2012-10-11

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Local schools counting on tax hike propositions

Governor’s measure is favored

School districts across California are hoping that at least one of two propositions on the November ballot will come to their rescue. Propositions 30 and 38 both promise to reinvigorate ailing school budgets, but in different ways. Local school districts favor Gov. Brown’s Prop. 30. The measure will increase the state income tax on people who earn more than $250,000 […]

Sticker shock

Calabasas gas station delivers premium prices


For Pearl Garcia, whose daily commute to and from work is almost 120 miles, the recent gas price surge has been painful. “I have to drive straight home. I can’t afford to add more miles,” said the motorist as she pumped gasoline into her car at the Low-P gas station at the corner of Calabasas Road and Parkway Calabasas. Consistently […]

Some customers smarting from new meter installations




Susan Losonci had never paid more than $125 a month for electricity since she moved into her Colodny Drive condo six years ago. But after Southern California Edison installed a new smart meter for her home on Aug. 1, the Agoura Hills resident said her utility bill suddenly tripled. “There is something wrong. I have not used more electricity and […]

Agoura’s favorite weekend



commentary

Taxes for schools Superintendents rally behind Prop. 30

The governor’s message at the release of his state budget for the coming year was succinct and brief: “I am doing the best I can with what I have.” To his credit, the governor is doing something that many of his predecessors and other elected leaders have not done: He is leveling with the people of California and proposing a […]

Why Breast Cancer Awareness Month is so important



An estimated 23,300 new cases of invasive breast cancer and 4,330 deaths from the disease are expected to occur among California women this year. Fortunately, the American Cancer Society and the Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara offer continuous support to patients and their loved ones. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and it reminds women about the importance of breast […]

Kevin’s struggle



I have not known the Cordasco family for very long. I am the health clerk at Kevin’s school, Calabasas High School, and was at a few administrative meetings with them. I had the pleasure of talking with Kevin on one or two occasions in the school office. We joked because I had just gotten a traffic ticket and Kevin retorted […]

CHP commended



The California Highway Patrol is constantly doing its job in protecting the safety of the driving public from dangerous and uncaring drivers who speed up and down the freeways without a thought in the world. Thank you, gentlemen, for saving us from all the crazies out there. On Thurs. afternoon, Oct. 4, I was driving north on the Kanan Road […]

Volunteer thanks



The City of Agoura Hills would like to thank the many volunteers who participated in Reyes Adobe Days and those who helped with preparation and set up prior to the weekend festivities. We had students, parents, local businesses, and community groups volunteer. Whether they were along the race route, in a children’s activity booth, or assisting with clean up, they […]