September 17, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Students outpace state average in first round of Common Core testing

Parents will soon receive test scores from the state’s first scored Common Core test, and they might not be happy at first glance. More...

Health & Wellness

Woman’s two-decades-long health mystery solved

Years of pain and suffering curbed following brain surgery

For nearly 20 years, Newbury Park resident Kristin Bertrand suffered from weeklong migraines, ringing in her ears and mysterious shoulder pain. Described by her husband, Mike, as strong-willed, Bertrand would work through the pain. More...

Red Cross seeking local donors

The American Red Cross is offering the following blood donation opportunities. More...

Cancer and stress workshop

The Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara will host a free workshop titled “Stress and Cancer with Shahryar A. Ashouri, MD” from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thurs., Sept. More...

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THURS., SEPT. 17  Soroptimist Simi Valley   More...

Schools

State bill would make cheerleading a high school sport

CIF would oversee competition teams

Although she’s ready to root for it in concept, Adolfo Camarillo High School cheerleading coach Amy Shepard wants more details about how a San Diego lawmaker’s bill to make competitive cheerleading a high school sport would play out in th More...

WHS grad earns $10K scholarship

Westlake Village resident Fariha Hameed was awarded California Water Service’s top college scholarship of $10,000 during a press conference at the state Capitol recently.  Cal Water President and CEO Martin A. More...

What’s in a name?

From the superintendent’s desk

When Shakespeare’s Juliet uttered the frequently quoted “What’s in a name?” she was challenging the man-made convention that defined Romeo in terms of his surname, Montague. More...

Business

Newbury Park boasts only German restaurant in county

RESTAURANT SPOTLIGHT Jeanette’s Edelweiss

When you open the door of Jeanette’s Edelweiss restaurant in Newbury Park on Friday and Saturday nights, you can hear the delightful sounds of an oompah pah band belting out zesty polka tunes as well as hearty greetings of “willkommen,&rd More...

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Police

Newbury Park man linked to business burglaries

A Newbury Park man has been arrested on suspicion of burglary after police determined he was involved in at least two burglaries from businesses in the Newbury Park area in recent months. More...

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park  Sept. 8  A man, 20, was arrested for domestic battery on Wendy Drive just north of Felton Street.  An attack with a deadly weapon was reported on Hillcrest Drive at Ventu Park Road. More...

Family

Stargazers giddy over ‘supermoon’ eclipse

Stargazers will have a chance to see a rare celestial event later this month when the earth’s shadow passes over the full supermoon, creating a total lunar eclipse.  This will be the first time in more than 30 years that this has occurred. More...

Kids can play sports through B&G Club

Registration is underway for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley’s fall coed Jr. NBA Basketball League in Thousand Oaks and Sunday Soccer League in Agoura Hills.  Both leagues run for eightweek sessions from Sun., Sept. More...

Separate panels to examine digital threats in modern age

The office of Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin will host two free public events on Internet security.  •“Cybersecurity in Your Community” will be from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Tues., Sept. More...

Editorials

Vacationers show us what they’re made of

Summer is over and vacations have come to an end.  Welcome back to town, you brave world travelers. Now it’s time to talk turkey and show us where you went and all the fun you had.  More...

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Conejo Unified custodian accused of sex with minor

Employee just joined district, had yet to work at any campuses, CVUSD says

A substitute custodian with Conejo Valley Unified School District has been charged with three counts of sexual assault, the Ventura County district attorney’s office announced today. More...

Dealers may consider revising sign, Silver Star CEO says

Even with the loss of the parking improvement project, the auto dealers may still consider moving forward with their plans to build a new monument sign next to the 101 Freeway, Silver Star owner John Anderson told the Acorn in an interview. More...

Judge sides with city in mobile home park dispute

Ranch discrimination case tossed out

A Ventura County Superior Court judge dealt a major blow to the residents of Ranch Mobile Home Park last week in their four-year fight with the City of Thousand Oaks over rent increases at the low-income park for seniors. More...

Community

7-Eleven is second Newbury Park business robbed in five days

Police believe same man is responsible for both crimes

A man police suspect of robbing a Newbury Park gas station last week has struck again, authorities said Wednesday. More...

