Getting Your PPP Loan Forgiven

Getting Your PPP Loan Forgiven

Congratulations, you received a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan!  If you are like most businesses, you applied for the loan because it can be forgivable.  But approval and funding are only half the story, until you apply for loan forgiveness, you owe this money... Read more
“Cinema in Cars” to Roll Out July 12

“Cinema in Cars” to Roll Out July 12

Valley Cultural Foundation has found a way, even during a pandemic, to make it “a beautiful day in the neighborhood.”  VCF, the leading art organization in the  San Fernando Valley, has found a way to save a little bit of summer with “Drive-Up Movies” beginning... Read more
Protests Amid a Pandemic

Protests Amid a Pandemic

In the midst of fighting a pandemic, the valley – and the nation as a whole – quickly found itself inundated with the aftermath of the senseless death of George Flloyd. “Black Lives Matter” protests in the west valley were held in various locations, and contrary... Read more
Mountain Lion Gives Birth to Three Kittens

Mountain Lion Gives Birth to Three Kittens

It’s kitten season and mountain lions are no exception! P-54, who lives in the Santa Monica Mountains, just gave birth to a litter of three kittens. While adorable, biologists are thrilled that this litter may be bringing much needed genetic diversity thanks to the... Read more
Westfield Suspends Reopening

Westfield Suspends Reopening

UPDATE: While initially scheduled to reopen on June 3, Westfield Fashion Square and Westfield Topanga & The Village have suspended opening their doors in an abundance of caution given the recent looting taking place in the San Fernando Valley. While no new date... Read more
Drive-In Movies Coming to West Valley

Drive-In Movies Coming to West Valley

They’re nostalgic, they’re fun, and these days, they’re the way we’re going to watch movies on a big screen. Drive-in movies are making a comeback all over the nation, and we can look forward to seeing them soon in the West Valley. Valley Cultural Foundation  will be... Read more
Westfield Promenade Hearing Postponed

Westfield Promenade Hearing Postponed

The hearing on Westfield Promenade, originally scheduled for March 25, was cancelled due to the coronavirus crisis. Westfield has been working with the City of Los Angeles Planning Department on a new date, and May 28 is the targeted date for a hearing, which will... Read more
Virus Testing Site Opens in West Valley

Virus Testing Site Opens in West Valley

As of April 7, anyone in Los Angeles can now be tested for COVID 19. Prior to that date you had to be deemed “vulnerable,” which was 65 and older or having a compromised immune system. Mayor Eric Garcetti has announced that any resident who has symptoms and wants to... Read more
Nighttrek: What to See in the April Sky

Nighttrek: What to See in the April Sky

The highlight of April is the opportunity to see the super bright planet Venus in the beautiful star cluster, the “Pleiades.” Look west after 8:30 pm.  This event can be seen with the naked eye, however binoculars will reveal more details.  The star cluster is also... Read more
Valley Virus Map Created by CSUN Professor

Valley Virus Map Created by CSUN Professor

Just click on your city and see how many cases of coronavirus have been confirmed.As of April 1, Woodland Hills has 25.The new interactive maps from CSUN professors Steven Graves and Danielle Bram track the virus’ progress county by county and neighborhood by... Read more
West Hills Hospital Seeks Donations

West Hills Hospital Seeks Donations

West Hills Hospital has reached out to the community during this time of uneasiness and continual change. COVID has had significant effects on the healthcare industry as whole and the hospital is working off of limited supplies. Their statement issued Monday said, “Be... Read more
Any L.A. Resident Can Get Tested  for Virus Without Symptoms

Coronavirus News (Updated as Needed)

March 23, 2020 -Mayor Garcetti is expanding the moratorium on evictions to include the Ellis Act and tenants will have 6 months to pay it back-the federal government will push back the approaching deadline for REAL ID compliance, no new deadline has been announced... Read more
Mitch Englander Arrested For Fraud

