Cellphone laws change July 1

Hands off those cellphones. Two new California laws governing the use of cellular phones in motor vehicles go into effect July 1. Senate Bill 1613 requires adults to employ a handsfree device when using a cellphone in a car. Senate Bill 33 prohibits teens under 18 from using any wireless device, even with a hands-free add-on. That especially means no […]


THURS., JUNE 12 Around The World Irma Kackert, world traveler and writer, presents slide show on India, 1:30 p.m., Goebel Senior Adult Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. (805) 381-2744. Popular Music Lecture Friends of Platt Library hosts James Domine, music director of San Fernando Valley Symphony Orchestra, 7 p.m., Platt Branch Library, 23600 Victory Blvd., Woodland Hills. Domine […]

Four for the Month

It’s June. Soon you’ll be beachside, or poolside, or lakeside, or in Riverside- somewhere where you’ll need something to read. Unfortunately, the Weekly World News is no longer in circulation, so you won’t have that option to fall back on. Picking up Us Weekly could mollify a reading fix, but only if you’re into Botox and celebrity blackmail. That, friends, […]

Have a good laugh at show

A comedy benefit show for Retinoblastoma International will be held at 5 p.m. Sun., June 29 at The Canyon, 28912 Roadside Drive, Agoura Hills. Retinoblastoma International is a nonprofit organization working to wipe out the sometimes fatal retinal cancer which destroys the vision of children. Scheduled to perform are Kevin Nealon, “Saturday Night Live”; Greg Behrendt, “The Greg Behrendt Show” […]

Terry Jacobsen

RE/MAX Olson & Associates would like to congratulate Terry Jacobsen for her sales production in the month of April with sales of more than $2.8 million. Jacobsen specializes in the sales and marketing of fine homes in the Ventura County, Conejo Valley and San Fernando Valley. She may be reached at (805) 267-4914.

Volunteers on Patrol make community a safer place to live

More than just neighborhood watch

Bernie la Fianza has lived in Agoura Hills for 28 years. At 69, the retired naval officer remains active in the community by offering his services as a crime prevention volunteer. “Agoura Hills was quite a different city when we moved in,” la Fianza said. “It’s still a nice place to live, but things have changed. There are cars being […]

Design Center gains momentum

Adler Realty Investments Inc. said three new tenants are coming to the 120,000-square-foot Agoura Design Center. Westpoint Furniture Design Center, the Mattress Store and the Power of Home have signed lease agreements and will open soon, the Woodland Hills-based broker said. The 7acre furniture retail complex on Canwood Street between Chesebro and Kanan roads is one of the largest highend […]

Westlake club soccer coach making documentary film

Two months ago, the DMS11 Soccer Academy from Westlake Village showed a few teams in England just how good they were on the pitch. Thanks to head coach Dan Metcalfe’s cinematic skills, others will soon be able to relive the experience. Besides serving as the team’s head coach, Metcalfe is also a filmmaker, having previously worked on soccer movies such […]

Find the ‘best of the wurst’ at local Farmers Market

Recently at the Calabasas Farmers Market I found a stand manned by Dixon Ridgway. He and his partner, Jim Bell, are known at the market as The Meat Guys. Ridgway told me that they frequently carry Schreiner’s sausage. Schriener’s has been making sausage for three generations in the traditional German style, which means they do not add nitrates. With 15 […]

Twenty Questions To Ask Before Listing Your Home

For most people their home is their single largest investment, yet when they are ready to sell, most people take little care in finding the right person for the job. Selling your home can sometimes be a challenging and frustrating experience. But with the support and guidance of an experienced professional, it can be a smooth and enjoyable process. When […]