Keep those darn dogs on a leash

I have been a resident of the Morrison Ranch tract since 1989. I have walked my dogs ever since the day I arrived. In the past two weeks, my dogs have been attacked twice by dogs that were not under the control of their humans. There are laws which protect us but a dog or child attacked, hurt or killed […]

Oak Park, Las Virgenes schools make strides in ‘17

YEAR IN REVIEW /// Public schools

The preceding year began on a sad note for local schools. The Oak Park Unified School District reported that Pat Manning, a founder of the Oak Park public school district, had died right before Christmas 2016. Manning was the woman behind Oak Park Unified being certified as a separate school district on Jan. 13, 1977. The first board of directors […]

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 on one level with an open floor plan, an atrium, three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The spacious living room has a high ceiling […]

It’s the New Year and that next great adventure awaits

River cruising seen as an exciting travel alternative

Everyone wants to have their dream vacation, and how can you blame them? Sailing to distant shores, strolling atop quaint European cobblestones or tasting the fine wine from a vineyard that is centuries old: These are the things that make life truly worth living. AmaWaterways, the fast-growing river cruise company based in Calabasas, is in the business of selling dreams, […]



Thousand Oaks home features lush backyard

This well-maintained home is near the end of a cul-de-sac in Thousand Oaks. The backyard has a cascading waterfall, koi pond, lush landscaping and a fully enclosed gazebo. The home has four bedrooms and 2.5 baths. One bedroom has been converted into a home office. The living areas offer plenty of space for gathering and relaxing. For more information on […]

Couple makes a mint off rare coins

Bitcoins made headlines in 2017 for their erratic movement in the investment market, but for those wary of cryptocurrency there’s always the real thing. Coin collecting isn’t a flashy hobby, but there is money to be made in it. Woodland Hills residents Tom and Lisa Lenk have made a living buying and selling rare coins. They recently moved their business, […]

Pet of the week

GOT YOUR GOAT?— Oscar is a white male goat. He is friendly and likes people. If you would like to adopt Oscar ask for ID No. A5109588 at the Agoura Hills Animal Shelte r, 29525 Agoura Road. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so check animalcare.lacounty. gov before visiting the shelter.

Tips for buying your retirement home

COMMENTARY /// Retirement planning

Planning for retirement means making decisions, including when you’ll stop working, how much you’ll withdraw from your savings each year, and where you’ll live. Many Americans view retirement as an opportunity to move into a house they’ll love and live in for all their golden years. In fact, 64 percent of retirees either have moved or plan to move, according […]

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