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Health & Wellness

First human case of West Nile Virus reported in Ventura County

Ventura County’s first human case of acute West Nile virus was recently reported to officials of Ventura County Public Health’s Communicable Disease Program.  More...

Suicide prevention seminar

The Agoura Public Library and American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will present the fourth annual Conejo Valley Suicide Prevention seminar from 1 to 3 p.m. Sat., Sept. More...

Arthritis support group meets at Goebel center

The Conejo Valley Arthritis Support Group will meet from 12:15 to 2 p.m. Sat., Sept. 8 at the Goebel Senior Adult Center 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks.  The group will meet every second Saturday from September through June.  More...

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THURS., AUG. 30  End Of Summer Business Mixer  6 to 8 p.m. at Gold Coast Partners, 2475 Townsgate Road, first floor, Westlake Village. Networking, guest speakers, raffle prizes, appetizers. Free. Web: http://conejovalleybusinessgroup.com. More...

Schools

TOHS grad begins classes at West Point

Tyler Chaney, son of Todd and Terri Chaney of Newbury Park, recently completed Cadet Basic Training at the United States Military Academy in West Point, N.Y.  The six-week training program is one of the most challenging events a cadet will encou More...

Cal State Channel Islands celebrates 10-year anniversary

Sigifredo Cruz walked onto the California State University Channel Islands campus in 2002 and felt at home.  The former Oxnard resident was one of 500 students in the first class to attend the Camarillo university, which celebrated its 10th anni More...

Miller Y to host informational meeting on youth and government program

The Youth and Government program of the Miller Family YMCA of Newbury Park will host a free informational barbecue at 6 p.m. on Sunday at the Miller Y, 320 Via Las Brisas, Newbury Park. More...

Business

SCORE series offers tips on starting a business

SCORE Ventura County, an all-volunteer nonprofit organization, will present the Starting a Business series on four Saturdays in September.  Sessions will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Logix lands in T.O.

Logix Federal Credit Union (formerly Lockheed Federal Credit Union) opened the doors to its newest branch on Aug. 13 at 2060 Avenida de Los Arboles, Ste. More...

Two new tenants moving into Janss

Janss Marketplace on Hillcrest Drive in T.O. More...

Police

Stepped up DUI enforcement continues through Labor Day

Expect more checkpoints in T.O.

Drunk drivers beware.  An 18-day anti-DUI effort that’s already netted six arrests in Thousand Oaks continues through Labor Day in the city and across Ventura County.  The countywide effort, marked by officer saturation and DUI checkp More...

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park   Aug. 14  A man, 43, was arrested for attempting to stab someone in the 600 block of Avenida Del Platino.  Aug. 18  More...

Family

Kids get inked for safety

IDENTIFYING MARKS—Nine-year-old Evan Maduro, at left, presses hisfingers onto an ink pad as Thousand Oaks Police Department volunteer Terry Platt helps him get all 10 digits recorded on a form More...

Author will debut kids’ book at T.O. library

Greg Trine, the author of the Melvin Beederman Superhero books for children, will launch the first book in a new series for kids at 2 p.m. Sat., Sept. 8 at the Grant Brimhall Library, 1401 E. More...

Uns-talk-able

My 9-year-old son speaks. It’s not a good thing.  When he was born, I worried that he’d be shy like I was as a kid. In school, socializing was painful for me. I would’ve been happier working on a chain gang.  More...

Columns

Walking the boulevard

Rude or unsafe driving is a common complaint in Conejo Valley

Jack Talbot, my good friend and fellow Kiwanian, suggested earlier this summer that we take a walk on Thousand Oaks Boulevard. He promised me that after the trek I would have enough information for a column.  He was right.  More...

Arts plaza parking garage a blank canvas?

As a member of the city’s Cultural Affairs Commission, Harry Selvin wants to improve the experience of all who come to see shows at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza.  And for Selvin, an ardent supporter of arts in the Conejo Valley for t More...

Park board member calls it quits after 44 years

Eleven-term incumbent not seeking reelection

After 44 years of civil service, Mark Jacobsen will step down from his post on the Conejo Recreation and Park District board of directors.  More...

