Valley 200 - 2021-07-19




The Acorn Newspaper Group Jim Rule, who in the past worked in television, including a stint as a producer on ABC’s “The Love Boat,” purchased the Agoura Hills-based newspaper The Acorn with his wife Lisa when the community newspaper went on the auction block in 1996. In 1997, the Rules relocated from Oak Park to Thousand Oaks, inspiring a Thousand Oaks edition. After that, The Acorn not only survived but thrived, spinning off Moorpark, Simi Valley and Camarillo editions. Today, the Rules employ 50 people across five weeklies and a lifestyle quarterly named Beyond the Acorn. ALMA MATER: UCLA BEST ADVICE: Love what you are doing, and it won’t be work. FAVORITE BOOK: “Dune” by Frank Herbert. BUCKET LIST: Visit Turkey (where I’ve never been) and Egypt (where I have been).


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