September 18, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

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Erbes Rd residents speak up about life during construction

When Jon Baker and his family moved to their home on Erbes Road 11 years ago, they looked forward to promised improvements on their street. More...

Meetings planned to discuss $197M bond proposal

The public can learn more about the Conejo Valley Unified School District’s proposed $197-million bond measure by attending one of three meetings planned on the subject in the next three weeks.  More...

Health & Wellness

Turn back the hands of time

Every day, I speak to people who have taken all the right steps to benefit their health. More...

Poisonous plant was at root of Lincoln’s mother’s death

Nancy Hanks Lincoln, who was born Feb. 5, 1784, and died Oct. 5, 1818, was married to Thomas Lincoln.  They had a daughter named Sarah and a younger son named Abraham, the future president of the United States. More...

Timeless tunes at Hospice chili cook-off

MOOD MUSIC—Emilia Fraley, 18, and Adam Sortomme, both of Newbury Park, listen to the music of the Beatles tribute band Sgt. More...

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THURS., SEPT. 18  Channel Islands Gulls  11 a.m. at Pierpont Inn, 550 San Jon Ave., Ventura. Social hour 11 a.m. Raffle to support local charities. Lunch costs: $25 prepaid. RSVP requested. Contact: Shirley. Phone: 805.263.6062. More...

Schools

Big cat on campus

The teaching zoo at Moorpark College welcomes newest guest

Those who attend Moorpark College or live near its campus shouldn’t be surprised if they hear the nearby roar of a lion in the nottoo distant future.  America’s Teaching Zoo, a 5-acre facility on the community college campus, welcome More...

Dolz continues fight for more parental control

Editor’s note: The order in which candidate spotlights appear was chosen by a random draw. Tony Dolz, a challenger for the Conejo Valley Unified School District Board of Education, is all about personal choice. More...

Conference looks at Common Core

The fifth annual Gifted Conference in Las Virgenes Unified School District will focus on the depth and complexity of the curriculum through the new Common Core state standards.  The conference, which is geared toward teachers, administrators and More...

Business

Tilted Kilt opens in two weeks

Sports pub Tilted Kilt, known for its female servers dressed in hip-hugging skirts and revealing tops, is expected to open sometime next week at 1345 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., according to a representative with Fishman Public Relations. More...

County counsel enters private practice

Robert N. More...

EYE ON LOCAL AREA STOCKS

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Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park  Sept. 4 On Hillcrest Drive at Citation Way, a man was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and driving with a blood alcohol content of 0.08 percent or higher.   More...

Family

Kids go cobra crazy!

Mrs. Hartigan’s class at Weathersfield Elementary could hardly contain their excitement at the prospect of a cobra on the loose in Thousand Oaks. After absorbing the facts about the reptile from the Acorn’s Sept. More...

TOHS dance team offers clinic for kids

The championship, award-winning Thousand Oaks High School dance team will host the TOHS children’s dance clinic from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sat., Sept. 20 in the school gym, 2323 N. More...

Youth stamp fair coming to Ventura

The Ventura County Philatelic Society and Anacapa Middle School Stamp Club will present the 24th annual Youth Stamp Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., Oct. 11 at the Dudley House Museum, 197 N. Ashwood Ave., Ventura.  More...

Columns

Flying Squirrel

The awe in autumn  Fall is nearly upon us. So the almanac says.  Sept. 22 marks the autumnal equinox in the Northern Hemisphere. Temperatures will begin to drop. Days will grow shorter, nights longer. More...

Hot Flashes

Riding   More...

'Explosion' felt in Newbury Park

Six homes evacuated after E. Kelley Road neighborhood feels jolt

Six homes in Newbury Park were temporarily evacuated this afternoon after reports of an explosion on E. Kelley Road. The explosion turned out to be nothing more than a blown fuse on a power pole. More...

Case of enterovirus D68 confirmed in Ventura County

Respiratory illness has been sickening kids across the U.S.

A case of enterovirus D68, the respiratory illness that has been affecting children across the United States, has been identified in Ventura County, the California Department of Public Health announced today. More...

‘In broad daylight’

Women were robbed as they entered their cars near T.O. Boulevard

On Tuesday local authorities arrested a Thousand Oaks teenager they believe robbed two women in parking lots on Thousand Oaks Boulevard in the past month. Both incidents occurred during daytime hours. More...

