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City Council reduces speed limits in an effort to increase safety

Drivers in Thousand Oaks and Newbury Park will be required to slow down on several city streets, most of them near local schools. More...

Health & Wellness

Mountain bike club gets rolling at NPHS

Like Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell sang in their 1967 single, “There ain’t no mountain high enough.”  At least that’s the case for Kyle and Jake Legge.  With jaunts in the Wildwood Regional Park, Los Robles and Sycam More...

Free workshop helps cancer patients feel beautiful

Local cosmetic dermatologist will share advice

Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara will offer a free workshop for cancer patients, survivors and family members called “Feeling Healthy and Looking Beautiful: Simple, Effective Skin Care for a Rejuvenated You” presented More...

County program addresses alcohol, tobacco use during pregnancy

More than 2,000 children are born every year in Ventura County after exposure to alcohol, tobacco or illegal substances during pregnancy.  More...

Calendar

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THURS., SEPT. 20  Pleasant Valley Garden Club  9 to 11:30 a.m. in Fireside Room, Camarillo Seventh-day Adventist Church, 3975 E. Las Posas Road. Introduction of 2012-13 programs, potluck luncheon. Bring dish to share. Phone: 804.482.6933. More...

Schools

A place to be proud of

Banyan Elementary MPR gets a face-lift

With its cinder block interior, drab curtains and dim lighting, Banyan Elementary School’s multipurpose room, built in the 1960s, was in desperate need of a makeover.  “It was like walking into a prison cafeteria,” said Marshal More...

TOHS students, staff take the floor

'Dancing with the T.O. Stars!’ is Saturday

Thousand Oaks High School will roll out a red carpet for its inaugural “Dancing with the T.O. Stars!” fundraiser this weekend. More...

Westlake homecoming crowns the night

TRADITION—At right, Westlake High School homecoming queen Emily McBride, 17, gets a hug and congratulations from friend Hannah Weigel, 18, at halftime during the football game on Sept. 14. More...

Business

Cities faced with less revenue now, in the future

The dissolution of redevelopment agencies is just the latest financial obstacle facing California municipalities, Thousand Oaks City Manager Scott Mitnick told a panel of public finance experts last week at California Lutheran University.  More...

EYE ON LOCAL AREA STOCKS

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Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park   Sept. 3  An 18-year-old man was arrested for stealing from a business in the 400 block of S. Reino Road.  Sept. 7  Between Sept. 7 and 8, property was stolen in the 800 block of San Simeon Drive.  More...

Family

WHS brings food truck dining to town

A flavorful fundraiser for Westlake High School’s instrumental music group is gaining momentum with foodies and families throughout the community.  More...

Students to benefit with Tickets to Ride in Santa Monica Mountains

The Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area was recently selected to receive nearly $7,000 in transportation funding from the National Park Foundation.  The grant will provide funding for approximately 700 students and family members to More...

Letters

Retirees provided for too well

Regarding the article “State pension reform trickles down to local level,” published in the Sept. More...

Pension reform long overdue

Regarding state pension reform, I say “congratulations.” It’s about time.  More...

Board member supports Huffer

This letter is to show my support and ask you to support Chuck Huffer for Conejo Recreation and Park District board of directors.  I’ve been a member of the CRPD board for 14 years and have worked hard to be sure that the district is finan More...

Contractor claims breach of contract

Construction company files complaint against city related to Hillcrest Center

A construction company faulted for shoddy roof work atop the Hillcrest Center, where more than 600 solar panels have been installed, filed a complaint against Thousand Oaks this week alleging the city broke their contract, according to Assistant City More...

Trial of accused physician enters third week

The defense of Barry Lefkovitch, a former Thousand Oaks family practice doctor who is accused of sexually assaulting at least two female patients, is set to present its case within the next few days, according to Dep. More...

Community

Bruno brings long record of community service to race

After nearly calling off campaign, candidate says his heart is ‘100 percent back in’

Thousand Oaks City Council hopeful Jim Bruno says debating pro-growth versus slow growth in T.O. is a thing of the past.  “We have become a mature city,” he said. “Our growth is done. More...

Future of East County bus system in transit

WAITING FOR CHANGE

Part 2 of a two-part series With discussions underway between Thousand Oaks, Moorpark, Camarillo and Simi Valley about how to improve intercity bus travel, the biggest question becomes “Who is going to pay for it?” More...

Mall agrees to lease space for community resource center

Conejo Connections finds a home

The Oaks mall will no longer be just a place to shop. More...

On the Town

Jane Seymour to greet fans at ninth annual T.O. Arts Festival

Event kicks off Saturday morning

Actress and artist Jane Seymour returns to the ninth annual Thousand Oaks Arts Festival from 2 to 4 p.m. Sun., Sept. More...

Harvest festival returns for 40th year

The Ventura Harvest Festival Original Art and Craft Show will celebrate its 40th anniversary from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fri. and Sat., Oct. 5 and 6 and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., Oct. More...

Quilt show will be sew much fun, organizers say

Art From Cloth: Extreme Quilters 2012, the third annual fine art textile and quilt show, will run from Oct. 3 to 14 at the Thousand Oaks Community Gallery, 2331-A Borchard Road, Newbury Park.  The gallery is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. More...

Sports

The Acorn’s High School Football Game of the Week

Crespi Celts (5-0) at Westlake Warriors (3-1)

Friday, 7 p.m. Westlake High   Westlake High football head coach Jim Benkert rarely visits Crespi, where he received his first coaching gig 31 years ago.  “I’ve never had a reason to go back,” said Benkert, a Celts as More...

Other local football matchups

St. Bonnie (4-0) at Santa Margarita (4-0)   More...

Return of the Regents

La Reina will try to recapture league title from Oaks Christian

It’s hard to believe, but the La Reina High girls’ volleyball team could be better than last season’s squad.  The 2011 Regents featured superstar outside hitter Katty Workman, a freshman standout at Boston College.  Nobody More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

READY TO CUDDLE—Amy is an altered female black and white domestic shorthair mix cat about 9 years old. She is declawed. A sweet cat, she can be adopted for only $9. More...

Faith

Chabad ushers in the Jewish New Year

REFLECTION—Above, Rabbi Moshe Bryski blows the shofar (ram’s horn) at the conclusion of the annual Tashlich Walk on Monday. More...

Prager packs house at St. Paschal’s

Conservative radio talk show host speaks of perils of a secular nation

A staunch conservative with the gift of gab, Dennis Prager doesn’t mince words.  “We are living in a radically secular western world,” he said. More...

Youths retrace St. Patrick’s footsteps

As he climbed Ireland’s holy Mount Croagh Patrick, Donovan Tokuyama gained a greater appreciation for St. More...

Columns

The root of the matter

The environment of a tree is the environment of a tree. I know that sounds redundant—and it is. More...

Editorials

Expect more of candidates

Campaigns have been in full swing for months now, but this Sat., Sept. 22, is the first day political signs may be posted in the city of Thousand Oaks.  More...

Political Cartoon

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