Stylist to the stars

Hairstylist Allen Edwards, creator of the famed feathered look worn by actress Farah Fawcett, has returned with a new hair salon on Topanga Canyon Boulevard in Woodland Hills. Allen began his hairstyling empire with his first salon next to the former Solley’s Deli. He expanded and built seven salons in Los Angeles and one in Tokyo, but sold the businesses. […]

Leadership group names Braga

The Camarillo-based Ventura County Leadership Academy has hired Pattie Braga as the organization’s new program director. Since separating from United Way in 2015 and becoming its own nonprofit, the academy has been led by its board of directors, most of whom are also alumni of the program. “VCLA has seen a tremendous growth in the last few years and the […]

Credit union becomes billion-dollar business

Ventura County Credit Union and Pasadena-based LA Financial Credit Union announced plans for a 2020 merger. The new $1.3-billion business will serve 120,000 members in Southern California and Arizona, officials said. When the merger is finalized next year, LAFCU will be branded as LA Financial Credit Union, a division of Ventura County Credit Union. The merger also brings aboard the […]


New NAWBO board is seated

Lynnette Coverly named president

The Ventura County chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners installed its new board of directors recently at the woman-owned RELM Wine and Beer Bistro in Camarillo. Marsha Bailey, founder of Women’s Economic Ventures, installed the new slate of officers who represent a broad spectrum of industries, leadership and business acumen. The 2019-2020 NAWBO Ventura County board of […]


Record deal completed for Tull house

$35-million sale closed with one-week escrow, listing agent says

Thousand Oaks’ most exclusive piece of real estate has changed hands for a record price. Jordan Cohen, estate director for Re/Max Olson & Associates, Westlake Village, recently announced the closing of a $35-million deal for the massive 33-acre North Ranch compound built by movie mogul and self-made billionaire Thomas Tull and his wife, Alba. Cohen represented the Tulls in the […]


Beer, pizza, ice cream?

Former furniture store recast as Tarantula Hill

Arguably the boldest project to be completed to date according to the vision of the Thousand Oaks Boulevard Specific Plan, Tarantula Hill Brewing Company opened its doors last week in what used to be a furniture showroom near T.O. Boulevard and Moorpark Road. The 17,000- square- foot ground floor has been entirely transformed over the past nine months to make […]



This Q and A is with Dr. Sherry Thomas, urogynecologist and surgeon specializing in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. Q: When was your practice founded? How many locations do you have? How many people do you employ? A: Dr. Sherry Thomas, PC, was founded in 1989. I currently have one location in Agoura Hills with a staff of five, […]

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