April 21, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Health & Wellness

Team from Los Robles prepares for trip to Honduras

COMMENTARY /// Medicine on a mission This summer, Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center will send its third Medical Mountain Team to Honduras. More...

The 100th birthday ‘celebration’ that wasn’t

My Grandma Ada lived for 100 years and five days. The most important lesson she taught me was the value of a goal and a purpose.  Technically speaking, Ada was my step-grandmother. More...

On the Town

Freebo brings friends to Hillcrest

The Hillcrest Center for the Arts and Brogden Bay Presents continue the Eclectic 2016 Music Series with Freebo and his Fabulous Friends at 8 p.m. Sat., April 23 at 403 W. More...

A lot on tap in Westlake

City seeing brewing boom

After years of being wine country, beer is looking to become the drink of choice in Conejo Valley as the area has become awash with craft breweries. More...

A Shakespearean extravaganza

Kingsmen Co. marks 20 years of performances

The Kingsmen Shakespeare Company will celebrate the 400th anniversary of the Bard of Avon’s death and the 20th season of its own annual festival with 24 hours of activities beginning Sat., April 23 on the Cal Lutheran University campus in Thous More...

Sports

Breezy makes it look so easy for Panthers

Senior center fielder for Newbury Park softball team earns scholarship to Arizona State

Home runs inspire awe. More...

A new passion

Thousand Oaks senior focuses on girls’ track andfield team after starring on soccer pitch

Ana Cordoba loves soccer.  She’s crazy about the game. Her favorite player is Lionel Messi. More...

Jump around

Westlake boys’ volleyball team seeks to reclaim Marmonte throne from Newbury Park

BOYS’ VOLLEYBALL /// Westlake Warriors The Warriors looked invincible against Calabasas. More...

Police

SHERIFF'S BLOTTER

Newbury Park  April 9 A woman, 37, was arrested in the 200 block of Charro Avenue for being under the influence of a controlled substance.   More...

Faith

Chabad bakes up Passover lesson

Mobile bakery teaches traditions

As Sammie Spasoff rolled out a piece of dough to make matzah, she thought about the recent celebration of her bat mitzvah and the connections she feels to her grandmother and great-grandmother.  More...

Controlling anger is all the rage

One of my favorite animated movies is the delightful “Meet the Robinsons.” One character is driven by revenge, fueled by an ancient resentment he allowed to fester and grow. More...

Church to commemorate Armenian Genocide

In memory of the Armenian Genocide that began on April 24, 1915, the Armenian Apostolic Church of Ventura County has scheduled a special commemorative luncheon and program Sun., April 24.  The heritage luncheon will immediately follow the 12:15 More...

Family

Agoura hosts Help a Horse Day

The Agoura Animal Care Center will join in the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals’ National Help a Horse Day from noon to 4 p.m. Sun., April 24 at the center, 29525 Agoura Road.  More...

Rotary Club makes huge donation to Special Olympics

Rafer Johnson, Olympic decathlon gold medal winner, recently made his annual visit to the Rotary Club of Thousand Oaks on behalf of the Special Olympics.  More...

Columns

No passport, no worries

Let’s say you just started thinking about a summer vacation. Maybe you have in mind somewhere tropical, perhaps the Caribbean or Mexico, or a place rich in culture and history such as Europe or Asia. More...

‘Absolutely unbelievable’

Benefit for family of fallen TOHS senior draws overwhelming response

Undeterred by a three-hour wait for pizza, residents from Camarillo to Simi Valley came out in droves last Wednesday to support the family of an 18-year-old Thousand Oaks High School senior who died April 4. More...

Questions raised on camp contamination

Site of popular Jewish summer camp is downstream from Santa Susana Field Lab

A Jewish camp in the southern hills of Simi Valley has offered programs to thousands of people for decades, but some say it may be contaminated by years of runoff from the nearby Santa Susana Field Lab. More...

Community

Following drop in gas tax, county looks for new revenue

Rise in electric, hybrid cars also taking a bite out of county coffers

Drivers will pay less per gallon of gas this summer because of a recent reduction in the state’s gasoline tax. But consumers could end up spending their savings at the pump on new tires and shocks. More...

