Tips to accelerate homebuying timeline

You know that you want to buy a house, but you may have only a limited amount of time to conduct a home search and discover the ideal residence. Luckily, there are many things that you can do to speed up your homebuying timeline. Let’s take a look at three tips to help you accelerate your journey from homebuyer to […]

High School Highlights

Agoura Chargers Fri., Jan. 4: Last day of winter break-no school Thurs., Jan. 10: Link Crew meeting/G building/12:30 p.m. Calabasas Coyotes Fri., Jan. 4: Last day of winter break-no school Mon., Jan. 7: Spirit Week No. 3 through Fri., Jan. 11 Tues., Jan. 8: Sophomore class night/The Stand/noon to 9 p.m. PSAT scoreback night/lecture hall/6 and 7:30 p.m. Wed., Jan. […]

Sleuthing through the art world at university exhibit

An exhibit about the investigations of art detectives will provide hands-on experiences for Cal Lutheran University chemistry students and the public. Presented in partnership with Cal Lutheran’s chemistry department, “Traces: Revealing Secrets in Art and History” will run through Feb. 21 in the William Rolland Gallery of Art in William Rolland Stadium on the Thousand Oaks campus. Katherine Hoffmann, the […]

Temple offers music, comedy

Temple Ner Simcha in Westlake will present “The Simcha Series: A Celebration of Jewish Arts” at the temple, 880 Hampshire Road, Thousand Oaks. All shows are family-friendly and will run from 7 to 8:30 p.m. There is no cover charge. Shows are free and open to the public. Scheduled performances are: Jan. 6: Benny Lipson, Mat Gurman and David Zasloff. […]

Dishing up dinner on Christmas

ALL THE FIXINS—Above, volunteer Elizabeth Lippel places cranberry sauce on one of the free meals at Temple Adat Elohim’s 24th annual Community Holiday Dinner on Dec. 25 in Thousand Oaks. Left, Thousand Oaks resident Juniper Ho, 5, watches a magician perform at the Christmas Day event that included live entertainment, music, toys and books for the kids, and a photo […]

Understanding mobile home parks in the Conejo Valley

There are more mobile home parks in the Conejo Valley than most people realize. The nine parks in the area each have their own unique set of characteristics. Here is a brief description of each of them. Vallecito Mobile Home Park is on Old Conejo Road, about a mile from the Wendy Drive/101 junction, next to Pepper Tree Park in […]

Dilbeck has developed a program to assist members of the military

COMMENTARY /// Special consideration for veterans

“Thank you for your service”: That phrase is often used when one meets a veteran. I’m a veteran who came home during the Vietnam War; no one uttered those words to vets in the 1970s. It is awfully nice to hear those words now. Veterans should be treated with honor. Dilbeck Real Estate appreciates the commitment of all veterans and […]

Upgraded Newbury Park home with entertainer’s backyard

Private yard features built-in barbecue, Pebble Tec saltwater pool and spa

This upgraded house in Newbury Park comes with a private backyard. The home, built in 1996, is on a quiet street in gated California Oakbrook. The four-bedroom and three-bathroom house has 2,600 square feet. The entertainer’s backyard features a Pebble Tec saltwater pool and spa, built-in barbecue with beverage refrigerator and flagstone hardscape. The living and dining rooms have volume […]

Custom home features a grand foyer with spiral staircase

The grand foyer of this ranch custom home has a spiral staircase to the second floor and opens to the living room with vaulted ceilings, natural light, custom crown moldings and views of the pool and an oak tree. The first floor has a huge family room with a built-in unit plus a fireplace, wine bar and refrigerator. The family […]


THURS., JAN. 3 Goebel Stamp Club 6:30 p.m. at Goebel Adult Community Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, T.O. Show and tell plus a new program. Contact: Jeff Goldstein. Phone: 805.358.6162. Business-Professional Women Of Conejo Valley 7 p.m. at Brent’s Deli, 2799 Townsgate Road, Westlake. Lydia Steadman reviews “The history of BPW.” RSVP requested. Contact: Lydia Steadman. Phone: 818.889.4953. SAT., JAN. […]