September 15, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Hydrogen fueling station proposed for Thousand Oaks Boulevard

Facility would be first of its kind in Ventura County

A gas station on Thousand Oaks Boulevard is expected to become the first to dispense hydrogen fuel in Ventura County. More...

Health & Wellness

Award-winning author to speak at launch of CLU’s Autism Center

Cal Lutheran University will celebrate the opening of its Autism and Communication Center with a free public presentation by Steve Silberman, author of an award-winning book on the history of autism, at 5:30 p.m. Thurs., Sept. More...

BRIEFS

Neurologist to talk at support meeting   Atria Hillcrest of Thousand Oaks will host its twice-monthly Alzheimer’s Support Group at 5:30 p.m. Tues., Sept. 20 at 405 Hodencamp Road.  More...

On the Town

‘Legendary’ artists to showcase their works at T.O. Arts Festival

Fine artists abound in and around the Conejo Valley, but a select few have recently been deemed legendary by the Thousand Oaks Art Festival.  More...

McBride’s ready to get ‘Reckless’ at T.O. show

Country star comes to Kavli on Sept. 29

Award-winning country music star Martina McBride is set to perform a 7:30 p.m. show Thurs., Sept. 29 at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza’s Kavli Theatre, 2100 E. More...

Still ‘twinning’ 26 years later

Nelsons ready to rock The Canyon

Matthew and Gunnar Nelson, the twin sons of late actor-singer Ricky Nelson, will perform at 7 p.m. Fri., Sept. 16 at The Canyon,   28912 Roadside Drive, Agoura Hills.  More...

Sports

There's no 'I' in AYSO

Soccer league starts up

  FIRST PITCH—Above, Lucas Vargas, 9, of the U10 Navy takes a shot on goal as the Thousand Oaks AYSO opened its season Sept. 10. Top, Giada Gibbons, 6, from the U7 Electric Tigers, runs through a tunnel made by parents. More...

The Acorn’s High School Football Game of the Week

Alemany Warriors (0-3) vs. Oaks Christian Lions (2-1)  Friday, 7 p.m. Oaks Christian School   A one-touchdown victory over Paraclete last weekend was too close for comfort for Oaks Christian High football fans.  More...

Weekend schedule

Newbury Park atValenciaFriday, 7 p.m.West Ranch atThousand OaksFriday, 7 p.m.Hillcrest Christian atFlintridge PrepFriday, 3 p.m.Westlake vs. SantaMargarita Fri., 7 p.m. More...

Pets

Squirrel of the Month

TUCKERED OUT—Joanne Cadis of Westlake Village snapped this shot of a pregnant squirrel taking a rest after stripping an orange tree of leaves and a lemon tree of bark to build her nest. More...

BRIEFS

See sneak peek of ‘Harry and Snowman’   The Neigh Savers Foundation will hold an advance screening of the movie “Harry and Snowman” from 5 to 8 p.m. Fri., Sept. More...

Pet of the Week

PLAYFUL SWEET GIRL—Lulu is an altered female brown and white pit bull/Basenji mix about 2 years old. She is really sweet and playful and likes to sit in a kiddie pool. If you would like to adopt Lulu ask for ID No. More...

Obituaries

Sarah Arline (nee Thurman) Hooper

Formerly of Thousand Oaks, passed away on August 30, 2016. The daughter of Elmer Thomas and Eula Mable (Bledsoe)Thurman, she was born near La Plata, Missouri, on October 22, 1923. More...

Letters

Keep the country in Waverly Heights

Here in our well-established neighborhood, Waverly Heights, we don’t use gates to keep people out. More...

Sale of CVHS property was ‘epic fail’

I’m writing in regard to the recent “decision” by our stealthy, outdated school board to literally sneak the Conejo Valley High School students into our neighborhood of Waverly Heights.  The sale of the continuation high school More...

Waverly resident: ‘let us live in peace’

Every once in a while our latent “NIMBYism” wells up and results in a protest against some sort of unwanted, unwarranted development. More...

Columns

Slow down, stop and check out pink lantana

While cycling in Westlake Village one bright and breezy afternoon, I was wowed by a huge mass of pink-flowered something or other.  I doubled back for a better look and there it was, the biggest vertical mound of lantana I’d ever encounter More...

