January 8, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Supermarket switchover

Washington-based grocer to replace some Vons, Albertsons

Customers of grocery mainstays Albertsons and Vons will be in for some major changes at certain Southern California locations—Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park and Westlake Village among them. More...

Pipeline increases city’s access to emergency H 2 O

California Water Service Company has completed construction of a pipeline that will increase the supply of water into and out of Thousand Oaks in case of emergencies, according to CWSC.  Located at Hillcrest and Duesenberg drives, the connection More...

Health & Wellness

Student-athlete raises funds for UCPLA

Individuals with cerebral palsy are improving their computer skills with the help of a donation from an Agoura High School student.  Ben Flyer, a senior, raised $3,420 to buy technology upgrades for the Thousand Oaks Adult Day Program on the Con More...

On the Town

Ferrari’s career in the fast lane

T.O. resident to play Troubadour

Tony Ferrari creates music whenever he feels inspired, a spontaneous process that may start when a melody or lyrics pop into his head. Like fellow singer and songwriter Taylor Swift, he records the musical bits on his iPhone. More...

Experience ‘Spring Awakening’

Show is for ages 17 and up

Young Artists Ensemble Alumni and Friends will present the musical “Spring Awakening” Jan. 8 through 11 at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks.  Show times are 8 p.m. More...

Conejo Players presents ‘Brighton Beach Memoirs’

The Conejo Players Theatre will present Neil Simon’s “Brighton Beach Memoirs” on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. from Jan. 9 though 31 at 351 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks.  More...

Sports

Duck tales

Local football players help Oregon reachfirst College Football National Championship

Connor Johnson thought he wouldn’t know anyone at Oregon when he walked on to the football team.  Johnson, a former Oaks Christian High standout offensive lineman, is a redshirt freshman long snapper at the University of Oregon. More...

In the zone

Matt Hauser isn’t bigger than life. It only seems like he is.  His height is listed at 6-foot- 10 in an online roster. It’s a slight exaggeration. More...

Business

T.O. Auto Mall dealers report sales surge to end 2014

Purchases fueled by stronger economy

If “coffee’s for closers,” as the famous Alec Baldwin line from the 1992 film “Glengarry Glen Ross” goes, then plenty of joe was brewing at the Thousand Oaks Auto Mall over the holidays. More...

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City promoting succession planning

Employers invited to Jan. 12 meeting

The City of Thousand Oaks, California Lutheran University, Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce, Conejo Valley Unified School District and Conejo Youth Employment Services are partnering to host the first Community Internships Training Youth (CI More...

Faith

Putting Scripture first, last

T.O.’s newest church focused on Bible study

Community members whose favorite part of worship is Bible study might want to check out the city’s newest church.  Thousand Oaks Bible Church hosted its first service Jan. 4 inside Redeemer Lutheran Church on Camino Dos Rios.  More...

Volunteers needed to sew bags for kids

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will host a sewing event to benefit children in Africa from 9 a.m. to noon Mon., Jan. 12 at 1600 Erbes Road, Thousand Oaks.  More...

Jewish Academy in Agoura Hills begins winter semester

Weekly classes open to people of all faiths

The Conejo Jewish Academy will start its winter semester with dozens of learning opportunities offered to the community at large at the Center for Jewish Life, 30347 Canwood St., Agoura Hills.  The winter semester will offer courses, study group More...

Letters

Finish the job on Old Conejo Road

As a resident of Vallecito Mobile Estates since 1979, when I used to collect bags full of roadside litter every Saturday, I’ve always enjoyed the continual improvements to the area, especially the Wendy overpass and the office complex at the ol More...

Enforce speed limit at 101-23

I can’t believe we’re still surprised about the high amount of accidents around the 101-23 freeway interchange.  Yes, the speed limit is 55 mph. But nobody ever enforces it. More...

Blood still boils over Plaza trees

I would like to thank the Acorn for listing the top 10 stories for 2014.  Hooray for Cabrillo. Hooray for the school bonds, Jacqui Irwin’s big win, T.O. turning the big 50, and hooray for catching that white cobra.  More...

Editorials

Ahem, please cover that cough

Fever, headache and muscle aches are just a few of the nasty symptoms associated with the flu.  More...

Political Cartoon

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Bad brew: Starbucks robbed in Thousand Oaks

Perpetrator entered store before 6 a.m. armed with shotgun, source says

An armed man walked into a Thousand Oaks Starbucks early Sunday demanding and receiving money before fleeing on foot. The robbery occurred just before 6 a.m. Jan. More...

