October 18, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Norovirus hits Oak Park

Stricken Medea Creek students returning to class

The more than 150 Medea Creek Middle School students struck by norovirus last week are recuperating and starting to return to class, Oak Park Unified School District officials said Tuesday. More...

Health & Wellness

Family committed to wiping out brain cancer

“Don’t count the days, make the days count,” Mark Roschke would often say to his family after being diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumor in December 2003. More...

Freeflu shots in Calabasas

The annual Calabasas Walk-In Flu Vaccine Clinic will run from 8 a.m. to noon Sat., Oct. 27 at Founders Hall, 200 Civic Center Way, Calabasas. More...

Schools

High School Hi Lights

Agoura ChargersSat., Oct. 20: SAT bootcamp/8:30 a.m.Tues., Oct. 23: Every 15 Minutes parent information night/A1/7 p.m. More...

Thomas Beaton named LVUSD Teacher of the Year

Thomas Beaton, a math teacher at Agoura High School, was honored as this year’s Las Virgenes Unified School District Teacher of the Year. More...

Medea Creek student wins national title

MOVER, SHAKER—11-yearold Cole Neville earns the title of Junior Mr. Adrenaline 2012 at the Adrenaline Dance Nationals in Las Vegas. More...

Pets

Pet of the week

COTTONTAIL—Bunny is a 2-year-old female white and grey rabbit mix. She is a cuddler. If you would like to adopt Bunny, ask for ID No. More...

City to host seminar on how to live with wildlife

The City of Westlake Village will host a free seminar titled “How to Coexist with Wildlife” at 7 p.m. on Tues., Oct. 23 in the Westlake Village City Council Chambers, 31200 Oak Crest Drive. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Agoura Hills A burglar stole four laptop computers valued at $3,000 from an office building on Agoura Road Sept. 28. A student at Agoura High reported that someone stole her iPhone, which was left at the school on Sept. 19. More...

Family

Teen art exhibit wows

GOT INK?—Calabasas residents Katherine Kapski and Kate Korchek, both 17, admire an ink drawing at the Calabasas Teen Art and Film Exhibition at the Calabasas Library on Oct. 13. More...

Boys & Girls Clubs dinner to benefit youth

. Event to honor Mary, Richard Carpenter

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley will present the annual Stand Up for Kids Gala Dinner and Auction, the club’s main fundraising event, on Sat., Oct. 20 at the Four Seasons Hotel, 2 Dole Drive, Westlake Village. More...

Get muddy

The Teen Center of Thousand Oaks and Conejo Valley Parks District will present the third annual “Mud Crazy” Halloween Mud Run at 9 a.m. Sun., Oct. 28 at Dos Vientos Park, 4801 Borchard Road, Newbury Park. More...

On the Town

Stonehaus brings a little bit of Italy to Conejo Valley

Is it Westlake Village, California— or Tuscany, Italy? Visiting the new Stonehaus eatery and wine tasting room in Westlake, it’s hard to tell. More...

Calendar

THURS., OCT. 18 Pleasant Valley Garden Club 9 a.m. at Camarillo Seventh-day Adventist Church, Fireside Room, 3975 E. Las Posas Road. Master Gardener Jim Kindig with UC Extension gives tips for growing orchids. Phone: 805.482.6933. Free Shred Day More...

The Movie Nut

Ben Affleck knows how to tell story. Two years ago, in directing The Town,” he transformed what could have been a typical cops and robbers movie into a film that transcended that genre. More...

Navigating the tangled web of November’s propositions

Not all ballot initiatives what they seem to be

Confused about the election? You’re not the only one. More...

Court will determine former Heschel property ownership

The fate of 71 acres once slated for the Heschel private school next to Old Agoura once again hangs in the balance. More...

Oak Park tank dedicated

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Community

Navigating the election minefield

As the Nov. 6 election approaches, the fog surrounding the 11 state ballot measures intensifies. Whom to believe and whom not to believe in the fight surrounding the initiatives is hard to know. More...

Search and rescue exercise

PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT—Members of the Malibu Search and Rescue team hoist mock car crash victim Ann Conkle to safety during an Oct. More...

Agoura pot grower arrested

Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 22-year-old rural Agoura man on charges that he has been growing marijuana for sale in the backyard of his rented home. Nicholas West faced charges of cultivation and possession with intent to sell. More...

Business

T.O. health clinic opens

Conejo Valley Family Medical Group began serving patients at its new, larger building last week. The Ventura County Health Care Agency facility opened Sept. 24 nearby The Oaks mall at 125 W. Thousand Oaks Blvd., the former site of Borders bookstore. More...

Cheesecake Factory discontinues use of controversial breeding crates

The Humane Society announced that The Cheesecake Factory has joined more than 30 major food companies that will eliminate controversial gestation crates—cages used to confine breeding pigs—from their pork supply chains. More...

Eye On Local Area Stocks

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Sports

Team plows through title game

NO. 1—The Bownet Trashers, a U-12 travel baseball team out of the Conejo Valley, wins its division at the Montalvo Monster Bash. More...

Coyotes make waves in boys’ water polo

Zamanzadeh and Patterson changing culture at Calabasas

Constant losing takes its toll over time. One win can change everything. More...

The Acorn’s High School Football Game of the Week

Thousand Oaks Lancers (4-4) at Agoura Chargers (2-5) Friday, 7 p.m. Agoura High

Agoura High’s football team hasn’t played at home since a Sept. 14 win against Golden Valley. The Chargers have played two games in the friendly confi nes of Frank Greminger Stadium this season. More...

Faith

Teens bid farewell to Shabbat

A NEW DAY—Olivia Sharon, Hannah Lederman, Carly Klinenberg and Ari Tylim bask in the light of the Havdala candle at the Triple T teen retreat at Camp Lonim in Simi Valley. More...

The Art of Being

“Gracious acceptance is an art— an art which most never bother to cultivate. We think that we have to learn how to give, but we forget about accepting things, which can be much harder than giving. . . . More...

Jewish academy starts fall courses

The Conejo Jewish Academy will be starting its fall semester at the new Center for Jewish Life, 30347 Canwood St., Agoura Hills. All programs are open to the community. A few of the courses are listed below. More...

Letters

Acorn article about smart meters sparks reader response

It was so coincidental that I was sitting here reading The Acorn while I was having my new meter inspected. I am so glad you printed that article. More...

Joe Bowman endorsements

Bowman was appointed in 2002 to the board and has been twice elected since. I hope your husband is more honest with facts than you. More...

Yes on Prop. 37

Prop 37 is a straightforward written law that will finally give us the right to know what we are eating and feeding our families. More...

Columns

On the Trail

The bumblers tackle Hell Hill

There is a Conejo Recreation and Park District trail that rises above Hillcrest Drive in the vicinity of the Westlake Hills neighborhood that could replace a cardiologist’s in-office stress test. More...

Eye on the Conejo

Parades and pooches

Do you remember the Conejo Valley Days parade? I do. I was reminded of the CVD parade last Saturday during Moorpark’s annual Country Days. More...