Starry night benefit helps victims

Celebs gather at King Gillette Ranch

Two weeks ago, Joe Rickabaugh returned to his Seminole Springs neighborhood to sift through the remains of his home. The Woolsey fire had reduced it to ashes. Last Sunday, the mood was much brighter as Rickabaugh appeared at King Gillette Ranch near Calabasas to watch pop megastars Gwen Stefani and Katy Perry perform at the One Love Malibu Festival, an […]

Post-fire hiking tips, destinations

ACORN SERIES /// A Trail Less Traveled

Hikers must make a choice in the aftermath of November’s firestorm in the Santa Monica Mountains: Tread lightly or tread elsewhere. The Woolsey and Hill fires burned 100,000 acres in and around the Conejo Valley, dramatically reducing the trail options for residents accustomed to living adjacent to the largest urban park in the country. Nearly 90 percent of the Santa […]

Giving thanks for diversity

GRATEFUL—Faith leaders from local churches, synagogues, Islamic centers and congregations gather to find strength in community at the Conejo Valley Interfaith Thanksgiving Eve service Nov. 21 at St. Paschal Baylon Catholic Church in Thousand Oaks.

Realtor recognized for high production

Steve Young was recently acknowledged for consistent high production. He has been a Realtor for 37 years. He is one of the all-time top producing agents in the Conejo Valley, winning numerous awards including induction into the Master’s Hall of Fame. He specializes in the areas of Oak Park, Agoura Hills, Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park, Calabasas and Woodland […]

Festival of Lights

COMMUNITY SPIRIT—Rabbi Moshe Bryski of the Chabad of the Conejo greets visitors to a Dec. 3 menorah lighting and evening of entertainment at the Shoppes at Westlake Village shopping center. Left, Bryksi oversees Wednesday’s menorah lighting at Agoura City Hall. Hanukkah is an eight-day Jewish festival that remembers the rededication of Jerusalem’s second Jewish temple in 160 B.C. It is […]

New members on Senior Legislature

Westlake Village resident Tony Gitt and Karen Gorback from Thousand Oaks were recently sworn in to the California Senior Legislature at the State Capitol in Sacramento. Gitt is serving on the state and local Government Policy Committee of the CSL Assembly while Gorback serves on the Social and Community Policy Committee of the CSL Senate. Both Gitt and Gorback are […]

Talk to inspire, give hope

Spiritual advisor and author Eliyahu Jian will present a special lecture for those affected by the Thousand Oaks shooting and recent wildfires on Sun., Dec. 9, the last night of Hanukkah, at the Calabasas Country Club, 4515 Park Entrada. The event will run from 4 to 6 p.m., with the lecture at 4:30 p.m. and candle lighting at 5:30 p.m. […]

Moorpark townhome with built-in media center

This two-story home in the Villagio Townhome community has three bedrooms and 2.5 baths. The townhome is light and bright with neutral decor and plantation shutters, with high ceilings throughout. The kitchen has oak cabinets. The breakfast area is open to the family room. There is an indoor laundry room and lots of storage. The family room, which is open […]

Commons celebrates 20th

Calabasas shopping center born out of conflict, desire for a better city

For months the bickering went on: Calabasas City Council members in a slow grind with mega- L.A. developer Rick Caruso over just about every single aspect of how the grand new shopping center on Calabasas Road would look like. Arguing at meetings into the wee hours of the morning over building materials, paint colors, parking spaces and building heights, the […]

Here comes Santa Claus

Promenade at Westlake celebrates the holidays