People need homes—don’t lock them out

Twin projects in the Conejo Valley are boosting optimism about the future of housing in the region and the need for more affordable units. On the other hand, critics of overdevelopment remain wary that the new construction comes with a cost. In Thousand Oaks, a plan being discussed would bring 142 apartments and commercial space to East T.O. Boulevard, but […]

Rotary Club gives to the community

The Westlake Village Rotary Club held its Day of Giving program during its weekly meeting Sept. 20. At the annual event, the Rotary Club distributed donations to local nonprofits with proceeds received from the club’s two fundraisers, the Community Street Fair and Oak Heart Country Music Festival, along with funds contributed by event sponsors. This year, the club donated $40,000 […]

Ride for diabetes

Festival to honor prophet

The Light of Unity Festival will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sun., Oct. 22 in the multipurpose room at Mae Boyar Park, 130 Kanan Road, Oak Park. The festival is a celebration of the 200th birthday of Bahá’u’lláh, the prophet and founder of the Baha’i faith. The event is free and open to the public, and will […]

New townhome community in Camarillo offers four floor plans

Now taking reservations for the first 19 units

Century 21 Troop Real Estate recently announced the groundbreaking of a new 87-unit townhome community near Old Town Camarillo. The homes are presented by local builder Aldersgate Home and marketed by the Century 21 Troop Real Estate sales team of Ray De Silva, Sandy Seekins and Jessica Miller. “These finely crafted townhomes combine opulent living with leading-edge technology to meet […]


Invitation to share sustainable water solutions

EYE ON THE ENVIRONMENT /// Managing resources

If you live or work in Ventura County, there is a good chance you benefit from the groundwater managed by the Fox Canyon Groundwater Management Agency. The groundwater basins underlying the southern portion of the county provide 60 percent of the water used by over 450,000 residents, farmers and businesses on the Oxnard plain and the Las Posas and Pleasant […]

Walk to end Alzheimer’s

The Alzheimer’s Association will offer the 2017 Thousand Oaks Walk to End Alzheimer’s from 8 a.m. to noon Sat., Oct. 21 at Cal Lutheran University’s Kingsmen Park, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. The walk will offer an opportunity for more than 500 participants to learn about Alzheimer’s disease and how to get involved with the cause, including advocacy opportunities, […]

Cantor practices his acting chops on TV

Lately, Cantor Kenny Ellis of Agoura Hills has been saying, “True, I am not a rabbi, but I play one on TV . . . twice in one week!” Ellis will be featured as the rabbi at a funeral on the ninth season of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” starring Larry David at 10 p.m. Sun., Oct. 22 on HBO. Ellis and […]

Fresh paint and drought-tolerant landscaping can attract homebuyers

COMMENTARY /// Creating curb appeal

According to the National Association of Realtors, curb appeal sells more than 50 percent of all houses that go on the market. In general, the tidier, fresher and cleaner the house looks, the more curb appeal it has. It’s important for home sellers to make a good first impression by enhancing the all-important curb appeal. Exterior appearance and landscaping not […]