Pet of the Week

LOVE HER SMILE—Rose is one of three socialized goats that hopefully will be adopted together. Meet Rose, ID No. 5210757, along with Blanch and Dorothy at the Agoura Hills Animal Care Center, 29525 Agoura Road. Pets may have been adopted, so check Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control before visiting the shelter.

Cap and gown can lead to career with Moorpark College tech ed

Eleven programs at Moorpark College are using career and technical education courses to help students find employment and boost their salaries after graduation. The programs, all under the leadership of Mary Rees, dean of career education, were recently named Strong Workforce Stars by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office. The statewide recognition goes to programs whose students show significant gains […]

Tips to sell homes faster and for more ca$h

Boost sales and reduce time on the market

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 […]

Angel City Chorus catches national spotlight on reality TV contest

Julie Serber watched “American Idol” regularly when she was growing up. Serber, 34, is a singer and almost auditioned for the show once but decided the spotlight wasn’t for her. She’d rather be part of a group. Now she’s in a group that’s got the national spotlight shining on it. Serber, who was raised in Calabasas, is one of 160 […]

Home construction costs are going through the roof

Construction material costs in 2018 are up about 10 percent compared to last year, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data. Some raw materials, like crude petroleum, are up nearly 50 percent. Labor is also getting more expensive as construction workers are in high demand due to the skilled labor shortage. As a homeowner getting ready to start a […]

Kids get in tune with enrichment classes

Leaders who overcome obstacles

Newbury Park resident Anthony Angelini gave the opening address when New Dimension of Hope presented its third annual Leaders Overcoming Obstacles to Peace (LOOP) Award Aug. 18 in Arvada, Colo. Angelini is a board member of ND Hope. This is the second time he has been asked to give the opening address This year’s award recipient was Leymah Gbowee, who […]

As summer winds down, kids cool off

Security measures begin at home

Last week someone published our community’s entrance gate code on social media and in printed signage. Neighbors were in an uproar and, of course, the code needed to be changed to deter trespassers. While this was an unfortunate situation that cost our homeowners association money (to send a mailing of the new code to all homeowners and for the gate […]

Top trends to create relaxing outdoor living

Outdoor living spaces rank first among special function rooms desired by consumers, according to the American Institute for Architects, and so homeowners are expected to be going all-in for the outdoors in 2018. Trex Company, a maker of premium decking and railing, has gleaned insights from contractors, homeowners and industry experts to compile the following outdoor living trends that will […]

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