February 9, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Conejo Valley Youth Orchestra makes ‘light’ of difficult situation

Concert gets new twist after outage cuts show short

Anyone who insists “the show must go on” hasn’t sat in a dark theater for an hour waiting for electricity to be restored. More...

Health & Wellness

Duo on mission to fight blood cancer

Two Newbury Park High School seniors are trying to raise tens of thousands of dollars for cancer research in the name of Maureen Keeler, a Moorpark woman who lost her battle with lymphoma last October. More...

Fighting cancer, fork and spoon in hand

Workshop focuses on foods that prevent the disease

One month before she was diagnosed with fallopian tube cancer at the age of 52, Pam Braun had no idea she had the disease. “I didn’t even have a doctor up until then because I’d been pretty healthy,” said Braun, now 65. More...

On the Town

A play from scratch

T.O. native takes on challenge in directorial debut

In “Love and Information” by British playwright Caryl Churchill, a scene titled “Dance” was left blank on the script. Other pages were also bare: no character names, descriptions or stage direction.  More...

Lights, camera, adrenaline

Filmmaker shares extreme exploits

National Geographic extreme filmmaker Bryan Smith will be the second speaker in the new National Geographic Live! Series at 8 p.m. Fri., Feb. 24 in the Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. More...

Folk icons still healing hearts, lifting spirits

CONCERT PREVIEW /// Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey The members of Grammywinning folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary were an integral part of the political and social upheaval of the 1960s. More...

Sports

Senior captains say ‘au revoir’

Hong, O’Shea lead Thousand Oaks girls’ water polo in and out of the pool

GIRLS’ WATER POLO /// Thousand Oaks Lancers Thousand Oaks High’s girls’ water polo team goes through more coaches than the Los Angeles Lakers. The Lancers are on their third head coach in three seasons. More...

Stopped cold

Stout defenders are unsung heroes for Warriors’ girls’ soccer team

GIRLS’ SOCCER /// Westlake Warriors   Westlake High’s girls’ soccer team snagged its second straight Marmonte League title, the team’s eighth in the last nine seasons.  More...

Tennis stars win section championship

SERVING ACES—The Pleasant Valley Panthers Junior Team Tennis U-10 squad won a Southern California section championship at Palm Desert County Club. More...

Police

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

Newbury Park  Jan. 23  In the 3300 block of Peppermint Street, a 19-year-old man was arrested for joyriding, grand theft, identity theft and attempting to pass a fraudulent check.  Jan. 31   More...

Faith

BRIEFS

Speakers series starts Wednesday Temple Adat Elohim invites the public to the first event of its 50th anniversary speaker series at 7 p.m. Wed., Feb. 15 at the temple, 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. More...

University Series adult ed classes begin next month at local churches

The annual University Series of adult education classes will run from Thurs., March 2 through Fri., April 7 at 12 Catholic parishes throughout Ventura County and West L.A. More...

Letters

Public outreach could have saved CRPD money

In its editorial last week about Triunfo Park’s neighbors objecting to the severe turf removal at the orders of the Conejo Recreation and Park District, the Acorn blithely advised aggrieved residents to “catch up with the times” reg More...

There’s more to parks than playing sports

I’m writing in rebuttal to the Acorn’s editorial regarding Triunfo Park which stated, “Lush parks are nice, but water is our lifeblood.”  More...

Turf removal benefits soil, creates habitat

Here in Newbury Park, Conejo Rec and Park has converted about 25 percent of the non-field turf at the four parks I go to regularly (Dos Vientos, Borchard, Del Prado and Sycamore Neighborhood) into mulch.  We also have kids and park enthusiasts w More...

Dead body found at neighborhood park

Investigators determine woman died of self-inflicted gunshot wound

A middle-aged woman was found dead in a Thousand Oaks park on Tuesday, Valentine’s Day. More...

Council pledges $100K to fight water rate hikes

A battle is brewing between the City of Thousand Oaks and a local water purveyor over a proposed rate increase that could affect more than 21,000 households. On Jan. More...

Needle exchange may open in East County

A county public health initiative may soon allow drug users to trade in their used syringes for new ones in Simi Valley.  With heroin use on the rise throughout the region, Ventura County Public Health is exploring the idea of starting its first More...

Community

Trustee calls Carden, Conejo Unified lease deal ‘incomplete’

New contract with private school leads to dispute

In what was anything but a simple procedural vote last week, the Conejo Valley school board renewed its lease with Carden Conejo, a preschool-through-fifthgrade private school that has rented an 8-acre campus from the district for 32 years. More...

Triunfo Park neighbors turn the tide

CRPD agrees to preserve more grass

When residents complained that they were unhappy with the level of grass removal at Triunfo Park, the Conejo Recreation and Park District listened. More...

Deal struck on solar proposal

A property owner’s plans to equip his prominent Thousand Oaks Boulevard office complex with solar-panel-equipped awnings will move ahead, at least in part. At its Jan. More...

Calendar

Calendar

THURS., FEB. 9 Woodland Hills Republican Women More...

Schools

Banyan adds Abilities Awareness

For Newbury Park native Jenn Miller, teaching kids about disabilities hits close to home. More...

Reflections winners advance to state contest

Lang Ranch received 15 awards

The spotlight is shining again this year on student creativity, especially at the local level. PTA Reflections is a nationally acclaimed student recognition program that encourages outside-of-the-box thinking in many forms. More...

Business

Salon celebrates anniversary in style

Salon Nuuvo will host a fiveyear celebration and donation drive from 1 to 3 p.m. Sat., Feb. 11 at the salon, 26777 Agoura Road, Calabasas. The event will have a live personal appearance by Djoir, a DJ, food and swag bags. More...

In-home care provider opens new office

In-home care provider Comfort Keepers has opened a new office at 3249 Old Conejo Road, Newbury Park.  Franchise owners Ellen and Andy Smith, who opened their first office in 2002, celebrated the occasion Jan. More...

Pets

Wildlife zone would protect animals

The Ventura County Board of Supervisors voted Jan. More...

Pet of the Week

HOPALONG—Greta is an altered female white-and-gray rabbit about 1½ years old. She is very sweet. If you would like to adopt Greta, ask for ID No. A4955341 at the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road. More...

Don’t horse around with waste

As the weather warms, fly activity and breeding can increase in rural areas. One source of problems is improperly managed horse manure. More...

Family

NPHS presents mystery cruise

The Newbury Park High School drama department will host “A Lovely, Deadly Cruise,” a mystery dinner theater, at 6 p.m. Fri. and Sat., Feb. 10 and 11 at the school, 456 N. Reino Road.  Doors will open at 5:15 p.m. More...

MEN OF SCIENCE

MEN OF SCIENCE—Ryan Lewis of Newbury Park works on a science project with his son William, 3, at the annual Dad’s Day event Feb. 4 at Monte Vista Presbyterian Church. More...

Columns

A Valentine’s letter to all the moms

February is a month of love— for friends, family, partners and spouses. More...

Editorials

Downtown plan bold, but not without risks

EDITORIAL

Downtown Thousand Oaks as a destination for hip 20- and 30-somethings looking for a place to live, work and play? More...