LVUSD fails yearly progress criteria because of low student participation

By Stephanie Bertholdo Acorn Staff Writer Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD) failed to meet the 95 percent participation benchmark for the 2003 Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) program, resulting in a "no pass" grade in this year’s Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) Phase I Report. Although all of the schools within LVUSD far surpassed the minimum academic standards, the participation […]

Men now have a place of support where they can find role models

By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer After years of controversy over "good ole boys" clubs and their near demise, the West Coast Men’s Center is making it popular again for "men only" to meet. Husbands, brothers and fathers are becoming better men because of it, according to Wayne Levine, West Coast Men’s Center director. For over a year, the West […]

Westlake hopes to avenge defeat

Acorn Sports Writer

The Westlake football team hopes to get some retribution for a loss at the hands of Notre Dame last year. The Warriors, who defeated Santa Paula 42-0 in their regular season opener last Friday, were defeated by Notre Dame, 35-21, last year, one of three losses Westlake had in 2002. "There’s definitely a revenge factor," said USC-bound tight end/defensive end […]

Christian author to speak on family issues

Christian author to speak on family issues Dr. Paul David Tripp of "Changing Lives Ministries," author of "War of Words" and the parent-teen communications bestseller "Age of Opportunity," will direct a full-day seminar about relationship struggles beginning at 9 a.m. on Sat., Sept. 20 at Church In The Canyon, 4235 Las Virgenes Road, Calabasas. The seminar is premised on the […]

Letter had it wrong on Oak Creek

I would like to correct some of the misinformation in a letter in last week’s Acorn about the Snyder apartment project at Canwood and Kanan. First, no "Promenade-like" project was ever proposed for that site. The "Riverwalk" project a few years ago, disguised by a beautiful picture in a full-page Acorn ad, was a Wal-Mart. Many residents and our own […]

High Holidays just around the corner

Parenting classes offered

Interface Children Family Services offers a low-cost 10-week series of Active Parenting classes emphasizing effective discipline techniques, understanding children’s behavior and strategies to encourage responsibility, and problem-solving skills. Classes are offered at various locations. For further information or to sign up for a class, please call Interface Children Family Services at (805) 485-6114, ext. 685.

Defense sparks Oak Park to 21-7 win over Verdugo Hills

Special to The Acorn

The Oak Park Eagles survived four turnovers and a rough opening night of penalties to beat a non-league opponent, Verdugo Hills, last Friday night, 21-7. Senior tailbacks Anthony Monteleone and Mike Christensen accounted for most of ground attack as the Eagles unveiled a potent wishbone offense. Led by senior defensive end Andrew Henggeler, the Eagles defense controlled one of L.A. […]

Rabbi inscribes Torah with care

Rabbi inscribes Torah with care

Website to serve Agoura Hills voters

I want to commend Nicole McAdam for the spirit of her Sept. 11 letter ("Council blew it on Oak Creek") about the Oak Creek development at Kanan and the 101 Freeway. As a fellow Agoura Hills resident, I agree with Nicole. However, I wish to point out a few misguided points she makes, and hopefully, elicit involvement from all residents […]