Images of America: Agoura Hills

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Images of America: Agoura Hills

By Susan Pascal with a forward by California State Senator Fran Pavley

Have you ever noticed some of the names of Ladyface Ales? Picture City Porter was named after the first name for Agoura Hills, “Picture City” because of all the great movies filmed in the area before the City was incorporated in 1982. Other names like Chesebro IPA, Reyes Adobe Red, Ladyface IPA, and Agoura itself all harken from a piece of local history.

Nestled amongst the Santa Monica Mountains, Agoura Hills is considered the western gateway to Los Angeles County. Originally inhabited by the Chumash Indians, the area was a well-known stagecoach stop for early settlers heading west thanks to its accessibility to well water. In 1927, Paramount Pictures purchased a ranch…

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Agoura Hills

By Susan Pascal with a forward by State Senator Fran Pavley

picture-city-porter_ladyfaceYour town made history! Have you ever noticed some of the names of Ladyface Ales? Picture City Porter was named after the first name for Agoura Hills, “Picture City,” because of all the great movies filmed in the area before the City was incorporated in 1982. Other names like Chesebro IPA, Reyes Adobe Red, Ladyface IPA, and Agoura itself all harken from a piece of local history.

Nestled amongst the Santa Monica Mountains, Agoura Hills is considered the western gateway to Los Angeles County. Originally inhabited by the Chumash Indians, the area was a well-known stagecoach stop for early settlers heading west thanks to its accessibility to well water. In 1927, Paramount Pictures purchased a ranch and started making movies; hence, the town became known as Picture City, having drawn the likes of silent film star Laura LaPlante (for whom a street was named), Gary Cooper, Clark Gable, and Claudette Colbert. The town was renamed by the Post Office to Agoura Hills after French settler Pierre Agoure. In 1982, the residents voted to officially incorporate the 7.9-square-mile region, making Agoura Hills Los Angeles County’s 82nd city. Today, Agoura Hills is a flourishing, family-friendly community known for its award-winning schools, lush and beautiful parks, biking and hiking trails, and burgeoning businesses. The area has become one of the most desirable places to live in Los Angeles, yet the population remains relatively low at approximately 20,000 residents.

Weight .75 lbs
Dimensions 6.5 x 9.25 x 1 in
Color

Red, Blue, Green