2019-01-03

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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 […]

Slow down, reduce stress amid nature’s light

On the Trail

The flashy spectacle of outdoor Christmas displays is pretty hard to beat. Each year the manufacturers of holiday decor seem to hit on one new innovation or another. This year I must admit to being quite enchanted by plump, rough-textured LED lights that perform a stunning rainbow-chameleon show, each bulb changing from violet to gold to scarlet to chartreuse to […]

Powerful video

I just watched your Acorn video about Borderline and the fires of 2018, and I’m in tears. Thank you for doing it. It is heartbreaking to see all of the destruction and sadness that goes along with it all. So many of my Malibou Lake friends are dealing with the loss, and another whose husband died two weeks before the […]

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 […]

One stop shop for wellness

Area seniors can discover what wellness and health-related services are available for them locally at the free 2019 Wellness Fest from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wed., Jan. 16 at the Goebel Adult Community Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. The theme for 2019 is A World of Wellness. The annual event gathers over 50 local businesses and public […]

Readers object to ‘build the wall’

This is a reply to Brian Goldenfeld’s “Build the wall” letter last week. You must be living in an alternative universe. Please change your TV channel and do your homework. When you say we elected an “American” president, what does that mean? Yes, we live in America and that is what we do, but it seems you are assuming that […]

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 […]

Next stop for boys is Bakersfield

NUMBER ONE—Team Columbia is the U-10 winner of the fall AYSO area tournament. Johnny Matz, middle, scored the winning goal in the championship game. Team Columbia had several shutout matches during the tournament, which featured the best teams from Malibu, Newbury Park, Simi Valley, Agoura Hills and Thousand Oaks. In the six-game tourney, the boys scored 33 goals. The team […]

Fire assistance deadline rapidly approaching



As the clock ticked away on 2018, the office of Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl hosted a pair of town hall meetings to keep locals informed about the latest in Woolsey fire recovery efforts. The meetings in mid-December at King Gillette Ranch in Calabasas and Pepperdine University in Malibu invited county, state and federal officials to answer questions posed […]


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