June 15, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Weapons drawn during road rage fight on 101

A rookie Simi Valley police officer returning from court was in the right place at the right time to intercede in a potentially deadly confrontation Monday on the 101 Freeway in Thousand Oaks. More...

Health & Wellness

Student essayists tackle topic of cancer

Winners receive cash prizes

Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara celebrated the participants in its fifth annual high school essay contest, “Dear Cancer, It’s Me,” last month at its office in Thousand Oaks.  The keynote speaker was Dan St More...

New hobbies really help late in life

Retirement can be a perfect time to learn something new. Look at former President George W. Bush, who began to paint after leaving office in 2009. Bush told friends and family he found the art form relaxing. More...

New urgent care clinic opens in T.O.

CareNow Urgent Care opened its first Los Robles Hospital-area clinic May 30 at Westlake and Thousand Oaks boulevards. More...

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THURS., JUNE 15 Conejo Valley Bonsai Society 7:30 p.m. at Westlake Village Community Center, 31200 Oak Crest Drive. Bring trees for a workshop. Phone: 805.373.1330. Conejo Valley Amateur Radio Club More...

Schools

These grads share special bond

STILL TOGETHER—Earlier this month, Waters organized a photo with many of the same students at Thousand Oaks High School, where they were graduating with the Class of 2017. More...

CVHS seniors will be last graduates at Timber School site

Conejo Valley High School’s Class of 2017 will forever be part of Thousand Oaks history.  The 57 students of the senior class will be the last to graduate from the campus on Newbury Road.   More...

Last hurrah

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Police

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

Newbury Park  June 5  A battery was reported on Sandra Court.  Vandalism was reported in the 500 block of N. Ventu Park Road.  Someone vandalized and tried to break into California American Water in the 2400 block of W. More...

Obituaries

Clela Ann (Crone) O’Malley

1921 — 2017 Clela Ann (Crone) O’Malley, 95, of 167 Thames Street, Thousand Oaks, California 91360, died Mon., May 29, 2017, at Los Robles Hospital. More...

TOM ANDERSON

Thomas “Tom” Doyle Anderson, 55, passed away on May 16, 2017, from natural causes in Gold Beach, Oregon. More...

Letters

More T.O. landlords should be pet-friendly

As I’m trying to relocate from Taos, N.M., to the Thousand Oaks area, I’ve been on the hunt for a home with a backyard for my two very well-behaved dogs.  It is astonishing to see that almost every listing says “no pets.” More...

‘Delighted’ at plan for former Timber School

As a graduate of Timber School (Class of 1964) I’m delighted that the venerable old school’s buildings will be preserved and repurposed in the coming development of the property (Acorn, May 28).  More...

In politically correct world, criminal is victim

The timing of the Acorn’s article on “deportation fears” caused some concern as the article started out with the deportation of an illegal 10 months ago. I didn’t realize Trump was president at that time.  More...

Editorials

Class of 2017 unafraid to address taboo subjects

EDITORIAL

If there’s one thing that amazes us about many of the young people in this community, it is their resourcefulness in the face of adversity. More...

GREATER PURPOSE

GREATER PURPOSE—Rudy Carrillo holds his 8-month-old son, Jayce, during the rose ceremony at Conejo Valley High School’s June 13 commencement. More...

GTAs on rise in T.O.

Auto thefts way up in recent weeks

Cars keep going missing in Thousand Oaks. Eight vehicle thefts were reported last week, including six in a four-day period. An additional three stolen vehicles were recovered within the city. More...

Ventura County getting new area code

Make some room, 805. Here comes the 820. More...

Community

Demonstrators call on Irwin to take stand on immigration bill

A demonstration in Camarillo in late May supporting a bill to make California a sanctuary state got heated when one woman, waving a “yes” sign above her head, slipped behind a group of people protesting the proposed law.  “Dona More...

Salaries, police remain city’s top costs over next 2 years

Council agrees to make big investment in roads

If there’s a big loser in the city’s next two-year budget, it’s local tire repair shops. More...

School employees to see increase in pay, benefits

Deal includes retroactive raise

CVUSD Members of the local teachers union will receive an additional $4 million in compensation next school year under a deal approved by the Conejo Valley school board last week. More...

On the Town

Sip and savor at Conejo Food/Wine Fest

15 wineries are pouring June 25

The seventh annual Conejo Food and Wine Fest will take place from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Sun., June 25 on the grounds of St. Paschal Baylon School , 154 E. More...

Greece is the word at annual fest

Event features food, music, dance

Volunteers are in the process of baking 3,000 pieces of baklava, 800 pasta floras and hundreds of other Greek treats for the 39th annual Ventura County Greek Festival.  Authentic Greek cuisine is one of the major draws at this yearly event, whic More...

Holding out for a gyro? Try Hummus Bros.

RESTAURANT SPOTLIGHT

The next time you spend a day shopping at The Oaks mall and are hit by the urge to eat, check out Hummus Bros. in the downstairs food court. More...

Sports

Climbing higher

Three youngsters qualify for climbing tournament in San Francisco

In the hit song, “Views,” rapper Drake sings “It’s only up from here, I promise, you just gotta wait.” The wait is almost over for three athletes on the youth climbing team at Boulderdash Indoor Rock Climbing in Thousand More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

SOMEBODY COME AND PLAY—Lucy is a female brown Chihuahua about 3 years old. She really enjoys belly rubs. If you would like to adopt Lucy, ask for ID No. A5075050 at the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road. More...

Faith

Tips for memorizing Scripture—there are apps for that

In recent columns I discussed how the ability to recall favorite Bible verses can help in one’s daily walk with God. So how do we go about memorizing Scripture? More...

Family

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY

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‘You two are better than the real U2,’ wife says

I’ve been married almost 17 years, and I know my wife is not materialistic. For Christmas, Valentine’s Day, anniversaries and birthdays, she doesn’t want much. More...

Summer reading clubs starting up

This year’s Summer Reading Club at the Thousand Oaks Library has something for all ages. More...

Columns

Checking your baggage

Do you ever stick Post-it notes up all over the place or have stacks of paper bits around to remind you of things, and then the longer they sit there the less you notice them?  As a positively motivated and spiritually inclined human being, I ha More...