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City grant may not be enough to save Cabrillo

Arts company $65,000 short of fundraising goal with 21 days to go

Cabrillo Music Theatre has raised about 60 percent of the $200,000 it needs to remain open after receiving a pledge for an emergency grant from the City Council. More...

Health & Wellness

Cinnamon can sweeten up your health outlook

Benefits of ancient spice have long been documented

Ceylon cinnamon, a spice derived from the bark of a tree native to Sri Lanka (formerly known as Ceylon) has a rich recorded history.  More...

Hospital offers training in hands-only CPR

Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center will offer free hands-only CPR training to the public from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wed., July 16 in the main lobby of the hospital at 215 W. More...

Baby-proof your home with easy steps

When there’s a little one on the way, certain small steps can make a big difference.  Industry expert Sally Morse offers the following hints on how to keep a nursery safe and secure.  The crib: Make sure all the slats are there and sp More...

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Schools

Summer camp moves to Sycamore campus

The Miller Family YMCA of Newbury Park is running its summer camp at a new location, Sycamore Canyon School in the Dos Vientos portion of Newbury Park.  The camp is for kids entering kindergarten through eighth grades.  More...

Sports

Sweet vindication for Ramljak

Hoops starfinds 3-point touch with Rice University Owls

Austin Ramljak reclined in his dining room chair, arms folded, sporting a Rice University men’s basketball T-shirt.  The recent Rice graduate struggled describing his success on the hardwood at the Division I level.  Ramljak, his mout More...

The kings of crush

The list of local players in the NFL continues to grow.  Cassius Marsh, Jeff Mathews, Kevin Graf, Chris Coyle and Brenden Daley were picked up by NFL teams in May and will report to their respective training camps later this month.  More...

Youth teams sizzle this summer

Local baseball, soccer squads thrive on diamond and pitch
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Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park  June 23 In the 2400 block of W. Hillcrest Drive, a 19-year-old man was arrested for having sex with a minor.  June 25 A 19-year-old man was cited for furnishing marijuana in the 2100 block of Newbury Road.   More...

Sheriff’s office collects tons of unused meds

In the past 18 months, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office has collected 1.75 tons of unused or expired medications from the prescription drop-off box at the Thousand Oaks station on Olsen Road, authorities announced this week. More...

Family

Pirate Days ‘aaar’ back at the Ventura Harbor

Two-day event gets underway July 19

Grab yer doubloons and set sail to Ventura “Aaarhbor” Village for the ninth annual Pirate Days Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat. More...

Malibu fest features 200 artists

The Malibu Chamber of Commerce will present the 43rd annual Malibu Arts Festival from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat. More...

Getting in Motion

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Columns

Flying Squirrel

Alaskan adventure   It’s tradition for American grade-schoolers, upon returning to classes in the fall, to be asked to report on where they went and what they did on summer vacation.  More...

Life in the Single Lane

Who will be our first bachelor or bachelorette?   Calling all single men and women over 40 who want to make a love connection: The hunt continues for candidates for BB&B.  More...

Breaking News - 7/16/2014 6:03 PM

Traffic signal outage snarls traffic on Westlake Boulevard

A traffic signal at Westlake Boulevard and Townsgate Road that went dark Wednesday morning began operating again before afternoon rush hour. More...

Calleguas warns of severe cutbacks

Consumers asked to reduce use by 20 percent

Calleguas Municipal Water District is asking its 630,000 customers in southern Ventura County to use less water or possibly face mandatory cutbacks.  As the statewide drought continues, Calleguas’ board of directors signed a resolution on More...

Organizers seek sponsors, participants for 50th anniversary parade

Break out the lawn chairs, flags and Radio Flyer wagons.  The parade is coming back to T.O.  For the first time in six years, classic cars, cool bands and creative floats will travel down Thousand Oaks Boulevard in honor of the city’s More...

Community

Tax proposal comes on heels of influx of state cash

New system gives CVUSD greater control over how it spends state funds

If Conejo Valley Unified School District’s proposed bond measure is approved by 55 percent of voters in November, the $197 million it’s scheduled to raise must go strictly to facility and technology upgrades, according to the bond languag More...

Cost of new median falls on taxpayers

Borchard Road guardrail burned during Springs fire

After a failed attempt to bill the state of California, the City of Thousand Oaks has agreed to shoulder the $495,000 cost of repairing the Borchard Road guardrail and median damaged during the 2013 Springs fire. More...

City Council nomination period opens Monday

Monday is the first day candidates may officially pull papers to run for one of three open spots on the Thousand Oaks City Council. More...

On the Town

Experience an age-old love story

The Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival will present “Antony and Cleopatra” at 8 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from July 18 through Aug. More...

Youths may audition for role in ‘Hamlet’

Conejo Valley Shakespeare Society Youth Company is casting actors ages 12 through 18 for the 11th annual Thousand Oaks Arts Festival production of William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet.”  Performances will be Sat. and Sun., Sept. More...

Newbury Park artist brings country/pop sound to Bogies

Beverley Staunton, a Newbury Park resident and “Dancing With the Stars” vocalist, will perform at 7:30 p.m. More...

Business

Scuba store drops anchor in new spot

Channel Islands Scuba has changed ownership and has moved to a new location at 2955 E. Hillcrest Drive, Ste. More...

EYE ON LOCAL AREA STOCKS

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Pets

Join the Pooch Parade

Walk, pet expo July 20 in Ventura

The 17th annual Pooch Parade Dog Walk and Pet Expo will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Pet of the week

‘MEOW?’—Binx is an altered female brown Bengal cat about 8 years old. She likes to talk and isn’t too interested in small children. More...

Faith

Redeemer’s beloved leader moves on

Lutheran pastor delivers final sermon

As he prepared his final homily after 28 years at Redeemer Lutheran Church, the Rev. Elroi Reimnitz turned to St. More...

The Art of Being

Life: a wild ride on a universal roller coaster   How do you think your life is progressing? Is it moving linearly on an ascending line or does it have curves and bends in it?  More...

Boy collects soccer supplies for Baja town

One thing Wade Braunschweiger realized in his more than seven years traveling with his mother and sister to perform volunteer work in Mexico is that he and the children of the town of Vicente Guererro in Baja live in two different worlds.  Wade, More...

Letters

Don’t give funds to school board

After reading what CVUSD board member Betsy Connolly stated in the June 26 Thousand Oaks Acorn, I was flabbergasted at her cavalier attitude toward administering the public’s tax dollars.  More...

‘Great citizens’? Think again

Two letters caught my attention in last week’s edition of the Acorn. More...

Lipari’s speech a nice change

I was fortunate to be a guest at the Westlake High School graduation ceremony and was impressed with Principal Ron Lipari’s speech. He did not give the usual “you are amazing, now go conquer and change the world” spiel.   More...

Editorials

Hard choices must be made to ensure future of CAP

Longtime residents will recall the Civic Arts Plaza wasn’t built without a fight. More...

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FOR THE RECORD

Photos of a “senior” prom that appeared in the June 26 Acorn were taken at Atria Grand Oaks (2177 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd.), not Atria Hillcrest.   More...