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Uproar ensues over vets having to return bonuses

GOP challenger says Brownley knew about bonus clawback for years

Local U.S. Rep. Julia Brownley added her voice to a chorus of elected officials promising to fix a Department of Defense error that resulted in thousands of reenlistment bonuses improperly awarded a decade ago to California National Guard soldiers. More...

Health & Wellness

Former healthcare district CEO accused of impropriety

Executive, attorney conspired together, suit alleges

At a retirement party the Camarillo Health Care District threw for its outgoing chief executive in June of last year at the Spanish Hills Country Club, the board of directors heap praised on the retiring administrator. More...

The ballot’s burning question

When the Election Day smoke clears on Nov. More...

Vital testing offered free

The Conejo Free Clinic provides free mammograms, PAP testing and comprehensive health screenings and diagnostics to uninsured and underinsured women of any age at 80 E. Hillcrest Drive, Ste. 102, in Thousand Oaks.  More...

Calendar

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THURS., NOV. 3 VIP Shopping Event Gingerbread Boutique More...

Schools

Child nutrition seeks recipe for recovery

Audit: Cafeteria staff suffering from low productivity

Low productivity combined with a low rate of student participation has left Conejo Valley Unified’s cafeteria fund dangerously low, according to a recent operational review conducted by an outside consultant.  The results of the study, com More...

La Reina offers a look inside

Activities provide info on school

La Reina High School and Middle School will offer the following events at 106 W. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks.  The school will host an open house for prospective students and their families from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sun., Nov. 6.  More...

CSUCI accepting applications for fall

Cal State Channel Islands is accepting admissions for fall 2017.  High school seniors and transfer students can apply at www.csumentor.edu.  The deadline for admissions is midnight Wed., Nov. 30. More...

Business

BUSINESS BITS

New restaurant Mali Cuisine opened at Lincoln Oaks Village, 140 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Bargain buys Ross Dress for Less opened at 2665 W. Hillcrest Drive in Newbury Park. All things sports More...

Economic prognosticator to give last forecast

The Cal Lutheran University Center for Economic Research and Forecasting (CERF) will present its annual Ventura County forecast by executive director Bill Watkins from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thurs., Nov. More...

Police

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

Newbury Park  Oct. 21  A false bomb threat was made to the Walmart Neighborhood Market on N. Ventu Park Road.  Oct. 22  A 33-year-old man beat his girlfriend in the 3400 block of Henry Drive.  Oct. 23   More...

Faith

Church music series back for its 11th year

The Epiphany Music Guild has announced its 11th season of concerts, recitals and choral services to take place at the Church of the Epiphany, 5450 Churchwood Drive, Oak Park.  Admission is free for all performances; contributions for expenses ar More...

Service held in tribute to war hero

In honor of the new film “Hacksaw Ridge,” which tells the story of the first American conscientious objector to win the Medal of Honor, Thousand Oaks Seventh-day Adventist Church will pay tribute next week to Cpl. Desmond Doss.  More...

Keep in step with the lord of dance

One of the memorable scenes in the musical “Fiddler on the Roof” is the joyous Jewish wedding of Tzeitel and Motel at the end of Act 1. To demonstrate their happiness, the villagers dance.  More...

Letters

Candidate ready to make a difference in city

It’s been an amazing time since declaring my candidacy for Thousand Oaks City Council. I’ve made great friends and met thousands of Thousand Oaks residents.  More...

Editorial misrepresented council hopeful

The editorial attacking City Council candidate Anne LaFianza is extremely problematic, with at least three errors in fact:  Faith: The headline accused the LaFianza campaign of “attacks . . . More...

LaFianza is open-minded, dedicated

The Oct. 27 editorial slamming Anne LaFianza for criticizing Pastor McCoy was blatantly false.  More...

Editorials

Both open space measures miss the mark

With four years left until the countywide urban-growth restriction known as Save Open Space and Agricultural Resources, or SOAR, expires, there is still an opportunity to make what has been a good policy even better. More...

Reflections on El Dia de Los Muertos

IN CHARACTER—Jael Covarrubias, 10, has his face painted before last week’s Dia de Los Muertos celebration at the Newbury Park Library. The Oct. More...

