4-bedroom Dos Vientos home backs to open space

This two-story home is in the Avignon of Dos Vientos Ranch in Newbury Park. The house has four bedrooms and three bathrooms, with one bed/bath downstairs. The spacious gourmet kitchen has granite counters, stainless steel appliances and a center island. An eating area off the kitchen opens to the large family room with a fireplace. Special features include custom tile […]

Cellphones, distractions, booze—a deadly combination

The news is mixed when it comes to roadway safety numbers. Since the 1980s, drunk driving deaths in the U.S. have decreased by 51 percent overall and by over 80 percent for those 21 and younger. But the bad news is that distracted driving, especially among teens, accounts for 60 percent of all accidents on the road despite laws aimed […]

Back on top of the world at 60

Woman regains her wings after 44 years

July 15, 1974, was a landmark day for Angela Larcomb. It was her 16th birthday, and Angela would be making her first solo flight that day in a Cessna, and family and friends had gathered at Van Nuys Airport to watch. Her mother, Mary Melton, remembered the event: She said she felt proud of her daughter, but she was also […]

Hike follows ridgeline

Trail has views of Mount Boney

In Thousand Oaks, a trailhead is never far away. Access points to the 150 miles of trail managed by the Conejo Open Space Conservation Agency are tucked into convenient locations throughout the city. Case in point: Potrero Ridge Trail, which follows a ridgeline in Newbury Park. It travels along a low-lying ridge that runs from east to west. The trail […]

Six easy, quick and effective changes to stage a home’s exterior

Simple tips to entice buyers

Making a good first impression outside will entice homebuyers to want to see what’s inside the home that’s on the market. If you want a buyer to respond positively to your home and make an offer, you need to assess the space as a buyer would and make improvements that reflect the sales price. Fix minor repairs and paint. Small […]


Stand Down event helps homeless veterans

The 26th annual Ventura County Stand Down event will take place July 27, 28 and 29 at the California Army National Guard Armory in Ventura. Stand Down is a grassroots, community-based intervention program that helps homeless veterans with the aid of hundreds of volunteers and organizations. In addition to serving veterans who are homeless, the event will also provide access […]

Kudos for volunteer service

Autism Society Ventura County President Carly Fulgham was named Volunteer of the Year during the Autism Society of America’s 50th National Conference in Bethesda, Md. Fulgham is also vice president of the Autism Society of California and works to address autism spectrum disorder issues throughout the community. She is an adult with autism who was not diagnosed until the age […]

Hilltop Thousand Oaks residence has canyon views

Yard has pool, spa, patio and terrace area

This view home is in the neighborhood of hilltop Kevington at the end of a cul-de-sac in Thousand Oaks. The house has four bedrooms and three bathrooms in 2,473 square feet of living space. The entertainer’s home has unobstructed views of the canyon from the huge front deck, living room, dining area and bedrooms. The open floor plan has natural […]

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