September 4, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Cobra fever strikes T.O.

Venomous snake that bit dog Monday night still unaccounted for at press time

Helicopters circled over a Thousand Oaks neighborhood Wednesday, on the hunt for a venomous monocled cobra that had been on the loose since at least Monday. More...

Health & Wellness

Kids in recovery can get fit with nonprofit’s help

On a recent Friday afternoon, the California Lutheran University soccer team welcomed its newest and youngest member: 8-year-old Dylan Roslauski. More...

Camp offers activities for those with brain injuries

Life After Brain Injury’s third annual Brain Injury Camp will take place Fri. through Sun., Sept. More...

Keeping synapses sharp: Speakers to share insights on memory loss

Nationally recognized gerontologist Beverly Sanborn will share her knowledge regarding the differences between normal memory loss and Alzheimer’s disease at four complimentary events.  In her talk “The Brain Game: Understanding Menta More...

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THURS., SEPT. 4 Fords And Folks In Thousand Oaks 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hyatt Westlake Plaza, 880 S. Westlake Blvd. Over 200 classic flathead Fords and Mercurys on display. Early Ford V8 Club sponsors. Admission: free. Contact: Janet Williams. More...

Schools

Refurbished CLU commons features all-you-can-eat dining hall, Starbucks

The $15-million Ullman Commons at California Lutheran University is open to students, faculty, staff and visitors. More...

Another potential deal in place for historic Kelley Rd site

Developer willing to pay $8.9 million for CVUSD property

Conejo Valley High School in Newbury Park is closer to getting a new campus after nearly two decades of attempts to move the alternative high school and adjacent maintenance center from their aging, deteriorating buildings.  More...

City, CVUSD team up to promote safety

CROSS SAFELY—A stop sign mascot greets students as they cross Dover Avenue at Gainsborough Road on Aug. 28. More...

Business

Westlake tech-savvy entrepreneur ready to spread his wings

After graduating from California Lutheran University, 24-yearold Alexander Greene faced the same challenge as many other new graduates—a lack of jobs.  But the Westlake Village resident had another roadblock to deal with as he looked for a More...

$ BUSINESS BITS

Kids cuts Sparkles & Spikes, a children’s hair salon and spa, opened at the Janss Marketplace.  Relocated Thrive Dance Studio relocated its operation to a larger facility at 3623 Old Conejo Road in Newbury Park.   More...

Gift store hosts grand opening

Locally owned Farmhouse Comforts will host a grand opening Sat., Sept. 6 at 31133 Via Colinas, No. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park  Aug. 21 On the 101 Freeway at Ventu Park Road, a 57-year-old man was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and driving with a blood alcohol content of 0.08 percent or higher.   More...

Faith

Local Jews, Muslims pray for resolution to ongoing violence in Middle East

Outbreak of war hits close to home

Violence between Israel and Hamas during the 50-day war in Gaza killed more than 2,000 people and injured at least 10,000 more before both sides agreed to a ceasefi re Aug. 26.  The tension spilled into the Conejo Valley.  More...

Put faith to work in the real world

It’s still dark when I stumble downstairs rubbing sleep from my eyes. More...

Icon takes a world tour

STOPOVER IN SIMI VALLEY—The icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa, known as “Black Madonna,” is displayed at St. Rose of Lima Church on Aug. 26. More...

Letters

There goes the neighborhood

I have lived in the Wildwood area of Thousand Oaks for 23 years.  This area was set up for singlefamily residences. More...

Canine vocalists not appreciated

Let me first say that I am an animal lover and dog owner.  I’m very surprised, then, that some dog owners in the neighborhood are not conscious of how disturbing and annoying their dogs’ barking is.  We don’t have the luxu More...

Replace council members

Tip O’Neill, former Speaker of the House, once famously said, “All politics is local,” attributing the statement to advice he received from his father at a young age.  More...

Editorials

School district not receiving high marks for transparency

It doesn’t get stated publicly enough: Conejo Valley Unified School District is doing a terrific job of educating the community’s children.  More...

Political Cartoon

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FOR THE RECORD

In the Aug. 21 edition of the Thousand Oaks Acorn, an article about community cleanup events mentioned an option for reuse of items. A drop-off box for the Habitat for Humanity ReStore is no longer available at the Simi Valley Landfill.  More...

