September 29, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Voters choosing sides in Calabasas Canyon Oaks referendum

MEASURE F

The battle lines have been drawn and now it’s up to voters to decide whether or not they will support the proposed Canyon Oaks hotel and homes project on the west side of Calabasas. More...

Health & Wellness

Teens stand up against suicide

Adrian Schemm is all too familiar with the suicidal thoughts many young people deal with. The Grace Brethren High School senior said he was bullied as a child. As a consequence, he thought about killing himself. More...

Four birds with West Nile Virus found in Ventura County

Eliminate standing water to discourage mosquito breeding

The Ventura County Environmental Health Division recently received confirmation from the California Department of Public Health that four wild birds collected during mid- September tested positive for West Nile Virus. More...

Dance medicine

The Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara will hold a free workshop, “Dance Medicine: Finding Well-being through Expressive Movement” from noon to 1:30 p.m. Thurs., Oct. 6 at 530 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. More...

Business

Move Inc. joins Habitat for Humanity in playhouse construction

Event benefits military families

Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County and Move Inc. launched the inaugural Playhouse Build Day on Sept. 22 at Move. Inc. Russell Ranch Road headquarters in Westlake Village. More...

Eye On Local Area Stocks

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Sports

The Acorn’s High School Football Game of the Week

Thousand Oaks Lancers (1-3) vs. Agoura Chargers (0-5) Friday, 7 p.m. at Agoura High School

Thousand Oaks High’s football team will not overlook Agoura. “They have to be hungry. They’re like a trapped animal,” Thousand Oaks head coach Mike Leibin said of Agoura. More...

Dawn of a new era

Westlake is first Ventura County high school with girls’ field hockey

It was so hot, one could fry a green egg on the Smurf turf at Westlake High. Temperatures soared to triple digits on Monday afternoon, but that didn’t stop the girls’ field hockey team from practicing. More...

KYOTV Sports broadcasts Calabasas football team’s home games

Sports fans at Calabasas High wanted to expand their sphere of influence in the media world. More...

Police

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

Agoura Hills A person stole three hoses from the engine of a car parked on Patrick Henry Place Sept. 17. A thief stole the third row seat from a car parked in the 28900 block of Canwood Street Sept. 14. The value of the loss was estimated at $3,000. More...

Family

Scout honored with trail opening

Joshua Shane, 17, of Boy Scout Troop 642, has completed his Eagle Scout project and local hikers will be pleased. The Calabasas resident has been an active member in the scouting community for nine years. More...

Introduction to Girl Scouts in free night out events

Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast invites girls K-6 to learn about scouting at these Girls Night Out events in Ventura County. All events are free. More...

Calendar

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THURS., SEPT. 29 Rhetorical Link Toastmasters 7:15 p.m. at Thousand Oaks Surgical Center, 401 Rolling Oaks Drive. Open house, refreshments served. Contact: Eve Oettinger. Phone: 805.490.6048. FRI., SEPT. 30 More...

Letters

Happy birthday, Oak Park

Congratulations for a fine Oak Park 50th celebration to the amazing staff and crew of our Rancho Simi Recreation and Parks District. More...

Article was cruel to Agoura High

Shame on you. As an editorial staff you should know better than to allow one of your writers to publicly ridicule high school athletes on their games. More...

On Measure F

The Calabasas Coalition backs voting no on Measure F. We have heard and listened to all of the arguments for and against the Canyon Oaks hotel and homes project. More...

Editorials

Given our druthers, Canyon Oaks would be best

Calabasas development, always an entertaining show, has come to a crossroads— and this crossroads lies at the intersection of Las Virgenes and Agoura roads. More...

Political Cartoon

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Guest opinion /// Five reasons to support California WaterFix

A simple truth: Our homes, businesses and communities in western Los Angeles County served by the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District would not exist were it not for water from Northern California. More...

Breaking News - 10:45 AM

Watch out for 101 lane closures this weekend

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will reduce lanes and close ramps on north- and southbound US 101 to install pre-cast concrete slabs, repave lanes, and install new guardrail Thursday, September 29 to Saturday, October 1. More...

Beach trailer donated to Lost Hills Sheriff

MOBILE COMMAND— From left to right, Steve Rishoff, David Stern, Barry Myerson, Christopher Levinson and retired Dep. More...

