2019-03-07

Residents in a pickle over tennis courts



This is no love match. A pending change at Deerhill Park in Oak Park is making residents angry and pitting tennis players against pickleball players. The Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District voted Feb. 21 to convert the park’s two tennis courts into pickleball-only courts, but a vocal reaction from the tennis community might cause the district rethink its decision. […]

Caregivers matter

Senior Concerns will host Caregivers Matter… Conejo Cares program and luncheon honoring family caregivers of aging loved ones, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Fri., March 15 at Los Robles Greens, 209 Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. At the free event, family caregivers can share their stories, renew their spirit and relieve stress from the challenges of caregiving. An opening segment […]

New Penn Financial offers out-of-the box loan program

COMMENTARY /// Cross-collateral financing

I had clients call me last month, so excited. They finally found the one-story home they’d been looking for and wanted to write an offer on the house right away. Unfortunately, not only had they not sold their current home, it wasn’t even on the market. In years past I would have had to disappoint them by saying they’d have […]

Free app shows what insurance covers

COMMENTARY /// Medicare


Let’s say you go for your annual physical and your doctor recommends that you get a hearing and balance test. Or an electrocardiogram. Or a Hepatitis B screening. Does your Original Medicare cover these services? Now there’s a quick way to find out, using your smartphone or tablet. It’s Medicare’s new What’s Covered app and it’s free. You can use […]

Gym owner arrested for rape



An Agoura Hills business owner was jailed last week for allegedly committing rape and lewd acts with a child. Nicollas Welker Araujo, 27, was arrested in Santa Clarita Feb. 28. He is suspected of raping a person who is incapable of giving consent because of a developmental or physical disability, and lewd or lascivious acts with a child under 14. […]

Chamber has a fab-ulous time

Great Honk! OPHS actors tackle period piece



In deciding on a show for the school’s spring musical, Oak Park High drama teacher Allan Hunt wanted to do something that would exhibit the talents of graduating senior Jeremy Orriss. Hunt felt Orriss was the perfect choice to play Harold Hill, the fast-talking traveling salesman in Meredith Willson’s “The Music Man,” which plays March 7 to 9 in the […]

Pets of the week

BONDED PAIR—Angel and Horchata, sweet and loving well behaved older dogs, are inseparable companions. They enjoy lap time with each other and with the person they happen to be perched upon. Meet Angel and Horchata, ID Nos. A5253000 and A5252998, at the Agoura Hills Animal Care Center, 29525 Agoura Road. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so check Los Angeles […]

More of Backbone Trail now open to hikers

Another portion of the Backbone Trail managed by the National Park Service in Malibu reopened March 1, along with the popular Grotto Trail in the Circle X area. The majority of the 67-mile Backbone Trail is now open, with the exception of a 4-mile stretch from Yerba Buena Road to the Mishe Mokwa Trailhead and a 6-mile section from the […]

Lenore Goodman

With profound sadness we announce the passing of Lenore Goodman (née Green), our loving mother and friend to all whose lives she touched, Dec. 22, 2018. She left us while sleeping peacefully at her residence in Westlake Village, California. She was 80 years old. Born in Los Angeles on April 13, 1938, she was a devoted mother, an active member […]


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