October 16, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

76-year-old man convicted in crime spree dies in jail

Ronald Snyder—an elderly man convicted for a 2013 Hidden Hills crime spree that included robbery, burglary, assault with a deadly weapon and impersonating a peace officer—died in jail Oct. More...

Health & Wellness

3D mammography available

Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center offers 3D mammography (breast tomosynthesis) for breast cancer screening at its Outpatient Imaging Center in Moorpark. More...

Business

Ladies help shelter pets stay healthy

AWARENESS—The Pink Tank women’s networking group gathers donations for the Agoura Animal Shelter. More...

Dogs have their day at new care facility in Agoura

Dioji K-9 Resort and Athletic Club of Santa Barbara has opened its third location, serving the Conejo Valley at 5076 Chesebro Road in Agoura Hills. More...

Event dials in technology

Business leaders are invited to the 2014 Mathews Leadership Forum at California Lutheran University from 5:45 to 9 p.m. Wed., Oct. 22 in the Lundring Events Center on the Thousand Oaks campus. More...

Sports

The Acorn’s High School Football Game of the Week

Westlake Warriors (4-2) vs. Newbury Park Panthers (5-1) Friday, 7 p.m. Westlake High

The Panthers hammered the “Solomon” bag with a little extra oomph this week. Newbury Park High’s football team releases its aggression at practice on a blue standing bag, which sports a No. More...

Other local football matchups

Calabasas (3-3) at Camarillo (4-2) More...

Weekend schedule

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Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Agoura Hills A person stole a $ 10,000 engagement ring and two other rings valued at $6,000 from a home on Grey Rock Road Oct. 1. A shoplifter stole $18 worth of beer and other alcohol from the Vons market in the 5600 block of Kanan Road Sept. 27. More...

Family

Scout’s good deed will help feed Manna

Collection drive set for Sat., Oct. 25 at Westlake Village church

Cameron Lester, a member of Boy Scout Troop 485 in Westlake Village who is working to complete his Eagle Scout project, is enlisting the community’s help to collect 500 pounds of food for Manna as well as and funds to support both Manna and the More...

Dinner gala to benefit Boy Scouts

The 38th annual Dinner Gala and Auction, benefitting the Ventura County Council Boy Scouts of America, will take place Fri., Nov. 7 at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks. More...

REYES ADOBE DAYS

2014 fall festival brings families together

READY FOR HALLOWEEN—Reign of Terror Haunted House, currently taking place at the Janss Marketplace, created a frightening entry for the Oct. More...

Calendar

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THURS., OCT. 16 Pleasant Valley Garden Club 10 a.m. at Seventh-day Adventist Church, 2975 Las Posas Road, Camarillo. Snacks and socializing followed by pictorial presentation of internationalflower shows and gardens. Free. Contact: Teri McDaniel. More...

Letters

City celebration

On Sat., Oct. 18, White Oak Elementary School will is partnering with the City of Westlake Village for our 12th annual City Celebration. More...

Cycling for the 1 percent

As a weekend bicyclist, I laughed out loud when I read that the Regional Bicycle Master Plan was to promote bicycling as a safe and attractive transportation alternative. More...

Roundabout was flawed

Former Agoura Hills city engineer Ken Berkman and the hired consultants convinced City Council members with their flawed arguments favoring a Kanan Road roundabout, which he restated in his recent letter to The Acorn. More...

Editorials

Progress erased in city’s art movement

The City of Agoura Hills has one hard and fast rule when it comes to graffiti: Get rid of it. More...

Political Cartoon

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Breaking News - 10/17/2014 10:57 AM

Midnight freeway closure next week

The California Department of Transportation will close all lanes of the northbound Ventura Freeway (U.S. 101) at Lindero Canyon Road on Mon., Oct. 20 from midnight to 5 a.m. All lanes of southbound U.S. 101 will be closed on Tues., Oct. More...

Left and right centering efforts on Waxman seat in Congress

Ted Lieu and Elan Carr meet in Calabasas debate

These are important times for America, said Elan Carr, a Republican contender in the 33rd Congressional District race, which includes Agoura Hills and Calabasas. More...

A last remaining survivor recalls field lab’s nuclear meltdown

Santa Susana disaster one of the nation’s worst

John Pace was a teenager—just 19 years old—when he showed up for what he thought would be a normal day at work on July 13, 1959 at Atomics International in Simi Valley. More...

Community

Property tax bills back on the rise

Property values are increasing in California. The good news is Proposition 13 limits the annual increase in the property’s taxable value for inflation to 2 percent. This value is known as the “factored Proposition 13 value.” More...

Bully beat-down begins

Bullying is the most common form of harassment in schools. More...

Help for WLV board

The City of Westlake Village is seeking applicants to serve on its Cultural Recreation Advisory Board. The board was established in 2003 to advise the City Council on cultural and recreational programs, special events and city parks. More...

Schools

LVUSD’s Garrett named county Teacher of the Year

Bill Garrett, performing arts department teacher and co-chair of Calabasas High School’s STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) program, was among the select few to be honored as a 2014/2015 Los Angeles County Teacher of the Ye More...

Hi School Hi Lights

Agoura Chargers Fri., Oct. 17: ComedySportz/ PACE/6 p.m. More...

College Corner

College application update At the recent University of California counselor conference, admissions directors from each UC campus provided updates, and the numbers continue to be daunting. More...

Pets

Wild things are dealing with drought too

The breeze that coursed through a recent afternoon in rural Agoura felt as if it had shipped in directly from Hades after a detour through Okefenokee Swamp. More...

Pet of the week

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Faith

Fall fun at St. Paschal fest

The St. Paschal Baylon Catholic Church Men’s Club will host the annual Fall Fest from Oct. 24 through 26 at the corner of Janss and Moorpark roads in Thousand Oaks. Hours are 6 to 11 p.m. Fri., Oct. 24; 1 to 11 p.m. Sat., Oct. More...

Chabad to celebrate Simchat Torah

Chabad will celebrate the holiday of Simchat Torah with a community Hakafot dancing festival at 7 p.m. today, Thurs., Oct. 16 at Chabad of Agoura Hills, 30345 Canwood Can- St., and Chabad of Westl ake Village, 2524 Townsgate Road. More...

Radio talk show host to discuss Israel

The Conejo Jewish Academy will host a lecture with Dennis Prager on the topic of “Why is Israel so Isolated?” 8 p.m. Thurs., Oct. 30 at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza, 880 S. Westlake Blvd. More...

On the Town

Success comes like clockwork

Young and talented teens strutted their musical stuff Oct. 12 at the Westlake High School Fall Food Truck Festival in Thousand Oaks, starting with the opening act, Clockwork City. More...

A dark and stormy night of Poe’s tales

Free event at the book store

Spotlight The Arts Foundation presents Fright Night, dramatic readings of Edgar Allen Poe’s works at a free event from 7 to 9 p.m. Thurs., Oct. More...

The Movie Nut

This movie is not nearly as good as it deserves to be. With A-list talent both on screen and behind the scenes, “The Judge” should crackle with humor and human drama. More...

Columns

Hot Flashes

Endless Dear Summer, Just a brief note on behalf of all of us fried chorizos in the Conejo Valley: Sayonara and don’t let the door hit you in the boogie board on your way out. More...

Flying Squirrel

Clothes make the traveler It’s not the holiday season yet. Far from it. But when you see Christmas decorations in stores in August, well, thoughts do occasionally wander to the holidays. More...

The OTHER Side of 50

Dad’s greatest fear My mom was on a short errand last week when I called the house. My dad answered the phone. More...