2005-12-08

School bond to hit ballot in June



As Measure R funds dwindle, the Las Virgenes Unified School District is gearing up to place a new, $98 million bond measure before voters on the June ballot. Board members voted unanimously in favor of a Draft Facilities Master Plan, which outlines costs of specific capital improvements at each of the 15 schools in the district. The final Measure R […]

Fox fan helps Parkinson’s research



Nine-year-old Alex Hoffman is a big “Back to the Future” fan. The Agoura Hills third-grader is so enthusiastic about the three movies and their star, Michael J. Fox, that he’s dedicating his spare time to raising money for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. When Alex first saw the comedic movies about time travel, he instantly became hooked. […]

Shoppers deck the mall



Simple tips for healthy legs



A few simple steps can help women have healthier, more energetic legs. That’s important, because doctors say that most women will have some sort of leg complaint, ranging from spider veins to muscle cramps, at some point in their lives. “Women tend to focus on having glamorous looking legs, however, they need to put an emphasis on having healthy legs. […]

Oaks Christian football team eying Division XI three-peat

Lions set to battle Grace Brethren in championship game Saturday night

Brethren have lost a grand total of zero games since the conclusion of their Week 2 matchup on Sept. 16, a contest won by the Lions, 48-7. Not only are both teams winning every single weekend, but they’ve manhandled their opponents en route to Saturday night’s Division XI championship rematch at Newbury Park High. Tri-Valley champion Oaks Christian (12-0) easily […]

Lady barbershoppers come in first



Editorial wrong?



You are correct in concluding (Dec.1 Acorn editorial) that the construction of affordable homes has nothing to do with market forces but more with “social considerations.” The Ahmanson Ranch project is a perfect example. Over 20 percent of the housing units in the project were to be “affordable housing” units. As a Mountain View Estates homeowners, I attended a homeowners’ […]

Fixer Upper in Westlake Village



On a quiet cul-de-sac adjoining the greenbelt, this 5-bedroom, 3-bathroom (model 210) home has over 2,500 square feet of light, bright and spacious living area surrounded by trees and tranquility. Away from main roads, this peaceful property has a lush backyard with gardens. It’s within walking distance to the Village, and award-winning Oak Elementary School and Bennett Park. There are […]

Community builds a Bethlehem



Like the fabled Brigadoon which awoke every 100 years, the ancient city of Bethlehem comes to life each Christmas season in Westlake Village. Each year Westminster Presbyterian Church invites the community to drive through the town and see it as it appeared at the time of Christ’s birth. There are live animals, (including a camel), food cooking over open firepits, […]

Local art dealer puts work on display

Limited, original arto be exhibited in Westlake Village beginning Dec. 17

Limited edition, original art pieces from Europe, Canada and the United States will be on display Dec. 17 at the Artagraphix art store in the Westlake Village Gelson’s Market Plaza. A variety of landscapes, abstracts, portraits and mission paintings will be on display from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the store, which has been in the community for the […]


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