Westlake club rules the soccer pitch

A KICK IN THE HEAD—The Sporting FC U-18 boys’soccer team, which includes players from Westlake, Agoura, Oak Park, Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park and Camarillo, won the Coast Soccer League Premier League Championship on Oct. 30 in Irvine. Sporting FC defeated Oxnard United FC 3-1 in the title match. Pictured in the front row, from left, are Evan Reyes, coach Jon […]

Pool home in Wildwood with private backyard, spa, grassy area

Residence has new front door, Milgard windows and crown molding

This two-story Wildwood pool home has four bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms in 1,900 square feet of living space. The home includes a new front door, solar panels, Milgard dual-pane windows and sliding doors, solar tubes, skylights, recessed lighting, raised-panel interior doors, crown moldings, smooth ceilings and ceiling fans. The spacious master bedroom includes a walk-in closet, plantation shutters, ceiling fan, […]

Inexpensive home maintenance projects to do this weekend

Home maintenance. The very words might evoke thoughts of an entire weekend spent laboring at home instead of relaxing in it, but that doesn’t have to be the case. “Not every home maintenance project has to be a large undertaking or one that takes up all of your free time,” said Christopher O’Rourke, vice president of property claims for Mercury […]

Five quick DIY bathroom updates that can make a big difference

Whether you’re keeping up with ever-changing trends or your space simply needs a refresh, updating your bathroom can be time-consuming and expensive—but it doesn’t have to be. With just a few minor tweaks, you can add style and function to your space without a total overhaul. So if you don’t have the budget or the time for a bathroom renovation, […]

The essential curb-appeal checklist for homeowners

Whether you want to boost the value of your home to put it on the market or you want to enhance its beauty and settle in for long-term living, it’s important to keep curb appeal at the top of your list. That’s because first impressions count. Indeed, curb appeal accounts for up to 7% of home value, according to research […]


A NEW HOPE—The Purim Spielers acting troupe of Congregation Or Ami in Calabasas, shown above, tells the story of the Jewish holiday of Purim, recast as an epic Star Wars-style battle in a recent performance at the temple. Rewritten by Cantor Doug Cotler and Steve Greenberg, “Star Wars: The Hamantashen Awakens,” tells the story of the evil megalomaniac Haman, who […]

New Jewish center opens in Calabasas

Rabbi Ron Li-Paz, Chaplain Jennifer Nye and musical director Jack Bielan announced the grand opening of Valley Outreach Synagogue’s Center for Jewish Life, a synagogue and Jewish community center at 26670 Agoura Road in Calabasas. Opening ceremonies will take place at noon Sun., March 19. The new center will serve the Conejo Valley, San Fernando Valley and Malibu communities. Since […]