2008-10-23

Foundation donates $135,000 to school district



An infusion of funds from the Las Virgenes Educational Foundation (LVEF) will help ease some of the budget problems at the Las Virgenes Unified School District. Stuart Selter, foundation president, presented the LVUSD Board of Education with a $135,000 check to shore up the district’s finances. Superintendent Donald Zimring said the foundation has been “pinning us up at every point […]

Pet of the Week



FRIEND—Cocoa, 8, a female Labrador retriever, is a stray. Cocoa can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. To take Cocoa home, ask for ID No. A3877234. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so call (818) 991-0071 first or visit www.animalcare.lacounty.gov.

No on Prop. 8: protect our civil liberties



As several readers accurately noted last week, Proposition 8 is indeed an “infringement on freedoms.” As an example of how far people will go to infringe upon our freedoms, just look at my lawn, now devoid of our “no on 8” lawn signs, which were stolen. As homeowners and registered voters, my husband and I certainly have the right, the […]

Square dancing sweethearts



MEDAL WINNERS—John and Sandy Hood of Agoura Hills bring home bronze medals for square dancing at the Huntsman World Senior Games in St. George, Utah. The games are an Olympic-format international sporting event for athletes age 50 and older.

Election Day primer

Teens argue campaign issues

Students in grades six through 12 are encouraged to participate in the Agoura Hills Library Teen Debates on Nov. 1. According to Shelley Corrington, teen librarian, the topics to be debated include the economy, gay marriage, education, stem cell research, global warming and the Middle East, Corrington said. Teen Friends of the Library, a group of six students from Agoura […]

Sheriff’s Blotter



Agoura Hills A burglar stole legal documents, $400 in cash and caused $200 in damages after breaking into a house in the 5260 block of Lewis Road Oct. 8. Someone stole two diamond rings from a home in the 5400 block of Softwind Way Oct. 8. The loss was $6,500. A thief stole three laptop computers and an iPod from […]

‘No on 8’



Against the backdrop of the worst economy in a century, this election season seems to have brought the bigots out of the woodwork. Although racism has been rampant against a presidential candidate who is half black, that is not what I am writing about. I frame my comments by pointing out that the far right has consistently claimed the mantle […]