Legal cannabis stumbles out of the gate

When the clock struck midnight on Dec. 31, California began its second year of legalized cannabis with several new laws governing the nascent industry taking effect. But what was expected to be a hugely profitable industry has begun with fits and starts. Initial reports following the passage of Proposition 64 in 2016 projected that the state would license thousands of […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills A woman’s purse was stolen after she left it in the Jack in the Box on Kanan Road on Jan. 6. The woman ate at the establishment, hung her purse on the back of her seat and left without it. She returned 90 minutes later to retrieve it but saw it was stolen. The purse contained the woman’s […]

Mother’s visit prompts reflection

Other Side of 50

After a 15-year hiatus, my mother is coming to California to visit me. During the many years she was caring for my father, who had Parkinson’s disease, my mother could not bring herself to leave his side. But now that he’s gone, she is ready to make the journey from New Hampshire. For the past few days I’ve been thinking […]

Takeda takes over Shire

Takeda Pharmaceutical (NYSE:TAK) recently announced the acquisition of Irish drug maker Shire in a reported $56-billion deal expected to close later this year. Shire, a global biotech firm with a focus on curing rare diseases, maintains branch offices on Baxter Way in Westlake Village and on Lawrence Drive and Rancho Conejo Boulevard in Newbury Park. Takeda’s research and development efforts […]

Pleased client recommends Ruth Rose

Agent sold their home in six hours

A client offers a testimonial for their gated Westlake Village home that sold in six hours via Ruth Rose. “I have lost count on how many house purchases and sales I have completed with Ruth but this last one was the sale of my home. “I was concerned the house was out-dated and the color of the granite and cabinets […]

Wife seeks $90 million

Rauda pleads not guilty in campground murder

Public defenders at Tuesday’s arraignment hearing entered a plea of not guilty on behalf of Anthony Rauda, the 42-year-old transient accused in the murder last year of Tristan Beaudette at a Malibu Creek State Park campsite. Rauda was absent from the Van Nuys courtroom and is being held in L.A. County jail on $10-million bail. He will appear in court […]

Rain last week leads to rock slide

LOOSE DEBRIS—Malibu Search and Rescue Team members remove a boulder from Rambla Pacifico in Malibu during the heavy rain of Jan. 17, the last of the week’s trio of storms. The rock struck a 57-year-old woman hiker. She suffered a serious head injury and was taken to the hospital after being treated by Los Angeles County Fire Department paramedics. Rock […]

Special speakers at the Platt Library

Friends of Platt Library will host the following free events the library, 23600 Victory Blvd., Woodland Hills. Amateur astronomer Neill Simmons will speak on “Top Astronomy Sights to See in 2019” at 1:30 p.m. Sat., Feb. 9. An LA Opera Talk will take place at 6:15 p.m. Tues., Feb. 12 on the upcoming performances of Mozart’s “The Clemency of Titus.” […]


Ranch Conejo residence in gated community

This house in the gated community of Rancho Conejo has five bedrooms and three full baths in 2,800 square feet of space. One bedroom/office and bath are downstairs, as is the goodsize laundry room with sink. The formal living and dining rooms have two-story volume ceilings and hardwood floors. The kitchen has granite countertops and backsplash, center island and stainless […]