Fundraiser nets $60,000 for Big Brothers, Big Sisters

Bowl for Kids’ Sake, Big Brothers Big Sisters’ signature fundraiser, raised more than $60,000 for the youth mentoring programs. More than 2,000 bowlers and donors participated in the Ventura County bowling events. Locally, Chase Bank was the winner of the Bank Bowl and the Camarillo Chamber’s Young Professionals Group took top honors in the YoPro Bowl. Funds raised allow Big […]

Holocaust commemoration

Temple Etz Chaim will host a Yom Hashoah program to commemorate the six million Jews who died in the Holocaust at 7 p.m. Sun., April 7 in the sanctuary at 1080 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Lony Black will present a program of musical pieces from the camps and ghettos as well as special readings. For more information, call (805) […]

Make a date with The Acorn

The Acorn invites community members to submit brief blurbs for free inclusion in our weekly On the Town Calendar section. The types of items we welcome include club meeting notices, garage/bake sales that benefit a worthy cause, service club activities, library events, nonprofit musical and theatrical productions, nature walks, festivals, holiday events, and school-related events such as plays, concerts or […]

Difficult dog provides important insight for local animal activist

“When you learn to be kind to an animal, then you can be kind to your fellow man,” says Westlake Village resident Sandy Spiwak-Wallin. When Spiwak- Wallin and her husband, Fred Wallin, inherited a shy 5-yearold sheltie, they were faced with daily challenges on how to handle a dog that had “every behavioral problem in the book,” including aggression and […]

Strawberry recipe winner will cruise

Strawberry Festival is taking submissions for the Berry Blast Off Recipe Contest. Two finalists will compete for the grand prize on Sat., May 18 at Oxnard’s Strawberry Meadows of College Park, 3250 S. Rose Ave. Everyone who submits an entry will receive a ticket to the festival on Sat. and Sun., May 18 and 19. Applicants must enter a non-baking […]

What’s in the basket?

I couldn’t figure out what to put in my 9-year-old son’s Easter basket this year. What I mean is—the Easter Bunny fills up his basket with goodies, but my wife and I like to put something in there from us. But what? It had to be good, but nothing to spoil the kid. After all, Easter isn’t about gifts. Not […]

Calabasas center sells for $50 million

CBRE real estate firm announced it has sold The Courtyard at the Commons shopping center at 23631 Calabasas Road, across the street from The Commons at Calabasas. An undisclosed global asset management firm bought the 6.8-acre shopping center for $50 million in an all-cash deal, CBRE said. The former Rick Caruso center was owned by a public employee pension fund […]

At the finish line

The new economic reality has wormed its way into everybody’s pocketbook. In this climate, wells tend to run dry, charitable donations included. Our local public schools and the charities that assist them are not immune from the scarcity of resources. Parents and community groups are simply giving less in today’s economy because many have less to give. For over a […]

Nothing’s impossible

Cooking is my therapy. Unfortunately, so is eating, but that’s another story for another day. On this beautiful spring day when I’m blessed to live in one of the most picturesque parts of the world, I’m taking to my kitchen because my heart is breaking. Maybe the smell of the garlic, the onions, the peppers, the bay leaves and fresh […]

Yester-Year gals to perform

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