Local architect chosen to design pavilion for Air Force One jet

Local architect Gary Heathcote of Heathcote and Associates Architecture was selected by Castle Air Museum in Atwater, Calif. to design a new Presidential Pavilion to house the museum’s newly acquired Douglas VC-9 Air Force One jetliner. The Westlake Village-based Heathcote has worked in modern design for more than 30 years. Some of his other projects include the design of Millennium […]

Acorn named top business

The City of Agoura Hills last week named the Acorn Newspapers as its 2013 Business of the Year. The Acorn’s owners, Jim and Lisa Rule, received the honor at the Agoura Hills State of the City Address at the Sheraton Agoura Hills on Oct. 30. Mayor Denis Weber presided over the event. Weber praised the newspaper for its diligent coverage […]

Triunfo water rates up 5 percent

Triunfo Sanitation District officials have approved a 5 percent rate increase for potable and reclaimed water. A vote to finalize the price adjustments is scheduled for Mon., Nov. 25. As of January 2014, potable water will go up by 12 cents per hundred cubic feet. Residents in single-family homes in Oak Park use an average 17.5 hundred cubic feet of […]

School take a gamble— Westlake High stages ‘Guys And Dolls’

Programs hum with help from teens


Cream rises to the top in Nov. 5 vote

The local city council and school board elections have come and gone. The voters, it appears, chose wisely. With 20 years of service on the Agoura Hills City Council and a new four-year term ahead of him, Mayor Denis Weber brings a new list of goals that he wants to tackle. But the longest-serving politician in city history also remains […]

Honoring our heroes

Veterans recall fierce battles in WWII, Korea

War came reluctantly to a pair of veterans who now reside at Meadowbrook Senior Living in Agoura Hills. They hadn’t planned to join the armed forces, but were willing to do their part when circumstances called them to duty. Arnold Seretan, 94, was a lieutenant in the U.S. Army who took part in a pivotal World War II battle in […]

Thrift shop sale to feature outrageous holiday sweaters

Assistance League of Conejo Valley Thrift Shop will present its Outrageous Holiday Sweater Event from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat., Nov. 16 at 783 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. Volunteers have been creating pretty, cute, ugly and funny hand-decorated holiday sweaters, which will be for sale at thrift-shop prices. All profits from the event will support Operation School […]

Festivalfilms all shot on location in Conejo Valley

. Cal Lutheran and Thousand Oaks Library to screen movies

Conejo Valley Film Festival II, featuring five movies with scenes that were shot locally, will be held over two days in two locations. Three classic movies will be shown on Sat., Nov. 16 in the Preus-Brandt Forum, 135 Chapel Lane, California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks. “ It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World,” an epic comedy celebrating its 50th anniversary, […]

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