2016-04-14 E-Edition

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Money-cautious Las Virgenes school district approves interim budget

Pension costs among biggest challenges

Las Virgenes Unified School District continues to operate on a healthy budget, but officials foresee problems to come due to the nature of state education funding and declining enrollment. The state requires school districts to report on budget details twice before a final budget is approved. At a March 8 meeting, the LVUSD school board verified its second interim budget […]

Oak Park author honors Patriot’s Day

Patriot’s Day may not be a civic holiday in California, but Oak Park author Michael T. Best hopes to encourage local residents to appreciate the commemoration that is observed in some states of the initial battle that started the Revolutionary War. Best will host a free talk, “Patriot’s Day: The Role of Great American Founders,” at 2 p.m. Sun., April […]

Nottingham Village comes to Oak Park

IN OLDEN TIMES—Michael Urban of Los Angeles plays the Krum Horn in the rain during the Nottingham Village and Market place last Saturday at Oak Canyon Community Park. Below left, Amber Schumann of Simi Valley portrays a mime. The event also had medieval re-creations, Merthe chants, food vendors, entertainment and games.

Pet of the week

SWEET BOY—George is a male tricolor shorthair Chihuahua mix about 3 years old. He is easy on a leash and very sweet. If you would like to adopt George ask for ID No. A4932666 at the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so check http://animalcare. lacounty.gov before visiting the shelter.


Agoura Hills A thief stole a $20 camera bag and a $20 CamelBak bag from a car parked on Liberty Canyon Road April 3. The culprit caused $200 in damage shattering a window to get into the vehicle. Someone stole a $150 backpack containing tools, clothing and other items valued at $110, and caused $400 in damage shattering a window […]

Sports complex fills former Amgen space

Training center in 96,000-square-foot building

A one-time industrial building owned by drug-maker Amgen will soon be churning out a different kind of product: elite athletes. Sports Academy, the brainchild of its CEO Chad Faulkner and Director of Athletics Tim Jensen, is scheduled to open this month inside a completely revamped 96,000-square-foot facility on Rancho Conejo Boulevard— one of several industrial spaces left vacant during Amgen’s […]

Manna reaches out to future neighbors ahead of move

In an effort to ensure a smooth transition to its new site, Manna is preparing to conduct outreach in the neighborhood surrounding its future home. In January, the Conejo Valley’s only food bank announced its intention to relocate from its longstanding home on Crescent Way to a larger building on Oakview Drive, less than a half-mile away. Though escrow hasn’t […]

40 under Forty honorees announced

Awards luncheon April 28

The Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce has announced the honorees for the inaugural 40 Under Forty Awards. All the honorees that work or live in the Greater Conejo Valley will be recognized at the 40 Under Forty Awards event, featuring dinner and entertainment by comedian Jason Love, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thurs., April 28 at the Agoura Hills […]

Knife-wielding man pleads not guilty

A Thousand Oaks man accused of trying to kill his wife with a kitchen knife April 7 was in court this week to answer to the charge of attempted murder. Daniel Reyes, 69, pleaded not guilty Monday during his arraignment. Meanwhile, the stabbing victim, a woman in her 60s, remained in critical condition at Los Robles Hospital. Police said the […]