Conejo Chamber wins 5-star accreditation for third time

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has awarded the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce with its 5-star level of accreditation for the third consecutive time. The local business organization is one of only six chambers in California to hold the ranking. To receive accreditation, a chamber must meet standards in their operations and programs, including areas of governance, government affairs, […]

Taking action for the children

Action VC, a local nonprofit, is kicking off its 18th annual toy drive and Community Christmas Shoppes. Each year, toy collection boxes are established throughout Ventura County. In December, struggling families are invited to one of five shops around the county, where parents can select Christmas gifts for their children at no cost. This year, Action VC hopes to serve […]

Hoops team takes floor even though school plans far from slam dunk


Donda Academy played its season opener earlier this month at the 19,000-seat Target Center in Minneapolis. Although the school that is proposed between Simi Valley and Moorpark has yet to schedule classes, it’s already scheduling basketball games. The high school team representing Kanye West’s first foray into the field of education has dates with several of the nation’s top prep […]

Family Justice Center grant helps Ventury County victims of violence and abuse

A $1 million grant from the state will help fund an Oxnard branch of the Ventura County Family Justice Center. Officials say it will be a much-needed resource for Oxnard residents, who’ve made up roughly 40% of the more than 4,000 people who’ve sought services at the justice center’s Ventura location since it opened nearly two years ago. The center […]

Women business owners funded

With grant funding awarded by Kaiser Permanente and the National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders, Women’s Economic Ventures announced the following Forgivable Business Loan and Coaching Program recipients. The Ventura County small business owners will each receive no-cost technical assistance and training, as well as $10,000 in forgivable funding, to support their recovery and growth: Luisa Arzate, Marfer Ink, […]

Chao on Reagan foundation

Elaine Chao, the former federal labor and transportation secretary, will join the board of trustees of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute. Chao who has served at the cabinet level for two U.S. presidents, will assist the foundation in preserving and promoting the legacy of the 40th president, Ronald Reagan. Chao worked in the Reagan administration as White House […]

Final miles for Calabasas Volvo dealer

FAREWELL— Bob Smith Volvo on Calabasas Road in Calabasas has gone out of business. All vehicles have been sold to other dealerships and buyers while a Cadillac franchise readies to move in, The Acorn has learned. With Volvo having abandoned both Calabasas and Thousand Oaks, the nearest brand stores are Galpin of Van Nuys and Volvo Cars of Santa Monica. […]

White rises in food bank chain

Monica White, president, and CEO of Food Share of Ventura County has been named the new chair of the board of directors of the California Association of Food Banks from October through May 2022. White has served for three years on the association board of directors, including as vice-chair of the executive committee and chair of the governance and membership […]

Businesswomen organize community-wide sale

Landowner takes case against Parks to state AG

A landowner is asking the state attorney general’s office to investigate Ventura County Supervisor Linda Parks for her role in trying to prevent the development of his family’s land near Borchard Road and the 101 Freeway. Shawn Moradian has enlisted the aid of attorney Barry Groveman, former mayor of Calabasas, to petition Attorney General Robert Bonta to look into whether […]

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