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LVUSD is seeking Curriculum Council Members for a two-year term

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The Las Virgenes Unified School District is seeking applicants, who reside within the district’s attendance area, to serve on the District’s Curriculum Council. Three positions are available, each for a two-year term ending June 2018. This is a volunteer position.

Flexibility in which primary you can vote in. Time to register!

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California goes to the polls on June 7 for a variety of things including the presidential and state primaries.  There is *some* flexibility in which party primary you can vote in, but there are limits based on how you are registered to vote.  If you are already registered and do not want to make changes, you do not need to do anything (see below for how to verify your registration). If you want to change your party affiliation, change to “no preference”, or newly register, you must complete your new or modified voter registration form no later than May 23.  Register now at http://registertovote.ca.gov

Rattlesnake Season

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The City of Westlake Village has just released the following information, and warning about rattlesnakes in the area. A rattlesnake was spotted at Three Springs Park today, and taken care of Los Angeles County Fire Department. Be on the lookout, and if you encounter a rattlesnake, call 911 to destroy or relocate as appropriate.

Brush Fire Near Oak Forest Estates, Ridgeford Drive, Triunfo Canyon

Approximately 2pm today, there were reports of a fire reportedly near Ridgeford Drive and behind Oak Forest Estates in Westlake Village. As of this writing, no structures are reported as involved nor threatened. According to Incident Command, led by LA County Fire Battalion Chief 6, reports are 2-3 acres of brush burning, and fire is running uphill to the southwest in medium fuel.

Ventura County Fire Department is assisting as well with a full first alarm response.

Widespread Frozen Vegetable Recall

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Today, there are robo-calls going out to talk about a widespread, frozen vegetable recall. Locally, Costco and other retailers sell more than a dozen types of frozen vegetables by CRF Frozen Foods. Below is the press release from CRF Frozen Foods giving details as to products and their UPC codes and Use by Dates.

If you have these products, you should not use them – and return them to the store for a refund.

Cabrillo Music Theatre Moving Forward with its 2016-2017 season

The Board of Directors of Cabrillo Music Theatre (CMT) has announced that as a change from a recent announcement, it will move forward with its 2016-2017 season.  Through a combination of donations, focusing on the three larger venue shows, and some “re-tooling” of the organization, the Board has created a plan it believes will allow CMT to operate in a fiscally responsible way.

Cabrillo Music Theatre Suspending Productions after July

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Cabrillo Music Theatre has just announced that it will suspend its productions at the conclusion of the 2015-2016 season, following the production of THE LITTLE MERMAID, running July 15-24, 2016, due to "escalating theatre costs, unmet commitments by the Civic Arts Plaza box office, a reduction in essential grant income from key funders, and a decline in ticket sales".

Cabrillo Experiments with Intimate Show Venue

Typically, Cabrillo Music Theatre (the resident musical theatre production company of the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza) holds their shows spanning two weekends in the larger, 1800-seat Fred Kavli Theater.

Reminder, Annual Coats-for-Casa Pacifica Charity Event

Reminder, tomorrow is the 6th Annual Coats-for-Casa Pacifica charity event at Three Springs Park in Westlake Village, on Saturday, January 9th from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Hosted by Lydia Gable of Keller Williams Realty and Rick Winters of Winters Financial Group, the event will be home to a huge truck load of 25-tons of snow delivered for the day for complimentary snow play and sledding, coffee and smoothies, and kids winter crafts.

Calabasas Schools Lockdown this morning. All safe now.

This morning, some Calabasas campuses in Las Virgenes Unified Schoool District (including AC Stelle Middle School and Calabasas High School) were placed on lock down. A hit and run accident took place on Topanga Canyon, with the passengers running through the campus of AC Stelle. As is procedure for LVUSD, the schools went on Lockdown as a precaution.

The suspects have been apprehended. Schools have returned to normal.

City of Westlake Village Election Results

Tonight, Westlake Village released the numbers from today's vote for City Council members. Of the 6,012 registered to vote, 1,312 cast their ballots -- plus about 130 mail in ballots yet to be counted. This results in a voter turnout similar to the 2013 election. The low turnout may trigger a California mandate to change which year Westlake Village holds its elections -- to coincide with Federal elections.

