January 19, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

County hopes to get more accurate count of local homeless

Will conduct two surveys, not one

For the first time since they started tracking numbers in 2007, Ventura County officials will do two separate head counts of the region’s homeless adults and children this year, hoping for a better assessment of hidden populations that may have More...

Health & Wellness

Attending Senior Congress makes sense for older adults

Program to think of aging process in new ways

“Making Sense of Your Senses” is the theme of this year’s Senior Congress at St. More...

Having a healthy fear of the flu

It had been a long time since I’d been around someone with the actual flu, but over the New Year’s holiday two of my friends came down with the virus. Now I can clearly see I hadn’t given the flu enough respect. More...

On the Town

Rollin’ with Rita

It’s only fitting that Rita Rudner’s Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza appearances coincide with Valentine’s Day weekend.  The wry stand-up comic, 63, has built her career on making comedic hay of relationships, including her thre More...

Jefferson Starship still soaring

As lead singer of Jefferson Starship for the past nine years, Cathy Richardson gets to rocket through a hit-packed song catalog popularized by a rock ’n’ roll legend. More...

Conejo Players soldiers on with classic WWII dramedy

PLAY REVIEW /// ‘Biloxi Blues’   Neil Simon’s “Biloxi Blues” is the second installment of the semi-autobiographical trilogy tracing Simon’s formative years on his way to becoming one of America’s most ad More...

Sports

Rockin’ in the free world

Adam Hess leads Westlake boys’ basketball team with versatile skills

BOYS’ BASKETBALL /// Westlake Warriors Adam Hess stands alone in the Westlake High gym. Wearing jeans and a purpleand green tie-dyed shirt, Hess calmly dribbles a basketball and hoists shots. More...

Clutch captains

Girls’ water stars propel Black Cat Attack in the pool

GIRLS’ WATER POLO /// Newbury Park Panthers   On paper, the Panthers should be rebuilding.  Thanks to captains Paige Malan and Holly Maine, the Newbury Park High girls’ water polo team is a legit postseason contender.  More...

St. Bonnie hires Henney

Reality is stranger than fiction.  Former Westlake High football head coach Tony Henney, who was fired from his post with the Warriors after only two seasons, has been hired to lead St. Bonaventure. Westlake and St. More...

Faith

Event marks 500 years since Luther’s 95 Theses

Bishop calls on Catholics, Lutherans to come together

In commemoration of the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s launch of the Protestant Reformation, R. More...

BINGO UNTIL YOU DROP!

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Temple introduces new song leader

Temple Ner Simcha has added a new member to its leadership team, cantorial soloist/song leader Benny Lipson.  Lipson will be leading Shabbat, festival and bar/bat mitzvah services along with Rabbi Michael Barclay, Cantor Sam Glaser, rabbinic int More...

Columns

Another sideline ‘squeezeathon’

If you’re into armpits, I’ve got just the game for you.  Basketball. More...

Yachts not reserved for rich, famous

If you ask the average traveler to picture a cruise vacation, they’d describe a big ship with lots of dining and entertainment options sailing into exotic Caribbean ports of call.  They might also imagine thousands of other people sharing More...

Residents: ‘Heck no’ to hikes

City joins citizens in opposition to CalAm proposal

A utility company serving western Thousand Oaks is in hot water with some of its 22,000 customers over a proposal that would see average monthly bills increase by as much as 30 percent by 2020. More...

THE MIND BEHIND THE MIGHTY

Comic book legend Jack Kirby lived and worked for 24 years in Thousand Oaks

You know his characters: Captain America. The superhero creations, he also birthed romance comics and contributed substantially to horror, science fiction, war More...

Community

Speakers spar over when LGBT discussions should start in classrooms

Policy update leads to clash of beliefs

After a four-hour meeting and public comments from 47 speakers, Conejo Valley Unified trustees unanimously voted Jan. More...

Trial imminent in crosswalk suit

Woman hit by van in 2012 is suing City Hall for millions

Unable to reach a deal out of court, the City of Thousand Oaks is headed for trial in a civil case surrounding a 2012 accident on T.O. Boulevard that sent a woman and three children to the hospital.  More...

Thousand Oaks Arts Fest folds

Thirteen proved to be an unlucky number for the Thousand Oaks Arts Festival. More...

Calendar

Calendar

THURS., JAN. 19 Pleasant Valley Garden Club 10:15 a.m. at Seventh-day Adventist Church, 3975 E. Las Posas Road, Camarillo. More...

Schools

After-school care near capacity

80 percent of CVUSD elementaries have waitlists

At most of the elementary schools in Thousand Oaks, parents seeking after-school care for their children through Conejo Valley Unified are being turned away. More...

OCHS senior soars in multiple arenas

Newly licensed pilot enjoys politics

Seventeen-year-old Peer Marie Oppenheimer knows firsthand the thrill of piloting an aircraft.  The Oaks Christian School senior, who earned her pilot’s license in October, has accumulated 100 flight hours at the helm of a Cessna 172 single More...

La Reina to present the play ‘Bridge to Terabithia’

Show plays Jan. 27 to 29

The Regent Performers of La Reina Middle School will present “Bridge to Terabithia” at 7 p.m. Fri., Jan. 27, 2 and 7 p.m. Sat., Jan. 28 and 2 p.m. Sun., Jan. 29 at the school, 106 W. More...

Business

Statewide sales tax drops 1/4 cent

Those purchasing goods in Thousand Oaks may have noticed a slight decrease in their receipts.  As of Jan. More...

Area Realtors complete annual toy drive

The Conejo Simi Moorpark Association of Realtors has completed its annual toy charity drive throughout the Conejo Valley, Simi Valley and Moorpark.  CSMAR members donated a variety of unwrapped toys and games to the project.  Colorful recep More...

Police

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

Newbury Park  Dec. 10  In the 700 block of Wendy Drive, a 22-year-old man was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon, violating a restraining order and resisting, obstructing or delaying a peace officer.  Dec. 26   More...

Family

A day for service

Volunteers restore local wetlands on MLK Day

FAMILY EFFORT—Biologist and project leader Joey Algiers, right, is helped by his 4-year-old twin daughters, Ashley and Layla, during a restoration project at Rancho Sierra Vista in Newbury Park More...

Kindergartner is chess champion

Inay Vellore appeared to have a lock on a national chess title in mid-December after he’d won six straight games at the U.S. championships, but when the then-5- year-old lost the seventh, his final standing fell into doubt. More...

Letters

Family did not follow HOA rules on landscaping

In my opinion the reports and letters in the Acorn about the lawsuit filed by Richard and Carole DeProspo are extremely deceptive.  I live in the same neighborhood as the DeProspos. More...

CVHS students are no different than other teens

The adults in this community need to stop bullying the students at Conejo Valley High School. Much false information and outright lies have been spread about these kids.   More...

Council should rein in city manager’s salary

I find it very odd that the Thousand Oaks City Council appointed Andrew Powers as city manager without agreeing to a contract specifying compensation and benefits.  Couldn’t Councilmembers Andy Fox and Claudia Bill-de la Peña come to terms More...

Editorials

CalAm’s proposed rate increase is indefensible

EDITORIAL

Throughout California’s multi-year drought—which may finally be coming to a end if the recent rains are any indication—the Acorn has been an unwavering voice in support of conservation. More...