Vote coming on whether off-leash zones should remain

CRPD board will take up matter Oct. 15

Residents who’ve enjoyed the new off-leash zones for dogs installed six months ago at Kimber, Walnut Grove and Estella parks—and those who haven’t—can help decide whether the mini dog parks should stay, go or multiply. More...

Fox: Boulevard housing proposals should come to council first

Councilman says he wants to avoid wasted time, effort

In hopes of encouraging mixed-use development along a three-mile stretch of Thousand Oaks Boulevard, city leaders are considering increasing the number of residential units permitted within the plan area. More...

On the Town

Sculptor stars in first exhibit at new facility

Exhibit opens during arts fest

The work of metal sculptor Betty Gold will be presented in the inaugural exhibition of the newly renovated California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks Operations Center from Sat., Sept. 19 through Sun., Nov. More...

Sounds from Down Under

Emmanuel Church, in conjunction with the Los Robles Children’s Choir, will present the Australian Girls’ Choir in concert as part of the Elation Arts series at 7 p.m. Fri., Sept. 25 at the church, 588 Camino Manzanas, Thousand Oak.  More...

Sweet show has familiar plot

PLAY REVIEW ‘She Loves Me’

“She Loves Me” is a sweet little show that has somehow flown under the radar of theatergoers since it had a healthy run on Broadway over 50 years ago.  More...

Sports

The Acorn’s High School Football Game of the Week

Santa Margarita Eagles (3-0) vs. Westlake Warriors (2-1)

Friday, 7:30 p.m. Westlake High   Westlake High’s football team will be put to the ultimate test—no CliffsNotes allowed.  More...

Weekend schedule

Dos Pueblos at Newbury Park Friday, 7 p.m.  Thousand Oaks vs. West Ranch Fri., 7 p.m. (at Valencia)  Oaks Christian at Antelope Valley Friday, 7 p.m.   More...

Last week’s top performers

Cameron Rising, QB, Newbury Park: Rising enjoyed a breakout game. The sophomore completed 13-of-17 passes for 388 yards and six touchdowns. He also ran for 148 yards and another TD.   More...

Pets

Sanctuary pool built to help turtles survive drought

Volunteers in the Santa Monica Mountains have built a temporary sanctuary pool to help pond turtles survive the drought.  Western pond turtles are Southern California’s only native turtle. More...

Pet of the Week

LAID BACK—Honey is an altered female brown-and-orange tabby about 8 years old. She is a mellow cat and very lovable. If you would like to adopt Honey ask for ID No. More...

Faith

Church volunteer gives of herself to turn others’ lives around

Retirement gives parishioner time to serve community

Asking for help is never easy, but for those who have no choice Marylee Hrabovsky strives to minimize the amount of pain, fear and embarrassment people feel when they reach for a helping hand.  More...

Making God the center of life

COMMENTARY Christian faith

Maybe you’ve seen them. They’re the ones who smile through the dry and tired days. They flourish radiant and bright with very little, at least by worldly standards. Their hands are busy and their souls are full.  More...

Parish hosts program on Serra

Padre Serra Parish will host a free presentation on Junipero Serra by the Rev. Leon Hutton from 7 to 8 p.m. Wed., Sept. More...

Letters

Haggen stores not to blame

First, I’d like to say that I think your Sept. 3 editorial on Haggen (“How could it have gone so wrong, so fast?) was not quality. It didn’t seem written intelligently to me.  Nothing is wrong with the Haggen stores. More...

Taking shots from the bench

Last week’s “Should college athletes get paid?” article was quite interesting.  A quick fact-check on the official site of USC Trojan athletics shows that author-producer Bob DeMars played five years of football at USC, redshir More...

Time is now to fix traffic lights

This city has a major problem with the timing of traffic lights.  From Thousand Oaks Boulevard to Dos Vientos, I continually wait for a phantom car to approach, but mostly I’m sitting at a light with zero traffi c.  I just love cruisi More...

Columns

Anticipating the power of rain

It’s beginning to get a bit frightening as I read the El Niño predictions for this coming winter. More...

The sharing economy for seniors

When attending out-of-town conferences, my friend Sara saves big money by staying in a room at another person’s house through Airbnb. More...