2008-09-11

Las Virgenes demonstrates high student proficiency



Las Virgenes Unified School District continues to rank among the highest achieving districts in California, according to the 2008 Accountability Progress Report (API) released by the state on Sept. 4. The API is based on a scale from 200 to 1,000 and is calculated by how well students perform on California standards testing in English/language arts, mathematics, history/social science and […]

Reyes Adobe Days Art Gallery will feature local talent



Local artists will be showcased at the fourth annual Reyes Adobe Days, a three-day festival slated for Oct. 3 through 5 in Agoura Hills. The festival’s Art Gallery will be in a period setting at the Reyes Adobe historical site, said Constance Jolcuvar, a production designer and chair of the Reyes Adobe Days Art Gallery. Multimedia artists will exhibit all […]

Setting the record straight on Triunfo Sanitation District



My opponent for a seat on the Triunfo Sanitation board is again bringing up very old matters that were answered some two to four years ago. Nevertheless, since he and his supporters want to rehash it out again let us look at them again. •The auditors for TSD were the same for the Ventura Regional Sanitation District. Yes, they were, […]

Calabasas Landfill plans energy recovery project

Methane gas will fuel turbines

Plans for an energy recovery facility at the Calabasas Landfill—a project that will produce electricity for more than 17,000 homes—are moving ahead. Two representatives from the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County came to the Calabasas City Council earlier this month with an update on the project, which recently went out to bid and should be under construction by the […]

Las Virgenes Unified reaches out

Superintendent's Forum set for Sept. 16

The Las Virgenes Unified School District will continue its bimonthly superintendent’s forums, starting with a session on Mon., Sept. 16. Superintendent Donald Zimring said the forums are conducted as part of the district’s outreach to the community. The first meeting will be held at Yerba Buena Elementary School in Agoura Hills. The sessions, Zimring said, will be unstructured to allow […]

Oak Park crimes continue



The Ventura County Sheriff’s Department reports the recent rash of car burglaries in Oak Park is continuing. Vehicle break-ins occurred on the following dates and places: on Aug. 30 or 31 in the 400 block of Savona Way (three incidents); on Aug. 30 or 31 in the 4800 block of Aliano Drive (window smashed); on Aug. 30 or 31 in […]

Boy Scouts complete expedition



THEY ROUGHED IT—Six Scouts and three adults from Westlake Village Boy Scout Venture Crew No. 9775 stop to rest during their expedition through Philmont Ranch in Cimarron, NM. The group backpacked more than 80 miles during 11 days and participated in spar pole climbing, black powder rifle shooting, rock climbing and rappelling, and camping. The trek included two of the […]

Group celebrates Constitution Week

Daughters of American Revolution to emphasize citizen responsibility

The Conejo Valley Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution accepted a proclamation commemorating Constitution Week by the city of Westlake Village on Sept. 10 at Westlake Village City Hall City Council Chamber. Chapter Regent Barbara Spiegel accepted the document on behalf of the chapter. Wed., Sept. 17 begins the national celebration of Constitution Week. In 1955, the DAR […]

Village plan needs public input



What happened to the public planning process of Agoura Village? Meetings held years ago invited everyone to participate. Now the city of Agoura has developer’s plans in hand—why aren’t they having a community meeting? Embarrassed they want to allow blasting of the natural landscape, and a dense development with first floor shops, second floor office, and third floor apartments over […]

‘Green team’ puts down roots



ALL NATURAL—The “green team” from the city of Calabasas visits a recent Chamber of Commerce luncheon at the Calabasas Country Club. The team gave an overview of what the city has accomplished on the environmental front and where it is heading with planning and initiatives. From left: Chamber chairman Doug Ridley, community development director Maureen Tamuri, Chamber president Carol Washburn, […]


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