March 24, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Work underway on T.O. Blvd

The undergrounding of utility lines along a portion of E. Thousand Oaks Boulevard—a project that’s been on the city’s wish list for more than a decade—is finally underway. More...

Health & Wellness

New operating room classification part of nurses’ deal with county

The county of Ventura and its public health nurses have reached an agreement after months of contentious debate. More...

When it’s time to look into Medicare’s hospice benefits

COMMENTARY /// Medicare   Choosing to enter hospice care can be a wrenching decision for yourself or a loved one.  Hospice is intended to help terminally-ill people live out their lives as comfortably as possible. More...

Health pros needed for upcoming dental clinic

More than 900 volunteers per day are needed to meet the needs of patients at a free dental clinic supported by the County of Ventura and other community partners Sat. and Sun., April 16 and 17 at the Ventura County Fairgrounds.  More...

Calendar

Calendar

THURS., MARCH 24  Portuguese Fraternal Society Of America  11:30 a.m. at Main Street Restaurant, 3159 E. Main St., Ventura. No-host luncheon and meeting. For anyone of Portuguese descent or interested in Portuguese culture. RSVP requested. More...

Schools

Principal ready to retire

T.O. resident helped grow Moorpark school

Campus Canyon College Preparatory Academy Principal Elizabeth Brown has enjoyed the 23 years she’s spent in education but said she’s ready to retire and travel the U.S. More...

Local charters make headway

City’s 3 schools have good working relationship

Despite a rocky start and apprehension from Conejo Valley Unified, charter schools in Thousand Oaks and the district have enjoyed a comfortable relationship with one another for the last several years. More...

Redwood to serve as site of B&G Club Mud Dash

Event is set for Sat., April 2

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley will have its inaugural 2K Mud Dash Sat., April 2 at the Redwood Middle School fields, 233 W. More...

Business

Housing hot topic at forecast

An aging population and a severe lack of affordable housing are issues that will continue to plague Thousand Oaks and Ventura County as a whole unless something is done, a panel of experts said last Friday at Cal Lutheran University. More...

Faith

Religious leaders share their thoughts on Easter’s meaning

In honor of Easter, the Thousand Oaks Acorn asked several area religious leaders to answer this simple question: “What does Easter mean to you?” Here are their responses. More...

Easter Sunday worship opportunities

Following are some of the Easter services offered throughout the Thousand Oaks area. If your church is omitted and you’d like to be included next year, email tonewtip@theacorn.com.  Ascension Lutheran Church 1600 E. More...

Using art, beauty to glorify God

How can mortal humans ever hope to visualize the grandeur of an infinite God?  A sample of great works created to share the wonders of the almighty can be seen at the “Vatican Splendors” exhibit at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley.& More...

Motoring

Auto dealers drive big third quarter for T.O. sales tax

Revenue up 6 percent over 2014

Driven in large part by the success of local auto dealers, 2015 is shaping up to be good year for sales tax revenue in Thousand Oaks.  Point-of-sale receipts for the third quarter of 2015—the latest available—were up 6.3 percent over More...

Columns

Choosing between discounts, rewards

The Courtyard by Marriott hotel in Newbury Park is about to take over the Sheraton Agoura Hills.  Well, not exactly.  But the parent companies of these two hotel giants appear ready to consummate an arrangement in which Marriott Internation More...

Editorials

EDITORIAL

News about diabetes turns sour

We knew that an addiction to sugar and other bad foods was causing Americans to put on weight faster than ever, and now researchers have found that diabetes, one of the fallouts of poor diet and lack of exercise, has reached alarming new levels, too. More...

Team tabs Agoura for HQ

RAMS UPDATE

Negotiations continue between Realty Bancorp Equities, a Woodland Hills-based commercial real estate firm, and the National Football League’s Los Angeles Rams in a move that would place the headquarters of the recently relocated franchise in Ag More...

Plans submitted for CLU

RAMS UPDATE

Thousand Oaks is one step closer to becoming Rams territory. More...

