Day to remember

HONORING THE TROOPS—Above, Nick Dean, 11, of Boy Scout Troop 761, places an American flag on the grave of a veteran at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park in Westlake Village on May 26. At right, photographer Kevin Park of Agoura Hills trained his camera on this Navy Corsair fighter plane that was part of an aircraft-flyover at the Pierce […]

Foreign policy

Anyone who thinks president has a strong, in executing foreign only look at the North Korean realize how he is to lead our country. A high school class with a mock project to do the negotiations could have come up with a better plan, and they wouldn’t have awarded themselves the Nobel Peace Prize before finishing their work. David HurwitzCalabasas

Free concerts, thrilling rides at the fair

The 2018 Ventura County Fair will run from Aug. 1 through 12 at the county fairgrounds, 10 W. Harbor Blvd., Ventura. The fair will have exhibits, contests, farm animals and entertainment, all free with fair admission. Special admission days offer opportunities to enter the fair for free or at low prices. Wed., Aug. 1: Dollar Day. $1 admission until 3 […]

Keep these animals from taking a bite out of your favorite pet

ACORN SERIES /// Pets, pests and predators

This is the last in a three-part series about critters big and small that can threaten your pet. Whether you live in the country or the city, there are predators looking for a meal. They don’t hunt for sport; they’re just hungry. If they find a small animal in your yard it doesn’t matter to them if it’s a pest […]

Grand opening this weekend of Landsea Homes in Simi Valley

Guests can tour 6 models, 6 floorplans

Landsea Homes announces the grand opening of The Westerly on Sat., June 2 in Simi Valley. The country-themed event will have music and kids’ activities. Guests can tour six professionally decorated model homes. The Westerly is a new townhome community. Homebuyers can choose from six floor plans ranging from 1,393 to 2,214 square feet with up to four bedrooms. Featured […]

Rancho Simi, Oak Park settle their differences

Dispute over park funding comes to an end

Officials are hoping the rift has been healed between Oak Park Unified School District and Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District regarding changes to a longtime childcare program at the Oak Park schools. Oak Park’s decision earlier this year to take control of the AM/PM program away from Rancho Simi put the two jurisdictions at odds—and future funding for both […]

Explaining HOAs

If you are living within the control and confines of a comunity managed by an association, its board of directors and its management company, take heart. You are not alone. Annually, new changes are forthcoming consistently to the Davis-Stirling Act, also known as the Common Interest Development Act, since it was introduced in 2014. It’s the homeowners who have brought […]

A golden performance

The Gold Coast Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Michael Doty, will present its season finale concert at 2:30 p. m. Sun., June 10 at the Newbury Park High School performing arts center, 456 N. Reino Road. Featured soloist for “Rhapsody in Blue” will be David Gatchel, a Camarillo resident who is currently pursuing his bachelor’s degree in piano performance […]

Pet of the week

WELL TRAINED—Bella is a female black and tan German shepherd/Australian cattle dog about 6 years old. She is sweet and knows sit, shake, and down. If you would like to adopt Bella ask for ID No. A456596 at the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so check http://animalcare.lacounty.gov before visiting the shelter.

South Shore Hills home with pool, spa, gated driveway

This house in South Shore Hills has five bedrooms and three bathrooms in over 2,800 square feet. The house sits at the end of a long gated driveway with a three-car garage. There is space for parking and for the kids to play in the private and secluded front yard. The front and back of the 13,000-square-foot lot features new […]