October 27, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Health & Wellness

Video game challenges, inspires

Animator designs a 3-D adventure to help children with cancer, illnesses

An upcoming 3-D, cinematic adventure video game developed by Calabasas resident Kenny Roy was created to entertain and bring hope to children dealing with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses.  More...

Healing the wounded

Los Robles debuts Center for Advanced Wound Healing

NEW BEGINNINGS—Natalie Mussi, left, CEO of Los Robles Hospital; Dr. Mark Suski; Dr. More...

Magical Day of Hope helps pay for research

Susan Moses was profoundly affected when, 29 years ago, her friend’s 7-year-old son Geoffrey died from neuroblastoma.  “Geoff and my son were best buddies,” said the Oak Park resident. More...

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THURS., OCT. 27 Portuguese Fraternal Society 11:30 a.m. at Main Street Restaurant, 3159 E. Main St., Ventura. Nohost luncheon and meeting. For any person of Portuguese descent or interested in the culture. RSVP requested. Contact: Cora Corella. More...

Schools

Newbury Park students get jump-start on ‘voting’

With two weeks left until the country chooses a new president, students at Newbury Park High School had the chance to let their voices be heard.   More...

CVUSD enrollment dips by 300

For the 10th time in 11 years, enrollment is down in the Conejo Valley Unified School District. More...

Business

Brewing familiarity

Bean Crazy serves up strong coffee and a strong sense of community in T.O.

BEATING THE ’ BUCKS A series on local coffee shops Part two of a two-part series Conejo residents who are crazy for coffee likely know Bean Crazy. More...

Westlake Inn seeks to add spa

Westlake Properties Inc., owner of the Westlake Inn, has filed an application with the City of Westlake Village to build a 23,000-squarefoot spa facility.  More...

Pets

Witchy tree doesn’t spook wildlife

There’s a rather witchy looking old pine tree that towers high above my rural Agoura backyard. More...

Pet of the Week

FRECKLE FACE—Sweetums is an altered female tan Labrador retriever about 2 years old. She is sweet and playful. If you would like to adopt Sweetums, ask for ID No. A4981421 at the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road. More...

Family

Scaring up big profits

Halloween spending is at an all-time high

Smoke pours from the snapping jaws of the three-headed hound with yellow eyes that glower at customers walking into the Spirit Halloween store in Camarillo. The 3-foot-tall animatronic “Cerberus” hell-hound was going for $180. More...

Candy corn is a tasty symbol of the season

My wife and I tell our 13-yearold son to be kind, hardworking and honest. So shouldn’t he listen to us and do as we say? And when I warn him about eating candy corn, shouldn’t he listen to that, too? Instead, the kid is always sorry. More...

Columns

Tree’s supersize flowers are an eye-popping fall anomaly

Let’s take a quick poll: When you think of the landscape in fall, what colors come to mind? Vivid shades of gold, bronze, orange, russet? More...

Time keeps on ticking, ticking

I’m really curious about something: Why are all the guys my age suddenly looking so old? Not only that, doctors, policemen, firefighters and more are looking younger all the time. And weeks and seasons are zipping by like the wind.  More...

It’s Waverly, of course, of course

WHY THE LONG FACE?—A large contingency of residents from the Waverly Heights neighborhood— and at least one horse—attended a special community sitdown with the superintendent of Con More...

Loophole or solution? C vs. F debate comes down to single question

COMPETING OPEN SPACE MEASURES

The question of what might happen in the future to farmland next to school sites has surfaced as a major point of contention separating two opposing open space ballot measures Ventura County voters will have to pick from in less than two weeks. More...

Community

City leaders set a date with the Rams

T.O. expected to pitch team on permanent site

Can Thousand Oaks provide the right habitat for the Los Angeles Rams? That’s the question the city and the newly returned National Football League franchise will try to answer in talks scheduled for next month. More...

Chumash museum announces temporary closure for restructuring

Board considering changes to staffing, exhibits and museum finances

The Thousand Oaks Chumash Indian Museum has temporarily closed its doors. Plans are to reopen around Thanksgiving weekend, said museum board chair Barbara Tejada in an announcement issued Oct. 24. More...

THOUSAND OAKS CITY COUNCIL RACE

CANDIDATE Q & A

QUESTION NO. 1: As revenue from gas tax and other state/ federal sources dwindles, the City of Thousand Oaks is facing an ongoing $10- million deficit in its street maintenance budget. More...

On the Town

The Chamber’s can’t-miss event

The Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce will present its eighth annual Taste of Conejo event from 5 to 8 p.m. Fri., Nov. More...

Concert marks CLU’s Founders Day

Cal Lutheran University will present its annual Founders Day concert at 7:30 p.m. Fri., Oct. 28 in Samuelson Chapel at 165 Chapel Lane on the Thousand Oaks campus.  More...

Comedy show for charity

Stephanie Clark, comedian and CEO of Funny Girl Events, will host a charity comedy show to raise funds for the greater Conejo Valley chapter of America Supporting Americans at 6 p.m. Thurs., Oct. 27 at the Elks Lodge, 158 N. More...

Sports

Camino carnage

Newbury Park, Moorpark football teams are banged up but not rattled

FOOTBALL /// Newbury Park vs. Moorpark   It’s a good thing Braden Handy didn’t scratch those varsity stickers off of his Newbury Park High football helmet.  More...

Wild ride continues for locals

Football teams will wrap up regular season on Nov. 4

FOOTBALL /// Acorn update   Whew. Everyone is off the schneid.  Agoura High’s football team was the last local squad to win a game, pulling out a 21-8 victory against Royal on Oct. 21. More...

The Acorn’s High School Football Game of the Week

Oaks Christian Lions (6-2) vs. St. Bonaventure Seraphs (5-3)

Friday, 7 p.m. at Larrabee Stadium, Ventura High   Who needs defensive stops when a team’s offense fires on all cylinders?  It’ll be another shootout when Oaks Christian High’s football team travels to take on St. More...

Police

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

Newbury Park Oct. 14 Police arrested a 73-year-old man near Courtney Court and Strauss Drive for driving under the influence and having a blood alcohol content of 0.08 percent or higher. Oct. 15 More...

Faith

‘Marhaban’

Conejo Valley Islamic Center welcomes community on Open Mosque Day

With rhetoric surrounding Muslims heating up during the election season, Islamic centers across the nation threw open their doors on Sunday to provide neighbors with firsthand knowledge of their religion.  More...

Letters

Elections have been rigged for decades

Rigged elections are real. They are not a handful of unregistered voters voting.  No serious political scientist denies that the 1960 election was stolen from Nixon after Chicago and south Texas ballot box stuffing.  More...

Waverly is the best choice for CVHS

The Waverly campus would be the quintessential place for Conejo Valley High School.  Waverly Adult School is a much more quaint and comfortable environment than Thousand Oaks High School. More...

Neighborhood is no place for any high school

These are the facts: Conejo Valley High School currently has no appropriate home. More...

Editorials

Attacks on councilman’s faith have gone too far

EDITORIAL

It’s the most frightening time of the year. No, not Halloween. We’re talking about the final two weeks before Election Day. More...