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Pro-Israeli demonstrators gather at the intersection of Thousand Oaks Boulevard and Westlake Boulevard in Thousand Oaks on Nov. 12, 2023, to honor late protester Paul Kessler. Photo credit: The Editorial Board.

Ventura County mourns the death of Jewish protester Paul Kessler

By The Editorial Board November 15, 2023

On Sunday, Nov. 12, over 300 pro-Israeli demonstrators lined the intersection of Thousand Oaks Boulevard and Westlake Boulevard after local Jewish resident Paul Kessler died from complications of a protest...

Individuals pose at the Heart Walk fundraiser in Ventura, CA on Sept. 28, 2019. Image provided by the American Heart Association.

Moorpark College to partake in Heart Walk fundraiser this Saturday

By Sulor Garretson October 6, 2022
This weekend, Moorpark College is participating in the American Heart Association's 2022 Ventura County Heart Walk Fundraiser.
A print edition of this weeks Acorn newspaper lies on a damp driveway in Camarillo, CA. The headline, Cant bear the heat, reads visibly beneath rain droplets on Sept. 10, 2022. Photo credit: Shahbano Raza

Expected downpour turns into a heavy let down for Ventura County residents

By Sulor Garretson September 16, 2022
This past weekend, Southern California faced winds and rain brought on by Tropical Storm Kay following a severe 10-day heat wave. For many Ventura County residents, the storm did not live up to its expectations.
The Fred Kavli Science Center on May 10, 2022. The center consists of multiple departments at Moorpark College, including Life Sciences. Photo credit: Shahbano Raza

Moorpark College awaits approval to develop a bachelor’s degree in biomanufacturing

By Shahbano Raza May 14, 2022
The offering of bachelor’s degrees at community colleges might soon become the new normal. While some community colleges already offer bachelor's degrees, more community colleges are likely to follow suit thanks to recent developments in education legislation.
Photo courtesy of the VCCCD photo archive.

VCCCD Board of Trustees Meeting Discussed COVID-19 Protocols, Student Wages and More

By Andres Garcia January 26, 2022

The Ventura County Community College District Board of Trustees held a virtual meeting on Jan. 18. The meeting covered topics such as COVID-19 restrictions and student worker wages. Public comments made...

An Athens Services trash truck sits empty in a parking lot off Hillcrest and Wilbur in Thousand Oaks. These lots are currently being used to store trash bins, containers, and act as a home hub for the trucks. Photo credit: Christina Mehr

Athens Services is now Thousand Oaks’ New Trash Service Company

By Christina Mehr January 23, 2022
The city of Thousand Oaks has signed a 15-year contract with Athens Services, a trash service company. The contract includes waste hauling, recycling, and street-sweeping services beginning Jan. 1, 2022. Athens Services aims to make the waste collection more sustainable.
Image Courtesy of VCCCD photo archive. Photo credit: Clepsy Hernandez

Moorpark College announces plans for classes to remain online until mid February

By Jane Walgren January 21, 2022
After two weeks of courses being fully online, Moorpark College has announced that remote learning will remain in place until Feb. 14.
Thousand Oaks man lights two homeless citizens on fire

Thousand Oaks man lights two homeless citizens on fire

By Rachel Franklin November 16, 2021
Ventura County Sheriff's Office is currently searching for Thousand Oaks transient Robert Burn, who is suspected of lighting two other transients on fire while they were inside a tent.
Clouds roll away from the city of Ventura on March, 14, 2020 in Ventura, CA. Photo credit: Ryan Bough

Ventura County presents State of The County address for 2021

By Jane Walgren October 15, 2021
Ventura County held the annual State of The County address on Sept. 30. via Zoom. Mike Powers, the County Executive Officer, discussed key issues that the county faced during the year and what additional plans are set in place for the future.
A car drives out of the Calabasas Library lot, next to the Calabasas voting center on Sept. 13, 2021. Voting for the Gubernational Recall Election will be open to residents through Sept. 14, 2021. Photo credit: Rachel Franklin

Californians vote on the recall of Governor Gavin Newsom

By Adriana Janiga September 14, 2021
Republicans from the State of California, which has been governed by Democrats for more than a decade, met the requirements to organize the recall to remove Newsom.
Governor Newsom ushers in state’s reopening at Universal Studios Hollywood, holds $15 million Vax for the Win grand prize drawing on Tuesday, June 14, 2021. Photo courtesy of the Office of Governor Gavin Newsom.

Mask Mandate lifted in California as the state begins to ‘roar back’ and lift most COVID-19 restrictions

By Ryan Bough June 15, 2021
California 'roars back' as the state lifts most COVID restrictions including the Mask Mandate. After 15 long months, California is back. On June 15, most COVID-19 restrictions were lifted for vaccinated individuals including the mask mandate.
Leah Orly and Gali Reuben show their support for Israel at a protest in Agoura Hills, CA. on Sunday, May 23, 2021. The protest was to demonstrate support for Israel after the May 21 ceasefire between Israel and Hamas. Photo credit: Ryan Bough

Pro-Palestine and pro-Israel rallies held on Thousand Oaks Blvd as protesters call for continued peace amid Israel-Hamas ceasefire

By Ryan Bough May 26, 2021
On the intersection of Thousand Oaks Blvd and Westlake Blvd, cries for justice for what the protesters called a ‘Palestinian genocide’ echoed down the streets. On the opposite side of town at the corner of Thousand Oaks Blvd and Kanan Rd, there were also cries; cries for peace and to stop hate.
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