Double trouble at Seminole Springs

Reservoir slammed by sludge

Residents of the Seminole Springs Mobile Home Park are still struggling with the effects of last year’s Woolsey fire. More than half of the park’s 210 homes were destroyed by the flames. Remaining residents are living among the rubble and in fear that there could be another disaster in the future. The heavy winter rain has pummeled the community’s 3-acre […]

Book teaches kids the Anne Frank story

Inspiration for a children’s book about the Holocaust struck Steven Jay Rubin more than 20 years ago while he was shaving with the 1959 film “The Diary of Anne Frank” playing in the background. In one scene of the film, Anne Frank and her friend Peter van Daan chase van Daan’s cat, Mouschi, around the attic. “It suddenly dawned on […]

Added cost to homebuying or smart way to get in?


The homebuying process is exciting, but can also seem fraught with added costs, like a home inspection, title insurance and closing costs. And if you can’t afford a full 20 percent down payment on a conventional home loan, then you will most likely pay for private mortgage insurance (MI). Some people consider private MI yet another added cost, but it […]

Calabasas resident heads to Special Olympics World Games

There’s nothing quite as special as winning. While the prestige and accolades may fade, the symbol of victory—the gold medal—will always be a testament to being the best. Mark Hanson, 32, traveled to the United Arab Emirates this week to participate in the Special Olympic World Games, which will take place March 14 to 21 in Abu Dhabi. A tennis […]

A concert of joyful music

The United Methodist Church Westlake Village will host a free “Celebrating the Joy of Music” concert on St. Patrick’s Day at 1 p.m. Sun., March 17 in the church sanctuary, 1049 S. Westlake Blvd. The music on the program is a mixture of sacred and secular numbers selected by Marion Ward, who sang and rang handbells in the church’s choirs […]

Don Wallace dead at 78

‘Voice’ of the Santa Monica Mtns.

Don Wallace, a longtime Calabasas resident, died Jan. 29 from cancer, leaving behind a legacy of environmental, political and labor rights triumphs that still resonate in the area today. He was 78. Wallace wore many hats over the years: Los Angeles Fire Department captain, L.A. County deputy supervisor, Las Virgenes Homeowners Federation member. He also was a staunch open space […]

Scouts fill Ventura County food banks

As a result of the Ventura County Council, Boy Scouts of America’s annual Scouting for Food drive on Feb. 23, over 850 Scouts, boys and girls ages 5 to 21, and 300 volunteers had dropped off and picked up bags and fliers that requested nonperishable food items to fill the county’s food banks. The Scouting for Food campaign, started in […]

Camarillo condo with two-car garage

HOA covers tennis courts, pool, spa

Mountain and pastoral views can be seen from the patio of this Vista Camarillo condo with three bedrooms and two baths. The updated kitchen features granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. Wood-like laminate floors are found throughout. The living room has a fireplace. A private laundry room is adjacent to the unit. There is a two-car detached garage. The master […]

Nar-Anon helps

The Conejo Valley Nar-Anon Family Group is a weekly support group for those who feel desperate due to the drug addiction problem of a family member or friend. Members meet at 7:30 p.m. every Thursday in room 9 at Temple Adat Elohim, 2420 Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. The group has no religious affiliation with the temple and is open to […]

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