2010-09-30 E-Edition

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Corbett will write Travelers policies

Corbett & Assoc. Insurance Agency Inc. announced it will write the auto and home policies for Travelers Insurance Group. According to agency president Rick Corbett, “We already write for most of the industry leaders such as Mercury Insurance Group, Allied Insurance (Nationwide Group), and Civil Service Employees Insurance Company. We just felt the need to diversify the number of preferred […]

Leonis Adobe romances wine lovers

Conejo Valley stars in film production

Some permits require 90% neighbor approval

Often advertisers depict a scene in a commercial that looks like it could be from anyone’s home town. According to many studios and producers, there’s more than one Main Street, U.S.A. right here in the Conejo Valley. Local communities, especially Thousand Oaks, provide an unadulterated slice of life, perfect for the big or small screen, says Tim Ballou, CEO of […]

Teachers fight furlough days

Union talks remain stalled

More than 50 teachers came to last week’s Oak Park Unified School District Board of Education meeting dressed in black and protesting the stalled contract negotiations between administrators and the Oak Park Teachers Association, the union that represents the interests of local teachers. Despite the influx of nearly $8 million of state money generated from out-of-district transfer students, OPUSD wants […]

Let’s hear your ‘tails’

The Acorn invites you to send your favorite pet story for publication on the Critter Corner page. Not to exceed 300 words, your story can be about an interesting occurrence, or an inspirational moment involving your pet. Send your pet story to: The Acorn, 30423 Canwood St., Ste.108, Agoura Hills, CA 91301; e-mail your tale to newstip@theacorn.com; or fax us […]

McGuire joins Lee & Associates

Jeff McGuire, a 16-year commercial real estate veteran, joined Lee & Associates-L.A. North/Ventura Inc., a member of the Lee & Associates Group of Companies, as a principal specializing in the sale of mid-sized multi-family properties with an emphasis on the West Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley and Ventura County markets. McGuire was formerly with Re/Max Commercial where he was a […]

Students can share ideas at Oak Park teen summit

The 2010 Teen Summit will be at 9 a.m. Sat., Oct. 16 at the Oak Park Community Center, 1000 Kanan Road. Teens will have the opportunity to speak with community leaders on what their peers want and bring their ideas to life. The event will have an open forum to identify issues within the community and implement solutions. For more […]

Resident expands dance studio

New facility opens this month

Westlake Village resident Maria Durant, a graduate of Women’s Economic Ventures’ Self-Employment Training course and now the owner of Dance 4 Wellness, originally gave dance lessons in her home studio to save on overhead. But now Durant is in the process of moving to a larger space in Thousand Oaks to accommodate the growth of her business. Durant has danced […]

High school football showdown biggest in years

Oaks Christian, Westlake ready to rumble

Less than a week before one of the most hyped high school football games in the history of the Conejo Valley, the game’s opposing coaches sat face to face, separated by a table, butter knives and some high-end coffee. Westlake High School varsity football coach Jim Benkert shared a morning meal with Oaks Christian School varsity football coach Bill Redell […]