EDC welcomes new 2020 executive board leadership

Chairperson brings ‘extensive experience’

Nan Drake of E.J. Harrison and Sons was installed as the 2020 chair of the Economic Development Collaborative’s board of directors at the organization’s 23rd annual meeting. She is joined by newly elected officer Ventura County Supervisor Kelly Long as vice chair and Peter Zierhut of Haas Automation Inc., who is continuing as secretary/ treasurer. “Nan Drake brings extensive experience […]


T.O. dog-training business opens

Zoom Room, a national indoor dog-training business, has opened at 45 Rancho Road, Thousand Oaks, the sixth location in California for the Los Angeles-based brand. Zoom Room Thousand Oaks will host a grand opening party from 3 to 5 p.m. Sat., Feb. 1. Community members and their pups can check out the new space, meet the owner and take advantage […]

Westlake Realtors prove they have soul

Shoe donations on Saturday will assist area charity

Cathy and Michelle Gerrard, affiliate agents with the Westlake Village office of Coldwell Banker Realty, hosted a Shop and Drop shoe donation event for Soles4Souls Jan. 25 at Westlake Shoes, 30831 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Westlake Village. For every pair of used shoes that participants dropped off at the event, they received a ticket to an opportunity drawing with the chance […]


Westfield expansion coming

Retail behemoth planned for Topanga Cyn. Blvd.

Westfield Topanga and The Village shopping centers announced they will begin work this month on transformation of the 160,000-square-foot former Sears department store on Topanga Canyon Boulevard into a new upscale dining and entertainment district. Slated to be unveiled in late 2021, the new venue will feature a posh entertainment center with chef-driven food hall, sit-down restaurants, entertainment activities and […]


Real estate leader sees continued strong market in 2020

Homeowners and homebuyers across America—especially in Southern California—continue to enjoy a bullish real estate market. The Acorn checked in recently with local industry leader Syd Leibovitch, owner and president of Rodeo Realty, about the prospects for real estate in the coming year. Leibovitch began his career in real estate in 1984, the year he graduated with an economics degree from […]


Calabasas Chamber gives Spirit Award to senior activist

Each year, the Calabasas Chamber of Commerce bestows the Bill Van Gieson Spirit of Calabasas Award to reflect the pioneering spirit, initiative and outstanding contributions to the community in memory of Van Gieson, who is remembered for his creative leadership in developing Chamber activities. This year’s award goes to Lois Julien, who joined the Calabasas Chamber of Commerce in 1995 […]

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