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Secrist-Rouse engagement is announced

Former longtime Westlake Village resident Ruth "Tony" Secrist and Art Rouse of Malibu, former publisher of Trailer Life magazine which was once headquartered in Agoura Hills, are engaged to be married. The couple will wed aboard an ocean liner as they cruise the South Pacific and tour the Orient early this year. Their families and friends will celebrate their betrothal […]

Recreation classes available

Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District has openings in a variety of Oak Park winter recreation instruction classes for youth and adults. Many classes will get underway the week of Jan. 13. Among the classes offered are: tennis instruction (youth, adult), kids’ sports instruction, exercise, art; guitar, babysitting, dog obedience and more. For a brochure and registration information, please call […]

Agoura Hills

Agoura Hills Between Dec. 27 and 30 in the 5300 block of Derry Avenue, a business window was smashed ($300 damage) and $1,650 worth of computer equipment was stolen. At 6:43 a.m. Dec. 29, a burglar alarm went off at a restaurant in the 29000 block of Agoura Road. A glass window had $300 damage and a cash register, cash, […]

A test car I didn’t want to give back

Acorn Automotive Editor

By the smile on his face, Obi Okeke, Maserati sales manager at The Auto Gallery in Woodland Hills, knew what I was in for as he handed me the keys of a 2003 Maserati Coupe Cambiocorsa for an all-day test drive in this amazing supercar. His only instructions: "Have fun" and with an even bigger smile, "Bring it back in […]

Keeping an open mind on the utility tax in Calabasas

Keeping an open mind on the utility tax in Calabasas Americans pay taxes because they’re a necessary evil (taxes, not Americans). Forfeiting income for national defense and food stamps isn’t going to make anybody’s Top 10 list of favorite things to do. As citizens, we pay our way—but we do it begrudgingly at best. In corporate America, cheating on taxes […]

Chamber to swear in new board members

New officers for the Agoura/Oak Park/Las Virgenes Chamber of Commerce will be sworn in at the group’s annual installation luncheon on Tues., Jan. 28. The 11:30 a.m. event at the Renaissance Hotel in Agoura Hills will feature the notable Erin Brockovich as guest speaker. The cost is $25 per person and reservations must be made by 5 p.m. Thurs., Jan. […]

Nuptials announced

Mrs. Roger K. Engel of Palm Desert, formerly of Westlake Village, is pleased to announce the marriage of her daughter, Suzanne Winifred Marie, to J. Robert Heinemann of San Marino on Oct. 12. The ceremony and reception were at the Jonathan Beach Club, Santa Monica. The Rev. Ronald Beams officiated. Among the bride’s attendants were Mrs. Stanley Speer of Agoura […]


THURS., JAN. 9 Chamber Mixer Agoura/Oak Park/Las Virgenes Chamber of Commerce hosts mixer at 5:30 p.m. at Iliana’s Corfu Island, 30135 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills featuring Greek music, food, networking opportunities. (818) 889-3150 Public Input on Park California Department of Parks and Recreation hosts public planning workshop regarding Malibu Creek State Park general plan from 7-9 p.m. at Las Virgenes […]

Diving coach pleads guilty

Thousand Oaks resident and former T.O. High School diving coach William Glinton Douglas III, 45, pleaded guilty last week to three counts of possession of child pornography. He was also convicted with intent to distribute the porn. In September, Operation Candyman, a federal sting on Internet obscenity, found Douglas as a result of other arrests in 20 states. Investigators found […]