Rules top publisher in state

EXECUTIVE DECISION— Lisa Rule, associate publisher of the Acorn Newspapers, and Jim Rule, publisher, receive the California Press Foundation’s Executive of the Year Award Dec. 1 in San Francisco. KYLE JORREY/Acorn Newspapers

When they set out in 1996 to buy what was then a single weekly newspaper based in Agoura Hills, Jim and Lisa Rule had no designs on professional acclaim. The husband and wife simply saw a product they believed in and thought they knew how to make it successful.

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