It’s showtime for the new Westlake community park

$26 million— and 20 years— in the making

Westlake Village is preparing to roll out the red carpet for its new community sports park at Thousand Oaks Boulevard and Lindero Canyon Road, a grand municipal masterpiece that’s been 20 years in the making. The $26.2-million park will be dedicated by Westlake Village officials during a public ceremony and open house at noon Sun., Jan. 21. The project’s donors, […]

Contact your local sheriff’s department

From area code 818 (Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Chatsworth, Hidden Hills, West Hills and Westlake Village), call (818) 878-1808. From area code 310 (Malibu or Topanga), call (310) 456-6652. Oak Park is in Ventura County and is serviced by the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department. Call (805) 494-8200.

Dog fanciers, fancy this

Winterfest show for pooch patrons this weekend

The Ventura County Dog Fanciers Association will host its Winterfest Dog Show Cluster on Fri. through Sun., Jan. 19 to 21 at Seaside Park, 10 W. Harbor Blvd., Ventura. The show begins at 8 a.m. all days. Check times for individual breeds at the website listed at end. Jan. 19 will have specialty shows for collies, Schipperkes, Great Pyrenees and […]

Selecting the school that’s best for the child

COMMENTARY /// School choice

National School Choice Week begins Jan. 21 and celebrates all types of schools and education environments for children and will raise awareness about the importance of opportunity in K-12 education. Nationwide, 32,240 different events and activities, such as open houses, school fairs and information sessions, will take place, with an estimated attendance of 6.7 million people. National School Choice Week […]

Upgraded Thousand Oaks townhome with den, patio

This upgraded, light-and-bright and well-maintained townhouse has two bedrooms, a den and 2.5 baths, and is in the Racquet Club Villas of Thousand Oaks. The large open floor plan is suitable for entertaining. The kitchen has Corian counters, a bar sitting area and walk-in pantry. From the kitchen one looks out to the great room with fireplace and soaring windows. […]

Calabasas votes higher salaries for City Council

4-1 vote with Maurer opposing

The Calabasas City Council members voted 4 to 1 last week in favor of raising their monthly salaries to $976, an increase of $127. City Councilmember Mary Sue Maurer voted against the pay raise saying it wouldn’t be right to boost personal income while a city-operated school program is being cut. Before discussing salaries at its Jan. 10 meeting, the […]

Creative Steps lead to more fulfilling life

Program helps developmentally disabled obtain skills, employment

When Nikki Finch’s parents learned shortly after she was born that their baby had Down syndrome, the news came as a shock, said her mother, Agoura Hills resident Sandi Finch, but they were determined that their daughter would live a full life. “We said, ‘Okay, Nikki, you’re going to do everything we do and better,’” Sandi Finch said. “She skis, […]

On the diamond, on the pitch

A roaring good party

Ira the lion turns 4

America’s Teaching Zoo at Moorpark College will host the Super Bowl of birthday parties fit for the King of the Campus, Ira the lion, on Sat., Feb 3. The zoo is at 7075 Campus Road, Moorpark. Zoo guests can see “what a difference a year makes” in the life of a lion. “Since celebrating Ira’s third birthday (last year), he […]

Move-in ready home in the heart of Simi Valley

This four-bedroom, two-bathroom property has 1,364 square feet of living space in the heart of Simi Valley on a quiet residential street. The move-in ready house is walking distance from restaurants, shopping, schools and family entertainment. Interior features include a spacious formal living room, brick wood-burning fireplace, carpet and updated tile flooring, spacious guest bedrooms, master bedroom with private master […]