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School district unveils $96.7-million budget

Enrollment down, but not expenses

By Stephanie Bertholdo  bertholdo@theacorn.com Las Virgenes Unified School District officials reacted with cautious optimism to a $96.7-million budget approved by the board of education June 26. Superintendent Donald Zimring provided a preview of the budget at a board meeting two weeks earlier. He said the state’s economic upturn prompted Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to fully fund Proposition 98, a constitutional funding […]

Citizens play a role during times of emergency

In a life-threatening emergency, it fast becomes apparent that there’s a world of difference between a good Samaritan and a trained, authorized first responder. Well-meaning but untrained rescuers may complicate a dangerous situation and become victims themselves. Police and firefighters are trained to get to the scene fast when people are in jeopardy, and are qualified to provide basic first […]

Agoura’s fallen hero

Creek work starts July 18

The city of Calabasas will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the Las Virgenes Creek restoration project at 6 p.m. Wed., July 18 at the creek location next to the Starbucks on 26531 Agoura Road. The city put the project to bid in June and received four qualified bids. Olivas Valdez, Inc. was the lowest qualified bidder and was expected to […]

Public input taken on new Calabasas General Plan

City's character and environment are major concerns

According to the results of a General Plan workshop held last month at the Agoura/Calabasas Community Center, Calabasas residents appear to be mostly in agreement about what’s best for the future of the city. About 30 people took part in the planning session. A draft of the updated General Plan was posted at the meeting, and participants were asked to […]

Las Virgenes students are mayors for a day

County draws the line against graffiti

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Works wants to reduce summertime graffiti vandalism. With school out and the days longer, graffiti vandalism usually becomes more active. The department offers graffiti removal services to unincorporated areas throughout Los Angeles County. Once a graffiti removal request is submitted, the department tries to meet a 48-hour turnaround for street graffiti removal and […]

Cub Scouts donate dues for open space

Cub Scout Pack 3732, the Trailblazers Den of Agoura Hills, donated their recent dues to Mountains Restoration Trust for the acquisition of open space in the Santa Monica Mountains. Six Scouts in the pack- Joseph Boyle, Cedar and Zion Christensen, Ryan Marangola, Kip Roberts and Dustin Trisler- recently hiked the 60-mile Backbone Trail through the Santa Monica Mountains. The experience […]

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