October 9, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Health & Wellness

The war on suicide

County joins in statewide campaign to raise awareness, prevent suicide

Ventura County is joining in a statewide prevention campaign to reach out to adults who are at greater risk for suicide, according to local officials.  More...

On the Town

Group brings political humor to stage

The Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Foundation and local NPR affiliate KCLU Radio 88.3 FM are each celebrating their 20th anniversary in 2014 by presenting The Capitol Steps at 7:30 p.m. Thurs., Oct. 23 at the Kavli Theatre, 2100 E. More...

Rare, iconic autos on display at Reagan Library

Exotic, historic and iconic cars from real life, TV and movies will be on display in the “Amazing Automobiles: The Ultimate Car Exhibit” from Oct. 28 through May 1 at the Reagan Library, 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley.  More...

Alumni sing at CLU anniversary concert

Homecoming performance Oct. 19

California Lutheran University will present its Homecoming Choral Concert with alumni and the Choir and Women’s Chorale in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first two commencements at 2 p.m. Sun., Oct. More...

Sports

The Acorn’s High School Football Game of the Week

Thousand Oaks Lancers (6-0) vs. Oaks Christian Lions (3-3) Friday, 7 p.m. at Thousand Oaks High

The Lions and Lancers are at a crossroads.  Oaks Christian High’s football team, 3-3 overall, has never lost more than three games in a single season. Thousand Oaks, 6-0 and ranked No. More...

Local matchup

Paraclete (4-2) at Westlake (3-2)

Outlook: The Warriors lost to Mater Dei 28-27 last week, but they showed their mettle against one of the best teams in California. More...

Weekend schedule

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Pets

Raccoons welcome as long as they pay the mortgage

Raccoons that refused to hunt prey and instead relied on depleting my neighbor’s fish pond and raiding our trash barrels were once prolific in my rural Agoura community.  In recent years the raccoons have grown scarce. More...

Pet of the week

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Animal rescue volunteers pose for pics

Animal rescue group Shelter Hope will commemorate its third anniversary with the unveiling of “Saved by the Belles,” a whimsical 2015 calendar with color photos of the shop’s female volunteers and their pets, from 3 to 6 p.m. More...

Faith

Bless Our Pets

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Singers needed for Christmas concert

The Elation Arts Series at Emmanuel Church and Emmanuel Choir will usher in the Christmas season with a concert on Sat., Dec. 13. More...

Mormon documentary to be shown in Simi

“Meet the Mormons,” a feature length documentary profiling the lives of six members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints, will be shown all this week at Regal Cinemas, 2751 Tapo Canyon Road, Simi Valley.  More...

Letters

Report illegally placed signs

If they can’t follow the rules, how can they set the rules for us?  Political signs are popping up like spring daisies. That’s part of election season life. More...

Traffic light cycle issues abound

Following up on my second rant regarding local traffic problems, I contacted Councilmember Claudia Bill-de la Peña, who put me in touch with Traffic Division Manager Jim Mashiko.  He concurred with Mr. More...

Why do we keep getting outfoxed?

It’s amazing to me that the people of Thousand Oaks continue to elect Andy Fox to the City Council.  More...

Formula for Measure I: spend now, pay later

Sensing T.O. residents wouldn’t support a tax increase, district took another route

How does the Conejo Valley Unified School District plan to raise $197 million for schools without increasing the tax rate? With capital appreciation bonds—that’s how. More...

Predatory Reading

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Community

Murder-suicide shocks Sunset Hills neighborhood

Homicide is city’s first since 2010

The city of Thousand Oaks last Thursday had its first recorded homicide in nearly four years.  After shooting and killing his wife, a Thousand Oaks man took his own life Oct. More...

Turf program taking off for Calleguas

The amount of water used to keep one person’s yard green may be just a drop in the bucket of what’s needed to make a difference in California’s drought emergency, but each yard adds up—and it’s adding up fast for Callegu More...

Anticipation builds for Saturday debate

Spending tops $2 million in McCoy-Irwin contest

Campaign donations for the two contenders in the 44th Assembly District race have surpassed $2 million a month before voters go to the polls. More...

Calendar

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THURS., OCT. 9  Woodland Hills Republican Women  10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Woodland Hills Country Club, 21150 Dumetz Road. Guest speaker is Neel Kashkari, candidate for state governor. Review of November ballot propositions. Luncheon cost: $25. More...

Schools

Strike up the bands!

Area high school musicians perform at Sounds of Conejo

CENTER STAGE— At left, Phesjiah Stewart dances with the Thousand Oaks High at School the Sounds marching of Conejo band on Sept. 27. More...

Youth Congress Leadership Program accepting applications

Program shows kids the political ropes

The Conejo/Las Virgenes Future Foundation is accepting applications from students in grades nine through 12 who are interested in the Youth Congress Leadership Program. The foundation has been sponsoring the leadership program for six years. More...

Briefs

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Business

Why your property tax bill may be higher than expected

Property values are increasing in California.  The good news is Proposition 13 limits the annual increase in the property’s taxable value for inflation to 2 percent. More...

Create-it-yourself pizza place opens off Wendy

MOD Pizza celebrated the grand opening of its Newbury Park location with a ribbon-cutting Oct. More...

Agoura store to carry revolutionary LG TV screen

LG Electronics launched the U.S. sale of its new 4K Ultra High Definition Organic LED (OLED) television on Oct. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park  Sept. 21 A 23- year- old woman was arrested for inflicting corporal injury on a spouse or cohabitant in the 2200 block of Michael Drive. More...

Family

Volunteers sought to share love of nature

The National Park Service is seeking volunteers with an interest in helping young people discover the beauty and history of the Santa Monica Mountains. The deadline to submit an application is Fri., Oct. 31.  More...

YAE play presents a funny look at farming

Young actors star in comedy

The Young Artists Ensemble’s Hillcrest Players will present “Farmageddon and the Undercover Crop” at 1 and 3 p.m. Sat., Oct. 11 and 18 at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. More...

UMC hosts Fall Festival

The community is invited to the Fall Festival activities from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Sat., Oct. 18 on the lawn and patio of the United Methodist Church of Westlake Village, 1049 S. More...

Columns

Life in the Single Lane

OXOXOXO   I’m a hugger from way back. I like to greet people I know and often those I’m meeting for the first time with a quick embrace. More...

Editorials

Thousand Oaks: still looking fine at 50

Fifty years and counting. Thousand Oaks is a rare gem indeed, a city that’s become today the community it was drawn up to be five decades ago.  More...

Political Cartoon

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FOR THE RECORD

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