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 […]

Rah rah robotics

CASH FOR THE KIDS—The Oak Park High School robotics program, run by Erik Amerikaner, left, receives a $4,000 grant from Michael Bastine, second from left, director of the Center for Applied Competitive Technologies. The funds will be used for students competing in robotics contests. The center has funded the program for several years.

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills On March 28 someone smashed the right front passenger window of a car parked outside Agoura Fitness on Roadside Drive. The vandalism caused $500 in damage. The thief stole a purse, containing a wallet and driver’s license, as well as two wedding rings. The stolen property was worth over $6,300. A woman reported that her purse was stolen […]

Native American artist to create giant dreamcatcher

Native American artist Michael Chas Williams, a member of the Wichita Tribe, will be available to meet the public from 1 to 3 p.m. Sat., April 7 at the Santa Monica Mountains Visitor Center at King Gillette Ranch, 26876 Mulholland Hwy., Calabasas. His work will be displayed from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through April 30. During the event, […]

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 […]

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