2020-01-30

Helping schools

There is an old real estate axiom that states; “Location, location, location.” It might have well been “Schools, schools, schools.” Access to high-quality primary and secondary education is one of the biggest external drivers of local real estate value. That is why supporting Measure V to improve the schools in the Las Virgenes Unified School District is a smart financial […]

Housing bill opens door to new controversy

Local cities fear loss of local control


California stands in the midst of a housing crisis that shows no sign of letting up. There’s legislation working its way through state government that could spur housing development, but some critics aren’t happy with the proposed law, which they say will rob local municipalities of the right to control the construction of new units within their borders. If Senate […]

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

Agoura Hills On Jan. 22 someone broke into a car parked on Timberlane Street by smashing the front passenger window, causing $350 in damage. The thief stole a $50 duffel bag that had been left inside. On Jan. 15 someone entered an unlocked car parked outside the Homewood Suites on Canwood Street. The thief stole several items of clothing, worth […]

Local teen makes dollars and sense out of hedge fund management



Jackson Denke is not your average 17-year-old high school student. He likes sports, spending time with friends and thinking about college, but that’s only the beginning. Between lifting weights and playing lacrosse for Viewpoint Schools, Denke also managed to become one of the youngest hedge fund managers in the country. At 16 he formed the Denke Private Equity fund and […]

Peace meets passion

Color 360 Art Lab features pieces created by local young artists

Conejo Valley Audubon offers birding trips

The Conejo Valley Audubon Society will host the following birding field trips and events. Participants are asked to bring binocularS or loaners can be provided by contacting the trip leader in advance. For more information, directions or the leaders’ phone numbers, go to the website at conejovalleyaudubon.org Sat., Feb. 1 at 7:45 a.m. Lake Casitas with Dave Schaar leading. Sun., […]

Calabasas Chamber welcomes new board, awards residents

Presentations, installations take place at country club gala event

The Calabasas Chamber of Commerce installed a new board of directors during a gala at the Calabasas Country Club on Saturday night. The new board consists of 11 local leaders in the business community who will lead the Chamber for the next year. The Jan. 25 event also celebrated the Chamber’s presentation of the Spirit of Calabasas and Chairman’s awards […]

Sail by the yacht club open house

The Westlake Yacht Club will host an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. Sun., Feb. 9 at 32119 Lindero Canyon Road, Westlake Village. The open house will have appetizers, wine, cheese, fresh fruit and boat rides around Westlake Lake. For more information, call Frances and Bob Coutts at (818) 889-4820 or go to westlakeyc.org.

Bartholomew “Bart” Joseph Lennehan lll

BARTHOLOMEW “BART” JOSEPH LENNEHAN III, of Westlake Village, CA was taken away from us far too soon, after a short but brave battle with cancer, on August 3, 2018, at the age of 58. Bart was born on January 15, 1960 in Burbank, California, the first of three children, to Bartholomew Joseph Lennehan Jr. and Elizabeth (Lash) Lennehan. He was […]

City unveils Meet the Author program

WORDSMITH—Writer Martha Hall Kelly, second from left, visits with locals during the City of Agoura Hill’s inaugural Meet The Author program last week. She shared how her research became the basis for her bestselling historical novels, “Lilac Girls” and “Lost Roses.” With her are, from left, Agoura Hills Mayor Illece Buckley Weber and city Cultural Arts council members Karen Kent […]


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