November 5, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Health & Wellness

County Senior Summit coming next weekend

The Ventura County Senior Summit will return for a fifth year Sat., Nov. 14 on the campus of Cal State Channel Islands in Camarillo.  More...

Amgen Tour takes new route in T.O.

World-class race returns in 2016

The 2016 Amgen Tour of California, one of the largest sporting events in the country, will return to Thousand Oaks for a fifth time.  The race will kick off in San Diego and conclude in Sacramento, covering nearly 800 miles of California terrain More...

Help available with Medicare sign-up

The County of Ventura Area Agency on Aging’s Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program will present a series of Medicare One Stop Shops in November and December for Medicare Plan 2016.  Medicare beneficiaries can attend their choice More...

On the Town

Spices and oils combine to create exotic flavors

A taste of the Middle East comes to Thousand Oaks

If you want to take a trip to the Mediterranean but time and obligations won’t allow it, you can experience the wonderful, exotic tastes and amazing, beautiful atmosphere of Jordan in Thousand Oaks at Petra Mediterranean Cuisine. More...

Silent classic shown with live accompaniment

Charlie Chaplin’s ‘The Kid’ to be screened

Charlie Chaplin’s classic silent film “The Kid,” with live music accompaniment by Rick Friend, will be screened one time only at 6:30 p.m. Sun., Nov. 8 at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. More...

Art old and new in exhibit

Cal Lutheran University will present a free exhibit featuring works by contemporary representational artists and the premodern artists who inspired them through Jan. More...

Schools

Finding their creative space

Elementary schools introduce new kind of learning environment

A hands-on enhancement to education is being adopted by students at two campuses in Conejo Valley Unified School District. More...

Lesson in shapes produces spooky results

KIDS CREATE—Kindergarten students at Bridges Charter School in Thousand Oaks created a miniature haunted house, above, during a lesson on threedimensional shapes. More...

High School Highlights

Newbury Park Panthers  Fri., Nov. 6: School supply drive through Thurs., Nov. 18 Sat., Nov. 7: E-waste recycling/ parking lot/8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  More...

Pets

CURIOUS BUNNY—

Russell is a male white-and-black rabbit about a year old. He is curious, sweet and likes to be held. If you would like to adopt Russell, ask for ID No. More...

Fox-TV seeks family willing to adopt dog

Fox Television Network is looking for a family with children that wishes to adopt a dog from Paw Works, a local Ventura County rescue organization, for a Thanksgiving special celebrating America’s rescue dogs.  Filming will take place Sat. More...

Faith

Ascension Lutheran shares ‘Gifts of Hope’

Four-day boutique opens Nov. 7

The annual Gifts of Hope Gift Fair at Ascension Lutheran Church and School will be open to the community Sat. and Sun., Nov. 7, 8, 14 and 15 in the church’s Founders Hall, 1600 E. More...

Chance to win big at boutique

Holy Cross Catholic Church in Moorpark will host its 31st annual Christmas Boutique from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sat., Nov. 7 and from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sun., Nov. More...

The Power of Good Deeds

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Family

Pop some bubbly at BBBS fundraiser

Champagne lunch benefits one-on-one mentorships

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ventura County’s seventh-annual Bags, Bling and Bubbly champagne luncheon will take place at 11 a.m. Mon., Nov. More...

Holiday food drive underway at Manna

Manna, the Conejo Valley food bank, is preparing for the holiday season.  In order to provide nutritious holiday dinners, Manna’s goal is to collect enough food and grocery store gift cards to provide 500 families in need with all the fixi More...

The power of salutations

Fifth-grader’s ‘Just Say Hi’ campaign earns reply from Obama

Saying hello is a small but significant gesture that can instantly brighten someone’s day. One Thousand Oaks fifth-grade student has started a campaign to get more schoolchildren to say it.  More...

Editorials

Body-worn cameras can’t come soon enough

There are very few places these days that don’t fall under the shadow of a camera lens. More...