From highest to lowest, the three council member candidates received the following vote counts:

This morning's jolt

This morning, some Westlake Village residents woke to a 3.3 magnitude earthquake 7 km WNW of Malibu near Solstice Canyon — this makes it 6.9 miles from the center of Westlake Lake.

Specifics:

Time
2015-10-25 11:05:01 UTC (4:05am locally)
Location
34.062°N 118.759°W
Depth
10.2 km

As always, this serves as a good reminder for all to check their emergency supplies.

Westlake Village and LVUSD Elections: Resources

Westlake Village has an upcoming election for City Council members. There are two seats up for election including the one that currently is vacant after Philippa Klessig resigned. There are three candidates running (in alphabetical order): Bill Kehaly, Kelly Honig and Ned Davis. The two candidates that get the most votes, win the seats.

911day.org

Tomorrow, is the 14th anniversary of 9/11. As I wrote on the 10th anniversary, "On September 11, 2001, the world's worst and best showed their faces on the same day for one of the ultimate confrontations of good vs. evil." (http://www.westlakerevelations.com/2011/09/11/10th-anniversary-september...)

There were 3,000 children born on 9/11/2001. They don't know the world before 9/11, but have a grasp better than most. Tomorrow, they turn 14 years old -- and they have a message for us: do at least one good deed to honor the 9/11 victims and responders.

Time to Consider Running for City Council or School Board

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While November seems far away, the filing periods for those elections is coming up quickly for both the City of Westlake Village, and Las Virgenes Unified School District. Those interested in running in the upcoming election for either will need to file by the first week in August.

Today's Deadlines for LVUSD, Agoura High, and Musicals

If you support LVUSD, Agoura High School, or live musical theater, today's deadlines have relevance to you.

AHS Grad Nite: Today is the last day to sign up for the June 11th event. This last minute deadline can be paid in cash or credit card only ($225), and must be signed up by today, June 5. This is the parent produced "safe and sober" grad nite that has taken place at AHS for nearly 25 years. Each year is a secret location. See http://ahsgradnight.com

THE Event: Produced by The Foundation for Las Virgenes Schools, at the Calabasas Tennis and Swim Center. Proceeds to support LVUSD. Today is the last day for Early Bird Pricing ($135 per person) to sign up for The Event on June 6th, 5-11pm. See http://www.theeventparty.org for more info and tickets.

Marvelous Wonderettes: With 3 shows this weekend (Fri night, Sat matinee, Sat evening -- some already sold out), this student produced/directed musical is a "cotton-candy colored, non-stop musical blast from the past!" This musical marks the beginning of exploring new ways to make the LVUSD Black Box theaters more accessible to community productions aside from those that are already using the facilities (such as paid tuition programs, or LVUSD’s theater curriculum). All proceeds go to support the arts and LVUSD’s PAEC. Tickets at: http://bit.ly/marvwonder

Man dies near Westlake Lake docks, found floating

This morning around 7am, LA County Sheriff received a call from a fisherman at Westlake Lake that a male (caucasian) in his 70's was floating in the water near the boat docks. The Sheriff responded, and the coroner removed the body. There's no trauma nor foul play suspected. The belief is that the man had a medical emergency (such as a heart attack or stroke) and then fell into the water.

A helicopter happened to be nearby on its way to a training event, heard the call, and flew over the lake to take a look at the situation, and then continued to its original destination.

What's behind the curtain?

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Residents driving along Triunfo Canyon Road between Lindero and Three Springs drive may have noticed a large "curtain" along the greenbelt next to Westlake Lake, and wondering what it is. In short, this is a sound wall. Westlake Management Association (WLMA) is drilling a third water well (they have two in operation already) to pump water into the lake. Drought conditions have put the lake in a situation where it requires more water than the existing wells can produce. And, much of the pumping takes place during the summer.

Potrero Fire now contained

With 130+ firefighters, and favorable wind conditions blowing embers back, Ventura County Fire Incident Command says the fire has now been contained, and measures 3.2 acres. Extensive mop-up is needed.

Brush Fire Near Sherwood

At 11:21 this morning, Ventura County Fire Department and CAL FIRE responded to a vegetation fire near Lake Sherwood (East Potrero Rd & Pixton St in the Ventura County side of Westlake Village). There are now almost 30 units and almost 80+ firefighters on the scene. As of noon, the fire was at 5 acres, and VCFD has structure protection in place.