March 10, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Health & Wellness

Giant Relay For Life planned for May

Several Conejo Valley events rolled into one

Over the years, Conejo Valley residents have raised millions of dollars for scientific research through American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life, a 24-hour walk-a-thon that takes place across the state and nation. More...

Take a minute, breathe deep and put your anxiety on hold

COMMENTARY /// Stress relief Do you ever wish you could stop the world and take a few minutes to escape the constant chatter of what needs to be done? I have. We all have. More...

BRIEFS

Film aims to change attitudes on autism   Cal Lutheran University will present a free screening of the documentary “Wretches and Jabberers” on the efforts of two men with autism to change attitudes about disability at 6:30 p.m. More...

Calendar

Calendar

THURS., MARCH 10 Woodland Hills Republican Women Fed. More...

Schools

Private school student to compete in state Geo Bee

The National Geographic Society has named Thousand Oaks student Luke Meyers a semifinalist in the California National Geographic Bee.  Luke is an eighth-grader in Maryann Horak’s class at St. Paschal Baylon School. More...

She gets into students’ skulls

IB teacher honored with educator award

A teacher receiving a shiny red apple is old hat, but what Janet Conner gets from her students is anything but a tired cliche.  Instead of fruit, they give her skulls.  More...

Regent Performers present ‘Little Women’

The Regent Performers of La Reina School will present the play “Little Women” at 7 p.m. Thurs., March 10; 7:30 p.m. Fri., March 11, and 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sat., March 12 at the school, 106 W. More...

Business

Italian automaker latest luxury dealer to make landing in T.O.

Ferrari bound for Willow Lane

It appears high-end auto dealers are being driven to Thousand Oaks. Next to come to the Conejo Valley: Ferrari. More...

Westlake shopping spot fetches $41 million

Plaza hosts a farmers market on Sundays

A busy shopping center in the Westlake portion of Thousand Oaks sold last month to a New York developer for almost $41 million.  The Village at Westlake, formerly the Village Glen shopping center, is home to such businesses as Casa Escobar, Yoze More...

BUSINESS BITS

Gotta wear shades   Apex by Sunglass Hut opened inside the Macy’s store at The Oaks mall.  Bring the kiddies   Le Funland, an activities space for kids, also opened at The Oaks.  Coming to America   More...

Police

SHERIFF'S BLOTTER

Newbury Park Feb. 23 A man, 24, was arrested in the 600 block of Paseo Esmeralda for battering his girlfriend. More...

Faith

‘Splendors’ exhibit illustrates the artistry of Catholic Church

Rare artifacts on display in Simi Valley

From the underground tombs of ancient Rome to the masterful frescos of the Sistine Chapel ceiling, the new exhibit at the Reagan Library strives to delight the eye, educate the mind and inspire the soul.  More...

BRIEFS

Filmed musical celebrates Easter   “Easter Mysteries,” a musical depiction of the last days of Jesus Christ, will be screened at 7 p.m. Tues., March 22 at Muvico Thousand Oaks 14 at The Oaks, 166 W. More...

Letters

Sheriff: I never ‘pledged’ to have cams by January

A recent article in the Thousand Oaks Acorn stated “Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean pledged during a visit to the Thousand Oaks City Council in October that his deputies would be equipped with body-worn cameras by the start of 2016. More...

Criticism of open space advocate ‘ridiculous’

I read the March 3 letter in the Acorn by the head of the organization opposing SOAR, and I was struck by the allegation in the letter that Supervisor Linda Parks filed SOAR because she is “just a career politician who is only concerned about b More...

Integrity needed in conservation of water

How much water does it take to satisfy a family’s requirements for drinking, washing of bodies, dishes and clothes, and keeping alive a few specimens of flora in and around the home?  Please help us learn how to be good stewards of one of More...

Columns

Combat jet lag with right pillow, plugs

Don’t forget these travel essentials

We’re about to begin daylight saving time, that time of year when we trade an hour of sleep for more light in the evenings.  Just like “springing forward,” traveling on long flights can play tricks on our sleep rhythms, and it More...

