July 24, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Health & Wellness

Breastfeeding: a gift of health

Infant nutrition

When you’re expecting a baby—especially if it’s your first— you may feel like you have a million questions about the tiny human you’re bringing into the world. More...

Business

Thousand Oaks mall adding national sporting goods retailer

Addition of Dick’s will come at the cost of 109 parking spots

The Oaks mall in Thousand Oaks could soon be expanding, at the expense of 100 or so of the busy shopping center’s 4,800 coveted parking spaces. More...

Economic Development Corp. names new CEO

The board of directors of the Cabrillo Economic Development Corporation has selected Margarita H. de Escontrias as its new CEO. More...

Sports

The puck stops here

East County Outlaws ice hockey team will play games at Iceoplex

Traditional sports, including football, basketball and baseball, dominate the Acorn country landscape. The Los Angeles Kings want to give area athletes another option with the creation of the Los Angeles Kings High School Hockey League. More...

Yelich takes a swing

Catcher makes pro baseball debut with Gulf Coast League Braves

Two years ago, the casual baseball fan couldn’t name any ballplayer named Yelich. In the next few years, fans may have to start asking, “Which Yelich?” More...

Track star leaps to win

Jayden Ramirez Simi Valley Running Rebels track and field standout Jayden Ramirez keeps jumping to glory. More...

Faith

Passing the gavel

MILESTONE YEAR—Outgoing Grand Knight Andy Prete, right, passes the gavel to Bob Spielman, who will lead the Simi Valley Knights of Columbus into their 50th year. More...

Food for the soul: a religious perspective

There’s a joke that Protestants have three sacraments: baptism, Holy Communion and potlucks. More...

Church hosts mini concert

PRE Gens, a singing group, will present a mini-concert “Songs of Praise” at 11 a.m. Sun., July 26 at The Church of Jesus Christ, 4393 Walnut Ave., Simi Valley. The group will perform duing the regular morning worship service. More...

On The Town

‘Macbeth’ goes interactive

Presentation breaks down ‘forth wall’

This weekend, a daring new kind of play will be presented in three performances at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts. More...

‘The Big Lebowski’ on the big screen

As part of its occasional Summer Movie Nights, the Museum of Ventura County will host an outdoor screening of the Cohn brothers’ 1998 film “The Big Lebowski” at 9 p.m. Fri., July 24 at the museum, 100 E. Main St., Ventura. More...

Moorpark College presents ‘Promises, Promises’

Moorpark College Theatre Arts will present the musical comedy “Promises, Promises” at 8 p.m. July 24, 25, 30 and 31, and Aug. 1, 6, 7 and 8 with matinees at 2 p.m. July 26 and Aug. More...

Editorials

It’s high time we take stoned driving seriously

As hard as it may be for some of our more conservative readers to grasp, many in the state—law enforcement included— have already come to grips with the fact that it’s not a matter of if, but when, California will decriminalize the More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Watch the road, and other tips

Traffic mishaps are among the most common incidents that call for a police response. That’s certainly the case in Thousand Oaks, where police have responded to 649 vehicle accidents since the beginning of the year. More...

Council decides against prayers

About 125 religious groups pratice in city

About a year after city officials started researching the possibility of beginning public meetings with opening prayers, the City Council decided this week to reject the idea, at least for now. More...

Layoffs and reductions come quickly for Haggen

Grocery chain, new to California, admits to early struggles

Three months after Haggen Inc. More...

Community

Simi Valley transit gets ‘Connected’

Simi Valley seniors will have a new way to “Connect” seamlessly with East County cities beginning Aug. 3. More...

Calleguas defends actions against actor

Selleck settles with water purveyor for $22,000

Tom Selleck has agreed to pay nearly $22,000 to settle a dispute with the Calleguas Municipal Water District, which sued the actor for unlawfully taking its water to his 60-acre ranch in the Hidden Valley area of Thousand Oaks. More...

Post office to host dedication ceremony

The Simi Valley Post Office will be called the Neil Havens Post Office after the dedication ceremony at 10 a.m. Wed., Aug. 5 at 2551 Galena Ave., Simi Valley. More...

Schools

College grad matriculates with distinction

CLU student majored in math

Tavish Dunn of Simi Valley graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in mathematics with Departmental Distinction and University Honors and a minor in physics from California Lutheran University in May. More...

Lunchtime learning

‘EAT, LEARN, PLAY’—Children who attended the free lunch program at Rancho Simi Community Park during last week’s “Safety Week” built their own emergency kits using More...

Standout College Students

Jamie Landtiser of Simi Valley has been named to the Champlain College dean’s list for spring 2015. Students who are named to the list have achieved a semester grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Landtiser is majoring in psychology. More...

Police

Northern California man accused of defrauding late-stage cancer patient

Alleged victim is T.O. woman, 49

A Northern California man accused of bilking a Thousand Oaks cancer sufferer out of $ 2,000 for bogus medical treatments will soon face a Ventura County judge. More...

Police Blotter

July 5 A 37-year-old man was arrested in the 2800 block of Thicket Place for annoying/molesting a minor. More...

Motorcyclist arrested

A Simi Valley motorcyclist involved in a solo crash last Friday is facing felony charges of reckless evading and drug possession, according to Ventura County Superior Court records. More...

Family

Trip of a Lifetime

Teen’s wish to see Paris comes true

A self-proclaimed art and history buff, Kyra Hoolihan loves learning about the world, especially when it comes to other cultures and societies. More...

Calendar

Calendar

FRI., JULY 24 Westlake Village TGIF 7 p.m. at Westlake Village Civic Center, 31200 Oak Crest Drive. Outdoor screening of family film “Despicable Me.”Food for sale starting 6 p.m. Bring lawn seating, picnics. Free admission. More...

Letters

Stop resisting Uber and Lyft

Stop resisting the changes and work with them. The taxi and cab industry is being replaced with smarter, faster and better systems. It isn’t personal. It’s the way we, as humans, are headed. More...

Community came through for baby

Open letter to the Acorn and the wonderful people of Simi Valley: It has been a year since my cousin Kayla Katler passed away. She died July 21, 2014 suddenly from a brain hemorrhage, and her son Brayden was born at 29 weeks via C-section. More...

Conspiracy at the gas pump?

For everyone convinced that California gasoline prices are the result of a conspiracy, you’re certainly on to something. More...

Neighbors

He’s got the magic touch

Young illusionist makes television debut

Austin Janik was 9 years old when he picked up his first magic book to learn everything he could about close-up tricks involving playing cards, coins, rope and other hand-held objects. More...

Adopt a pet for half off on Sunday

Ventura County Animal Services will hold its 11th annual Adoptathon from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun., July 26 at the Camarillo Adoption Center, 600 Aviation Drive. More...

New Harper Lee book is top seller

Lost manuscript creates controversy in the literary world

Harper Lee’s lost manuscript, “Go Set a Watchman,” took the literary world by storm last week. More...