Panec takes lead on school board

The incumbents on the Oak Park Unified School District Board of Education were sworn in to another four-year term last Tuesday. No challengers filed to run in the November election for the three openings, so incumbents Cindy Vinson, Marie Panec and Mary Rees will continue in their posts for another four years. The other trustees, Jan Iceland and Jim Kalember, […]

New president/CEO for Boys & Girls Club

Jan Sobel has been appointed president and CEO of the Boys & Girls Club of the West Valley, according to chairman Gary Thomas. Previously president/CEO of the Carlsbad and Encino Chambers of Commerce, Sobel is a Valley native and graduate of CSUN. She has received several awards for her achievements in the Chamber field and teaches nonprofit management, fundraising and […]

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Business breakfast

Business breakfast Conejo Valley business owners are invited to attend the Thousand Oaks-Westlake Village Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Networking Breakfast of Champions on Fri., Jan. 12 at Los Robles Greens Banquet Center, 299 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. The breakfast is sponsored by Inside Auto. The event will feature an “Employment Law and Strategies Update” with special guests Karen Gabler, […]

Critter Tails

Me and my Socks

When Socks and I met she was crying like a baby, a kitten only about 4 months old. She was on my rooftop above the front door. I climbed up and got her and returned her to my next door neighbor where I knew Socks lived. After that I must have gotten her out of a dozen bad situations, and […]

Elks deliver for Santa

SEASON TO SHARE—Annie Pearson of the Thousand Oaks Elks Club No. 2477 assembles food baskets and wraps gifts for 74 families. The annual effort was funded by Christmas tree sales, dinner dances and Saturday barbecues.

Charity check

Last year at this time, The Acorn ran an article about an Agoura-based couple who created a nonprofit organization called Charity Checks. They sell Giving Certificates in various denominations that are valid for nearly 1 million U.S. charities recognized as IRS nonprofit groups. The recipients can then forward these checks to their favorite charities, with 100 percent of the donation […]

Master Bedroom Leads To A Deck

This home is turnkey ready. It features a roomy kitchen with oak cabinets and a custom garden win dow over the sink. The master bedroom leads out to a deck with a view. The dining room has a sliding patio door which leads out to the backyard. There is a large backyard which includes a built in barbecue. The house […]

Business owners under fire following blaze

Two local partners who were renting the old Egg City complex north of Moorpark to manufacture home decorating products lost their business to the recent Shekell fire. Now, in the wake of the disaster, Michelle Bechard and her husband Rony Havive of Oak Park are contending with accusations that their business, MGR Designs International Inc., was guilty of multiple code […]

Skateboard wiz wins California championship

BEST IN THE STATE—Tyler Goulden, 12, displays his trophy for winning the state championship for his age group in the California’s Amateur Skateboard League competition series. Tyler, a resident of Agoura Hills and a student at Chaminade Middle School in Chatsworth, also holds his well-worn skateboard. He competed against 11- and 12-year-old boys and girls from around California, bringing home […]

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Academy expands

Academy expands The Better Golf Academy, a PGArecognized golf school serving Lindero Country Club in Agoura Hills for the past 10 years, is offering golf instruction at Sinaloa Golf Course in Simi Valley. The academy also has worked with the Adult School of Thousand Oaks, the Conejo Community Center, the Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District, and the cities of […]