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Woman held at gunpoint in home invasion robbery

Police are looking for three men suspected of tying up and robbing a woman at her home in Thousand Oaks this week.  According to a police report, about 6:45 a.m. Oct. More...

Health & Wellness

Triathlete heads to New Zealand to compete

At 5-foot-2, Stacia Watson, an athlete from Thousand Oaks, is a powerhouse of energy, stamina and strength, both physically and mentally. More...

Don’t forget free memory screenings

Senior Concerns will offer free confidential memory screenings and information about aging from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sat., Nov. More...

Discussing grief and the holidays

Hospice of the Conejo will offer a free presentation titled “Grief and the Holidays” from 1 to 3 p.m. Fri., Nov. 16 in the Marvin E. Smith Community Room at the Grant Brimhall Library, 1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks.  More...

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THURS., NOV. 1  Democratic Club Of Camarillo  6:15 p.m. at Orchid Building, 816 Camarillo Spring Road, Camarillo. Guest speakers Mike Craft and Mike Comeaux, opinion editors of Ventura County Star. Public welcome. Phone: 805.469.3749. More...

Schools

Declining enrollment still a reality

Figures for current year better than expected in CVUSD

After seven years of steady decline, enrollment in Conejo Valley Unified School District may be stabilizing, officials said last week.  Between the 2005-06 school year and the 2011-12 school year, the number of students on CVUSD campuses fell by More...

Our fundamental right

Mock election introduces high schoolers to voting

Newbury Park High School student Jack Truby has studied every candidate and proposition on the Nov. 6 ballot and has formed a firm opinion on each. But he won’t get to vote—the senior will turn 18 a month after the election is over.  More...

Home school hoedown

Hundreds of home-schoolers gather at Triunfo Park

For some families, home schooling is a better option than a traditional classroom because it allows parents to create a curriculum that meets the individual needs and interests of their children in a more measured environment.  More...

Business

Porsche showroom opens at auto mall

Rusnak/Westlake Porsche officially opened its new showroom Oct. 25 on a 5-acre site at 3839 Auto Mall Drive in the Thousand Oaks Auto Mall. More...

Dental office opening in T.O.

RossAraujo, DDS, will open his new dental office at 2 p.m. Sat., Nov. 3 at 77 Rolling Oaks Drive, Ste. More...

New drug company has ties with Amgen

Amgen and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers recently announced the formation of Atara Biotherapeutics, a new drug development company with a focus on innovative therapies for patients with chronic diseases in therapeutic areas including nephrology More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park  Oct. 18  A firearm was stolen from a home in the 700 block of Ruth Drive.  A man, 21, was arrested for possessing stolen property at Michael Drive and Hiram Avenue.  Oct. 19  More...

Faith

Son of Nazi officer denounces Holocaust

For many years Dr. More...

Are you listening to your emotions?

“God picks up the reed-flute world and blows.  Each note is a need coming through one of us, a passion, a longing pain.  Remember the lips where the wind-breath originated, and let your note be clear.  More...

Letters

School board budgeted wisely

Last week, the editor of this paper found “plenty of intrigue” in the Conejo Valley school board race and, while finding the challenger an unacceptable replacement, accused the current board of “poor budgeting” for having spen More...

Candidate will protect children

In response to the editorial, I believe the incumbents are not adequately protecting our children. More...

Edison needs to change tiers

Since August 2010, when I installed a 28-panel solar electrical system on my house in Calabasas, I have been monitoring my Edison bill very carefully. More...

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FOLLOW THE 2012 ELECTION

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Spending hits $215K in City Council race

Incumbent is biggest spender

With less than a week to go before the Nov. 6 election, spending among the nine candidates running for two open seats on the Thousand Oaks City Council has topped $200,000, according to campaign finance disclosures released this week. More...

Smart meter fallout continues

Southern California Edison says its new smart meters are delivering accurate readings despite a rash of claims from customers who insist the new technology has caused their bills to increase inordinately. More...

Armored truck thieves avoid arrest

Police are still seeking the people responsible for stealing an armored van full of money from in front of the Conejo Valley Unified School District office in Thousand Oaks on Friday. More...

Community

Freeway will be closed at Wendy for bridge construction

Closures scheduled for Nov. 5-9, 13 and 14

The 101 Freeway at Wendy Drive in Thousand Oaks will be closed for nighttime bridge construction starting Mon., Nov. 5 from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. through Fri., Nov. 9 and again Tues. and Wed., Nov. 13 and 14. Beginning at 7 p.m. More...

Cause of young female mountain lion’s death still unknown

Carcass found in Sycamore Canyon being studied in lab

Scientists are still trying to figure out what killed a 1-year-old female mountain lion found last week in the upper portion of Sycamore Canyon.  The animal’s cause of death will likely be determined sometime in the next month, according t More...

Simi man accused of trying to kill his elderly father in T.O.

CONEJO CRIME

A Simi Valley man has been charged with attempted murder and elder abuse after assaulting his father at his home in Thousand Oaks, police said.  Craig Haverlah, 47, is accused of going to his father’s home in the 2700 block of Cabot Court More...

On the Town

Wozniack wows T.O. crowd

DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER SERIES

High school students, take note. More...

Muddy Waters

DOWN AND DIRTY—Glory Smith makes her way through thefirst of two mud pits during the third annual Halloween Mud Run at Dos Vientos Community Park. More...

Bridges celebrates Day of the Dead

HAUNTED HALLS—Above, Everett Strom, left, 12, Sawyer Sipes, 11, Ramiro Buenrostro, 11, and Madison Long, 11, sixth-graders at Bridges Charter School, perform a skit as part of the Haunted Halls More...

Sports

The Acorn’s High School Football Game of the Week

St. Bonaventure Seraphs (8-1) at Oaks Christian Lions (8-1)

Friday, 7:30 p.m. Oaks Christian High   Welcome to championship week.  Oaks Christian High and St. Bonaventure—the respective champs of the Marmonte West and Marmonte East leagues— will square off at 7:30 p.m. More...

Other local football matchups

Westlake (6-3) at Moorpark (7-2)   More...

Newbury Park vs. Thousand Oaks, part two

Conejo Valley football rivals will square off Friday

There will be high school football in the heart of the Conejo Valley for at least one more Friday night.  Thousand Oaks battles longtime rival Newbury Park at 7 p.m. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

LOVES TO GO FETCH— Ruben is an altered male brown Chinese Shar-Pei. He is engaging, good on a leash and likes to play with a ball and Frisbee. More...

Rescued dog teaches kids about disability

Onyx, a feisty 2-year-old black Labrador, provided some valuable lessons to students at Brookside Elementary School in Oak Park.  On Oct. 18, the pooch came to school with his owner, Dr. More...

Family

City opens military journal for a day

The City of Thousand Oaks will open its Military Services Journal, in which residents may register their service time and that of immediate family members, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thurs., Nov. More...

Armed forces members invited to OCS celebration

Event will be Fri., Nov. 9 at Calvary church

Oaks Christian School will celebrate Veterans Day with a special celebration honoring local U.S. veterans at the annual Veterans Day Chapel from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Fri., Nov. More...

Military group will present Veterans Day service

The Conejo Valley Chapter of the Military Order of the World Wars will present a free Veterans Day celebration from 11 a.m. to noon Sun., Nov. More...

Editorials

On term limits

Proponents of local Measure L, the Thousand Oaks Citizens for Term Limits Initiative, have held strongly to two arguments since launching their campaign more than two years ago: 1) incumbents have an unfair advantage in Thousand Oaks, preventing the More...

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