CPR offered in Thousand Oaks

American Red Cross of Ventura County has partnered with Richard Cimadoro, D.C., ME of BodyFix in Thousand Oaks, to offered expanded days, times and location of existing adult CPR training for residents of East County. Adult CPR training will now be offered from 6 to 10 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month beginning Jan. 14 at 325 E. […]


TWICE AS NICE––These two domestic shorthaired cats, Sophie (a female, left) and Kobe (a male) are ready for adoption at the Agoura Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills. They’re accustomed to kids and other cats, and they’re gentle. Just ask for identification Nos. A1099494 for Sophie and A1099497 for Kobe. Pets have occasionally been already adopted so call (818) […]

Volkswagen surprises us, again

Acorn Automotive Editor

Sitting quietly on the VW stand were two of the most exciting vehicles Volkswagen has ever released. The Touareg SUV and the Beetle convertible. With a starting price tag of $34,900, the Touareg is the most affordable and best-equipped German luxury model of its type sold in North America. The V8 will start at $40,700. The 2003 Volkswagen Touareg, pronounced […]

Thanks for helping our toy drive

Dilbeck Realtors GMAC, on behalf of the youngsters at Hillsides, Hathaway Homes, The Sycamores and Five Acres, would like to thank every one of you who participated in this year’s annual "Share the Spirit Toy and Book Drive." Once again we delivered hundreds of toys to these four wonderful organizations, all of which are residential and community treatment centers that […]

Ready for WAGS

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 […]