Barn cat program helps feral problem

Ventura County Animal Services is launching a program that will bring the shelter one step closer to becoming a “no-kill” facility. Donna Gillesby, interim VCAS director, told the Acorn in January that in addition to its new foster program, the shelter was creating a barn cat program to further its mission to find every animal a home. “We have wild […]

Hospitalizing a parent: 10 things to consider

Part one of a two-part series The phone rings. Your 80-yearold mother has fallen. They suspect she has broken her hip. An ambulance is on its way. Whether the relationship with your mother is strained or loving, you live near or far, you are her only child or one of six, most likely you will play a role in her […]

Too many hands reach into the Prop. 30 pie

Your opinion piece in last week’s paper was, as usual, well done. Unfortunately, you missed a point that might make the surprising method of distribution of Prop. 30’s proceeds to the state’s schools relatively benign in comparison. Before voting, I read Prop. 30 all the way through, which isn’t my normal practice. If you did the same, you would have […]

Discovery Center to host lecture on saving the ocean

The Discovery Center for Science and Technology will present “Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Crusade to Save the Oceans” by Holly Lohuis, executive coordinator of the Ocean Futures Society at 7:30 p.m. Thurs., Apr 11 at the Scherr Forum Theater, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. The oceans are beset by many problems caused by human activity, including overfishing, […]

New charter school will open in the area

Sanctioned in February by the Ventura County Board of Education, a new public charter school for grades six through 12 will open in Thousand Oaks in August—the first in the city to cater to middle and high school students. Slated for a vacant building on Moody Court, the Albert Einstein Academy for Letters, Arts and Sciences (AEALAS) will be open […]

Teenage rebellion at Oaks Christian


“Footloose,” the 1998 show about teenage rebellion and repression in small-town America, is one of several Broadway musicals that have become popular with high school theater companies. Along with “Grease” and “Bye, Bye Birdie,” it’s known for its exuberant dance numbers, hit-laden score and characters that teens can identify with. The Oaks Christian High School Theatre Arts Department put on […]

Reduce stress

The Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara will host a free eight-week seminar titled “Mindfulnessbased Stress Reduction” from 1:30 to 3:45 p.m. Wed., April 10 through May 29 at 530 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. The class is based on Jon Kabat Zinn’s program at the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. The program combines meditation, gentle yoga, […]

Lucy Martin treated poorly

My husband and I were at the city council meeting March 27 at city hall. We are supporters of Lucy Martin, but more importantly, we are supporters of Calabasas. We feel that Ms. Martin adds a much-needed voice on the City Council. She is not a lawyer or developer or political crony. She got elected by her constituents to represent […]

Reality party draws attention to underage drinking issue

Straight Up Ventura County, in collaboration with Conejo Valley Unified School District, Conejo Council PTA, Break- Through, Engage Recovery and Thousand Oaks Police Department, presents a Reality Party for Parents to expose underage drinking, binge drinking and drug culture on Sat., April 6 at houses in Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village and Newbury Park. Addresses will be given when a tour […]

High School Hi-Lights

Agoura ChargersSat., April 6: Mock SAT/G building/ 8:30 a.m.Mon., April 8: Late start dayzero period begins at 9 a.m.IBPA meeting/faculty diningroom/6 p.m.Tues., April 9: WASC parenthome group/media center/7 p.m.Charger Club/A1/7 p.m.Wed., April 10: Lip sync information meeting/A1/12:25 p.m.TAB/faculty dining room/7p.m.Thurs., April 11: Every 15MinutesCalabasas CoyotesMon., April 8: Counselors toA.E. Wright Middle SchoolPFC meeting/9:30 a.m.Dodgeball second semestertournament/12:15 p.m.Cheer paren/5 p.m.Dance booster/6:30 […]

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