Water line break closes Kanan Road

A 16-inch diameter water pipeline ruptured along Kanan Road Tuesday releasing an estimated 200,000 gallons of recycled water onto street, sidewalks and landscaping. The line break occurred at about 9:30 a.m. near the intersection of Kanan Road and Hawthorne Drive in the unincorporated community of Oak Park. Traffic was closed temporarily on westbound Kanan from Hollytree to Hawthorne. The pipeline […]

Panel to discuss Constitution

The Tseng College of Extended Learning at Cal State Northridge will host a panel discussion on the United States Constitution from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Sat., Sept. 16 at the Sierra Center on the campus, 1811 Nordhoff St. Professors from the history and political science departments will talk about current and historical Constitutional issues. Light refreshments will be served. The […]

Advertise your event

The Acorn invites community members to submit brief blurbs for free inclusion in our weekly Datebook calendar. Datebook is devoted to announcements of local events that are offered free of charge to the public or require a minimal fee; exceptions are made. The types of items we welcome would include club meeting notices; school-related events such as plays, concerts or […]

Economic collaborative helps area businesses

Job and business growth benefits everyone, according to the Economic Development Collaborative of Ventura County. The organization works in partnership with local cities to attract, retain and expand businesses throughout the county. While the collaborative serves all businesses, it specializes in turnaround assistance for struggling small businesses and providing free and confidential assistance in business planning, vendor relations, marketing, human […]

Owners lavish fancy products on their pets

A growing admiration for pets has Americans buying increasingly creative pet products, from self-washing, toilet-bowl-shaped cat litter boxes and dog strollers to tennis-ball-launching doggie golf-club drivers, treat launchers and high-tech clippers. These hot new products and hundreds of others were unveiled at Global Pet Expo, the pet industry’s largest annual trade show in the world. Figures from the American Pet […]

Retired execs to lead workshops

The Ventura County Chapter 255 of the Service Corps of Retired Executives is offering an instructional seminar consisting of six workshops aimed at teaching new entrepreneurs the basics of starting and managing a small business. The workshops are cosponsored by Oxnard College Division of Economic & Community Initiatives. Each workshop is at the Oxnard College campus, 4000 S. Rose Ave. […]

“The Illusionist”

What is cinema, after all, but an illusion? A false impression of danger, of merriment, of tension, of passion? In film, little is what it seems-and the better the film, the greater the fantasy. “The Il- lusionist” is one such better effort, a movie-lover’s film that envelopes you with a sense of suspense and mysticism, wrapped around a compelling love […]

The Ovdat “Action” Team

The Ovdat “Action” Team, comprises of Bev, Saul and Tami, was highly commended by Re/Max OTB Estates for their outstanding production for July. They sold/closed seven homes, which made them the No. 1 producer for Re/Max Estates in the Agoura/Oak Park office and within the top 10 companywide (seven offices). Bev, Saul and Tami have been consistent top producers throughout […]

Longtime Oak Park educator dies

Millie Andress, a longtime high school educator who retired last year from the Oak Park Unified School District, died after suffering a heart attack while in Hawaii on vacation. Andress, 60, retired from the school district in May 2005 and had relocated to North Carolina. “I’m so sorry because she was really enjoying life,” said Jan Iceland, a board member […]

No Title

The Wellness Community Valley/Ventura Beate Christina Waggoner of Camarillo will chair The Wellness Community Valley/Ventura’s 15th annual Holiday Homes Tour, a selfguided tour that is the organization’s largest fundraiser. Waggoner is seeking volunteers to serve on organizing committees for the tour, which takes place Dec. 2 and 3. Proceeds help fund free programs of support, education and hope for people […]