Calabasas day care denied

The Calabasas City Council voted against a plan Aug. 8 to turn the former Coco’s Bakery next to the 101 Freeway at Las Virgenes Road into a Montessori day care center. The proposal to convert the empty restaurant building at 4895 Las Virgenes Road into a child care center was approved earlier this year by the city’s planning commission. Council […]

Murky waters, invasive creatures, local hero, new sci-fi film?

Documentary made about man who is helping Lindero Creek

Joel Goldes, a 54-year-old Oak Park resident who makes daily trips to nearby Lindero Creek to remove trash and invasive crayfish, never expected to be the subject of a documentary film. When Joel’s brother Dan visited him recently and used his iPhone to record him working at the creek, they both thought the resulting video would be seen only by […]

Teddy bears snuggle up for picnic, music

Art Trek Inc. and Vet’s Here will present the Teddy Bears’ Picnic Children’s Concert from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sat., Sept. 8 at Art Trek, 703 Rancho Conejo Blvd., Newbury Park. Kids can bring a teddy bear for an afternoon of art and music featuring Mr. K. The cost is $5 per persons. All ages are welcome. For more […]

NAWBO chapter installs new board of directors

The Ventura County chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners installed its new board of directors on July 17. Ken Ashford of longtime NAWBO VC corporate partner, The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, installed the new board. The board of directors is comprised of: President, Diane de Mailly (DDM Metering Systems Inc.); president elect, Lynnette Coverly (Coverly […]

Dilbeck Real Estate expands into west Ventura County

Opens new luxury office in Camarillo

Dilbeck Real Estate is opening a new luxury office in Camarillo. With nearly seven decades as an independently owned and operated company, Dilbeck is spreading its SoCal roots into west Ventura County. Joining 13 offices and over 600 agents, Dilbeck Camarillo is bridging the gap between hometown charm and luxury living. Heading up the latest estates office are sales managers […]

Gruesome pet discovery in Agoura

A couple that live in the 30000 block of Janlor Drive in Agoura Hills told sheriff’s deputies they found their pet cat on their front lawn the morning of Aug. 17 with its tail cut off and its torso skinned of all its fur. The wife told The Acorn that she is certain the action did not result from a […]

What a wonderful world awaiting outdoors

Confronting a staggering mound of boring paperwork in need of sorting and filing, I fled the drudgery and didn’t slow until I reached Oak Canyon Community Park in Oak Park. The day’s sweltering heat was instantly ameliorated by the breeze-blessed shade offered by each and every tree planted on the park’s huge, undulating lawn. To be sure, I felt guilty […]


SAT., AUG. 25 Channel Islands PC Users Group 8:45 a.m. to noon at Boys & Girls Club, 1500 Temple Ave., Camarillo. Enter through rear of building. Educating users about computers, tablets, phones and technology. Phone: 805.289.3960. Web: cipcug.org. Starlit Summer’s Night 5:30 p.m. at Camarillo Grove Park, 6968 E. Camarillo Springs Road. Annual party for the park. Pleasant Valley Rec […]

Avoid IRS filing pitfalls

COMMENTARY /// Personal finance

Taxpayers who filed for a time extension have until Oct. 15 to submit their tax returns. To make sure they meet their tax obligations, taxpayers should file accurate returns. If a taxpayer makes an error on their return, it will likely take longer to process and could delay a refund. Taxpayers can avoid many common errors by filing electronically. All […]

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