Garden club plants new members in office

BLOSSOMING GROUP—The Ventura County Garden Club elects its new officers for the 2018- 19 meeting year. From left: Marlene Wait (vice president), Jacqualin Starr (secretary), Jean Coyne (treasurer), Ari Larson (Fillmore director), Carol Beckerdite (Santa Paula director) and Christine Cade (Ventura area director). Outgoing president Lora Clarke received an appreciation gift for her two years serving on the board during […]

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 […]

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