November 10, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Health & Wellness

Memorial Ride

RIDE TO REMEMBER—Over 700 cyclists took part in Saturday’s eighth annual Mike Nosco Memorial Bicycle Ride, a charity event that provides support for families in need in the Conejo Valley. More...

Ageless advice for a younger self

If we knew then what we know now, many of us would probably have taken very different paths in our lives.  For example, if I could take the knowledge and wisdom I’ve learned over the years and impart it to my younger self, I’d probab More...

Suicide loss focus of gathering in T.O.

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, one of the nation’s largest suicide prevention organizations, will host an International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day at 9:30 a.m. Sat., Nov. 19 at the Grant Brimhall Library, 1401 E. More...

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THURS., NOV. 10 Westlake Village Encore Club 9:30 a.m. at the Westlake Yacht Club, 32123 Lindero Canyon Road, WLV. Greg Barnes, director of environmental health and safety at Los Robles Hospital, speaks on balance and fall prevention. More...

Schools

Checking their tickers

300-plus students have heart screenings

BLOOD PRESSURE—At left, Cherell Lemons, left, checks 15-year-old Hunter Diaz's blood pressure during a free teen heart screening on Nov. 5 at Thousand Oaks High School. More...

‘Midsummer’ at TOHS has its own style

Shakespeare is always a heady subject for high school drama teachers to impart to their students. More...

Business

Entrepreneurs giving profits to vets org

The two entrepreneurs behind BBQ Butler, profiled in the Thousand Oaks Acorn over the summer, have decided to turn their grill-cleaning business into a charitable operation for veterans, at least temporarily.  More...

T.O. business owner joins EDC-VC board

The Economic Development Collaborative-Ventura County has added Amy Fonzo and Ron Galaviz to its board of directors.  Fonzo is the manager of external relations at California Resources Corporation.  Galaviz is the founder of Lead Builders I More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

ATTENTIVE—Pugsley is an altered male brown-and-black pug-beagle mix about 2 years old. He is playful and sweet. If you would like to adopt Pugsley, ask for ID No. A5002282 at the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road. More...

Faith

Holy Matrimony

Two T.O. churches, one young, one old, meet on common ground

When Lance Quinn was named the new pastor of Bethany Church on the Hill last month, he didn’t leave his parishioners at Thousand Oaks Bible Church behind—he brought them along.  More...

Letters

Stop telling teens they’re too old to trick-or-treat

Last week was Halloween, and like most children, mine had been looking forward to trick-ortreating with friends. More...

Supervisor: Stop dragging feet on new fire station

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UCP program could be left out in the cold

I was very disappointed the Acorn failed to mention the United Cerebral Palsy day program in their coverage of the Oct. More...

Newcomer unseats school board incumbent

Everett is top vote-getter; Connolly holding on to second

Call it a Sandee Shake-up. Political newcomer Sandee Everett, who ran on a platform to be a voice for “all parents,” is the newest member of the Conejo Valley school board. More...

‘They need to be fired’

SPECIAL REPORT: The downfall of Scott Mitnick

Part one of a two-part series Dealing with powerful parents comes with the territory in the Conejo Valley Unified School District. More...

Community

Thirty-four more of SOAR: Measure C passes, F fails

ELECTION 2016: Competing open space measures

Supporters of Save Open-space and Agricultural Resources, otherwise known as SOAR, scored a resounding victory Tuesday, one they say will preserve the county’s precious natural spaces for decades to come. More...

Pedestrian killed crossing Janss Road

Man, 90, was on his way to Sunday service when struck

A longtime Thousand Oaks resident was on his way to church Sunday evening when he was fatally struck by a car while crossing the street. More...

Bobcat killed in WLV

A bobcat the National Park Service had been tracking since 2012 was killed by a car in Westlake Village last week.  The park service received a message Halloween night reporting the death of the adult female wildcat identified as B-295.  More...

On the Town

Swashbuckling silent film part of Conejo movie festival

The fifth annual Conejo Valley Classic Film Festival, featuring movies shot locally, will screen the 1921 silent film “The Three Musketeers” at 7 p.m. Sat., Nov. More...

Classical trio celebrates fall

The Westlake Village Music Society, a community outreach program sponsored by Music Ministry of the United Methodist Church of Westlake Village, will present a fall concert by Amici Musicae at 4 p.m. Sun., Nov. 13 at the church, 1049 S. More...

Sleight-of-hand ‘Shenanigans’ in T.O.

Magicians, juggler star in Arts Plaza show

Award-winning performers will present a new magic show, “Shenanigans,” at 2 and 7 p.m. Sat., Nov. 19 in the Scherr Forum, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. More...

Sports

Dawn of the dread

Lions easily win cross-street football rivalry game

FOOTBALL /// Oaks Christian 52, Westlake 14 The Oaks Christian-Westlake football showdown lacked the fourth-quarter thrills it usually provides for local high school football fans. More...

On a mission

Hillcrest Christian girls’ volleyball team will play for first CIF title this weekend

GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL /// Hillcrest Christian Saints   The Saints just keep marching on.  More...

An ode to the Lancers

SHOUT—Danika Chaney, a Thousand Oaks High senior, jumps for joy during the Lancers’ five-set win against Agoura on Oct. 18. More...

Police

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

Newbury Park  Oct. 27  A man, 58, was arrested in the 1900 block of Newbury Road for petty theft and possession of medication without a prescription.  Oct. 29   More...

Family

Stirring kids’ imaginations

Westlake Studio appeals to youths

Art fosters creativity, collaboration and happiness; it also builds confidence and reduces stress, says Jemma Wildermuth, founder of Westlake Village’s CReATE Studio, where children and adults can explore their artistic abilities without confin More...

Gala brings in $30,000 for Center4SpecialNeeds

Nonprofit hopes to reach more families

The mother of an 8-year-old son with autism and co-founder of the Autism and Communication Center at California Lutheran University, Edlyn Peña said she was surprised to receive a Spotlight Award for her work with the special needs community. More...

Columns

Some vacation food for thought: Travelers eat well

It’s November, a month associated with gratitude and, uh, something else, something an entire day is based around. Oh, right—food! We celebrate Thanksgiving by enjoying enormous feasts. Popular culture is obsessed with all things food. More...

Editorials

Voters want Acorn country to be ‘great again’

The election is over, the dust is settling and everyone survived, mostly. The wild ride that was Tuesday night left voters either jubilant or despondent, with few in between. Such is the world of politics. So what’s next? More...