2017-12-07

Jobs available, but Ventura County labor force still lagging

Young workers are leaving the area



The California Labor Market Information Division released its October 2017 report in November, showing extraordinary improvement in the unemployment rate. Last month Ventura County reported the best September since 2006, at 4.7 percent and second-best going all the way back to the year 2000. This month beats that as, at 4.2 percent, the county just had its best October on […]

Lions stuff Vikings for CIF title




Oaks Christian racks up 12 sacks in dominating defensive effort Ezekial Bishop was overwhelmed by the weight of it all. Bishop, a junior cornerback for the Oaks Christian High football team, stood in the middle of Valencia’s field and cried. He was thinking of his father, Diijon Bishop, who died in a car crash in January 2015. “The last time […]

Vote set on Triangle Ranch

Groups press Agoura for $2 million toward purchase


An effort to stop the Triangle Ranch development in the shadow of Ladyface Mountain lands before the Agoura Hills City Council on Dec. 13 when the panel is expected to decide whether the city should pony up $2 million toward purchasing the land as open space. The 320-acre swath of land just north and east of Cornell Road in an […]

Acorn columnist publishes short story

Moorpark resident also writes books

Sally Carpenter of Moorpark has published “The Puzzling Puppet Show Caper” in the new anthology “Cozy Cat Shorts,” a collection of 25 mystery short stories written by authors associated with Cozy Cat Press. Carpenter is the “Roots of Faith” columnist for the Acorn Newspapers. In the story, former 1970s teen idol Sandy Fairfax is a guest star on a children’s […]

Eye On Local Area Stocks

BUILDING A BETTER ROBOT

MECHANICAL MEN—Above, Juniors Steven Molotnikov and Seth Nicholson of the Calabasas High School Robotic Team work on their entry in the VEX Robotics Competition Nov. 4 at the Ventura County Office of Education. Left, Steven shows the device to junior Zachary Cadieux from the El Camino Real Science and Technology Academy. CHS won the tourney and qualified for the California […]

Rules top publisher in state



When they set out in 1996 to buy what was then a single weekly newspaper based in Agoura Hills, Jim and Lisa Rule had no designs on professional acclaim. The husband and wife simply saw a product they believed in and thought they knew how to make it successful. Today the Acorn Newspapers comprises five editions and nearly 50 employees […]

It’s time to share the love

Senior Concerns will have a holiday gift drive for the Share the Love Campaign from 4 to 6 p.m. Wed., Dec. 13 at Ladin Subaru, 3725 Auto Mall Drive, Thousand Oaks. Residents can drop off small gifts that will be delivered to homebound seniors during the holiday season through Senior Concerns’ Meals On Wheels Program. Items requested for the program […]

Cybersecurity panel to convene

Small business owners can attend a cybersecurity panel from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Fri., Dec. 8 in the Oak and Park rooms, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. Kimo Hildreth of the Ventura County High Tech Task Force and Michael Soltys, professor of computer science at Cal State Channel Islands, will provide advice on how businesses […]

High School Highlights

Agoura Chargers Fri., Dec. 8: NAHS art swap/ outside R building/1 to 1:30 p.m. Coffeehouse night/G building/ 7 p.m. Sat., Dec. 9: Christmas tree distribution/ faculty parking lot/10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tues., Dec. 12: Math finals review/ 3 to 5 p.m. Fri., Dec. 15: Junior Java/main quad/10:20 to 10:30 a.m. ComedySportz/G building/6 p.m. Mon., Dec. 18: Winter break-no school […]


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