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Double fatal crash caps deadly week on T.O. roads

Two men die March 30

The last week of March proved to be a deadly one on Thousand Oaks roads. A string of fatal car accidents ended the evening of March 30 when two people died in a two-car crash. More...

Health & Wellness

Skeeter season is here; here’s what you can do

White-striped species carry viruses

Mosquito season is here, and the Ventura County Environmental Health Division advises residents to take precautions to protect against mosquito bites and remove standing water sources from in and around their homes. More...

CSC names event director

McCall James has been named the new director of events at the Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/ Santa Barbara.  James graduated from the University of Arizona with a business degree from Eller College of Management. More...

BRIEFS

Walkers raise funds for MS Society More than 750 walkers are expected to take part in Walk MS: Conejo Valley, an opportunity for people living with multiple sclerosis and those who care about them to join together and be inspired, according to a pre More...

On the Town

Cabrillo preps show, announces season

‘Sister Act’ opens April 21

Get thee to the Kavli Theatre for a fun-filled showdown between murderous gangsters and a convent full of tough nuns.  That’s the premise of “Sister Act,” the second show in Cabrillo Music Theatre’s 2016-17 season. More...

New West teams up with CLU

New West Symphony will perform “ Fantastique,” the fifth concert in its Masterpiece Series, at 8 p.m. Sat., April 8 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Kavli Theatre, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. More...

See film classic on big screen

In recognition of the 60th anniversary of the 1957 release of the movie “12 Angry Men,” the Westlake Village-based Law Offices of Friedman & Bartoumian will sponsor a big screen presentation of the film at 7 p.m. More...

Sports

Warriors play brain games

Westlake softball team has 4.3 GPA; stars bound for Harvard, Stanford, Cal and Chicago

SOFTBALL /// Westlake Warriors   The Warriors see light at the end of the struggle tunnel.  It’s hard to keep a positive mindset when you’re squandering leads, losing close games and battling a seemingly never-ending stream of i More...

Baseball stars reach World Series

ELITE—The West Coast Baseball Elite youth team of Westlake reached the USSSA Elite World Series. More...

Welcome to the parity party

Local girls’ lacrosse squads continue to improve

GIRLS’ LACROSSE /// Midseason report This is the golden age of high school girls’ lacrosse in Acorn country. Teams that should be going through rebuilding seasons are still on top. More...

Pets

Red-legged frogs may be making a comeback

Rangers ask hikers to tread lightly around water

It was a discovery that inspired excited shouts, high-fives and elated tears. National Park Service researchers surveying a stream in the Santa Monica Mountains in March spotted signs of California red-legged frog reproduction. More...

Pet of the Week

COOL CAT—Cielo is an altered female calico domestic shorthair cat about 13 years old. She enjoys being held. If you would like to adopt Cielo ask for ID No. A4617609 at the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road. More...

Family

‘Junie B. Jones’ series brought to life on stage

Performances To Grow On will present “Junie B. Jones’ Essential Survival Guide to School,” a musical based on books by Barbara Park, at 9:45 and 11:30 a.m. Fri., April 7 at the Scherr Forum Theatre, 2100 E. More...

Proper handling of mysterious packages

My wife and I don’t use our home phone. More...

Aut2Run this month

The Autism Society Ventura County, in collaboration with Cal State Channel Islands Disability Resource Programs, will host its fifth annual Aut2Run 5K/10K/Fun- K Race on Sun., April 23 on the Cal State Channel Islands South Quad in Camarillo.  T More...

Columns

What we can all stand to learn from fallen Westlake oak

Even the natural world is full of irony.  The long drought killed many native trees that perished of thirst and it increased insect predation as a result of the trees’ distressed state.  Then the rains arrived, packing a lethal punch. More...

Fun and adventure can be found even without ‘The One’

People often ask me where I get the ideas for my column. More...

Change at the top: CVUSD superintendent resigning

Bonitatibus hands in her walking papers with year remaining on contract

Conejo Valley Unified’s chief of schools said Wednesday it was her decision—and her decision alone—to submit her resignation to the board of education after less than two years with the district and with another year remaining on he More...

