February 19, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Battle over Grossman estate intensifies

The fight over the multimillion-dollar estate of renowned plastic surgeon and burn treatment pioneer Richard Grossman, who died last March at age 81, is headed for trial this year amid new allegations against his widow. More...

Health & Wellness

The OTHER Side of 50

Seven facts about old age

Think you know a lot about the senior population?  The social change website for young adults, www.dosomething.org, has an “11 Facts About . . More...

On the Town

Famed TV anchor talks about life spent covering the news

Jane Pauley, one of the most beloved television personalities of the past 40 years, made an appearance at the Fred Kavli Theatre on Feb. 10 as part of the Distinguished Speaker Series.  More...

Concert honors T.O. couple

California Lutheran University will host a performance by British organist Thomas Trotter at 7:30 p.m. Tues., Feb. 24 on campus in Samuelson Chapel, 165 Chapel Lane, Thousand Oaks.  More...

This carpet ride’s well worth it

Young Artists delight young, old with ‘Aladdin Jr.’

“Look! Here comes the genie!” whispered a little girl in the audience, as a young Aladdin, played by ninth-grader Gabriel Vernon C. Nunag, decided to polish up a curious-looking lamp he’d found in a cave on the outskirts of Agrabah. More...

Sports

Panthers kick it up a notch

Marmonte League champion boys’ soccer team is ready for the postseason

The champs overcame a deep hole.  Newbury Park High’s boys’ soccer team kicked off Marmonte League action with tough losses to Oaks Christian and Westlake. The stunned Panthers wondered how the rest of the season would pan out.  More...

Survive the gantlet

Seven local high school girls’ basketball teams are preparing to make runs at CIF-Southern Section titles.  La Reina, Oak Park and Calabasas start tonight with firstround games beginning at 7.  Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park and Agoura o More...

Over the hills and far away

The postseason party has arrived and everyone’s invited.  Well, almost everyone.  Nine of 10 local high school boys’ basketball teams earned invitations to the CIF-Southern Section tournament. More...

Pets

Beach litterbugs threaten local marine animal life

There are no cute pictures in this edition of my California Wildlife Center column because there are no cute pictures of animals and birds that have been harmed by garbage.  Each year we see many birds and mammals that have been injured or kille More...

Pet of the week

LAID-BACK—Pamela is a female brown tabby about 4 years old. If you would like to adopt Pamela ask for ID No. A4783171 at the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road. More...

Shelter Hope offers free microchipping

This month and next, Shelter Hope Pet Shop at Janss Marketplace is providing free microchip implants for dogs and cats.  Microchipping is a quick, virtually painless insertion of a tiny information chip under the animal’s skin. More...

Faith

Temple rolls the dice for fundraiser

Proceeds from backgammon tourney benefit synagogue

Area backgammon enthusiasts can try their luck at competing for thousands of dollars’ worth of cash and prizes this weekend at a tournament sponsored by Temple Ner Simcha at Bogie’s at the Westlake Village Inn, 32001 Agoura Road.  More...

Men’s ministry visits God’s country

WALKING THE PATH—The Ascension Lutheran Church men’s ministry group met at Wildwood Park on Valentine’s Day for fellowship and a morning hike led by Tim Delkeskamp, pastor. More...

Christian therapy: explained

A free seminar titled “What is Christian Therapy,” an interactive panel and audience discussion, will take place from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. More...

Letters

City, auto mall need balance

Regarding the Acorn’s Feb. More...

Study needed on parking proposal

I’m convinced that those businesses and city officials who are in favor of adding parking at the Thousand Oaks Auto Mall have presented no persuasive arguments to support the alleged necessity to support the proposed expenditures.  More...

‘Why do they need our money?’

Of the 10 people who spoke in favor of the deal between the City of Thousand Oaks and the auto mall, none who stated their residency were T.O. More...

