Agoura Hills loves its volunteers

Hilton plans headquarters in Agoura

Charity foundation picks location near Kanan Road

Recession? Really? Slow economy notwithstanding, the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, the charitable arm of Hilton Hotels Corp., announced it will build its new headquarters in Agoura Hills. The new officies will be built on 64 acres south of the 101 Freeway near Kanan Road, said project manager Frans Bigelow of Bigelow Development Associates in Malibu. The Santa Monica Mountains were […]

Local car dealers shift their focus

Two nameplates depart, but replacements are expected

Two Thousand Oaks car dealerships have closed within the last two weeks, but both are expected to be replaced quickly. Courtesy Chevrolet closed its parts and service department on Feb. 6 and its sales department on Feb. 9. The Chevy dealer operated in Thousand Oaks for 41 years. “We tried to sell the dealership to a number of people, but […]

Local equine heritage runs deep

Powder-coated hilltops sparkle

Grant helps park service

The National Park Service recently was awarded a $2.6 million federal grant to build a visitor center at King Gillette Ranch in the Santa Monica Mountains. The center, which is expected to cost $8.4 million, will offer educational and recreational resources and establish a home for federal, state and local park agencies whose task is to preserve the Santa Monica […]

New president takes over classified union

Todd Barrett has become the new president of the Las Virgenes Classified Association—the school district’s nonteachers union—just in time to deal with California’s freefalling economy and the unprecedented burdens being placed on education. The 42-year-old Barrett was appointed by the union’s executive board last summer after long-time president Penny Ellis resigned. He must contend with the likelihood that salary increases […]


•A letter to the editor last week regarding the Feb. 27 Benefit the Arts concert at the Civic Arts Plaza contained some wrong information. The show will feature singer and songwriter Michael McDonald and Tommy Shaw of Styx performing with Venice. No other members of Styx or the the Doobie Brothers will perform. •Jenni Campbell, not S. Ling Wu, is […]

Oak Park High takes close look at budget

'Save our pennies,' principal says

Oak Park High School announced new costcutting measures that will help the school fight the rough economic downturn. The high school’s new conservative approach to spending has begun immediately. “We need to come together as a school to save our pennies,” Principal Andi Mallen said. “It’s going to be hard for all of us. We’ve all enjoyed a few decades […]

Muvico showtime now scheduled for Feb. 27

Thousand Oaks residents won’t have to drive to Simi Valley or Camarillo to enjoy a movie with stadium seating once the 107,930-square-foot, three-story Muvico Theater opens at The Oaks mall, tentatively on Fri., Feb. 27. The opening has been delayed twice. All 14 auditoriums are equipped with Southern California’s only Sony 4K ultra-high-definition projection, which means four times the pixels. More pixels mean […]