New Year’s Eve at Bogie’s bar

BOOGIE FEVER—Above, guests celebrate their Dec. 31 New Year’s Eve at Bogies bar and restaurant at the Westlake Village Inn. At left, Dominic Paschia of Thousand Oaks tries his luck at the craps gaming table during the festivities.

The holidays are over and hopefully so is elder abuse

Other Side of 50

My dog’s specialty vet closed her practice last week, a result of an elder experience that’s becoming far too commonplace in today’s world. When I asked why she was shutting down, my vet told me she’d been struggling over the past year to deal with issues related to her aging mother. The problems had become too exhausting and frustrating, she […]

The outlook for 2018 legal marijuana is still hazy

Pot became legal in our safe and cuddly community Monday, and the world didn’t come to an end. At least for now, the new recreational marijuana law appears to be much ado about nothing, A century of marijuana criminal law ended Jan. 1, replaced by a new law containing a patchwork of do’s and don’ts for residents, employers and police […]

New shoe sale

Benefits seniors

Senior Concerns’ Bargain Boutique and Thrift Store is kicking off 2018 with a giant shoe sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fri., Jan. 26 at 80 E. Hillcrest Drive, Ste. 120, Thousand Oaks. The store will offer more than 70 pairs of new, high-end Naot shoes donated by Bella Nuovo Shoes in Westlake, including sandals, boots and flats. During […]



A standing ovation

Local stars earn honors after another memorable season
Eliav Appelbaum

Birds dream of flying. Fish dream of swimming. Hibernating bears lick their chops about riding jet skis on Lake Tahoe while cradling lifetime-supply tankards of honey. And local high school football players dream—OK, maybe they’re just shrugging their shoulders in mild amusement—about becoming Acorn All-Stars. The Acorn All-Star report, first published in 2014, has been incognito the past few years, […]

Thousand Oaks home has pool, spa and covered patio

Upgraded second upstairs bathroom

This open, spacious home is on a cul-de-sac in the heart of Thousand Oaks and includes a private backyard and side yard. Downstairs has natural light and cathedral ceilings along with the family, dining and living rooms. The first floor also has a remodeled powder room and inside laundry room. The family room has a fireplace and a wet bar. […]

Agoura rec center unease

The response in last week’s Acorn by the staff at the Agoura Hills Recreation and Event Center to the request by bridge players for more space is wrong. Staff member Amy Brink does not even know when we play bridge. She said we start playing at 10 a.m., but play does not begin until 11 a.m. There is a large […]

The future is now

Lions are ranked No. 1 in CIF-SS Division 4 poll

Oaks Christian High’s girls’ water polo team watched the boys’ squad go from cellar dwellers to CIF-Southern Section champions. The female Lions want to make the same leap. The Southern California water polo circuit is certainly paying attention to Oaks Christian, 8-2 overall and ranked No. 1 in the CIF-Southern Section Division 4 poll. “We’re getting a lot of attention […]

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