2010-08-05

Catalina school trip misunderstood



Oak Park High School is poised to join the efforts of local elementary and middle schools in teaching students the wonders of marine science. On Aug. 9 and 10, Oak Park Unified School District Superintendent Tony Knight will lead a team of principals, science specialists and other school leaders on a two-day trip to the University of Southern California Wrigley […]

Buxbaum relocates



Buxbaum Group, a distressedinvestment advisor and liquidator and appraiser of retail and wholesale inventories, has moved its corporate headquarters to 28632 Roadside Drive, Ste. 200, Agoura Hills. The new location is less than two miles away from Buxbaum Group’s previous headquarters on Canwood Street, but offers the growing firm more space, said Paul Buxbaum, chairman and CEO of the more […]

Check out that cool instrument



Rabbi officiates at life’s big events



Conejo Jewish Outreach, a year-old Jewish organization serving the Conejo Valley and surrounding areas, offers religious services for Jewish families during the most important times of their lives. Rabbi Len Muroff, Conejo Jewish Outreach’s spiritual leader, is available to perform meaningful religious services such as baby naming ceremonies, brit milahs (circumcision), bar and bat mitzvahs, weddings and funerals as well […]

Paying these high salaries, resident demands respect



I’ve been amazed at the number of comments about the disrespectfulness exhibited by some of the Calabasas city staff. Staff salaries without perks or over-time are almost $7 million. Full-time staff is approaching 100 or approximately one per every 250 residents, not counting the large number of part-time employees and consultants. The city attorneys cost in the neighborhood of $500,000 […]

Summer school program is strong



Las Virgenes Unified School District recently completed its third year in a row of summer classes at Agoura High School. Supported by the Las Virgenes Educational Foundation, summer school gave students an opportunity to participate in both acceleration and remediation classes. The two, three-week sessions began on June 22. The district also held its Extended School Year for students in […]

Triunfo water board becomes popular race

10 people pull nomination papers, Las Virgenes unopposed

The race is on to represent ratepayers on two local water boards. As of Monday, 10 people had taken out nomination papers to vie for a seat on the Triunfo Sanitation District board of directors. Three incumbents filed to serve on the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District board. The filing period for candidates ends at 5 p.m. Aug. 6. Triunfo […]

Performers needed for Americana MusicFest



An acoustic music event coming in October has been enthusiastically endorsed by two Ventura County men who are seeking musicians to perform at the event. Carl Gage of Simi Valley and Gary Lynch of Moorpark are helping the Thousand Oaks Kiwanis Club present the inaugural Americana MusicFest, America’s Music for the Generations. Proceeds will help the Kiwanis Club educate, benefit […]

Shabbat in the park



Conejo Jewish Outreach will offer Shabbat Services in the Park from 6 to 8 p.m. Fri., Aug. 6 at Reyes Adobe Park, 30400 Rainbow Crest Drive, Agoura Hills. Soloist Michelle Azar Aaron will provide music for the service. Guests should bring their own dairy dinner. Grape juice and challah will be served. There is no fee. For more information, visit […]

Chabad’s graffiti



I am writing in response to the biased article in The Acorn dated July 29 titled, “Chabad home defaced on eve of permit expansion . . . Opponents paint an ugly message.” Let me start by saying that I signed the petition against the expansion of the Chabad. I believe that we live in a residential community and if the […]


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