Amended state budget still poses problems for schools

Las Virgenes loss estimates are lowered

Gov. Schwarzenegger’s revised state budget, submitted to the Legislature on May 14, will restore billions of dollars to education, but Las Virgenes Unified School District must still contend with a loss of more than $2 million in the coming year, said Karen Kimmel, the district’s chief business official. Initially, Las Virgenes stood to lose about $7 million, a cut that […]

Foundation seeking CLvFFie Award nominations

The Conejo/Las Virgenes Future Foundation is already gearing up to present its eighth annual CLvFFie (pronounced Cliffie) Awards. A call has gone out to the community for nominations of worthy citizens by June 30. The event takes place in November. Each year, the CLVFF Foundation honors individuals and groups whose various contributions have made a positive difference in the region, […]


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Agoura water polo players pick colleges

Agoura High seniors Matt Carlson and Brandon Gross will continue their water polo careers in college. Carlson has signed a National Letter of Intent with the Naval Academy. He was a first-team All-League and first-team All-CIF choice this season for the section champion Chargers. Carlson was also a sixthteam All-American selection. Gross, who was also firstteam AllLeague and firstteam All-CIF, […]

High tea, fashion show at synagogue

Mothers and daughters are invited to a high tea from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Sun., June 1 at Temple Aliyah, 6025 Valley Circle Blvd., Woodland Hills. The event includes children’s fashion show, specialized boutique vendors, silent auction, and mini spa with free manicures and pedicures. Attendees may also purchase tickets to win a $250 gift certificate from Nordstrom. Prepurchase of […]

Can’t find fault with Measure C

So what’s all this buzz about Measure C? Another tax to make up the state’s shortfall? A way for the district to pay for administrative costs? If I don’t have kids in the system, I shouldn’t have to pay it- right? Basically, what’s in it for me? If you’re already an Oak Park property owner, you’re already paying it. Measure […]

Kari Diamond

RE/MAX Olson & Associates would like to congratulate Kari Diamond for her sales production in the month of April for sales totaling over $2.2 million. Diamond specializes in the East Ventura County, Simi Valley and Conejo Valley areas as well as the San Fernando Valley. She can be reached online at www.KariDiamond.com, through e-mail at KariDiamond@aol.com, or by telephone at […]

Educators stage protest

Hundreds of protestors rallied at the governor’s office in Los Angeles May 16 and brought with them more than 7,500 letters demanding adequate funding for California public schools and healthcare. Seven hundred of the letters were tacked to a poster board that stretched a full city block. The rally was sponsored by local PTA’s and C.O.R.E. (Californians Organized to Rescue […]

All Stars step up to the plate

Allstate gives local recognition

Allstate Insurance company has recognized the Joseph Luithly Allstate insurance agency in Agoura Hills for high standard in customer satisfaction, customer retention and profitability. The Joseph Luithly agency at 28818 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills, has achieved the designation of “Chairman’s Inner Circle Conference” qualifier. This is a symbol of the dedication the agency demonstrates in serving customers.