It’s hard keeping up with this entrepreneur

Oak Park native Ryan Chan isn’t one to play it safe. The 26-year-old spent four years at UC Berkeley getting a degree in chemical engineering, and a year after graduating decided to completely change his career path and get into tech, even though he had no idea how to code. Now, three years later, Chan is the CEO of UpKeep, […]

South Shore Hills home with gourmet kitchen, pool, spa

This five-bedroom, three-bathroom home has a pool and spa. The house is over 2,800 square feet and is in the South Shore Hills, at the end of a long gated driveway. The property has a three-car garage, room for parking and space for the kids to play in the private and secluded front yard. The landscape is brand-new, and the […]

Oaks Christian School has girls talking about STEM careers

As a little girl, Olivia Lucchese used to sneak into her older brother’s room and play with his K’Nex sets, fascinated by the way the interlocking pieces formed engineering marvels of speed and motion. That childhood curiosity in science was a harbinger. The senior at Oaks Christian School in Westlake Village has been accepted into Massachusetts Institute of Technology this […]

Gabriel takes round one

Democrat Jesse Gabriel won 32 percent of the vote in the April 3 special election for the California Assembly’s 45th district. Matt Dababneh represented the district until he stepped down in January after being accused of sexual harassment. The 45th District includes the western San Fernando Valley, Hidden Hills and Calabasas. But Gabriel, an attorney, will not be the district’s […]

Senior Concerns gets a makeover

Senior Concerns is sporting a brand-new look. After years of living with old, weathered carpet, the nonprofit’s Thousand Oaks headquarters on Hodencamp Road has new flooring as well as a fresh coat of paint on all the walls. The work was made possible with funds the nonprofit organization raises via fundraisers throughout the year, discounts from suppliers and work volunteered […]

White Cloud Estates home in Simi Valley has fountain, barbecue area

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

This home is on a corner lot in gated White Cloud Estates in Simi Valley. The three-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom 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, which […]

High School Highlights

Agoura Chargers Fri., April 6: Last day of spring break-no school Mon., April 9: Dance team meeting/ faculty dining room/6 p.m. Calabasas Coyotes Fri., April 6: Last day of spring break-no school Mon., April 9: Alex’s Lemonade fundraiser/Chipotle/3 p.m. Tues., April 10: Senior trail cleanup/lunch and after school Speech and debate fundraiser/ Chipotle/4 p.m. Financial aid A to Z/lecture hall/6:30 […]

Couple’s troubled past and law enforcement miscue led to shooting

Questions remain about whether something could have been done to prevent the March 17 murder of Parisa Siddiqi at The Oaks mall. Three and half years before Kevin Crane walked into the Paper Source store and shot his ex-wife dead in front of her colleagues, he’d been arrested on suspicion of battering the woman at the couple’s Thousand Oaks home. […]

Fire-wise tour is hot stuff

Self-guided garden walk on Saturday

Mountains Restoration Trust and Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers and Native Plants will host a self-guided tour of three Calabasas homes to show how native plant landscaping can help protect properties in high-risk fire areas. Each property will have at least 50 percent California natives. The tour will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., April 7 in […]

Protect homes from termites this spring

COMMENTARY /// Maintaining your investment

Spring is officially here, bringing flowers, greenery and increased pest activity. Because termite evidence is more noticeable in warmer months, it is important to check for any warning signs every spring. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to reduce the likelihood of a termite infestation in the first place. Keep shrubs trimmed Well-maintained shrubbery looks nice, but […]

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