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That’s her Cue

Golden arches hovering

Touching many lives, one meal at a time

COMMENTARY /// Service to the community

When she opened the door, her unsteady gait, bent back and wrinkled face were evidence of many decades lived. But my first impression of Doris was her lovely smile when I told her I was delivering food from Meals on Wheels. I’m a member of the Rotary Club of Westlake Village. Meals on Wheels is one of the community projects […]


Custom North Ranch home has gourmet kitchen with two dishwashers

Entertainer’s backyard features a pool, waterfall, barbecue area

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 […]

Calabasas gains pole position

Electricity lines replaced

Southern California Edison will be replacing power poles at eight locations in Calabasas starting April 2. The work is expected to last three weeks Rudy Gonzales, the agency’s government relations manager, said the replacements are routine work. “We have a systematic approach to inspecting our poles,” he said. “They’re inspected periodically, and if we identify them as being structurally susceptible […]

Oak Park sustainably proud

Bullies wing it over Conejo

Three shadows wheeled across the backyard patio of the Thousand Oaks home where I was visiting a friend. Peering skyward, I picked out the owners of those shadows. Two crows were harassing a red-tailed hawk, whose scientific moniker is Buteo jamaicensis. I’ve seen numberless redtailed hawks in my years in the Santa Monica Mountains. Often they glide or hover so […]

Calabasas townhome is an end unit with large lake frontage

courtyard leads to glass door entry

This townhome is on a culde sac in a lakeside community in Calabasas. On one of the larger lots, originally a single-story end unit, the floor plan has views of the lake from each living area. The glass door entryway leads from a private courtyard and opens directly to lake views. The interior has neutral colors and hardwood floors throughout […]

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