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Burglars targeting Newbury Park, police warn

Crime is up in Newbury Park. More...

Health & Wellness

A Christmas Gift For Calin

Boy recovering from brain injury suffered as infant

Lori Samora thought she did everything right when looking for someone to watch her two children while she worked from home. But something happened that left her infant son, Calin, blind, with a seizure disorder and unable to crawl.  More...

Joint replacement classes offered in December

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

Workshop looks at Covered CA

The Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/ Santa Barbara will host a free workshop, “Covered California: Your Questions Answered” with Evelyn Escobedo, from noon to 1:30 p.m. today Thurs., Dec. More...

On the Town

Cast and crew create a dazzling production

Before “Shrek” was a musical or even an animated film, the green-tinged ogre was a character in a children’s book created by New Yorker cartoonist William Steig. More...

Money’s motto: Save water, drink tequila

If Money Pancho in Camarillo were to have a motto, it would be the above words, which greet patrons upon their arrival. More...

‘Gift of the Magi’ comes to town

Now that the turkey and the pumpkin pie have been polished off, thoughts are turning to Christmas, and with that comes the annual onslaught of seasonal plays and musicals.  More...

Sports

Black Cat Attack ready to pounce for CIF glory

Newbury Park High’s football team isn’t concerned about where the Black Cat Attack will play for the CIF-Southern Section Northern Division championship.  The Panthers won’t complain when they travel three hours to a middle sch More...

Conquering Ironman

P5 Racing of Westlake seizes Ironman Arizona championship

“World champions” has an enchanting ring, like sleigh bells interrupting a silent night of Helsinki snow.  The P5 Racing team of Westlake captured first place at the Ironman Arizona triathlon on Nov. 16 in Tempe. More...

La Reina volleyball team falls in state tournament

OVER THE TOP—Carolena Huseby, right, tips a shot over the net during the La Reina High volleyball team’s win against St. More...

Pets

Schooled in the art of the secret hideaway

Last Christmas I bought the new dog a purportedly therapeutic dog bed so cozy I wanted to curl up in it. More...

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Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park Nov. 18 A 24-year-old woman was cited for grand theft and burglary in the 500 block of N. Ventu Park Road. Nov. More...

Letters

Keep off-leash area out of parks

Children and families will lose much-needed recreation areas when these areas are converted to off-leash dog parks early next year.  In 1979 I was among the first people to move into the Suntree tract in Newbury Park and have continuously lived More...

Loose dogs are out of control

I walk my dogs every morning and it continues to happen: owners allowing their dogs to run freely.  Recently, two women approached me with their dogs off-leash. More...

Look into natural medicine

Thank you, Simi Valley Acorn, for writing the story about the loss of our young son, Gavin, and our discoveries about the powerful natural treatment options available at large during our struggle to heal him (see related story on page 35).  Unfo More...

Columns

Avoid being a victim of a vehicle break-in

Editor’s note: This will be a semi-regular column in the Thousand Oaks Acorn dealing with local crime issues. The author is in no way associated with the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office. Remember these three words: Lock it up. More...

Life in the Single Lane

Sleepless in Ventura County

The holiday season has just barely begun and I feel like I’m already too pooped to participate. More...

The OTHER Side of 50

Training senior care providers  When I was in corporate America, the companies I worked for invested a lot of money in employee education and development.  Part of the reason this is on my mind right now is because I saved all of my trainin More...

‘A most-trusted public servant’

Irwin lauded at her final City Council meeting

Jacqui Irwin began her two-year term in the California Assembly this week after stepping down from the Thousand Oaks City Council, where she served for exactly a decade. Irwin, a Democrat, was sworn in Dec. More...

Grant will aid TOPD in fight against traffic fatalities

Fifteen killed on local roads since ’12

The Thousand Oaks Police Department will use money from a newly acquired state grant to try to curb fatal car and motorcycle crashes in the city. More...

Black-and-Gold go for win in wine country

The Newbury Park High School football team plays tomorrow night for a CIF-Southern Section Northern Division championship. More...

Community

Driver who killed 2 in 2013 crash asking for plea deal

Attorney for Collin Powell pushing for reduced sentence

A 24-year-old Newbury Park man charged with three felonies in the deaths of his two car passengers and the serious injury of a third in September 2013 may soon be headed to sentencing for his crimes. More...

Accidents again a problem near 101-23 construction

November saw an average of 1.3 collisions every day

The amount of traffic accidents in the construction zone near the 101-23 freeway interchange has again taken a turn for the worse. More...

City holds up well during rainstorm

No major flooding mishaps reported

While residents of some neighboring cities experienced instances of flooding and mudslides during the Monday to Wednesday deluge, the Thousand Oaks populace mostly just got wet. As of press time Dec. More...

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THURS., DEC. 4  Willow Holiday Boutique  8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Willow Elementary School, 29026 Laro Drive, Agoura Hills. 30 vendors sell jewelry, clothing, gourmet foods, gift and skincare items. More...

Schools

Softball league, middle school extend lease deal

Despite criticism from nearby HOA, CVUSD approves contract to keep Thousand Oaks Girls Softball at Los Cerritos

The city’s largest youth softball league’s traditional place at Los Cerritos Middle School fields was secured Tuesday when the Conejo Valley Unified School District board voted to approve a new 15-year lease.  More...

Student filmmaker wins for best documentary

Short movie promotes connectivity

Alia Tompkins, a 17-year-old senior at Oaks Christian School, was frustrated. It seemed to her that everyone around her had been force-fed the most damaging misconceptions about people from the Middle East. More...

Congresswoman hands out hardware to local students

Teens recognized for public service, exploration,fitness

MAKING THE EXTRA EFFORT—At left, U.S. Rep. Julia Brownley (D-Thousand Oaks) presents a Bronze Congressional Award to 16-year-old Thousand Oaks High School student Supreet Shah during an awards presentation at her district office Nov. 24. More...

Business

TV sharks snap at new venture

Calabasas native Justin Fenchel knew his product, a custom boxed wine called Beatbox Beverages, was already a hit when he pitched it on ABC’s “Shark Tank.”  The trick was to get the show’s investors to take the bait.  More...

EYE ON LOCAL AREA STOCKS

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Newbury Park resident joins local PR firm

Mayerson Marketing and Public Relations recently hired Mary DiCesare, an experienced sales and marketing professional, as its new account coordinator. More...

Faith

Leaders in faith community come together for shared purpose

Event raises nearly $10,000 for Lutheran Social Services

Nearly $10,000 was raised for Lutheran Social Services—an organization that seeks to help local homeless people get back on their feet—during last week’s annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Eve Celebration at The Church of Jesus Christ o More...

Briefs

Church presents nativity drive-thru Westminster Presbyterian Church will present the annual production of the Bethlehem Experience, or BethEx, from 5 to 9 p.m. Fri. and Sat., Dec. More...

The Art of Being

Embracing the wisdom of patience

Good character is not formed in a week or a month. It is created little by little, day by day. Protracted and patient effort is needed to develop good character. — Heraclitus   More...

Editorials

May we never forget the day that lives in infamy

The skies above Pearl Harbor were a clear, bright blue when U.S. Navy metalsmith first-class Ford Rice stepped onto the deck of the USS Solace, a hospital ship in which he had been receiving treatment for a minor ailment.  It was almost 8 a.m. More...

Political Cartoon

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FOR THE RECORD

The Newbury Park High School orchestra will perform on campus tonight at 7, not at 3 p.m. as was listed in last week’s “High School Hi-Lights.”   More...