Agoura Hills mayor wants emphasis on preparedness

Northrup will head task force

Although recent rain has turned portions of the Santa Monica Mountains into a lush green carpet, the concern over wildfire is never far away. Mayor Linda Northrup said the City of Agoura Hills intends to make disaster preparedness a yearlong pursuit. Speaking at last month’s City Council meeting, Northrup announced that a task force has been formed to evaluate the […]

Remodeled Agoura Hills home is on a cul-de-sac

Renovated kitchen has quartz counters

This fully remodeled four-bedroom home is on a cul-de-sac in Agoura Hills. The living room has a vaulted ceiling and a stacked stone fireplace. The renovated kitchen has stainless steel appliances and quartz counters. The large dining room is illuminated by natural light through large, translucent sliding barn doors leading out to a flat backyard. The private grassy yard comes […]

The sounds of Peter, Paul and Mary on stage

Trio began in Greenwich Village

Folk icons Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey bring their songs and stories to the Kavli Theatre at 8 p.m. Fri., March 1 at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. Yarrow and Stookey were part of the famed Peter, Paul and Mary trio, which made music together for nearly 50 years, starting with a 1962 self-titled […]

Takes a village to build a home

Community volunteers will team together and construct phase one of a Hands of Mercy loft-house at 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sat., Feb. 23 in the parking lot of StoneBridge Church, 4832 Cochran St., Simi Valley. “It’s an ingenious design and an ingenious strategy,” says Jonathan Lusche, associate pastor. “Hands of Mercy designed a small house that is modularly constructed. […]

When it rains, it pours

ROADSIDE GEYSER—A fire hydrant that broke during last week’s rainy weather causes a large water spout to flood the intersection of Kanan Road and Roadside Drive in Agoura Hills. The incident occurred at about 9:30 p.m. Feb. 14. No other significant damage was reported.

Residence has enclosed front lawn, paver walkways

Backyard has patios, pool, pro landscaping

This private and remodeled South Shore pool home has lake access. A huge, private greenbelt is behind the house. The four-bedroom, three-bathroom house has 2,222 square feet. The kitchen has white Shaker cabinets, stainless steel appliances, farmhouse sink, Carerra marble backsplash from counter to ceiling, marble countertops and a huge window with unobstructed views of the backyard and beyond. There […]

Appreciation for first responders

Music of Copland, Gershwin, Williams

The Westlake Village Symphony will present a musical thank you to first responders at 4:30 p.m. Sun., Feb. 24 at Calvary Community Church, 5495 Via Rocas, Westlake Village The program will feature the music of Aaron Copland, George Gershwin and John Williams in honor of the men and women who served the community through the events of fall 2018. The […]


Sabbath for young and grandparents Temple Etz Chaim Preschool and Infant Care Center invites grandparents and their grandchildren ages 12 months to 5 years to Grandparents Shabbat from 10 to 11 a.m. Fri., March 1 at the temple, 1080 E. Janss Road “Grandparents can bring value to our children’s learning experience. And grandparents have an intimate presence in their grandchild’s […]

Local ambulance on the move

Oak Park crew looks forward to having new home

Nobody wants to call an ambulance, but if the need arises, people expect their lifesaving personnel to be focused and alert. Ambulance technicians often work 24-hour shifts, most of which is downtime as they wait for calls to come in. But the crews who work for private companies can’t take their breaks at county facilities such as police and fire […]

Celebrating Black History Month

February might be the shortest month on the calendar but it’s one of the busiest. There’s Valentine’s Day, Presidents Day and the lunar new year. It’s also Black History Month, a tribute that is sometimes overlooked in public schools. When Adrienne Brodie, an Oak Park mother of three who volunteers at Red Oak Elementary School, visited the school library earlier […]