2015-11-05 E-Edition

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LVUSD school tax passes

Measure E pays salaries and programs

The Las Virgenes Unified School District will have its $98 annual parcel tax for another eight years. Measure E passed in Tuesday’s election with more than 78 percent of the votes that were counted in the school district’s four-city jurisdiction. City of Calabasas voters gave the measure the highest percentage of votes at 83.5 percent, followed by voters in Ventura […]

Skeptical about water board

Barry Steinhardt’s recent letter exposes a latent underbelly of local politics, the machinations and avarice of a few who will profit by the collective imposition of their agenda on an unsuspecting populace. I am not saying this is a Richard Daley/Chicago political machine, but it is well-organized and supported by small voter turnout and uninformed voters. By the way, here’s […]

School science labs go pro

Amgen Foundation provides equipment

Local high school biology students are learning what it’s like to work in a professional lab. The Thousand Oaks-based Amgen Foundation has upgraded school science labs with professional grade biotech equipment that allows students to enrich their education. Jennifer van der Borgt, Amgen’s corporate affairs representative, said the Amgen Biotech Experience program introduces students to the “cutting-edge science” used in […]

Westlake begins study to improve bandwith

The Westlake Village City Council approved a $150,000 contract with Broadband Asset Strategies to undertake a citywide broadband enhancement study. The six-month study will provide an inventory of existing broadband infrastructure, where coverage gaps currently exist and how they can be resolved. “The consultant will go out and do the research, and ultimately the recommendations will be shaped through discussions […]

Casting call

FOX Television Network is looking for a family with children that wishes to adopt a rescue dog from Paw Works, a local Ventura County rescue, for a Thanksgiving special celebrating America’s rescue dogs. Filming will take place on Sat., Nov, 21 and will be aired on FOX on Thanksgiving from 8 to 10 p.m. Thurs., Nov. 26. Throughout the family-friendly […]

New water bills coming down the pipe

The Las Virgenes Municipal Water District approved rate increases for potable and recycled water and sewer services that will take effect Jan. 1. Under the new billing, property owners will receive a water budget with a monthly allotments that depends on factors such as lot size, landscaping, number of occupants and the presence of livestock. Allotments will change from month […]

Fearful about school traffic

The election is over, and as our City Council resumes work on a full agenda, it’s time to place the need for traffic-safety improvements along our busy school corridors at the top of the list as two students have now been hit by cars while en route to LVUSD schools. In 2010, a fifth-grader from Sumac Elementary School was hit […]


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