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Health & Wellness

CSUCI adds new stem cell research curriculum

A new course of study at California State University Channel Islands this fall will train students to conduct research that could lead to cures for diabetes, spinal cord injuries or cancer. More...

Sad or suffering? There is help

There may be hope and help for many people who are sad and suffering. With proper pain management, a person's overall health, well-being and quality of life will improve. The mind and body will be less stressed. More...

NAMIWalks benefit comes to Ventura

The Ventura County affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness will host a 5K NAMIWalks for the Mind of America at 10:30 a.m. Sat., May 2 at the Ventura Beach Promenade in Ventura. Registration starts at 9 a.m. More...

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Datebook

THURS., APRIL 23 Mary Health 100 Club Fundraiser Annual spring luncheon, silent auction, boutique at Sherwood Country Club, 320 W. Stafford Road, Thousand Oaks. Boutique opens 10:30 a.m. Lunch served at noon. More...

Schools

Conejo School District starts slashing administrative positions

Conejo Valley Unified School District school board members made their first concrete decision regarding imminent cuts to their budget. CVUSD needs to cut a little more than $5 million from its 2009-10 budget. More...

Conejo district to jump for education stimulus money

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For the record

An item in last week's High School Highlights has been postponed. The jazz band concert at Thousand Oaks High School originally scheduled for 7:30 p.m. More...

Business

Property managers open new office

ADR/Preferred Business Properties has announced the opening of a new office at 870 Hampshire Road, Ste. S, Thousand Oaks. ADR has been in business for more than 30 years. More...

EYE ON LOCAL AREA STOCKS

Company Name AMGEN BAXTER BEVERLY HILLS BANCORP CAMINOSOFT CORP. * * * * CHEESECAKE FACTORY DIODES, INC DTS, INC. ELECTRONIC SENSOR TECHNOLOGY TECH INC. ESNR MOVE, INC. More...

Pets

Dog lost after confronting coyotes

It was the habit of 5pound Pomeranian Zeus to meet danger head-on whenever he felt his mate or his puppy was being threatened. That's what Zeus' grieving owner, Renee Merrill, is certain happened at 9:20 a.m. More...

Pet of the Week

STILL YOUNG— Sisy, a 2-year-old female Labrador retriever and corgi mix, can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. To take Sisy home, ask about identification No. A3945720. More...

Faith

Cal Lutheran to host Yom Hashoah program

California Lutheran University will commemorate victims of the Holocaust during a Yom Hashoah program at 10:10 a.m. Wed., April 29, in Samuelson Chapel on the campus, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

Jewish Genealogical Society screens Jewish Vilna documentary

The Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County will host a meeting from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sun., May 3 at Temple Adat Elohim, 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. More...

Many faiths unite on Day of Prayer

The 10th annual National Day of Prayer Breakfast will be from 7 to 8:30 a.m. Thurs., May 7 at the Gilbert Sports Center at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks. Invocators from different faiths will speak at the breakfast. More...

Letters

The Home Depot proposal just wasn't logical

I want to applaud Thousand Oaks City Council members Dennis Gillette, Jacqui Irwin, Claudia Bill-de la Pe More...

Our priorities are wrong if teachers lose their jobs

I'm an eighth-grade student at Sequoia Middle School. There have been many budget cuts, which makes a worried setting in schools. More...

Where were the TEA parties during 8 years of Bush?

I would dearly like to hear from any of the attendees of the TEA (Taxed Enough Already) Party on Tax Day as to where they've been for the past eight years. More...

Editorials

Enjoy cooler weather at the Fun Fest, Chili Cook-off and Earth Day

The closest we'll come to Conejo Valleys Days will take place this weekend and May 6 through 10. More...

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Arts plaza to get new sponsor sign

Countrywide Performing Arts Center at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza is getting a new name. And that new name More...

Inquiry over fire protection fees shouldn't take 5 months, Gillette says

Time means money as Thousand Oaks awaits equity regarding taxes the city pays to Ventura County for the fire protection services the county provides. More...

