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Pet sitter meets ‘Brat in the Cat’

Perhaps a dog person should not tackle a cat-sitting assignment. Then again, I suppose it’s good to veer out of your comfort zone on occasion and tackle head-on a fluffy gray kitty named Horrid Bartholomew (“H.B.”). That’s not his actual name, as names have been changed to protect the guilty. As with a number of cats I’ve encountered, H.B. took […]

Cuckoos fly over theater

Continuing its 60th season, Conejo Players Theatre will present “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” from May 18 through June 9 at 351 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. Show times are 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. The play, written by Dale Wasserman and based on the novel by Ken Kesey, was originally staged by CPT […]

Free-standing townhome in Oak Park has two-car detached garage with roll-up doors

This free-standing Oak Park townhome has three bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms and is approximately 1,462 square feet. The house has a light and open floor plan with vaulted ceilings. The living room has a fireplace and a balcony. The formal dining area opens to a balcony with a view. The sunny kitchen has upgraded tile counters, replaced appliances, wood floor […]

Pro-gun rally?

How did 24 kids holding a rally in support of gun ownership become a front page Acorn article? At every level, there’s something wrong with honoring that choice. Jonathan GreenspanWestlake Village

Pierce Brothers park to remember war dead on Memorial Day

The 28th annual Memorial Day Remembrance at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Griffin Memorial Park will take place Mon., May 28 in the park’s Garden of Valor, 5600 Lindero Canyon Road, Westlake Village. An assembly bugle call and fly-over will open the program. A concert will begin at 10:30. a.m. with the renowned Air National Guard Band of the West Coast. […]

A lucky night for local charities

St. Paschal Baylon Men’s Club will host its annual Texas Hold’em poker tournament and casino night Sat., May 19 in the parish hall at 155 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Doors will open for check-in at 6:15 p.m., followed by the poker tournament at 7 p.m. The fundraiser will have card and casino games, roulette and craps, hosted by professional […]

Sense appeal when selling

When prospective buyers stop by to see a house, they’ll be barraged by a variety of sights, sounds and smells. Some of these sensations will immediately capture their attention, while others may register on a subconscious level. The encouraging thing to keep in mind is that you can control many aspects of how visitors experience your home. Here are a […]

When to call 911

Recently, Liberty Canyon had one of the most potentially serious threats in our sleepy community in 40 years. We want to thank the police, rescue and various units that responded rapidly to protect the public from the 911 call received involving a weapon. We deeply thank the police, who rapidly arrived and stayed through the night. The threat of a […]

Spring has sprung at farmers markets

Spring brings fresh offerings and changes to the Ventura County Certified Farmers’ Market Association. The unpredictable weather last year affected many of the fruits and their cycles so farmers are assessing their crops and the availability and seasonal changes that come along with it. Gregory Mizuno of Mizuno Farms, which offers a variety of fruits including blackberries, nectarines and peaches, […]

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