Scammers using threat of red-light ticket to steal money over phone

Several Thousand Oaks residents have been contacted by a person claiming to be a police officer

The Thousand Oaks Police Department issued a warning today about a scam involving red-light tickets. More...

CRPD vote clears way for mixed use on T.O. Blvd.

Park board agrees to reduce fees charged to developers

Developers seeking to build multifamily housing along Thousand Oaks Boulevard cleared a major hurdle this month when the Conejo Recreation and Park District’s board of directors voted in favor of reducing its Quimby fees for that section of the More...

In need of a lift

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Community

Still a sticking point

Four years after it was given final approval, auto mall sign remains cause for debate

Construction on a 24-foot-tall electronic billboard sign at the Thousand Oaks Auto Mall, next to the northbound side of the 101 Freeway, is expected to begin later this year, an executive with the auto mall said this week. More...

Baseball coach remembered fondly

On a wide dirt field beneath a blue sky, the late Jerry Castle taught his son, Tanner, and other players with Newbury Park PONY Baseball to “never give up,” Tanner recalls. More...

Jones, 84, confirms he’ll seek city office

Irwin ally also joins local race

Eighty-four years young, longtime Thousand Oaks resident Ed Jones is jumping into the city political fray once more.  More...

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THURS., FEB. 19 Pleasant Valley Garden Club 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Seventh-day Adventist Church, 3975 Las Posas Road, Camarillo. Master Gardener Julian Hoyle gives a presentation on “The myths and mysteries of plants.” Contact: Teri. More...

Schools

Can’t be topped

Westlake conquers county AcaDeca for 4th straight year

A team from Westlake High School captured the Ventura County Academic Decathlon for the fourth year in a row earlier this month at the competition at Pacifica High School in Oxnard.  Members of the winning team were Ben Hannel, Sophie Piao, Davi More...

Seminar to explore bullying, harassment

AAUW-sponsored event is Feb. 25

Parents, students in grades seven through 12, teachers, student athletic teams and their coaches as well as community members are invited to attend a free event called “Crossing the Line: Building Awareness of Sexual Harassment and Bullying&rdq More...

T.O. preschool offering free programs for parents

Roots and Wings Preschool at 1492 Calle Tulipan, Thousand Oaks, will present these free programs. Parent Workshop: Bath Time IS Math Time from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wed., Feb. 25. More...

Business

Lassen’s leap to The Lakes slated for springtime

Grocer moving to former Claim Jumper space

Lassen’s long-anticipated move to The Lakes shopping center will take place this spring, a representative for the local grocery chain told the Acorn last week. More...

Chamber names Fox ‘Man of the Year’

The Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce will host its “Fire and Ice” Recognition Gala on Fri., Feb. 27 at the Four Seasons Hotel, 2 Dole Drive, Westlake Village.  The year’ s Chamber honorees are:  More...

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Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park   Feb. 3  A woman, 59, was cited for child endangerment on Wendy Drive.   Feb. 5  More...

Obituaries

Carl P. Witt

February 12, 2015

Our beloved father and husband, Carl P. Witt, passed away due to his heart and kidney condition on Feb. 12, 2015 at Los Robles Hospital. He was sleeping peacefully surrounded by family. More...

Family

Save the last dance for Dad

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Open house offers peek at B&G Club summer camps

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley will offer summer camps for youths in Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park, Agoura Hills and Calabasas.  More...

CRPD’s smartphone app expands its capabilities

Users can now sign up, pay for classes

The Conejo Recreation and Park District’s official smartphone app, CRPD Explorer, can now be used to register and pay for CRPD classes and programs.  More...

Columns

Hot Flashes

Food groups

I live dangerously.  Without warning, I snuck a bunch of kale into Grumps’ veggies. More...

Editorials

Political Cartoon

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The meter is officially running on Kelley Road

If Conejo Valley Unified Superintendent Jeff Baarstad had $1 for every time he’s been in front of the school board with a new plan for the district to move its operations off Kelley Road in Newbury Park, he’d be able to fund the relocatio More...