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 […]

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+Come to the Calabasas Library between noon and 2 p.m. Sat., June 2 and bring new emerging readers in grades K-3 to share in a unique reading program. Therapy dogs trained through Paws 4 Healing will sit or lie and listen while children read aloud. Sign-ups begin at 11:30 a.m. Each child will have 15 minutes to read to a […]

Website offers moving tips



Westlake Village-based Move.com has launched a series of “Howto Guides” to help consumers navigate the task of home buying and remodeling. Consumers visiting the website www.move.com/guide will be able to access four new guides, including the most requested areas of: How to Buy Your First Home, How to Remodel, How to Find a Rental and How to Find Senior Housing. […]

Viewpoint returns to finals



Although Viewpoint School’s campus is located off Mulholland Highway, the boys’ tennis team has found a second home- the CIFSouthern Section championships. By defeating Santa Ynez, 135, on the road Tuesday, the Patriots will head to the Claremont Club on May 30 for a chance to win their fourth straight CIF-SS title. Viewpoint’s opponent will be Cerritos, the No. 1 […]

Temple to host series on effective parenting



Temple Beth Haverim will present part one in its “Raising a Mensch” series at 7:30 p.m. Thurs., May 31 in the chapel at 2 9 9 0 0 Ladyface Court, Agoura Hills. “Mensch” is a Yiddish word meaning “a good person” or “a role model.” “Raising Good Kids in a Complicated Age” panelists include Bette Alkazian, a licensed marriage and […]

Paying the price for excellent schools



Local taxpayers are being asked to ante up once again for the sake of public education. The Las Virgenes Unified School District announced that it wants to extend the $98 per home Measure E parcel tax, due to expire next year. A recent survey, as we learn in Stephanie Bertholdo’s page one story, found that homeowners who pay the annual […]

Beverly Snowden



Prudential California Realty’s Thousand Oaks Regional office recognized Beverly Snowden as its top selling agent for February 2007. A seasoned agent and California native, Snowden has been representing clients since 1991. At the company’s annual awards banquet in February, Snowden was presented with Prudential’s President’s Circle award for her production in 2006. She took the same award in 2005. Snowden […]

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 […]

Hear reading of ‘Glass Menagerie’ in Malibu



The Malibu Book Discussion Group will feature a live reading of selections from the play “The Glass Menagerie” by Tennessee Williams with a discussion to follow from 1 to 3 p.m. Wed., May 30 in the clubhouse of the Pt. Dume Mobile Home Park, 29500 W. Heathercliff Road, Malibu. The Malibu Book Discussion Group has been meeting weekly for more […]

Home loan talk



The Capstone Direct mortgage company has opened a new office in Westlake Village at 200 N. Westlake Blvd., Ste. 105. Local experts are available to comment on the current subprime default crisis, answering the following questions: +How is the national rise in subprime loan defaults affecting the local market? +Have we seen the last of the 100 percent financing options? […]


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