Pavley takes budget position

Speaker of the State Assembly Fabian Nunez recently named Assemblywoman Fran Pavley (D-Woodland Hills) to his newly formed Assembly Fiscal Team. The group will begin immediate work on the 2004-05 state budget. "Nothing is going to be more challenging this year than both to balance our current budget and also to get started restructuring California’s budgeting process," said Pavley. "The […]

Find out what’s edible in the Santa Monica Mountains

Los Angeles Pierce College Extension is offering a class to teach students how to identify, prepare and store edible wild plants within the Santa Monica Mountains. Topics will also include learning how the early settlers and Native Americans searched for and discovered wild food. In addition, students will learn the current uses, practical and medicinal benefits of the edible plants. […]

VIPs meet, discuss the outlook for business

Hadassah will host special day for

Jewish women

Hadassah will host special day for "Jewish Women of Action: Embrace the Power" is the theme for the sixth annual women’s community conference sponsored by Hadassah Southern California Northern Area Groups on Sun., Feb. 29 at Temple Aliyah, 68025 Valley Circle Blvd. in Woodland Hills. The 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. event will feature Elliot Brandt, Western States Director of […]

Measure E is a bargain

Measure E is a bargain I hope the people living in the Las Virgenes Unified School District will support Measure E. Many of us moved here because of the excellent schools. We have raised our children here and have seen them launched into the world. Many of us have to watch our pennies, whether working or retired and on fixed […]

Calabasas shows interest in televising LVUSD Board meetings


The city of Calabasas might be willing to help pay for Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD) board meetings to be televised on public access cable TV. Currently, the meetings can be viewed in real time on a Web cast through the Internet. At a recent board of education meeting, district staff recommended declining the offer due to the uncertainty […]

Rock climbers can get their thrills, fitness close to home

The Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center has an indoor rock wall that will appeal to all ages and all levels of experience. The wall is 35 feet high, has the convenience of three auto belays and a variety of climbing routes that are set and changed on a regular basis. According to Allan St. Pierre, the center’s rock wall specialist, it […]

Valley business organization endorses Props. 57 and 58

Valley business organization endorses Props. 57 and 58 The Valley Industry and Commerce Association (VICA) Board of Directors this week overwhelmingly voted to support Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s economic recovery plan and the passage of both Propositions 57 (Fiscal Recovery Bond Act) and 58 (Constitutional Spending Limit and Budget Resource Fund) on the March ballot. George Minter, co-chair of VICA’s State […]

Lent services set for United Methodist

Church in Westlake

"Burying the Alleluia" will be Dr. Gary Alan Dickey’s message at the 8, 9 and 10:30 a.m. worship services on the first Sunday in Lent, Feb. 29, at United Methodist Church, 1049 Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. Music will be provided at each service. Sunday School classes for all ages meet at 9 a.m. Care for infants and young children is […]

Yes on E,

no on Prop. 56

no on Prop. 56 Not being a lover of taxes I want to make my stance known on two tax proposals on next week’s ballot. These two measures are Measure E, a parcel tax to benefit the Las Virgenes school district and Prop. 56, which is designed to change the rules on statewide taxes. I am supporting Measure E as […]