2008-05-29

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. […]

We’re all in this together



I vividly recall an incident in my family when I was about 9 years old. It was a beautiful summer morning and I had just sat down on a swing seat in our backyard. I was dreamily watching a butterfly flit across some roses when my younger sister came flying around the corner of the house. Soon after, red-faced and […]

High school reunions slated



The following high school reunions have been planned for this summer. •Oak Park High School class of 1998, 7 p.m. Sat., June 21 at Hyatt Westlake Plaza Hotel, 880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. •Calabasas High School class of 1988, 7 p.m. Sat., July 12 at Braemar Country Club, 4001 Reseday Blvd., Tarzana. •Agoura High School class of 1998, 6:30 […]

“Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull”



Directed by: Steven Spielberg Starring: Harrison Ford, Shia LaBoeuf, Cate Blanchett, Karen Allen, Ray Winstone Rated: PG13 (for brief violence, spooky images) Running time: 125 minutes Best suited for: Indy diehards Least suited for: cutting-edge adventure fans One begins to feel old when the nostalgia craze envelopes that which you swear happened only a backward glance ago. But then you […]

Features Soaring Ceilings, Wood Floors, New Carpet And Crown Molding Plus French Windows And Doors



The floor plan of this Agoura Hills home has more than 4,500 sq ft. The home has soaring ceilings, wood floors, new carpet, crown molding, French windows and doors, a formal dining room, kitchen with center island and a large breakfast area. The large family room includes a wet bar, recessed lights and fireplace. There is a downstairs bedroom and […]

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 […]

Wellness group ready for gala



The Wellness Community Valley/Ventura will hold its 17th annual gala and awards celebration from 6 p.m. to midnight Fri., May 30 at the Four Seasons Hotel and Spa, 2 Dole Drive, Westlake Village. The event will include music, dancing and entertainment by the Harry Selvin Orchestra; a live auction; and an awards ceremony. Honors will be given to three outstanding […]

Fantastic four

Viewpoint boys' volleyball team claims another section title

One was surreal, two was so cool and the third was an absolute thrill. But winning four consecutive CIF-Southern Section Division V boys’ volleyball championships? Viewpoint head coach Mike Talamantes was beside himself as he contemplated the scenario following his team’s five-game victory (25-22, 25-19, 14-25, 22-25, 15-13) over Salesian Saturday morning in the section title match at Cal State […]

Rolls Royce owners head out for a drive



Erin Pohl and Bob Pearson



Erin Pohl and Bob Pearson, consistent top producing directors of estates with Coldwell Banker Previews International in its Westlake Village Regional office, were congratulated by Coldwell Banker manager Frances Lewisfor posting in excess of $38.9 million in listings and sales transactions during a 60-day period. Specializing in luxury real estate and investment properties throughout the Conejo Valley and east Ventura […]


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