Triangle Ranch to become public space

Several agencies, including the City of Agoura Hills, have joined to purchase Triangle Ranch, a 320-acre property that for years seemed destined to be a custom-home development in the unincorporated area of Los Angeles County next to Agoura Hills near Ladyface Mountain. The public outcry to keep the land as open space grew louder over the years, especially now that […]

Raucous raptor rumblings at the park

Quite by accident I found myself caught up in some Russell Park raptor rumblings on an otherwise placid afternoon July 7. Russell Park is on Medicine Bow Court in the Westlake Hills neighborhood of Thousand Oaks. Some area residents had noticed a quartet of fledgling Cooper’s hawks at the park. This species, one of our smaller raptors, is comfortable in […]

Hoop stars have Georgia on their mind

NOTHING BUT NET—The BTI Select boys’ basketball team, which features players from Acorn country, won the Peach State Summer Showcase in Georgia. Pictured, from left, are coach Lee Garson, coach Mike Teller, Andre Henry, Dexter Akanno, Mason Hooks, Jordan Jones (Oaks Christian High grad), Ziaire Williams, Chigozie Achara, Neil Owens, Bryce Howard (Weslake student), Drake London (Moorpark student), Justyce Icart, […]

New, outside-the-box loan program available for homebuyers

COMMENTARY /// Tip for purchasers

I had clients call me recently and they were 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, but it wasn’t even on the market. In years past I would have had to disappoint them by saying […]

Maturity the payoff for teens who hold summer jobs

The summertime job has long been a rite of passage. Stocking shelves, delivering pizzas, bussing tables and folding clothes have put some extra cash in the pockets of teens for generations. But something has happened in recent decades, and fewer high schoolers are getting their first workplace experience over the summer break, according to a study performed by Drexel University’s […]

Happy 20 years to the Calabasas Library

Calabasas Library celebrated its 20th anniversary July 14 with an afternoon of free activities for attendees at 200 Civic Center Way. The library has been providing free access to materials, information and technology for the last two decades. In addition to cake, giveaways and a drawing for a Kindle Fire, the afternoon featured activities for kids, including crafts, story time […]

Rooke of the year

Agoura legend has traveled the globe while earning seat in hall of fame

Volleyball has taken Noelle Rooke around the world. She’s traveled to Portugal, Spain, Slovenia, Prague, Austria and Germany to coach volleyball, but none of those trips compare to the experience she had while coaching Team USA’s U-23 women’s volleyball team during the 14th annual Global Challenge in Croatia last week. The international volleyball tournament was memorable, but the frenzy from […]

Moorpark home on cul-de-sac has open floor plan, oversize master suite

This house is near the end of a cul-de-sac in Moorpark and has three bedrooms and 2.5 baths in approximately 2,400 square feet of living area. The open floor plan has natural light. Amenities include high ceilings, bullnose corners, custom shutters, a fireplace, crown molding and pecan floors in the living and dining rooms. The adjacent dining room is large […]


Honors and awards for Hadassah members

Local women’s group recognized

K’helah Shel Nashim Hadassah, a Hadassah group in the Conejo Valley, received three awards from the Hadassah Women’s Health Summit in May in Washington, D.C. K’helah, a community of women, is made up of individuals ages 50 and up. Two life members of the group were honored for essays they wrote on “The Power of Women Who Do.” Carin Nathanson, […]