2008-09-25

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath With A Pool



This approximately 1,770-square-foot home has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. The house includes a beveled glass front door, recently painted interior and exterior, upgraded neutral carpet and light fixtures and smooth ceilings. The living room includes a fireplace. The kitchen has been remodeled with custom tile counters, upgraded wood cabinets and appliances. The family room adjoins the kitchen and has a […]

Pet of the Week



SOFT TO THE TOUCH—Misty, a 9-year-old female domestic long-hair cream colored cat, was surrendered by her owner. Misty can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. To take Misty home, ask for ID No. A3851400. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so please call (818) 991-0071 first or visit animalcare.lacounty.gov/.

Political Cartoon



School size, not quality, declining



It would be nice if we had more kids in our school system, but it probably isn’t in the cards, at least in the foreseeable future. Declining enrollment is not a unique problem. Other school districts in California, particularly in affluent areas, are experiencing the same phenomenon. Conejo Valley unified schools have about 500 fewer students than last year. Las […]

Yes on school bond



The entire Oak Park community can be proud of Oak Park schools. They provide an exceptional education. Oak Park student performance levels are the highest in Ventura County and among the best in the state and nation. While our students and teachers are performing at a superior level, local school buildings and classrooms are aging. Basic repairs and upgrades are […]

Students deserve our support



Several members of our Oak Park community have written asking why the community of Oak Park should support a bond that will help the “out-of-district transfers.” I believe these individuals are completely forgetting about our kids. Regardless of the out of district transfers, don’t our kids deserve a safe and well-kept place to learn? There is no doubt that our […]

Defending school teacher retirement



Julie Freeman of Calabasas writes that “Our state borrows money each year . . . to pay for teachers’ retirement benefits we can afford to pay out.” Let me set the record straight. Public school teachers, as well as school administrators, fund their own retirement plan, with an 8 percent contribution from all school-based income. That is a greater contribution […]

Building owner can do as she pleases



I think it is high time to redesign our flag from red, white and blue, dropping the white and blue and substituting a hammer and sickle for the stars. There seems to be a continuous discussion why Diane Salerno leased the Stage Door Theatre building to someone else and why she didn’t allow the old renters to match the new […]

Mobile car wash ordinance another example of meddling by government



Great for Calabasas, one more new regulation. It seems that Calabasas has a quest for a near perfect utopia. Every time I look they are regulating something. Now it’s fundraising carwashes. They have an oppressive regulation regarding recreational vehicles parked on your own property, antismoking, anti-plastic bags, etc. Watch out, Calabasas; before you know it you’ll be one big HOA […]

The Refugees coming to Bodie House



Concerts at the Bodie House presents The Refugees at 8 p.m. Sat., Sept. 27. The Refugees are Cindy Bullens, Deborah Holland and Wendy Waldman. They began playing music together last year and are working on their first album. Bullens was a backup singer for Elton John and was nominated for a Grammy for her work on the “Grease” soundtrack. Holland […]