Parcel tax campaign drawing to a close


They’ve walked, talked, cajoled and convinced many voters that passing the parcel tax (known as Measure E for education) is a necessity if quality education is to be preserved in Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD). The campaign might be winding down, but the massive volunteer force that’s been spreading the word on the importance of the $98-per-year flat parcel […]

Friendship Circle to host Purim masquerade party

From 1 to 3 p.m. Sun., Feb. 29, the Friendship Circle will host a Purim masquerade party at Willow Elementary School, 29026 Laro Drive, Agoura Hills. The event will feature a Mad Science demonstration, fire and police department presentations and interactive Purim activities. All families of children with special needs are invited to attend. Each child will be matched with […]

Nurse practitioner fills need in healthcare


Some people feel that there’s a growing chasm between healthcare professionals and patients because of regulations and high costs imposed by insurance companies. But the nurse practitioner (NP) profession that started in the 1960s is gaining acceptance, and as it grows in popularity, it may be bridging that gap. Newbury Park resident Priscilla Lee is just one of an estimated […]

‘Got Shabbat?’ services continue

‘Got Shabbat?’ services continue Conejo Jewish Academy continues its new "Got Shabbat?" service at 7 p.m. Fri., March 5 at 30345 Canwood St., Agoura Hills. The recently initiated innovative service includes spirited singing, insights into the prayers, transliterated prayer books, a special children’s program and a brief sermon by Rabbi Moshe Bryski. Following services, all guests will be treated to […]

Board member says yes on Measure E

On March 2 voters will be asked to vote on Measure E, a parcel tax to partially restore funding in Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD). Although I am a fiscal conservative who generally supports spending cuts rather than tax increases, I support this parcel tax as necessary for our kids’ education. Here’s why: In California, school funding is a […]

OPUSD looks at election scenarios

Results of
Props. 57 & 58,
Measure D4
will have
a big impact

Results of Props. 57 & 58, Measure D4 will have a big impact By Lori Porter porter@theacorn.com Exactly two weeks before the March 2 election, Oak Park Unified School District (OPUSD) board members conducted a budget study session, clarifying how a pass or fail vote on Propositions 57 and 58 and Measure D4 will affect the district’s financial standing. OPUSD […]

A family remembers Alyson


Last February, Don and Joanne Kaplan of Agoura Hills received the horrible news that their 20-year-old daughter, Alyson Ilene Kaplan, had been murdered while vacationing in London. Kaplan’s body was found on Jan. 31, 2003 in a hotel room in Pimlico, an area of Central London. She was on a bus traveling to Bristol for a rendezvous with a classmate […]

Learn more about ‘Ride On’ therapeutic horsemanship

Ride On Therapeutic Horsemanship offers two-hour tours of their facility at 401 Ronel Court, Newbury Park. The tours focus on their program, basic horse care and safety. To sign up a class or group to attend a tour, please call Gloria Hamblin, program director, at (805) 375-9078. Ride On offers scholarship lessons for participants with a diagnosis of autism. There […]

Purim parties planned

On Sat., March 6, Chabad will host Purim parties at each of its five local centers during evening hours: Agoura Hills, Oak Park, Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks and Calabasas. The parties are free and open to the entire community. They will include the reading of the Megillah (Book of Esther), graggers (noisemakers), refreshments and Hamantaschen (special Purim pastry), a masquerade […]

Measure E will preserve home values

Measure E will preserve home values Why are home prices in the Las Virgenes region breaking all records? One major reason is because our public schools are as good as any in the state. Families want to live here because Las Virgenes Unified School District provides our children with a terrific education at a fraction of the cost of private […]

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