June 30, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Next stop for county transit tax: fall ballot

With approval from the county’s cities and Board of Supervisors, a half-cent transportation sales tax is headed to the November ballot.  More...

District seeking to rein in illegal dues

Donation request forms to originate from district office

School booster clubs operating in Conejo Valley Unified can expect to see new fundraising protocols in place by the fall, part of an effort by the district office to end the practice of parents being required to pay for activities and equipment that More...

Health & Wellness

Academy hosts community event

National Olympic Day brings Olympic silver medalist to Newbury Park

    IN FINE FORM— To p, Newbury Park resident Joe Dixon, 17, demonstrates his skills on the pommel horse June 23 during the National Olympic Day open hous More...

The yin and yang of caregiving

On a recent trip home to New Hampshire I felt the yin and yang of family caregiving or, more specifically, the interconnected and sometimes opposing forces of the local family caregiver and the long-distance ones.  More...

Families of addicts not alone

Nar-Anon is a worldwide support group for families and friends of drug addicts.  The Conejo Valley chapter meets at 7:30 p.m. every Thursday in room 9 at Temple Adat Elohim, 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. More...

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THURS., JUNE 30 ‘When Daniel Comes Marching Home’ 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi. Doors open 1 p.m. Senior Center Performing Arts Group presents original musical production. Free admission. More...

Schools

Souping up summer at the Y

This summer kids of all ages can take part in several creative and athletic programs offered at the Conejo Valley Y on Moorpark Road in Thousand Oaks.  Weekly art, ballet, karate, Zumba, musical theater, basketball and kids boot camp classes are More...

2016 a big year for change in the college admissions game

There are changes in the world of college admission every year. More...

Private school garners host of theater awards

‘Pippin’ earns multiple honors

To a sold-out audience, Oaks Christian High School students performed “Magic To Do” from the musical “Pippin” at the recent National Youth Arts and Jerry Herman Awards presentation at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood.  More...

Business

Barbecue cleaning company has youth on its side

Starting a business is no small feat, especially when you’re not even old enough to order a drink. More...

Web ‘badge’ identifies permitted wedding venues

The Ventura County Planning Division has launched a web badge program to provide a distinction between temporary outdoor wedding and event venues that have been permitted by the county and those that haven’t.  The badges can be used on web More...

Police

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

Newbury Park  June 18 After swerving between lanes and colliding with a curb, a 23-year-old woman was arrested in the 3500 block of Gerald Drive for driving under the influence of alcohol. More...

Faith

Emmanuel Church offers day camp

Families can also take part in an overnight camp out

Emmanuel Church will host Camp Joy, a day camp for kids entering transitional kindergarten through fifth grade, from 9 a.m. to noon Mon. to Thurs., July 11 to 14 at the church, 588 Camino Manzanas, Thousand Oaks. More...

BRIEFS

Outdoor Shabbat service in Oak Park   Valley Outreach Synagogue will host Shabbat under the Stars, a summer service in the park, on Fri., July 8 at Oak Canyon Community Park, 5600 Hollytree Drive, Oak Park.  A picnic will begin at 5:30 p.m. More...

Letters

Find solutions, not blame, in CVHS debate

I was surprised by the Acorn’s June 23 editorial (“Learning center debate not a political plaything”) attacking Mr. Dunn. It seems pretty clear that the paper can’t be impartial on this issue.  More...

Continuation students can be sent elsewhere

A respectful debate is healthy for all. My takeaway from the June 23 editorial has a different perspective the public may find interesting.  The community should assist the students at CVHS, as much as possible. More...

Needed: School board members with conscience

I would like to thank Mike Dunn for his continuing support and compassion for the 900 students who will be displaced by an affirmative vote on option 1 and 2 by the CVUSD.  In her June 16 letter, trustee Betsy Connolly asks Mr. More...

Columns

Wishing resort fees were a last resort?

Remember the good ol’ days when you could check a piece of luggage without breaking out your credit card to pay a $25 fee? More...

