Random acts of kindness

FLOWER ARRANGEMENT— Above, Jett Mastronardi, 8, gives flowers to Roberta Katz and Claire Shaw at Atria Hillcrest assisted living home in Thousand Oaks during the St. Jude School Random Act of Kindness Scavenger Hunt on March 24. Students from the Westlake Village school worked in groups to find clues leading to random acts of kindness that they could perform in […]

Area wildflowers proving to be late bloomers

Less than average rainfall and late-season rainstorms might mean this year’s wildflowers will be showing their colorful wares later than normal, ecologists at Santa Monica Mountain National Recreation Area say. Normally at this point in the season the wildflowers would be in full bloom, but so far park rangers report only seeing a few prickly phlox, currants, Indian paintbrush, bush […]

Mariposa community in Camarillo offering tours of its resort-style homes

KB Home is offering tours of the collection of two- and three-story residences at Mariposa at Springville to area homebuyers. Mariposa at Springtime in Camarillo will offer resort-style, low-maintenance housing that is close to shopping, dining and area employers, including Amgen, Cal State Channel Islands and Naval Base Ventura County. The community’s planned amenities include a pool and open green […]

Practical and decorative on display at show

The 44th Conejo Valley Home Remodeling Show will feature new home and outdoor designs, technology and upgrades at the Hyatt Regency Westlake, 880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat., April 14, and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., April 15. Gourmet food trucks will serve food from 11 a.m. to 4 […]

2018-04-05 E-Edition

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Student death mystery

Joey Bock of Oak Park found inside his college apartment

Two weeks after the body of Joseph Bock was discovered in his Northern Arizona University apartment, police have still not released an official cause of death. The 21-year-old student who grew up in Oak Park was found at 2 p.m. March 21 under a bed inside his home at the Hilltop Townhomes, a residential complex near the NAU campus that […]

Gaining confidence, skills, with horse therapy

Special needs young adults learn at local nonprofit

Susan Carr has always loved horses. She started riding as a girl, and now she’s taken that love and turned it into a job. Carr is the founder and president of ELSA, or Experience Learning Support with Animals, a Calabasas-based nonprofit organization that uses horses as therapy animals. ELSA works with young adults with special needs to help them develop […]

Ventu Estates mobile home has all-electric kitchen, new appliances

This home in Ventu Estates Mobile Home Park is perhaps in the best location in the park. The large lot sits at the end of a quiet culde sac with lots of separation from its neighbors. The huge wraparound deck provides views of the surrounding hills. Driveway parking is available for up to four vehicles. With 1,440 square feet, the […]


Look where you’re walking, city says

Cellphones present a wide range of distractions and many states have passed laws to limit their use. It’s illegal to operate a cellphone behind the wheel in 15 states including California. Cellphone users can also encounter danger if they talk or text while walking. At its meeting last week, the Calabasas City Council discussed imposing a fine if a person […]