Bill pushes for homes near mass transit

Landmark legislation aimed at housing crisis

Southern California is one of the country’s most popular places in which to live. Residents here love their climate, beaches, mountains and Hollywood bling. You know it. One big problem, though: Not enough affordable housing is available for average- and below-average wage earners. New home purchase and rental costs are at an all-time high, especially in the Conejo Valley—and a […]

Strawberry festival offers group discounts

Groups planning an outing to the California Strawberry Festival on May 19 and 20 can get ticket discounts on 20 or more people through April 30. Taking place at Strawberry Meadows of College Park in Oxnard, the event will have cooking demos, pie eating contests, concerts, fine arts and crafts booths and a Strawberryland For Kids. Groups of 20 or […]

Newbury Park home is on lot zoned for two horses

This spacious home in Newbury Park is on a large, multi-use lot that is zoned for two horses. The large circular driveway runs by landscaping with trees and rosebushes. The two-story custom home was built in 1988 with approximately 2,420 square feet. The lot size is 20,038 square feet. Four bedrooms and three bathrooms are inside. The large living room […]

Pet of the week

RULER OF THE HOME—Queen is an female black and white domestic shorthair about 5 years old. She should be in an adult-only home. If you would like to adopt Queen ask for ID No. A5126898 at the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so check http://animalcare.lacounty.gov before visiting the shelter.

Don’t give street sweepers the brush-off, you need them

City service not cheap, but vital

Some city services have a clear purpose—for example, garbage trucks keep trash from piling up in the streets. Others are not so apparent. Street sweepers provide a service that may not be entirely obvious to the casual observer. Westlake Village, Calabasas and Agoura Hills all contract with private street sweeping companies to remove trash and keep waterways clear. “(Street sweeping) […]

Corrigan rides off into the sunset

Locals say ‘happy trails’ to eccentric restaurateur and urban cowboy

Corrigan’s Steakhouse is mourning the loss of its signature cowboy. Tom Corrigan, the 73-year-old owner of the western-themed Thousand Oaks Boulevard mainstay, died March 14 at his home in Lynn Ranch with his wife and niece by his side. Illness had kept him from the restaurant he loved for longer and longer stretches over the past year, so friends were […]

Pinnacle agent helps find homes for TV celebs

Bradley Bredeweg, co-creator and writer of the television drama series “The Fosters,” paid $1.72 million for a single-story home in Valley Village owned by actress Lauren German. The three-bedroom and three-bathroom home has been remodeled and features a private backyard with pool, spa, two brick patios and mature trees. Inside are hardwood floors and bright, airy rooms. The white kitchen […]

Wildlife Center is nuts for squirrels

Spring is here, and the Calabasas based California Wildlife Center will soon be inundated with over 400 orphaned baby squirrels. The vulnerable babies requiring almost constant care and must be hand-fed multiple times daily with a specialized formula. CWC is seeking to raise $5,000 through an online fundraising campaign titled “Are You Nuts for Squirrels?” for the Orphan Care Unit. […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills A catalytic converter was stolen from a car parked on Dovetail Drive the night of March 19. The converter was valued at $2,700. A vehicle parked on Meadow Vista Way had a catalytic converter of similar value stolen the night of March 16. Both vehicles were Toyota Priuses. On March 7 someone broke into a car parked on […]

Easter egg hunts are for big kids, too

Family Man

Last Easter I designed the greatest Easter egg hunt of my Easter-egg-hiding career—with the help of the Easter Bunny, of course. When I made the announcement that there’d be a hunt in our backyard, my son, who was 13 at the time, announced that he was too old to search for Easter eggs. A 13-year-old too old for an Easter […]

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