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Panel set for 2015 economic forecast

Discussion includes effect of drought on local business

Bill Watkins, executive director of the California Lutheran University Center for Economic Research and Forecasting, will present the 2015 Ventura County Forecast during a discussion from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fri., Nov. 14 at the Serra Center, 5205 Upland Road, Camarillo. In addition, a panel of experts will discuss how the drought will impact agribusiness and the greater Ventura […]

Hospital recognized for patient safety

Los Robles earns an ‘A’ for avoiding errors, infections

Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center was honored with an “A” grade in the Fall 2014 Hospital Safety Score, which rates how well hospitals protect patients from errors, injuries and infections. The Hospital Safety Score is compiled under the guidance of experts on patient safety and is administered by the Leapfrog Group, an independent industry watchdog. The only hospital safety […]

Voter problem

After years of holding voting at various East Calabasas public schools and the Tennis and Swim Center, all with ample parking, which idiot moved the voting to a dead-end street just south of Calabasas and El Canon roads and the Banzai Sushi restaurant, with no free parking within walking distance of the polling location? The polling station was empty when […]

Guest speaker for GOP women

The Ventura County Federation of Republican Women will host a meeting featuring the theme “Celebrate the Spirit of Liberty and Freedom” on Thurs., Nov. 20 at the Spanish Hills Country Club, 999 Crestview Road, Camarillo. The meeting will begin with registration and coffee at 9:30 a.m., followed by the luncheon at 12:15 p.m. and keynote speaker at 1 p.m. The […]

New Chamber board announced

The Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce will have the following new members on the Chamber board of directors effective Jan. 1, 2015: Frank Bellinghiere (law offices of Frank Bellinghiere), Natalie Bradley (Ventura County Credit Union), Lydia Derian (Kretek International), Megan Fox (Amgen) and Scott Harris (Mustang Marketing). The 2014 chairman of the board is Leonard Greenlee of Baxter Healthcare. […]

Local opportunities to donate blood

The American Red Cross is hosting blood drives to help ensure sufficient blood supplies are available for patients this holiday season. Eligible donors with all types are needed, especially those with O negative, A negative and B negative. Those who donate from Nov. 26 through 30 will receive a limited-edition Red Cross potholder stuffed with celebrity chef recipes, while supplies […]

Read all about it—Acorn Newspaper turns 40

Voice of the community officially founded in 1974, but some believe the publication is closer to 50

Big things come in small packages, and on Fri., Nov. 14, the weekly tabloid-size Acorn newspaper—which sprouted in one community and branched out into eight—will celebrate its 40th year in business. And like the oak tree seed it’s named for, The Acorn is still growing—delivered now to homes, schools, business and government centers in Calabasas, Agoura Hills, Westlake Village, Oak […]

Overpopulation vs. environment

With great dismay I read your recent issue packed with news articles and letters to the editor. Each and every one of them blathered about accommodating overpopulation while at the same time trying to preserve the environment. How so many otherwise clever people cannot face those two, utterly contradictory ideas, I will never know. The clever people are very aware […]


November 9, 1966 October 24, 2014

Eric Bernardy passed away several days after a tragic motorcycle accident. He is survived by his mother, Julie Bernardy, his father and stepmother, Jerry and Jan Bernardy, his sister, Jill Haney, his nephew, Colin, his sweetheart, Leticia, and his beloved Savannah cat, Jaxx. He leaves behind a host of friends, many of whom have known him 20 years or more. […]