March 3, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Report: Violent crime rate in T.O. remains historically low

Crime in Thousand Oaks has been at a relative stand still for the past two years, with only a 1 percent decrease between 2014 and 2015. More...

Health & Wellness

Event highlights all things yoga

3-day conference starts March 11

Those interested in yoga and mind-body healing will have the opportunity to try out meditation, Qi Gong, sacred dance and more at a three-day conference coming to Simi Valley in next weekend.  More...

Addiction support available

Nar-Anon is a worldwide support group for family and friends of drug addicts.  The Conejo Valley Chapter meets at 7:30 p.m. every Thursday in room 6 at Temple Adat Elohim, 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. More...

Seniors’ rich history and powerful stories need to be shared

Standing before you is a grayhaired man wearing clothes that could have come from a garage sale.  Even with the aid of a walker, his gate is unsteady. He has difficulty hearing and shouts to ask others to repeat themselves. More...

Calendar

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THURS., MARCH 3 T.O. Art Association Plein Air Painters 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Santa Monica Mountains Visitor Center, 26876 Mulholland Hwy., Calabasas. Exhibit of plein air painting through March 28. Simi Valley Woman’s Club More...

Schools

Youths have their say at summit

Elected officials get an earful from eager teens

Keara Bird doesn’t mind giving her friends rides, but she does worry about other teens’ ability to get around the city.  “I was lucky because my mom gave me a ride whenever I needed to go somewhere and now I can drive,” s More...

PASSING ON A LEGACY

Private school renames library in honor of black Supreme Court pioneer

Libraries are passports to a world of experiences. More...

Gay-Straight Alliance hosts St. Patrick’s Day dance

‘Under the Rainbow’ will be at the Teen Center

The Newbury Park Gay-Straight Alliance, in conjunction with other local GSAs and allies, will sponsor the third annual “Under the Rainbow: A St. Patrick’s Day Dance” from 7 to 10 p.m. More...

Business

Oaks mall Red Lobster can’t claw its way to profitability

Chain eatery closes T.O. location

Diners hoping to eat seafood on Fridays during Lent will be disappointed since Red Lobster in The Oaks mall quietly closed its doors Feb. 28.  More...

Vintage Grocers will take place of Bristol Farms

Vintage Grocers, the healthy foods market that set up shop two years ago at the Trancas center in Malibu, announced Wednesday it will lease the space formerly occupied by Bristol Farms at The Promenade in Thousand Oaks. More...

Forecast, breakfast on menu at CLU

Panel- ists will be asked to predict what’s in store for Conejo Vall ey busi- nesses Fri., March 18 at the 2016 Economic Outlook Forecast Breakfast sponsored by Cal Lutheran and the Rotary Club of Thousand Oaks. The event is from 7 to 9 a.m. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park  Feb. 19 A 19-year-old woman was arrested in the 2700 block of W. Hillcrest Drive for being under the influence of a controlled substance.  Wallock and Maggio Inc. More...

Faith

Sacred oratorio tells story of Jesus’ final days

Two performances March 12

“Lamb of God,” a sacred oratorio by Rob Gardner, will have two performances at 4 and 7:30 p.m. Sat., March 12 at the Calabasas Performing Arts and Education Center on the campus of Calabasas High School, 22855 W. Mulholland Hwy.  More...

Purim Carnival celebrates triumph of Jewish people

Temple’s event March 20

Temple Etz Chaim invites the community to a day of celebration at its annual Purim Carnival from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sun., March 20 in the temple’s main parking lot and social hall, 1080 E. More...

Italian Catholics bake up a storm

The Italian Catholic Federation Branch No. 380, celebrating 30 years in the community, will host its biggest fundraising event of the year, the Saint Joseph’s Table Bake Sale and Dinner Extravaganza.  The event will take place at 4 p.m. More...

Letters

Canvassing for dog licenses leaves ‘bad taste’

I was very alarmed reading about Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control’s plan to canvass Thousand Oaks neighborhoods door-to-door checking for unlicensed dogs. More...

Spokesperson not worth the price tag

The Conejo Valley Unified School District does not need a public information officer/spokesperson making $111,500 in total compensation a year to get its message across to the public. More...

