2011-11-03 E-Edition

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Against Measure K

The Las Virgenes Unified School District is hardly transparent in their finances. The teachers and administrators are among the most highly compensated in the state. They receive extraordinarily generous retirement benefits and health benefits at taxpayers’ expense. If you read the arguments in favor of the Measure K $95 a year parcel tax, you see the phrase “Every dollar from […]

Register for Conejo Valley Youth Volleyball

The United States Youth Volleyball League is taking sign-ups for its spring season. All children ages 7 through 15 are invited to take part in instructional volleyball practices and games that focus on participation and sportsmanship. The eight-week league will run from April to June in Agoura Hills, Newbury Park, Oak Park and Thousand Oaks. A large portion of the […]

Elm Street reunion

Heather Langenkamp, the actress who portrayed teen insomniac Nancy Thompson in Wes Craven’s iconic horror flick “Nightmare on Elm Street,” is finally getting her due as the indomitable heroine who spawned a cinema genre that still resonates with audiences today. Langenkamp produced a documentary called “I Am Nancy” about the role she played in the original 1984 film and again […]

‘T.H.E. Event’ is gala night for community

T. H. E. ( Together Helping Education) Foundation has announced that its annual signature event will be a wine tasting and auction similar to a gala held in Manhattan Beach each year. “T.H.E. Event” will be at the Calabasas Tennis and Swim Club on June 9, 2012. The foundation was created last year to jump-start long-term sustainable fundraising for the […]

Staffing up

Equis Staffing, a privately owned staffing agency in Calabasas, recently earned a ranking on Inc. magazine’s annual Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in the country. Carrie Nebens is the president of Equis. Equis, which came in at number 1,421 on the list, was founded in 2006 and has eight employees. This year the company brought in several […]

No on K

Please vote no on Measure K on Nov. 8. Taxpayers in the Las Virgenes Unified School District boundaries already pay an existing LVUSD Parcel Tax, first passed in 2004 and renewed in 2007 through 2015. Now LVUSD wants you to pay another parcel tax. LVUSD has failed to live within its means. It allowed salaries and benefits to skyrocket far […]

Luncheon to benefit worthy programs

Assistance League of San Fernando Valley will present its 22nd annual benefit luncheon, “Fall Reflections,” from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sat., Nov. 12 at the Warner Center Marriott, Woodland Hills. The event will have a silent auction, gift boutique , Granny’s Attic, Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen candy and bake sale, and opportunity baskets. Greg Schreinder’s new musical review, “Hollywood Revisited,” […]

Blues Brothers get soulful again

The Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Foundation is hosting the Blues Brothers Revue at 7 p.m. Sun., Nov. 6 in the Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. The show is based on brothers Jake and Elwood Blues, characters created by John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd that originally appeared on “Saturday Night Live” and later […]

Oak Park Unied wins state ‘green’ award

Oak Park Unified School District has received a Green Schools Leadership Award for employing environmentally sensitive practices at school. Superintendent Tony Knight said the district was presented with the award at a reception for the Green California Schools and Community Colleges Summit at the Pasadena Convention Center on Oct. 17. Carl Pope, chair of the Sierra Club, and Tom Torlakson, […]