‘I thought you wanted a burrito’

Summer is kaput.  And our sycamore trees look like props for “Nightmare on Elm Street” along with those beefsteak tomatoes that got no beef.  Yet, there is one place where beef is king. In the world of Grumps.  More...

City tightens rules on temporary signs

In the wake of a recent Supreme Court decision, the City of Thousand Oaks is tightening its restrictions on placing temporary signs on public property. More...

Tree, size concerns sink AL proposal

McCloud Avenue project latest assisted-living facility to be rebuked

An assisted-living facility that would have provided 157 beds for seniors and memory-care patients will not be coming to a hillside above The Oaks mall, at least not for now.  More...

Community

New law legalizes lane splitting

California motorcycle riders score big victory

California is the first state in the nation to legalize lane splitting, a controversial practice by motorcyclists that advocates say actually decreases the likelihood of a fatal accident. Gov. More...

County tiptoeing through recovery

ECONOMIC FORECAST   A booming labor market that has created jobs for nearly everyone who wants them should drive salaries higher next year in Ventura and Los Angeles counties and keep the recession at bay, a newly released economic forecast says More...

The wrong place at the wrong time

Support sought for woman struck by runaway motorcycle

Twice a day, Ellen Tyree and her 10-month-old puppy, Samantha, strolled their Newbury Park neighborhood. It’s a routine they’d enjoyed since March, when Tyree adopted the Jack Russell terrier mix. More...

Calendar

Calendar

THURS., SEPT. 15 San Salvador Galleon Docking More...

Schools

No homework at Acacia?

School adopts new philosophy

Students and teachers at Acacia Elementary are excited about a new policy at their school: no homework—at least not in the traditional sense.  More...

Pinecrest School is liquidating

Furniture, books, academic materials, musical instruments and playground equipment are just some of the items available for purchase through Fri., Sept. More...

Privacy stalls now in at high schools

The addition of private changing rooms at the district’s three traditional high schools, Newbury Park, Thousand Oaks and Westlake, was among the millions of dollars’ worth of improvements completed over the summer at Conejo Valley Unified More...

Business

Battling online retailers, camera shop keeps customers in focus

It used to be that Hooper Camera had nearly a dozen locations catering to shutterbugs across the Southland.  Now the company has just two.  More...

BRIEFS

Seniors can get tips on trusts, taxes   A group of Dilbeck sales agents specializing in senior lifestyle will host a free seminar on “What Trusts Do You Trust?” from 6 to 8 p.m. Thurs., Sept. More...

Police

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

Newbury Park  Sept. 1  After being stopped for a traffic violation near Borchard Road and the 101 Freeway, a 21-year-old man was booked for drunk driving. More...

Faith

Universalist fellowship welcomes new minister

It took more than a year, but Conejo Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship’s search for a new spiritual leader is over. The Rev. Nica Eaton-Gunn delivered her first sermon to CVUUF’s diverse congregation as its settled minister Sunday. More...

High Holidays held at the Hyatt

Chabad of the Conejo will hold its High Holiday services at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza, 880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village.  Rosh Hashanah will be celebrated starting the evening of Sun., Oct. 2. More...

Film looks at rise of anti-Semitism

T.O. temple hosts screening

Temple Etz Chaim will premiere “Never Again Is Now,” a documentary on the current rise of anti-Semitism in Europe, during Selichot services Sat., Sept. 24 in the sanctuary at 1080 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks.  More...

Family

Nonprofit hits the right chords

PLAYING IT FORWARD—Musicians on a Mission California, a nonprofit with roots in Thousand Oaks, recently gifted an acoustic guitar to Jasmine Boyer, a Ventura County foster care youth, for her 1 More...

Judge meatballs at Scandinavian fest

Vasa Park Association of Southern California will host the annual Scandinavian Hostmarknad/ Fall Market and Swedish Meatball Contest of Southern California from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., Sept. More...

No cost to visit Moorpark College Zoo next weekend

Moorpark College Zoo will host its annual free days for Conejo Valley residents from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat. and Sun., Sept. 24 and 25 at the zoo, 7075 Campus Road, Moorpark. More...

Editorials

EDITORIAL

Kelley Road sale should have been blessing, not a curse

Unforeseen circumstances.  It’s a common refrain used by public agencies when they’re actually guilty of poor planning or lack of foresight.  More...