‘Terrific housing, terrific schools, wonderful community’

Rams executive lays out why pro franchise chose Conejo Valley as a second home

For Kevin Demoff, it was a no-brainer to have the Rams return to Southern California. More...

Enduring Legacy

  ENDURING LEGACY—Library namesake Grant Brimhall, center, a former Thousand Oaks city manager, talks with Toni Hagopian during a celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Children’s Library on Saturday. More...

Man accused of raping woman he met through substance abuse program

Incident happened at local hotel

A 63-year-old Thousand Oaks man is in jail this week, accused of having intercourse with an unconscious woman at a local hotel. More...

Community

Noise complaints persist at The Gardens

City staff calls meeting for July

What could be more relaxing than lush fairways and well-kept greens? For the neighbors of Los Robles Greens golf course, just about anything.  It isn’t the calls of “fore” or balls hitting their windows. More...

FOR THE RECORD

If approved by voters, the countywide open space protection measure, Sustain VC, would extend through 2036, not 2030, as was stated in last week’s article. The competing SOAR initiative would sunset in 2050. —KJ   More...

Police seek men who robbed Newbury Park 7-Eleven at knife point

Authorities are searching for two men wanted in connection with the June 21 robbery of a 7-Eleven in Newbury Park.  Around 12:50 a.m. the two entered the convenience store at 3309 Kimber Drive, with one acting as lookout. More...

On the Town

Meet artists at benefit show

The nonprofit Pastel Society of the Gold Coast will host “Passion for Pastels 2016,” an art exhibit and sale benefiting Camarillo Hospice, from July 5 through 30 at the Thousand Oaks Community Gallery, 2331 Borchard Road, next to the Newb More...

Yardbirds fly into Agoura

Not all ’60s rock ’n’ roll groups were built around the personality of a Hendrix, a Morrison or a Joplin. More...

Westlake churrascaria cuts loose

  HELP YOURSELF—Bennett Quintard, right, a waiter at Cut 360, serves an ahi tuna poke to Kelli Brodie, left, of Woodland Hills and Robin Kolstad of Playa del Rey during Cut 360’s grand opening June 23 in Thousand Oaks. More...

Sports

Hockey hero: Westlake girl inspires

Lola Mormino overcomes odds to thrive with Ventura Mariners youth ice hockey team

Lola Mormino laced up ice skates for the first time when she was 11 years old. “I couldn’t stand up,” she said. More...

If at first you don’t succeed, tri, tri again

Squad of local triathletes will compete at Ironman Canada on July 24

Local triathletes are heading to Canada. P5 Racing, a triathlon team which won Ironman Arizona in 2014, will compete at Ironman Canada on July 24 in Whistler, British Columbia. More...

Our Conejo Valley Rams

COMMENTARY /// Los Angeles Rams   Cowboys set the foundation.  Rams took over the show.  More...

Pets

CRITTER TAILS

Rewarding a caring heart

As noted in a previous column, outside my rural Agoura back door is a spindly abutilon shrub where a hummingbird built her nest in late winter. More...

Pet of the Week

RICHARD GILLARD/Acorn Newspapers

A LONG AND WINDING PET—Daisy is a female yellow-and-white king snake. She would make a goodfirst snake. If you would like to adopt Daisy, ask for ID No. A4962641 at the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura road. More...

Family

Seeking comfort on July Fourth

It’s Fourth of July again, and in honor of our free nation, there will be no eating hot dogs in the backyard, no buying fireworks at the fireworks stand and no going to the fireworks show at the park.  More...

SALUTING OUR SCOUTS

William Stark, 17, of Boy Scout Troop 730 recently achieved Scouting’s highest rank of Eagle Scout. He was recognized at an Eagle Court of Honor held at St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church in Newbury Park.  More...

TEN YEARS OF FUN

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Editorials

EDITORIAL

Never become complacent about water conservation

We just survived a week of record-high temperatures and, not surprisingly, talk of a new drought is rumbling across the land.  Flash back to this time last year when—following a winter of record-low rainfall—cities and water agencies More...