Simi Valley home in equestrian area on over half-acre lot near horse trails

On Simi Valley’s west side is this two-story home on over a half-acre lot in the Country Lane in Pleasant Hill equestrian area. A red-tiled roof is framed by red bougainvillea. The property is turnkey and move-in ready. The front entrance has a grand circular stairway and formal living room with large cathedral windows. A separate dining room has a […]

Classic music for a Sunday afternoon

The Westlake Village Music Society will present “Melodies for a Late Summer Afternoon” at 3 p.m. Sun., Aug. 26 at the United Methodist Church of Westlake Village, 1049 S. Westlake Blvd. The featured performers will be Armen Anassian on violin, Christine De Klotz on piano and Emma-Grace Dunbar, soprano. Anassian is the concert master of the Los Angeles Opera. Dunbar […]

Reunion welcomes academy alumni

Children’s Music Academy of Westlake Village will hold the inaugural reunion for alumni of the Ventura County Junior Music and Children’s Music academies from 10 a.m. to noon Sat., August 18 at Berniece Bennett Park, 31800 Village Center Road, Westlake Village. Thousands of graduates and dozens of current and former teachers have been invited to attend. Junior Music Academy was […]

A-hunting we will go

ON THE AIR—Team Julie and Jen with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services California Realty in Thousand Oaks was chosen for a new series with the HGTV House Hunters family. The two agents will appear on a TV episode featuring the sale of a home to clients in Woodridge Estates in Thousand Oaks. Air date is 10 p.m. Thurs., Aug. 23 on […]


THURS., AUG. 16 Assistance League Of Ventura County 10 a.m. at chapter house, 913 E. Santa Clara St., Ventura. Open to men and women, no age requirement. League runs several philanthropic programs. Phone (daytime): 805.643.2458. Email: alvconline@hotmail.com. Channel Islands Gulls 11 a.m. at Pacific Corinthian Yacht Club, 2600 Harbor Blvd., Channel Islands Harbor, Oxnard. Social hour 11 a.m., luncheon at […]

Top 5 home improvements that will appeal to buyers

The real estate market is heating up, and if you’re planning to sell your home in the future, you want it to sell quickly and for as high of a price as possible. By taking proactive action now, you can make a few strategic home improvements that can help you achieve both your goals. To boost your home sale and […]

Updated home has entertainer’s backyard with pool, spa

This updated, single-story pool home is approximately 2,490 square feet and is in Thousand Oaks west. Great landscaping is throughout. The entertainer’s backyard has a recently resurfaced pool, spa, barbecue center with seating, fire pit, covered brick patio, large garden area, fountain and 10 fruit trees. Hardwood flooring in found in the hall, dining room and updated kitchen with plenty […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]