2002-03-07

Easier algebra now available to high school students

Acorn Staff Writer

High school students prone to difficulty in math will have a new subject choice this fall. Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD) is adding intermediate algebra to the curriculum at Agoura and Calabasas high schools, a course designed to be easier than Algebra II, but still satisfactory for state university requirements.. "Anybody who doesn’t want to take something as rigorous […]

Master tap workshop is Sunday



Mark Mendonca will conduct a series of Master Tap Workshop classes on this Sun., March 10 at the Agoura Hills Dance and Performing Arts Center, 5015 Cornell Road, in the Agoura Hills Mann Cinema Center. He will teach beginner level from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.; intermediate from 12:30 to 2 p.m.; and advanced from 2:15 to 3:45 p.m. An […]

Reports of bad driving by teenagers surge as STTOP picks up the pace

Acorn Staff Writer

More and more residents have responded to STTOP (Sheriff’s Teen Traffic Offender Program) and the streets of Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Westlake Village and Hidden Hills are becoming safer as a result, according to a local peace officer. After recent vehicle fatalities and word of mouth about STTOP, the L. A. County program’s coordinator Dep. Mike Woodard has gotten busier. STTOP, […]

Apply now for Reyes Adobe Advisory Committee



Apply now for Reyes Adobe Advisory Committee The city of Agoura Hills is forming a six-member citizens’ advisory committee to begin plans for the final renovation of the old Reyes Adobe historical site on Reyes Adobe Road and Rainbow Crest. The city’s ultimate goal is to restore the adobe, the barn and the grounds to their original 19th Century condition. […]

Westlake Elementary to present ‘Krazy Kamp’



COME TO ‘KRAZY KAMP!’–Westlake Elementary School students (from left to right): Matt Goldberg, DrakeMartin and Robin Oh will star in the annual fifth and sixth grade spring musical, "Krazy Kamp" to be performed on Fri., March 8 at 7 p.m., Sat., March 9 at 7 p.m. and Sun., March 10 at 2 p.m. in the mult-purpose room. For more information, […]

Alexander Hills Winery will host Tuesday dinner



Alexander Hills Winery will host Tuesday dinner Westlake Village Inn will host a winemaker dinner featuring the wines of Alexander Hills Winery (Milt and Karen Meler, owners) at 7 p.m. on next Tues., March 12 in the Provence building at the Inn, 31943 Agoura Road, Westlake Village. This is an opportunity to sample Alexander Hills’ distinctive wines, which are handcrafted […]

Chromium 6––as a public health goal––is revoked



The movie "Erin Brockovich" drew attention to Chromium 6 and aroused concern about its possible effects as a water contaminant. When a study showed a potential link between consumption of Chromium 6 in water and occurrence of cancer in laboratory mice, California’s Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) established a Public Health Goal (PHG) of 2.5 parts per billion (ppb) for chromium […]

Patriotic sand sculpture nears completion



"The Fabric of America," a 100-ton sand sculpture representing American culture, historical figures and national landmarks, is being displayed in Center Court of The Oaks Shopping Center, 222 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, through July 4. Todd Vander Pluym, president of Sand Sculptors International, is the creator of the work, which measures 24’ x 24’ x 20’ feet and first […]

OPHS dancers to help victims of domestic violence



At Oak Park High School, the dance team has decided to help another worthy cause. They’re collecting old cell phones through the middle of March and will be giving them to Verizon Wireless. Verizon will then reprogram the phones to automatically call 911. Once reprogrammed, the phones will be given to women who suffer from domestic violence. What does the […]

Evening musicale planned



Westlake Village Music Society will present an "Evening Musicale with a Wee Bit O’ Irish" at 7:30 p.m. on Fri., March 15 at United Methodist Church, 1049 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. Promising "music to delight and intrigue your mind and spirit," the concert features violinist Lawrence Sonderling and cellist Stephen Custer, of the Los Angeles Philharmonic; lyric soprano Joanna […]


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