Bloom inspires love, lunacy

On a sunny but brisk winter’s afternoon at the Westlake Village Marketplace shopping center on Lindero Canyon Road, I fell into a jacaranda fantasy. More...

Community invited to pay respects to first lady

Former first lady Nancy Reagan will be laid to rest beside her husband, 40th U.S. President Ronald Reagan, tomorrow at the presidential library in Simi Valley. Today she will lie in repose at the library from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Cats scratch out latest CIF title

Panthers bring home section crown, prep for state tourney contest
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Community

Animal control begins search for unlicensed dogs

A code enforcement program intended to do good for the city has some residents barking mad. More...

Residential rehab draws ire of neighbors

Neighbors of a substance abuse treatment facility on Siesta Avenue in Thousand Oaks came to a recent City Council public hearing to voice their concerns about the traffic, parking and noise problems they say are caused by having the rehab on their sm More...

Group pleads for caution on Lynn

Parents fear for kids walking to, from school

The speeding pickup truck swerved to avoid hitting a car, careened off the road, on to the sidewalk and crashed into a light pole on Lynn Road in Newbury Park. W hile the driver involved in the Feb. More...

On the Town

Stand-up coming to L.R. Greens

Sam Goldstein of Thousand Oaks and Drew Thomas of “Last Comic Standing” are creating a monthly comedy show to pair the nation’s best comedians with local aspiring comics.  The first show will take place at 8 p.m. More...

Country hit-maker makes first stop in T.O.

Vince Gill, Country Music Hall of Famer who has won 20 Grammy Awards, will bring his band to the Kavli Theatre at 7 p.m. Sun., March 20 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. T.O. More...

March brings comedy to hilltop

HashtagComedy brings Hollywood headliners to Thousand Oaks each month. The next show will be 8 p.m. Sat., March 19 at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. More...

Sports

Cats’ conquest

Newbury Park girls’ basketball team capturesfirst Southern Section title since 1995

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL CIF- SS DIVISION 2AA CHAMPIONSHIP /// Newbury Park 47, Canyon 33 The fourth-quarter buzzer purred, and the Panthers pounced on the court. They jumped up and down, delirious with joy. More...

A new era begins for Westlake softball team

The Warriors are getting used to life after Meehra Nelson.  Nelson, a 2015 Westlake High grad, was one of the most dominant softball pitchers in Acorn country last year, but the Warriors refuse to dwell on the past.  “We’re not More...

Wood snags bronze at state wrestling meet

Jake Wood can take a bow.  The Newbury Park High senior wrestler took third place in the 195-pound division of the CIF State Championship Wrestling Tournament on March 5 in Bakersfield.  More...

Pets

Eavesdropping on coyote gossip

You have to wonder whether coyotes hang around in their spare time griping about humans as much as we gripe about them.  How did this peculiar notion arise, that these canine cousins to our pet dogs might gather in the hills in the evening and, More...

An Easter reminder: Bunnies require a commitment

Most people don’t know that rabbits are very sociable and make wonderful house pets.  They are easily contained, can be trained to use a litter box and require less maintenance than a dog or a cat.  More...

Pet of the Week

PEEKABOO—Button is an altered female orange domestic shorthair cat about 8 years old. She’s a bit shy but with some love will make a great pet. To adopt her, ask for ID No. A4924207 at the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road. More...

Obituaries

Paul Cancaro

Paul Cancaro, age 94, passed away January 4 in San Luis Obispo, Calif. He had been a resident of Thousand Oaks since 1962.  More...

Family

Happy 100!

KICKIN’ IT—A proud Italian American, Antoinette Cristodero of Newbury Park will celebrate her 100th birthday this month. To mark the occasion, a party is planned for 1 p.m. Sat., April 2 at 3780 Cabrillo Ave., N.P. More...

Easter at Underwood

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BRIEFS

Karaoke comes to Miller YMCA   The Miller Family YMCA of Newbury Park will hold its inaugural St. Patrick’s Day-themed family karaoke night from 6 to 8 p.m. More...

Editorials

Editorial

Some baseball trivia for the start of the season

Put me in coach, I’m ready to play todayLook at me, I can be centerfield—“Centerfield,” by John Fogerty More...