June 2, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Talk of sale made Carden a target

In 20 years of discussions regarding where and how to move its continuation high school from an aging campus on Kelley Road, Conejo Valley Unified leaders never once made mention of Carden Conejo, a private institution that for the past three decades More...

Health & Wellness

Seminar examines aging at home

Award-winning designer and licensed general contractor Eileen Gould along with elder law and estate planning attorney Terri Hilliard will present a free seminar titled “Decoding the Design of Stylish and Accessible Living: Aging at Home and in More...

Marijuana, teen brains is a risky combo

The Ventura County Behavioral Health Department recently released a report titled “What the Science Says About Adolescent Use of Cannabis.” The paper aims to inform parents, policy-makers and the public about the risks of marijuana use by More...

FDA approves new treatment

COMMENTARY /// Eye,eye doc

The Food and Drug Administration has deemed cross linking safe for the treatment of keratoconus eye disease, largely due to the efforts of the Massachusettsbased Avedro company. More...

Calendar

Calendar

THURS., JUNE 2 Hold ’em Charity Poker Tournament More...

Schools

Energy courses through show

CONCERT REVIEW /// All-District Band Festival   The 34th annual Conejo Valley Unified School District’s Band Festival took place last week as armies of young musicians invaded the Fred Kavli Theatre for a series of performances showcasing More...

A lesson from county’s Teacher of the Year

Educator hails from Simi Valley

By the time her daughter Jamie was 3, Barbara Reese pretty much knew her child’s future would be in a classroom. “All her toys growing up were about teaching somehow. More...

Students, instructor win big at competition

State science fair honors TOHS educator as its Teacher of the Year

While Thousand Oaks High School students took home several awards at the 65th annual California State Science Fair in Los Angeles, it was their teacher who may have stolen the show. More...

Business

Grab your popcorn: revamped Janss theater opening soon

Thousand Oaks’ oldest movie theater has received the reboot treatment. The Janss Marketplace 9 is set to reopen this week after six months of renovations. More...

Changes in store for Walmart center in N.P.

Though developers are working toward finishing a Newbury Park area shopping center containing a Walmart Neighborhood Market, it’s not clear what businesses, if any, are set to inhabit the space there.  More...

BRIEFS

Moorpark yoga studio opens doors   SoulBody Yoga will hold an open house and celebrate its eight-year anniversary from 2 to 5 p.m. Sat., June 4 at 6591 Collins Drive, Ste. More...

Police

SHERIFF'S BLOTTER

Newbury Park  May 19 Two men, 21 and 22, were taken into custody for being under the influence of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia in the 1300 block of Newbury Road.   More...

Faith

Bocce tourney named in honor of late priest

The Italian Catholic Federation will host the fourth annual Fr. Joe Scerbo Memorial Bocce Tournament from 3 to 6 p.m. Sat., June 4 at St. Paschal Baylon Catholic Church, 155 E. More...

BRIEFS

Singles to gather for Shabbat dinners   Temple Ner Simcha in Westlake Village will host special monthly Shabbat dinners and services for Jewish singles in the Conejo Valley at 7 p.m. More...

Family

Give Dad his due in the Acorn

PROMOTIONAL   Note to self: Father’s Day is Sun., June 19, and the Thousand Oaks Acorn wants your dad to receive the recognition he deserves.  More...

Kids dentistry opens at new location in Westlake Village

Oak Park Dentistry for Children & Orthodontics opened its doors at a new location this week at 1115 Lindero Canyon Road in Westlake Village.  The office is designed for children, with a 17-foot treehouse and a slide in the lobby.  The o More...

Studio offering free hip-hop classes to kids with special needs

Newbury Park dance center engages in community outreach

Thrive Dance Center is offering free hip-hop classes for children with special needs every Tuesday evening with instructor Alyssa Belden.  Special education adviser Elissa Spraggins of Thousand Oaks is also present to dance and to assist student More...

Columns

Arrive early for summer flights

You’ve probably heard about the delays at airports nationwide due to Transportation Security Administration checkpoint backups. More...

Groundbreaking arts merger sealed with $4M gift from city’s reserves

Alliance for Arts, TOCAP Foundation to become one

Two theater organizations are taking a final bow, but don’t expect their members to be waiting in the wings anytime soon.  More...

