New tenants move into Oak Creek


Seven of the 42 dwellings in the first phase of the $80 million Oak Creek project on Canwood Street in Agoura Hills have been rented. Monthly leases range from $1,695 to $2,895 per month. The most expensive units are the two-bedroom, two and one-half bath townhomes. According to Karie Bobzin, community manager of the project, tenants are expected to move […]

Male a cappella chorus seeks new singers

Male a cappella chorus seeks new singers Pacific Sound, a male a cappella chorus, is seeking to expand from its present roster of 30 singers and will host auditions for new singers at 7:30 p.m. Mondays, Feb. 16-March 8, at its new rehearsal facility, 5200 Valentine Road, Room 104, Ventura. Prospective new chorus members are invited to come sing with […]

Heschel West celebrates in style

Heschel West Jewish Day School in Agoura recently celebrated its 10th anniversary with a festive fundraising event at Valley Beth Shalom Temple in Encino. More than $250,000 was raised for the school, which has 150 students. The event also served as an opportunity to honor a variety of community members: David Sambol, president and COO of Countrywide Home Loans, and […]

Remodeled restaurant opens in Thousand Oaks

Phil Kreis, a longtime resident of the Conejo Valley and former manager of Jack’s Deli in Westlake Village, says the renovation work on his newest restaurant venture is almost complete. Kreis purchased Johnny P’s Place for Ribs five months ago and has remodeled the restaurant. He currently is adding a full bar and outdoor patio. Also, new menu items are […]

CLASS Aquatics teaches local swimmers in year-round program

Special to The Acorn

Some of its swimmers may someday wear the red, white and blue uniforms that represent the USA at future Olympic games. Others may take their sport to a college campus where they’ll wear the university’s colors as a member of its swim team. For all youth who swim for CLASS Aquatics, no matter the level, it’s an opportunity to practice […]

Agoura Hills needs places that offer entertainment

I was sorry to read that the rock-climbing wall being proposed for Whizin’s was rejected by the Agoura Hills City Council. This city needs some family entertainment. We have to drive 20 minutes for bowling and roller skating and even further for ice-skating and miniature golf. The only thing you can call "family entertainment" in this area is the Mann […]

A reason to go sightseeing in So Cal

By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com

By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com I was in the third grade. My mother gave me a shoebox wrapped in pink and red paper that contained a package of G.I. Joe Valentine’s Day cards, two Bic pens and a big bag of solid milk chocolate hearts. Carrying the items that my teacher requested we bring to class on Valentine’s Day, I kissed […]

Reserve early for woman’s club fundraiser

The Thousand Oaks Woman’s Club will host its annual fundrais-ing event, "Ruby Rhapsody," from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fri., Feb. 20 at the Clarion Palm Garden Hotel, 495 N. Ventu Park Road, Newbury Park. The event marks the club’s 40th anniversary celebration and will feature a fashion show, raffle and luncheon. Funds raised through this event will be donated […]

Local printer gets new 14-ton press

Westlake Village-based CR Print recently acquired a new five-color Heidelberg "Speedmaster" printing press—a 26-foot-long machine weighing nearly 14 tons that took technicians four weeks to fully install. According to CR Print sales manager Mike Corridori, the new press will dramatically improve turnaround time. The company provides printing services to businesses and organizations in Los Angeles and Ventura counties. "We see […]