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City’s proposed pot policy leaves both sides feeling burned

Council suggests allowing one dispensary with tight restrictions

“Baby steps” appears to best describe the pace city leaders are comfortable with when it comes to allowing commercial marijuana activity in Thousand Oaks. More...

Health & Wellness

Have a look at Lynnmere

THE TRAIL LESS TRAVELED

This summer series will seek to shed a light on some of the Conejo Valley’s lesser-known trails/hikes.   With its entrances tucked into quiet residential neighborhoods, Lynnmere Trail is one of Thousand Oaks’ best-kept secrets.  More...

Self-neglect: a growing problem

Imagine your longtime neighbor is an elderly gentleman who lives alone. He’s been in and out of the hospital over the last few months. More...

Skin research center opening in Newbury Park

An advanced state-of-the-art dermatology research and comprehensive treatment center will open in the Conejo Valley next week.  The official grand opening of the California Institute of Dermatology will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. More...

Calendar

Calendar

THURS., JULY 13 Margarita Mixoff And More More...

Schools

New Y course puts focus on safety

Kids as young as 3 are taught practical, life-saving lessons

It’s summer vacation, and as the temperature rises, kids look to pools and beaches to cool off and have fun. But with more children in the water comes a greater incidence of drowning. More...

CLU prof’s work lands him on ‘Shark Week’

He studied DNA from attacks

Research by Cal Lutheran University marine biologist Bryan Swig into the DNA of great white sharks will be featured in the Discovery Channel’s “Shark Week” kickoff episode at 7 p.m. Sun., July 23.  More...

NPHS student earns Reagan scholarship

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute and GE recently awarded the GE- Reagan Foundation Scholarship to a student from Newbury Park.  While in high school, Odysseus Pyrinis participated in mock trial, Model United Nations and sp More...

Business

In Westlake, new Carl’s Jr. to replace old

After 40 years on the corner of Westlake Boulevard and Townsgate Road, Carl’s Jr. was demolished last week as part of a planned remodel. More...

Why unemployment rate is misleading

COMMENTARY /// Labor market

The California Labor Market Information Division recently released its May 2017 report, showing an improvement in Ventura County’s unemployment rate from 4 percent in April to 3.8 percent in May. More...

Police

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

Newbury Park June 29 The Conejo Valley Unified School District reported a theft from Conejo Valley High School in the 1800 block of Newbury Road. Someone stole a car in the 800 block of Mitchell Road. June 30 More...

Faith

Simi Valley widows group is a blessing for members

More than a dozen women chatted about life on a recent Sunday afternoon at Sally Lefton Wolfe’s Simi Valley home. The room was filled with smiles and laughter. More...

Bones, wind and new life in the Holy Spirit

The California Museum of Natural Science once screened a 3-D Imax film of images captured by the Hubble telescope in deep space.  I saw galaxies inside of galaxies inside of more galaxies, like an endless stacking doll. More...

Letters

Forgo fireworks for the good of animals

I dread the Fourth of July every year. It’s not a day of celebration for me. More...

Pot is bad, alcohol is good, policy suggests

In one article, the Acorn reported that the City of Thousand Oaks is facing rising police costs. In another, that the City Council is allowing only one medical-need pot dispensary.  More...

Restrictions will lead to more stoned drivers

I’d like to respond to Mark Wallis’ letter (June 29) on the use of marijuana both medicinally and recreationally within the Conjeo Valley.  While he makes some intriguing and often overlooked points about the medicinal use of marijua More...

Jungleland adjacent

Man turned Thousand Oaks home into reptile garden

Nearly three years after an escaped cobra caused alarm in Thousand Oaks, authorities say they’ve confirmed the identity of the snake’s owner. Todd Kates, 55, was arrested July 6 on suspicion of animal cruelty after More...

Querrey advances to final four at Wimbledon

First U.S. male in semis since 2009

Sam Querrey’s living the dream in England. The Thousand Oaks High graduate upset defending Wimbledon champion and No. More...

Community

Allegations levied against youth coach

Former student says they had a sexual relationship

A longtime Ventura County youth soccer coach has been arrested on suspicion of committing sexual acts with one of his players from 2007 to 2009, police said. More...

Hitler speech blared from NPHS

Trespassers commandeered stadium PA system

Police are investigating how Newbury Park High School’s athletic field loudspeakers were commandeered to blast offensive material for two consecutive nights over the weekend. More...

Heart disease blamed for hiker’s death

Clyde “Dick” Miller, 65, died doing what he loved.  An avid hiker, Miller, whose body was found last month in Triunfo Creek Park, died of natural causes related to heart disease while walking on the Pentachaeta Trail, officials said More...

On the Town

Finding the right brew

Newbury Park natives craft beer app

For those overwhelmed by the growing variety of craft beers to choose from, there’s an app for that. More...

Golden opportunity for quality, all-you-can-eat Asian fusion

Like a meal fit for a king, more than 100 delicious items are laid out on a long, winding counter at Golden Panda Buffet. The new Simi Valley restaurant offers this freshly made all-you-can-eat feast at prices you won’t believe.  More...

Bring the incense and peppermint

Get ready to set your alarm clock back 50 years.  Strawberry Alarm Clock, the psychedelic rock band best known for its 1967 No. 1 hit “Incense and Peppermints,” will perform at 6 and 8 p.m. More...

Sports

Going hog wild

Linemen take center stage at Spartan exhibition

FOOTBALL /// Rio Mesa tournament   During a summer of relentless 7-on-7 passing tournaments, Rio Mesa High’s hogs tournament was a breath of fresh air.  More...

From Hell and back

Three years away from UFC, Vinc Pichel wins in first-round KO

MIXED MARTIAL ARTS Vinc Pichel never imagined a single text message would bring so much joy. More...

Pets

Animal shelter strives to save lives

During her 25-year career with the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control, Denise Rosen has helped find new homes for countless neglected and abandoned pets.  Rosen started her career as a kennel attendant, was promoted to anim More...

Pet of the Week

STYLISH—Penny is an altered female tortie domestic shorthair cat about 7 years old. If you would like to adopt Penny, ask for ID No. A5060008 at the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road.   More...

Family

Kids can go to camp at Ventura Harbor

Thursdays are fun days by the bay

Seaside Kids Club will take place from 11 a.m. to noon Thursdays through Aug. 10 at the waterfront at Ventura Harbor Village, 1583 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura. More...

Celebrating AMERICA

Thousand Oaks residents revel in Fourth of July activities

TAKING A SWING—Rob O’Keefe of Thousand Oaks keeps his eyes on the ball while taking part in the Fourth of July Senior Home Run Derby at Borchard Park last week. More...

Fun zone hosts play dates for special kids

Kids World Family Fun Center in Oak Park recently hosted a sensory play date with reduced lighting and noise for guests with special needs.  More...

Columns

Enough with frogs, ready for prince

You might be familiar with an old saying often stitched on lacy pillows or etched on plaques: “You have to kiss a lot of frogs before you find your handsome prince.” More...

Editorials

Enjoy our natural wonders, but please do so responsibly

Our readers like to get outdoors and take in all the natural beauty Ventura County has to offer. There are those who relish hiking and biking throughout the surrounding Santa Monica Mountains and those who love to surf and swim at our local beaches. More...