Man ID’d in failed bank heist looking at possible 3rd strike

The man police say is responsible for trying to rob a Thousand Oaks bank last week could be facing life in prison under the state’s Three Strikes Law. More...

Community

Competing open space measures swap allegations of misdeeds

A secretly recorded cellphone video has triggered new accusations of voter deception by supporters of two competing ballot measures intended to preserve open space in Ventura County.  More...

Sustain VC measure set to share ballot with SOAR

Saying voters want a better option than the county’s 20-yearold SOAR ordinance, organizers of an alternative open-space initiative put forth by farmers submitted 30,300 signatures to election officials this past week to get their proposal on th More...

Cal Water expected to ease limitations

California Water Service Company is the city’s first purveyor to announce plans to ease restrictions in the wake of the State Water Resources Control Board’s decision to lift tough drought-related mandates.  More...

On the Town

Absolutely absurd

PLAY REVIEW /// ‘Alice in Wonderland’ at NPHS   The Newbury Park High School Panther Players ventured into the absurd world of Lewis Carroll on May 20 for “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,” their final production o More...

Restaurant Spotlight /// Hugo’s

Serving up something quite tasty

Hugo’s has been riding high on the wave of cutting-edge cuisine since its first restaurant opened over three decades ago, and it continues to offer up carefully crafted, almost radical fare that will tease and please any palate. More...

J.B. rocks Kavli

Singersongwriter Jackson Browne plays T.O. CAP

SOLO SHOW—Musician Jackson Browne performs May 13 in the Fred Kavli Theatre. More...

Sports

Mullaney catches on

Thousand Oaks grad signs NFL rookie deal with Houston Texans

NFL SPECIAL REPORT /// Houston Texans   Richard Mullaney will never forget his first experience as a Houston Texan.  “I remember walking in the first day,” Mullaney said, “and J.J. Watt introduced himself to me. More...

Regents fall to Royals

La Reina rookies rattle off big wins during memorable postseason run

The Regents stumbled, but there were no tears.  Their season is over, but it feels like the show is just getting started.  La Reina High’s softball team lost 3-0 to visiting Louisville in the semifinals of the CIF-Southern Section Div More...

Going all out to capture gold

Finish line is in sight for Westlake, Oaks Christian track andfield superstars

CIF STATE TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS   Reigning champions and fearless challengers will clash at the CIF State Track and Field Championships this weekend at Buchanan High in Clovis.  Oaks Christian’s girls’ squad, represent More...

Pets

CRITTER TAILS

Crow teaches frog a lesson

There’s a toy frog in my backyard that has logged more air travel than the average flight attendant.  How is this so?  The frog is from one of those shops that sells realistically rendered versions of critters to nature buffs, or rath More...

Pet of the Week

LOOKING FOR A GOOD HOME—Sophia is a female white domestic shorthair mix. She is sweet and like to be petted. If you would like to adopt Sophia ask for ID No. A4951719 at the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road. More...

Let us hear your ‘tails’

The Thousand Oaks Acorn invites you to send your favorite pet story for publication on the Critter Corner page.  Not to exceed 300 words, your story can be about an interesting occurrence or an inspirational moment involving your pet.  More...

Obituaries

Samuel Morris Rosen

On May 13, 2016, Samuel Morris Rosen died peacefully, maintaining his wit, passion for politics and social justice and perennial sociability until his last day, with family and friends in Ashland, Oregon. More...

Letters

Protestors did not mean any disrespect

I was heartbroken reading a letter (Acorn, May 26) from an unhappy parent regarding the May 17 Conejo Valley school board meeting. More...

Trustee elected to represent all students

Mr. Dunn, we need to talk. I didn’t want to be the one to do this, but I think you need a lesson in respect.  Mr. Dunn, I don’t think you know the students of CVHS at all. More...

CVHS students are no different than other teens

I’m appalled at Mike Dunn for undermining one of our high schools. I believe Mr. Dunn took his opinions too far, not taking into account that he might upset parents whose teens attend CVHS.  More...

Editorials

Editorial

Mitnick must earn back community’s trust

How can an executive charged with overseeing 400 employees be an effective leader if he himself can’t abide by the organization’s code of ethics? The Thousand Oaks City Council apparently aims to find out. More...