October 8, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

CRPD gives thumbs down to Roundup

In response to public opposition, the Conejo Recreation and Park District says it will stop its widespread use of Roundup, a glyphosate-containing weed and grass killer.  More...

Health & Wellness

Brothers’ big gift to fight cancer

Agoura Hills natives to fund a study in the name of their late father

Two brothers who grew up in Agoura Hills have pledged to raise $200,000 to help a university researcher lower the death rate of pancreatic cancer. More...

The latest solution to rid yourself of reading glasses

COMMENTARY Aye, eye doc

People between ages 45 and 60 gradually lose the ability to read and see near. Using computers and smartphones becomes difficult.  Kamra inlay can bring the world in focus. More...

Hospital earns certification

The cardiovascular rehabilitation program of Los Robles Hospital has been certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.  The hospital was recognized for improving the quality of life by enhancing standards More...

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THURS., OCT. 8  Day Of Giving Shopping Boutique  9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Agoura Hills Rec and Event Center, 29900 Ladyface Court. Over 25 boutique vendors. Food trucks. Proceeds go to local charities and scholarships. More...

Schools

Bands' Big Night

ONE DIRECTION—Above, Camarillo and Thousand Oaks High School color guards run across the field following the eighth annual Sounds of Conejo at Thousand Oaks High School on Saturday. More...

EARTHS Magnet lives up to its name

School named one of most environmentally forward in the U.S.

The National Wildlife Federation has released a list of its top 10 “eco-schools” across the country, and among them is EARTHS Magnet School in Newbury Park.  The K-5 school was recognized for its commitment to environmental education More...

High School Highlights

Newbury Park Panthers   More...

Business

Montecito CEO a woman to watch, list says

Montecito Bank and Trust president and CEO Janet Garufis was named to the American Banker’s 2015 list of the 25 Women to Watch, part of the annual national rankings of the most powerful women in banking and finance.  The list recognizes th More...

Deal in place to sell 3 Haggen stores in Conejo Valley

Gelson’s, Smart & Final interested in properties

A tentative purchase agreement is in place for the three Haggen grocery stores in the Conejo Valley, one already closed, two to be closed in November.  More...

Small biz turns 11 this year

Scarlet Letters Copywriting, based in Newbury Park and owned by Shannon Diffner and Alexia Wellons, celebrates its 11th year in business this month.  The owners, who met when they were working for Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, launched More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park  Sept. 24  A 43-year-old man was arrested for dissuading a witness and destroying or removing a phone line to prevent calling police in the 2300 block of Borchard Road.  Sept. 25   More...

Faith

Church administrator headlines LGBTQ Comedy Night

Growing up in a conservative home, Curtis Lee faced daunting repercussions when, in 1994 at the age of 21, he told his parents he was gay.  “Coming out left me and them utterly broken and discouraged,” the now-42-year-old said, recal More...

Female faith leaders join forces

Women of Our Time conference coming to N.P.’s Lighthouse Church

The Women of our Time organization will host its third annual Power, Passion and Love Courageous Conference from Thurs. through Sat., Nov. 5 through 7 at Lighthouse Church, 3353 Old Conejo Road, Newbury Park.  More...

Muvico will screen Noah’s arkfilm

A journey in search of the final resting place of Noah’s ark has made it to the big screen.  “Finding Noah,” a feature-length documentary narrated by Gary Sinise, will be shown at 7 p.m. tonight, Thurs., Oct. More...

Letters

Speak out against violence

Last week the peace and tranquility of the Conejo Valley, which we too often take for granted, was shattered by violence.  Someone attempted to burn down one of our beloved and valuable community organizations, the Planned Parenthood clinic in N More...

Council should denounce attack

This is an open letter to the Thousand Oaks City Council:  The recent arson attack on the Thousand Oaks Planned Parenthood facility on Hillcrest Drive is an unfortunate sign of politically motivated patterns of violence against women, perpetrate More...

Organization is not breaking law

Our Thousand Oaks City Council members owe it to the public they represent not to inflame issues with distortion and lies.  Councilmember Rob McCoy violated that trust when he posted a biased and inaccurate video about Planned Parenthood on his More...

Editorials

Don’t allow Planned Parenthood attack to divide us further

Not here. Not in this town.  Those are the words heard around Thousand Oaks since last Thursday’s news that someone tried to burn down the Planned Parenthood clinic on Hillcrest Drive.  But it did happen. Here. In this town.  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Gun shop gets city approval to open on Thousand Oaks Boulevard

Store would be only of its kind in the Conejo Valley

A new business is aiming to open on Thousand Oaks Boulevard. VC Defense, Inc., a gun sales business, has received the go-ahead from the City of Thousand Oaks and expects to open before the end of November. More...

Local clinic vandalized

Planned Parenthood the target of arsonist

After someone set fire to the Newbury Park Planned Parenthood office last week, it didn’t take long for community members to start pointing fingers. More...