Mitch Englander Arrested For Fraud

Former City Councilman Mitch Englander was arrested this week in an FBI investigation. He is accused of lying to Feds about alleged cash payments from a developer during trips to Vegas and Palm Springs. He is accused of accepting $10,000 in cash, services from a... Read more
Beloved Valley Leader Passes

Beloved Valley Leader Passes

Gary M. Thomas, one of the San Fernando Valley’s most active and admired community leaders, died last Friday, March 6, at the UCLA Medical Center of various respiratory ailments. Thomas was 61 and had been hospitalized for nearly five weeks prior to his death.Gary and... Read more
Tarzana Family Quarantined  for Coronavirus

Tarzana Family Quarantined for Coronavirus

The L.A. Department of Health today announced four new cases of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in LA County. The total number of cases now total 11. LA County Dept. of Public Health said in a press release “All of these additional positive cases are part of a... Read more
Any L.A. Resident Can Get Tested  for Virus Without Symptoms

Preparing for a Possible Pandemic

News about the new coronavirus and its global spread is coming at all of us hard and fast. Whether you like to get your news from social media, CNN, Fox News, newspapers or the town gossip, the truth is that it can be hard to truly know facts from fiction.All of us... Read more
Westfield Reduces Size of Promenade Stadium!

Westfield Reduces Size of Promenade Stadium!

Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield (URW) announced Friday that it has submitted amended plans to the City of Los Angeles for the Promenade 2035 project, which proposes to create a new 34-acre mixed-use center with public plazas and walkable streets along with new housing,... Read more
Amazon 4-Star Store Opening  at Westfield Topanga

Amazon 4-Star Store Opening at Westfield Topanga

Amazon will open one of the “4-Star” stores at Westfield Topanga next week. The store will feature products from the most popular categories on Amazon.com, including devices,  consumer electronics, kitchen, home, toys, books, games and more. Everything in the store is... Read more
Breaking News From Westfield!

Breaking News From Westfield!

Westfield has announced they will open a state-of-the-art AMC luxury theatre with 12 screens that will be approximately 55,000 square feet as a part of the new dining and entertainment district at Westfield Topanga.   Larry Green, Senior Vice President US Development... Read more
Calabasas Creates Kobe Crash Memorial

Calabasas Creates Kobe Crash Memorial

In honor of the January 26 helicopter crash in Calabasas that killed Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven others, the City of Calabasas has planted nine roses in De Anza Park. The park became an informal memorial in the days following the crash, and the cards, memorial... Read more
Grocery Store Shake-Up

Grocery Store Shake-Up

Encino residents were seemingly blindsided to hear that Ralph’s at Hayvenhurst and Ventura will soon be shutting its doors. During the first week of January, employees were told just days before customers that the Encino Ralph’s location is officially closing on... Read more
Westfield Announces Plans For Sears Building

Westfield Announces Plans For Sears Building

Westfield Topanga & The Village announced today that it will begin work this month on the transformation of a long-vacated 160,000-square-foot former Sears department store into a new dining and entertainment district.Slated to be unveiled in late 2021, the... Read more
Hazmat Team Called to Hotel Drug Scare

Hazmat Team Called to Hotel Drug Scare

LAPD’s hazmat team was called to the Extended Stay hotel on Ventura Boulevard near Winnetka on Tuesday after four guests used drugs laced with fentanyl. Paramedics responded at 6:45 am to the hotel and found three people alert and responsive and one in critical... Read more
Aah Shucks!…Iconic Store to Close January 5

Aah Shucks!…Iconic Store to Close January 5

An iconic institution whose storefront was easily recognizable to Valley residents is closing its doors.  After 40 years in business, Aah’s! The Ultimate Gift Store in Encino is shutting down. A novelty shop with a myriad of gag gifts, costumes, decorations and more... Read more
Over Two Dozens Cars Vandalized in Calabasas

Over Two Dozens Cars Vandalized in Calabasas

The L.A. County Sheriff’s Department is seeking suspects in rampant vandalism Tuesday night. At least 29 cars were spray painted and had tires slashed in Calabasas. Five vehicles along Freedom Drive were hit on Monday, and then on Tuesday another 12 on Eddingham... Read more
A Christmas “Tail” of Salvation

