2017-11-09

Estate is on 1.6 acres that backs to golf course

Home has a wine cellar, gentleman’s bar

The gated enclave of Island Forest is in the scenic area of North Ranch Golf Course. This Montecito-Spanish-style estate on 1.6 acres is surrounded by oak trees. The foyer has a spiral staircase and custom French doors leading to a park-like rear yard. The formal living room has its own private veranda. The dining room has a fireplace and floor-to-ceiling […]

Words matter

Thank you for your article on the Calabasas Senior Center. However, I would like to take exception to the use of the word “elderly” in the headline. Journalists tend to be wordsmiths and as such should realize that words are nuanced and can evoke feelings and perceptions. Words have shades of meaning and the choice of the word elderly connotes […]

Football, basketball, soccer winners

Faith-filled indie movie is full of laughs and spiritual insight

Roots of Faith

The new indie film “Can I Get a Witness Protection?” packs a powerful message between laughs. Writer-director Robert G. Lee is a clean stand-up comedian and studio warm-up comic. He’s directed plays and produced videos for Bel-Air Presbyterian Church. In this movie he presents quirky church people with a love and deep faith missing from mainstream movies. As one character […]

Lynn Ranch home on a cul-de-sac has drought-tolerant landscaping

This house is on a cul-de-sac in Lynn Ranch. The single-story, four-bedroom, three-bath Santa Barbara/Spanish-style ranch home is on a half-acre. Amenities include a fountain courtyard, drought-tolerant landscaping and double front entry door with wrought-iron and etched glass. Inside are dark wood-beamed ceilings, three fireplaces, classic-style pegged wood floors, tile and newer French doors. The spacious open-concept kitchen has vanilla-cream-colored […]

Open space needs Agoura’s cooperation

In your story on Triangle Ranch (Nov. 2), I may have given your reporter the wrong message about the contribution of Los Angeles County to the protection of open space around Agoura Hills, and indeed throughout the Santa Monica Mountains in general. To set the record straight, Los Angeles County, through the various measures sponsored by Supervisors Edelman and Yaroslavsky, […]

Hail the great Vargasino tribe

Hot Flashes

If you want to know who’s sexting, tweeting insults, stashing opioids, schmoozing with the Russkis or who makes the world’s best pumpkin bread, just tune in to the “news.” If you want to learn about love, get to know the Vargas family. Because this tribe of intrepid Vargasinos travels to every corner of the globe to adore and to rally […]

Briefs

Expert to speak on Bible and science The Conejo Jewish Academy will host a lecture by author and scientist Gerald L. Schroeder at 8 p.m. Mon., Nov. 13 in its Skelton Family Lecture Hall at 30345 Canwood St., Agoura Hills. He will speak on “Quantum Physics and the Afterlife: Is Science Discovering Life after Death?” Schroeder, author of numerous books […]

Three Spring homes has master bedroom with fireplace

Private backyard includes sport court and barbecue area

This estate in Three Springs has park-like grounds with pool, spa, barbecue, sport court, large grassy area and a private rear yard. The four-bedroom, three-bath estate has 3,337 square feet. The property is set back off the street and includes landscaping, mature trees and a used-brick entrance. The traditional home includes elaborate wainscoting, a custom-built library and French-pane windows and […]

Likes pet law

The new law prohibiting pet stores from buying animals from breeders does not target pet stores, it only forces them to do the right thing that they should be doing already and get their animals from shelters or rescue groups. Instead of complaining about it, they should embrace it, make friends with shelters and rescues and invite them to show […]


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