Hillcrest head-on collision shatters Sunday night silence

Driver, 23, was traveling at high speeds when he lost control, witnesses say

Two drivers involved in a Sunday night head-on collision on Hillcrest Drive survived the accident, though at least one vehicle was mangled beyond recognition.  The 23-year-old male driver of a Nissan Maxima traveling west near Erbes Road crossed More...

Community

Vote to change Boulevard Specific Plan coming

Hearing likely this fall

A public notice sign on the western end of Thousand Oaks Boulevard announcing a public hearing regarding long-discussed changes to the thoroughfare has yet to have a date added to it.  The sign, which has been on the boulevard for months, Senior More...

Local man linked to stolen vehicles

A 42-year-old parolee could be returned to prison after police determined he fraudulently obtained several high-end vehicles from across the state and beyond, according to a Ventura County Sheriff’s Office report.  More...

Dead mountain lion discovered

Big cat found on popular hiking trail

An adult mountain lion was discovered dead Sept. 30 within the boundaries of Point Mugu State Park near Newbury Park. More...

On the Town

Composer’s solo EP offers wisecracking songs

If you watched TV in the late ’80s and early ’90s, chances are you heard the musical stylings of Lake Sherwood resident Cory Charles Lerios.  More...

Cabrillo up for 8 Ovation Awards

Memphis’ nominated for Best Musical

Cabrillo Music Theatre received eight Ovation Award nominations for two musicals from the 2014-15 season, as announced by L.A. More...

It’s music to food lovers’ ears

Food Truck Fest benefits WHS bands

While the music feeds the soul, the food trucks will feed the crowds at the Westlake High School fall music fest on Sunday at Conejo Creek Park North in Thousand Oaks.  In its fifth year, the Food Truck Festival opens at 11 a.m. Oct. 11. More...

Sports

The Acorn’s High School Football Game of the Week

Thousand Oaks Lancers (6-0) vs. Oaks Christian Lions (6-0) Friday, 7:30 p.m. at Oaks Christian High

Non-league regular season games rarely get this big.  Thousand Oaks High’s football team plays at Oaks Christian on Friday night.  “There’s no mistaking that this is a huge game,” Oaks Christian head coach Jim Benker More...

Weekend schedule

Westlake at Paraclete Friday, 7 p.m.  Moorpark at Agoura Friday, 7 p.m.  Simi Valley at Royal Friday, 7 p.m.  Hillcrest Christian vs. Lighthouse Fri, 6 p.m. (at Moorpark High)   More...

Last week’s top performers

Max Gilliam, QB, Thousand Oaks: The Cal- bound star completed 20-of-24 passes for 391 yards and five touchdowns. He also ran for 92 yards and another TD against Agoura. More...

Pets

Squirrel of the Month

‘GIMME THAT’—Although we don’t encouraging feeding the animals, we couldn’t resist this cute shot from Thousand Oaks resident Tai Tafoya. “This is Patrice. More...

Tortoise on the loose in Thousand Oaks teaches important lesson

CRITTER TAIL

I think this story is worth a mention—if only to remind people to do the right thing at the right time.  One morning in September I’d just dropped my son off at Conejo Creek Soccer Fields (near Janss Road and the 23 Freeway in Thousa More...

Pet of the Week

CUTE AS A BUTTON—YoYo is an altered male brown-and-white, Shetland sheepdog-papillion mix about 7 years old. He is very friendly and lovable but should be in a home with adults only. More...

Family

Scaring up some fun in Dos Vientos

The Miller Family YMCA of Newbury Park and The Village at Dos Vientos Ranch will host a harvest festival from 5 to 7 p.m. Fri., Oct. 16 at The Village shopping center, 320 Las Brisas, Newbury Park. The community is invited to attend. More...

Gala lauds B&G club supporters

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley will hold its 13th annual Stand Up for Kids gala dinner and auction Sat., Oct. More...

Kids will dig Archeology Day

Anyone interested in human history and artifacts from the past can attend Archaeology Day from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sun., Oct. 11 at the Santa Monica Mountains Visitor Center, 26876 Mulholland Highway, Calabasas.  More...

Columns

Invitation to Mr. Jack Frost

Dear Jack,  Oh how we miss you.  Since you’ve been avoiding our scorched rabbit valley, I’m personally inviting you, your icicles and any other frigid tricks in your igloo. More...

Shall we dance?

Well, folks, shall we try again? Is this readership ready for another great local event for singles? I ask this because I think it’s time for us to consider getting involved in another adventure together.  More...

Travel hygiene

Judging from the ubiquity of signs promoting flu shots, it’s apparently the beginning of the cold and flu season.  If you have plans to fly or drive anywhere this fall or winter, you know you should avoid contact with surfaces that might c More...