A Christmas “Tail” of Salvation

If you’re not a dog lover, you may not connect. Flip to the articles about the local business bootcamps or the myriad of entertainment options happening around town. However, need I remind you that isn’t this the season of Hallmark happy endings, Chicken Soup for the... Read more
Sweet Beginnings of Candy Cane Lane

Sweet Beginnings of Candy Cane Lane

It was the brainchild of just two women meeting for a “coffee klatch.” The year was 1950, and Mooie Harrington and June Ashen  lived on Lubao Avenue in Woodland Hills and decided to “spruce up the neighborhood for the holidays.”Ashen was the first resident on Lubao,... Read more
CicLAvia Comes to the Valley

CicLAvia Comes to the Valley

For the first time, CicLAvia is coming to the valley! Walk, roll, dance, or bike down Sherman Way on Sunday,  December 8 from 9 am to 3 pm. The entire street from Lindley Avenue in Tarzana to Shop Avenue in Woodland Hills will be closed for this community event. ... Read more
The State of School Safety

The State of School Safety

Certain topics bring pause to a conversation, change the mood of a dialogue and frankly are outright difficult to talk about. And yet, they must be addressed because only in confronting the issue and discussing the ramifications, can action thus be taken.      One... Read more
Calabasas Settles With Edison for $4 Million

Calabasas Settles With Edison for $4 Million

The City of Calabasas has announced a $4 million settlement with Southern California Edison to resolve wildfire claims resulting from the 2018 Woolsey Fire.Calabasas’ $4 million settlement is part of a larger $360 million settlement for a group of 23 public entities,... Read more
Calabasas Settles With Edison for $4 Million

Draft Report: Woolsey Fire – One Year Later

It was a typical Saturday morning, but the meeting at Agoura High School was anything but typical.  The people in attendance were there to hear the draft report about the Woolsey Fire.  For some, it was an opportunity to air their frustrations about how things were... Read more
Holiday Job Fair!

Holiday Job Fair!

‘Tis the season when retailers are prepping for the holiday season and need extra sets of helping hands! Are you looking for part-time, full-time or seasonal employment? Westfield Topanga invites you to their Holiday Job Fair on Saturday, October 19 from 1 to 4 pm.... Read more
Fire Season is Here, What Happens Now?

Fire Season is Here, What Happens Now?

We almost made it to the first anniversary of the Woolsey Fire.Eleven months after one of the most destructive fires in our state’s history, we are hit again with another devastating blaze, the Saddleridge Fire. This fire destroyed 30 structures, resulted in a mass... Read more
Grassroots Petition Started to Save Jim’s BBQ

Grassroots Petition Started to Save Jim’s BBQ

For 12 years Jim’s Fallbrook Market has been serving up barbecue hot from their parking lot grills every weekend with no issues. A neighborhood favorite until now, a new resident on Califa Street behind the market has complained about the smoke for months, and... Read more
Take Him out to the Ball Game!

Take Him out to the Ball Game!

There are 30 stadiums used by teams in Major League Baseball. Fred Gaines has been to them all, and more.At the beginning of the 2019 baseball season Fred was seven stadiums away from his goal of having seen a game played in all 30 stadiums.  A few weeks ago he saw a... Read more
Nighttrek: What to See in the October Sky

Nighttrek: What to See in the October Sky

The highlight of October comes on a special night, Thursday the 31st, Halloween Night!   A great “conjunction” occurs when the planet Jupiter and the crescent Moon appear to be touching in the southwest night sky.  Make sure to show this to your trick and treaters!A... Read more
One Man’s Crusade to Save Lives

One Man’s Crusade to Save Lives

Agoura resident and Blue Dog Beer Tavern owner Paul Scrivano didn’t think anything was wrong. He was tired, but chalked it up to riding herd on one restaurant and opening another.He worked a long day, then showed vendors the progress at the new restaurant in Little... Read more