Feedback on the pump station

In what feels like a strangely hush-hush, under-publicized development, Calleguas Water District, Rancho Simi and the Oak Park Municipal Advisory Council (MAC) have been discussing an approximately $15-million water-pumping-station construction project targeted for the open space between the homes of Oak Park’s Canyon Cove neighborhood and Yerba Buena Elementary school within the next two years. Their communication with local residents […]

Yard of Dos Vientos home backs to open space

This two-story home is in the Avignon of Dos Vientos Ranch in Newbury Park. The house has four bedrooms and three bathrooms, with one bed/bath downstairs. The spacious gourmet kitchen has granite counters, stainless steel appliances and a center island. An eating area off the kitchen opens to the large family room with a fireplace. Special features include custom tile […]

Finalists compete for top ‘Idol’

“American Idol Live! 2018” brings the top finalists to the Kavli Theatre at 8 p.m. Fri., Aug. 3 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 T.O. Blvd. After returning to television in 2018, “American Idol” is taking the show on the road for three months this summer with the tour. The shows will feature the current season’s talented top […]

Jacoby is a warrior with a ‘heart of gold’

Nine-time world champ recently won tourney in Las Vegas

Dale Jacoby went from getting bullied on campus to being the bully on the mat. The 53-year-old Simi Valley resident, who is a seventh-degree black belt in karate, used to get picked on as a youth. Since starting his martial arts training in 1978, Jacoby’s been the one playing gold-medal keep-away with foes who dare to square off against the […]

Eruv discussion

When Rabbi Moshe Bryski says, “There’s not a single report in the entire world of a bird being harmed by an eruv,” he is either being disingenuous or his global access to information puts even the internet to shame. The Acorn allows him to float this sweeping generalization unchallenged, as if it was accurate because he stated it. Oh, please! […]

Six simple tips to entice buyers by staging the exterior of a home

Easy, quick and effective changes

Making a good first impression outside will entice homebuyers to want to see what’s inside the home that’s on the market. If you want a buyer to respond positively to your home and make an offer, you need to assess the space as a buyer would and make improvements that reflect the sales price. Fix minor repairs and paint. Small […]

Symphony names director of development

Stephanie Wilson, long active in the arts and in numerous nonprofit organizations throughout Ventura County, was named the new deputy director and director of development for the New West Symphony. A member of the Thousand Oaks Cultural Arts Commission since its inception, Wilson also served on the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Board of Governors from 1999 to 2007. Wilson […]

Locals make All-CIF teams

Coyote baseball’s Goosenberg honored

The CIF-Southern Section released its All-CIF teams for baseball and softball. Five local players were named to All-CIF first teams in baseball. Shawn Goosenberg, a senior shortstop and honors student for Calabasas High, is on the Division 2 team. Goosenberg is bound for Northwestern. Simi Valley’s Owen Sharts and Camarillo’s Andrew Lucas join Goosenberg on the Division 2 squad. Sharts […]