2014-07-17 E-Edition

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Longtime homeless woman has shelter, is alive and well

Jenny, now 78 years old, has been sleeping in a real bed for the past four years. The once-homeless woman who could be spotted across the Conejo Valley for three decades starting in the 1980s—often calling a bench near Gelson’s in Thousand Oaks home—is now living in a San Fernando nursing facility, according to a longtime friend. “Jenny’s amazing. She’s […]

Miracles to be explored at café

The Lifetree Café will present a free program titled “Miracles or Mere Coincidences? Does Everything Happen for a Reason?” at 7 p.m. Thurs., July 31 at 71 Loma Drive, Camarillo. The program will feature the filmed story of Robin Alm, a woman who believes a miracle occurred in her life. Lifetree Café is a place where people gather for conversation […]

See ‘Anthony and Cleopatra’

The Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival will present “Antony and Cleopatra” at 8 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from July 18 through Aug. 3 in Kingsmen Park on Regals Way at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks. The festival grounds will open at 5:30 p.m. for picnicking and preshow entertainment will begin at 6:25 p.m.

Water rates on the rise in Triunfo Sanitation District service area

Triunfo Sanitation District offi- cials are working to improve aging infrastructure and rebuild depleted reserves for the district, which serves about 30,000 residents in Oak Park, North Ranch, Lake Sherwood, Westlake and portions of Bell Canyon. In May, the Triunfo board of directors approved a new budget that includes $16 million in revenues and $13 million in operating expenses. Nearly […]

Camp program brings wildlife galore

Pet of the week

Enter Acorn’s Fiction in a Nutshell Contest

The dog days of summer are here, and if minds must wander, why not take advantage and turn those thoughts into creative forces? The Acorn’s seventh annual Fiction in a Nutshell Contest is here, and you’re invited to take part. Here’s how the Acorn’s popular writing competition works. Sit down in front of a blank piece of paper (that’s a […]

Tree removal in Westlake Village makes room for freeway bridge expansion

Workers are removing 13 trees on Lindero Canyon Road near the 101 Freeway overpass in Westlake Village. The tree removal is necessary to complete the road widening and bridge improvement project, officials say. The carrotwood trees along Westlake Golf Course between Agoura Road and the southbound Lindero Canyon off-ramp will be replaced with 17 flowering crape myrtle trees. According to […]

Volunteer ushers offer guests more than just direction to their seats at Civic Arts Plaza

For longtime Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza volunteer usher Sharon Caswell, the job is so much more than showing people to their seats. Sometimes it’s being the perfect wingman. “There’ll be a teenager and his girlfriend and they’ll have seats in the balcony. They’re in the nose bleed, but you don’t say that, that’s not nice. I like to say, […]

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