Fun with Vikings

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Science on a Saturday? These parents are in

Conference aims to inspire, empower

Colina Middle School was a sea of lab coats and protective goggles Saturday as moms and dads squinted into microscopes, hunched over test tubes and prepared slides during Conejo Valley Unified School District’s fourth annual conference for Span More...

Community

No pot of gold in T.O. for alleged Bay Area ‘Rainbow Crew’

Four members of a notorious Bay Area shoplifting ring led law enforcement on an hourlong pursuit last week that started at The Oaks mall, police said. More...

Medical pot supporters outweigh opponents at city’s weed workshop

MARIJUANA POLICY DEBATE

To sell or not to sell? That was the question on March 28 when the Thousand Oaks City Council hosted its firstever marijuana policy workshop. More...

Indoor extreme sports venue needs to clear city hurdle

Recreation center proposed for Janss Marketplace

Before a new trampoline center can open at Janss Marketplace, operators have to jump through a few municipal hoops.  Jumping is what this joint is all about.  Provo, Utah-based CircusTrix operates individually branded indoor extreme recreat More...

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THURS., APRIL 6 Marines/FMF Corpsmen 6 p.m. at Elks Lodge, 1571 Kuehner Drive, Simi Valley. Ronald Reagan Marine Corps League Det. 597 meets for dinner. For all Marines/corpsmen. Contact: Ken Honaker. Phone: 805. 416.4063. More...

Schools

Pi Day

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CSUCI welcomes new provost

Helped improve grad rates at SDSU

Geoffrey Chase, the newly appointed provost of California State University Channel Islands, has worked in three states and both halves of California during his 36 years in education.  More...

Business

Bouncing back from unemployment

It began with rumors whispered in hallways and at the water cooler.  Then, in 2014, Amgen officials confirmed the worst: The Thousand Oaks-based biotech firm would be downsizing, with layoffs for nearly 3,000 workers, followed by another 600 to More...

Westlake entrepreneur wins award

Tracie Karasik, president of Westlake Village-based TLKmultimedia, has won the 2017 National Association of Women Business Owners Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. More...

Conejo Chamber names its ‘40 under 40’

The Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce has announced its honorees for this year’s 40 Under Forty recognition.  The young professionals will be recognized for their career and community contributions at the Chamber’s 40 under F More...

Police

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

Newbury Park  March 16  A man, 22, was arrested for burglary, identity theft and receiving stolen property in the 1500 block of Newbury Road.  March 24   More...

Faith

A Torah for the next generation

Of the Torah’s 613 commandments, the last is that every Jew should write a Torah in their lifetime. More...

Share in the Easter celebration

COMMENTARY

About 20 years ago, toward the end of high school, I began to fall for the girl who would later become my wife. It took some effort, but I summoned the courage to ask her to take our relationship beyond friendship and be my girlfriend. More...

Witnesses come to Westlake

This month, Jehovah’s Witnesses around the world will hold their annual commemoration of the Lord’s Evening Meal, also known as the Memorial of Christ’s Death. More...

Letters

Almost everyone deserves to pay less in taxes

I read with interest the Acorn editorial on state Sen. Henry Stern’s SB 807 bill that would eliminate state income tax for teachers. I agree with the editor’s sentiment and was thinking about this on my way into work this morning.  More...

Users shouldn’t have to resort to the black market

I don’t understand why the city is running scared—first from medicinal marijuana and now from legalized recreational marijuana. Both measures passed by a wide margin of voters.   More...

Problems with dogs should be reported

I’ve been following the series of letters published by the Acorn following the March 16 article on Michelle Baum, who was the victim of a violent dog attack in Thousand Oaks.  My family and I have lived in T.O. More...

Editorials

‘Freedom of information isn’t just a press issue’

EDITORIAL

Thousand Oaks Acorn was a bit remiss in failing to acknowledge Sunshine Week last month. More...