This year’s top remodeling trends that can help boost a home’s resale value

A strong housing market is giving homeowners the confidence to invest in remodeling. In fact, homeowner spending on improvements and repairs will approach $340 billion in 2018, an increase of 7.5 percent from estimated 2017 spending, according to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA) from the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. Remodeling can add value to […]

Little Angels accomplish big things for pets

Group will host a May 6 festival

The Little Angels Project, an Agoura Hills nonprofit organization, is hosting a street festival Sun., May 6 to celebrate the opening of its new veterinary facility and adoption center on Roadside Drive. The organization was founded by Darlene Geekie, a registered veterinary technician and Agoura Hills native. “It’s going to be fun for the whole family and community,” Geekie said. […]

Pay attention to effects of climate change

April 22 was Earth Day. Thousands of events are taking place around the globe this month focusing our attention on environmental matters. Closer to home the big issues are a shrinking water supply and too many wildfires. With respect to water, a recent California Energy Commission report said that 50 percent of the High Sierra snowpack will be gone by […]

Elmer Ramsey memorial service

Local music man remembered

The memorial service for Cal Lutheran University music professor emeritus Elmer Ramsey is scheduled for 1 p.m. Sat., April 28 in Samuelson Chapel, 165 Chapel Lane, on the Thousand Oaks campus. Parking will be available in lots at Mountclef Boulevard and Olsen Road. Ramsey died Feb. 9 at his Thousand Oaks home after spending more than half a century bringing […]

The creepy, kooky family next door

PLAY REVIEW /// ‘The Addams Family’

Many baby boomers fondly recall the 1960s when supernatural sitcoms like “Bewitched,” “My Favorite Martian” and “The Munsters” ruled the airwaves. Today those shows are long gone and can only be seen on retro cable networks. But there’s one such show from that era that has been successfully revived in films and as a Broadway musical: “The Addams Family.” The […]

Buzz for the BumbleBee Foundation

Sip and sup for a good cause during the SIPurbia Beer & Wine Festival from 3 to 7 p.m. Sun., May 6 at Paramount Ranch, 2903 Cornell Road, Agoura. The event, benefiting the BumbleBee Foundation, is a gathering of craft breweries and wineries along with food trucks, live music and vendors. All tickets include a souvenir tasting cup, unlimited samples […]

WaterFix sends money down the drain

So the water district backs a project called California WaterFix. For those who aren’t paying enough already to their local water districts, Cal WaterFix is an infrastructure project that will address the efficiency of delivery from northern California. Rate payers will foot the bill for a pair of four-story pipes that travel 30 miles at an estimated cost of $17 […]


Running with love In preparation for the Ladin Subaru 25th annual Love Run on Sun., June 3 in Westlake Village, Senior Concerns is seeking individuals as well as groups from local businesses, service groups, other nonprofits and faith-based organizations to volunteer for a variety of race-day roles. Volunteers can assist with race day check-in and packet pick-up and serve as […]

Designers show what’s in style for teens

Inspired by the popular television series “Project Runway,” the Agoura High School FIDM Fashion Club will present the 12th annual Agoura High Fashion Show at 7 p.m. Fri., May 11 in the performing arts education center on campus, 28545 Driver Ave. The event is suitable for all ages. Ten student designers will debut their spring collections inspired by art movements, […]

Your brain, on high tea

Actress and Alzheimer’s disease advocate Kimberly Williams Paisley will be the keynote speaker at the inaugural “Your Brain Matters” high tea from noon to 3 p.m. Sat., May 19 at the Four Seasons Hotel, 2 Dole Drive, Westlake Village. Williams-Paisley, who has starred in films like “Father of the Bride” and in such TV series as “According to Jim” and […]

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