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Health & Wellness

NATIONAL CANCER SURVIVORS DAY

Courage, strength recognized

QUEEN FOR THE DAY—Marilyn Cameron of Simi Valley, a 22-year cancer survivor, has her tiara adjusted by Teesa Loveless during the National Cancer Survivors Day Family Picnic at the Cancer Suppor More...

Hands-only CPR training offered today at The Oaks

Ventura County Emergency Medical Services will partner with the American Heart Association and Ventura County Emergency Medical Services providers to host free handsonly sidewalk CPR training from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

On the Town

Summer sounds are back at Janss

Tribute band series returns June 18 Courtesy of NewMark Merrill Companies

The annual Janss Marketplace Summer Concerts series will kick off on Wed., June 18 with 11 weeks of tribute bands and family-friendly rock in free outdoor performances.  The concerts take place at the shopping center, Hillcrest Drive at Moorpark More...

T.O.’s Sunset Terrace sets sights on fitness crowd

Janss mall eatery introduces healthy menu

When quizzed about why he created the new heart-healthy menu at Sunset Terrace Restaurant and Lounge, straight-shooting owner Tyrone Knox didn’t wax poetic about some newfound desire to serve more nutritious meals and improve the well-being of More...

New director chosen to lead annual Shakespeare camp for kids

Next round of classes start June 16

The Kingsmen Shakespeare Company Summer Theatre Camp in Thousand Oaks returns for its 29th year with a new director.  Aaron Anthony Bonilla takes the helm after serving as the assistant director and helping to develop a new curriculum last summe More...

Sports

Warriors’ relay team peaks at right time

Track and field, at its essence, is an individual sport.  The names of legends flutter in the air, each syllable rolling off the tongue like magic spells. Jesse Owens. Steve Prefontaine. Usain Bolt. More...

Panther thrower bound for Clovis

CAT ATTACK!—Kendall Mader will represent Newbury Park High at the CIF State Track and Field Championships this weekend in Clovis. Mader qualified in the shot put and discus. More...

Local qualifiers for state meet

GIRLS • Kendall Mader, Newbury Park, discus and shot put • Alexa Coubal, Thousand Oaks, discus • Sarah Johnson, Oaks Christian, 400 • Schuyler Moore, Oaks Christian, 200 • Cassidy More...

Pets

Pet of the week

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A duck in need finds a friend indeed

To ease a sore foot, Mr. Bumblefoot balanced on one leg along the shore of Seminole Lake in rural Agoura—a tough act for so plump a duck as he. “Mr. More...

Ventura County animal shelter competing for $100,000 prize

Adoption discounts offered

Ventura County Animal Services is competing against 49 other animal shelters across the country for the chance to win more than $600,000 in grant funding, including a $100,000 grand prize, in the 2014 ASPCA Rachel Ray $100K Challenge through Aug. More...

Faith

Synagogue celebrates summer’s start

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Christian women meet for lunch

The Thousand Oaks Christian Women’s Connection will have its June luncheon from 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wed., June 11 at Los Robles Greens Golf Course, 299 S. More...

Golfers take swings for St. Paschal

Fundraiser for Thousand Oaks church is July 17

The St. Paschal Baylon Men’s Club will host the 33rd annual Golf Classic on Thurs., July 17 at the Moorpark Country Club, 11800 Championship Drive.  This year’s event will honor the Rev. More...

Letters

Center still puts seniors first

I’m responding to Joe Arguijo’s May 22 letter to the Thousand Oaks Acorn. In it, Arguijo expresses concern over the name change from the Goebel Senior Adult Center to the Goebel Adult Community Center.  More...

Goebel good the way it is

I am writing in response to Joe Arguijo’s letter, “Senior Center not for youths.”  Having been working in the field of aging for over 20 years and the owner of a geriatric care management firm specializing in the Conejo Valley, More...

Didn’t like Isla Vista coverage

I’m dismayed by the coverage in the Acorn of the Isla Vista murderer.  The front page should have only included the story of the unimaginably painful loss of the young Westlake High School graduate, Veronika Weiss.  More...