CVD to shift rides to reduce damage to playfields

Thousands flock to Conejo Valley Days each year to take part in the festivities, whether it’s riding the Ferris wheel, eating a deep-fried candy bar or winning a stuffed bear at the ring toss. More...

Community

Infant dies following pool mishap

Child got out through doggie door, family says

A public memorial was held Wednesday in Westlake Village for a baby boy who died March 18 after being found unresponsive in his grandparents’ swimming pool the day before. More...

FOR THE RECORD

Last week’s story about the case against Tyler Ostertag suggested Ostertag could be facing the death penalty if convicted of the murder of Daniel Morales. More...

Major street paving planned for summer in Casa Conejo

Sidewalks will be repaired at same time

An old wound will be reopened—and many others patched—this summer in unincorporated Newbury Park as the county begins fixing broken sidewalks and billing residents for the work. More...

On the Town

Ventura County Blues Fest heads west for 2016

The Ventura County Blues Festival, which debuted in 2005, moves to a new home in Camarillo this year. More...

Players find freshness in well-known show

PLAY REVIEW /// ‘Wizard of Oz’ There’s a joke going around that describes the plot of “The Wizard of Oz” as “two women fighting to the death over a pair of shoes.” But to millions of fans around the world, & More...

Lunafest features women’s films

The 15th annual national touring fundraising film festival, Lunafest, presenting six short films by, for and about women, will be screened Wed., April 6 at Studio Movie Grill in the Simi Valley Town Center, 1555 Simi Town Center Way. More...

Sports

Turn it up loud

Newbury Park baseball team is eager to ignite sluggish offense before it’s too late

BASEBALL /// Newbury Park Panthers Baseball is a funny game. A tricky bounce here, a bad break there and all of a sudden the ball looks like a zucchini from Zurich. Newbury Park High’s baseball team is in a rut. More...

Dawn of new era

La Reina track and field team will defend Tri-Valley League title with new coach

GIRLS’ TRACK & FIELD /// La Reina Regents Times have changed for the Regents. A first-year head coach, specialized assistants and practices at Moorpark High . . . a new era has dawned for La Reina High’s track and field team. More...

Just keep swimming

Westlake boys, girls are determined to maintain grip on Marmonte League

SWIMMING /// Westlake Warriors   Westlake High’s swim team wasted no time getting back into elite shape.  The Warriors’ season began Feb. 16, but they’re already in midseason form.  More...

Pets

A Leg up on Life

Retired K-9 beats cancer with help of T.O. vet

Senior Dep. Danielle Delpit said the life-and-death experiences she and her police dog, Dano, faced out in the field helped forge the bond they share today. More...

Pet of the Week

ONE OF THE FAMILY— More...

Family

Easter’s true hot-button issue

With the presidential election heating up, hot-button issues are firing up Americans in every city and in every state. The Easter holiday comes with its own hot-button issue. To eat jelly beans one at a time or to eat them by the handful? More...

Parade (for kids) is back at Conejo Valley Days

Kids can create imaginative costumes and decorate their tricycles and wagons to take part in the Conejo Valley Days children’s parade Sat., May 7 at Conejo Creek Park North in Thousand Oaks, behind the Grant Brimhall Library.  Check-in beg More...

Coming Together

Area families gather for World Down Syndrome Day celebration

PURE JOY—Above, Delilah Maldonado, 8, of Camarillo excitedly receives a balloon dog made for her during the World Down Syndrome Day Festival on Sunday at Conejo Creek Park North. More...

Letters

It’s sad when a ‘civic’ theater has to close

Cabrillo Music Theatre is closing its doors. Some people think this is a case of yet another civic light opera going out of business, and that is true. But that’s not the local story.  More...

Bidding a fond farewell to Cabrillo

As I read the announcement that Cabrillo Music Theatre was suspending production after their 2015-16 season due to budgetary constraints, so many thoughts flooded my head.  The news was heartbreaking. I was speechless. More...

Music theater gave its talent to community

I’m deeply saddened by the news of Cabrillo Music Theatre having to close their doors after many years of being part of our community.  Cabrillo is a wonderful organization and we’ll miss their presence greatly. More...