2014-07-10

State gas tax going down, or is it?



Who says taxes never go down? The California State Board of Equalization announced that the excise tax rate on gasoline is being reduced from 39 cents to 36 cents per gallon. But don’t expect gas prices to drop. Other factors, such as world crude oil prices, also affect California’s cost at the pump. The adjustment of the excise tax on […]

LVUSD projects underway




Schools may be out for summer, but Las Virgenes Unified School District is as busy as ever with several major undertakings. At the June 17 board of education meeting, school officials discussed the summer projects that are underway. The biggest project at Agoura High School is the renovation and expansion of the G building, which includes a stage and weight […]

Flying Squirrel



Alaskan adventure It’s tradition for American grade-schoolers, upon returning to classes in the fall, to be asked to report on where they went and what they did on summer vacation. It’s not the fall yet, but if I were in third grade and I had to share what I did on my summer vacation, it might go something like this: […]

Ready for gridiron glory




The list of local players in the NFL continues to grow. Cassius Marsh, Jeff Mathews, Kevin Graf, Chris Coyle and Brenden Daley were picked up by NFL teams in May and will report to their respective training camps later this month. The rookies join an elite group of current NFL players who hail from Acorn country. The local pros consist […]


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