Local real estate company announces winner of the 2018 Raymond T. Dilbeck Award

Each year, Dilbeck Real Estate gathers to recognize and celebrate the exemplary performance of their agents at the Dilbeck Awards event. This year, Dilbeck agents gathered at Castaway in Burbank, to recognize the hard work and dedication of the SoCal team. Chief among the awards given this year is the Raymond T. Dilbeck Memorial Award, presented by company president Mark […]

Yerba Buena trashes the competition

School aces contest geared toward recycling awareness

Yerba Buena Elementary School in Agoura Hills won a first- place and second- place finish in the 2018 California K-12 Schools Recy- cling Challenge. The annual statewide program encourages a healthy competition among schools and school districts in an effort to promote on-campus recycling and make students more aware about the need for a cleaner California. With more than 9,890 […]

Beyond the Acorn magazine goes the extra mile

For the past six years, Beyond the Acorn magazine has delighted Thousand Oaks Acorn, Camarillo Acorn and Acorn newspaper readers with in-depth features about the people, places and events that make our sunny little corner of Southern California so special. Soon, Beyond the Acorn will share a fresh new design that matches the warm and approachable, yet modern voice the […]

Opera talk

The Friends of Platt Library will host a free L.A. Opera talk, “Opera and Social Politics,” at 6:15 p.m. Tues., April 10 at the Los Angeles Public Library, Platt Branch, 23600 Victory Blvd., Woodland Hills. Norm Cadman, a spokesperson for the opera company, will use excerpts from several operas to discuss how the composers used their work to illustrate the […]

Morrison Estates home backs to open space

This five-bedroom, three-bathroom, 3,100-square-foot home is on an over 17,000-square-foot lot in Morrison Estates. The property backs to open space. Outside is a huge gated RV parking area with dump station. One bed and bath are downstairs. The gourmet island kitchen has granite counters, upgraded cabinets and stainless steel appliances. The family room has a custom fireplace and built-ins. This […]

Parasite scare in T.O.

Giardia can cause stomach infection

County health officials are asking anyone who became really ill after eating out in Thousand Oaks in the past three months to get tested for giardia. The nasty parasite was discovered in several close friends living in T.O., causing Ventura County Public Health Director Robert Levin to suspect there may be a common source. “Usually when there is a common […]


Ignore travel cancellation policies and penalties at your own risk

Flying Squirrel

When taking a trip, there are generally three facts that matter most: where you’re going, when you’re going and what it costs. Everything else is just details, right? Maybe not. It’s understandable that most of us tend not to sweat the details. When it comes to the fine print, at best we skim through it for relevant points; at worst, […]

How to have a low-stress, on-budget DIY project

COMMENTARY /// Hints for homeowners

Owning your own home is a life accomplishment for many adults, and keeping it looking sharp and adding your personal touches brings a sense of pride. It seems there are always things you want to improve, so don’t let a limited budget or lack of knowhow hold you back from dreaming. There are plenty of ways to enhance a room […]

Protecting your eyesight

COMMENTARY /// Medicare

Glaucoma is an eye disease that causes loss of vision—usually side vision—by damaging the optic nerve that sends information from your eyes to your brain. Some forms of glaucoma don’t have any symptoms, so you may have it even if you don’t have trouble seeing or feel any pain. That’s why glaucoma is often called “the sneak thief of sight.” […]

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