Hollywood comics in town

For the third time, #Hashtag Comedy will bring some of Hollywood’s headlining comics locally for an evening of entertainment under the stars from 8 to 9:30 p.m. Sat., July 19 in the outside courtyard at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. The event will feature seven comedians in an intimate cabaret setting. The following […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]

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 […]


Ready, set, shop

Situating large stores close to private homes isn’t the most neighborly thing an urban planner can do. No homeowner wants to live in the shadow of a busy shopping center. But with the Conejo Valley’s undeveloped commercial real estate properties diminishing, sometimes builders have no other choice but to pack homes and businesses on top of each other. The unintended […]

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