2008-05-29

Case made for school tax extension

If Measure C doesn't pass, mediocrity feared

Jay Kapitz is worried about the long-term effects of California’s budget crisis on education. The Oak Park resident and member of the community’s Municipal Advisory Council believes that the level of education his own two high school age children have enjoyed will not remain for future students. He’s concerned that the under-funded schools will negatively affect the community’s property values. […]

Day filled with many touching moments



Musicians show polish in the Big Apple



Agoura High School students Mor Frankie and Nicole Saphos received recognition for Outstanding Trumpet and Outstanding Bass at the 13th annual Essentially Ellington Jazz Band Competition earlier this month in New York. Agoura was one of 15 U.S. high schools to qualify for the annual high school music competition. Eighty-two bands entered the competition by submitting a recorded performance of […]

Peeping Tom is arraigned



Ten days after the arrest of an Oaks Christian School maintenance man accused of secretly videotaping female students in a locker room, parents and administrators say they are satisfied with the way the incident has been handled so far at the Westlake Village campus. Hilario Hernandez Medina, 39, was arrested on May 19 after an Oaks Christian employee discovered a […]

Schools relocated



The Las Virgenes Community Learning Center and Indian Hills High School, two alternative education programs based in Calabasas, will move to Agoura Hills next year in a cost-saving move for the local school district. Indian Hills will move to a new location at Agoura High School, while the Community Learning Center, which opened last year on the campus of A.E. […]

Oak Park High School honored for role in fight against prejudice and bias



Oak Park High School has been selected for a pair of honors by the Anti-Defamation League. Four sophomores at the school will attend an ADL national leadership mission to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial in Washington, D.C. in November. They will be chosen by Oak Park counselors and will join juniors from schools nationwide. Oak Park also has been identified as […]

A front row seat for lunar spectacle



Workshop tackles water pollution, drought issues

Malibu streams and local beaches affected

A public workshop highlighting projects intended to improve water quality in local streams and Santa Monica Bay beaches will be from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tues., June 10 at the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District in Calabasas. The Los Angeles Department of Public Works will host the workshop to discuss ways to improve the quality of beach water, restore […]

For Las Virgenes Unified School District, parcel tax comes in handy



Measure E, a $98-per-year school parcel tax, is expected to play a major role in helping the Las Virgenes Unified School District survive budget cutbacks in Sacramento. The tax was approved during the California budget crisis of 2004 when Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger threatened to gut educational programs and dismantle Proposition 98, a constitutional guarantee of minimum funding to public schools. […]

Follow PCH construction



The California Department of Transportation and cities of Los Angeles, Malibu and Santa Monica have announced the launch of a Pacific Coast Highway construction information website, www.PCHPartners.org. Known as PCH Partners, the city/agency consortium designed the website to serve as the primary source of public information about pending construction projects planned on the coastal road. The projects are scheduled to […]