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 […]

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