Custom North Ranch home has three-car garage

This North Ranch custom home has a grand foyer with a spiral staircase to the second floor. The foyer also opens to the living room with vaulted ceilings and natural light, custom crown moldings and views of the pool and an oak tree. The first floor has a huge family room with a built-in unit plus fireplace, a wine bar […]

Chamber names Mustang McKay the 2018 Woman of the Year

Award recognition gala set for Fri., March 2

Dianne McKay, co-owner of Thousand Oaksbased Mustang Marketing, a full-service marketing agency, has been selected by the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce as the 2018 Woman of the Year. McKay will receive her award at the Chamber’s 2018 Recognition Gala, which honors local leaders and organizations. The gala will take place Fri., March 2 at Calamigos Ranch. McKay was […]

Club named after the Marleys

BENEFACTOR— The 87-year- old Albert “Bud” Marley, left, greets guests during a Feb. 14 building dedication for the new Jacqueline and Albert “Bud” Marley Boys & Girls Club at A.E. Wright Middle School in Calabasas. At right, Boys & Girls member Jeremy Baden, 11, gives a tour of the new club. Marley and his late wife donated $150,000 to open […]

Traveling to Waikiki Beach on a budget

Flying Squirrel

In my business, people who have a destination in mind often ask early on, “When is the best time to go to (inset name of destination)?” Sometimes this “best time” inquiry can be related to seasons or crowds. For example, a first-time visitor to Alaska might want to know when is the best time to see wildlife or glaciers. Or […]

Special loans and grants that make home ownership attainable

Do you want to buy a home but do not have enough money for the down payment and closing costs? There are numerous programs to help homebuyers come up with the needed funds to take advantage of low-interest rates and an improving housing market. Government-backed loans are at last keeping up with the rising home prices and can get you […]


Increased cop presence brings more tickets

Drivers passing through Westlake Village will want to keep a close eye on the speed limit. They’re more likely to get a ticket there than they were a few months ago. A five-year study of Westlake Village traffic conditions undertaken by the city’s public safety advisory board in 2012 resulted in a recommendation to the City Council that Westlake more […]

Juried art show for students

Junior and senior high school students in the greater Conejo Valley can enter the Conejo Valley Student Awards Juried Art Show. The show is sponsored by the Agoura Hills Cultural Arts Council and Westlake Village Art Guild. The annual art competition awards cash prizes and is open to students in public and private schools throughout the area, including Calabasas. The […]

Berkshire Hathaway agent honored as No. 1 top producer

Closed more transactions and highest dollar amount in 2017

Berkshire Hathaway Home- Services California Realty has announced that Elizabeth Eversen achieved No. 1 top producer honors in 2017, closing more transactions and highest dollar volume than any other BHHS real estate agent in Camarillo and West Ventura County. Eversen closed 35 units that totaled more than $23 million in volume. This is the third consecutive year that Eversen has […]

The restorative power of music

PLAY ON— Agoura High student and violinist Anna Johnson, center, meets with two appreciate residents at Meadowbrook Senior Living Center in Agoura Hills after a recent concert by Anna and the nonprofit group she formed, Harmonic Youth Orchestra. The group plays frequently at various community venues, mainly for the elderly. Their website is hycm.weebly.com and their performances can be seen […]

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