2011-08-11 E-Edition

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New tax for schools will go on Nov. ballot

$95 annual parcel tax would generate $2.2 million

The Las Virgenes Unified School District will ask voters to pass a second parcel tax in the Nov. 8 general election. The proposed $95-a-year tax will generate a $2.2 million annually over eight years. The tax resolution passed by the district’s board of education Monday states that the tax will “provide local school funding that cannot be taken by state […]


In last week’s article about the independent Hebrew School, Judaic Studies by Nomie, student Stone Halpern’s name was spelled incorrectly. And the correct spelling for Nomie’s last name is Azoff. Nomie Azoff’s website is www.jsnbynomie.com.

All that Blood, Sweat & Tears pays off

Concert Review

Some mega-bands from the 1960s have remarkable staying power, but very few have achieved the long-term success of Blood, Sweat & Tears. The venerable group pioneered jazz-rock back in the late 1960s and has managed to endure, despite being a veritable revolving door (or “Spinning Wheel,” if you will) of personnel changes. BS&T’s website lists 130 different people who have […]

Gold rush for Calabasas Cheetah

Kushaal Tadepalli of the Calabasas Cheetahs Youth Track Club won a gold medal in the shot put at the USA Track and Field National Junior Olympics in Kansas. Kushaal, 12, chucked the shot put 48 feet, 11.75 inches to clinch first place in the midget boys’ shot put event. The distance is a personal record. “I felt really good,” Tadepalli […]

Kids find amazing things to do over the summer

Foster children leave troubles ashore for day at sea

Annual fishing trip a rare treat for disadvantaged kids

Danielle munched on a potato chip and smiled as she talked about her day. An 8-year-old from Moorpark, she was one of 59 children in the Ventura County foster care system to take part in a fishing trip put on by the Ventura County Sportfishing Club last Friday. Danielle’s favorite part of the day: “When I caught those three fish.” […]

Morrison rocks at Open Borders fest

Squad cheers for training camp

Oak Park High School cheer coaches Carolyn Purkey, Alyssa Hamel, Paige Ramer, Kelsey Gurnick, and Aja Erickson recently returned home with their largest cheer squad in recent years from a four-day training camp at Vanguard University in Irvine. The cheer camp, lead by U.S. Spiritleaders, taught tumbling, stunting, dance and cheerleading routines. The Eagle cheerleaders received top honors for Best […]

Online scam carries a personal touch

Scams between buyers and sellers on Craigslist are commonplace, but a recent incident involving the website resulted in a face-to-face robbery in Agoura Hills. Authorities arrested a 23-yearold Ventura man who allegedly brandished a handgun and stole $1,000 from a victim he’d contacted on the website and arranged to meet in person. The incident occurred July 26 in the 28000 […]

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