School district okays $85 million budget

Officials still miffed over state cutbacks

By Stephanie Bertholdobertholdo@theacorn.com Saying the education community remains “at war” with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Las Virgenes Unified School District Deputy Superintendent Donald Zimring and the LVUSD board of education rolled out the district’s new $85.3 million budget and discussed how the state’s fiscal problems continue to hurt local education efforts. “The target gets harder and harder to hit,” said Zimring, […]

Artist finds good luck in nearly fatal accident

By Michael Picarellapic@theacorn.com Some painters avoid lifting heavy items or doing anything too physical for fear of damaging their hands and losing the ability to do what they love to do: art. Contemporary artist Tommy Hollenstein, whose work will be on display beginning this weekend at Bernard’s Gallery in Calabasas, lost the ability to paint with his hands. But he […]


A Look at Fossils Conejo Gem & Mineral Club hosts Jim Brace-Thompson discussing “A Fossil Collecting Tour of the Monterey Formation” at 7:30 p.m. at Hillcrest Arts Center, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. (818) 707-9972 Honing Career Search Lauren Schneider, director of Women Helping Women Services of the National Council of Jewish Women/LA and associate director of career and […]

‘Harry Potter’ casts spell on Calabasas

The city of Calabasas Library will host a Harry Potter read-a-thon from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., July 16 at the library, 23975 Park Sorrento St., Calabasas. At 11:30 a.m. there will be a drawing for the sixth book, “Harry Potter and the HalfBlood Prince” as well as other surprises. Between reading chapters, kids can participate in arts and […]

Kensington Park Gem

This 4-bedroom, 3bath home is located in the prestigious gated North Ranch community of Kensington Park. The remodeled kitchen offers blond maple cabinets with pullouts, granite counter-tops, newer appliance and a large breakfast area. The large master bedroom suite has cathedral ceilings and a sitting area plus there is a family room with a fireplace and builtins. The easy to […]

Steve Young

Steve Young, Erica Hamilton and Allan Argano of Century 21 Adobe Realty in Agoura Hills were recently congratulated by owners Chuck Leko and Michael Schaller for outstanding production for May. Recognized for top listings was Young, for top sales was Hamilton and for top gross closed commission was Argano. “All of our associates are working very hard to provide the […]

Measure E parcel tax pulls more than expected

By Stephanie Bertholdobertholdo@theacorn.com Las Virgenes schools received word from the Measure E Oversight Committee that the $98 annual parcel tax approved last year to help compensate for state budget cutbacks has brought in more than $300,000 than expected. The independent community oversight committee was appointed by trustees to ensure that the Measure E tax is spent for the purposes approved […]

Catch the Concerts in the Park

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California Painters comes to the Conejo New salon opens California Painters announced it is now doing business in the Conjeo Valley and surrounding areas. The highly qualified licensed professional offers a wide array of residential painting services, in cluding pressure washing, minor drywall repair work and, of course, interior and exterior painting. Call (800) 930-6767 for more information. Owners/stylists Cyndi […]

Groovin’ in the park