Third time’s a charm for feisty Oak Park school bond

Following two earlier failures, measure finally wins with 57% of vote

NP The Oak Park Unified School District school facilities improvement bond, Measure R, finally passed muster in Tuesday’s election, proving the old adage that the third time’s a charm. The $29.4-million school bond needed a 55 percent approval for passage. It earned 57 percent with 2,934 votes in favor and 2,213 against. Two school bonds that were put to the […]

Strawberry fest poster contest open

The California Strawberry Festival seeks submissions for the 2009 official poster contest with $1,500 awarded to the winner. The entry deadline is Jan. 5. The poster will be used in marketing and advertising, as well as printed on T-shirts and promotional items. The 2009 festival will take place in Oxnard May 16 and 17. The finished product must be reproduction […]

Budget outlook changes for Las Virgenes

The Las Virgenes Unified School District Board of Education approved its 45day budget revision under a cloud of economic uncertainty. “In 27 years working in school finance this is the first time we’ve ever had to do a 45-day revise (as early as) October,” said Superintendent Donald Zimring. “I think it speaks to the general meltdown of our state’s fiscal […]

Weekend schedule

Royal at Agoura Friday, 7 p.m. Moorpark at Calabasas Friday, 7 p.m. Westlake at Thousand Oaks Friday, 7 p.m. Poly vs. Viewpoint Friday, 7 p.m. (at South Pasadena High) Oak Park at Nordhoff Friday, 7:30 p.m.

Get back to nature with family-friendly events

Following are this month’s programs sponsored by the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy and presented by the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority. For information on programs, call (310) 858-7272, ext. 115 or visit www.lamountains.com. •Autumn-California Style, 10 a.m. to noon, Sat., Nov. 8 at King Gillette Ranch, 26800 Mulholland Hwy., Calabasas. See colors and changes in nature. Parking fee is $5. […]

Tanks for nothing

Is anybody else as outraged as I am when they see the almost comical gas prices posted at the Exxon gas station at the corner of Parkway Calabasas and the 101 Freeway? I don’t even live in Calabasas; however, I do find myself at The Commons quite frequently and have to pass that gas station every trip home. It is […]

Chris Johnson

Chris Johnson won the award for Top Listing Agent from Prudential California Realty’s Moorpark office in June 2008. As a member of the Most Referred Real Estate Agent network, Johnson always strives to earn his clients’ trust and to provide the highest level of service. He assures prospective clients that they can contact him with confidence and guarantees their privacy […]

Voters speak at the ballot box

DEMOCRACY AT WORK—First-time voter Catherine Combs, 18, casts her ballot under the watchful eye of poll volunteer Mary Ann Cossentime during Tuesday’s voting at Brookside Elementary School in Oak Park. The community approved a school bond and two new members of the Oak Park Municipal Advisory Council.

History in the making

LOCAL HONOR—Arlene Bernholtz of Calabasas presents Paul Rippens with a proclamation from L.A. County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Associated Historical Societies of Los Angeles County.

Sumac sprinters race to the music

AND THEY’RE OFF!—Sumac Elementary School students get moving at the school’s Rock ‘NRoll Jog-athon last month. The event raised money for the school’s physical education programClassic rock and roll music, playing from loudspeakers, inspired the runners.

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