October 1, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Local man tied to crime spree

A Thousand Oaks man accused of going on a one-week robbery spree in September pleaded not guilty last week in Ventura County court.  Ronald Ashley, 34, is being charged with three counts of second-degree robbery, a felony. More...

Council meeting canceled

The Thousand Oaks City Council meeting scheduled for Tues., Oct. 6 has been canceled.  The reason: not enough business scheduled to come before city leaders to warrant one, said Rachel Wagner, the city’s public information officer.  More...

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Health & Wellness

Waiting for a call back

Bless the Silent Generation. They’re some of the kindest, most patient people. But how is that patience faring in today’s complex healthcare environment?  More...

Local Y’s observe Breast Cancer Month

Three YMCA branches will commemorate breast cancer awareness in October with free exercise classes and other activities.  The Miller Family YMCA of Newbury Park at 320 Via Las Brisas, Conejo Valley YMCA at 4031 N. More...

Conejo's Tooth Fairy off to the next adventure

Longtime dentist retires from successful practice

It wasn’t until she went to take her entrance exam for dental school in 1970 that Lisa Brennan realized just how male dominated the profession actually was at that time. More...

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THURS., OCT. 1  Reception/Opening Of Benefit Art Show   More...

Schools

Two cases of whooping cough ID’d at Westlake HS

Parents asked to take precautions

With 3,914 cases of pertussis, also known as whooping cough, identified in California so far this year, 2015 is measuring up as one of the worst for the disease since the 1950s, according to the California Department of Public Health. More...

Youth leadership program taking applications

The Conejo/Las Virgenes Future Foundation is accepting applications to its Youth Leadership Program for students in grades nine through 11.  The program, now in its seventh year, helps students develop effective leadership skills through an insi More...

Meeting today to discuss trip to nation’s capital

Registration is open for the 39th annual spring vacation student tour to the nation’s capital and Williamsburg, Va. More...

Business

Home remodel show rolling into town

Free passes are available online

The 41st Conejo Valley Home Remodeling and RV Show will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat., Oct. 10 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., Oct. 11 at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza, 880 S. More...

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Westfield expands Valley shopping footprint

STAR POWER—”So You Think You Can Dance” host Cat Deeley welcomes guests to the Sept. 17 grand opening of The Village at Westfield Topanga. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park  Sept. 19  A 49-year-old man was cited in the 2800 block of Camino Dos Rios for being under the influence of a controlled substance and possession of methamphetamine.   More...

Faith

Keeping Faith First

Newbury Park church will mark 50 years this Sunday

Newbury Park First Christian Church will celebrate its 50th anniversary Sunday. Church members credit the house of worship’s longevity to one of their first pastors—and his flock. More...

‘Come back anytime’

Catholic book editor reports on papal visit

What kind of maniac waits in line for six hours to catch a glimpse of a man as he drives by and waves from a golf cart?  More...

Lutheran church offers blessing of animals

Parishioners of King of Glory Lutheran Church and the community can bring their animals for a brief Blessing of the Animals service at 4 p.m. Sat., Oct. 10 at the church, 2500 Borchard Road, Newbury Park.  The Rev. More...

Letters

Hotel near WHS a bad idea

As I grow older, I’m continually amazed, and amused, by the lack of common sense in our society (and government). However, reading the article (Acorn, Sept. More...

Auto mall greed is never-ending

It must’ve been a strange coincidence that the Acorn front page Sept. More...

Reduce speed, noise on Lynn

In response to the Sept. More...

Columns

Answers to readers’ questions

I get lots of emails asking questions that don’t warrant an entire column. More...

Fortitude of the elfin forest

The earliest lesson I learned about navigating through our native chaparral plant community was to resist straying off-trail onto passages blazed by wildlife.  More...

Newbury Park Planned Parenthood the target of arson

Motives of perpetrator unclear, police say

A fire at Planned Parenthood in Newbury Park on Wednesday has been determined to be arson. An alarm was triggered around 11:30 p.m. Sept. 30 at the organization’s building, 1200 W. Hillcrest Drive. More...

