New Oak Park school bond draws heated debate

Measure R needed, but it would be the residents' fourth school tax

JANN HENDRY/Acorn Newspapers OLD SCHOOL—Students walk by a dilapidated building on the campus of Oak Park High School. Measure R would raise $29.4 million for repairs and upgrades on the school district’s six campuses. Oak Park school officials hope the third attempt to pass a school facility improvement bond will be successful when voters go to the polls on Nov. […]


THURS., OCT. 16 Recycling Talk Pleasant Valley Garden Club meets at Camarillo Seventh-day Adventist Church, Fireside Room, 3975 Las Posas Road. Social hour 9 a.m. Meeting 9:30 a.m. Brian Critchley of Agromin discusses recycling waste: what happens to clippings in recycling bin. Guests welcome. Contact: Sandy Time: 9:00 AM Phone: 805.484.5484 Date: 10/16/2008 Plastic Surgeon Speaks Camarillo Newcomers Club meets […]

Marmonte standings

Teen Assist card more ‘user-friendly’

For the seventh time, the credit card-sized Teen Assist card, which holds a directory of hotlines for teens, has been updated by the Conejo/Las Virgenes Future Foundation. Executive Director Fran Brough called the card “userfriendly” for teens. The updated version, which features phone numbers for such resources as AIDS information; alcohol, drug and child abuse; crisis counseling; suicide prevention; and […]

Doggone mad

Regarding the Sept. 25 article “Dogs gone, owner upset over decision,” the first paragraph only deemed significant the fact that Sandy Espinoza wanted her 13 dogs back from the Agoura Animal Shelter to take them to Missouri. The fact that a judge determined that these dogs were justifiably seized for “health and safety reasons” doesn’t appear to be relevant in […]

Fern Rice

Fern Rice has joined the Zane Widdes team at Rodeo Realty. As a fulltime Real Estate Agent Fern Rice is motivated to serve her clients with their goals, wants and needs at heart. She is known for her proactive approach, dedication and commitment to her clients. Whether they are purchasing a new home or selling their present home, Rice’s dedication […]

Voter registration on the rise

Political experts believe the Nov. 4 election could bring a record turnout. According to the Secretary of State’s latest report, the ranks of registered California voters continue to grow. The state has added an average of 12,000 new voters a month since May. California now has nearly 16.2 million registered voters, close to 550,000 more than it had at this […]

Calabasas mayor among those honored

CITY LEADERS—Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and the mayors of adjoining cities are honored at the recent fourth annual Mayors’ Luncheon, presented by the United Chambers of Commerce of the San Fernando Valley. From left are Simi Valley Mayor Paul Miller, event chair J. Richard Leyner, Villaraigosa, Calabasas Mayor Mary Sue Maurer and Santa Clarita Mayor Robert Kellar.

Tri-Valley standings

Pizza night with Friendship Circle

The Friendship Circle will host a Sukkot “Pizza in the Hut” party from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Sun., Oct. 19 at Chabad of Agoura Hills, 30345 Canwood St., Agoura Hills. All families of children with special needs are invited. Every child will be matched with a teen volunteer who will accompany them through the activities. For information call (818) 865-2233, […]

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