Career politician doesn’t speak for VC farmers

It’s interesting that Linda Parks, county supervisor and one of three career politicians who filed the SOAR countywide renewal initiative, would claim in the Acorn that she could “offer balance” to an article written on an economic More...

VCTC revives countywide sales tax hike for transit

Similar efort was defeated at the polls in 2004

A half-cent sales tax increase to fund transportation improvements and transit costs in Ventura County may find its way onto the November ballot.  More...

Reshaping the BID

It’s a time of transformation for the Thousand Oaks Boulevard Association, a group of property owners who’ve spent the past decade working to drive business to the city’s primary retail corridor. More...

Community

Investigation into prostitution seeks to end trafficking

Four arrested in Camarillo, T.O. stings

Four women were arrested on suspicion of prostitution at four motels in Camarillo and Thousand Oaks this week in a sting conducted by Ventura County sheriff’s deputies. More...

Is groundwater on tap for city’s future?

Survey shows T.O.’s supply is replenished

Under Thousand Oaks lies a basin capable of supplying the city with about 10 percent of its annual water demands at a cost less than local government is now paying. More...

Thousand Oaks selects new clerk

Municipal veteran hired away from City of Ventura

There’s soon to be a new pair of hands taking care of election paperwork and handling public records requests at Thousand Oaks City Hall.  After a two-month search, Cynthia Rodriguez, currently with the City of Ventura, has been selected t More...

On the Town

The ‘Boys’ are all right in T.O.

There’s a reason why “Jersey Boys,” which played the last week of February at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, is the best of the so-called jukebox musicals that have invaded Broadway over the past two decades, and it comes down More...

WWII big band sounds tonight at Kavli Theatre

Tickets are still available for “In the Mood,” a 1940s big band music revue, playing at 7:30 tonight, March 3, at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza’s Kavli Theatre. More...

G&S show promises surprise ending

Ventura County Gilbert and Sullivan Repertoire Company will open the operetta “Yeomen of the Guard” at 8 p.m. Fri., March 11 at the Theatre on the Hill, Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. More...

Sports

Newbury Park’s Ray of light

Varsity newcomer enjoying breakout season with Panther girls’ soccer team

Marissa Ray was a new student in a new city. It was scary roaming the hallways at Newbury Park High during her freshman year. Ray, who grew up in Camarillo, spent her first year with the Panthers’ junior varsity squad. More...

Panthers fall in CIF semifinals

Newbury Park High’s girls’ soccer team lost 3-2 to Palos Verdes in the semifinals of the CIF-Southern Section Division 2 playoffs on Tuesday on the road.  More...

March Madness, Panther style

Newbury Park girls’ basketball team will play for section crown

Ron Gellenbeck has seen it all. The longtime Newbury Park High girls’ basketball assistant coach was courtside in 1995, the last time the Panthers won a CIFSouthern Section championship game. More...

Pets

Proceed with caution around wee-winged warrior

CRITTER TAIL /// The hummingbird One night by the dull glow of my patio light I noticed a mess of something caught in a forking branch of an old potted abutilon. It was not a bunch of fallen oak leaves. More...

Yuks for Pups

Grassroots comedy show brings in cash to pair veterans with canines
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Pet of the Week

SHY BUT SWEET—Vader is a male black and white shorthair mixed breed about 5 years old. He is a little shy but lovable when he warms up to you. If you would like to adopt Vader ask for ID No. More...

Family

'To Dad with Love'

Memory of actor lives on in daughter’s music

Best known for his role as the affable Jed Clampett in the 1960s TV show “The Beverly Hillbillies,” Buddy Ebsen was adept at playing simple country folk. Off screen, the late entertainer was a cultured man with many talents. More...

More than a Game

Return of baseball brightens days for young and old alike
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Residents respond to Scouts’ call for food

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Columns

New meaning to phrase ‘car hop’

Something happened to me recently that would make any single ol’ gal (or guy) over 40 or 50 feel like a million bucks. And, believe me, if I didn’t have a witness to the whole occurrence, I might not believe it happened at all. More...

Editorials

EDITORIAL

Is it too late for a BID revival?

The shakeup at the top of the Thousand Oaks Boulevard Association marks a critical juncture for one of the city’s most polarizing organizations.  More...