May 28, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Thousand Oaks woman badly injured in early morning crash on 101

Drunk driver responsible, CHP says

A Thousand Oaks woman suffered major injuries when her SUV was hit by an intoxicated driver on the 101 Freeway early Thursday morning, the California Highway Patrol said. More...

T.O. man charged with manslaughter in niece’s death

Another week, another major case brought forth by the Ventura County Interagency Pharmaceutical Crimes Unit, a joint task force that works to combat prescription drug abuse. More...

Health & Wellness

New website offers free help to understand Medicare

Do you ever have questions about your Medicare? Have you ever wondered where you can get fast, reliable answers to those questions free of charge?  More...

Give blood in T.O.

The American Red Cross seeks eligible donors to give blood in honor of World Blood Donor Day on June 14 and throughout the summer.  Those who donate blood with the Red Cross from June 8 to 14 will receive a Nexcare “give” bandage in More...

Church hosts blood drive

A blood drive to support Children’s Hospital Los Angeles will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sun., June 14 at Monte Vista Presbyterian Church, 3797 W. Lynn Road, Newbury Park. To sign up, visit http:// bit.ly/LADYBUG15. More...

On the Town

Theater League reveals latest lineup

Broadway in T.O. series returns in the fall

The Tony Award-winning musical “Jersey Boys” will make its Ventura County debut as part of Theater League’s Broadway in Thousand Oaks Series returning in the fall. More...

Friday fun is back in Westlake

TGIF series returns

The City of Westlake Village will kick off its 12th season of TGIF summer entertainment with Jazz Night at 7 p.m. More...

CVUSD’s instrumental music program struts its stuff

Conejo Valley Unified School District’s 33rd annual All District Band Festival was held on May 20, with three concerts spotlighting schools in the Thousand Oaks cluster.  More...

Sports

Ready to rumble

A horde of track and field stars from Acorn country are headed to the CIF-Southern Section Masters meet on Friday at Cerritos College.  More...

Lions hire basketball coach

There’s a new king of basketball at Oaks Christian High.  The school hired Robert Icart as boys’ basketball head coach and director of basketball operations.  Icart’s responsibilities as director of basketball operations More...

Shake ’n’ stomp

Oaks Christian defeats Simi Valley; Lions play today in quarterfinals

Kaitlyn Kruger smiled and shrugged her shoulders.  “It was one of those lucky things,” she said, “where the Softball Gods are with you.”  More...

Pets

Pet of the week

GOOD GIRL—Anabelle is an altered female calico domestic medium-hair cat. She is litter box trained and seems to get along with other cats. She needs to be in an adults-only home. More...

A rabbit rave in Camarillo

Ventura County Animal Services will have its Bunny Brigade Birthday Bash from 6 to 10 p.m. More...

Faith

The Art of Being

“All blame is a waste of time. The only thing blame does is to keep the focus off you when you are looking for external reasons to explain your unhappiness or frustration.  More...

Temple pays tribute to late singer/songwriter

Temple Etz Chaim will kick off the 2015 season of Shabbat Under the Stars with a special musical tribute to the late singer and songwriter Debbie Friedman at 7 p.m. Fri., May 29 on the temple’s Warren Lawn at 1080 E. More...

Letters

Bring bowling to old Kmart

I read with interest about the demise of the bowling alley plans at the Janss mall. I thought all along that this project would create too much congestion, parking-wise, among other things. More...

Trans kids just want to use WC

As I was flipping through the Acorn last week, I was not expecting something which would give me cause to celebrate for the rest of the day.  More...

Housing needed, not industrial

Regarding the proposed rezoning near Amgen from high-density residential to industrial (Acorn, May 21), the city’s senior planner says the area’s not suitable for housing because “it’s in a substantially industrial area and it More...

Editorials

Outlook on boulevard plan could decide council race

Those who’ve followed local politics closely in recent years know there’s a lot more at stake in Tuesday’s election than just an 18-month term on the City Council.  More...

FOR THE RECORD

The Conejo Valley Flute Society’s June 9 recital on the campus of California Lutheran University is in no way affiliated with CLU, which is just leasing the space inside Overton Hall. More...

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RAZOR THIN: Jones holds 75-vote advantage with all precincts reporting

SPECIAL ELECTION COVERAGE

With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Ed Jones appears to have won a seat on the Thousand Oaks City Council by a mere 75 votes. More...

