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Health & Wellness

‘Go Red’ luncheon puts focus on heart disease in women

Heart failure is No. 1 killer of females in U.S.

Natalie Mussi, president of Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center, and Claudia Bill-de la Peña, Thousand Oaks City Council member, will co-chair the American Heart Association’s 2015 Go Red for Women Luncheon this Fri., Feb. More...

Anti-suicide walk coming in March

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will host the Out of the Darkness campus walk to prevent suicide on Sat., March 7 at California Lutheran University’s Kingsmen Park, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks.  Check-in time is 8 a.m. More...

Life coach talks hypnotherapy

Get In Shape for Women Thousand Oaks will offer a free workshop titled “Nutrition Workshop for Your Mind and Body” from noon to 1:30 p.m. Sat., Feb. 21 at 2940 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Ste. More...

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THURS., FEB. 12  Independent Writers Of SoCal Ventura Chapter 10 a. m. to noon at Supervisor Linda Parks’ office, 625 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Casual gettogether for all writers. No fees or dues. Contact; Sharon Schnell. More...

Schools

Back to plan A: district revives proposal to build new school

Learning center would house continuation school, online academy

Conejo Valley High School, which meets in the city’s oldest schoolhouse, could soon inhabit its newest—but not without signifi cant cost.  The new school is likely to have a price tag of around $11 million, according to Superintenden More...

Youth Summit picks up STEAM

TAKING THE CHALLENGE—Jasmin James, 14, of Simi Valley, takes the “It Can Wait” challenge at the 14th annual Youth Summit hosted Feb. 7 by Channel Islands Chapter of The Links Inc. More...

Magician, hypnotist join forces to aid NPHS choir

Proceeds will send singers to Seattle

The Newbury Park High School Choral Music Department will present the Fund$eattle Variety Show at 2 and 7 p.m. Sat., Feb. More...

Business

Agoura restaurateurs play musical chairs

Padri’s owner sells Italian eatery, opens new Mexican spot at Whizin center

Change is coming to theAgoura Hills restaurant scene. Padri Restaurant and Martini Bar has been sold, and the 15-year-old establishment will be remodeled, while a new Mexican restaurant has replaced Latigo Kid in Whizin Market Square. More...

Conejo Chamber names new board member

Rick Lemmo, senior chairman of the board of directors of the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce and vice president of community relations of Caruso Affiliated, has appointed Michelle Menzel of Oaks Christian School to the Chamber’s board More...

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Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park  Jan. 29 Two men, 33, were arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance in the 1600 block of Calle Diamonte. One was also arrested for possession of marijuana for sale. More...

Family

Family Men

Love and girls and everything in between

There I am—don’t you see me? Well, in the movie version of this story you’d see me. I’m 11 years old. More...

Family faces hurdles with strength

A series of life-threatening medical diagnoses has pushed one Ventura County family to the brink—but the love of friends and supporters is working to bring them back.  The Frehlich family of Simi Valley has endured enough health crises for More...

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Columns

Life in the Single Lane

Live, learn, love and laugh

Maybe because Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite times of the year, my thoughts keep turning to love-related matters. Gee, I wonder if it could even be some kind of a premonition or something? she asks, hopefully.  More...

Flying Squirrel

Rewarding travel, part II

In my last column, I asked what was in your wallet. The point was to begin a discussion about how travel rewards credit card programs can help you stretch your travel dollar further and make your vacation dreams more of a reality.  More...

‘There’s nothing but tragedy’

Newbury Park man receives 8-year prison sentence in fatal DUI case

In his first public statement since the drunk-driving accident that killed his two friends, Newbury Park resident Collin Powell told a judge in a letter, “Why I chose to drive is still a mystery to me.” More...

Seniors displeased with light sentence

Ex-University Village security chief gets probation in theft case

Despite admitting to stealing from some of society’s most vulnerable, taking advantage of their trust and leaving them feeling violated, the former head of security at University Village senior living community in Thousand Oaks will face no jai More...

