2011-08-25 E-Edition

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Las Virgenes students return to class today amid changes on campus

New buildings and personnel welcome students on first day back

On the calendar, summer’s not over until Sept. 23, but for Las Virgenes Unified School District students the summer break ended yesterday. School is back in session. Oak Park schools open Aug. 31. Enrollment figures for Las Virgenes are down slightly. There will be 11,200 students attending the 15 LVUSD schools this year, about 100 fewer than last year. Students […]

Amazon issue taxes the intellect

Last week’s editorial focused on Amazon’s signature collection efforts, but the story didn’t give a complete picture. Amazon has fought the expanded definition of “nexus” in various states by challenging its constitutionality in court, or canceling affiliate programs that generate sales commission revenues for local businesses. As a Californian consumer, you are required by law to file a “use tax” […]

Funds available for renters facing eviction

Program open to Ventura County residents

Ventura County renters facing eviction may be eligible for emergency funds to help them remain in their home or apartment. The Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re- Housing Program, funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and administered through the Ventura County Human Services Agency, is a stop-gap measure to keep renters from becoming homeless. To qualify, individuals […]

Boys & Girls Clubs make cards of hope

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Conejo & Las Virgenes recently helped to give encouragement to cancer patients by working with the United Cancer Advocacy Action Network to create cards of hope. About 30 children from the clubs participated in a project to produce inspirational, decorative cards that carried messages of hope to people with cancer. The cards are delivered […]

ALS support group to meet

The Ventura County ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) Support Group will meet from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sat., Aug. 27 in the community room of the Westlake Village Library, 31200 Oak Crest Drive. The program is free and open to people with ALS, their families and friends. All support groups are provided by the ALS Association, Golden West Chapter. For more […]

Kickoff faceoff: Who plays for the Lombardi Trophy in February?

Smiling sportswriters Stephen Dorman and Eliav Appelbaum debate the NFL season ahead

All this talk of the San Diego Chargers moving to Los Angeles makes me ill. As children growing up in San Diego, my friends and I were groomed to despise all things L.A., the same way women detest Appelbaum’s unwanted advances. Unlike some people at this newspaper, I don’t pick my teams by shooting spitballs at a map—the Chicago Cubs, […]

Kuperberg won’t seek reelection

Dan Kuperberg, a member of the Agoura Hills City Council for 16 years, announced he will not run in the city’s November election. “I’m ready for the next person to step up,” said the 52-year-old attorney. “I’m comfortable leaving right now.” Kuperberg became interested in public service when he moved to Agoura in 1991. He was ap- pointed to a […]

Planning commissioner to run in Agoura

The November general election will result in at least one new face on the Agoura Hills City Council. With the announcement that 16-year Councilmember Dan Kuperberg will not seek reelection, three challengers and one incumbent have filed documents to run for the two seats in the November race. Candidates include two-term incumbent John Edelston and challengers Illece Buckley Weber, Sue […]

Putting on the Heat