2018-01-18

Triangle Ranch funding put on hold



A request that Agoura Hills contribute $2 million to save the Triangle Ranch property on the city’s southern border for open space has been put on hold. Last November, the Agoura Hills City Council was asked to donate $2 million toward an effort to prevent the construction of luxury homes on the 320-acre Santa Monica Mountains parcel near Kanan and […]

Nominations open for leadership awards

Ventura County Leadership Academy is accepting nominations for the 2018 Journey to Leadership Awards, “Connecting People and Issues to Strengthen Our County.” Nominations are due by 5 p.m. Fri., Feb. 9 for the following categories: Alumni of the Year must be a graduate of VCLA and recognized as a leader or emerging leader in the Ventura County community. Business of […]

Registration for fall 2018 opens in Las Virgenes schools



It may be the middle of winter, but for parents of children who will be entering transitional and traditional kindergarten in the fall, the time is now to register in Las Virgenes Unified School District. Las Virgenes classes start in August at all eight elementary schools, including Mariposa School of Global Education, a kindergarten-through-eighth-grade campus in Agoura Hills. Parents can […]

Dilbeck agent gets Realtor Emeritus award

40-year veteran

Branch manager Chuck Lech congratulated Millie Gordon, broker associate with Dilbeck Estates in Westlake Village, for receiving the Realtor Emeritus award from the National Association of Realtors. Debbie Hake, outgoing president of the Conejo, Simi, Moorpark Association of Realtors, presented the award at an annual event honoring local real estate industry leaders. The honor is in recognition of Gordon’s service […]

Brevidoro wins Chamber award

Each year, the Calabasas Chamber of Commerce bestows the Bill Van Gieson Spirit of Calabasas Award to an individual for their pioneering spirit, initiative and contributions to the Calabasas community. The 2017 award goes to Steve Brevidoro, who has been an active Chamber member since 1991. The award presentation will take place during the Chamber’s board installation gala Fri., Jan. […]

Understanding Social Security’s full retirement age

COMMENTARY /// Planning for the golden years


Dear Rusty: I am going to stop working in October 2018 at age 62. I do not want to start drawing my Social Security then. At age 62 it would be $1,005 per month. Normal retirement is 66 years, four months, when it would be $1,454 per month. I do not plan on taking another job. I plan to start […]

Educator workshop on reading

The Ventura County Reading Association will host “Reading Art as Text” educator workshop from 8:30 a.m. to noon Sat., Feb. 10 at the Camarillo Public Library community room, 4101 Los Posas Road. According to organizers, the goal of the workshop is to foster inquiry and critical thinking skills to promote literacy and a lifelong love of reading for for all […]

Simi Valley home has a custom sunroom

This turnkey, two-story home in west Simi Valley has three bedrooms, three bathrooms, 1,622 square feet of living space and a 4,596-square-foot drought-tolerant landscaped lot with views of the Simi hills. The house has a marble entry, living room and dining room with laminate flooring, fireplace, chandelier, a slider to the upper balcony/deck, vaulted ceilings and a breakfast nook with […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills Three men robbed Lal Mirch Indian Restaurant on Kanan Road the morning of Jan. 7. Security footage showed the thieves entering the premises after shattering the glass front door around 3 a.m. They stole a silver briefcase, an iPad mini and a cash register containing $200. They caused $1,000 in damage to the business and stole over $600 […]

Veterans expo

For those with pending VA claims

A Veterans Claims Expo will assist Ventura County veterans with pending claims with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs on Fri., Feb. 1. VA representatives will be on hand for one-on-one meetings from 9 a.m. to noon at the Boys & Girls Club of Camarillo, 1500 Temple Ave. The expo is sponsored by the office of Rep. Julia Brownley (D-Westlake […]


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