Crime spree could have been prevented

It was deeply disturbing to me when I discovered that recently there had been shootings and burglaries in Malibu Canyon, the place where I grew up and where my family currently lives. Malibu Canyon has always been a very safe and family friendly area to all of the surrounding communities; therefore, these shootings and burglaries seemed very unlikely and have […]

Seats open for youth leadership program

The Conejo/Las Virgenes Future Foundation is accepting applications to its 10th annual Youth Leadership Program for students in grades nine through 12. Kicking off in November, the program, according to organizers, helps students develop effective leadership skills through an exclusive inside look at the workings of key organizations and services in the community. Meetings will be held from 4 to […]

Reyes Adobe Days 2018

Strong unemployment number due partly to smaller work force

County jobless rate at 3.9 percent

The California Labor Market Information Division recently released its August 2018 report— showing no change in the Ventura County unemployment rate at 3.9 percent, but giving evidence of the strongest job creation across multiple industry sectors in several months. Statewide unemployment held steady at 4.2 per cent. A gain of 2,500 private sector non-farm jobs in Ventura County is the […]


Hearing aid contest Decibel Hearing Services will give away a pair of hearing aids to the winner of an essay contest in December. The essay should describe an individual who puts other people first and participates in their family or community while facing challenges as a person living with hearing loss. Persons can nominate themselves or someone they know. Send […]

Repeal gas tax

Proposition 6 repeals the 2017 law that increased the gas tax and car registration fee. The 2017 law will not improve our roads. The billions are already being diverted to non-road repair expenditures such as the high-speed rail, buses and other non-road transportation projects as well as administrative costs. Today we are paying almost $1 more per gallon of gasoline […]

Meet local farmers

More than 20 area farms will be open for the public to experience a day of agricultural activities and tours during the sixth annual Ventura County Farm Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., Nov. 3. New this year, Farm Day will officially kickoff the night before from 5 to 10 p.m. Fri., Nov. 2 with a farm-to-table barbecue […]

Take your Acorn on vacation

Brush up due for taxpayers who have children

New law changes filing credit for kids

The Internal Revenue Service urges taxpayers with children and other dependents to use the Withholding Calculator at irs. gov to do a “paycheck checkup.” Changes made by the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will affect 2018 returns that taxpayers will file in 2019. The law expanded and made significant changes to the child tax credit. It also suspended the […]

Talks on healthier living

A Wellness Expo will take place from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wed., Nov. 7 at River Oaks Academy Charter, 920 Hampshire Road, Ste. X, in the Water Court, Westlake Village. Professionals from various disciplines will coach teens and adults on effective techniques for healthier living. The presentations are: “The Wisdom Project” by John Horton, MD; “Mood and Emotion Management” by […]