A new trail opens up in the Santa Monica Mountains

Acorn Staff Writer

They showed up on bikes, with their dogs, babes in arms, on horseback, on foot – the mere whiff of a new trail opening in the Santa Monica Mountains seemed to have spread through recreation user circles like the periodic wildfires that ravage these very same mountains. All came to attend the dedication ceremony last Friday of a new 1.6-mile […]

Fundraiser focuses on prevention

Acorn Staff Writer

North Ranch Country Club in Westlake Village was buzzing with activity as nearly 400 attended the Horizon of Hope 2000 — "Live for Those You Love" fundraiser sponsored by the Independent Goldenwood Region of the Longaberger Company last Saturday. Each participant paid $65 to attend the event that included a luncheon, a fashion show, a silent auction, a Longaberger basket […]

Agilent profits exceed third quarter estimates

Palo Alto-based Agilent Technologies (NYSE: A) turned in third quarter earnings that blew past analysts’ expectations as the company surged to meet demand in the final days of the quarter. The test and measurement equipment maker, which has offices in Westlake Village, reported a 15 percent increase in earnings to $155 million, compared with $135 million in the same period […]


MARCUS ALLEN, future NFL Hall of Famer, tees up at Sherwood Country Club during Monday’s Second Byte Foundation Golf Tournament. The organization is raising money to provide computers for at-risk sixth-through-ninth-graders.

On the Trail

Celestial follies

Each year I faithfully clip the announcement of the annual Perseid meteor shower from the newspaper and vow to stay awake to see this spectacle in the August night sky. An intensely bright, nearly full moon complicated matters this year but since I get off work so late from my night job at The Acorn, I figured Mr. Mooney and […]

A Stunning Light and Bright 5 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath Home

A Stunning Light and Bright 5 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath Home In prestigious Morrison Ranch is a stunning, light and bright customized, upgraded home with extensive hardscape and landscape. With about 2,620 sq.ft. on a lot size of about 10,186 sq.ft., this beautiful home features light stone floors, light high-styled carpets, smooth ceilings, white woodwork throughout, 5 bedrooms and 2.5 baths. […]

A Westlake Single Story

This single-story custom home in Westlake Village has been listed for sale through Dilbeck Realtors GMAC Real Estate for $899,000. The beautiful 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath plus office home features vaulted ceilings, recessed lighting, lathe and plaster walls and French doors throughout. The updated kitchen has light wood cabinets, stainless appliances, tile counters and floors. The large flat lot has […]

Agoura Hills man pleads guilty in stock fraud John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer

Agoura Hills man pleads guilty in stock fraud John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer Aerick Wesley Brown, a 35-year-old Agoura Hills resident, faces up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty in federal court to two counts of securities fraud. The U.S. District Attorney’s office said Brown executed a unlawful "short sale" in which he made millions of dollars trading […]

Tabletop competition at The Oaks benefits a worthy cause

Setting a Place for Seniors, a tabletop competition to benefit Senior Concerns, will be held Fri., Sat. and Sun., Aug. 25, 26 and 27 in the center court of The Oaks Shopping Center. Each table, themed and designed by a different participant, will be judged by a design panel and by popular vote. Winners will be featured in California Homes […]

Celebrating a special day

CARING FOR KIDS – Tot-Tot-Tot, located at 28220 Agoura Road in Agoura Hills, offers regular day care for children up to three years old. Shown above (lef to right) are recent "graduates" Spencer Soosman, Tori Aranow, Hayley and Lindsey Greenblatt, Brett Nedelman, Jessie Glassberg and Reese Chodorow. Please call (818) 991-5437 for more information about Tot-Tot-Tot.