Powell enters guilty plea in fatal DUI case

Newbury Park resident, 24, to be sentenced Feb. 6

There will be no trial in the case of a Newbury Park man who killed two people and injured another in a September 2013 drunk-driving crash on Potrero Road. More...

Tipped off

Call from resident leads to arrest of trio police believe are responsible for recent string of home burglaries

The Thousand Oaks Police Department has arrested three people it believes are responsible for a string of “knock-knock” burglaries in the city. More...

T.O. cobra gets a name

The Thousand Oaks cobra now has an official name. Online voters have chosen to call the famous reptile Adhira.  The Hindi-derived named means “lightning.”  More...

Community

Deputies trying to locate Moorpark man suspected of attempted murder

Juan Hernandez tried to set wife on fire, police say

It was around 4 in the morning Monday when James Mireles and two others hired by Southern California Edison were setting up detour signs on Broadway Road just north of Moorpark city limits.  Much to their shock, a woman wearing only a blanket ca More...

Malibu Canyon tunnel work means detours

Tunnel will be closed overnight five days a week

With a $3-million tunnel improvement project underway on Malibu Canyon Road and a section of Pacific Coast Highway still closed in Ventura County due to mud and rock debris, area residents should plan ahead and be prepared to take alternate roads to More...

Garage fire destroys classic auto

BURNOUT—Ventura Countyfirefighters were able to quell a garagefire before it spread to the rest of a Newbury Park home Sunday afternoon. More...

Calendar

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THURS., JAN. 8 JNET Business Networking 7 to 9 p.m. at Temple Etz Chaim, 1080 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Network with Jewish business leaders. No charge to attend first two meetings. Contact: Steven Marche. Phone: 805.374.6000. More...

Schools

Moorpark College ends yearlong search for next president

Luis Pablo Sanchez introduced

Moorpark College’s search for a new president has ended.  Luis Pablo Sanchez was named to head the college after a yearlong, nationwide search.  Sanchez, 60, is the vice president of academic affairs at Allan Hancock College in Santa More...

CLU faculty projects receive funding

$18,000 awarded to 15 programs

California Lutheran University’s Community Leaders Association awarded over $18,000 for 15 faculty projects.  The following are the recipients along with their funding amounts and projects.  Chad Barber, assistant professor of biology More...

High School Hi Lights

Newbury Park Panthers Fri., Jan. 9: Blanket and warm coat drive for the homeless through Fri., Jan. 23/8 to 10 a.m.  Amnes ty but ton sale/ quad/11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and 2 to 3 p.m.  More...

Pets

Local dog ‘fastest wiener in the nation’

Newbury Park has a national champion and his name is Mr. Schnitzel. The 5-year-old chocolate-and-tan, short-haired dachshund won the 19th annual Wiener Nationals on Dec. More...

Pet of the week

MASKED MARVEL—Alice is an altered female calico domestic medium haired mix about 12 years old. She is affectionate but should be the only animal in the home. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park Dec. 24 A man, 36, was arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia in the 500 block of N. Ventu Park Road. More...

Family

My kids are fighting

One of the most common complaints from parents is the fighting that goes on between siblings. There are four main reasons for fighting. Personality: Their personalities may differ so much that they simply annoy each other. More...

Open house, free swim Saturday at Miller Y

Free one-week memberships offered

The Miller Family YMCA will host an open house from 9 a.m. to noon and a free afternoon of family swim time in the heated indoor pool from noon to 5 p.m. Sat., Jan. 10 at 320 Via Las Brisas in the Dos Vientos portion of Newbury Park.  More...

Out for a ride

KEEPING BUSY OVER BREAK—Michael Koep, 7, of Newbury Park applies the coaching from his dad, Nick, and takes to the hills on the mountain bike trails at Los Robles Open Space in Thousand Oaks on More...

Columns

Life in the Single Lane

“Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.” . Mother Teresa   Here’s to hoping your 2015 is already off to a vibrant, healthy and abundant start!  More...

Hot Flashes

Under your glass

And so it’s the new year. More...

The OTHER Side of 50

The expanding role of pharmacies

As a family caregiver, my local pharmacy has been a great resource for me in the care of my aging loved ones.  Besides stocking a cornucopia of items I never thought I’d be searching for—liners for adult diapers, oral rinse for dry m More...