4 simple swaps when planning a kitchen refresh

Fall is coming soon, which means it’s time to reinvigorate your kitchen with a new look. When planning your refresh, consider these simple, stylish swaps that don’t require investing tons of time or budget. Upgrade kitchen fixtures Faucets often serve as the centerpiece of the kitchen. Replacing an outdated model is an easy way to give your space a facelift. […]

Alzheimer’s caregivers need support too

COMMENTARY /// Senior health

Caregivers of Alzheimer’s victims share a common journey, on a path filled with increasing obstacles as the disease progresses. At some point, caregivers need to come to grips with the truth that they can’t do this alone. Janet Coleman, RN, hospice nurse for Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association, has for years been gently guiding caregivers who, in the final stages […]

Sides squabble at Lake Lindero HOA

Protest erupts, board and management company at impasse

The Lake Lindero Homeowners Association board of directors and Golf Projects Lindero, the HOA management company for almost 25 years, stood at loggerheads this week over a wide range of issues dating back to 2017 when a 50-year-old sluice gate inside the lake’s dam had to be repaired at homeowner expense. On July 28, several dozen homeowners picketed the community […]

Hank Yobs

Hank Yobs, a 23-year-resident of Calabasas, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly in his sleep on July 8, 2018. He was 82 years old. Hank was born in Throop, PA on May 10, 1936. He spent his entire childhood and teen years in Throop. Hank went on to graduate from Penn State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering. In […]

Equestrian community home sits on over half-acre lot

Sinaloa Highlands is Simi Valley’s custom equestrian community. This five-bedroom, 4.5-bath house sits on over one-half acre. It has a formal entry hall, detailed woodwork and the kind of craftsmanship only found in custom homes like black hardwood floors,wood windows, tall baseboards, high ceilings and crown molding. There are also some leaded glass pocket doors and custom cabinetry. The gourmet […]

Cyclists seek to put the brakes on cancer

Stuart Wood of Westlake Village and Peter Worley of Thousand Oaks will cycle almost 200 miles on Aug. 3 and 4 as they take part in the 39th annual Pan-Mass Challenge for cancer research and care. More than 6,300 cyclists from over 40 states and eight countries will cross the state of Massachusettes and arrive at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute to […]

Third body in Malibu Canyon

Man found near Piuma Road

Detectives from the Los Angeles County Sheriff ’s Homicide Bureau say they are investigating the discovery of a dead body July 27 in the 12000 block of Piuma Road in Malibu. The Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station received a call at 11:30 a.m. last Friday notifying them of a body seen on an embankment to the side of the road. The […]

Local man writes a kids’ book for adults

Authors offers a Dr. Seuss-like look at balancing life

Dan Schuck, a Calabasas resident and author, was writing a book as a Valentine’s Day gift for his partner of five years, Jill Messick. But Messick, who suffered from bipolar disorder and depression, took her own life on Feb. 7. Rather than quit writing, Schuck decided to finish his project to raise awareness about mental health issues and suicide. In […]

Custom North Ranch home has gourmet kitchen with two dishwashers

This North Ranch custom home has a foyer with a spiral staircase to the second floor. The foyer also opens to the living room with vaulted ceilings, natural light, custom crown moldings and views of the pool and an oak tree. On the first floor is a large family room with a built-in unit, fireplace, wine bar and refrigerator. The […]

Finding financial assistance for medical needs

The Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara will hold a free workshop titled “Disability Insurance and Financial Assistance” from noon to 1:30 p.m. Thurs., Aug. 9 at 530 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. The talk will cover benefits open to those who are temporarily or permanently unable to work, such as private disability insurance, Social Security Disability Insurance, Supplemental Security Income, state […]

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