Addiction conquered, high school senior looks to the future

Agoura High School senior Nick Morales is planning to walk with his graduating class this spring. For most teens that’s business as usual, but for the 17-year-old Morales, who never planned on donning the cap and gown, it’s a big achievement. By age 15 he had been put in rehab for numerous addictions. Now, he’s sober, and a prominent figure […]

BankCard moves to Westlake Village

Gate One building under renovation

BankCard USA will move its Agoura Hills headquarters to a 13,000-square-foot office in Thousand Oaks during the first quarter of 2018 The new location at Gate One, 2625 Townsgate Road, will allow the merchant services company to provide a workplace that best suits its employees. “In an effort to gain efficiencies and create a ‘work family’ environment, we made our […]

Power play

Malibu Canyon poles being replaced

Crews are replacing old power poles along a 3.5-mile stretch of Malibu Canyon Road. Unstable poles that fell to the ground were believed to have been the cause of a 4,000-acre fire that tore through the canyon in 2007. Southern California Edison, which co-owns the poles with several telecommunications companies, says it is upgrading the old poles to prevent further […]

Turkey Bowl game carries larger meaning


THURS., NOV. 30 School Holiday Boutique 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Chaparral Elementary School multipurpose room, 22601 Liberty Bell Road, Calabasas. 30 new and returning vendors. Locally made scarves, calligraphy, jewelry and personalized artwork for sale. Hourly raffles. Free coffee. Portion of proceeds supports school programs. Contact: Sadie. Email: cubsboutique@gmail.com. Web: chaparralpfc.org. FRI., DEC. 1 Moorpark Women’s Fortnightly Club […]


Two arrested in Oak Park robbery

Alleged robbers from Oxnard

Deputies from the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department arrested two men suspected of breaking into an Oak Park residence Nov. 15 and stealing a firearm. During their investigation of the robbery in the 5000 block of Pesto Way in Oak Park, detectives assigned to the case had determined a semi-automatic handgun was stolen from a vehicle parked in the garage of […]

A stroll down memory lane for Christmas

With 25 Christmas trees to decorate, each representing a different decade of U.S. history, volunteers in charge of organizing “An American Christmas” at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley began working on the display way back in June. Debuting Sat., Nov. 11, the exhibit features thousands of hand-selected ornaments representing different chapters of America’s story. It’s taken months to pull […]

Shimmy to Bollywood for a taste explosion

Acorn Epicurean

Here’s an opportunity for your palate and tummy to dance their way into the vibrant, fresh tastes of the new Bollywood Indian Kitchen in Simi Valley. Indian food lovers will be thrilled that there’s such a fab place nearby that promises a “little bit of India in every bite.” I would even go a step further and say that there’s […]

Remodeled North Ranch townhome with chef ’s kitchen

Master suite has vaulted ceilings

This remodeled North Ranch townhome is on a large lot on a cul-de-sac in the Ben Johnson Fairway development. The spacious home has three bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms and has been remodeled. The entryway with hardwood floors is through custom wood and wrought-iron double doors. The first floor has been redesigned. The large living room is full of light and […]

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