2010-05-13 E-Edition

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Election on June 8 will be more fun than usual for citizens interested in politics

Several political races in Ventura County will be decided on Tues., June 8. If you’re a political junkie, this is the first primary election in years—maybe forever—that’s really interesting on a local level. We’re not just talking about the race for the 2nd District Ventura County supervisor between Linda Park and Audra Strickland, although that contest is already intriguing because […]

Union pact saves LVUSD teacher jobs

Pay cut traded for pink slips

The agreement recently reached between the Las Virgenes Unified School District and the Las Virgenes Educators Association, the local teachers union, means that 68 of the 71 teachers who received layoff notices in March will not lose their jobs. For Cindy Walczuk, a kindergarten teacher at Yerba Buena Elementary School in Agoura Hills, the news came as a relief. Walczuk, […]

Mopping up

Agoura High School Parent Faculty Club and the library/media center would like to thank Martin Centeno of The Traveling Mop Shop in Agoura Hills for his generous donation of a new vacuum cleaner. Mr. Centeno’s generous donation is an example of the community support that is necessary if our schools are to maintain the level of excellence that we’ve all […]

Marmonte, TVL swimmers enjoy life in the fast lane

Area’s elite headed to CIF championships in Long Beach

A broken record can sound like sweet music to some. The same schools that dominated in 2009 asserted their will again during the 2010 Marmonte League and Tri-Valley League swimming championships. Westlake High’s girls’ swim team breezed past its Marmonte competition with 486 points, while Thousand Oaks followed in second place with 293 points at Rancho Simi Community Pool in […]

Tips given on emergency preparedness

Are you committed or just interested?

“There is no area of our lives that is not radically affected by our ability to be 100 percent com mitted; this includes our health, relationships, careers, beliefs and goals. The degree of success in any of these is dependent on the level of commitment we dedicate to making our desires a reality. True commitment takes us far be yond […]

Gillette Ranch visitor center moving ahead

Local parks and recreation agencies are working on plans to build a visitor center at King Gillette Ranch after securing funds from the federal government. The 588-acre park site, formerly Soka University, sits at Mulholland Highway and Las Virgenes Road just south of the city limits. The visitor center would serve the entire Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, which […]

Keep AB 32 afloat

As if California didn’t have enough problems, we now have a Texas-based oil company, Valero gas, hijacking our initiatives process in an attempt to rollback our state’s landmark climate change bill. AB 32 was passed with support from Democrats in the legislature and was signed proudly by our Republican governor. It makes California, the planet’s 12th biggest emitter of CO2, […]