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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

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Health & Wellness

Inaugural ALS ride exceeds organizers' expectations

Benefit planned on short notice

Riding through the Santa Monica Mountains, cyclists raised almost $15,000 last week for the Agoura Hills-based Golden West Chapter of the ALS Association. More...

Speaker will discuss cancer's side effects

Workshop is Tuesday at CSC

The Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara will hold a free workshop, "Frankly Speaking about Cancer Series: Cancer and Treatment Side Effects," from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tues., Aug. 8 at 530 Hampshire Road, Thousand Oaks.  More...

See all the way to Camarillo on this wildlife-friendly hike

Hike offers views of the Oxnard Plain

This summer series will seek to shed a light on some of the Conejo Valley's lesser-known trails/hikes.   Thousand Oaks sits atop the Conejo Grade, Camarillo at the bottom, and it seems never the twain shall meet. More...




THURS., AUG. 3 Fork It Over FundraiserMore...


Hybrid program continues growth spurt

Century Academy adds grades 6 and 7

With its rigid bell schedule, high pupil-to-teacher ratio and hallways swimming with students, the traditional middle school setting isn't for everyone. This year, sixth- and seventh-graders in Conejo Valley Unified have another option. More...

Y basketball league starts next month

The Southeast Ventura County YMCA fall basketball league is taking sign-ups. The season begins Sun., Sept. 10.  The coed league is semi-competitive and focuses on skill development and having fun. More...


Westlake investment firm signs lease for larger office

One Capital plans move in December

One Capital Management, a global investment management firm, recently signed an eight-year lease for 9,000 square feet of space in the Westlake Park Place office center in Westlake Village. More...

Publisher packs backpacks for kids


READY FOR SCHOOL—Over 100 employees of Newbury Park-based SAGE Publishing stuffed 1,000 backpacks with new notebooks, pens and other school supplies at their annual philanthropy event July 14. More...

Learn about payroll tax

The Internal Revenue Service and Employment Development Department will hold a federal/ state basic payroll tax seminar from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thurs., Aug. 10 at the Ventura County SCORE office, 516 Pennsfield Place, Ste. More...


Agoura animal shelter unveils its colorful makeover


There used to just be a simple wooden sign advertising the Animal Care Center on Agoura Road. Now the driveway to the animal shelter is flanked by kaleidoscopic cat and dog images.  More...

Fairgoers can watch open horse show

The Simi Valley-based Greater Los Angeles Paint Horse Club will present "Fun at the Fair," an open, all-breed horse show, on Tues. and Wed., Aug. 8 and 9 during the county fair at the Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 W. More...


Pet of the Week

LITTLE BEAR—Oso is an altered male tan-and-white short hair Chihuahua mix about 4 years old. He gets along with other dogs and is good with small children. If you would like to adopt Oso, ask for ID No. More...



Sheila Roberts

SHEILA ROBERTS WAS BORN SHEILA SMITH in Blackpool, England. From an early age, she had a love for the theatre, books, and art, yet there were few outlets for her passions in the small Northern England town. More...


Dog owners are following proper protocol

Regarding your recent editorial "Solution to problems at off-leash areas isn't grass," I would like to clarify a few of your points.  More...

Group only asking to be treated fairly

The Acorn's July 27 article on the subject of off-leash areas missed a crucial point—CPRD's gross unfairness in selectively violating its water policy.  Fact: The CRPD water policy states that high-use public areas will be wate More...

Off-leash editorial off base

I feel compelled to comment on the Acorn's July 27 editorial position regarding grass in the off-leash areas.  More...


Our unaffordable 'affordable housing'


"Affordable housing" has become the buzzword of the day, but it's wishful thinking at best. More...

Woman's body found in Wildwood

Suicide to blame, police say

A hiker venturing off-trail discovered the body of a 21-year-old woman hanging from a tree in Wildwood Regional Park late Tuesday afternoon. Officials with the Ventura County Sheriff's Office have determined she took her own life. More...

Cougar sighting stirs Newbury Park

Backyard camera catches glimpse of big cat

Startled by a loud noise in her backyard just after midnight July 29, Newbury Park resident Melissa Smith flipped on the outdoor lights of her family's Crownhaven Court home and went to investigate. More...



Caretaker stole from elderly, police say

Assisted-living employee accused of theft, abuse

A caretaker at a Thousand Oaks assisted-living home has been accused of stealing jewelry and cash from the facility's elderly residents.  Jose Manuel Orozco, 21, worked at Sunrise Senior Living on Townsgate Road in the Westlake portion of More...

Agencies join forces to solve car theft

Two teenagers were arrested early Tuesday in connection with a car that was stolen from the front of a home on Mohawk Avenue in Thousand Oaks and found in Agoura Hills.  Thousand Oaks Police Department Detective Tim Lohman said witnesses saw the More...


Jury convicts T.O. man of rape

Beliveau met female victims at local AA meetings

A 64-year-old Thousand Oaks resident is facing up to 10 years in prison following a July 27 conviction on charges that he raped two women on separate occasions at a Newbury Park motel.  Jurors took one day to render a guilty verdict against Will More...

​Watch sunset from the saddle ACORN SERIES /// Day Trippers By Dawn Megli-Thuna

Watch sunset from the saddle

ACORN SERIES /// Day Trippers
By Dawn Megli-Thuna

EQUESTRIAN EXPEDITION—Trail guide Amanda Dunah rides a gelding, Buck, past Mount Boney at dusk.   DAWN MEGLI-THUNA/Acorn NewspapersEQUESTRIAN EXPEDITION—Trail guide Amanda Dunah rides a gelding, Buck, past Mount Boney at dusk. DAWN MEGLI-THUNA/Acorn NewspapersThis is the third in a series of features about fun local activities to tackle in your free time.

The grasslands of Rancho Potrero take on an ethereal golden glow as the sun fades behind the Conejo hills. At Rocking K Horse Rentals, you can take in the light show with your special someone on a sunset horseback ride.

Situated next to the Rancho Potrero and Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa open spaces, the Rocking K Ranch has access to miles of multi-use trails perfectly suited for an equestrian expedition.

They offer guided one- and two-hour sunset rides that travel through meadows and coastal sage scrub. But don't think you need to be John Wayne to hop on a horse.

Novice riders are welcome and helmets are provided free of charge.

Rides depart from the corral on Lynn Road in Newbury Park and head west toward the Conejo hills. From the saddle, riders can enjoy the vibrant hues of sunset framed by the volcanic peaks of Conejo Mountain.

As the trail turns south, riders pass the ruins of Olympia Farms, a former Arabian horse breeding ranch. The concrete foundations and dismantled barn lumber can still be seen.

The route then heads uphill as it turns east, passing a series of picnic benches and hitching posts. From there, riders face a bronze Mount Boney as it basks in the slanting light of late day.

A variety of wildlife, including coyotes, skunks and roadrunners, can be seen along the way.

Once you follow your guide back to the stables, grab a nightcap at The Local Table, just a five-minute drive down the street. They offer wine by glass or bottle and have a full bar.

The restaurant's menu features fresh California ingredients in European-inspired dishes like mushroom risotto, short rib brisket and mussels with linguine.

But leave room for dessert. Profiteroles, creme brulee and tiramisu are always on the menu.

Sunset horse rides are $45 for one hour or $60 for two, per person. Cash only.

If you prefer to eat al fresco, dinner rides are available with catering provided by Billy D'z Backyard BBQ.

To schedule a ride, visit For more about The Local Table, visit