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Disco Fever

BLAST FROM THE PAST—The disco tribute band Boogie Knights takes the stage Aug. 22 for the Westlake Village Saturdays in the Park concert series at Berniece Bennett Park. More...

Union fires back at Haggen

One week after Haggen announced plans to close 16 California stores and lay off 1,100 company employees, a local union filed grievances with the grocery chain—as well as Vons and Albertsons—alleging illegal business practices and violatio More...

Health & Wellness

Local psychologist uses new, high-tech gadgets to help patients in therapy

A new patient sits anxiously in the office of Dr. Joseph Nicolosi Jr., a Thousand Oaks-based clinical psychologist. Uneasy about meeting the doctor for the first time, the woman’s eyes remain locked on the floor. More...

Free seminar for Alzheimer’s caregivers

Program to cover symptoms, care needs and safety

Senior Concerns and the Alzheimer’s Association will host a seminar on “Living with Alzheimer’s Disease: Mid Stages” from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tues., Sept. 15 at Senior Concerns, 401 Hodencamp Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

Ongoing Nar-Anon meetings provide support

Nar-Anon is a worldwide support group for family and friends of drug addicts. The Conejo Valley Chapter meets at 7:30 p.m. every Thursday in room 6 at Temple Adat Elohim, 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. More...

Schools

Honors colleges offer real advantages

Some excellent students may not be admitted to elite private colleges because of the intense competition. More...

New principal makes a splash at YB

WELCOME BACK—Dr. Erin Roderick, second from left, greets parents and students as classes resume last week at Yerba Buena Elementary School in Agoura Hills. Roderick is the school’s new principal, replacing Christina Desiderio. More...

Support education success with back-to-school checklist

Special needs children may require extra assistance to do well in class

As the school year begins, many parents are anxiously wondering how to support the success of their children. This is especially the case when a child has a learning disability like ADHD. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Agoura Hills A thief stole a $300 cellphone from a table at Agoura High School in the 28500 block of Driver Avenue Aug. 14. Calabasas A burglar stole a $ 3,500 computer from a home on Mulholland Highway Aug. 15. More...

Faith

Synagogue opens first Jewish infant care center in Ventura County

Temple Etz Chaim’s Early Childhood Education Center has opened an Infant Care Center at 1080 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. This is the first Jewish infant daycare center in Ventura County. More...

Temple to host High Holidays family services

Temple Etz Chaim, a conservative synagogue, will host family prayer services for the High Holy Days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Rosh Hashanah services will take place from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Mon., Sept. 14 and Yom Kippur from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. More...

Emmanuel Church welcomes new staff

Emmanuel Church will introduce two new staff members, Lance Merrill and Deborah Barber, to the congregation during the worship services at 10 a.m. Sun., Sept. 6 at 588 Camino Manzanas, Thousand Oaks Merrill is the new choir director. More...

Obituaries

Margaret “Peg” Lane

February 6, 1936 - August 19, 2015

Margaret “Peg” Lane, passed away after a short illness on August 19, 2015 with family members by her side. Peg was born in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. on February 6, 1936. More...

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THURS., AUG. 27 PVHS Speaker Series 6:30 p.m. at Pleasant Valley Historical Society Museum gazebo, 720 Las Posas Road, Camarillo. Rick Dierksin presents free talk on “History of water in Camarillo.” Phone: 805.482.3660. More...

Letters

Lock those doors

The Aug. 20 issue of The Acorn listed 21 crimes in the Sheriff’s Blotter. Of these, 12 involved burglaries from cars. Why people continue to leave items in locked vehicles in plain sight continues to amaze me. More...

Letters come with a purpose

I just finished reading last week’s Acorn. Lots of great letters and I just want to say thank you to those of you who took the time to write. More...

Haggen fallout

I am one of those former Albertsons customers who was excited to see what Haggen was all about, and no longer go there because it is not competitive in its pricing. More...

Editorials

Impatient drivers are making bad situation worse

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Eighteen months into a planned twoyear construction schedule, the expansion of the 101-23 interchange continues to play havoc with the lives of commuters across Ventura County. More...

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Breaking News - 8/28/2015 9:21 AM

Agoura doctor jailed, loses license for misprescribing pills

Dr. Terry Stanger, a 69-year-old Agoura Hills resident who was charged in 2014 with more than a dozen felonies related to money laundering and the overprescribing and selling of controlled substances, surrendered his medical license last month. More...

