May 11, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Health & Wellness

Fundraising ramping up ahead of Relay For Life

All corners of the Conejo to come together

Sporting a pink sparkling crown and smiling from ear to ear, Weathersfield Elementary Principal James Marshall donned the princess headdress before taking a pie in the face from students— their reward for raising nearly $2,000 for the American More...

On the Town

Topanga folk fest has lots of pluck

Music aficionados will once again gather at Paramount Ranch south of Agoura Hills on Sun. More...

A ‘Wonderland’ awaits at Theatre on the Hill

Young Artists Ensemble presents “Alice in Wonderland,” directed by Laura Mason, through Sun., May 21 in the Theatre on the Hill at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks.  Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. More...

‘Noah’s Ark’ ballet sets sail in T.O.

Pacific Festival Ballet will present “Noah’s Ark,” a multimedia show with ballet, contemporary dance, aerial work, video and special effects, at 2 and 7 p.m. More...

Sports

Breathe easy

Thousand Oaks baseball standout Andrew Berard strikes out cancer

BASEBALL /// Thousand Oaks Lancers   Andrew Berard’s worst nightmare started with a recurring case of pneumonia.  The Thousand Oaks High senior baseball player was a sophomore when he and his parents, John and Mary Berard, sought lung More...

Lancers name water polo coaches

Thousand Oaks High hired head coaches to lead the school’s respective boys’ and girls’ water polo teams.  Zach Graper, a former Royal High standout, is the new head coach of the boys’ team.  Antonio Pereles will lead More...

Warriors tame Mustangs

Westlake ready to battle Santa Barbara tonight on the road in second round

BOYS’ VOLLEYBALL PLAYOFFS /// Westlake 3, Yorba Linda 0 The playoffs are not a graceful dance. They’re certainly not a highfalutin’ do-si-do at the Met Gala. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

COMPANIONSHIP—Lady is a thoroughbred about 18 years old. She is very kind and loving. While she is not sound enough to ride, she would make a good companion horse. If you would like to adopt Lady, ask for ID No. More...

Police

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

Newbury Park May 2 Vandalism was reported in the 1200 block of Ramona Drive. A 28-year-old woman and a 33-year-old man were arrested for possession of drugs for sale in the 2800 block of Camino Dos Rios. May 3 More...

Faith

Kids helping kids

Parishioners lend a hand to Children’s Hunger Fund

HAIRNETS REQUIRED— Churchgoers from across the area gathered April 29 in Sylmar to pack food for the Children’s Hunger Fund. More...

BRIEFS

Parish presents ‘Making of a Saint’ Padre Serra Parish will present “Junipero Serra: The Making of a Saint” on Mon., May 22 at the Serra Center, 5205 Upland Road, Camarillo. More...

Memorization unleashes power of Scripture

Ask Lakers or true-blue Dodgers fans to talk about their teams, and they’ll regale you with endless stats and plays.  “Star Trek” fans can recite favorite lines from any episode. More...

Letters

Immigration rhetoric gets us nowhere

The divisive rhetoric surrounding Senate Bill 54 hides important questions that both proponents and opponents should consider (“Local reps weigh in on ‘sanctuary state’ bill,” Acorn, May 4).  More...

Border issues have gone on far too long

Our immigration system along our southern border is broken and needs comprehensive reform, and we’ve known it and what to do about it for a long time.  More...

Hoping PUC sees through CalAm sham

As a longtime resident of the Conejo Valley, I find the proposed exploitation by California American Water of users in Newbury Park and Thousand Oaks an insult to its customers and hopefully the Public Utilities Commission.  More...

Board charts path forward

District will select interim superintendent in-house, trustees decide

As the clock winds down on the school year, Conejo Valley school board trustees are picking up the pace in their search for a new superintendent. More...

Asking for help from a higher power

Hundreds gather outside City Hall to pray

With his head bowed, eyes closed and hands grasped by strangers, Gene Pan prayed for the United States on the front lawn of the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza as the sun started to set last Thursday. More...

Community

Westlake Village CPA gets six years for ripping off star clients

A certified public accountant who was the business manager for singer-songwriter Alanis Morissette and other well-known entertainment and sports figures has been sentenced to six years in federal prison for stealing more than $7 million from his clie More...

Former healthcare CEO won’t appeal judge’s decision

Voicemails ordered to be released to the press

Jane Rozanski, the ex-CEO of the Camarillo Health Care District, has admitted to having a “personal relationship” with the health agency’s former attorney and said she will not appeal a judge’s decision to allow the Acorn and More...

Labor leader marched with Chavez

Private funeral services were held Monday in Camarillo for Newbury Park resident and lifelong labor leader and philanthropist   Henry “Hank” Lacayo, who championed a range of causes during more than 60 years of public service.  More...

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THURS., MAY 11 JNET Thousand Oaks More...

Schools

Science imitates life

Student with diabetes crafts artificial pancreas

Gregory Levesque is a teen of many talents. More...

Newbury Park student wins $500 business scholarship

Newbury Park High School student Rayna Kanapuram was awarded the annual Debra K. More...

NEW FRIENDS

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Business

Aquarium sees future at Janss

Fish and more would come to mall

Snails. Sharks. A stingray touch tank.  Janss Marketplace may be entering uncharted waters.  More...

Premier America Credit Union appoints new CEO

Premier America Credit Union’s board of directors appointed Rudy J. More...

BUSINESS BITS

New preschool My Destiny, a for- profit preschool and child care center, opened at 53 Moody Court near Thousand Oaks Boulevard and the 23 Freeway. High-end kitchens More...

Family

Unimaginable loss

Grieving parents start foundation in late son’s honor

Joey Bie was a brave little boy. Diagnosed at age 1 with a stage 3 Wilms tumor, a form of kidney cancer, he endured painful treatments at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and spent months recovering at home each time. More...

CVD kid parade is Saturday

While the Conejo Valley Days parade may be a thing of the past, the CVD Children’s Parade is going strong once again. More...

FUN. FUN. FUN

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Columns

Big changes in store at LAX

You wake up early to drive to LAX for your zero-dark-thirty flight. More...

Editorials

Finding a cure for cancer is everybody’s business

We’ve heard the saying many times before, that everybody knows somebody who has cancer—or had cancer in the past. This week’s edition is filled with stories about local lives touched by the merciless killer.  More...