Whole lotta love in Dover-Hendrix

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Brownley, Gorell set to debate

Television attack ads hit the airwaves

The campaigns for the 26th Congressional District are well underway, and the campaign engines of the two candidates— U.S. Rep. More...

Community

Napa quake stirs calls to get prepared

About 200 people were injured last month in an earthquake that occurred near the West Napa Fault in Northern California.  The magnitude 6.0 earthquake— which lasted longer than 10 seconds—caused power outages throughout the area, dam More...

Deputy will not face charges in Calabasas cycling death

The Los Angeles County district attorney’s office said it will not press charges against the Lost Hills sheriff’s deputy whose patrol car struck and killed a bicyclist in Calabasas last December.  More...

Incumbents aim to maintain hold

Five-person field includes two challengers

For the foreseeable future, the Conejo Recreation and Park District will face financial challenges that will require creative solutions, according to the candidates running for CRPD’s board of directors in November. More...

On the Town

What do you know about pho?

Vietnamese fusion restaurant opens

The French Vietnamese restaurant 9021Pho held its grand opening at The Lakes in Thousand Oaks last week as the upscale shopping center on the boulevard continued to see a change in its tenant mix.  Lassen’s Natural Foods and Vitamins store More...

Pop star to play before hometown crowd

Grammy-Award-winning singer-songwriter Colbie Caillat will perform at 8 p.m. Fri., Sept. 26 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, one of only two California performances scheduled for the multi-platinum recording artist this year. More...

Actors feel connection to Holocaust through their families

For three of its cast members, the Conejo Players production of “The Diary of Anne Frank” has personal significance: Each of them has a direct connection to the horrific events that occurred during the Holocaust.  The show runs throu More...

Sports

The Acorn’s High School Football Game of the Week

Thousand Oaks Lancers (1-0) vs. Canyon Cowboys (0-1)

Friday, 7 p.m. Thousand Oaks High   Max Gilliam didn’t stagger like a rookie. He flourished like a savvy veteran.  More...

Other local football matchups

Westlake (1-0) at Red Mountain (0-1)   More...

Weekend schedule

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Pets

Pet of the Week

SWEETIE—Kiki is an altered female torte domestic long-haired mix about 6 years old. She is good with small children and other cats. If you would like to adopt Kiki ask for ID No. More...

Canines and choppers

Poker run benefits Animal Services

“Hogs for Dogs,” the first poker motorcycle run to benefit Ventura County Animal Services, will take place on Sat., Sept. 20. The ride will kick off with registration from 9 to 11 a.m. More...

This one will go to the dogs

A star-studded rock and roll fundraiser called “Sing for the Voiceless” will help a local animal rescue to save abused, injured and special-needs dogs and place them into loving homes.  More...

Obituaries

Anthony J. (Tony) Sciarrino,

88 of Las Vegas, NV, passed away after a short illness on July 18, 2014. Tony was born in Niagara Falls, NY, to Salvatore (Sam) Sciarrino and Rose (Morale) Sciarrino. He attended Trott Vocational H.S. More...

Family

County keeping close eye on food trucks

Mobile eateries must get proper permits

A roast brie melt on black peppercorn bread, lobster tacos and pancake beef curry are just a few of the mouthwatering items top chefs are serving from gourmet food trucks rolling into town.  The new food truck trend has spread from the downtowns More...

Food trucks making stops at local farmers markets

The Ventura County Certified Farmers Market Association has added gourmet food trucks to its farmers markets, providing residents a diverse lineup to choose from.  The following food trucks appear at the Pleasant Valley Certified Farmers Market More...

Enjoy Luau at Y open house

A family luau, exercise classes and swimming will be part of a free community open house at the Conejo Valley YMCA from noon to 3 p.m. Sun., Sept. 21 at 4031 N. Moorpark Road in Thousand Oaks.  Group exercises will begin at 12:15 p.m. More...

Columns

Hot Flashes

Beautiful dreamer   “Yaya, tell me a story.”  The time? 3 a.m. More...

Flying Squirrel

Checking into hotels  There’s an old joke about hotels that goes something like this:  More...

Connecting

Happiness habits   Psychologists are now studying what makes people happy. For many years it was considered too lightweight a topic for serious research. More...