Hilton Foundation purchases Dole Westlake headquarters

Deal worth $50 million

The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, an Agoura Hills-based multibillion-dollar international charitable institution, is on the move. The foundation—which built a sprawling, environmentally sustainable headquarters on Agoura Road at the base of the Santa Monica Mountains in 2012—recently purchased the Dole Foods building in Westlake Village for $50 million and will make the 10-acre corporate campus its new permanent headquarters. Prior […]

He likes Halpern in WLV

Brad Halpern is running for reelection to the Westlake Village City Council. I supported Brad in his previous election and continue my support for his reelection. Knowing Brad for 20 has given me a front-row seat to witnessing his unique approach to challenges, disarming sense of humor and ability to work with all people, regardless of political affiliation. After decades […]

Harvest festival at Underwood Family Farms

Underwood Family Farms will start its 21st annual Fall Harvest Festival Sat. and Sun., Sept. 29 and 30 with the first of five themed weekends. The Friends of the Farm Weekend will celebrate first responders. Proceeds from the weekend’s gate will help benefit the Ventura County Sheriff’s Explorers Program, Search and Rescue Groups, K-9 Unit, Air Unit, Volunteers in Policing, […]

Warriors get in the swing of things

Westlake golfers want to defend league title, make deeper CIF run

Jennifer Liu peered through the tinted glass of the Westlake Golf Course pro shop, holding the door ajar just enough to listen to the outside world. She was curious to hear what Westlake High girls’ golf teammate Celina You was saying during her interview with the Acorn. Liu, the only freshman on the varsity team, had never been interviewed before, […]

Top-producing Conejo Valley Realtor

Steve Young was recently acknowledged for consistent high production. He has been a Realtor for 37 years. He is one of the all-time top producing agents in the Conejo Valley, winning numerous awards including induction into the Master’s Hall of Fame. He specializes in the areas of Oak Park, Agoura Hills, Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park, Calabasas and Woodland […]

Seniors have their moment

Senior Concerns of Thousand Oaks celebrated its 33rd annual Ultimate Dining fundraiser Sept. 15 by honoring two of the Conejo Valley’s top philanthropists, George and Patricia Jones. The organization named the T.O. couple Philanthropists of the Year in front of the more than 400 guests who attended last Saturday’s gala affair at the Hyatt Regency Westlake. George Jones had a […]

A burning desire to be part of art with heart

Art for art’s sake, not for money or fame—as the saying goes. This year at Burning Man, the weeklong festival in the Nevada desert, the art was out of this world. Agoura Hills resident Abraham Raphael, 46, is one of the more than 70,000 people who trekked to the Black Rock Desert for the August event. He brought food, water […]

Hope and light

SAGE Publishing will present its the fifth annual Hope and Light benefit at 6 p.m. Sat., Sept. 29 at Sherwood Country Club, 320 W. Stafford Road, Thousand Oaks. Philanthropic community members and business professionals will honor community leaders who have partnered with Interface to keep vulnerable children and families safe. Event proceeds will sustain programs that heal and protect at-risk […]

Football stars are now All-Americans

THREE LIONS—Oaks Christian High football players, from left, Zach Charbonnet, Kayvon Thibodeaux and Josh Calvert have been selected to play in the Under Armour All-American Bowl. The national all-star game is scheduled for 3 p.m. (local time) Jan. 3 at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla. ESPN2 will televise the game. Charbonnet, a running back, verbally committed to the University […]

The importance of school district when buying a home

COMMENTARY /// Real estate hints

By now, all the kids are back in school, so why not talk about the importance of the school district when buying a home. Buying a home is a personal decision, so there is no right or wrong answer. However, it is smart to consider the quality of school districts in your homebuying decision. Why? Because when it comes to […]