2017-11-16

Agoura asked to pitch in $2 million for open space



Local environmental advocates urged the Agoura Hills City Council last week to donate city money for the open space purchase of the Triangle Ranch housing development. A 320-acre swath of land at Kanan and Cornell roads in an unincorporated area of Los Angeles County will be the site of 61 custom homes—unless the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, the Mountains Recreation […]

Does marriage change a man?

Family Man

When I was 18 years old and single, I never thought I’d ever say the words, “You know what soap I really find disappointing? The Afternoon Apple Picking scent. I had such high hopes.” But the other day those were my exact words, and I had to wonder what my wife did to me. She and I just celebrated our […]

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 […]


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