Agoura panel OKs Chesebro Meadow luxury homes

City Council will decide fate of new development

After hearing a long debate on one of the most divisive issues in the city’s history, the Agoura Hills planning commission voted 3-2 last week to annex the land known as Chesebro Meadow east of the city and approve a plan for luxury homes to be More...

Residents teed off about Westlake’s errant golf balls

Not a pervasive problem, but a dangerous one

Jim Goodwin was minding his business and driving the speed limit on the southbound 101 Freeway in Westlake Village a month ago when a golf ball broke through his windshield and landed on the passenger seat. More...

Community

Calabasas council approves Old Topanga home

Ridgeline project not popular with some residents

The Calabasas City Council denied an earlier appeal and voted 3-2 in favor of a plan to build a home on an Old Topanga ridgeline. The speakers who attended the Aug. More...

It’s back to nature for Medea Creek

The concrete Medea Creek flood channel in Agoura Hills began its return to a natural state last week when dignitaries from several agencies broke ground on the project. More...

Agoura High junior shoots for the stars

Trying to succeed in the entertainment industry can be a daunting task, but Kaleigh Krause, a 16-year-old singer-songwriter and actress from Agoura Hills, feels up to the challenge. More...

Business

Home remodeling show builds following

The 41st Conejo Valley Home Remodeling Show will take place Sat. and Sun., Oct. 10 and 11 at the Westlake Hyatt Plaza, 880 S. Westlake Blvd., from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. More...

Chamber members meet

NETWORKING EVENT—Above, guests mingle at the Aug. 19 Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce mixer at the Ventura County Credit Union in Thousand Oaks. Below, Natalie Bradley of the Ventura County Credit Union greets attendees. More...

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Pets

Black on black—raven vs. crow

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At the California Wildlife Center, people often ask us, “How can you tell the difference between a raven and a crow?” More...

Pet of the Week

CUTE AS A BUTTON—Irish is a male brown and white rabbit about 6 months old. He came to the shelter as a stray. To adopt Irish, ask for ID No.A4863692 at the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road. More...

Family

Teen actor chosen as parade grand marshal

Actor Corey Fogelmanis, best known for his role as Farkle Minkus on Disney Channel’s “Girl Meets World,” will be the grand marshal of the 2015 Reyes Adobe Days parade. More...

Getting grandparents in on the act

Parenting today

With two busy parents in a household, it can be difficult to give children all the attention they need. More and more, parents are asking their own parents for help with occasional babysitting or regular daycare. More...

Youth and Government program kicks off

The Triunfo YMCA—serving Agoura Hills, Oak Park and Westlake Village—will kick off its Youth and Government leadership program for teens with a barbecue from 6 to 8 p.m. Thurs., Sept. 3 at Sumac Park, 6000 Calmfield Ave., Agoura Hills. More...

On the Town

‘Peace Child’ production preaches tolerance

Sometime in the future, there will be peace. The issues we face today will be mere memories that we’ll look back on, examine and discuss. That’s the premise behind “Peace Child,” a musical production being staged Aug. More...

Auditions open for youth show

The Agoura Community Theater, in cooperation with Curtain Call Youth Theatre sponsored by the City of Agoura Hills, will hold auditions for Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., Aug. More...

Malibu exhibit to feature Saul Mandel’s artwork

Artist known for his Jolly Green Giant

An exhibit of Saul Mandel’s art will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. Sat., Oct. 10 at Malibu Family Wines’ tasting room, 31740 Mulholland Hwy., Malibu. More...

Columns

In case of emergency . . .

The next time you slip in the tub, take a fall or face an emergency at home alone, you might want to have this column somewhere close by: It might just save your life. More...

Pocket paradise

Sometimes, our point of origin will shape us forever. I didn’t grow up in a safe or green environment. The only available park was built near a grimy derelict factory building in the shadow of an abandoned elevated line. More...

The vanishing vacation

I used to enjoy vacations. In my adult years, I traveled to many places, including Ireland, Aruba, Hawaii, Mexico, London and India. I enjoyed trying new foods, learning about different cultures, seeing historical sights and meeting new people. More...