2016-03-31 E-Edition

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Acorn owners mark 20-year anniversary at the helm

Jim and Lisa Rule purchased the newspaper in 1996

The Acorn is middle-aged at 42, but owners Jim and Lisa Rule have kept the publication forward-thinking and young at heart since buying it 20 years ago. On April 3, the Rules will celebrate two decades of owning the business. Jim Rule had been the publisher for Baker Communication for 10 years prior to purchasing The Acorn. Baker owned and […]

Indie rocker puts Conejo on the music map

A popular indie rock star with roots in Newbury Park is helping put the Conejo Valley on the music map—literally. Among the 12 tracks on M. Ward’s eighth album, “More Rain,” released last fall, is “Girl From Conejo Valley,” in which the singer/songwriter, guitarist and producer laments she “used to be mine.” “It’s open to interpretation,” Ward (whose first name […]

Family fun at Westlake street fair

The Rotary Club of Westlake Village and the City of Westlake Village will present the 22nd annual Community Street Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun., April 10 at Lakeview Canyon and Agoura roads. Over 100 vendors will sell handmade arts and crafts, jewelry, clothing, accessories, toys, housewares, electronics and services. Nonprofit organizations will also have booths. In addition, […]

Nudell grinds foes to dust

Agoura boys’ tennis star, bound for Sonoma State, plays with grit

Max Nudell has a little John McEnroe in him. Are you serious? Yessir. Nudell, an Agoura High senior with the boys’ tennis team, disputed several points with Newbury Park’s Cruz Thayne during a tense Marmonte League road match on March 24. In high school tennis, there are no chair umpires or line judges. Players are beholden to the honor system: […]

Calabasas City Council settles debate over senior center fees

The Calabasas City Council decided the final membership fees for the city’s new senior center that will open in June. The yearly fees will be $100 for individuals and $125 for couples who live in Calabasas. Nonresidents can join for $150 a year and couples for $175, space permitting. Day passes will also be offered at $3 for residents and […]

Beyond publisher on the air

Radio host Kim Pagano of News Talk 1590 KVTA interviewed Beyond the Acorn magazine publisher Lisa Rule recently on Ventura County’s popular Kim Pagano show. Rule, a Thousand Oaks resident who was named the Community Advocate of the Year award winner by NAWBO (National Association of Women Business Owners), discusses the challenges in today’s publishing world and how Beyond magazine […]

Runners, get ready to get dirty

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley will have its inaugural 2K Mud Dash Sat., April 2 at the Redwood Middle School fields, 233 W. Gainsborough Road, Thousand Oaks. Check-in will start at 8 a.m., followed by the start of the first wave of runners at 9 a.m. The family-friendly course will feature looping in and out of […]

Channel Orange: Feldman in Final Four

Ky Feldman walked up the ladder to cut down a piece of the net. The Syracuse University men’s basketball team erased a 16-point second-half deficit to defeat top-seeded Virginia 68-62 on March 27 in Chicago, and Feldman, a freshman walk-on guard who starred at Agoura High, was smack dab in the middle of a March Madness mélange. Feldman and the […]


Agoura Hills A resident on Davids Road reported that a thief stole a $25,000 Angenieux camera lens from the hallway of his home March 13. A vandal caused $700 in damage denting a door and shattering the window of a car parked on Defender Drive March 11. Calabasas A thief stole a Swiss Army knife, a credit card and an […]

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