2010-10-07 E-Edition

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Taste Of Conejo

Tues., Oct 12

4:30 to 7 p.m. at Four Seasons Hotel, 2 Dole Drive, Westlake Village. Showcase of local vendors and businesses. Sponsored by Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce. Advance tickets: $35 Chamber members $40 nonmembers. At door $45 and $50. PHONE: 805.370.0035 CONTACT: Chamber office WEB: www.conejochamber.org TIME: 4:30 p.m. DATE: 10/12/2010 THURS., OCT. 7 Hire A Vet Job & Resource […]

State lagging as key economic indicators continue to slump, expert says

A bearish forecast

A heavy regulatory environment and other governmental missteps continue to delay the recovery of small businesses in California, the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce was told at its annual economic forecast breakfast last week in Thousand Oaks. The administration’s “too big to fail” philosophy has helped America’s large corporations, but not the small entrepreneur, said Dr. Bill Watkins, director […]

Whizin welcomes Emporium

Emporium Garden & Gifts, a new interior plant and home decor store, opened its doors on May 1 at the Whizin Market Square, 28877 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills. Emporium also has an online store for collectibles such as Mark Roberts Fairies, Karen Didion Santas and Hanukkah gifts. In the store are many types of live or silk interior plants, home […]

Corwin awards school grants

Corwin, a SAGE company, recently announced the winners of the 2010 Books for Schools grant program. Ten public school libraries in Santa Barbara and Ventura County each received a $1,000 grant after submitting a proposal explaining their school library’s needs. Corwin is a publisher based in Thousand Oaks that produces professional development resources for preK-12 educators, and is owned by […]

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The many dimensions of loss and grief

During this season’s first episode of TV’s “Dancing With the Stars,” actress Jennifer Grey surprised herself when she broke into tears upon hearing the song she and her partner would be dancing to. It was a song from the movie “Dirty Dancing,” which evoked strong memories of her friend and co-star Patrick Swayze, who recently died of complications from pancreatic […]

For the record

The Sept. 30 Acorn erroneously reported that longtime Westlake Village employee Beth Schott is retiring. While the city clerk was recently recognized for her 25 years of service to the city, she is not retiring. We regret the error.

Community council not happy with cell towers

New antennas on Kilburn tank

Oak Park leaders expressed concern over new cell towers that were erected at the Kilburn Court water tank. The Municipal Advisory Council said it wants its members to be better informed before the county approves antenna projects in the future. About a dozen residents who live near the Kilburn water tank attended the MAC’s Sept. 28 meeting. The Triunfo Water […]

New election rules create wide open race for Triunfo water board

The Nov. 2 race to represent ratepayers on the Triunfo Sanitation District board includes 11 candidates. The Acorn will introduce the contenders in a series of profiles over the next several weeks. Triunfo board members administer the delivery of potable water in Oak Park and oversee sanitation services for Oak Park, North Ranch, Bell Canyon, Lake Sherwood and western parts […]