2014-01-02

Latigo farewell



We were sad to read the Dec. 19 article regarding the moving of the Latigo Kid restaurant from the Whizin Center to the former location of the Alamo on Kanan Road. Latigo is our “local,” as the British would say. We celebrate all our holidays and birthdays there. We especially liked to take our out-of-town friends there for some local […]

A new pet: getting to know you




A new dog for the New Year can present an exciting yet daunting prospect. If the new arrival is a puppy, expectations are more predictable: lots of merriment and mischief, cuddles and cuteness. If it’s an older dog—an established dog, so to speak, with his own history—things are less straightforward. There’s mutual wariness and wonder, preexisting habits and quirks. It’s […]

Bowling alley, Nordstrom Rack among additions to Janss mall




Residents can look forward to big changes at the Janss Marketplace in Thousand Oaks as plans ramp up for the opening of a new retail store and a combined bowling alley and skateboarding area. Nordstrom Rack, the discounted retail division of Seattlebased Nordstrom, is scheduled to open by fall 2015 in the Sears building at 145 W. Hillcrest Drive, the […]

Pastor turns political in 44th District




A Thousand Oaks pastor with close ties to the Republican Party says he plans to file the paperwork necessary to seek office in California’s 44th Assembly District. Rob McCoy, senior pastor of Calvary Chapel Thousand Oaks, told The Acorn that he will run as a Republican for the seat currently held by Jeff Gorell. Gorell is stepping down to run […]

Kids’ sports leagues revving up for spring



Registration is underway for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley’s Winter 2014 Coed Jr. NBA Basketball League and Sunday Soccer League. The Jr. Basketball League is open to ages 3 through 14. The eight-week session will run from Jan. 12 through March 16 at the Los Cerritos Middle School gym, 2100 E. Avenida De Las Flores, Thousand […]

EYE ON LOCAL AREA STOCKS



Company Name Symbol Dec. 31 Dec. 24 Dec. 18 Dec. 11 Headquartered AMGEN AMGN 114.08 112.25 112.73 113.05 THOUSAND OAKS BAXTER BAX 69.53 69.06 67.24 66.97 THOUSAND OAKS BEVERLY HILLS BANCORP BHBC 0.016 0.015 0.010 0.015 CALABASAS CHEESECAKE FACTORY CAKE 48.26 48.55 48.54 47.99 CALABASAS CERES CERE 1.38 1.49 1.54 1.52 THOUSAND OAKS DIODES, INC DIOD 23.54 23.17 22.50 21.77 […]

Agoura ‘castle’ once a popular movie set




Cim Castellon, the new historian for the city of Agoura Hills, has been seeking tidbits of history and lore about the city’s past and came upon an historic house that still stands in Old Agoura. The Lapworth House, named after the original owners, Charles and Elsa Lapworth, is on Lapworth Drive in Old Agoura, one of the first areas of […]

All about horses

Riders saddle up for a variety of equestrian sports

Four arrested in Oak Park robbery




Police have arrested four teenagers in connection with an Oak Park residential burglary. The Conifer Street robbery happened several months ago but wasn’t reported until recently when the homeowner noticed a missing firearm. Following a two week investigation, Thousand Oaks Police detectives apprehended 18-year-olds Jack Hannah and Alexander Alger and two 17-year-olds for allegedly breaking into the home and stealing […]