Animal shelter comes through in recent fire crisis

Responding to June Slayton, who took issue with the way the Agoura Shelter and L.A. County Animal Control Center handled the Malibu fire, I submit the following: The day the fire started, LACACC employees and volunteers worked around the clock and were available to help with intakes. The shelter took in more than 36 animals from a boarding kennel in […]

New Country Home In Camarillo Heights

This single-story New Country home in Camarillo Heights has a large living room with vaulted ceilings and a brick fireplace. The kitchen includes a bay window, breakfast bar and plenty of counter space. The master suite features a walkin closet, dual vanity and separate tub and shower. The backyard is landscaped and includes a covered patio and fruit trees. A […]

Scammers pick up the pace

As the holidays approach, victims are lured by promise of big rewards

By Michelle Knight  knight@theacorn.com Part 1 of two parts While Senior Dep. Bob Maclean sat in the home of an elderly resident, trying to convince her that she was indeed the victim of a lottery scam, the woman’s phone rang. On the other end was the scam artist who had already bilked the woman out of $30,000, Maclean said. The […]

Gift drive will benefit local seniors

Home Instead Senior Care of Simi Valley is gearing up the annual Be a Santa to a Senior gift drive. The organization has teamed up with local community organizations, retailers and volunteers to collect, wrap and donate gifts to needy or lonely seniors in Ventura County. Through Dec. 16, participating local nonprofit organizations will identify needy, orphaned or isolated seniors […]

Tips for healthy workplace

Sitting at a desk eight hours a day, five days a week can leave little time for exercise. Therefore, it’s no surprise that office workers tend to gain weight, are more prone to weightrelated medical conditions and are less productive on the job, according to a careerbuilder.com survey. Fortunately, there are a few easy ways to fit exercise in and […]

Santa Paws is coming to town

Family photo can include pets

The Humane Society of Ventura County will host “Santa Paws,” an opportunity for residents to be professionally photographed with their pets and Santa. Two dates are available: from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., Dec. 1 at the Ojai Shelter, 402 Bryant St. and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., Dec. 8 at the Wharf in Ventura, 980 E. […]

Protect small pets from coyotes

I am writing in response to the letter from the woman who lost her dog to a coyote last week. I know the loss of a pet can be devastating to a family, and this letter certainly does not mean to take away from the hurt of that loss, but I felt that she unfairly put the blame on Animal […]

A Split-Level End Unit

This split-level end unit townhome has tile counters in the kitchen, wood entryway and a fireplace in the family room. The master bathroom has a large oval soaker tub, dual sinks and a private balcony. The second bedroom has a private bath and balcony. The twocar attached garage has direct access, a newer roll-up door and laundry facilities. The wood […]

Group orchestrates a pleasing performance

Westlake author shares her vision for a transformed world

Westlake Village author Jackie Lapin has a vision for change. In her new book, “The Art of Conscious Creation, How You Can Transform the World,” Lapin gives readers a step-by-step primer on how they can take charge of their own lives- and leave destiny out of the equation. With those same tools, people can play a bigger role in shaping […]

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