September 8, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Motorcycle strikes woman walking on sidewalk

Police: Alcohol a factor in Labor Day wreck

A 74-year-old Newbury Park resident was left in critical condition after being struck by a motorcycle while out for an evening walk with her dog on Labor Day, according to the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office. More...

Health & Wellness

Group talks suicide prevention

The Thousand Oaks Library, YMCA and Cal Lutheran University will host a Suicide Prevention Lunch and Learn from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Grant Brimhall Library, 1401 E. More...

Center shows staying power

The Center4SpecialNeeds, a parent-founded nonprofit organization, will celebrate its fifth anniversary from noon to 7 p.m. Thurs., Sept. 22 at its office at 1337 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Stes. More...

LDS hosts blood drive Tuesday

A community blood drive will take place from 3 to 7 p.m. Tues., Sept. More...

Calendar

Calendar

FRI., SEPT. 9 Westlake Village Encore Club 9:30 a.m. at Westlake Yacht Club, 32123 Lindero Canyon Road. Coffee and refreshments. Boat rides on the lake. Visitors welcome. Moorpark Women’s Fortnightly Club More...

Schools

Career Education Center in Moorpark ready for students

Campus opened last month

After sitting empty for just over a year, the former Community High School campus on Condor Drive in Moorpark opened its doors last month as the Career Education Center Moorpark.  Officials from the Ventura County Office of Education and Moorpar More...

CLU welcomes largest incoming class

Over 620 frosh enrolled this year

Cal Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks is welcoming its largest freshman class. More than 620 freshmen, an increase over last year’s record class, have started at the school. More...

Service Academy Night coming up

Service Academy Night will take place at 6:30 p.m. Thurs., Sept. 15 at the Thousand Oaks High School performing arts center, 2323 N. Moorpark Road.  More...

Business

Candy shop is all about sweet charity

Angelo Jayamantri, owner of Sweet XO in Agoura Hills, has a passion for his business and the community.  Sweet XO was among the businesses raising money for Our Community House of Hope in Thousand Oaks. More...

BUSINESS BITS

Place to rest  The Mattress Store opened at Heritage Plaza, 820 E. Thousand Oaks Boulevard.  Exercise  Pure Barre, a total body work fitness center opened at the Gelson’s Center, 2806 Townsgate Road.  Cat rescue   More...

Wray Given joins LKG-CMC

Westlake Village resident Sheila Wray Given has been named a company principal and business development leader for Glendalebased LKG-CMC Inc., which specializes in the planning and construction of infrastructure projects including highways, rail line More...

Police

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

Newbury Park  Aug. 25  A 28-year-old man was booked into jail after police found him high on drugs in the 2800 block of Camino Dos Rios and in possession of an imitation firearm that was modified to look like a real one.  Aug. More...

Faith

Doors open every day

St. Matt’s will mark 50 years on Sun., Sept. 18

Like several of their neighbors, Norma and Bob Rich were just starting out when they came to the Newbury Park area about 50 years ago.  “We were all young families with young kids,” Norma said. More...

Under the care and protection of a loving shepherd

In a Monty Python sketch, a city gent observes a flock of sheep. More...

Finding your alternate universe

I recently had the chance to sit down with prolific yoga master Shiva Rea for a fireside chat.  More...

Letters

Answers wanted on Dial-A-Ride altercation

On Aug. 9 I had an appointment with my doctor. More...

Waverly campus is ideal for CV Learning Center

I am a Conejo Valley High School graduate, Class of 2012, and am proud to currently serve in the U.S. Navy aboard the Destroyer USS Churchill.  I wouldn’t be where I am today without the opportunity provided by CVHS. More...

Superintendent’s recommendation is applauded

On Sept. More...

Editorials

Editorial

‘It was a dark and stormy night,’ or something like that

This is the age of fast content—short and sweet, quick and dirty, in and out. If you can’t make an impact in 140 characters you’re just not in the groove, try again. More...

No benefit, no building

Council delivers clear message to developer

A developer’s request to gobble up nearly a third of the units left in the city’s Measure E housing bank for a single project received a cold reception at last week’s council meeting. More...

Thousand Oaks High’s first graduating class preparing for 50th reunion

When the class of 1966 started attending Thousand Oaks High School, they were surrounded by nothing but 50 acres of open space. “Thousand Oaks was small and tiny. More...

