Answers for questions regarding third-quarter state, federal taxes

Commentary /// Kash in your pocket

State and federal tax matters can be vexing and problematic. The following are answers to some of the key issues facing taxpayers as the third quarter approaches. Q: Can I deduct investment fees I pay this year? A: No. The schedule A writeoff for these costs, IRA custodial fees paid directly by the account owner, and the rest of the […]

Entrepreneur forum for women

Event offers resource fair, networking

SCORE Ventura will present “Inspiring Women: a Female Entrepreneur Forum on Financing Your Business” from 5 to 8 p.m. Wed., June 19 at the Grant Brimhall Library, 1401 E Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Refreshments, resource fair, networking will be available from 5 to 6 p.m. Speakers will give talks from 6 to 8 p.m. The female-focused event will include a […]


SIP continues fire followup

SIP Malibu Grapes will host its second Pop-Up No. 2 Wine and Food Event from 2 to 5 p.m. Sun., June 9 at the Sunset Restaurant, 6800 Westward Beach Road, Malibu. SIP Malibu Grapes, whose wine bar was destroyed in the Woosley fire last fall, continues its series of wine and food events to help raise money for organizations impacted […]

Economic forecast June 21

The Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce returns with its Regional Economic Forecast program from 7 to 9 a.m. Fri., June 21 at the Sheraton Agoura Hills Hotel, 30100 Agoura Road. A hot breakfast buffet and check in will begin at 6:45 p.m. The keynote speaker is Kristin Decas, CEO and port director of Port of Hueneme. Since Decas took […]


Dr. Sherry Thomas

This Q and A is with Dr. Sherry Thomas, urogynecologist and surgeon specializing in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. Q: When was your practice founded? How many locations do you have? How many people do you employ? A: Dr. Sherry Thomas, PC, was founded in 1989. I currently have one location in Agoura Hills with a staff of five, […]

Conservancy addresses homeless

Agency reviewing proposals in effort to clean up encampments at river bottom

The Nature Conservancy’s office in Ventura recently took bids from qualified individuals, teams and companies to find and help people living in homeless encampments in the river bottom of the Santa Clara River and at Ormond Beach in Oxnard. Those habitat areas are continuously threatened by byproducts of homeless encampments, including trash, human waste, wildfires started by campfires, and illegal […]


Vehicle sales show promise

But report mixed

The recent announcement of major job cuts at Ford Motor Co. notwithstanding, California’s new vehicle market is said to be off to a solid start for 2019. While the market experiences a mild decline, new vehicle registrations are trending to exceed 1.9 million sales in 2019. According to the California Auto Outlook First Quarter 2019, market share for non-luxury SUVs […]


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