2010-10-21 E-Edition

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Halloween Highlights


Halloween Family Fun 1 to 4 p.m. at Leonis Adobe Museum, 23537 Calabasas Road, Calabasas. Live performance by “Dorothy” of Oz 2 p.m. Pumpkin carving and decorating, face painting, games, crafts, music. Free if in costume or $4 admission. Each child receives pumpkin. Phone: 818.222.6511 Contact: Leonis Adobe Museum Web: www.leonisadobemuseum.org Time: 1:00 p.m. Date: 10/23/2010 Tiny Tot Halloween Carnival […]


THURS., OCT. 21 Pleasant Valley Garden Club Meets at Seventh-day Adventist Church, 3975 Las Posas Road, Camarillo. Refreshments, socializing, meeting and presentation. Laura Oergel shows how to design a therapeutic garden with medicinal herbs and plants for aromatherapy. Free, public welcome. Phone: 805.484.5484 Contact: Sandy Time: 9:00 a.m. Date: 10/ 21/2010 League of Women Voters Public Forum Meets at Platt […]

Execs called up

Agoura Hills-based company TouchCommerce, Inc. announced the appointment of three executives to key management positions. Tony Rodriquez joins the company as chief financial officer, along with Steve Dille as the senior vice president of marketing and Kamal Kirpalani as the vice president for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. TouchCommerce is a provider of pay-for-performance online conversion optimization solutions. Customers […]

Oak Park agent goes green

Sim Carter with Prudential California Realty was awarded the National Association of Realtors Green Designation. Carter, an Oak Park resident, achieved the recognition after completing 18 hours of course work on what makes a property “green” and how to help clients evaluate the cost/ benefits of green building features and practices. NAR’s Green Designation was developed in response to growing […]

Field of 11 competes in local water board race

The Nov. 2 race to represent ratepayers on the Triunfo Sanitation District board includes 11 candidates for four positions. This week The Acorn concludes its series of candidate profiles. 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 of Thousand Oaks. […]

Water quality improves for area beaches

Testing threatened

Marking an encouraging trend, California beachgoers enjoyed in a fourth consecutive summer of excellent water quality according to the 2010 End of Summer Beach Report Card released Sept. 29 by environmental group Heal the Bay. In its latest survey, Heal the Bay assigned an A-to-F letter grade to 453 beaches along the California coast, based on levels of bacterial pollution […]

Calabasas officals consider low interest loans for septic tank owners

Calabasas homeowners with faulty septic systems could receive financial assistance to repair their defective tanks if a new lowinterest loan program wins approval from the city. Last year, Calabasas passed an ordinance requiring about 140 homeowners who still have septic tanks to obtain operating permits. An inspection is required before the permit can be issued. Some residents considered the ordinance […]

Photographers showcase work in T.O.

Still images allow people to see the meaning and energy of life, says a Thousand Oaks nun who uses her photographs to capture the wonders of God’s world and to promote the mission work of the Sisters of Notre Dame. A member of the order for the past 35 years, Sister Rose Marie Tulacz is known as “the nun with […]

Walk the Channel on Saturday

The community is invited to “Walk the Channel” from 9 a.m. to noon Sat., Oct. 23 alongside the south branch of the Arroyo Conejo creek bank that runs from Wendy Drive to Borchard Road, Newbury Park. During the two-mile roundtrip walk, presentations will be given on beautification, nature and the watershed and public safety. Speakers include Norma Camacho, director of […]