Sidewalk closures

The California Department of Transportation said several sidewalks are being closed for renovations near the 101 Freeway through Calabasas and Agoura Hills. The $2.7-million project will improve access for people with disabilities as they cross the freeway on- and offramps along a 7-mile stretch of the highway between the two cities. The work will affect the walkways near ramps along […]

Area gymnasts excel at regional competition

Young acrobats reach new heights

Local gymnasts from Monarchs National Training Center in Agoura Hills and Newbury Park recently competed at the Region 1 Gymnastic Championships in Arizona and Utah. Regional championship meets bring together gymnasts from five areas: Northern California, Southern California, Utah, Nevada and Arizona. The gymnasts have to achieve qualifying scores through local and state meets for regional competition. The following Monarchs […]

Aloha, Hawaiian-style fresh raw seafood

Acorn Epicurean

If you’re wondering how to pronounce one of the newest culinary trends to hit this area, just say “OK to po-kay.” Poke bowls are the perfect dishes for sushi and raw seafood lovers, and Poke to Me in Camarillo has the Hawaiian-style cuisine down to a fine art. It’s all about choices and catering to your taste buds in the […]


Meghan Cleary Meghan Cleary will attend the Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia, where she will study graphic design with a minor in painting. Meghan, 18, said her art teacher, Anna Boj orquez, showed her that a passion for art could lead to a career. Meghan served as the scenic designer for Oak Park High’s stagecraft class, was […]

Outside-the-box loan program available when selling while buying

I had clients call me recently. They were so excited. They finally found the one-story home they’d been looking for and wanted to write an offer on the house right away. Unfortunately, not only had they not sold their current home, it wasn’t even on the market. In years past I would have had to disappoint them by saying they’d […]

Sadly, conflict drives the meaning of Memorial Day

The June 5 primary election is less than two weeks away. And politicians and pundits make it abundantly clear that the gap between our country’s two leading parties will continue to expand as both sides retreat further behind their opposing ideological fortifications, leaving behind a chasm that has become an all but impassable minefield. But there remains one place where […]

Hot fun in the summertime

WLV series offers
free music, movies

The City of Westlake Village will kick off its 15th season of family-friendly summer entertainment Fri., June 1. The three TGIF events will take place at 7 p.m. Fridays at the Westlake Village Civic Center, 31200 Oak Crest Drive. The series begins with Jazz Night on June 1. The multi-award winning jazz bands from Lindero Canyon Middle School and Agoura […]

Performer sings from the heart

Katherine Rose Reaves will headline a benefit concert titled “A Walk Down the Great White Way” at 7 p.m. Sat., June 9 at performance hall, St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, 1 Church Road, Thousand Oaks. The performance will feature songs from a myriad of Broadway shows. At the concert, Eric Kinsley will accompany on piano. Malissa Marlowe and Troy Dailey will […]

Lacrosse players earn their stripes

Master suite in Peacock Ridge home has afireplace and two balconies with views

This four-bedroom, 3.5-bath Peacock Ridge estate has 3,741 square feet of living space. The house is on a hillside surrounded by the Santa Monica Mountains. The grand foyer and main living area have upgraded, engineered wood floors. The light and bright open floor plan includes large soaring ceilings. Picture windows flood the home with natural light. The large family room […]