the challenges of the state’s juvenile and adult realignment programs on the county’s probation and corrections officers by offering a 5 percent p More...

Editorials

The do’s and don’ts of campaign letters

Social media and the Internet as a whole have forever transformed how thoughts and opinions are disseminated, a phenomenon that can have particular punch in an election year.  More...

Political Cartoon

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FOR THE RECORD

In last week’s story about the seven candidates running for City Council, incumbent Andy Fox was mislabeled as a Los Angeles City Fire Department captain. He is, in fact, an assistant fire chief, having served in that role since 2012.   More...