Berkshire Hathaway open houses offer drawings for prizes

Latest winner gets $200 Bed Bath & Beyond gift card

Carla Formica recently won the $200 Bed Bath & Beyond gift card. “Whoopie! I’m going straight to Bed Bath & Beyond to shop for sheets and towels for my new home. Thank you, Pat Miller and Ellen Bendavid and Berkshire Hathaway,” she said. Formica received the gift card from Chip Johnson, branch manager at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Realty in […]

Westlake Village residence is within walking distance of the lake

Lush backyard features fire pit and built-in barbecue island

This Southshore Hills home has four bedrooms and 2.5 baths in 2,638 square feet of living space on a 20,000-square-foot lot. Homeowners can walk to the lake. The master bedroom suite is on the main level. Upstairs are three spacious bedrooms and a full bath. The house has dark wood floors, high vaulted ceilings and many windows. The formal living […]

Victorian estate on nearly three acres has grape vines

Property can be used as wedding venue

This is a Victorian estate with winery built in 1992. The remodeled kitchen includes authentic period touches such as brick floors, six-burner Elmira stove oven and range as well as built-in Sub-Zero fridge. There are three to four bedrooms and three baths in approximately 2,500 square feet. The formal living room and dining room have 12-foot ceilings. The rooms blend […]

Berkshire Hathaway welcomes veteran agent

Jan Bigotti is back at Westlake/North Ranch office

Berkshire Hathaway California Realty welcomes back Jan Bigotti to the Westlake Village/ North Ranch office. Having recently moved from Century 21 Everest, she rejoins Berkshire Hathaway, where she established herself as an award-winning Realtor. With more than 25 years of experience, Bigotti’s strong work ethic and unparalleled service have earned her rave reviews with clients throughout Ventura County. Her reputation […]

Pet of the week

BE MY BUDDY—Ashley is an 8-year-old female German Shepherd mix. She came to the shelter in January, and she needs to find her forever home now. She loves to cuddle and is affectionate. She’ll be a perfect family dog, but she should not be with small children or small animals. Meet Ashley, ID No. A4343989, at the Agoura Hills Animal […]

Little bobcat has big ax to grind

Critter tails

Our recent Acorn story about the birth of four bobcat kittens brought to mind a friend who lives in a rural Topanga enclave. She had told me of her interactions with an obstinate bobcat that had decided the roof of her breezeway was the ideal dining spot. I don’t dispute her experiences one whit, but I’ve never met an aggressive, […]

Emergencies on the go

New Exer Urgent Care opens in Westlake

Exer Urgent Care Westlake Village introduced its 11th facility in Southern California with a grand opening April 24. Exer is a privately owned ER alternative that’s built and staffed by ER doctors. The facility has on-site Xray, lab, pharmacy, IV, splinting, laceration and diagnostics, offering comprehensive medical services to walk-in patients. Each Exer center has capabilities to handle 80% of […]


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