2007-10-04

School tax returns to the ballot

Many favor the tax, but some wonder why it's needed if school enrollment is declining

Measure E, the $98-per-year parcel tax passed by voters in 2004 to preserve a variety of school programs and maintain small classroom sizes on Las Virgenes campuses, is up for renewal in the November election. The pros and cons of the tax are being debated by cities, school officials and residents. Supporters of the tax are making the rounds to […]

Friends of Calabasas Library share their wares



TREASURE HUNT- Annie Toth of Moorpark digs through the books at the Friends of the Calabasas Library book sale recently. Among her finds was “Witch Hunt” by Ian Rankin. “I’ve been looking for this book for awhile,” she said. “I’m very excited.”

Students invited to join model United Nations program



The Triunfo YMCA is seeking teens in sixth through ninth grades for its Model United Nations program. Meetings are held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays twice a month at Sumac Elementary School, 6050 North Calmfield Ave., Agoura Hills. The next meeting will be Oct. 11. Model United Nations is part of the statewide YMCA Youth and Government program and is […]

CLU adding softball field



California Lutheran University has begun construction on its new softball field- the latest venue in the athletics complex on the north side of Olsen Road in Thousand Oaks. With a grading permit in hand, construction officially began in the area north of the Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center and west of Ullman Stadium. A survey staking took place on Sept. […]

Chanukah Fest needs vendors



Temple Etz Chaim is seeking arts and crafts vendors and business owners to set up information tables at Chanukah Fest 2007, scheduled for Sun., Dec. 2 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Conejo Creek Park North, 1379 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. The fest will include a magician, music, children’s activities, arts and crafts boutique, silent auction, raffle […]

Kirschbaum’s the voice of the people



We have been frustrated for some time about the development that has happened in Westlake Village. Putting people first has not been the priority when sidewalks are made narrower and bus stops are inaccessible and inhospitable for the handicapped under the “beautification committee.” Developers seem to be in control when we end up with Four Seasons’ “great wall” at our […]

This Spacious Home Includes An Office And A Gym



This 5-bedroom home includes an office and gym and is in a gated Westlake Village neighborhood. The home is about 4,655 square feet. The 0.46-acre grounds have been landscaped with waterfalls, pool, spa and outdoor barbecue pavilion. For more information on this property listed at $1,897,500, call Teri Pacitto of Rodeo Realty at (805) 494-0449.

Calabasas joins support of Measure E



It’s been several years since the passage of Measure E, a parcel tax benefiting the Las Virgenes Unified School District. Now, the district has support from the city of Calabasas in asking voters to renew the tax for another eight years. The Calabasas City Council voted Sept. 19 to endorse the measure, which brings in about $2 million annually for […]

Fire prevention week, reminder to be prepared

Families should practice escape plan

Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 7 through 13, and the National Fire Protection Association encourages citizens to “practice your escape plan.” In 2006, 80 percent of all fire deaths were caused by home fires. Last year, about 2,600 people were killed by home fires and 12,500 injured, according to NFPA reports. “It is not enough just to have a home […]

Willow kids are making a difference in environment



Students at Willow Elementary School in Agoura Hills are saving the planet, one cloth grocery bag at a time. About 40 fourth- and fifth-grade students participate in the school’s Kids FACE (Kids For A Clean Environment) Club. The students grapple with a variety of environmental issues, but a signature project seems to be gaining steam. This is the third year […]


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