March 17, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

CHANGE IN DIRECTION

Site of defeated senior apartment project now slated for 9 homes

A small plot of undeveloped land once slated for affordable senior apartments is now proposed for million-dollar homes. More...

Sting shows crosswalks not always safe bet

38 ticketed during special enforcement

Thirty-eight drivers received citations Friday after failing to stop for decoys during a six-hour crosswalk enforcement sting conducted by the Thousand Oaks Police Department. More...

Health & Wellness

Giant sports complex fills former Amgen space

Training center is in 96,000-square-foot building

A one-time industrial building owned by drug-maker Amgen will soon be churning out a different kind of product: elite athletes. More...

BRIEFS

Diabetes class addresses Type 2   Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association will present a free class on diabetes from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Wed., March 23 at the Goebel Adult Community Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, T.O.  More...

It’s never too late to express condolences to the grieving

Whether through our own reminiscences or those of others, keeping alive the memory of a loved one who dies brings a sense of comfort.  More...

Calendar

Calendar

FRI., MARCH 18  Bella Vita Italian- American Social Club  6 p.m. at St. Jude Church social hall, 32032 Lindero Canyon Road, Westlake Village. Salmon picatta dinner, bingo, prizes, music. RSVP required. Contact: Betty. Phone: 805.496.6905. More...

Schools

Judge tightens up student data

Controversial ruling allowed groups access to personal student info

After a deluge of objections from the public, a federal judge has tightened the restrictions regarding access to the personal information, including Social Security numbers and addresses, of 10 million California students.  More...

SONGSTRESS

SONGSTRESS—Thousand Oaks High School student Alyssa Hernandez, 16, sings and plays guitar in a local all-girl band GirlNextDoor during the Festival of Arts Youth Movement on Saturday at Rancho More...

High School Highlights

Newbury Park Panthers  Fri., March 18: Pushups for pizza/quad/11:45 a.m. More...

Business

Sports store out of play at Janss

Along with the closure of its movie theater since Jan. More...

Nail polish recycling offered

Whole Foods Market will host a nail polish recycling program by Lauren B. Beauty from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sun., April 3 at 740 N. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks.  More...

Best in biz

Chamber awards honor unsung heroes

This year’s winners More...

Police

SHERIFF'S BLOTTER

Newbury Park  March 3 A 40-year-old woman was cited in the 500 block of N. Ventu Park Road for being under the influence of a controlled substance.  In the 900 block of N. More...

Faith

Unfolding Holocaust history

Principal uncovers his church’s role in aiding child victims of Nazi Germany

A local private school teacher’s research into the story of how thousands of Jewish children were rescued from Nazi Germany just before the outbreak of World War II has caught the attention of the BBC.  More...

Temple installs spiritual leader

Temple Adat Elohim, a 600-family Reform congregation in Thousand Oaks, officially installed Rabbi Andrew Straus as its spiritual leader during Shabbat services Feb. More...

Bus trip headed to see Vatican wonders

Cost is $40

The St. More...

Letters

We’ve plenty of open space, don’t need SOAR

It’s fairly obvious that Marilyn Carpenter (Letters, Acorn, March 10) has not been a target of Ventura County supervisors when dealing with private property issues.  More...

Parks is looking out for interests of community

This is in response to Lynn Gray Jensen’s March 3 letter attacking Supervisor Linda Parks.  More...

TO PD officers should file all crime reports

California Penal Code Section 594 covers the crimes of vandalism and graffiti, and consequences can include fines and jail time.  However, in order for those to occur, a crime report must be taken.  More...

Editorials

Editorial

The first lady of Ventura County

The pages of this newspaper seldom carry stories of broad national interest. It’s just the nature of what we do here at the Acorn. We like to keep things local. More...

Reported child drowning in Westlake

18-month-old taken to hospital in serious condition

An 18-month-old boy had to be rushed to Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center this morning after being found unresponsive in the family pool, police said. More...

Cities’ share for local roads a sticking point

Measure may not solve T.O. road repair deficit, city officials say

Local voters may see a familiar countywide half-cent sales tax hike on the November ballot dedicated to improving how residents get from place to place. More...

