November 13, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

WHS coach pleads guilty to having relations with student

He was 37, she was 15

A former Westlake High School softball and basketball coach arrested on suspicion of having sex with a 15-year-old female student in April has pleaded guilty. More...

Health & Wellness

Give blood for the holidays

The American Red Cross is hosting blood drives to ensure suffi cient blood supplies are available for patients this holiday season. More...

Briefs

Don’t forget free memory screenings Senior Concerns will present free memory screening as part of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s National Memory Screening Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sat., Nov. More...

On the Town

Classic movies on big screen in T.O.

CV Film Festival back for third year

Next week the Conejo Valley will celebrate its cinematic history. The Conejo Valley Film Festival, now in its third year, features classic movies filmed in the area. It was started by local residents Billy Martin and Tim Hengst. More...

The Tenors to take Thousand Oaks

The Tenors, multi-platinum recording artists, will perform at 8 p.m. Sat., Nov. 29 at the Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. More...

Whiffenpoofs drive ’em wild

Historic Yale University group sings to T.O. seniors
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Sports

Cat in a cage

Ben Worley puts his stamp on Newbury Park boys’ water polo team

Sam Malan wishes he could stop time whenever he sees his Newbury Park High boys’ water polo goalie on the wrong end of a three-on-one fast break.  Malan, a senior co-captain, shakes his head. More...

Warriors trounce Lions on the road

Jim Benkert was against Oaks Christian School opening its doors a few blocks away from Westlake High in 2000.  Benkert, who has led the Warrior football team the past 26 years, perceived the Lions as a regional threat. More...

Panthers win Conejo Valley Championship

Newbury Park football team downs Thousand Oaks for Camino League title

Neil Armstrong was the first man to walk on the moon.  Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay were the first to scale Mount Everest.  Tom Cruise was the first to wear jeans in a beach volleyball game.  More...

Pets

Life doesn’t make scents for this dog

Even the brightest pup in the litter can sometimes have no sense of scents. How this could be defi es comprehension, when in most instances a dog’s nose is a data processor with whiskers.  More...

Pet of the week

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Faith

An uphill journey

Bethany Church marks 50th anniversary this weekend

Wavyl Taylor was among a group of 35 people who gathered at a local park in November 1962 to discuss founding a house of worship to call their own. More...

Temple to host leader of regional food bank

As part of the 1,000 Shabbat Celebrations, Temple Etz Chaim and the Jewish Federation of Los Angeles will host Fred Summers, program director for SOVA Community Food and Resource Program, during the regular Friday service at 7:30 p.m. Nov. More...

Sewn with love

LDS members join forces to benefit children in Africa
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Letters

Political mail, calls a turnoff

As a patriotic American, I value the right to vote. That being said, thank goodness the Nov. More...

County needs rent control

This is in response to the Oct. More...

Find a way to preserve track

Ahh, the Love Bug. So good to see the little guy in the Oct. 30 issue of the Acorn.  Herbie, the Love Bug came to fame at the Paramount Ranch Raceway in what is now Agoura Hills. More...

Columns

Eye on the Conejo

Another California treasure

Now that cooler weather has arrived it’s an excellent time to consider a visit to the Living Desert/Zoo and Gardens in Palm Desert. More...

Kiwanis moves See’s candy operation to Westlake

The Charitable Foundation of the Kiwanis Club of Thousand Oaks will be selling holiday boxes of See’s candies this year at a new site, 30857 Thousand Oaks Blvd., in the city of Westlake Village.  The freestanding building is at the west of More...

Hot Flashes

Can I get a hall pass?

Dear Pope Gregory XIII,  I’d like to request the removal of December from the calendar. You’re the namesake of that Gregorian thing and I dig your chants, so maybe you’ll respond to my pitiful appeal.  More...

Price of democracy: special election could cost $200K

A June 2015 special election to fill the City Council seat soon to be left vacant by Jacqui Irwin, who will be sworn in as a member of the state Assembly on Dec. More...

Newbury Park High School football stadium vandalized

Police investigating Monday night incident

When Newbury Park High School students and staff returned to school Wednesday after the Veterans Day holiday, they were greeted by a disturbing sight. More...

Birthday of our own: Acorn turns 40

Big things come in small packages, and on Fri., Nov. 14, the weekly tabloid-size Acorn newspaper—which sprouted in one community and branched out into eight—will celebrate its 40th year in business.  More...

Community

Brownley declares victory in race

Victory appears imminent for incumbent in 26th

Although some provisional and vote-by-mail ballots remain to be counted, U.S. Rep. Julia Brownley is declaring victory in the race for the 26th Congressional District, one of the closest races in the nation.  More...

Fighting for the fighters

Retired Marine has a new mission: helping veterans returning from war

Marine Corps veteran Cpl. William Hutton was wounded three times while fighting in the Vietnam War in 1966, once in July and twice on Sept. 28 by grenade shrapnel that tore into his head and back as he led a company up a hill under heavy enemy fire. More...

T.O. comes to aid of ‘Old Town’ residents, will repair aging streets

Though roads aren’t under city’s purview, they’ll be fixed anyway

The City of Thousand Oaks will spend nearly $125,000 from its general fund to repair one county-owned street and two private streets in the Greenwich Village neighborhood, one of the oldest in the city. More...

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THURS., NOV. 13  Woodland Hills Republican Women   More...

Schools

CLU does its part to repay vets for their service

T.O. university is picking up tab not covered under G.I. Bill for qualified vets

Sara Bergeron will graduate from Cal Lutheran University with a degree in biology this year.  But the U.S Navy veteran, who plans to attend graduate school and become a physician’s assistant, found the transition from military life to a co More...

Small school wins big mock trial title

The Conejo Valley has become a bit of a powerhouse when it comes to high school mock trial competitions. A Thousand Oaks high school has once again placed first at a world competition.  More...

Safe place easy to find at Bridges

NEW FRIENDS—Bridges Charter School will officially unveil its new “ Buddy Bench” on Nov. More...

Business

Prognosticator leads panel on future of county economy

Bill Watkins, executive director of the California Lutheran University Center for Economic Research and Forecasting, will present the 2015 Ventura County Forecast during a discussion from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fri., Nov. More...

VCCU named top advocate

The Ventura County Credit Union as well as its president and CEO Joe Schroeder received awards from the California Credit Union League at its annual meeting and conference on Oct. 21.  VCCU won the Credit Union Advocate of the Year Award. More...

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Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park  Oct. 29 A 21- year- old man was arrested for resisting, obstructing or delaying a peace officer and false representation to a police officer in the 600 block of Avenida del Platino. More...

Family

Setting cellphone rules for home rings true during the holidays

We’ve all seen it. A group of friends sitting at a nice restaurant who are strangely silent. They are not speaking to each other as they pick at their meals. The reason? More...

Power of Dream Tour stops at youth center

Marion and John E. Anderson Youth Center, a division of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley, will host artists from the Power of a Dream Tour from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Fri., Nov. 14 at the youth center, 1980 E. More...

Kids can do gingerbread crafts during Oaks mall event

The Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara will present a Family Gingerbread event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sun., Nov. 16 at The Oaks mall’s J.C. Penney courtyard, 350 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks.  More...