2010-01-07 E-Edition

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A change at the top for Las Virgenes foundation

Jamie Alcroft, who was in charge of the the Las Virgenes Educational Foundation’s first Benefit for the Arts concert last spring that raised more than $100,000 for the school district, has left his post as the foundation’s executive director. Stuart Selter, president of the foundation, took over as director on Jan. 1. Alcroft will continue with the foundation as director […]

Agoura redevelopment faces financial shortfall

The Agoura Hills Redevelopment Agency says it will moved ahead with its five-year plan to improve the look of the city despite the state of California’s threat to withhold $1.25 million in local RDA funds over the next two years. Cities throughout California— including Agoura Hills—stand to lose more than $2.05 billion in property tax money over the next two […]

Ask the DMV

Do you have questions about general driving-related requirements like registration and insurance? Are you unclear about laws and restrictions related to driving? The California Department of Motor Vehicles has answers. “Save Time by Going Online” at www.dmv.ca.gov.         Q: I’m a senior citizen and recently lost the ability to drive due to medical complications. Where can I find information on […]

Santa Squirrel

Realtors, Scioscia team up with Toys for Tots

The Conejo Valley Association of Realtors, in conjunction with the Marine Corps Reserve, concluded its 23rd annual Toys for Tots charity drive over the holidays. Joining association members and staff for the final festivities were Mike Scioscia, manager of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and a longtime Conejo Valley resident and Toys for Tots supporter; Staff Sgt. Hector S. […]

Education foundation sees brighter 2010

The Las Virgenes Educational Foundation (LVEF), the nonprofit fundraising arm of the Las Virgenes school disrtict, continues to help local classrooms weather the budget storm. In 2009, the organization’s board of directors grew from five to nine members. An advisory board comprising district personnel, community members and others was also formed last year. “Although the foundation does not charge membership […]

Colorful ducks

However cliché, there is no denying that the New Year symbolizes a new beginning. Winter solstice has passed; short dark nights give way to longer daylight. Trees stand naked, having shed their leaves, buds ready to pop. And humans look back on the past year, letting go of things that no longer serve us while setting intentions for the year […]

Milo saves the day

Critter Tail

My parents are the owners of our “special hero.” His name is Milo. One afternoon Milo was in the house and started barking until we noticed there was fire outside. We reached it just in time. Our little hero saved the day. When the doorbell rings, Milo runs to my parents to make them aware someone is at the door. […]