Remodeled gasoline station put on hold in Agoura Hills

By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer Shell Oil Co. is anxious to complete the renovation of a former Texaco station in Agoura Hills, but several appeals surrounding the project will keep the station closed at least until this fall. Shell has attempted to remodel the station at Canwood Street and Palo Comado Canyon Road since last year. The Agoura Hills […]

Local resident makes first film at 40

By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer Hollywood superstition says that hot new film directors come at a young age. But Westlake Village resident Bryan Lewis has a different story. Lewis, 40, just produced and directed his first feature length movie and is already being considered by motion picture companies for a second project. While Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, Paul Thomas […]

FrameStore Puts Great

Pictures in the Spotlight

FrameStore is the brainchild of Charles Mitchell, a University of Cambridge-educated Southern Californian who in the 1980s became "the most successful commercial art consultant in the country," placing art for companies such as Sony, Bank of America and the Princess Cruise Line. It was in the framing of those pieces of fine art that Mitchell conceived of a better way––a […]

OPHS grad gets scholarship

Scott Bartlett, the son of Darlene M. Bartlett and a 2003 graduate of Oak Park High School, has been awarded a scholarship by the Best Buy Children’s Foundation. He plans to attend the University of California San Diego this fall. More than 1,750 students nationwide were selected to receive a scholarship valued from $500-$2,500. Scholarships were awarded to students who […]

Musical event coming to St. Paschal Baylon

Musical event coming to St. Paschal Baylon At 7:30 p.m. on Sat., Aug. 23, Catholic musician, composer and evangelist Trevor Thomson will present a Christian rock music concert at St. Paschal Baylon Catholic Church, 155 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. The music has been selected to appeal to a youthful audience. A small group of St. Paschal parish musicians will […]

Undecided on denim––or Costco vs. Neiman Marcus

Undecided on denim––or Costco vs. Neiman Marcus I can’t help but weigh in on this "Needless Mark-up"–I mean Neiman Marcus deal. But before I do, I must say I had never been to a Neiman Marcus until last week. I was in the "Hills of Beverly" and decided to take a little field trip to the store before forming an […]

405-101 connector ramp completed

Gov. Gray Davis recently announced completion of a portion of the 405/101 freeways interchange in Los Angeles, which had been undergoing resurfacing and widening. The new lane will double existing capacity. "The completion of this phase of the project will ease congestion, improve safety and improve the flow of traffic for more than 530,000 vehicles using the interchange every day," […]

‘ExtravaBANDza’ is coming

The Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center will host the first "ExtravaBANDza" on Sat., Sept. 6. The event for teens will take place from 11a.m. until 11 p.m. and will feature 15 local bands, food vendors and a raffle. "The money raised from ExtravaBANDza will be used to benefit our Teen Enhancement Program, a fantastic after-school program for middle school students during […]

Decorate Wisely with M.H. Designs

Decorate Wisely with M.H. Designs With more than 40 years of interior design experience, M.H. Designs has all the components to meet anyone’s interior decorating requirements, including: interior design, carpeting, custom re-upholstery, new custom furniture, all window treatments (custom drapery, blinds, cornice boxes, etc.) and coordinated bed ensembles. Open to the public, the 6,000 sq. ft. showroom offers an unbelievable […]

California Lutheran University master’s degree grads honored

More than 120 master’s degree students received their diplomas at the 40th annual California Lutheran University commencement services held in Samuelson Chapel last May. Luther S. Luedtke, Ph.D., president of CLU, served as keynote speaker for the graduate ceremonies that were held separately from the undergraduate ceremonies for the first time. The following area residents received their degrees. Agoura Hills: […]

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