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Health & Wellness

Lymphedema support group will discuss chemotherapy recovery

A lymphedema support group will meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wed., Oct. More...

Surgeon joins Los Robles staff

Shawn Steen, M.D., a leading general surgeon with specialty training in oncology, recently became a member of the medical staff of Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center. More...

T.O. walk benefits Alzheimer’s research

The Thousand Oaks Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s will start at 9 a.m. Sat., Oct. 29 at Conejo Creek Park North, 1379 E. Janss Road. More...

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THURS., OCT. 20 Pleasant Valley Garden Club 9 a.m. to noon at Seventh-day Adventist Church, 3975 Las Posas Road, Camarillo. Ventura County Gourd Society members display gourds, demo on designing winning gourd. Contact: Sandy. Phone: 805.484.5484. More...

Schools

Los Cerritos panel shares words of wisdom with middle school parents

Be a coach not a manager, one expert says

Listen more, say less as your children enter adolescence.  That’s the advice Risa Gruberger, marriage and family therapist at the Ludington Institute for Family Enrichment in Westlake Village, gave parents at a panel discussion on parentin More...

Students learn the business of baking

Jillian Stern’s creation: a hot chocolate cupcake with whipped cream frosting, chocolate shavings and marshmallows on top.  More...

High School HI*LIGHTS

Newbury Park Panthers Sat., Oct. 22: FHA HERO meeting and competition/7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun., Oct. 23: Interact pumpkin patch/2 to 7 p.m. Mon., Oct.  More...

Business

Thousand Oaks costume shop owner can’t mask his passion

Man says he’s missed two days of work in 21 years

Mike Brotman, owner of The Magic Planet in Thousand Oaks, has scoured the country for the thousands of high-end costumes that line his store. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park  A computer was stolen from a residence in the 1600 block of Fox Springs between Sept. 10 and Oct. 4.  Money was taken from news stands in the 2100 block of Newbury Road, 3400 block of E. More...

Faith

Learning respect for the flag

  KEEPING TRADITION—Students learned about the significance of the American flag during a school flag ceremony at St. Patrick’s Day School last month. St. More...

Faith Briefs

St. Paschal’s Fall Fest is this weekend   More...

Theater students tackle holy writ

The stories of the Bible provide a wealth of material, but much of it is left untouched

The California Lutheran University Theatre Arts Department presented holy hilarity last weekend with “The Bible: The Complete Word of God (Abridged).” Last Sunday afternoon the overflow crowd crammed into the tiny Black Box Theater enthus More...

Letters

Bike lanes not being used properly

Per your Oct. More...

Lanes are well thought out

With respect to the big picture, recent city initiatives to implement bike lanes on Lynn Road, Wendy Drive and Avenida de Los Arboles through acceptance of grant funding are hardly indiscriminate and unneeded, as your Oct. 13 editorial implies.  More...

Agrees with critics of Lynn bike lanes

Lynn Road was never my regular route until just recently, and I now drive it every day.  Since I am not an avid bike rider, I did not pay a lot of attention to the letters written about the proposed bike lane on Lynn until recently. More...

Amgen to lay off 226 in T.O.

Amgen, the city’s largest private employer, announced this week the layoff of 380 employees, most from its Thousand Oaks headquarters. The layoff affects employees in Amgen’s research and development division. More...

CVUSD coughs up $30,000 so county can help improve test scores at school

Conejo Valley Unified School District has partnered with the Ventura County Office of Education to raise student achievement at Conejo Elementary.   More...

Community

Mountain lions barely surviving in urban wildlife environment

Poaching death shines light on the battle to save area’s big cats

In addition to threats from traffic, pesticide poisoning and urban encroachment, the small number of mountain lions occupying the 250-square-mile Santa Monica Mountains wilderness area face a new danger: the poacher.  More...

Suspected bank robber turns himself in

Conejo Valley crime

A man suspected of robbing 12 California banks, including two in Ventura County, turned himself in at the FBI’s field offi ce in San Diego on Monday, said FBI Special Agent Bernard Riedel.  Scott James Larson, 43, dubbed “The Mr. More...

Police nab alleged home burglars

Three people were arrested last week in connection with residential burglaries in Thousand Oaks.  On Oct. 11, a resident in the 1600 block of Sweet Briar Place came home and discovered his house had been burglarized. More...

Dining & Entertainment

Women host Gingerbread Boutique

The Westlake Village Junior Women’s Club will host its 30th annual Gingerbread Boutique from 5 to 9 p.m. Thurs., Nov. 3 and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fri. Nov. 4 at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church, 5801 N. More...

Struthers a hit as Miss Hannigan

Play review

When Sally Struthers plays the crotchety, cranky orphanage matron Aggie Hannigan in the musical “ Annie,” one gets the feeling her portrayal is influenced by her years acting opposite Carroll O’Connor (as irascible bigot Archie Bunk More...

T.O. takes to the street

WILD RIDE—Above, 13-year-old Morgan Fowler of Sherman Oaks rides a mechanical bull at the Thousand Oaks Street Fair on Sunday on Moorpark Road. More...

Sports

CLU to dedicate new football stadium

California Lutheran University will hold a dedication ceremony for the $8.9-million William Rolland Stadium and Gallery of Fine Art at 12:30 p.m. Sat., Oct. 29 before the 1 p.m. football game against Claremont-Mudd-Scripps at 60 W. More...

OCHS duo named to Army football team

MILITARY HONORS—Oaks Christian High School football players Ishmael Adams and Jordan Payton are welcomed to the 2012 U.S. Army All-American Bowl West team during a special ceremony Oct. More...

The Acorn’s High School Football Game of the Week

Oaks Christian Lions (4-2) at Thousand Oaks Lancers (5-1) Friday, 7 p.m.

In a clash of titans, only the strong will prevail. The Thousand Oaks High football team battles visiting Oaks Christian in a marquee matchup featuring two tough Marmonte League outfits. More than pride is at stake for the Conejo Valley schools. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

GUARD DOG—Hoover is a 9-year-old German shepherd mix. He has a good temperament, is affectionate and walks great on a leash. More...

Horse rescue saddles up $15,000 grant

Money will be used to buy hay to feed abandoned animals

California Coastal Horse Rescue, a l0- acre nonprofit equine rescue and sanctuary in Ojai, has received a $15,000 Challenge Grant from the Hind Foundation.  The Hind Foundation will match every dollar contributed to the organization by donors al More...

Moorpark’s teaching zoo invites public to Halloween event

America’s Teaching Zoo at Moorpark College will hold a Halloween event called “Boo at the Zoo” from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat., Oct. 29 and Sun., Oct. 30 at 7075 Campus Road.  More...

Family

Globe-trotters

Westlake family leaves comforts of home for around-the-world adventure

The itinerary began with familiar names: LAX airport, Vancouver, Beijing. More...

Get dirty for a good cause

The Miller Family YMCA of Newbury Park will host a free Kids Mud Run at 10 a.m. Sun., Oct. 30 at Dos Vientos Community Park, 4801 Borchard Road.  The Kids Mud Run is for children age 10 years and under. More...

Volunteers help blaze a trail

CLEARING A PATH— Thousand Oaks resident Layna Hawkins, 7, above, trims overhanging branches on the Sunset Hills trail during Conejo Open Space Conservation Agency’s 21st annual Trail Work More...

Editorials

Tailor boulevard plan to include residents’ wishes

We support the proposal that will clear the way to reshaping Thousand Oaks Boulevard and the downtown area.  More...

Political Cartoon

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