September 1, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Critical theater fund tied to embattled community foundation

The City of Thousand Oaks is one of several agencies waiting anxiously for the results of the California attorney general’s investigation into the Ventura County Community Foundation. More...

Flush with cash

Incumbent Al Adam gets early start on fundraising

Having taken advantage of the May 8 date to begin collecting contributions to his reelection campaign, City Council candidate Al Adam is off to a roaring start. More...

Health & Wellness

Hope restored at local hospice

Nonprofit reopens but is now charging for services

The unassuming tract home on Avenida de Los Arboles in Thousand Oaks is anything but typical. Behind the double doors is a cozy retreat designed to provide comfort for four people facing the final days of their lives. More...

Doctor has tips for relieving stress

Dr. Sarfraz Zaidi, an endocrinologist in Thousand Oaks, will present a free lecture titled “The Enemy Within: How to be Stress- Free in the Stressed Out World” from 11 a.m. to 1 p. m. Sat., Sept. More...

On the Town

Symphonic sounds under the stars

Outdoor fest also features art, vendors

An evening outdoors filled with music, food and fun for the whole family is set to take place from 6 to 9 p.m. Sat., Sept. More...

Cetera’s a hard habit to break

AT THE CAP

Ex-Chicago frontman Peter Cetera—whose versatile voice remains a fixture on classic Top 40 radio—will perform at 8 p.m. Sat., Sept. 17 in the Kavli Theatre at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. T.O. Blvd. More...

Stage is set for smooth transition at Cabrillo

Wilkenfeld preps successor for job

On Sept. 17, Cabrillo Music Theatre’s outgoing artistic director, Lewis Wilkenfeld, will be honored by the organization for his 10 years of service providing, as Cabrillo’s slogan goes, “Broadway in your backyard.” More...

Business

Face-lift delays Gelson’s arrival

Thousand Oaks residents anxious to see their neighborhood market space occupied will have to wait until next year. The former Albertsons turned Haggen turned vacant building at 1736 E. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

WHAT A PAIR—Louie is an altered male brown tiger Bengal cat about 13 years old, and Hawk is an altered male silver tiger Bengal cat about 11 years old. They are paired with each other. If you would like to adopt Louie and Hawk ask for ID Nos. More...

Police

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

Newbury Park  Aug. 19  In the 2800 block of Camino Dos Rios, a 32- year- old man was arrested for possessing methamphetamine and being under the influence.  Aug. 20   More...

Family

Gym gathers goodies for kids in need

HIGH-FLYING FUN—At left, Nalani Reglos bounces on a trampoline Aug. More...

Briefs

Workshop trains family caregivers The Savvy Caregiver Workshop Series offers professionallevel dementia care training for the nonprofessional caregiver. More...

Hope and Harvest helps Interface

Interface Children Family Services will host Hope and Harvest: An Evening in the Vines from 4 to 8 p.m. Sun., Sept. More...

Letters

Community’s support is appreciated

Tues., April 12 was another ordinary workday, except Albert was ill with the flu. Any suggestion for him to stay home to get rest was out of the question. More...

Victims of crime deserve compassion too

I appreciate the passion behind Debra Herschman’s letter in last week’s Acorn about the 26-yearold man who allegedly committed an armed robbery at a local gas station and later was involved in a police standoff.  More...

McCloud facility would cause respiratory ills

At 6:30 p.m. Sept. 12 a public hearing will be held by the planning commission at City Hall. More...

LA Rams migration underway

Training site complete

After a nearly 30-year absence, the NFL is back in Thousand Oaks. Work wraps this week on the Los Angeles Rams’ multimillion-dollar practice facility on the campus of Cal Lutheran University. More...

Sheriff’s deputy charged

County to prosecute one of its own

Three misdemeanor charges have been filed against a veteran Ventura County sheriff ’s deputy accused of stealing drugs from one of the department’s pharmaceutical disposal bins. More...

School board race thrust into the spotlight

Six candidates vying for two seats

Thousand Oaks residents will be faced with six choices this November as they vote to fill two seats on Conejo Valley Unified’s board of education. More...

Community

Police taking extra precautions

New Jersey detectives Dan Kallen and Eric Price were searching a home in August 2015 when they came across a bag of white powder. The men opened the bag to conduct a routine field test to try to determine what the drug was. More...

2 men arrested at mall on gun charges

Shoppers at The Oaks were in for a surprise Sunday afternoon when deputies swarmed the mall after receiving a report of a suspicious man with a gun.  More...

Couple secures mobile home ahead of impending eviction

Hank and Helen Kawecki are eagerly awaiting Sept. 1, when escrow is set to close on their new mobile home. More...

Calendar

Calendar

The Acorn's Guide to What's Going On

THURS., SEPT. 1 Marines/FMF Corpsmen 6 p.m. at Elks Lodge, 1571 Kuehner Drive, Simi Valley. President Ronald Reagan Marine Corps League Detachment 597 has dinner, business meeting. Contact: Ken Honaker. Phone: 805. 416.4063. More...

Schools

Students are at the center of the classroom

Teachers strive to keep focus on kids

Long before the first bell rang last week, teachers in Conejo Valley Unified were hard at work getting their rooms ready to receive students for the new school year. More...

Sports

Weekend schedule

Agoura at Newbury Park Friday, 7 p.m.Thousand Oaks at HighlandFriday, 7 p.m. Hillcrest Christian at Desert Chapel Friday, 7 p.m.Oaks Christian vs.St. Joseph’s (Pa.) More...

The Acorn’s High School Football Game of the Week

Westlake Warriors (1-0) vs. Aledo (Texas) Bearcats (1-0)

Friday, 7 p.m.Aledo High, Texas Westlake doesn’t expect Aledo of Texas to roll out the Hollywood red carpet for its guests from the West. More...

Other local football matchups

Salesian (1-0) at Calabasas (1-0)   More...

Faith

A LITTLE HELP WHERE NEEDED

Agencies, churches offer supplies, dental care to young students
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Acclaimed Jewish singer coming for High Holidays

Cantor Sam Glaser, an award-winning Jewish recording artist, is scheduled to perform at Temple Ner Simcha during the High Holidays.  Glaser is joining the Conejo Valley congregation Mon. and Tues., Oct. 3 and 4 for Rosh Hashanah, and Tues. More...

Church to honor first responders

Event falls on 15th anniversary of Sept. 11 attacks

First responders across the community as well as within congregation and school families will be honored at the 9:30 a.m. worship service Sun., Sept. 11 at Ascension Lutheran Church, 1600 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. More...

Columns

Leggings for the Girls from Duluth

Back in the Middle Ages, somewhere between the Playtex Living Bra and Twitter, Mom bought household goods from a door-to-door salesman. More...

Editorials

Editorial

Jam-packed ballot puts voters to the test

Voting in California in 2016 will be an exercise in endurance. A whopping 17 propositions have qualified for the November ballot, the most since 2000. More...