BHHS ranks as one of nation’s top producing brokerage firms

Company featured in RISMedia’s 2018 Power Broker report

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Realty, headquartered in Thousand Oaks, recently announced its ranking as the No. 353rd real estate firm in the U.S. in sales volume, according to RISMedia’s 30th annual Power Broker Report. BHHS reported a total sales volume of $766,349,121 in 2017, representing 1,127 closed residential transactions. “The firms represented are the nation’s most elite brokerage firms serving […]

Scandinavian Fest celebrates all things Nordic

The Vikings are coming, the Vikings are coming! The 43rd Scandinavian Festival will return Sat. and Sun., April 21 and 22 to Cal Lutheran University, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. The event will celebrate the cultures of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and the Sami people from the Arctic regions of Scandinavia. The festival will run from 10 a.m. […]

Student artists draw praise

TALENTED TEENS—Guests browse the photographs and other pieces of art on display at the Greater Conejo Valley Student Awards Juried Art Show April 13 at the Agoura Hills Recreation Center. Works from almost 100 students throughout the area were put up for public viewing.

Feels like springtime at Oak Hills Elementary

FUN FUNDRAISER—Above, students paint pieces of tile during the Spring-A-Ding Showcase fundraiser March 23 at Oak Hills Elementary School in Oak Park. At left, Sawyer Smialek, 3, tries out a pair of virtual reality goggles. The annual benefit also had music shows by students, a technology showcase and outdoor activities.

Giddyap to Cowboy Church

A tale of the mouse in the pillowcase

From a mouse’s perspective, it might’ve been a Stuart Little-like incident—cowering mouse, towering human. The mouse had the misfortune of inadvertently scampering into my pillowcase late one night. Beneath my dozing head there suddenly erupted a rude series of lumps and bumps. I flicked on the bedside lamp. “Something’s got inside my pillowcase!” I shrieked, convinced that things were definitely […]

Lewd psychiatrist could lose license

Calabasas psychiatrist Brian Cassmassi faces a June 4 court date relating to charges that he exposed himself to a male patient in his office. Cassmassi, who is in danger of losing his medical license, is accused of an October 2015 incident in which he showed the patient gay pornography, exposed himself and began masturbating. Cassmassi, 34, was charged with indecent […]

Trees face uphill battle in the mountains

Marti Witter walked toward a meadow close to her home near Topanga State Park, a swath of mountainous open space that separates Calabasas and Pacific Palisades. The route was once covered by a natural arbor of coast live oaks, but now trunks and branches litter the ground like skeletons scattered across and around the uphill path. “This would’ve been pretty […]


Teens join to celebrate Israel Conejo Valley teens will come together to celebrate Israel’s 70th anniversary with a festive Shabbat dinner from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Fri., April 20. The event is hosted by CTEEN, a local Jewish group that cares for the social, educational and spiritual needs of teens. The event will feature a gourmet dinner and personal reflections […]

Chickens galore

Camarillo Feed Store will host Chick Days from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., May 5 at 264 Dawson Drive, Camarillo. Visitors can purchase the chicks and supplies they’ll need to start a flock. A dove release will take place at 9 a.m. Guests can also bring a camera to take pictures with the fuzzy friends. The photo backdrop opens […]

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