CLU to host California Court of Appeal justice

Justice Steven Perren of the California Court of Appeal (Second District), will speak at 10 a.m. Mon., Feb. 5 in California Lutheran University’s (CLU) Overton Hall. His lecture titled "Two Emerging Trends in Adjudication: Therapeutic Courts and Restorative Justice," is part of the annual Colloquium of Scholars Series. Previously Perren served as a Ventura County Superior Court judge, Presiding Judge […]

Creating a Jewish home is workshop topic

Conejo Jewish Academy (CJA) will present a two-part workshop, "Homeward Bound" at 8 p.m. on Tuesdays, Feb. 6 and 13. "It is imperative in Jewish life for the home to be made into a mini-sanctuary," said Matty Bryski, instructor of the workshop. "In our workshop, we will explore the ways and means of bringing a Jewish atmosphere and environment into […]

A Charming 4-Bedroom on Almost 2 Acres

A Charming 4-Bedroom on Almost 2 Acres This charming 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath home is on about 1.8 acres and backs to open space. Built in 1988, this home has 2 master bedrooms with the main master bedroom featuring vaulted ceilings, a fireplace and balcony from which to enjoy the view. The living room also has a fireplace. The light […]

Real Estate Advisor

Attorney at Law

Real Estate Advisor Q. Can our homeowners association amend its CC&Rs to require each member to carry both earthquake and loss assessment coverages in addition to the standard coverages? A. Yes. After the Northridge earthquake, owners who had earthquake and loss assessment coverages fared substantially better than owners who did not have these coverages. Their associations also did much better. […]

Not a blackout

Not a blackout About 1,600 Agoura Hills homes and businesses lost electricity Monday because of a problem with underground equipment. The power outage began at 4:23 p.m. along Thousand Oaks Boulevard between Kanan and Lindero Canyon roads. Restoring electricity "took a little longer than usual because the problem was more difficult to locate," said Rudy Gonzales, regional manager for Southern […]

You can learn to grow proper plants under shade trees

For that most difficult environment––the dry ground under a large tree––here’s a garden that has a chance. Maple trees, in particular, put out surface-hugging roots that love to drink up all the available moisture, making it difficult for many plants to thrive. But quite a few plants can take this scene and still look great. The secret to this garden […]

Ali Lassen’s Leads Club will meet

Businesspeople interested in learning how to expand their business through effective networking are encouraged to visit an Ali Lassen’s Leads Club meeting. The Calabasas chapter meets 7:15 a.m. Wednesdays at Marmalade Café at the Calabasas Commons. The weekly meetings enable business promotion and an exchange of leads and ideas. For more information on the Calabasas chapter, call Marla Rodriguez at […]


THURS., FEB. 1 Candidates Forum Calabasas Chamber of Commerce City Council candidates debate at 7:30 p.m. at Las Virgenes Unified School District, 4111 Las Virgenes Rd., Calabasas. Doors open 7 p.m. C’mon Over, Kids City of Calabasas Library: "Cowboy Ken" celebrates Old West in story and song in "The American Cowboy Show" for kindergarteners and up at 4 p.m. at […]

Christian Science Church offers lesson

This week’s Bible Lesson-Sermon at the Christian Science Church is "Love," with keynote text from Deuteronomy 31:8. The service begins at 10 a.m. on Sun., Feb. 4, at 305 Conejo School Road in Thousand Oaks. For more information, please call (805) 495-3203.

Spanish Style on Top of a Hill

Spanish Style on Top of a Hill Construction is now complete and the grounds landscaped on this custom residence, a Spanish contemporary at the top of a hill. The high-ceilinged foyer leads to a curved staircase with maple handrail. On the first floor are a formal dining room, family room, state-of-the-art kitchen with granite counters and maple cabinetry, 2 fireplaces, […]