Community

Westlake Village changes City Council election to coincide with state

Hoping voter turnout improves

Westlake Village officials agreed last week to move their next council election to November 2018 to abide by a new law that aligns municipal elections in California with the state and federal general election in order to boost civic involvement. More...

Supervisors recognize Oak Park anniversary

Oak Park residents had a chance to see their county government in action when the Ventura County Supervisors held a board meeting at the Oak Park Community Center last week. The Sept. 20 meeting coincided with Oak Park’s 50th anniversary. More...

Symphony of sound

FOR BILL—At bottom, New West Symphony’s Nancy Israel thanks guests for attending a Sept. 24 recital at Cal Lutheran University in honor of her late husband, Bill, who would have been 100 years old. More...

Schools

Coach of the Year kudos

JOB WELL DONE—Colin Pratt, Agoura High School cross country and track head coach, is named 2015-16 Coach of the Year the AHS Coaches Council. Under his coaching, five school records were broken in 2016. More...

School district takes stand on propositions

Oak Park Unified School District took a stand on four education-related propositions appearing on the Nov. 8 ballot. The Board of Education approved support for Propositions 51, 55, 56, and 58 at the board’s Sept. 20 meeting. More...

Information on colleges and careers at Knowledge Night

Program open to students in Oak Park and Las Virgenes school districts

The Parent Faculty Clubs of Agoura, Calabasas and Oak Park high schools will present Career and College Knowledge Night from 5:30 to 8:50 p.m. Wed., Oct. 5 at Calabasas High School, 33855 W. Mulholland Hwy. More...

Pets

Mockingbird on snowshoes presents a rehab challenge

ANIMAL CARE

A small fledgling northern mockingbird came to the California Wildlife Center this spring from a Los Angeles animal shelter. Both of this young bird’s feet were knuckled, meaning it was walking on the tops of its toes. More...

Wild about raising funds

MANY CRITTERS—Above, a father and son inspect a painted zebra statue at the Sept. 25 Wild Brunch fundraiser in Malibu for the California Wildlife Center. More...

Cat rescue opens new home in Conejo Valley

Grand opening with food trucks, auction

Valley Cats Inc., a nonprofit cat rescue group, will host a grand opening and fundraiser from 5 to 10 p.m. Sun., Oct. 9 for its new Conejo Valley facility at 790 Hampshire Road, Ste. H, Thousand Oaks. More...

Faith

All aboard the life-saving Mercy Ship

Over the summer, thousands of people lined up at a Catholic high school in Benin, West Africa, seeking free surgeries at a hospital aboard the ship Africa Mercy, run by Christian nonprofit Mercy Ships. More...

Blessing the beasts at Westminster

All creatures great and small are welcome to the blessing of the animals at 4:30 p.m. Tues., Oct. 4 in the Westminster Presbyterian Church Prayer Garden, 32111 Watergate Road, Westlake Village. More...

No membership required for Chabad’s High Holiday services

Rosh Hashanah begins sundown, Oct. 2

Chabad of the Conejo will hold its High Holiday Services at eight locations in the Conejo Valley: Hyatt Westlake Plaza, Willow Elementary School in Agoura Hills, and at the Chabad centers in Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks, Agoura Hills, Newbury Park More...

On the Town

A taste of India in the Conejo Valley

Sunday’s sweltering heat, with temperatures reaching triple digits, made Thousand Oaks’ annual India Festival seem even closer to its roots, organizers said. More...

Concert for the cats

ARM IN ARM—Above, Vanna Vu and Andrew Paiva, both from Westlake Village, dance while Julie Newsome, left, sings Sept. 24 during the Concert for the Cats held in Newsome’s home. More...

Let’s root for ‘Bring It On’

Panic Productions will present the musical “Bring it On” Oct. 6 through 16 to the Scherr Forum, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. T.O. Blvd. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturdays, and 2:30 Sundays. More...

Columns

Social media puts a spin on relationships

Family Man

There’s this girl my 13-yearold son knows from school who came up to him at lunch, jumped up on the table—on top of everyone’s food—and asked my boy if he could see the hole in her sock. More...