Trade wars

Letter-writer Brian Goldenfeld says tariffs to punish China for trade imbalances and stealing intellectual property are “stoking fears of a trade war.” Ya think? Goldenfeld then somehow concludes that “instead of working together to solve problems, the countries of the world seem content acting in ways that amplify the symptoms.” Goldenfeld goes on to claim, in true Trumpian style, that […]

Lowe’s delayed to 2019

Crews building a Lowe’s home improvement store at the base of the Conejo Grade expect the Newbury Park complex to open within the first few months of 2019, a company spokesperson said this week. Previously, Lowe’s had said it was aiming for a fourth-quarter opening in 2018. Construction got underway late last year on the large vacant parcel off Wendy […]

Men raise their voices in praise

Chanticleer, a Grammy Award-winning vocal ensemble, will perform in “Chanticleer: An Orchestra of Voices” at 8 p.m. Mon., April 23 at Camarillo Community Church, 1322 Las Posas Road. The group sings regularly at Walt Disney Hall in L.A. and The Met in New York and has appeared on “The Today Show” and “Tonight Show.” Selling over 1 million albums and […]

Today’s demographics equals a shift in the real estate market

COMMENTARY /// Issues and solutions

Years ago, when the local communities were in the planning stages, the demographics were very different from what they are today. Most potential buyers were young families who found an abundance of new housing that their incomes could support. Now they are seniors, and many cannot afford to sell their homes because of the tax structure. Today’s young families cannot […]

Herd all about it

GOATS ARE BAAAACK— Alejandro Quispe directs his goat herd to munch on the green hillsides of the Morrison Ranch neighborhood April 4 in Agoura Hills. The 21st century shepherd has become an annualfixture in Morrison as he uses the goats to eat the grasses and prevent the growth of dangerous fire fuel. This year’s work—at the request of the Morrison […]

Lawfirm relocates to T.O.

The law firm of Ferguson Case Orr Paterson LLP has moved its Westlake Village office to a new location in the same city: 4550 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Ste. 250. The Westlake Village office serves clients in the Conejo Valley, Simi Valley, Moorpark, San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles. Since 1982, FCOP has provided businesses, families and individuals in Ventura […]

Athlete to speak at prayer breakfast

Cody Jones, a Paralympic javelin thrower for Team USA, is the keynote speaker for the Southeast Ventura County YMCA’s 19th annual National Day of Prayer Breakfast on Thurs., May 3. Breakfast will be served at 7 a.m. with the program running from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at Cal Lutheran University Gilbert Sports Center in Thousand Oaks. The theme for the […]

Century 21 sales associate in top 1 percent

Century 21 LLC has recognized sales associate Christy Rueckert with the Double Centurion Producer Award for outstanding sales production in 2017. The award is given to sales associates who are among the top 1 percent of real estate professionals nationwide. Rueckert is the 2017 top volume agent for the Camarillo office of Century 21 Troop Real Estate. She has received […]

One man, three years, 417 parks

Nebraska native visits Santa Monica Mountains area on stop No. 306

Mikah Meyer is out to set a record. By the time he’s 33, he will be the youngest person to have visited all 417 American national parks. Meyer, a 32-year-old native of Nebraska, has spent the past two years living in a van that he’s driven back and forth across the country, visiting different parks as the seasons allow. Last […]

Concert sponsorships available

The City of Agoura Hills Department of Community Services and the Acorn Newspapers announce that the 2018 Summer Concerts in the Park sponsorship promotion is underway. Benefits include business logos on 10,000 flyers and in newspaper ads as well as businesses mentioned in radio ads. Also, colorful double-sided banners will display organization and business names. The banners will be hung […]

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