SIP wine bar rises from the ash

SIP Malibu Grapes, the popular local wine bar that was destroyed in the Woolsey fire, has found a way to keep business alive and raise money for local charities at the same time. Owner Ken Fasola said SIP will hold a series of pop-up wine tasting and food events in the coming months to raise money that will not only […]

Senior living options are discussed

Just where will they go?

Estate and elder care attorney Terri Hilliard will host a program called “Family Matters. Where Can Mom Live?” from noon to 1 p.m. Thurs., Feb. 14 at the Janet Levett Chamber of Commerce Center, 600 Hampshire Road, Ste. 202, Westlake Village. Marianne Knight, owner of California Senior Living, will discuss local senior resident options, including assisted living, board and care, […]


Mustang Marketing, Rams named Businesses of the Year

The Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce recently named Mustang Marketing as Business of the Year. The largest full-service marketing agency in Ventura County, Mustang Marketing will be recognized alongside Business of the Year co-winner, the Los Angeles Rams, at the chamber’s 2019 Recognition Gala. A long-time supporter of the chamber, Mustang is being feted for its professional contributions to […]


IRS issues mileage rates

COMMENTARY /// Tax talk

The Internal Revenue Service recently issued its 2019 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes. Beginning Jan. 1, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car—also vans, pickups or panel trucks—will be 58 cents per mile for business use, up 3.5 cents from the […]

State releases report on work deaths

Work- related incidents killed 376 workers in California in 2017, the same number as in 2016, the state’s Department of Industrial Relations, announced. The agency, which tracks and investigates work-related deaths, released its annual report on fatal occupational injuries Dec. 18. Figures from 2017 are the latest numbers available, the department said in a news release. California workers in the […]


Takeda takes over Shire

Takeda Pharmaceutical (NYSE:TAK) recently announced the acquisition of Irish drug maker Shire in a reported $56-billion deal expected to close later this year. Shire, a global biotech firm with a focus on curing rare diseases, maintains branch offices on Baxter Way in Westlake Village and on Lawrence Drive and Rancho Conejo Boulevard in Newbury Park. Takeda’s research and development efforts […]


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