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Health & Wellness

Senior volunteers hosting Wellness Fest

Jan. 18 event will have tropical theme

The Conejo Senior Volunteer Program will host its third annual Wellness Fest from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wed., Jan. 18 at the Goebel Adult Community Center, 1385 E. More...

Speaker takes a crack at bone health

Event hosted by Council on Aging

The Thousand Oaks Council on Aging will host a presentation on nutrition and bone health at 1 p.m. Wed., Jan. 4 in the Civic Arts Plaza board room, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd.  Dr. More...

Kids thrive in hip-hop dance class

When special education teacher Elissa Spraggins sees her students outside of school, she likes to cut loose. Footloose. More...

Calendar

Calendar

SAT., DEC. 31 Boots And Slippers Square Dance Club More...

Sports

The big finish

Local athletes, teams captured imaginations, titles

YEAR IN REVIEW /// The Acorn’s Top 10 Another year has come and gone. Where did all the time go? Local athletes and teams made the most of their time in and out of the spotlight. More...

Business

Shoe store is taking its last lap

Jack’s in Westlake is closing in January

After a lifetime of selling shoes, Jack Spotts is hanging up his boots.  Spotts, who owns Jack’s Shoes with his wife, Marietta, and runs the business with his daughters Kathy Somers and Lisa Spotts, will be closing the Westlake Boulevard s More...

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Faith

THE HEAT IS ON

THE HEAT IS ON—Ivan Pecel juggles flaming torches during the Chabad Jewish Center’s Chanukah Festival in Newbury Park on Monday. More...

Americana musician will bring solo show to temple

Temple Ner Simcha will host Lazer Lloyd’s Musical Reboot and Joy Infusion at 3 p.m. Sun., Jan. More...

BRIEFS

Church to present history of worship   Trinity Presbyterian Church will host a presentation titled “A History of American Worship” at 10:30 a.m. Sun., Jan. 1 in Adult Connections room 6 at 2304 Antonio Ave, Camarillo.  More...

Letters

Diversity is the strength of our country

The recent edition of the Acorn presented a full-page tribute to the celebration of Hanukkah followed on the very next page by an editorial glorifying “The Magic of the Christmas Tree.”  More...

Clarifying the cougar issue

I am compelled to respond to two letters published Dec. More...

Time to enforce vagrancy laws in Newbury Park

Newbury Park is becoming a slum central.  This city and our elected officials have chosen to ignore and/ or disregard our vagrancy laws. More...

Arrest follows overdose death

16-year-old was found dead in September

Police have arrested the person they say is responsible for selling a fatal dose of heroin to a 16-year-old Thousand Oaks High School student in September. More...

T.O. Top 10: From wrangling the Rams to saving the Kaweckis

Taking a look back at the 10 biggest stories from the year that was in Thousand Oaks

No. 10: Helping Helen and Hank The story of an elderly Thousand Oaks couple who lost their home of 56 years revealed both the best and the worst in people. More...

Community

New tech for fighting DUIs in the works

Picture a New Year’s Eve sometime in the future. A driver gets behind the wheel of his car after downing one too many holiday toasts. But the car won’t let him drive off. More...

Single Thousand Oaks overdose leads to 13 arrests

Two Simi Valley residents accused of selling drugs to a Thousand Oaks man who died of an overdose have pleaded not guilty to multiple felony charges. More...

FOR THE RECORD

A photo from the set of “Westworld” included in last week’s Acorn was misidentified as having been taken at Paramount Ranch in Agoura Hills. The photo actually shows a scene shot at Melody Ranch in Santa Clarita.   More...

On the Town

Bots, droids invade Reagan Library

Sciencefiction, pop culture collide in immersive new ‘Interactive’ exhibit

Exploring what is known as “popnology,” the Reagan Library’s newest exhibit focuses on popular culture and its influence on real-world science and technology.  More...

Find ‘Fame’ at Civic Arts Plaza

Popular musical drama coming in January

“Fame” just might live forever. The popular musical drama, opening next week at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, began its life as a big-screen movie starring Irene Cara in 1980. More...

Stories to share

AT THE CAP

The Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza will offer a presentation by storyteller and humorist Garrison Keillor at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26 in the Fred Kavli Theatre, 2100 E. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

NINE LIVES— Hank is an altered male orange tabby domestic shorthair mix about 12 years old. He is a sweet boy who gets along with other cats. If you would like to adopt Hank, ask for ID No. More...

Police

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

Newbury Park  Nov. 26  In the 3000 block of Lesser Drive, a 24-year-old man was arrested for grand theft auto and burglary.  Dec. 14  A residential burglary was reported in the 100 block of Wendy Drive.   More...

Family

Finding fun OUTDOORS

Families leave gadgets behind at park service event

A DAY OF FUN AND GAMES AT THE RANCHO—Above, left, Arion Melidonis of Newbury Park and his 6-year-old song, Kai, spin a bullroarer, which produces a buzzing noise that can be heard over a long d More...

Arc clients start new year with smile

James Hargraves was filled with joy as he picked out Christmas gifts for his family. More...

A Holiday Feast for All

COMPANY FOR DINNER—Shel Drew, left, of Camarillo, Jennifer Tom of Ventura and Brat Juhlin of Missouri socialize during the 22nd annual Community Holiday Dinner on Dec. More...

Editorials

Happy New Year from the Acorn

On Saturday night, calendars will turn another page and launch the beginning of the new year. The arrow of time always points forward, leaving doors open and possibilities unlimited.  More...