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Man struck, killed while attempting to cross 101

Authorities may never know what led a 48-year-old Los Angeles man to attempt to run across four lanes of traffic on the 101 Freeway in Thousand Oaks on Sunday night, according to the California Highway Patrol. More...

VCSO makes big bath salts bust

Man responsible for supplying Ventura County with methylone, PD says

A man accused of leading a local drug operation that involved making and selling methylone, a type of the synthetic drug known as bath salts, is facing a litany of felony charges related to multiple narcotics violations after investigators seized mor More...

Health & Wellness

Frightening episode teaches diabetic a vital lesson

Punctured foot nearly leads to amputation

When Rick Maina received the news in September that part of his foot would likely have to be amputated, he was petrified.  “It really scared me,” the longtime Thousand Oaks resident said. More...

The OTHER Side of 50

Living more by doing less   A friend of mine, a college marketing professor, amazes me with his ability to conversationally lay out his year in a way that gives him a clear picture of his future, recapping all the things he will plan for and loo More...

Diabetes focus of presentation

Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association will host a free presentation titled “Type 2 Diabetes: Separating Fact from Fiction” from 5 to 6 p.m. Thurs., Jan. 9 at Belmont Village Senior Living, 3680 N. More...

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FRI., JAN. 3  Conejo Valley Newcomers Club  8:30 a.m. meet in parking lot beside Grant Brimhall Library, 1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Walk through Conejo Creek Park North for 45 minutes. Meet for coffee at 10 a.m. More...

Sports

Warrior matures into leader

Dynamic point guard steps up for Westlake boys’ basketball team

Expectations, pressure and responsibility could have crushed the kid’s spirits.  Isaiah Brooks was thrust into a point guard role as a freshman with the Westlake High boys’ basketball team.  More...

Lion signs with Cal Poly

HOOP DREAMS—Oaks Christian High’s Aleksandr Abrams, a 6-foot-9 senior power forward/center, signs a scholarship with Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. He is joined by Lions head coach A.J. More...

Faith

Temple offers taste of home on Christmas

RESTORING FAITH, BELLIES—Temple Adat Elohim volunteer Jordan Lippel, above left, serves home-cooked food to guests at Thousand Oaks High School on Christmas Day, part of the temple’s 19th More...

Fellowship hosts author presentation

Conejo Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will host a presentation by Timber Hawkeye, author of “Buddhist Boot Camp,” at a free community forum at 7:30 p.m. Fri., Jan. 17 at 3327 Old Conejo Road, Newbury Park.  More...

Letters

Sidewalk story lacked balance

Speaking of the Acorn’s article on sidewalk repairs in unincorporated Ventura County (Dec. 19), I would say 90 percent of it represents the county’s position.  A proper story represents both sides equally.  More...

Pastor could make us proud

I was pleased to hear Pastor Rob McCoy will run for the state Assembly. Rob has the tools needed to perform the job that the voters need. More...

Drunk driving is serious business

Let me first say that these two separate tragedies are heartbreaking. More...

Columns

Flying Squirrel

Travel trends in 2014

If travel is in your future next year, you might be wondering what everyone else is doing, either because you don’t want to miss out on what’s popular or because you want to avoid it.  Regardless, it’s worth looking at what tra More...

Life in the Single Lane

Holidays, schmolidays   At this time of year, many columnists will be talking about the holiday season—how wonderful it is to spend quality time and share good food with friends and family. More...

Deputy injured in Saturday night crash in Newbury Park

Officer had emergency lights, sirens on when he collided with vehicle in intersection

A Ventura County sheriff’s deputy was briefly hospitalized over the weekend after he crashed his patrol car into a vehicle driven by a 54-year-old man from Arcadia. More...

Driver arrested on suspicion of DUI following Sunday morning wreck

Car hit two trees on Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Westlake Village

A crash that occurred early Sunday morning in Thousand Oaks was the result of DUI, police say. More...

Elderly woman victim of home invasion robbery

Man knocked on door, then forced his way in

An elderly woman was the victim of a “knock-knock” home invasion robbery Jan. 2 in Thousand Oaks. More...

New year, new laws

Legislation affects wages, cars, guns, texting and schools

Gov. Jerry Brown signed more than 700 state bills into law in 2013. Many of the new regulations went into effect Jan. 1. More...

T.O. councilwoman joins 44th District fray

Three-term City Councilmember Jacqui Irwin says she will run as a Democrat to represent the 44th District in the California Assembly, expected to be one of the most hotly contested seats in the state. More...

Community

Till arrest do us part

Man, wife turn stickup artists, police say

Agoura Hills resident Dana Biederman arrived home after shopping at Albertsons in Westlake Village on the night of Dec. More...

Enhancement efforts earn city grants

Hundreds of Sequoia Middle School students will explore the intricacies of nature with a new microscope camera paid for with a $5,000 Community Enhancement grant from the City of Thousand Oaks.  Sequoia was among 14 applicants awarded grants ran More...

The price of postage

Cost of stamp to jump 3 cents

In an age when emails, texts and other digital modes of communication are sent instantaneously every day, there are still many who see the value in handwritten letters delivered through the U.S. More...

On the Town

Local thespians get their stars

Conejo Players brings home local theater honors

The county’s six non-union theaters put on 34 productions in 2013, drawing thousands of patrons to delights such as “Les Miserables,” “Cabaret” and “Forever Plaid,” along with dramatic shows “The Divine More...

‘Willy Wonka’ comes to Hillcrest Center

Young Artists Ensemble will present Roald Dahl’s “Willy Wonka” from Fri., Jan. 31 through Sun., Feb. 16 at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks.  Performances will take place at 7:30 p.m. More...

Organic fruit smoothies among the offerings at juice bar

If you are looking to megaboost your New Year’s resolutions regarding better health and wellness, then head to Stellar Juice Soiree in Agoura Hills for some vibrant brain- and body-blasters.  Their amazing concoctions of 100 percent fruit More...

Pets

Red-legged frog on rebound locally

Biologists received good news recently about plans to reintroduce the California red-legged frog to the Santa Monica Mountains.  The isolated population in the nearby Simi Hills appears to be healthy and reproducing, which is critical to the suc More...

Pet of the week

BRING HOME THIS PACKAGE—Sophie is a black-and-white domestic shorthair mix about 3 years old. She likes to be held but shows no interest in young children. She is also litter box trained. More...

Obituaries

Kenneth Y. Kimura, M.D.

1936 - 2013

KENNETH Y. KIMURA, M.D., 77, PASSED AWAY ON DECEMBER 4, 2013, in Visalia, Calif. He was born on August 18, 1936 in Los Angeles to Morton and Teiko Okuda Kimura. Ken grew up in San Jose. He graduated from Monterey Bay Academy in Watsonville, Calif. More...

Family

Boys & Girls Club kids receive shoes from Payless

SHOE CRAZY—Payless ShoeSource in Thousand Oaks provided vouchers to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley for the holiday season. More...

New dog for the new year

A new dog for the new year can present an exciting yet daunting prospect.  If the new arrival is a puppy, expectations are more predictable: lots of merriment and mischief, cuddles and cuteness.  More...

Family Men

New Year state of mind   This coming year is going to be great. I can’t see it any other way.  My 10-year-old son thinks I should expect the worst and then I’ll have it good. More...

Editorials

Let the celebration begin

Thousand Oaks turns 50 this year.  Home to fewer than 20,000 people when the city incorporated in 1964, this former stagecoach stop on the dusty road between Santa Barbara and Los Angeles is now a bustling, modern-day suburb with nearly 130,000 More...

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