October 29, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Supporters take steps to get SOAR laws on 2016 ballot

The bane of home builders and the babe of open space advocates, Ventura County’s 20-year-old SOAR initiatives are up for another big debate. More...

Health & Wellness

Local MD takes part in groundbreaking stroke study

Study identifies new, more effective treatment

A Thousand Oaks resident had a hand in a breakthrough treatment of individuals who’ve suffered a stroke. More...

Medicare 2016 examined

The City of Thousand Oaks Council on Aging will host a presentation on Medicare 2016 updates at 1 p.m. Wed., Nov. 4 in the Civic Arts Plaza boardroom, 2100 E. More...

Screening for memory loss

Last month my husband left $100 worth of frozen dog food in his trunk over the weekend. I went to feed the dog on Monday morning and the freezer was bare. “Hon, did you pick up the dog food on Saturday?” I asked. More...

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FRI., OCT. 30  Halloween Spooktacular   More...

Schools

Red Ribbon 2.0

At schools like T.O. High, long-running campaign takes on new meaning

What began as an anti-drug and alcohol awareness program for campuses across the country has grown into something more at Thousand Oaks High School. More...

Feel the Crunch

Principal dons costume to promote healthy eating

  VEGGIE TALES—Above, Maple Elementary School Principal Juan Santos dressed as Crunchy the Carrot Man to speak to students Oct. 23 about the benefits of eating locally grown produce. More...

Siblings lend hand to Children’s Hospital L.A.

Two Thousand Oaks sisters recently raised $500 to spread cheer for patients at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Krista and Katie Kersnick, students at St. More...

Business

Prepare now for coming El Niño

Take these precautions before it’s too late

With California in the midst of one of the most extreme droughts in history and water conservation efforts in full-force across Ventura County, reports of an impending El Niño may seem like news worth celebrating. More...

Local designer earns industry honor

Alana A. Busse, Westside Remodeling’s designer and remodeling specialist, has been chosen by the National Kitchen and Bath Association as one of its 30 under 30 industry professionals for 2016. More...

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Faith

Area Hindus flock to new Newbury Park temple

With the arrival of the first Hindu temple in the Conejo Valley, the area’s growing South Asian population now has its own house of worship—just in time for this year’s festival season. More...

Briefs

Author shares ethereal experience The Conejo Jewish Academy will host a lecture by Stephanie Arnold titled “37 Seconds: Dying Revealed Heaven’s Help” at 8 p.m. Mon., Nov. 2 at the academy, 30345 Canwood St., Agoura Hills. More...

Letters

Animals not only protein source

Why is the Acorn taking a position promoting the eating of animals (“Where’s the beef?” editorial, Oct. 15)?  More...

Meat production harms the planet

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Enforce laws on criminal gun use

I welcome the new gun shop in Thousand Oaks.  Ken Johnson (Letters, Nov. More...

Editorials

Saturday Halloween presents heightened risk

If you haven’t already heard, Halloween falls on a Saturday this year—this Saturday—offering party-seekers the perfect opportunity to indulge in the holiday’s two biggest attractions apart from candy: bad costumes and alcohol. More...

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School board deadlocks on transgender question

Trustees Dunn, Andersen oppose mentions of gender identity in athletic policy

A proposed amendment to district policy dealing with the participation of transgender student-athletes in school athletics failed to pass the Conejo Valley Unified Board of Education last week. More...

Identity of clinic vandal remains elusive

It’s been a month since someone vandalized the Newbury Park Planned Parenthood clinic, and while the investigation continues, the culprit appears no closer to being apprehended. Around 11:30 p.m. Sept. More...

Community

Church surveillance cam catches image of burglar

Police are looking for a man they say burglarized a medical clinic and two churches over the past two weeks.  More...

Sheriff outlines policy for body cams

Devices will be worn by deputies before year is out, Dean says

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office is getting very close to equipping its deputies with body-worn cameras. During a presentation to the Thousand Oaks City Council on Oct. More...

Competing interests complicate field lab cleanup

Not even activists can agree on level of remediation required to make site safe

Part two of a three-part series  While nearly all agree that a toxic cleanup is necessary at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory, what constitutes an appropriate level of remediation continues to be the major point of contention among the property More...

On the Town

Liebman back to bring the laughs

AT THE CAP

Comedian Wendy Liebman will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sat., Nov. 14 at the Scherr Forum, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd.  Liebman appeared with the Laugh Pack at the Civic Arts Plaza in 2012.  More...

Playhouse presents emotionally rich production

PLAY REVIEW ‘Nine’

In the opening sequence of “Nine,” the Tony Award-winning musical now playing at the Camarillo Skyway Playhouse, famed Italian director Guido Contini picks up a baton and conducts a choral “orchestra” consisting of the women i More...

Global art conference coming to Ventura

The theme of the third in a series of conferences presented by California Lutheran University is “Rock Solid: Finding the Aesthetic Foundations of Contemporary Representational Art.”  The Representational Art Conference 2015 will be More...

Sports

The Acorn’s High School Football Game of the Week

Westlake Warriors (7-1) vs. St. Bonaventure Seraphs (5-3)  Friday, 7 p.m. Larrabee Stadium at Ventura High   Football isn’t easy.  More...

Other local football matchups

Camarillo (8-0) at Thousand Oaks (7-1)   More...

Weekend schedule

Camarillo at Thousand Oaks Friday, 7 p.m.  Newbury Park at Royal Friday, 7 p.m.  Moorpark at Oaks Christian Friday, 7 p.m.  Hillcrest Christian at Westmark Friday, 3 p.m.   More...

Pets

LOVEBUG—

Charlie is a male tan shorthaired Chihuahua about 10 years old. He is playful and sweet. If you would like to adopt Charlie ask for ID No. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park  Oct. 15   A 26-year-old man was arrested in the 4020 block of Maurice Drive for possession of stolen property. More...

Family

Scary Fun

CRPD’s Haunted Trail delights local youngsters

TREATS GALORE—At top, Bradley Peoples, 3, of Newbury Park came dressed as a dinosaur to the annual Haunted Halloween Trail event held Oct. 24 at the Thousand Oaks Community Center. More...

Monsters are jerks

What monsters love most is to scare women and kids. Because women and kids scream. Loudly. And they run and plead, “Don’t scare me!” If you tell a monster not to scare you, guess what? The monster is going to scare you. More...

CRPD releases fall-winter lineup

November and December will provide opportunities for seasonal programs and classes through the Conejo Recreation and Park District.   More...

Columns

White elephant sale

During a conversation I was privy to recently among a group of single women, one lady said she was no longer with her ex because she felt they didn’t have the “connection” she ultimately desired. More...

The legend of Willow Hollow

Being a “fraidy-cat” has always given me a bad rap at Halloween. Ghoulish masks and fake blood make me run for cover. More...