Community

EARLY DEADLINES

Mon., Sept. 3 is Labor Day, and because the Thousand Oaks Acorn office will be closed, the deadline for real estate, editorial and advertising submissions has been moved up. More...

Pest poses danger to citrus crops

Farm bureau CEO says citrus tree owners should be on watch

The Asian citrus psyllid—an insect that can carry Huanglongbing, a disease which kills citrus trees—has been found in Southern California and may threaten Ventura County’s $200-million citrus industry.  More...

Carving out a masterpiece

Chain saw sculptor creates replica of ‘David’ at Janss Marketplace

Stacy Poitras found his calling 27 years ago when he laid down his paintbrush and picked up a chain saw to create his art.  Since then, the Calabasas resident has been making a living creating realistic and abstract figures with the jagged blade More...

On the Town

Promoters hope MMA can find foothold in the Conejo

‘Showdown at the Sheraton’ on Aug. 24 featured local talent

In less than one minute, fighter Sebastian Benitez had taken total control. Benitez straddled his opponent, Danny Romero, and locked his right forearm around Romero’s neck, making resistance impossible. More...

Melodrama returns to Moorpark

‘Rex Bravo, The Whistling Cowboy’

Saddle up, pardner, and mosey down to the High Street Arts Center for the rootinest, tootinest comedy caper of the year (certainly the one with the most unwieldy title), “Rex Bravo, the Whistling Cowboy—Showdown at the Bombay Corral.&rdqu More...

University hosting French film festival

California Lutheran University will hold its sixth annual Francophone Film Festival with free screenings of five movies, each starting at 7:15 p.m., Sept. 14 through Nov. More...

Sports

Soccer, hoops leagues taking sign-ups

Registration is underway for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley’s fall coed Jr. NBA Basketball League and Sunday Soccer League.  The Jr. Basketball League is open to ages 3 to 14.  The eight-week session starts Sept. More...

Lazers on point at LAX tournament

PUMPED—The LA Lazers, a lacrosse team featuring players from Los Angeles and Ventura counties, recently won the middle school division in 2012 Adrenaline Lacrosse Coronado Classic Championships More...

Baseball team wraps up another winning season

SUMMER OF FUN—The Newbury Park Bronco PONY League U-10 All-Stars won the district championship as well as tournament titles in Calabasas and West Hills this past summer. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

OLD FRIEND—Bobo is a 12-year-old male Shih Tzu mix. He is quiet, mellow, tolerant and very portable. BoBo is friendly but would like to be in a house with older children. More...

Faith

T.O. resident named assistant bishop

The Right Rev. Donald M. Ashman was consecrated on Aug. 15 as suffragan (assistant) bishop of the Diocese of the Western States of the Anglican Province of Christ the King (APCK) in services at St. Peter’s Pro-Cathedral in Oakland.  More...

High Holy Days services are set in Simi

Congregation B’nai Emet will host High Holy Days services in the chapel at Mount Sinai Memorial Park, 6150 Mount Sinai Drive, Simi Valley. Rabbi Michele Paskow and Cantor Michael Russ will lead the services. More...

Program welcomes former Catholics

Padre Serra Catholic Church will offer a 10- week course designed to welcome back returning Catholics at 7 p.m. Wednesdays starting Sept. More...

Letters

FOR THE RECORD

An Aug. 23 letter incorrectly attributed a direct quote to City Council candidate Al Adam. Adam’s earlier letter, on Aug. More...

New Starbucks raises red flags

This past week I received a letter stating that construction of the new drive-thru Starbucks at the intersection of Thousand Oaks Boulevard and Rancho Road will begin shortly.  More...

Statement falsely attributed

I just read Harry Norkin’s letter “Candidate can’t have it both ways” in the Aug. 23 Acorn. Mr. More...

Editorials

Student success starts at home

The sound of parents’ shouts of joy reverberating off the valley walls can mean only one thing: School is back in session.  More than 20,000 students returned to class yesterday in Conejo Valley Unified School District after what we hope w More...

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