Firefighters receive new equipment

The C.M. Meiers Co. of Woodland Hills and Fireman’s Fund Insurance Co. have donated more than $33,000 to the Ventura County Fire Department for the purchase of mobile communications equipment that will make information immediately available to the public and media during emergencies. Satellite telephone and television equipment, along with computer, fax, copying and cellular technology, has been installed in […]

UCSB names Regents Scholars

UC Santa Barbara has named 35 high school graduates and college transfer students as Regents Scholars, the highest honor awarded to incoming students at the university. Recipients are selected on the basis of demonstrated academic excellence, leadership and exceptional promise. Following are the local Regents Scholars: Lucy Darago, Westlake High School; Joseph Mazeika, Westlake High School; Evan Gravelle, Camarillo High […]

Catholic women plan brunch

The Magnificat Ministry to Catholic women will meet for a prayer brunch from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sat., Aug. 23 at Odyssey Restaurant, 15600 Odyssey Drive, Granada Hills. The speaker will be Linda Schubert, best-selling author of “The Miracle Hour,” who will share how she felt God’s grace carried her through breast cancer, divorce, family related suicide and mental […]

Now we must pay for 911 calls

On June 26, I witnessed a child abduction and called 911 here in Agoura Hills. I commend the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Department for acting as fast as they did. They apprehended the car and persons involved on the 101 at Parkway Calabasas. What’s distrubing is that I was charged for calling 911. It wasn’t the money, it’s the principle. When […]

Nicole Holland

“It is with a great deal of excitement that we welcome Nicole Holland to our office,” announced Chuck Lech, manager of Dilbeck Realtors GMAC’s Westlake Village office. Holland, a resident of Westlake Village most of her life, is familiar with the current market trends of the location she calls home. “You really understand your market, when it’s home to you,” […]

Reduce risk for adult diabetes

For those with a family history of diabetes or those at risk for type 2 diabetes, one can prevent or delay the onset of the disease by losing 5 to 7 percent of body weight—10 to 14 pounds for those who weigh 200 pounds. To lose weight safely, make healthy food choices, and be physically active for 30 minutes a […]

Colleges prepare for emergencies

The Ventura County Community College District, including Moorpark, Oxnard and Ventura colleges, became the first of the state’s 72 community college districts to be fully compliant with the established federal and state training requirements for emergency preparedness. “Ventura County Community College District has done an outstanding job in setting a model practice on the importance of emergency preparedness,” said Chancellor […]

Death of young Oak Park mom leaves family in mourning

Kelli Canty was 33

Three young Oak Park children lost their mother on July 18 when Kelli Canty, 33, died unexpectedly in her sleep. The family is awaiting the coroner’s toxicology report to determine the cause of death. The funeral was held on July 24 at St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church in Thousand Oaks. The week before Kelli Canty died, her husband, Christian, lost […]

The cost of rent doesn’t add up

This week’s Acorn featured a cartoon by Eich with the caption, “Home prices are down, why aren’t rents?” I don’t know if you’re trying to make some subtle political point, or if you are indeed clueless, but since you obviously didn’t take econ 101, let me give you a primer. In a free economy, prices always move toward the point […]

Dan Bonfiglio

Dan Bonfiglio took the honor for Top Selling Agent from Prudential California Realty’s Thousand Oaks regional office for April. A resident of Dos Vientos, Bonfiglio has been in the local area for more than four decades. As a licensed broker since 2001 and an agent for nearly 20 years, Bonfiglio represents clients in the purchases and sales of single-family residences, […]