PARK DEDICATION–– Calabasas City Councilmembers (left to right) Michael Harrison, Dennis Washburn and Lesley Devine take part in the dedication ceremonies recently that marked the official opening of Las Virgenes View Park, a newly constructed area spanning 2.3 miles of trail to an elevation of 1,100 feet. Joe Edmiston, executive director of Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, far right, introduces special […]

Free tax seminar offered in Simi Valley

Free tax seminar offered in Simi Valley The Internal Revenue Service and the State of California, Employment Development Department, will conduct a free federal/state basic payroll tax seminar from 9 a.m to 3 p.m. on Tues., May 15 at the Simi Valley EDD Job Service Office, 980 Enchanted Way, Ste. 105, Simi Valley. Topics to be addressed include: misconceptions about […]

LCMS makes clean sweep again at Heritage Music Festival

temporary jazz. The group also performed a popular blend of Latin jazz. McKagan’s concert band leaned more toward classical compositions. "The fact that they were able to take these pieces that are really very demanding and play them well, I was really proud of that," said McKagan, who’s been directing music programs at Lindero since the early 1990s. Greg Fried, […]

Kim Bryan has provided senior leadershp for Oak Park track all year

Acorn Sports Writer

If Kim Bryan wasn’t supposed to finish in the top three of last Friday’s 1600-meter race in the Tri-Valley championships in Carpinteria, it was news to her. Bryan has made it a habit to transcend expectations. The Oak Park senior was the second leading scorer on the first Eagle team to ever win a California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) title in […]

Utility tax surcharge is outrageous in Calabasas

Utility tax surcharge is outrageous in Calabasas The recent Calabasas city election flap over the utility tax should not be buried as some would like. The question was whether the tax dollars collected are needed (I don’t see how they are) and if they are being used or left idle, which is the same question as whether they’re needed. The […]

Calabasas nonprofit group wins major grant from federal government

The Center for Civic Education, a Calabasas-based nonprofit group, learned it will receive part of an $11.8 million grant recently awarded by the U.S. Department of Education. The Center teaches students about civics and government through different course work and exercises. It applied for the funds to pay for three programs it administers: We the People … the Citizen and […]

Knowledge of adoption makes a difference

By Gwen Campbell Adoption opens the doors for many men and women to become parents. So eager for a child, they think adoption will be a magical, wonderful, incredible experience. For some it is; too frequently for others it is not. Sadly, months or years after placement, parents are sometimes faced with unexpected information about the psychological and neurological health […]

Jewish school sends winners to science fair

Kadima Hebrew Academy in Woodlands was the only Jewish day school to participate in the 51st annual Los Angeles County Science Fair in April. Kadima student Michael Goldrich (7th grade) was awarded 2nd place in the physiology section of the junior division, while Jonathan Glicksberg (also 7th grade) and David Levi (6th grade) of Kadima earned honorable mentions in the […]

Eagle girls earn TVL track championship

Acorn Sports Writer

The Oak Park girls’ track team won the Tri-Valley League championship with relative ease last Friday in the league finals, which took place in Carpinteria. Though the Eagle girls defeated La Reina by just one point earlier in the season, Oak Park dominated in the finals, finishing 46 points ahead of Carpinteria (122 to 78) with La Reina in third […]

Reclaimed water is safe for irrigation

Reclaimed water is safe for irrigation With no intention of embarking in an ongoing exchange through the newspaper, I want to provide local residents the known facts about recycled water use in our community–to balance the "possibilities" and misinterpretations provided in a recent letter to these pages. Las Virgenes Municipal Water District is committed to providing safe, reliable water to […]

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