OMG, Omarosa

Omarosa Manigault Newman is yet another example of someone who got caught abusing a government position, and instead of admitting culpability and taking the consequences like a grown-up she has decided to show the world she’s a national security risk. This is a woman who was fired from her job in the White House because she was misusing taxpayer property […]

Pastor’s impact remains after leaving pulpit

When Larry DeWitt left a thriving congregation in Indiana and moved his wife and three children across the country to California to take over a struggling church with 60 members, there were more than a few doubts. “I thought my parents were crazy,” said son Kirk DeWitt, who was 10 at the time. “We were leaving security, friends, family and […]

School embraces nature

Oak View High School, an alternative school in Oak Park, is hoping to expand its reach through a new nature-based program. Tony Knight, superintendent of the Oak Park Unified School District, said the new priority at the school, which returned to class last Tuesday, will include “an integrated curriculum focused on the environment, nature and the natural world.” Students at […]

Kramer charged

Former NFL quarterback Erik Kramer of Agoura Hills was arraigned last Friday in Los Angeles County Superior Court in Van Nuys for allegedly assaulting his wife in June. He was charged with misdemeanor battery. Kramer, 53, faces up to a year in jail if he’s found guilty, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said. Born in Encino, Kramer played […]

Estate on nearly 3 acres in gated Sherwood Country Club

Nine-bedroom home on seventh fairway has views of golf course, mountains

This estate is within the guard-gated community of Sherwood Country Club. Totally private, the sprawling property of approximately 2.95 acres overlooks the seventh fairway of the Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course. The Southern-style property has nine bedrooms and 13 bathrooms. The house comes fully equipped with top-of-the-line appointments, appliances and interiors. The main floor features a large covered porch, double staircase […]

College Standouts

Rachel Bastian of Calabasas made the spring dean’s list at Seton Hall University in South Orange, NJ. Nicholas Doctors and John Hooker from Calabasas and Jennifer Chadick and Kendall Zeile from Westlake Village earned dean’s list honors at Washington University in St. Louis.

Rooting out questions and answers about bougainvillea

On the Trail

Bougainvillea is a dominating plant, forming vast mounds of shout-out-loud color that is sometimes known to envelop a home from basement to attic. Yet the bougainvillea has a vulnerable side—it does not care to have its roots disturbed. A transplant could not only be treacherous, but fatal. So it was with very conflicted feelings that I paused while cycling in […]

Thousand Oaks equestrian estate with stables

This equestrian estate in Thousand Oaks has a front yard with a shade tree and expansive lawn and greenery. One enters the home into a wide open space for the family/dining/kitchen area. The gray/white kitchen has plenty of cabinet space and updated stainless appliances. The family room has a fireplace. The home has two sections: the private master room with […]

Advice for the weekend athlete—use exercise for healing

I talk a lot about fitness in my columns, but I’ve yet to address the role it plays when recuperating from an injury. From wounds and broken bones, to muscle, ligament and tendon tears, a fit body is a body that heals well, since returning to good health is a lesser battle if your physical conditioning is optimum in the […]

Homeless woman advises: Keep on living and moving forward

Veterans Connection

Someone once said about Rosa: “Her possessions have a place to live, but she doesn’t.” Although Rosa is homeless, she is in a place that I think we would all like to be. Let me explain. As a volunteer at Gold Coast Veterans Foundation, I was asked to help Rosa relocate items in her storage unit. She is an 82-year-old […]