Freeway closed in Calabasas

The 101 Freeway at Lost Hills Road in Calabasas will be closed four nights this month for bridge construction. The closures will take place between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. Detours will be posted. The work started last night and continues tonight and over two nights next week. Tonight, Thurs., Feb. 8, two southbound lanes will be closed starting at […]

Cyber threats and the media landscape

Veteran broadcast journalist and author Ted Koppel presented a technological doomsday scenario and critiqued the White House assault on the media to a full house Jan. 23 at the Distinguished Speaker Series at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. Koppel envisions world destruction starting through a cyberwar against the United States. If an enemy state were to destroy U.S. power […]

Common tax mistakes to avoid in 2018 filing

COMMENTARY /// Tax code

Life changes—getting married, having a baby, buying or selling a home, sending a child off to college or retiring—often come with changes to your tax situation. Overlooking these changes when filing your taxes can lead taxpayers to make mistakes that leave money on the table, potentially impacting their refund at a time when the average refund is about $2,800. Here […]

Coyotes wrap up three-peat

NOTHING BUT NET—Calabasas High boys’ basketball head coach Jon Palarz directs practice. Palarz has helped the Coyotes win their third straight Marmonte League championship. Calabasas (22-5 overall, 8-1 in league) finishes the regular season at 7:30 tonight at home against Agoura (12-14, 2-7).

Big news for Acorn vacation photos

I love to take a photograph So mama don’t take my Kodachrome away It was 1973 when Paul Simon released his summertime hit “Kodachrome,” a bouncy ballad that made it to the No. 2 spot on the charts. The title comes from Kodak’s hugely popular 35 mm film that had become such a part of modern life that carousel slide […]

Rethinking how to road trip

Flying Squirrel

I was speaking with someone recently about traveling to Washington, D.C., this summer to take my high school senior daughter to college. In my mind, I was thinking about jumping in the family car and heading cross country to the East Coast. For some reason, this made sense to me. Growing up, my family had the opportunity to travel across […]

Agoura Hills home with upgrades throughout

This retreat in Agoura Hills has lake and mountain views. Outside are a private wrought-iron entryway, courtyard and large viewing deck for entertaining. Both upstairs bedrooms have lake and mountain views as well as French doors leading to an additional upper-level balcony/ deck. The downstairs bedroom could be a master or guest room. The kitchen has custom cabinets and granite […]

‘It felt like a win’

Coyotes improve with new, positive outlook; 1-1 tie vs. Oaks Christian is monumental step

Seven goals. Calabasas High’s girls’ soccer team allowed Oaks Christian to put a seven spot on the scoreboard on Jan. 10, the first of two showdowns between the Marmonte League foes. It wasn’t just another loss for Calabasas, which failed to nab any points in the Marmonte last winter and has only earned one league win in head coach Brian […]



Homeless people count Community volunteers are needed for the annual count and survey of homeless persons in Ventura County. Due to the Thomas Fire, the 2018 Ventura County Homeless Count and Subpopulation Survey has been rescheduled to the morning of Thurs., Feb. 22. The annual homeless count is coordinated by the Ventura County Continuum of Care and County of Ventura, […]