Critical care hospital still feasible here, says incoming city councilman

By Stephanie Bertholdo Acorn Staff Writer Before he was elected to one of the two Agoura Hills council seats, John Edelston addressed the Las Virgenes Council of Governments (LVCOG) on the need to bring emergency healthcare services back into the local area. LVCOG tackles issues that cross local governmental jurisdictions in Westlake Village, Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Malibu, Hidden Hills and […]

Local resident meets Pope

By Stephanie Bertholdo Acorn Staff Writer Agoura Hills resident Luis Araya is still floating on cloud nine. Araya’s first trip to Italy in October was centered on the induction of newly designated cardinals. Their spiritual journey became his own when he attended the public "Consistory Mass" with Pope John Paul II presiding. Araya believes his path to the Vatican was […]

Important tips offered for gun storage

About 40 percent of homes in the U. S. contain one or more firearms. If not handled and stored carefully, they can cause serious injury or kill a member of the household. In fact, having a gun in your home increases the odds that you will die from a gunshot wound, compared to people who do not keep guns in […]

The Community College Route

A reader recently asked about community colleges. For some students, two years at a community college is a great way to start their college career. It’s easier to get into selective UC campuses as a community college transfer than as a freshman. UCLA has become so competitive that high school students with 3.9 GPAs and 1400 SAT scores are routinely […]

Agoura Hills

A woman left her purse on the bar for about two minutes at 1:30 a.m. Nov. 1 in the 30100 block of Agoura Road. When she returned, it was gone. The loss was $1,940 because the purse and wallet alone were worth more than $400 and the handbag also contained jewelry, a silver pill case, designer sunglasses, cash, a cell […]

Photo exhibit of local mountains on display

Gardens of the World will host an exhibit of the work of award-winning landscape photographer Tom Gamache throughout this month from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays in the Resource Center at the park, 2001 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. Gamache is particularly renowned locally for his photographs of sites in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, […]

Long-time resident says goodbye

Goodbye, Agoura Hills. I’m looking over my shoulder with some sadness in my heart. I hate to leave you. Today, you are a beautiful model city. I’m proud of what you good citizens have accomplished since your birthday in 1982. In a small way, I had some part in the growing up phase. But now the vicissitudes of my autumn […]

Remembering America’s veterans

Holiday Homes Tour scheduled

Wellness Community to host 12th annual event on Dec. 6, 7

Wellness Community to host 12th annual event on Dec. 6, 7 The Wellness Community Valley/Ventura will host its 12th annual Holiday Homes Tour the weekend of Dec. 6 and 7. On Sat., Dec. 6 the hours for the tour will be 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Sun., Dec. 7, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. On the tour this […]

Collectable framed reproductions of postage stamps now available

If you can lick ’em, frame ’em. That’s what a lot of stamp and art lovers can do today, thanks to the U.S. Postal Service making available custom framed reproductions of original stamp art from noted artists including Norman Rockwell and Peter Max. Art lovers can choose from more than 500 exclusive images, select framing and matting and have the […]