Clean Power presentation

Representatives from Clean Power Alliance will give a community program from 7 to 8 p.m. Mon., March 18 in the Agoura Hills community room, 30001 Ladyface Court. Clean Power Alliance is the new locally operated electricity provider for Los Angeles County residents. The representatives will talk about the new clean energy options, explain how it works, and answer questions from […]

New Orleans-style benefit

A crawfish boil fundraiser will take place from 1 to 6 p.m. Sat., March 16 at the private residence at 848 Calle Compo, Thousand Oaks. The event will feature food, music and drinks. The fundraiser will benefit the Jewel Levine Foundation, which provides support and monetary assistance to local families who are under financial duress caused by life-threatening medical conditions […]

Old Agoura ranch-style home offers rural lifestyle

Old Agoura is Agoura Hills’ only equestrian-zoned neighborhood. Old Agoura is in the award-winning Las Virgenes Unified School District. Residents enjoy a rural lifestyle that includes horses, chickens and other farm animals. No two homes are alike. Old Agoura is open to the amateur vintner, the hobbyist who needs a workshop and the in-laws who required a guest house and […]

Mucho margaritas, mezcal and mondo Mexican menu at Julio’s Agave Grill

RESTAURANT SPOTLIGHT /// Julio’s Agave Grill

After such a short time being open, including having to beat a huge obstacle of the Woolsey fire during its soft opening effort in November, Julio’s Agave Grill in Westlake Village has still managed to gain the popularity of a large part of the community. So much so that reservations are required on Friday and Saturday nights, otherwise there’s no […]

McCorkindale joins Hidden Hills council

A rare changing of the guard occurred at the March 5 Hidden Hills City Council election. Newcomer Laura McCorkindale, who works in the entertainment industry, defeated longtime council member Marv Landon. McCorkindale becomes the only woman on the City Council, and is the first new member to be elected to the Hidden Hills governing panel since 2017, when Bret Katz […]

When Alexa rules the house

Family Man

The siren-loud noise of indie pop at 5 in the morning on a Saturday was not what I wanted at 5 in the morning on a Saturday. My 15-year-old son tends to sleep through his alarm, which is why he continues to raise the volume from time to time. But why the alarm on a Saturday? “Sometimes Alexa does that, […]

Newbury Park home backs to creek and open space

Upstairs has large loft, master suite and two guest bedrooms

This Brighten Lane home has an open floor plan with four bedrooms and three baths; one bedroom and bath are downstairs. The secondary bedrooms are good size; some come with a walk-in closet. The upstairs guest bath has double sinks. The master bath has two separate vanities and large garden tub. The house has laminate wood-like flooring downstairs, plantation shutters, […]

Pet of Week

SWEET AS CANDY—Kit Cat is on the chubby side, a sweetie and very relaxed. She was given a humane shave upon arrival because of the extreme matting on her back. Mellow with other cats, litter trained and fine with all people. Meet Kit Cat, ID No. 5253165, in the Habikat room at the Agoura Hills Animal Care Center, 29525 Agoura […]

These parents flunked badly

Practically from the day they are born, children are taught the meaning of honesty. It’s the pillar, the very foundation, of good parenting: Tell little Johnny never to lie, cheat or steal. When kids reach school age, they’re told to seek help from teachers and peers if they need it but to do their own work, turn in their own […]

The many highs and lows of caregiving

Other Side of 50

Recently my mother returned home to New Hampshire after two wonderful weeks visiting me and my husband here in California. I had lots of goals for the visit, and we accomplished many of them. Two remarkable things happened that I did not plan for. Because we finally had some quality time together, my mother opened up about some of the […]