Editorials

We’ve earned the right to vote, but few take advantage

This is a week to celebrate the freedoms we enjoy in our country, but in a way, the joy is muted.  Tomorrow, June 6, marks the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion in World War II.  Members of the U.S. More...

Political Cartoon

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Police uncover giant theft ring targeting Indian community

Suspects hail from West Long Beach criminal gang

Five individuals have been arrested and four more are being sought for a series of burglaries targeting members of the Indian American community, according to the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office.  More...

Community

911 call couldn’t save wayward bear

Animal was killed May 26 on 101 Freeway in Westake

A Calabasas couple tried to raise the alarm about the presence of a black bear near the 101 Freeway on Memorial Day, but their efforts to save the animal failed as it was later struck by traffic and killed.  More...

Sheriff’s air unit lifts injured hiker out of Wildwood Canyon

Woman was on field trip with group of kindergartners from nearby school

In town from Oregon for a few days to visit her daughter in Thousand Oaks, Toni McLaughlin never imagined she’d come face to face with a Ventura County search and rescue team. More...

Deputy injured during T.O. traffic stop

Patrol car struck from behind

A Thousand Oaks Police Department deputy suffered injuries last week when his patrol car was hit by a passing motorist during a traffic stop on N. Westlake Boulevard, police said.  More...

Calendar

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THURS., JUNE 5  Thousand Oaks Stamp Club  7 p.m. at Goebel Adult Community Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, T.O. Contact: Richard Countess. Phone: 818.889.2669.  Lifetree Cafe Discussion   More...

Schools

The rock of NPHS

Longtime principal preparing to retire next month

The first day on any new job can be tense, but Athol Wong’s initiation as principal of Newbury Park High School set a high mark for crisis management. More...

High School Hi Lights

Newbury Park Panthers Fri., June 6: Triple threat ice cream social/faculty cafeteria/2 p.m.  More...

Charity ride benefits CVUSD cafeterias

Conejo Valley Unified School District will receive two new salad bars through a donation by the 2014 Tour de Fresh, a charity cycling event coordinated by fresh produce industry members to benefit the Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools Campaign.& More...

Business

A solution to the smartphone shake

Newbury Park inventor creates device to aid cellphone videographers on the go

When Chi Hoang putters about in his garage, it’s with a purpose. His is probably one of few Newbury Park homes that has an industrial-size milling machine. More...

Industrial property sells for $6.25M

A three-building industrial property in Newbury Park totaling 58,825 square feet has sold for $6.25 million, according to Lee and Associates, which helped broker the deal.  The property at the corner of Mitchell and Teller roads in the Rancho Co More...

Family law office opens in WLV

Richard Ross Associates announced the opening of their new offices in Westlake Village.  The firm, which specializes in family law, had its grand opening on Wed., May 28, at its offices on 2801 Townsgate Road, Ste. 217.  More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park May 22 A man, 30, was arrested for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol on Borchard Road at Wendy Drive. More...

Family

Photo exhibit features faces of local vets

PRESERVING MEMORIES—Photographer Thomas Sanders speaks at Belmont Village Senior Living in Thousand Oaks May 21 during the unveiling of a portrait gallery featuring 16 veterans. More...

Students band together for cause

Bracelet sales benefit Children’s Hospital L.A.

Rainbow bracelets created and sold by fifth-graders at Bethany Christian School have proven a popular answer to the kids’ quest to raise money for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles on behalf of an ill classmate.  Eleven-year-old Kayden More...

North Ranch CC to host B&G Club Tournament

Fundraising event to be held June 16

Golf fans can play a round while supporting local youth during the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley’s fifth annual Golf Tournament from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. More...

Columns

Flying Squirrel

From the desert to the sea   “From the desert to the sea, to all of Southern California, a good evening.”  Longtime Los Angeles TV news anchor Jerry Dunphy began every broadcast intoning that catchphrase. More...

Life in the Single Lane

Two-Date Rule   Most of us are aware of the five-second rule about food that accidently drops onto the floor: Scoop it up within five seconds and it’s OK to eat.  More...

The OTHER Side of 50

Advice from the experts   While caring for her mother with Alzheimer’s disease, my friend Andrea used to host “happy hour” every Wednesday night for friends and neighbors at her Westlake Village home.  More...