2008-06-19

Seniors enjoy their day in the sun



Oak View, small and intimate



During a season filled with graduations, Oak View High School’s commencement stands out for its small, intimate size and the emotion that comes with seeing at-risk students succeed after overcoming a variety of challenges. On June 13, the Oak Park continuation high school graduated 21 seniors in the Oak Park High School Pavilion. “It’s been a long, hard journey,” Valedictorian […]

Oak Park, big and spectacular



Oak Park High School’s Class of 2008 was not only the biggest class in the history of the school, with 352 graduates, it is part of the largest student population bubble in the history of the nation. The June 12 commencement ceremony at the high school football stadium was joined by Oak Park Independent School, which graduated an additional 15 […]

Mandatory water rationing a possibility



California’s water-supply crisis has prompted the board of directors of the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District to consider adopting mandatory water conservation measures. If approved, the water conservation practices will become effective July 1, said John Mundy, LVMWD general manager. Some measures being considered are: prohibiting residential irrigation between the hours of 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., banning the use […]

The vetting of Agoura Village

Development study continues

Malibou Lakeside resident Mary Altmann may not have been able to stop the development of a 135-acre site near Agoura and Kanan Roads in Agoura Hills, but her legal battle with the city has resulted in a more detailed look at how the proposed commercial and residential construction will impact the environment. On June 5 the Agoura Hills planning commission […]

Robber targets Agoura B of A



A man wearing a mask robbed the Agoura Hills Bank of America on Kanan Road Monday afternoon, presumably at gunpoint. “He put his hand into a bag, so the assumption was he was holding some kind of device,” said Lt. John Benedict of Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station. He stole a reported $800. Benedict said the suspect was described by witnesses […]

Vintage autos visit Agoura



Community spirit awards given



On June 8 at the Los Robles Greens Banquet Center, the Thousand OaksWestlake Village Community Foundation awarded the community’s leading educators, volunteers, public safety employees and armed forces personnel for promoting and preserving economic vitality and safety. Those attending, who included public officials, business people and charities, helped to fund the event through sponsorships, donations and the $27 ticket price. […]

Annual report shows improvements in Las Virgenes school technology

Cities, taxpayers contribute

Mary Schillinger, assistant superintendent of the Las Virgenes Unified School District, began the district’s annual technology support report to the Calabasas City Council by painting a picture of how much the city’s schools have progressed. Since the passage of a $128million bond measure in 2006, the school district has purchased new computers, high-tech projectors and other electronics for teachers and […]

Split class debated at Willow Elementary

Declining enrollment is to blame

Because of declining enrollment at Willow Elementary School, the Las Virgenes Unified School District last week discussed combining fourth and fifth grades into one classroom, although the idea was strongly opposed by parents. In light of the state budget crisis and a waning student count, there will be two fourth-grade classes, two fifth-grade classes and one class with both grades […]