2007-05-24

Las Virgenes wants to extend school tax

Superintendent warns against 'blank check'

Voters who live in the Las Virgenes Unified School District area are likely to pass another parcel tax when Measure E expires next year, according to survey results released at the May 8 school board meeting. The $98 parcel tax generates $1.9 million in annual revenue for the Las Virgenes schools. It is set to expire in March 2008. Although […]

Bruno won’t run again

'I have wrestled and travailed,' says the Westlake City Council member

By Sophia Fischer  sfischer@theacorn.com Westlake Village City Councilmember Jim Bruno announced he will not seek reelection in November. Bruno, who made his announcement in a letter to the editor in today’s Acorn,does not explain his decision and could not be reached by phone or e-mail for comment. In his letter he only said “I have come to realize, as my […]

Spirits are bright at Lindero’s Old World Faire



MAGIC POTION FOR LEARNING– Lindero Canyon Middle School seventh-grade students, from left, Alyssa Flanders, Adriana Minicozzi and Christina Davis barter love potion drinks during the school’s Old World Faire last Friday. During the annual event students dress up in historical garb to help them learn about other times.

Debutantes coming out



LEGACY–Christy Anderson of Westlake Village and her daughter Amy, 12, walk out onto the Lake Sherwood Country Club patio during the National Charity League tea last Sunday. National Charity League is a mother-daughter organization that supports local community agencies and nonprofit organizations. Read about the debutantes and their accomplishments in the Community section. 

Nude alert



Two recent incidents involving the sighting of nude men in Oak Park prompted residents to call police. Both occurred on a trail at the top of Deerhill Road, in the Chambord tract. In the first incident, which occurred in early April, a resident hiking the trail came across a man with no clothing. The resident did not have a cell […]

Memorial Day services set

Bands, jets, Boy Scouts and veterans are parof the event

Donald M. Bishop, a veteran of a 27-year career in the Foreign Service, will be the keynote speaker at the annual Memorial Day Service at 11 a.m. Mon., May 28 at the Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks- Griffin Memorial Park, 5600 Lindero Canyon Road, Westlake Village. The Simi Valley High School Band will play a concert starting at 10:30 a.m. Bishop […]

Administration feels wrath of Joe Wilson



“The British government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa.” After the fallout from those 16 words spoken by President George W. Bush at his State of the Union Address on Jan. 28, 2003, Joe Wilson became famous. The former U.S. ambassador to Iraq was asked to speak last Saturday at California Lutheran University. […]

‘Every 15 Minutes’ program hits home



The “Every 15 Minutes” program presented at Agoura High School this week was only a reenactment of the real life tragedies resulting from driving under the influence of alcohol, but students, parents, teachers and guests were moved to tears by the underlying truth of the unnecessary devastation wrought when teens- and adults- drink and drive. The two-day program is graphic […]

Nominations accepted for ClvFFie awards



Nominations are being accepted for the seventh annual Conejo/Las Virgenes Future Foundation’s “CLvFFie” awards. The awards (pronounced “Cliffy”), honor individuals and groups from the region. Members of the community are asked to submit the names of worthy candidates in various categories to the Future Foundation office by June 30, the final deadline. The awards will be presented in November. Finalists […]

Old Agoura equestrians hit the trail and learn about microchips



RIDE ON- Above, Agoura Hills City Councilmember Denis Weber and his son Chris take part in the inaugural trail ride and ribboncutting ceremony last Saturday marking the opening of a new riding trail in Old Agoura. Above right, Dr. Larry Dresher, a local veterinarian, injects an equine microchip into a horse during a clinic held at Cheseboro Canyon Park. The […]