Full freeway closure planned

101N will be shut down between Westlake Blvd. and the 23 for the next two nights

Caltrans will shut down all lanes of the northbound 101 Freeway between Westlake Boulevard and the 23 interchange from 11:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. tonight (Sept. 12) and again Tuesday (Sept. 13), the agency announced. More...

Community

Infamous rap music mogul dies at Thousand Oaks hospital

Jerry Heller was manager for N.W.A

Rap music mogul Jerry Heller, former manager of the Compton-based supergroup N.W.A, died Sept. 2 at Los Robles Hospital in Thousand Oaks. He was 75.  More...

Police raid homes of purported gang members

Cops practice ‘zero tolerance’

Four Thousand Oaks residents were arrested last week during a crackdown on one of the city’s two documented street gangs.  According to a statement issued by the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office, deputies, responding to a series of ga More...

Residents win decades-old fight for speed humps

Fox: ‘If ever there was a no-brainer . . . this is it’

Speeders on one busy Newbury Park residential street will soon be in for a bumpy ride. On Aug. 30, the Thousand Oaks City Council voted 4-0 to install seven speed cushions on Greenmeadow Avenue, which links Newbury and Lynn roads. More...

On the Town

The politics of treachery

PLAY REVIEW /// ‘Farragut North’   The title of Beau Willimon’s play, “Farragut North,” refers to a Metro stop in Washington, D.C., that represents the end of the line for failed political operatives, a case study i More...

Sop up suds in Moorpark Oct. 1

What’s old is new again for the Moorpark Beer Festival.  Co-sponsored by the Moorpark Morning Rotary Club and Enegren Brewing Company, the Moorpark Beer Festival is set to kick off Sat., Oct. 1 from 4 to 7 p.m.  More...

Shoemaker’s a real stand-up guy

Comic brings his latest show to T.O.

Comedian Craig Shoemaker, a veteran of the comedy club circuit for more than 30 years, brings his new show, “A Stand Up Guy,” to the Scherr Forum at 7 p.m. Sat., Sept. 17 at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. More...

Sports

At center court

Oaks Christian girls are favored to defend Marmonte League crown

GIRLS’ TENNIS REPORT /// Marmonte League   Marmonte League high school girls’ tennis teams are gearing up for another competitive season on the court.  More...

The Acorn’s High School Football Game of the Week

Newbury Park Panthers (2-0) vs. Westlake Warriors (1-1)

Friday, 7 p.m. Westlake High School   Westlake High’s football team feels USC’s pain.  After the Warriors were run out of Texas by Aledo, 65-7, Westlake watched the USC Trojans get pummeled by Alabama, 52-6, last weekend.&n More...

Weekend schedule

Oaks Christian at Paraclete, Fri. 7 p.m.(at Antelope Valley CC) Thousand Oaks at Highland Friday, 7 p.m. Simi Valley at Moorpark Friday, 7 p.m. El Segundo at Oak Park Friday, 7 p.m. More...

Pets

CRITTER TAILS

Squirrels take cue from Shakespeare

There was an uproar amid the oaks that shade the dog park in my rural Agoura community.  It began with a loud squeaky screech followed by brisk rustling through a deep layer of oak leaf litter that coats a steep slope. More...

Pet of the Week

BILLY’S SISTER, BELLA—Bella is a female brown goat. She is a curious animal. If you would like to adopt Bella, ask for ID No. A4984852 at the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road. More...

Family

Grannies go Big

Seniors ’chute the breeze, then stick their landings

Three local women may be retired and, chronologically, members of the senior citizen set, but their young-at-heart spirits have spurred them to take part in myriad adventures, the latest being tandem skydiving. More...

Conejo spirits rise at Stagecoach Inn

‘Ghosts’ tell tales from the past

Voices of Old Conejo 2016, a living history show, will take place Sat. and Sun., Sept. 24 and 25, and Oct. 1 and 2 at the Stagecoach Inn Museum, 51 S. Ventu Park Road, Newbury Park. Showtimes are 4:40, 5, 5:20, 5:40 and 6 p.m. More...

‘Oz’ in the park

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Columns

Dame Nature is in mourning

Does Dame Nature wince and ache when humans upset how her world is ordered?  It’s not a new question, and the answer is always the same: Yes— if you believe in spirits, sprites, omens, hoodoo and such, as I do.  More...

Start planning now for spring break

If you have school-age children, this article is for you. If you don’t have school-age children, this article could be for you even more.  How so?  More...

Love stinks: Scents and sensibilities

Most people will agree they like the smell of fresh-baked goodies, the interior of a new car or even a neighbor’s wafting barbecue. More...