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Health & Wellness

Council on Aging topic: Housing

The Thousand Oaks Council on Aging will present a panel discussion on how the housing market affects seniors at 1 p.m. Wed., Sept. 2 in the board room, third level of city hall, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. More...

New board elected by Wellness Community

Business leaders Jeffrey Smith and Margaret Serjak were elected in July to The Wellness Community Valley/Ventura’s board of directors. More...

Alcoholics Anonymous convention to offer support to addicts and their families

The 42nd annual Alcoholics Anonymous Convention for District 22 of AA will take place Fri. to Sun., Aug. 28 through 30 at Veterans Memorial Hall on Grand Avenue in San Luis Obispo. More...

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Datebook

THURS., AUG. 20   Singles 50+ 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Goebel Senior Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Dr. Arnold Bresky discusses “Tune up your brain, tune up your life.” Bring appetizer to share. More...

Schools

Moorpark College must do more with less

A large number of students are flocking to the popular and respected community college that’s getting less funding

Two weeks before the launch of the fall semester, enrollment at Moorpark College was up 8 percent over the year before.   The local institution served 15,839 in the fall of 2008. More...

Oaks Christian to open new campus

The grand opening of Oaks Christian School’s new middle school campus will be Fri., Aug. 21 at 31829 La Tienda Drive, Westlake Village.   Guests may tour the building and its state-of-the-art facilities at 3 p.m.   More...

Earth science magnet school to open

EARTHS, the Environmental Academy for Research Technology and Earth Sciences, a K-5 public magnet school in Conejo Valley Unified School District, will open its doors in Newbury Park on Aug. 27. More...

Business

Conejo Business Partners elects new president

Conejo Business Partners, one of the Thousand OaksWestlake Village Chamber of Commerce business referral groups, has elected financial adviser Larry Schechter as the group’s new president.      Business Partners was formed in More...

Take steps to protect jewelry

Jewelry can often mark a special occasion. However, it can also bring a sense of responsibility when it comes to safeguarding it, along with other valuables.   More...

EYE ON LOCAL AREA STOCKS

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Family

Not dog food, but he doesn’t care

TASTE BUDS—Thousand Oaks resident Michelle DeGiosa holds her wirehair fox terrier, Dino, as he tries to get a taste of shaved ice from DeGiosa’s daughter, Sophia, 6, a Madrona Elementary S More...

Outdoor family movies are coming to Janss Marketplace

Janss Marketplace presents family “Movies Under the Stars” every Friday in September at the shopping center, Moorpark Road and Hillcrest Drive in Thousand Oak.   The seating area for the films opens at 7 p.m. More...

Equestriennes ride in Conejo Valley

SUNDAY STROLL—Foxfield Academy riders Kirsten Selleck on Nikos, left, and Christine Dale on Maple walk and talk while Jacquelin Bogstad, 17, of Calabasas High School trots by on Sundance. More...

Columns

Playing for keeps

What do your kids do when they get home from school? In Agoura, do they tune up the violin and play a few etudes? Do the Westlake kids pull out the sheet music to knock out a little Scarlatti at the piano? More...

Love hurts

Life was good.   And then my wife wanted to rearrange the living room furniture.   “We can’t rearrange anything in this place,” I told my wife. “It’s too small in here to do anything.”   More...

Healthcare plan divides crowd at T.O. Library

Hundreds of people were shut out and one man was led away in handcuffs on Aug. 12 when the Democratic Club of the Conejo Valley held a club meeting to discuss healthcare reform. More...

Voluntary subscription drive nets $5,800 for Manna

The generosity of Thousand Oaks Acorn readers has helped keep the shelves of Manna food bank stocked this summer. The organization now has the means to purchase more fresh meat for those in need.   More...

Community

Jorgensen wants to challenge Gallegly again

Democrat Marta Jorgensen has announced she’ll run in next year’s 24th Congressional District race, a seat Republican Elton Gallegly has held for 22 years. More...

New system introduced to reserve space at parks in Ventura County

The Ventura County Parks Department has launched a new online reservation system at www.gsa.countyofventura.org/ parks.   More...

Reagan Library opens heroes exhibit

Honorees include astronauts, Medal of Honor recipients, first responders to the World Trade Center on 9/11 and others; display will continue through the end of January

When visitors enter the new heroes exhibit at the Reagan Library, they are greeted with words from the president’s first inaugural speech written across the wall.   More...

Dining & Entertainment

Charming, bittersweet show in Moorpark

Play review

Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt’s “I Do! I Do!” at the High Street Arts Center in Moorpark is a charming, poignant and bittersweet study of the relationship between two people over 50 years of marriage.   More...

Art Association accepting work

The Thousand Oaks Art Association will receive the work of prospective members between 9 and 9:30 a.m. Sat., Sept. More...

Ventura College offers Promise program

Fall semester began this week at Moorpark, Oxnard and Ventura colleges, and there is still time to register for courses. Students can apply, register and complete their orientations online as well as in person. More...

Sports

Rattlers take home a championship

A TROPHY TEAM–Players on the Conejo Valley Rattlers 12 and under baseball team show the bright shiny trophies they were given after winning the fifth annual ALS tournament. More...

Pride of the Pac-10

Conference features a plethora of local football players

The University of Southern California football team has long been the class of the Pacific-10 Conference.   In the past seven years, the Trojans have won four outright conference crowns and split three others. More...

Westlake native to play in U.S. Amateur golf tourney

Russell Boring understands the magnitude of the U.S. Amateur Championship, the oldest golf championship in the country. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

TO THE MAX—Maxi is a 3-year-old female white terrier mix. She can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. To take Maxi home, ask about identification No. More...

Faith

Retired physician will discuss Doctors Without Borders tomorrow night

Dr. Christopher Smith of Camarillo will give a presentation on Doctors Without Borders at 7:30 p.m. Fri., Aug. 21 at the Conejo Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 3327 Old Conejo Road, Newbury Park. More...

Unity Church to host seminar

Sunday afternoon’s topic is miracles

Unity of the Oaks Church will present author Steven Lane Taylor in a workshop titled “Living Life in the Divine Flow” from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Sun., Aug. 23 at the church, 1414 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Ste. 109, Thousand Oaks. More...

Westminster women to hear author speak

Jacqueline Berger, author of “Loves, Lies and Tears,” will speak at Westminster Presbyterian Church’s Women’s Gathering at 7 p.m. Wed., Sept. 2 at the church, 32111 Watergate Road, Westlake Village. More...

Letters

Her husband, a fireman, deserves his pension plan

I’m the wife of a firefighter. It hurts when people don’t understand or realize the sacrifice he makes, both on and off the job. More...

It’s affordability that matters on public pensions

I wish to rebut the “Cops deserve their pension plans” letter from Sandee Saurman in the July 30 T.O. Acorn .   Would you rather be a person living in El Rio, La Colina or South Central L.A. or a cop working there? More...

The debate over healthcare has gone over a cliff

An activist was at my grocery store this afternoon widening the anti-Obama tent. More...

Editorials

Your generosity is appreciated

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: You people (our readers) are incredibly generous, and we have proofWhen we report about people in need—whether it’s from hard times or tragedy—you don’t lose interest More...

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