August 14, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Shopping center’s new look

The North Ranch Gateway shopping center on the northeast corner of Thousand Oaks Boulevard and Lindero Canyon Road in Westlake Village is about to undergo a major renovation. More...

Health & Wellness

Connecting

Take a hike The Japanese call it “Shinrinyoku.” In the Western world, we refer to it as “forest bathing.” A walk in the woods is what some Japanese scientists are prescribing for weary, burned-out executives as well as the ge More...

Fit 4 The Cause names new board member

Fit 4 The Cause has appointed Brian Sullivan to its board of directors. Fit 4 The Cause is a nonprofit organization raising funds for health-related causes through group fitness programs and wellness education in the Conejo Valley. More...

Making strides against breast cancer

HATS OFF—Above, Tina Brewer of Simi Valley removes her hat to announce her eightmonth survivor status at the third annual Making Strides 5K on Aug. 9 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Center Plaza. More...

Schools

Education offce gets $13.5 million grant

Money for career tech programs

Seven Ventura County school districts and all three of the county’s community colleges teamed up with the Ventura County Offi ce of Education in Camarillo to apply for a career-technical education grant from the California Department of Educati More...

CLU expands interfaith efforts

California Lutheran University recently received an $8,000 grant, funded by The Teagle Foundation and administered by the Interfaith Youth Core, to strengthen interfaith studies in the curriculum. More...

Bright stars glow in their division

WINNERS—The U-8 Westlake Village Stars are champions in their division at the sixth annual Westlake Village Stars Summer Baseball Classic from July 24 to 27 at Westlake Elementary School. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Oak Park A 49-year-old man was arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance on Oak Leaf Avenue Aug. 1. A residential burglary was reported in the 5500 block of Bromley Drive July 31. Westlake Village More...

Faith

Put faith to work in the real world

It’s still dark when I stumble downstairs rubbing sleep from my eyes. I glance out the back window and yawn as slivers of light pierce through the shroud of 5:30 a.m., and I know the baby chicks are safe inside their coop beneath the heat lamp. More...

Seminary announces new faculty

St. John’s Seminary is celebrating its 75th year forming priests for the Roman Catholic Church at its campus in Camarillo. the school recently appointed the following five new faculty/staff members. More...

Temple open house is a splash

Temple Etz Chaim will host a “One TEC Family” splash and open house for the community from 1 to 4 p.m. Sun., Aug. 24 at Oak Canyon Community Park, 5600 Holly Tree Drive, Oak Park. More...

On the Town

Show brings dancing queens and kings

The rock tribute band phenomenon has grown rapidly due to the aging rock ’n’ roll generation. More...

Actor shares his bittersweet tale

The producers behind last year’s production “My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish and I’m in Therapy” return with a new comedy, “My Son The Waiter, A Jewish Tragedy,” starting Wed., Aug. More...

One show, seven comics, many laughs

Drinks available for those over 21

After three nearly sold-out shows, HashtagComedy returns with headlining comics for an evening of entertainment under the stars at 8 p.m. Fri., Aug. 15 in the courtyard at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. More...

Editorials

Local highway repairs bring traffic to a crawl

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Traffic is the bane of our existence. Can’t live with it, can’t live without it. But what’s up with the growing congestion on the 101 Freeway in the Conejo and Las Virgenes valleys? More...

Community on board with Emma

REACHING OUT—From left, Oak Park Unitied School District board member Drew Hazelton, Oak View High School principal Stewart McGugan and Oak Park resident Jon Layton are supporting Emma Layton&m More...

Three challengers enter LVMWD directors race

Water board incumbents face uncertain future

For the first time in recent memory, three incumbents on the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District board of directors will face challengers at the ballot box. More...

Community

Send us your best fiction tale

Deadline Aug. 29

The Acorn’s popular annual Fiction in a Nutshell contest is underway, and it’s easy to enter. In 100 words or fewer, write a fiction story and send it to newstip@theacorn.com. More...

Amgen retrenches despite surge in stock

Growth has been spectacular, but so have the layoffs

No private employer has had a greater impact on the city of Thousand Oaks than Amgen. With 6,000 employees at the company’s headquarters, the drug maker’s footprint in T.O. More...

Body found in Calabasas

The body of a 23-yearold woman was found in an area near Ruthwood and Hatmor drives in Calabasas on July 22. More...

Business

New PulsePoint app allows bystanders to perform CPR

Sudden cardiac arrest kills almost 1,000 people a day in the U.S., and it is one of the leading causes of preventable death. For every minute that passes before help arrives, survival odds decrease by 7 to 10 percent. More...

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Sports

Intrepid writer tackles half marathon

Editor’s note: Acorn sportswriter Gilberto Manzano attempted to relive his high school cross country glory days by competing in the Arroyo Creek Half Marathon last weekend in Simi Valley. More...

Pets

Pet of the week

MEET FLUFFY—Flully is a male white and black rabbit, possibly 8 months old. If you would like to adopt Flully, ask for ID No. A4667381 at the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road. More...

Itty bitty birds provide lessons in life

A pair of Say’s phoebes that share my wooded rural Agoura backyard would appear to be the most luckless parents. More...

Owner says corgi is cutest pet ever, and we agree

ON THE TOWN—Twelveweek old Hazel, a Pembroke Welsh Corgi belonging to Deborah Seidner of Woodland Hills, was recently spotted visiting Westlake Village with her owner, who says Hazel’s huge ears, wee legs and tomboy’s spirit have ca More...

Family

Young singers return from overseas tour

For children, teens and young adults who know how to belt out a tune, a choral program called MUSYCA (Musical Youth of California) Children’s Choir provides an opportunity to perform in front of crowds and at professional venues. More...

Soccer champs conquer San Diego

TAKING HOME THE PRIZE—The Conejo Valley United Red Girls’ Soccer U-16 team displays its first-place trophy after winning the Tournament of Champions in San Diego on Aug. 9 to 10. More...

Calendar

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THURS., AUG. 14 Marine Corps League Detachment 597 6 p.m. at Junkyard Cafe, 3585 Cochran St., Simi Valley. Marines and corpsmen of all ages meet for socializing, dinner and program. Simi Settlers Amateur Radio Club More...

Letters

If there’s Target, why not Lowe’s?

Why is it that the City Council of Westlake Village had to have a public vote to allow Lowe’s to occupy the space where Target is presently residing on Russell Ranch Road, but there was no such uproar for Target coming into the city? More...

Water waste

The Acorn editorial of July 31 was so clear on the enormous waste our city is contributing to the waste of water. Yes, there certainly are mixed signals being sent to us by the city. More...

Dumped on

With all of the attention given to California’s drought situation and our need to conserve, I find it amazing that the U.S. More...