Now it’s time to enjoy those gifts

Santa brings cheer to elderly

By Lori Porter Acorn Staff writer Ombudsman Long Term Care Services of Ventura County was back again this year with Operation Senior Santa (OSS), a program in which volunteers distribute holiday gifts to the more than 2,000 elderly residents in Ventura County’s 24 skilled nursing facilities. Delivery of the gifts, such as quilts, knitted blankets, fleece blankets and stuffed animals, […]

Citigroup aids Many Mansions

Many Mansions and the Citigroup Foundation have teamed up to promote education among lower-income children in Ventura County. A recent $6,000 donation from Citigroup will enable Many Mansions to continue to assist children through its Homework/Literacy program. The Homework/Literacy program serves up to 70 school-aged children a night, offering them assistance with school projects, daily homework and one-on-one tutoring. Students […]

LVUSD credibility on parcel tax would go up if it would try saving money

LVUSD credibility on parcel tax would go up if it would try saving money Unquestionably, Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD) is one of the best school districts in the state, but I believe that like most entrenched bureaucracies, LVUSD wastes a lot of our education tax dollars. For a long time, I have observed wasteful practices at Chaparral School, […]

Subsidized taxi service gets new provider in city of Westlake Village

The city of Westlake Village has announced a change in cab provider for its subsidized taxi service. Beginning Jan. 1, the new provider will be City Cab. Residents should call (818) 707-2900 to schedule a ride. City Cab vehicles can be identified by their black and yellow color. The Senior and Disabled Transportation Service is for Westlake Village residents over […]

City offers skiing trips

The Agoura Hills Department of Community Services is offering excursions for youth to Mountain High on Mondays, Jan. 19 and Feb. 16 and to Bear Mountain on Fri., Feb. 13 and Sat., March 6. Tickets are $52 for ages 11 and 12 or $70 for ages 13 through 17 and include transportation and lift tickets. The bus departs from the […]

OPHS prevails

Parcel tax money should stay where it came from

Parcel tax money should stay where it came from We all realize the benefit of an excellent school system for both students, parents, property owners and the community in general. However, the allocation of the proposed parcel tax will be the key to my support and the support of many others. While I commend the city of Calabasas for allocating […]

Sheriff’s station has openings

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station has announced two job openings for law enforcement technician. The positions entail primarily answering telephones and in-person requests for services. This includes 911 emergencies, fire calls and general inquiries. The law enforcement technician then types the required information into a computer-aided dispatch system. The technician must differentiate between routine, priority […]

OPHS kids help with tree removals

Oak Park High School is offering to pick up and recycle your Christmas tree to raise funds for senior Grad Night. Just put your tree outside your door, without tree stand or ornaments, and the students and their parents will pick it up. To make a reservation for pick-up, call Kristine Monroe at (805) 531-5452. A tax-deductible $20 donation is […]