August 11, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Despite tight schedule, Rams’ CLU practice facility should finish on time

Team’s first preseason game is Saturday

Sounds of construction on Cal Lutheran University’s north campus will soon be replaced by those of tackles and whistles as work winds down on the Los Angeles Rams’ in-season practice facility. More...

Health & Wellness

Dance your way to good health

The Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara will host a free workshop, “Dance 4 Wellness with Maria Durant,” from 6 to 7 p.m. Fri., Aug. 12, 19 and 26, and Sept. 2, 9 and 16 at Dance 4 Wellness, 2940 E. More...

Bacteria are building resistance to meds

How people can fight back

This past May, scientists at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research made an alarming discovery: A sample of E. coli, a common disease-causing bacteria in humans, had developed resistance to the antibiotic colistin. More...

Senior Concerns’ services have grown with population

Certain charitable organizations are even more vital today than they were 20 years ago.  For example, brain disorder nonprofits like the Alzheimer’s Association or Autism Speaks are serving a much larger percentage of the population today More...

Calendar

Calendar

THURS., AUG. 11 Trinity Lunch Bunch More...

Schools

Vaccine mandate requires up-to-date shots

Doctor’s note required for exemption

Before stepping through classroom doors Aug. 24, the first day of school, students in Conejo Valley Unified School District must be up-to-date on their vaccinations. The requirement stems from a new state law that took effect in July. More...

Preschool catches Olympic fever

ON FIRE—Roots and Wings preschool students pretend to light the Olympicflame with paper torches they made to celebrate the Rio Olympics on Aug. 5 in Thousand Oaks. More...

College offers program in photovoltaics

The photovoltaics program will relaunch at Moorpark College this fall.  More...

Business

Publishing giant completes expansion

NEW DIGS—Blaise Simqu, president and CEO of Sage Publishing, speaks during the grand opening of the company’s new Newbury Park location July 21. More...

Assistance available for homebuyers

The Ventura County Community Development Corporation recently received a $60,000 grant from the Citi Foundation to support its Changing Lives through Homeownership Program. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

EVERYTHING NICE—Spice is an altered female black-and-white German shepherd mix about 6 years old. She is very playful and energetic and loves to play with toys. If you would like to adopt Spice, ask for animal ID No. More...

Police

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

Newbury Park  July 27 After showing signs of being on drugs, a 24-year-old man was taken into custody in the 900 block of N. Ventu Park Road. He had several outstanding warrants at the time.   More...

Family

Loafing around at the circus

A MIGHTY MAGICAL DAY—During his final skit, Mickey O’Connor rides his unicycle while juggling loaves of French bread as his 9-yearold daughter, Delaney, cheers him on during Mighty Mickey& More...

Future vet enjoys Thai trip of a lifetime

This summer, Jaylee Trubia, 21, of Newbury Park spent two weeks in Thailand helping animals and learning hands-on about the work of a veterinarian.  Traveling with the Bostonbased Loop Abroad, Trubia was part of a small team that volunteered to More...

Yard sale find proves quite useful

Visiting yard sales via bicycle in lush, breezy, beautiful, lake-fringing neighborhoods in Westlake Village is a delight. More...

Columns

Plan (way) ahead to save big on travel

Where are you traveling next summer? Yes, summer 2017. More...

Battle lines drawn over tax

Notable names emerge on both sides of the debate

MEASURE AA   Nobody says Ventura County’s freeways aren’t crowded or that our roads don’t need to be maintained, but now that a countywide sales tax that includes provisions to help with these issues is on the ballot, sides are More...

Police ID man found dead in Kohl’s parking lot

Authorities have released the name of the Newbury Park man who was found dead by a passer-by at a local shopping center Saturday morning.  The body of 28-year-old Matthew Thompson was discovered around 6:30 a.m. Aug. More...

Community

City sees rash of car break-ins

Residents asked to be extra mindful of what they leave in locked vehicles

The Thousand Oaks Police Department is asking residents to think twice about what they leave in their vehicles as the city is experiencing an increase in car-related burglaries. Senior Dep. More...

Jones won’t contend for council seat

After an agonizing 52-vote defeat in the 2015 special election, Ed Jones has decided to make that council race his last. More...

Popular trail now easier on the feet

Climbing Thousand Oaks’ highest hill just got a bit easier.  Since last summer, backhoes have made their way up and down Tarantula Hill as California American Water crews did construction work atop the city landmark off Gainsborough Road. More...

On the Town

Prepare to be bowled over

Rawfish craze makes landing in Westlake

RESTAURANT SPOTLIGHT /// Big Fish Poke   Throw a long line into the depths of the ocean and pull out some fresh fish. More...

Oingo Boingo tribute act returns

Dead Man’s Party plays Sunday in T.O.

Conejo RPD’s fourth free concert of the 2016 Summer Concerts in the Park Series features the Oingo Boingo tribute band Dead Man’s Party, performing the group’s 1980s upbeat mix of pop, rock, ska and world music at 5 p.m. Sun., Aug. More...

‘Classics to Broadway’ concert wraps up season

Ventura County Gilbert & Sullivan Repertoire Company presents its final 2016 summer concert, “Classics to Broadway,” from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Sun., Aug. 14 at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks.  More...

Sports

Not a bummer

Summer season goes well for Conejo Oaks baseball team

It wasn’t a long, hot summer for the Conejo Oaks. They enjoyed their day in the sun. More...

Warriors mix and match

Versatile lineup boosts Westlake’s girls’ volleyball team

GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL /// Westlake Warriors One thing is certain. The Warriors are versatile. Westlake High’s girls’ volleyball team constantly shuffled defensive formations at practice earlier this week. More...

101 Rams to play at halftime of NFL game

A local youth football team will be the Los Angeles Rams’ special guest this weekend.  The 101 Rams Mighty Mites, a squad of 8- and 9-year-olds, will play at halftime of the NFL Rams’ exhibition opener against the Dallas Cowboys at 5 More...

Faith

Building bridges

Interfaith organization readies the Conejo Valley for family of refugees

For the last few weeks, Angela Rockwood has been a bit of a basket case, but that’s because she’s been dealing with a case of baskets—about 100 in total.  More...

BRIEFS

Center hosts interfaith devotion   All members of the community are invited to participate in an interfaith devotional evening from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wed., Aug. 17 at the Center for Spiritual Living Westlake Village, 880 Hampshire Road, Ste. More...

Letters

Community activist bows out of council race

After consultation with my family and close friends, I have chosen not to run for the T.O. City Council in the coming election. More...

Local senior advocates carry on Mel’s work

I called Mel Silberberg the “Mensch of Thousand Oaks.”  He passed from our lives a year ago after losing his battle with cancer, but his legacy will live on—in our hearts, in our memories and in our quest for a voice in the cit More...

Keep trash bins closed to discourage pests

Articles in the Acorn have reported and expressed politically correct concern—and apparently the least likely to upset advertiser businesses information—about the secondary poisoning of local wildlife by the widespread use of rodenticides More...

Editorials

Editorial

We must make the most of housing units we have left

Now as much as ever, Thousand Oaks needs real leadership on the issue of housing: How much do we need, where does it go, and whom should it serve? More...