New technology puts hospital on cutting edge of hip, joint placements

Author and sports TV personality John Brenkus’ physically active lifestyle had caused much of the cartilage and some of the bone in his knee to wear away. The pain got so bad, it made it difficult to walk, let alone run, swim or cycle. Desperate for relief, the 47-year-old amateur triathlete traveled from his home in Park City, Utah, to […]

Homeowner tips for selling in a buyers’ market

COMMENTARY /// Real estate

The 2019 real estate market is going to be more of a balanced market, which means sellers will no longer have the upper hand. Buyers are being choosy and want the most for the dollar. As a seller, how do you put your best house forward? Here are the top mistakes real estate agents commonly see made by homeowners looking […]

Sheriff out on medical leave

A health condition has forced a changing of the guard at the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station. Capt. Joshua Thai, who took command of the station in June 2016, has been on approved medical leave since November, sheriff’s spokesperson Nicole Nishida said. She could not discuss his condition or recovery further without violating the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, known […]

Essay contest winner hears the good news

Decibel Hearing Services held an essay contest in December 2018 to give an individual in need and living with hearing loss a set of premium hearing aids. After receiving many essay entries from individuals in the community and their families and friends, Decibel selected Eva Bogaardt as the winner of the Gift of Hearing Essay Contest. She was nominated by […]

Los Robles Hills residence has two bonus rooms plus separate guest suite

Fifth bedroom, bath over garage has private entrance

This Country French estate has panoramic views of Thousand Oaks. City lights, mountains and July Fourth fireworks can be seen from the backyard. The five-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom house has 3,715 square feet and is in gated Los Robles Hills, Entrance is through a paver driveway and private gate to gardens filled with fruit and avocado trees, roses and birds. The house’s […]

Show them some love

Let the whole world see how much your favorite someone means to you. The Acorn is celebrating Valentines’ Day by offering its annual Love Notes opportunity. For $10 you can purchase a personalized Love Note to be published Feb. 14 in The Acorn and online. In no more than 100 words, your Love Note should tell that special person just […]

Buddhist monk to discuss meditation, healing

American Buddhist monk Gen Kelsang Rigpa will give a lecture on “The Healing Power of Meditation” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sat., Feb. 9 at the Scherr Forum, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. Rigpa has been studying and practicing Buddhist meditation for almost two decades. He is based in Hollywood and teaches classes, workshops and […]

Agent with stellar reputation returns to Rodeo Realty

After a six-month departure, top agent Carmen Mormino has returned to Rodeo Realty. “I am overwhelmingly excited to bring my real estate practice back to Rodeo Realty, my ‘home’ for the previous 12 years,” said Mormino. “The reason for the return is simple, yet powerful. In my opinion there is no company out there whose values, priorities, integrity and standards […]