As fire burns, heroes emerge

Community rallies around victims of mass shooting, destructivefire

Las Vegas. Sutherland Springs. Parkland. Orlando. Thousand Oaks has taken its place among these and dozens of cities whose names will forever be associated with gun violence. But its shown itself to be a community that takes care of its own when they’re hurting most. Since 12 innocent people were slain Nov. 7 at Borderline Bar and Grill, over $771,000 […]

Cities ravaged by flame

Unrelenting fire slams into Oak Park and marches south

Eric and Diane Haupt spent the night of Nov. 8 in the Agoura Hills Library where Diane works, their eyes glued to cellphone video of a 40-foot inferno consuming the creek that lies just a few yards from their home in Old Agoura. Forced to flee, the only lifeline to their home came in the form of a front door […]

Calabasas leaders are friends across the aisle

To say that there is a divide in American politics is an understatement. The gap in major party ideology is now wider than at any point in recent history, according to a 2017 study by the Pew Research Center. But that doesn’t mean people with different views can’t get along. Calabasas Mayor Fred Gaines and City Councilmember James Bozajian are […]


THURS., NOV. 15 Antiques And Collectibles Study Group 9:30 a.m. to noon at Stagecoach Inn Museum, Anderson Hall, 51 S. Ventu Park Road, Newbury Park. “Around the World” program on objects from foreign travels, especially collectibles from Asia. Refreshments. Free, drop in. Phone: 805.444.3160. Email: pen1@verizon.net. Pleasant Valley Garden Club 10 a.m. at Seventh-day Adventist Church, 2975 Las Posas Road, […]

Simi Valley residence is near golf course

This single-story home sits across from the Simi Hills Golf Course in northeast Simi Valley. The Plan 1 Fairway Park Home has three bedrooms and two full bathrooms. Amenities include wood flooring, vaulted ceilings, skylights and fresh paint inside. The light and bright kitchen has a breakfast nook with a glass door leading to the wraparound patio and grassy yard. […]

Landmarks forever lost

Paramount Ranch, Strauss Ranch, Morrison House

Ruth Gerson, a 40-year resident of Agoura’s Cornell community, watched in horror as a giant wall of flame marched toward her ranch home on Nov. 9. Firefighters saved her property, but next to hers lies Paramount Ranch, which was destroyed in the Woolsey fire. The 750-acre ranch, including its popular Western town— the setting for many movies and television shows—was […]

Students honor U.S. veterans

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Middle schoolers pause to reflect

Music to chew by

Commercial agent is top producer in country for Century 21 Everest

Works with local landlords, tenants

John Ciet, president of Century 21 Everest, recently announced that commercial agent Marty Ahearn is ranked as the No. 1 top-producing commercial agent in the nation for the company. This ranking is for year-to-date production in 2018. “We are proud to have Marty on our Everest team,” said Ciet. “His production this year reflects his level of professionalism and his […]

Grieving souls search for answers

Funeral service today for deputy slain in mass shooting

Thousands of first responders from across the state will be in Westlake Village today to pay their respects to one of their own. Sgt. Ron Helus of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office was mortally wounded last Wednesday as he and two California Highway Patrol officers attempted to confront Ian David Long in the first minutes after the shooting began just […]