Thousand Oaks Acorn
November 26, 2014 Edition
Cost of Erbes Road work swells to $12M
After months of hearing bad news from the job site, the Thousand Oaks City Council learned this wee...
Art for a worthy cause
CREATING ART TO HELP OTHERS— At left, Dorthea Hill, 13, of Simi Valley helps 18-month-old Eva...
No mask, no gun, no shame
Police are searching for a man shown in surveillance images robbing a Thousand Oaks bank last week. ...
Accident on Friday sends rat poison flying
A section of Avenida de Los Arboles near a public park and elementary school had to be closed for se...
Park district adds off-leash areas
Thousand Oaks dog owners will soon have three new places where their canines can legally run free. A...
Date of final visioning meeting set
Thousand Oaks residents have one more chance to help guide the actions of future city leaders over t...
Ex-security head at retirement community guilty of theft
The former head of security at University Village senior living community in Thousand Oaks will be s...
Tree committee makes first recommendation
Members of the city’s tree committee, charged with recommending changes to the oak and landmar...
A new approach
While marijuana use has been legalized in many states for medical purposes, and in four for recreati...
Holiday music fills the air at CLU
California Lutheran University will present its annual free Christmas Festival concerts, featuring c...
Show done in style of 1940s radio
Panic Productions will present special fundraising performances of “The Panic Holiday Radio Ho...
Repertory company to host auditions for ‘Iolanthe’
Ventura County Gilbert and Sullivan Repertoire Company will hold auditions for its spring show,...
The Movie Nut
At the end of this movie, after the credits conclude, there’s one final scene. And then...
An annual outdoor adventure
School snacks aren’t what they used to be, at least not at this year’s Open Classroom Le...
Capstone classes force students to take a deeper look
Inspired by news reports of a woman who faked a pizza delivery call so her abuser wouldn’t kno...
Building Block Battle
The Bleach Boys
Zach Okun mangles defensive linemen, linebackers and defensive backs on the football field. The 6-fo...
Magic run ends
La Reina High’s volleyball team tried to treat the CIF-Southern Section Division 4AA champions...
Teams Stay Hot In The Fall
Entrepreneur’s latest venture catches whiff of success
Local entrepreneur Pete Turpel is helping other business owners turn scents into cents—and dol...
BofA cutting staff in Simi
Rumors of layoffs at Bank of America are true. Next month the banking giant will reduce its Simi Val...
EYE ON LOCAL AREA STOCKS
Plight of the bumblebees
With a dry winter again predicted for Ventura County, local beekeepers are taking steps to avoid ano...
Holiday boutique benefits homeless pets
A holiday boutique benefiting homeless pets in need of medical care will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. ...
Pet of the week
Owls relocated to local elementary
Veterinary Medical and Surgical Group of Ventura recently sponsored the relocation of two baby barn ...
Newbury Park Nov. 10 Someone vandalized Newbury Park High School’s artificial turf football fi...
No Room at the Inn nativity display coming to St. Paschal’s in T.O.
No Room at the Inn will display more than 600 nativities at the 22th annual event Dec. 12 to 14 at S...
Cal Lutheran recreates first Xmas
California Lutheran University students and staff will join with community members to reenact the Ch...
Boy’s hospital care sparks book drive
Joshua Solis is a lucky lad even though he was born with a genetic bone disorder—multiple here...
Overeating makes no sense to me. Unless there’s competition involved. My younger brother and ...
Holiday hike a gift for local families
The Conejo Community Center and the Conejo Valley Botanic Garden will present the annual Jingle Bel...
Rethink teen driving laws
My three (count ’em, three) 16-year-olds just got their drivers’ licenses on the same da...
Lazy dog owners cross the street
Your Nov. 20 editorial (“The lazy minority give all dog owners a bad name”) was long ove...
TPP is bad for the middle class
Have you heard of the Trans- Pacific Partnership trade deal? Chances are you haven’t heard abo...
Put Obamacare on the ballot
I’d like to extend my congratulations to the GOP on a well-executed midterm election with top-...
What am I doing? I’m listening to the same song over and over. My mascara is running, my eyes ...
The gift-giving season is here. It’s the season for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and every y...
Thanksgiving is here so it’s time to talk turkey
On the day after Thanksgiving we’ll bet your waistline will be a little bigger than it was th...
FOR THE RECORD
The crash statistics for Avenida de Los Arboles that were published last week were incorrect. Here a...
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