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Student 360 circles around

Program provides trauma comfort

In 2017, the Las Virgenes Unified School District launched its Student 360 initiative, which promotes the K-12 development of growth mindset, empathy, mindfulness, autonomy, persistence and collaboration. Each of these dispositions was selected after considering brain science, protective factors for mental health and career readiness. As the community continues to rebound from the Woolsey/ Hill fires and the Borderline tragedy, […]

One stop shop for wellness

Area seniors can discover what wellness and health-related services are available for them locally at the free 2019 Wellness Fest from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wed., Jan. 16 at the Goebel Adult Community Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. The theme for 2019 is A World of Wellness. The annual event gathers over 50 local businesses and public […]

Next stop for boys is Bakersfield

NUMBER ONE—Team Columbia is the U-10 winner of the fall AYSO area tournament. Johnny Matz, middle, scored the winning goal in the championship game. Team Columbia had several shutout matches during the tournament, which featured the best teams from Malibu, Newbury Park, Simi Valley, Agoura Hills and Thousand Oaks. In the six-game tourney, the boys scored 33 goals. The team […]

Kick off new year with sports leagues

Healthy exercise for boys and girls

Registration is underway for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley’s winter 2019 coed Jr. NBA Basketball League. The season kicks off with a free basketball clinic held on Sundays, Jan. 6 through 27 at the Los Cerritos Middle School Gym, 2100 E. Avenida De Las Flores, Thousand Oaks. The clinic is open to ages 5 and 6 […]

Free workshop on Alzheimer’s, dementia

The Alzheimer’s Association will offer a free program on Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia from 2 to 4 p.m. Thurs., Jan. 10 at Oxnard Family Circle, 2100 Outlet Center Drive, Ste. 380, Oxnard, and from 1 to 3 p.m. Tues., Jan. 15 at the Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi. The program covering the basics of Alzheimer’s and dementia will […]

Pet of the week

KISSY FACE—Pippin loves to give big wet happy kisses. She wants to be close and as soon she sees a friendly face, her little tail starts wagging away. Meet Pippin, ID No. 4886871 at the Agoura Hills Animal Care Center, 29525 Agoura Road. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so check Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control before visiting […]

Introduce yourself to community

The Acorn invites community members to submit brief blurbs for free inclusion in our weekly On the Town Calendar section. The types of items we welcome include club meeting notices, garage/bake sales that benefit a worthy cause, service club activities, library events, nonprofit musical and theatrical productions, nature walks, festivals, holiday events, and school-related events such as plays, concerts or […]

Dishing up dinner on Christmas

ALL THE FIXINS—Above, volunteer Elizabeth Lippel places cranberry sauce on one of the free meals at Temple Adat Elohim’s 24th annual Community Holiday Dinner on Dec. 25 in Thousand Oaks. Left, Thousand Oaks resident Juniper Ho, 5, watches a magician perform at the Christmas Day event that included live entertainment, music, toys and books for the kids, and a photo […]

Temple offers music, comedy

Temple Ner Simcha in Westlake will present “The Simcha Series: A Celebration of Jewish Arts” at the temple, 880 Hampshire Road, Thousand Oaks. All shows are family-friendly and will run from 7 to 8:30 p.m. There is no cover charge. Shows are free and open to the public. Scheduled performances are: Jan. 6: Benny Lipson, Mat Gurman and David Zasloff. […]

Sleuthing through the art world at university exhibit

An exhibit about the investigations of art detectives will provide hands-on experiences for Cal Lutheran University chemistry students and the public. Presented in partnership with Cal Lutheran’s chemistry department, “Traces: Revealing Secrets in Art and History” will run through Feb. 21 in the William Rolland Gallery of Art in William Rolland Stadium on the Thousand Oaks campus. Katherine Hoffmann, the […]


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