Town hall sparks debate over federal expansion

Proposed Rim of the Valley National Park discussed

A recently completed Rim of the Valley study by the National Park Service that recommends adding 170,000 acres to the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area triggered angst among some of the residents who attended a March 9 town hall meeting More...

Community

Grand jury brings indictment in death of NPHS student

Daniel Morales, 16, suffered fatal stab wound Aug. 31

A Ventura County grand jury has decided there is enough evidence to indict 21-year-old Tyler Ostertag for first-degree murder in the death of 16-year-old Daniel Morales. More...

Price can pick from pool of 25 for PC

A call for candidates to fill an open seat on the Thousand Oaks Planning Commission— historically seen as a springboard to the City Council—has drawn 25 applicants. The 30-day application period closed Feb. More...

Police out in force tonight for St. Paddy’s

Enforcement watching for DUIs

Motorists thinking of drinking and driving this St. Patrick’s Day shouldn’t bank on the luck of the Irish. The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office plans to blanket local streets in search of DUIs tonight through Saturday. More...

On the Town

BRIEFS

Pop-up gallery displays creations   Award-winning artist Steve Stein will host a rare “pop-up” art exhibit of his latest creations, collections and series in the “Pop of Spring” show Fri. More...

Nothing foreign about Gramm’s vocals

The Lou Gramm who plays next week at The Canyon club in Agoura Hills may not be the bighair, blond bombshell he was in the ’70s and ’80s, when he was lead singer for the supergroup Foreigner, but he’ll be a healthy, gratified perfor More...

Company brings stellar cast to production

PLAY REVIEW /// ‘The Yeomen of the Guard’   In 1887, all of England was celebrating the 50th anniversary of Queen Victoria’s ascension to the throne.  More...

Sports

Lancers want to slay the golden goose

Thousand Oaks baseball team eager to dethrone Agoura for Marmonte League title belt

BASEBALL /// Thousand Oaks Lancers Two geese the size of Buicks flew over Thousand Oaks High’s baseball field. Practice momentarily stopped. More...

Attack mode

Local girls’ lacrosse teams seek glory on the field

GIRLS’ LACROSSE REPORT   Local high school girls’ lacrosse teams can’t take off any nights.  The gap that once separated elite teams from newbie programs has vanished.  More...

In like a Lion

Oaks Christian softball is loaded with wily veterans, rookies to contend for league glory

SOFTBALL /// Oaks Christian Lions The Lions found their mojo in Utah. Oaks Christian High’s softball team outscored opponents 49-5 in a two-day, five-game flurry at the Sunroc Invitational at Dixie High in the Beehive State. More...

Pets

CRITTER CORNER

Frogs find their footing

A rare amphibian that has been lost from 70 percent of its historical range has been given a fighting chance to repopulate on state-protected lands in Los Angeles and Ventura counties. More...

Pet of the Week

JUST A PUP—Toby is a male pit bull about 4 months old. He is cute and playful and ready for a loving family.  If you would like to adopt Toby, ask for  ID No. A4926455 at the Agoura Hills  Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road.  More...

Obituaries

Bev Waitt

Bev Waitt, a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and greatgrandmother, went to her heavenly home on February 29, 2016, surrounded by her husband, MG, and family members. More...

Family

Leprechauns and 12-year-olds

I usually make leprechaun traps for my son on St. Patrick’s Day. More...

Newbury Park Library makes spring break plans

During spring break, free family programs will be presented at the Newbury Park Library, 2331 Borchard Road.  The programs are offered courtesy of the Friends of the Thousand Oaks Library.  Movie matinee of “Hotel Transylvania 2,&rdqu More...

Columns

Lessons learned from ‘Mrs. R’

“If you ever stop learning,” Dad told me, “then you have stopped living.” Little did I know that Nancy Reagan would be one of my most memorable teachers. More...

A little chicken soup for the single gal

Not long ago I was stricken by a dreaded flu bug that ran rampant through our office like wildfire.  I had such sympathy for those who got it before me. More...