Cold no more

Police use DNA to solve 35-year-old murder, but victim’s identity remains elusive

In July of 1980, someone sexually assaulted, stabbed and strangled to death a pregnant woman before dumping her body in a Westlake High School parking lot. More...

Public invited to discuss sidewalk improvements

A community meeting to discuss a plan to construct sidewalks along two busy stretches of Westlake Boulevard between the 101 Freeway and Triunfo Canyon Road will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wed., Oct. 7 at Westlake Elementary School, 1571 E. More...

Community

F-35 test flights planned for today

Edwards Air Force Base will conduct test flights of F-35 aircraft today between 2 and 4 p.m. at Oxnard Airport and Naval Base Ventura County. More...

Haggen announces closure of remaining SoCal stores

Arboles location, formerly Albertsons, has 60 days

Haggen’s short-lived foray into the Southwest is officially over. All nine stores in Ventura County and Westlake Village will soon be closed for good. More...

Former HS hoops player accused of stealing from unlocked cars in T.O.

A former varsity basketball player who spent time at four different area high schools was arrested this week after police say he was caught stealing from vehicles in Thousand Oaks.  A resident reported seeing someone rummaging through a vehicle More...

On the Town

Moon Festival celebrated with music

Chinese holiday focuses on family

California Lutheran University’s seventh annual Moon Festival concert, a celebration of the traditional Chinese holiday, has a new focus this year.  More...

Byrds founder still soaring

AT THE CAP

Roger McGuinn, a founding member of the 1960s folk-rock band The Byrds, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sat., Oct. More...

Play explores reality

One-act show set in insane asylum

The California Lutheran University theater arts department will present “Chamber Music,” an absurdist one-act play set in an insane asylum, at 9 p.m. Wed. through Sat., Oct. More...

Sports

The Acorn’s High School Football Game of the Week

Simi Valley Pioneers (1-4) vs. Newbury Park Panthers (4-1) Friday, 7 p.m. at Newbury Park High

Cameron Rising isn’t dreaming. He’s just playing as if he’s floating on a cloud that’s huffing, puffing and rolling along on the touchdown superhighway. More...

Other local football matchups

University (1-3) at Oaks Christian (5-0)   More...

Weekend schedule

Agoura at Thousand Oaks Friday, 7 p.m.  University at Oaks Christian Friday, 7 p.m.  Hillcrest Christian at Maricopa Friday, 7 p.m.  Royal at Moorpark Friday, 7 p.m.   More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

CURIOUS—KC is an altered female tabby cat about 15 years old. To adopt KC, ask for ID No. A4828549 at the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road. Visit http:// animalcare.lacounty.gov. More...

Teaching Zoo fundraiser to honor Betty White

America’s Teaching Zoo and the Moorpark College Foundation will host the fourth annual Rendezvous at the Zoo from 5 to 9 p.m. Thurs., Oct. 8 at the zoo on the campus of Moorpark College, 7075 Campus Road.  More...

Conejo Creek goes to the dogs

The fourth annual Bark in the Park will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., Oct. 10 at Conejo Creek Park North, 1379 E. More...

Family

For the next generation of collectors

Youth Stamp Fair comes to Ventura

Thousands of free stamps along with basic training for stamp collectors will be offered at the 25th annual Youth Stamp Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sat., Oct. 10 at the Dudley House Museum, 197 N. Ashwood St., Ventura.  More...

Conservatory classes resume this month

Kids learn acting and put on a show

Gold Coast Theatre Conservatory will begin its 10-week fall session for students in grades three to 12 from 9 a.m. to noon Sat., Oct. 10 through Dec. More...

Our son gets Siri-ous

We got our son an iPhone when he was 10 years old so he could ride his bike to and from school.  He could text us when he arrived and text us when he left. More...

Editorials

Choppy waters ahead for regional, state economy

The California Lutheran University Center for Economic Research and Forecasting recently released its 2015 third-quarter report, and while California remains on a roll, doing better than the rest of the nation, the state’s economic growth is de More...

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