With crime on the upswing, we need to be vigilant

Crime is no longer the purview of the San Fernando Valley streets and Oxnard barrios. We know firsthand that burglars, thieves—and those who conspire to do even worse—operate right here among us in the Conejo and Las Virgenes valleys. Reports of petty theft, shoplifting and residential break-ins are nothing new in the Acorn Sheriff’s Blotter. The weekly cavalcade of crime […]

Star-studded fundraiser

Denim, Diamonds and Stars event raises over $100K for autism care, treatment

The 13th annual Denim, Diamonds and Stars Fundraiser at the Four Seasons Hotel in Westlake Village on Oct. 7 brought to light the challenges faced by children and adults with autism. The star-studded event was hosted by Autism Care and Treatment Today, a nonprofit organi- zation that provides services and support to children and adults with autism and their families. […]

Pet of the week

LOVES TOYS-Tanner loves his squeaky toys and playing with other small dogs. Meet Tanner, ID No. 5214490 at the Agoura Hills Animal Care Center, 29525 Agoura Road. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so check Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control before visiting the shelter.


Blood donations in Oak Park

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a good time to give blood or platelets to support cancer patients and others. Donors of all blood types are needed to help ensure a sufficient supply for patients this fall. The local donation opportunities are as follows. Thousand Oaks: From 2 to 7 p.m. Oct. 17 and 24; from 1 to 7 p.m. […]


10 experts, 10 minutes each, lots of topics

Popular speaker series returns Oct. 23

Always keeping an eye on tomorrow, the Conejo/Las Virgenes Future Foundation will present its fourth annual 10×10 speaker event starting at 6:30 p.m. Tues., Oct. 23 at the Grant Brimhall Library in Thousand Oaks. Ten experts in a variety of fields will talk for 10 minutes each and provide information that will help guide the community into the decades ahead. […]

Residence has home theater, custom workshop, gourmet kitchen

Also has huge master suite with a retreat, fireplace, built-ins and fridge

Enter through the gated courtyard to this four-bedroom, 4.5- bath home with approximately 4,500 square feet. The home theater is an entertainer’s dream. The gourmet kitchen has granite counters, cabinets, a large island with additional sink, stainless steel appliances, built-in refrigerator, double oven, built-in microwave and large walk-in pantry. The kitchen opens to large breakfast area and family room with […]

Last week’s top performers

Cole McCreary, WR, Oak Park: Coming back from an injury in the season opener, McCreary had 12 receptions for 238 yards in a 41-38 win against Brentwood. Jaden Casey, QB, Calabasas: The Coyote gunslinger threw for 405 yards with five touchdowns and zero interceptions in a nonleague win against Sierra Canyon. Dylan Natcher, DL, Oak Park: Had 11 tackles for […]

School board member balances fiscal, educational responsibilities


Dallas Lawrence, one of three incumbents running to keep his seat on the Las Virgenes Unified School District Board of Education, bills himself as a candidate who is able to walk the fine line between a tight budget and a top school system. Since he was first elected to the LVUSD board in 2013, Lawrence said, his primary goal has […]

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