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Measure I wins in a landslide

Candidates faced clear-cut victories and losses as well as recount-tight results throughout the county, but in Tuesday’s election, Conejo Valley Unified students were the definite winners.  They’ll reap the benefits of Measure I&rsqu More...

Health & Wellness

‘The Crunch Heard ’Round the County’

TAKE A BITE—Above, students and faculty members at Conejo Valley High School crunch their carrots at 11:15 a.m. Oct. 24, Food Day, which was observed throughout the county. More...

Classes prep patients for joint surgery

Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association will hold joint replacement classes to prepare persons for total knee or hip replacement surgery.  Home preparation, exercises and information about rehabilitation will be discussed.  Classes w More...

Back doc will work for food

Chiropractor Jamie Culhane at Conejo Family Health in Newbury Park will offer her services in exchange for canned food items Thurs., Nov. 13 at her office, 1000 Newbury Road, Ste. 175. More...

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THURS., NOV. 6 Affordable Housing Fundraiser More...

Schools

Lancer band hits right notes at competition

The Thousand Oaks High School Lancer Marching Band won the Sweepstakes Award, best overall band, at the 31st annual Hart Rampage on Nov. More...

WLV Juniors host 33rd annual Gingerbread Boutique

The Westlake Village Juniors will kick off the 33rd annual Gingerbread Boutique tonight with the VIP Shopping Event from 5 to 9 Thurs., Nov. 6 at St. More...

Westlake High School student aces ACT

Dan Zeng, a senior at Westlake High School, earned a top composite score of 36 on a recent ACT test.  His parents are Xiaohui Wang and Qingping Zeng.  Nationally, less than 1 percent of students who take the ACT earn the top score. More...

Business

BUSINESS BITS

Toppings to choose MOD (Made On Demand) Pizza opened at the Village at Newbury Park, 1015 Broadbeck Road.  Watering hole Tilted Kilt, an Irish restaurant and pub, opened at the Northstar Plaza, 1345 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. More...

Eye On Local Area Stocks

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Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park  Oct. 24 A man, 25, was arrested for burglary and battery causing serious bodily injury in the 3900 block of Maurice Drive.  Oct. 25 A 53-year-old man was cited for unlawful camping at Borchard Park.   More...

Faith

Lessons on healing mind, body and soul

The Thousand Oaks Seventhday Adventist Church will present “Preventing, Treating and Reversing Heart Disease: A Body, Mind and Spiritual Approach” at 11 a.m. Sat., Nov. 8 at the church, 480 W. Gainsborough Road.  More...

Briefs

Monte Vista hosts blessing of animals More...

Letters

Who will fight the ‘Last Battle’?

While some may enjoy the Civil War reenactments available in our area, another battle may soon be set to begin. Perhaps “The Last Battle of Thousand Oaks.” When? Depends upon the outcome of the election. More...

Do troops need more sugar?

Every Halloween I notice at least one advertisement in the Acorn of a dental office offering to buy back kids’ Halloween candy.  More...

Tall plants hamper visibility

People in our Newbury Park tract would like to thank Ken Reister, landscape leader for the City of Thousand Oaks, and his crew for trimming the recently planted tall plants (no one knew for sure what they were—maybe fountain grasses?) on Michae More...

Columns

Life in the Single Lane

Don’t let the Grinch out

This year, I wanted to get a head start on a subject that can be touchy for some singles: the holiday season.  As we head into Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, New Year’s and other special celebrations, this can be a joyful time to share More...

On the Trail

Native trees are as good as gold

OK, I can hear the snickering already. More...

Ultra-violet day

African violets celebrated at free two-day event

A CLOSER LOOK— At right, Lupi Messenger of Newbury Park inspects one of the African violets available at the African Violet Show held at the Grant Brimhall Library in Thousand Oaks on Saturday. More...

Breaking News - 11/12/2014 3:20 PM

Vandals strike Newbury Park High School football stadium

Students return from Veterans Day break to discover obscenities

When Newbury Park High School students and staff returned to school Wednesday after the Veterans Day holiday, they were greeted by a disturbing sight. More...

Former Westlake High coach pleads guilty to having sex with 15-year-old student-athlete

Robert Garza makes plea deal; will be sentenced Jan. 7

A former Westlake High School softball and basketball coach charged with having sex with a 15-year-old female student in April has pleaded guilty. More...

