2017-07-27

Ownership advice forfirst-time buyers

COMMENTARY /// Steps towards getting a home

It’s the American dream: Owning your own home. This is an ideal opportunity to buy with historically low interest rates. What better way to establish a new marriage and new beginnings together? Buying a new home can be both exciting and stressful, so be prepared before you venture out in search of that perfect home. Learn what is important to […]

BRIEFS

Adults sign up for basketball leagues Team packets are available for the fall 2017 Adult Basketball League, sponsored by the Agoura Hills Department of Community Services. League play will begin Thurs., Sept. 7 and Sun., Sept. 10 at the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center, 27040 Malibu Hills Road, Calabasas Games will be played from 5 to 10 p.m. Sundays and from […]

Sushi spot is fun, fresh, fabulous

Acorn Epicurean

There’s really no secret to the continued success of Fune Sushi, a popular Japanese restaurant and sushi bar in Simi Valley. Coming up on their 15th year in the business, owners Young and Sam Lee keep the fresh food coming along with their fast, friendly service and great prices. With an astoundingly huge selection of offerings, it’s a fun time […]

Motorcycle mama needs a ride

Single Files

There’s something exhilarating about feeling the wind in your hair and the sunshine on your face as you whiz around the countryside on a motorcycle, the beautiful SoCal scenery unfolding as you travel mile after mile. If you’re not a fan of motorcycling, you should give it a try. If you are a bike buff, then you know exactly what […]

Trying to find the right notes

Students of the late Edward Francis perform in his honor


As the lights dimmed over the stage at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza’s Scherr Forum on Sunday afternoon, the man who had done so much to shape this performance and its performers was nowhere to be found. Edward Francis, renowned pianist and the co-founder of the Thousand Oaks Philharmonic, died of cancer just weeks before the orchestra’s biannual Opus program. […]

Kids connect with the past

Leonis Adobe presents its L’il Ranchers Summer Program

SMALL WONDERS—At top, 3-year-old Jameson Partington of Chatsworth feeds the sheep during Old Time Rancho Days at Leonis Adobe Museum in Calabasas on July 25. Above, 2-year-old Spencer Goren of Tarzana does some laundry the old-fashioned way. At left, Carrie Petty and her 21-month-old daughter, Payton, of Woodland Hills ring the dinner triangle. The event is part of the museum’s […]

The Magic of Science

IT’S A MAD, MAD WORLD!—Above, 4-year-old Vin Yalla of Agoura Hills gets a giggle out of the July 18 Summer Discovery Program show at the Agoura Hills Library. At left, mad scientist ‘Kosmo’Kimberlee Holland shows the effect of an air blower her face. The interactive educational program, titled “Fire and Ice,” was all about air pressure and the three states […]

Master suite with private retreat in remodeled Morrison Ranch home

Estate includes a pool/spa in the backyard, outdoor speakers plus a large overhang for shade

This remodeled Morrison Ranch estate has approximately 3,107 square feet, with three bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms on a level street. The house features a large living room with vaulted ceilings and fireplace. The formal dining room has plantation shutters and hardwood floors. The remodeled kitchen features a granite center island with stove-top, cabinets with pullouts, a double oven, upgraded windows […]

Real estate specialists for seniors share tips on moving, selling

commentary /// Downsizing for aging adults

Seniors, is it time to sell your home? Are you thinking of selling your home to move to a senior supportive community? Perhaps you are considering moving in with an adult child who can help you with your needs as you grow older. Most seniors would prefer to continue living in their own home. Sometimes circumstances work against those preferences. […]

Westlake Trails villa on nearly half-acre lot has pool and spa

This Santa Barbara-style villa in Westlake Trails has views. The thoroughly remodeled house has five bedrooms, a gym and four bathrooms. The house has a verdant courtyard entrance and custom wood doors with hand-forged, wrought-iron accents as well as soaring beamed ceilings, built-in media centers, and hardwood and authentic terra cotta floors with hand-painted Spanish tiles. The open floor plan […]


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