Won’t you love your neighbor?

Roots of Faith

Can a low-cost, low-key children’s TV program of the last century show how we can live in harmony? In the 1950s, Fred Rogers entered seminary, no doubt assuming that he, like most graduates, would spend his ministry in a church pulpit. But he was also watching the kids’ programming of the day. After viewing raucous shows of crazy clowns and […]

Complaints are small-minded

I wish I had the problems in life from your letter writer last week who had much time to complain about the colors and such of the Ralphs at the Twin Oaks shopping center in Agoura Hills. Really? This is what you complain about? With all the tragedies around the world, and those we’ve recently suffered locally, and this is […]

Ambercrombie Estates home has state-of-the-art theater, guest house

Contemporary upgrades throughout, open concept floor plan, stone fireplaces

This single-story, six-bedroom and seven-bath house plus guest house is in Abercrombie Estates. Updated throughout with contemporary designer finishes, the house is light and uses an open concept floor plan. Outside are nearly 11 acres for daily living or entertaining on a grand scale. Amenities include slate and wood flooring, vaulted ceilings, skylights, stone fireplaces and oversize French doors leading […]

Meals on Wheels takes gifts to the homebound

Meals on Wheels delivers wellbalanced meals to homebound seniors on every day of the year except Christmas, but that isn’t stopping them from still serving up the holiday cheer. During the days leading up to Christmas, volunteers for the Westlake-based Meals on Wheels will be dropping off small gifts to clients in addition to the healthy, well-balanced meals that are […]

Year ends on brighter note

Oak Park schools see a silver lining

The reorganization meeting for the Oak Park Unified School District Board of Education on Dec. 11 was more than a perfunctory changing of the guard; it was a time to pay special attention to residents and others whose charitable efforts helped ease the community’s pain following the Woolsey fire. Before celebrating the school community’s outpouring of help, Denise Helfstein was […]

Shapiro 2019 Calabasas council leader

Calabasas City Councilmember David Shapiro is back in the mayor’s seat. He was named to the post during a Dec. 12 government reorganization meeting. Shapiro, who was elected to his second term on the City Council in November, also served as mayor in 2015. Councilmember Alicia Weintraub, still in her first term in office, was named mayor pro tem at […]

Realtor recognized for consistent high production

Longtime agent offers comprehensive program

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 […]

New director for county healthcare leadership team

William “Bill” Foley has been named the director of the Ventura County Health Care Agency. Foley, 68, is expected to begin his new duties Jan. 21 at a salary of $370,000 plus a performance incentive of up to $80,000. He will be relocating to Ventura County from New York, where he currently oversees 11 acute-care hospitals. Under Foley’s leadership, the […]

Woman goes to bat in domestic violence case

Attacked man in his home

A 31-year-old woman has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon after a man in Oak Park was battered with a baseball bat while he was sleeping. Police said the incident happened in the early morning hours of Dec. 12 in the 6000 block of Smoke Tree Avenue. The man, whose name is not being released, was struck numerous […]

When the rebuilding begins, money talks


Victims of the Woolsey fire still have a long road ahead of them, but they have resources upon which to rely. While the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, often takes the lead in providing help following a disaster, it’s not the only group willing to lend a hand. The federal government’s Small Business Administration, or SBA, helps not only […]