Community

Calabasas resident, animal activist killed in high-profile crash

Local woman dies in accident involving Bruce Jenner

A Calabasas woman was being mourned by the community this week following her death in the Feb. More...

Not all pleased with mudslide fix

Some would like city to do more with DV hillsides

One Dos Vientos homeowner has rejected an offer by the city to install sandbags and other preventive measures on his property in response to December mudslides, saying he wants a more permanent solution. More...

Want to run for City Council?

The candidate nomination period is open for the Special Municipal Vacancy Election to take place in the City of Thousand Oaks on Tues., June 2.  The purpose of the election is to fill a vacancy on the Thousand Oaks City Council for an 18-month t More...

On the Town

18-and-over comedy series returns for another season

Hillcrest Center hosts #Comedy

HashtagComedy is back bringing some of Hollywood’s headlining comics to Thousand Oaks.  The next monthly nightclub performance will be from 8 to 9:30 p.m. Fri., Feb. 13 at the Theatre on the Hill, Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. More...

Fresh new look and fresh authentic tastes at Cisco’s

The next time you, your organization or your office is looking to cater or hold a special event, check out the menu and venue offerings at Cisco’s Mexican Restaurant in Westlake Village and T.O.  More...

Tritt bemoans state of country music

Four songs into his Jan. 29 set at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, Travis Tritt spoke to his audience for the first time.  More...

Sports

Thousand Oaks tames Lions

It takes a complete team effort to win big games.  Tuesday’s high school boys’ basketball showdown between Thousand Oaks and Oaks Christian for a share of the Marmonte League title was no exception.  More...

Coach is ‘coming home’

It was a simple but powerful announcement.  Tony Henney posted a message on Twitter on Tuesday morning that sent shock waves throughout the local sports community. More...

Knight, Wood lead Black Cat Attack on mat

N.P. wrestlers want to qualify for state tournament

Newbury Park High’s top wrestlers have excelled throughout the year and are eager for postseason action.  Jake Wood, a 182-pound junior, is ranked No. More...

Pets

Duckling flocks to T.O. family

I’ve always loved ducklings and have had several as a child, so, one Easter when my children were little we gave them a little fluffy yellow duckling. More...

Pet of the week

GOOD AS NEW—Sammy is a white American Eskimo mixed-breed dog about 4 years old. He came as a stray and has an old injury. More...

Grant upgrades VCAS facility

Ventura County Animal Services was awarded a $50,000 grant from the Petco Foundation that will help fund the construction of sound barriers at its Camarillo Animal Adoption Center, reducing kennel noise and helping to lower stress levels of both the More...

Faith

Etz Chaim welcomes Jewish scholar

Temple Etz Chaim will present the 15th annual Scholar-in- Residence Weekend Fri. to Sun., Feb. 20 to 22 at the synagogue, 1080 E. More...

Face the pain, but with God beside you

There was an angry wind whipping through the trees the other day. More...

Briefs

Temple to host special concert The Men’s and Women’s Club of Temple Ner Ami will offer a concert featuring TJ Zeiler at 6 p.m. Sat. Feb. 21 in the social hall at 515 Temple Avenue, Camarillo. More...

Letters

Measure E is crystal clear

Regarding the article (Acorn, Feb. 5) about reinterpreting Measure E—am I reading this correctly?  We have a General Plan, which outlines what we want in the way of controlled development: limited density.  More...

Take a reality check drive

May I please offer something for the City of Thousand Oaks suggestion box? To all employees and elected officials:  1. More...

How dare people be homeless

It’s truly a tragedy—a real shame—that some people have to walk by four—yes, four,— homeless people on their way to the neighborhood grocery store (“Laws should be enforced,” Letters, Feb. 5).  More...

Editorials

Auto mall dealerships deserve our support, dollars

The anti-business crowd’s favorite whipping boy—the Thousand Oaks Auto Mall—went before the City Council on Tuesday night for what felt like the umpteenth time. More...

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