January 21, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Health & Wellness

One subject that’s seriously tough to swallow

My father has an appointment with the gastroenterologist. He says he’s having trouble swallowing some foods, especially cheeseburgers, which are a favorite of his.  More...

BRIEFS

Los Robles joint program earns gold This year Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center became the first Ventura County hospital to earn the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for its total joint replacement program for hips and knees, a sy More...

On the Town

Reveling in relics

The works of Thousand Oaks artist Susan Lasch Krevitt will be on display Jan. More...

Event Showcases National Parks on Film

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Solo tour brings Crosby to T.O.

Singer-songwriter David Crosby has announced tour dates for a series of intimate solo acoustic concerts in March,including a 7p.m. March 7 performance at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. Crosby will perform music old and new. More...

Sports

Learn the winter sport of curling

SoCal Curling will host open curling at 9 p.m. Sat., Jan. 30 at Iceoplex, 131 W. Easy St., Simi Valley.  Curling is a Winter Olympics sport played on the ice but no skating is involved. More...

Save after save

Westlake girls’ water polo goalie broke school record for blocks last year

Carsen Horvatich makes life in the cage look easy. The Westlake High girls’ water polo team’s star goalie cruised to a school record 276 blocks last season, toppling the old mark of 213 blocks. More...

WHS baseball alumni game set for Jan. 30

The wait is almost over for Miami Marlins outfielder Christian Yelich.  Westlake High’s alumni baseball game has been rescheduled to Sat., Jan. More...

Pets

Stubborn sparrows undaunted by tree trimming

Is it a human’s responsibility to provide habitat for wildlife?  This question weighed heavily on me and my friend as we tackled a long overdue trim of a particularly unruly scrub oak in her backyard.  The fire department did not like More...

Pet of the Week

EXOTIC—Nismo is an altered male chocolate part-Siamese cat about 11 years old. He is a mellow cat needing love. If you would like to adopt Nismo ask for ID No. A4897275 at the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road. More...

Family

Exploring Rancho Sierra

Park service offers activities for visitors
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To protect...and learn

Children from Warwick Avenue apartments treated to book shopping spree by local public agencies

LITERARY VISIT—Firefighter-paramedic Bill Thomas tries to encourage Jesus Perez, 9, to choose a history book Jan. 18. More...

Kung fu studio hosts demos at Muvico

To provide an enhanced viewing experience of the new film“Kung Fu Panda 3,” Tiger Crane Kung Fu, a Simi Valley martial arts school, and Muvico Thousand Oaks 14 are teaming up for live on-site performances of authentic kung fu during the f More...

Columns

The best offer? That depends

If you’ve been watching television the last few weeks, perhaps enjoying favorites like “The Bachelor,” “Downton Abbey” or the NFL playoffs, you’ve probably seen advertisements from travel companies making their pit More...

It’s time to make resolutions doable

Now that we’re a few weeks into 2016, I wonder how many people are even thinking anymore about resolutions they made for the new year, let alone still following through? Or are you already in Resolutions Shmesolutions Land?  More...

Pinecrest leaves parents, pupils in predicament

65-year-old institution says it’s shutting down

Pinecrest Schools announced this week that it will close its five remaining campuses at the end of the school year, including its Thousand Oaks campus on E. Wilbur Road. More...

Manna may be on the move

Food bank purchases church building

After more than three decades of fighting hunger from a small residence on Crescent Way in Thousand Oaks, Manna is close to securing a new space. More...

Community

Public invited to learn about T.O. Boulevard power line project

A long-planned effort to remove overhead electrical and communication lines from a portion of Thousand Oaks Boulevard will start this year.  The city will hold a community information meeting to provide details about the project and answer quest More...

City spending $80K to reduce turn signal wait times

Council adopts traffic commission proposal

The interminable wait for green is nearly over for drivers stopped at some of the city’s left-turn traffic lights. More...

Plans progress for wildlife crossing

LIBERTY CANYON CROSSING

Caltrans and the National Wildlife Federation hosted a pair of meetings last week to inform residents about the options for a new wildlife crossing in Liberty Canyon. The first session filled the room at the Agoura Hills City Hall on Jan. 13. More...

Calendar

Calendar

THURS., JAN. 21 CLU Corporate Leaders Breakfast 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the Fess Parker Hilton Resort, 633 E. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara. More...

Schools

Superintendent reveals results of Greenprint study

Experiment identifies areas for improvement

After months of meeting with teachers, school staff, students and community members across the city, Conejo Valley Unified’s new superintendent revealed the results of her Greenprint for Learning initiative during a recent board of education me More...

HIGH SCHOOL HIGHLIGHTS

Newbury Park Panthers Fri., Jan. 22: Finals More...

Greenprint offers fresh space for new conversations

GUEST COMMENTARY

The first half of the Conejo Valley Unified School District’s academic year has been filled with outstanding instruction, engaging activities, valued community connections, innovative ideas and celebrated successes. More...

Business

Acorn associate publisher honored by business owners association

NAWBO selects winners for annual Bravo Awards

The National Association of Women Business Owners Ventura County Chapter recently announced the 2016 winners of its 17th annual Bravo Awards. Among the honorees is Acorn Newspapers associate publisher Lisa Rule. More...

Baxalta sold to Irish firm

Deal valued at $32 billion

Less than a year after spinning off from Baxter Healthcare, Baxalta has been purchased by a European pharmaceutical company who will move the company’s headquarters overseas. Ireland-based Shire acquired Baxalta this month for $32 billion. More...

Former franchise owner now CEO of Fastframe

Newbury Park-based Fastframe, with 300 locations worldwide, has appointed of Scott Harper, a longtime resident of Thousand Oaks, as its new CEO.  Harper has been with Fastframe for 20 years. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park  Jan. 8   A woman, 34, was arrested in the 2400 block of W. Hillcrest Drive for being under the influence of methamphetamine and opiates.   More...

Faith

Mazel tov!

Religious school director reaches milestone

When class is in session at Temple Etz Chaim’s religious school, it’s rare to find Joyce Bronstein holed up in her office, head down in a pile of paperwork. More...

Letters

Why not ban massage parlors while you’re at it

I find it interesting that when letters and calls of protest were received regarding the numerous massage parlors that were popping up in Thousand Oaks, the city’s response was that they had no ordinance in place to stop or even limit these par More...

Measure I funds shouldn’t go toward raises

A more accurate headline for the Jan. More...

Council should reconsider rehab approval

On Jan. 11, the planning commission unanimously approved an agenda item in support of two, seven-plus bed rehab facilities in Thousand Oaks. More...

Editorials

Evolving marijuana laws draw conflicting views

Local governments in the region went into overdrive recently, hustling to formulate new laws regarding the cultivation, transportation and dispensing of medical marijuana. Three bills signed into law by Gov. More...