Political Cartoon

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Los Robles Hospital closing transitional care unit

Medical center to emphasize acute care

Nancy Healey’s family recently found itself having to make a decision about where her very ill husband would get the best transitional care possible after leaving the hospital. The choices in Thousand Oaks were few, she said. More...

Benkert making anticipated return to WHS

Oaks Christian head coach leads undefeated Lions

Will it be cheers or jeers that greet Jim Benkert when he makes his much-anticipated return Friday to Westlake High, the place he called home for 26 years. More...

Community

CalAm Water rep: few complaints over drought surcharge

Local purveyor under pressure to reduce use

California American Water Company’s new drought surcharge, which penalizes residential customers who use more than 8,976 gallons in any given month, may be having its desired effect.  More...

Oak advocates give green thumbs up to law change

Cautious optimism is in the air regarding the new tree-protection policy adopted by the Thousand Oaks City Council last month.  With Councilmember Joel Price absent with a back injury, the other four members voted 4-0 Oct. More...

Light turnout doesn’t discourage

‘Spokes’ will be back, but possibly on different date

Superheroes on Huffies, Transformers on Treks and witches on wheels of all sorts took to the road Saturday for Spokes in the Oaks.  For the event—the first of its kind for the city—Thousand Oaks closed about two miles of roads in the More...

Calendar

Calendar

THURS., NOV. 5  Brandeis National Committee Conejo Valley  1 p.m. at Grant Brimhall Library, 1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Singer Saul H. Jacobs and pianist Bob Lipson perform music of Cole Porter. Admission: $20. RSVP required. More...

Frightfully good time at the theater

The Actors’ Repertory Theatre of Simi provided its opening night audience with a Halloween treat Saturday night with the debut of its production of that spooky, musical, “The Addams Family.” More...

Organist to give performance

“Sunday @ Six,” a concert by Edith Ott, Ascension Lutheran Church’s organist emerita, will be presented at 6 p.m. Sun., Nov. 15 in the church sanctuary, 1600 E. More...

Sports

The Acorn’s High School Football Game of the Week

Thousand Oaks (7-2) vs. Newbury Park Panthers (6-3)  Friday, 7 p.m. at Newbury Park High   It won’t be Independence Day when high school football teams at Thousand Oaks and Newbury Park meet, but there will be fireworks.  More...

Weekend schedule

Oaks Christian at Westlake Friday, 7:30 p.m.  Oak Park at Agoura (Kanan Bowl) Friday, 7 p.m.  St. Bonaventure at Moorpark Friday, 7 p.m. More...

Last week’s top performers

Matt Corral, QB, Oaks Christian: The sophomore had 265 passing yards and two TDs.  Max Gilliam, QB, Thousand Oaks: The senior had 335 passing yards (with three TDs) and 138 rushing yards (with another TD).   More...

Business

Silicon Valley star talks startups

Adam Draper visits with local networking group

Area entrepreneurs packed a room at Cal Lutheran University Oct. 28 to hear Silicon Valley venture capitalist Adam Draper speak on the ins and outs of starting a company. More...

EYE ON LOCAL AREA STOCKS

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Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park  Oct. 22   A 23- year- old woman was arrested in the 500 block of N. Ventu Park Road for being under the influence of a controlled substance.   More...

Letters

Work with, not against, others

On Saturday morning a motley crew of engineers and firemen, of butchers and bakers, gather in an unpaved work yard at Thousand Oaks High.  It’s doubtful we’d hold much consensus on the significance of Hillary Clinton’s email sc More...

SOAR limits property rights

We all love open space until you’ve become a target of the Ventura County Board of Supervisors.  More...

Extend open space protection

We who are lucky enough to live in Ventura County truly love the beautiful open space that surrounds us here in our city of Thousand Oaks. It’s truly a paradise, and it’s largely due to the SOAR Initiative, which, sadly, is expiring soon. More...

Columns

The dinner table

It’s the bumper season of holidays— when you’re finished with one and boom! you whack right into another before you’ve had a chance to finish the candy corn. More...