The Las Virgenes Municipal Water District provides water to more than 65,000 residents of Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Hidden Hills and Westlake. David Pedersen, right, is the GM. Q: What makes Las Virgenes different from other water districts? A: We’re a full-service water district. We provide potable water, wastewater services, compost, recycled water and soon pure water. Q: What’s the biggest […]

Oak Park, Rancho Simi tussle over funds

For more than 35 years Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District has run the park programs in Oak Park, using funds generated through fees and taxes for maintenance, operation and even the construction of new buildings such as the proposed Mae Boyar Community Center. But a decision earlier this year by the Oak Park Unified School District to take control […]

Ad students give animal shelter new image

Students offer free rebranding help

The phrase “animal shelter” has a negative connotation for many people. Stereotypes of shelters include the idea that the pets there are old, unhealthy and unruly. The Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control is out to debunk those myths. To that end, the agency is getting some free assistance from students at Pepperdine University. As part of […]

Rebuilt 1962 home in Las Posas Estates has views to the ocean

Sits on nearly 2/3 acre; has an open-concept floor plan

New construction homes are rarely available in an established community like Las Posas Estates. This 1962 house has been completely rebuilt into a brand-new home that sits on almost two-thirds of an acre. The house sits above the street with an approach from a circular driveway. The open-concept floor plan offers seamless transitions between flexible living spaces. Amenities include top-of-the-line […]


THURS., APRIL 26 Ventura County Rose Society 6:30 p.m. doors open at Ventura County Office of Education Conference Center, 5100 Adolfo Road, Camarillo. Refreshments at 6:30 p.m. Meeting at 7 p.m. Bring a cut rose or perennial flower from home garden to share. Tips on how to grow good roses. Contact: Barbara Morse. Phone: 805. 499.1657. Web: venturacountyrosesociety.org. FRI., APRIL […]

Still soaring

Twelve seniors from 2017 squad are gone, but Oak Park keeps winning

Ethan Cook was cut during tryouts with the Oak Park High boys’ volleyball team last year. It hurt. It stung. He was angry. But Cook refused to quit. “I just love the sport,” he said. Cook, now a senior, starts at opposite hitter for Oak Park, one of the best teams in Ventura County. The Eagle played sparingly as a […]

Koubek named YMCA director

Hopes to lead Y on ‘exciting new chapter’

The Triunfo YMCA has a new executive director who is tasked with guiding the organization forward as it makes preparations for the opening of its new headquarters in Westlake Village. Greg Koubek was named executive director of the Y and began his duties April 16. Koubek, a former Duke University college basketball player and longtime YMCA employee, will be responsible […]

Can’t stop, won’t stop

Shannon Farar-Griefer isn’t one to run from her problems, but she could probably leave them in the dust if she had to. Farar-Griefer, a 56-year-old Calabasas resident, is an ultramarathon runner—she regularly competes in races that stretch from 50 to 135 miles or more. She also has multiple sclerosis, a disease that disrupts the flow of information from the brain […]

Custom-built home in Lynn Ranch on nearly half an acre

Property is zoned for one horse

This custom-built, four-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom home is on a quiet street in Lynn Ranch. Surrounded by mature trees, the house is on a large flat lot of nearly half an acre. The property is zoned for one horse. The backyard offers privacy and a large covered patio. The floor plan makes efficient use of the over 2,700 square feet of living […]

Beatles spectacular at OCS gets a little help from Swedish friends

concert review

The groundbreaking music of the Beatles, “the act you’ve known for all these years,” was celebrated by Oaks Christian School students during a pair of Spring Spectacular concerts on April 19 and 20 at Calvary Community Church in Westlake Village. The school’s various ensembles— string orchestra, symphonic band, jazz band, choirs and even a guitar class—showcased their talents during the […]

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