2010-08-05 E-Edition

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Saturday Aug. 7th Nature Program At Paramount Ranch

4 to 6 p.m. at Paramount Ranch, 2813 Cornell Road, Agoura. Program on “My Backyard as a Park? Living with Nature and Wildlife.” Participants can share experiences of wildlife around their homes. National Park Service biologists give presentation on local wildlife, including coyotes, bobcats, mountain lions. Live native wildlife show, tips on making home safer for wildlife through lighting, fencing, […]

Westlake’s K-Swiss focuses on youth market

Athletic wear company KSwiss of Westlake Village last week announced the acquisition of Laguna Beach-based Form Athletics for an undisclosed amount. Form will operate as a division of K-Swiss and will be led by Mark Miller, the Laguna company’s founder and CEO. Miller also was appointed president of K-Swiss Orange County where he will establish and lead a new division […]

Buxbaum relocates

Buxbaum Group, a distressedinvestment advisor and liquidator and appraiser of retail and wholesale inventories, has moved its corporate headquarters to 28632 Roadside Drive, Ste. 200, Agoura Hills. The new location is less than two miles away from Buxbaum Group’s previous headquarters on Canwood Street, but offers the growing firm more space, said Paul Buxbaum, chairman and CEO of the more […]

Triunfo water board becomes popular race

10 people pull nomination papers, Las Virgenes unopposed

The race is on to represent ratepayers on two local water boards. As of Monday, 10 people had taken out nomination papers to vie for a seat on the Triunfo Sanitation District board of directors. Three incumbents filed to serve on the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District board. The filing period for candidates ends at 5 p.m. Aug. 6. Triunfo […]

Send us your fiction story

The dog days of August shouldn’t zap your creativity. If you think you have a knack for writing, put your creative juices to work and take part in next month’s “Fiction in a Nutshell” contest. Here’s how The Acorn’s popular annual competition works: In 100 words or less, write a fiction story and e-mail it to newstip@theacorn.com. You may also […]

Oak Park to get new waste water filtering

The Ventura County Watershed District will build five new wastewater-filtering systems in Oak Park this fall in an attempt to reduce pollution downstream. Last month, the Ventura County Board of Supervisors approved a $146,600 contract with Santa Paula-based Aguilera Brothers Construction Inc. to install urban runoff pollution reduction systems adjacent to stormwater catch basins near Medea Creek. “The object of […]

Agoura traffic signals changed

Senator Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) announced that the city of Agoura Hills will receive a $124,740 grant from the California Energy Commission to improve the energy efficiency of its traffic lights. The Energy Commission approved an Energy Efficient Conservation Block Grant for the city using America Recovery and Reinvestment Act (stimulus) funds. Agoura Hills will use the grant to replace […]

New Calabasas theater group ready to serve thespians and audiences

With a five-year charter in hand, Geoffrey Forward and Marcie Goldwater are ready to get the Calabasas Theatre Company under way. Spotlight the Arts Foundation, a nonprofit that promotes cultural arts, launched the new theater company in February to foster the visual and performing arts in Calabasas. “Calabasas Theatre Company is determined to become a cultural treasure for the Calabasas […]

Fundraiser to benefit Conejo Valley Cares

The first major fundraiser for Conejo Valley Cares, a local nonprofit aid organization which helps residents in need with housing, transportation and food, will be at 6:30 p.m. Sat., Aug. 7 at the Stagecoach Inn Museum, 51 S. Ventu Park Road, Newbury Park. The first event in the Community Unity Concert Series, “Conejo Country Nights in Anderson Hall,” will feature […]