Deals to be found on public auction sites

COMMENTARY /// Eye on the environment
Surplus items for reuse are available for purchase or to barter

When public agencies sell seized, abandoned and surplus items, they do not have to rely on eBay, Craigslist or the newly merged OfferUp and LetGo. com. Public agencies, including the County of Ventura, Ventura County Office of Education, Ventura Regional Sanitation District, and most local cities list items on It is an online auction site similar to eBay, where […]

Taxes are owed on unemployment payments

COMMENTARY /// The IRS and you

As a former IRS agent and CPA for over 45 years, I’ve experienced most every tax situation imaginable. I would like to share my wealth of knowledge with Acorn readers. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, millions of Americans received or are currently receiving unemployment compensation, many of them for the first time. It’s important for these individuals to know that […]


Cancer Support Community announces sale of Westlake headquarters

Group wants to remain in area

The Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara plans to either sell or lease its 4,000-square-foot headquarters in the Westlake portion of Thousand Oaks and said it hopes to move to a new home in the area. The address for the 30-year-old organization is 530 Hampshire Road. “As part of our long-term planning process, the CSCVVSB board of directors has decided to […]


Triunfo Water and Sanitation District seeks split from county partner

The Triunfo Water and Sanitation District is taking steps to become a fully independent agency. The district, which serves more than 30,000 people in Oak Park and nearby Ventura County communities, has relied on the Ventura Regional Sanitation District since 1977 for facilities inspections and maintenance. But at a recent meeting the Triunfo board voted to split from the Ventura […]


Triunfo-Las Virgenes returns with compost

Triunfo Joint Powers Authority has reinstated the free community compost program after nearly a two-year hiatus following the Woolsey fire. Compost will be availably by appointment only from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday at the Rancho Las Virgenes Composting Facility, 4232 Las Virgenes Road, Calabasas. The return of the high-quality soil amendment comes after the district’s composting facility […]

Ventura County Leadership Academy announces new cohort team

Leaders in the community

The Ventura County Leadership Academy, founded in 1994, has named its Cohort XXVI. The academy says its mission is “connecting people and issues to strengthen our county by developing, educating and inspiring a diverse group of leaders who aspire to enhance the quality of life in Ventura County.” The curriculum of year-long academy is delivered through 10 full-day interactive sessions […]

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