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Health & Wellness

Dignity Health Medical Group names new director

The Dignity Health Medical Foundation recently named Cecilio Murillo as its director of operations for Dignity Health Medical Group for the Ventura region.  In this role, the Oxnard native will lead operations for eight clinics in Camarillo, Oxn More...

Treatment can slow disease’s progress

I distinctly remember the day I realized my father had something wrong with him. It was 1992, and my husband and I had recently moved to California. My parents came for their first visit to see us from their home in Cape Cod. More...

Calendar

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THURS., MAY 4 Thousand Oaks Stamp Club 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Goebel Adult Community Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, T.O. Contact: Rick McHenry. Phone: 805. 405.4566. Conejo Valley Woodworkers Assoc. More...

Schools

Bike drive benefits students in need

Some must walk miles to class

You’ve heard of going the extra mile. What about two? Or three or four? More...

Sports

Having fun in the sun

Westlake girls’ beach volleyball juggernautfinishes regular season 10-0

GIRLS’ BEACH VOLLEYBALL /// Westlake Warriors   Life’s a beach, literally, for the Warriors.  Westlake High’s girls’ beach volleyball team has been the marquee program in Ventura County the past half-decade.  More...

County champs are too fast, too strong

Thousand Oaks, Oaks Christian stars pick up gold medals at track meet

TRACK & FIELD /// Ventura County Championships The Ventura County Track and Field Championships is one of the most highly anticipated meets of the season. More...

Thousand Oaks on the rise

Lancer softball team surges into league win column after tough season

SOFTBALL /// Thousand Oaks Lancers The Lancers are starting to turn things around with first-year head coach Brittany Williams. More...

Police

Two-year sentence for dealer who sold deadly dose

Victim was T.O. resident

A Simi Valley man involved in selling drugs to a Thousand Oaks resident who died of an overdose last year has been sentenced to two years in jail plus two years’ probation. More...

Police say T.O. home invasion victim was targeted

Three alleged assailants are in jail

Thousand Oaks experienced a rare home-invasion robbery last week when a 22-year-old man was beaten and robbed April 26 in the Kevington tract by people known to him. More...

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

Newbury Park April 24 Someone broke into a car in the 1200 block of Ramona Drive. Vandalism was reported in the 1500 block of Silver Shadow Drive. A man, 49, was arrested for unlawful camping at Michael Drive and Borchard Road. April 25 More...

Family

Devising a device for dad

Student’s school creation makes real impact

Medical foam, a hinge, a bracket, a bolt, a nut, a washer and a tension spring. At first glance, 10-year-old Canon Hayes’ invention doesn’t seem like much. But for his dad, David, it’s a big step forward. More...

Columns

Praise for ‘Empress of Mulholland’

After the 1994 Northridge earthquake, I drove out to help a friend whose condo had been damaged. During a trip to the dumpster, I noticed an art nouveau style figurine of a nymph poking out of the trash.  More...

Cuddle clubs: a touchy subject

Although I can be an independent, confident and selfsufficient gal, sometimes I have to admit that I’m a wimp. Every once in awhile, something comes along that leaves me bewildered, boggled or downright shaking in my boots. More...

Rough waters

Case against CalAm rate hike more challenging than expected

Preparing to go before the Public Utilities Commission on May 3 to oppose a controversial California American Water rate hike, Public Works Director Jay Spurgin asked the Thousand Oaks City Council for more money last week. More...

The cold case of the hot guitars

Michael Hand is an avid guitar player who loves to not only strum fine instruments, but to collect them. More...

Community

Local reps weigh in on ‘sanctuary state’ bill

STATE

A proposed bill that would prevent law enforcement agencies from using their resources to help with immigration enforcement is heading to the California Assembly, and Ventura County authorities are fighting to stop its passage. More...

Only way to view next City Council meeting is in person

The results of the first phase of the city’s latest community attitude survey will be revealed next week at the council’s annual goal-setting meeting.  More...

COSCA to discuss potential acquisitions

The Conejo Open Space Conservation Agency will host a public discussion on potential parcels for open space acquisition at 6 p.m. Wed., May 10 in the thirdfloor boardroom at the Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks.  More...

On the Town

It’s time for CVD

Long-running community carnival starts May 11

Conejo Valley Days turns 61 this year, but it’s showing no signs of slowing down. More...

A war drama, and more, at its ‘Finest’

It’s a shame more people— many who might believe they can’t relate to a story about World War II—won’t see “Their Finest.”  More...

Choreographers, dancers step up for recital at CLU

Student choreographers in Cal Lutheran University’s dance program will present their creative work during “Moving Images 2017” at 8 p.m. Fri. More...

Business

Nordic Nursery owner is ready for new adventures

Car wash to take place of long running business

Retirement usually means moving on to greener pastures, but for Glenn Izard, things have been pretty green all along. Izard and his wife, Stephanie, are the owners of Newbury Park’s Nordic Nursery, which they opened in 1979. More...

Pets

Turtles the talk of town

The San Fernando Valley chapter of Turtle and Tortoise Club California will present its annual educational and fundraising show from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Pet of the Week

PEPPY—Norm is a brown-and-white altered male short-haired Chihuahua about 3 years old. He likes to run around with peppy energy. If you would like to adopt Norm, ask for ID No. A5045030 at the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road. More...

Faith

A survivor speaks

Thousand Oaks temple observes Yom HaShoah

The American troops who came to free James Bachner and others from a German concentration camp in 1945 had been ordered to film the conditions they saw.  But as the cameras rolled, Bachner said, the soldiers couldn’t believe their eyes.&nb More...

Ceremony will formally welcome CVUUF minister

Members of the Conejo Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Newbury Park will host a ceremony to install the Rev. Nica Eaton- Guinn as their settled minister at 3 p.m. Sat., May 6 in the church sanctuary at 3327 Old Conejo Road.  More...

‘Legacy’ is theme of women’s retreat

Faith of Christ Church will host a Ladies Retreat Day from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., June 3 at Grand Vista Hotel in Simi Valley.  A continental breakfast will be served from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Introductions will begin at 8:45 a.m. More...

Letters

McCoy: ‘I will not support a sales tax increase’

Dear Acorn readers: Just to be perfectly clear, I will not support a sales tax increase ever.  My reference to a citywide sales tax at the April 11 council meeting was to illustrate that the state gas tax did our city no favors.  More...

Quilting classes moved to make way for staff

Conejo Valley Adult School’s popular quilting classes were delivered a sudden blow just prior to spring break, when students and teachers were told that the longstanding program at the Horizon Hills campus in Thousand Oaks is to be closed indef More...

Drive-thru Starbucks a traffic nightmare

Starbucks is notorious for changing neighborhood dynamics, forcing out small vendors selling coffee as well as overwhelming adjacent properties and streets with high traffic.  The Thousand Oaks location at the intersection of Rancho Road and Tho More...

Editorials

Consider the case for neighborhood schools

EDITORIAL

As successful businesspeople can readily attest, it takes years to build a great reputation and only a few minutes to tear it down. More...