The home stretch

Transit tax supporters, opponents ramp up efforts ahead of Election Day

It’s not the 405’s Sepulveda Pass traffic, but getting stuck on the 101 at rush hour, especially in the West County, can feel just as frustrating. More...

Suspected ‘knock-knock’ burglars in court

Three Simi Valley residents suspected of burglarizing several homes since July—including some in Thousand Oaks—have pleaded not guilty to conspiracy, according to Ventura County Superior Court records.  More...

Community

CVLC plan draws in city, park district

Traffic impact is point of contention

In an effort to quell the fears of Waverly Heights residents, Conejo Valley Unified is working with the city and the park district to gauge the traffic impact of its latest plans for the Conejo Valley Learning Center. More...

Thieves have taste for crime

Group hits string of local eateries

Detectives from Los Angeles and Ventura counties are seeking the public’s help in identifying the people responsible for a series of burglaries targeting area restaurants. More...

Text-message scam hits T.O.

Text messages are increasingly being used to scam cellphone users out of their money.  More...

On the Town

Symphony offers free Veterans Day concert

Show starts at 7:30 on Nov. 11

The Westlake Village Symphony will perform a free concert on Veterans Day to honor those who have served at 7:30 p.m. Fri., Nov. 11 at Ascension Lutheran Church, 1600 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks.  More...

Parsons still reaches for the ‘Sky’

Expect hits when his Project plays T.O.

Long before he trained his eye on the sky, Alan Parsons was rocking out on a rooftop with the Beatles and traveling to the moon and back with Pink Floyd.  It’s all part of a heady career that saw the British native make the leap from neoph More...

Tillis brings trio to town on Saturday

Country music singer Pam Tillis brings her trio to the Scherr Forum at 7:30 p.m. Sat., Nov. 5 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd.  More...

Sports

La Reina hammers Campbell Hall

Girls’ volleyball team thirsts for revenge against Alta Loma tonight

La Reina High has a shot at redemption, again.  It’s been two years since the Regents lost to Alta Loma in straight sets in the CIF-Southern Section Division 4AA girls’ volleyball championship game, but La Reina hasn’t forgotte More...

Volleyball playoffs in full swing

The postseason started with a bang for local high school girls’ volleyball teams.  Calabasas (24-6 overall) pulled out a thrilling five-set victory over Yorba Linda on the road in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division 3 play More...

The Acorn’s High School Football Game of the Week

Westlake Warriors (3-6) vs. Oaks Christian Lions (7-2)

Friday, 7 p.m. More...

Pets

Impulse purchase snares bear

CRITTER TAIL

Cycling past a communitywide yard sale in the serene, countrified setting of Lynn Ranch in Thousand Oaks, I came upon one driveway where a couple sat on folding chairs. More...

Pet of the Week

CUDDLY—Sly is a female tricolor python snake about 6 years old. If you would like to adopt Sly, ask for ID No. A5007220 at the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road. More...

Bird Fest 2016 gets squawking at King Gillette Ranch

The National Park Service will host its third annual Bird Fest from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., Nov. 12 at the Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center at King Gillette Ranch, 26876 Mulholland Hwy., Calabasas.  More...

Obituaries

Joane Southwick

March 2, 1924 - October 28, 2016 Died peacefully at home. Loving mother of Nancy, David (Wanda) and Dennis. Four grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Long time Thousand Oaks resident since 1955. More...

Family

The costumes come out

HALLOWEEN AT THE LIBRARY—Above, Diego “Danger” Sanchez, 2, of Thousand Oaks, wearing his Batman costume, gets some help making a bracelet from his parents, Luis and Brianna, on Oct. More...

Boys & Girls Clubs earn big financial boost

Notter pledges $1 million

The community held out a generous hand to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley on Oct. 22. More...

SALUTING OUR SCOUTS

Jason Raab of Troop 775 based in Westlake Village recently achieved the rank of Eagle Scout.  The 14-year-old’s Eagle project was to plant 15 cork oak trees on Avenida de Los Arboles near Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. More...