Andersen new face on board

Challenger joins Phelps, Dunn in winning election

The Conejo Valley Unified School District Board of Education has a new member, and he plans to hit the ground running.  More...

Brownley-Gorell race down to the wire

Supporters of U.S. Rep. Julia Brownley and Assemblymember Jeff Gorell anxiously await the final results in a nail-biter of a race for the 26th Congressional District.  More...

Community

More layoffs slated at Amgen

Biotech giant Amgen, Ventura County’s largest private-sector employer, announced another round of layoffs last week.  The global company, which is headquartered in Thousand Oaks, will be losing between 600 and 1,000 employees in 2015, this More...

U.S. Bank robbery case continued

A preliminary hearing for two young Thousand Oaks residents accused of robbing a bank in June has been continued to December.  More...

Final visioning meeting planned

Yearlong effort coming to a close

The results of 30 public meetings to craft guiding principles for the city’s next five decades will be revealed at one final Thousand Oaks 2064 gathering scheduled for later this year.  More...

On the Town

Reborn Cabrillo returns with ‘Memphis’

Cabrillo Music Theatre will present the Tony and Drama Desk award-winning musical “Memphis” in its Ventura County premiere Nov. 14 through 23 at the 1,800-seat Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. More...

Art exhibit tour offered in Italian

California Lutheran University will feature a free tour of an art exhibit in Italian from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wed., Nov. 12 in the William Rolland Gallery of Fine Art on the north side of Olsen Road between Campus Drive and Mountclef Boulevard.  More...

Show tunes the focus of concert at CLU

California Lutheran University will feature the Areté Vocal Ensemble at 2 p.m. Sun., Nov. 9 in Samuelson Chapel at 165 Chapel Lane on the Thousand Oaks campus.  More...

Sports

The Acorn’s High School Football Game of the Week

Newbury Park Panthers (7-2) vs. Thousand Oaks Lancers (7-2) Friday, 7:30 p.m. Thousand Oaks High

Zach Okun is getting funny looks from the kids in the hall. More...

Weekend schedule

Westlake at Oaks Christian Friday, 7 p.m.  Hillcrest Christian at Lancaster Baptist Friday, 7 p.m.  Simi Valley at Calabasas Friday, 7 p.m.  Agoura at Oak Park Friday, 7 p.m.   More...

Marmonte League standings

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Pets

Chance meeting turns into forever gig

The new dog and I hooked up last fall, so we’re nearing a milestone: our first anniversary.  Has it been a rocky road? Yes. More...

Pet of the week

LAID BACK—Roo is a female brown tabby Maine coon mix about 8 years old. She is a sweet and lovable cat that likes affection. If you would like to adopt Roo ask for ID No. More...

Defend your doggy against heartworm before it’s too late

Recently, a pet owner brought his dog into my Westlake Village office because the 12-year-old Jack Russell terrier had been experiencing labored breathing for about three weeks. More...

Family

Progress seen in battle against childhood bulge

Area schools taking action

The statistics on childhood obesity point to disease and early death for too many children in Los Angeles and Ventura counties.  In 2010, the Ventura County Health Care Agency conducted a survey that ranked cities in the two counties by the numb More...

Dream island trip comes true for T.O. teen

Make-A-Wish comes calling

GREAT BIG THANKS—At right, leukemia patient Tyler Botsford, 15, celebrates with Make-AWish volunteers Dianne Lalena Sandberg, left, and Shelby L. Paul, who helped make his wish for a trip to Hawaii come true. More...

Sheriff’s office provides tips to prepare kids for unforeseen

Report missing street signs

Parents can do much to ensure their family’s safety. More...

Editorials

The City Council race isn’t over yet

Tuesday’s Thousand Oaks City Council election was the least enthralling in recent memory, the product of a less-than-impressive field of challengers that never stood a snowball’s chance at unseating the incumbents, even in a year that saw More...

Political Cartoon

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FOR THE RECORD

• An article in our Oct. 23 edition identified Jack Saltzberg as founder of StandWithUs, an international nonprofit organization that combats anti-Semitism. Saltzberg is not the founder but rather a representative for the organization.   More...