2014-07-31

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District saves money via bond refinancing




The refinancing of Las Virgenes Unified School District bonds will save more than $2 million in interest payments, officials announced last week. Trustees approved new financing for the 2006 bonds at their July 22 meeting. The refinance will take between 60 and 90 days to complete. The $128-million Measure G6 bond passed in 2006 with 64 percent of the vote. […]

Scout’s Eagle project enhances state park



Working July 24 through 27, Garrett Burns, along with Boy Scout Troop 127, installed an interpretive deck at Malibu Creek State Park for his Eagle Scout project. Garrett supervised approximately 25 boys and 10 adults in completing the task. The project went through more than two years of planning. Garrett coordinated the work Angel Alba, park maintenance supervisor. Thomas Dore, […]

Bet on pets



Petopia Animal Rescue Adoption Center will host casino games, poker and entertainment from 7 to 11 p.m. Sat., Aug. 9 at the Hilton Hotel, 6360 Canoga Ave., Woodland Hills. The funds raised will provide for rescue efforts and medical care to abandoned animals while they seek out forever homes at the Petopia adoption center in the Westfield Promenade. The evening […]

Spot an owl on the prowl



The Nature of Wildworks will host an Owl Prowl from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thurs., Aug. 7 in Topanga Canyon. Guests can join the Wildworks staff and rescued owls for a stroll through the hills of Topanga at dusk when owls begin to awaken. Information will be given about owls and their role in the ecosystem. Children are welcome. Admission […]

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Sneaky raccoon keeps eyes on the prize




There is a shelf outside my kitchen widow in Westlake Village, a passthrough to the patio. My cat has her bed up there and we put her food up there to keep it away from bugs. A clip holds the bowl in place. There is a step up so the cat can get to the shelf. One evening I saw […]

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White Oak elementary welcomes principal




Eric Anhalt has replaced Sarah Medler as principal of White Oak Elementary School in Westlake Village. The announcement of the new leadership was made by Las Virgenes Unified School District Superintendent Dan Stepenosky at the July 22 school board meeting. Medler served as principal of White Oak for three years. Stepenosky said she is an “amazing principal” who, with the […]