COG sinks teeth into county road funds

The governments of the five Las Virgenes-Malibu area cities met this week to discuss the distribution of massive new Los Angeles County funds earmarked for local road improvements. The cities have $57.9 million to divide among them over the next five years for various road-related projects. Agoura Hills will put its portion toward widening the Palo Comado 101 Freeway overpass. […]


Festival at the farm Underwood Family Farms will present its Springtime Easter Festival from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat. and Sun., March 24 through April 8 at the farm, 3370 Sunset Valley Road, Moorpark. Activities will take place in the grass field behind the Animal Center. The following activities are included with admission: Easter Bunny and Easter House, Easter […]

White Cloud Estates home in Simi Valley with private backyard, fountain

Ceiling fans in all rooms circulate the air and cool the house

The home is on a corner lot in gated White Cloud Estates in Simi Valley. The three-bedroom, 2.5- bath house has views of the surrounding hills and valley. The expansive living room has a high vaulted ceiling and formal dining area. The bright kitchen has plenty of counter space and eat-in breakfast space. The kitchen opens to the family room, […]

Founder of the original Pool Table Store banking on retirement

When you’ve been doing something for nearly 30 years, it’s awfully hard to break the habit. Just ask Joe Paulucci. The founder of PTS Furniture in Thousand Oaks officially retired in October, leaving the business in the capable hands of his partners: daughter Kathy Paul; her husband, Bob, and longtime staff member Maureen Holm. But Paulucci still starts his day […]

Calabasas sees power in green energy

Calabasas is one step closer to becoming a green city. In 2017 the City Council decided it wanted to steer businesses and residences toward the use of electricity generated by clean energy sources. On Feb. 28 the council voted on exactly how much of the power generated by wind, solar and hydro-electric will be made available to customers in the […]

David Scott Ludwig

Passed away unexpectedly in his Oak Park home on March 9 at the age of 53. David is survived by his children, Alyssa, Emmy and Evan; former wife, Jean Ludwig of Oak Park; his parents, Ron and Judy Ludwig of LaCosta, CA; sisters, Pam Canepa of Mill Valley, CA, and Debbie Prouty of Jacksonville, FL; and brother Bill Ludwig of […]

What seniors can expect when leaving a home

COMMENTARY /// Moving and downsizing

Are you thinking of selling your home to move into a supportive senior community? Perhaps you are considering moving in with an adult child who can help you with your needs as you grow older. Many seniors would prefer to continue living in their own home, but sometimes circumstances work against those preferences. Home maintenance can become a burden. A […]

Insurance company happy with new headquarters

IMPORTANT SPACE—Steve Stanfield, left, president of Westlake Risk & Insurance Services, and Peter Winter, president of Employee Benefits, cut the ribbon on the company’s new headquarters at 2659 Townsgate Road, Ste. 103, Westlake Village. Westlake Risk is affiliated with Benefits America, the fourth largest benefits broker in Southern California.

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills On March 13 a thief stole a vacuum cleaner and two toolboxes from a carport on Skyview Way. The carport was reportedly left open and unlocked. A bottle containing six Adderall pills, worth $10, was stolen from a home on Lake Lindero Drive on March 9. Someone had searched through the drawers in the kitchen and master bathroom. […]

Celebrating Mardi Gras-style at the Community Conscience Ball in Westlake Village