Your Community Newspaper

Your Community Newspaper

Thank you for choosing the Acorn Newspapers, the leader in local news and feature story coverage for almost 50 years. In print, with five publications reaching 340,000 readers, online with new stories daily about key events in the community, and in social media with more than 100,000 followers on multiple platforms, the Acorn has you covered.

Our mission is to provide fair, in-depth reporting in the nine cities we cover from western Los Angeles to eastern Ventura County. In Acorn country, local voices matter. This is your community newspaper.

Meet the Publishers

Conejo Valley residents Jim and Lisa Rule purchased the Agoura, Calabasas, Westlake Village Acorn in 1996 and turned it into one of the few thriving, independent publications in the country. The couple subsequently added papers in Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley, Moorpark and Camarillo, and also launched Beyond the Acorn news and feature magazine.

The business couple was named the California Press Foundation’s Justus F. Craemer Newspaper Executive of the Year in 2017, and the San Fernando Valley Business Journal’s Top 200 Most Influential Leaders in The Valley in 2019, 2020 and 2021. Under their leadership, Acorn publications have won multiple editorial and photography awards from the California News Publishers Association. The Rule’s vision for the future remains strong.