May 19, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Health & Wellness

Helping seniors to keep driving

As much or more than they wish to remain in their homes as they age, today’s seniors wish to keep their ability to drive for as long as possible. This should come as no surprise to most adults. More...

‘Dear Cancer’ essays brings good from the bad

Sometimes the worst in us brings out the best in us.  Like a silver lining in the face of death?  Maybe.  Diagnosed at 14 months old with stage 3 neuroblastoma, Danielle Rosoff’s life was about to end before it really began.  More...

On the Town

The night turns jazzy in Westlake

The City of Westlake Village kicks off its 13th season of summer entertainment with “Jazz Night” at 7 p.m. More...

Play tells story of love and deceit

Panic Productions presents ‘Figaro’

Panic Productions wraps up its season with a production of “Figaro,” Charles Morey’s recent adaptation of the classic Beaumarchais farce, June 4 through 19 at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. More...

Spring means Strawberry Fest

The 33rd annual California Strawberry Festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sat. and Sun., May 21 and 22 on 15 acres at Strawberry Meadows of College Park, 3250 S. Rose Ave., Oxnard.  More...

Business

Long-standing city law puts breweries in bind

Restrictions have craft-beer makers avoiding T.O.

Something’s brewing in Thousand Oaks. Just not beer. The craft beer industry is booming in America and in other cities in the Conejo Valley—but not in T.O. An outdated zoning ordinance may be to blame, says Mayor Joel Price. More...

Acorn Newspapers wins seven first-place awards in 2015 Better Newspapers Contest

California Newspaper Publishers Association  T he Acorn Newspapers took home a record seven first-place and four second-place honors at the California Newspaper Publishers Association’s Better Newspapers Contest awards ceremony held April More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park  May 6 A 26-year-old man was arrested in the 2000 block of W. Hillcrest Drive for being under the influence of a controlled substance.   More...

Family

Games with a Heart

NPHS serves as site for Special Olympics
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Socializing, eating don’t mix

I love saying yes to bad ideas.  “I knew I should’ve stayed on the freeway. Why’d I listen to you?”  “I didn’t force you to exit,” my wife said to me. More...

STEM the summer doldrums

Robotics & Things will present both hands-on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and Week Of Technology summer super camps.  Camps will be offered the weeks of June 20 to 24, July 11 to 15, July 18 to 22 and Aug. More...

Letters

Don’t change law against sleeping in cars

In last week’s Acorn, a reader expressed her dislike of the ordinance here in Thousand Oaks that forbids one from sleeping in one’s vehicle on city streets.  She sees this law as harsh, and she expresses her opinion that Santa Barbar More...

It’s high time CVHS students got a fair shake

Thank you for your insightful and caring editorial regarding the relocation of Conejo Valley High School (“When deciding, CVUSD can’t lose site of goal No. 1,” Acorn, May 5).  More...

Expand Horizon Hills program, don’t disrupt it

I’m writing out of concern for the CVUSD proposal to relocate/ reduce Horizon Hills’ parenting program and reclaim the Triunfo campus currently leased to Carden to make room for CVHS and Century High School.  As a homeowner in Villag More...

Editorials

Editorial

Financial impact must be considered in final decision

Parents, faculty and alumni of Carden Conejo School and the Horizon Hills Parenting Program had their first real opportunity this week to address the board of education regarding the possible uprooting of their campuses to make room for Conejo Valley More...

Affected schools sound off on relocation plans

CVUSD board meeting attracts hundreds

Over 100 parents and community members breathed a sigh of relief as Conejo Valley Unified decided to put plans to relocate several school campuses on hold after an emotional board meeting Tuesday night. More...

Council wants to make T.O. the Rams’ permanent habitat

The old Kmart site is off the list. The Rams are on it. On May 10 the Thousand Oaks City Council laid out its Top 10 priorities for the coming fiscal year, an annual tradition dating back more than a decade. More...

Community

Public safety, education are priorities

The fifth in a series of stories profiling candidates in the June primary election. More...

County hosting medicinal pot discussion in Thousand Oaks

The county of Ventura is looking at options for regulating the delivery, dispensing and cultivation of medical marijuana in the unincorporated areas of the county.  A series of community meetings will be held to provide the public with the oppo More...

City manager the subject of closed-door meeting Monday

The Thousand Oaks City Council met in closed session for nearly four hours Monday to consider the discipline, dismissal or release of an employee, according to a mandatory agenda published May 13.   More...

Calendar

Calendar

THURS., MAY 19 Antiques Study Group 9:30 a.m. to noon at Stagecoach Inn Museum, Anderson Hall, 51 S. Ventu Park Road, Newbury Park. Program on research. Bring and share item from home. RSVP not needed. Phone: 805.495.3297. Email: pen1@verizon.net. More...

Schools

Let The Game of Life Commence!

Class of 2016 the largest ever at Cal Lutheran with 841 participants in Saturday’s ceremony
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HIGH SCHOOL HIGHLIGHTS

Newbury Park Panthers  Fri., May 20: IB testing  After-prom ticket sales/11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.  More...

Grant funds reach local classrooms

At a ceremony May 11 in Oxnard, the Ventura County Office of Education presented 21 IMPACT II grants to teachers from nine schools in four local districts.  The grants are funded by local businesses and organizations that wish to promote unique More...

Sports

Who wants it?

Oaks Christian, Hillcrest Christian embark on baseball postseason journeys

BASEBALL REPORT /// CIF-SS playoffs Bust out the peanuts and Cracker Jack—it’s time for playoff baseball. More...

Last tango in Thousand Oaks

GOING OUT ON TOP—Thousand Oaks High baseball head coach Ryan Geisler, left, gives a highfive to Ben Martz during the Lancers’ 5-4 home win against Newbury Park on May 11. More...

Ride the wave

Local swimmers thrive at CIF meet

CIF- SS SWIMMING & DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS   They came. They swam. More...

Faith

National Day of Prayer

    GIVING PRAISE—At right, Susan Borg of Camarillo sings along with the worship group during the National Day of Prayer at Constitution Park in Camarillo More...

Temple offers adult mitzvah program

Those over 13 can achieve B’nei Mitzvah

Temple Ner Simcha will offer an adult b’nei mitzvah program from 6:30 to 8 p.m. More...

Vacation Bible School takes new form

Living Oaks Church will host Cave Quest Vacation Bible School: Following Jesus, the Light of the World, from 9 a.m. to noon Mon. More...

Columns

Making meaningful vacations

I recently gave a presentation on the relationship between Americans and their paid vacation days. To put it mildly, it’s a strained affair. More...

Corny columnist goes bananas at grocery

It all started with a recent visit to the produce aisle at my local grocery store. I nearly went bananas over a sign nestled among a display of scattered bananas that said, “Pick me. I’m single.”  More...