December 30, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Los Robles volunteer of 20 years dissed because of dyed hair

Purple hair creates rift with LRH regulations

If it weren’t for a positive attitude and kind comments from strangers, it could’ve been a blue Christmas for one lavender-haired hospital volunteer. More...

Health & Wellness

Diabetes and joint classes free to the public

Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association will offer these free monthly education classes in January:  Diabetes classes. More...

Is your workplace caregiver friendly?

Community members are asked to nominate local employers who accommodate and recognize family caregivers.  More...

The new year brings good news for Medicare Part B beneficiaries

COMMENTARY  Medicare   The biggest news in Medicare for 2016 is the Part B premium. I’m happy to report that for most people with Medicare, the premium will stay the same as it was in 2015 at $104.90 per month.  More...

Calendar

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FRI., JAN. 1 SAT., JAN. 2 Thousand Oaks AAUW 9 a.m. at Stella’s gourmet restaurant, 2385 Michael Drive, Newbury Park. Informal small group coffee and chat. For prospective members. Web: www.aauwto.org. More...

Schools

An out-of-this world competition

A team of Westlake High students is blasting into space, or at least their programming code is. More...

TOHS band spending New Year’s in Paris

Some students back out, most did not

Performing in parades and competitions is by now old hat for members of the Thousand Oaks marching band, but an invitation to play in the City of Lights is by no means routine.  On Dec. More...

HIGH SCHOOL HIGHLIGHTS

Newbury Park Panthers  Fri., Jan. 1: Winter break-no school Tues., Jan. 5: Boys’ lacrosse meeting/cafeteria/6:30 p.m.  More...

Business

As drone business grows, so do regulations

Sales of unmanned aerial systems, commonly known as drones, soared this holiday season. The Consumer Technology Association expects 2015 sales to approach 700,000 units, a 63 percent increase over 2014. More than half were sold during the holidays. More...

Italian Cafe in Westlake offers several fresh, authentic choices

A new Italian restaurant is open in the Westlake portion of Thousand Oaks. Al Mulino Eatalian Bakery & Bar celebrated a ribbon-cutting this month at the Paseo Marketplace, 3709 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. It takes the place of Bellavino Wine Bar. More...

Police

SHERIFF'S BLOTTER

Newbury Park  Dec. 17   A 25-year-old woman was arrested in the 200 block of Walter Avenue for stealing silver coins worth over $950.  Dec. 18   More...

Faith

Taking God’s message far and wide

Pastor called to guide Westminster Presbyterian

The Rev. Dr. Charles Svendsen, the new interim pastor at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Westlake Village, has traveled the world to help congregations in transition.  More...

Letters

Don’t buy anti-Home Depot scare tactics

Always entertaining to read the letters to the editor warning us all about the terrible things that await should Home Depot open its doors. More...

City manager: a cost-benefit analysis

So his title is city manager, his salary is $261,309—plus perks— paid for (of course) by us, the residents of Thousand Oaks and Newbury Park.  More...

Parents have right to illegally collected dues

Our reported small claims action against Conejo Valley Unified and Westlake boys’ basketball (Thousand Oaks Acorn, Dec. More...

Columns

Talking Kmart and traffic lights

As the glitter dims, here’s what’s cooking a few days after Christmas. For breakfast, I scarfed up a little peppermint bark followed by a chaser of frosted pretzel.  More...

Prescription for hurting hikers

Hiking with a mini-supply of useful stuff in your daypack isn’t burdensome. More...

Go west for south-of-the-border eats

Named after the family that has owned and operated it since 1999, Los Arroyos Mexican Restaurant and Take Out offers fresh, homemade fare in Camarillo, Santa Barbara and Montecito.  Tony Arroyo said he came to the U.S. More...

Police say they have Planned Parenthood arsonist in custody

Attack motivated by domestic feud, not extremism, sheriff says

Investigators say a September arson attack against the Newbury Park Planned Parenthood clinic was motivated by a domestic feud and not an anti-abortion political agenda. More...

Taking a look back at the year’s 10 biggest stories from the Thousand Oaks Acorn

¦ No. 10: Canines make big gains 2015 was the Year of the Dog in Thousand Oaks. More...

City Clerk retires after 10 years on job

City Clerk Linda Lawrence gave herself quite a Christmas present this year. After 35 years of public service, she retired. More...

Community

New year brings host of new laws

Legislators busy again in 2015

A tidal wave of new laws go into effect Jan. 1, the result of another busy year in the state capital. More...

Price outlines goals for his year as mayor

Former police officer now at the helm

Beyond the public appearances, ribbon-cuttings and Eagle Scout ceremonies, the position of mayor of Thousand Oaks comes with the responsibility to set the tone for the City Council. More...

2015 HEADLINES IN THOUSAND OAKS

Recapping a year of headlines in the Thousand Oaks Acorn. January More...

On the Town

People are inspiration for exhibit

Paintings, sculptures on display at CLU

A free Cal Lutheran University exhibit, “Pretty People,” will feature works by painter Zhenya Gershman and sculptor Lynn Christopher from Jan. 9 through Feb. 26, with a reception at 7 p.m. Sat., Jan. More...

Show shines light on spelling bees

YA4Ever (Young Artists Ensemble Alumni and Friends) will present the “25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” at 7:30 p.m. Thurs., Fri. and Sat., Jan. 7 to 9 and at 2 p.m. Sat. and Sun., Jan. More...

Conejo Players summons ‘the hound’

Conejo Players Theatre will present Tim Kelly’s “The Hound of the Baskervilles,” based on the story by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Jan. 8 through 30 at the theater, 351 S. Moorpark Road.  Performances are 8 p.m. More...

Sports

Girls’ volleyball league starting soon at Teen Center

The Thousand Oaks Teen Center will offer a five-week volleyball league for girls in grades six through eight from Jan. 16 through Feb. 20 at the teen center, 1375 E. Janss Road. More...

Warriors to honor Yelich

Westlake baseball team will retire jersey of Miami Marlins outfielder before alumni game

The No. More...

Winning time: Locals keep cooking

YEAR IN REVIEW   “Best of” lists are littered with minefields.  Yes, they celebrate greatness, but inevitably someone, somewhere will be irked about missing the boat. It’s OK.  That’s life, folks.  More...

Family

Free parenting series begins in January

Temple Etz Chaim’s Early Childhood Center is launching a series of free parenting seminars in January with local parenting expert Bette Levy Alkazian of Westlake Village-based Balanced Parenting.  The three-part series is designed to educa More...

The Joys of Winter

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Classes help conquer the computer

Registration is open for Learning at your Library computer classes at the Thousand Oaks Library. These free classes are for ages 14 and up and are taught by staff librarians. Due to limitations in class size and demand, registration is required. More...

Editorials

What we learned in 2015

With 2016 just around the bend, we pledge a great deal of space in this week’s issue toward recapping the year that was in Thousand Oaks.  We do this not, as some might suspect, to eat up space on a slow news week. More...