2018-08-30

Pet of the week

NOW EAR THIS—Pancho may have a deformed ear due to an old case of mites, but that doesn’t stop him from being a friendly cat that thrives on affection. If you would like to adopt Pancho, ask for ID No. A5187223 at the Agoura Hills Animal Care Center, 29525 Agoura Road. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so check Los […]

Updated Morrison North Meadows home on large lot

Master suite includes sitting area, fireplace and balcony overlooking yard

This five-bedroom, three-bath updated property is on an oversize lot in Morrison North Meadows. The house is light and bright with natural sunlight throughout. Amenities include travertine, hardwood and tile flooring as well as vaulted ceilings, recessed lighting, glass doors and newer windows. The formal living room has high ceilings and a fireplace. The open concept floor plan blends the […]

Parking, barking

After taking my rescue dog, Lucky, to the dog park on Avenida de Los Flores for the past three years I decided to visit the new dog park on Agoura Road in Westlake Village. What I found was a much smaller but well-manicured park with all green grass. And one nice comfort over Los Flores is that the City of […]

Club marks 85 years of poignant prose, poetry

The Ventura County Writers Club is celebrating its 85th anniversary. Founded in 1933 by authors in Ojai, the club has thrived over the years. Writers of all genres and abilities are welcome. The next meeting will take place at 7 p.m. Tues., Sept. 11 at the Pleasant Valley Park and Recreation Center, 1605 Burnley St., Camarillo. The club hosts monthly […]

Pastor makes an impact in Ecuador



When Ken LaMont traveled to Ecuador for the first time in 1993, he found himself sitting with several companions on a rooftop in the town of Samborondon and praying to build a church that would share God’s love with those struggling in poverty. When he returned to the riverside town this summer after 25 annual missions, LaMont preached to a […]

Make room for daddy

Accessory dwelling units, aka granny flats, now legal

My clients want a property that is large enough to build a granny flat for their parents, who need part-time assistance yet still want their independence. Ventura County had not permitted accessory dwelling units, also known as granny flats or mother-in-law apartments, in the past, but Senate Bill 1069 has now forced local governments to allow them. These separate dwelling […]

Solve the traffic

This November we can break long-standing bad habits that threaten to clog the arteries of our city. Two incumbents for reelection have contributed disproportionately to the disconnect between citizens and government. Never has this been truer than examining the relationships between lobbyists and council members. Rapacious developers throughout our region know that lobbyist Brad Rosenheim is “the go-to guy” for […]

Conquerors on the court

SWISH!—Team Venom wins the 2018 American Roundball Corp. (ARC) Gold Division U-11 Summer League Basketball Championship at Cal State Northridge. They beat the Studio City Shooters 61-37. Front row, from left: Dylan Goosen, Peter Iba and Gavin Udell. Back row: assistant coach Aaron Donovan, Ryder Donovan, Cole Paperno, Aiden Wier, Nick Phenix, Jordan Klein and head coach Dave Goosen.

Wise words

A Scripture program on Wisdom Literature titled “ Journey Toward Freedom” will start Mon., Sept. 10 in room 2 in the parish hall at St. Paschal Baylon Catholic Church, 155 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. The class, which meets from 10 a.m. to noon every Monday, is open to both men and women. For more information, call Rita at (805) […]

Property backs to open space and includes large gated RV parking area

This five-bedroom, three-bathroom home has 3,100 square feet of living space on a more than 17,000-square-foot lot that backs to open space. The property has a huge, gated RV parking area with dump station. One bedroom and bathroom are downstairs. The living room has volume ceilings. There is a formal dining room. Marble flooring appears in the hallway and kitchen. […]


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