Park-Like Grounds with Pool/Spa

This traditional 4-bedroom, 3-bath home is located in Oak Park. It’s been remodeled and it’s immaculate. The outstanding corner setting offers park-like grounds with pool/spa and privacy. Highlights include hardwood floors in the entry and kitchen plus newer windows, kitchen and baths. For more information on this home priced at $1,525,000, call Joyce Merkle and Carol Mullen of Coldwell Banker […]

Repairs at Malibou Lake

Condemned bridge coming back to life

Malibou Lake area residents will soon be able to access their community again via the Lake Vista Bridge on Lake Vista Drive. The bridge, just south of Mulholland Highway, will be replaced with construction beginning this month at a cost of $1.2 million. Los Angeles County condemned the Lake Vista Bridge over a year ago due to storm damage. But […]

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A California senator reacted to federal government actions dealing with the U.S. energy crisis in 1975, according to articles in The Acorn. Sen. John V. Tunney responded to a federal proposal to institute a nationwide, mandatory gas ration of nine gallons per vehicle per week. Tunney planned to counter the Emergency Petroleum Allocation Extension Act by introducing legislation that would […]


Theater troupe is a labor of love

A year ago, local teens with entrepreneurial spirit created their own theater group called Staged Souls. The teens raised their own funds for licensing rights, theater rental, sets and costumes. Now in its second season, Staged Souls will present “Bat Boy: The Musical” on weekends through Aug. 14 at the Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks. “We started as best friends […]

Mediterranean Estate with Incredible Views

This exquisitely designed private and gated estate is situated on over three sprawling acres within the exclusive high country of North Ranch in the city of Westlake Village. The main home consists of skillfully proportioned rooms including three bedroom suites, three-and-ahalf bath, living room, family room and gourmet kitchen with butler’s pantry. Two guest suites are connected by a breezeway […]

Summer at Peter Strauss

NATURAL BEAUTY—A canopy of mature trees provides deep shade to hikers exploring the Peter Strauss Ranch in rural Agoura. Below right, docent Stephanie Westfall leads the group on a hike through the grounds while, left, a stately peacock living at the ranch stands guard. The property, known for its oak woodlands, was home to the Chumash people for thousands of […]

Woman fights to keep food pantry open

Barbara Ausburn is known among her friends as the woman who loves golf and cherishes the work that she performs at a San Fernando Valley food pantry. Ausburn is the volunteer executive director of Loaves & Fishes in Van Nuys, a distribution center that gives free food and clothing to the Valley’s poor and homeless. She recently helped secure a […]

Sierra Club will explore backyard wildlife

At the next meeting of the San Fernando Valley Group/ Angeles Chapter of the Sierra Club at 7 p.m. Tues., Aug. 16, Alan Pollak, M.D., will give a slide presentation on “Backyard Wildlife Habitat Stewardship.” The meeting, which will include refreshments, will be held in the recreation hall at Reseda Park, 18411 Victory Blvd., Reseda. Pollak is a long-time member […]

Mayor’s Corner Kanan interchange funding has been a long and winding road

A number of people have asked me how the city of Agoura Hills was able to get $4 million dollars in federal funds for the Kanan interchange. Of the 153 projects funded in Los Angeles County, our project was number 10 on the list in the amount of funding received. We are very gratified that the importance of our project […]