Pay le$$ for turkey dinner

Go ahead, pour on that extra gravy. Thanksgiving Day dinner will cost less this year than in 2016, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 32nd annual price survey of items found on the typical dinner table. The average cost of this year’s feast for 10 is $49.12, a 75-cent decrease from last year’s average of $49.87, the survey found. […]

Henry Hans Kulp

One-story house with four bedrooms, family room with fireplace

Backyard features a pool with spa, waterfall grotto, rock formations and views of open space

This one-story house is at the end of a cul-de-sac, next to the Hillcrest Open Space Preserve. The expansive Estates at Mountain View home offers mountain views from the front, side and back yards, with only one neighbor on the west side. One enters the estate through a secluded and gated courtyard. Amenities include a mahogany beveled-glass front door, hardwood […]

Calls request a ‘land grab’

Thank you for last week’s article, but the headline, “Viewpoint taking steps to improve traffic,” is so off fact. What a spin. Yes, they’ve “listened,” meaning they know what our concerns are and are now prepping their arguments against us. They have “delayed” their request in order to do so. Interesting when you listen to the headmaster at the City […]

Come here and try a Taste of Conejo

SIP AND SAVOR— Abov e, Nicholle Ayala, left, and her aunt Mimi Verdier, both of Camarillo, get a sampling of wine from the Sunland Vintage Winery tasting room in Thousand Oaks during the ninth annual Taste of Conejo Nov. 17 at the Westlake Four Seasons. At left, Seth Rosenzweig sets out mini tacos for people to try at the Cielo […]

Cancer Support Community hosts open house

WELCOME—Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/ Santa Barbara introduces its services to the public Nov. 11 at the office in Westlake Village. Above, program assistant Christina Hall plays juice pong. Right, cancer survivor Theresa Frank of Ventura reads “Helping Hands,” things people can do to assist those with cancer.

Equestrian chateau is close to hiking trails

This privately gated Old Agoura estate has the master suite on the main level. There are also four additional bedrooms, a spacious craft room, studio and office, formal dining and breakfast nook. This French-inspired chateau is encased in smooth stucco and sports a steep mansard roofline and shutters. Clerestory windows fill the rooms with light. Outside is a covered veranda […]

Encourages city to support open space purchase

On Wed., Dec. 13, Agoura Hills City Council will be discussing potential funding support to help purchase the Triangle Ranch. City Hall is at 30001 Ladyface Court. Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy has the funding to purchase most of the project, but needs Agoura Hills’ participation in raising an additional $2 million to complete the purchase by the end of this […]

Thanksgiving magician will strike again

Hot Flashes

This year, I’m an escapee from Thanksgiving. It’s really no surprise. After dredging under the yoke of a 20-pound turkey (with pasty skin with rather poor elasticity, I might add) for easily 40 years, I’m off to discover romance and adventure beyond the entrails of a gizzard. Perhaps for one or two of those years, I’ve received a hall pass, […]