August 4, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Limited funds leave limited alternatives

CVUSD has less than $10 million on hand to build new campus

Conejo Valley Unified was always going to be short on funds when it came to the building of its long-planned learning center. More...

Health & Wellness

Weighing end-of-life options

COMMENTARY /// Senior healthcare My mom, 88 stubborn years old, still lives on her own in a big house with a cat that loves to get underfoot. Because I work in healthcare, I recognize the perils that can befall someone in her situation. More...

Audiologist to lead discussion on tinnitus

Audiologist Ellen Baker, owner of Decibel Hearing Services, will lead a talk on the effects of tinnitus and possible treatment options from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Thurs., Aug. 18 at The Oaks mall, Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks.  More...

On the Town

Changes at the top for Cabrillo

New director, board members join theater company

After a relaunch of the company, Cabrillo Music Theatre’s board of directors has announced new staff and board leadership as well as the revised 2016-2017 season of shows.  The new season features three shows, all in the 1,800-seat Kavli T More...

Calendar

THURS., AUG. 4 Marines, FMF Corpsmen 6 p.m. at Elks Lodge, 1561 Kuehner Drive, Simi Valley. Meeting and dinner for President Ronald Reagan Marine Corps League Detachment 597. Contact: Ken Honaker. Phone: 805. 416.4063. Email: JrViceMCL597@gmail.com. More...

Compelling, repelling or both?

PLAY REVIEW /// Carrie: The Musical For those who follow Broadway flops, the cult classic “Carrie: The Musical” is the stuff legends are made from. More...

Business

Student earnings won’t escape notice of federal government

COMMENTARY /// Summer jobs Many students are well into their summer jobs. While their earnings may not be appreciable, they still face tax implications. Here are some tips that student workers should follow: More...

VCCU members have fair day

The Ventura County Credit Union, a not-for-profit, member-owned financial institution, has been named the official credit union of the Ventura County Fair.  The credit union will host the fair’s inaugural VCCU Member Day from 11 a.m. More...

Pets

CRITTER TAILS /// At the animal shelter

Searching for a merry-old mutt

Sometimes the right dog finds us, and other times it is a long difficult search to find the right dog. More...

Pet of the Week

SOME PIG—Sweet Pea is an altered male white-and-black pig. He is a little shy but curious. If you would like to adopt Sweet Pea ask for ID No. A4971066 at the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road. More...

Faith

A tale of two priests: clergy making big moves

A changing of the guards is underway at two local Catholic churches.  Monsignor Paul Albee was welcomed as the new pastor of St. More...

Judaism course offered

The 15-week class starts Aug. 25

Temple Adat Elohim, a 600-family Reform congregation, will host a 15-week Discovering Judaism course at 7 p.m. Thursdays beginning Aug. 25 at 2420 E. More...

Faith in the power of knowledge

EXTRACURRICULAR LEARNING—Gianna Martinez, left, works with tutor Sally Johnson as part of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church’s annual tutoring program for children in bilingual homes. More...

Columns

The simple life is fine with us

What do the simple folk do? Well, as the summer melts on, what we do is . . . not much. Like our lazy labradoodles, napping is our specialty and cowboy burgers are our greatest indulgence. More...

‘Separation anxiety’ defined for singles

This discussion is not about the kind of separation anxiety that a dog might feel when an owner leaves the house. More...

Driver drunk at time of deadly crash, D.A. says

Friends, family mourn death of passenger, 30

Newbury Park Adventist Academy’s chapel was filled to capacity Friday as friends and relatives mourned a Thousand Oaks man who died July 24 in a suspected drunk-driving accident. More...

Losing Lupe's

Thousand Oaks landmark eatery closing after 70 years

Before Thousand Oaks, there was Lupe’s. More...

Blood left at scene part of case against jewelry store robbery suspect

Perpetrator was struck by store owner's bullet, police say

Three months after a Thousand Oaks jewelry store owner exchanged gunfire with an attempted robber, police say they have the thief in custody. More...

Community

Chief holds to his word: arrest made in graffiti of gateway sign

Police say they’ve caught the person responsible for one of the city’s most highly visible graffiti cases in recent memory. More...

Fox makes pick for planning commission

Says he'll nominate his longtime traffic commissioner

When the Thousand Oaks City Council returns from its month and a-half summer recess Aug. 30, one of its first matters of business will be filling a vacancy on the planning commission. More...

Deputies now equipped with body cams

After two years of studying and preparing, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office is joining police departments around the United States in issuing body-worn cameras for their officers.  Deputies began wearing the recording devices as standar More...

Schools

Greenprint will serve as a GPS

FROM THE SUPER’S DESK   With the expiration of my Conejo Valley Unified School District rookie card on June 30, I’d like to thank staff, students, parents, the board of education and the community for a tremendous school year.  More...

Y's provide assistance before and after school

YMCA branches serving the Conejo Valley, Simi Valley and Moorpark are registering students in kindergarten through fifth grade for before- and after-school child care programs. More...

Sports

Hallock’s time

Westlake native prepares for first Olympics in Brazil

OLYMPICS /// U.S. men’s water polo Ben Hallock once romped on the playground at Westlake Hills Elementary School. Now he’s suiting up for the United States men’s water polo team at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. More...

From the field to the dugout

Former prep baseball standouts coached Newbury Park PONY All-Stars to section crown

It was easy for Quinn Conley, Matt Haskins and Joe Christian to get nostalgic roaming their old stomping grounds at Dos Vientos Community Park. More...

Panthers shake up baseball staff

Matt Goldfield is out as head coach of the Newbury Park High baseball team.  Goldfield, who led the Panthers to the 2012 CIF-Southern Section Division 1 championship win at Dodger Stadium, spent 14 years as an assistant and head coach at the sch More...

Police

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

Newbury Park  July 22 A 44- year- old woman was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and on a suspended license near Gerald and Wendy drives. More...

Family

Time just won’t fly without fun

My younger brother planned a three-day trip from Idaho to my house in Southern California last week, and I knew it’d go fast. That kind of time always flies. More...

County fair is here

Catch bus from T.O., Newbury Park

The 141st annual Ventura County Fair will run through Aug. 14 at the Ventura County Fairgrounds. The seaside fair features rides, free concerts, arts and crafts displays, food and horse shows. More...

Letters

CalAm’s rate increase is not justified

It was shocking to read in your July 28 article that California American Water, a regulated company, had a year-over-year earnings increase of $53 million, a whopping 12.5 percent.  Yet it’s still not enough: CalAm has filed a case with th More...

There are many benefits to Pokémon Go

I commend the Acorn for its balanced editorial “Augmenting one’s reality can be risky” on July 28.  More...

Vigil should not have been labeled a rally

I think it’s essential to address Brian Schultz’s July 21 letter, “Elected officials shouldn’t align with hate groups,” referencing the Acorn’s previous article.   More...

Editorials

Editorial

A deeper look into minds, feelings of students

Earlier this summer, the California Department of Education released the results of its biennial California Healthy Kids Survey. As with any such survey, there was good news and there was bad news. More...

Guest opinion /// Conservation

We can’t let up on our water-wise practices

The following opinion was provided by general managers Susan Mulligan of the Calleguas Municipal Water District and David Pedersen of the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District.  More...