City staff reports now online in Calabasas

By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com The city of Calabasas is saving money now that an online link to city council agenda staff reports is available on the Internet. When visitors to the city’s Website view the city council’s agenda, they’ll find a link to staff reports following each agenda item. Staff reports often contain dozens of pages. City staff time and […]

Arthritis support

The Arthritis Support Group of the Conejo Valley offers encouragement and support, and medical and educational opportunities. The group urges participants to share problems and learn ways to cope. They meet from 10 a.m. to noon the second Saturday of each month (September through June) at the former Westlake Hospital, 4415 S. Lakeview Canyon Road, Westlake Village. For more information, […]

Marketing is key to small store success

To stay successful in today’s world of "big box" retailers, small businesses must find their unique niche. They can stand out from the crowd by playing up the skills and service that set them apart from national chains. The Alliance for Affordable Services, an association dedicated to the growth and success of entrepreneurial families, offers these tips on finding your […]

Panthers blank Chargers in volleyball, Newbury Park’s Fleher stands out

By Kyle Jorrey Special to The Acorn If the Agoura Chargers weren’t familiar with Newbury Park senior outside hitter Casey Fleher before Friday night’s matchup, they certainly know him now. Fleher, who recorded a game-high 14 kills, ate up the Agoura defense from start to finish with his powerful jump serve and laser-quick spikes, leading host Newbury Park to an […]

Feydeau farce to open at Civic Arts Center

Gothic Productions and Classics in the Park will present the adult comedy "A Flea in Her Ear," by George Feydeau, at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays, April 30 and May 7 and Saturdays, May 1 and 8, in the Scherr Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd. The play involves a young wife who suspects her […]

New Yerba Buena principal to move over from Willow

Brent Noyes, principal at Willow Elementary School, will become principal of Yerba Buena Elementary School next fall. Both schools are in Agoura Hills. Noyes credited a team approach to Willow’s success and pledged to nurture a positive climate at Yerba Buena. He wants to encourage diversity and celebrate the successes of all students, he said. Yerba Buena "will be the […]

Celebrate mom by taking her to work

You can do something for moms and women everywhere in a thoughtful, meaningful way. The fourth annual Bring Your Mom to Work Day, a national awareness and fundraising initiative to benefit the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF), will be observed next Thurs., May 6. Companies nationwide are encouraged to invite their employees’ moms into the work place, giving their employees […]

Chamber to host business expo, trade show on May 6

The Thousand Oaks-Westlake Village Regional Chamber of Commerce will present its spring Business Expo and Trade Show—titled "Fiesta del Expo" in the spirit of the Cinco de Mayo holiday—from 5 to 8 p.m. Thurs., May 6 in the outdoor garden and patio area of the Hyatt Westlake Plaza Hotel, 880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. More than 70 chamber businesses […]


Student film, video festival scheduled

California State University Channel Islands will present its inaugural student film and video festival, "Digitopia," at 7 p.m. Fri., May 14 in the university’s Science Building auditorium, One University Drive, Camarillo. The event is free and open to the public and gets underway with refreshments and a reception, followed by the presentation of awards. Student work includes animation, video, multimedia, […]

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