OPUSD seeks waiver on school’s test scores

By Lori Porter Acorn Staff Writer Oak Park Unified School District board members last week approved a request to the state Board of Education asking for a review of the department’s decision to invalidate the 2003 Growth API for Oak Hills Elementary School. Last March fourth graders statewide took the annual California Writing Standards Test established by California’s STAR testing […]

Flowers make great decorations

Ideas bloom around the holidays, especially when families use flowers to express their decorating creativity. To make it more fun, while adding an element of surprise, start out by collecting all the things around your house that can hold water. Here’s a short list to get your creative ideas going: •Old watering cans, enamelware pitchers, cast iron kettles, antique coal […]

Viewpoint’s AP scores are outstanding

Viewpoint’s AP scores are outstanding Viewpoint School in Calabasas recently announced 2003 Advanced Placement results and reported that their students’ scores were among the highest in the nation. National AP Scholars Among the six Viewpoint students who became National AP Scholars, the highest award, based on scores of 4 or 5 out of a possible 5 on eight or more […]

Holidays light up in Westlake

Westlake Village Inn will host its ninth annual Holiday Lighting Ceremony beginning at 6 p.m. tomorrow, Fri., Nov. 28. The Inn is at 31943 Agoura Road, between Lindero and Lakeview Canyon roads. Admission is free. Actor Dick Van Dyke will read "’Twas the Night Before Christmas" and perform with his group the Van-tastics. There will also be performances by the […]

Let’s be thankful for those who protect all Californians

California Attorney General

At Thanksgiving, we’re grateful for family, friends, food and shelter, and for living in a state and nation blessed with more freedom, opportunities and natural resources than anywhere in the world. It’s also a time to be grateful for those we might too often take for granted: the many of our fellow Californians who keep our families, homes and neighborhoods […]

Metro passes get an extension

October and November transit passes will be honored on all Metro buses and trains through December, the MTA announced after a tentative contract agreement was reached between MTA and the Amalgamated Transit Union. For those customers who do not have an October or November pass, a November pass can be purchased for use in December. Customers are advised to check […]

Garage sale reflects good citizens

Become a Big Brother or Big Sister

Every one of us has been touched by someone, other than our parents, who introduced us to new worlds and brought a little magic into our lives—catching fireflies for the first time, flying a kite, a first trip to the ballpark, building sandcastles at the beach, eating an ice cream sundae. By becoming a Big Brother or a Big Sister, […]

“Love Actually”

"Love Actually" Directed by: Richard Curtis Starring: Colin Firth, Hugh Grant, Keira Knightley, Laura Linney, Liam Neeson, Alan Rickman, Emma Thompson Rated: R (for adult language, nudity and sexual situations) Running Time: 128 minutes Best Suited For: Eternal optimists and hopeless romantics (or even hopeful realists), holiday couples in love Least Suited For: The recently scorned, the humbugs "Love Actually" […]

Bloodmobile coming to Agoura High

The Red Cross "bloodmobile" will be at Agoura High School on Tues., Dec. 6 until 1:30 p.m. Students and residents are encouraged to donate a pint of blood. According to a high school spokesperson, each pint of blood can save up to three lives. To donate blood, a student must be 17 years old and weigh at least 110 pounds. […]

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