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Health & Wellness

Largest organ deserves respect

COMMENTARY Skin care

Question: What is the largest organ in the body?  Answer: The skin. More...

Blood donors earn free haircuts in September

The American Red Cross and Sport Clips Haircuts are teaming up to offer a free haircut coupon to those who donate blood or platelets during September.  Those who come out to give blood or platelets from now through Sept. More...

Busy month at Cancer Support Community

The Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara will host the following free events for those affected by cancer and their families at 530 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village.  To register or for more information, call (805) 379-4777, unl More...

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THURS., SEPT. 10  Raising ‘Punky’ To Roof   More...

Schools

Test scores considered a ‘baseline’

After all the fret, prep and planning for the new “Common Core test,” students took the first scored exams last school year, and the results are in. More...

New chief of schools to address AAUW

The American Association of University Women Thousand Oaks will present its 49th annual fall breakfast from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Sat., Sept. More...

Wrestlers rack up dollars with e-waste recycling

Events to support NPHS wrestling have collected 50,000 pounds of electronics

TURNING WASTE INTO GREEN—A line of cars await help Sept. 5 during an e-waste recycling event at Newbury Park High School to benefit the Panther wrestling program. More...

Business

Amgen to pay 48 states, DC

T.O. company reaches $71-million settlement over unlawful promotions

Biopharmaceutical giant Amgen Inc. has agreed to pay $71 million to resolve allegations that it unlawfully promoted two of its top-selling medications. More...

CLU panel to discuss ‘saving’ the middle class

Economists, educators and community leaders will discuss barriers to upward mobility in the second event in a series, “Saving the Middle Class: Barriers to Upward Mobility” from 8 to 11 a.m. Fri., Sept. More...

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Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park  Aug. 31   A woman, 45, was cited for burglary in the 2700 block of Teller Road. More...

Faith

Eight locations for Chabad High Holiday services

Chabad of the Conejo will hold High Holiday services at eight sites in the Conejo Valley: the Hyatt Westlake Plaza, Willow Elementary School in Agoura Hills and the Chabad Centers in Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks, Agoura Hills, Newbury Park, Moorpa More...

Jewish youths organize tashlich walk

The youth department at Temple Etz Chaim will start the Jewish New Year on the right foot with the traditional tashlich walk from the synagogue to Conejo Creek Park North starting at 11:30 a.m. Mon., Sept. 14 at 1080 E. More...

Saints alive! Helpers for the journey of faith

COMMENTARY Roots of faith

At times the walk of faith may seem like a solitary road, but God never intended us to carry on alone. More...

Letters

Effort, not cash, won election

I was shocked at the letter Ed Jones wrote to the Acorn (Aug. 27). More...

Monitor city’s left-turn signals

While driving around lovely Thousand Oaks I’ve noticed many turn signals turning green for cars that are not there.  This error makes the rest of us wait—and burn expensive gasoline.  One such example is going northbound on Erbe More...

Reduce scope of Auto Mall project

Thank you Ann Telling and Joanne Wagner (Letters) for speaking out about the city’s misguided plan to use taxpayer money to fund on-street parking for the Thousand Oaks Auto Mall when the municipal code says businesses themselves should provide More...

Editorials

Wildlife bridge can’t be built with public money alone

With the numbers unleashed, we learn that the cost of the new Liberty Canyon wildlife bridge could hit $60 million (see related story on page 9).  We knew the price of pet care was high, but this is a figure that boggles the mind.  More...

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Haggen files for Chapter 11

In the midst of multiple lawsuits, store closures and employee layoffs, Haggen Inc. announced Tuesday it has filed for bankruptcy.  More...

Striking a balance

Event use taking a toll on city’s most popular soccer fields

Could Conejo Valley Days be looking for a new home? More...

State charges Ostertag with murder

The attorney for Tyler Ostertag, the man accused of stabbing 16-year-old Daniel Morales to death Aug. More...

