2017-11-16

Chaparral boutique offers handmade crafts, raffle

Chaparral Elementary School will hold its annual holiday boutique from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thurs., Nov. 30 in the multipurpose room at the school, 22601 Liberty Bell Road, Calabasas. The one-day shopping event will host 30 new and returning vendors. Guests can enter an hourly raffle for prizes when they make a purchase. Some of this year’s highlights include […]

North Ranch home has huge backyard with two patios, pool, spa

On more than a half-acre in the North Ranch community of Thousand Oaks, this five-bedroom, four-bath home with office or possible guest house was extensively remodeled in 2016. The sun-bathed, open-concept floor plan has wide plank refinished oak floors and French door access to the backyard. The large family room has tongue and groove ceiling. The house has crown and […]

Green-energy choice comes to Agoura

City joins L.A. co-op


The City of Agoura Hills said will take part in the L.A. County Community Choice Aggregation program, a green energy plan that gives residential and business customers the chance to buy energy from sustainable sources at purportedly lower costs. At the Nov. 8 Agoura Hills City Council meeting, four of the five council members voted in favor of giving residents […]

Cooking up a veritable feast for Thanksgiving

Convectional Wisdom

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. Every year, my extended family gets together and has an incredible feast, potluck-style. But I don’t mean just any Thanksgiving feast. We’re talking two 16-pound turkeys—one roasted with garlic and rosemary by yours truly and the other deep-fried to perfection by one of my cousins—plus all the traditional American fixings, a handful of Filipino dishes […]

Rams kick off school involvement

HOLIDAYS FOR HEROES— Above, Rams cornerback Troy Hill helps students work on holiday cards. Right, Rams defensive tackle Michael Brockers and the kids create greeting cards to send to the troops as part of the NFL team Holidays for Heroes community service project hosted by Mariposa School of Global Education in Agoura Hills. Rams players Cooper Kupp, Tanzel Smart and […]

Pinnacle agents sponsor Oct. 21 Alzheimer’s walk and fundraiser

Christy Bassiri and Maxine Monina of Pinnacle Estate Properties Westlake Village sponsored the Walk To End Alzheimer’s on Oct. 21 at Kingsmen Park on the Cal Lutheran University campus in Thousand Oaks. The fundraiser was important to them on a personal level as they both have family with the disease. “This event brings community awareness and donations to hopefully one […]

Park Sorrento development draws interest

42 senior homes planned near Tennis and Swim Center


Between the Paxton housing construction and the proposed West Village condominiums and shopping center on Las Virgenes Road—and the Avanti apartments being built on Park Sorrento—new housing construction in Calabasas continues to move forward. Some residents support the city’s added development, but others are concerned that Calabasas has forever lost its small-town feel. Among the proposed developments is the Raznick […]

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High School Highlights

Agoura Chargers Fri., Nov. 17: ComedySportz/ black box/6 p.m. Video game tournament/G building/7 p.m. Mon., Nov. 20: Fall break-no school through Fri., Nov. 24 Calabasas Coyotes Fri., Nov. 17: Book and canned food drives Journalism doughnut sale/7:30 to 8:05 a.m. ComedySportz/PAEC/7 p.m. Mon., Nov. 20: Thanksgiving holiday-no school through Fri., Nov. 24 Oak Park Eagles Mon., Nov. 20: Thanksgiving break […]

Broker associate with Coldwell Banker ranked in top 2 percent

Pat Helton, a broker associate with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Westlake Village, was recently honored for her outstanding production in listings and sales at the Coldwell Banker Gen Blue International Business Conference 2017 at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas. She is ranked in the top 2 percent of Coldwell Banker’s 88,000 agents internationally. Bruce Zipf, president/CEO of […]


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