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A tale of two couples

Bill and Marjorie had been married more than 30 years when Marjorie decided to return to school for a Master of Divinity.  Bill was a successful business owner who presided over a company that had been in his family for some generations.  More...

CO meters now required in some homes

Carbon monoxide can be poisonous even at low levels

A new law went into effect on July 1, requiring homeowners to install carbon monoxide detectors in all single-family California homes with an attached garage, fireplace or a fossil fuel-burning heater or appliance.  Nationwide, carbon monoxide p More...

Villa Esperanza will party in Pasadena

Nonprofit celebrates 50 years

Nonprofit Villa Esperanza Services will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a block party from 3 to 7 p.m. Sat., July 16 on E. Villa Street in Pasadena, where Villa’s main campus has been for 50 years.  More...

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THURS., JULY 7  Democratic Club  Meets in Orchid Building, 816 Camarillo Springs Road, Camarillo. Carina Armenia of Planned Parenthood Ventura gives information on campaign to provide affordable reproductive healthcare for women. More...

Schools

Most transfer requests approved in CVUSD

Laws give parents the right to choose

The majority of students who requested school transfers within the Conejo Valley Unified School District in the 2011- 12 school year received their first- or second-choice school.  “We’ve been able to satisfy many, many families,&rdq More...

Standout COLLEGE Students

Daniel Pinsky of Thousand Oaks was named to the Kansas Wesleyan University dean’s honor roll for the spring 2011 semester. More...

Business

TOBA rep says slower traffic is good for sales

Boulevard association president responds to concerns over specific plan

The creators of a far-reaching plan to revitalize Thousand Oaks Boulevard have told the Acorn they’re willing to compromise, but only to a point.  More...

Time to appeal property tax estimates is now

The filing period to appeal what could be incorrect property tax assessments opened July 2.  More...

Credit union chief selected to consumer protection board

Joseph Schroeder, president and CEO of Ventura County Credit Union, has been appointed to the Credit Union National Association Consumer Protection Committee.  With a network of affiliated state credit union leagues, CUNA serves 90 percent of Am More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park  A residence in the 200 block of Walter Avenue was burglarized between May 29 and June 23.  Two people were cited or taken into custody for drug violations between June 9 and 28.  Thousand Oaks   More...

Family

Philanthropic club selects new board

The Westlake Women’s Club elected 11 new board members on May 10.  The board members were installed on June 14 by California Federation of Women’s Clubs’ immediate past president Vicki Holden of Long Beach.  More...

Variety of school year child care options available through locals Y’s

Sign-ups have started for 2011-12

Southeast Ventura County YMCA branches serving the Conejo Valley, Simi Valley, Moorpark, Santa Rosa Valley, Westlake Village, Oak Park and Agoura are registering students for child care programs at school and child care sites for the 2011- 12 school More...

Demerath- Mullin wed in Malibu

HAPPY BEGINNINGS— Penny L. Demerath and Morgan J. Mullin were married just before sunset April 23 at Calamigos Ranch in Malibu. More...

Letters

Headline was off by an atom or 2

While I believe your letter headline, “New law requires CO2 alarms,” (June 30) was a mistake, I like and wish to expand on the idea.  More...

Doesn’t like new architecture at CLU

New prison tower in Thousand Oaks? Thank you, CLU.  Why would anyone build this unsightly tower in such a beautiful setting? More...

Stop the rising cost of college

Here’s why we should reduce state aid to higher education:  Because of state aid, in grants and other benefits, the cost of higher education has had no reason to reduce its cost.  It has only encouraged frivolous, politically correct, More...

Legislative maps call for T.O. to be split in two

Redistricting

The lines have been drawn and not everyone is happy.  More...

County supervisor doesn’t stay parked for long

Linda Parks is on the move again

Ventura County Supervisor Linda Parks says she knows a deal when she sees it. The District 2 supervisor said she’s delighted her new office at 625 W. More...

Community

Setting the sky on fire

Residents celebrate Independence Day 2011

FIREWORKS WITH FRIENDS—At left, spectators watch the fireworks show from inside the parking garage at the Janss Marketplace Fourth of July fireworks spectacular on Monday. More...

Large affordable housing project can move forward

Many Mansions development earns necessary tax credit

Sixty impoverished families, including some who are homeless, could find a permanent home in Thousand Oaks within the next two years.  More...

Lighting, landscaping assessment fees going up

Some 53,000 Thousand Oaks property owners will pay more each year for street lighting and maintenance of public landscaping, beginning with their December county tax bill.  More...

Dining & Entertainment

History of Jungleland explored in pictures

Author will appear at Stagecoach Inn

Jeffrey Maulhardt will sign copies of his new pictorial history book, “Jungleland,” from 1 to 4 p.m. Sat., July 16 at the Stagecoach Inn Museum, 51 S. More...

Student hopes gift of music will brighten the life of an abused child

James Bedford, an incoming senior at Agoura High School, is collecting new and used instruments for Casa Pacifica, a center for abused, abandoned and emotionally disturbed children in Camarillo.  More...

Dancers kick up their heels on T.O. stage

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Sports

Money available to fund sports facilities

Funding committee accepting applications

Nonprofit organizations in Thousand Oaks may apply for a grant to build or upgrade an existing sports facility in the city beginning in August.  The city of Thousand Oaks will award $100,000 in grants to capital projects in the city. More...

Earning her stripes

T.O. resident makes history as a football official

Cat Conti has a dream.  As far as dreams go, it may be more daunting than scaling Mount Everest, running with the bulls in Pamplona and moonwalking on the moon.  The Thousand Oaks resident has a dream to one day officiate in the NFL, a feat More...

Conejo Valley Big League begins U.S. title defense

If early results are any indication, the Conejo Valley Big League All-Star team is going to play a lot of good baseball this summer.  In a two-game District 13 Tournament last weekend at Conejo Creek Park, Conejo Valley hammered Sunset by scores More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

READY TO EXPLORE—Clark, a 10-month-old brown-and-white tabby, came in with his best friend Lois, a 10-month-old calico. Lois and Clark are both beautiful, friendly and active. More...

Faith

World Council of Churches works to counter HIV stigma

Organization’s focus is sub- Saharan Africa

The HIV pandemic has been on the world stage for three decades now. More...

Dennis Merritt Jones to lead spirituality workshop

Author and teacher Dennis Merritt Jones will speak on “The Art of Uncertainty” at the 10 a.m. More...

Speaker will discuss changing perception of Muslims in U.S.

Focus of talk is interfaith acceptance

Soraya Deen, founder of Peaceworks, will give a talk and answer questions about “Being Muslim in America” at a community forum at 7:30 p.m. More...

Motoring

Ask The DMV

Do you have questions about general driving-related requirements like registration and insurance? Are you unclear about laws and restrictions related to driving? The California Department of Motor Vehicles has answers. More...

Editorials

Reading: a cool summer choice

When the rest of the country thinks about Southern California summers, they picture endless days of surfing, beach volleyball, sun bathing and barbecues.  More...

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