2020-10-15

Christian Scientist to give talk on well-being and healing through prayer

Speaker sees God as ‘love itself, divine love that loved me fully’

First Church of Christ, Scientist, Thousand Oaks will host a free web-based talk titled “A New View of God and its Effect on Well-Being” by Phillip Hockley, Christian Science healing practitioner and international speaker, at 3 p.m. Sun., Oct. 18 on Zoom. Things can seem bleak when there is so much human suffering. But sometimes these circumstances spur individuals to […]

Charity boutique

Quilters Bee of Thousand Oaks will hold a Charity Boutique Sale with crafts for all seasons from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., Oct. 17 at Living Oaks Church, student center 1077 Business Center Circle, Newbury Park. The event is a fundraiser for the Joni and Friends wheelchair ministry that provides medical devices for the underserved. All safety precautions will […]

The keys to the kingdom

Monte McNair, an Oak Park native, is new GM of the Sacramento Kings



Monte McNair makes all the basketball decisions for the Sacramento Kings. The Kings’ new general manager is also the commissioner . . . of his fantasy football league. So, how’s his team doing in the league? No, not the NBA franchise. The other one. “Frustratingly well,” younger brother Nolan McNair said with a laugh. For the record, Monte McNair won […]

Gated Mediterranean villa in Santa Rosa Valley lies on nearly 4 acres

Has standalone shop with half bath

This gated, solar-powered Mediterranean villa overlooks the Santa Rosa Valley and the mountains beyond. The private oasis is on nearly 4 usable acres with lush landscaping. The entertainer’s home offers an outdoor kitchen with a wood-burning fireplace, sitting and dining areas, views and a resort-style pool and spa. The property has an equestrian area with room for stables. A drive […]

Century 21 Everest agent earns merit as a ‘green property’ real estate professional

Andy Pletcher with Century 21 Everest has been awarded the National Association of Realtors Green Designation, the only green real estate professional designation recognized by the association. Pletcher achieved the designation after completing topic specific coursework designed specifically for Realtors. The designation courses were created in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team of industry experts from across the country to ensure […]

Darn! What a wrong place for a dam

On the Trail

For those of us who live in the Santa Monica Mountains of rural Agoura, it was the threat of wildfire that had posed danger during the drought years. Suddenly that threat was replaced by the arrival of a hyper-abundance of the precipitation we’d all been longing for. Dame Nature is not required to be a cooperative and helpful ally to […]


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