Gated Newbury Park home with designer kitchen and built-in cabinets

This home is in the gated community Estancia in Newbury Park and sits at the top of a cul-de-sac. The house is on a private lot and a viewing deck. The outdoor space has a pool/spa, an outdoor kitchen with a solid patio cover with heaters, fireplace, barbecue, refrigerator, kegerator and ice maker. The area is landscaped, with a neutral-tone […]

Jewish jazz for the Fourth

In honor of America’s birthday, Temple Ner Simcha will host a “Jewish Jazzy July Shabbat Under the Stars” service at 7 p.m. Fri., July 6 at Oak Canyon Community Park, 5600 Hollytree Drive, Oak Park. The clergy and musical team of the synagogue will be joined by guest jazz musicians as they create musical interpretations of some of the Sabbath […]

Disillusioned by new project

The City Council and developers have really gone too far this time. We’ve been lied to, screwed over and betrayed. There is total disregard for nature, our safety and a peaceful way of life. I’m referring to the wall of buildings, concrete monster strip mall, The Ave, coming to Agoura Hills. The only people who seem to be in favor […]


Dons and Doñas Every year since 1965, the Conejo Valley Historical Society has taken nominations from the public of men and women from Westlake, Thousand Oaks, Agoura, Newbury Park and Oak Park who have provided outstanding volunteer services to their community and the people of the Conejo Valley. The society recognizes volunteers that help make the Conejo Valley a better […]

Completely rebuilt home in Las Posas Estates has smart-home technology

New construction homes are rarely available in an established community like Las Posas Estates. This 1962 home has been completely rebuilt and transformed into a brand-new home that sits on almost 2/3 of an acre. The home sits above the street with an approach from a circular drive. The open-concept floor plan offers seamless transitions between flexible living spaces. Amenities […]

Can your hummingbird do this?

SMALL WONDER— Wildlife enthusiast and photographer Steve Geldman has a faithful— and brave—hummingbird that often visits his Westlake Village backyard. With a hummingbird feeder as bait, he even got the little follow to come and say hello. Send your special pet or animal photo to newstip@theacorn.com. Make sure the pictures are high resolution and include your name and information about […]

Diversity needed

While women in Iran are pulling off their head scarves in protest of laws requiring they cover up, in the United States, women are pledging that never again will they be bullied and marginalized while doing their jobs. As a successful American business person who emigrated from Iran in the 1970s, I hold dearly the legal and ethical protections of […]


THURS., JULY 5 Friendly Book Discussion Group 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Grant Brimhall Library, 1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Reading William Shakespeare’s “Two Noble Kinsmen.” Guests welcome. Goebel Stamp Club 6:30 p.m. at Goebel Adult Community Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Giveaways, show and tell. Contact: Jeff Goldstein. Phone: 805. 358.6162. Camarillo Community Band 7 p.m. […]

White House agent awarded for outstanding production

Susan Stone, a broker associate with White House Properties, was commended this week for her outstanding production by company president Marty Williams. Stone closed three escrows and opened two during the last seven-day period. Nationwide, Stone is one of the 4 percent of all Realtors who hold the residential real estate council designation and the 5 percent of Realtors who […]

Crow’s ice cream compulsion

I need to get this out of the way immediately—I am not enraptured with crows as a number of my buddies are. My experience with them has not been pleasant. A flock roosted in the oak in my Agoura backyard, cawing until I had a headache the size of Texas, and their gruesome plundered goods rained down on my patio […]

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