Community

Alcohol believed to be factor in bicycle crash

A 40-year-old bicyclist suffered a broken leg and other injuries when he broadsided a tow truck Sunday afternoon at Erbes Road and Avenida de Los Arboles, police said.  Philip Adkins of Thousand Oaks was riding south on Erbes when he rode into t More...

It’s time to pick a winner!

VACATION PHOTO CONTEST

Fall has arrived, school is back and it’s time to judge the winners of the 2015 Take Your Acorn on Vacation Photo Contest.  More...

No cars allowed: Inaugural ‘Spokes in the Oaks’ introduced

City-sponsored event Oct. 31 will encourage motorless transportation

To promote the benefits of getting around on alternative modes of transportation, the city will close nearly two miles of streets to motorized vehicles for an outdoor festival dubbed “Spokes in the Oaks.”  The inaugural festival will More...

On the Town

New West names new concertmaster

Yearlong search is over

The New West Symphony recently announced the appointment of Alyssa Park as the orchestra’s new concertmaster.  The announcement follows a yearlong search to replace former concertmaster Danielle Belen.  More...

The oldest new bakery in town

RESTAURANT SPOTLIGHT Sconehenge

The name of the establishment almost tells the whole story: the Fine Sconehenge Bake Shop and Deli in Camarillo offers an array of fine, fresh goodies that are produced right on the premises, including an assortment of scones, cookies, brownies and b More...

Speaker series begins with look at Georgia O’Keeffe

The California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks opens its 2015 speaker series next week with a look at famed American artist Georgia O’Keeffe. More...

Sports

The Acorn’s High School Football Game of the Week

Newbury Park Panthers (1-1) vs. Agoura Chargers (0-2)  Friday, 7 p.m. Agoura High   What’s Newbury Park High’s oldest football rivalry?  It’s not Thousand Oaks. More...

Other local football matchups

Highland (0-1) at Thousand Oaks (2-0)   More...

Weekend schedule

Highland at Thousand Oaks Friday, 7 p.m.  Garfield at Westlake Friday, 7 p.m.  Oaks Christian at Venice Friday, 7 p.m.  Moorpark at St. Francis Friday, 7 p.m.   More...

Pets

Taking a shine to the king of snakes

A California kingsnake has been seen on the prowl at the edges of my rural Agoura community. It has cream and brown bands and glistens like a Botticelli goddess who’s been anointed with luxuriant bath oils.  More...

Pet of the Week

READY TO PLAY—Becky is an altered female black-and-tan German shepherd mix about 8 years old. She is pretty well trained and loves to get and give attention. More...

VCAS gala patterned after ‘Casablanca’

Proceeds will help shelter build puppy playground

Ventura County Animal Services will host a gala and auction from 5 to 10 p.m. Sat., Sept. More...

Family

Festival sheds light on wonders of space

Joe Napolitano of Thousand Oaks is on a quest to inspire a new generation of explorers to reach for the stars. More...

Thousand Oaks trail advocates recognize National Public Lands Day

In honor of National Public Lands Day, representatives from the Conejo Open Space Trails Advisory Committee will be at Wildwood Park and the Moorpark Road trailheads to the Los Robles Trail on Sat., Sept. 26 to greet parkgoers.  More...

Program shares story of T.O.firsthand

Show is part history lesson, part theater

The founding of Thousand Oaks will be retold by the men and women who helped birth the city during Voices of Old Conejo 1958, a new living-history show being presented this month at the Stagecoach Inn Museum.  More...

Columns

What’s your number?

Remember that Steve Miller Band classic “ Fly Like an Eagle”? It goes, “Time keeps on slippin’, slippin’, slippin’ into the future.”  More...

Mexican Riviera

One of our neighbors turns 50 this fall, and considering how many times she’s circled the globe and the mileage she’s racked up, she looks pretty good.  Santa Clarita-based Princess Cruises celebrates its 50th anniversary in November More...

Fiction in a Nutshell

Once again we asked our readers—those with an active imagination and a knack for writing—to put their creative juices to work in the Acorn’s eighth annual Fiction in a Nutshell contest. More...