Inspectors visit local businesses, check for compliance with water laws

By Lori Porter porter@theacorn.com Businesses in Agoura Hills shouldn’t be surprised if an inspector pays a visit. The city of Agoura Hills recently contracted with Los Angeles County Public Works for inspections of the city’s industrial and commercial businesses. The checks will enable the city to renew its Storm Water and Urban Runoff Discharge permit. The procedure complies with the […]

Tattoos, piercings still popular

By Lori Porter porter@theacorn.com For those of us who think that piercing or tattooing is just another trend, think again. Body piercing and tattooing, also referred to as body modification, is seen by many as a respected art form in its own right. The history of body modification dates back at least 5,300 years ago. Otzi, a mummified man from […]

Talk explores catering business, economy

The National Association of Catering Executives, Ventura Chapter, will host Michael Roman of Catersource, described as "the caterer’s caterer," as guest speaker at the local chapter meeting beginning at 5:30 p.m. Tues., Aug. 3 at the Plug Nickel Restaurant, 717 Lakefield Road, Ste. I, Westlake Village. Roman will speak at 6:15 p.m. with dinner to follow. Roman will discuss "Selling […]

Cooking time can be learning time for kids

Parents can help their child learn the basics of reading, writing and arithmetic by mixing a little learning into everyday activities. Even baking cookies can be a learning experience. Andrea Pastorok, Ph.D., an education specialist, offers the following ideas to make your time together in the kitchen fun and educational: •Reading Comprehension: Reading comprehension is essential for understanding schoolwork and […]

Take Your Acorn On Vacation

Here are this week

Here are this week’s ‘Take Your Acorn On Vacation’ photos. We’ll continue to publish vacation photos until the end of summer. We are accepting new photos through Thurs., Sept. 30. Look for this year’s winners in the fall.

Los Robles Medical Center breaks ground for new wing

By Lori Porter porter@theacorn.com Los Robles Regional Medical Center hosted a groundbreaking ceremony last week for a new 200,000-square-foot patient wing that will feature 90 private patient rooms and a new entrance and lobby. As a helicopter from Mercy Air flew overhead, several government and hospital dignitaries helped shovel the ground where the new wing will be built. Jim Sherman, […]

Tips for dealing with ant invasions

No matter the time of year, warm weather can mean ants in your plants, on your patio and in your home. There are more than 20 varie-ties of ants that invade or live in homes throughout the country during warmer months. Ants can even live inside year-round if there is adequate heat. When it comes to eliminating ants, some homeowners […]

Tennis anyone? Lindero Country Club has a program for everyone

Gary Victor is
new director

Tennis anyone? Lindero Country Club has a program for everyone Gary Victor is new director Gary Victor has joined the tennis staff at Lindero Country Club as their tennis director. Victor has served as the head women’s tennis coach at Cal State University Northridge (CSUN) for the past seven years. In 1999 and 2001, he was named USPTA’s California College […]

Keep kids learning all summer long

It may come as a surprise to some parents–and more for children–but vacation time can be a great time to enhance math, reading and writing skills and prepare for the school year. "Students can lose one or two months’ worth of reading and math skills during the summer, which could prove troublesome the following school year," said Richard E. Bavaria, […]

Authorities rescue Oak Park woman, 44, in China Flats

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Department Search and Rescue team saved Bernadette Schnaible, 44, of Oak Park on Monday evening. Authorities sent a helicopter to search for Schnaible after she became disoriented and stranded in the China Flats area of the Santa Monica Mountains, north of Oak Park and Agoura Hills. Schnaible had been mountain biking when she got lost among […]