Ed Jones leading the way after mail-in results revealed

SPECIAL ELECTION COVERAGE

With half of the vote counted, Conejo Rec and Park board member Ed Jones leads the way in today’s Thousand Oaks City Council special election, according to results posted shortly after 8 p.m. by the Ventura County clerk-recorder’s office. More...

Jones still on top, but lead narrows

SPECIAL ELECTION COVERAGE

With more than 75 percent of the vote counted, Ed Jones maintains a 144-vote advantage over Rob McCoy in the race to fill a vacant seat on the Thousand Oaks City Council. More...

Roundtree outspending opponents 3 to 1

With less than a week to go until Election Day, Thousand Oaks City Council candidate Dan Roundtree is running away with the title of biggest spender. More...

Community

Special election results could impact park and rec board

Jones win would mean another vacancy

Depending on the outcome of next week’s Thousand Oaks City Council special election, the Conejo Recreation and Park District may be left to fill a vacancy of its own.  More...

Local man, 22, sentenced for burglarizing pop star’s home

A Newbury Park man has been sentenced to two years in prison for burglarizing the home of pop star Miley Cyrus late last year.  Rusty Edward Sellner, 22, received the sentence May 20 in L.A. Superior Court.  More...

Judge sentences Mexican Mafia enforcer to 27 years hard time

Prosecutor says man’s arrest prevented deaths

A Moorpark gang member known to law enforcement as a top enforcer for the Mexican Mafia in Ventura County was sentenced to 27 years in prison May 14.  Edwin Mora, 31, of Simi Valley pleaded guilty in April in Ventura County Superior Court to num More...

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THURS., MAY 28 Student Chalk Painting Festival Where's the story? PointsMentioned Map56 Points Mentioned 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in quad area, Monte Vista Middle School, 888 Lantana St., Camarllo. More...

Schools

Golden touch: TOHS, Sequoia earn state’s newest distinction

Two Thousand Oaks schools recently earned the state’s newest distinction of excellence. Thousand Oaks High School and Sequoia Middle School were named Gold Ribbon Schools. More...

Local teachers to join Ventura County Educators’ Hall of Fame

The Ventura County Educators’ Hall of Fame will welcome six new members during an induction dinner Sat., June 6 at the FourPoints By Sheraton in Ventura.  Following are the members:  More...

High School Hi Lights

Newbury Park Panthers Fri., May 29: Spirit Week-class colors or “Toy Story”  SBAC testing  Senior rally/gym/8 a.m. to noon  Girls’ volleyball tryouts/gym/3 to 6 p.m.  More...

Business

Newbury Park shopping center sold

A portion of The Village at Newbury Park Shopping Center has been sold to a local investor for an undisclosed price, the firm that brokered the deal announced last week.  More...

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Al fresco farm dinner supports farm workers

The fifth annual From Field to Fork Fundraiser, a gourmet dinner experience presented in an agricultural setting, will take place from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Thurs., July 23 at Walnut Grove at Tierra Rejada Ranch, 3370 Sunset Valley Road, Moorpark. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park   May 14  A bicycle was reported stolen in the 100 block of Dickenson Avenue.  May 16  A 37-year-old man was arrested at N. More...

Obituaries

Mary Fichera

March 12, 1912 May 4, 2015

A beautiful birthday for Mary Fichera was held at her home on Westlake Island as she turned 103 years old. My parents fell in love with this beautiful place and moved here some 30 years ago. Sadly, on May 4th mom passed away in her sleep. More...

Family

Benefit attendees to don denim

Camarillo Ranch House to host Boy Scout fundraiser

For Blake Dundas, improving a school garden to attain the rank of Eagle Scout two years ago was one of many experiences that helped mold him into the man he is today.  He spent hours installing a sandbox, shed and garden boxes at Hillcrest Chris More...

Jumping

  PLAYTIME—Three-year-old Eliana Kuai of Newbury Park leaps into the open arms of her mother, Lauren, at Del Prado Playfield last Thursday. Below, Eliana’s twin brother, Reed, gets in on the fun. More...

Columns

Life in the Single Lane

‘Honey, I’m home’

I get the most wonderful greeting every time I get home from work, or even if I just step out for a minute. More...

Flying Squirrel

Getting to LAX

With Memorial Day just past, kids preparing for the end of school and temperatures on the upswing, one fact is burning through our traditional “May gray”: Summer will soon be here, and with it summer vacations.  If you have a trip pl More...