VCTC vote expected Friday on transit tax

City managers want 50-percent cut

Despite having spent around $80,000 to mail out 276,000 brochures extolling the virtues of a new transportation plan—and a half-cent sales tax to accompany it—the Ventura County Transportation Commission has not yet officially decided to More...

Council passes latest water rate increase

Monthly bills expected to rise average of $13

Waters bills are going up. The more than 16,000 households that purchase their water from the City of Thousand Oaks will see their bills increase 7 percent in May and another 7 percent next January, the City Council decided last week. More...

Calendar

Calendar

THURS., APRIL 21 Antiques Study Group 9:30 a.m. to noon at Stagecoach Inn Museum, Anderson Hall, 51 S. Ventu Park Road, Newbury Park. Rita Faulders presents the history and technique of paper marbling. More...

Schools

Documentary on college sports to be screened

“The Business of Amateurs,” screening next week in Agoura Hills, is a documentary that challenges the NCAAfrom the perspective of former student-athletes.  More...

SALUTING OUR SCOUTS

Shannon O’Shea, 16, a Girl Scout Juliette out of the Serenity Under the Oaks Service Unit in Thousand Oaks, recently received her Gold Award.  The Gold Award is the highest award a Girl Scout can achieve, involving a service project that i More...

Feeling golden

5 CVUSD schools earn Gold Ribbon designation

Local elementary schools continue to rank among the best in California, according to the latest news out of Sacramento. More...

Business

Bad news for sporting goods

Sports Chalet going out of business

For the second time this year, a major sporting goods store will close its doors in Thousand Oaks.  Sports Chalet announced April 16 that it is in the process of shutting down all 47 of its locations and will no longer accept online orders after More...

City National opens branch in Westlake

City National Bank has opened a new private client services office in Westlake and expanded its team into Conejo Valley communities including Thousand Oaks, Agoura Hills and Newbury Park.  The new office is at 3027 Townsgate Road in Westlake Par More...

Business news?

If you have business news to announce, such as a grand opening or a relocation, email tonewstip@theacorn.com. No more than 150 words, please.   More...

Pets

Viper teaches old dog a new trick

Rattlesnake safety CRITTER TAILS Local wildlife ecologists use the term “living on the urban fringe” to describe how our homes creep up on open space and how the denizens of open space sometimes creep up on our homes. More...

New dog parks to be dedicated Saturday

With all improvements complete, the Conejo Recreation and Park District will officially dedicate its three new mini dog parks this Saturday with a special ribbon-cutting ceremony around 11 a.m. More...

Pet of the Week

BEAUTIFUL GIRL—Chloe is an altered female brown and white Maine coon mix. She is very friendly and gets along with other cats. If you would like to adopt Chloe ask for ID No. A4927606 at the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road.  More...

Obituaries

Frances "Nana" Bailey 1916-2016

We are saddened to announce the passing of our Beloved Nana, Frances Monola (Fifer) Bailey, who recently celebrated her 100th birthday surrounded by her loving family and many friends. She is preceded in death by her husband, Robert W. More...

Barbara Riddle

Barbara Riddle passed away peacefully on March 10, 2016 in Thousand Oaks. Barbara was born March 13, 1936, daughter of Stanley and Adeline Swenson. More...

Letters

Gun-toting shop owner put others in jeopardy

Much of Thousand Oaks seems to be rejoicing over the recent jewelry store robbery attempt that was thwarted by the owner’s use of a gun. More...

Source of explosion should be revealed

I’ve been following stories of the tragic death of TOHS student Bernard Moon in a science experiment. More...

Call to Caltrans leads to changes at on-ramp

Just like numerous complaints written to this paper, I, too, was amazed at the dangerous condition of the northbound Moorpark Road on-ramp.  I was curious if anyone had actually called Caltrans to voice their concern.  More...

Editorials

Editorial

The calendar is full of fun in Thousand Oaks

It’s that time of year when things really get hopping in the Conejo. More...