Dilbeck Real Estate expands into west Ventura County

Opens new luxury office in Camarillo

Dilbeck Real Estate is opening a new luxury office in Camarillo. With nearly seven decades as an independently owned and operated company, Dilbeck is spreading its SoCal roots into west Ventura County. Joining 13 offices and over 600 agents, Dilbeck Camarillo is bridging the gap between hometown charm and luxury living. Heading up the latest estates office are sales managers […]

Another possible animal mutilation reported in Agoura

Occurred week before Aug. 17 incident

The Lost Hills Sheriff’s Department is investigating another incident of possible animal cruelty in Agoura Hills. Two animals, a cat and a rabbit, were found within a week of each other in August skinned of all their fur from neck to tail. Detectives aren’t saying whether the cases might be related. The first report came when a mother was taking […]

Tale of the caterpillar

Sitting under an oak in Conejo Community Park, I felt something plummet into my lap. I was wearing shorts, and the unidentified plummeting object began to inch across my thigh. Curious naturalist or not, I thought “Hold it right there!” and went to swat the creature off my leg. In mid-swat I stalled, for the creature was a half-inch-long caterpillar, […]


THURS., SEPT. 6 Goebel Stamp Club 6:30 p.m. at Goebel Adult Community Center, 1285 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. British stamp history, show and tell, stamp giveaways. Contact: Jeff Goldstein. Phone: 805. 358.6162. Conejo Valley Fly Fishers 6:30 p.m. at Conejo Valley Church of Christ, 2525 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Glen Ueda discussesfly fishing for corbina in the surf. […]

Energy-efficient home in Westlake Hills has putting green in yard

This Westlake Hills home features four bedrooms and 2.5 baths in 2,682 square feet of living space. Entry is through custom iron front doors into an open living room with vaulted ceilings and a stacked stone fireplace. The home is energy efficient. Major energy upgrades that have been completed within the last two years include solar panels, A/C ducting, installation […]


An article last week gave the wrong square footage for the SelectaBed and Tempflow Mattress Factory and Store in Agoura Hills. The correct size is 40,000 square feet. We regret the error. The company’s Airflow Transfer System provides memory foam, air beds and pillow tops that are significantly more breathable than standard products.

Sometimes you feel like a nut

Local school districts follow mandate on immigration

‘Equal protection’ clause upheld

If hints of the federal government’s recent anti-immigration policy are being felt in California, the state’s public schools say they want no part of it. A recent Assembly bill adds new layers of protection for public schools and colleges in the state that fear students might become the target of the Trump administration’s immigration crackdown. Signed into law last year […]

Guard-gated home in Newbury Park has oasis pool, grotto and waterfall

This house is in the 24-hour guard-gated Rancho Conejo in Newbury Park. The home has six bedrooms, 6.5 baths, two offices and five fireplaces in 5,400 square feet. The backyard features a fully covered outdoor kitchen, bar and separate outdoor family room, oasis pool with bridge, grotto, Baja entry, fullbody depth spa, waterfall and fire pit. For more information on […]

Crime family hits close to home

Several members of an alleged crime family were arrested by a Ventura County narcotics task force on suspicion of supplying the county with heroin. Police said the arrest of a single dealer in Ojai in May led them to Jose Gonzalez-Chaidez, known leader of the Gonzalez- Chaidez family, a Los Angelesbased syndicate with ties to a Mexican drug cartel. Gonzalez-Chaidez, […]