Officials say $600 checks from coronavirus stimulus 2.0 are in the mail

Yours may have arrived already, but if it hasn’t, the IRS and the Treasury Department assure Americans that the second round of Economic Impact Payments, the new stimulus checks, are being issued. Some Americans may have seen their direct deposit payments as pending or as provisional payments in their accounts as early as Jan. 4, which was the official date […]


Medicine, not Big Macs: Ronald McDonald room

Clay Paschen’s memory of his first visit to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles still brings tears to his eyes. In 1977, a doctor in the oncology department had invited Paschen, a Camarillo resident, to a meeting at the hospital. CHLA thought it was time to bring Ronald McDonald House Charities to California. They wanted Paschen, who owned a McDonald’s restaurant in […]

Got a lust for life

NOTEBOOK /// Local report

Professional North American football’s blitzkrieg dominates like glockenspiel schlock in a Potsdam Wienerschnitzel, but local athletes in various sports continue making an impact. In this notebook, we catch up with Alyssa Marin of UC Santa Barbara, Jonathon Larson of Oxnard College, Adam Hess of Texas-El Paso, Cal Lutheran’s top-ranked baseball team, Brandon Madrigal of Columbia, Chad Hansen of the New […]

Bound for Princeton

FUN HOUSE—Twin sisters Bella and Ella Ganocy committed to play field hockey at Princeton University of the Ivy League after picking up roughly 10 offers apiece from colleges around the country. The juniors, who live in Calabasas, attend Harvard- Westlake High of Studio City. They both carry 4.0 unweighted GPAs. They have suited up for the Team USA Field Hockey […]

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The ABCs of fire safety in and around the home

Five do’s and don’ts to keep in mind

A fire department responds to a fire every 24 seconds, and a small flame can turn into a major fire rapidly. With Americans spending more time at home than ever before, it is important to be ready before disaster strikes. To ensure a family is prepared for the unexpected, make sure to know these five fire safety do’s and don’ts […]

Advantages to paying off a home mortgage faster

Making extra payments to the principle can help make ownership attainable

Buying a home is a major life step. Homes are by nature expensive and most home buyers cannot afford to purchase a home outright. Because of that reality, most home buyers finance a home purchase with a mortgage. A mortgage allows them to spread the payments for a home loan across many years. The result? Mortgages can make home ownership […]

Anthony Beilenson dead at 84

Retired U.S. Rep. Anthony Beilenson, who championed the creation of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area and helped to bring about social reforms both in California and on the national stage, died at his home in Westwood March 5. He was 84. The cause of death was a heart attack. Beilenson, a Democrat, served in the California Assembly from […]

Thoughts on Agoura Village

I have spent a number of hours reviewing the Cornerstone proposed project and the Agoura Village Specific Plan. Despite the comments of the Agoura Hills planning commission chairman, the proposed project is neither what was envisioned nor set as a guideline in the plan passed by the City Council almost 10 years ago. What is currently proposed is vastly different […]