Environmental analysis of proposed park available

The last giant swath of unused land in the city’s boundaries, a 145-acre site in the Lang Ranch area of Thousand Oaks, could become a haven for runners, mountain bikers, model plane fliers and disc golf enthusiasts. More...

Community

Highway Patrol keeping close eye on speeders near 101-23 construction

Speed limit was lowered in response to rise in accidents

Caltrans and the California Highway Patrol continue to encourage drivers to watch their speeds near the 101-23 interchange construction zone.  More...

Vote for your favorite vacation pic

Summer is over, school’s in session, and it’s time to judge the winners of the 2014 Take Your Thousand Oaks Acorn on Vacation Photo Contest.  The 10 finalists have been posted online at www.theacorn.com, where you are invited to visi More...

Transportation commission rejects further study of toll lanes

Plan proves too costly for time being

After spending $111,000 to determine the feasibility of installing high-occupancy toll lanes along the 101 Freeway from Thousand Oaks to Ventura, the county’s lead transportation agency has decided to get off at the first exit. More...

On the Town

Fine food, drink to fill the Four Seasons

Taste of Conejo is Oct. 9

The sixth annual Taste of Conejo, presented by the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce, will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thurs., Oct. More...

CLU music prof presents original work

Members of the Cal Lutheran University music faculty will present works for piano and winds, including an original composition by faculty composer and Thousand Oaks resident Mark Spraggins, at 7:30 p.m. Fri., Sept. More...

Painter’s works look at ‘The Big Picture’

Free event is being held in conjunction with ‘Beautiful’ exhibit

California Lutheran University will host a presentation, “The Big Picture: Learning From What You See,” by representational painter Seth Tane at 5:30 p.m. Wed., Oct. More...

Sports

The Acorn’s High School Football Game of the Week

Thousand Oaks Lancers (3-0) vs. West Ranch Wildcats (2-1)

Friday, 7 p.m. More...

Other local football matchups

Newbury Park (3-0) at Dos Pueblos (1-2)   More...

Weekend schedule

Antelop Valley at Oaks Christian Friday, 7 p.m.  Newbury Park at Dos Pueblos Friday, 7 p.m.  Pacifica at Calabasas Friday, 7 p.m. More...

Pets

Acorn woodpecker takes up residence in a sycamore and proves his worth

It’s been coming to a critical stage for some time now, this struggle between a mighty sycamore and my postage-stampsize deck. More...

Ojai fundraiser helps Humane Society

Ventura County Humane Society will present its seventh annual Cats in the Canyon and Hounds in the Hollow fundraiser from 2 to 5 p.m. Sun., Sept. 21 outdoors on the lawn at Boccali’s Restaurant at 3277 E. More...

Pet of the week

LOTS TO LOVE—Georgia Girl is a declawed female brown tabby domestic shorthaired cat about 7 years old. She is sweet and lovable and has to remain indoors. More...

Faith

Rabbi to deliver address on Israel during Rosh Hashanah service

Rabbi Moshe D. Bryski, executive director of Chabad of the Conejo, will deliver an address titled “Israel: A Shining Light in Dark and Perilous Times” on the first day of Rosh Hashanah at 11:30 a.m. Thurs., Sept. More...

Briefs

UMC-TO to host family fiesta United Methodist Church of Thousand Oaks will offer its inaugural Fiesta Church from 5 to 7 p.m. Sat., Sept. 20 at the church, 1000 E. Janss Road. The bilingual event is open to the community and all ages. More...

The Art of Being

What kind of a mark will you leave?

“We all desire to have others witness our lives. We want to know that who we are matters. More...

Letters

Cobra not a laughing matter

Your Sept. More...

Hold drivers accountable

I can only hope I’m not the only one that seemed to think the Acorn on Sept. More...

Officers aren’t fundraisers

This is a response to Brad Jordan’s Sept. More...

Editorials

Keep candidates honest when it comes to campaign signs

This Saturday, Sept. 20, marks the unofficial start to election season in Thousand Oaks—the first day candidates and proposition backers are permitted to post political signs within the city’s boundaries.  More...

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FOR THE RECORD

A caption beneath photos of the dedication of a new path at St. More...