Tell us why your mother is best in the world

Mother's Day is Sun., May 10, and the T.O. Acorn wants your mom to receive the recognition she deserves. In 100 words or less, please write and tell us why your mother is special. More...

Community

Los Robles Hospital gets new CEO

Greg Angle began work on Monday as president and chief executive officer of Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center. More...

Missing man found in T.O.

When a vulnerable resident went missing on Saturday, authorities used every means available to help find him, including the T.O. City Alert system. The new emergency measure proved invaluable. At around 12:35 p.m. More...

Church volunteers will plant trees on Saturday

With the help of more than 300 volunteers from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, about 300 trees will be added to the Thousand Oaks landscape on Sat., April 25. More...

Dining & Entertainment

Pacific Festival Ballet to perform 'Cinderella'

Pacific Festival Ballet, resident ballet company of the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, will present two performances of "Cinderella" danced to Prokofiev's score at 2 and 7 p.m. Sat., May 9 on the Kavli stage at the plaza, 2100 E. More...

Oaks Chamber Singers will perform

The Oaks Chamber Singers will present "Lost is My Quiet" at 7:30 p.m. Sat., May 16 at St. Patrick's Episcopal Church, One Church Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

New West Symphony appoints new board members

New West Symphony recently appointed four Ventura County-area residents to its 59 member board of directors. More...

Sports

Lancers' perfect season continues

Boys' tennis team gets by Newbury Park

There were a few tense moments during Tuesday's boys' tennis match between Thousand Oaks and Newbury Park high schools. More...

10 questions with T.O.'s Chad Kingi

Thousand Oaks High senior Chad Kingi does it all. In March, Kingi was a member of the Lancer basketball squad that won a CIF-Southern Section Division I title, the first in program history. More...

A little mud never hurt anyone

LAUNDRY DAY— The Newbury Park Chivas USA Futbol Academy girls' U-11 soccer team won its division on a muddy pitch at the Santa Barbara Spring Cup. More...

Police

Car burglary suspect, T.O. man, 21, is arrested

An investigation of vehicle burglary activity in Thousand Oaks has led to the arrest of a man who police allege is responsible for a series of car thefts. More...

Man, 36, stabbed in Thousand Oaks

A man was stabbed in the 800 block of Warwick Avenue in Thousand Oaks on Monday at about 3:40 a.m. More...

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park The following subjects were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the times, dates and places indicated: A male, 31, at 1:05 p.m. More...

Family

Young people are needed to serve on Youth Commission

The city of T.O. is seeking residents ages 13 to 19 to serve on the city's Youth Commission. The commission is a City Council appointed committee that provides recommendations to the council on issues pertaining to youths. More...

All boys 6-10 invited to Cub Scout picnic

A Newbury Park Cub Scout pack will have a recruitment picnic from 1 to 3 p.m., Sun., April 26 at Borchard Community Center at Borchard and Reino roads. More...

Curling club to host open session

The SoCal Curling Club will host an open curling session from 7 to 9:15 p.m. Sat., April 25 at the Iceoplex, 131 W. Easy St., Simi Valley. Curling is a Winter Olympics sport. The session is open to adults and children 12 and older. More...

Columns

Ask the Arborist

Learn everything you want to know about trees in this column

Q. Tania of Thousand Oaks writes: "Last spring we planted three jacaranda trees. When they were planted, the leaves looked very green, but at the moment they are almost yellow. More...

Hot Flashes

Doodly-doo

The snails, rabbits and kamikaze blue jays announce spring and all its beauty here in Conejo Valley. Joining in the rites of the season, I'm the proud new mother of Jake and Hannah. More...

Real Estate

There Is A Light Exterior With Front Porch And Mountain Views

This 2004 Cavco manufactured home is approximately 1,120 square feet, and has an easy-to-maintain yard in a senior community. It has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and an indoor laundry area. More...

Howard Schuster and Helen Borland

This dynamic team, Howard Schuster and Helen Borland, provides exceptional service to homebuyers and sellers. More...

John Baker

John Baker took the honor for Top Selling agent Top Listing from Prudential California Realty's Camarillo office for January 2009. More...