2018-03-29

Custom ranch-style home in Simi Valley with separate guest trailer

On over half-acre lot plus garage for up to 10 cars

This custom updated ranch-style home has an eight-to-10 car garage. The guest/ mother-in-law residence is an approximately 400-square-foot updated trailer with a private gated driveway, currently rented on a month-to-month agreement. The updated main house features three bedrooms and two bathrooms in 1,805 square feet of living space. The house sits on a landscaped and developed lot of over a […]

Girls show off their glamour in fashion show

Westlake’s Ray Taylor to resign



After serving as the city manager for Westlake Village for 25 years, Ray Taylor announced last week that he intends to retire from his position. His last day will be Aug. 1. Taylor, 69, said he decided it’s time to step down and spend time with his family. “I’ve been involved in local government for four decades, and it’s time […]

Three Leisure Living women celebrate their 100th birthday

Three residents of Leisure Living, an assisted community in Agoura Hills and Westlake Village, have either celebrated their 100th birthday or will soon mark the century milestone. •Elsie Smith turned 100 years old on Feb. 19. She grew up in Liverpool, England, and worked as a shorthand typist for an insurance company. Smith moved to California when her job was […]

Crosspointe residence has fountain, patio

This turnkey, two-story home in the Crosspointe neighborhood of the Big Sky area features four bedrooms and three bathrooms in over 2,400 square feet of living space. One bedroom and bathroom are downstairs. The more than 6,100-square-foot landscaped lot has stamped concrete, rock gardens, decorative statuary, a porte cochere-style courtyard entrance with a fountain, backyard with a patio and overhang, […]

It’s spelled W-I-N-N-E-R

Rahul Naveen, an eight-grader at Medea Creek Middle School in Oak Park, is the champion of the Sage Ventura County Spelling Bee. Rahul will represent his school and Ventura County at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in May in Washington, D.C. Rahul outlasted 130 competitors and 29 rounds before he won by correctly spelling the word “effervescence.” Top honors also […]

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.


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