Spreading holiday joy

FA LA LA—The Calabasas High School a cappella group Unstrumental sings holiday carols to the staff and patients at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital last week.

BHH is offering gift cards

This holiday season, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Realty is holding a series of gift card contests. Recently, they offered a $200 Amazon gift card to the public. More than 300 entries were received, and a winner was selected in early November. The winner, Marilou Izmiran, visited the Thousand Oaks branch and received her prize on Nov. 8. Izmiran accepted the […]

Manslaughter driver in custody

The family of a 74-year-old man who was killed by a drunk driver last December in Thousand Oaks broke into soft applause in a Ventura courtroom Monday as the man who pleaded guilty to the fatal wreck was led away in handcuffs. Sentencing for 20-year-old Justin Stalberg, who entered a guilty plea to gross vehicular manslaughter charges Sept. 22, was […]

Share the warmth in clothing drive

Lydia Gable Realty Group with Compass and Rick Winters of Winters Financial Group Inc. will host the eighth annual Coats-for-Casa Pacifica charity event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., Jan. 13 at Three Springs Park, 3022 Three Springs Drive, Westlake Village. The family-friendly day will feature 30 tons of snow for sledding and playing, along with free coffee and […]

Safety and rebuilding after a wildfire

Eye on the Environment

Residents eager to return to a normal life following the fires may be tempted to begin cleanup immediately. Instead, additional preparation can save money and reduce risks. In declaring a local health emergency recently, the Ventura County Board of Supervisors enabled state agencies to launch a program providing free testing of disaster debris and free property clean-up if homes were […]

Home in Woodlands Community has two-car garage, front patio

The Woodlands Community in Thousand Oaks features a swimming pool, three spas and a tennis court with walkways nestled among mature trees. The community is close to shopping, restaurants, school, dog park and freeway. The house is all on one level with an open floor plan, an atrium, three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The spacious living room has a high […]

Never stop believing in heroes

On a crowded and windy overpass they stood . . . and waited . . . and watched. Smoke that had curled and hung over the county for days continued to shroud the sky. Sunday’s procession that brought Cal Fire Engineer Cory Iverson’s body from the Ventura County coroner’s office in Camarillo to El Camino Memorial Park in San Diego […]

The season for giving

CHiPS for Kids toy drive brings lots of gifts to children

SANTA’S WORKSHOP?—At top, CHP officer Ramberto Salcido adds donations to the pile collected during the CHiPs for Kids toy drive Dec. 8 at the Walgreens on Ventu Park Road in Newbury Park. At left, 8-year-old Cole Ford of Newbury Park brings gifts to give away. Above, CHP officers Salcido, left, Marco Marin and Kevin Denharder take toys from Newbury Park […]

Grant funding to provide home smoke alarms

Ventura County Fire Department has been awarded a FEMA federal grant of $157,000 to establish and implement a county-wide campaign for the installation of smoke alarms in homes not containing sufficient alarms, as well as expand fire prevention education to the community. The department’s goal is to improve the survival rate of injuries and fatalities due to home fires. Two-thirds […]

Longtime agent honored for consistent high production

Steve Young was recently acknowledged for consistent high production. He has been a Realtor for 37 years. He is one of the all-time top producing agents in the Conejo Valley, winning numerous awards, including induction into the Master’s Hall of Fame. He specializes in the areas of Oak Park, Agoura Hills, Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park, Calabasas and Woodland […]